jeudi 20 février 2014

 Distinguished Lecture and All-Day Research Workshop on "Transnational Feminisms and the New Middle East Insurrections" and 10th Anniversary Dinner Celebration, Yale
University, New Haven, CT, 3  April  2014

Featuring Distinguished Lecturer Sondra Hale, University of California, Los Angeles.
Admission to conference is free. Admission to dinner is $50 per person. This event
is sponsored by the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, the Council on Middle
East Studies, and the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area
Studies at Yale. The Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies is the official
publication of the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies.

 For information, visit


Mediterranean Seminar Spring Workshop: "Mediterranean Connectivities", Los Angeles, 3 May 2014

Proposals are being accepted for this seminar,  held in conjunction with the SNAP
symposium “Power Relations and Religious Communities in the Western Mediterranean”
to be held on 2 May 2014 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles California. 

The deadline for workshop proposals is 15 March 2014.


International Conference: "China and the Islamic World: Trade and Knowledge",
Prof. Dr. Fuat Sezgin Research Foundation for the History in Islam, Istanbul, 5-6
June 2014

We welcome scholars of China and the Islamic World to join us in a debate that
addresses but is not limited to the following issues:
 1. Trade, travel and exchange between China and the Islamic World
 2. Flow of knowledge, science, and technology from China to the Islamic World and
vice versa
 3. Institutions, mechanisms and significance of their exchange 

 Deadline for abstracts 15 April 2014. Information


4. International Conference: “Horizons of Islamic Theology”, Frankfurt, 1-5
September 2014

The Zentrum fuer Islamische Studien (Center for Islamic Studies) at the
Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany, is pleased to announce this congress.
With six thematic sections and more than thirty panels, this international congress
will focus on the key aspects of Islamic Theological Studies and also includes an
interdisciplinary section spanning a range of related thematic areas. The congress
addresses experts and others interested in the fields of Islamic theology and
neighboring disciplines. 

Deadline for abstracts: 31 May 2014. Information


5.  International Conference: "The Visual World of Persianate Culture: From
Antiquity to the Present", University of Edinburgh, 24-26 October 2014

This international conference will explore the importance of the visual in the
Persian world and examine the historic role of visual culture in the shaping,
influencing, and transforming of Persian cultures across the various historical
periods, ranging from pre-Islamic cultures, medieval / early modern Islamic
cultures, to Iran’s modern visual cultures. An immensely rich visual culture has
always existed in Iran and the surrounding regions from early antiquity, often
shaped by encounters with different zones of contact and patronised by ruling elites
and dynasties with a myriad of artistic and cultural traditions, needs and agendas.
This conference is sponsored by the Iran Heritage Foundation.

Deadline for abstracts (no more than 350 words) 15 April 2014, to be send to the
organizers Dr Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones (), Dr Nacim
Pak-Shiraz () and Dr Yuka Kadoi ()


6. Panels for SeSaMO Conference: “Beyond the Arab Uprisings: Rediscovering the MENA
Region”, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, 16-17 January  2015 

The Italian Society for Middle Eastern Studies (SeSaMO) invites scholars to apply to
direct a panel focusing on any topic within Middle Eastern Studies for its next
conference. Interdisciplinary proposals are welcome as well as proposals focusing on
distinct areas of interest in the scholarship on the Middle East. Proponents are
encouraged to opt for English or French as working languages.

Each panel proposal should include two workshop directors who ought to come from
different institutions and must reach the organizing committee by 30 April 2014.
Ideally, at least one director should be based outside of Italy so as to foster
research collaboration and to promote the publication of the proceedings in
international venues. The presence of a discussant is also strongly encouraged. The
proposal should include a 2 to 4 page description outlining the objectives and scope
of the proposed panel. Please send your panel proposals to Dr. Paola Rivetti at


7. International Conference: "Religious Offerings and Sacrifices in the Ancient Near
East", Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, 20-22 July 2015

ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is organising a series of conferences on
“Transmission and Innovation: Scientific, technological and religious thought in the
Syro-Mesopotamian area (3000 BC – 700 AD)”. Each speaker’s paper is limited to 45
minutes, with an additional 15 minutes for discussion. All papers given at the
conference will be published in a future edition of the ARAM Periodical. Information



8. Research Associate, Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS),
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar

The role will contribute towards CIRS’s inter-disciplinary research agenda (focused
on the politics, economics, society, and culture of the Persian Gulf and Middle
East). This position will add to CIRS’s research and publications portfolio,
including research and editing assignments. The position is open to scholars in
social science disciplines, working on the Middle East, with priority given to those
working on the Persian Gulf.

Review of applications begins March 1, 2014. Information:



9. PhD Scholarship for 3 Years: "History of the Ottoman Red Crescent (1869-1923)",
Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz,  Starting 1 June 2014

The PhD project should relate to the institute’s research on the subject of
“humanitarian ideas and practices”. The history of humanitarianism has recently been
discovered as an important field of History and is still lacking studies on
non-Western, non-Christian forms, ideas and practices of humanitarian aid. The
project on the first Islamic branch of the Red Cross
movement will respond to this lacuna in research and present an innovative work
based on unexplored archival sources.

Candidates should hold a master’s degree in history, Islamic Studies or Oriental
Studies. In order to read source materials, knowledge of Ottoman is a prerequisite,
knowledge of Turkish and French would be very helpful. International applicants
should be prepared to learn German. The scholarship is 1200 Euros per month, with
additional funds for travelling

Deadline for applications 23 March 2014. Contact Dr. Esther Moeller


10. Scholarships for Five German-Arab Master’s Programmes, Commonly Supported by GIZ
and DAAD. 

The programmes are co-conducted by one Arab and one German University each, and are
targeted at future leaders of the German-Arab Cooperation. All programmes focus on
the MENA region, practical application, intercultural learning, development
cooperation, and management skills. Still, they have distinct academic contents:
“Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency”, “International Education Management”,
“Integrated Water Resource Management”, “Economics of the Middle East” and
“Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design”.

Applications for the academic year 2014/2015 are invited. Deadlines are in March
2014. DAAD scholarships are available. Information


11. DAAD Scholarships for the Joint Master "Heritage Conservation and Site
Management" of the University Brandenburg Cottbus and Helwan University Cairo

The target group of this Master’s program are young graduates of Archaeology,
Architecture, Tourism, Conservation, History, or other relevant study fields. It is
a 2-year Masters programm starting winter semester 2014-2015.

The deadline for applications June 15, 2014. Information;


12.  Cambridge Inter-faith Programme Summer School, July/August 2014 

Calling emerging religious leaders around the world, the Cambridge Inter-faith
Programme will bring together an international group from Islamic, Christian and
Jewish backgrounds, for three-weeks of immersion in inter-faith and cross-cultural
encounter, to resource practical peacemaking and conflict-transformation efforts.
The bedrock of the programme is the practice of inter-faith Scriptural Reasoning
(SR, see Students receive intensive training
in SR; they are offered a series of lectures delivered by specialist academics and
peacemakers; and they are facilitated in a process of teaching one another about
aspects of their traditions. Most importantly, students have the opportunity to get
to know, and learn from, their fellow participants. All the costs of tuition,
accommodation, on-site meals, activities and visits will be covered by the Cambridge
Inter-faith Programme. 

Applications are due by  28 February 2014. Information


13.  Articles for Edited Book on “Religion and Legal Boundaries in Islamic

The aims of the book are to contribute to a different epistemology when analysing
the diversity of political situations and the role of religion in different contexts
of the Islamic world.
Manuscripts dealing with Christian minorities in Muslim-majority countries and with
Muslim minorities in countries such as India, Russia, the Philippines, or others,
are also welcomed.
Please, do not send proposals dealing with “Political Islam” or “Islamist”
organizations if not having any relation with the main theme of the book.
For those interested in submitting a paper for inclusion in the edited book, please
contact the book editor, Carimo Mohomed, at the e-mail , no
later than March, 31st.


14. Papers for "Romano-Arabica Journal"  on "Graffiti, Writing and Street Art in the
Arab World"

Deadlines for  paper proposals: May 15th, 2014; for sending the final version of the
paper: October 1st, 2014. Information


15. 2014 Summer Internship Program, Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community
Development, Washington D.C

The internship program provides students with an opportunity to conduct
primary-source research, develop writing and organizational skills, build valuable
D.C. contacts, gain hands-on experience and observe the extensive political and
policy-related happenings in the metropolitan D.C. area. As important members of our
team, interns gain valuable exposure to the functions of a highly productive
non-profit organization working on issues of national and international

Summer interns coordinate a summer lecture series, conduct in-depth research on a
topic related to the Palestine issue and assist with Palestine Center briefings,
film screenings and symposia. The Palestine Center staff provides guidance on
research and logistics, helps to educate interns on the Palestinian issue and
advises them as needed on career development. This internship is unpaid. 

Deadline for application 4  April 2014. Information


 2014 Call for Membership in the "Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities" (AGYA).

This new bi-lateral academy has been established at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy
of Sciences and Humanities (Berlin) and the Arabian Gulf University (Bahrain) and
aims to establish a framework for international research cooperation between Arab
and German young researchers (3-10 years after their PhD). 

The academy will consist of 25 young researchers from Germany and 25 young
researchers from Arab countries (Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq,
Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi
Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen).

Eligibility: - Early-career researchers from any field in Natural Sciences,
Humanities, Social Sciences, Technical Sciences, and Arts. -  Prospective candidates
must have received their Ph.D. no longer than 3 to 10 years ago at the time of
application. -  Applicants must be affiliated with a university or a research
institution in any Arab country or in Germany. -  The working language of the AGYA
is English. No knowledge of German or Arabic is necessary.

While the Arab world is experiencing a dynamic transition, it is especially
important that young Arab and German researchers intensify their contacts and
establish new forms of cooperation. Addressing this challenge, the "Arab-German
Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities" (AGYA) brings together outstanding Arab
and German researchers of the young generation and provide them with comprehensive
tools and administrative resources required for innovative joint projects and
cooperative initiatives in various fields of research and education.

Deadline of application: March 15, 2014  and cc to


 10-Weeks Intensive Course on " Qurʾanic/Classical and Theological Arabic" (10
hours/week), University of Muenster / Germany, 5 Mai – 18 July  2014

Instructor: Dr. Shawqi TALIA (CUA, Washington DC). The aim of this 10-week intensive
credit language course is to familiarize students with the Arabic script as well as
basic morphology, grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of Classical Arabic, as found in
the Qurʾan, early Islamic theology, and Arabic Christian theological literature.
Workload / contact hours: 100 hours.

The language of instruction will be English. No tuition fee for students of German
universities. For all other participants Euro 100. Information

 Middle East Summer School, SOAS, London, 23 June - 24 July 2014
Summer school students can take two courses: an Arabic language course (Levels 1 or
2) and another: either ‘Government and Politics of the Middle East'
Culture and Society in the Middle East’.
"Government and Politics of the Middle East" serves as an introduction to the
politics of North Africa (Maghreb), the Arab East (Mashriq) including the Gulf and
the Arabian Peninsula, Israel, Turkey and Iran. It offers an overview of the major
political issues and developments in the region since the end of the First World War
and addresses key themes in the study of contemporary Middle East politics,
including: the role of the military, social and economic development, political
Islam, and the recent uprisings (the ‘Arab Spring’).
"Culture and Society in the Middle East" offers an introduction to the theories and
methods of studying culture and deals with the history and development of societies
in MENA from the classical period to the present. It is taught through a study of
lively topics such as religious and ethnic diversity, impact of the West, the role
of tradition, education (traditional and modern), family structure and value, gender
politics, media, labour and labour migration, the Palestinian refugee problem and
Arab exile communities, culinary cultures, music and media, etc.
Please note that early bird discounts of 10% are available until 15 April 2014. For
more information, see: 
or contact Louise Hosking: .

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1. Workshop Focusing on Arab TV Stations: "Media and Democracy", Munich, 7 February 2014

Of particular interest is the question of the role of the transnational and national satellite TV stations in the process of political transformation; or of the function they are ascribing themselves on the way towards a (more) democratic order respectively.

The focus here is on debates of the ideal but intricate relationships between (global) markets, (local) governments, societies and media; and on questions such as whether there is an universal concept of the democratic role of media or whether their position varies according to different socio-political contexts.

Everyone interested in Arab media is most welcome to participate in this workshop (no fee), advantageously with some knowledge of Arabic; for registration contact to David Arn ( until 6 February 2014. Information


2. Yemen Seminar and Annual Lecture: "Why Yemen Matters:  A Society in Transition", SOAS, London, 17 February 2014

The British Yemeni Society and the London Middle East Institute at SOAS with the support of the MBI al-Jaber Foundation are organising this Seminar to mark the launch of an Annual Yemen Lecture to celebrate the publication of the edited volume of a selection of papers of year's conference on "Yemen: Challenges for the Future International Conference". This is followed by the Annual Yemen Lecture by Ambassador Amat al-Alim Alsoswa, former Minister of Human Rights and Member of the National Dialogue State Building Committee on "Yemen after the National Dialogue Conference, What Next?"

Program and further information


3. Panel: “Immediate History of the Arab Revolutions”, MEHAT Conference, Chicago, 2-3 May 2014

This prearranged panel for the MEHAT conference aims to asses how relevant « immediate history » is in explaining the present events causing the Arab turmoils. The main epistemological requirement of the ‘immediate’ history approach is that the historian directly experiences the event, thus not being removed from it by time.  We are looking for papers which draw chronological approaches and sequences on the current events, mostly in North Africa and the Middle East.

Deadline for proposals 5 February 2014 to and Information on the conference


4. Panels at the 4th World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, 18-22 August 2014

4. a)  Panel: “TV and Popular Culture in the Middle East: New Trends in the Aftermath of ‘Arab Spring’”
Papers focusing on changes in popular culture, translocality, and media reception, including TV shows and soap operas, along with the study of new trends appeared after 2009 are welcome. Papers addressing programming changes and their relationship with economic, political and social issues will also be considered. Papers can be framed in the analysis of national popular culture alone or can be based on transnational and transregional comparative approaches.

Those interested in participating in this panel please send an abstract (maximum 400 words) and a short bio (name, institution, country) until 7 February to
Marc Saurina:


4. b) Panel “Shared Resources and Regional Interdependence in the MENA Region: Factors of Conflict and Cooperation”

The panel aims at analyzing the influence of shared natural resources on dynamics of interstate conflict and cooperation in the MENA region. The research question that this panel seeks to address is which conditions determine whether shared natural resources become factors of conflict or cooperation. Natural resources are often trans-boundary in character. As a consequence, they may create situations of interdependence requiring interstate cooperation or provoking conflict. The panel welcomes proposals for case-study analyses focusing on the greater MENA region as well as including adjacent geopolitical areas such as the Sahel and the Caucasus.

Please send an abstract – max 250 words – before 13 February  to Filippo Dionigi (London School of Economics) and Giorgio Musso (University of Genova),


4. c) Panel: "The PLO Revisited: Culture, Politics, Diplomacy, and Legacy"

The Panel seeks to reconsider the conventional assumptions towards the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO); and to focus on distinct manifestations of social, societal, economic and cultural manifestations of this organization. Moreover, it attempts to keep up to date with the latest developments; both in respect to the status of primary and secondary literature, as well as to contemporary dynamics such as the implications of the Oslo Peace Process, and the Arab Spring movement.

Please send all abstracts as an MS-Word attachment, along a shot biography by 13 February 2014, simultaneously to: &


4. d) Panel: “The MENA Protest Movements and the Study of Middle East Politics”

Due to the lack of predictability of regime-toppling protests movements in MENA on late 2010, the theories and methodological tools used so far are being questioned. The need of systematic explanation and comprehension of the phenomenon is being desirable. Key challenges are to develop a dialogue between micro-meso-macro conditions, concept formation and the integration between case studies and comparative research under a multi-method approach. This panel will examine different methodological ways, theoretical and empirical needs and claims of different disciplines involved in the study of MENA protest movements and its contribution to the research of Middle East Politics as a scientific field.

Please email your abstracts by 12 February 2014 to Priscilla Álamos-Concha


4. e) Panel: "The Modern Historiography of Iran: a Critical Approach"

The nationalist historiography of Iran starting in late19th and early 20th century tried to write the history of the nation based mostly on Persian ethnic and defining “Iran” as an Aryan nation. Recently there have been attempts to revise the Iranian history through questioning the nationalist historiography of Iran and problematizing its exclusions and inclusions. This panel intends to review this new revisionist and critical movement in modern historiography of Iran.

The presented articles will be in the following categories: a. Theoretical and methodological concepts and elaborations on the critical movement in the historiography of Iran. b. Original researches, including genetic history that reveal the exclusions and inclusions of the modern historiography of Iran and reconstructing of the history of the region. c. Researches about the second category.

If you are interested in participating please email your abstracts by 10 February 2014 to


5. Workshop: "The Future of Yemen", Annual Gulf Research Meeting, University of Cambridge, 25-28 August 2014 

The workshop is organized by Saud Al-Sarhan and Noel Brehony. See the Call for Papers at Most participants will be eligible for a travel grant (for details contact

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 February.  Details of how to submit are at


6. 48th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), Washington, DC, 22-25 November 2014

6. a) Panel: “Electoral Sociology after the Arab Spring”

The Arab Spring led to a wave of free and fair elections in the MENA region. The transition period presents a unique opportunity to study emerging and changing political systems, political parties and their relationship with voters. This allows us to analyse some of the key phenomena of electoral sociology: political culture, electoral behaviour, party formation, and political participation after regime change. The emergence of public opinion polls also invites new methodological approaches to the emerging field of Middle Eastern electoral sociology.

Deadline for registration 15 February 2014. Information


6. b)  Panel: “Re-Imagining the Nation in the Arab Gulf”
Organizers: Jocelyn Sage Mitchell (Northwestern University in Qatar) and Natalie Koch (Syracuse University).
The general question is: "How can we conceptualize the use of nationalism in the Arab Gulf states?" The papers should touch upon the idea of nationalism in the Gulf as shifting (possibly contradictory) and political in its use of civic myth, ethnic heritage, reinvented symbols, and state-led narratives; within this broad idea, papers from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, methodologies, and subjects are welcome. Already submitted topics include the rewriting of archaeological heritage, and nationalist urban building narratives in the Gulf.
Please email your name, email address, academic affiliation, and a 400-500 word abstract to   by 9 February, and be prepared to register with MESA no later than 15 February.


7. Associate Professorship in Hebrew and Modern Israel, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies,  University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Teaching and supervision will cover both BA, MA and PhD levels. The successful applicant must be capable of undertaking research, teaching, supervision, communication and administration in relation to the subject.The position is to be filled by 1 September 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Qualification requirements: The applicant must be able to document proficiency in modern Hebrew. In assessing the applicant’s research qualifications, focus will be on research within cultural and/or social science studies of Israel’s modern history and contemporary conditions.  Experience with IT based distance learning would be welcomed.

The closing date for application is 20 February 2014. Information


8. Tenure Track Position in Middle Eastern Studies (Modern Arab World Studies) for Arab Scholar, Department of Middle Eastern History, University of Haifa

Successful applicants will be nominated to early-career fellowships for ARAB scholars holding Israeli citizenship. Fellowship winners will be granted a university position with full faculty responsibilities and are guaranteed tenure evaluation by the University.

Applicants must have the Ph.D. and a demonstrable commitment to both teaching and research. Primary teaching language: Hebrew. Position beginning October 2014.

Deadline for application 15 February 2014. Further information Dr. Mahmoud Yazbak


9. Post-doc, PhD  and Visiting PhD Fellowships on “Mobility, Empire and Cross-Cultural Contacts in Mongol Eurasia”, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The European Research Council (ERC)  project is offering  Post-Docs, PhDs and Visiting PhD's fellowships beginning in 2014-15 for outstanding candidates fluent in Chinese, Arabic and Persian (at least one of the above) and with a sound knowledge of the history of the Mongol Empire.

Deadline extended to 27  February 2014.  Information


10. Further Positions:

-       Arabic Instructor/Lecturer, Georgia State University ,
-       Visiting Faculty Position on Jewish History and Culture, Old Dominion University,
-       Visiting Instructor/Lecturer, Georgia State University,
-       Post-Doctoral Fellowship on 20th Century Business History/Middle Eastern History, University of Southampton,



11. International Summer Academy for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers: "Conflict and Mobility in the City: Urban Space, Youth and Social Transformation", Rabat, 25 August – 5 September 2014 

In the framework of the research program “Europe in the Middle East – the Middle East in Europe” (EUME) the Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien, the Max Weber Stiftung and the  École de Gouvernance et d'Économie in Rabat invite scholars from the fields of Comparative Literature, Cultural Anthropology, Middle East Studies, Political Science, History, Geography, Urban Studies and Sociology.

24 doctoral and postdoctoral scholars from different countries will be given the opportunity to present and discuss their current research in an international and multi-disciplinary context. Intellectuals, writers and scholars from Morocco will also participate in the Summer Academy.

Participants receive a stipend covering travel and accommodation. The application should be submitted in English by 31 March 2014. Information


12. Research Grant on the “(Trans-)Formation of Religious Traditions in the Context of Intra- and Interreligious Contact”, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

What we can offer during the academic year October 2014 through September 2015: Time and space for research in an interdisciplinary environment; up to 70,000 € (= about 95,000 $) (gross rate) either as a grant or as a salary for the fellow's substitute at his or her home institution; good infrastructure (libraries etc.); travel expenses related to research activities; means for organizing congresses or workshops.

We invite projects focusing on any period from ancient to contemporary, which address aspects of encounter, conceptual construction and historical reconstruction, mutual exchange, formation and transformation of religious traditions in comparative case studies and/or from systematic perspectives.

Applicants must at least hold a Ph.D. Application before 15 March 2014. Information


13.  International Summer University (ISU) on “Europe and the Middle East in Transition”, University of Marburg, Germany, 19 July -16 August 2014

The summer study program is open to all candidates looking to combine their academic studies with an exciting intercultural experience. The program offers an intensive German course (also for beginners), specialized seminars in English, credits (up to 9 ECTS), weekend field trips to various destinations in Germany and France and more!



14. Eleventh Beirut Exchange, 22-29 March 2014

The Beirut Exchange program rests on two tracks:

Academic - Participants will attend a series of lectures and colloquia led by leading academics and public intellectuals in Lebanon. Topics will include: The Arab Uprisings; The Syrian conflict and its regional implications; The Special Tribunal for Lebanon; The United Nations as peacekeeper and mediator; Engaging political Islam; Asymmetrical conflict: The July 2006 Lebanon War; Human Rights in Lebanon and the wider Middle East; Sectarianism and its deployment, as well as a range of other topics.

Dialogue with Leaders - Participants will have the opportunity to meet, listen and engage leading social, political and economic leaders from across the spectrum in Lebanon - with a particular (though not exclusive) emphasis on exposure to Islamist and opposition currents.

Deadline for application 7 March 2014. Limited spaces available/Rolling acceptance. Information


15. Asfari Scholarships for Syrian, Palestinian and Lebanese Applicants for Selected Taught Masters Degrees in the UK, Starting September 2014

Each scholarship includes tuition fees and a stipend to cover accommodation and living costs. If necessary, the cost of travel to the UK will also be covered. The scholarship will be tenable for one academic year.

Scholarships are available at the following universities, and for the following courses:
• The University of Edinburgh – all full-time, one-year, taught Masters courses (non-laboratory based courses only)
• University of East Anglia – all full-time, one-year taught Masters courses

Information deadline for applications to the Foundation is 14 April 2014.

WOCMES: Extended Deadline for Call for Proposals until 15 February 2014

WOCMES: Extended Deadline for Call for Proposals until 15 February 2014

Do  not miss the most important global event in Middle Eastern and North African Studies in 2014!

Dear colleagues and friends,

Due to the requests of many colleagues who were late in the organization of their panels and other activities during  WOCMES-4 in Ankara, it has been decided that the deadline for papers, panels, and all other proposals will be extended until 15 February 2014.

You are kindly requested to motivate your colleagues to participate in the most important global event in Middle Eastern and North African studies in 2014. Please see the website of WOCMES at, the attached invitation  and the invitation below which might be forwarded to your colleagues.

If you are still looking for additional paper presenters for your panel, please return this message with an announcement of up to 100 words to be forwarded to more than 5000 scholars via EURAMES Info Service. The form of your Call for Paper should follow the example below.


Fourth World Congress for Middle East Studies (WOCMES),  METU, Ankara, Turkey, 18-22 August 2014

The Turkish Social Sciences Association and the Middle East Technical University (METU) are pleased to invite you to the Fourth WOCMES. The World Congress seeks to address questions, exchange and explore information on Middle East in the broadest sense. Scholars, researchers, experts and students engaged in the study of the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia are invited to submit their proposals for panels, papers, roundtables, posters and cultural activities for the Fourth World Congress.

The principal themes followed since the First World Congress have been retained in WOCMES 2014: Ancient Middle East; Historical Approaches; Islam in Past and Present; Christian and Biblical Studies; Urban Studies and Space; Water and the Environment; Economics of the Middle East; Politics of the Middle East; Women and Gender Studies; Normative Phenomena and Legal Research; Migration Studies; Media and Cultural Studies; Linguistics and Literature; and Nationality, Identities and Ethnicity. Panels and papers that do not fall within the boundaries of these themes are of course welcome.

Individuals who wish to attend WOCMES 2014 are expected to submit their abstracts by 15 February All submission should be done via For additional questions related to the organization of WOCMES please contact


Example for a Call for Papers for a WOCMES Panel for Distribution in the EURAMES Info Service

Panel: "The Jordanian Popular Protest Movement (Al Hirak Al Shabi)", World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Ankara, 18-22 August 2014

While Jordan has not experienced a Spring in the same way as Egypt and Tunisia, a vibrant reform movement has nonetheless emerged over the past three years. Various groups have called into question many of the commonly held truths about Jordanian political priorities, social organization and class politics.  This panel will examine the Jordanian Popular Protest Movement. 

If you are interested in participating please email your abstracts by 10 February 2014 to XXXXXX