AIS Symposium 2023 information


Symposium Dates / Location

  • Dates: October 21-22, 2023
  • Location: Online



  • Symposium Attendance Fee: Free


 AIS Online Symposium 2023 Information

The Association for Iranian Studies is the leading international scholarly association for the study of the culture, society, and history of Iran and the greater Iranian world. The Association is made up of a wide range of scholars from around the globe who contribute to the society’s goals of promoting Iranian studies through their teaching and research. This includes presentations of their work at the Association's biennial in-person conferences that have been held in various locations around the world, as well as the publication of their research in the Association's official journal, Iranian Studies. However, due to personal and professional circumstances, some members of the AIS community have been prevented from participating in the biennial conference. As such, AIS is launching its first online symposium scheduled for the weekend of October 20-22, 2023.

Call for paper

This call for papers is open to all due-paying members of AIS from all disciplines who wish to submit panels or individual papers for consideration. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 10 July 2023. Proposals should be submitted through the AIS online Symposium submission portal. Individual proposals should be no longer than 300 words and proposals for prearranged panels should be no longer than 500 words.


A panel of AIS experts will read and evaluate the proposals and inform all applicants of the results by 31 July 2023. While the symposium is open to all themes and periods, the organizing committee has a special interest in panels and papers addressing the following themes as guiding criteria for the online symposium: environment and ecology, women and society, media and cultural production, identity and identity formation, and the study of pre-modern Persianate world. Panels incorporating one or more of these themes are particularly encouraged to apply.