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May 26, 2018

Extended Deadline! Now July 1. Call for Nominations for the 2018 MES Distinguished Scholar Award

MES Distinguished Scholar Award The Middle East Section requests nominations for its bi-annual distinguished scholar award. This award is for a senior scholar in Middle Eastern anthropology who is an outstanding academic in terms of scholarly publications and service to Middle Eastern anthropology, including mentorship and interventions in public debates. An award of $500 will […]

Call for Nominations for the 2018 MES Student Paper Award

The Middle East Section requests submissions for our Student Paper Award. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. The winner will receive a prize of $500, plus a chance to summarize the award winning paper in AN and at the 2018 AAA meeting in San Jose. Papers should be no longer than 10,000 words (not including notes and bibliography) and must have been completed no earlier than […]

January 22, 2018

Call for Nominations for the 2018 MES Distinguished Scholar Award

MES Distinguished Scholar Award The Middle East Section requests nominations for its bi-annual distinguished scholar award. This award is for a senior scholar in Middle Eastern anthropology who is an outstanding academic in terms of scholarly publications and service to Middle Eastern anthropology, including mentorship and interventions in public debates. An award of $500 will […]

September 18, 2017

2017 MES Book Award Winner

Winner Zuzanna Olszewska, St. John’s College, Oxford: The Pearl of Dari: Poetry and Personhood Among Young Afghans in Iran (Indiana University Press, 2015). Honorable mention Alice Wilson, University of Sussex: Sovereignty in Exile: A Saharan Liberation Movement Governs (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016).

January 8, 2017

Call for Nominations for the 2017 MES Book Award

The Middle East Section is now accepting nominations for its biennial book award. This award is given to an anthropological work (single- or multi-authored, but not edited volumes) that speaks to issues in a way that holds relevance beyond our subfield. Criteria may include: innovative approaches, theoretical sophistication, and topical originality. Books submitted for the […]

December 6, 2016

Call for Nominations for the 2017 MES Student Paper Award

The Middle East Section requests submissions for our Student Paper Award. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. The winner will receive a prize of $500, plus a chance to summarize the award winning paper in AN and at the 2017 AAA meeting in Washington, DC. Papers should be no longer than 10,000 words (not […]

March 9, 2016

Call for Nominations for the 2016 MES Student Paper Award

The Middle East Section requests submissions for our Student Paper Award. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. The winner will receive a prize of $500, plus a chance to summarize the award winning paper in Anthropology News and at the 2016 AAA meeting in Minneapolis. Student paper prize submissions should be emailed to Fadi Bardawil […]

February 12, 2016

Call for Nominations for the MES Distinguished Scholar Award

MES Distinguished Scholar Award The Middle East Section requests nominations for its bi-annual distinguished scholar award. This award is for a senior scholar in Middle Eastern anthropology who is an outstanding academic in terms of scholarly publications and service to Middle Eastern anthropology, including mentorship and interventions in public debates. An award of $500 will […]

January 9, 2015

Call for Nominations for the 2015 MES Book Award

The Middle East Section is now accepting nominations for its first bi-annual book award. This award is given to an anthropological work (single- or multi-authored, but not edited volumes) that speaks to issues in a way that holds relevance beyond our subfield. Criteria may include: innovative approaches, theoretical sophistication, and topical originality. Books submitted for […]

May 8, 2014

Call for Submissions: 2014 MES Student Paper Award

MES Student Paper Award The Middle East Section requests submissions for our Student Paper Award.  Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. The winner will receive a prize of $500, plus a chance to summarize the award winning paper in AN and at the 2014 AAA meeting in Washington, DC. Student paper prize submissions should […]