1.Fully funded PhD studentship in Persian/Turkish History
The University of St Andrews is pleased to offer a scholarship funded by St Leonard’s Postgraduate College, to support an exceptional student undertaking doctoral research in the following project:
Slavery in the Pre-Modern Turko-Persian World
2. Mekka and Medina Maps and Illustrations: from 15th to 20th Century
Mehmet Tütüncü with contributions from Atef Alshehri (Medina-Riyadh), Ahmed Ameen (Fayoum University -Egypt) and İbrahim Yılmaz (Erzurum).
30×30 cm, hardcover luxurious paper and print total 182 pages
Cartography, Panoramic views and images of Islam’s holiest places, the Kaaba and the city of Mecca, alongside Medina with the Mosque of the Prophet, have been very popular over the centuries. These images have been used for various purposes and had also been executed for these purposes (drawn, sketched, coloured, incised, stencilled, cut, knitted, printed or even built) on or using a variety of materials, such as stone, ceramics, paper, textiles, wood, marble/tiles (in the form of frescoes), etc. This book is a publication and description mostly for the first time of nine key objects representing Mecca and Medina. The book describes and analyses the contents from these images and its relevance to the buildings, history and topography of the holy cities of Islam.
Some sample pages can be downloaded from: https://www.academia.edu/43428193/
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3. Assistant Professor – Islamic History (7th-13th centuries C.E)
University of Toronto
Closing Date: 01/06/2021, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 968
Job Category: Faculty – Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)
4. Between Muslims, Religious Difference in Iraqi Kurdistan
Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Societies and Cultures
by J. Andrew Bush
Published by: Stanford University Press, 2020
5. Norwich University – Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and Non-western History
6. 3rd Workshop of the Network for the Study of Environmental History of Turkey on “Environmental Histories of the Ottoman and post-Ottoman World – The Anthropocene: From Empire to Nation-States,” University of Vienna, 16-18 September 2021
Topics include: The Anthropocene within the context of the Ottoman and post-Ottoman world; Urban and rural environmental history; Histories of water, soil, forests and mines; History of medicine, health and disease; Environmental histories of gender, labour and inequality; Environmental histories of wars, armed conflicts and violence; Ecology and Ottoman/Turkish literature; etc.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 January 2021. Information: https://orientalistik.univie.ac.at/en/disciplines/turkish-studies/events/neht-2021
7. PhD Workshop on “Unthought Perspectives in the Study of Turkish Islam: Methodology and Research Prospects”, Center for Turkish, Ottoman, Balkan, and Central Asian Studies, Paris (Date in 2021 to be announced)
This workshop invites Master, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers who share a common object of study (i.e, the various aspects of Turkish Islam), to consider what remains unthought in their research projects.
Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2021. Information: https://f-origin.hypotheses.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1460/files/2020/10/Unthought_Turkish_Islam_2021.pdf
8. Full-time Faculty Position in Anthropology Fall 2021, American University in Cairo (AUC)
The AUC is seeking to recruit an Assistant Professor of Anthropology for a four-year contract beginning Fall 2021. Requirements: A PhD in Cultural Anthropology or Social Anthropology and a demonstrable ability to teach a broad range of subjects within the discipline to both undergraduate and graduate students. An active research and publication agenda, and a readiness to undertake service to the program, department and university.
Priority will be given to applications that are submitted by 20 December 2020. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=60669
9. Assistant/Associate/Professor for the History of the Middle East and the Islamic World, Furman University, Greenville, SC
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of appointment on 1 August 2021 and will be expected to be or become an excellent classroom instructor and student mentor, establish and maintain an active scholarly agenda. Etc
Deadline for applications: 15 December 2020. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=60686
10. Fully Funded Scholarship for the Aga Khan / Columbia University Dual Degree MA Student Fellowship
The fellowship provides multi-year full funding support covering full tuition and a stipend for living expenses. The fellowship will recognize and support an outstanding student in carrying out innovative scholarship in Muslim and Islamic studies.
11. Fully Funded Scholarship for the Aga Khan / Columbia University Dual Degree MA Student FellowshipThe fellowship provides multi-year full funding support covering full tuition and a stipend for living expenses. The fellowship will recognize and support an outstanding student in carrying out innovative scholarship in Muslim and Islamic studies.
12. Results of “The 2019-2020 Arab Opinion Index”, Conducted by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, Doha, Qatar
The latest study is based on the findings of face-to-face interviews conducted with 28,288 individual respondents in 13 Arab countries. Main sections are: Living Conditions of Arab Citizens; Perceptions of State Institutions; The Arab Public’s Attitudes toward Democracy; Religion and Religiosity in the Public Sphere; Arab Public Opinion and Intra-Arab Relations; Arab Public Opinion toward ISIL.
Information and download: http://arabcenterdc.org/survey/the-2019-2020-arab-opinion-index-main-results-in-brief/
13. BRISMES are now accepting entries for the 2021 Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize. This is for PhD theses defended successfully in 2020.
The Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize was established jointly in 1986 by the Leigh Douglas Memorial Fund and BRISMES in memory of Dr Leigh Douglas who was killed in Beirut in 1986. The prize is awarded annually to the writer of the best PhD dissertation on a Middle Eastern topic in the Social Sciences or Humanities awarded by a British University in the previous calendar year. The current value of the prize is £600 for the winner and £150 for the runner up.
To enter, please send the following to email@example.com by midnight on 31 January 2021:
Entering your thesis for this award does not preclude entering it for other awards.
14. BRISMES are pleased to share recordings of two of recent online events.
15. Applications are invited for an Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award at the University of Cambridge, in partnership with the Everyday Muslim Heritage and Archive Initiative. The studentship will investigate how different generations of Muslims understand what it means to be a Muslim in the U.K.? Can we talk about a British Muslim experience? If so, at which generation does it start? What kinds of everyday religious expressions bind British Muslims with each other and make them different from non-British Muslims? What would the across the generations experiences of British Muslims tell us about the relationship between migration and localization when it comes to diverse religious communities coming together and forming a distinct minority?
Closing date for applications | 7 January 2021
16. Call for Papers: 5th TIMES Post-Graduate Forum Symposium
The Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies (TIMES) Post-Graduate Forum
The 5th TIMES Post-Graduate Forum Symposium will be held virtually on Friday 19 March 2021 via Zoom. TIMES Forum invites proposals for individual papers on any aspect or sub-discipline of Islamic and/or Middle Eastern Studies. With the aim of promoting and providing a platform for post-graduate research on Islam and the Islamic world (broadly conceived), we invite proposals for papers that will be 20 minutes in length. We welcome papers from PhD candidates, ECRs and senior scholars on a wide variety of subjects relating to the Islamic and Middle Eastern world.
Deadline for submissions | 13 January 2021
17. Call for Papers: Special Issue “Race and Racism in Arabic Literature”
Humanities, Guest Editor: Dr Yasmeen Hanoosh
For this Special Issue of Humanities, contributions are invited on the theme of Race and Racism in Arabic literature. Submissions on poetry, drama, the novel, and other literary genres are all welcome. Preference will be given to approaches that emphasize intersections with colonialism, law, imperialism, feminism, or other modalities that help expand and nuance our understanding of the location of race and racism in collective Arab identities.
Deadline for submissions | 1 February 2021
18. Call for Contributions: Webinar and short publication series
The Middle East Research Hub
The Middle East Research Hub is launching three webinar & short publication series on research topics relating to (1) Climate and water scarcity in North Africa (2) Public Health Concerns in MENA and (3) Political Legitimacy in Times of Crisis. We will be hosting interdisciplinary and cross-regional discussion panels between January and February 2021, inviting young experts to share perspectives from political sciences, social psychology, economy, sociology and human right advocacy.
Deadline | 20 December 2020
19. Stealing from the Saracens: How Islamic Architecture shaped Europe
London Middle East Institute, SOAS University of London | 8 December 2020, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Stealing from the Saracens: How Islamic Architecture shaped Europe(Hurst, 2020) uncovers a long yet often overlooked history of architectural ‘borrowing’, revealing the Arab and Islamic roots of Europe’s architectural heritage. Ideas and styles are traced as they passed from vibrant Middle Eastern centres like Damascus, Baghdad and Cairo, entering Europe via gateways like Muslim Spain, Sicily and Venice through the movement of pilgrims, bishops, merchants and medieval Crusaders. It is a rich tale of cultural exchange, shedding new light on the backstory of some of Europe’s iconic landmarks.
20. The War We Lived: Remembering the Iran-Iraq War after 40 Years
21. Post-doctoral position in Asian Literary Cultures
Hamilton College: Hamilton College Faculty
Clinton, NY, USA
Nov 19, 2020
The Asian Studies Program at Hamilton College invites applications for a two-year post doctoral position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2021 in Asian literary cultures, broadly understood to include questions of textuality, orality, performance, visual culture, materiality, or social identity. We are especially interested in teacher-scholars whose research and teaching engages with multiple Asian languages, regions, and/or periods. We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address ways in which you raise issues of diversity and inclusion in your teaching, scholarship, and/or service.
Candidates with ABD will be considered, although candidates with a Ph. D. are preferred. The teaching load for this position is three courses a year. Candidates should submit cover letter, c.v., a writing sample, and at least one course syllabus (for a course already taught or for a proposed course) via interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/81289. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Thomas Wilson, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications begins on January 5.
To create an application, please click on the Apply Now button at the right (on the above website). Submit your application materials via this online application portal. Please do not send application material via email or postal mail.
Note that we prefer for applications to be complete by January 5, when we will begin reviewing them, but will accept new applications, materials, and other edits to existing applications, through January 14. After that date, no new applications will be accepted.