51 people have been convicted in a mass trial by Bahrain’s High Criminal Court; At least 27 of the 51 convicted were sentenced in absentia; Defendants accused of establishing a militant group under guidance of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and plotting to commit acts of sabotage; Convictions come amidst recent escalation of government crackdown…
1. CFP – Ceramics from Islamic Lands, Spring/Summer 2021
As you have probably guessed, the conference Ceramics from Islamic Lands will not be happening at the V&A in a month’s time, as originally planned.
We had hoped by this point to have a firm alternative plan, but as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage, with new lockdowns being imposed across Europe, everyone’s plans are continually being revised.
We still very much hope to be able to hold the conference in person at the V&A, at some point in spring to early summer 2021. If in the end this proves impossible, we will hold the conference online.
If you are interested in participating, but have not yet sent us your paper proposal, there is still time to do so – but we would now like to set a deadline of 31st December 2020 for receiving these.
Please send abstracts of 250 words to email@example.com.
Please feel free to contact us on the conference email address if you have any other queries.
If you have contacted us, but have not received a reply, we apologise: your submission has been noted, and we aim to respond soon.
Thank you for your continued patience, and stay well,
Dr Mariam Rosser-Owen | Curator Middle East | Asian Department
V&A South Kensington | Cromwell Road | London | SW7 2RL
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 020 7942 2339
2. ONLINE Roundtable Discussion on “Hagia Sophia’s Conversions: Reflections on the Political, Temporal, and Aesthetic Dimensions of Heritage,” Max Planck Research Group, “Empires of Memory: The Cultural Politics of Historicity in Former Habsburg and Ottoman Cities”, 10 November 2020, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, CET
Panelists include Karen Barkey (University of California Berkeley), Axel Çorlu (Independent Scholar), Emily Neumeier (Temple University), Bissera Pentcheva (Stanford University), M. Hakan Yavuz (University of Utah).
For registration contact Cziesielsky@mmg.mpg.de
3. ONLINE Lecture Series: “10 Years So-called Arab Spring – a Critical Perspective”, Critical Students of Islamic and Arabic Studies (KIARA), University of Leipzig (Dates in 2021 to be Announced)
The main questions are: What happened in West Asia and North Africa 10 years ago? Which critical perspectives should be included? Every lecture in English, German or Arabic will last for 45 minutes followed by Q&A. It will take place once a month on Wednesdays at 7pm CET.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 December 2020. Information: https://kiaradiekritischen.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/call-for-participation-kiara.pdf
4. Conference: “Islamic and Jewish Studies around the Turn of the Twentieth Century: Ignaz Goldziher and his Correspondents”, University of Göttingen, 12-13 November 2021
The conference will focus on the correspondence between Ignaz Goldziher and preserved in the Oriental Collection of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, addressing aspects of the history of the discipline as seen through the letters. Papers examining specific aspects of Goldziher’s contributions to Islamic and Jewish studies from a wider history of science point of view are also welcome.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2021. Information: https://albert.ias.edu/handle/20.500.12111/7927 and https://albert.ias.edu/bitstream/handle/20.500.12111/7927/Goldziher%20at%20100%20CALL%20FOR%20ABSTRACTS.pdf?sequence=3&isAllowed=y
See also item 17 below.
5. Researcher in Political Science, University of Oslo
Qualification requirements: completed MA degree in political science or related social science discipline or PhD degree in political science; familiarity with Arabic text analysis and web scrapping packages or cognate software and/or competence in survey data analysis and knowledge of relevant surveys fielded in the MENA region; research proficiency in Arabic; etc.
Deadline for applications: 24 November 2020. Information: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CCG414/researcher-in-political-science
6. Fellowships and Travel Grants of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) for American Scholars
Doctoral candidates, postdoctoral scholars, independent scholars and faculty in humanities and social science disciplines are invited to apply. ARCE provides fellows with funding, administrative support and practical, sound advice to ease access to museums, monuments, archaeological sites, research libraries, archives and collections.
Deadline for applications: 18 January 2021. Information: https://www.arce.org/fellowships
7. Assistant Professor of Sociology, Ozyegin University, Turkey
Requirements: Ph.D. in sociology or related disciplines; active research agenda, a record of international peer-reviewed publications, and demonstrated excellence in teaching. The areas of specialization are flexible, but qualitative research experience on Turkey is an advantage.
Deadline for applications: 10 December 2020. Information: https://socioloxy.com/assistant-professor-position-in-sociology,i7627.html
8. Postdoctoral Research Associate (12 Months) for Iran and the Persian Gulf Studies (19th – 21st Century), Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies, Princeton University
The goal of the program is to support outstanding scholars of Iran and the wider Persianate world at an early stage of their careers and thus to strengthen the field of Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies in the United States and abroad.
Deadline for applications: 18 December 2020.
9. Scholarships for Visiting the German Bundestag for Highly Motivated Graduates from the Arab Region, Berlin, 1-30 September 2021
The scholarship program is aimed at highly-qualified, committed, capable and talented young women and men from the Arab region who are interested in politics and wish to play an active role in shaping the democratic future of their country. Qualification: University degree, under the age of 35, good knowledge of German.
Deadline for applications: 15 November 2020.
10. Bourse d’aide à la mobilité doctorale au CEFAS (Koweit)
Aide pour les étudiant(e)s doctorant(e)s inscrit(e)s en thèse dans une université française, et qui effectuent leur recherche doctorale sur la région de la péninsule Arabique dans le domaine de l’archéologie et des sciences humaines et sociales. L’obtention de la bourse est conditionnée à l’inscription en thèse.
Date limite d’envoi des dossiers de candidature : 1 décembre 2020. Information: https://cefas.cnrs.fr/spip.php?article809&lang=fr
11. Spring School: “Spoken Images of/in Islam: Languages and Translations in Texts and Images” by the Innovative Training Network “Mediating Islam in the Digital Age” (MIDA) and the European Network for Islamic Studies (ENIS), Università degli Studi di Catania, Sicily, 1-6 March 2021
This school is to investigate the image–text relations in Muslim traditions by applying to different genres of images and texts and by thinking about how they are affected by translation or interpretation. It will bring together advanced academics and lecturers from different disciplines with doctoral and MA students to explore how the transfer of texts and images move from one culture to another in Muslim societies and beyond.
Deadline for application: 5 January 2020. Information: http://iismm.ehess.fr/docannexe/file/2147/call_springschool2021.pdf
12. Articles on “Revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa” for Special Issue of “Oxford Middle East Review”
We invite shorter briefs or position papers up to 2,000 words aimed at influencing contemporary debate or policy-making and articles up to 10,000 words that present original material from any discipline that engages critically with the Middle East and North Africa.
Deadline for abstracts: 27 November 2020. Information: https://omerjournal.com/current-call-for-papers/
13. Articles on “Theoretical an Experimental Issues in Arabic Linguistics” for Special Issue of “Al-Karmil: Studies in Arabic Language and Literature”, Department of Arabic Language and Literature, University of Haifa
Articles are invited on: Phonology and morphology; Grammar of Classical and Modern Standard Arabic; Semantics and pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Psycholinguistics; Discourse analysis; Syntax of the Qurʾān, written in English or Arabic.
Deadline for submissions: 10 April 2021.
14. Articles for Edited Volume on “Christianity in Iraq at the Turn of Islam: History and Archaeology”
An international round table organized on 4 and 5 May 2019 at the University of Salahaddin (Erbil, Iraq) highlighted the interest for a collective work that will address the question of Christianity in Iraq at the turn of Islam. Les Presses de l’Ifpo is now calling for papers related to this theme. Convenors: Kinga Dévényi (Budapest), Sebastian Günther (Göttingen), Sabine Schmidtke (Princeton).
Deadline for articles in French, English or Arabic: 28 February 2021.
15. Book Proposals for a New Academic Book Series: “Armenians in the Modern and Early Modern World” (I.B.Tauris)
The series welcomes proposals from scholars in Ottoman/Turkish Studies, Iranian Studies, Slavic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Mediterranean Studies, and disciplines of History, Political Science, Anthropology, Literature and Sociology, among others.
16. Chapters for Edited Volume on “Islamic Radicalisation in the Balkans after the Fall of Communism,” Balkan History Association
Academics from the following fields of research are invited to contribute: intelligence, political science, history, cultural anthropology, social anthropology, and history of religions to submit original studies in English on the proposed topic.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 December 2020. Information: https://www.balkan-history.com/cfp-islamic-radicalisation-in-the-balkans/
17. Online Accessible Correspondence of Ignaz Goldziher at the Hungarian Academy of Science
When Ignaz Goldziher died in 1921, he left behind a corpus of scientific correspondence of over 13,000 letters from about 1,650 persons, in ten languages. This corpus is freely accessible in its entirety in digital form at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. It constitutes the single most important source informing about the history of Arabic, Jewish, and Islamic studies and cognate fields during Goldziher‘s time.
See also item 4 above.
18. HIAA Biennial Symposium 2020 to be held remotely April 15-18
The HIAA Biennial Symposium, originally planned for October 2020, was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We are now writing to announce that the event will be held remotely by the University of Michigan on April 15-18, 2021. Please mark your virtual calendars!
You can visit the University of Michigan’s symposium website here.
A PDF of the online symposium program can be found here.
We are so looking forward to hosting the HIAA Biennial Symposium in April 2021! Please stay tuned for further details about our online symposium.
Thank you for your flexibility and understanding, and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions at email@example.com.