• The Arab World Geographer


3rd International Conference of The Arab World Geographer (AWG)

Topic: The Arab Encounter with Africa: Past, Present and Future

In Zanzibar, Tanzania, January 8-10, 2019


The AWG will host its third International Conference from the 8th to 10th of January 2019 in Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania. Social science scholars and other interested persons are welcome to submit abstracts for a 20-25 minute presentation and participate in field trips in this fascinating island where Arabs and Moslems contributed to culture and society for many centuries in the past and continue to do so today. The organizers of the conference are aware of this short notice and somewhat more unusual location in the Indian Ocean. However, we are hoping that the choice of time and place will be compensated for attendees by the fact that it will be the summer season in Zanzibar in January, and for those coming from the Northern Hemisphere it will also be a chance to escape the winter and enjoy a memorable break, combining an academic conference with a stay in a uniquely intriguing tropical environment of the Zanzibar Archipelago. The conference venue will be in Stone Town, also known as Mji Mkongwe (Swahili for “old town”) which is the old part of Zanzibar City. The AWG wishes to offer this opportunity to explore an important research topic for geographers and other interested individuals supporting and contributing to our journal. Select conference papers will be considered for a special double issue of the AWG.

Those interested can submit a 250-word abstract by 25 November 2018 to the Editor-in-Chief of the AWG (Ghazi-Walid Falah) at falah@uakron.edu. Abstracts will be reviewed and once accepted, authors will be asked to pay a registration fee of US$250 (Early-bird registration ends November 30, 2018). Registration after November 30th is US$450. Guest registration: US$15. [Guest registration is designed for the spouse, partner, or family members of the registrant]. Participants will be responsible for their own expenses (flight and hotel).

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