1.International Quṭb al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī Symposium, Sivas Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, 20-22 May 2021
Topics include: • Linguistics • Logic • Tafsīr • Astronomy • Mathematics • Medicine • Geography • Philosophy • Illuminationism • Sufism • Kalām • Music • Ethics and Political Theory • Shīrāzī in Manuscripts and Book Culture Studies • Commentaries (Shurūḥ, ḥawāshī, taʻlīqāt) • Scholarly Networks and Ijāzatnāmas • Urban Studies; etc.
2. ONLINE Special Panel on “Religion and International Studies: An Outdated Topic or a Topic in Fruition?” during the “International Conference of the British International Studies Association [BISA]”, 21-23 June 2021
We welcome submissions from politics, religious studies, anthropology, sociology, security studies, geopolitics, area studies, and related fields on any country or region. Our working group seeks to bring together scholars working in this field to examine all aspects of the crossroad of religion and international studies.
3. Associate Professorship in Comparative Culture Studies (Focus Middle East), Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen
Qualifications: Disciplinary background in a field concerned with cross-cultural comparison and social and cultural theory (ethnography or anthropology for example); Strong expertise in one or more of the following regions covered by the department: Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Middle America, Asia or the Arctic; Long-term ethnographic field experience and the ability to teach fieldwork methods.
Deadline for application: 20 January 2021. Information: https://socioloxy.com/associate-professorship-in-comparative-culture-studies,i7882.html
4. Tenure Track Position in Mediterranean History, Haifa Center for Mediterranean History, University of Haifa
We encourage applications from candidates with distinct interests in medieval and/or early modern Mediterranean history and with proven academic excellence in their fields of expertise, together with an extensive background in Mediterranean studies, and a fully-developed Mediterraneanist approach guiding their research. The candidate should be firmly rooted within the historical discipline, with openness to other fields of knowledge in the social sciences.
Deadline for applications: 31 July 2021. Information: https://hcmh.haifa.ac.il/index.php/opportunities-for-researchers/tenure-track-positions
5. Spring School on “Spoken Images of/in Islam: Languages and Translations in Texts and Images”, Innovative Training Network “Mediating Islam in the Digital Age” (MIDA) and European Network for Islamic Studies (ENIS), Catania (Sicily), 5 – 9 July 2021
The main objective 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. The Summer School will bring together advanced academics and lecturers from different disciplines with doctoral and MA students.
Deadline for application: 1 April 2021. Information: https://iismm.hypotheses.org/49942
6. Articles on MENA Migrants and Diasporas in 21st-Century Media for Special Issue of “Mashriq wa Mahjar: Journal of Middle East and North African Migration Studies”
This special issue seeks scholarly contributions that engage with questions related to the main theme through analyses of representations in local, national, or transnational contexts, both in the Global North and South. We welcome topics including but not limited to examinations of otherness, statelessness, self-representation, cultural citizenship, diasporic activism, and aesthetics of representation.
Deadline for articles: 15 March 2021.
7. 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. Information: https://www.ifporient.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Christianity_in_Iraq_at_the_turn_of_Islam_Call_for_Papers.pdf
8. IDHN (Islamicate Digital Humanities Network) is organizing the first conference on Digitial Hadith Studies on January 27, 2021.
Mairaj U. Syed, Danny Halawi, Nazmus Saquib, Shuaib Choudhry, and Mohamed Alkaoud will be presenting the latest development of their pioneering research in Digital Hadith Studies. And we will also present a new software designed by Maroussia Bednarkiewicz and Stefan Wezel to automate the drawing of isnad trees.
In order to attend the conference please register as a member at https://idhn.org/contact/ or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and request guest access
Maroussia Bednarkiewicz (University of Tübingen)
Irene Kirchner (Georgetown University)
Pranav Prakash (Windgate Fellow, Center for the Book, U-Iowa)
9. The spring 2021 program of Silsila, NYU’s Center for Material Histories. The theme for spring 2021 semester isTranslations.
Due to the ongoing effects of the pandemic, this will be online.
The semester’s program consists of both lectures and more extended presentations and discussions, all open to the public. The lectures will continue to take place on Wednesdays 12.30-2.30 ET (New York time), but we will also have some workshop-type events that will take place on Friday afternoons 12.00-2.30 ET (New York time). For details of each event, please consult the schedule below – further details of each event are posted on our website.
Links to register are available on the relevant web pages for each event (https://as.nyu.edu/silsila/events.html). Once you register, you will then receive a link enabling you to access the event as an attendee. Only registered attendees will be able to access the event.