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non-BRISMES Events

Non-BRISMES Events

EMERGENCY, a humanitarian assistance NGO is organising 'Sound of Afghanistan' a fundraiser in support of its Surgical Centre for War Victims in Kabul. The event will be on Wednesday 4th December, at 7 pm in Conway Hall, London.

The evening will include a talk by EMERGENCY UK trustee and award winning humanitarian photographer Giles Duley. In 2001, whilst working as an embedded photographer with the US army in Afghanistan, Giles trod on an IED, losing his legs and an arm. Giles uses his personal experience to speak of the horrors of war, demonstrating the paramount importance of providing medical care to the victims of war and landmines.

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British Library book move

British Library book moves affecting Middle Eastern language material.

During the course of 2010, the British Library is undertaking collection moves which will include material in all Middle Eastern languages.  The items that are being moved will be unavailable to readers while they are prepared, moved and reshelved in the new storage building in Boston Spa.   Information about the shelfmarks affected by the embargo will be in the Library's April Reader Bulletin at

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British Academy - International Partnerships

International Partnerships (Middle East) Scheme

In an initiative developed by the British Academy's Area Panels, awards of up to £10,000 a year for up to three years are available to support the development of ongoing links between research centres or institutions, within the humanities and social sciences, in the UK and in the Middle East (including North Africa). The link would be built around a specific research theme of mutual interest. This could be carried forward through visits in both directions; workshops; seminars and lecture programmes; collaborative research; and joint publications. The programme might form part of either institution's training programme and will ideally involve participation from more than one overseas institution, and might also involve more than one department/university/group/research centre in the UK.

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The Falak Sufi Scholarship

The Graduate School of Arts and Science of New York University is pleased to announce the establishment of the Falak Sufi Scholarships awarded by the master’s program in Near Eastern Studies at the Kevorkian Center. Candidates for the master’s program in Near Eastern Studies  are eligible to apply, including applicants to the program’s joint degree with Journalism, the concentration with Museum Studies, and the business track.

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Job Vacancy - University of Sydney, Australia

PhD Scholarship
(AHRC: Collaborative PhD with the British Library, University of
Birmingham including the Centre for African Studies and Arabic Division)


The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University announces an opening in Hebrew language to be filled at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline or Associate in Discipline, beginning July 2013 and ending June 2014. We are seeking a professional language teacher with a serious commitment to teaching languages for academic purposes. This is a full time one-year appointment.

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