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Call for Papers: Mobilities and Materialities of the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula (Kuwait, 17-19 March 2017)

[Image from official call for papers of the Gulf Studies Symposium (GSS)]

The Center for Gulf Studies at the American University of Kuwait will hold its third Gulf Studies Symposium (GSS) on 17-19 March 2017. The GSS is a meeting of worldwide Gulf scholars and researchers held biennially in Kuwait. Each symposium is based on a particular scholarly theme that is timely both to the region and to the field of Gulf studies. The theme of the 2017 GSS is "Mobilities and Materialities of the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula." CALL FOR PAPERS The ...

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Statement by Middle East Studies Association and Other Academic Organizations Concerning Turkey

[The following statement was issued by the below-listed organizations. Organizations wishing to be included as signatories on the above statement should contact Amy Newhall at] July 21, 2016 The Middle East Studies Association, American Anthropological Association, Executive Committee of the American Comparative Literature Association, American Studies Association, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, German Studies Association, ...

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Call for Papers: Edited Volume on 'North Africa and the Making of Europe: Governance, Institutions, and Culture'

Call for papers, edited volume: “North Africa and the Making of Europe: Governance, Institutions, and Culture” We are seeking papers for an edited volume entitled “North Africa and the Making of Europe: Governance, Institutions, and Culture,” which is currently under contract with Bloomsbury Academic Publishing. Overview:  The relationship between Europe and North Africa has often been described through the lens of conflict and violence. Yet the experience of empire ...

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Call to Action: Day of Creating for Ashraf Fayadh (28 July 2016)

[Ashraf Fayadh. Image by Ashraf Fayadh via Wikemedia Commons / Instagram]

“Everything has weight. Your weight is well known to the back walls because your heavy shadow doesn’t give the asphalt, the paint, or the writings stuck on the windows a chance to appear. You also have space, significant space, in the void.” – Ashraf Fayadh On Thursday, July 28, writers, artists, journalists, and bloggers around the world will be composing tweets, blogs, verse, videos, images, and more in support of the Palestinian poet and artist Ashraf Fayadh, ...

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On Iranian-Canadian Professor Homa Hoodfar's Arrest and Detainment in Iran's Evin Prison

[Homa Hoodfar]

[The below press release and petition were issued as part of the mobilzations to highlight Homa Hoodfar's detainment in Iran and call for her release] Press Release Iran / London / Montreal (8 June 2016) Revised 9 June 2016 for factual accuracy For immediate release CANADIAN PROFESSOR ARRESTED AND DETAINED IN IRAN’S EVIN PRISON Dr Homa Hoodfar, a professor of anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal, was arrested and detained in Iran on 6 June 2016. This comes ...

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Study-Trip Report: Building Visions with Glass and Steel

The students of the Master Program "Governing the Large Metropolis" at the University of SciencesPo Paris have released Building Visions with Glass and Steel, an “instant-book” based on their notes and photographs after their fieldtrip to Dubai and Dhabi, last January 2016. This document appears in two versions: a printed book and a web site--both of them richly adorned with their photographs. It is now an integral part of Dubai’s mythology to be presented as ...

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Call for Papers -- Media in Muslim Contexts: Inventing and Re-Inventing Identities

Media in Muslim Contexts: Inventing and Re-Inventing Identities Call for Papers  Date:  November 3-4, 2016 Location:  Aga Khan University (International) in the UK, London Deadline for submission of abstracts: July 31, 2016 The Conference The Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (ISMC) and Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) seek to bring together academics and media professionals to discuss the central ...

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Press Release: Family Has Not Heard from Dr. Abdul Jalil al-Singace in A Week; Fear for His Health

[The following press released was issued by Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) on 1 July 2016]  1 July 2016- The daughter of Dr. Abdul Jalil al-Singace, a prominent human rights activists in Bahrain, has not heard from him since last Friday 24 June 2016. Bahraini security forces have failed to provide Dr. al-Singace with his medications or adequately tend to his medical needs. Dr. al-Singace has been imprisoned in Jau prison since 2011 and ...

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Call for Papers: The Geographies of Bodies and Borders (18 July 2016 Deadline)

Call for Papers: The Geographies of Bodies and Borders The deadline for submission is July 18, 2016. We are pleased to invite submissions for the fourth issue of Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research, slated for publication in December 2016. Young activists, independent researchers, graduate students and fresh graduates are particularly encouraged to apply.  For research articles, please select “research” in the online submission form. For opinion pieces, ...

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Beirut Event -- Research and Public Engagement in Lebanon: A Panel Discussion (23 June 2016, AUB)

Research & Public Engagement in Lebanon: A Panel Discussion 1:30pm, 23 June 2016 CASAR Seminar Room, Bldg. 37 American University of Beirut Join us in Beirut for a panel of presentations dealing with the intersection of research and public engagement. What should the relationship between research and public engagement be? Are there particular challenges to conducting in-depth research in Lebanon? How can researchers translate their findings into publically ...

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Conference Report: The Nexus of Urbanization, Violence and Conflict

On April 18th, 2016, in preparation for the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) and Habitat III, and in coordination with the Global Alliance for Urban Crises, a one-day panel event: “The nexus of urbanization, violence and conflict: Linking SDG 11 and SDG 16,” was co-hosted by the City College of New York (CUNY), the Permanent Missions of Lebanon and Norway to the UN, UNDP, UN-Habitat, and the International Rescue Committee (IRC). The report The Nexus of Urbanization, ...

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Call for Papers: Aesthetics Afterlives: Memory, Transfiguration and the Arts (9-10 September, Princeton University)

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Aesthetics Afterlives: Memory, Transfiguration and the Arts 9-10 September Princeton University Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Holloway, Dean of Yale College and Professor of History and African American Studies The last four decades have witnessed a phenomenal upsurge of interest in memory and memory studies. Spurred on by the unprecedented destruction of World War II, memory studies as many know it today has evolved in a largely Euro-centric context. But the last two ...

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Changing the Status Quo: What Directions for Palestinians?

The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research has issued today five papers and a final report on: Changing the Status Quo: What Directions for Palestinians? The papers address five proposed directions for Palestinian to take in order to change the status quo: popular resistance, boycott, ending security coordination, embracing a rights-based approach, and return to negotiations. The final report summarizes the main findings of research, papers, and public opinion ...

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Digital Activism and Civil Society in the Middle East (Beirut, 3-4 June)

"The Media Project” at the Arab Studies Institute is pleased to announce its workshop on digital activism, civil society, and media in the Middle East. the second in a series of critical workshops, conferences, and events will be held in Beirut, Lebanon to address the relationship between digital activism as spurred by the Arab uprisings and civil society institutions and actors. This event will feature some of the most creative and revolutionary activists, ...

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Call for Applicant: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Gulf Studies at the University of Exeter

The Centre for Gulf Studies at the University of Exeter is accepting applications for two postdoctoral fellowships in Gulf studies. Complete information may be found by clicking here.   Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow Application Deadline: 16 June 2016 Salary: £33,574 - £41,255 per annum (on Grade F), depending on skills and experience. Details The Centre is seeking to recruit two postdoctoral researchers whose areas of specialisation fit and ...

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Reading Resource on Sykes-Picot Agreement (Signed in May 1916)

[Map of the Sykes-Picot Agreement. Image from Royal Geographic Society via Wikipedia]

As the one-hundred year anniversary of the infamous Sykes-Picot Agreement falls this May 2016, Jadaliyya takes this oppertunity to highlight a two-part article by Sara Pursley published in both English and Arabic. Using the case study of Iraq, Pursley draws on her own research to highlight what about Sykes-Picot was implemented and not implemented as part of the post-World War I settlment in the Middle East. In doing so, she also sheds light on the historical processes ...

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صدور كتاب نكبة وبقاء: حكاية فلسطينيين ظلّوا في حيفا والجليل


صدر حديثاً عن مؤسسة الدراسات الفلسطينية كتاب:"نكبة وبقاء: حكاية فلسطينيين ظلّوا في حيفا والجليل" (1948 – 1956) تأليف: عادل منّاع   يحمل هذا الكتاب في طياته تجديدات متعددة: نظرية ومنهجية، وفي مصادر المعرفة ومراجعها. وتنفض الدراسة الغبار عن حقبة تأسيسية في تاريخ الفلسطينيين الذين بقوا في حيفا والجليل بعد النكبة (1948-1956). وتسمح هذه الدراسة بسرد حكايات إنسانية وشخصية للمهمشين، مغايرة للروايات التاريخية النخبوية. فأسباب وحيثيات البقاء في فلسطين بعد سنة 1948 ...

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Rayhana Al-Musawi Talks to Bahrain Mirror about Her Prison Woes (Part 1)

[The following introduction by Bahrain Mirror and personal narrative by Rayhana Al-Musawi was published on Bahrain Mirror on 10 May 2016] Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): She is calm enough for one to think that she is shy and easy to break, and strong enough for one to be shocked by the first impression. When she was taken to the Isa Town Police Station, one of the policewomen told her: "We used to hear your name and hear about your charges and thought that they were ...

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Statement by SFSU Students Who Protested Jerusalem Mayor

[Students protesting the Nir Barkat's speech at SFSU on 6 April 2016. Photo by SFSU student]

[The following report back was submitted to Jadaliyya by the students are San Franscisco State University that protested Hillel-sponsored speech of Nir Barkat, the mayor of occupied Jerusalem.] With the unwavering commitment to social justice that is central to the work of the university, SF State prepares its students to become productive, ethical, active citizens with a global perspective.                -SFSU Mission ...

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Call for Papers -- Settles and Citizens: A Critical View of Israeli Society (Deadline: 31 August 2016)

        Call for Papers: Settlers and Citizens: A Critical View of Israeli Society Special Issue of Settler Colonial Studies In Collaboration with the SOAS Palestine Society We invite contributions for a guest-edited special issue of Settler-Colonial Studies on the topic: “Settlers and Citizens: A Critical View of Israeli Society”.  Papers should be between 8000 and 9500 words and should be submitted to by 31 ...

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