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ACSIS 27th Annual Conference Call for Papers

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The American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies (ACSIS) plans to hold a conference on the topic Islam and South Asia. The Conference will be held on April 9-10, 2010 at Villanova University in Devon Room of the Connelly Center.  Please see the attached Conference Paper and Panel Submission Form or visit the ACSIS website at for further information regarding the conference including registration, directions, and accommodations.

The events in South Asia have contributed to the already existing tension between Islam and the West, especially since the tragic events of September 11th which presented Islam as a hostile force responsible for increasing the tension in this region. It is hoped that this conference will explore not only the historical events and the political developments in South Asia but will also provide a balanced portrayal of the role of Islam in all of its aspects.

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Scholars from all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to submit proposals.  Send the completed document as an attached file to an email and send to Dr. James Sowerwine at

Deadline for submission of proposal abstracts is extended to February 1, 2010.  Decisions regarding acceptance of papers will be communicated to authors by February 15, 2010. Panelists must register for the conference by March 15, 2010 to ensure their names are included on the final program.

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