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Call for papers: International workshop on criminal activity and its investigation in Africa and the Middle East

Ben Gurion University of the Negev

We invite scholars working on colonial and non-colonial empires in Africa and the Middle East, including the Ottoman, Safavid and Qajar Empires, to submit relevant proposals for an international workshop on the subject. We are interested in papers examining the world of the criminals, surveillance of criminals, witness interrogations, the use of forensic science, psychological aspects of crime investigations, etc, from the 18th through the 20th century.

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Call for Articles and Essays: Re-Orienting Arab Theatre and Performance: New Political Aesthetics

Critical Stages/Scènes critiques

Critical Stages/Scènes critiques invites paper submissions for issue #22, 2020. This issue will be dedicated to studies and attempts to “reorient” Arab theatre and performance in light of the radical transformations shaping the Middle East and North Africa both aesthetically and politically. Deadline: December 1, 2019

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Open Rank - Comparative Politics/Middle East

Colorado College

The Department of Political Science at Colorado College is hiring for a position in comparative politics, broadly defined. The rank is open. The position requires expertise in the Middle East and North Africa, broadly defined. Crucial to the position is potential for, and commitment to, excellence in scholarship as well as in teaching at a liberal arts institution. Deadline: September 15, 2019

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Assistant Professor in Sociology

The American University in Cairo

The Department of Sociology, Egyptology and Anthropology (SEA) at the American University in Cairo (AUC) is seeking to recruit for a four-year position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of sociology beginning in the fall 2020. Deadline: November 1, 2019

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Call for papers: Knowledge-Based Economy In Qatar

Qatar University

The Department of International Affairs at Qatar University is organizing an international conference titled: “Knowledge-Based Economy In Qatar: Trends and Opportunities For Interdisciplinary Research And Policy” (27-28 October 2019), with a specific focus on the Qatar and the MENA region; in collaboration with the Gulf Studies Center in Qatar University. Abstract deadline: August 11, 2019

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Richard Gillespie Mediterranean Prize

Mediterranean Politics

Mediterranean Politics is pleased to announce the launch of the Richard Gillespie Mediterranean Prize for the best research article on the contemporary social and political dynamics of the Mediterranean region published in the Journal by an early career researcher, including doctoral students or early career scholars (2 years maximum after PhD). Deadline: December 31, 2019

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SfAA Call for Papers

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA)

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 80th Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, NM, March 17-21, 2020.  The theme of the Program is “Cultural Citizenship and Diversity in Complex Societies.” Deadline: October 15, 2019

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