1.ONLINE Workshop: “Environmental History of the Ottoman Empire”, Orient-Institut Beirut, 10-11 December 2020
Organised by Fatih Ermiş, the workshop is open to all researchers who show interest in the Ottoman environmental history and to all subfields of the Ottoman studies, especially historians, geographers, theologians, natural scientists, sociologists, political scientists, botanists and zoologists.
Information, program and registration: https://www.orient-institut.org/events/event-details/environmental-history-of-the-ottoman-empire
2. ONLINE Conference: “Iran and Global Decolonization”, University of Pennsylvania and University of California Los Angeles, 20-21 May 2021
The symposium invites scholars whose work investigates Iran’s experiences with colonialism and decolonization from a multiplicity of perspectives – including race and ethnicity; foreign relations; intellectual history; social and economic networks; as well as cultural studies – to answer questions such as: What role did decolonization play in Iran’s interactions with the Global South? How did Iran respond to decolonization movements? Etc.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 January 2021. Information: https://mesana.org/resources-and-opportunities/2020/11/30/iran-and-global-decolonization-call-for-papers
3. Two-Year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo
The postdoctoral position will be associated with the Work Package on Middle Eastern futurisms (such as Gulf, Arab, Iranian, Turkish). The Postdoctoral Fellow (PD) can hold a PhD in any relevant arts and humanities or social science discipline (including artistic research), and they can conduct research on any kind of media, including film, visual arts, literature, video games, as long as these can be considered a part of Middle Eastern futurisms.
Deadline for applications: 1 February 2021. Information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/195901/postdoctoral-research-fellowship-at-the-department-of-culture-studies-and-oriental-languages
4. Azar Hatefi Graduate Student Fellowship in Iranian Diaspora Studies, San Francisco State University
The scholarship supports original and significant research about the Iranian Diaspora that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Award is contingent upon the candidate’s acceptance into a graduate program at SFSU. This $10,000/year award (with possibility for 2nd year renewal) may be used for expenses connected with research, course work, travel, data work/collection, and supplies.
Deadline for applications: 3 January 2021. Information: https://sfsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/11729
5. ONLINE Course: “Muslims in the UK”, Aga Khan University, London, 12, 19, and 26 January, 2 February 2021, 9:30-11:30 am GMT
This course will address, among other things, the history and diversity of Muslims in the UK, the discussion about integration, radicalisation, securitisation, gender and Sharia. The aim is to give participants an in-depth introduction and tools to critically understand discussions about Muslims.
Information, program and registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/muslims-in-the-uk-short-course-tickets-129491874683
6. Articles on “Contesting Boundaries and Producing the Norm: Gender-related Issues in Islamic Theory and Practice” for Special Issue of “Islamology – Journal for Studies of Islam and Muslim Societies”
Major social, economic, political transformations of the last decades have strongly affected both Muslim majority and Muslim minority countries, bringing issues related to gender and sexuality to the forefront. These transformations that have fundamentally altered the previously dominant role division between men and women.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 February 2021. Information: http://islamology.in/journal/announcement/view/20?fbclid=IwAR0K9JyCZYR5c76Tn4cjbOuRGqfhoubwwfKVIJTG3DkjW6PpvYpoRjU31cg
7. The Mediterranean Syllabi Index
This is an open-access resource for instructors developing or teaching undergraduate and graduate courses relating to Mediterranean Studies topics in disciplines including History, Art History, Material Culture, Archaeology, Literature and Language, Music, Culture and the Social Sciences. from Antiquity to the present.
8. Job vacancy: fully-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in late antique and/or medieval Greek and Near Eastern narrative (2 years) at Ghent University (Belgium)
The Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University (Belgium) is seeking well-qualified applicants for a fully-funded and full-time postdoctoral research fellowship in the European Research Council Consolidator Grant project Novel Echoes. Ancient novelistic receptions and concepts of fiction in late antique and medieval secular narrative from East to West (for an abstract, see https://www.novelsaints.ugent.be/about/projects). Its Principal Investigator is Prof Dr Koen De Temmerman, who specializes in ancient fiction and its reception. See here for the full announcement.
deadline: 5 January 2021
9. The master’s program Cultural Studies of the Middle East, jointly hosted by the Universities of Bamberg and Erlangen, invites applications for the Visiting Professorship 2021-22
The deadline to apply is January 07, 2021.