The purpose of H-Shehr is to facilitate scholarly discussion and collaboration on the complex processes through which gendered, classed, and raced citizen-subjects have negotiated and been the object of urban projects in North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.

H-Shehr is currently looking for new editors to take over the network and take an active role in developing new online materials and resources for the field. We also looking for contributors, bloggers, discussants, resources gatherers, etc. If you are interested in helping build this site, please contact Patrick Cox, H-Net's Vice-President for Networks, at

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AMEWS 2020 Book Award Competition, Call for Nominations

The Association for Middle East Women's Studies (AMEWS) is announcing the opening of its annual book award competition. 

We are accepting nominations for any book published in 2019 on women, gender, sexuality and feminism in the Middle East, North Africa, and among diasporic communities from the MENA. The submission deadline is May 15, 2020


More details can be found on the AMEWS site: