1.Dr Cyrus Ala’i’s Historical Maps of Persia Collection at SOAS Library is now fully digitised and is available online:
For an overview, see: https://digital.soas.ac.uk/mapsiran/about/
2. The British Library: 01 August 2019
From Caucasia, not from Southeast Asia: Daghistani Qur’ans with spurious colophons
3. 3-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Arabic literature, Ghent Univ. (Belgium)
The Novel Echoes project is a new ERC-funded research project at the UGent (Belgium), which researches the reception of the ancient novel in medieval secular literature. We are delighted to advertise a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Arabic medieval literature as part of the project.
The application deadline is 1st September 2019. Information regarding this post can be found on our website: https://www.novelsaints.ugent.be/vacancies-3 . Please do share with any interested parties. The information can also be shared on social media (facebook and twitter both @NovelSaints).
We are also delighted to announce that Ghent University shall be hosting ICAN VI, the International Conference on the Ancient Novel, in September 2021. You can follow updates on our social media @NovelSaints.
Koen De Temmerman
Prof. dr. Koen De Temmerman
Ghent University | Dept. of Literary Studies | Blandijnberg 2 (office 110.032 – directions) | B-9000 Ghent | Belgium
4. Spring 2019 Islamic Manuscripts Workshop at UCLA:
An Introduction to Islamic Manuscript Culture
Videos and PDFs at: https://www.international.ucla.edu/cnes/islamic
5. Bita Daryabari Assistant or Associate Professor of Iranian Studies – Department of Near Eastern Studies
The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a position in Iranian Studies at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2020.
Applications are encouraged from scholars with rigorous training in the languages and cultures (textual and/or material) of Iran (broadly defined) and with a research specialization within the period from antiquity to the advent of Islam. Preference will be given to individuals whose research has strong philological and/or material cultural foundations.
PhD or equivalent international degree, or enrolled in a PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.
*Mastery of relevant primary source languages or material cultures in a field of Iranian Studies.
*Philological and/or material cultural methods as foundation of research. Research in any period period from antiquity to the advent of Islam.
When applying, applicants will be asked to provide contact information for referees. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must then request letters through the application system. For the applicants at the Associate Professor level letters will be required for the finalists. Additional writing and teaching materials will be solicited for finalists. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (https://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letters.
Applications must be received by December 15, 2019. Please direct inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where to apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02227