1. ONLINE Seminar “Women, Writing and the Iraqi Ba’thist State: Contending Discourses of Resistance and Collaboration, 1968-2003”, SOAS, University of London, 17 November 2020, 5:30 pm – 7.00 pm
Spealer and book author: Hawraa Al-Hassan (University of Cambridge). This book traces the turbulent history of Ba’thist discourses on women and state patronage of the novel, and explores various literary responses from a wide spectrum of Iraqi women writers.
2. ONLINE Book Presentation: “Embattled Dreamlands. The Politics of Contesting Armenian, Turkish and Kurdish Memory” by David Leupold, Leibniz Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), 23 November 2020, 17:00 – 18:30 CET
Based on his fieldwork in Turkey and Armenia, the author examines how states work to construct and monopolize collective memory by narrating, silencing, mapping and performing the past, and how these narratives might help to contribute and resolve present-day conflicts.
Information and registration: https://www.zmo.de/en/events/embattled-dreamlands-the-politics-of-contesting-armenian-turkish-and-kurdish-memory
3. 14th Annual Conference: “Global Islamophobia and the News Media, Entertainment Media, and Social Media“, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 8-9 April 2021
Panelists from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds — including, computer science, sociology, anthropology, religious studies, political science, communication, media studies, and psychology — are invited to present their research on Islamophobia in the news media, entertainment media, and on social media.
4. Ten PhD Fellowships for Doctoral Program of the “Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies”, 2021/2022
This is a joint project of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, which brings together scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and area studies. Applications with a focus on strategies of negotiating diversity, difference, and distinction, both among Muslims and between Muslims and non-Muslims are especially encouraged. Requirements: MA in Arabic Studies, Central Asian Studies, History, History of Islamic Art, Human Geography, Islamic Studies, Political Science, Semitic Studies, Social and Cultural Anthropology. Language: English.
Deadline for application: 11 November 2020. Information: http://www.bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de/en/application/call_for_applications/index.html
5. Doctoral Position in Global or Extra-European History (Middle Eastern History), ETH Zürich
Requirements: M.A. (or an M.Phil.), background in 18th to 20th century Global History; Imperial/Colonial History, Middle Eastern History and related fields; proficiency in English. Preference will be given to candidates who additionally master at least one non-European Language, such as Arabic. Knowledge of German and/or French is a welcome asset, but not mandatory.
Deadline for applications: 25 November 2020. Information: https://ethz.ch/content/dam/ethz/special-interest/gess/ifg/geschichte-der-modernen-welt/documents/2020-10-22_ETHZ_GMW_Open%20PhD%20Position.pdf
6. Joint Fellowship of IMéRA-AMU & Edinburgh University on “Muslim Solidarities in the Face of Crises in the Mediterranean”
Eligibility: Proven ability and academic excellence in this field of study; PhD/Doctorate; junior scholar with a full-time postdoctoral experience comprised between 2 and 9 years; resident of the European Union or associated European countries.
Deadline for application: 14 December 2020. Information: https://imera.univ-amu.fr/en/call-for-application-imera-amu-edinburg-university-joint-fellowship
7. One-Year Faculty Leave Fellowship, Crown Center for Middle East Studies (2021-2022), Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
This fellowship is open to all disciplines—particularly politics, economics, history, religion, sociology, or anthropology — and all faculty members, tenured and non-tenured, in the ranks of assistant, associate, full, and emeritus professor who work on the contemporary Middle East and North Africa.
Deadline for applications: 1 January 2021. Information: https://www.brandeis.edu/crown/who/fellowships.html
8. The British Library:
‘In recent months I’ve been working on manuscripts in the British Library which formed part of Tipu Sultan’s library and were acquired by the East India Company after the fall of Seringapatam in 1799. The history of how this part of the collection came to London has been recently described by Joshua Ehrlich (Plunder and prestige) and in several blogs by myself (notably Revisiting the provenance of the Sindbadnamah). The collection itself, however, was made up of many smaller collections, acquired mostly by conquest, and it is on one of these that I will focus today, namely the collection of the Sufi Muhammad Najib Khan Shahid (‘martyr’), an official of Anvar al-Din Khan, Nawab of the Carnatic from 1744 to 1749. While the apparent contradiction between the spiritual and military roles of courtly life has long been acknowledged, it is reinforced by the identification I propose here of Muhammad Najib the political adviser with our Sufi author and collector, an identification which is underlined by a shared Chishti affiliation and high status, further evidenced by the acquisition details of Muhammad Najib’s own collection.’
9. Abstract submission deadline has been extended until 15th November 2020.
Call for Papers for Virtual Presentation Only:
The Fifth Annual International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature
For more information, please visit the conference website:
For Virtual Presentation:
After submission of the registration form and positive results of review of the submitted abstract, the presenter has to send PowerPoint slides of his/her article. After positive results of review of the submitted PowerPoint slides, it is possible to present the article. The certificate of paper presentation will be issued, and the abstract and full article will be published and also will be indexed in CIVILICA (optional, if you wish to publish and index your full article).
The Conference Secretariat,
Ahwaz 61335-4619 Iran
Tel: (+98) 61-32931199
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10. 18thAnnual South Asia Graduate Student Conference at the University of Chicago titled Between Comparison and Context: Global and Local Movements in South Asia,March 4th-6th, 2021.
The final submission date for applicants is the 10th of December 2021, 5pm CST.
The Organizing Committee
11. Al-Maqrīzī’s al-Ḫabar ʿan al-bašar. Vol. V, Section 6: The Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Franks, and Goths. Critical edition, annotated translation and introduction by Mayte Penelas. Leiden and Boston: Brill, November 2020 (Bibliotheca Maqriziana, vol. 7), x-434 pp. ISBN: 978-90-04-41324-5 (e-book); 978-90-04-41289-7 (hardback).
This volume contains the edition and translation of the chapter of al-Maqrīzī’s al-Ḫabar ʿan al-bašar dealing with Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Franks, and Goths. This chapter is, for the most part, an almost exact reproduction of Ibn Ḫaldūn’s Kitāb al-ʿIbar, from which al-Maqrīzī derived material from many other sources, including prominent Christian sources such as Kitāb Hurūšiyūš, Ibn al-ʿAmīd’s History, and works by Muslim historians like Ibn al-Aṯīr’s Kāmil. Therefore, this chapter of al-Ḫabar ʿan al-bašar is a continuation of the previous Arabic historiographical tradition, in which European history is integrated into world history through the combination of Christian and Islamic sources.
For more information on published and forthcoming volumes, see https://brill.com/view/serial/BIMA.