1.Assembling the Tropics
Science and Medicine in Portugal’s Empire, 1450–1700
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
2. Reception, Appropriation, and Innovation:
Byzantium between the Christian
and Islamic Worlds
2ND ANNUAL EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL
GRADUATE BYZANTINE CONFERENCE
30th November – 1st December 2018
3. CALL FOR PAPERS
McGill University’s Institute of Islamic Studies
Graduate Student Symposium
April 4-5, 2019
The organising committee of the McGill Institute of Islamic Studies Graduate Student Symposium welcomes abstract submissions to their ninth annual symposium, to be held on April 4-5, 2019 at McGill University.
Our aim is to provide an opportunity for graduate students based in various parts of the world and approaching the study of Islamicate thought and life across time and space through a multiplicity of disciplinary and methodological approaches to share their work with the Institute’s faculty and students in an atmosphere of constructive and supportive criticism. We are pleased to invite graduate students at all stages of research and dissertation-writing related to Islam and Islamicate communities anywhere in the world (East Asia, South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East) to submit proposals for individual paper presentations.
Reflecting our department’s primary research areas, the symposium’s themes include but are not limited to:
An abstract of 250-500 words and a one-page résumé should be sent electronically to email@example.com by December 30, 2018. Please include a tentative title for your paper and two or three keywords describing its regional and disciplinary focus, as well as your name, programme of study (MA, MPhil, or PhD), and departmental and institutional affiliation. Applicants will be notified of a decision by January 15, 2019. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any other queries.
4. Conference: “Law, Islam & Anthropology”, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, GAIR and RIMO, Halle/Saale, 9–10 November 2018
The discussion will range from the traditional domain of family-related regulations regarding commercial transactions to the perception of ethical norms in daily life. Questions such as actor-driven social distinctions and cross-societal processes of interpreting and applying Islamic texts and tradition will be emphasized.
Registration until 6 November via firstname.lastname@example.org. Program at http://www.eth.mpg.de/de/events?url=7166%2Fevent_details_1510566232.html
5. Conference: “Mapping the Role of Intellectuals in Iranian Modern and Contemporary History”, Centre for Iranian Studies, SOAS University of London, 1 December 2018
Forty years after the Revolution, how can we evaluate the role of Iranian intellectuals in the history of Iranian modernity and in the process of the Iranian democratic debate? This question and many others are some of the key points this one-day conference will explore.
6. Colloque : “Islamisme et violence : débats et enjeux”, Université de Montréal, 25-26 mars 2019
Le colloque analysera différentes approches théoriques qui se sont développées depuis un demi-siècle, en milieu tant musulman que non-musulman, pour tenter d’expliquer ou de comprendre ce phénomène de l’islamisme et de ses rapports à différentes formes et degrés de violence, à la fois au sein de la diversité islamique et musulmane.
Date limite pour la soumission d`une candidature : 15 novembre 2018. Information: https://cerium.umontreal.ca/nouvelles-et-evenements/nouvelles/une-nouvelles/news/appel-a-contributions-islamisme-et-violence-de-47069/
7. Professorship in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Bern
Depending on his or her formal qualifications, the successful applicant will be employed as assistant professor with tenure track, as associate professor or as full professor. An assistant professorship requires an outstanding PhD and a second, advanced research project. Candidates for an associate or full professorship are required to have a habilitation thesis or equivalent qualifications.
Deadline for applications: 30 November 2018. Information: http://www.philhist.unibe.ch/about_us/now_happening/ausschreibung_islamwissenschaft/index_eng.html
8. Visiting Fellowship in Islamic Finance, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
Applicants must be specialists in Islamic Finance and/or a closely related discipline, preferably with practical experience of policy-making with an international or comparative component. The fellowship will start in October 2019.
Deadline for application: 4 February 2019. Information: https://www.oxcis.ac.uk/sites/www.oxcis.ac.uk/files/inline-files/Visiting%20Fellowship%20in%20Islamic%20Finance%202019.pdf
9. Assistant Professor in Islam Studies, Augustana College
We seek a candidate who specializes in the study of Islam. Additional specializations might include one or more of the following: Gender and Religion, contemporary or historical Islamic movements in Southwest Asia and beyond, Muslim-Christian interactions, and Inter-faith dialogue.
Deadline for applications: 7 November 2018. Information: www.augustanafaculty.org/career_positions.php?cat=3&id=218
10. Assistant Professor in Contemporary and/or Modern Judaism, Syracuse University
This is tenure-track position to begin August 2019. We seek a colleague with a specialization in contemporary and/or modern Jewish religion and culture with possible areas including but not limited to America, Israel, and/or Europe. Candidates should demonstrate Jewish Studies research and teaching interests at any variety of possible intersections such as the arts, science, history, ethnicity, race, gender, politics, and/or sexualities.
Deadline for applications: 13 November 2018. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=57680
11. Assistant Professor in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies, Croft Institute for International Studies, University of Mississippi
The position will start in August 2019. We are seeking an anthropologist of the Middle East. Preference will be given to critical medical anthropologists and/or engaged cultural anthropologists who work with refugee/migrant populations. Ph.D. in Anthropology is required by the time of appointment.
Deadline for applications: 20 November 2018. Contact: Vivian Ibrahim email@example.com. Information: https://careers.olemiss.edu/job/University-Croft-Assistant-Professor-of-Anthropology-and-International-Studies-MS-38677/514002600/
12. Summer School (Arabic Program and MENA Area Studies), International University of Rabat, 1-26 July 2019
The Arabic program includes 24 in “Moroccan Spoken Arabic” out of 69 hours. MENA Area Studies Program aims to introduce international students to the region through a cross-cultural study of its history, society, literature and politics.
Deadline for applications: 19 May 2019. Information: http://www.uir.ac.ma/en/summer-program
13. Article sur “Iǧtihād et taqlīd dans l’islam sunnite et šīʿite” pour Revue MIDÈO
Date limite : 15 janvier 2020. Information: https://www.ideo-cairo.org/fr/2018/10/i%C7%A7tihad-et-taqlid-dans-lislam-sunnite-et-si%CA%BFite/
14. DRUGS IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD (ca. 1050–ca. 1400)
7-8 December 2018, King’s College London
Sponsored by the Wellcome Trust and supported by the Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies (CLAMS) at King’s.
15. Call for Papers for our one-day conference on the theme of ‘Leadership, Authority and Representation in British Muslim Communities’ to be held at Cardiff University on 21 January 2019. More information below. Please note the deadline for abstract submission which is 3pm on 7 December 2018.
This one-day conference brings together academics and activists to explore issues of leadership, authority and representation in British Muslim communities. Who speaks for British Muslims? How is authority construed, constructed and exercised in an age of mass media and the Internet? What internal and external factors shape leadership structures and modalities of representation for British Muslims living as a minority in a culturally Christian but largely secular social context? Where do leaders come from in a decentralised religious tradition lacking a priestly hierarchy? How do government discourses and media representations impact upon dynamics of leadership and authority in British Muslim communities?
For more information, including how to submit your abstract, visit:
16. The Judeo-Persian manuscript collection in the British Library
17. Fully funded Phd opportunity at the University of Bristol Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship for a resident citizen of the Palestinian Territories.
Possible topics might include (but are not limited to):
Full details at:
18. The University of Hamburg has 55 vacant positions (research associates) for the Cluster of Excellence ‘Understanding Written Artefacts’. The aim of the research of the cluster is to establish a unified, comparative and comprehensive approach for studying how the production of written artefacts has shaped human societies and cultures, and how these in turn have adapted written artefacts to their needs. The Cluster’s approach is structured into five Research Fields which unfold major aspects of the Cluster’s research. Since the material object is the starting point for the Cluster’s research, the scientific methods of material analysis will constitute the first field (Research Field A). In contrast to this field, but closely connected to it, the remaining four fields address cultural practices.
For the five clusters (including Inscribing Spaces and Archiving Artefacts), see https://www.written-artefacts.uni-hamburg.de/en/research-fields.html
For the vacant positions, see https://www.written-artefacts.uni-hamburg.de/en/vacant-positions.html