Conference Format

Past


The annual Middle Eastern Assembly on Linguistic Anthropology was delayed for years, as working with institutions in the Middle East required additional attention. The GLOCAL MEALA has begun to develop its conferences and networks, and scholars and institutions globally are now seeking participation in academic events in the Middle East, particularly in relation to Linguistic Cultural Anthropology.

Prospects


The MEALA conference and proceedings system will focus on the global understandings of the Middle East, a process which requires the building of knowledge of its Linguistic and Anthropological landscapes.

General Papers


  • Paper presentations will be allocated 25 minutes (+ 5 minutes for questions).
  • Time keepers will be provided by The GLOCAL MEALA if needed.
  • 18-word maximum presentation title
  • 400-word maximum abstract, including references
  • For individual papers submitted for review and acceptance into the general sessions, the first author will be the nominated ‘Corresponding Author’, but can also be a ‘Presenting Author’ when completing the profile.

Colloquia


1.5 hours with 3-5 contributors

  • Abstracts for the colloquium must be uploaded in the submissions box. The abstract must contain both the main description of the colloquium, as well as a summarized description of each individual paper to be presented within the colloquium. This information must include the names and affiliations of each author and presenter, the title of each respective session/presentation, as well as any other information construed as relevant.
  • Each author must also confirm their role: Presenting Author, Non-Presenting Author, Chair, or Discussant.
  • Colloquia provide an opportunity for several presenters within the boundaries of a theme or topic to present together in a supportive environment. Colloquium organizers can tailor time lengths to each presentation, but must allow time to include opening and closing remarks, presentations, and audience interaction.
  • The colloquium chair is responsible for organizing the group and for submitting the colloquium in the Call for Papers platform on behalf of all contributors.
  • All colloquium submissions must be uploaded to the submission site using the Colloquium Submission Form Template provided.
  • Panel organizers here will be responsible for panel chairs. Time keepers will be provided by The GLOCAL MEALA, if needed.

Poster Presentations


  • Posters will be displayed at designated times throughout The GLOCAL MEALA.
  • Posters are for one-on-one discussion of a symposium-related theme or topic.
  • A block of time will be allocated for presenters to discuss their posters.
  • Posters will be displayed in the designated areas (main halls).
  • Presenters will be assigned a space to display their poster(s).
  • Posters should be A0: 841 x 1189 mm width x height (landscape or portrait).
  • A guiding but not necessary template for posters can be found at this link.
  • Submissions should contain a summary of key elements for the presentation.
  • Posters can include relevant visuals or academically descriptive objects, where color is optimal.
  • Posters must be clear, concise, and simple, with large fonts, with the title of the project, and author information (name and affiliation).

Methodology / Analysis Workshops


ELAR – Endangered Language Repository, SOAS
Several Academic Scholars on Linguistics, Anthropology, Sociolinguistics

Talks


To be Updated

Keynotes


 

Anthropology Excursion


To be Updated

Cultural Performance


To be Updated

Anthropological Exhibitions


Endangered Languages Projects
Ethnographic Projects
SOAS
10 global universities

Displays


Various Universities and Associations
Various Publishing Companies

Proceedings Publications


ISI / SCOPUS / AHCI / CPCI Indexed Proceedings book

Special Issues


Several special journal issues in highly tiered journals