MESA Graduate Student Paper Prize, August 15, 2023

Graduate student research papers on any aspect of Middle East, which have not been previously submitted for publication, are sought for this blind review. Winner is awarded $250. Full guidelines may be found here.

Workshop: TraSIS (Trajectories of Slavery in Islamicate Societies) and the BCDSS (Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies) Murtensee, August 30, 2023 – September 1, 2023

From the organizers: Recent scholarship on various forms of dependency has demonstrated that a straightforward freedom/slavery binary does not help to account for how slavery operates in different historical and social contexts. In this workshop, we aim to contribute to discussions on the necessity of transcending this binary, focusing in particular on legal sources from