World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies

Barcelona, July 19th - 24th 2010


Roundtables promote informed discussion and debate concerning the current state of scholarship in particular fields, work currently in progress or the particular problems involved in the employment of new approaches, new models, etc. The roundtable format lends itself to open discussion in an atmosphere where participants provide their points of view and engage the audience in active discussion.

Participants do not prepare papers and do not lecture to the audience. Rooms are set in a manner to facilitate discussion and to allow for group interaction.

The roundtable organizer will provide:

  1. Basic information about the roundtable (title, discipline and theme involved…)

  2. Names of the paper presenters, chair and participants as well as the thesis statement of each presenter.

  3. A roundtable summary, which should have a minimum of 300 words and a maximum of 400 words and should define the subject or problem to be addressed. It should be sufficiently precise to allow the executive scientific committee to understand the scope and purpose of what is being proposed.