AIYS at MESA
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2014 MESA (Washington, D.C.), November 22-24
• Tribes in Yemen: The View from Within
--- "Poetry and Tribalism in Yemen"
--- "The future political role of Yemeni tribal sheikhs in light of the expected outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference"
Adil Mujahid Al Sharjabi
--- "Tribalism in the Yemeni National Dialogue Conference"
Abdul Karim S. Alaug
--- "Tribal Dynamics and Political Processes in Yemen"
• Yemen's Cultural Crisis: Catastrophe or Opportunity?
--- "Bridging the Generation Gap to Protect Nature in Yemen: Conservation of Nature through Culture"
--- "Cents and (Cultural) Sensibility: How Transnational Political Agendas Condition the Content of Contemporary Theater in Yemen"
--- "It Looks Good on Paper: Conserving Zabid's Manuscripts and Intellectual History"
--- "Conserving Built Heritage and Landscapes in Yemen: Political and Cultural Considerations for Sustainability"
Stephen Steinbeiser and Abdullah Al-Hadhrami,
• Making Yemen's Islamic History: Engineering, Monuments, Taxes and Stimulants
--- "Written Versus Archaeological Evidence: The Example of Water and Wastewater in Medieval Zabid, Yemen"
--- "Ideal and Pragmatic Tax Law in Medieval Zaydi Yemen"
--- "A Cultural Heritage Text from Early Medieval South Arabia"
--- "Coffee and Qat in Yemen: The historical and literary evidence for their introduction"
2013 MESA (New Orleans), October 10-13
• What Does State Fragility Mean in the Yemeni Case?
--- "The State Fragility Thesis and the Case of Yemen"
--- "Conditions for State Building in Yemen: But What's the State in Yemen Anyway?"
--- "Houthism and Houthaphobia in the Post-Saleh Yemeni State"
--- "The Yemeni State in International Context"
--- "Tribalism in Yemen: Social Capital Confronts Social Unrest"
--- "From One War to Another? The Impact of Yemen's Political Crisis on Migrant Domestic Workers"
Marina de Regt
• Mamluks and Rasulids: Why They Should Both Matter to Historians
--- "The Yemeni Manuscript Tradition in Context: Materials, Texts and Decorations in Rasulid Times"
--- "The Effects of Rasulid and the Mamluk Rule Over the Resistant Central Highlands of Yemen"
--- "Enter the Rasulids: the Dahlakis and Their Powerful Neighbors in the Red Sea"
--- "Heirs of the Ayyubids: The Formation of the Rasulid State in Yemen"
Daniel Martin Varisco
Mohammed Sharafuddin at MESA 2014. To his right are Najwa Adra, Nadwa al-Dawsari, Abdul Karim Alaug and Charles Schmidt
Najwa Adra speaking at MESA 2014. To her right are Nadwa Al-Dawsari, Abdul Karim Alaug, Mohammed Al-Duais, Charles Schmidt and Mohammed Sharafuddin
McGuire Gibson speaking with Ingrid Hehmeyer at MESA 2014
2012 MESA (Denver, Colorado) November 17-20
• Yemen after Saleh
--- "Fragmentation and Reintegration?: Yemen’s 'Opposition' in the Wake of the Change Revolution" Stacey Philbrick Yadav
---"Reactionary Responsible Friendship? Reflections on the Yemeni Revolution"
---"The Future of South Yemen: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea"
Susanne A. Dahlgren
--- "The Huthis"
--- "Women, Religion, and Yemen's Arab Spring"
---"Yemen's Post-Hydrocarbon Economy"
Charles P. Schmitz
2011 MESA (Washington, D.C.), December 1-4
• Identities and Interests in Contemporary Yemen
Organized by Charles P. Schmitz
--- "Tribes and State in Yemen?"
Charles P. Schmitz
--- "Crafting Opposition: The JMP and the Politics of Identity"
Stacey Philbrick Yadav
---"“Seyyids” of Yemen: Old Wine in New Bottles? Abdullah Hamidaddin
--- "Follow the Bouncing Ball: Practical Approaches to Effective Dispute Resolution in Contemporary Yemen"
--- Sheila Carapico (Discussant)