The top court in Western-allied Bahrain upheld three-year jail terms against three relatives of a prominent political activist, a rights group said on Monday, in a case the United Nations says is an unlawful act of reprisal over family connections.
1.The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks to fill the position of Middle East & Islamic Studies Librarian. For details see https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/15606 .
2. Workshop on “Women and Gender in the Premodern Mediterranean” during the 18th Berkshire Conference on the “History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities”, 21-23 May 2020, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
The workshop aims to facilitate a comparative discussion on women from different social, religious, and geographical contexts of the Mediterranean world. Scholars whose work focuses on Christian, Jewish, or Muslim women, across social hierarchies, and geographical locations are most welcome.
Deadline for abstracts: 10 March 2019.
3. Research Scholar in the History of the Premodern Arabic World, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Junior and senior scholars with excellent knowledge of classical Arabic, and with suitable experience in the history of science, history of philosophy, history of medicine, or other relevant fields are invited to apply. Candidates should hold a doctorate in one of the above-mentioned fields and have at least two years of postdoctoral experience at the time the position begins (PhD awarded in 2017 or earlier).
Deadline for applications: 31 March 2019.
4. PhD Scholarship in Religious Studies, University of Copenhagen
The PhD candidate will employ qualitative research methods, such as semi-structured interviews and textual analysis. Project descriptions need to show awareness of the relevant research literature, provide a suitable theoretical framework, and convincingly show the methodological and practical feasibility of the imagined PhD project. Applicants need to hold a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent.
Deadline for applications: 4 March 2019.
5. Six Early Stage Researcher Positions, University of Aberdeen
Applicants from across the social sciences and humanities, including anthropology, cultural and literary studies, education, history, legal theory and socio-legal studies, philosophy, politics, religious studies, sociology, and theology are welcomed. Themes include: ‘Radicalisation’, ‘Extremism’ and the Role of ‘Civil Society’; Conceptualizing Secularism, Post-Secularism and Religion Itself; The Politics of ‘Religious Pluralism’, etc.
Deadline for applications: 5 March 2019.
6. Visiting Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
The Lectureship invites applicants trained in any relevant discipline (for example, Religious Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, History, Philosophy and Theology, Anthropology). Areas of specialization may include any field within Islamic studies, including ethics, modern and contemporary thought and practice, religion and politics, gender studies, scripture and interpretation.
Deadline for applications: The search committee will begin its review on 1 March 2019; the position will remain open until filled. Information: https://career.wellesley.edu/postings/2701
7. Full-time Faculty Position in Arabic Language and Culture, National Chengchi University, Taipei
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Arabic Linguistics; Arabic Culture; Computer Science; Information and Communication Technology in Learning; or relevant fields. Specialized writings and publications; research achievements and cross-disciplinary research given high priority. Competence in English-taught courses.
Deadline for applications: 28 February 2019. Information: email@example.com
8. International Politics Summer School (Focus Middle East and North Africa), St Antony’s College, Oxford, 4-17 August 2019
This year the focus will be on the international relations of the region, with special attention to recent changes in the structure and dynamics of inter-state politics. The course is designed for postgraduate students but will be accessible to upper-level undergraduates and professionals as well.
Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served or rolling basis until 15 April 2019. Information: https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/international-politics-summer-school
9. Articles for “Handbook of Contemporary Islam” (Springer)
We are looking for authors who can contribute critical literature reviews on trans-national movements including: Taghlibi Jamaat, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hizbut Tahrir, and others. Potential authors should be able to write about the movement transnational and just not in one or two countries.
Contact: Ronald Lukens Bull, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org)
10. NGOabroad: Volunteers for Aid Programs in the Middle East or North Africa
Volunteers are invited to participate in programs in Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Palestine and Morocco on helping in schools with Syrian refugees, in a micro-finance program, in psycho-social peace building and women’s or youth empowerment; agriculture; or education, etc. Seasoned professionals and students both needed.
Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Information: http://ngoabroad.com/MENA/
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Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi seemed to fine tune the officer’s statement by not mentioning Yemen in his remarks to the Saudi paper and limiting Pakistan’s commitment to the kingdom itself. “If anyone would create chaos in or attack the Kingdom, Pakistan would stand by its brethren Saudi Arabia,” Mr. Qureishi said.
Monday 15th – Tuesday 16th April 2019 Teaching and Learning Building, University Park, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD REGISTRATION FOR BRAIS 2019 IS NOW OPEN. CLICK TO REGISTER.
Look for papers of potential interest to those on this list in the following panels:
Clerical Networks, Discourses and the State in Modern Twelver Shi’ism
Early Islamic History and Literature
Hadith and Law
Thirteenth and Fourteenth Century Islamic History
Islamic Jurisprudence in the Modern World
Contemporary Islamic Law and Ethics
Islam and Politics in the Middle East and Asia
Ibn ‘Arabi’s Reception
Muslims in UK Higher Education
1.Instructor – (Non-Tenure Track) in Arabic
The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Studies at Temple University has a one-year non-renewable opening for an Arabic language instructor for the academic year 2019-2020.
The position requires native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic, a graduate degree in a field related to second or foreign language teaching, and at least two years of college-level experience teaching Arabic and an interest in and ability to teach a survey course on modern Arabic literature in translation.
An application should include a vitae and cover letter discussing the applicant’s qualifications and approach to teaching, two confidential letters of reference on department letterhead from colleagues and/or supervisors familiar with the person’s teaching, and transcripts from all post-secondary institutions the applicant has attended.
Temple University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
Deadline: Apr 1, 2019
Apply via: https://apply.interfolio.com/60407
2. Call for papers and panel proposals for the Co-IRIS section at the 13th Pan-European Conference on International Relations.
Section 44: “The Unseen IR: Islam and the Study of the ‘International’“
Islam has played a major role in world affairs since its inception. Today, the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation represents the second largest inter-governmental organisation of sates after the UN. A number of Muslim majority countries like the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Turkey under the AKP, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Malaysia: all claim to follow an Islamic approach to their domestic and foreign policy. Islam as an intellectual force, has received little sustained attention in the fields of Political Science and International Relations specifically. This Section aims to address the nature and goals of international relations, foreign policy and diplomacy from multiple Islamic perspectives. Those perspectives challenge and contribute to international practices and they represent their respective perceptions of the ‘International. The section is an effort to include Islamic civilization and Muslim majority countries in the contemporary international platform and the analysis of the “unseen” in the study of International Relations. We welcome both individual papers as well as full panel submissions. Proposed panel themes include but are not limited to:
– The seen and unseen in Islamic International Relations Theory
– Islam and international relations
– Islam and Foreign Policy Analysis
– Islam and Diplomacy
– The visual in the international relations of Islamic countries
Please find the full call for contributions here, https://coiris.net/2018/12/20/the-unseen-ir-islam-and-the-study-of-the-international/. Deadline for submissions is 28 February 2019.
Abstracts are to be submitted electronically via the online submission system here, https://www.czech-in.org/cmportalV15/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2FcmportalV15%2Fportal%2FPEC19%2Fnormal.
Please, read the Abstract Submission Guidelines prior to making your submission and visit the official EISA PEC 2019 website and the official Co-IRIS website for further updates. Do not hesitate to contact us or the conference organizers with any questions you may have.
Nassef Manabilang Adiong, PhD
International Relations & Islamic Studies Research Cohort (Co-IRIS)
The Philippine International Studies Organization (PHISO)
3. THE CULTURAL TURN IN ARABIC LITERARY PRODUCTION
April 19-21, 2019
Columbia University’s MESAAS Department, Middle East Institute, SoF/Heyman Center, EVPAS,
Division of Humanities/ Faculty of Arts and Sciences , EALAC Weatherhead East Asian Institute and Center for Chinese Literature and Culture (CCLS), and Arabic Studies Seminar
Brill Academic Publishers
Dr. Aziz Shaibani/Arab-American Educational Foundation
In Memory of Barbara Harlow (1948-2017)
Day 1: Friday, April 19 – Faculty House/Garden Room 2, 1st Floor
|8:45 – 9:20am||Refreshment|
|9:20 – 9:50am||Welcome and opening Remarks
Mushin J. al-Musawi, Columbia University
|9:50 – 11:45am||Panel 1: Mapping Arabic Literature as World Literature
Chairperson: Elizabeth M. Holt, Bard College
§ “Worlding Arabic: Cultural Criticism, Philology and Weltliteratur”
Waïl S. Hassan, University of Illinois
§ “Is there a Canon in this Corpus? Or What ‘belongs’ in the Library of Arabic Literature?”
Shawkat M. Toorawa, Yale University
§ “Comparativism and the Foundations of World Literature”
Yaseen A. Noorani, University of Arizona
§ “Between the Twilight of Empire and the Dawn of Decolonization: Arabic Literature, World Literature, Comparative Literature”
Shaden M. Tageldin, University of Minnesota
|11:45 – 11:55am||Coffee/Tea Break|
|11:55 – 13:15pm||Panel 2: Arabic and Chinese Literary and Artistic Production in Cross-Cultural Encounter/Translation
Chairperson: Lydia Liu, Columbia University
§ “Mapping the Evolution of Nahdawi Literary Production about China”
Peiyu Yang, McGill University
§ “Taha Husayn and The Days in China Across the 1949 Divide”
Michael Gibbs, College of William & Mary
§ “Artistic Encounters between Baghdad and Beijing after the 1958 Iraq Revolution”
Sonja Mejcher-Atassi, American University of Beirut
|13:15 – 2:30pm||Lunch Break at Faculty House|
|2:30 – 4:15pm||Panel 3: Exile, Identity, and Engagement in Arabic Literature
Chairperson: Shaden M. Tageldin, University of Minnesota
§ “Impossible Exiles: Palestinians in Arab Culture”
Ahmad Diab, UC Berkeley
§ “Twists, Turns and Trajectories of Palestinian Literary Production”
Refqa Abu-Remaileh, Freie Universität
§ “Al-Ādāb and its Ilitizām,”
Qussay Al-Attabi, Kenyon College
§ “The Future Can’t Breathe in a Refugee Camp: Reading Taḍāmun and Iltizām in Women’s Novels of War”
Michelle Hartman, McGill University
|4:15 – 4:25pm||Coffee/Tea Break|
|4:25 – 6:15pm||Panel 4: The Islamic and the Secular Turn in Arabic Literary Production
Chairperson: Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych, Georgetown University
§ “The Secularization of Islamic Symbols and Figures in the Poetry of ‘Abd al-Wahhāb al-Bayātī and Badr Shākir al-Sayyāb
Ruwa Alhayek, Columbia University
§ “The Cultural Translatability of Taqwā in the Early Sources”
Erin Atwell, University of Chicago
§ “Exploring the Conceptual Relation Between al- Ījāz (Brachylogy) and Balāghah (Eloquence)”
Hany Rashwan, Birmingham University
§ “Pre-Modern Arabic Literary Anthologies and the Social Imaginary: The Construction of Social, Cultural, and Political Paradigms,”
Nuha Alshaar, American University of Sharjah
|6:15 – 7:00pm||Keynote Address: Nadia al-Bagdadi, Central European University|
|7:00 – 9:00pm||Dinner – Faculty House|
Day 2: Saturday, April 20 – Knox Hall Room 509
|9:30 – 11:15am||Panel 5: The Comparative/Transnational Poetics and Politics of Literature I
Chairperson: Wail S. Hassan, University of Illinois
§ “The Perception of Chekhov in the Arabic World and His Impact on Its Modern Literary Tradition”
Maria Swanson, United States Naval Academy
§ “Magical Realism and the Specters of Postcolonial Present: Alejo Carpentier’s The Kingdom of This World and Hoda Barakat’s The Kingdom of this Earth”
Philip Raad, American University of Beirut
§ “From Istanbul to Baghdad: Engagements with Arabic Literature in the Ottoman World, 1500-1700”
Murat Umut Inan, Social Sciences University of Ankara
§ “Arabic Poetry in the 21st Century: A Poetics of Translation and Exophony”
Huda Fakhreddine, University of Pennsylvania
|11:15 – 11:25am||Coffee/Tea Break|
|11:25 – 13:20pm||Panel 6 Managing/Publishing Arabic Literature (in Arabic)
Chairperson: Anna Ziajka-Stanton, Penn State University
§ Belal Fadl, Al-Masry al-Youm
§ Abdo Wazen, Al-Hayat and Independentarabia
§ Yassin Adnan, Macharif
§ Nouri al-Jarrah, Al-Markaz al-Arabi lil-Adab al-Jughraphi
§ Samuel Shimon, Banipal
§ Mbarek Sryfi, University of Pennsylvania
|13:20 – 2:30pm||Lunch Break|
|2:30 – 4:20pm||Panel 7: The Multi-thematic Configuration of Classical Poetry and Poetics
Chairperson: Shawkat M. Toorawa, Yale University
§ “The Achievement of Classical Arabic Allegorical Form: The ‘Ayniyyah of Abū Dhu’ayb al-Hudhalī”
Jaroslav Stetkevych, University of Chicago
§ “Harb al-Basus as Mythic Matrix in Arabic Culture: Towards A Theory of Cultural (re)Production”
Clarissa Burt, United States Naval Academy
§ “Labīd and Lubad: Lexical Excavation and the Reclamation of Myth in al- Ma’arrī’s Luzūmiyyāt”
Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych, Georgetown University
§ “Mourning over Algerian Palatial Ruins: Ibn Ḥammād al-Ṣanhājī (d. 1230) on Qalʿat Banī Ḥammād”
Nizar F. Hermes, University of Virginia
|4:20 – 4:30pm||Coffee/Tea Break|
|4:30 – 6:5pm||Panel 8: The Comparative/Transnational Poetics and Politics of Arabic Literature II
Chairperson: Yaseen Noorani, University of Arizona
§ “The Maqāmah Turn in West African Literary Tradition”
Sulaiman Adewale Alagunfon, Freie Universität
§ “Between Cultural Appropriation and Literary Crossing: The Arabic Literature of ‘Europeans’ in Protectorate Tunisia”
Benjamin Koerber, Rutgers University
§ “Towards an Arab Transnational Poetics of the New World”
Ahmed Idrissi Alami, Purdue University.
§ “Words across genres and histories: Zaynab Fawwaz’s feminist locutions”
Marilyn Booth, University of Oxford
|6:5 – 6:15pm||Coffee/Tea Break|
|6:15 – 7:45pm||Panel 9: On Writing: Experience, Process, Perception (in Arabic)
Chairperson: Tarek El-Ariss, Dartmouth College
§ “War and Displacement”
Hoda Barakat, Visiting Professor at Dartmouth College
§ “Khitab al-Takfir”
Chokri Mabkhout, University of Manouba, Tunis
§ “Writing the Political”
Ezzedine C. Fishere, Dartmouth College
§ “Literature and Perception”
Aziz Shaibani, Baylor College of Medicine/Arab-American Educational Foundation
Day 3: Sunday, April 21 – Knox Hall Room 509
|9:30 – 11:30am||Panel 10: Revisiting the Modern(ist) and the Post-Colonial in Arabic Literature
Chairperson: Joelle Abi Rachid, SoF-Heyman Center, Columbia Univ.
§ “Passionate Confessions: Sex, Sin, and Autobiography in Nineteenth-Century Aleppo”
Peter Hill, Oxford University
§ “Medicine in Literature”
Mònica Rius Piniés, University of Barcelona
§ “Invisible Hands: Crime, Fiction, and the Arabic Typewriter, 1890-1920”
Hannah Scott Deuchar, New York University
· “Housewife Novels, Everyday Life, and the Postcolonial State in Egypt”
Shir Alon, University of Oklahoma
§ “All that Remains: Ruins as Sites of Becoming”
Alexa Firat, Temple University
|11:30 – 11:40am||Coffee/Tea Break|
|11:40 – 1:40pm||Panel 11: The Contemporary and Techno-Digital Turn in Arabic Literary Production
Chairperson: Michelle Hartman, McGill University
§ “Zakariyya Tamir and Khalid Khalifa: Political Dissent as Affiliation and Marginality in Syria after 2011”
§ “Transmission and Transit in Contemporary Arabic Literature: Naql and Its Limits”
§ “Glossing the Glossary: Digital Approaches to Paratexts and Power in Arabic Literature”
§ “Cultural Disbelief & New Narratives: Contemporary Arabic Fiction (Re)Writing the Old Tale”
§ “In medio stat virtus’: On Hybridity, or the Rebellion Against Labels: Reconsidering Some Aspects of Modern and Contemporary Arabic Literature”
|1:40 – 2:25pm||Keynote Address: Mahdi Arar, Birzeit University (in Arabic)|
Muhsin J. al-Musawi, Columbia University
Organizers: Muhsin al-Musawi (Columbia University), Elizabeth Holt (Bard College), Tarek El-Ariss (Dartmouth College), Nizar F. Hermes (University of Virginia), and Anna Ziajka-Stanton (Penn State University)
4. PhD Conference on “Sacred Locations – Spaces and Bodies in Religion”, Central European University & University of Szeged, 13-15 June 2019
The conference invites contributions on the conceptualization, interpretation, management or instrumentalization of religion with regard to space, geographical or personal. Applications from PhD students and advanced Master’s students from all fields of humanities and social sciences are welcomed.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 March 2019.
5. NEW Deadline:
26th International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO), combined with the Section of Islamic Studies of the DMG: “History, Politics and Culture in Middle East and North Africa”, University of Hamburg, 3-5 October 2019
The organizers of the Congress call upon scholars of all relevant disciplines, who are engaged in research on the contemporary Middle East and its relations to other regions. The conference’s understanding of the Middle East comprises all countries of the Middle East, North Africa and the entire Islamic World.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 May 2019.
Contact for submissions: Amke Dietert (amke.dietert@ googlemail.com). Information: https://www.aai.uni-hamburg.de/en/voror/veranstaltungen/2019-davokongress.html
6. Assistant or Associate Professor at the Department of History, American University in Cairo
This is a five-year position, beginning fall 2019. All specializations and areas of study are welcome. The successful candidate must have a PhD in hand by the start of the appointment. The department is eager to review the applications of individuals with a strong research program, and demonstrated commitment to teaching.
Deadline for application: 15 March 2019.
7. Post-doctoral Fellowship on the History of Gender Studies, Tel Aviv University
Preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on the history of gender studies. Candidates must have received their PhD from an accredited institution of higher learning, no earlier than 1 October 2014 and no later than 1 October 2019.
Deadline for applications: 28 February 2019.
8. Workshops on “Women and Politics: MENA Experiences”, June 2019 in Abu Dhabi, October 2019 in Rabat
Call for Applications for early-career scholars who would like to participate in workshops on the following themes: women’s representation in legislatures, local government, the executive, and the judiciary as related to factors such as such gender quotas, decentralization, and institutional change. The organizers will cover participation costs for up to 20 qualified applicants.
Deadline for applications: 15 March 2019.
9. Articles on “Muslims under Suspicion – Interdisciplinary Insights into Policies of Preventing so-called Islamist Extremism in Europe” for Special Issue of “Islamophobia Studies Yearbook”
The wide range of preventive measures against so-called Islamist extremism can be understood as an ensemble of different practices including inter-religious dialogue and education as well as surveillance of suspected groups and the persecution of persons deemed to be dangerous. How far contribute such preventive measures to the manifestation of inequalities in fields such as education, law, labour, security etc.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 March 2019.
Contact: Sindyan Qasem (email@example.com)
10. NEW deadline
Articles for the First Issue of “Diyâr. Journal of Ottoman, Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies”
Unpublished contributions from the Humanities, Cultural Studies and Social Sciences with a geographical focus on Turkey, the Ottoman Empire and its successor states, Iran, Central Asia and the Caucasus are invited in German, English and French.
Deadline for applications extended: 15 April 2019.
Contact: Tabea Becker-Bertau (firstname.lastname@example.org)
11. 26th International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO) in Cooperation with the Section Islam Studies of the DMG, University of Hamburg, 3-5 October 2019
For all deadlines and additional information:
12. Mathal: Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Multidisciplinary Studies (IMEMS) http://ir.uiowa.edu/mathal
Mathal is a journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Multidisciplinary Studies. It is an Open Access, double-blind peer-reviewed international journal published by Iowa Research Online, University of Iowa, USA. Current acceptance rate is 5.7. The main objective of Mathal is to provide an intellectual platform for scholars of Islamic thought and Islamic societies throughout history and throughout the world to share their ideas with the widest audience and in the shortest time possible. Mathal aims to promote critical multidisciplinary studies in humanities and social sciences and to become a repository of knowledge on the Islamic civilization and the Middle East.
The journal publishes research papers in the humanities (arts, history, literature, philosophy…), social sciences (sociology, economics, political science…), natural sciences (biology, physics, astronomy, chemistry…), abstract sciences (mathematics, computational sciences…), and practiced sciences (law, medicine, engineering). Scholars from the aforementioned disciplines with research and teaching interests in area studies, Islamic studies, and Judaic studies are especially welcome to submit their works. Mathal publishes original papers, review papers, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews.
Since one of the journal’s primary goals is the dissemination of knowledge and scholarly inquiries, authors retain exclusive rights to their work, allowing them to republish their work on their personal websites or with other journals.
Because Mathal is an online Open Access journal, accepted articles are published as soon as the peer-review and revision processes conclude. Mathal does not limit the length of articles or the size of digital files at this time.
In Mathal, authors may publish articles in most languages including English, Arabic, Hebrew, French, Persian, Spanish, Turkish, and Urdu.
For more information and/or to submit your work, please visit the following websites:
IMEMS Listserv: https://list.uiowa.edu/scripts/wa.exe?A0=IMEMS
Mathal is indexed in the Global LOCKSS Network.
Complete metadata for all articles in Mathal is available via OAI
Mathal is hosted by the University of Iowa Libraries’ Institutional Repository (Iowa Research Online).
When Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week, the elephant in the room is likely to be what weighs more: the issues the two men agree on or the ones that divide them.
1.The British Association for Islamic Studies invites you to the Association’s Sixth Annual Conference for the will be held at the University of Nottingham from 15-16 April 2019.
With nearly 150 presentations covering the full range of Islamic studies and showcasing the latest developments in the field, we invite you to register online as soon as possible.
For information and to register, see : http://www.brais.ac.uk/conferences/brais-2019
2. The Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies (TIMES) Forum invites proposals for individual papers on any aspect or sub-discipline of Islamic and/or Middle Eastern Studies for its 3rd Annual Symposium on Wednesday 12th June 2019 at the University of Birmingham, supported by the Theology & Religion Department, UOB. The keynote speaker will be Prof Charles Burnett, professor of the History of Islamic Influences in Europe.
TIMES Forum was set up in 2015 by researchers from a range of disciplines at the University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University. Our membership has steadily grown since, with members from different disciplines and institutions in the Midlands and beyond meeting to share their research. With the aim of promoting and providing a platform for post-graduate research on Islam and the Islamic world (broadly conceived), we invite proposals for papers that will be 20 minutes in length. We welcome papers from PhD candidates and ECRs on a wide variety of subjects relating to the Islamic and Middle Eastern world including, but not limited to the following:
CfP forms can be downloaded from: https://timespgforum.com/times-symposium-2019
All completed forms should be sent by email attachment to email@example.com by Wednesday 27th February 2019.
Follow TIMES on Twitter: @TIMES_Forum
3. Call for Papers: “Persian as a lingua francain the Ottoman Empire” (Workshop)
University of Hamburg, 12-13 July, 2019
Deadline: February 28, 2019
We are pleased to announce that Hamburg University will host the Workshop: “Persian as a lingua francain the Ottoman Empire” on 12-13 July 2019. This workshop aims to bring together scholars with expertise in Persian and Turkish language contacts, who are interested in the manifold facets of the language, literature and history underlying the knowledge production of the respective traditions. Moreover, it aims to provide a forum for discussion and collaboration between scholars of Ottoman, Iranian and Arabic Studies.
The theme of the workshop is the circulation of Persian knowledge in the Ottoman realm, which was near ubiquitous. It is widely acknowledged that from the 11 to 19 century, Persian was an important and highly influential language of literature, education, partly also of administration and diplomacy, in large regions of theEastern Islamic world. The dynamics and dissemination of Persian knowledge as a language of literature, and a lingua franca, and its surprising vitality and continuity, have not yet been studied sufficiently.
Workshop papers could address the following questions, among others:
Why/how and in which contexts was Persian used in the Ottoman Empire?
What was the importance of Persian for the cultural identity of ‘experts of knowledge’ and Ottoman poets?
Should Persian language and literature be considered as a part of “cultural transfer” or rather as an inalienable part of Ottoman culture?
What was the role of Persian for the ‘transfer of knowledge’ within the Ottoman Empire and beyond?
We encourage inter-disciplinary submissions, including but not limited to history, literary studies, manuscript studies etc.
Abstracts should address one or more of the issues and questions mentioned above. The working language of the workshop will be English. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words for paper presentations of 20 to 25 minutes.
The selection of papers will take place until the end of March; applicants will be informed by early April.
Ahmet Baris Ekiz
Middle East Studies
University of Michigan
4. Fixed-term Arabic Teaching Associate Position in Cambridge (UK), for 12 months from September 2019.
5. The Dr. Shawky Salem Conference Grant (SSCG)is an annual grant established by Dr. Shawky Salem and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).
The aim of the grant is to enable one expert in library and information sciences from the Arab Countries (AC) to attend the Annual IFLA Conference.
What does the grant cover?
The grant is to meet up to a maximum of USD 1,900 the cost of travel (economy class air transportation) to and from the host country of the conference, registration, hotel costs and a per diem allowance.
How to apply?
Download the 2019 application (available in Arabic & English) below. Additional information is available on the Dr. Shawky Salem Conference Grant (SSCG) webpage.
IFLA will act as administrator to the grant and will provide the Secretary of the jury.
The deadline for receiving applications is 31 March 2019.
The selection of a grantee will be made by 30 April 2019 by a jury consisting of members appointed by Dr. Salem and by IFLA. The grantee will be informed of his or her selection by the Secretary of the Jury in May 2019.
For more information and to apply, visit:
Deadline for application:*31 March 2019*.
7. The Rev. Dr. David D. Grafton, Hartford Seminary’s Interim Academic Dean and Professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations, will present a five-part series on Islam at the John P. Webster Library at First Church, West Hartford, in March and April, 2019.
For further information, see: https://www.hartsem.edu/2019/02/interim-academic-dean-david-d-grafton-to-present-series-on-islam/