Source: Iran Heritage Foundation
Conference at Freer & Sackler
Galleries, Independence Avenue, Washington DC
On the 500th anniversary of Afonso de Albuquerque's attempts tot take Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, we invite presentations for a conference that will focus on the contacts of the Portuguese with Safavid Persia and various aspects of their activities in the Persian Gulf basin.
We are now approaching the 500th
anniversary of Portuguese contacts and relations with the Persian Gulf region
This quincentennial is also the occasion for a conference on Portuguese relations with the Persian Gulf and Safavid
The meeting aims to examine various aspects of the activities of the Portuguese in the Persian Gulf basin and their interaction with other forces in the region, Safavid
The members of the conference committee, Rudi Matthee, Jorge Flores, Farhad Hakimzadeh and Ann Gunter have the pleasure of inviting you to submit a proposal for a presentation at this scholarly gathering, which is designed to bring some twenty of the most well-know specialists in the field together.
Prospective participants should send an abstract of 300 words by 15 December 2006 to Farhad Hakimzadeh at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit abstracts in digital form using Microsoft Word. A CV should accompany each abstract. The conference language is English.
The papers presented in the conference will be published in a volume of proceedings, edited by Rudi Matthee and Jorge Flores. All papers submitted should therefore be of publishable quality, constitute new work, and reserved to be exclusively published as part of the conference proceedings. No previously published work should be submitted.
We are very enthusiastic about this meeting and hope and expect that it will generate a great deal of intellectual excitement.
For enquiries contact
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