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Call for Manuscripts and Book Proposals | Contemporary Turkey Book Series

I.B.Tauris and the British Institute at Ankara are seeking book proposals for the Contemporary Turkey academic book series. The Contemporary Turkey monograph series is a joint initiative by the British Institute at Ankara (BIAA), internationally renowned for its support of independent academic research, and leading publisher of Middle East and Turkish Studies I.B. Tauris, an imprint of Bloomsbury Academic.

The series publishes cutting-edge research monographs and edited collections from a new generation of scholars working on modern Turkey across the social sciences and humanities. In bringing to light new data and insights directly from the field, this series is distinguished by its emphasis on innovative approaches that challenge established ways of examining Turkey.

Call for Applications | Algerian Studies MA Dissertation Prize

The Society for Algerian Studies and the LSE Middle East Centre are delighted to announce another round of the Algerian Studies MA Dissertation 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. Entries are invited from students enrolled on Master’s degree courses in social sciences, arts and humanities at universities in the UK whose dissertation examines Algeria or whose research focuses on Algeria in a comparative perspective.

Call for Papers | Ecologies of Fragile Landscapes

Papers are invited for this workshop on the Ecologies of Fragile Landscapes: Water, Waster and Toxicity in the Middle East, to be convened at the London School of Economics (LSE). This interdisciplinary workshop will address the contemporary proliferation of ‘fragile landscapes’ – the escalation of infrastructural and ecological ruinations, the multiplying forms of ‘dispossession’, and the changing dynamics of ‘collective struggles’ – in the Middle East and beyond, including the Eastern Mediterranean, Black Sea Region, and the Caucasus. It aims to explore research dealing with the expansion of dispossession under the advance of anthropogenic stresses, waste, contaminations, degradation of terrestrial and marine ecosystems, and the exploitation of human and non-human species across diverse industries, territories and ecologies.

Vacancy | Professor/Professor of Practice of International Affairs

The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs invites nominations and applications for a full-time, non-tenure-accruing, contract faculty position as the Kuwait Chair of Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Affairs and Professor/Professor of Practice of International Affairs. This appointment will begin as early as Fall 2023 for an initial term of three years; this appointment may be renewed thereafter on a term basis. Salary and academic rank will be based on qualifications and experience; those with practitioner experience as well as those with traditional academic training are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have either a PhD in a relevant field by the date of appointment and a demonstrated track record of high-quality research and publications on the Gulf, or possess practitioner experience in the Gulf region at the equivalent level of expertise.

Deadline Extended | 2023–2024 Fellowships for Palestinian Scholars Conducting Humanities and Social Science Field-Based Research on Palestine

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its 24th annual Palestinian research fellowship competition for research in the humanities and social sciences that will contribute to Palestinian Studies. Research can be in the arts, humanities, social sciences, economics, and law, including interdisciplinary studies in public health and the environment. Scientific research is not eligible for this fellowship competition. Applicants must be Palestinian doctoral students or Palestinian scholars who have earned their PhD. Palestinians may apply regardless of their country of residence or ID. Research must take place in Palestine, Jordan, or Lebanon. Fellowship awards range from $4,000 to $6,000. The deadline for applications has been extended to 6 December 2022. For further information, please visit the PARC website at https://parc-us-pal.org.

Call for Applications | The British Academy / Wolfson Fellowships

The submission deadline for applications for British Academy/Wolfson Fellowships has been extended by one week. The new deadline for applications is Wednesday 7 December at 17:00 GMT.

These awards provide early-career academics with the most valuable commodity – time – by releasing them from some of their administration and teaching duties to pursue their research, along with funding for public engagement and travel. The award duration is three years. Applicants must have a full-time or part-time permanent or fixed term post that covers the length of the award (three years) at a UK university or other research institution, such as a museum or gallery, which can provide a suitable environment and support for applicants.

Call for Applications | British Academy Visiting Fellowships 2023

The submission deadline for applications for Visiting Fellowships has been extended by one week. The new deadline for applications is Wednesday 7 December at 17:00 GMT.

The British Academy’s Visiting Fellowships programme provides outstanding academics based in any country overseas with the opportunity to be based at a UK higher education or other research institution. The programme is open to academics at any career stage, and in any discipline within the humanities and social sciences.

Call for Papers | The Afterlives of Revolution​

The editors welcome submissions for the seventh issue of the Oxford Middle East Review, a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal for discussion and debate on issues relating to the Middle East and North Africa. The theme for this issue will be: The Afterlives of Revolution. For this issue of OMER, we encourage applicants to explore the functional as well as the intangible aspects of the theme in their submitted manuscripts. We invite applicants to engage with the theme through empirical, comparative, and theoretical approaches that investigate the theme in relation to the political, economic, social, and/or cultural landscape of the Middle East and North Africa region. We also welcome projects centred around specific case studies.

Call for papers | "Once again - Where are the women?": Economic sanctions through the lens of gender, race, sexuality, and class

This workshop aims to bring together feminist, queer, and post/decolonial scholars working on sanctioned countries to discuss various ways in which economic sanctions work through and reproduce the gendered, racialised, classed, and sexualized relations of power within and among nation-states. The workshop hopes to generate trans-regional, multi-disciplinary, and multi-temporal discussions on economic/financial sanctions from alternative feminist/queer/decolonial and non-western epistemologies and multidisciplinary frameworksThe workshop is going to be held in Spring 2023 (exact date to be announced) at the University of Warwick.

The workshop is organized by Asma Abdi and benefits from the support of renowned scholars both in the field of critical sanction studies as well as Feminist IR and Feminist IPE Nicola Pratt, Juanita Elias, and Eva Nanopoulos. It is funded in partnership with John Hopkins SAIS Rethinking Iran Initiative, the University of Warwick Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS), and Queens Mary University Centre of Law and Society in a Global Context.

Call for Papers | Kurdish Studies Conference

Organiser: LSE Middle East Centre

The Middle East Centre warmly invites the submission of papers for the inaugural Kurdish Studies Conference at the London School of Economics and Political Science on 24-25 April 2023. The conference welcomes paper submissions with social sciences disciplinary approaches to any aspect of Kurdish studies. Conference fees for speakers and delegates will be subsidised and will be limited to catering costs. A travel fund will be available for applications from those whose participation would be helped by a financial contribution. The travel fund is only available for those whose papers are selected for presentation.

Vacancy | World Cultures Curator (Arabic and Persian)

The University of Edinburgh is looking for a curator to oversee the curatorial management and understanding of the University’s collections that have come from the Islamicate world and South East Asia , researching into their provenance and contexts including languages (Arabic, Persian and many other South East Asian languages for example). The role with work with archivists, librarians, curators to improve finding aids and contextual information about holdings. It will also develop relationships with academic and local communities to disseminate research findings, scope out work required for further understanding these collections and lay foundations for future activity.

Call for Applications | Awards for Outstanding Theses and Dissertations in the Field of Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies

For the third time, the Society for Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies (GTOT) is awarding the GTOT Prize for Outstanding Theses in the Fields of Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish studies to junior researchers. The authors of the top three M.A. theses will receive 500 Euros each; the best dissertation will be awarded 1,000 Euros. Abstracts of the awarded works will be published in Diyâr. Journal for Ottoman, Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies. Anyone who completed his or her thesis/dissertation in the fields of Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish studies between 1 May 2020 and 21 December 2022 is eligible to apply. Theses in German, English and French from all European and Turkish Universities are accepted.

Call for Papers | Identity and the Transnational Reverberations of Conflict Workshop

More countries are currently experiencing violent conflict than at any point in nearly thirty years. There remains limited literature on how identity shifts motivated by conflict can in turn influence diffusion patterns, triggering changes in political behaviour and challenges to the nation-state that can further spur or escalate conflict. Within this context, this workshop aims to contribute to the interdisciplinary and comparative discussion on the feedback effects of conflict that materialise in, and through, identity shifts. The focus will be on: a) empirically-based research on the causal mechanisms through which conflict catalyses identity shifts and transformations across borders, beyond the immediate theatre of the conflict itself; b) the types of identity shifts; and c) how these identity changes can, in turn, impact political behaviour and thereby conflict dynamics

Call for Hosting the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) in 2025

All academic and research institutions which are focusing on studies in Social Sciences and Humanities related to the Middle East, North Africa and the Muslim states of Central Asia or the impact of this region on other parts of the world are kindly invited to consider the possibility of hosting the “Sixth World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES-6)” in 2025

The World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) is a gathering of scholars, researchers, students and professionals drawn from a broad range of educational and other institutions, organiza-tions and associations from around the world. What brings this global community together is a com-mon interest in the study of the Middle East, North Africa and the Muslim states of Central Asia, in addition to those areas of the world directly or indirectly affected by developments in these regions.

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