Ali, le secret bien gardé – Figures du premier Maître en spiritualité shi’ite (EAN13 : 9782271124975) édité par CNRS Editions – Ali, gendre et cousin du prophète Muhammad, est au centre de trois événements historiques majeurs indissociables des débuts de l’islam : le problème de la
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com | 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abstract This article intends to shed light on the local politics of the Alevis by focusing on three different cemevis in Istanbul’s Gazi neighborhood. Based on a field study in the neighborhood between 2014 and 2015 and eventually revisiting it in 2019, we analyze the local political dynamics with regard to different cemevis.
1. Associate or Assistant Director, American Center of Research, Amman, Jordan (ACOR)
The American Center of Research (formerly the American Center of
Oriental Research), a non-profit institution dedicated to advancing
knowledge of Jordan and the interconnected Middle East, past and
present, seeks an Associate or Assistant Director. This full-time
position, resident in Amman, Jordan, is intended to assist the
organization in the implementation of its mission and work toward
future growth. The position is part of senior leadership and reports
to the Director; compensation and title will be based on experience.
Candidates with a post-graduate degree focusing on the Near or Middle
Eastern region are preferred. Those with expertise/experience in the
current, historic, or ancient periods of Jordan, Lebanon, Syria,
and/or the Arabian Peninsula are especially encouraged to apply. A
wide range of specialties are welcome, such as cultural anthropology,
geography, sociology, history, political science, archaeology, ancient
or modern languages, etc. A demonstrated capacity for management of
complex projects is desired. Conversational Arabic is desired and
native fluency in English is required.
Review of applications will begin November 14th, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.
Further info and to apply at:
2. Assistant Professor, Africa and/or Middle East with Public History focus, Suffolk University, History
The Department of History at Suffolk University invites applications for a tenure track appointment as an Assistant Professor in 20th-century Global History and Politics with a focus on Africa and/or the Middle East. Engagement in Public History with oral history proficiency is highly desirable.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in History at the time of appointment. Outstanding candidates in the final stage of doctoral studies are eligible for consideration but must have the degree in hand by July 1, 2021. Preferred applicants will have proven college/university teaching excellence and engagement with Public History.
Faculty responsibilities for this position include collaborating with departmental faculty to develop curricula in the applicant’s areas of specialization. General duties include teaching five courses per academic year, including core department courses and in the University’s first-year general education curriculum, advising and mentoring students, maintaining a productive research and publication trajectory, and actively participating in the life of the department, college, and university through involvement in shared governance and other service activities.
Application should be made through the Suffolk HR website with a complete submission including the following components: cover letter, CV, graduate transcript, research writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, sampling of course syllabi and recent student evaluations (if available), and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin at once, with a final application deadline of December 1, 2020.
3. Call for Submissions:
The Journal of Iranian Islamic Period History is now taking submissions for one of its issues in 2021.
Quarterly “Journal of Iranian Islamic Period History” after years of publishing scientific articles in the field of post-Islamic history of Iran in Persian, now the first English language issue has published.
The full texts of the articles of this issue of the journal are available in free of charge on the journal’s website. https://tuhistory.tabrizu.ac.ir/ Following the successful publication of the first issue of this journal in English, we plan to publish the second issue of the journal in the spring of 2020. Therefore, we ask Iranian history researchers to submit their scientific articles in English to this journal.
This journal welcomes the scientific articles of doctoral students along with their professors and the scientific articles of university professors and independent researchers in English on the history of post-Islamic Iran. Topics Articles can include history of culture, foreign policy and so on. More information can be found on our website at https://tuhistory.tabrizu.ac.ir/ . We are open to submissions from students in any year, from any subject and require no previous publication experience. We also welcome submissions from academics, writers, and faculty experts. We offer an opportunity to be published online and in print for a broad international and inter-university readership.
In this issue, we welcome pieces that address the articles on new, non-repetitive, and preferably micro-research topics in the political-military, social, cultural, and economic fields of post-Islamic Iranian history. The journal aims to offer an opportunity for readers to engage with accessible and reflective content that will offer relevant context for a discussion of favorite topics in these areas. That said, any pieces that discuss other topics of Iranian history are also welcome. This can include Healthcare, roads and communication routes, beliefs, sciences, relations with other countries, historiography, art, architecture, etc. throughout the history of post-Islamic Iran. In short, submissions will not be limited in any way to solely discussion of one or more topics from the history of post-Islamic Iran.
Please circulate the above information amongst any faculty, department or college peers. For any questions at all, please feel free to reach out to the editor in chief at email@example.com .
4. University of Toronto to establish Institute of Iranian Studies
The University of Tabriz’ excellent journal Journal of Iranian Islamic Period History (11/23.ii, 2020/1399) has just published an English-language issue.
Among the articles therein is the above article by W. Floor.
In Persian, see also the articles of Ali Salarishadi:
نقد وبررسی نظریه های موجود درباره تشکیل حاکمیت صفوی
and of Noor Allah Abd al-Lahi and Ali Akbar Kajbaf
مشروعیت صفویان و پادشاهی نادر
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
Fax: (+98) 61-32931198
Mobile: (+98) 916-5088772 (WhatsApp Number)
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.
The Revival of Twelver Shi’i Tafsīr in Early Modern and Modern Times: Three Case Studies | The Institute of Ismaili Studies
According to the doctrine of early Imami Shi’ism, the authority to interpret the of the Qur’an belongs exclusively to ʿAlī and his descendants, the Imams. Consequently, most Tafsīrs written in Twelver Imami circles after the Occultation of the twelfth Imam are essentially comprised of traditions attributed to the Imams. Yet, an impressive revival of the Imami Tafsīr can be observed in the Ilkhanid period, and even more so during the Safavid era in Iran, in the context of interfacing between Imami Shi’ism, Sufism and philosophy.