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Call for Graduate Student Conference Papers – Dis/Connections: Interactions with the Past in West Asia and North Africa (Toronto, 14 March 2024)

UofT Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations Graduate Students' Association

The University of Toronto’s Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations Graduate Students’ Association (NMCGSA) invites graduate students to submit presentation abstracts for the 24th annual symposium to be held on the 14th of March 2024 at the University of Toronto’s Hart House.

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The Khānjī Correspondence and the Arabic Manuscript Trade in the Early Twentieth Century

Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University

Professor Garrett Davidson will give a talk that offers a preliminary analysis of the recently discovered al-Khānjī papers. The papers, accumulated and preserved by Sāmī al-Khanjī in Cairo, document his and his father’s business and scholarly activities from the 1920s to 1960s and provide an unparalleled window onto the worlds of the Arabic and Islamic manuscript trade in the first half of the twentieth century.

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Assistant Professor of Historical Studies and Digital Humanities

Central European University

The Department of Historical Studies at Central European University invites applications for an Assistant Professorship position in Historical Studies and Digital Humanities. Regional and chronological specializations are open, but applicants should demonstrate the ability to engage in research on transregional phenomena in Eurasian history between c. 800 and c. 1850, based on expertise in one or more regional/local languages. Scholars working on the Islamicate and/or Persianate world and/or South Asia are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Webinar 27 November: The Future of Labour Demand in the Gulf States: What Skills?

Gulf Labour Markets, Migration, and Population (GLMM) Programme

In view of the economic reforms enacted recently in the Gulf states, what is the future of skills demand there, and how will it affect the trends and patterns of labour and labour migration to the region? The webinar will review the changes and innovations in the Gulf States’ economies over the last decade and assess their impact on the actual structure of the workforce, by nationality (national – non-national) and skill level. The webinar will discuss future trends in the demand for skilled labour, highlight the challenges they pose and measures to address these challenges, and reflect on possible scenarios for the future of migration to the region, concerning the number and characteristics of migrants. 

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Call for Papers - Workshop - Migration to the Gulf: Possible Scenarios for the Future: A View from the GCC and from Countries of Origin

Gulf Labour Markets, Migration, Population (GLMM) Programme

Against the backdrop of the current transformations of GCC demographics and economies, as well as the socio-political and economic contexts of origin countries, the purpose of the workshop is to assess and forecast future trends and patterns of migration to the Gulf states.

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14th Gulf Research Meeting 2024 - Call for Paper

14th Gulf Research Meeting 2024 - Call for Paper

Gulf Research Center (GRC)

The Gulf Research Center (GRC) is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 14th annual Gulf Research Meeting (GRM), the annual academic conference highlighting critical issues of importance to the Gulf region and providing a basis for undertaking and engaging in academic and empirical research. GRM 2024 will take place in Cambridge (UK) from July 9-11, 2024.

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Postdoctoral or Associate Researcher Scholar of Modern Palestine and Israel

The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia (TRI), Department of Near Eastern Studies

The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia (TRI) invites applications from outstanding postdoctoral or more senior researchers of modern Palestine and Israel for one or more positions as a Postdoctoral Research Associate or an Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University.

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Assistant Professor / Associate / Professor open Rank- History (History of Gulf)

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

The History Program at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor specializing in the history of the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula, and the broader Indian Ocean region. Priority will be given to candidates who are proficient in the Arabic language and/or have a specific interest in research and practice in the Arab region.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate(s)

The Sharmin & Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran & Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University

The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University invites applications for postdoctoral research associates or more senior researchers in the relevant fields of Iran and the Persian Gulf in the 19th - 21st century.

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