What is Riḥla? Riḥla is the Arabic word for “journey” and “travelogue.” Riḥla is the yearly online publication showcasing MAMES student writing. Riḥla will be comprised of two parts: the MAMES Workshop Essay Contest and students’ reactions and reflections on the MAMES field trips.
MAMES Workshop Each year students will have the opportunity to assemble a workshop to study a topic of their interest that is not already covered in the MAMES curriculum. Students can form small groups based on their interests and submit a workshop proposal by the end of the Fall semester. The Academic Affairs Coordinatorwill choose a proposal based on the availability of faculty and graduate student advisors. The faculty advisor will be an expert researcher from the Moshe Dayan Center. The workshop will be open to five students. The workshop students and their advisors will create a syllabus and hold regular discussion meetings. Students who participate fully in the workshop will receive internship credit from the Moshe Dayan Center. The subject of this year's workshop is Turkish Foreign Policy.
Workshop Essay Contest All MAMES students have the option to enter the MAMES Essay Contest by submitting an original article on a topic addressed in the workshop -- in this year’s case, Turkish Foreign Policy. The essay contest prize will be a scholarship of $500. The winning article will be published in Riḥla and may be published in the Dayan Center's Tel Aviv Notes.
Essay Contest Guidelines To be considered for publication in Tel Aviv Notes, the articles must: - be related to the workshop subject - be 1200-1500 words long - discuss current trends or events directly, show a connection to a current trend or event, AND/OR discuss a wider contemporary political, social and/or cultural phenomenon - present and support a thesis - be well-written and clear
Please read back issues of Tel Aviv Notes to get an idea of what the editors are looking for. You can find Tel Aviv Notes at www.dayan.org.
Deadline: July 31, 2012
Reflections on MAMES Field Trips All MAMES students are invited to submit work inspired by any of the MAMES field trips. The best submissions will be chosen to represent each of the five MAMES field trips.
Submission Guidelines Students are invited to submit: - journalistic articles - short ethnographies - (transcribed) interviews - personal essays - academic articles - photo essays
To be considered for publication in Riḥla, submissions must - be related to something the student learned or experienced on one of the MAMES field trips - NOT exceed 1000 words - NOT be a work of fiction or poetry
Students are welcome to pitch ideas to Shoshi Shmuluvitz, the Academic Affairs Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org