CfA: USHMM International Research Workshop: Black Lives Under Nazism (due March 31, 2023)

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invites applications for the 2023 Jacob and Yetta Gelman International Research Workshop entitled Black Lives under Nazism. The Mandel Center will co-convene this workshop with Jacqueline Nassy Brown, Department of Anthropology, Hunter College, and Sarah Phillips Casteel, Department of English, Carleton  University. The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7 through Friday, June 16, 2023, and will take place at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.


African Studies Association 2023 Panel CfP - Decolonization and the Underground

Call for Abstracts

African Studies Association Annual Meeting

November 30 – December 2, 2023

San Francisco, CA


Fatoumata Seck (Chair, Stanford University), Mark Drury (Georgetown University), and Erin Pettigrew (New York University Abu Dhabi)

Panel Title: “Decolonization and the Underground”

Panel Abstract:

One-year visiting assistant professor (social sciences), Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at Colgate University 

The Program in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at Colgate University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in the Social Sciences, beginning fall semester 2023. The position is open to any social science discipline with the exception of history, and the geographical focus is open to any part of the Muslim world, broadly defined. A Ph.D. is required at the time of hire or shortly after hire. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

Book Announcement: "How the Church under Pius XII Addressed Decolonization" (New York: Routledge 2023)

Dear colleagues,

I would like to let you know that my book How the Church under Pius XII Addressed Decolonization. The Issue of Algerian Independence (New York: Routledge 2023), with a preface written by Étienne Fouilloux, will be released on March 6:


Call for Submissions: 2023 L. Carl Brown AIMS Book Prize in North African Studies (American Institute for Maghrib Studies )

Established in 2013, the L. Carl Brown AIMS Book Prize is awarded annually to the outstanding book in the area of North African studies. The winning work reflects the innovative intellectual achievements in North African studies exemplified by Garrett Professor in Foreign Affairs and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University, L. Carl Brown. The prize carries an honorarium of $500.00. No cash prize offered for honorable mention. The winner will be invited to give a brief presentation at the annual AIMS business meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA).

CFP for MESA 2023 in Montreal — Frontier Effects: Borders, Peripheries, and the Territorial Limits of States and Empires in Northern Africa and Southwest Asia

What are the institutional arrangements and organizational forms of human life that create the effect of frontiers? Frontiers are paradoxically geographical zones that imaginatively and materially embody social, economic, and political liminality while otherwise generating immense levels of state and imperial anxiety. Frontiers — the frontier effect — must be produced by ideas, by bodies, by material infrastructures, and by new configurations of human and non-human relations; and yet frontiers are essential spaces of production, making livelihoods and (in)securities possible.


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