dimanche 23 juin 2019

EURAMES Info Service 25/2019



CONFERENCES

1.    19th International Conference of Migration: "Mapping the Nation", 27-28 June 2019, Dudelange/Luxembourg

2.    Lawforms Workshop 2019: “Manuals, Stylebooks, and Formularies for Persianate Legal Documents”, Exeter, 8-10 July 2019

3.    53rd Seminar for Arabian Studies, University of Leiden, 11-13 July 2019

4.    11th Conference of the Nordic Society for Middle Eastern Studies: "Breaking and Creating Boundaries in the Middle East", University of Helsinki, 14-16 August 2019

5.    Mediterranean Seminar’s Spring Meeting on the Subject of “Violence”, University of Toronto, 4-5 October 2019

6.    26th International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO) combined with the Conference of the Section for Islam Studies of the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (DMG), Hamburg, 3-5 October 2019

7.    Doctoral Workshop in Late- and Post-Ottoman Studies: “Values and Status Negotiation: Media in the Middle East and North Africa”, University of Basel, 18-19 October 2019

8.    Colloque : "Dynamique des langues, des discours et des cultures en contexte méditerranéen", Tlemcen, 11-12 novembre 2019

9.    Conference: "About Life Paths that Call to Writing in the Modern Arab World", University of Lille, 20-21 November 2019

10.  Conference on "Acts of Excommunication in the Late Antique and Early Islamicate Middle East", Leiden University, 12-13 March 2020

11.  80th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology: “Cultural Citizenship and Diversity in Complex Societies”, Albuquerque, 17-21 March 2020

12.  Conference: "Representing Disembarkation: Migrations, Arrivals, Territories", Procida, Naples, 27-29 April 2020

13.  24th Conference of the “Comité International des Études Pré-Ottomanes et Ottomanes”, Thessaloniki, 23-27 June 2020

14.  Fourth European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies (“Turkologentag”), Mainz, 16-18 September 2020


POSITIONS

15.  Research Associate for a Doctoral Position in Jewish Studies with a Focus on Sephardic Judaism in the Middle Ages and the Modern Era, University of Halle-Wittenberg

16.  Associate Professorship (Full-Time, Tenure-Track) in Middle Eastern Studies, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

17.  Visiting Professorship, Kuwait Program, School of International Affairs at Sciences Po, Paris

18.  Research Assistant, Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis, Rabat

19.  Humanities Multi-Year Research Fellowships for the Study of the Arab World, New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)

20.  Senior Research Fellow, MENA Peace and Security Program, Emirates Diplomatic Academy, Abu Dhabi

21.  Faculty Positions in the Human Rights Graduate Program, Doha Institute

22.  Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Ottoman History, University of California, Los Angeles

23.  Lecturer in Modern Middle Eastern History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


OTHER INFORMATION

24.  Richard Gillespie Mediterranean Prize of the Journal "Mediterranean Politics" for the Best Research Article on the Contemporary Social and Political Dynamics of the Mediterranean Region

25.  Grants for Research in Byzantine, Ottoman, Atatürk and Republican-Era Studies, Istanbul Research Institute

26.  Master of Science: "Economics of the Middle East (EMEA)", University of Marburg

27.  Appel à projets scientifiques 2020, L'Institut français d'archéologie orientale (Ifao) du Caire

28.  Summer School on "Politics, Islam and Government in Iran", Regional Studies Committee of Iranian Political Science Association (IPSA), Tehran, 27 July – 7 August 2019

29.  Summer Course: "Islamicate Digital Humanities for Scholars in Manuscript Studies", University of Hamburg, 14-18 August 2019

30.  Academic Learning Tour of Iran, Hikmat International Institute, 7-21 September 2019

31.  Third Annual Graduate Student Book Review Colloquium on Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 11 October 2019

32.  Articles for the First Issue of the Journal “Modern Islamic Studies” on “Islam and/or Tradition? Traditional Islam and Islamic Traditions in the Eastern Europe”

33.  Articles for "Zeitschrift für Recht & Islam / Journal of Law & Islam"

34.  Articles on "The State of Islam amidst the Growth of the European Far-Right" for Special Issue of "Islamic Perspective Journal"

35.  Articles for Journal "Contemporary Arab Affairs (CAA)"

36.  Contributions to Edited Volume on "Islam and Humour"

37.  Contributions to Edited Volume on "Egypt in Focus: Creativity in Adversarial Contexts"

38.  Proposals for New Book Series "A Modern History of Politics and Violence" with Focus on the MENA Region (Bloomsbury)

39.  Online Resource: "Embedding Conquest: Naturalising Muslim Rule in the Early Islamic Empire (600-1000)", Leiden University

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Best regards,

Guenter Meyer, Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW), University of Mainz


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CONFERENCES

1.    19th International Conference of Migration: "Mapping the Nation", 27-28 June 2019, Dudelange/ Luxembourg


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2.    Lawforms Workshop 2019: “Manuals, Stylebooks, and Formularies for Persianate Legal Documents”, Exeter, 8-10 July 2019

This is a project team-centred event, but we have space for a few more people; if  you can read Persian, and would like to read manuals for fun, do get in touch! 


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3.    53rd Seminar for Arabian Studies, University of Leiden, 11-13 July 2019

This annual international forum presents the latest academic research on the Arabian Peninsula. The subjects covered include archaeology, history, epigraphy, languages, literature, art, culture, ethnography, geography, etc. from the earliest times to the present day or, in the case of political and social history, to the end of the Ottoman Empire.


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4.    11th Conference of the Nordic Society for Middle Eastern Studies: "Breaking and Creating Boundaries in the Middle East", University of Helsinki, 14-16 August 2019

The NSMES conference will include almost 50 panels and roundtables on physical boundaries, identity, religion, gender, immigration, minorities and many other phenomena. We invite the audience to register to the triannual Nordic conference on Middle Eastern studies.


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5.    Mediterranean Seminar’s Spring Meeting on the Subject of “Violence”, University of Toronto, 4-5 October 2019

Papers and round-table participants from history, art history, religious studies, literary and cultural studies, anthropology or any relevant Humanities and Social Sciences discipline are welcome. For the workshop, we invite abstracts on any aspect of interfaith or intrafaith violence in the premodern Mediterranean and on literary and artistic representations of such violence. Papers with a comparative approach are particularly welcome.


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6.    26th International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO) combined with the Conference of the Section for Islam Studies of the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (DMG), Hamburg, 3-5 October 2019

The deadline for abstracts of papers and panels has been extended until 30 June 2019. Please send your abstracts to the Secretary General of the Congress, amke.dietert@googlemail.com. Further information: https://www.aai.uni-hamburg.de/en/voror/veranstaltungen/2019-davokongress.html

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7.    Doctoral Workshop in Late- and Post-Ottoman Studies: “Values and Status Negotiation: Media in the Middle East and North Africa”, University of Basel, 18-19 October 2019

In this workshop, students will engage with understandings of the media in the Middle East from the perspective of the role media plays in society, and the position it commands in relation to power. We seek applicants whose work sets out to discover how these are understood, rationalized, exercised, negotiated and found appropriate and useful within different social milieux.


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8.    Colloque : "Dynamique des langues, des discours et des cultures en contexte méditerranéen", Tlemcen, 11-12 novembre 2019

Les contributions s'inscriront dans les axes et sous axes suivants : Productions artistiques et diversité des représentations - Rive Sud / Rive Nord; la mer Méditerranée dans les textes littéraires; le métissage et ses paradoxes dans l'Histoire culturelle de la Méditerranée - altérité et discours de la différenciation; les migrants et la Méditerranée dans les arts (littérature, cinéma, peinture).


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9.    Conference: "About Life Paths that Call to Writing in the Modern Arab World", University of Lille, 20-21 November 2019

How do different paths of life, in the modern Arab world, act as a catalyst for writing? Three axes of communication are proposed: "Custodial paths and writings in the modern Arab world", "Life paths of foreigners in Arab countries: the end of the travel story and of post-orientalism?", and "Arab life paths in foreign Arab countries: the writings of new exiles in the Arab world".

Deadline for abstracts: 15 July 2019. Information: https://colloquecestrajectoires.univ-lille.fr/en/static5/call-for-papers

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10.  Conference on "Acts of Excommunication" in the Late Antique and Early Islamicate Middle East", Leiden University, 12-13 March 2020

This workshop aims to explore acts of excommunication as social and political as well as religious practice, with important implications for activities in local communities, but also for interactions with wider society and with governing authorities within the early Islamic empire.

Deadline for abstracts: 1 October 2019. Contact: e.p.hayes@hum.leidenuniv.nl

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11.  80th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology: “Cultural Citizenship and Diversity in Complex Societies”, Albuquerque, 17-21 March 2020

The SfAA Annual Meeting provides an invaluable opportunity for scholars, practicing social scientists, and students from a variety of disciplines and organizations to discuss their work and brainstorm for the future. The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) from all disciplines.

Deadline for abstracts: 15 October 2019. Information: https://www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/

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12.  Conference: "Representing Disembarkation: Migrations, Arrivals, Territories", Procida, Naples, 27-29 April 2020

While mainly addressing the representation of disembarkation, arrival, and embarkation in literary writing, we welcome papers from law studies, politics and international relations, anthropology and history linking the figurative to wider political and legal entanglements surrounding experiences of disembarkation on the coastlines of Europe and beyond.


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13.  24th Conference of the Comité International des Études Pré-Ottomanes et Ottomanes, Thessaloniki, 23-27 June 2020

The aim is to provide a platform of a high scholarly level, which will promote the knowledge and sustain the memory of Ottoman history. The organizers encourage panels and individual papers that fall under the following topics: the Ottoman Empire in the Age of Revolutions; Sources: New interpretations and approaches; etc.


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14.  Fourth European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies (“Turkologentag”), Mainz, 16-18 September 2020

We are inviting proposals for papers in the domains of language, literature, history, culture, society, politics, and philology of the Turks and the Turkic peoples. Conference languages are English, German, and Turkish.

Deadline for abstracts: 15 April 2020. Information: http://www.turkologentag-2020.de/Call_for_Papers.html

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POSITIONS

15.  Research Associate for a Doctoral Position in Jewish Studies with a Focus on Sephardic Judaism in the Middle Ages and the Modern Era, University of Halle-Wittenberg

Requirements: MA in Jewish Studies or another field of Oriental Studies; knowledge of rabbinic Judaism, Hebrew (Arabic and modern Hebrew desirable) and proficiency in spoken and written English.

Deadline for applications: 19 July 2019. Information: http://www.verwaltung.uni-halle.de/dezern3/Ausschr/19_751.pdf


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16.  Associate Professorship (Full-Time, Tenure-Track) in Middle Eastern Studies, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

We are looking for candidates with expertise in a range of Middle East related fields, preferably: Politics in the contemporary Middle East; Cultural & literary aspects of the Middle East; The Arab world in relation to Israel, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and/or the Gulf region.



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17.  Visiting Professorship, Kuwait Program, School of International Affairs at Sciences Po, Paris

Starting end of January 2020, 5-month contract; open to full-time faculty members of professorial rank at their home institution. Seeking experts on Middle East or Gulf Region in political economy, human development, urbanism, environment, legislative cycles or health.

Deadline for applications: 1 September 2019. Information: https://www.sciencespo.fr/kuwait-program/associated-researchers/

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18.  Research Assistant, Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis, Rabat

Duration: 6 months. Requirements: at least five years of academic experience in the field of social sciences; at least three years of experience in a research institution, or a similar institution; proficient in both Arabic and English writing, reading and speaking. Being fluent in French as well is preferable; etc.

Deadline for applications: 30 June 2019. Information: https://mipa.institute/6848


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19.  Humanities Multi-Year Research Fellowships for the Study of the Arab World, New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)

While open to scholars working in all areas of the Humanities, the program aims in particular to build a center of outstanding research capacity in areas of the Humanities that are relevant for the study of the Arabic world. Eligible candidates for the senior fellowships have an outstanding scholarly accomplishment. Mid-career scholars with strong publication records and exceptional scholarly promise may be considered in this category. Eligible candidates for the research fellowships, which are intended especially for young scholars who wish to turn their doctoral dissertations into book manuscripts publishable with major academic presses, have received their PhD within the previous five years and have a strong record of scholarly accomplishment.



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20.  Senior Research Fellow, MENA Peace and Security Program, Emirates Diplomatic Academy, Abu Dhabi

The EDA is recruiting a Senior Research Fellow, with particular expertise in humanitarian aid and development in the MENA region as well as interest and/or experience in stabilisation and post conflict reconstruction. PhD is required.

Deadline for applications: 31 July 2019. For information: victor.gervais@eda.ac.ae

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21.  Faculty Positions in the Human Rights Graduate Program, Doha Institute

Successful candidates will have a doctorate in Law or Political Science and will be able to teach one or more of the following subjects: Introduction to Human Rights, Public International Law, Human Rights and Islamic Law, Human Rights in the Arab World, Critical Approaches to Human Rights, and Comparative Constitutional Law, and must have the ability to teach in Arabic. The appointment is scheduled for August 2020.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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22.  Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Ottoman History, University of California, Los Angeles

This position at the rank of assistant professor in 16th through mid-19th century Ottoman history will begin on 1 July 2020. All candidates should have completed their PhD in history no later than 30 June 2020.

Deadline for applications: 15 October 2019. Information: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF04522


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23.  Lecturer in Modern Middle Eastern History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

One-year, non-tenure-track lectureship, commencing 1 August 2019. The successful applicant will be able to teach World Civilization after 1500 and upper division courses in the area of specialty. Ph.D. in history or a related field must be in hand before the position begins.

Deadline for applications: 15 July 2019. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=58500

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OTHER INFORMATION

24.  Richard Gillespie Mediterranean Prize of the Journal "Mediterranean Politics" for the Best Research Article on the Contemporary Social and Political Dynamics of the Mediterranean Region

We welcome contributions on politics and international relations as well as economics, human geography, sociology, anthropology and other relevant disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

Deadline for submissions: 31 December 2019. Information: https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/journal-prize-richard-gillespie-mediterranean-prize/

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25.  Grants for Research in Byzantine, Ottoman, Atatürk and Republican-Era Studies, Istanbul Research Institute

-      1 Post-Doctoral Research and Writing Grant (TRY40.000)
-      1 Research and Write-Up Grant for PhD Candidates (TRY30.000)
-      5 Travel Grants (TRY5.000)
-      5 Conference Grants (TRY5.000)

Deadline for applications: 11 August 2019. Information: https://en.iae.org.tr/Content/Grants/128

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26.  Master of Science: "Economics of the Middle East (EMEA)", University of Marburg

The program offers a wide range of courses focusing on economic, social and geopolitical issues of the Middle East and North Africa region, which equips students with the theoretical and empirical knowledge necessary to start a professional or academic career in this growing field of study.

Deadline for application: 15 July 2019. Information: www.uni-marburg.de/emea

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27.  Appel à projets scientifiques 2020, L'Institut français d'archéologie orientale (Ifao) du Caire

Il s'adresse à tout chercheur, français ou étranger, qui souhaite développer des recherches dans les domaines de compétence de l'Ifao, couvrant l'histoire de l'Égypte, de la Préhistoire à l'époque contemporaine.

Deadline for applications: 1 July 2019. Information: http://www.ifao.egnet.net/actualites/#178

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28.  Summer School on "Politics, Islam and Government in Iran", Regional Studies Committee of Iranian Political Science Association (IPSA), Tehran, 27 July – 7 August 2019

The school is planning to explore Islam, politics and government in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The focus of the courses is to portray and analyze the political power structure as well as the influence of religion on the Islamic Republic ideology.

Deadline for registration: 7 July 2019.

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29.  Summer Course: "Islamicate Digital Humanities for Scholars in Manuscript Studies", University of Hamburg, 14-18 August 2019

This course is for graduate students and researchers who work with manuscript materials in Arabic script and want to learn how to apply digital technology in their research. It includes both theoretical and practical sessions on digital encoding and editing of manuscript texts, data annotation, search and visualization.

Deadline for applications: 24 June 2019.

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30.  Academic Learning Tour of Iran, Hikmat International Institute, 7-21 September 2019

We invite professors, students, and anyone else who want to explore Iran and learn more about Shiism and culture, other religions and history of the country. Included are Iran's most important tourist attractions in 6 major cities and the unique opportunity to experience the Ashura festival at Yazd.

Registration deadline: 9 August 2019. Information: http://hikmat-ins.com/iran-tour-5/

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31.  Third Annual Graduate Student Book Review Colloquium on Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 11 October 2019

The Colloquium invites advanced graduate students in the social sciences and humanities to submit reviews on noteworthy books published between 2017-2019 in the field of Islamic and Middle Eastern studies.

Deadline for submissions: 1 July 2019.

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32.  Articles for the First Issue of the Journal “Modern Islamic Studies” on “Islam and/or Tradition? Traditional Islam and Islamic Traditions in the Eastern Europe”

Taken in a broad geographical sense, we are seeking for the papers addressing history and modernity of Muslims in the area from Balkans and Crimea on the South, Baltia on the North and Caucausus on the East, where indigenous Muslim popullation and traditions are represented.

Deadline for full papers: 15 November 2019. Information: https://journals.oa.edu.ua/Islamic/

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33.  Articles for "Zeitschrift für Recht & Islam / Journal of Law & Islam"

The peer reviewed Journal covers theoretical legal debate as well as the practical application of both secular and Islamic laws. It considers the historical development as well as the interaction of "secular" and Islamic laws in different contexts, and covers key phenomena affecting academic discourse, legislation and legal practice in the relevant states. Languages: German, English or French.


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34.  Articles on "The State of Islam amidst the Growth of the European Far-Right" for Special Issue of "Islamic Perspective Journal"

Papers are invited on: The state of Islam and Muslims in particular European countries; Critiques of anti-Muslim and anti-Islam ideologies; Critiques of specific anti-immigrant and anti-Islam thinkers as well as far-right political parties and nationalist movements;  The effects of such far-right movements on Muslim women, children, and family life and on Muslims in the public sphere, civil society, and in government positions; etc.

Deadline for abstracts: 1 August 2019. Contact Dustin J. Byrd, Ph.D. (dbyrd@olivetcollege.edu)

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35.  Articles for Journal "Contemporary Arab Affairs (CAA)"

The editors of this peer-reviewed journal published by the Centre for Arab Unity Studies and University of California Press, invite authors to submit original multidisciplinary articles on the Arab World (5,000-7,000 words) to the editor at caa@caus.org.lb.

Deadline for manuscripts: 31 December 2019. Information: http://caa.ucpress.edu/content/submit

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36.  Contributions to Edited Volume on "Islam and Humour"

Contributions are invited on humour in the lives of Muslims around the world;  how Muslim comics use jokes to counteract oppression; how Muslim comics use humour as a tool for social integration into new communities; the role of humour in contemporary mass media in Muslim countries; etc.

Deadline for abstracts: 1 August 2019. Information: Bernard Schweizer (Bernard.Schweizer@liu.edu)

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37.  Contributions to Edited Volume on "Egypt in Focus: Creativity in Adversarial Contexts"

The current socio-political situation in Egypt raises fundamental questions about the state of the arts and the future of literature and culture in the country. This special volume examines the complex paradoxical predicament of a seemingly irrepressible expressive context under the thralls of an imposed gloomy hush. It also addresses how individuals and institutions navigate the inflicted muteness through different strategies.



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38.  Proposals for New Book Series "A Modern History of Politics and Violence" with Focus on the MENA Region (Bloomsbury)

Proposals are invited on: Gender and violence; The history of emotions and violence;  Mass violence and genocide;  The history of terrorism; Transnationalism in relation to political violence; Violence and revolutionary ideologies;  Cultural memory of violence; etc.


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39.  Online Resource: "Embedding Conquest: Naturalising Muslim Rule in the Early Islamic Empire (600-1000)", Leiden University

This blog of a research project focuses on how the Islamic conquests were consolidated in the diverse regions they reached. It is aimed at scholars and students and the interested public.


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