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Assistant Professor of Art and Visual Culture

Bates College

The Department of Art and Visual Culture, in conjunction with the Religious Studies Department and the Classical and Medieval Studies Program, seeks a tenure-track colleague in premodern visual cultures with an emphasis on visual cultures produced in and among varied religious cultures, including Islamic, Christian, and/or Jewish, in the centuries before 1500 CE.

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Images of Etel Adnan

Literatures of Annihilation, Exile, and Resistance

This event is taking place in remembrance of Etel Adnan, the beloved Lebanese-American poet, essayist, and visual artist, who passed away in November 2021. She is survived by her longtime partner, renowned Syrian Lebanese artist Simone Fattal.

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Nineteenth-Century Empires: CFP

Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies

The Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies ( invites individual paper proposals on any aspect of nineteenth-century empire for its world congress, “Comparative Empire: Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation, 1750-1914,” to be held in Singapore, 19-22 June 2023.

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American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages

The American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT) is pleased to announce the seventeenth annual “Graduate Student Pre-Conference”. This Pre-Conference was established to mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of AATT. The Pre-Conference is co-sponsored by the institutional members of AATT and AATT.

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Assistant Professor of Architectural History and Theory

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Department of Architecture at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty teaching position in global Architectural History, 1400-1800, in the History Theory Criticism (HTC) Program in Architecture and Art. The History, Theory, Criticism program in MIT's School of Architecture and Planning was founded in the 1970s as the first PhD program in a school of architecture, specializing in interdisciplinary research and teaching focused on the intertwined histories of architecture and art.

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Sinostan: China’s Inadvertent Empire

Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore

In Sinostan, Raffaello Pantucci and Alexandros Petersen recount their travels across Central Asia to tell the story of China’s growing influence. They interview Chinese traders in latter-day Silk Road bazaars; climb remote mountain passes threatened by construction; commiserate with Afghan archaeologists charged with saving centuries-old Buddhist ruins before they are swept away by mining projects; meet with eager young Central Asians learning Mandarin; and sit with officials in all five Central Asian capitals, bearing witness to a region increasingly transformed by Beijing’s presence. Their stories and experiences illustrate how China’s foreign policy initiative has expressed itself on the ground, and what it means for those living both within and beyond the boundaries of its “inadvertent empire”. This public talk will be conducted both in-person and online via Zoom on Tuesday, 25 Oct 2022, from 5.00 pm to 6 pm SGT.

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Perceived Discrimination and the Integration Paradox in Stigmatized Neighborhoods

Middle East Studies Program at UW Madison

Residents of “European Banlieues,” or stigmatized neighborhoods in urban peripheries across Europe, are frequent subjects targets of discrimination. But little research has systematically examined the attitudes of these neighborhoods’ residents. We fill this gap and ask how much discrimination immigrant residents of the most deprived neighborhoods in Sweden perceive, and whether perceived discrimination matters for their political incorporation.

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Layla Murad, the Jewish-Muslim Star of Egypt

Middle East Studies Program at UW Madison

Professor Hammad discusses the life and legacy of Layla Murad, one of the most beloved and remembered Arab singing stars in the twentieth century, to analyze politics of sexuality, ethnicity, socio-cultural interaction between Muslims and Jews, and the crucial role popular culture played in constructing an exclusive Arab-Islamic Egyptian identity.

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