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CBRL Qasid Arabic Language scholarship recipients announced

CBRL’s British Institute in Amman in partnership with the Qasid Arabic Language Institute is pleased to announce the two 2019 scholarship awardees for the Modern Standard Arabic course.

This summer and autumn, PhD candidates, Annabel Evans (Loughborough University) and Calum Humphreys (University of Cambridge) will each spend two months at CBRL’s British Institute in Amman where they will undertake a course of intensive Modern Arabic training at the internationally-renowned Qasid Institute.

Read more here about our 2019 CBRL-Qasid Arabic scholars:

Calum Humphreys (University of Cambridge, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies)

Currently a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, Calum’s research looks at “The Petitionary Politics of Everyday Life in Turn-of-the-Century Egypt.” Calum graduated from the University of Exeter with a BA in Arabic and Spanish, having spent a year in Cairo as part of his studies. Following a further six months in Egypt he began the MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oxford, where I studied Modern Turkish and completed a thesis entitled “Petitioning for Justice: Petitionary Practices in Turn-of-the-Century Egypt, 1891-1911” under the supervisor of Professor Eugene Rogan. The thesis explored the popular conceptualisations of justice as articulated in petitions composed in Arabic and the response of the British occupying authorities in London and Cairo.

Annabel Evans (Loughborough University, Geography and Environment)

Annabel’s PhD research aims to investigate the impact of restrictive spatial configurations on inter-communal relations in the West Bank. With an interest in the dialectical relationship between place and identity, as both conscious association and praxis, she is exploring how access to and restrictions from space impacts internal dynamics of pluralistic communities. Her research involves the recent construction of Christian only housing across the West Bank as a response to restrictive spatial policies and inflating house prices.  Key to this project is understanding the rationality of construction and personal motivations and experiences of living within them.    

Read more about the Amman experience of one of our 2018 CBRL-Qasid Arabic scholars here.

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