Dear AMCA members, | AMCA | Association for Modern + Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran + Turkey

Dear AMCA members,

Dear AMCA members,

We have finally launched our new, moderated H-AMCA e-mail list-service!

The list-service will be run under the auspices of H-Net, the international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers that has long provided services aiming to use electronic and web-based resources to better support research and learning in the humanities.

Pamela Karimi, Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, has agreed to serve as List Editor. At the end of Pamela’s editorship, Alexandra D. Seggerman, Yale University, will assume editor duties.

We are very excited about H-AMCA and hope that you will subscribe to it without delay. We see it as a central piece in the project of building community of scholars engaged in the study of modern and contemporary art from the Arab world, Iran, and Turkey. Moreover, we hope that the flexibility of the list-service format will encourage informed, timely discussion about events happening in the region we are studying – art events in Iran, Dubai, Turkey, Egypt, etc. – as well as the region where many of us are based (ie U.S. and U.K. academe). Many of you have let us know that a top priority for you and your involvement in our organization is a functioning, lively e-mail list. We hope that H-AMCA will provide a platform for effective communication and debate, providing it to you as well as to the many additional subscribers who will join in the coming years.

Please note that henceforth, all announcements about events, exhibitions, upcoming conferences, and other calls for papers will be circulated through this new H-AMCA list (another reason to subscribe). Subscriptions to the list are free, and are not linked to your membership in our organization. While we will continue to post relevant announcements about job and funding opportunities to our website, as we have always done, we expect that H-AMCA will now be the primary mechanism for these types of updates.

We will now use AMCA’s own, autonomously maintained email list of members to circulate organizational business only: calls to organize panels at the annual conferences of CAA and MESA, the national organizations to which we have affiliate membership. We will also use our internal list for organizational elections, and to put together our next AMCA conference – currently slated for Summer 2012 (stay tuned).

Nada Shabout