Via SOCIOLOGY OF ISLAM LISTSERV on February 14, 2014:

Consider joining us on a journey to understanding the hopes and aspirations of people in the Middle East for a better future.  This summer two Syracuse University faculty members, Professor Mehrzad Boroujerdi (Director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program), Professor Matt Bonham (Co-Director of the Syracuse Public Diplomacy Program), and faculty from Bahçesehir University in Istanbul will engage students in a dialogue about the transition from authoritarian to democratic governance. Continue reading

Via SOCIOLOGY OF ISLAM LISTSERV: 

This is a Call for Papers for two panels which will be held during the Fourth World Congress for Middle East Studies (WOCMES) 18th-22nd August 2014 in Ankara (Turkey).  Continue reading

by MARTIN RIKER for THE NEW YORK TIMES on JANUARY 3, 2014: 

We’re having a particularly good season for literary discoveries from the past, with recent publications of Volumes 1 and 2 of Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq’s “Leg Over Leg” (1855), the marathon translation of Giacomo Leopardi’s 2,600-page “Zibaldone” (1898) and now “The Time Regulation Institute” (1962), the second great novel from Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar. They arrive, such books, in a category all their own, in one sense new, in another sense old, as if to remind us that this thing called literature is much larger than our own little moment. Continue reading

via SOCIOLOGY OF ISLAM LISTSERV and PEDRAM KHOSRONEIAD on DECEMBER 28, 2013:
Call for papers: The Future of the Anthropology and Anthropologists of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia 
“13th EASA Biennial Conference: Collaboration, Intimacy & Revolution- innovation and continuity in an interconnected world”
Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Estonian Institute of Humanities, Tallinn University, Estonia
31st July - 3rd August, 2014
Deadline: 27/02/2014 Continue reading