1.Yale University conference: “The Caspian Sea in the History of Early Modern and Modern Eurasia.”
This three-day workshop, held from March 29-31, 2019, will query the use of the Caspian as a geographic frame of historical research and seeks to bring together scholars of Russian, Iranian, Caucasian, and Central Asia history working on the 16th – 20th centuries.
The conference website may be found here: https://campuspress.yale.edu/caspian/schedule/
2. Conference on “Claiming and Making Muslim World: Across and Between the Local and the Global,” Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), Berlin, 3-5 April 2019
Panellists at the conference present their perspectives on the study of predominantly Muslim societies of Asia and Africa, as well as regional interconnections. Scholars specifically address the notion of Claiming and Making Muslim Worlds, exploring religious affiliations and practices, extending to social, economic and cultural modalities of life.
3. Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies, Princeton University
This twelve-months position will focus on the culture, history, politics, economics or religion of Iran and the Persian Gulf region in the 19th – 21st century, with preference for the cultural aspects of the above, starting in September 2019.
Deadline for applications: 31 March 2019.
4. Articles on “Arab Women’s Travel Writings, or Travel Writings by Arab Women” for Special Issue of a Journal
Interested scholars are invited to send proposals for original scholarly papers, not previously published, about travel writings by Arab women as well as papers about travel, or the theme of travel, in Arab Women’s writings.
Contact: Dr. Nawar Al-Hassan Golley, Prof. in Literary Theory and Gender and Women’s Studies, American University of Sharjah (firstname.lastname@example.org)
5. Arabic Language and Culture Program (SINARC) at the Lebanese American University in Beirut
a) Intensive Summer Arabic Program June 6 to July 19, 2019
The Arabic Language and Culture Program (SINARC) at the Lebanese American University’s Beirut Campus invites applicants for its six-and-a-half-week program of intensive Arabic language instruction at all levels: Elementary, Upper Elementary, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced. Each level provides a total of 20 hours per week of intensive classroom instruction. This includes fifteen hours of Modern Standard Arabic plus five hours of Levantine Dialect per week.
The six-and-a-half-week Intensive Summer Program provides the opportunity for students to be immersed in Arabic language and culture and to travel and learn about historic and cultural sites around Lebanon. Students can also join LAU volunteers working with dozens of NGO’s engaged in relief work across the country
Students who register for and successfully complete any of the intensive courses receive eight hours of university credit. On the basis of student performance, LAU provides letter grades, which can be transferred to the students’ home institutions for credit evaluation.
How to apply: http://sinarc.lau.edu.lb/apply/application-summer.php
Application deadline: May 10, 2019
Deposit deadline: May 29, 2019
For further information: email@example.com
b) Fall and/or Spring semesters’ Intensive Arabic Language and Culture Program
SINARC runs full fall and/or spring semester intensive programs in Arabic language and culture. Each semester program runs for fifteen weeks, following the LAU calendar, and offers language instruction at all levels, elementary through advanced in Modern Standard Arabic and Levantine Dialect. Upon successful completion of the program students earns fifteen credits that are transferable to their home institution. The program’s per week offerings include six contact hours of Modern Standard Arabic, three contact hours of writing skills, three contact hours of Levantine Dialect, and three contact hours of one of several culture-based courses on the Middle East that are offered at LAU. These courses may cover areas such as gender, political studies, sociology, history, literature, art, architecture, music and theater.
Formal instruction in language is enhanced by the engagement with language partners and is enriched through immersion in an authentic cultural context. Cultural activities are abundant on campus during the fall and spring semesters, and SINARC students are encouraged to attend and participate in all of them. SINARC also organizes a series of excursions to historical and cultural sites in Lebanon.
For more information and to apply, visit the SINARC website: http://sinarc.lau.edu.lb/
6. CALL FOR PAPERS
Afkar: The Undergraduate Journal of Middle East Studies
Volume 1, Issue 1
The editorial board at Afkar is excited to announce the Call for Papers for the Inaugural Issue of Afkar: The Undergraduate Journal of Middle East Studies . The deadline for submission is May 15, 2019.
Afkar is an international, peer-reviewed, and student-run academic journal focusing on the study of politics, history, culture and society in the Middle East and North Africa. The journal offers undergraduate students an interdisciplinary platform to publish their academic work, and welcomes manuscripts from wide range of fields within the humanities and social sciences, including history, political science, anthropology, sociology, literature, art history, religious studies and geography. Every issue contains novel scholarly work in the form of academic research articles and short essays. The journal also features a book review section with critical discussions of new publications by scholars in Middle East studies.
For our inaugural issue, we are looking for submissions according to the following categories:
- Research papers: Research papers should be based on original research with a careful analysis of relevant primary-source material. They should be between 4,000-8,000 words and not exceed 30 double-spaced pages.
- Short essays : Short essays should provide a discussion of contemporary or historical issues in/of the region. They do not need to include an analysis of primary-source materials, but should be based upon original ideas and arguments. They should be between 1,500-3,000 words.
- Book reviews: Book reviews should provide close and critical readings of new publications by scholars in Middle East studies. They should evaluate the strength and weaknesses of the author’s argument, and situate the work within the larger literature of the subject in question. They should be between 700-1,500 words.
All manuscripts should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15, 2019. Please make sure that the manuscript conforms to our stylistic guidelines, to be found at https://afkarjournal.com/submission-guidelines/ .
For enquiries please email email@example.com .
Afkar relies on a broad definition of “the Middle East and North Africa” that includes Iran, Turkey, the Caucasus, Sudan and Mauritania. It also accepts submissions related to Muslim South and Central Asia, as well as the diasporic communities of these different regions.
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- March 12, 2019
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