Muslim Women’s Pilgrimage to Mecca and Beyond
Reconfiguring Gender, Religion, and Mobility,
Edited By: Marjo Buitelaar, Manja Stephan-Emmrich, Viola Thimm
2. British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS)
On-line AGM Lecture 7 December 2020: registrations open
Art as a Source for the History of Mongol Eurasia
Professor Sheila Blair
| 5pm UK time |
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The lecture will be also broadcasted on the BIPS’ Facebook page.
3. BRAIS-DE GRUYTER PRIZE 2021
The Sixth Round of the BRAIS-De Gruyter Prize in the Study of Islam and the Muslim World is now open for submissions.
BRAIS and De Gruyter are delighted to announce the sixth round of the BRAIS-De Gruyter Prize in the Study of Islam and the Muslim World. This international prize will be awarded annually to the best doctoral thesis or unpublished first monograph based on a doctoral thesis. English-language submissions on any aspect of the academic study of Islam and the Muslim world, past and present, including Muslim-minority societies are accepted. Applicants can be based in any country, and manuscripts will be assessed on the basis of scholarly quality and originality.
The award includes publication of the winning manuscript and a prize of £1,000, and it will be officially presented at the Annual Conference of BRAIS. The selection process will be undertaken by a seven-member prize committee comprising established academics from across the field.
Deadline: 5.00 pm GMT, 31 December 2020
For more details, including rules and regulations, contact, the past Prize winners, and the Prize committee members, please visit: http://www.brais.ac.uk/prize/2021
4. Surayt-Aramaic-Online Project (SAOP) – New release and upcoming meetings
Šlomo Surayt II ܫܠܳܡܐ ܣܘܪܰܝܬ ܒ – An Advanced Course in Surayt-Aramaic (Turoyo) has now been released both as online course and as textbook, and is freely available at www.surayt.com!
Prof. Shabo Talay (FU Berlin) and other project team members will discuss the online course and the project’s other achievements in three online meetings, which will take place:
27 November, 4-6 pm CET (in Surayt-Aramaic);
4 December, 4-6 pm CET (in English);
11 December, 4-6 pm CET (in German).
Register here and see below for further information.
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I hope to see you All at the SAOP meetings!
SAOP Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/surayt
Press release (FU Website): https://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/e/semiarab/semitistik/Aktuelles/SAOPonlinerelease.html
The Surayt-Aramaic Online project has now come to an end. In the last 6 years the project team members have managed to create an online course for Surayt prepared according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), provided in 7 languages; published textbooks downloaded more than 10,000 times, developed a glossary with more than 2,000 entries, enriched the online course with a digital corpus consisting of 175 articles newly written in Surayt, developed learner and lexical apps, and organized tens of public outreach events and trainings in various countries.
You can view our recent press release (12 November 2020) showing in detail the project’s recent achievements and view all aforementioned outputs on the project’s website (www.surayt.com ).
The project team will organize three online-seminars in order to introduce and discuss the online course and the project’s other achievements. Prof Shabo Talay and other project team members will be present in these seminars to answer your questions and receive your feedback.
Registration link: https://forms.gle/J4YT7js1tQkhvQBD9
Dr. Simona Olivieri
Seminar für Semitistik und Arabistik
Freie Universität Berlin
5. 12 January – 2 February 2021 Event: Muslims in the UK (Online Short Course)
6. Postdoctoral Fellowships: EUME in Berlin for the Academic Year 2021/2022
Call for ApplicationsThe Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien invites scholars to apply for up to five postdoctoral fellowships for the academic year 2021/2022 for the research program Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME). Closing Date: January 6, 2021 / Location: Berlin, Germany