H-AMCA is a network devoted to the study of modern and contemporary art from the Arab world, Iran, and Turkey. We aim to create a network of interested scholars and organizations to enable historians and other scholars to easily communicate current research and teaching interests, and to promote scholarly cooperation between both persons and organizations.

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ANN: Winners of the 2016 Rhonda A. Saad Prize for Best Paper in Modern and Contemporary Arab Art

Winners of the 2016 Rhonda A. Saad Prize for Best Paper in Modern and Contemporary Arab Art

This year, we received a number of highly qualified papers from throughout the US and abroad.  The intense competition resulted in the decision of jointly awarding the 2016 Rhonda A. Saad Prize for Best Paper in Modern and Contemporary Arab Art to Rachel Nelson’s “On Perpetual Conflict: Palestine in Emily Jacir’s Art Practices” and Nancy Demerdash’s “Urbanisme d’Urgence: Postwar Tunisian Modernisms & Revisionist Reconstructions.”

ANN: AMCA Roundtable Discussion at CAA

AMCA Roundtable Discussion at the College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference 2016, Washington D.C.

Curating the Middle East in America: A Roundtable Discussion

Time: 02/04/2016, 12:30 PM—2:00 PM
 Location: Washington 5, Exhibition Level

Co-chairs: Sarah-Neel Smith, Maryland Institute College of Art & Jessica Gerschultz, University of Kansas 

Organizer: Nada Shabout

Mitra M. Abbaspour, Independent Curator and Scholar

Kimberly Masteller, Nelson-Atkins Museum

CFP: AMCA Sponsored Panels at MESA 2016

CFP: AMCA Sponsored Panels at MESA 2016

AMCA may sponsor two panels at this year’s Middle East Studies Association meeting, to be held in Boston, November 17-20, 2016. Panel organizers: Please submit a 300-400-word panel summary in addition to individual paper abstracts. All proposals should be sent to AMCA at info@amcainternational.org by February 6, 2016.

ASMEA Grant Opportunities and Call for Papers

The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is pleased to offer travel grants of up to $750 for international applicants and up to $500 for domestic applicants to attend the Ninth Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. on October 27 – 29, 2016. The grant is for qualified members whose paper proposal is accepted for presentation and have not been awarded any other grant from ASMEA.

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