Tunisia Summer 2011 Travel Course Announcement

Loyola Professor Peter J. Schraeder will be leading for the 6th year in a row his 22-day interdisciplinary and experiential learning summer travel course to Tunisia, “Arab World, Islam and U.S. Foreign Policy,” May 22-June 11, 2011.  The 2011 class will be especially exciting, in that it comes in the aftermath of Tunisia’s “Jasmine Revolution” and will take place against the backdrop of Tunisia’s first democratic legislative and presidential elections.  Fifteen (15) spots are reserved for non-Loyola students.  Please see the attached flyer for details/costs, and visit our website (http://luc.edu/studyabroad/summer_tunisia.shtml) to view a syllabus with a detailed daily itinerary of activities.  Please do not hesitate to contact Professor Schraeder (pschrae@luc.edu) if you have any questions.

Summer Arabic Program

Since 1983 the Center for Language Studies (CLS) at Beloit College has offered students a unique opportunity to achieve a year’s worth of college-level language training in just eight weeks. Excellent faculty, small class sizes that allow for individual attention, and twenty-two hours of classroom instruction per week in a beautiful residential environment provide an immersive approach to learning that encourages students to focus exclusively on the target language and culture.

All applicants who apply for the eight-week program, complete the required application materials, including scholarship essay, by April 22, and meet the minimum required grade point average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) are eligible to apply for a CLS Director’s Scholarship. These scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $1,500, are awarded on a competitive basis to qualifying applicants and will be applied toward the program’s cost of tuition.

Detailed information on the programs can be found at www.beloit.edu/cls.

Call for Papers

University of Chicago, May 13–14, 2011
Just a reminder: there are about ten days left to get in your abstracts!
We are pleased to invite graduate students and faculty to submit papers for the 26th Annual Middle East History and Theory (MEHAT) Conference, to be held May 13–14, 2011, at the University of Chicago. We welcome a broad range of submissions from across the disciplines, including (but not limited to) anthropology, art history, cinema and media studies, history, literature, sociology, philosophy, gender studies, development, and religion, and dealing with any topic that involves the Middle East from the 7th century onwards.
Those wishing to participate should send a 250-word abstract to the conference organizers at mehat2011@gmail.com by February 20, 2011.
We will consider both individual papers and pre-arranged themed panels; the latter is especially encouraged. More information about the conference and the application process can be viewed at our website: http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/mehat/conference/. Feel free to email us with any questions you have.
Thanks, and we look forward to reading your submissions!
MEHAT 2011 Coordinators
Cam Lindley-Cross
Feryal Salem
Shayna Silverstein
Mohamad Ballan