The media content analysis covers the period from January 2017 to January 2018. Freedom of religion and interfaith tolerance in Indonesia remained a cause for concern during the period covered by this analysis. Freedom of religion improved in 2017,
1.International Conference: “Historicity and Islamicity: Perceptions of Early Islamic History in Contemporary Muslim Thought”, Institute for the Study of Islamic Culture and Religion, Goethe University in Frankfurt a.M., 12-14 December 2019
Our conference attempts to shed light on the contemporary Muslim perceptions and perspectives on the early history of Islam. It will first address the mechanisms of construction of ‘early Islamic history’ and its use in the processes of identity building among Muslims and, in a next stept, the critical and revisionist approaches to history developed by Muslim scholars.
Organizers: Prof. Dr. Armina Omerika, Dr. Soumaya Louhichi-Güzel.
See program at https://www.uni-frankfurt.de/82093441/ContentPage_82093441
2. Research Fellow, German Institute for Global and Area Studies, Hamburg
Qualifications: excellent university degree (master’s or equivalent) in Political Science, Sociology, Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, or related social sciences / area studies; familiarity with academic research on radicalisation, political Islam and jihadism; proficiency in English and Modern Standard Arabic; good working knowledge of German; etc.
Screening of applications will begin on 18 November 2019. Information: https://www.giga-hamburg.de/sites/default/files/md_pdf/GIGA-19-11_Call_ResearchFellowIMES.pdf
3. Ph.D. Research Grant at the Orient-Institut in Istanbul for 2020
Field research in Istanbul for Ph.D. students not living in Turkey will be supported. Grants are available for one of the research areas of the Institute: – Musicological research on the Ottoman Empire and Turkey; – Narrative sources on Istanbul and the Ottoman Empire; – Historic and contemporary forms of religious expression in Anatolia since the 11th century; – Sociolinguistics; – Human, medicine, and society; – Manuscript cultures of the Ottoman Empire and Iran. The research grant consists of a monthly stipend of € 1,100 for six months. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Deadline for applications: 5 January 2020. Information: https://www.oiist.org/en/stipendien/
4. Spring School of the Innovative Training Network “Mediating Islam in the Digital Age” (MIDA) and the European Network for Islamic Studies (ENIS) on “Contesting Authority: Knowledge, Power and Expressions of Selfhood”, Catania, Italy, 2-8 March 2020
PhD candidates and advanced MA students are invited to participate. How have technological revolutions informed the performance of selfhood (including gender), the modes of engagement with society, and the political consequences of shifting boundaries between public and private spheres? The school addresses the construction and transformation of religious authority and religious knowledge production, and concomitant questions of legitimacy, power and discipline, under changing circumstances.
Deadline for applications: 25 December 2019.
5. Monographs for Series “Routledge Studies in Islam and Human Rights”
We invite scholarly monographs that examine the rich and complex intellectual and institutional legacy of Islam relevant to human rights and social (in)justice since the formative period of Islam (7th century CE). The Series welcomes works dealing specifically with the topic of human rights theories as well as discoveries that connect human rights to social issues, institutions, themes, ideas, and events.
6. New Book Series “Gulf Studies” by Gulf Studies Center (GSC), Qatar University, in Collaboration with “Springer Nature”
The series takes an interdisciplinary approach to documenting the changes taking place in the Gulf societies, and the evolving relationship between the Gulf and the other regions. The series is dedicated to advancing a non-Western perspective for studying societies in the Gulf, and their interactions with the rest of the world.
7. The ERC-funded research group Novel Saints. Studies in Ancient Fiction and Hagiography at the Ghent University (Belgium) is currently advertising a postdoctoral researcher post (two years full-time) for a specialist in late antique and medieval hagiography (in Arabic, Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopic, Georgian, Greek, Latin, Slavonic and/or Syriac) to work as a database coordinator.
All information can be found on our website: https://www.novelsaints.ugent.be/news/vacancy-postdoctoral-researcher. The application deadline is 20th December 2019.
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