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June 2023

Conference: “Colonial Legacies and Racial Formations: France In Comparative Perspective,” POMEPS, June 8-9, 2023

June 8 - June 9

June 8-9 2023 “Colonial Legacies and Racial Formations: France In Comparative Perspective” Conference at École Normale Supérieure Despite claims to an egalitarian colorblindness, French policy has long rested on accenting and institutionalizing ethnic, religious and racial difference, at the domestic and foreign policy levels. In recent years developments from Mali to Lebanon have revived interest in the effects of colonial policy in former French colonies. This conference will reflect on the following questions: How are former French colonies trying to undo institutional and discursive formations inherited from France? How does France’s colonial past inform current policies towards its…

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Call for Panel and Paper Proposals 2023: Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law, June 15, 2023

June 15

Florida International University College of Law, Miami, Florida The American Society of Comparative Law, the leading organization in the United States promoting the comparative study of law, and the Florida International University College of Law invite all interested scholars, practitioners and advanced degree students to submit a proposal for a paper presentation or a concurrent panel for the upcoming Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law. The meeting will be held from Thursday, October 26 to Saturday, October…

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Summer School: Philology and Manuscripts from the Muslim World, Leiden University, June 16, 2023

June 16

Date: 21 August - 1 September 2023 Costs: Tuition cost will be 600 euros. Level: The course is meant for graduate students (MA and PhD) and researchers. Language: English. Non-native speakers are required to have a command of English equivalent to at least TOEFL 550. Scholarships: There are two scholarships to cover the tuition for students who don't have access to funding from their home institutions or otherwise. To be considered for this scholarship, please provide an official letter from your institution stating that they…

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Book talk: “Copyright in Islamic Law” by Dr. Mohamed Ali Ahdash, June 19, 2023 @ 1 p.m.

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Copyright in Islamic Legal Tradition Workshop (twitter.com/copyright_islam) Copyright Talks - 3 Dr. Mohamed Ali Ahdash (Lawyer and expert in Islamic studies) The book "Copyright in Islamic Law'' presented by its author Zoom | June 19, 2023 | 10am (San Francisco), 1pm (New York), 6pm (London), 8pm (Istanbul) Register here.

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July 2023

MESA Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Awards, July 1, 2023

July 1

Students completing their dissertations between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022 may submit entries for the Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Awards. The competition is meant to recognize exceptional achievement in research and writing for/of dissertations in Middle East studies. Winner in each category (social sciences and humanities) is awarded $1,000. Kerr Dissertation Awards Nominations Guidelines.

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Summer Course: Thinking with Islamicate Manuscripts: Critical Approaches to Historical Methodology, History of Collections, and Digital Tools In Islamic Studies, July 3-7, 2023, Central European University

July 3 - July 7

Course date: July 3–7, 2023 Location: Vienna Application deadline: February 14, 2023 ECTS Credits: 1.0 Course delivery: In-person For more information, including application details, please see here.

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Conference: Interdisciplinary Conference on Islamic Law in the Crucible of the Modern State: Problems and Perspectives, University of Muenster, Germany, July 10-12, 2023

July 10 - July 12

The organizers invite paper proposals (500 words max.) by March 20, 2023.  CVs should also be sent along with abstracts.  Please send relevant materials and direct questions to bkhodadadi@uni-muenster.de.

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Wallace Johnson First Book Program, July 14, 2023

July 14

From the organizers: The biennial Wallace Johnson Program for First Book Authors provides advice and support to scholars working toward the publication of first books in legal history, broadly defined. In conversation with peers and with the advice of senior scholars, participants develop and revise book proposals and sample chapters, as well as meeting with guest editors to learn about approaching and working with publishers. The Johnson Program is open to early career, pre-tenure scholars, publishing in English, who have…

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August 2023

MESA Undergraduate Education Award, August 1, 2023

August 1

The award recognizes outstanding scholarship on teaching or other material contributions to undergraduate education in Middle East Studies. Winner is awarded $250. Full guidelines may be found here.

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MESA Graduate Student Paper Prize, August 15, 2023

August 15

Graduate student research papers on any aspect of Middle East, which have not been previously submitted for publication, are sought for this blind review. Winner is awarded $250. Full guidelines may be found here.

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