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March 2021

Online Workshop – The Making of Minorities in the Middle East and North Africa: Objects, Images, Spaces (UCLA, March 5 and March 12)

March 5

From the organizers: Center for Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. The Making of Minorities in the Middle East and North Africa: Objects, Images, Spaces A two-part online workshop March 5, 2021 at 9:00 am (Pacific Time) and March12, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Pacific Time). This two-part workshop addresses minorities and minority-formation in the art, architecture, and urbanism of the Middle East and North Africa through time. A major goal is to consider the role of visual, spatial, and…

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Call for Applications: New Getty Short Course on Medieval Eastern Mediterranean Cities – Due March 8

March 8

Submitted by Scott Redford: The School of Arts at SOAS University of London is pleased to announce the launch of a new research seminar programme for young and early career researchers in the art and archaeology of the medieval eastern Mediterranean, supported by the Getty Foundation as part of its Connecting Art Histories initiative. Medieval Eastern Mediterranean Cities as Places of Artistic Interchange is an online seminar programme for emerging academics which focuses on the role played by cities in the medieval eastern…

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Webinar: Hassaan Shahawy, “Fake Hanafis and Radical Basrans in 9th Century Iraq,” March 8, 2021 @ 6-7:30 EST

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

From the organizers: Please join us for our next workshop on Monday, March 8th, 6:00-7:30pm (ET). Hassaan Shahawy (JD Candidate, Harvard Law; PhD in Islamic Law, Oxford) will present an article, entitled "Fake Hanafis and Radical Basrans in 9th Century Iraq." We're excited to welcome Omar Abdel-Ghaffar (PhD Candidate, History and Middle Eastern Studies) who will serve as respondent. See below for the paper abstract. If you would like to attend this session, please RSVP to Lucy (lucy_ballard@mail.harvard.edu) to receive the Zoom link and…

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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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Call for Submissions: Journal of Law in the Middle East

March 15

From the editors: The submission deadline for publication in our inaugural Fall 2021 issue is 15 March 2021. However, after this date, we will continue to accept submissions for subsequent issues on a rolling basis. For more details on how to submit to the inaugural issue, please visit https://journal.lexismiddleeast.info/index.php/jlme/about/submissions.

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Call for Proposals: Middle East Initiative Faculty Research Grants, Harvard Belfer Center, March 15, 2021

March 15

The Middle East Initiative is seeking research proposals from Harvard faculty for projects which target major policy issues affecting the region. Applications are due no later than 11:59 pm on Monday, March 15, 2021. Funding is made possible by the Emirates Leadership Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Kuwait Program at Harvard Kennedy School. Details regarding priority topic areas for each of these two programs are available on the MEI website. We welcome applications for both major and exploratory research projects: Major Research Projects: Proposals…

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April 2021

Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021-2022, Center for the Humanities at Tufts

April 1

From the Center for the Humanities at Tufts: Center for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowships (General), 2021-2022 The Center for the Humanities invites applications for two general one-year humanities postdoctoral fellowships, beginning August 15, 2021. The fellow will receive a stipend of $53,760, will be eligible for Tufts University health benefits, and will have a workspace at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts. Fellows will be expected to teach one course in a topic related to their area(s) of specialization, or to…

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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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Princeton Qur’an Symposium: April 9-10, 2021

April 9 - April 10

From the organizers: Zoom Registration Required: https://princeton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtfumvqjkrGtVqSXt_o7LyOWgfmPuoadT3 Princeton Qur’an Symposium April 9-10th 2021 Friday, April 9th Symposium Introduction Panel 1 – Qur’an, Hermeneutics and Power 10:00am -11:45 am Ash Geissinger ‘Rather, blessed is the one who reads the Book of God and obeys what is in it’: The transmission of the Qur’an and gendered memories. Devin Stewart Notes on Speech Genres in the Qur’an Walid Saleh Suras betwixt and between: Early Medinan Suras Break 11:45am – 12noon Panel 2 – Performing…

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Roundtable: Umayyads, Early ‘Abbasids, and Historical Periodization, The Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley, April 9, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm PST

April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

From the organizers: Dear CMES community member, We are looking forward to you joining us at Professor Fred Astren's Roundtable that will be taking place next Friday, April 9th from  11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. Please advise that the texts have been updated to include additional material. They can have been attached for your reference. Best, CMES

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