Organisation of the Conferences
Invitations are sent to all (prospect) members of the School, who are asked to send in an abstract of about 250 words on a topic of their choice, within the definition of the Abbasid world as offered by the School:
The political, cultural, social, economic, religious and intellectual life of the Abbasid Caliphate from c.700 – c.1050 C.E.
The organisers of the School try to obtain funding, but they do not expect to have sufficient means to meet the costs of stay and travel — the School hopes that members’ institutions assume responsibility for these expenses. Occasionally, a conference-fee may be asked.
|Abstracts are expected around January 15 of the year the conference is held. At the same time, discussants are invited to express their willingness to participate in the conference.
|In case too many papers are offered, the organisers of the School make a reasoned selection with an eye on the School’s general aim, and especially taking coherence of the program into account. This means that pre-organised sessions are most welcome. A notification of acceptation of papers is sent at the beginning of March.
|Around mid-April a preliminary program of the conference is made.
|Inasmuch as the School lays great store by the discussions, participants are required to send in working papers and a list of works used before May 15, to give the discussants ample time for preparation.
|The program is finalised by mid-June.