All opportunities and due dates.

Calls for Applications :: The Maydan’s mapping/database project provides application deadline information and program webpages for graduate and undergraduate programs in Islamic/Middle Eastern Studies.

Calls for Applications :: See a list of upcoming application deadlines for LL.M. programs at U.S. law schools here.

Call for Applications :: Post-Doctoral Fellow in Legal History (2019-2021 | Northwestern University. Candidates working at the intersections of constitutional innovation, politics, and law in the context of the rise of eighteenth century invention, new understandings of property, the Enlightenment, and the creation of the United States are especially welcome. The fellow will offer three courses per year on topics pertaining to early American and Atlantic Enlightenment history, political and economic thought, and/or social science. Please submit cover letter, CV, writing sample, sample syllabus of a proposed course, and two letters of recommendation by Feb 15. Details.

Call for Applications :: Berger-Howe Legal History Fellowship (2019-2020 | Harvard Law School). The purpose of this fellowship is to enable the fellow to complete a major piece of writing in the field of legal history. The fellow will also help coordinate the HLS Legal History Colloquium, which meets four or five times each semester. Fellows will be required to be in residence at the law school during the academic year (September through May). Applicants should have a JD or have finished the coursework for a PhD. Proposal (no more than 5 pages), writing sample, CV, graduate transcripts, and two letters of recommendation should be sent to Prof. Bruce Mann at The deadline for applications is Feb 15, and decisions will be made by Mar 15. The fellow will receive a stipend of $38,000. Details.

Call for Papers :: MESA’s 53rd Annual Meeting (14-17 Nov 2019 | New Orleans, LA). The Middle East Studies Association welcomes submissions for papers and panels from members on any topic related to Middle Eastern history and civilizations. Please read the full instructions for how to submit online by Feb 15. Details.

Call for Papers :: Multiple Materialities of Muslim Marriages (13-14 June 2019 | Amsterdam, Netherlands). This international workshop brings together researchers who are engaged in empirical, ethnographically grounded research about the multiple materialities involved in Muslim marriages, such as female rather than male providers, a very high or low dower (and particular kinds of gifts, such as the “wrong” kind of jewelry or no jewelry), and the nature of wedding festivities (too flashy, too simple). We are particularly interested in how shifting valuations of these multiple materialities are entangled in economic, political, social and cultural transformations. Please send an abstract (300-400) words explaining sources and methods, a bio (up to 200 words), and the online submission form to by Feb 15. Details.

Call for Applications :: A.J. Meyer Arabic Summer Language Study Fellowship. The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University announces a scholarship in the amount of $2,500 for a Harvard undergraduate or graduate student who will enroll in a full time intensive Arabic language summer program in an Arabic speaking country. Absolute beginners will not be considered. Preference will be given to students who study the Arab world and have at least one full year of formal Arabic at Harvard. The application requires a proposal (maximum 750 words), resume, transcript, letter of recommendation from most recent language professor, and documentation of enrollment in an Arabic language program in an Arabic-speaking country. Applications due Feb 22. Details.

Call for Applications :: Arabian Peninsula Research Travel Grants. The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University is offering summer research grants for Harvard students (undergraduate or graduate, any school) engaging in research in the Arabian Peninsula (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Yemen, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman). The application requires a proposal (maximum 750 words), budget, letter of recommendation from a Harvard professor, and unofficial transcript (from most recent university if first-year graduate student). Applications due Feb 22. Details.

Call for Papers :: Multilateral Dynamics between the Middle East and Asia in the Mongol Era (15 Dec 2019 | Jerusalem, Israel). The aim of the workshop, organized by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is to invite a broader discussion about the methods for, as well as the importance, value and pitfalls of, conducting comparative studies across Mongol-dominated Eurasia and between the empire’s spheres of influence. Papers might include the multifaceted and complex array of cross-regional Eurasian mobtilities, migrations, and transfers (human, material, cultural, scientific, artistic, textual and more); diplomatic, economic, and military relations, rivalries and comparisons; geopolitical and environmental transitions under Mongol rule in a comparative view; societies on the fringes of the empire; religious and cultural connectivities and tensions arising from Mongol rule; and more. Please email abstracts of entire panels or individual papers (250 words) and CVs (1 page) by Mar 11. Participants will be notified of acceptance by Apr 15, and will receive free accommodation for two nights in Jerusalem (and possibly some airfare reimbursement). Details.

Call for Papers :: Works-in-Progress Roundtable in Comparative Law (21 May 2019 | Austin, TX). Submissions are invited from comparative law scholars around the world for a works-in-progress roundtable on all subjects of comparative law, to be held at the University of Texas in Austin. Preference will be given to early-career scholars (including graduate students) as well as scholars working on book projects. The purpose of this roundtable is to offer scholars the opportunity to develop their ideas as they work toward submitting a draft for publication. Email by Mar 14. Accepted applicants will be notified by Apr 4 and will receive a $500 stipend. Details.

Call for Applications :: American Society for Legal History Preyer Scholars. Early career scholars, including graduate students, are encouraged to submit papers (no more than 50 pages) on any topic in legal, institutional, or constitutional history. The two scholars will be able to present their paper at the Society’s annual meeting, and receive $500 and travel reimbursement. Papers should be emailed to Laura Kalman at by Mar 15. Details.

Call for Applications :: Kenyon College (Gambier, OH): Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic (applications due Mar 15; position begins July 2019). Details.

Call for Applications :: Workshop on Constitutional Law and Political Structure of Iran (29 Apr-3 May 2019 | Tehran, Iran). This workshop is organized by the Research Center of the Guardian Council (which vets legislation and oversees elections in Iran) and is open to all levels of students. Topics include modern Islamic political theory and Iranian politics. The workshop includes a cultural/social program. Early registration by Feb 28. Registration deadline Mar 28. Details.

Call for Applications :: Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights Summer Course (2-10 Jun 2019 | Siracusa, Italy). The Institute is organizing its 19th Specialization Course in International Criminal Law for Young Penalists on “Human Rights and Criminal Justice.” We will be selecting 60 participants under the age of 35, ideally with a degree related to law. The cost for the course is €700. Program schedule and application are available online. Applications due Mar 31. Details.

Call for Submissions :: Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition. The International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University invites submissions from law and graduate students for its 10th annual writing competition. Scholarly papers relating to the topic of domestic or international religious liberty, consisting of 9,000-13,000 words, can be emailed to by Jul 1. Seven cash prizes between $1,000 and $4,000 will be awarded. Details.

Call for Nominations :: Harold Berman Prize for Excellence in Law & Religion Scholarship. This annual award, presented by the Association of American Law Schools, Section on Law and Religion, recognizes a paper that “has made an outstanding scholarly contribution to the field of law and religion.” To be eligible, a paper must be published by a faculty member or fellow at an AALS Member School with no more than 10 years’ experience between July 15, 2018 and July 15, 2019. Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations should include the name of the author, the title of the paper, a statement of eligibility, and a brief rationale for choosing the paper for the award, and should be sent to Christopher Lund at by Aug 15. The winner will receive an award plaque at the AALS annual meeting in January 2020. Details.