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History and Theory in the MENA Region Research Group

The LSE Middle East Centre (MEC) seeks to establish a multidisciplinary ‘History and Theory in the MENA Region’ research group to support scholars working at the intersection between history and theory with regards to the MENA region. The research group will provide a forum for early career researchers and others to present their research and develop intellectual networks with those working at the nexus between historical and theoretical scholarship.

The main activities of the group will revolve around monthly lunchtime seminars at which researchers can present their work. Lunch will be provided courtesy of the LSE MEC. The monthly date of the seminar will be confirmed at a later stage.

The research group is open to all scholars, especially early career researchers – those who have completed their PhD within the past few years, or are in the final stages. Researchers are welcome from any disciplinary background or university so long as they work at the nexus between history and theory in relation to the MENA region. However, to ensure that a continuous and engaging intellectual network evolves, the research group will be limited to members who commit to the monthly format.

If you are interested in participating in the research group, please write to Aula Hariri (a.hariri@lse.ac.uk) by Friday 22nd July. You should include a brief (max. 250 words) introduction into your research project/interests and what you hope to get out of the group.

Kuwait Programme Short-Term Visiting Research Fellowships

Applications are now open for the new round of Short-Term Visiting Research Fellowships. Based in the LSE Middle East Centre, the Fellowships will enable the successful candidates to pursue research relevant to the Kuwait Programme for a period of up to three months. Applications are invited from GCC nationals who have a PhD or equivalent and wish to develop their research capacity and output.

The successful candidates will have access to the library, and will receive desk space and administrative support. The Fellowships include accommodation at LSE, a living allowance and a return economy flight to London. The Fellows will be required to write a research paper for publication by the Kuwait Programme, and to contribute to the work of the Kuwait Programme more generally.

The application deadline is 5 September 2016. Applicants can undertake their Visiting Fellowship at any time in 2017.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, proposed dates for the Fellowship and a 2,500-word proposal (including bibliography) for a research paper, which explains its relevance to the work of the Kuwait Programme and the contribution it would make to the field.

To apply or for further information please contact Ian Sinclair: i.sinclair@lse.ac.uk

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