1.The Pourdavoud Center (UCLA) is pleased to announce the public launch of a new major research project, the UCLA Archaeological Gazetteer of Iran, led by our colleague and Pourdavoud Associate, Dr. Ali Mousavi. This project is a free-access, web-based encyclopedia of archaeological sites, places, and monuments of the greater Iranian World. The Pourdavoud Center envisions the Gazetteer to become a major vehicle for archaeological research on ancient Iran, as well as a digital resource for scholars and students worldwide.
As we celebrate the first day of Norouz 1400, on March 20, 2021, we invite you to visit the UCLA Archaeological Gazetteer of Iran at: irangazetteer.humspace.ucla.edu.
2. ONLINE 3ème Forum du GIS MOMM : “Au-delà des frontières. La recherche française et les nouvelles circulations régionales des savoirs au Maghreb et au Moyen-Orient”, 23 mars, 30 mars et 6 avril 2021
Le Forum a pour ambition d’ouvrir un espace de travail commun rassemblant les laboratoires de recherche métropolitains membres du GIS, les UMIFRE du Maghreb et du Moyen-Orient, et un certain nombre d’acteurs locaux ou régionaux de la recherche.
Information et programme : http://majlis-remomm.fr/71441
3. ONLINE Seminar: “On Origin Myths and Genealogical Imagination: The Marginalization of Yemen’s Black Community” by Gokh Amin Alshaif, Department of History at Brandeis University, 24 March 2021, 11:00 am EST
Gokh Amin Alshaif will examine the origin myths and racialized genealogical imagination at the root of Black Yemenis’ (known as Muhamasheen) marginalization. She will discuss the ways in which some Yemenis deploy imagined genealogies to justify the Muhamasheen’s status and construct the categories of “Arab” and “Black” as mutually exclusive. Finally, she will explore acts of resistance by Muhamasheen activists today and their struggle to reclaim power over naming and genealogy.
Information and registration: https://brandeis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1NgKuKcrSFOzuTjEj37Bdw
4. ONLINE Lecture Series: “’Happy Together’ – The Entangled History of Jewish Communities in Ottoman Lands and Turkey”, Institut für Orientalistik, University of Vienna, Every Wednesday 24 March – 23 June 2021, 6:30 pm CET
The lecture series is dedicated to the history of Jews in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey as well as “Turkish” Jews in Europe. It will deal with important stages of Jewish history, beginning with the pre-modern period up to the republican period. Another thematic strand will be devoted to “Turkish” Jews in Europe, especially Vienna.
Information and registration: https://orientalistik.univie.ac.at/aktuelles/dauerveranstaltungen/ringvorlesung-turkologie/
5. ONLINE Inaugural Talk: “The Road to the Quran Keyword Database” by Prof Elie Wardini (Stockholm University), Institute for Advanced Study, in Partnership with Gorgias Press, 25 March 2021, 12:00 pm EST
The author`s work on the lexicon of the Quran stems from his interest in contact between Aramaic and Arabic. A question to ask is: ‘What has the Quran contributed to the lexicon of Arabic? And what are its sources?’ The data from the Quran offered much more information than anticipated.
Information and registration: https://theias.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArdOyqqDwuHt1OZ0yfJesHTQmnfG4tH51D
6. ONLINE Conférence publique de l’IISMM : « Les épidémies en Islam: la question de la contagion et sa gestion religieuse et politique » par Anne-Marie Moulin et Sylvia Chiffoleau (CNRS), 6 avril 2021, 18h30 à 20h30 CET
Si vous souhaitez accéder à la visioconférence merci de bien vouloir rejoindre la salle en renseignant votre nom et choisissant “écoute seule” à l’adresse https://webconference.ehess.fr/b/bil-kca-tri.
7. 8e Journées de la Halqa “Mobilisations et engagements dans les mondes arabes et musulmans (XVIIe-XXIe siècles)” Aix-en-Provence, 1-2 juillet 2021
Cette journée inviter les doctorant·e·s et masterant·e·s à présenter leurs travaux portant sur le monde arabe et musulman afin de faire un état des lieux collectif des recherches sur ces mobilisations et révolutions, ainsi que sur toutes celles qui y advinrent depuis plus de deux siècles.
Les propositions de sont à envoyer avant le 30 avril 2021. Information : https://halqa.hypotheses.org/4740
8. “Fourth European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies (Turkologentag)”, Vienna, 21-23 September 2023
The conference is organised by the Society for Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies (GTOT) and the Chair of Ottoman and Turkish Studies at the University of Vienna.
Stay tuned to https://turkologentag2023.univie.ac.at and subscribe to our Newsletter for updates and further information.
9. Lectureship in Islamic Studies, Cambridge Muslim College
The College is seeking an outstanding candidate to join its faculty with a specialization in at least one of three areas: (1) Qur’anic studies, (2) Hadith studies, (3) Islamic theology.
Deadline for application: 30 April 2021. Information: https://mesana.org/resources-and-opportunities/2021/03/18/lectureship-in-islamic-studies
10. Visiting Assistant Professor (One Year) in Middle East and North African History, Claremont McKenna College
We especially encourage applicants capable of teaching courses that draw connections between the Middle East, Africa, and/or Latin and Central America.
Deadline for applications: 5 April 2021. Information: https://mesana.org/resources-and-opportunities/2021/03/16/one-year-vap-in-middle-east-history-at-claremont-mckenna-college
11. ONLINE Intensive Course on Yemen: “The 7th Yemen Exchange”, Sana`a Center for Strategic Studies, 19-30 April 2021
The course is designed to provide unique access to information, perspectives, updates and analyses on Yemen for those seeking to develop a working background knowledge of the country as well as those already thoroughly versed in its dynamics.
Deadline for application: 28 March 2021. Information: https://sanaacenter.org/files/The_Seven_Yemen_Exchange_2021.pdf
12. ONLINE Course: “Islam and Constitutions. The Law and Politics of Sharia Provisions“, Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, London, 12, 19 and 26 May 2021, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm GMT
This course introduces participants to the conceptual foundations of constitutional law, the articulations of State-Islam relations in contemporary constitutions, and the various models of sharia provisions in a comparative perspective.
Information and registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/142490233123
13. ONLINE Course: “Introduction to the Study of Islam and Muslims“, Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, London, 9,11, 16, 18, 23 and 25 June 2021, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm GMT
The course provides an introduction to the development of Islamic thought and institutions from the seventh century to the present day. It surveys basic sources and terminologies as well as providing an introduction to major trends in scholarship.
Information and registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/142719703475
14. ONLINE Summer Language School Program in Modern Turkish, Arabic and Persian, Ibn Haldun University, Istanbul, 5 July – 27 August 2021
The program offers intensive language instruction for international students and professionals. A wholly immersive experience is designed to comprise co-curricular and extra-curricular activities such as conversation tables and study hours; seminars by top scholars on Turkish history, politics, literature, and art; cultural events, movie screenings and, field trips to historical sites and archives.
Application deadline: 29 May 2021. Information: https://summer.ihu.edu.tr/ihu-summer-school-languages-program-2021/
15. The British Library
A recent Endangered Archives Programme (EAP) project in Indonesia – EAP1020, ‘Preserving and digitising the endangered manuscript in Kampar, Riau Province, Indonesia’, led by Fikru Mafar and colleagues – has digitised one of the finest illuminated Qur’an manuscripts documented in Sumatra.
16. The second in a series of dialogues between scholars in the U.S. and Iran, jointly organized by the University of Michigan (Middle East Studies) and the University of Chicago (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations):
A Dialogue on Pre-Modern Persian Literature
Maryam Hosseini (Al-Zahra University)
Mohammad-Jafar Yahaghi (Ferdowsi University Mashhad)
Franklin Lewis (University of Chicago)
moderated by Shahla Farghadani (University of Michigan)
Date: Saturday, 27 March 2021 / 7 Farvardin 1400
Time: 10:30am EDT / 7:00pm Tehran
Please note the discussion will be in Persian. To attend, please register at https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eFg73zCeSD6XcuBz3lH-KA
17. Free 5-week online course ‘The Sharia and Islamic Law: An Introduction’: Starts Monday 5th April
The University of Edinburgh will be running its popular FREE online course “The Sharia and Islamic Law: An Introduction” for the third time this year.
Join experts from the University of Edinburgh and other leading universities, as well as thousands of students from over 150 countries for this rich and dynamic short course. For further information and free registration, follow this link: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/an-introduction-to-the-sharia-and-islamic-law
18. Northern Arizona University – Lecturer (Non-Tenure-Track), Islamic World and Global History
Review of applications begins April 12, 2021.