1. ONLINE Séminaire IISMM « Orient-Littératures » – Thème : “L’image du Monde arabe dans la littérature européenne du XIXe siècle. Anthologies, différences et influences”, Paris, 14 janvier 2021, 11:00-13:00 h CET
Intervenant : Valerio Vittorini, Chercheur associé à l’ Université Côte d’Azur, Centre Transdisciplinaire d’Épistémologie, de la Littérature et des Arts vivants.
Prière de vous inscrire auparavant à l’adresse : https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0RIR2TDmS-mZndSB0puccQ. Information : https://iismm.hypotheses.org/49853
2. ONLINE Roundtable “New Voices in Middle East Studies”, British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES), 13 January 2021, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, GMT
Yara Hawari, Marc Oven Jones, Kamran Matin and Mezna Qato will reflect on the legacies of the revolts and the opportunities and obstacles for meaningful social, political, and economic transformation in MENA.
Information and registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ode6vrDMoGNZIdRbLJn5qZrFB6-1CoJqA
3. ONLINE Book Presentation by Malte Fuhrmann: “Port Cities of the Eastern Mediterranean. Urban Culture in the Late Ottoman Empire”, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), Berlin, 18 January 2021, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm CET
This study examines changes in the histories of space, consumption, and identities of Constantinople, Smyrna, and Salonica in the nineteenth and early twentieth century while the Mediterranean became a zone of influence for European powers.
Please register at email@example.com.
4. ONLINE Workshop: “The Making of Minorities in the Middle East and North Africa: Objects, Images, Spaces”, UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, Part 1: 5 March 2021, 9:00 am PT; Part 2: 12 March 2021, 2:00 pm PT
This two-part workshop addresses minorities and minority-formation in the art, architecture, and urbanism of the Middle East and North Africa through time. A major goal is to consider the role of visual, spatial, and material cultures in mediating minor cultural formations. Another aim is to recognize the complex, varied terrain of interactions between minorities and majority cultures: to emphasize instances of transfer, exchange, and participation that challenge the binary of assimilation and opposition.
Information and registration: Part 1 https://mesana.org/resources-and-opportunities/2021/01/08/the-making-of-minorities-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa-objects-images-spaces-part-1;
5. Maghreb Review and Maghreb Studies Association Conference: “Empires in the Middle East and the Maghreb: The Shaping of Hopes and Perspectives”, Oxford, 13-14 September 2021
Papers should deal with various aspects of the question of how colonial rule, and its demise, has shaped the perceptions of one another held by the colonial powers and the colonised peoples of the MENA region, including debates and conflicts that came to the fore in the post-colonial period. The conference will be in English or French. Papers will be published in “The Maghreb Review”.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 April 2021. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Assistant Director, Arabic Program, University of Arizona, Tucson
Qualification: Master’s degree in Arabic Linguistics, Applied Linguistics or related. Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience required.
Open until filled. Information: https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/3818?c=arizona
7. Articles on “New Media and National Identity” for Special Issue of the “Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research”
This special issue of JAMMR aims at enriching the debate on media, identity and cultural formation. It seeks to critically address this ever-growing area of enquiry and revisit the field from various theoretical and empirical multi-disciplinary dimensions.
Deadline for abstracts: 25 January 2021. Information: https://www.intellectbooks.com/asset/54399/1/JAMMR_CFP_jan2021.pdf
8. New Entries in the Mediterranean Syllabi Index: “The History of the Early Modern Mediterranean (1450-1789)” and “The Mediterranean World, 1450-1750”
The Mediterranean Syllabi Index is an open-access resource for instructors developing or teaching undergraduate and graduate courses relating to Mediterranean Studies topics in disciplines including History, Art History, Material Culture, Archaeology, Literature and Language, Music, Culture and the Social Sciences from Antiquity to the present.
See complete list of courses at http://www.mediterraneanseminar.org/syllabus
9. As part of the efforts of Middle East Medievalists (MEM) to raise the profile of medieval studies at MESA, the MEM Board of Directors announces our 2021 call for panel sponsorship.
MEM is a MESA affiliate and thus may sponsor up to three panels at each annual meeting. We cannot offer financial support, but selected panels will appear as MEM-sponsored panels on the MESA program. We will also publicize MEM-sponsored panels to our membership and highlight them in MEM’s annual “Medieval MESA” circular. We urge medievalists organizing panels for MESA 2021 to send us all the relevant material, including titles, abstracts, and the names of participants, by February 5, 2021, so the MEM board may consider them for sponsorship before the MESA submission deadline. Please email your materials and/or any questions to Zayde Antrim (email@example.com).
10. As promised in our July 2020 Statement on Anti-Racism, the Board of Directors of Middle East Medievalists (MEM) is pleased to announce the launch of a new fellowship to support graduate students of color in medieval studies who wish to attend the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA).
We expect to award up to $1500 to offset the costs of attending the 2021 meeting for successful applicants. We will open a first round of applications as soon as MESA issues its program decisions to help graduate students of color who are formally participating in the meeting pay the registration fee. Details about our simple, needs-based application process will be forthcoming, but we wanted to make the announcement now, in conjunction with MESA’s 2021 call for papers, in order to encourage those who might otherwise opt out of the conference due to cost. We would like to express our gratitude to the anonymous donor who enabled us to launch this fellowship. We plan to fundraise for this fellowship in order to offer it every year.
11. The Friday Mosque in the City: Liminality, Ritual, and Politics
Editor A. Hilâl Uğurlu and Suzan Yalman
Intellect Books, 2020