Friday Bulletin September 29, 2017

Published: October 1st, 2017

Category: Department Updates, Friday Bulletin, News

SAA Record Features UF Archaeologist Peter Schmidt{“issue_id”:440506,”page”:0}

The Department is also represented by two UF/Anthropology PhD graduates:

pp 20-21: Kathy Weedman and p 35: Jonathan Walz


Tenth Annual ASMEA Conference

The Middle East and Africa: Assessing the Regions Ten Years On” and taking place on October 19 – October 21, 2017 at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C.

This stimulating and thought-provoking event for scholars, students, and practitioners will include discussions and presentations on:

  • Jihad on all Fronts in Africa
  • The Fate of Minorities: Coping with the Turkish State
  • Israel’s Six Day War: Origins and Legacies
  • Moroccan Music and the Divine
  • The Jews of Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Iran: Interests and Opportunities
  • Mormonism in Africa and the Middle East: Imaginaries and Engagement
  • And much more!

The keynote address will be delivered by Mr. Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Remarks at the opening reception will be given by Mr. David K. Gacheru, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the Republic of Kenya.

There will be a professional networking reception, banquet and awards luncheon, coffee breaks, film screenings, and an extensive book display with the latest titles on the Middle East and Africa.

But perhaps most importantly, there are ample opportunities for attendees to interact with colleagues from around the globe, engage in lively discourse, and expand their body of knowledge on pertinent topics affecting the regions.

Those wishing to attend can also register for the Conference here.

If you have any further questions about ASMEA or the Annual Conference, please do not hesitate to contact us at 202-429-8860 or or visit us at to find out more.


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