Call for Proposals
This Group solicits individual paper, papers session, and roundtable proposals with special attention paid to the following topics:
Other topics will also receive full consideration. Ninety-minute sessions should be no more than three papers with a respondent. All proposals should engage existing scholarly research rather than simply presenting the views of a text, figure, or order. Methodological approaches should be explicit in the proposal. We also encourage prearranged papers sessions or roundtable proposals cosponsored outside the broader Islam Groups for both session lengths. Prearranged papers session or roundtable proposals reflecting diversity in gender, ethnicity, theoretical method, and rank are highly encouraged.
Islamic mysticism is a broad rubric, one that allows us to engage in areas such as Sufism, Isma’ili and broader Shi’i esoteric thought, some aspects of Islamic philosophy, and allegorical interpretations of the Qur’an. The study of Islamic mysticism also allows our members to engage Islamic materials from many different parts of the world including, but not limited to Persianate regions, the Arab world, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and North America.
Anonymity of Review Process
Proposer names are anonymous to Chairs and Steering Committee members during review, but visible to Chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection.
Method of Submission