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October 29, 2010

The Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies

2010-2011 Programs in Arabic Language and Middle East Studies

SANA'A, YEMEN

Why Study at the YCMES?
An Internationally Recognized College: The Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies boasts one of the most rigorous and well-known Arabic language programs in the Middle East. Credits are transferable to most universities worldwide. The YCMES Board includes highly distinguished professors from Oxford, Princeton, Harvard, Georgetown and several other top schools.

Authentic Environment: Sana'a, Yemen is an ideal context for language acquisition and cultural immersion. Unlike many other Middle Eastern cities where English and/or French are pervasive, Sana'a is one of the few remaining places in the world where Arabic is spoken exclusively. In short, it is nearly impossible to remain isolated in a Western bubble.

Affordability: The YCMES' tuition packages are extremely competitive; moreover, Sana'a is arguably the most inexpensive place in the Middle East in terms of living expenses. Most meals in restaurants run from 1.50 USD to 2.00 USD.

Abundant Opportunities for Students (inside and outside the classroom): The YCMES offers rigorous courses in the Arabic language as well as university-level seminars on the contemporary Middle East(subjects include political science, anthropology, literature, etc.). The YCMES also helps students arrange internships with local Yemeni NGO's. Finally, the YCMES organizes regular trips and cultural activities to ensure that students integrate in Yemeni society.

Latest News:

Spring 2011 Seminars Announced: This Spring, Dr. Tom Stevenson will be joining us to teach a 5-week seminar on the Anthropology of Yemen. Dr. Katherine Hennessey will teach two seminars that will explore Arab literature and drama. Sign up for these courses today! READ MORE>> http://e2ma.net/go/6800386670/208322691/215529513/30540/goto:http:/www.ycmes.org/pcmes.html

Special Registration Discount: For students who wish to study Arabic at the YCMES during 2010-2011, we are offering a special discount to all applicants who register and pay their deposit before November 1st. We hope that you will take advantage of these savings! READ MORE>> http://e2ma.net/go/6800386670/208322691/215529514/30540/goto:http:/www.ycmes.org/palfees.html

Student Blog: YCMES students recently launched a video blog to capture their on-the-ground experiences in Yemen. The Blog is called "Yemen Through Our Eyes." Check it out HERE>> http://e2ma.net/go/6800386670/208322691/215529515/30540/goto:http:/yementhroughoureyes.wordpress

HOW TO APPLY:
Visit YCMES online and download the application form at: ycmes.org/admissions.html or email ycmes@ycmes.org.
Students may also contact the YCMES US representative, Megan Geissler, at ncusar@ycmes.org or (202) 293-6466.

Students interested in studying at the YCMES are invited to submit application materials and payment to the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in Washington, DC, for forwarding to the YCMES campus in Sana'a.

About the National Council:
Founded in 1983, the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations is an American non-profit, non-governmental, educational organization dedicated to improving American knowledge and understanding of the Arab world. The Council has been granted public charity status in accordance with Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The National Council does not employ or retain a lobbyist.

Vision

The National Council's vision is a relationship between the United States and its Arab partners, friends, and allies that rests on as solid and enduring a foundation as possible. Such a foundation, viewed from both ends of the spectrum, is one that would be characterized by strengthened and expanded strategic, economic, political, commercial, and defense cooperation ties; increased joint ventures; a mutuality of benefit; reciprocal respect for each other's heritage and values; and overall acceptance of each other's legitimate needs, concerns, interests, and objectives.

Mission

The National Council's mission is educational. It seeks to enhance American awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the Arab countries, the Mideast, and the Islamic world. Its means for doing so encompass but are not limited to programs for leadership development, people-to-people exchanges, lectures, publications, an annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference, and the participation of American students and faculty in Arab world study experiences. As a public service, the Council also serves as an information clearinghouse and participant in national, state, and local grassroots outreach to media, think tanks, and select community, civic, educational, religious, business, and professional associations. In these ways the Council helps strengthen and expand the overall Arab-U.S. relationship.

WEBSITE: http://www.ycmes.org/

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TUNISIA, NORTH AFRICA Summer 2011 Faculty-led Travel Course

Travel throughout Tunisia as part of a course, The Arab World, Islam, and U.S. Foreign Policy, May 22-June 11, 2011, with Professor Peter J. Schraeder.

Flyer Photo Flyer Photo Flyer Photo Camel Trek

-Learn about the politics and culture of the Arab World.
-Experience a camel trek in Southern Tunisia.
-Visit sites of political, religious, and historical significance throughout Tunisia.
-Attend presentations at the U.S. Embassy and meet the U.S. Ambassador.
-Take part in joint sessions with English-speaking Tunisian students your own age.
-Camp overnight in the Sahara Desert.

FACULTY:
Professor Peter J. Schraeder is a specialist in African politics (including North Africa) and U.S. foreign policy and is also fluent in English and French.This will be the fifth time Dr. Schraeder has led this program in Tunisia. The trip will also include guest lectures from internationally acclaimed Tunisian scholars.

TENTATIVE CALENDAR:
3/21 Application Deadline*
5/21 Depart U.S. for Tunisia
5/22 Arrive in Tunisia
6/11 Depart Tunisia for U.S.

* APPLICATION DEADLINE Monday, March 21, 2011 (Fifteen (15) spots are reserved for non-Loyola students)

PROGRAM FEE OF $2,296 INCLUDES:
-Shared occupancy in 4-5 star hotels
-3 meals per day
-All in-country travel expenses (including travel by a new Mercedes bus and 4x4 Land Rovers)
-English-speaking Tunisian tour guide and local lecturers
-Entrance fees to all sites, such as Roman and Carthaginian ruins, religious sites (Islamic mosques, Catholic churches, and Jewish temples),and museums
-On-site program support
-$100 Loyola Office for International Programs study abroad fee

PROGRAM FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
-Round-trip airfare (Chicago-Tunis) approximately $1,200
-Personal spending money
-Optional baggage insurance/excess baggage fees
-Optional travel insurance
-International health insurance (required to be purchased separately)

TUITION FEE OF $1,815* INCLUDES:
-3 credit hours of Loyola summer session tuition (Note: graduate students pay graduate tuition rate)
*This is the 2010 tuition rate. 2011 summer tuition rates will be available soon.

COURSE OFFERINGS:
PLSC 300: The Arab World, Islam, and U.S. Foreign Policy
This course is cross-listed with Black World Studies (BWS), International Studies (INTS), Islamic World Studies (IWS), and Peace Studies (PAX). This program is an outstanding opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in Middle East Studies, African Studies, International Studies, United States Foreign Policy, History and Politics of the Arab World and Islam, and Classical Studies (Roman and Carthaginian Empires).

TO APPLY:
Visit LUC.edu/studyabroad and click on “Apply Now!”
All applications must be accompanied by a $100 non-refundable deposit(that counts towards your program fee) and a copy of a valid passport or receipt from passport application.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Visit: LUC.edu/studyabroad/summer
Contact: Amye Day,
aday1@luc.edu 773-508-2551 OR
Dr. Peter Schraeder, pschrae@luc.edu

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October 22, 2010

ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Turkey

The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) will offer fellowships for research in Turkey for the academic year 2011-2012. Grants for tenures up to one year will be considered, however, some preference is given to projects of shorter duration. ARIT operates hostel, research, and study facilities for researchers in Turkey and its branch centers in Istanbul and Ankara.

Application Deadline:
Applications and three letters of recommendation must be received by November 1, 2010. Please use the ARIT application format accessible on the ARIT website [http//ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/NEHFellowships.htm] and submit all materials to the address below. The ARIT Committee on Fellowships expects to notify applicants of its decision by late January 2011.

Eligibilty Requirements:
Scholars and advanced graduate students engaged in research on ancient, medieval, or modern times in Turkey, in any field of the humanities and social sciences, are eligible. Student applicants must have fulfilled all preliminary requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation by June 2011, and before beginning any ARIT-sponsored research. Non-U.S. applicants are expected to maintain an affiliation with an educational institution in the United States or Canada. Scholars who have completed their formal training may also apply for ARIT Fellowships sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (described in separate announcements). For questions of eligibility and procedures, please check with the ARIT office in Philadelphia.

Research Permission:
ARIT fellowship applicants are responsible for obtaining the appropriate research permissions and visas. In general, researchers should seek permission to carry out research from the director(s) of the institution(s) where they intend to work; this includes researchers who wish to work in libraries housed in Turkish museums. For short term research tenures some foreign scholars may enter Turkey on a tourist visa and apply for the research permit and visa from within Turkey; or scholars may choose to procure a research visa via the Turkish Embassy in advance of their arrival. Scholars wishing to carry out research in Turkey for terms longer than three months should apply for the research permit and in addition secure a research vise prior to entering Turkey. Non-U.S. researchers should consult the Turkish Consulate for specific procedures. Researchers who wish to work with collections housed in the Turkish archaeological museums, however, should make their application through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums. In addition, if the material they wish to work with is part of and excavation, researchers must submit a letter with their application that is signed by the excavation director giving permission to carry out the research. The application regulations and format for researchers are posted on the ARIT website. ARIT may withhold payment of fellowship stipends if appropriate research permission is not gained.
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Contact Information:
The American Research Institute in Turkey
University of Pennsylvania Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA
19104-6324
Phone: (215) 898-3474
Fax: (215) 898-0657
Email: leinwand@sas.upenn.edu
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT

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2010 DIWAN Call for Papers

The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is seeking artistic presentations and proposals for panels and papers for its DIWAN: A Forum for the Arts being held for the first time in New York City at the Graduate Center for the City University of New York (365 Fifth Avenue) March 25-26, 2011.

AANM is pleased to partner with Alwan for the Arts as well the Middle East and Middle East American Center (MEMEAC) at the Graduate Center, CUNY, to build an exciting program for its fourth DIWAN conference,in its ongoing commitment to convene and generate a national dialogue among artists and academicians about the state of Arab American art.

All artistic mediums will be considered for inclusion.

The deadline for proposal submission is November 1, 2010.
We will notify you about acceptance by December 15, 2010.

PAPERS:
Please send a one-page abstract (250 – 300 words) for a 15–20 minute presentation relating to Arab American arts historical development, production, aesthetics, and/or identity.

PANEL PROPOSALS:
Require multiple speakers for a presentation. Please submit the panel title, presenters’ names, and an abstract for each paper within the panel.

ARTISTIC PRESENTATIONS:
Please submit the theme(s) of the work that you will present, an abstract of your presentation, the format of your presentation, and your technical needs. Also submit one copy of a CD-ROM, DVD, VHS formatted video, and/or a set of slides (10 images max.) that best represents your proposal. (These materials will not be returned.)In your proposal, be sure to include your name, the title of your presentation, an email and/or postal address, your occupation, academic affiliation (if applicable), resume, and your A/V needs. Presentation at the Forum is open to scholars, artists, and activists. You will receive an invitation to present at the Forum if your paper or artistic performance is selected.

Selected participants must submit a full length paper to the AANM prior to the conference. Proceedings from the Forum will be compiled and made available to the public and researchers.

HONORARIUM FOR PRESENTERS:
Presenters will receive an honorarium to partially subsidize travel and hotel costs to participate in DIWAN. Amount of honorarium will correlate to distance and cost of travel for each participant. Honorarium will be provided after the submission of full paper to the AANM prior to the conference.
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Please send your proposals to:
Arab American National Museum/DIWAN
13624 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48126 USA
You may submit your proposal electronically to sahmed@accesscommunity.org.
Questions may be directed to Suha Ahmed at 313.624.0216 or sahmed@accesscommunity.org.

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October 11, 2010

Fellowship for Archaeoloical Research at Aphrodisias

Kenan T. Erim Fellowship for Archaeological Research at Aphrodisias, 2011

The Fellowships: The American Research Institute in Turkey invites applications for fellowships for excavation and/or research in art history and archaeology to be carried out at the site of Aphrodisias in Turkey during the summer 2011. This award is made possible by the generous support of the American Friends of Aphrodisias. Maximum award will be $2,375 for the summer session.

Eligibility Requirements: Scholars or advanced graduate students engaged in excavation at the site of Aphrodisias or research on material from that site are eligible to apply. Fields of study include the history of art and architecture from antiquity to the present, and archaeology. Applicants may also qualify for other ARIT fellowships programs.

Application Procedure: In order to be considered, applicants must provide complete application information. The application, a letter of acceptance, from the director of the excavations at Aphrodisias in addition to two letters of reference must be received by November 1, 2010. Please request the application format and cover page. Please include letters of reference with your application. Students should supply a copy of their graduate transcript.

Contact Information:
American Research Institute in Turkey
c/o University of Pennsylvania Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA
19104-6324

Phone: (215) 898-3473
Fax: (215) 898-0657
Email: leinwandt@sas.upenn.edu
Website: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT

ARIT expects to notify applicants of the decision of the Committee on Fellowships by late January 2011.

Research Permission: Projects should be included within the Aphrodisias excavation permit.

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Fellowships for Research in Turkey

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for Research in Turkey 2011-2012

The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) is inviting applications for two to four advanced fellowships made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The fields of study cover all periods of history in the general range of the humanities and include hamanistically oriented aspects of the social sciences, prehistory, history, art, archaelogy, literature, and linguistics, as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history. The fellowships for research in Turkey may be held for twelve continuous months during 2011-2012. Stipends in the range of $16,800 to $50,400 are available on the basis of individual proposals.

Application Deadline: Applications and three letters of recommendation must be received by November 1, 2010. Please use the ARIT application format accessible on the ARIT website [http//ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/NEHFellowships.htm] and submit all materials to the address below. The ARIT Committee on Fellowships expects to notify applicants of its decision by late January 2011.

Contact Information:
The American Research Institute in Turkey
University of Pennsylvania Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA
19104-6324

Phone: (215) 898-3474
Fax: (215) 898-0657
Email: leinwand@sas.upenn.edu
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/

Eligibility:
Scholars who have completed their formal training and plan to carry out research in Turkey may apply. They may be U.S. citizens or three-year residents of the U.S. Please consult ARIT headquarters on questions of eligibility. Advanced scholars may also apply for ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Institutes:
ARIT maintains two research institutes in Turkey. ARIT in Istanbul has a research library concentrated on Byzantine and Ottoman Turkey. The ARIT Ankara center focuses on art, archaeology, and ancient history in its library, and serves Turkish and American archaeologists through its programs. Both institutes have residential facilities for fellows and provide general assistance as well as introductions to colleagues, institutions, and authorities in Turkey.

Research Permission:
ARIT fellowship applicants are responsible for obtaining the appropriate research permissions and visas. In general, researchers should seek permission to carry out research from the director(s) of the institution(s) where they intend to work; this includes researchers who wish to work in libraries housed in Turkish museums. For short term research tenures some foreign scholars may enter Turkey on a tourist visa and apply for the research permit and visa from within Turkey; or scholars may choose to procure a research visa via the Turkish Embassy in advance of their arrival. Scholars wishing to carry out research in Turkey for terms longer than three months should apply for the research permit and in addition secure a research vise prior to entering Turkey. Non-U.S. researchers should consult the Turkish Consulate for specific procedures. Researchers who wish to work with collections housed in the Turkish archaeological museums, however, should make their application through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums. In addition, if the material they wish to work with is part of and excavation, researchers must submit a letter with their application that is signed by the excavation director giving permission to carry out the research. The application regulations and format for researchers are posted on the ARIT website. ARIT may withhold payment of fellowship stipends if appropriate research permission is not gained.

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Defense Intellegince Agency Internship

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is seeking students with Middle East expertise for our 2011 Summer Intern Program. Last year's solicitation resulted in more than 50 applicants. Nine interns were selected from schools such as Columbia University, Brandeis College, and UCLA. DIA's Middle East--North Africa Office, is responsible for political/military analysis in support of the White House, National Security Council, Department of Defense, and military commanders in field. DIA's challenging mission requires interns with superior analytical skills. Arabic or Farsi language capability is highly desired, but not required.

This competitive program provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in their field of study. All DIA interns must be U.S. citizens since successful candidates are granted access to TOP SECRET/Special Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) data.

This 10-week, paid program provides practical "hands on" experience. The Middle East North Africa Office will assign real world projects that will broaden the intern's knowledge of the Middle East through classified and open source research as well as through interaction with other analysts. Students will also be assigned senior mentors. Some past interns have had their classified products complemented by the U.S. Secretaries of Defense and State.

The strategic purpose of the program is to identify candidates for future employment. The best interns receive permanent job offers contingent upon their graduation with an impressive academic record.
For more information regarding the Summer Internship Program's eligibilty criteria, application process, or pay, please visit http://www.dia.mil/careers/students/ or contact Mr. Roseal Fowlkes at 202-231-5500.

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Patronage and the Sacred Book in the Medieval Mediterranean

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Sacred books (including Jewish Bibles, Christian Bibles, Qur´ans, prayer books, psalters, haggadot, translations of and commentaries on Scripture, etc.) were at the center of book production for Jews, Christians and Muslims throughout the Middle Ages. This conference will investigate issues in the patronage, production, circulation and consumption of sacred books in the Western Mediterranean during the High and Late Middle Ages (roughly 10th-15th Century). In what ways did the demands of patronage nurture, determine, or constrain areas of intellectual and artistic engagement? How did patronage in the royal court differ from patronage in other contexts (the Church, religious orders, the madrasa, the university, the circles of learned elites, non-institutional settings)? What role did women play in the patronage, production or circulation of books? The interest of this conference is twofold: the patronage of sacred texts in comparative contexts and the role of inter-religious elements in the production of sacred texts. The participants will address the adoption of book-making techniques across religious boundaries, Jewish/Christian/Muslim collaborative translations of art/text productions, interest in reading, producing, or interpreting the sacred texts of other religious traditions, and other related questions.

http://www.congresos.cchs.csic.es/patronage_and_the_sacred_book/content/program

Program:

Monday, October 18

9:00-11:00--Introduction
-Jonathan Decter (Brandeis University) and Esperanza Alfonso (CCHS-CSIC, Madrid)
-Models of Patronage and Book Production
-Chair: Jonathan Decter (Brandeis University)
-Katrin Kogman-Appel (Ben-Gurion University), “The Illuminated Manuscript in Medieval Jewish Society: The Current State of Research”
-Marina Rustow (Johns Hopkins University), “Patronage in the Context of Solidarity and Reciprocity: The Islamic East during the 10th-12th Centuries”
-Eleazar Gutwirth (Tel Aviv University), “Models of Patronage in Medieval Spain”

11:00-11:30 – Coffee break

11:30-1:30 The Production and Consumption of Sacred Books
-Chair: Jeffrey Hamburger (Harvard University)
-Houari Touati (EHESS, Paris), “Scribes and Commissioners of the Early Qur’anic Codices”
-Ana Suárez González (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela), “On the Origin of Transition Romanesque Bibles: Reality and Fiction”
-Walid Saleh (University of Toronto), “Reading as Piety: The British Museum Qur’an Manuscript OR 13002”
-Javier del Barco (CCHS-CSIC, Madrid), “Ibn Gaon’s Hebrew Bibles and the Circulation of Books in the 14th Century”

1:30-3:00 Lunch

3:00-4:30 The Courtly Context
-Chair: Charles McClendon (Brandeis University)
-Nuria Silleras-Fernández (University of Colorado at Boulder), “Moralizing for Queens and by Queens: Adaptation, Translation and the Transmission of Eiximenis in Late Medieval and Early Modern Iberia”
-Sarah Bromberg (University of Pittsburgh), “King Manuel I of Portugal’s Postilla: A Case Study in Luxury Manuscripts”
-Lucia Finotto (Brandeis University), “Jewish Exegetical Works and the Construction of Kingship in Medieval Naples”

4:30-5:00 Coffee break

5:00-6:30 The Secular in the Sacred
-Chair: Daniel J. Lasker (Ben-Gurion University)
-Russel Hopley (Bowdoin College), “Abū Bakr al-Turtūshī: An Andalusian Jurist in Fatimid Egypt”
-Deirdre Jackson (The British Library), “Sacred Book, Secular Court: Alfonso X’s Cantigas de Santa María”
-Tzvi Langerman (Bar-Ilan University), “The Prayers of the Philosophers”


Tuesday, October 19

9:30-11:00 Transitions (geography, iconography, taste)
-Chair: Esperanza Alfonso (CCHS-CSIC, Madrid)
-François Deroche (EPHE, SHP, Paris), “Use and Re-use: Qur’anic Manuscripts and Patronage between the 9th and 11th Centuries”
-Susannah Fisher (Rutgers University), “Byzantine Ivories, Western Covers: Patronage of Treasure Bindings from the 10th-12th Century”
-Sonia Fellous (IRHT-CNRS, Paris), “The ‘Siddurello’ of the Norsa Family: A Masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance”

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-1:00 Original, Translation, Conversion (1)
-Chair: Thomas Glick (Boston University)
-Ángel Sáenz-Badillos (Colegio Real Complutense/Universidad Complutense, Madrid), “Luis de Guzmán’s Patronage and the Spanish Translation and Commentary of the Bible by Arragel”
-Ronny Vollandt (Cambridge University), “The Arabic Old Testament Preserved in MS Paris BNF Arabic 1: Codicology, Textual Affinities and its Role in Making the Paris Polyglot”
-Nuria Martínez de Castilla Muñoz (Universidad Complutense, Madrid), “Translating the Qur’an into Romance: Two 16th-Century Morisco Renditions”

1:00-2:30 Lunch

2:30-4:00 Original, Translation, Conversion (2)
-Chair: Deeana Klepper (Boston University)
-Thomas Burman (University of Tennessee), “Patronage, Translation, and Uncertainty: Rodrigo Jiménez de Rada and Mark of Toledo's Latin Qur'an”
-Marc M. Epstein (Vassar College), "Patrons Unknown, Artist Anonymous: Internal Evidence for Knowledgable Jewish Constellations of Authorship in the 14th Century"
-Michela Andreatta (University of Tennessee), “The Translator and His Patron: Flavius Mithridates, Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and the Hebrew-Latin Translation of Gersonides’ Commentary on the Song of Songs”

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Turkic Applied Linguist

The Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Turkic Applied Linguistics beginning August 2011 at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Applicants must hold a doctorate or anticipate its completion by the time of the appointment, in a field of second language acquisition (applied linguistics). Candidates should have a record of publications on Turkic applied linguistics/second language acquisition.

Candidates should have native or near native fluency in Turkish or another Turkic language. The successful candidate will teach classes in Turkish or other Turkic languages and in second language acquisition/applied linguistics, coordinate and supervise language instruction in the department, and play an active role in Indiana University's Title VI Language Resource Center, the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region. The candidate will also be expected to pursue grant opportunities for expanding the Turkic language program at Indiana University. Salary will
be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For full consideration, complete applications must be received by December 15, 2010. Send paper copies of your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample or samples approximately 25 pages in length, as well as three signed copies of letters of recommendation, to:

Turkic Applied Linguist
Search Committee, Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana
University,
157 Goodbody Hall, 1011 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN
47405-7005.

Indiana University is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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October 08, 2010

The Department of History at Tufts University

We are looking to fill a tenured position at the Associate Professor level in North African and Middle Eastern history and would be grateful if you could share the information below with your colleagues and others who may be interested in applying.

Keller Chair: The Department of History at Tufts University solicits applications for the position of the Edward Keller Professor in the History of North Africa and the Middle East. We are seeking an outstanding scholar and excellent teacher. The appointment will be made at the level of tenured Associate Professor. Candidates specializing in any period of Arab history from the emergence of Islam to the present are encouraged to apply. Teaching experience should include the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Send application, cv, examples of scholarly work, and names of three references to Prof. Ayesha Jalal via e-mail (ayesha.jalal@tufts.edu). Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Contact Info:
Prof. Ayesha Jalal
Department of History
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Email: ayesha.jalal@tufts.edu
Website: http://ase.tufts.edu/history

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October 06, 2010

"Take a Stand Against Islamophobia" Campaign

JstreetU--"Take a Stand Against Islamophobia" Campaign

JstreeU will be having a Coffee Talk this Wednesday (October 6) at 8:30 pm in room 3427 Mason Hall with the Muslim Student Association. Free coffee and hot cocoa will be served while we discuss the anti-Muslim sentiment spreading across the country. Learn why the fight against Islamophobia should be important to you as an American, and what common misconceptions exist about Islam.

JstreetUmich is the Progressive Israel group on campus that strives to educate and advocate peace in the Middle East. Right now, JstreetU is working on a campaign to combat anti-Muslim Sentiment in Michigan and the USA. To learn more visit http://jstreetumich.com/

Help JstreetU spread the word about their campaign, and advocate a student voice against religious intolerance by signing their petition https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dFFDamhfZ3p6Z1lpNDBURFFWZ3N6S2c6MQ
Once there are 1,000 signatures, JstreetU will be publishing an ad in the Daily for the campaign. The ad will include the signature count, and all of the groups who are co-sponsoring. The ultimate goal right now is to pass an MSA resolution against Islamophobia once enough support for the campaign has been gained.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email Alexandra Levy at aglevy13@gmail.com or our outreach chair, Yonah Lieberman at yonahl@umich.edu.

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October 04, 2010

CALLFOR AUTHORS: African Culture/SAGE Reference

Dear Professors,

We are inviting academic editorial contributors to a new reference work: Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: An Encyclopedia.

The four volumes include:
Volume 1: Middle East
Volume 2: Africa
Volume 3: East and Southeast Asia
Volume 4: West, Central, and South Asia

In our age of globalization and multiculturalism, it has never been more important for Americans to understand and appreciate foreign cultures-how people live, love, and learn in areas of the world unfamiliar to most U.S.students and the general public. The Cultural Sociology encyclopedia takes a step forward toward presenting concise information with historical and contemporary coverage of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, as four volumes of area studies illuminate the powerful influence of culture on society.

Each title comprises approximately 200 articles organized chronologically and alphabetically, addressing such academic disciplines as sociology, political science, women's studies, business, art, history, religion, law, health, education, economics, and geography. It is the intent of the encyclopedia to convey what daily life was/is like for people in these regions. Each article ranges from 600 to 3,000 words. We are now making new assignments due December 1, 2010.

This comprehensive project will be published by SAGE Reference in 2012 and will be marketed to academic and public libraries as a print and digital product available to students via the library's electronic services. The General Editor, who will be reviewing each submission to the project, is Dr. Orlando Patterson at Harvard University.

If you are interested in contributing to this cutting-edge reference, it is a unique opportunity to contribute to the contemporary literature, redefining sociological issues in today's terms. Moreover, it can be a notable publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden your publishing credits. SAGE Publications offers an honorarium ranging from SAGE book credits for smaller articles up to a free set of the printed product or access to the online product for contributions totaling 10,000 words or more.

I have attached the complete article list, submission guidelines, and sample article for your review.

1.) Cultural Sociology Article List.xls https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=trAY44nsfzrg43OdWusgtgg#gid=0

Please note excel file tabs labeled as follows:
"VOL 1" (Middle East)
"VOL 2" (Africa)
"VOL 3" (East and Southeast Asia)
"VOL 4" (West, Central and South Asia)
You may use the tabs to advance to the list of articles for each region. Within each volume you will also note the entries are organized according to historical time period. The intent of the encyclopedia is to explore each topic's relevance to and influence on culture and society within the region.

2.) Cultural Sociology Submission Guidelines.doc
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=gmail&attid=0.2&thid=12b68c 8598e66a20&mt =application/msword&url=https://mail.google.com/mail/ ?ui%3D2%26ik%3D956b775129%26view%3Datt%26th%3D12b68c8598e66a20%26attid%3D0.2%26disp%3Dattd%26zw&sig=AHIEtbRDSGCO5nRVSclfnVh_qjhqqmwC4Q

3.)Sample Entry Cultural Sociology of the Middle East.doc
https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=956b775129&view=att&th=12b68c8598e66a20&attid=0.3&disp=vah&zw


If you decide any of the topics from the list of articles are a match for your interests and expertise please send me your selections and I will confirm availability.

Many thanks,

Lisbeth Rogers
Author Manager
Golson Media
culturalsociology@golsonmedia.com

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Center for Global Understanding

Milford Sound in New Zealand

25 Scholarships for Muslim American Students to Intern in Washington D.C. – Summer 2011

Application Deadline: NOVEMBER 15, 2010
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The Center for Global Understanding (CFGU) is a non-profit and non- advocacy organization designed to bring people together. We believe that the only way to bring people together is through educating everyone about different cultures, religions and their values. One of our main goals is to help cultivate future Muslim American leaders through our Washington D. C. Internship program. It is very important that these future leaders have a firsthand understanding, knowledge and experience of how our democracy works and functions.

Program Overview:

1. Placement: Tailored toward students’ interest. We work with students of all majors. Past placements include the Department of the Treasury, The White House, Voice of America, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice, National Institutes of Health, American Civil Liberties Union, National Endowment for the Arts, Congressional offices, law firms, corporations, think tanks, lobbying firms, and many more!

2. Academic Credits: Students will take a seminar-style class for about 3 hours one evening per week. Students may get academic credit from their college or university.

3. Housing: We have housing arrangements in an apartment setting.

4. Financial Aid: 25 scholarships are available to qualified students for the summer of 2011. Student MUST COMPLETE THEIR APPLICATION BY NOVEMBER 15, 2010 to be eligible for the CFGU scholarships.

5. Public Affairs Series: Lectures and discussions with Muslim American Leaders from Congress, Business, Public Health and other fields. This year’s activities included visits to the State Department, USAID, USIP, Egyptian and Indonesian embassies and the White House.

6. Eligibility: Must be an American citizen and at least a College sophomore at an accredited college with a minimum of a 2.75 GPA. We encourage Muslim American students to visit our website for details regarding requirements, eligibility, cost, deadline etc.


Why Intern in Washington: http://www.centerforglobalunderstanding.org/why_Intern_4.php
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BREJ3E6CuxE

How to Apply: http://centerforglobalunderstanding.org/how_to_apply.php

CFGU Alumni Profile: http://www.centerforglobalunderstanding.org/class_of_2010.php


If you need any further information, please feel free to contact our Internship Coordinator, Fatimeh, at 727-215-9128 or Fatimeh@cfgu.us.

or

Atif Moon Co-Founder
640 Maple Avenue, Torrance, Ca 90503
Tel: (727) 215-9128
Fax: (310) 787-7350
Email: info@cfgu.us; www.cfgu.us

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