Global Dynamics of Shi’a Marriages,
Religion, Gender, and Belonging
Edited by Yafa Shanneik, Annelies Moors
Rutgers University Press, 2021
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1.Mustakim Arıcı, trans. Faruk Akyıldız, “Silent Sources of the History of Epidemics in the Islamic World: Literature on Ṭāʿūn/Plague Treatises,” Nazariyat: Journal for the History of Islamic Philosophy and Sciences 7, no. 1 (April 2021): 99-158, DOI: dx.doi.org/10.12658/Nazariyat.7.1.M0132en, https://www.nazariyat.org/en/issues/cilt-7-sayi-1/mustakim-arici.
2. ONLINE & HYBRID “27th International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO)”, University of Osnabrück, 16-18 September 2021
Scholars are invited to hand in proposals for contributions from all relevant disciplines in social sciences and humanities which are based on research on the contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and the entire Islamic World and its relations to other regions. Papers can be presented in-person in Osnabrueck or online where all panels will be accessible.
Deadline for abstracts of contributions to open panels: 1 July 2021. Deadline for abstracts of individual papers and closed panels: 15 July 2021.
3. ONLINE Conference: “Looking towards Peace in Afghanistan after the US-NATO Withdraw-al”, Arab Center Washington DC, 21-23 June 2021, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm EDT
Speakers will address the formal negotiation process and the nature of a potential political settlement. They will also consider long-term planning for core recovery concerns and cross-sectoral and sustainable peace-building, including refugee return and peace education, from the perspective of inclusivity.
Information, program and registration: http://arabcenterdc.org/events/looking-towards-peace-in-afghanistan-after-the-us-nato-withdrawal/
4. ONLINE Lecture in the Mighty Magazines Online Series: “Accessing Arab American History: A Digital Archive” with Dr. Akram Khater (North Carolina State University), Berlin, 22 June 2021, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm CEST
The speaker will explore the effort to gather, digitize, and develop an Arabic OCR program all in an effort to create the first searchable database of Arab American newspapers, journals, and books. I will also explore the challenges and pitfalls of such a political project.
Information and registration: https://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/en/e/palread/Events/Accessing-Arab-Ameri-can-History_-A-Digital-Archive.html
5. ONLINE Lecture: “What’s Left of Syria? Thinking about Revolutionary Outcomes” by Adélie Chevée (European University Institute), Part of the Lecture Series: “10 Years So-called Arab Spring – a Critical Perspective”, Critical Students of Islamic and Arabic Studies (KIARA), Uni-versity of Leipzig, 23 June 2021, 7:30 pm CEST
How do we measure successes and failures of a revolution? Looking back at ten years of revolutionary struggle, I propose to investigate the transformations of the cultural world brought in the aftermath of the Syrian Uprising to rethink how we make sense of revolutionary outcomes.
Information and registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mlYg2OAuQw2v-D8sJROjLw
6. ONLINE Conference: “Islamic Thought and the Epistemological Challenge of Modernity”, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, 24 June 2021, 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm CEST
The conference will discuss the epistemic condition of modernity in contemporary Muslim thought. The point of departure is the comprehensive thesis by Lahouari Addi about the persistence of Greek metaphysical framework informing Muslim theology and discourse. The conference will debate both the thesis, and philo-sophical attempts to overcome so conceived epistemic gap between Muslim religious discourse and the ef-fects of modernity.
Information and registration: http://cgs.flu.cas.cz/en/events/501-video-conference-islamic-thought-and-the-epistemological-challenge-of-modernity
7. ONLINE Two Panels on “Digital Humanities in Ottoman and Turkish Studies: Initiatives, Pro-jects, and Online Resources”, Orient-Institut Istanbul (OII) and Digital Ottoman Studies (DOS), 24 June 2021, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm TRT
For information and registration until 22 June 2021: https://networks.h-net.org/save-date-june-24th-digital-humanities-ottoman-and-turkish-studies-initiatives-projects-and-online
8. ONLINE International Symposium on “Religion and Civilization in the Middle East”, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, 22-24 October 2021
The symposium will focus on the issues of historical dynamics of the Middle East, the identity formation processes of the Middle Eastern peoples, the conflicts centered on religion and civilization, the language and culture, and the philosophical accumulation.
Deadline for abstracts: 20 July 2021. Information: https://sempozyum.erbakan.edu.tr/UODMS/en/s/717/0
9. New Master’s Degree Professional Program: “Contemporary Art in the Arab World, Iran and Turkey (MasCAIT)”, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in Cooperation with the University of Ge-neva, 2021/22
The Program offers an educational program which balances theory and practice, starting from a global per-spective and focusing on modern and contemporary artistic production in the Arab world, Iran and Turkey. Online Open Day on 30 June 2021.
Deadline for applications: 23 November 2021. Information: https://www.unive.it/pag/33862/
10. Museum Director Sought
The Director of the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University (CAM) will be committed to museum excellence and possess a deep appreciation for the visual arts, changing museum field, community engagement, and high-quality visitor experiences. The Director will represent the CAM regionally and nationally to external stakeholders, community partners, and the Niagara University community. The Director must have a demonstrated track record of responsible budget development and management, fundraising, grant writing, excellent written, verbal, and computer skills; familiarity with social media platforms; demonstrated track record of problem-solving, and organizational and decision-making skills; demonstrated proficiency in managing personnel and developing relationships, knowledge of current issues and best practices in museum management. A master’s degree or equivalent experience with at least five years of executive leadership or senior management experience in a museum or related nonprofit organization.
For information on how to apply visit https://niagara.applicantpro.com/jobs/1759762.html
11. Medicine and Shariah
A Dialogue in Islamic Bioethics
Edited by Aasim I. Padela
Contributions by Ebrahim Moosa
Notre Dame, 2021
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12. The Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC), London, is organising an online short course (22-24 September 2021) on Education and Networks of Learning in Islamic History by Dr Aslisho Qurboniev and Gowaart Van Den Bossche.
13. The Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC):
The Idea of the Silk Road: Historians Debate and Discuss
This Modern Concept
A Panel Discussion With
AKU-ISMC’s Sarah Bowen Savant
7 July 2021 | 12 noon BST | Online
1.Open Access Journal:
International Journal of Uyghur Studies
2. On-line conference: ‘Persian arts of the book’
The University of Oxford
13-14 July, 2021
Full details and registration at:
3. Sport and Nation Building along
the Silk Road:
Football and identity politics
Professor Leif Stenberg, AKU-ISMC
30 June 2021 | 12 noon BST | Online
‘US-funded media spreads bizarre conspiracy theory about Shi’a Muslims
The charges against the al-Khoe’i Foundation were so wild that the State Department had to step in and disavow the story.’
‘Saudi Arabia has executed a young man who was convicted on charges stemming from his participation in an anti-government rebellion by minority Shia Muslims. A leading rights group said his trial was “deeply flawed”.’
The Guardian, June 15 2021
See also Amnesty International
Law and Authority in Shi’ite Islam
British association for Islamic Studies online panel
Thursday 17 June, 3pm-4.45pm BST
Attendance is free and all are welcome. Participants should register in advance. To register click here: http://www.brais.ac.uk/conferences/brais-2021/brais-2021-online-series-registration
Chair: Rob Gleave (University of Exeter)
Raha Rafii (University of Exeter) Envisioning the Medieval Judge in the Genre of Adab al-qāḍī: The Protocol of the Judge.”
Kumail Rajani (University of Exeter) Even if the Prophet did not Say it”
Cameron Zargar (University of Exeter) Marja’iyya between law and laity: the requirements of jurists as imagined by their followers”
1. The 5th installment in the 2021 Spring series of DFDS weekly meetings on zoom:
in which Dr. Sarah Markiewicz (Humboldt University of Berlin) presents on “Interfaith dialogue and the divine texts” on Wednesday June 16th, 4 pm (Tehran zone)
Dr. Markiewicz is consultant with Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) for the organisation of the “World Conference on Intercultural and Interfaith Dialogue” (2022) & Associated Researcher with the Research Programme on Religious Communities for Sustainable Development of the Humboldt University of Berlin.
♦️Some key points:
1. Seminars are open just to the University Professors who are specialists in the area of the Divine Texts.
2. All the weekly presentations will be followed by the discussion.
3. The University Professors who wish to present their idea in our weekly seminars, are welcome to join after they register by email to:firstname.lastname@example.org
4. All the participants; please check the meeting time to be linked exactly with your local time.
2. Jewish Medical Practitioners in the Medieval Muslim World
A Collective Biography
Edinburgh University Press, 2021,
3. ONLINE Lecture in Mighty Magazines Online Series: “Islamic History in Retrospective” by Dr. Zahiye Kundos (EUME Forum Transregional Studies Fellow), Berlin, 15 June 2021, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm CEST
During 1884 Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī (d. 1897) and Muḥammad ʿAbduh (d. 1905), two of the pioneering thinkers of modern Islam, met in Paris and co-edited the transregional anti-colonial journal al-ʿUrwa al-wuthqā la ʿinfișām lahā (“The most unfailing hold which shall never give way”). Literal reconstruction of this political-theological text provides an opportunity to shed light on the dramatic times of the 1880s.
Information and registration: https://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/en/e/palread/Events/Islamic-History-in-Retrospective.html
4. ONLINE Lecture: “Scholars, Apostasy and States in Medieval Islam: Historiographical and Juridical Issues”, Islamic History and Thought Lecture Series, Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, 17 June 2021, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm GMT
Through the examples of ʿAyn al-Quḍāt al-Hamadānī and Shihāb al-Dīn al-Suhrawardī this lecture will first present how the authors of literary sources of history constructed their narratives of scholarly apostasy in accordance with their own sectarian and political affiliations. It will then present the juridical procedure at play when scholars were accused of apostasy.
5. ONLINE Workshop: “Materialities of Everyday Religiosity: Historical and Contemporary Dynamics in Turkey and Iran”, Orient-Institut Istanbul, 17-20 June 2021, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm TRT.
By bringing together scholars from Iran, Turkey, Germany and France, the workshop will highlight the current state of the empirical study of religions in the respective countries and research contexts, foster reflections as to how these contexts impact research perspectives and methodologies and bring these specific perspectives and methodologies into critical dialogue with the material religion approach.
Please register your name and academic affiliation until 14 June 2021 via email@example.com . Information and program: https://30qtcudfwz93ffi2426a91bc-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Materialities-of-Everyday-Religiosity-Workshop-Program-Only-2.pdf
6. ONLINE Conference: “Looking towards Peace in Afghanistan after the US-NATO Withdrawal”, Arab Center Washington DC, 21-23 June 2021, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm EDT
Speakers will address the formal negotiation process and the nature of a potential political settlement. They will also consider long-term planning for core recovery concerns and cross-sectoral and sustainable peacebuilding, including refugee return and peace education, from the perspective of inclusivity.
Information, program and registration: http://arabcenterdc.org/events/looking-towards-peace-in-afghanistan-after-the-us-nato-withdrawal/
7. International Conference: “Islamophobia and/in Post-Secular States”, University of Alberta, 12-14 November 2021.
This conference will develop a more comprehensive understanding and theorization of the pervasiveness of Islamophobia. We invite proposals for papers that explore any dimension of Islamophobia, that measure its effects, and that develop recommendations to address it.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 July 2021. Information: https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa-jisc.exe?A2=ANTHROPOLOGY-MATTERS;2cec0ea0.2106
8. Post-doctoral Researcher in 19th Century Ottoman Literature and Culture, University of Bologna
The “Modernizing Empires: Enlightenment, Nationalist Vanguards and Non-Western Literary Modernities” (NONWESTLIT) Project, is funded by the European Research Council. Qualification: Ph.D. in Comparative Literature or a related field of Middle Eastern Studies and Literatures; Experience in comparative methodologies or quantitative skills in literary studies; nowledge of Italian is welcome but not required.
Deadline for applications: 30 June 2021. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/11419/discussions/7822444/postdoctoral-researcher-19th-c-ottoman-literature-and-culture
9. Six 3-year Doctoral Scholarships in the Program “Global History of Empires”, University of Turin and Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg and Moscow)
The program provides a research environment in the fields of early modern, modern, and contemporary history, with a strong focus on its global dimension. It offers an interdisciplinary degree to graduate students who plan to research global issues such as conflicts, migrations, human rights, governance, environment, energy, technology, and development.
Deadline for applications: 18 June 2021. Information: https://www.globalhistoryphd.unito.it/do/home.pl
10. Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) in Comparative Politics of the MENA Region, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
A PhD in Political Science and specialization in the domestic politics of countries of the Middle East is required. Additional interest in Middle East regional relations is desirable. The expected start date for this position is 1 July 2022.
Deadline for applications: 1 September 2021. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/88350
11. Proposals for New Book Series “DISRUPTIONS” on Political Activism, Social Movements, and Revolution in the Middle East, Edinburgh University Press
Topics may include but are not limited to: Violent/non-violent forms of political protest; genesis and development of social movements; revolutions; arts and politics; women, gender, LGBT, or labour movements; norm diffusion; digital activism; civil societies.
Aceh is renowned as one of the most fervently Islamic regions of Southeast Asia. Situated on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra, it was the site of the first Muslim kingdoms in the archipelago in the 13th century, and Aceh has also produced many famous Islamic scholars and writers. There are probably more illuminated Qur’an manuscripts known today from Aceh than from anywhere else in the Malay world, and nearly all conform closely to what can be termed the Acehnese style of manuscript illumination (cf. Gallop 2004). The British Library holds three Qur’an manuscripts from Aceh, and all have been fully digitised.
13. Online Lecture – University of Bamberg: Crossing ‘Silk Roads’. Archaeological discoveries in the Oasis of Bukhara
with Prof. Dr. Rocco Rante (Musée du Louvre, Paris)
15 June, 2021, 7:15 P.M.
(Central European Summer Time, Madrid-Paris-Berlin-Rome-Budapest Time zone)
Please find login details at