Biennial Conference of the School of Abbasid Studies

The School of Abbasid Studies organises two-yearly conferences that are hosted by the Universities of its directors. Since 1992, fourteen conferences have been held at St Andrews, Cambridge and Leuven. The thirteenth conference took place in 2016 at the Leiden University, The Netherlands, the fourteenth in 2018 at Yale University, New Haven, USA.

Next Conference

The next fifteenth conference will be hosted by Julia Bray at Oxford University, UK, in the summer of 2021.

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Participation of the conferences is on invitation only. Read all about how and when the conferences are organized.

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Past Conferences

See programs and participants of the past conferences (information available of the seventh till the fourteenth conference).

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Latest news

Journal of Abbasid Studies

Now available: JAS 6

The Journal of Abbasid Studies (JAS) is a platform to discuss the political, cultural, social, economic, religious and intellectual life of the Abbasid Caliphate. The JAS 6 (2019) is now available.
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Light Abbasid

Join a round table!

Journal of Abbasid Studies Round Tables provide the opportunity for participants to move outside their areas of specific expertise and challenge established approaches within their field.
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Send in your submission for JAS

The editors of JAS invite submissions from established and early career scholars. For more information, please email Dr. Monique Bernards at

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