Welcome to the Middle East Institute at Columbia University
The Middle East Institute at Columbia University, founded in 1954, promotes the interdisciplinary study of the Middle East and North Africa together with associated regions of Central Asia, South and Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and related global communities. Drawing on the expertise of faculty and the interests of students located across the many academic departments and specialized schools of the university, the Institute’s activities focus on the advancement of academic knowledge and the enhancement of public understanding.
The Middle East Institute is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Middle East National Resource Center, and it offers an interdisciplinary Masters Degree Program in Islamic Studies.
The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces three fellowship competitions for the year 2019-2010. PARC has two research fellowship competitions for scholars of Palestine and a travel seminar competition for scholars who are not Palestine experts but who are eager to learn more about Palestine.
Applications are due in January 2019.
See http://parc-us-pal.org/ for more information.
Insaniyyat, the recently formed Society of Palestinian Anthropologists, invites participants to submit abstracts, attend roundtables, and participate in the society’s second gathering. Papers and roundtables should address the subject of Palestine and Palestinian communities anywhere as topics of anthropological inquiry. The conference is in collaboration with the PhD program in inter-disciplinary social sciences at Birzeit University. For its three-day conference, Palestinian Anthropology: Thinking Without a State, Insaniyyat invites participants to explore the following questions: How can we cultivate and enrich a Palestinian anthropology? What are the theoretical and/or political, ethnographic contributions of anthropological research on Palestine to the discipline? What are the thematic intersections that do or should command ethnographic attention in a sovereignless Palestine? In what ways might Palestine as an epistemic site offer critical reflections on the modern enterprise of studying the Other that is arguably anthropology? What are the challenges of conducting fieldwork in Palestine and among Palestinian communities in diaspora?
Abstracts can be submitted in either Arabic or English, and should be no longer than 500 words.
Send your abstract to: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW Deadline for submission: 25 October, 2018