vendredi 17 février 2017

Διάλεξη Στ. Κορδώση στην Αθήνα, Δευτέρα 20 Φεβρουαρίου 2017

Η Ελληνική Επιστημονική Εταιρεία Σπουδών Μέσης Ανατολής, 
υπό την αιγίδα της Κοσμητείας της Σχολής Οικονομικών και Πολιτικών Επιστημών ΕΚΠΑ

Σας προσκαλούν σε διάλεξη με θέμα

Ελληνιστικές και βυζαντινές προεκτάσεις
του βουδιστικού έπους του Kesar του gLing (Καίσαρος του Λιν, Θιβέτ)

Ομιλητής: Δρ Στέφανος Κορδώσης
Επισκέπτης Διδάσκων στο Παν/μιο Xibei Daxue, Xian, Shaanxi, Κίνα

εξωτερικός συνεργάτης Ινστιτούτου Ιστορικών Ερευνών, Εθνικό Ίδρυμα Ερευνών


Δευτέρα 20 Φεβρουαρίου 2017, ώρα 6.45μμ
Ιστορικό και Παλαιογραφικό Αρχείο ΜΙΕΤ

Παναγή Σκουζέ 3, 105 60 Αθήνα, 1ος Όροφος, (πλατεία Αγίας Ειρήνης οδός Αιόλου, μετρό Μοναστηράκι)

jeudi 16 février 2017

Μια πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα βιβλιοπαρουσίαση

Υπάρχουν έργα, που περνώντας ο καιρός αναδεικτνύονται πάντα χρήσιμα, όπως το βιβλίο του L. Gardet, Islam, religion et communauté, ή το παρακάτω έργο του Paréja, που πρωτοεκδόθηκε πριν 50 χρόνια. τι κάνει ένα βιβλίο σύγχρονο σε κάθε εποχή; ενδεχομένως όχι (μόνο) η πληροφόρηση -που με την έρευνα εμπλουτίζεται-, αλλά κυρίως η οργάνωση. στη Σεβίλλη λοιπόν η επανέκδοση. για για να καταλάβουμε τι σημαίνει αραβικές σπουδές, και τι σημαίνει γενικά ΣΠΟΥΔΕΣ, δείτε και τη σειρά στην οποία επανεκδίδεται, και καταλάβετε πόσο σημαντικό είναι να αναπτύξουμε, επιτέλεους, σοβαρές αραβικές σπουδές στην Ελλάδα.

mardi 14 février 2017

Περί ακαδημαϊκής ελευθερίας, περί ακαδημαϊκής ύπαρξης, περί ακαδημαϊκής επιβίωσης. από τη EURAMES σχετικά με την Τουρκία

ACADEMY IS BEING TRAMPLED IN TURKEY

Since September 1st, Turkish government is firing academics, confiscating their passports and banning them from any kind of public work. Since then 4,811 academics from 112 universities have been discharged by 5 Statutory Decrees. The largest number of discharges occurred at Süleyman Demirel University (193), İstanbul University (192), Gazi University (169) and Pamukkale University (164). There are 191 universities in Turkey and 15 of them were closed by the statutory decrees. There were 64,533 students and 2,805 academic members at those universities. There are 146,124 people at universities, according to the data of Higher Education Council of Turkey.

330 academics from 48 universities were discharged by the new statutory decree issued February 7 under State of Emergency in Turkey. The largest number of discharges were at Ankara University (78). Greater part of it was from the Faculty of Political Science, a school which has been found in 1859 and always known for its engagement to critical thought.

184 of 330 academics who have been expelled by the Statutory Decree announced in February 7 are "We will not be a party to this crime" declaration signatories well known as the “Academics For Peace”, condemning Turkish government's attacks and heavy violations of basic human rights in Kurdish cities in southeast Turkey. 26 of the 184 academics were previously either sacked or they resigned.

Education and Science Laborers Union (Eğitim-Sen) of Turkey had announced a “Grand Rally” in Ankara University Cebeci Campus due to the latest government decrees. Police have prevented expelled academics and more who came to support from entering Cebeci Campus of Ankara University. With shutting down the campus door, riot police beat academics. 11 people including academics were taken into custody.
The academics who were dismissed from their universities with a recent executive decree wanted to rally against the unlawful decision in Ankara University Cebeci Campus. The protestors gathered in front of Ankara University Faculty of Political Science, known by its historical name “Mülkiye”, including dismissed academicians, their colleagues and students, as well as the former Dean Prof. Karatepe. Academics put their gowns down on the floor in front of the campus entrance to protest the police attack. The most striking photo of the day was taken when the police trampled over the gowns and attacked the academicians.

As students and academics live in foreign countries, we decided to take photos and videos from our cities to show solidarity and to demonstrate that our schools are more than just a building. We kindly invite all academics worldwide to show their support returning our call with their solidarity messages. Our tags are as follows in Turkish;

Siyasal Her Yerde (Faculty of Political Science is Everywhere)
Akademi Biat Etmez (Academy Does Not Obey)
Hocama Dokunma (Hands Off My Professor)

Please help us spread our word.
Ankara University Faculty of Political Science alumnis


EURAMES Info Service 06/2017

CONFERENCES
 
1. International Conference: "Syria - Six Years On: From Destruction to
Reconstruction", London, 4-6 April 2017 
 
2. Colloquium: "History, Memory, Identity", Diyanet Islamic Research Institute,
Lanham, MD, 8 April 2017 
 
3. Conference: "Qur'anic Manuscript Studies: State of the Field", Central European
University, Budapest, 4-6 May 2017 
 
4. Conference: "The Medieval Mediterranean: Cultural, Religious and Economic
Exchange", Institute for Medieval Studies, Leeds, 20 May 2017 
 
5. Conference: "Reassessing Nineteenth-Century Art in Islamic Countries", University
of Vienna, 6-8 July 2017 
 
6. Workshop: "Colonial Morocco Revisited", Mediterranean Seminar, Rabat, 12-13 July
2017
 
7. Conference: "Religion and Division: Causes, Consequences and Counters",
Association for the Sociology of Religion, Montreal, 13-14 August 2017 
 
8. Conference: "Cities on the Move: Turkey and Yugoslavia in the Interwar Period",
University of Basel, 14-16 September 2017 
 
9. Workshop: "Infrastructure and the Making of Urban Space: Critical Approaches
(Focus MENA Region)", Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, 21-22 September 2017
 
10. International Conference: "Religion(s) and Power(s)", Vytautas Magnus
University, Kaunas, Lithuania, 5-6 October 2017
 
11. International Conference: "Women and Politics in an Age of Uncertainty: The Road
to Sustainable Democracy and Democratization", Polydiscilinary Faculty of
Ouarzazate, Ibn Zohr University, 24-26 October 2017
 
 
POSITIONS
 
12. Visiting Research Fellowship on Turkey at the Centre for Southeast European
Studies, University of Graz, Austria
 
13. Open Rank Professorship in the Field of Politics, Culture and Society of the
Contemporary Middle East, University of Leuven, Belgium
 
14. Lectureship in Middle Eastern Studies, Leiden Institute for Area Studies
 
15. Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Palestine and Palestinian Studies, Brown
University, Providence, RI
 
16. Library of Congress Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in the
Humanities, Washington, DC
 
17. Postdoctoral Fellowships in Mediterranean Studies, Haifa Center for
Mediterranean History (HCMH)
 
18. Research Scholar: "Islamic Definition of the Nuclear Family in the Wake of
Modern Biomedical Technology", Georgetown University, Qatar 
 
19. Faculty Openings at the American University of Kuwait (2017/18)
 
20. Assistant Professor in Arabic, American University of Kuwait 
 
 
OTHER INFORMATION
 
21. Proposals for Research Project "Localizing the SDGs: Listening to the Voices of
the 'Furthest-behind'", American University of Beirut and United Nations in Lebanon
 
22. 2 Vacancies for non-US / non-UK Applicants: 4th International Course on Shi'a
Islamic Studies, University of Religions and Denominations, Qom, 4-14 March 2017
 
23. 2nd EUMedEA Crash Course: "Managing Crises at EU Med Borders", University of
Catania, Italy, 25 June - 1 July 2017
 
24. 3-year PhD Scholarship for a Project Relating to the Pre-Modern History of the
Mediterranean, Haifa Center for Mediterranean History (HCMH) 
 
25. Chapters for Book on "State, Religion and Muslims. Between Discrimination and
Protection at the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Levels"
 
26. Articles on "Media, Identity, and Online Communities in a Changing Arab World"
for Special Issue of "New Media & Society"
 
27. Articles on "Socio-spatial Dynamics in Contemporary Iran" for Journal "EchoGeo"
 
 
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Best regards,
 
Guenter Meyer, Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW),  University of Mainz
 
____________________
 
 
CONFERENCES
 
1. International Conference: "Syria - Six Years On: From Destruction to
Reconstruction", London, 4-6 April 2017 
 
This conference is organised by the European Centre for the Study of Extremism,
Cambridge (EuroCSE) and seeks to kick start the creation of effective dialogue, by
promoting national reconciliation across Syria.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 27 February 2017. Information:
http://www.eurocse.org/upcoming-events.html
 
 
_____________
 
 
2. Colloquium: "History, Memory, Identity", Diyanet Islamic Research Institute,
Lanham, MD, 8 April 2017 
 
To further the conversation among increasingly specialized and differentiated
research interests in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, the colloquium will
address three broad themes: history, memory, and identity. Graduate students who are
engaged in innovative research with interdisciplinary perspectives are particularly
encouraged to apply.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 24 February 2017. Information: http://diyanetinstitute.org/
 
 
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3. Conference: "Qur'anic Manuscript Studies: State of the Field", Central European
University, Budapest, 4-6 May 2017 
 
The conference hopes to consider the new directions provided to the field of
Qur'anic studies by the digital revolution, in terms of access to the manuscripts
and tools for editing their texts, and by the new understanding of philology
accruing from digital philology.
 
Information: https://religion.ceu.edu/quranic-manuscript-conference-may-4-6-2017
 
 
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4. Conference: "The Medieval Mediterranean: Cultural, Religious and Economic
Exchange", Institute for Medieval Studies, Leeds, 20 May 2017 
 
We welcome papers from a variety of disciplines and methodological approaches
(historical, literary, and linguistic) to the problem of the Mediterranean as a
place of exchange at all levels.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 18 March 2017. Information:
https://mediterraneanconference17.wordpress.com/ 
 
 
_____________
 
 
5. Conference: "Reassessing Nineteenth-Century Art in Islamic Countries", University
of Vienna, 6-8 July 2017 
 
We invite papers that help to reassess works, genres, media, aesthetics, artistic
processes and oeuvres in nineteenth-century art and architecture in the Islamic
world and to define formal and intellectual concepts with a view to local or
indigenous contexts and attitudes. In addition to this main topic, there will be
also a panel for presenting current research on other themes.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 1 March 2017. Information:
www.ernst-herzfeld-gesellschaft.de/files/Thema-EHG/pdf/EHG_2017_Wien_CfP_final.pdf 
 
 
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6. Workshop: "Colonial Morocco Revisited", Mediterranean Seminar, Rabat, 12-13 July
2017
 
Our goal is to promote a reassessment of the impact and meaning of the colonial
period through analyses of the environment, gender relations and the intersection of
gender with other axes of power such as race, class/prestige and sexuality,
spatial-architectural boundaries, medical and educational epistemologies and
projects, the politics of the body, rural colonial Morocco.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 12 March 2017. Information:
http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e1ae5bef9757e58afec01a89a&id=25dfde44f8&e=82aeb6c61d
 
 
_____________
 
 
7. Conference: "Religion and Division: Causes, Consequences and Counters",
Association for the Sociology of Religion, Montreal, 13-14 August 2017 
 
This meeting is open to all topics within the sociology of religion, focusing on any
aspects of religion and division, conflict, or violence; religion and unity, peace,
justice, and other social movements. 

Deadline for abstracts: 30 April 2017. Information:
www.sociologyofreligion.com/annual-meeting/ 
 
 
_____________
 
 
8. Conference: "Cities on the Move: Turkey and Yugoslavia in the Interwar Period",
University of Basel, 14-16 September 2017 
 
The Third Balkan Visual Meeting will explore how urban landscapes and everyday life
changed under the new national order. The main focus is on the cities which are
under investigation in the ongoing Basel SIBA project: Sarajevo, Istanbul, Belgrade,
Ankara, but also other cases are welcome. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 20 February 2017. Information:
https://nahoststudien.unibas.ch/fileadmin/orientsem/user_upload/redaktion/Dokumente_Veranstaltungen_Infos/3rd_Balkan_Visual_Meeting_CfP.pdf

 
 
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9. Workshop: "Infrastructure and the Making of Urban Space: Critical Approaches
(Focus MENA Region)", Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, 21-22 September 2017
 
Topics from history, sociology, anthropology, political science, architecture, and
urban planning include:  Theoretical perspectives to infrastructure; Infrastructure
and capital; Labor forces; Municipal governments, urban planning, and concession of
public services; Gendered perspectives to infrastructure; Urban integration and
segregation; Green infrastructure. To be published in an edited volume.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 1 April 2017. Information:
www.zmo.de/Ausschreibungen/calls%20for%20papers/CfP_Infrastructure.pdf
 
 
____________
 
 
10. International Conference: "Religion(s) and Power(s)", Vytautas Magnus
University, Kaunas, Lithuania, 5-6 October 2017
 
The Lithuanian Society for the Study of Religions in cooperation with Latvian
Society for the Study of Religions and Estonian Society for the Study of Religions
invites proposals for this conference.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 1 April 2017. Information:
https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/165267/cfp-religions-and-powers 
 
 
_____________
 
 
11. International Conference: "Women and Politics in an Age of Uncertainty: The Road
to Sustainable Democracy and Democratization", Polydiscilinary Faculty of
Ouarzazate, Ibn Zohr University, 24-26 October 2017
 
The conference invites academics, researchers, students and professionals to share
their work from perspectives in gender studies, political science or other
associated disciplines. The aim of this conference is to explore the relationship
between women's empowerment and democracy/democratization. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 20 April 2017. Information: www.icgp.fpo.ma/     
 
 
_____________
 
 
STELLENANGEBOTE / POSITIONS
 
12. Visiting Research Fellowship on Turkey at the Centre for Southeast European
Studies, University of Graz, Austria
 
This fellowship is for junior scholars from Turkey for four months in 2017. We
encourage PhD Students, Postdocs and early career academics with research interest
in the society and politics of Turkey and Southeast Europe to apply.
 
Deadline for application: 3 March 2017. Information: Florian Bieber
 
 
 
_____________
 
 
13. Open Rank Professorship in the Field of Politics, Culture and Society of the
Contemporary Middle East, University of Leuven, Belgium
 
The candidate must have a PhD degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies as well as an
excellent research portfolio in the field of the politics, culture and society of
the contemporary Middle East. Proficiency in English is required.
 
Deadline for applications: 18 March 2017. Information:
http://icts.kuleuven.be/apps/jobsite/vacatures/54048847 
 
 
_____________
 
 
14. Lectureship in Middle Eastern Studies, Leiden Institute for Area Studies
 
We are interested in scholars with a PhD in Comparative Middle Eastern Studies,
Modern Middle Eastern History, Cultural Studies, Politics, or Sociology and with a
specialization in the Mashriq region and knowledge of Arabic (Vacancy number
17-021).
 
Deadline for application: 1 March 2017. Information:
http://werkenbij.leidenuniv.nl/vacatures/wetenschappelijke-functies/17-021-lectureship-in-middle-eastern-studies.html
 
 
 
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15. Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Palestine and Palestinian Studies, Brown
University, Providence, RI
 
The one-year position with a possibility of renewal for a second year is part of the
ongoing initiative "New Directions in Palestinian Studies" which seeks to critically
explore academic inquiry in this field. Candidates who thrive in an
interdisciplinary environment and whose work is informed by comparative and global
perspectives are welcome. 
 
Review of applications will begin 1 March 2017. Information:
http://watson.brown.edu/mes/
 
 
_____________
 
 
16. Library of Congress Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in the
Humanities, Washington, DC
 
To be eligible, an applicant will: be enrolled in a doctoral program in a graduate
school in the United States, plan to do dissertation research with original source
material at the Library of Congress for a period of 9-12 months, write the
dissertation in a field of the humanities or in a related element of the social
sciences. Maximum award $31,000. 
 
Deadline for application: 28 February 2017. Information:
www.clir.org/fellowships/mellon/preservation.html
 
 
_____________
 
 
17. Postdoctoral Fellowships in Mediterranean Studies, Haifa Center for
Mediterranean History (HCMH)
 
HCMH seeks applications for two postdoctoral fellowships for the academic year
2017-18. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the beginning of the fellowship tenure
period, and no longer than 5 years. We expect the successful candidate to be present
on the Haifa campus and to take an active role in the academic life of HCMH. The
Fellowship offers an annual stipend of $34,000.
 
Deadline for application: 15 April 2017. Information:
http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e1ae5bef9757e58afec01a89a&id=2d5163e76e&e=82aeb6c61d
 
 
_____________
 
 
18. Research Scholar: "Islamic Definition of the Nuclear Family in the Wake of
Modern Biomedical Technology", Georgetown University, Qatar 
 
The successful candidate will possess sufficient knowledge and expertise in the
social sciences (preferably sociology or anthropology) with a particular focus on
the Muslim world or Muslim populations. PhD in hand or expected by the start date is
required. Proficiency in Arabic language is strongly desired.
 
Deadline for application: 1 March 2017. Information:
https://georgetown.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Georgetown_Qatar_Careers/job/Qatar/Research-Scholar_JR00843

 
 
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19. Faculty Openings at the American University of Kuwait (2017/18)
 
The University is seeking terminally qualified faculty committed to excellence in
teaching, scholarly research, and service. American education or teaching experience
is preferred as is evidence of research activity.
 
Information: http://auk.edu.kw/careers/career_faculty_cas.jsp 
 
 
_____________
 
 
20. Assistant Professor in Arabic, American University of Kuwait 
 
Candidates should have native or near-native fluency in Arabic. They should be
familiar with the Gulf region and with teaching experience in language and
literature. PhD required. Position Code No. 17- 401- MESA 01. 
 
Information: http://auk.edu.kw/careers/career_faculty_cas.jsp 
 
 
_____________
 
 
OTHER INFORMATION
 
21. Proposals for Research Project "Localizing the SDGs: Listening to the Voices of
the 'Furthest-behind'", American University of Beirut and United Nations in Lebanon
 
This project uses a participatory action research approach in generating information
on the needs of those left 'furthest-behind' and will contribute to the localization
of the SDG agenda based on target community perceptions, needs, and priorities.
 
Deadline for proposals: 6 March 2017.  Information:
www.aub.edu.lb/ifi/Documents/tor/2017020g_callforproposal_sdg.pdf 
 
 
_____________
 
 
22. 2 Vacancies for non-US / non-UK Applicants: 4th International Course on Shi'a
Islamic Studies, University of Religions and Denominations, Qom, 4-14 March 2017
 
After a one-week workshop in Qom and Mashhad, a 5-day tour of acquaintance with
Iran's cultural and religious environment is intended for the participants, in which
the ancient monuments and tourist attractions in the cities of Isfahan and Tehran
will be visited.
 
Information: http://shiacourse.urd.ac.ir 
 
 
_____________
 
 
23. 2nd EUMedEA Crash Course: "Managing Crises at EU Med Borders", University of
Catania, Italy, 25 June - 1 July 2017
 
This is an advanced study and training course run by leading scholars, civil society
organizations' representatives and practitioners. It aims to support young
researchers. PhD students are invited to present their ongoing research projects. 10
full grants are available for PhD students.
 
Deadline for applications: 1 April 2017. Information:
www.dsps.unict.it/eumedea/events/crash_course_2017 
 
 
_____________
 
 
24. 3-year PhD Scholarship for a Project Relating to the Pre-Modern History of the
Mediterranean, Haifa Center for Mediterranean History (HCMH) 
 
Starting in October 2017, the scholarships will be offered to students who will be
admitted to doctoral studies at the University of Haifa.
 
Deadline for application: 1 July 2017. Information:
http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e1ae5bef9757e58afec01a89a&id=6883890f45&e=82aeb6c61d
 
 
_____________
 
 
25. Chapters for Book on "State, Religion and Muslims. Between Discrimination and
Protection at the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Levels"
 
The editors Dr. Melek Saral and Dr. Serif Onur Bahcecik are looking for contributors
to a peer-reviewed edited book on discrimination against and protection of Muslims
in Western countries: Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Russia, Sweden,
Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 14 March 2017. Information: https://goo.gl/sE9bj7 
 
 
_____________
 
 
26. Articles on "Media, Identity, and Online Communities in a Changing Arab World"
for Special Issue of "New Media & Society"
 
What characterizes the online users' communities? What are their motivations?  How
do they perceive the role of news websites' commenting functions in promoting
political engagement? Edited by Aziz Douai, Eid Mohamed, and Adel Iskandar.
 
Deadline for abstracts:  25 March 2017. Information:
https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nms
 
 
_____________
 
 
27. Articles on "Socio-spatial Dynamics in Contemporary Iran"  for Journal "EchoGeo"
 
Editors: Amin Moghadam, Mina Saïdi and Serge Weber. 
 
Deadline for the articles in French or English: 6 June 2017. Information:
https://echogeo.revues.org/14757 
 
 
________________________________________

vendredi 3 février 2017

EURAMES Info Service 05/2017

CONFERENCES
 
1. Workshop: "Building Confessional Identities in the Ottoman Empire (16th-18th
Centuries)", École Francaise de Rome, 6 February 2017
 
2. Atelier d'historiographie critique de la Revue « Studia Islamica », Paris, Salons
de l'INALCO, 10 février 2017
 
3. International Symposium: "Continuity and Change in North Africa, Turkey & Iran",
IRAM Center for Iranian Studies, Ankara, 20-22 April 2017 
 
4. Conference: "Dynamics of Global Inequality: New Thinking in Global Affairs",
Rutgers Division of Global Affairs, Newark, New Jersey, 21 April 2017 
 
5. 32nd Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference: "Center and Periphery",
University of Chicago, 5-6 May 2017
 
6. 2nd Annual Pre-Tenure Faculty Workshop of the International Institute of Islamic
Thought (IIIT), Herndon, VA, 15-16 May 2017
 
7. Summer School: "Water is Life - Water in Science, Technology, Architecture, and
Literature", Prof. Dr. Fuat Sezgin Research Foundation for the History of Science in
Islam, Istanbul, 17-21 May 2017 
 
8. Colloque : « Les transitions politiques en Méditerranée (XIXe-XXe siècles) -
Acteurs et réseaux, moments d'exception et de ruptures, pratiques et
representations », Porticcio (Corse du sud, baie d'Ajaccio), 2-3 juin 2017
 
9. Deuxième Congrès du GIS Moyen-Orient et Mondes Musulmans, Paris, 5-7 juillet 2017
 
10. 8th Annual Gulf Research Meeting (GRM), University of Cambridge, 1-4 August 2017
 
11. 51st Seminar for Arabian Studies, British Museum, London, 4-6 August 2017
 
12. Convention: "Globalisation", Postcolonial Studies Association, London, 18-20
September 2017 
 
13. Workshop: "Circulating Translations in the 19th Century from the Eastern
Mediterranean to the Arabian Sea: Texts in Practice", University of Oxford, 20-22
September 2017 
 
14. International Conference of ICSR Mediterranean Knowledge and MedWorlds:
"Cultures, Hopes and Conflicts. The Mediterranean between Land and Sea", University
of Salerno, Italy, 26-28 September 2017
 
15. Conference: "Muslims and the City", North American Association of Islamic and
Muslim Studies (NAAIMS), Boston College, MA, 29 September 2017
 
16. Colloque: « Le dialogue inter-religieux. Histoire, cultures et lien social »,
l'Université d'Artois, Arras,  12-13 octobre 2017
 
17. 10th Annual ASMEA Conference: "The Middle East and Africa: Assessing the Regions
Ten Years On", Washington, D.C., 19-21 October 2017
 
18. Dialogues interculturels à l'époque coloniale et postcoloniale :
« Représentations littéraires et culturelles - Orient, Maghreb et Afrique
occidentale (de 1830 à nos jours) », l'Institut Historique Allemand, Paris, 8-10
novembre 2017
 
19. Colloque international : « Genre, sexualité, et culture : les enjeux de l'espace
public autour de la Méditerranée. Comparaison Union européenne / Maghreb »
Casablanca, Maroc, 23-24 novembre 2017
 
 
POSITIONS
 
20. 4 Doctoral Posts in Cultural and Social Studies (Media Research), University of
Siegen, Germany
 
21. University Assistant (Post Doc), Institut fuer Islamisch-theologische Studien,
University of Vienna
 
22. University Assistant (Prae Doc), Institut fuer Islamisch-theologische Studien,
University of Vienna
 
23. Evans-Pritchard Lectureship 2017-2018, All Souls College, Oxford
 
24. Assistant Professor in International Relations (Focus International Organization
and Middle East), Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
 
25. 6 Scientific Positions at the Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale in Cairo
(2017-2018) 
 
26. Post-doctoral Fellowship in Druze and Arab Studies, Georgetown University
 


OTHER INFORMATION
 
27. Articles on "19-20th Century Levant (Bilad al Sham)" for Edited Book on "From
Christianisations and Islamisations to (Hetero)Europeanisations: Transformations of
Cultural-Historical Heritage on the European Margins"
 
28. Article sur "Prier aux Suds : les lieux de culte entre territorialisations,
cohabitations et mobilités du religieux", pour numéro 275 des "Cahiers d'Outre-Mer"
 
29. International Parliamentary Scholarship Programme for Arab Countries, Berlin,
September 2017
 
30. "Adopt an Academic", Initiative of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and
Humanities (AGYA) and Freie Universität Berlin 
 

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, University of Mainz
 
____________________
 
 
CONFERENCES
 
1. Workshop: "Building Confessional Identities in the Ottoman Empire (16th-18th
Centuries)", École Francaise de Rome, 6 February 2017
 
This workshop will reflect upon the construction of confessional identities within
the communities of the Ottoman Empire which was determined by the clash with a rival
religious group (Sunni vs. Shiite Muslims, Orthodox vs. Catholic Christians,
Sephardic vs. charismatic and mystic Jewish movements) or with other communities.
 
Programme:
www.efrome.it/fileadmin/res/PDF_Flyers_Affiches_Programmes/Moderne/SANTUS_JDE_2017_flyer.pdf

 
 
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2. Atelier d'historiographie critique de la Revue « Studia Islamica », Paris, Salons
de l'INALCO, 10 février 2017
 
Atelier pour rassembler des spécialistes d'horizons divers venant présenter un état
des lieux critique de la production récente dans un domaine spécifique de la
recherche en histoire de l'Islam et/ou en islamologie.
 
Programme : https://iismm.hypotheses.org/26435 
 
 
_____________
 
 
3. International Symposium: "Continuity and Change in North Africa, Turkey & Iran",
IRAM Center for Iranian Studies, Ankara, 20-22 April 2017 
 
IRAM, in partnership with Yıldırım Beyazıt University in Ankara, invites experts
from all over the world to explore the trajectory, extent and the future of change
and continuity in the Middle East in the First International Semi-Annual Trilogy
Conference. The papers can be specific to one country or region or can tackle issues
comparatively between them.
 
Information:
www.iramcenter.org/international-symposium-on-continuity-and-change-in-north-africa-turkey-iran/?lang=en

 
 
_____________
 
 
4. Conference: "Dynamics of Global Inequality: New Thinking in Global Affairs",
Rutgers Division of Global Affairs, Newark, New Jersey, 21 April 2017 
 
This conference seeks to create an interdisciplinary conversation, and we welcome
participants from multiple disciplines, including, but not limited to: Political
Science and International Relations, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Critical
Ethnic Studies, American Studies, African and African American Studies, History and
the Humanities.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2017. Information:
http://dga.rutgers.edu/posts/2017-global-affairs-conference 
 
 
_____________
 
 
5. 32nd Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference: "Center and Periphery",
University of Chicago, 5-6 May 2017
 
We invite proposals from graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars about
the Middle East and Islamic World from the coming of Islam until the present day.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 10 February 2017. Information:
https://iismm.hypotheses.org/26236 
 
 
_____________
 
 
6. 2nd Annual Pre-Tenure Faculty Workshop of the International Institute of Islamic
Thought (IIIT), Herndon, VA, 15-16 May 2017
 
The workshop is designed to provide a forum and support for pre-tenure faculty in
Islamic Studies and related disciplines, and to help them navigate the straits of
tenure-track and pre-tenure faculty life - both personally and professionally.
 
Deadline for application: 1 March 2017. Information:
www.iiit.org/iiit-pre-tenure-faculty-workshop.html 
 
 
_____________
 
 
7. Summer School: "Water is Life - Water in Science, Technology, Architecture, and
Literature", Prof. Dr. Fuat Sezgin Research Foundation for the History of Science in
Islam, Istanbul, 17-21 May 2017 
 
We cordially invite you to participate in the Summer School with workshops,
presentations, papers, and other teaching formats. Contributions will be published
in Gülhane Studies (Yearbook of the Prof. Dr. Sezgin Foundation). 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 28 February 2017. Information:
www.ibtav.org/userfiles/file/Water%20is%20Life%20Summer%202017(1).pdf
 
 
_____________
 
 
8. Colloque : « Les transitions politiques en Méditerranée (XIXe-XXe siècles) -
Acteurs et réseaux, moments d'exception et de ruptures, pratiques et
representations », Porticcio (Corse du sud, baie d'Ajaccio), 2-3 juin 2017
 
Le thème invite à des approches comparées, et à des études portant sur les deux
rives de la Méditerranée, des littoraux européens au Maghreb et au Machrek. 
 
Propositions : 15 mars 2017. Information : http://calenda.org/389724 
 
 
_____________
 
 
9. Deuxième Congrès du GIS Moyen-Orient et Mondes Musulmans, Paris, 5-7 juillet 2017
 
Les inscriptions à ce Congrès seront ouvertes courant février 2017. Programme :
http://majlis-remomm.fr/programme 
 
 
_____________
 
 
10. 8th Annual Gulf Research Meeting (GRM), University of Cambridge, 1-4 August 2017
 
Some workshops will be receiving applications until 15 February 2017:
 
- Public-private partnerships for infrastructure delivery in the GCC: Challenges and
the opportunities
 
- Brexit and GCC
 
- The GCC and Australia
 
- The GCC and the Indian Ocean: Economic Opportunities and Political Challenges
 
- Electoral Frameworks, Party Systems and Electoral Outcomes: Comparing Elections in
the Gulf
 
- Transforming Business Education in the GCC. Transitioning from Theoretical to
Applied, and Applied to Impactful
 
- The Gulf States and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
 
- The Arab Gulf in the West: Perceptions and Realities; Opportunities and Perils
 
- Migration Policies in the Gulf: Continuity and Change
 
All interested persons are invited to apply online on GRM website:
www.gulfresearchmeeting.net/    
 
 
_____________
 
 
11. 51st Seminar for Arabian Studies, British Museum, London, 4-6 August 2017
 
The seminar presents the latest academic research in the humanities on the Arabian
Peninsula from the earliest times to the present day or, in the case of political
and social history, to the end of the Ottoman Empire (1922).
 
Deadline for abstracts: 28 February 2017. Information:
www.thebfsa.org/seminar/papers-and-posters/ 
 
 
_____________
 
 
12. Convention: "Globalisation", Postcolonial Studies Association, London, 18-20
September 2017 
 
The 2017 convention seeks to investigate the crucial role of postcolonial studies in
furthering newer understandings of economic, political and cultural globalisation in
the light of the current international climate: the complex socio-political
ramifications of the Brexit verdict, Trump's electoral victory, or the European
refugee crisis, which have come to be regarded as the reactionary 'whitelash'
against globalisation. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 28 February 2017. Information:
www.postcolonialstudiesassociation.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/PSA-Convention-2017-CFP.pdf

 
 
_____________
 
 
13. Workshop: "Circulating Translations in the 19th Century from the Eastern
Mediterranean to the Arabian Sea: Texts in Practice", University of Oxford, 20-22
September 2017 
 
This workshop will bring together scholars of translation and intellectual history
in the nahda period to work intensively on single texts or authors or translators,
working between any relevant language pair (or trio, such as Arabic/Persian/French).
 
Deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2017. Information:
https://f.hypotheses.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1460/files/2016/12/Call-For-Paper_Circulating-Translations-Texts-in-Practice.pdf

 
 
_____________
 
 
14. International Conference of ICSR Mediterranean Knowledge and MedWorlds:
"Cultures, Hopes and Conflicts. The Mediterranean between Land and Sea", University
of Salerno, Italy, 26-28 September 2017
 
The conference aims to collect contributions that address the most important
questions related to the Mediterranean Basin from the point of view of different
social and human sciences. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 31 March 2017. Information:
www.mediterraneanknowledge.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/CFP-Conference-ICSR-MK-MedWorlds-2017.pdf

 
 
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15. Conference: "Muslims and the City", North American Association of Islamic and
Muslim Studies (NAAIMS), Boston College, MA, 29 September 2017
 
How might a "traditional" Islamic city function in today's digital age and address
issues from natural and social science perspectives? Can it be instrumental in
addressing the socio-economic and cultural identity crises in the modern Muslim
world of the 21st century? What role can Islamic ideals of the "city" play in
addressing the destruction brought on by wars? 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 20 February 2017. Information:
https://naaims.org/uploads/Call_for_Papers__2017_-_Boston_College.pdf 
 
 
_____________
 
 
16. Colloque: « Le dialogue inter-religieux. Histoire, cultures et lien social »,
l'Université d'Artois, Arras,  12-13 octobre 2017
 
L'Institut d'études des faits religieux (IEFR), dans le cadre d'un cycle de
réflexion et d'études sur la rencontre entre les religions, organise un colloque
international sur la notion complexe de dialogue inter-religieux.
 
Propositions : 15 mars 2017. Information :
http://ipra.eu/fr/2016/12/12/le-dialogue-inter-religieux-histoire-cultures-et-lien-social/

 
 
_____________
 
 
17. 10th Annual ASMEA Conference: "The Middle East and Africa: Assessing the Regions
Ten Years On", Washington, D.C., 19-21 October 2017
 
The conference will feature roundtable discussions, film screenings, panel
presentations on scholarly topics from Middle Eastern and African studies, and
related disciplines, etc.
 
Deadline for proposals: 15 April 2017. Information:
https://asmea.nonprofitcms.org/c/conferences/5/pages/overview 
 
 
_____________
 
 
18. Dialogues interculturels à l'époque coloniale et postcoloniale :
« Représentations littéraires et culturelles - Orient, Maghreb et Afrique
occidentale (de 1830 à nos jours) », l'Institut Historique Allemand, Paris, 8-10
novembre 2017
 
L'objectif du colloque est d'étudier la façon dont les dialogues interculturels sont
représentés, aussi bien dans des textes narratifs de fiction que dans des ouvrages
non fictionnels ainsi que dans d'autres médias pendant une période allant de la
conquête d'Alger à nos jours.
 
Propositions (en français, en allemand ou en anglais) : 28 février 2017.
Information: http://calenda.org/387835 
 
 
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19. Colloque international : « Genre, sexualité, et culture : les enjeux de l'espace
public autour de la Méditerranée. Comparaison Union européenne / Maghreb »
Casablanca, Maroc, 23-24 novembre 2017
 
Les langues du colloque sont le français, l'anglais et l'arabe, avec traduction
simultanée assurée.
 
Propositions : 28 février 2017. Information: www.test-afs-socio.fr/drupal/node/4714
 
 
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POSITIONS
 
20. 4 Doctoral Posts in Cultural and Social Studies (Media Research), University of
Siegen, Germany
 
Profile: Relevant postgraduate degree (Magister, Master or Diploma) in one of the
following areas of study: media studies, ethnology, geography, history, information
science, science of art, cultural studies, literary studies, linguistics, political
science, sociology or science and technology studies.
 
Deadline for application: 31.03.2017. Information:
https://f.hypotheses.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1460/files/2017/01/2017_I_Locating-Media_WM_270_englisch.pdf
 
 
_____________
 
 
21. University Assistant (Post Doc), Institut fuer Islamisch-theologische Studien,
University of Vienna
 
Profile: Degree (diploma or master degree) in the field of Islamic Theology /
Islamic Studies or equivalent disciplines with emphasis on the Sciences of the
Qur'an (Ulûm al-Qur'an); high command of written and oral English, Turkish and
Persian skills are an advantage.
 
Deadline for application: 28 February 2017. Information:
https://univis.univie.ac.at/ausschreibungstellensuche/flow/bew_ausschreibung-flow;jsessionid=BDD2ABCDF94DA88E3D64281B99843243?_flowExecutionKey=_cD472BFEF-DC8F-DCCE-D4FA-D334CAB4C331_k4E5B48ED-7A3C-F9FC-1962-9C9CB7346464&tid=60676.28&_language=en

 
 
_____________
 
 
22. University Assistant (Prae Doc), Institut fuer Islamisch-theologische Studien,
University of Vienna
 
Profile: PhD in Islamic Theology / Islamic Studies or equivalent disciplines with
emphasis on the Sciences of the Qur'an (Ulûm al-Qur'an) or Qur'an Exegesis (Tafsir);
high command of written and oral English, Turkish and Persian skills are an
advantage.
 
Deadline for application: 28 February 2017. Information:
https://univis.univie.ac.at/ausschreibungstellensuche/flow/bew_ausschreibung-flow;jsessionid=B544470BCE47CFF35EF328BE109A6BAE?_flowExecutionKey=_c486B23D2-E33C-5DBA-35ED-ACBC9B51C21D_kFBA8E8E9-7665-2FB1-36AF-C8EFB622FABC&tid=60695.28&_language=en

 
 
_____________
 
 
23. Evans-Pritchard Lectureship 2017-2018, All Souls College, Oxford
 
The lecturer should give 4 to 6 lectures over the course of one month. The lectures
should provide an empirical analysis of social relations, and should be based on
fieldwork or on indigenous primary materials from Africa, the Middle East or the
Mediterranean.
 
Deadline for application: Information:
www.anthro.ox.ac.uk/latest/evans-pritchard-lectureship-2017-2018/further-particulars/

 
 
_____________
 
 
24. Assistant Professor in International Relations (Focus International Organization
and Middle East), Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
 
The position is encompassing teaching and research responsibilities related to
transnational or  international  integration  processes,  and  formal  and  
informal  international  institutions. Preference will be given to applicants with
rigorous methodological training and commitment to methodological pluralism. 
 
Deadline for application: 21 March 2017. Information:
https://ir.ceu.edu/article/2017-01-13/job-opening-assistant-professor-position-department-international-relations
 
 
_____________
 
 
25. 6 Scientific Positions at the Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale in Cairo
(2017-2018) 
 
The Ifao is recruiting scientific members for one-year positions, renewable up to
three times. Research is focusing on the cultures of Egypt from prehistory to the
modern period, in the fields of history, archaeology and philology.
 
Deadline for application: 14 May 2017. Information:
www.ifao.egnet.net/annonces/emplois/#50 
 
 
_____________
 
 
26. Post-doctoral Fellowship in Druze and Arab Studies, Georgetown University
 
The purpose of the fellowship is to promote specialized social scientific research
on the Druze communities centrally and primarily, and on collective political and
cultural identities in the Arab world more generally.
 
Deadline for application: 1 March 2017. Information: www.fundit.fr/fr/node/3291
 
 
_____________
 
 
OTHER INFORMATION
 
27. Articles on "19-20th Century Levant (Bilad al Sham)" for Edited Book on "From
Christianisations and Islamisations to (Hetero)Europeanisations: Transformations of
Cultural-Historical Heritage on the European Margins"
 
The book shall be based on papers delivered at a conference held in Sofia last
spring and on some invited contributions and shall be published as a special issue
of 'Annali di Ca' Foscari. Serie orientale'.
 
Deadline for proposal: 15 February 2017. Information:
https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/164120/call-papers-levantine-studies

 
 
_____________
 
 
28. Article sur « Prier aux Suds : les lieux de culte entre territorialisations,
cohabitations et mobilités du religieux », pour numéro 275 des « Cahiers d'Outre-Mer
»
 
Ce numéro propose d'interroger le religieux dans les sociétés contemporaines des «
Suds » et dans les territoires investis par leurs migrations.
 
Information : http://calenda.org/374341 
 
 
_____________
 
 
29. International Parliamentary Scholarship Programme for Arab Countries, Berlin,
September 2017
 
The programme is intended for talented Arab people who are interested in politics
and who are keen to play an active role in promoting core democratic values in their
home countries.
 
New deadline for application: 15 February 2017. Information:
www.bundestag.de/en/europe/international/exchange/ips/arabian/250618 
 
 
_____________
 
 
30. "Adopt an Academic", Initiative of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and
Humanities (AGYA) and Freie Universität Berlin 
 
Both institutions have launched an initiative that seeks to open up new perspectives
for refugee academics and aims to provide a safe space for independent research. On
the basis of a peer-to-peer mentoring program, the project intends to create a
network of solidarity that not only fosters academic freedom but also promotes the
advancement of durable research collaborations between excellent Arab and German
scholars. Mentors act on a voluntary basis and may represent all academic
disciplines.
 
Information: www.agya.info/adopt-an-academic/
 

jeudi 2 février 2017

Άπω Ανατολή και σχέσεις με Ύστερη Αρχαιότητα και Βυζάντιο. ομιλία 20.2.2017, Αθήνα

Διάλεξη με θέμα
Ελληνιστικές και βυζαντινές προεκτάσεις
του βουδιστικού έπους του Kesar του gLing
 (Καίσαρος του Λιν, Θιβέτ)

Στέφανος Κορδώσης
Διδάκτωρ Τμ. Μεσογειακών Σπουδών Παν/μιου Αιγαίου
Επισκέπτης Διδάσκων στο Παν/μιο Xibei Daxue, Xian, Shaanxi, Κίνα
εξωτερικός συνεργάτης Ινστιτούτου Ιστορικών Ερευνών, Εθνικό Ίδρυμα Ερευνών


Δευτέρα 20 Φεβρουαρίου 2017, ώρα 6.45'μμ
Ιστορικό και Παλαιογραφικό Αρχείο ΜΙΕΤ

Παναγή Σκουζέ 3, 105 60 Αθήνα, 1ος Όροφος,
(πλατεία Αγίας Ειρήνης οδός Αιόλου, μετρό Μοναστηράκι)

Σας προσκαλούμε να παραστείτε.


ΠΕΡΙΛΗΨΗ ΟΜΙΛΙΑΣ
Το βουδιστικό έπος του gLing Kesar (Καίσαρος του Λιν, Θιβέτ), είναι ένα από τα παλαιότερα και εκτενέστερα λαϊκά, προφορικά έπη της Ευρασίας, διαδεδομένο σε μια ευρεία περιοχή – από τις ΒΔ Ινδίες μέχρι τις μογγολικές στέπες και από εκεί έως τους Καλμούκους του Βόλγα στη δυτική Σιβηρία. Με τις ρίζες του να απλώνονται μέχρι τους πρώτους χριστιανικούς αιώνες, έχει παραλλαγές σε μια πλειάδα γλωσσών, από τις οποίες οι γνωστότερες είναι οι μογγολικές και θιβετιανές. Στην ομιλία, αφού παρουσιαστούν τα βασικά επεισόδια του έπους, θα γίνει λόγος για τις ελληνιστικές και βυζαντινές ιστορικές προεκτάσεις του.


lundi 30 janvier 2017

EURAMES Info Service 04/2017

CONFERENCES
 
1. Workshop: “Building Confessional Identities in the Ottoman Empire (16th–18th
Centuries)”, École française de Rome, Italy, 6 February 2017 
 
2. Conference: “The Origins of the Islamic State: Sovereignty and Power in the
Middle Ages”, University College London, 16-17 February 2017 
 
3. Conference/Workshop: “Rediscovering Words and Worlds: Arabic Script Collections”,
Columbia University, New York, 16-18 February 2017 
 
4. International Symposium: “Liminality on the Rainbow: The Multiple Shades of
Transition in Times of Social Upheaval “, Sousse,Tunisia, 1-2 April 2017
 
5. International Symposium: “Continuity and Change in North Africa, Turkey & Iran”,
IRAM Center for Iranian Studies in Ankara, 20-22 April 2017 
 
6. Conference: “Islamophobia and the End of Liberalism”, University of California,
Berkeley, 21-23 April 2017 
 
7. Conference: "Migration and the Refugee Crisis", Forum Euroméditerranéen des
Instituts de Sciences Economiques (FEMISE), Casablanca, Morocco, 28-30 April 2017
 
8. Zayed University Middle East Film Festival, Abu Dhabi, 30 April - 1 May 2017
 
9. Third International Conference on Shi'i Studies, Islamic College, London, 6-7 May
2017
 
10. Workshop: "A Transnational Account of Turkish Foreign Policy", Turkish-German
University, Istanbul, 24 May 2017
 
11. Panel: “Dialogues in Late Medieval Mediterranean: The Cultural Legacy of Western
Islamic Societies”, 1st International Workshop of the ArtMedGIS Project, Lisbon, 20
June 2017
 
12. Regional Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS), American
University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 29 June - 1 July 2017
 
13. Workshop: “Politics of Inclusion”, UNESCO, Paris, 6-7 July 2017 
 
14. International Conference: “Popular Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa:
Popular Culture between Site and Flow”, Tbilisi, Georgia, 28-30 September 2017
 
15. 18th Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS),
University of Washington, Seattle, 5-8 October 2017
 
16. Workshop: “Environmental History of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey”, Hamburg
University, 27-28 October 2017
 
17. Workshops for Early Career Researchers: “World Order and Peace. International
Politics in the 21st Century in a Global Perspective”, World International Studies
Committee (WISC), Global South, Fall 2017 and Fall 2018
 
18. Panel: “Shared Religious Spaces, Rituals and Traditions in the Pre-Modern
Islamicate Mediterranean”, at the Annual MESA Meeting, Washington DC, 18-21 November
2017
 
19. Panel: "Local Governance and Social Accountability Reforms in the Wake of the
Arab Spring", at the Annual MESA Meeting, Washington DC, 18-21 November 2017
 
20. Panel: “Children, Youth, and Media in Conflict Zones”, at the Annual MESA
Meeting, Washington DC, 18-21 November 2017
 
21. Section: "Sociology of Religion", at the American Academy of Religion Annual
Meeting, Boston, MA, 18-21 November 2017
 
22. Panel: “Brecht in the Middle East”, at the “Modern Language Association
Convention”, New York City, 4-7 January 2018 
 
 
POSITIONS
 
23. Associate Professor in the Study of Religions with a Specialization in Islam,
University of Bergen, Norway
 
24. Assistant or Associate Professor for Development/Research Methods, Department of
Political Science, American University in Cairo
 
25. Assistant or Associate Professor for International Relations/IR Theory,
Department of Political Science, American University in Cairo
 
26. Research Scholar on "Islamic Definition of the Nuclear Family in the Wake of
Modern Biomedical Technology", Georgetown University in Qatar
 
27. Four Postdoctoral Fellowships in Studies on Jewish or Middle East History, Zvi
Yavetz School of Historical Studies, Tel Aviv University
 
28. Research Fellowships, Yale Law School for the Study of Islamic Law and
Civilization, New Haven, CT
 
29. Research Fellow for Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International
Peace, Washington DC
 
 
OTHER INFORMATION
 
30. Explorative Workshops and Transregional Academies of the "Forum Transregionale
Studien" and the Max Weber Stiftung
 
31. Summer School: “The Middle East in Global Politics", LSE, University of London,
19 June - 7 July 2017 
 
32. Summer Course: "The Israeli – Palestinian Conflict, Understanding Both Sides",
Galilee International Management Institute, Israel, 19-31 July 2017
 
33. Articles for Edited Volume on: “Rebel Yalla: Cultural Convergence in Western and
Middle Eastern Literature and Culture”
 
34. Articles on “15 Years of the AK Party” for Journal "Insight Turkey" 
 
35. Articles for Journal “AVID”
 
36. Articles for “Islamology: New Journal for Studies of Islam and Muslim
Societies”
 
37. Award for Scientific Research on Ankara over the Materials at VEKAM Library and
Archive, Ankara
 
38. MA Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, King's College
London
 
39. MA Political Economy of the Middle East, Department of Middle Eastern Studies,
King's College London
 
40. MA Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies, Department of Middle Eastern
Studies, King's College London
 

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Best regards,
 
Guenter Meyer, Center for Research on the Arab World, University of Mainz
 
____________________
 
 
CONFERENCES
 
1. Workshop: “Building Confessional Identities in the Ottoman Empire (16th–18th
Centuries)”, École française de Rome, Italy, 6 February 2017 
 
The aim of this workshop is to carry on in a comparative way a reflection upon the
progressive construction of confessional identities within the communities of the
Ottoman Empire. 
 
Information:
www.efrome.it/fileadmin/res/PDF_Flyers_Affiches_Programmes/Moderne/SANTUS_JDE_2017_flyer.pdf

 
 
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2. Conference: “The Origins of the Islamic State: Sovereignty and Power in the
Middle Ages”, University College London, 16-17 February 2017 
 
This is a free event and open to all who have registered.
 
Deadline for registration: 12 February 2017. Information:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/conference-the-origins-of-the-islamic-state-tickets-29535222646
 
 
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3. Conference/Workshop: “Rediscovering Words and Worlds: Arabic Script Collections”,
Columbia University, New York, 16-18 February 2017 
 
The workshops are intended to be private tutorial sessions held for approximately 10
select graduate students per session. Participation in the workshops is contingent
upon your participation in the whole public event.
 
Information: http://xpmethod.plaintext.in/events/mwmpconf.html 
 
 
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4. International Symposium: “Liminality on the Rainbow: The Multiple Shades of
Transition in Times of Social Upheaval “, Sousse (Tunisia), 1-2 April 2017
 
The Symposium is organized by the DAAD research group “The Maghreb in Transition:
Media, Knowledge and Power” in partnership with the University of Munich, the
University of Sousse and Mohamed V University. It is focusing on the concept of
transition as it operates in relation to the events marking the Maghreb before,
during and after the uprisings of 2011.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2017. Information:
https://maghrebitransition.wordpress.com/2017/01/09/call-for-papers
 
 
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5. International Symposium: “Continuity and Change in North Africa, Turkey & Iran”,
IRAM Center for Iranian Studies in Ankara, 20-22 April 2017 
 
IRAM, in partnership with Yıldırım Beyazıt University in Ankara, invites experts
from all over the world to explore the trajectory, extent and the future of change
and continuity in the Middle East in The First International Semi-Annual Trilogy
Conference. The papers can be specific to one country or region or can tackle issues
comparatively between them.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 1 February 2017. Information:
http://www.iramcenter.org/international-symposium-on-continuity-and-change-in-north-africa-turkey-iran/?lang=en

 
 
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6. Conference: “Islamophobia and the End of Liberalism”, University of California,
Berkeley, 21-23 April 2017 
 
This conference provides an inter-disciplinary platform to reflect and respond to
the crisis of post-Cold war liberal order by exploring the relationship between
Islamophobia and the reshaping of Western societies. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 30 January 2017. Information:
https://irdp.submittable.com/submit/74104/islamophobia-and-the-end-of-liberalism
 
 
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7. Conference: "Migration and the Refugee Crisis", Forum Euroméditerranéen des
Instituts de Sciences Economiques (FEMISE), Casablanca, Morocco, 28-30 April 2017
 
The conference will provide a constructive dialogue between academics, experts, and
policy makers with the objective of suggesting efficient tools and policies to deal
with migration and the refugee crisis in the context of the new ENP.
 
Information:
www.femise.org/en/conferences-and-seminars/conferences/femise-annual-conference-2017/

 
 
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8. Zayed University Middle East Film Festival, Abu Dhabi, 30 April - 1 May 2017
 
We accept submissions from across the Middle East and North Africa and students of
Middle Eastern origin who are studying abroad as long as they were made by students
at universities, colleges or higher learning institutions in the past 18 months.
 
Deadline for submissions is 31 January 2017. Information: www.zumeff.com
 
 
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9. Third International Conference on Shi'i Studies, Islamic College, London, 6-7 May
2017
 
This conference will provide a broad platform for scholars in Shi‘i studies to
present their latest research. Papers are welcome on any aspect of Shi‘i studies.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2017. Information:
www.islamic-college.ac.uk/publications/shiistudies 
 
 
_____________
 
 
10. Workshop: "A Transnational Account of Turkish Foreign Policy", Turkish-German
University, Istanbul, 24 May 2017
 
The workshop aims to highlight diverse ways in which Turkish foreign policy is
shaped by non-state actors and how Turkey's foreign policy choices have itself
shaped the roles and actions of different non-state actors. This workshop is to
serve as a basis of an edited volume. German scholars with accepted papers can
possibly be supported. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 30 January 2017. Contact: Dr. Deniz Kuru 
 
 
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11. Panel: “Dialogues in Late Medieval Mediterranean: The Cultural Legacy of Western
Islamic Societies”, 1st International Workshop of the ArtMedGIS Project, Lisbon, 20
June 2017
 
The main fields of study will be the the Banū Ḥammād in Algeria, the Almoravids
and the Almohads in North Africa and Al-Andalus, the Banū Gānīyya in Balearic
Islands, the Merinids in North Africa and the Nasrids in Granada.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 20 February 2017. Information:
http://iem.fcsh.unl.pt/section.aspx?kind=noticia&id=1138 
 
 
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12. Regional Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) and the
European Society for Central Asian Studies, American University of Central Asia in
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 29 June - 1 July 2017
 
Gulnara Aitpaeva (Aigine Cultural Research Center, Bishkek) will speak on “Sacred
Geography and Power Relations in Contemporary Kyrgyzstan”. Paolo Sartori (Institute
of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna) will speak on “The Secular
that Never Was: Rethinking the Meaning of Islam in Post-Stalinist Central Asia”.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2017. Information:
www.centraleurasia.org/regional-conf
 
 
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13. Workshop: “Politics of Inclusion”, UNESCO, Paris, 6-7 July 2017 
 
The workshop will focus on the concept of social inclusion and its broadly accepted
link with poverty eradication. It will be examining how sustainable development
goals (SDGs) and targets aimed at social and economic inclusion are conditioned by
poverty, inequality and power relations.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2017. Information:
www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/themes/most-programme/sv10/news/unesco_calls_for_papers_for_a_workshop_on_the_politics_of_in/
 
 
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14. International Conference: “Popular Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa:
Popular Culture between Site and Flow”, Tbilisi, Georgia, 28-30 September 2017
 
Organized by the Giorgi Tsereteli Oriental Institute at Ilia State University in
collaboration with the University of Vienna and Al Akhwayn University (Morocco). We
invite papers which address aspects of cinema, film, street theatre, comedy, poetry,
press, digital media, dance, games, folklore, music, storytelling, and television of
the MENA region and its diasporas.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 1 March 2017.
Information: https://menapoptbilisi.wordpress.com/ 
 
 
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15. 18th Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS),
University of Washington, Seattle, 5-8 October 2017
 
The geographic domain of Central Eurasia encompasses Central Asia, the Caucasus,
Iran, Afghanistan, Tibet, Mongolia, Siberia, Inner Asia, the Black Sea region, the
Volga region, and East and Central Europe. Practitioners and scholars in all fields
with an interest in this region are encouraged to participate.
 
Information: www.centraleurasia.org/annual-conf 
 
 
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16. Workshop: “Environmental History of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey”, Hamburg
University, 27-28 October 2017
 
We invite researchers from any disciplines working on projects related to
Ottoman/Turkish environmental history to submit proposals for individual papers or
panel sessions. We hope to be able to cover the accommodation costs for all or most
of the participants coming from outside of Hamburg.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 1 March 2017. Information:
www.aai.uni-hamburg.de/tuerkeieuropa/veranstaltungen/workshops/environmentalturkey2017.html
 
 
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17. Workshops for Early Career Researchers: “World Order and Peace. International
Politics in the 21st Century in a Global Perspective”, World International Studies
Committee (WISC), Global South, Fall 2017 and Fall 2018
 
Thanks to a generous grant from the Swiss Foundation “Avec et pour Autres” WISC will
be in a position to sponsor two fully-funded academic workshops. Early Career
Researchers in the field of International Relations are invited to apply. 
 
Deadline for application: 13 March 2017. Information:
www.wiscnetwork.org/wisc_workshops_ERC.php 
 
 
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18. Panel: “Shared Religious Spaces, Rituals and Traditions in the Pre-Modern
Islamicate Mediterranean”, at the Annual MESA Meeting, Washington DC, 18-21 November
2017
 
We seek papers by scholars of the medieval and pre-modern Islamicate Mediterranean
from a range of disciplinary perspectives (social, political and economic history,
art history, literature, and anthropology) whose work explores the shared
religious traditions, rituals and spaces of the area. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 10 February 2017. Information:
http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e1ae5bef9757e58afec01a89a&id=d76e29042e 
 
 
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19. Panel: "Local Governance and Social Accountability Reforms in the Wake of the
Arab Spring", at the Annual MESA Meeting, Washington DC, 18-21 November 2017
 
The panel is organized by Sylvia I. Bergh and Dawn Chatty. The panel aims to make a
methodological contribution in terms of exploring how the impact of new social
accountability initiatives can be evaluated.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 2 October 2017. Information:
http://mesana.org/annual-meeting/member-calls.html 
 
 
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20. Panel: “Children, Youth, and Media in Conflict Zones”, at the Annual MESA
Meeting, Washington DC, 18-21 November 2017
 
This panel seeks to carve out new pathways into the subject of children, media, and
conflict. Abstracts are sought that critically interpret how Middle Eastern, North
African, and Persian/Arabian Gulf children and youth use, play with, produce,
interpret and/or are influenced by media in conflict zones.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 8 February 2017. Information:
https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/163132/call-panelists-mesa-2817-children-youth-and-media-conflict-zones

 
 
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21. Section: "Sociology of Religion", at the American Academy of Religion Annual
Meeting, Boston, MA, 18-21 November 2017
 
We are interested in historical topics in the sociology of religion as well as
contemporary ones touching upon social divisions examining race, class, gender,
sexual orientation, ethnicity, region, age, etc.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 1 March 2017 Information:
https://papers.aarweb.org/content/sociology-religion-unit and
https://papers.aarweb.org/content/general-call-instructions 
 
 
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22. Panel: “Brecht in the Middle East”, at the “Modern Language Association
Convention”, New York City, 4-7 January 2018 
 
This panel seeks to examine and discuss the legacy of Bertolt Brecht in the Middle
East. What are specificities in the translation, appropriation, and staging of
Brecht’s work? How did dramatists introduce, implement, adopt and transform
Brechtian dramaturgical concepts in relation to existing theatrical practices and
traditions? Etc. 

Deadline for abstracts: 10 March 2017. Information:
https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/162536/brecht-middle-east 
 
 
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POSITIONS
 
23. Associate Professor in the Study of Religions with a Specialization in Islam,
University of Bergen, Norway
 
The perspective of this study is crosscultural and comparative, including both the
history of religions as well as the systematic study of religion. The successful
applicant should have research competence in at least one source language relevant
for the study of Islam. 
 
Application deadline: 1 March 2017. Information: Professor Jan Heiret:
 
 
 
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24. Assistant or Associate Professor for Development/Research Methods (AY
2017/2018), Department of Political Science, American University in Cairo
 
Applicants should have a research and teaching experience in development
work (proposal writing, project monitoring and evaluation is desirable), and NGOs as
well as expertise in the political economy of Arab Middle East Countries and Africa.
PhD is required at time of appointment
 
Review of applications will start 20 February 2017 until position is filled.
Information: Dr. Ibrahim Elnur:  
 
 
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25. Assistant or Associate Professor for International Relations/IR Theory (AY
2017/2018), Department of Political Science, American University in Cairo
 
Strong preference will be given to applicants with a sub specialization in IR
Theory. PhD is required at time of appointment.
 
Review of applications will start 20 February 2017 until position is filled.
Information: Dr. Ibrahim Elnur:  
 
 
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26. Research Scholar on "Islamic Definition of the Nuclear Family in the Wake of
Modern Biomedical Technology", Georgetown University in Qatar
 
The position will be based in Doha for the period of 8 months on a full time basis.
It is scheduled to begin by September 1, 2017. The successful candidate will possess
sufficient knowledge and expertise in the social sciences with a particular focus on
the Muslim world or Muslim populations. PhD in hand or expected by the start date is
required. Proficiency in Arabic language is strongly desired.
 
Information:
https://georgetown.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Georgetown_Qatar_Careers/job/Qatar/Research-Scholar_JR00843
 
 
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27. Four Postdoctoral Fellowships (2017-2018) in Studies on Jewish or Middle East
History, Zvi Yavetz School of Historical Studies, Tel Aviv University
 
All candidates must have received their PhD at an accredited institution of higher
learning no earlier than 1 October 2012 and no later than 1 October 2017. Holders of
PhD degrees from Tel Aviv University are not eligible for this fellowship.
 
Deadline for application: 1 March 2017.
Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/162502/zvi-yavetz-school-historical-studies-four-post-doctoral

 
 
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28. Research Fellowships 2017/2018, Yale Law School for the Study of Islamic Law and
Civilization, New Haven, CT
 
The Abdallah S. Kamel Center is seeking scholars from diverse backgrounds and
academic disciplines who have completed or are near completion of an advanced degree
(e.g., Ph.D., J.S.D., D.Phil.) and whose work engages with the intellectual and
social history of Islam, Islamic legal and political theory, or law in contemporary
Muslim societies.
 
Deadline for application: 1 February 2017. Information:
www.law.yale.edu/centers-workshops/abdallah-kamel/opportunities 
 
 
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29. Research Fellow for Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International
Peace, Washington DC
 
This position is for a one-year project with possible renewal for a second year.
While a PhD is desired, a candidate with a Master's degree and approximately five
years of related experience would also be considered. The position requires the
ability to carry out research interviews in either Arabic or French as well as
native or near-native English language skills. 
 
Deadline for application: 7 February 2017. Information:
https://carnegieendowment.applicantpro.com/jobs/517239.html 
 
 
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OTHER INFORMATION
 
30. Explorative Workshops and Transregional Academies of the "Forum Transregionale
Studien" and the Max Weber Stiftung
 
We invite scholars with a doctoral degree in the social sciences or humanities who
are affiliated with a German university or research institute (also abroad) to
convene Explorative Workshops or Transregional Academies that promote and critically
assess transregional research. We offer flexible formats and strong scholarly
networks as well as support in terms of conceptual development, practical
organization, communication and funding. 
 
Deadline for proposals: 26 March 2017. Information:
www.forum-transregionale-studien.de/en/forum/explorative-instruments.html
 
 
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31. Summer School: “The Middle East in Global Politics", LSE, University of London,
19 June - 7 July 2017 
 
This course examines the regional politics of the Middle East since 1918 and their
interaction with problems of international security, global resources and great
power policies. It will aim to give students a grounding in the development of
international relations of the Middle East so as to enable them to relate events to
analytic issues in the study of International Relations.
 
Rolling applications now accepted. Information:
www.lse.ac.uk/study/summerSchools/summerSchool/courses/internationalRelationsGovernmentAndSociety/IR160.aspx

 
 
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32. Summer Course: "The Israeli – Palestinian Conflict, Understanding Both Sides",
Galilee International Management Institute, Israel, 19-31 July 2017
 
The programme, delivered by representatives of diverse Israeli and Palestinian
groups, adds further insight into the core issues of the region’s current reality. 
 
Information: http://bit.ly/2ki1WDB  
 
 
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33. Articles for Edited Volume on: “Rebel Yalla: Cultural Convergence in Western and
Middle Eastern Literature and Culture”
 
The editors are soliciting essays (in English) of roughly 6,000–9,000 words in
length that compare specific works of Western (especially American) culture or
specific Western cultural phenomena with specific works of Middle Eastern
(especially Arab) culture or specific Middle Eastern cultural phenomena.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 1 March 2017. Information:
https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/162583/rebel-yalla-cultural-convergence-western-and-middle-eastern

 
 
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34. Articles on “15 Years of the AK Party” for Journal "Insight Turkey" 
 
The substantial developments during the long period of the AK Party rule raise
several groups of questions. The first category of questions deals with the party
itself, the second set of questions is about the role of the AK Party in Turkish
politics, the third collection of questions deals with foreign policy issues.
Potential contributors are invited to focus on these issues.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 31 March 2017. Information:
http://insightturkey.com/call-for-papers-15-years-of-the-ak-party/articles/10559 
 
 
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35. Articles for Journal “AVID”
 
Journal of Eurasian Studies has been published within The Research Institute of
Turcology at Istanbul University. AVID, an international peer-reviewed journal,
involves several areas of research ranging from sociology to law, economics,
literature, cultural studies, politics and history. The journal accepts studies in
three languages, namely, Turkish, English and Russian.
 
Information: http://dergipark.gov.tr/iuavid 
 
 
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36. Articles for “Islamology: New Journal for Studies of Islam and Muslim
Societies”
 
The first issue in 2017 will be dedicated to anthropology, sociology and political
science of the Muslim societies.
 
Deadline for papers: 31 March 2017. Information:
http://islamoved.ru/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Islamology_-en_Call_for_papers-1.pdf
 
 
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37. Award for Scientific Research on Ankara, over the Materials at VEKAM Library and
Archive, Ankara
 
Koç University Vehbi Koç and Ankara Studies and Applied Research Center (VEKAM)
invite scientific research to analyze the urban development of Ankara, the social
and economic history as well as culture and cultural heritage of Ankara and its
surroundings.
 
Deadline for application: 3 April 2017. Information:
https://vekam.ku.edu.tr/en/content/call-vekam-library-and-archive-award
 
 
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38. MA Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, King's College
London
 
This MA provides expert research-led teaching in the politics, anthropology and
sociology of the modern Middle East and North Africa.
 
Information:
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/middle-eastern-studies-ma.aspx

 
 
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39. MA Political Economy of the Middle East, Department of Middle Eastern Studies,
King's College London
 
This MA is an interdisciplinary program that introduces students to political
economy from a wide range of academic disciplines. The program has a strong emphasis
on helping students think critically, creatively, and effectively about promoting
social justice, equality, democracy, sustainability, and social change through
political economy.
 
Information:
www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/political-economy-of-the-middle-east-ma.aspx
 
 
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40. MA Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies, Department of Middle Eastern
Studies, King's College London
 
This MA offers a multidisciplinary, comparative study of national, ethnic and
religious conflicts in deeply divided societies. It focuses on cases from the Middle
East, comparing these to case studies from around the world, examining the
theoretical literature on the causes and consequences of revolution and civil war,
and internationally led and grassroots peace processes.
 
Information:
www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/conflict-resolution-in-divided-societies-ma.aspx