Fall 2017 Grant Recipient
Farzaneh Milani (Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures The MESALC Spring SymposiumEnvisioning 21st Century Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies(April 6 & 7, 2018) looks to define the contours of possibility for revitalized Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies. Over two days of panels and a keynote presentation, eminent scholars will lay out a foundation for a revised area studies paradigm that engages with these regions as sites of rich cultural production, tied histories and futures, and locations of critical insight with global import. While setting a broad forward-looking goal for the future of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies over the unfolding 21stCentury, the symposium also aims to explore the future of scholarly attention to these regions here at the University of Virginia. The assembled works will be collected in an edited volume that will lay out a foundation for future endeavors.