1. Arab American Newspapers Project
Fully searchable database, beta version
2. Discover Egypt’s Monuments
Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities
The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is pleased to announce it will offer its Research Grant Program once again! The program is in conjunction with the ASMEA Thirteenth Annual Conference being held November 19 – 21, 2020 in Washington D.C.
Grants of up to $2500 will be awarded to successful applicants with topics that relate to one of the five qualifying subject areas: Minorities and Women, Military History, Governance and Economy, Faith, and Iran.
The program is designed to stimulate new and diverse lines of discourse about the Middle East and Africa. For more information on qualifications and how to apply, visit here.
The deadline to apply is May 30, 2020.
Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. The Association for Middle East Children and Youth Studies Association
invites nominations for the 2020 AMECYS Book Award
The AMECYS is a private, non-profit, international association for scholars with an interest in the study of children and youth in the Middle East, North Africa and their diasporic communities. Through interdisciplinary programs, publications, and services, AMECYS promotes innovative scholarship, facilitates global academic exchange, and enhances public understanding about Middle Eastern children and youth in diverse times and places.
The AMECYS Book Award was established in 2019 to recognize an outstanding contribution on the study of children and youth in the Middle East, North Africa and their diasporic communities.
Nominations for the award can be made by either the publisher or the author. There is no limit on the number of titles that authors or publishers may submit, given they meet the following criteria:
- Books must be non-fiction, scholarly monographs based on original research and published in English.
- Books must have been published in the last three years (copyright date of 2017, 2018, 2019).
- The authors of the books need to be AMECYS members in good standing.
- The subject matter must deal with the study of children and youth – broadly defined – in the Middle East, North Africa and their diasporic communities.
- Works not eligible include edited collections and compilations, proceedings of symposia, new editions of previously published books, bibliographies, dictionaries, textbooks, fiction, translated books, and surveys.
- Nominations must be made by June 30, 2020for books to be eligible for the competition.
The author of the AMECYS Award will receive $300 and a certificate of award. In the event of co-winners, prize money will be divided evenly among the winners. Honorable mentions also receive a certificate of award. Winners will be announced at the AMECYS Member Meeting at the 54th MESA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. The results will also be posted on the AMECYS and MESA website and in other publications as deemed appropriate by AMECYS.
One hard copy of the nominated book should be mailed to each the three reviewers listed below, along with the address, phone number, and e-mail of the author. Acknowledgment of receipt will be made via e-mail.
*** No additional materials will be considered as part of the submission.
- Leyla Neyzi
Department of History, University of Glasgow
52 Airlie Street Flat 2/1
Glasgow G12 9SN
- Shahram Khosravi
Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University
Department of Social Anthropology
106 91 Stockholm
- Nancy Stockdale
Department of History, University of North Texas
3520 Meadowtrail Lane
Denton, TX 76207 USA
5. POSTPONED: Fourth “European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies“ (Turkologentag 2020), University of Mainz, 16-18 September 2020
The conference is organized by the Society for Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies (GTOT) in co-operation with the Chair of Turcology of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and addresses the domains of language, literature, history, culture, society, politics, and philology of the Turks and the Turkic peoples. Due to the Corona crisis the conference has been postponed until 24-26 March 2021.
6. International Seminar: “Anti-Migration Politics and Islamic Ethics: Nationalism, Discrimination, Securitization and Vulnerable Groups”, Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, 20-22 September 2020 (or online)
This seminar aims to explore the current growing hostilities towards migrants, asylum seekers and refugees around the world from the perspectives of Islamic ethical principles, legal and political challenges. Papers should have some empirical content and analysis along with reflections on Islamic ethical principles.
Deadline for abstracts extended to 10 June 2020. Information: https://www.cilecenter.org/resources/news/call-papers-anti-migration-politics-islamic-ethics-nationalism-discrimination
7. Conference: “Authors as Readers in the Mamlūk Period and Beyond. Al-Ṣafadī and His Pairs”, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, 10-12 December 2020
At the end of a research project on al-Ṣafadī’s working method, his scholarly network, his habits as a reader and as a scholar in the extremely rich context of the beginning of the Mamluk period the conference will broaden the scope by confronting these results to other situations: other authors, other periods, other places.
8. PhD Position in Sociology/Gender Studies on Islamic Veiling, University of Lausanne
This study is entitled “Shaping the legal consciousness of intersectional subjects: accommodating, negotiating and contesting regulations on Islamic veiling in France, Switzerland and the U.K.”. Qualifications: MA in Social Sciences and/or gender studies; practical experience with qualitative research methods and analysis; good knowledge of and/or proficiency in German; working language will be English or French.
Deadline for applications: 15 June 2020. Information: https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?career_ns=job_listing&company=universitdP&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_US&career_job_req_id=15924&selected_lang=en_US&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertName=&_s.crb=pGq9/kxpCpVQSXzT9gc+nfcNy8Y=
9. Research Associate / Fellow in Forced Marriage and Modern Slavery, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham
The recent PhD graduate will survey and analyse international and domestic on forced marriage from around the world and will build a new global database of law, policy, and practice relating to forced marriage. Applications are welcome from across the globe and different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs.
Deadline for applications: 8 June 2020. Information: https://socioloxy.com/research-associate-fellow-in-forced-marriage-and-modern-slavery,i6796.html
10. MENACS Online Workshop for PhD Candidates Working on MENA-related Topics, 29 June 2020, 2.00-5.00pm
In this workshop the presentations should be 5-10 minutes and will be followed by a short Q&A session and feedback from a panel of multidisciplinary experts in the MENACS Committee.
Deadline for registration: 25 June 2020. Information: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSejyFTkSqLOPLpAdGdZIIX3-LUiRMiG6-ndb7jLPHb2gHGWYQ/viewform
11. Chapters for Edited Book on “Music and Society of Modern Iran” (Ilex, Harvard University Press)
Contributions are invited on the topics of (1) the popular music of Tehran in the 1950s-70s period, including performers like Mahvash, Aghasi and Soosan, (2) pre-revolutionary pop, psychedelic or rock music, (3) post-revolutionary Iranian pop music, and (4) post-revolutionary hip hop, rock, or alternative music. Edited by Nahid Siamdoust and Houchang Chehabi.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 May 2020. Information: email@example.com
12. New Series of Blogs on the Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on the MENA Region, Middle East and North Africa Centre at Sussex (MENACS)
The first article deals with “Palestine under Lockdown: What`s New?”
For further information see http://www.sussex.ac.uk/menacs/partnerships
13. The latest issues of International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA), is 9.2 (June 2020). This is the eighteenth issue of a bi-annually published peer-reviewed journal on architecture, urban design, planning, and landscape architecture. IJIA aims to encourage dialogue between practitioners and scholars and enhance appreciation for the urban heritage in the region and pioneering design work. The journal is committed to inviting new research on understudied topics and reaching out to a broad international readership.
This volume is a special issue that explores the theme ‘Field as Archive/Archive as Field’, organized by Eray Çaylı (Guest Editor) and co-edited with Emily Neumeier (In-House Editor). It includes an introductory editorial essay, seven articles from academics and practicing architects addressing the special topic from numerous angles and approaches, book and exhibition reviews, and conference précis. A complete table of contents for this issue can be found here: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/ijia/2020/00000009/00000002
In September 2019, IJIA received the Mohamed Makiya Prize for Architecture 2019, also known as the Middle Eastern Architectural Personality of the Year Award, from the Tamayouz Excellence Awards, in recognition of the journal’s nearly ten years of publishing academic work on historical and contemporary architecture in the Islamic world and beyond. Subscriptions to IJIA are available in print and online: https://www.intellectbooks.com/international-journal-of-islamic-architecture
14. The National Library of Qatar is hosting on-line manuscript conservation sessions with experts from the Al-Abbas Holy Shrine Library in Iraq (in Arabic).
June 8&9, 2020, 10:00-11:30 am (Qatar time). Please use the link below to register for the event.
Stephane IPERT, Qatar National Library, firstname.lastname@example.org
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