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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Call for Papers 2015 – The Journal of Rotterdam Islamic and Social Sciences

The Islamic University of Rotterdam (IUR) has a heavy and important task in the West; first of all Islam will be taught by Muslim and non-Muslim scholars. This institution should also fulfill a responsible task as a bridge between Islamic World and Western countries, especially by influencing the public opinion and dealing with the public debates. Also the problems of integration of Muslims into the western societies without losing their own norms and values take our high priority.

For the research aspect, IUR annually publishes an academic journal, the Journal of Rotterdam Islamic and Social Sciences, which may contribute to solve social problems, firstly in the Netherlands and secondly in the whole world. The Journal focuses on themes such as philosophy, epistemology, study of religion and comparative studies, takes a critical-analytical approach to the most important contemporary theoretical issues and questions, and aims to create a place for conversation among the elite, scholars, and experts of the above fields about Islamic and social subjects.

The Journal of Rotterdam Islamic and Social Sciences is proud to accept papers for its upcoming edition: Volume 6, Number 1, 2015.  Areas of subject: Theology, Religion, Islam, Social Sciences, Islamic Economics, Psychology, Social and Cultural Studies, Ethnography

Please send your academic paper by e-mail to info@jriss.nl and info@iur.nl

Deadline of submission: SEPTEMBER 30, 2015.

You may submit your paper until this deadline; all papers shall be gathered and evaluated by the Board after the submission closes on S
EPTEMBER 30, 2015.

The list of selected papers shall be published on the website www.jriss.nl<http://www.jriss.nl> at the end of October 2015.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

ASMEA 8th Annual Conference - Research Grants



The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is pleased to offer the following grant opportunities to its Members in conjunction with the Eighth Annual ASMEA Conference to be held on October 29-31, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

ASMEA Research Grants

ASMEA will offer research grants of up to $2500 to qualified scholars and students engaged in the study of the Middle East and Africa. Application deadline is Monday, March 2, 2015. Find out more information, HERE.

Moroccan Studies Research Grant

ASMEA and the Moroccan-American Cultural Center (MACC) will offer research grants to scholars and students whose research is focused on the Kingdom of Morocco. Grants of up to $2500 will be awarded to qualified applicants. Application deadline is Monday, March 2, 2015. Find out more information, HERE.

Become a MEMBER of ASMEA or REGISTER for the Eighth Annual Conference.

Any questions or for more information, contact ASMEA at 202.429.8860 or info@asmeascholars.org.

Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa

Thursday, February 19, 2015

UT-Austin Middle Eastern Studies Language Summer Institute

Arabic and Persian Summer Institutes now accepting applications!
  • Ten-week intensive program running from June 4 to August 14, 2015
  • Meets FLAS fellowship requirements
  • Equivalent to one full academic year
  • Emphasis on communicative teaching methodology
  • Priority application deadline March 2, 2015

For more information, click here.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute, Summer 2015


Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute is accepting applications for its 2015 summer language programs in the U.S. and abroad.

CLI offers intensive courses in Russian and in East European, Mediterranean, and Central Asian languages, either in the U.S., overseas, or in integrated “combination” courses that include both U.S. and overseas components.

CLI Students pay a flat fee of $960 for up to 13 semester credits, plus study-abroad fees if they opt to join an overseas program.

Sessions in ASU include daily co-curricular programming, grant mentoring and career planning opportunities.

Sessions abroad feature academically challenging study, extensive co-curricular programming, integrated into academic coursework and conducted in 1-on-1 or small-group format by local language instructors.

2-month intensive programs providing 8–10 academic credits
  -  Armenian (Yerevan)         3rd year and up
  -  Russian (Bishkek)             2nd–4th-year

Programs feature homestays, extensive co-curricular programming, integrated into academic coursework and conducted in 1-on1 or small-group format by local language instructors.

APPLICATION AND FULL DETAILS:  (http://cli.asu.edu)

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Immersion Institute (APTLII) Summer Program 2015

The Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Immersion Institute (APTLII) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is accepting applications for the summer 2015 program. APTLII is an eight-week intensive summer language immersion program for undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals. Outside of the classroom, students commit to using their target language at all times - in their shared living space on campus, at meals, and at co-curricular activities that combine to create a language immersion experience.

Courses are offered at levels ranging from Beginner to Advanced (depending on sufficient enrollment), and provide two semesters of academic credit. Instruction is given in small groups taught by native speakers and experienced language teachers. The classes are intensive, involving a minimum of 4.5 hours contact hours Mondays through Fridays, with a packed schedule of afternoon and evening activities and workshops. APTLII meets the requirements for Title VI Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships. Our$7,000 fee covers tuition, housing, and meals.

For more information about APTLII, including student newsletters from past summers and the current application, visit our website at http://aptlii.global.wisc.edu/.

Friday, February 6, 2015

CME Summer and Winter Programs

Coexistence in the Middle East (CME) is an intercultural academic field program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ranked among the world’s top 100 universities.
The 6-credit summer session, one of the most popular summer programs at Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School (RIS) for three consecutive years, will take place from July 8 - August 5, 2015.
An intensive 12-day winter session will also be offered from December 27, 2015 - January 7, 2016 for students, faculty members, diplomats, policy makers, and other professionals. Custom dates may be arranged for institutions and organizations.
Through an extensive series of field trips and encounters, CME offers a unique, hands-on opportunity to engage different national, religious, and ideological groups and learn first-hand about the challenges and complexities of coexistence in Israel, a crossroads of humanity.

Gain insight into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a wide range of perspectives, realities, and initiatives. Visit key sites and meet with Israeli and Palestinian government officials, opinion leaders, political figures, and social activists to broaden your understanding of the conflict, its complexity, and its possible evolution and solutions.
Photo: 2014 Program - Encounter with Israeli-Palestinian Bereaved Families for Reconciliation and Peace

Explore the religious, political, and cultural forces shaping the post-Arab Spring Middle East. Gain an in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing different societies and governments in the region through a series of field trips and discussions with regional players and experts.
Photo: 2014 Program - Talk by Paul Hirschon, Deputy Spokesperson, Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

For more information about CME, please refer to our websiteprogram video, and 2015 pdf brochure (www.coexistencetrip.net/pdf?ref=facm).

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Middle East History and Theory (MEHAT) Conference; May 1-2, 2015

The 30th Annual Middle East History and Theory (MEHAT) Conference will take place at the University of Chicago on Friday and Saturday, May 1–2, 2015. We are pleased to invite students and faculty to submit papers for the conference. 

As always, we welcome a broad range of submissions from across disciplines, including (but not limited to) anthropology, art history, cinema and media studies, economics, history, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, sociology… or any other topic concerning the Middle East from the advent of Islam to the present day. This year we are particularly interested in submissions relating to the fields of modern Arabic literature and Central Eurasian studies. A small number of conference participants with papers in those areas may be eligible to receive a modest travel subsidy.

We are thrilled to announce that the keynote address at the 2015 conference will be delivered by Michael Cook of Princeton University. 

Those wishing to participate should send a 250-word abstract to the conference organizers at MEHATConference@gmail.com by Friday, February 20, 2015. We will accept both individual papers and prearranged themed panels; the latter format is especially encouraged.

For the most up-to-date information on the conference, please refer to the MEHAT website (http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/mehat/conference). 

Important announcements will also be shared through the MEHAT Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Middle-East-History-and-Theory-MEHAT/175313945840631).