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Assistant Professor of the Ancient Mediterranean

Classics Program, University of California at Davis

The Classics Program at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, beginning July 1, 2024, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants’ research interests should focus on Ancient Mediterranean culture(s) outside of Europe (e.g., Ancient Egypt, North Africa, the Levant).

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Assistant Professor Environmental History - Department of History

University of California Berkeley

The University of California at Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment at the level of assistant professor in the Department of History. The position is defined as Environmental History, including histories of how people have interacted with, represented, thought about, and changed and/or been changed by the biophysical places, biomes, and/or earth systems of which they have been a part. Applications due November 1st.

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Call for Submissions: Negativity and Construction

American University of Beirut

The conference seeks to repose today the question of criticism in the Arab world. Critique is either too late or too soon for its context, arriving at the scene only after the deal is done, or forewarning an imminent disaster. How to rethink the function of critique and criticism in our contemporary moment? More crucially, what is singular about re-posing this question from the context of Beirut, Lebanon today? We invite scholars, artists, researchers and students working in the humanities and social sciences to submit a 300-word abstract and bio by the extended deadline of Nov 15th, 2023.  

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Democracy in Crisis: Geopolitical Shifts and US Challenges in MENA

Arab Center Washington DC

Arab Center Washington DC is dedicating its eighth annual conference to exploring the current crisis facing democratization and the implementation of reforms across the Middle East and North Africa. This one-day conference explores the current state of democracy and democratic regression in the MENA region and focuses on the evolution of US policy toward the region and the status of human rights there.

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Instructional Professor in Northwest Semitics (open rank)

University of Chicago Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the Humanities Division at the University of Chicago seeks to add to the University’s existing program in Northwest Semitics. We invite applications for appointment as Instructional Professor (open rank) in Northwest Semitics, particularly Aramaic, Biblical Hebrew, Syriac, and related dialects/languages. The start date of the appointment will be September 1, 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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Assistant Professor Tenure Track Position (Asian Refugee Literatures and Cultures)

Simon Fraser University

Applications are being sought for a full-time tenure track position at Simon Fraser University at the rank of Assistant Professor with expertise in Asian Refugee Literatures and Cultures, to be housed in the Department of World Languages and Literatures with 50% dedicated workload in the Global Asia Program starting July 15, 2024.

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Translation, Transposition, and Travel in the Global Nineteenth Century

Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies

For its second world congress to be held in Kuwait from 16 to 19 January 2025, the Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies is pleased to invite proposals on the theme of “Translation, Transposition, and Travel in the Global Nineteenth Century.” We welcome proposals for papers and panels that explore transits between places, languages, cultures, and ideas.

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Visiting Fellow In Gender, Body Politics and Iranian Art (Brown CMES + Columbia MEI)

Center for Middle East Studies, Brown University

The initiative, developed jointly by the Center for Middle East Studies at Brown University and the Middle East Studies Institute at Columbia University, focuses on gender and body politics in relation to Iran. We are inviting applications from an artist to spend one entire academic year residing one semester at each institution starting January 2024 to December 2024. This fellowship is generously supported by the Persian Heritage Foundation.

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Assistant Professor - Persian Literature

University of Chicago Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Persian Literature and Culture with an expected start date of July 1, 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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ME101 Lecture Series 2023

Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore

Throughout history, the Middle East has been locked in engagements with the West through crusades, wars, colonialism and terrorism. However, beyond the clichés and convenient facades lie many lesser known facets from economic transformation to climate change. This lecture series will give you a comprehensive overview of the region and its impacts on Singapore and the world.

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CFR 2024-25 International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured Scholars

Council on Foreign Relations

The International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars, sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, offers tenured academics whose research and teaching are connected to peace and security issues practical experience in foreign policy through a twelve-month placement in the U.S. government or with an international organization for twelve months.

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