Skip to main content

“Map, Territory,​ and​ Boundary​”

We welcome you all to the website of the 15th Annual Duke-UNC Middle East and Islamic Studies Graduate Student Conference.  The conference  will take place February 9-10, 2018 at Sanford Rubenstein Hall, 200 at Duke University.

Geography and territoriality are not only the subjects of ongoing contestation, but also compelling paradigms to engage with broader interrelated questions pertaining to the modern makeup of the Middle East. This conference seeks to spark a discussion on the myriad of ways the themes of map, territory, and boundary open up new possibilities of insight in the contexts of the Middle East, Muslim communities, and their connected geographies.

The conference is free, but registration is required. In order to reserve your spot, please visit