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The Middle East Section is now accepting nominations for its biennial book award. This award is given to an anthropological work (single- or multi-authored, but not edited volumes) that speaks to issues in a way that holds relevance beyond our subfield. Criteria may include: innovative approaches, theoretical sophistication, and topical originality.

Books submitted for the 2019 MES book award must have a publication date of 2017 or 2018. To nominate a work, please send one copy of the book to each of the three committee members listed below. All submissions must be received by May 1, 2019.

Send any inquiries to MES Book Award Chair Kim Shively ([email protected]).

2019 MES Book Award Committee Members:

Kim Shively
Department of Anthropology and Sociology
Old Main 473
Kutztown University
Kutztown, PA 19530

Ian Straughn
UCI Department of Anthropology
3151 Social Science Plaza A
Irvine, CA 92697-5100

Alice Wilson
Social Anthropology
Room C224, Arts Building C
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton BN1 9SJ

MES Student Paper Prize

The Middle East Section requests submissions for our Student Paper Award. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. The winner will receive a prize of $500, plus a chance to summarize the award winning paper in AN and at the 2019 AAA Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC.

Papers should be no longer than 10,000 words (not including notes and bibliography) and must have been completed no earlier than January 1, 2018. The deadline is July 31, 2019.

Student paper prize submissions should be emailed to Maya Mikdashi ([email protected]), and the subject line must say “MES Student Prize.” The paper should include a cover page with the name of the professor and class for which the paper was written and email addresses for both the student and professor.

AMEWS Call for Papers

Another call for papers of potential interest to MES members is the AMEWS conference, set for March 2021 in Beirut, Lebanon. The deadline for abstract submission is October 30, 2019. For more information, click here.

If you are interested in submitting news, please contact contributing editors, Nazlı Özkan ([email protected]) and Beth Derderian ([email protected]).

Cite as: Derderian, Beth. 2019. “MES Book Prize, Student Paper Prize Announcements.” Anthropology News website, April 15, 2019. DOI: 10.1111/AN.1140