1.A testament to diversity: Kurdish manuscript collections at the British Library
2. Associate Lecturer (Education Focused) in Iranian and Middle Eastern History c. 1700-1950 at the School of History, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK
Deadline: 5 December 2019
Applications are invited for an Associate Lectureship (Education Focused) in Iranian and Middle Eastern History focused on the period 1700-1950, available from 6 January 2020 for a period of two years. The ideal candidate will be a specialist on the 18th and/or ‘long’ 19th c. This post is intended as a temporary teaching replacement for Professor Ali Ansari who will be on leave during this time.
The successful candidate will be required to teach at least one of the following Honours (third/fourth year) courses: Persia in the 18th Century – 1722-1834 (The Age of the Warlords) and/or Modern Iran from 1834-1941: Enlightenment, Nationalism & Revolution. They will also be expected to contribute substantially to lectures and tutorials of the group-taught sub-honours (second year) module MH2002 Introduction to Middle Eastern and Islamic History. The successful candidate may also be required to contribute to the teaching of other sub-honours modules (e.g. MO1008 Themes in Late Modern History, c.1776 – 1989; MO2008 Scotland, Britain and Empire, c. 1500 – 2000), and the MLitts in Middle Eastern and Iranian Studies.
The successful candidate will join a distinguished cluster of scholars working on aspects of Middle Eastern history. You must have excellent command of Persian and ideally also another Middle Eastern language (e.g. Arabic, Turkish) and be able to contribute to the activities of the Institute of Iranian Studies (http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~iranian/).
You should have completed a PhD in a relevant field and show substantial promise of research excellence. Experience of teaching at university level is also desirable, combined with an ability to bring imagination to tutorials, seminars and lectures. Although undergraduate teaching is based on sources in English translation, the successful candidate will have an excellent command of Persian, and may be required to offer some MLitt level teaching of primary sources in this language, depending on student demand.
Further information and the online application form may be accessed through the following link:
To discuss this post informally, candidates may wish to contact the Chair of the Department of Middle East Studies, Dr Dimitri Kastritsis (firstname.lastname@example.org).
3. ARMACAD is offering full scholarships to qualified students in Iranian Studies and related fields to participate in Persian language summer course 2020 organized by ASPIRANTUM, Yerevan, Armenia.
ARMACAD will offer up to 3 scholarships to those students who meet the eligibility criteria and are interested in learning Persian in Armenia.
For more details please visit: https://armacad.info/armacad–2019-10-03–full-scholarships-for-persian-language-courses-of-aspirantum
4. PhD position in Iranian Studies, Univ. of Oslo
For information about the PhD fellowship:
The deadline is 12th January.
5. New journal: Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World (MCMW)
Brill has entered into a partnership with The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, (London, UK) and the Aga Khan Museum (Toronto, Canada) to publish a new peer-reviewed, academic journal called Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World (MCMW) in full open access. With the support of the University and the Museum, all author charges will be waived.
The Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World aims to be a new reference for field archaeologists, (art) historians, anthropologists, curators, and scholars and students of the archeology, (art) history, architecture, anthropology and ethnography of the Muslim world. This readership represents a new broader definition of material culture that includes not only artefacts, architectural structures and monuments, but also crafts. The journal aims to inform (other) disciplines and historiographies, for example by also including archaeological field surveys.
The journal also focuses on un(der)explored Muslim regions outside of the Middle East and North Africa: sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Ocean, Central Asia, India, South-East Asia and Europe.
The journal accepts submissions in English, French, German and Spanish and short reports in Arabic, Persian and Turkish with an English abstract.
Submissions should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief, Stéphane Pradines, at Stephane.Pradines@aku.edu.
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