mardi 19 septembre 2017

EURAMES Info Service 37/2017


CONFERENCES

1. Colloque : "L'organisation du culte musulman en France dans une perspective comparative", CNRS/Université de Strasbourg,  Research Center on Droit, Religion, Entreprise et Société,  27-28 septembre 2017

2. The Erbil-Sulaymaniyah Exchange, 29 October - 4 November 2017

3. Annual Liberal Arts Conference: "Local Dreams, Global Visions: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives", Texas A&M at Qatar, 4-6 February 2018

4. Workshop: “After the Conquest: Converging Approaches to the Study of the Iberian Reconquista”, University of Cambridge, 12-14 February 2018

5. Conference for Arab Doctoral Students Based in the West, Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, Doha, Qatar, 24-26 March 2018

6. Panel: “Mediterranean Geography, Mediterranean Poetics”, at the Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), University of California, Los Angeles, 29 March - 1 April 2018

7. Fifth Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS), Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS), University of Exeter, 9-11 April 2018

8. Conference: “Orientalism, Neo-Orientalism and Post-Orientalism in African, Middle East, Latin and Central American, Asian/Chinese Studies”, Center for Global Studies, Shanghai University, 17-18 May 2018

9. Session: "Gender and Authoritarianism in the MENA Region", ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, 15-21 July 2018

10. Session: "Migration, Gender and Precarity: New Migratory Flows in the MENA Region", ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, 15-21 July 2018

11. Session: "Kowledge and Revolution (Focus on the Arab Spring)", ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, 15-21 July 2018

12. Workshop Leaders for American Political Science Association’s MENA Workshop 2018


POSITIONS

13. 10 Fellowships for Experienced Researchers, Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt

14. Senior Lectureship or Readership in Arabic, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

15. Assistant Professor of Modern Arabic Literatures and Cultures, University of Colorado at Boulder

16. Research Associate and Visiting Faculty in Women's Studies and Religion for 2018-19, Havard Divinity School

17. Tenure-Track Position in History of the Modern Muslim World/Middle East (post-1500), University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

18. Tenure-track Teacher and Scholar for Pre-Modern Middle Eastern Cultures and Civilizations, Columbia University, New York

19. Faculty Position in World Literature (Focus Middle East), Fashion Institute of Technology, New York

20. Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Islam and the Arts, Stanford University

21. Open Rank Faculty Position in Anthropology of Islam and Muslim Societies, Stanford University

22. Zahedi Family Fellowship, Stanford University


OTHER INFORMATION

23. Iran Heritage Foundation’s Programme of Grants for the Year 2018

24. Articles on "Cultural Changes in Egypt at the Turn of the Millennium" for Special Issue of "CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture"

25. Contact of the Arab Center Washington DC with Arab Graduate Students in North America/Europe

26. Call for New Members for the "Global Young Academy"

If you want to distribute an announcement via DAVO-Info-Service (about 1500 recipients) and EURAMES Info Service (more than 6000 recipients, only English and French announcements), please apply the usual format of the text with no more than 50 words and no attachment. Please send only the most important information to davo@geo.uni-mainz.de and refer to further details with a link to the respective website or an email address.
Best regards,
Guenter Meyer, Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW), University of Mainz in cooperation with the University of Sharjah/UAE


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CONFERENCES

1. Colloque : "L'organisation du culte musulman en France dans une perspective comparative", CNRS/Université de Strasbourg,  Research Center on Droit, Religion, Entreprise et Société,  27-28 septembre 2017

Information et programme :


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2. The Erbil-Sulaymaniyah Exchange, 29 October - 4 November 2017

This conference is co-hosted by the French Association Noria and Mideastwire.com. Participants from around the world will listen and engage local politicians, civil society figures and analysts. The aim is to provide direct and intensive insight from several differing perspectives into Erbil, Sulaymaniyah and Iraqi Kurdistan in general, as well as disputed areas between the Islamic State, Erbil and Baghdad.

Deadline for application: 30 September 2017. Information: https://thebeirutexchange.com/erbil-exchange/


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3. Annual Liberal Arts Conference: "Local Dreams, Global Visions: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives", Texas A&M at Qatar, 4-6 February 2018

Papers are welcome from politics, linguistics, anthropology, history, philosophy, religion, law, cultural studies etc.

Deadline for abstracts: 30 September 2017. Information:   www.qatar.tamu.edu/programs/liberal-arts/conferences%20


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4. Workshop: “After the Conquest: Converging Approaches to the Study of the Iberian Reconquista”, University of Cambridge, 12-14 February 2018

The two-day gathering will bring together a variety of archaeologists, historians and art historians to discuss different types of evidence, approaches and methodologies, during the different stages of the Christian conquests of Islamic Spain.



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5. Conference for Arab Doctoral Students Based in the West, Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, Doha, Qatar, 24-26 March 2018

The meeting will provide Arab doctoral students in the social sciences and humanities based at Western universities an open space to present papers rooted in their graduate studies. This novel conference will give the participants the chance to benefit from discussions with their peers and with established Arab academics.



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6. Panel: “Mediterranean Geography, Mediterranean Poetics”, at the Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), University of California, Los Angeles, 29 March - 1 April 2018

Papers are invited that explore the relationship between Mediterranean geography and ecology on the one hand, and Mediterranean poetics on the other - from the Mediterranean of antiquity to the contemporary period.

Deadline for abstracts: 21 September 2017. Information: www.acla.org/seminar/mediterranean-geography-mediterranean-poetics


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7. Fifth Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS), Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS), University of Exeter, 9-11 April 2018

Islamic Studies is broadly understood to include both Muslim-majority and Muslim-minority contexts as well as historical, textual, and contemporary anthropological and sociological approaches.

Deadline for abstracts: 3 December 2017. Information: www.brais.ac.uk/conferences/brais-conference-2018


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8. Conference: “Orientalism, Neo-Orientalism and Post-Orientalism in African, Middle East, Latin and Central American, Asian/Chinese Studies”, Center for Global Studies, Shanghai University, 17-18 May 2018

On the occasion of the 15th Anniversary of Memory of Edward Said (1935-2003) and 40th Anniversary of His Book (1978).



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9. Session: "Gender and Authoritarianism in the MENA Region", ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, 15-21 July 2018

This session invites papers dwelling upon these deepening inequalities in the MENA region societies from an intersectional approach with particular emphasis on gender and authoritarianism.  We welcome papers from Turkey, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon, and Tunisia etc. focusing on gender and authoritarianism in the MENA region.

Deadline for abstracts: 30 September 2017. Information: www.isa-sociology.org/en/conferences/world-congress/


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10. Session: "Migration, Gender and Precarity: New Migratory Flows in the MENA Region", ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, 15-21 July 2018

Migration is the most critical phenomenon of the MENA region societies especially after the Syrian Civil War in 2011. The societies that were influenced most from this migration flows are Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq. The flux of people contributed further to the precarious conditions of the masses. 

Deadline for abstracts: 30 September 2017. Information: www.isa-sociology.org/en/conferences/world-congress/


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11. Sessowledge and Revolution (Focus on the Arab Spring)", ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, 15-21 July 2018

The session offers reflections on the Arab revolutions as contestations of power, violence and injustice, but also as expressions and producers of knowledge. Apart from the question as to whether the uprisings of 2011 have political accomplishment or not, we propose to explore their roots in and consequences for Arab social science knowledge.

Deadline for abstracts: 30 September 2017. Information: www.isa-sociology.org/en/conferences/world-congress/


________. Workshop Leaders for American Political Science Association’s MENA Workshop 2018

The primary goal of APSA’s MENA Workshops is to foster collaboration between political scientists in the Middle East with those based in the US/Europe.

Deadline for proposals: 29 October 2017. Information: http://web.apsanet.org/mena/


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STELLENANGEBOTE / POSITIONS

13. 10 Fellowships for Experienced Researchers, Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt

The fellowships will be awarded to experienced researchers who are conducting advanced interdisciplinary research in cultural and social studies. The fellowships will be awarded from 1 September 2018 until 31 August 2019.



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14. Senior Lectureship or Readership in Arabic, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

The position will start 1 January 2018. Applicants should possess native or near-native language skills in Arabic and English and will be expected to demonstrate the ability to attract grant funding and lead high quality externally funded research projects.

Deadline for application: 21 September 2017. Information: Catherine Cobham arabhod@st-andrews.ac.uk


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15. Assistant Professor of Modern Arabic Literatures and Cultures, University of Colorado at Boulder

Candidates should have a PhD in Arabic literature or a related field, as well as a minimum of one year of research experience in one or more of the following areas: Arabic fiction, drama/theatre, film, poetry.



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16. Research Associate and Visiting Faculty in Women's Studies and Religion for 2018-19, Havard Divinity School

Proposals for book-length research projects utilizing both religion and gender as central categories of analysis and focusing on any religion are welcome. Applicants must have received a PhD by October 1, 2017.

Deadline for application: 1 October 2017. Information: https://wsrp.hds.harvard.edu/apply


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17. Tenure-Track Position in History of the Modern Muslim World/Middle East (post-1500), University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Position begins in Fall 2018. We are looking for a scholar-teacher who is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and who can demonstrate scholarly productivity and promise for ongoing research in their field. Ph.D. in History or a related field required or alternatively, ABD candidates will be considered.  All applicants must have demonstrable skills necessary for excellence in teaching.

Deadline for application: 16 October 2017. Information: www.Click2apply.net/txx7sr4dht7tz2tc


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18. Tenure-track Teacher and Scholar for Pre-Modern Middle Eastern Cultures and Civilizations, Columbia University, New York

Candidates should demonstrate a broad interest in the history, cultures, and/or literatures of the Middle East and related regions; discipline and geographic area of specialization are open. PhD required.

Deadline for application: 1 October 2017. Information: https://careers.barnard.edu/postings/3023


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19. Faculty Position in World Literature (Focus Middle East), Fashion Institute of Technology, New York

This is a full-time, tenure-track position beginning in Fall 2018. Candidates will have a PhD in English, Literature, or Comparative Literature with a regional specialization including, but not limited to African, Caribbean, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Oceanic, or South/South East Asian literary traditions by the date of appointment.



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20. Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Islam and the Arts, Stanford University
Applicants should focus on Islamic religious arts and performance; non-religious artistic and literary productions of the diverse cultures of Islamic societies; and scholar/artist practitioners.

Deadline for application: 2 October 2017. Information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9281


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21. Open Rank Faculty Position in Anthropology of Islam and Muslim Societies, Stanford University

The successful candidate will be appointed in the Anthropology Department and is also expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts. 

Deadline for application: 3 November 2017. Information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9609


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22. Zahedi Family Fellowship, Stanford University

This is a twelve-week residential fellowship focusing on the new Zahedi Archive. The fellowship is open to scholars working on the modern history of Iran, particularly the period of 1941 to 1979. Preference will be given to scholars who have worked on aspects of modern Iranian foreign policy, history, and culture. Fluency in Persian is required.

Deadline for application: 20 October 2017. Information: http://web.stanford.edu/~rparhad/zahedifellowship.fb


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OTHER INFORMATION

23. Iran Heritage Foundation’s Programme of Grants for the Year 2018

The Iran Heritage Foundation is a non-political UK-registered charity to promote Iranian cultural heritage. Grants are offered for work with (i) Academic Research and Activities, and (ii) Contemporary Art, Exhibition and Culture. Only activities connected with Iran or Iranian cultural heritage will be considered.

Deadline for application: 31 October 2017. Information: www.iranheritage.org/grants.html


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24. Articles on "Cultural Changes in Egypt at the Turn of the Millennium" for Special Issue of "CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture"

We seek original papers of literary and cultural studies as well as related fields such as gender studies, visual studies in film, digital and print media. Comparative and transdisciplinary approaches are encouraged.

Deadline for abstracts: 20 December 2017. Information: www.academia.edu/34481483/C4P_Cultural_Changes_Egypt


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25. Contact of the Arab Center Washington DC with Arab Graduate Students in North America/Europe

The Arab Center Washington seeks information from Arab graduate students who study in North America/Europe and are interested in future networking, grants, and conference opportunities.

If you are interested in such opportunities, fill in the survey at https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0feuf687qg5V1Fr


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26. Call for New Members for the "Global Young Academy"

The call is open to early-career scientists from all research disciplines. We especially encourage applications from women scientists, scholars in the social sciences, arts and humanities as well as researchers working in government, industry, and non-governmental sectors. The majority of the GYA’s members are aged 30-40 and the typical period from completion of a PhD or similar degree is 3-10 years.

Deadline for application: 24 September 2017. Information: https://globalyoungacademy.net/call-for-new-members/

lundi 14 août 2017

Eurames 32, 30, 29.

EURAMES Info Service 32/2017
 
Dear colleague,

Please find below the following announcements:
 
 
CONFERENCES
 
1. International Conference: “Media Transitions and Cultural Debates in Arab
Societies: Transhistorical Perspectives on the Impact of Communication
Technologies”, Tunis, 24-26 November 2017
 
2. Conference: "Makkah and the Hejaz in Emerging Pan-Islamic Thought: Imperial-era
South-South Networks, Migration, and Evolving Scholarly Demographics, 1800-2000",
King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Riyad, 5-6 December 2017
 
3. 9th Islamic Legal Studies Conference, International Society of Islamic Legal
Studies (ISILS), Universities of Helsinki and Tampere, Finland, 6-9 June 2018
 
4. BRISMES Conference "New Approaches to Studying the Middle East", King’s College
London, 25-26 June 2018
 
5. Panel: “Neoliberal and Postmodern Urban Re-Configurations in the Middle East and
North Africa”, Fifth World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Seville,
16-22 July 2018
 
POSITIONS
  
6. Assistant Professor (Anthropologist) Contemporary Islam, University of Groningen,
Netherlands
 
7. Tenure-Track Professor in Modern Middle East History, Harvard University,
Massachusetts
 
8. Two-year Post Doctoral Fellowship in the Social Sciences, Harvard Academy for
International and Area Studies, Massachusetts
 
9. Associate or Full Professor of Arabic Studies, University of Texas at Austin
 
10. Associate or Full Professor in Modern Iranian Studies, Princeton University
 
11. Assistant Professor, Modern Middle East and/or Modern Africa, Gonzaga
University, Washington
 
12. Assistant Professor in Ottoman History, University of Pennsylvania
 
13. Assistant Professor for Islamic World History, Lehigh University, Bethlehem,
Pennsylvania
 
14. Assistant Professor of International Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Studies, Trinity College, Hertford, Connecticut
 
15. Assistant Professor of Israel Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New
Jersey
 
 
OTHER INFORMATION
 
16. First Libya Exchange Politics Conferences, Tunis, 29 November - 3 December 2017
 
 
If you want to distribute an announcement via the listserves of the German Middle
East Studies Association (DAVO-Info-Service, about 1500 recipients) and the European
Association for Middle East Studies (EURAMES Info Service, more than 6000
recipients, only English and French announcements), please apply the usual format of
the text with no more than 50 words and no attachment. Please send only the most
important information to  and refer to further details with a
link to the respective website or an email address.
 
Best regards,
 
Guenter Meyer, Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW) in cooperation with the
University of Sharjah
 
 
____________________
 
 
CONFERENCES
 
1. International Conference: “Media Transitions and Cultural Debates in Arab
Societies: Transhistorical Perspectives on the Impact of Communication
Technologies”, Tunis, 24-26 November 2017
 
With regard to different media at different historical moments (9th-21st century),
the conference aims at exploring how the emergence and diffusion of ‘new media’ or
communication technologies in Arab societies have affected the (conditions of)
literary and cultural production, distribution, and reception and how cultural
debates are shaped by the use of different media.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 31 August 2017. Information:
http://agya.info/upcoming-events/?tx_calendarize_calendar%5Bindex%5D=8&cHash=2abf1299651b0f6fd885b4c17f1ddcae

 
 
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2. Conference: "Makkah and the Hejaz in Emerging Pan-Islamic Thought: Imperial-era
South-South Networks, Migration, and Evolving Scholarly Demographics, 1800-2000",
King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Riyad, 5-6 December 2017
 
The conference will focus on: Scholarly Networks in the Ottoman Hejaz on the Eve of
European Imperialism (1500-1800); Imperial Hajj, Exiled Ulema, and Emerging Muslim
Internationalism; Merchants, Minorities & Muhājirūn; Identity Politics & The Holy
Cities in the 20th-21st Centuries, Between Religious Establishments & Religious
Oppositions.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 17 September 2017. Information:
http://www.facebook.com/research.kfcris/photos/pb.178104892527405.-2207520000.1493213561./447714255566466/?type=3

 
 
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3. 9th Islamic Legal Studies Conference, International Society of Islamic Legal
Studies (ISILS), Universities of Helsinki and Tampere, Finland, 6-9 June 2018
 
The conference will be open topic - presentations on all aspects of Islamic law,
from earliest to most recent times, are welcome.
 
NOTE: The deadline for abstracts passed at the end of July and has not been
extended. Information: http://www.isils.net/conferences 
 
 
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4. BRISMES Conference "New Approaches to Studying the Middle East", King’s College
London, 25-26 June 2018
 
The organizers encourage proposals that take up the theme in original ways,
exploring not only new approaches, but bringing different new approaches into
dialogue with each other, including across disciplines and across regions. In
addition, proposals on any topic related to Middle Eastern Studies are invited,
regardless of their fit with the conference’s main theme.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 1 December 2017. Information:
http://www.brismes.ac.uk/conference/call-for-papers/
 
 
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5. Panel: “Neoliberal and Postmodern Urban Re-Configurations in the Middle East and
North Africa”, Fifth World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Seville,
16-22 July 2018
 
Organisers: Christian Steiner (Katholische Universität Eichstätt,
) and Steffen Wippel (Philipps-Universität Marburg,
).
 
Deadline for abstracts: 15 October 2017. Information on the panel:
http://www.uni-marburg.de/cnms/forschung/re-konfigurationen/aktuelles/news/cfp_fifth_world_congress_for_middle_eastern_studies.pdf
 
Information on WOCMES-5:  http://wocmes2018seville.org/web/index.php/en/
 
 
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POSITIONS
 
6. Assistant Professor (Anthropologist) Contemporary Islam, University of Groningen,
Netherlands
 
The anthropologist or scholar from a closely related discipline should have a
competence in the fields of Islam in relation to migration and identity also with
regard to the MENA region.
 
Deadline for application: 27 August 2017. Information:
http://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/overview?details=00347-02S0005NUP&cat=wp
 
 
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7. Tenure-Track Professor in Modern Middle East History, Harvard University,
Massachusetts
 
The applicants are invited with an emphasis on the Arab world from the late Ottoman
to the contemporary era. The appointment is expected to begin on 1 July 2018.
 
Deadline for application: 15 October 2017. Information:
https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7724
 
 
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8. Two-year Post Doctoral Fellowship in the Social Sciences, Harvard Academy for
International and Area Studies, Massachusetts
 
Applications are invited from outstanding scholars at the start of their careers
whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including law)
with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or
regions.
 
Deadline for application: 1 October 2017. Information:
https://academy.wcfia.harvard.edu/programs/academy_scholar 
 
 
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9. Associate or Full Professor of Arabic Studies, University of Texas at Austin
 
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand in Arabic Studies or in a discipline where
their expertise falls within the field of Middle Eastern Studies. Applicants must
have at least ACTFL Superior-level proficiency in Arabic and pedagogical expertise
that is relevant to the goals of the Arabic Flagship Program.
 
Deadline for application: 29 September 2017. Information:
https://apply.interfolio.com/43250
 
 
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10. Associate or Full Professor in Modern Iranian Studies, Princeton University
 
Research expertise and teaching interests may concern any aspect of modern Iran,
from the 19th century to the present; we particularly welcome applications from
historians and social scientists.
 
Deadline for application: 15 November 2017. Information:
https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=2781
 
 
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11. Assistant Professor, Modern Middle East and/or Modern Africa, Gonzaga
University, Washington
 
We seek a teacher-scholar of the Modern Middle East and/or Modern Africa (1800 to
present) with experience teaching History of World Civilization II. Qualifications:
Ph.D. in History, with specialty in the Modern Middle East or Modern Africa.
 
Deadline for application: 16 October 2017. Information:
https://gonzaga.peopleadmin.com/postings/10685 
 
 
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12. Assistant Professor in Ottoman History, University of Pennsylvania
 
We welcome a range of scholarship in Ottoman history, including transnational and
imperial perspectives as well as approaches that address the political, ethnic, and
religious diversity of the Ottoman world. Specialists from any period in Ottoman
history may apply.
 
Deadline for application: 15 September 2017. Information:
https://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1146
 
 
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13. Assistant Professor for Islamic World History, Lehigh University, Bethlehem,
Pennsylvania
 
Applicants should have expertise in a particular region of the Islamic World
combined with broad training in the history of Islam’s transnational,
cross-cultural, and global dimensions. Fluency in relevant research languages, PhD
by August 2018, and evidence of scholarly accomplishment or potential are required.
 
Deadline for application: 10 October 2017. Information:
http://cf.lehigh.edu/facjobs/facjob_post_detail.cfm?intFacPostID=331 
 
 
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14. Assistant Professor of International Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Studies, Trinity College, Hertford, Connecticut
 
Applications are invited from innovative scholar of transnationalism whose work
focuses on gender and sexuality, is informed by feminist and queer theory, and is
rigorously interdisciplinary in its approach to the world. We particularly encourage
applications from candidates whose work focuses on peoples, institutions,
discourses, and practices outside North America and Europe.
 
The position is open until filled. Information:
https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/1363
 
 
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15. Assistant Professor of Israel Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New
Jersey
 
Open to scholars in all disciplines with an accomplished record of scholarship in
Israel Studies; priority given to scholars whose research addresses cross-cultural
relations within Israel, among Israel and its neighbors, and/or between Israel and
diaspora Jewry.
 
Deadline for application: 1 October 2017. Information:
https://apply.interfolio.com/43630
 
 
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OTHER INFORMATION
 
 
16. First Libya Exchange Politics Conferences, Tunis, 29 November - 3 December 2017
 
The Libya Exchange is co-hosted by Omeyya Seddik (Al-Muqaddima), Nicholas Noe
(Mideastwire.com) and Monica Marks (Oxford University). The aim of the conference is
to provide direct and intensive insight into Libya from several perspectives,
especially those of Libyans themselves.
 
Deadline for application: 1 October 2017. Information:
https://thebeirutexchange.com/the-libya-exchange/
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EURAMES Info Service 30/2017
 
Dear colleague,

Please find below the following announcements:
 
 
CONFERENCES

1. International Conference: Annual Congress of the German Middle East Studies
Association (DAVO) Combined with ""33. Deutscher Orientalistentag", Jena, 18-22
September 2017  
 
2. Conference: "Peace Initiatives and Urban Space in the 20th Century", Berlin,
27-29 September 2017 
 
3. International Conference: “The Conflicts of Powers in the Middle East: States and
Non-States”, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 10 November 2017
 
4. Conference: “Material Culture Methods in the Middle Islamic Periods”,
Annemarie-Schimmel-Kolleg, Bonn, 8-10 December 2017 
 
5. Panel on "Agnotology of Contemporary Middle Eastern Art", during the Annual
Conference of the "College Art Association", Los Angeles,  21-24 February 2018
 
 
POSITIONS
 
6. 2 Postdoc Fellowships for 12 Months in 2018, Berlin Graduate School Muslim
Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS)
 
7. Post-doctoral Researcher Fellowship in Arabic Historiography, University of
Ghent, January 2018 - December 2020
 
8. Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Islam and the Arts, Stanford
University
 
9. Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Law & Legal Institutions in
Muslim Societies, Stanford University 
 
 
OTHER INFORMATION
 
10. Fall School: “Science and Technology in the Islamic Middle Periods” via Webinar
Format, Annemarie-Schimmel-Kolleg, 25-29 September 2017
 
If you want to distribute an announcement via DAVO-Info-Service (about 1500
recipients) and EURAMES Info Service (more than 6000 recipients, only English and
French announcements), please apply the usual format of the text with no more than
50 words and no attachment. Please send only the most important information to
 and refer to further details with a link to the respective
website or an email address.
 
Best regards,
 
Guenter Meyer, Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW), University of Mainz,
in cooperation with the University of Sharjah/UAE
 
 
____________________
 
 
CONFERENCES

1. International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO)
Combined with the "33rd Deutscher Orientalistentag", Jena, 18-22 September 2017

The preliminary program is now available at
http://www.dot2017.de/en/programme/scientific-programme/.  Further information:
http://www.dot2017.de/en/general-information/organisational-remarks/


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2. Conference: "Peace Initiatives and Urban Space in the 20th Century", Berlin,
27-29 September 2017 

The conference will investigate the dynamic between urban space and initiatives for
peace and disarmament that has emerged in Europe and Israel. It will explore how
towns and cities have assumed the role of a counterforce against tendencies towards
militarisation, destruction, and violence, thereby aiming to widen and enlarge our
perspective on creating peace in relation to urban life and urban space.

Deadline for registration: 15 September 2017. Information and program:
http://historische-friedensforschung.org/termine/jahrestagungen/jahrestagung-2017-peace-initiatives-and-the-urban-space
 
 
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3. International Conference: “The Conflicts of Powers in the Middle East: States and
Non-States”, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 10 November 2017

Focusing on the development since 2012 the conference welcomes papers analyzing the
policies of states in continuing or ending the war in the Middle East region; 
evaluating the role of non-state actors, such as IS, and non-state organizations,
such as the UN Security Council; analyzing the effects of the current wars in the
Middle East on the balance of power in the region; and looking for solutions for
ending the wars.

Deadline for abstracts: 1 September 2017. Information:
http://www.iksioconference.pl/call_for_papers/
 
 
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4. Conference: “Material Culture Methods in the Middle Islamic Periods”,
Annemarie-Schimmel-Kolleg, Bonn, 8-10 December 2017 
 
This year’s international conference is devoted to the study of material culture in
the Middle Islamic periods, namely the era of the Ayyubid, Mamluk and Ottoman
Sultanates and their contemporaries, with a special emphasis on the Mamluk era.
 
Deadline for application: 8 September 2017. Information:
http://www.mamluk.uni-bonn.de/mamluk-events/ask-cfa-material-culture-methods-in-the-middle-islamic-periods.pdf
 
 
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5. Panel on "Agnotology of Contemporary Middle Eastern Art", during the Annual
Conference of the "College Art Association", Los Angeles, 21-24 February 2018

The aim of this panel is to learn about contemporary art of the Middle East in
local, regional, national, and transnational projects of archiving, writing, and
mobilizing art historical knowledge. 

Deadline for abstracts: 14 August 2017. Contact: Samine Tabatabaei,
. Information: http://www.collegeart.org/programs/conference/
 
 
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POSITIONS
 
6. 2 Postdoc Fellowships for 12 Months in 2018, Berlin Graduate School Muslim
Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS)

We invite outstanding postdoctoral researchers (not more than four years after
submission of thesis) who are engaged in research projects relevant to our
research focus.

Deadline for application: 30 September 2017. Information:
http://www.bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de/application/BGSMCS_Postdoc_Fellowships_2018_call_for_applications.pdf
 
 
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7. Post-doctoral Researcher Fellowship in Arabic Historiography, University of
Ghent, January 2018 - December 2020

The candidate should have a PhD in the field of Arabic, Islamic Studies, (Middle
East) History, Arabic Literature, or equivalent and should have a promising track
record in a field of research that is relevant for the project "Historiography,
political order and historiography in fifteenth century Egypt and Syria".

Deadline for application: 4 September 2017. Information:
http://www.ugent.be/en/work/vacancies/scientific/post-doctoral-researcher-fellowship-in-arabic-vugno
 
 
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8. Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Islam and the Arts, Stanford
University 
 
The applicant must have a conferred terminal degree in his/her field by September 1,
2018. Candidates should demonstrate interests that afford effective interactions
with a broad range of colleagues and the ability to teach and mentor a diverse
student body. 
 
Deadline for application: 2 October 2017. Information:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9281 
 
 
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9. Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Law & Legal Institutions in
Muslim Societies, Stanford University 
 
The successful applicant for this position will be jointly appointed in the Stanford
Law School and one of the following departments within the School of Humanities and
Sciences: Anthropology, History, Political Science, or Sociology. We have a
preference for candidates who hold both a J.D. and Ph.D., but will also consider
candidates with a Ph.D. and substantive expertise in Islamic law and institutions.
 
Deadline for application: 15 October 2017. Information:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9282 
 
 
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OTHER INFORMATION
 
10. Fall School: “Science and Technology in the Islamic Middle Periods” via Webinar
Format, Annemarie-Schimmel-Kolleg, 25-29 September 2017

The language of instruction is English. Applicants will be scholars of medieval
Islamic history or related fields at the doctoral or post-doctoral level. 

Deadline for application: 15 August 2017. Information:
http://www.mamluk.uni-bonn.de/mamluk-events/call-forapplications-fallschool-webinar.pdf
 
 
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EURAMES Info Service 29/2017
 
Dear colleague,

Please find below the following announcements:
 
CONFERENCES
 
1. Conference: "Islam and Modernity", Essaouira, Morocco, 14 September 2017
 
2. 18th Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS), University
of Washington, Seattle, 5-8 October 2017
 
3. MedNet Workshop: "Wind of Change: Politics, Economy, Ethnicity in the
Mediterranean", University of Lisbon, 2-4 November 2017
 
4. Workshop: "Diasporas and Homeland Governance: Decentering the State as an
Analytical Category", Free University Berlin, 3-4 November 2017
 
5. International Conference: "Maghrebine Society and the Challenges of Modernity",
Moulay Ismail University, Meknes, Morocco, 14-15 November 2017
 
6. ICRoV International Conference:  "Rebuilding War Societies: Challenges and
Perspectives (Focus Iraq)", University of Basrah, Iraq, 17-21 November 2017
 
7. Conference: "Religion and Kindness (including Islamic Studies)", American Academy
of Religion Western Region, Berkeley, California, 23-25 March 2018
 
8. Workshop: "Maslaha, Siyasa and Good Governance: Shari'a and Society", Centre for
Middle Eastern Studies, University of Bergen, 19-20 April 2018 
 
 
POSITIONS
 
9. 12 International Research Fellowships: "Work and Human Lifecycle in Global
History (Including all Regions of the World)", Humboldt University, Berlin
 
10. Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowships: "InterAsian Contexts and
Connections", University of Göttingen, 15 April - 15 July 2018
 
11. James A. Bellamy Professorship in Pre-Modern Arabic Culture, University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor
 
12. Assistant Professor of Medieval or Early Modern Mediterranean History, Kalamazoo
College, Michigan
 
13. Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies, Williams College, Massachusetts
 
14. Two Visiting Assistant Professors, School of Diplomacy and International
Relations, Seton Hall University (near New York), Mid-August 2017 - Mid-May 2018
 
15. Assistant Professor for Contemporary International History: "Asian or Middle
Eastern Transnational", University of Toronto and Trinity College, Toronto
 
16. Curator for Turkey & Central Islamic Lands, Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar Museums 
 
17. Curator for 2019 (EMU) Project, Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar Museums 
 
18. Curator for Central Asia & Iran, Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar Museums 
 
 
OTHER INFORMATION
 
19. MESA Graduate Student Paper Prize Competition
 
20. Call for Chapters for Edited Book:  "A Transnational Account of Turkish Foreign
Policy"
 
21. Call for Chapters for Edited Book: "Histories and Legacies of the Arab Lefts.
Beyond Left-wing Melancholy?"
 

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website or an email address.
 
Best regards,
 
Guenter Meyer, Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW), University of Mainz in
co-operation with the University of Sharjah/UAE
 
 
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CONFERENCES
 
1. Conference: "Islam and Modernity", Essaouira, Morocco, 14 September 2017
 
This conference is sponsored by the Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation,
the International Council for Middle East Studies (ICMES) with the collaboration of
the Association Essaouira Mogador. 
 
Information:
http://www.tresculturas.org/en/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/07/ICMES-programa-1-1.pdf
 
 
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2. 18th Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS), University
of Washington, Seattle, 5-8 October 2017
 
See the preliminary program with many papers and panels on Islam, migration etc.
with an impact on the Middle East at
https://cess.memberclicks.net/assets/cess-seattle-2017_preliminary-program_2017-07-19.pdf

 
Deadline for early bird registration: 31 August 2017. Information:
http://www.centraleurasia.org/annual-conf
 
 
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3. MedNet Workshop: "Wind of Change: Politics, Economy, Ethnicity in the
Mediterranean", University of Lisbon, 2-4 November 2017
 
The workshop of the Mediterraneanist network of members of the European Association
of Social Anthropologists (EASA) provides a forum for cooperation and debate between
social anthropologists doing fieldwork in the countries bordering on the
Mediterranean Sea.
 
Extended deadline for abstracts: 31 July 2017. Information:
https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/187432/wind-change-politics-economy-ethnicity-mediterranean

 
 
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4. Workshop: "Diasporas and Homeland Governance: Decentering the State as an
Analytical Category", Free University Berlin, 3-4 November 2017
 
This workshop seeks to focus on cross-pollinating research on the transnational
mobilization of diaspora communities towards their homelands with research on global
governance and external governance provision to areas of limited statehood.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 7 August 2017. Information:
http://www.sfb-governance.de/teilprojekte/projektbereich_b/b2/Call-for-Papers-FU-Berlin-Diaspora-Workshop.pdf

 
 
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5. International Conference: "Maghrebine Society and the Challenges of Modernity",
Moulay Ismail University, Meknes, Morocco, 14-15 November 2017
 
The aim is to explore the dynamics of the transition of the society towards
Modernity, to contribute in mapping possible and constructive routes for the future,
and to provide a platform to think together on how academia could contribute in a
smooth transition towards modernity. The conference language is both English and
French.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 15 September 2017. Information: Dr. Mohssine Nachit 

 
 
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6. ICRoV International Conference:  "Rebuilding War Societies: Challenges and
Perspectives (Focus Iraq)", University of Basrah, Iraq, 17-21 November 2017
 
The conference is organized by University of Basrah, Felsberg Institute and Center
for Iraq Studies at the University of Erlangen/Nürnberg (Germany). It will focus on
Iraq, regional and global challenges, and international country case studies.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 15 August 2017. Information:
http://www.fibw.eu/images/dokumente/CfP_Basra_deadline_15082017.pdf
 
 
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7. Conference: "Religion and Kindness (including Islamic Studies)", American Academy
of Religion Western Region, Berkeley, California, 23-25 March 2018
 
We are hoping to encompass difference, racism, feminism, womanism, eco-justice,
gender justice, sexual orientation, classism, colonialism, neocolonialism and all
other ISIMs, seen through the eyes of religious studies scholars.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 1 October 2017. Information:
http://www.aarwr.com/call-for-papers.html
 
 
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8. Workshop: "Maslaha, Siyasa and Good Governance: Shari'a and Society", Centre for
Middle Eastern Studies, University of Bergen, 19-20 April 2018 
 
This workshop will explore the use of the classical fiqh concepts of "maslaha",
"siyasa" and "maqasid" in contemporary debates. Are such terms used only for
reformist rhetoric, or are the classical discussions relevant for legal actors of
the modern period? The workshop is part of the EU/HERA project: "Uses of the Past:
Understanding Shari'a". 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 30 October 2017. Information: https://goo.gl/cikwG6  or

 
 
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STELLENANGEBOTE / POSITIONS
 
9. 12 International Research Fellowships: "Work and Human Lifecycle in Global
History (Including all Regions of the World)", Humboldt University, Berlin
 
Senior scholars and postdoctoral candidates from history, anthropology, law,
sociology, political sciences, geography, economics, and area studies are invited to
apply for the 2018-2019 academic year,  
 
Deadline for abstracts:  10 September 2017. Information:
http://rework.hu-berlin.de/de/call-for-appl/articles/call-for-appl.html
 
 
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10. Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowships: "InterAsian Contexts and
Connections", University of Göttingen, 15 April - 15 July 2018
 
Invitational priorities for the 2018 Global Summer Semester Residencies include
Movements of Knowledge, Transregional Populisms, Religious Networks. 
 
Deadline for application: 27 September 2017. Information:
http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/transregional-research-fellowship
 
 
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11. James A. Bellamy Professorship in Pre-Modern Arabic Culture, University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor
 
We seek to hire an innovative scholar with a specialization in law, theology, or
philosophy, or any combination of those fields. Preference will be given to
candidates working on questions of social history, gender and sexuality, or critical
theory. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. at the time of the appointment, and have native
or near-native proficiency in English and Arabic. 
 
Deadline for application: 15 October 2017. Information:
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=55131 
 
 
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12. Assistant Professor of Medieval or Early Modern Mediterranean History, Kalamazoo
College, Michigan
 
We are especially interested in transnational approaches to Mediterranean history
focusing on ethnicity, migration, majority/minority relations, gender, and the
interaction between the different religious and imperial entities of the region.
 
Deadline for application: 16 October 2017. Information:
http://www.kzoo.edu/search/index.php?dept=history/
 
 
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13. Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies, Williams College, Massachusetts
 
Beginning July 2018. Specialization open, PhD in hand by September 2018 expected.
Excellent training and experience in teaching Arabic to non-native speakers are
essential.
  
Deadline for application: 20 September 2017. Information:
https://apply.interfolio.com/43331
 
 
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14. Two Visiting Assistant Professors, School of Diplomacy and International
Relations, Seton Hall University (near New York), Mid-August 2017 - Mid-May 2018
 
The scholars are expected to teach from one or more of the following areas: 1)
research methods;  2) international security; 3) international law; 4) international
relations theory; and 5) current global issues including the Middle East,
negotiation, and political economy.   
 
Deadline for application: 26 June 2017.  Information:
http://jobs.shu.edu/cw/en-us/job/492929/visiting-assistant-professor-1-year
 
 
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15. Assistant Professor for Contemporary International History: "Asian or Middle
Eastern Transnational", University of Toronto and Trinity College, Toronto
 
This position provides a platform for examining the history of recent global
processes and transnational relations with attention to Asia and/or the Middle East.
 
Deadline for application: 28 September 2017. Information:
https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1701097
 
 
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16. Curator for Turkey & Central Islamic Lands, Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar Museums 
 
Requirements are: PhD in Islamic art history or archaeology (ABD acceptable);
fluency in English; proficiency in Persian and/or Turkish and Arabic; experience of
3 - 5 years as Curator of relevant field; etc. 
 
Deadline for application: 1 August 2017. Information:
http://careers.qm.org.qa/vacancie/curator-turkey-central-islamic-lands 
 
 
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17. Curator for 2019 (EMU) Project, Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar Museums 
 
Requirements are: Minimum Masters but preferred PhD in Islamic art history or
archaeology desired (ABD acceptable); fluency in English; proficiency in Persian
and/or Turkish, Arabic (desired); excellent familiarity with object handling; etc. 
 
Deadline for application: 1 August 2017. Information:
http://careers.qm.org.qa/vacancie/curator-2019-emu-project 
 
 
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18. Curator for Central Asia & Iran, Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar Museums 
 
Requirements are: PhD in Islamic art history or archaeology (ABD acceptable);
fluency in English; proficiency in Persian and/or Turkish, Arabic; experience of 3 -
5 years as Curator of relevant field; etc. 
 
Deadline for application: 1 August 2017. Information:
http://careers.qm.org.qa/vacancie/curator-central-asia-iran 
 
 
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OTHER INFORMATION
 
19. MESA Graduate Student Paper Prize Competition
 
The author of the winning paper will be presented with a certificate and $250 cash
award at the Awards Ceremony at MESA's annual meeting. In addition, the paper can be
submitted for publication in the "Review of Middle East Studies".
 
Deadline for papers: 15 August 2017. Information:
http://mesana.org/awards/student-paper-prize.html
 
 
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20. Call for Chapters for Edited Book:  "A Transnational Account of Turkish Foreign
Policy"
 
The book will be edited by focusing mainly on non-state actors' role in Turkish
foreign policy: Non-governmental organizations (NGOs); Multi-national corporations
(MNCs); Diaspora and migrant communities; Global media; International financial
institutions; Criminal groups etc.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 30 July 2017. Information: Dr. Deniz Kuru 
and Dr. Hazal Papuççular 
 
 
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21. Call for Chapters for Edited Book: "Histories and Legacies of the Arab Lefts.
Beyond Left-wing Melancholy?"
 
The book will be edited by Laure Guirguis (IISH, Amsterdam) and Margaret
Scarborough. It will analyze the histories of the defeated left, focus on "global
micro-histories", and decipher the formation of transnational interpretative
frameworks inspired by Marxism and embedded within the wider context of the Cold War
and emancipation struggles.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 30 September 2017. Information: 
 
 
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