1.Open Access Book:
Trajectories of State Formation across Fifteenth-Century Islamic West-Asia
J van Steenbergen, ed. Leiden: Brill, 2020
The Miftāḥ al-Fużalā or Key of the Learned of Muḥammad Dā’ūd Shādiyābādī (BL Or 3299), a multilingual illustrated Persian dictionary written in 1468 gives us glimpses into the ephemeral life of the sultanate of Malwa in Central India.
3. The History Department of Tulane University is seeking a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Islamic/Middle Eastern history, starting August 2020. Research specialization open, teaching experience required. The teaching load will be 3/3. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the Fall semester a course on the History of Islam to 1400, an upper-level seminar on the Modern Middle East, and a third course to be determined in consultation with the candidate; and in the Spring semester other courses on the history of Islam and/or the modern Middle East. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to Tulane’s growing interdisciplinary program in Middle East and North African Studies and the vibrant cohort of scholars associated with it. Candidates will be expected to have PhD in hand or to have defended their dissertation by Sept 1. Tulane University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. All eligible candidates are invited to apply for position vacancies as appropriate.
Candidates should submit a letter of application and CV and at least two letters of reference. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All application materials and inquiries should be sent to:
4. The Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA) Majlis, held periodically in conjunction with the conference of the College Art Association (CAA), offers an opportunity for junior scholars in Islamic art to learn about their colleagues’ work and to connect with more senior scholars.
HIAA invites submissions from graduate students at ABD level or recent PhDs to present at its next Majlis, to take place in New York city on the afternoon of Thursday, February 11, 2021 during CAA’s Annual Conference. [Note: Although we hope that the conference and associated programming will be held in person, in the event of continued restrictions on large gatherings, the Majlis will be held virtually]
We are delighted to announce that the Majlis will be held at Silsila, a research center at NYU dedicated to material histories of the Islamicate world.
HIAA invites proposals for 20-minute papers on current research focused on any topic, time period or region related to islamic art, architecture, and archaeology. We especially encourage proposals that highlight research and activism that expands our understanding of race and its representation in Islamic art and culture, and to topics that deal with the way racism or race has played a part in writing about Islamic art.
Proposals should be submitted by email to HIAA secretary Fatima Quraishi at email@example.com as a single document which includes the following:
** a cover sheet with your name, academic status, contact information (postal address, e-mail address, telephone number/s) and title of proposed presentation
** an abstract of no more than 300 words
Proposals are due by August 15, 2020.
Please note that those selected to present at the Majlis must be current members of HIAA.
5. Imago Mundi Ltd. in close collaboration with the National Museum of Maps and Old Books in Bucharest and the University of Bucharestinvite applications for the 29th International Conference on the History of Cartography, July 4–9, 2021 Bucharest.
The conference is entitled ‘Conflict and Cartography’ and proposals for individual papers, poster presentations and workshops are welcomed on various aspects of the history of cartography, under the following themes:
Deadline for submission of proposals is Monday, 5 October 2020.
For further details see https://ichc2021.com/call-for-papers/
6. British Institute of Persian Studies
Webinar: Iran in Global International Relations
22 July 2pm UK time
In this lecture, Shabnam Holliday (University of Plymouth) talks about her approach to her research. She highlights the importance of Area Studies because it is through Area Studies that it is possible to appreciate the complexity of history and the domestic. These are essential for a better understanding of the international in general, and Iran’s international relations in particular.
Shabnam Holliday is Associate Professor in International Relations at the University of Plymouth. She is also the current Director of the British Institute of Persian Studies’ Modern Research Project. Recent publications include ‘Populism, the International and Methodological Nationalism: Global Order and the Iran-Israel Nexus’, Political Studies (2020). She is the author of Defining Iran: Politics of Resistance (Routledge 2011).
Please note, registration is required. Capacity for the webinar is 100 people.
7. Iran’s Reconstruction Jihad
Rural Development and Regime Consolidation after 1979
Cambridge University Press, 2020
8. POSTPONED – American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies (ACSIS) has rescheduled its conference for 19-20 March, 2021 at Villanova University.
The original conference was supposed to be held on March 27-28, 2020 at Villanova University. The theme of the conference is “the Influence of Islam in Politics and Society: Civic Engagement, Social Inclusion and Political Participation”. We will stick with the same program and participants.
The venue of the conference is Garey Hall, Villanova University, 800 E. Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA 19085 USA. Please check our website < acsis.villanova.edu > for more updates.