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BIPS Research & Travel Grants and Research Assistant Grants

The British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS) invites applications for Research and Travel Grants and for Research Assistant Grants. Funding is available to cover costs associated with developing or executing research projects in any field related to the wider Persianate world. There is funding available for travel for students, either for research or to attend conferences. We invite applications for Research Awards and for Research Assistant Grants, in order to support scholars to develop or complete projects.

Vacancy | General Manager and Senior Development Manager at Shubbak

Shubbak seeks a General Manager & a Senior Development Manager to join our small and dynamic team. The Senior Development Manager will lead grants fundraising and support other development activities for a fixed-term contract of one year. The General Manager will assume control and management of all administrative and operational processes including finance as we prepare for the return of Shubbak Festival in 2023.

TOMidEast Summer School “The Politics of Gender in the Middle East and North Africa”

Summer School, 4-8 July 2022, University of Turin, Italy

Applications are invited for the TOMidEast Summer School organised by Prof. Rosita Di Peri of the Department of Culture, Politics and Society of the University of Turin, Italy. In response to the growing interest in the Middle East, the ninth edition of the Summer School “Understanding the Middle East” critically unpacks gender studies to explore the role they have in re-defining regional trajectories. The working language is English and participation is open to students and professionals willing to critically explore the complex facets of the political dynamics of the Middle East region.

British Yemeni Society Research Grant

As part of its educational mission, the British–Yemeni Society offers a £500 grant annually to assist with academic study related to Yemen. Applications are invited from anyone carrying out research in, or on Yemen, at a British or Yemeni University. Applicants' nationality is irrelevant. Applications may be made to assist with study in any subject or field, so long as it is concerned with Yemen, and is for a specific qualification (e.g., BA, MA, PhD etc.). Post-doctoral researchers may apply but will only be considered should no more junior applicant approach the Committee. 

Applications must follow normal academic procedures, i.e., a 300-word abstract, supported by a recommendation from the applicant's supervisor. Applications for the 2022 grant can be made up to 31 May 2022. As a condition of the grant, successful applicants will be required to make an acknowledgement of the grant in their thesis or dissertation. They will also be expected to make a presentation to the Society and/or contribute an article to the BYS Journal on the results of the research assisted by the grant. Any questions should be addressed to the Secretary of the Society, Louise Hosking, at the e-mail: sec@b-ys.org.uk

Call for Papers | Annual Palestine Forum

Papers are invited for this academic conference, organized by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies and the Institute for Palestine Studies two institutions, to provide a space for Palestinian and non-Palestinian researchers from all over the world to present papers related to Palestinian history, the Palestinian struggle, the apartheid regime, settler colonialism, Zionism, social and economic conditions under occupation, national liberation movements, the status of Palestine in Arab and international relations, public opinion, and other relevant topics.

Call for Papers | Creative & Artistic Encounters in the Western Mediterranean

Hybrid Conference, University of Aberdeen, 5-7 September 2022

The team for the European Research Council project 'Past and Present Musical Encounters across the Strait of Gibraltar' (MESG_758221) are delighted to release this call for papers for an interdisciplinary conference entitled 'Creative and Artistic Encounters in the Western Mediterranean'. The conference will examine the relationship between the arts, cultural encounter, politics and power across the societies that straddle the Western Mediterranean. The organisers welcome research from a range of disciplinary perspectives (such as, anthropology, film studies, history, international relations, literature studies, musicology, theatre studies... etc), as well as the work and perspectives of practitioners. 

Call for Papers | Archaeology, Antiquity, and the Making of the Modern Middle East: Global Histories 1800–1939

Conference, University of Warwick, 25-26 May 2023

Papers are invited for this conference which will explore the role played by discoveries and debates about the ancient past in the development of ideas about the Middle East in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Contributions are invited on how either/both ‘outsiders’ and ‘natives’ in the region came to identify themselves and their political projects with the pasts they discovered there. Relevant are ‘official’ projects of nation-building and imperial enterprise, and also projects by special interest groups, non-state actors, and individuals. Through taking this broad approach, we hope to find new connections and illuminate broader tendencies in the reception, interpretation, and reuse of ancient pasts in the making of the modern Middle East.

Call for Submissions | Student Essay Contest

Prize, Arab Reform Initiative

Arab Reform Iniative invites students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate programme to apply to their 2022 Student Essay Contest. In a policy op-ed of approximately 1,500 words, lay out how different social movements can overcome social divisions when lobbying for feminist policies. Essays will be judged by a panel on the strength and relevance of argumentation. The winning essay will be published in English, Arabic, and French on Arab Reform Initiative’s website and will receive a prize of 500 USD.

If you would like to add a vacancy, call for papers or any other relevant opportunity to this page, please email office@brismes.org with the details.

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