Modern Hadith Studies, Continuing Debates and New Approaches
Edited by Belal Abu-Alabbas, Christopher Melchert, Michael Dann
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020
1.The Ninth Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art (November 2021)
As for the earth, We spread it out… and caused everything to grow there in perfect balance. –Surah 15:19
The Environment and Ecology in Islamic Art and Culture
An eco-conscious ethos is intrinsic to Islamic scripture and culture. This sensitivity profoundly influences the relationship between human beings, deputized as stewards of nature by Allah, and the environment they inhabit. Historical and contemporary Islamic visual traditions have demonstrated this consciousness in urban planning, landscape architecture, water management, and many other art forms. Despite this awareness, in the present epoch of the Anthropocene, human intervention has caused irreparable damage to the planet’s biodiversity and ecosystems. As art history shifts its disciplinary attention to the unfolding global crisis, this symposium considers how an ecological art history can examine objects, materials, and the built environment through the lens of Islamic culture. It also seeks to push beyond binaries of human/non-human and culture/nature in which the human and the cultural are privileged over other species and the natural world. Humans, within this ontological framework, are part of the environment and in possession of unique capacities necessary to address climate change, sustainability, and environmental conservation.
How might the study of the visual, rooted in disciplines such as art history, anthropology, and archaeology of the larger Islamic world, engage with these concerns on practical, philosophical, and methodological grounds? The co-chairs of the Ninth Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art, scheduled for November 7 and 8, 2021 in Doha, Qatar, invite papers from established and emerging scholars whose research explores these themes through geological time across the arts of the core Islamic lands and the broader Muslim diaspora. Topics to consider might include but are not limited to:
In light of the ongoing pandemic, the Symposium will adopt a hybrid format with both virtual and in-person panels. For speakers interested in traveling to Doha, the Symposium sponsors will cover airfare to and from the city and lodging for up to four nights during the Symposium at the conference hotel in Doha. Regardless of presentation format (virtual or in-person), each speaker will receive an honorarium of $1,500 USD, and will be expected to give a 20-minute presentation as part of a panel. Select papers will potentially be included in the published proceedings following the symposium.
Please submit the following documents as a single PDF: a two-page short CV, presentation title, a 300-word abstract, two related images, and presentation format (virtual or in-person) preference for consideration. Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 20, 2021.
Radha Dalal, Interim Director of Art History and Assistant Professor of Islamic Art (VCUarts Qatar)
Jochen Sokoly, Associate Professor of Islamic Art (VCUarts Qatar)
Sean Roberts, Lecturer in Early Modern Art (University of Tennessee)
2. EEN PANORAMA VAN CONSTANTINOPEL IN HET HUIS TE HEEMSTEDE VAN ADRIAAN PAUW (A LOST PANORAMA OF CONSTANTINOPLE IN THE HOUSE HEEMSTEDE OF ADRIAAN PAUW)
writers : Hans Krol en Mehmet Tütüncü
Series: CORPUS OF TURKISH ISLAMIC INSCRIPTIONS nr.24
Hardcover, oblong format, 46 pages ISBN 978-90-6921-28-5
Upon his arrival in Istanbul in 1612 Cornelis Haga, the first appointed ambassador of the Netherlands to the Ottoman Empire, received a warm welcome. The treaty which was signed in the same year set out the trade and diplomatic relations between the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Seven Provinces of the Netherlands.
In those years, while Netherlands were striving for independence from the Spanish Empire of the Habsburgs known as the 80 Years’ War, they gained the support of the Ottoman Empire and thus the foundation of strong relations was laid, which lasted for centuries.
Cornelis Haga, who settled in Istanbul, corresponded with the Netherlands and constantly informed his country about the Ottoman Empire. Dutch government officials who were curious about the appearance of the city requested a great panorama painting of Istanbul. Haga sent a huge painting to the Netherlands which was painted by a well-known artist. A letter which was written by Haga was sent on 1st of October 1616. with the painting. He wrote “ With the ship called White Arend which goes to Amsterdam, I am sending you the completely accurate paint of Istanbul which is painted under my patronage. When the painting arrived, it was to be delivered by my brother Johan Haga.”
We do not have information about the painting and its dimensions. The only thing that we know is that the painting was hanging on the wall of the Constantinople room of the Castle Heemstede. It was built in 1620 by Adrian Pauw, the general secretary of the Dutch National Council (Raadpensionaris) in the village of Heemstede, which is located 50 km from the capital city of the Hague, the administrative centre of the Netherlands. Some of the writings on the rooms of this castle, which was destroyed due to neglect in 1810, were kept in the archives. It is stated that the painting was sent by Cornelis Haga. . In this book you will find the story of the making, disappearance of this painting and a reconstruction of its contents.
Book is written in Dutch language, richly illustrated, with an English and Turkish summary.
Some sample pages can be downloaded
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SOTA / Research Centre for Tukish and Arabic World
3. ONLINE Webinar: “Mythmaking in Saudi Arabia” with Rosie Bsheer and Robert Vitalis, Brandeis University, 2 December 2020, 12:00 pm EST
This panel will analyze the politics of how history is produced. Bsheer will explore the increasing secularization of the Saudi state since 1991 and how this official history-making project is reflected in documents, buildings, and urban spaces in Riyadh and Mecca. Vitalis will question whether “oil for security” really defines the U.S.-Saudi relationship and will unpack why fears of oil scarcity and conflict remain so widely held.
Information and registration: https://brandeis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MlrjPp-zRLO1OLsaYP_2AA
4. ONLINE: Conference “Pre-modern Comparative Literary Practice in the Multilingual Islamic World(s)”, University of Oxford, 23-24 July 2021
The premodern Islamic world was multilingual and multicultural, and by necessity was continually engaged in comparative critical practices. Mapping the interconnected trajectories of these practices, everywhere they arose between Urdu, Persian, Turkish, Arabic, and other language traditions of Asia and Africa, is the aim of this conference.
5. Research Associate (Post-doc) for Project “Social Contexts of Rebellion in the Early Islamic Period”, University of Hamburg
Requirements: PhD in a relevant field of Islamic or Middle Eastern Studies; excellent knowledge of Arabic and Persian or another relevant language; comprehensive understanding of early Islamic history demonstrated by relevant publications; etc.
Deadline for applications: 31 December 2020.
6. Post-doc Researcher on “The Qur’an and Aramaic Christianity” (E 13 TV-L, 100%, 4 Years), Department of Religious Studies, University of Tübingen
Requirements: Holding a relevant doctorate; very good command of Syriac and detailed knowledge of the Late Antique East and West Syrian religious literary tradition; knowledge of Qur’anic Arabic and of the discipline of Qur’anic Studies; familiarity with additional relevant classical languages (such as Ancient South Arabian, Coptic, Geʿez, Greek, Hebrew, or Safaitic).
Deadline for applications: 31 December 2020. Information: https://socioloxy.com/postdoctoral-researcher-in-quran-and-aramaic-christianity,i7759.html
7. PhD Position (E 13 TV-L, 65%, 4 Years) Focussing on “The Qur’an and Christian Arabic Poetry”, Department of Religious Studies, University of Tübingen
Requirements: M.A./MPhil or equivalent; very good command of classical and Qur’anic Arabic and detailed knowledge of the classical Arabic literary tradition; good writing skills, and knowledge of the discipline of Qur’anic Studies.
Deadline for application: 20 December 2020. Information: https://socioloxy.com/phd-position-in-jewish-studies,i7758.html
8. Assistant Professor in History of the Islamic Countries, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
The profile required is that of a scholar with in-depth knowledge of the contemporary Arab world, with the ability of a multidisciplinary approach and a prolonged experience in the field. In particular, the researcher must demonstrate original analytical skills regarding the socio-economic and political dynamics of the Arab world, as well as possessing the linguistic and methodological tools necessary to access primary sources.
Deadline for applications: 21 December 2020. Information: https://iismm.hypotheses.org/50559
9. Post-doc Researcher (3 Years) in Turkish and Hellenic Studies, Centre for Asia Minor Studies (CAMS), Athens, Greece
This position is related to the research project “Space, Memory and the Legacy of the 1923 Population Exchange between Greece and Turkey”. Required qualification: PhD in History, Hellenic studies, Turkish studies, Ottoman studies or other relevant field; excellent written and oral communications skills in Greek, Turkish and English; very good knowledge of Ottoman paleography.
Deadline for applications: 18 December 2020. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/6825279/position-openings-erc-stg-homeacross-athens-greece
10. PhD Scholarships (1-2 Semesters) for Research on Mediterranean History, University of Haifa
Qualification: Enrollment in a doctoral degree program at an university overseas, the first year of doctoral studies has been successfully completed, and the student is not a citizen or a resident of Israel.
Deadline for application: 10 December 2020. Information: https://hcmh.haifa.ac.il/index.php/opportunities-for-researchers/phd-scholarships
11. Articles for “Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Quran Online”
Edited by Johanna Pink (University of Freiburg), this is the world’s foremost digital historical-critical reference work on the Quran. We are seeking professional scholars with demonstrable expertise in a variety of disciplines for the expansion and updating of the Encyclopaedia.
12. Articles on “Argumentation and Arabic Philosophy of Language” for Special Issue of the Journal “Methodos” (Vol. 22, 2022)
The main objective of this volume of Methodos is to provide a venue for studies of hermeneutics, linguistic analysis, and deductive reasoning (formal and informal) in the theory / practice of argumentation relevant to the Arabic philosophy of language. Accepted languages : French, German, Italian, English.
Deadline for abstracts: 20 January 2021. Information: https://journals.openedition.org/methodos/7556?file=1
14. Opars Books
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10 : 00 am to 1 : 00pm (salle A07_37, 54 bd Raspail 75006 Paris)
Fahmida Shaikh, NEDUET (Karachi)
Integrating Historicity of a Place with Planning Process: An Exploration through the case of Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan
Suneela Ahmed, NEDUET (Karachi)
Achieving localness within the Urban Paradigm: A tool for Urban Resilience to achieve maqamiat for Karachi
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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.
The World Through a Lens Every year, millions of pilgrims descend on the central Iraqi city of Karbala to commemorate the Shiite holiday of Arbaeen, one of the largest organized gatherings in the world. Credit…
‘L’Alévisme de Turquie constitue un courant notable de l’islam – on évitera le terme de minorité – qui rassemble aujourd’hui environ un cinquième de la population du pays, turque et kurde, soit environ 16 millions d’individus. Persécuté sous l’Empire ottoman, ou ignoré, c’est-à-dire délaissé, à cause de ses croyances jugées « hérétiques » au regard de l’islam sunnite, son histoire est ponctuée, sous la République turque, par des révoltes violemment réprimées par l’État kémaliste et des affrontements avec des adversaires sunnites ou politiques.’
Victims included 12 civilians and two traffic police officers, with 45 others suffering wounds.
2. Treasure of Persian manuscripts at Dagestan Scientific Centre + an Interview with Patimat Alibekova in Makhachkala (Produced by Pejman Akbarzadeh) – گنجینه نسخه های خطی فارسی در مرکز علمی داغستان + گفتگو پاتمت علیبکوا در ماخاچ قلعه – تهیه کننده: پژمان اکبرزاده
The British Library holds an impressive collection of Christian Arabic texts, including many Bible translations which served a variety of communal interests. The character of the translations varies greatly. Most were based on Greek and Syriac Vorlagen but Hebrew, Latin, and Coptic source texts were also sometimes consulted. The communities were often bilingual – or even trilingual – which is reflected in many manuscripts.
4. 5 October 2020 – 31 March 2021 Online Exhibition: Black Monuments Matter
Black Monuments Matter recognises and highlights African contributions to world history by exhibiting World Heritage Monuments and architectural treasures from Sub-Saharan Africa.
5. “Forms of Religious Recognition in Early Modern Iberia and the Ottoman Empire” (Zoom), 30 November 2020
Timings: Abu Dhabi 12:00 | Melbourne 19:00 | Perth 16:00 | Berlin 9:00 | New York 3:00
Organized by NYU Abu Dhabi Humanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World program, the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry (Australian Catholic University), and the European Qur’an: Islamic Scripture in European Culture and Religion project at the University of Copenhagen (EuQu)
6. Phototheca Afghanica, a project of Foundation Bibliotheca Afghanica
7. The Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Multidisciplinary Studies (Mathal) is now accepting submissions of article (for peer-review) and book reviews and essay (not peer-reviewed) for its Vol.7, Iss.1.
Mathal publishes original papers, review papers, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews.
Because Mathal is an online Open Access journal, accepted articles are published as soon as the peer-review and revision processes conclude.
For more information and/or to submit your work, please visit the following websites:
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 |
Register at :
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.
Please feel free to forward this to anyone that you think may be interested.
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
Ce volume 35 est constitué d’un dossier rassemblant la plupart des communications tenues lors du colloque d’avril 2018 à l’Institut catholique de Paris sur les interactions entre imamites et chrétiens. À partir de l’hypothèse que l’histoire, la théologie, la littérature témoignent de la dimension interculturelle des rencontres et des relations, les auteurs montrent comment les identités de chacun se sont façonnées et construites.
Date: 28 November 2020 Time: 11:45 AM Finishes: 28 November 2020 Time: 7:15 PM Venue: Virtual Event Type of Event: Symposium Symposium Programme Online Registration The eighteenth century saw the collapse of the Safavid Empire that had given Iran a long period of relative peace and stability and growing, closer encounters with Europea ns and European interests.