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What is DAVO?
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. The main aim of DAVO is to improve the
exchange of information on Middle East studies between its members.
Middle East studies include disciplines relevant to the study of an
area comprising all Arab states and territories, Afghanistan, Iran,
Pakistan, Turkey, the Muslim states of the former USSR and Israel, as
well as the impact of this region on the development of other parts of
How can you benefit from joining DAVO?
- As member of DAVO you get access to an interdisciplinary network
of more than 1300 members. They are mainly scholars,
postgraduates and doctoral students as well as many representatives of
the media, diplomatic services, cultural institutions and other people
interested in the Middle East in its widest sense. They are not only
from German speaking countries, but also from other parts of Europe,
North America, the Middle East and North Africa, Turkey and Central
- You receive the DAVO-Info-Service almost
on a weekly basis. This email list informs the members of DAVO about
announcements of conferences, job vacancies, grants, new research
projects and other news dealing with Middle East Studies. Due to the
combination with the EURAMES Info Service more than 5000 scholars based
in 92 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. Please contact the DAVO-Secretariat (email@example.com)
for free copies of the latest three issues of this service.
- You receive also the DAVO-Nachrichten,
a printed bi-annual journal of German and 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 or joint panels (two
issues per year, each 146 pages).
- As DAVO member you can get access to MideastWire,
a daily email service of important articles from Arab and Iranian
newspapers 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 free of charge for members of DAVO.
DAVO organizes every year a conferences on contemporary Middle East
studies. The 18th International Congress of DAVO will be held in Berlin
on 6-8 October 2011. DAVO members can participate in this Congress at a
The annual membership
fee for DAVO – including all services mentioned above – is 30 Euros (10
Euros for students and other persons with low income).
If you are interested in joining DAVO, please complete the DAVO membership application and return it to the DAVO secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org)