from Elaine Linn at the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS):
... On 31 March 2007, at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, CERIS will sponsor an undergraduate research symposium entitled "Islam: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives." Students from over twenty-seven member institutions are invited to submit abstracts of research papers and then present their findings before a panel of jurors. The event day will include a luncheon, a keynote address, and a reception at which cash prizes will be awarded to the most noteworthy participants.
Initially, papers should be prepared for an academic course, seminar, or independent study; they should relate to Islamic history, economics, politics, languages, literature, philosophy, theology, law, arts or sciences from the seventh century to the present and from any of the broad geographical areas of the world. Student applicants must have a faculty mentor to assure the quality of their research and to assist them in preparing abstracts, revising their papers, and preparing a 10-15 minute presentation of their research.
Information about the 2007 CERIS Undergraduate Research Symposium (including deadlines, submission details, guidelines for abstracts, and judging criteria) are available at www.cerisnet.org. . We will accept abstract submissions from 15 November 2006 through 15 February 2007.
Feel free to contact me with questions or e-mail Dr. Therese Bonin, Symposium Chair (email@example.com).
With best wishes,
Elaine E. Linn
Assistant Director, Global Studies Program
University Center for International Studies
4102 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260 USA
Tel: 412 648-2113
Fax: 412 624-4672