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Visiting Fellowships at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies promotes excellence in the study of Islam and Muslim societies. Applications are invited for Visiting Fellowships and Visiting Research Fellowships tenable at the Centre for the academic year commencing October 2022. Both fellowships are offered to support research in any area of the arts, humanities, or social sciences that has relevance to the study of Islam or the Muslim world. Applicants would normally be established academics, but scholars at the postdoctoral level are also eligible.

- The Visiting Fellowships are awarded annually to support an extended period of independent study and research at Oxford. They carry an supplementary stipend of £5000. Closing date: 28 January 2022.

- The Visiting Research Fellowships are open to citizens of countries in Asia or Africa and are intended to encourage interaction among academics from different traditions of learning. They carry an annual stipend of £4000. Closing date: 11 February 2022.

Call for Papers | Post-Millennial MENAWA Conference

Online conference, MENAWA, 21-22 June 2022

Papers are invited for this multidisciplinary conference which seeks to examine MENAWA (Middle East/North Africa/ West Asia) creative expression through innovative lenses and new critical paradigms. The organisers aim to identify emergent trends across literature and visual media as well as networks of production, reception, and circulation (pedagogy, literary translation & criticism, publishing) in order to illuminate new approaches to understanding creative cultural expression from these regions.

Call for Papers | Centre for Palestine Studies 8th Annual Graduate Student Research Seminar

Reseach Seminar, Centre for Palestine Studies, SOAS, 4 May 2022

Abstracts are invited for the 8th annual Centre for Palestine Studies research seminar to be held at SOAS, University of London and online on Wednesday May 4, 2022. This one-day research seminar provides a critical platform for PhD students working on Palestine or Palestine-related issues to present their projects and discuss theoretical and research questions.

Call for Papers | Policy Implementation in the Global South

Workshop, International Public Policy Association (IPPA), Budapest, 28 - 30 June 2022

As part of the International Workshops on Public Policy, papers are invited for Workshop No. 7 entitled "Policy Implementation in the Global South" organised by Lorena Torres Bernardino, Amal Ennabih and Karol Fayolle Corte. We welcome works including analysis “of contexts” as well as works discussing methodological approaches for the study of policy making from an implementation policy perspective. We expect proposals from the disciplines of political science, anthropology, sociology, public management, public administration, sociology, but we are open to other disciplinary approaches. 

Call for Papers | Queer Maghreb Matters

Online Conference, EROSS@DCU, 4-5 March 2022

Focusing on Algeria and Morocco, the intentions of this event is to bring together researchers, academics, artists and activists to see if/how queer theory is able to transcend the focus on sexuality and gender through general analytical principles, and lend itself to interrogating a wide range of phenomena.The organisers welcome proposals building on recent scholarship, activist endeavours or artistic creations on queer Arab matters in Algeria and Morocco, in multiple cultural contexts, linked to sexuality studies.

Call for Papers | Gulf Research Meeting 2022

Hybrid Event, Gulf Research Centre Cambridge, 14-16 July 2022

Papers are invited for the 2022 Gulf Research Meeting (GRM) which offers a unique environment to explore matters of key importance to the Gulf region and provides a platform for discussion and dissemination of research in a wide variety of Gulf-related fields, including economic and financial issues, international relations, security, environment, energy and renewable energy, as well as education, labour and social issues.

Call for Papers | 2022 MESA Annual Meeting

Conference, Middle East Studies Association (MESA), Denver, Colarado, 1-4 December 2022

MESA calls for proposals from MESA members for the 56th MESA Annual Meeting. All submissions must be made through myMESA, MESA’s membership and submissions system. Please be reminded that MESA membership is a requirement to submit a proposal. Questions about the submission process are always welcome. Please email Kat Teghizadeh at kat@mesana.org.

SEPAD Fellowships

In 2022 SEPAD plans to add 2 Fellows to its team for a period of 6 months. SEPAD is looking for scholars with an emerging track record of excellence in the field - broadly - of Middle East Studies. The successful candidate will: 

  1. Hold a PhD or be close to completion
  2. Be able to work collaboratively
  3. Have a robust research agenda in Middle East Studies

Junior Scholar Book Development Wokshops 2022-2023

The Project on Middle East Political Science is pleased to call for proposals for the POMEPS Junior Scholar Book Development Workshops to be held in a virtual format throughout the academic year 2022-2023. Applicants should be post-PhD and pre-tenure and must have a complete book manuscript ready for circulation and discussion 6 weeks before the scheduled workshop. Manuscripts should not simply be a dissertation project. Only first book projects will be considered.

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

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

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