1.„Seminar for Arabian Studies”, British Foundation for the Study of Arabia (BFSA), University of Leiden, 11-13 July 2019
The Seminar for Arabian Studies is the only international forum that meets annually for the presentation of the latest academic research in the humanities on the Arabian Peninsula from the earliest times to the present day or, in the case of political and social history, to the end of the Ottoman Empire (1922).
Deadline for abstracts: 28 February 2019. Information: https://www.thebfsa.org/the-2019-seminar/
a) PhD Position on Islamic Law, Contemporary Islamic Law in Muslim States and Islamic Family Law, Maastricht University
PhD researchers participate in the Maastricht University Graduate School of Law. They will prepare a PhD thesis in English or Dutch within the Faculty of Law’s research programme. Supervision will be provided by Prof. Susan Rutten, Professor of Islamic Family Law in a European Context.
Deadline for submitting a draft proposal: 15 January 2019. Information: https://www.academictransfer.com/nl/51315/phd-candidates-at-the-faculty-of-law; Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
b) Research Fellowships in the 2019-2020 Program of the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School
These one-year fellowships are available for researchers at the pre-doctoral, post-doctoral and junior faculty level for research related to Middle Eastern governance and public policy. All fellowships carry a stipend. Citizens of all countries are invited to apply.
Deadline for application: 15 January 2019. Information: http://links.hks-belfercenter.mkt4851.com/servlet/MailView?ms=MjA3NDcxNzIS1&r=MjM2MzYyMzc5OTU1S0&j=MTQwMTI0MzAwOAS2&mt=1&rt=0
c) Postdoctoral Research Associate in Contemporary Politics in the Arab World, Princeton University
Applicants can be from the disciplines of history, politics, economics and international relations. The appointment will be for the year, September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020. Candidates must hold the Ph.D.
Deadline for applications: 30 January 2019. Information: https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=9961
d) Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics/Middle East/North Africa, Virginia Tech
Candidates must have a research focus that involves comparative political analysis in the MENA region and demonstrated excellence in research. They also must have evidence of teaching effectiveness to meet the Department’s key teaching needs in its B.A. and M.A. programs. Teaching requirements for this position will be four courses a year. A PhD in Political Science or a closely related field is required by the time of appointment.
Review of applications start: 22 January 2019. Information: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/92715
e) Full-Time Continuing Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Arabic, College of the Holy Cross
The position is established for an initial term of three academic years, beginning in Fall 2019, and the appointment holds the rank of lecturer. The position will be reviewed for renewal in the second year of the term. If the position is re-approved for another three years, the holder of the position will be reviewed in the third year for reappointment. Candidates must have native or near native proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic; a master’s degree in Arabic language teaching.
Review of applications starts 1 February 2019. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/59022
f) Visiting Scholar Grants to Use the Archives at the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies
Funding for researchers – at all levels of their career from graduate students to senior scholars – working on early Arab diaspora and migration to work at the Khayrallah Center for a period of 1 to 2 weeks.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with no deadline. Information: https://lebanesestudies.ncsu.edu/awards/VisitingScholar.php
3. Arabic Summer Program at McGill University, Montreal, 7 June – 2 August 2019
Intensive and immersive summer program open to undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals. 170 in-class hours, 67 hours of extra-curriculars. Levels from absolute beginner to higher intermediate.
Deadline for registration: 1 March 2019. Information: https://www.mcgill.ca/arabic-summer
4. 6000 images archéologiques de la Syrie en libre accès
Au cours de l’été 2018, l’Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo) a mis en ligne sur MédiHAL plus de 6000 images archéologiques de la Syrie issues de ses fonds documentaires. Ce sont plus de 8500 images scientifiques qui sont aujourd’hui accessibles en libre accès dans la collection de l’Ifpo.