AbdulMajeed Abdulla Mohsen is an established Bahraini human rights defender and has been an advocate of civil rights in Bahrain since 2011. Also known as a “Father of the Revolution,” AbdulMajeed has a history of being unlawfully arrested for his activism.
1.Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship is now available for the study of Kurdish (sorani) language – 1st year and 2nd year – in the 2019 summer Language Workshop at Indiana University-Bloomington. Please announce this to your students and colleagues who might be interested.
IU Summer Language Workshop:
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship:
2. Islamic school of art has announced its next year’s short courses next year:
1. Colors & Pigments:
10-17 March 2019
Come and join us in a weeklong workshop in which natural handpicked organic and mineral objects will be processed into paints. At the end of the course, participants will bring home their own set of handmade watercolors.
2. Islamic calligraphy:
9-14 April 2019
Let the most acclaimed calligraphy masters teach you “NASTALIQ” calligraphy, this sacred and exquisite art as you immerse yourself in the holy city of Qom, a cradle of Islamic-Persian art and architecture
3. Persian-Islamic geometric patterns:
April 26th – May 1st, 2019
This course will give you the opportunity to learn, understand and draw different Islamic geometric patterns with a traditional approach and study its impact on Islamic culture.
ISOA is the leading private school teaching Islamic art in Iran and has the privilege to be a partner of some great universities in the world.For more information please visit our website:
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
3. The Kurds : history, religion, language, politics
Author: Wolfgang Taucher
Publisher: Vienna : Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior,  ©2015
184 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps.
Title: Atlas Afghanistan
Authors: Wolfgang Taucher – Mathias Vogl – Peter Webinger
Publisher: Vienna: Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior,
75 pages, maps.
4. Women’s Studies Course, University of Religions and Denominations, Iran
The University of Religions and Denominations (Qom, Iran) is an experienced university in performing academic short courses in cooperation with other institutions.
This course will be held in March 2019 in Iran in Tehran and Qom.
Course dates: 2-7th March 2019
Application deadline: 20th January 2019
American passport holders: 1st January 2019
Early registration deadline: 30th November
For information regarding course fees, topics, other information and to apply, please visit the following website: https://iiws.urd.ac.ir
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5. Sheikh Zayid Chair of Arabic and Islamic Studies, American University of Beirut
Candidates for the Sheikh Zayid Chair are required to have made highly distinguished and internationally acclaimed contributions in one or more academic fields of Arabic and Islamic Studies as conceived broadly (encompassing: philology and critical editions of Arabic texts, classical literature, intellectual history; civilization studies; etc).
New deadline for applications: end December 2018. Information:
6. The Islamic Painted Page website
A huge free database of references for Persian paintings, Ottoman paintings, Arab paintings and Mughal paintings. This site enables you to locate printed reproductions, commentaries and weblinks for thousands of Islamic paintings, including illuminated “carpet” pages, decorated Quran pages, and book bindings from over 230 collections all over the world.
We have the pleasure to announce the publication of a new volume in our digital collection.
The articles forming the volume Forms and institutions of justice. Legal actions in Ottoman contexts aim to contribute to the rich and evolving historiography on the multiplicity of the actors and the institutions of Ottoman legal system. As the title of the volume suggests, “forms” and “institutions” of justice are a common thread in the contributions. Each article concentrates on a specific historical moment and context in order to chart the articulation of different forms of Ottoman justice.
This volume has emerged as an outcome of a workshop organized by Işık Tamdoğan (CNRS/CETOBAC, Paris – IFEA, Istanbul) and Yavuz Aykan (University Paris 1 Sorbonne) at the French Institute of Anatolian Studies (IFEA) on January 6-7, 2012, in Istanbul.
The book is available from OpenEdition Books. The contents of the book are available free of charge in HTML and can be quoted, printed or embedded on external sites. PDF and ePub formats are on sale from digital bookstores. They are also available from subscribing libraries.
Table of Contents
Yavuz Aykan & Işık Tamdoğan
The Ottoman political community in the process of justice making in the 18th-century Adana
Some comments on the role of the Ottoman “Eyalet divanı” in the classical period
Case-histories from the “Egyptian” consultative majlis of Aleppo in the mid-1830s: Fiscal patrimonialism in light of the hermeneutics of regional adjudication
Love in Crete in the time of Mehmet Ali, 1830–1834
Alp Yücel Kaya
The Müvella and the Adjudication of Property Conflicts in the Ottoman Empire (1874-1914)
On reading two epistles of Muhammad Amin Ibn ‘Abidin of Damascus
From the Hanafi Doxa to the Mecelle
The Mufti of Amid and genealogies of the Ottoman jurisprudential tradition
The Arabic Ontology
An Arabic Wordnet with ontologically-clean content.
Classification of the meanings of the Arabic terms, based on state-of-art science, rather than on speakers’ naïve knowledge.
Multilingual dictionaries were digitized and integrated. Only the semantic features (definitions, synonyms, translations) are currently displayed, soon the morphological features.
9. Conference: “Key Concepts in Interreligious Discourses: The Concept of History and the Concept of Time in Judaism, Christianity and Islam”, University of Erlangen, 12-14 December 2018
Deadline for registration: 5 December 2018. Program: https://www.kcid.fau.de/files/2018/11/Concepts20in20Interreligious_Discourses_Folder_4.pdf
10. Qur’an Conference of the International Qur´anic Studies Association, University of New England, Tangier, Morocco, 25-26 July 2019
The main theme is “Reading the Qur’an in the Context of Empire”. We are particularly interested in papers about how rulers, politicians, religious figures and later colonial officers and European travelers contributed to the production, distribution and reception of Scriptures in general and the Qur’an in particular.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 January 2019. Information: https://iqsaweb.wordpress.com/international-meeting-2019/
a) University Assistant (post doc) in Islamic Theology with Focus on Fiqh and Usul al-fiqh, University of Vienna
Profile: PhD in Islamic Theology or comparable discipline; familiarity with the observational history and genesis of Islamic Jurisprudence, in classic, modern and current methodical approaches, etc.
Deadline for application: 13 December 2018. Information:
b) Position in Persian and Iranian Studies, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. and are expected to actively engage in research, supervise graduate students, and take part in academic activity in the Department of Middle East Studies, in addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on Iranian studies covering various periods. Candidates must be qualified to teach in Hebrew.
Deadline for applications: 24 february 2019. Information: https://mesana.org/resources-and-opportunities/2018/11/28/full-time-tenure-track-position-in-persian-and-iranian-studies
c) Faculty Position in Socio-Cultural Anthropology, American University of Kuwait
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in anthropology. The specialization is open but priority is given to Africa, East Asia, South Asia and the Middle East.
The position will remain open until filled. Information: https://mesana.org/resources-and-opportunities/2018/11/26/faculty-position-in-socio-cultural-anthropology
d) Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies, University of North Carolina
Candidates should have broad training in their field(s) of expertise, the relevant linguistic competencies, a commitment to interdisciplinary work, and a willingness to engage with broad theoretical issues in the study of religion. The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by the time the appointment begins, July 1, 2019.
Deadline for applications: 5 January 2019. Information: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/151991
12. Doctoral Spring School: “Patronage and Clientelism in the Muslim World”, Granada, 18-22 March 2019
Initiated by Prof. Albrecht Fuess (University of Marburg) etc. PhD candidate students and advanced MA students, whose research focuses on the study of Muslims, Muslim societies and Islam, in the broadest sense of the word, are invited to apply for participation.
Deadline for applications: 25 January 2019. Information: https://iismm.hypotheses.org/37857
13. Ph.D. Research Grants of the Orient-Institut Istanbul
The grants support field research in Istanbul by Ph.D. students not living in Turkey in one of the research areas of the Institute:
Deadline for applications: 7 January 2019. Information: https://www.oiist.org/en/stipendien/
14. Book Award, Dissertation and Graduate Student Paper Prizes by the Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS)
AGAPS invites proposals for the book award for those published between 1 May 2017 and 30 April 2019, an award for PhD dissertations accepted between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019, and an award for graduate student papers written between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019.
For more information and to see the previous winners, please visit: https://agaps.org/agapsmesa/mesa-awards/
15. The Department of Linguistics at the University of Arizona
is pleased to host the
Second North American Conference in Iranian Linguistics (NACIL2)
April 19 – 21, 2019
A Workshop on Complex Predicates in Iranian Languages
April 18, 2019
16. CALL FOR PAPERS | SYMPOSIA IRANICA
FOURTH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE ON IRANIAN STUDIES
Hosted by the University of Cambridge at St John’s College, Cambridge, UK, 9-10 April 2019
***Deadline: 13 January 2019***
We welcome proposals that engage with any aspect of Iranian studies within the arts, humanities and social sciences. These include but are not limited to prehistory through to the ancient and post-antique, modern, and contemporary histories; historiography; art and architecture history; anthropology; archaeology; cultural heritage; film and cinema; music and musicology; new media and communication studies; the performing arts; poetry and literature; languages and linguistics; Diaspora and migration studies; diplomatic studies, international relations and political science; social and political theory; law and legal studies; economics, philately and numismatics; sociology; philosophy; religions and theology.
Comparative themes and interdisciplinary approaches are also very welcome.
Proposals are open to early career scholars at postgraduate and post-doctoral levels from any disciplinary background within the arts, humanities and social sciences:
Persons falling into any of these categories are eligible to submit a proposal for an individual paper or pre-arranged panel. Submission is conducted electronically through the website. For any questions, please email us at email@example.com.
The language of the conference is English. All submissions undergo double-blind peer review.
Symposia Iranica is Iranian studies’ leading forum for early career scholars. A dedicated, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed platform open to emerging scholars working on any aspect of Iranian or Persian Studies within the arts, humanities, and social sciences, our three previous conferences were hosted by the University of St Andrews at St Mary’s College in 2013 and the University of Cambridge at Downing College in 2015 and Pembroke College in 2017.
The full call for papers is on our website: symposia-iranica.com
Updates will be posted to our Facebook page: facebook.com/SymposiaIranica
A virtual preview of our programme is at: symposia-iranica.com/preview
Highlights from all three conferences to-date: symposia-iranica.com/past
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Shahnama Centre for Persian Studies and the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge; St John’s College, Cambridge; Trinity College, Cambridge; British Institute of Persian Studies; Iran Heritage Foundation; Soudavar Memorial Foundation; Ancient India and Iran Trust; Institute of Iranian Studies, University of St Andrews; Pembroke College, Cambridge; Brill Publishers; I.B. Tauris Publishers; Edinburgh University Press; and the German Oriental Studies Trust.
Armin Yavari, Founding Chair
Michael Pye, Co-Chair
17. Research Assistant
Are you interested in British Islam and its interactions with UK state and society? Do you have experience of working with Muslim organisations, editing reports and websites, as well as organising events, promoting research and gathering feedback? Would you like to work on a collaborative project which aims to have a positive impact on the UK Hajj pilgrimage sector?
You will provide flexible research assistance to Professor Seán McLoughlin, who is working with the Council of British Hajjis to consult pilgrims, Hajj organisers and UK governance authorities as part of the process of writing the first independent report on the Hajj pilgrimage sector in the UK. This effort to develop impact from Prof. McLoughlin’s research is supported by the Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) with funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
You will hold an honours degree in the social sciences or arts and humanities or a comparable subject. A higher degree with a research component is also desirable. You will have first-hand research or other related experience of engaging with British Muslim communities and organisations, as well as a sound understanding of their relations to UK state and society. You will have strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing, and have the capacity to judge/vary what is required to connect with different audiences and influencers. Strong interpersonal skills and self-motivation are also essential, together with the ability to work independently and flexibly to deadlines as part of a small team. Competence in a community language (e.g. Urdu, Panjabi, etc) is also desirable.
You will need to have the flexibility to work more/less intensively at times but will be able to negotiate working patterns with Prof. McLoughlin. Working from home will sometimes be appropriate. Some limited, fully-funded travelling out of office hours and at weekends e.g. to meet community partners and/or to help at events in the North of England and the English Midlands will also be necessary, as will two overnight stays in London. The position is available immediately.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Seán McLoughlin, Professor of the Anthropology of Islam (Muslim Diasporas)
Full details of how to apply at: http://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/AHCPR1021
|Location:||Leeds – Main Campus|
|Faculty/Service:||Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures|
|School/Institute:||School of Philosophy, Religion & History of Science|
|Salary:||£27,025 to £32,236 p.a. pro rata|
|Working Time:||30% of full time|
|Post Type:||Part Time|
|Contract Type:||Fixed Term (until 31 July 2019)|
|Closing Date:||Thursday 13 December 2018|