What are the responsibilities of a panel chair?

The chair is responsible for introducing each of the paper presenters, monitoring the time of their presentations, and insuring that the panel ends promptly at the scheduled time. The Chair is requested to facilitate the discussion session, and to open the floor to questions for the panelists. Sessions have a maximal duration of 2 hours. Consequently, each presenter is expected to give a 15-20 minutes presentation depending on how many papers there are within a panel, panel structure, etc.

If you are interested in chairing a session, please contact the WOCMES Seville 2018 Secretariat at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., indicating which days of the congress you would be available for chairing and in which of the following fields: Al-Andalus; Ancient Middle East; Christian Studies; Conflict Analysis and Resolution; Contemporary Middle East; Cultural Studies; Economics; Gender Studies; International Relations and International Law; Islamic Studies; Jewish Studies; Linguistic and Literature; Media Studies; Medieval Studies; Mediterranean Studies; Migration Studies; Nationality / Identities and Ethnicity; Normative Phenomena and Law; North Africa; Politics; Sepharad and Sephardic Diaspora; Scientific Culture; Translation studies; Urban and Regional Studies and/or Water, Agriculture and the Environment.


The deadline for the presentation of proposals has been extended to February 28th 2018


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