Democracy Now!correspondent Anjali Kamat recently spoke to Bahraini activist Ala’a Shehabi during a trip to Cairo. She is the wife of a Bahraini political prisoner seized and jailed during the uprising.
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George Washington University, the Institute for Middle East Studies invites applications for the position of Post-Doctoral Research Fnellow in Middle East Studies. Fellows may come from any academic discipline, as long as their primary substantive specialization is the Middle East, North Africa, or Iran.
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Annual Conference of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES): ‘Revolution and Revolt: Understanding the Forms and Causes of Change’, Middle East Centre at LSE, London, 26-28 March 2012
The conference will be held in association with the European Association for Middle Eastern Studies (EURAMES) and the Asian Federation of Middle East Associations.
The unprecedented uprisings in the Middle East over the past year have drawn comparisons with a wide scope of revolts from the French Revolution to the fall of the Berlin Wall. This conference seeks to place the focus on a multi-disciplinary consideration of the local and regional sources and forces which have fuelled the uprisings, as well as the narratives of the events. In addition to an emphasis on dynamics within and interpretations of the uprisings, presenters are encouraged to reflect on what the events may mean for the study of the region.
The conference will also highlight the areas of research undertaken by the BRISMES research networks:
– Clerical Authority in Shiite Islam
– Critical Middle East Studies
– Faith, Politics and Society
– Liberation, Domination and Expression
– Resistance, Representation and Identity
And an additional sub-theme organised by LLAS Centre for languages, linguistics and area studies| with the sponsorship of the Higher Education Academy Islamic Studies Network:
Teaching and learning about Islam and Muslims in UK higher education,
As in previous BRISMES conferences, panels on topics not covered by the overall theme or the research networks maybe also be proposed. Individual papers, however, will not be accepted unless they are relevant to the overall theme, relevant to the research network sessions, or integral to a panel proposed on the topic.
Non-presenting conference participants are warmly welcomed. Deadline for panel and paper proposals: 18 November 2011. Deadline for registration: 10 February 2012
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US ally Bahrain continued its crackdown against popular calls for democratic
rights with the illegal arrest and detention this week of prominent journalist
and commentator Jaffar Al Alawy.
To date, nearly 100 journalists, poets, bloggers and media figures have been targeted for detention by the Persian Gulf oil kingdom since pro-democracy protests erupted there last
February, according to the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights. The detainees have
claimed gross ill-treatment and torture while in custody – independently verified by several international human rights groups. Two respected media figures, Zakariya Al Aushayri and Karim Fakhrawi, have died during detention, their bodies showing undeniable signs of brutality.
read more in www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=27575
Global Research November 10, 2011