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.

MESA 2023 Travel Grants for Graduate Students and Contingent/Precariously Employed, September 13, 2023

From MESA: MESA’s Travel Grant program awards $500 grants to students and to precariously employed or contingent faculty who have no other institutional support to attend the conference. This year, we have received 140 applications from students and from contingent faculty/precariously employed. So that we can offer the maximum number of travel grants, the Board

Award Nominations: Law & Society Association, January 10, 2024

The Law and Society Association offers awards for scholarship in the field of law and society. This year, the awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. The deadline to submit a nomination for one of our awards is January 10, 2024 ET (USA). To submit an award nomination, please login to your LSA profile and click

Call for Nominations: Islamic Law and Society CRN of the Law and Society Association, February 9, 2024

Nominations are now open for leadership of the Islamic Law and Society CRN of the Law and Society Association. As specified in the CRN by-laws, all members of the CRN may submit nominations, including self-nominations. Elections and Voting The current co-Chairs will call for nominations in January of the election year (hereinafter “election year”). All members

Book award: The Sharmin & Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran & Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University, April 1, 2024

CRITERIA AND NOMINATION GUIDELINES: 1. Nominations are accepted for scholarly monographs published in English between January 2021 and April 2024. Books translated into English are also eligible if the translation is published between January 2021 and April 2024. 2. Edited volumes and new editions of previously published books will not be considered for the award.

Conference: The 2024 Giorgio Levi Della Vida Award Presentation and Conference, May 16-17, 2024

The 2024 Giorgio Levi Della Vida Award presentation and conference will be held May 16–17, 2024 at UCLA. The award will be jointly presented to Michael Cook, Class of 1943 University Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University, and Hossein Modarressi, Bayard Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University, in recognition of their decades-long

Call for Applications: Harvard Medieval Studies Undergraduate Research Fellows Program, June 20, 2024

The Committee on Medieval Studies invites applications for its Undergraduate Research Fellows Program, which offers qualified students in Harvard College the opportunity to work closely with scholars across the disciplines on research projects and initiatives. Unlike research assistants in most other departments, Research Fellows are employed directly by the Committee on Medieval Studies, and work

Prize: Best dissertation, Middle East Medievalists, June 30, 2024

Middle East Medievalists (MEM) is pleased to announce the 2024 iteration of its biennial prize for the best dissertation on the medieval Middle East (roughly 500–1500 CE). In an effort to recognize excellent doctoral research in the field, MEM will award this prize at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), to be