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H-Gender-MidEast is an international network for social scientists and humanists interested in scholarly exchange on issues of gender in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. It aims to build a network in tune with shifting geographical articulations and to bring together gender-focused issues from within a wide range of (inter) disciplinary positions.
New book dealing with the politics of women's rights in Morocco:
"Modernizing Patriarchy: The Politics of Women's Rights in Morocco"
by Katja Zvan Elliott,
University of Texas Press.
The latest issue of Anthropology of the Middle East focuses on the critical political anthropology of the Middle East. This special issue is titled Sexuality, Culture and Public Politics in the Middle East. The texts in this issue highlight the various ways in which sexuality has become a new frontier for public politics, as well as the role of citizens in challenging oppressive state regulation and cultural norms, and in reshaping values around sexuality and the most intimate aspects of daily life.
Information regarding registration for the Upstate New York Women's History Organization's 2015 Conference - including registration forms - is available on the UNYWHO website under the "Conference 2015" page. See
for more information.
MESA Graduate Student Paper Prize
The Middle East Studies Association invites submissions of graduate student research papers on any aspect of post 600 CE Middle East studies for the 2015 Graduate Student Paper Prize. The author of the winning paper will be presented with a certificate and $250 cash award at the Awards Ceremony at MESA's annual meeting. In addition, the paper can be submitted for publication in the Review of Middle East Studies (RoMES).