EURAMES 02/12

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EURAMES 02/12
Dear Madame, dear Sir, dear colleagues and friends,
Please find below the following announcements:
CONFERENCES
1. Conference of the Maghreb Studies Association:  “The Contemporary Situation in the Countries of the Maghreb and the Middle East”, St. Antony’s College, Oxford, 11 February 2012
2. Conference: “Change and Continuity in the Middle East: Rethinking West Asia, North Africa and the Gulf after 2011”, LSE, London, 11 June 2012
3. 34th Annual Conference of MELCom International, Paris, 4-6 June 2012 (Note the corrected date!)
4. Conference: “Mediterranean Cities. Myth and/or Reality?”, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland, 26-29 September 2012 (note date change)
5. Sessions on” Mediterranean Lives, Mediterranean Stories”, 127th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, New Orleans, January 2013
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POSITIONS
6. Post of Professor of Modern Arabic Studies, University of Manchester
7. Post-doctoral Fellowship: The Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Award in Palestine Studies, Columbia University
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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
8. International Master Degree in Middle East Studies, Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies at University of Southern Denmark
9. Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations (ICMR) Essay Competition for Early-career Scholars and Researchers
10. Articles on “The Net Worth of the Arab Spring” for CyberOrient: Online Journal of the Virtual Middle East
Best regards,
Guenter Meyer
Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW),  University of Mainz, www.ceraw.uni-mainz.de
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CONFERENCES
1. Conference of the Maghreb Studies Association:  “The Contemporary Situation in the Countries of the Maghreb and the Middle East”, St. Antony’s College, Oxford, 11 February 2012
Proceedings will be published in a future issue of The Maghreb Review. Deadline for pre-registration 30 January 2012
For further information and registration see http://msa.maghreb-studies-association.co.uk/en/conferences.html
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2. Conference: “Change and Continuity in the Middle East: Rethinking West Asia, North Africa and the Gulf after 2011”, LSE, London, 11 June 2012
Annual Conference of the Graduate Section of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies and the conference Co-Host, LSE Middle East Centre.
Invitation to all young researchers and PhD candidates to present research that addresses the political, economic, social and cultural transitions taking place across the region. For more information go to: https://sites.google.com/site/brismesgs2012/. Deadline for submissions: 13 April 2012
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3. 34th Annual Conference of MELCom International, Paris, 4-6 June 2012 (Note the corrected date!)
The conference will take place at the BULAC, the University of Languages and Civilisations Library in Paris.. The local convener is Farzaneh Zareie of the Middle East and Central Asia Department. A day-trip is planned for 7 June.
Conference sessions will be dedicated to the following topics: 1. Collection development, acquisition policies, cooperation between libraries holding Middle Eastern collections 2. Electronic resources and digitization programmes 3. Current issues of information science in Middle East area studies 4. History of libraries, ownership and readership 5. Manuscripts, rare books and documents 6. Catalogues and bibliographies And any other topics related to Middle Eastern librarianship.
Participants have to fill in the Registration Form online at http://www.melcominternational.org/ under the Conferences’ tab (Conferences > Forthcoming > Registration [eng]) until the end of February 2012. Working languages of MELCom International are English and French. Further information این نشانی پست الکترونیک دربرابر spambot ها و هرزنامه ها محافظت می شود. برای مشاهده آن شما نیازمند فعال بودن جاواسکریپت هستید .
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4. Conference: “Mediterranean Cities. Myth and/or Reality?”, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland, 26-29 September 2012 (note date change)
The conference is organised by Istituto Studi Mediterranei and the Master in Intercultural Communication (Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano) in association with Università di Bergamo, University of Colorado at Boulder, and Centro Stefano Franscini.
The conference expects to bring together distinguished scholars, experts as well as researchers at every level of their career. Proposals on the following topics are particularly welcome:
•           Representations and constructions of the Mediterranean
•           Places and myths of the Mediterranean
•           Literary representations and narratives of cities
•           Developments of the Mediterranean megalopolis in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa
•           Mediatic narratives of the modern and contemporary myths of cities
•           Migration into/out of Mediterranean cities
•           Urban identities in the Mediterranean: the role of gender, class, and religion in (re)shaping contemporary cities.
The official languages are English, French and Italian. Closing date for submissions 30 March 2012. Contact Federica Frediani این نشانی پست الکترونیک دربرابر spambot ها و هرزنامه ها محافظت می شود. برای مشاهده آن شما نیازمند فعال بودن جاواسکریپت هستید . Information http://www.mediterraneancities.usi.ch/default.htm
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5. Sessions on” Mediterranean Lives, Mediterranean Stories”, 127th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, New Orleans, January 2013
Sessions are co-sponsored by the Mediterranean Seminar/UCMRP and the Journal for Medieval Iberian Studies. Organizers: Brian A. Catlos (University of Colorado at Boulder/University of California) Simon Doubleday (Hofstra University).
These sessions will take a micro-historical approach to the issues at stake, looking at events, processes, individuals, and places that embody these two supposed poles of interaction, or that illuminate other “Mediterranean stories”. We solicit—in particular—paper proposals that, while focussed on the micro-, retain an awareness of larger narratives, asking how the varieties of Mediterranean experience are embodied in single individuals or episodes, or how competing—even contrary—currents of action and imagination intersected on the local or individual level.
Please submit a 200-word abstract, short CV, and a request for A/V support (if required) to Brian Catlos (brian.catlos-at-colorado.edu) and Simon Doubleday (simon.r.doubleday-at-hofstra.edu) no later than February 10, 2012. Information http://www.historians.org/perspectives/issues/2011/1109/1109ann3.cfm
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POSITIONS
6. Post of Professor of Modern Arabic Studies, University of Manchester
You will have an excellent command of Modern Standard Arabic and research interests in aspects of the Arab World.  Specialism in modern Arab World History may be an advantage and the appointee will be expected to teach at all levels in a wide-ranging department which has major undergraduate programmes in Modern Arabic Studies and Modern Middle Eastern History.  Research excellence reflected in a strong track record in publication will be essential, as will experience in teaching, PhD supervision and academic management and leadership. The holder of this professorship will be expected to provide leadership in research and teaching on the Contemporary Middle East in general and in Arab World Studies in particular.
The post is available from 1 September 2012.  Informal enquiries can be made to Professor John Healey, Email:  این نشانی پست الکترونیک دربرابر spambot ها و هرزنامه ها محافظت می شود. برای مشاهده آن شما نیازمند فعال بودن جاواسکریپت هستید . Closing date for applications 2 March 2012.
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7. Post-doctoral Fellowship: The Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Award in Palestine Studies, Columbia University
The Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University's Middle East Institute is pleased to announce and to invite applications for the 2012-2013 Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Award, a post-doctoral fellowship in Palestinian Studies. The one-semester fellowship carries a stipend of $25,000 and the status of post-doctoral research fellow or visiting scholar at Columbia University, as appropriate. Deadline: February 3, 2012
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SONSTIGE ANKUENDIGUNGEN / OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
8. International Master Degree in Middle East Studies, Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies at University of Southern Denmark
The aim of the M.A. degree in Middle East Studies is to provide in-depth knowledge of contemporary historical and political conditions in the Middle East. Students will acquire both a historical overview of the Middle East and a detailed knowledge of important factors that have been significant in the creation of the modern Middle East.  The course takes a historical and political perspective as its starting point but works otherwise with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the Middle East. This means that the region will be described and analyzed from the vantage point of a variety of different academic perspectives.
The M.A. degree in Middle East Studies is offered as a 2-year Graduate programme which is free of tuition fees for students from EU member states. To be enrolled in Middle East studies, you must have completed your bachelor's degree in a relevant subject.
Deadline for applications: 1 April 2011 (students outside the EU 1 Februar). See: http://www.sdu.dk/Uddannelse/Kandidat/Mellemoeststudier
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9. Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations (ICMR) Essay Competition for Early-career Scholars and Researchers
A prize of £500 will be awarded for an essay that in the editors’ opinion makes and original contribution to the research aims of ICMR, and is of sufficient quality to be published in the journal. It is open to students who are currently registered for doctoral research at a higher education institution, and those who have obtained a doctoral degree in the past two years.
Essays will be on a topic within the general scope of the journal: The religion and culture of Islam, historical and contemporary, Islam and its relations with other faiths and ideologies, Christian-Muslim relations. The prize winning article will be published in a forthcoming issue of ICMR.
All submissions must be in English, between 8,000 and 12,000 words long, and must conform to the guidelines for the journal. The deadline for submission is 31 December 2012. Essays should be sent together with proof of eligibility to either Professor David Thomas, این نشانی پست الکترونیک دربرابر spambot ها و هرزنامه ها محافظت می شود. برای مشاهده آن شما نیازمند فعال بودن جاواسکریپت هستید or to Professor Greg Barton, این نشانی پست الکترونیک دربرابر spambot ها و هرزنامه ها محافظت می شود. برای مشاهده آن شما نیازمند فعال بودن جاواسکریپت هستید .
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10.  Articles on “The Net Worth of the Arab Spring” for CyberOrient: Online Journal of the Virtual Middle East
Editor-in-Chief: Daniel Martin Varisco. Guest Editor: Ines Braune. As the first anniversary of the “Arab Spring” nears, several long-standing dictators have been toppled, protests still continue in other countries and new governments are being formed.  Arguably, throughout this last year digital media have played an important, if not defining, role through Twitter, Facebook, blogs and the extensive news coverage in cyberspace. This is a call for papers across disciplines aiming for critical and evidence-based evaluation of the use of social media in the Arab Spring, the coverage of the Arab Spring in cyberspace and beyond, and the remediation and appropriation between social media and traditional media outlets, including satellite TVs and the press. First-person and ethnographic accounts are welcomed, but CyberOrient welcomes contributions from any field.
CyberOrient (http://www.cyberorient.net/) is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Middle East Section of the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague. The aim of the journal is to provide research and theoretical considerations on the representation of Islam and the Middle East, the very areas that used to be styled as an “Orient”, in cyberspace, as well as the impact of the internet and new media in Muslim and Middle Eastern contexts.  The articles will be published online with free access in early autumn, 2012.
Articles should be submitted directly to Ines Braune ( این نشانی پست الکترونیک دربرابر spambot ها و هرزنامه ها محافظت می شود. برای مشاهده آن شما نیازمند فعال بودن جاواسکریپت هستید ) and Vit Sisler ( این نشانی پست الکترونیک دربرابر spambot ها و هرزنامه ها محافظت می شود. برای مشاهده آن شما نیازمند فعال بودن جاواسکریپت هستید ). Submission deadline: 31 May 2012