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Call for Applications | Balfour Project Fellowship Programme

The Balfour Project intends to appoint fifteen Balfour Project Peace Advocacy Fellows for the academic year 2022-23. If you are a postgraduate or final year undergraduate student with an interest in Israel-Palestine, 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. Beyond attending the training programme, fellows are expected to work on an annual project in a small group with other fellows, based on their area of interest, expertise, and the charity’s needs.

Call for Applications | Political Culture Revisited: How Values Drive Politics (deadline extended)

Winter School, Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS), January 2023

The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies announces a deadline extension to submit applications for the Fourth International Winter School Program, to be held in January 2023. English-speaking advanced PhD students and early career researchers working on this topic are invited to apply. The Winter School will be an in-person event, to be held in January 2023 at Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, Doha, Qatar. The ACRPS will cover room and board for all participants throughout the duration of the school. Grants assisting in the cost of travel from the participant’s country of residence to Qatar will be awarded on competitive basis.

Call for Proposals | Urban Politics in the MENA

Workshop, Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS), Beirut, 17 February 2023

Political and social scientists have increasingly turned to the study of urban politics, with a growing literature on local and regional governance and institutions, political geography and territoriality, the politics and processes of spatial production, urban infrastructural politics and the role of urban space in political mobilization. To explore these issues, POMEPS invites proposals for short papers (approximately 2,500 words) exploring urban politics in the MENA region.

Call for Applications | New Directions in the Study of the Arab World

Graduate Student Workshop, NYU Abu Dhabi, 4-8 March 2023

The NYU Abu Dhabi Humanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World program invites applications for its second Graduate Student Research Workshop to be hosted in spring 2023 at NYU Abu Dhabi. 

The workshop provides the opportunity for current advanced doctoral candidates who are currently in the writing stage to present, discuss, and receive valuable feedback on their research. Participants will read and discuss each other’s work in addition to presenting their own. NYUAD-based scholars in a variety of disciplines will offer feedback on the students’ projects and questions related to research, writing, and professional development.

Call for Applications | NYUAD Research Institute / Humanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World

Residential Fellowship, NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute, September 2023

The Institute welcomes applications from scholars working in all areas of the Humanities related to the study of the Arab world, its rich literature and history, its cultural and artistic heritage, and its manifold connections with other cultures. This includes, among others, Islamic Intellectual History and Culture, any areas of particular relevance to the MENA region, as well as projects thematically connected to existing research projects and initiatives at NYUAD’s divisions of Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences

Call for Applications | 2023 Mohamed Ali Foundation Fellowship

Applications are invited for the 2023 Mohamed Ali Foundation Fellowship at Durham University. The residential fellowship (Apr-Jun 2023) carries a grant, accommodation and meals and is a valuable research and publication opportunity for early career (post-doctoral) or established scholars working on modern Egyptian history. Fellows will research the Abbas Hilmi II Papers, on an agreed topic, and deliver a lecture at Durham University. Each lecture will ultimately form a chapter in a volume of high quality and original research to be edited by Dr Ghazaleh. In the interim the lectures will be published in the university’s Middle East Papers series.

Call for Applications | W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research Fellowships

Applications for fellowships are now open for students and scholars of the Near East. The fellowships are mostly aimed towards doctoral and postdoctoral scholars, with topics of research ranging from prehistory through the twenty-first century, including the fields of archaeology, assyriology, anthropology, biblical studies, art history, epigraphy, historical geography, literature, and religion. Awards are one to four months and come with a stipend and board at the Albright in Jerusalem. This year the institute is very interested in applications around the Medieval to Ottoman period in the Near East, but selections will be made according to quality of research.

Call fo Papers | Under the Hammer: Trafficking, Trading, and Salvaging the Middle Eastern and North African Written Heritage

Contributions are invited for this volume edited by Stephane Ipert, Grigory Kessal, Sabine Schmidtke and Jack Tannous. We invite contributions that showcase the fate of individual manuscripts and written artifacts, or entire collections of such materials, that have been auctioned or otherwise sold during recent decades. Papers that address instances of forgeries of manuscripts, broken books or fragmentology are also encouraged. We also welcome contributions that focus on initiatives aimed at preventing the trafficking of manuscripts, creating awareness of their cultural value among policy makers, customs and police authorities, and auctioneers, and at providing appropriate training to stop illegal trafficking. Contributions may also consider additional measures and initiatives that could help mitigate the problem and ensure the survival and accessibility of written artifacts from the MENASA region, or the thorny issue of the possible restitution of written artifacts.

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.

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.

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