2018 Conference information


Conference Dates / Location

  • Dates: August 14th-17th-2018
  • Location: University of California, Irvine, at the Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture


Registration Fees We strongly encourage MEMBERS to pre-register.


  • Individuals: $100.00 USD All Access
  • Students: $60.00 USD All Access


On-site Registration

Begins Tuesday August 14th, 2018 University of California, Irvine at the Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture.The on-site registrations fees are:

  • Individuals: $140.00 USD All Access (Cash Only);
  • Students: $80.00 USD All Access (Cash Only, student ID required )



  • The  conference venue is at the Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture of University of California, Irvine 1st Floor Humanities Gateway Irvine, CA 92697-3370
  • IT/AV/wifi & tech support will be availalbe in conference rooms.
  • For informtion about the university uci.edu
  • For information about Irvine, California:http://www.cityofirvine.org/ 
  • Presentation Guidelines: Each panel is allotted 90 minutes.  Ideally, presentations should be completed within the first 60 minutes.  Therefore, presenters should endeavor to confine their initial remarks to 15 minutes.
    Panel discussants should confine their initial remarks to 10 minutes, after the completion of the research presentations.
    Panel chairs are tasked with monitoring the time allotted to each presenter and the discussant, as well as recognizing questions from the floor.  Panel chairs have the discretion to allow (or disallow) a paper to be read for a panelist who is prevented by last-minute and unavoidable circumstances from attending the conference.  However, as the purpose of the conference is to facilitate scholarly dialogue among attendees, it is preferable for chairs to allocate any additional time to presenters in attendance (equally) or to the question and answer period. In the event that a chair is unable to attend the conference (and no discussant is available to assume the responsibility), the panelists should moderate the panel collaboratively in accordance with the presentation guidelines for Research Panels stated above. Panels organized by the Program Chair from individual submissions have been assigned a chir, often from among the scheduled presenters. 



Each panel is allotted 90 minutes, but the primary purpose of the Roundtable is to facilitate discussion.  Therefore, Roundtable contributors should confine their initial remarks to 5 minutes (with the understanding that they will have other opportunities in the course of the discussion to elaborate on their perspective). POLICY REGARDING PARTICIPANT WITHDRAWALS  If you cannot attend, then the expectation is that you should withdraw from the program.  If there is a last minute problem, it would be at the discretion of the chair of your panel as to whether to permit your paper to be read.  As panels are pressed for time, yielding that time to one's colleagues is likely to be preferred.


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UCI Armenian Studies will provide  financial assistance (form of such assistance and details to be determined) to AIS members for accepted papers and pre-organized panels on topics related to Armenians and Iran or the Persianate world.

Contact :Houri Berberian Professor of History Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies University of California, Irvine: houri.berberian@uci.edu