Anthropologie du Moyen-Orient et de l’Asie centrale

Le Journal of the Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia (ACME) ouvre un appel à recensions.

Books for Review:
– And Then We Work for God: Rural Sunni Islam in Western Turkey
– Bombay Islam: The Religious Economy of the West Indian Ocean, 1840–1915
– Devotional Islam in Contemporary South Asia: Shrines, Journeys and Wanderers
– D’une anthropologie du chamanisme vers une anthropologie du croire. Hommage à l’oeuvre de Roberte Hamayon
– Islam in a World of Nation-States
– Islam in Post-Soviet Ukraine
– Islam in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan: The Morality of Experience
– Muslim Diaspora: Gender, Culture and Identity
– Modern Islamic Thought in a Radical Age: Religious Authority and Internal Criticism
– Muslims and Others in Sacred Space
– Performing Islam: Gender and Ritual in Iran
– Political Liberalism in Muslim Societies
– Prayer in Islamic Thought and Practice
– Post-Islamism: The Many Faces of Political Islam
– Sacred Landscape in Medieval Afghanistan: Revisiting the Faḍāʾil-i Balkh
– Slavery and Emancipation in Islamic East Africa: From Honor to Respectability
– Toward an Islamic Enlightenment: The Gülen Movement
– Under Solomon’s Throne: Uzbek Visions of Renewal in Osh (Central Eurasia in Context)
– Visual Culture in the Modern Middle East: Rhetoric of the Image
– What is Islamic Philosophy?
– Women, Gender and Language in Morocco

Representations, domestication, naturalisation et immersion: le Moyen-Orient en Europe du Nord

Un appel à contribution est ouvert pour un panel “Imagining Middle East in Northern Europe: representations, domestication, naturalization, and immersion” pour le 9ème colloque de Nordic Society for Middle Eastern Studies: “Everyday Life in the Middle East”, Lund (Suède), 19-21 septembre 2013.

Contrat de recherche postdoctorale, culture et société arabe moderne

Le centre d’études du moyen-Orient de Brown University propose un contrat de recherche postdoctorale de deux ans sur la culture et la société arabe moderne.

Middle East Studies at Brown University invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellow in Modern Arab Culture and Society, with an emphasis on social movements and youth culture in a global context. The ideal candidate will be fluent in Arabic, have extensive field experience in the Arab world, and be familiar with global development and political discourses on modern movements in the Middle East and beyond.

As a significant new university initiative, Middle East Studies at Brown seeks to make knowledge production on the Middle East part of the DNA of Brown by creating partnerships across areas and disciplines. We encourage candidates able to work in an interdisciplinary environment and who deploy a range of methodologies in their research and teaching. The successful candidate will be housed at the relevant disciplinary department and/or at the Watson Institute.

In addition to pursuing their research, the successful candidate is expected to teach one course per semester. S/he will also participate in the regular Fellows’ Seminar at the Cogut Center for the Humanities, and interact with other units such as History, Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Religious Studies, Sociology, Media and Modern Culture, and Political Science.

The fellowship is offered through the Cogut Center for the Humanities and its Postdoctoral Fellowships in International Humanities. Fellows receive stipends of $52,000 and $54,080 in their first and second years, respectively, plus standard fellows’ benefits and a $2,000 per year research budget.

Applicants must have received their Ph.D. from an institution other than Brown within the last five years. This position begins on July 1, 2013. All candidates should submit a letter of application, a list of proposed courses, and a curriculum vitae as well as arrange for three letters of reference. Applications received by January 15, 2013 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.

Please submit application materials on line at

Letters of application should be addressed to :

Professor Beshara Doumani

Director, Middle East Studies
Box 1970
Watson Institute for International Studies
Brown University
111 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02912

Informal questions regarding the post should be addressed to Middle East Studies at

Brown is an EEO/AA employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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