About DAVO

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The German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and Documentation (DAVO) is a scholarly, nonpolitical and nonprofit-making professional association open to all persons interested in the Middle East and North Africa.

You will receive the DAVO-Info-Service on a weekly basis. This email list informs the members of DAVO about announcements of conferences, job vacancies, grants, new research projects, calls for contributions to journals or edited books, and other news dealing with Middle East Studies. Due to the combination with the network of the European Association for Middle East Studies (EURAMES), more than 6000 scholars based in 116 different countries contribute to the information provided by the DAVO-Info-Service. Hundreds of young scholars, senior academics and other members of DAVO owe decisive steps in their career to this service

You will also receive the DAVO-Nachrichten, a printed journal of international Middle East studies, including a roster of members, announcements of future congresses, reports on past conferences, internet news, book reviews, presentations of institutions engaged in Middle East studies etc. Here, DAVO members can also draw attention to their latest publications and research projects, publish the summary of their dissertation and announce the call for papers for collective books, journals, or joint panels (two volumens per year, or a combined annual edition).

As DAVO member you can get access to MideastWire, a daily email service of important articles on the key political, cultural, and economic issues appearing in the media of the 22 Arab countries and the Arab Diaspora and which are translated into English. See the latest issue at www.mideastwire.com. The annual fee for regular subscribers is 199 US-Dollars – it is only 15 Euros for members of DAVO.

DAVO organizes every year an International DAVO Congress of Contemporary Middle East Studies with several hundred and even up to thousand participants. In order to promote the career of young scholars, the annual Congress offers also Special Workshops for PhD Candidates who can introduce the draft of their dissertation and benefit from the advice of experienced scholars. The best dissertations in Middle East studies which were accepted by a university in the previous year are honored during the Congress with the „DAVO Dissertation Award“ including up to 3000 Euros.

 

Members of the advisory board:

Prof. Dr. Günter Meyer

Prof. Dr. Günter Meyer

Chairman; Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW), University of Mainz

Prof. Dr. Irene Schneider

Prof. Dr. Irene Schneider

Vice Chairwoman; Seminary for Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Göttingen

PD Dr. Hermann Kandler

PD Dr. Hermann Kandler

Treasurer; Department for Turkology, University of Mainz

Prof. Dr. Thomas Demmelhuber

Prof. Dr. Thomas Demmelhuber

Secretary; Institute for Political Science, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

Members of the academic council:

Dr. Silvana Becher-Çelik

Dr. Silvana Becher-Çelik

Department for Turkology, University of Mainz

Dr. Philipp Bruckmayr

Dr. Philipp Bruckmayr

Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Vienna

Prof. Dr. Georg Glasze

Prof. Dr. Georg Glasze

Institute of Geography, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

Prof. Dr. Aymon Kreil

Prof. Dr. Aymon Kreil

Department of Languages and Cultures, Ghent University

Prof. Dr. Johann Pink

Prof. Dr. Johann Pink

Oriental Seminary, University of Freiburg

Prof. Dr. Udo Steinbach

Prof. Dr. Udo Steinbach

Maecenata Stiftung/MENA Study Centre, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Serena Tolino

Prof. Dr. Serena Tolino

Institute for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Societies, University of Bern