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Call for Fellows: Balfour Project Peace Advocacy Fellowships

The Balfour Project intends to appoint up to twenty Balfour Project Peace Advocacy Fellows for the academic year 2021-22. If you are a post-graduate or final year undergraduate student with an interest in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, you are welcome to apply. The selected fellows will be paid a bursary of £700 payable in two tranches at the midpoint and end of the academic year. As a fellow, you will be given the opportunity to make a tangible contribution to the work of the Balfour Project by campaigning for peace on the basis of the BP approach within your academic institution and more generally.

Vacancy: Lecturer (Fixed Term)

The Economic and Social History subject area in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow is seeking temporary teaching replacement for Honours teaching in the history of the modern Middle East and North Africa, c. 18th-20th centuries, and pre-Honours teaching in aspects of global economic and social history. This is a seven-month post and the successful candidate should be able to start in December 2021 or January 2022.

Call for Papers: Body, Medicine, and Feminism: the Life and Work of Nawal El Saawadi

Papers are invited for an international conference on the life and work of Nawal El Saawadi who died on Sunday, 21 March. The organisers invite papers that consider the role of the body and medicine in Dr. El Saadawi’s oeuvre, but also papers dedicated to the spirit of her work and thought. The conference will coincide with a special issue of the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies devoted to medicine and feminist practice in the Middle East, with the journal’s Third Space section devoted to the memory of Dr. El Saadawi.

Call for Applications: PhD scholarships at Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies

The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies will admit up to ten PhD fellows to its three-year doctoral programme, which is to begin on 1 October 2022. The Graduate School is a joint institution of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, which brings together scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and area studies.

Call for Papers: Decolonisation and Performance Studies

This special issue of Global Perfomance Studies explores ways of framing and rethinking histories and discourses of Performance Studies as a field rooted in Western systems of knowledge production and communication linked to forms of cultural and political imperialism. GPS seeks proposals for: Critical, analytical, and creative articles, essays, position papers, manifestos, performance texts, scores, scripts, digital art, and performance archives. This issue is multilingual. Proposals are accepted in Arabic, English, and Spanish.

Saudi Historical Short Story Award

The Historical Novel Society (HNS) and The King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (DARAH) are proud to announce the inaugural Saudi Historical Fiction Awards. £30,000 in prizes are to be offered annually to writers of English language historical fiction with Saudi settings. The Saudi Historical Short Story Award has a first prize of £10,000 and 5 runners up prizes of £1,000.

Funding Call: MENASP-CP GCRF Research Fund

The Middle East and North Africa Social Policy (MENASP) Network was founded to advance, exchange and disseminate knowledge and policy expertise about social policy in the MENA region. The MENASP Network is pleased to launch the MENASP Network’s Social Policy and Conflict Prevention (MENASP-CP) Research Fund which sits within the Network’s Strengthening social welfare and security in the MENA region Research Programme which aims to advance scholarship and practice in security, social equality and social protection in the MENA region. The 1st round of the MENASP-CP GCRF Reserch Fund is now open. Kindly note that lead or sole applicants must be based in the UK, or a DAC listed country.

The call is open to researchers and practitioners for research projects (between £10,000 – £50,000) and applied intervention and knowledge exchange projects (between £5,000 – £15,000).

Algerian Studies Master's Prize 2021

The Society for Algerian Studies and the LSE Middle East Centre are delighted to announce the second round of a prize aimed at Master’s students in the UK conducting research on Algeria. Designed to encourage and celebrate outstanding research, prizes will be awarded to the most innovative and significant Master’s dissertations focussing on Algeria.

Call for Papers: Islamic Perspectives on Exotheology

There have been many developments in the nascent field of Islam and science in the past few decades. However, one neglected and understudied topic is the discussion of exotheology. Much has been said from Christian and Jewish perspectives, but Islamic perspectives are still marginal. This conference aims to fill this gap by inviting scholars from all over the world and from different backgrounds to help make sense of this relatively unexplored territory.

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