CAORC Fellows and Events at MESA 2019

CAORC Fellows and Events at MESA 2019



CAORC fellows and other affiliates of the American Overseas Research Centers will feature prominently in presentations, round-table discussions, meetings, and other events at the upcoming 2019 Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, November 14–17 in New Orleans.


Presentations by recent CAORC fellows, along with a few examples of events organized by American Overseas Research Centers, are listed below.


Please note: this is not an exhaustive list; the several ORCs covering the Middle East are organizing many more exciting panels and events not listed here. Check the online MESA program for the most up-to-date information, and visit the ORC websites using our Where We Work directory.


November 14–17


Booth Exhibitions


American Research Center in Egypt, booth 5

Council of American Overseas Research Centers, booths 22–24

Come meet CAORC staff and learn about our programs!


Thursday, November 14


Panel Sessions


5:30pm: 5589 The Corporation, presentation by Kristen Alff (2014-15 Multi-Country Research Fellow)


Friday, November 15


Panel Sessions


10:15am: 5640 "Ancient" Knowledge and "New" Learning in the Early Modern Ottoman World, chaired by Taylor M. Moore (2018-19 Multi-Country Fellow)


12:30pm: 5428 Alternative Histories of Knowing in Modern Lebanon, organized by Susanna Ferguson (2014-15 Mellon Mediterranean Regional Research Fellow), presentation by Edward Falk (2013-14 Mellon Mediterranean Regional Research Fellow)


12:30pm: 5794 Special Session: Hirak – Algeria's New Revolution?, organized by Robert P. Parks (Director, Centre d'Études Maghrébines en Algérie)


2:45pm: 5632 Food for Thought: The Transfer of Knowledge Along Middle Eastern Foodways, discussant Anny Gaul (2015-16 Multi-Country Research Fellow)


5pm: 5585 Magical Materialities: Toward A History of (Occult) Technology in the Islamicate World from the 13th to the 21st Century, organized by Taylor M. Moore (2018-19 Multi-Country Research Fellow)


5pm: 5699 Muslim Youth and Sports, presentation by George Bajalia (2016-17 Mellon Mediterranean Regional Research Fellow)


Round-Tables


8am: 5538 History on the Move: Mobility and Circulation in and beyond the Modern Middle East, participant Kristen Alff (2014-15 Multi-Country Research Fellow)


5pm: 5651 Iraqi Studies across Disciplines: The Future for an Iraqi Research Center, organized by The Academic Research Institute in Iraq


Meetings


10am: “Doing Research in Egypt: What You Need to Know,” American Research Center in Egypt, 4-Edgewood A/B


4pm: Information Meeting, American Institute of Yemeni Studies, 8-Endymion/Mid-City


5:30pm: “Organizing Faculty-Led, Student Trips to Palestine: A Conversation on Opportunities, Obstacles and Best Practices,” Palestinian American Research Center, 5-Rampart


Saturday, November 16


Director Amr Gamal will be in attendance for a screening of his film, "10 Days Before the Wedding"

Film Screening


3:30pm: "10 Days Before the Wedding," film screening with director Amr Gamal in attendance, co-sponsored by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers and American Institute for Yemeni Studies, Maurepas (Sheraton 3rd Floor)


Panel Sessions


8:30am: 5750 Globalizing Islam, presentation by Jonathan McCollum (2015-16 Mellon Mediterranean Regional Research Fellow)


11am: 5471 Tunisian exception? Overlapping frameworks and trajectories in the modern period, presentation by Rebecca Gruskin (2015-16 Mellon Mediterranean Regional Research Fellow)


3pm: 5470 The Mixed Legacies of Recent Uprisings in the Middle East: Authoritarianism, Social Policy, and Conflict, presentation by Jeannie Sowers (2018-19 Multi-Country Research Fellow)


5:30pm: 5504 Between Damascus and Delhi: travelers and pilgrims in the early modern Middle East and Indian Ocean, organized by Nir Shafir (2015-16 Mellon Mediterranean Regional Research Fellow)


Reception


8:30pm: Reception, The Academic Research Institute in Iraq, 4-Southdown


Sunday, November 17


Panel Sessions


11am: 5622 Rethinking Contention: Economic Policies and Struggles for Social Justice in Jordan, presentation by Jose Martinez (2014-15 Multi-Country Research Fellow)


1:30pm: 5459 Islamism between Cold and Gulf Wars: a crucial decade, presentation by Vish Sakthivel (2015-16 Mellon Mediterranean Regional Research Fellow)

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