World congress for middle easter studies, Barcelona 2010 Institut Europeu de la Mediterrŕnia

World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies

Barcelona, July 19th-24th 2010

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Call for Chair and Discussant

OPEN: Call for Chairs and Discussants

WOCMES has opened the call for persons desiring to volunteer their services as “Chair” or “Discussant” of put-together panels (the panels that were assembled from individual paper submissions). The Chair is the moderator of the session, while the Discussant plays the role of the critic providing constructive discussion topics. We would appreciate it if you could check the list of put together panels, and submit the application until May 5th indicating the panels of your choice. Thank you, and looking forward to receiving your applications!

Spring is here, are you registered?

At WOCMES Secretariat we welcomed the spring, and with it the last quarter of a year before the Congress. In this occasion we would like to invite those who have not registered to complete their registration by paying the fees. And those who are still undecided to take another look at our program which is starting to unveil by now upon having all accepted papers published on our Scientific Program web page. Check our Social Events section, the Book Fair and the Film Festival. Don’t miss the chance of taking part in the Olympics of Middle Eastern studies, for WOCMES comes only once every 4 years!


Social Events schedule online

After a long day of academia participants will have the opportunity to relax and network in three concerts organized by WOCMES. The concerts will take place on the evenings of Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. For more information, please click here.

WOCMES Barcelona 2010 Book Fair

So far WOCMES Barcelona 2010 has about 20 exhibitors scheduled to present their publications at the Book Fair of the congress. And as the space is getting tighter, we would like to invite interested institutions, organizations and companies to apply and book a space as soon as possible for our policy is that of first-come first-served. The deadline for booking a booth is 18th of May. For more information please visit the Book Fair webpage.

April 2010

Vila Universitaria Residences


For those interested in the Vila Universitaria residence, we recommend reserving an apartment as soon as possible. After April 24th 2010 WOCMES can no longer guarantee availability of apartments.

Please keep in mind that Barcelona is one of the very attractive tourism destinations particularly in the summer, which makes finding accommodation at late stages relatively difficult. For some suggestions by WOCMES click here.

The Scientific Program Schedule: mid May 2010

A frequently asked question has been about the exact schedule of the scientific activities. WOCMES Secretariat is working on finding the most coherent structure for the planned 500 activities; a process that requires time and thorough revision. Please be patient with us, the final program is scheduled to be released mid May 2010.

Financial Aid Program

The deadline for the FAP was February 1st 2010. Now that the Secretariat has the final list of accepted proposals we are working on evaluating the applications. The selected participants will be informed by e-mail before May 15th 2010. Shall WOCMES learn about other possibilities for financial support, we will publish that information on our web page.

More than 70 Countries, 500 Activities, and Participants jumping 2,500 in number


Proposal acceptance deadline was March 1st 2010. Around 500 Activities organized by experts coming from more than 70 countries will be program by the Executive Scientific Committee from Monday 19th till Friday 23rd. The final program is scheduled to be released mid May 2010.

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