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 from the section assembly meeting and our board meeting
* presentation of our Student Paper Prize to Jess Bier (in absentia)
* presentation of our Distinguished Scholar Award to Marcia Inhorn, followed by her remarks titled “Roads Less Travelled in Middle East Anthropology”
* report/follow-up from the organizers of Thursday’s panel on “Controversial Engagements: Public Intellectuals, Their Institutions, and the Academic Boycott of Israel”

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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 emailed to Ilana Feldman (ifeldman@gwu.edu) – and the subject line must say “MES Student Prize.”  The paper should include a cover page with the name of the professor and class for which the paper was written and email addresses for both the student and professor. The deadline is June 15, 2013.