1.Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Medieval and Islamic Art History
The George Mason University Department of History and Art History invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Medieval and Islamic Art History. Candidates for this position should have an active scholarly agenda in the field of pre-modern Islamic, Medieval European, or Byzantine art history. We especially welcome candidates whose research demonstrates critical engagements with global, transcultural, and trans regional conversations in their discipline. Candidates will have a 2/2 teaching load and will have broad latitude in developing an array of undergraduate and graduate courses. It is expected that the candidate will teach undergraduate courses across geographical areas and chronological periods on arts of the pre-modern Islamic world (Mediterranean, Middle East, or Central Asia), European Medieval, and Byzantine art, as well as Graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.
The department is home to the award-winning Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and has highly ranked History PhD/MA and Art History MA programs. George Mason is a large public university located in the Washington DC suburbs with one of the most diverse student populations in the nation. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. by August 2020. Teaching experience in pre-modern Islamic, European Medieval and/or Byzantine art history preferred. Review of applications will begin after November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. For more information and to apply for position number F6543z, see http://jobs.gmu.edu/
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3. Appel à candidatures
8e Prix de la Maison des Cultures du Monde
Depuis sa création en 1982, la Maison des Cultures du Monde s’est fixé comme objectif de faire connaître et reconnaître des expressions remarquables de la diversité culturelle à travers le monde. Il s’agit en particulier de formes spectaculaires (théâtre, marionnettes, performance à caractère rituel ou symbolique) et d’expressions musicales et/ou dansées qui sont peu connues du public français, ou peu documentées, ou présentées par des artistes ou praticien·nes méconnu·es en France. La Maison des Cultures du Monde a acquis et développé dans ce domaine une expertise et un savoir-faire qu’elle souhaite partager avec les nouvelles générations de chercheur·ses.
À l’occasion du trentième anniversaire de sa fondation, la Maison des Cultures du Monde a créé en 2012 un prix destiné à permettre à un·e étudiant·e ou jeune chercheur·se la réalisation d’un projet d’étude et de valorisation d’une forme théâtrale, chorégraphique et/ou musicale correspondant à cette orientation artistique. Ce prix permet au/à la lauréat·e de compléter son projet de recherche en lui offrant la possibilité de faire venir en France dans le cadre du Festival de l’Imaginaire des artistes et/ou praticien·nes de la forme esthétique qu’il/elle étudie.
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Les dossiers de candidature doivent être envoyés au plus tard le 30 septembre 2019 à minuit. Tou·tes les participant·es seront informés du résultats dans le courant du mois d’octobre 2019. Les artistes ou praticien·nes seront invité·es à la 25e édition du Festival de l’Imaginaire en 2021.
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This post is part of a series prepared for an April 2019 workshop on “Religion, Reverence and Tolerance” organized by the Baker Institute Center for the Middle East and the Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance, both at Rice University. The workshop is sponsored by the June B. and Bryan J.
1.CFP: ‘Medieval Manuscripts without Borders’ at Leeds 2020
As many sessions at the IMC Leeds 2019 have demonstrated, medieval manuscripts are material culture. They are our means of reading history, literature, and can be studied for what they tell us about textual communities and writing cultures in specific disciplines.
We hope to organise at least three sessions on the concept of ‘Medieval Manuscripts without Borders’ for Leeds 2020. We welcome abstracts from those studying manuscripts from a variety of disciplines and regions. Some ideas of manuscripts without borders are:
‘Borders and Disciplines’
The importance of manuscript transmission (import/export) on certain medieval disciplines such as medicine and science; manuscript contents that cross disciplinary boundaries
‘Manuscripts as Influencers of Change’
How the transmission of manuscripts from one region or kingdom to another affected changes in how new manuscripts were produced: script and codicological changes, mise en page, etc.
‘Borders and Gender’
In what ways do manuscripts create or deconstruct gender boundaries for their creators or their readers?
However, we welcome submissions on the topic more broadly conceived.
Abstract submissions of no more than 250 words should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 September 2019.
Please include the following with your abstract submission: full name; email address; postal address; telephone number; full affiliation details (department, institution); title (e.g. Dr, Ms, Mr, Mx, Professor etc).
Colleen Curran, University of Oxford (email@example.com)
Johanna Green, University of Glasgow (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Christine Voth, University of Göttingen (email@example.com)
2. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON VISUALAND MATERIAL CULTURES OF MEDIEVAL EURASIA
International Congress for Medieval Studies
May 7-10, 2020
West Michigan University https://wmich.edu/medievalcongress
This panel seeks to explore the impact of Mongol rule on cross-cultural visual and material production in Iran and China, as well as in the Medieval West. Roughly corresponding to modern-day Iran, the Ilkhanate (1256-1335 CE) was an important region at the crossroads, linking Medieval Europe with East Asia. By looking at the “Mongol presence” in both Chinese, Persian, and Western Medieval art, this session aims not only at connecting scholars working on seemingly different geographical areas, but also at deepening our perception of the cosmopolitan nature of Medieval Eurasia as exemplified by the existing visual and material culture. We welcome papers that approach the topic of cultural production in Eurasia from a variety of perspectives and methodologies (art history, archaeology, literary and translation studies, history and philosophy). Through this panel we hope to challenge the current notion of “Medieval” and what the term includes.
Please send your 250-word abstract and a one-page CV to Manuel Giardino and Shutong Liu (firstname.lastname@example.org) by September 15, 2019.
3. Conference of the Jewish-Muslim Research Network: “Beyond Jewish-Muslim Relations”, University of Manchester, 19-20 May 2020
Scholars of Jewish and Muslim histories, cultures, politics and theologies are invited to share comparative, transnational, and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of these topics as they relate to and come into contact with one another.
Deadline for submissions: 1 December 2019. Information: https://jmrn.co.uk/conference2020/
4. Sir William Luce Fellowship for Post-Doctoral Scholar Working on the Gulf Region and Sudan, Durham University
The fellowship is awarded annually to a scholar at post-doctoral level, diplomat, politician, or business executive. We invite research proposals that examine historic aspects of Iran, the Gulf States, South Arabia and Sudan throwing light on contemporary events.
Deadline for applications: 11 October 2019. Information: https://www.dur.ac.uk/sgia/research/fellowships/
Abdulla Jaafar Yusuf is a 14-year-old Bahraini citizen. Bahraini authorities arrested him in 2018 without a warrant at a religious assembly, interrogated him without a lawyer present, and subjected him to an unfair trial. He is currently imprisoned in the Juvenile Care Center. On 22 September 2018, Abdulla attended a …
1.Conference: “Narrative and Ethics: The Morals of the Qurʾanic Stories and Beyond”, Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, 27-29 January 2020
This conference aims at calling the attention to the narratives of the Quran and their rich potential as sources of moral orientation and ethical reasoning. The ethical study of the qurʾanic narratives is per se an interreligious and interdisciplinary enterprise. The ethical study of the religious narrative is not only useful for the moral theory, but for several growing fields, like psychotherapy, bioethics and environmental ethics, not to mention education and pastoral care.
Deadline for abstracts: 29 August 2019. Information: https://www.cilecenter.org/resources/news/deadline-extended-call-research-papers-narrative-and-ethics-morals-quranic-stories
2. Five Full-time Positions as Research Associate and Visiting Faculty for Women’s Studies in Religion Program 2020-21, Harvard Divinity School
Proposals for book-length research projects utilizing both religion and gender as central categories of analysis and focusing on any religion are welcomed. Applicants must have received their PhD by 1 October 2019.
Deadline for application: 15 October 2019.
3. Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Study of Islam in Africa, University of Chicago
We are particularly interested in candidates with scholarly expertise in Islamic religious thought and practice in Africa who are also deeply engaged in one or more of the following areas of inquiry: interactions between Islam and other African religious traditions (such as Ifá or Christianity) or between different Islamic traditions (Sufism, Salafism, Shi’ism, Ahmadiyya, etc); poetic, literary, and artistic expression; race and ethnicity; gender; colonialism and post-colonialism; and globalization.
Review of applications will begin on 15 September 2019 and continue until all positions are filled or the search is closed. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/66490
4. Part-Time Position, Gender Studies with a Focus on South Asia, Columbia University
The Columbia University invites applications for a part-time position from scholars working on gender issues in South Asia in any field – history, anthropology, public health, religion, literature and the arts, etc. This is an adjunct appointment for up to two terms, beginning in Spring 2020, or Fall 2020 (one class per term, up to two terms). Interested candidates must hold a PhD at the time of appointment.
Deadline for applications: 15 October 2019. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=58857
At least 63 people have been killed and scores wounded in an explosion targeting a wedding in the Afghan capital, officials said on Sunday, the deadliest attack in Kabul this year. The suicide blast took place on Saturday evening in the men’s reception area at the Dubai City wedding hall in western Kabul, in a minority Shia neighbourhood, packed with people celebrating a marriage.
‘Bold script of wildness and beauty’ is Jan Just Witkam’s evocative description of the calligraphy of a manuscript from Daghistan in the collection of Leiden University Library (Cod.Or. 11964), a characterisation which seems supremely well suited for a product of this mountainous and fiercely proud region in the Caucasus mountains. Today, Dagestan is a republic located in the Russian Federation, bounded to the east by the Caspian sea and to the south by Azerbaijan and Georgia, and home to a rich and distinctive manuscript culture. The British Library holds a small collection of ten Qur’an manuscripts from Daghistan, and in this blog each manuscript will be pictured to illustrate some of the many distinctive features of this impressive but little-known manuscript tradition.
Stanford University – Assistant-Level Faculty Position in Muslim
Durham University – Assistant Professor in History c.950- c.1250 (CE)
University of Southern California – Farhang Foundation Junior Chair
in Iranian Studies
Yale University – Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Modern Middle
3. Call for Applicants
The Study of Islam and Muslim Societies
School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Western Sydney University
(Campus location to be advised)
2 October 2019
Following the Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS) conference (www.aaims.org.au/conference/), the School of Social Sciences and Psychology is organising a PhD master class on the Study of Islam and Muslim Societies with special interest on contemporary Iran and the Persianate Societies. We seek to bring together doctoral students from different disciplines to join this initiative, which will be led by Adjunct Professor Pedram Khosronejad.
The program is open to doctoral students in any discipline, as long as their dissertation subject, and the proposed talk, are broadly related to the theme of the master class. Even the main topic of the program is regarding Islam, PhDs with other topics specially those who are working on any aspects of contemporary Iran and the Persianate societies are encouraged to apply.
The master class will be financed by the School and will be free of cost to the students accepted. Morning and afternoon teas will be provided but participants will need to purchase or provide their own lunches. Participants will need to fund their own travel and accommodation.
The master class will take place 2nd October 2019. Doctoral students will each make a 20-minute presentation. Academics from Western Sydney University will also participate in feedback sessions.
This is an opportunity for receiving feedback from experts and peers and for discussion of your PhD work. Use this chance to improve your thesis in furthering your intellectual journey.
Proposals for a 20-minute paper may be submitted, by 26th August, 2019. Proposals should be sent to: M.LajevardiFatemi@westernsydney.edu.au
Approval and confirmation
We will confirm receipt of each proposal and will respond by 3rd of September 2019. A draft of the paper should be sent by 16th September 2019 to permit pre-circulation among the participants. As places are limited, there will be a selection process in place.
If you have any queries, please contact Pedram Khosronejad at P.Khosronejad@westernsydney.edu.au
Nigerian Shia leader Ibrahim el-Zakzaky and his wife have made a dramatic return to the country, three days after arriving in India to receive medical treatment, according to aviation officials and his lawyer. The detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) and Zeenat Ibrahim on Friday landed in Abuja’s international airport from New Delhi on an Ethiopian Airlines flight, according to supporters and lawyers.
Chapter 29 of The Gnostic World, Edited By Garry W. Trompf, Gunner B. Mikkelsen, Jay Johnston, Routledge, 2018
This chapter focuses on the period between the emergence of a distinct Shii group identity in the early part of the eighth century in the Iraqi town of Kufa, and the period when the line of the living Imams ceased to exist, thus ushering a new period in the history of Shiism. The identity of the Shii community was mainly centered on the notion of the guiding role of the Imams, and was marked by various rituals, such as prayer and pilgrimage. The cosmological and cosmogonic accounts of the Shii hadith corpus are “numerous, disorderly, coming from diverse horizons, and at times contradictory”. With regard to the world of humans, the Shii hadith corpus articulates a starkly dualist worldview, where the believers are pure and luminous, and the unbelievers evil and dark. The dualism found in the early Shii hadith corpus is articulated much more systematically in the Ghulat writings.