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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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Four Senior Researchers on the Middle East in the Comtemporary World, Lund University

In 2009, Lund University received a grant from the Swedish Research Council to establish a research program titled The Middle East in the Contemporary World (MECW). This grant enables Lund University to foster a unique environment for research on the Middle East. The program seeks to hire one senior researcher for each of four research domains:

- Contemporary Interpretations of Islam and Muslim Cultures
- Hydropolitics, Security and International Law
- Migration and Mobility
- The Middle East in Sweden

A detailed description of CMES and MECW can be found at

Senior Researchers will be employed full time for (up to) two years (initial appointments are for one year with the possibility of a one-year extension). As a Senior Researcher the main task is to actively participate in the research community. The position is composed of 75% research, 20% teaching and tutoring, and 5% administration. CMES is an international center operating in English. Senior Researcher salaries will be commensurate with their experience.

Eligibility for employment as a Senior Researcher is restricted to applicants with a PhD or the equivalent.

Please apply through the Lund University website at:

Further information The application deadline is June 25, 2010.


2) International Conference of Junior Researchers in Mediterranean and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures", Madrid, 13-15 December 2010

The Conference seeks to provide a transverse and interdisciplinary framework of discussion and reflection on the intellectual and cultural production of the Mediterranean and the Near East, from its earliest stages to the present. More precisely, this meeting pursues the analysis of the different political, religious and social trends of thought, material culture and artistic, literary and linguistic expressions brought together in this geographical area, highlighting the scope of this blend of traditions within different space-time surroundings.

We warmly welcome proposals regarding the following topics and guidelines:

- Commercial and economic activity,
- Orthodoxies and heterodoxies,
- Artistic expressions and material culture;
- Political processes and theory
- Language, literature, textual criticism, hermeneutics;
- Transmission of knowledge and history of science.

We encourage junior researchers in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as recent PhD´s (with thesis completed within 5 years prior to event) to participate. Papers should not exceed 20 minutes and may be read in Spanish or English.

Please submit abstracts (300-500 words maximum, including keywords and reference to chosen topic in mail subject), and a brief CV to, no later than July 12, 2010.