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January 2021

Call for abstracts: Islamic and Jewish Studies around the Turn of the Twentieth Century: Ignaz Goldziher and his Correspondents, January 31, 2021

January 31

Islamic and Jewish Studies around the Turn of the Twentieth Century: Ignaz Goldziher and his Correspondents Date: November 12-13, 2021 Convenors: Kinga Dévényi (Corvinus University of Budapest, and The Oriental Collection of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences) Sebastian Günther (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) Sabine Schmidtke (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ) When Ignaz Goldziher passed away on November 13, 1921, he left behind a corpus of scientific correspondence of over 13,000 letters from about 1,650 persons, in ten languages.…

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February 2021

Middle East Medievalists: Call for Panels, February 5, 2021

February 5

From MEM: As part of the efforts of Middle East Medievalists (MEM) to raise the profile of medieval studies at MESA, the MEM Board of Directors announces our 2021 call for panel sponsorship. MEM is a MESA affiliate and thus may sponsor up to three panels at each annual meeting. We cannot offer financial support, but selected panels will appear as MEM-sponsored panels on the MESA program. We will also publicize MEM-sponsored panels to our membership and highlight them in…

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Call for Papers: Middle East Students Association 2021, October 28-31, 2021

February 18

From MESA: Call for Papers MESA 2021 Palais des Congrès in Montréal, Québec, Canada October 28-31, 2021 The Middle East Studies Association calls for proposals from our members for the 55th annual MESA meeting, which is currently scheduled for October 28-31, 2021 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. (Meeting safely in person is of course contingent on governmental regulations, among other critical factors. As with last year, we will continue to be as flexible as possible in response to changing circumstances, within the bounds of MESA's…

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Conference: 18th Annual Duke-UNC Middle East and Islamic Studies Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers, Duke – UNC, February 20-21, 2020

February 20 - February 21

What Does Race Have to Do with Religion? Racialization and Worldwide Islam The Islamicate Graduate Student Association invites papers for our 18th Annual Duke-UNC Conference, one of the longest running graduate student Middle East & Islamic Studies conferences in the U.S. This year’s conference, “What Does Race Have to Do with Religion? Racialization and Worldwide Islam” will be held online via a live video broadcasting platform on Saturday and Sunday, February 20-21, 2021. A comprehensive schedule will be provided prior…

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Call for Proposals: The 2021 Medworlds Workshop: “Coexistence in Practice: Politics, Trade and Culture in the Late Medieval Anatolia and Iberia,” Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University, July 1-2, 2021

February 28

Proposals are being sought for “Coexistence in Practice: Politics, Trade and Culture in the Late Medieval Anatolia and Iberia,” the 2021 Medworlds Workshop, to be held in Istanbul on 1 & 2 July 2021. Stretching along continents, the Mediterranean Sea has played an important role in creating an environment of, voluntary or otherwise, cultural interactions among distinct groups throughout its history. Through the practices of coexistence, peoples of the Mediterranean have built up a common cultural repertoire and tradition. In…

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March 2021

Call for Papers: Expectations of justice and political power in the Islamicate world (ca. 600-1500 CE), Leiden University, October 27-29, 2021

March 1

In the Islamicate world, as elsewhere, requests for just rule surface constantly as notions of justice are debated and contested. Exemplary rule can be sought in direct and open ways, through entreaties and demands, but also subversively through irony, flattery and satire. Expectations of justice can be pursued through reform or revolution, or via secession, utopianism and millenarianism. This conference, organised in the framework of the ERC-funded Embedding Conquest: Naturalising Muslim rule in the Islamic empire (600-1000) project, examines how such expectations…

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Call for Papers: Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop, Princeton University, March 11-13, 2021

March 11 - March 13

Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop March 11-13, 2021 Announcement and Call for Papers  Co-Organized and Co-Hosted by Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton University) Jacques deLisle (University of Pennsylvania Law School), and Jacqueline Ross (University of Illinois College of Law) The American Society of Comparative Law Hosting institution this year:  Princeton University Co-sponsored by Princeton University, University of Illinois College of Law, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, the and the American Society of Comparative Law We invite all interested comparative law…

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April 2021

Call for Submissions: Archival Kismet: A Conference for Historical Exploration, Mississippi State University, April 8-11, 2021

April 8 - April 11

Historians' show and tell: submit a proposal for Archival Kismet: A Conference for Historical Exploration by January 15, 2021. Created by Courtney E. Thompson at Mississippi State.

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May 2021

Conference: A World of Realms: A Long View of Diplomacy and Spatiality in the Premodern Islamic World, University of Antwerp (20-21 May 2021, Belgium)

May 20 - May 21

A World of Realms: A Long View of Diplomacy and Spatiality in the Premodern Islamic World. Workshop University of Antwerp – Belgium, May 20-21, 2021 Keynote speaker: Sanjay Subrahmanyam (UCLA/Collège de France) Power in History: Centre for Political History invites papers that inquire into the spatial dimensions of diplomacy and their relation to conceptions of territoriality in the larger Islamic world, from the 7th to the early 19th century, as part of a two-day interdisciplinary workshop held at the University of Antwerp and…

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Conference: 2021 Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, 27-30 May

May 27 - May 30

CRISIS, HEALING, RE-IMAGINING We are excited to announce the theme of the 2021 Annual Meeting that will take place in Chicago from May 27-30! Please keep an eye out for the official Call for Papers later this fall. Ours is an era of multiple and overlapping crises. Climate, democracy, economy and health are newly unstable throughout the world. Last summer, for the first time, the physical Law and Society conference was canceled in light of a global pandemic. In the United States, the…

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