MESA - Middle East Studies Association


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Date Posted Description Deadline
08/02/17 Association for Middle East Anthropology Graduate Student Paper Prize August 15, 2017
5/3/17 Woolf Institute Online Course: Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges August 3, 2017
12/2/16 Schwarzman Scholars Program: 2017-18 Visiting Faculty Positions (Tsinghua University in Beijing)  


Association for Middle East Anthropology

Graduate Student Paper Prize

The Association for Middle East Anthropology (AMEA) Graduate Student Paper Prize has been established to recognize and promote excellence in the field of Middle East anthropology and to encourage academic engagement and excellence in this field among students at the graduate level. The AMEA Graduate Student Paper Prize will be offered annually to a graduate student who has solo-authored a paper in the anthropology of the MENA area. The competition is open only to papers written in English. The AMEA Graduate Student Paper Prize will be awarded to the individual whose work is judged to provide the most significant and potentially influential contribution to Middle East anthropology. Papers of exceptional courage and potential impact beyond the field will be given special consideration.

The AMEA Graduate Student Paper Prize will be publicly announced at the AMEA Annual Meeting at MESA. The winner will receive a $100 cash award and a certificate. The winner will also be invited to submit the paper for publication in the journal Anthropology of the Middle East.

Submissions for the 2017 prize must be submitted via e-mail to, NO LATER THAN AUGUST 15, 2017.

Schwarzman Scholars Program (Visiting Faculty Positions)

Schwarzman Scholars Program at Tsinghua University in Beijing seeks to recruit Visiting Faculty from the world’s leading universities and institutions for the 2017-18 academic year. These international scholars and practitioners will engage a highly motivated cohort of future leaders through Schwarzman Scholars’ unique, interdisciplinary curriculum focused on contemporary global issues. Visiting Faculty also have opportunities to pursue independent research and develop collaborations with Tsinghua colleagues. Eligible candidates include early, mid-career and senior level academics who are available to spend from one to eleven months in Beijing.

• Expert scholar or practitioner in contemporary global issues, including (but not limited to) international relations, business, public policy, health, social sciences, technology, and the humanities
• Recognized for outstanding teaching, mentoring and/or research.
• Able to engage a diverse, international student body and interdisciplinary faculty.
• Fluent in English.

• Teach or co-teach one course per semester. Courses are taught in 4-8-week modules and meet twice a week . Minimum period in residence is 4 weeks.
• Offer mentoring and guidance to Schwarzman Scholars, including thesis project advising.
• Engage the Tsinghua University community through participation in seminars, conferences and lecture series.

• Accommodation in a private faculty apartment and full meal plan at Schwarzman College.
• Round-trip business class travel to/from Beijing.
• Generous living stipend and research support.
• Special assistance for visiting faculty traveling with a partner and/or children.


Schwarzman Scholars does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job or course of study requirements.

Woolf Institute

Online Course: Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges

The Woolf Institute (Cambridge) is delighted to announce that applications are now being accepted for the online course, Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges. This timely online course focuses on the relationships between Jews, Christians and Muslims in modern Europe. The course is multidisciplinary and examines historical trends, religious and cultural interaction, and issues of contemporary citizenship.

The course will be led and co-taught by Dr Gorazd Andrejč , Dr Sami Everett, and Dr Esther-Miriam Wagner. For more information on the topics covered, the structure of the course, and the application details, visit the website:

The online learning approach allows participants to study wherever and whenever they choose via the internet. You can engage with fellow participants from all over the world. Many participants from across Europe and around the world - Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, as well as Australia, China, Kenya, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, and the United States - have already taken this course.

The closing date for applications is 3 August 2017. The course commences, with Induction Week, on Monday 4 September 2017. The application form is available to download at The course fee is £385. A limited number of bursaries are available.

If you have any queries about the course, contact Dr Emma Harris, Director of Studies, at

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