An academic conference convened the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies and planned for late May, 2017, will provide an opportunity for scholars of the Arab region to study the on-the-ground events related to the June, 1967 war in the Arab countries.  Monday, June 5, 2017 will mark the 50th anniversary of the war in which Israel captured Arab territories held by Jordan, Syria and Egypt. Territorial gains made by Israel over six days of fighting—including the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights—have allowed the construction of Israeli settlements which have completely altered the nature of the Arab-Israeli conflict.  Despite the significance of these events not only to the Arab countries which lost territory but also to Iraq and further afield, official Arab historiographies have thus far been lacking.

“The June, 1967 War: Fifty Years On”, scheduled for May 20-22, 2017 aims to give scholars from across the Arab region the chance to contribute to an Arab narrative of the events which Israeli sources dub the “Six-Day War”.

Prospective participants should keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • Authors are encouraged to send a brief biography and a proposal/abstract no later than November 10, 2016. Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words in length.
  • Authors are notified of the Committee’s decision on the submitted abstract within 15 days from the submission deadline. The committee may accept the submission, reject it or ask for modifications before a final acceptance.
  • Completed drafts of between 6,000 and 8,000 words must be submitted by authors whose proposed titles are accepted by March 15, 2017. Completed drafts are subject to a second reviewing round; papers accepted for participation in the conference will be published in the final conference program.


Further details of this conference can be found in the Background Paper.

All correspondence related to this conference should be directed to: 67warconference@dohainstitute.org