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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 […]

January 6, 2014

AAA 2014

Call for Session Proposals for AAA 2014! The AAA website portal opens for the 2014 Annual Meeting on February 15. This year, there is only one deadline for all papers, panels, and other sessions: April 15. There are two other small changes to the process: double-panels are no longer possible, and the “chair” role no […]

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 […]

March 6, 2012

October 2012

NEW FROM MESA: The Association of Middle East Anthropology The Middle East Studies Association is launching the Association of Middle East Anthropologists (AMEA)  Please attend our launch meeting on Saturday, November 17 1-3pm Directors Row I (Plaza-L)  We will be electing officers to take over from the current committee, so this is a great opportunity […]