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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 […]

November 5, 2013

2013 MES – AAA Annual Meeting Information

Middle East Section business meeting and reception Please plan to attend the Middle East Section business meeting on Saturday, November 23 from 6:15-8:15pm in the Renaissance Blackstone Hotel, Metra room. The program should wrap-up by around 7:30 or so and will be followed by a reception. The agenda for the meeting includes: * brief reports […]

January 29, 2013

Call for Submissions: 2013 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 Chicago. Student paper prize submissions should be […]

January 24, 2013

Call for Nominations for 2013 MES Distinguished Scholar Award

MES Distinguished Scholar Award The Middle East Section requests nominations for an award 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 be offered to the winner. Please […]

January 17, 2013

Statement on Gaza

In a full section membership vote, the Middle East Section of the AAA endorsed the following Statement on Gaza on November 26, 2012: The membership of the Middle East Section of the American Anthropological Association condemns the Israeli military assault on the Palestinian population of Gaza that escalated on Nov 11, 2012. As anthropologists working […]