Online Summer School on Shiʿi Studies
Ahl-ul-Bayt University, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, and Hekmat Institute will hold an online summer school.
Location: Zoom online platform
Time: July 12 to July 31, 2021
(The summer school is in English.)
The International Intensive Academic Course on Shi’i Studies by Hikmat International Institute will cover the history, key doctrines, branches, rituals and practices, spiritual teachings as well as political thought of Shi’I Islam. It will mainly focus on the Twelver Shi’I tradition, to which the majority of the Shia belong today. This is a university-level course and is designed mainly for students and academics who wish to enhance their understanding of Shi’I Islam. This is the most comprehensive course you can find online about Shi’i Islam as there will be 18 sessions to cover a wide variety of different aspects of this important faith tradition. Instructors are among the best academics in these fields. Each session will be 2 to 3 hours based on the plan of the instructor to be made up of activities and delivery as they see fit.
Registration Start April 10, 2021
Early Bird Discount June 10, 2021
Registration Deadline June 30
Course Start July 12, 2021
Course End July 31, 2021
1.Online – EuQu Copenhagen Seminar of Work in Progress
Thursday, 3 June, from 4pm to 5.30pm (CET).
By Dr Paul M. Babinski, University of Copenhagen
‘Reading the Arabic Qur’an in Early Modern Europe’
With comments by Theodor Dunkelgrün, Universitt of Cambridge
Register at :
2. On-line Lecture: Earthly Beauty, Heavenly Art: Carpets for Prayer
by Sumru Belger Krody, Senior Curator, The Textile Museum Collection at The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
Saturday, June 12, 2021, 1 pm EDT / 10 am PDT
Admission is free, with registration
Hosted by Textile Museum Associates of Southern California, Colorado Textile Group, Portland Area Rug Society, San Francisco Bay Area Rug Society, and Seattle Textile and Rug Society
3. Articles for “Nazhruna: Islamic Education Journal”
Editors invite academicians to contribute his thoughts either in the form of research results, in-depth study, and book reviews in accordance with the discipline owned. The script is original, has not been published in other media. The manuscripts are preferably from research results and written in either English or Arabic.
4. Whose Islam?
The Western University and Modern Islamic Thought in Indonesia
Megan Brankley Abbas
5. Open Access E-Book: The Journeys of a Taymiyyan Sufi, Sufism through the Eyes of ʿImād al-Dīn Aḥmad al-Wāsiṭī (d. 711/1311)
6. Dr. Mahroo Moosavi “DE-TERRITORIALISING ISLAMIC ART HISTORY”, held at the Powerhouse Museum (15 May 2021) in the occasion of Iranzamin Exhibition, can now be watched online by following this link:
7. The Society of Architectural Historians is now accepting abstracts for its 75th Annual International Conferencein Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 27–May 1, 2022. If you are interested in the panel below, please submit an abstract no later than 11:59 p.m. CDT on June 2, 2021.
Interconnecting West and East Asia: A Transcultural Study of the Architecture of the Dead
In the wake of a growing interest in the global approach to architectural history, this session seeks to widen the scope of current research by conducting a transcultural and comparative analysis of the funerary construction practices in West and East Asia from the turn of the Common Era to the Early Modern Period. With the aim to open up a dialogue between scholars of the ancient and early modern period, and the area studies of West Asia (Islamic, Middle East, Mediterranean) and East Asia (China, Korea, Japan), we propose to investigate the connectivity between West and East Asian architecture through the lens of the “architecture of the dead,” including burial structures, tomb decorations, construction techniques, and the role funerary architecture played in negotiating the social relations.
Abstracts must be under 300 words.
The title cannot exceed 65 characters, including spaces and punctuation.
Abstracts and titles must follow the Chicago Manual of Style.
Only one abstract per conference by an author or co-author may be submitted.
A maximum of three (3) authors per abstract will be accepted.
Please attach a two-page CV in PDF format.
Abstracts are to be submitted online using the link below.
8. Séminaire “Sociétés, politiques et cultures du monde iranien”, 3 juin 2021, Conférence de Alexandre Papas
Nous avons le plaisir de vous convier à la dernière séance de la saison 2020-21 du séminaire “Sociétés, politiques et cultures du monde iranien” organisé par le CeRMI, qui aura lieu le jeudi 3 juin 2021 de 17h à 19h en visioconférence (lien de connexion ci-après)
Nous serons heureux d’y accueillir Alexandre Papas (directeur de recherche, CNRS), pour une conférence intitulée :
Aspects du soufisme en Iran d’aujourd’hui
Lien zoom : https://zoom.us/j/94218926456
9. Online Talk – Freer and Sackler: Iran, Then and Now: A Conversation with Author Dalia Sofer – June 2, at 6 pm.
This program is part of Talk Series: Tea and Conversation with the Freer and Sackler.
10. The British Library:
11. John Greaves’s Marginalia Workshop
Oxford Centre for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Friday 4 June 2021, 17:00-21:00 (BST) – Online with Zoom (registration required)
Please join us virtually on Friday 4 June 2021, for the first workshop of the project: Arabic Books and Astronomy in Seventeenth Century Oxford. This project is a short-term pilot survey sponsored by St John’s College, University of Oxford, to analyse the Arabic and Persian MSS on astronomical topics held in two Oxford libraries, St John’s College, and the Bodleian. Its focus is notes written on the MSS by the seventeenth-century Oxford scholars who used them, in this case multilingual marginalia and interlinear notes by John Greaves, which we will annotate and digitize.
Further info and registration at :
12. Contemporary Levant Best Article Prize 2021
Call for Submissions | Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL)
Submissions for the 2021 Best Article Prize for CBRL’s international peer-reviewed journal Contemporary Levant are now open. The award recognises excellent research and scholarship that engages with current and emerging issues in the Levant to advance our understanding of the region. A committee from CBRL and the editorial board of Contemporary Levant will select the best article from submissions which will be published in Contemporary Levant in autumn 2021. The prize winner will receive a one-year membership to CBRL and online access to Contemporary Levant for one year. They will also be presented with a certificate of recognition at the CBRL annual general meeting.
Deadline for Submissions | 18 June 2021
13. Lecturer in Modern Islam (Part-time)
Modern Languages and Cultures | The Univeristy of Manchester
Applications are invited for the part-time (0.5 FTE), fixed-term, teaching-focused post of Lecturer in Modern Islam which is tenable from 1 September 2021 for a period of 10 months. You must have a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant field, submitted or very near completion, and demonstrable university-level teaching experience in modern Islamic cultural studies and/or history with a focus on the Middle East.
Closing date for applications | 1 June 2021
14. On-line seminar :
Trade, Heritage and Landscape along the Silk Roads
16 June 2021 | 12 noon BST
Professor Michael Jansen, GuTech, Muscat
Professor Roland Lin, UNESCO / EPHE, Paris
Professor Stephane Pradines, AKU-ISMC, London
For more information/registration, see
‘The Silk Road: A Living History’ talks are a collaboration between Aga Khan Foundation UK, Aga Khan University – Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations and The Institute of Ismaili Studies.
15. After Avicenna
Online conference on post-Avicennian Islamic philosophy and theology
University of Jyväskylä, June 2–3 2021
Organised by the project Epistemic Transitions in Islamic Philosophy, Theology, and Science and funded by the European Research Council
The conference is open to all interested parties. The Zoom links and possible updates will be announced at the conference website, http://islamicepistemology.com/2021/05/18/after-avicenna. For all further information, please contact Mr Kutlu Okan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
‘Karamah (‘marvel’): an exploration of the literal and ethnographic meaning of miracles among Shi`a female artists in Kuwait’
World Art, Volume 10, 2020 – Issue 1: Art, Dreams and Miracles: Ethnographic Reflections and Representations
‘Divine Sovereignty and Clerical Authority in Early Shi‘i Islamism: Bāqir al-Ṣadr (1935–80) and Taqī al-Mudarrisī (b. 1945) on the Islamic State’
Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 2021
1.CfP: International Conference on ‘Ibn Sina’s Philosophical Anthropology’
December 26-28, 2021, organised by the Iranian Institute of Philosophy.
Abstract Submission Deadline: 2021-07-22
Full information at:
2. Antioch, A History
Andrea U. De Giorgi, A. Asa Eger
3. ONLINE Seminar: “Self-Narratives, Gendered Middle Class Subjectivities, and Feminism(s) In the “Orient” from the Last Quarter of the 19th Century to the Interwar Period” by Efthymia Kanner (University of Athens), Lecture Series “Life Narratives and Gender: Voices of Women in the Near East an Eastern Mediterranean”, Orient Institut Istanbul, 26 May 2021, 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm TRT
The lecture will try to reconstitute the gendered middle class subjectivities of some women who lived in the Ottoman Empire, Greece and Early Turkish Republic from the last quarter of the 19th century to the Inter-war period and link these subjectivities to the emergence of feminist thought in the region.
Information and registration: https://30qtcudfwz93ffi2426a91bc-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/LIFE_NARRATIVES_BOOKLET_SPREAD.pdf
4. ONLINE Lecture: “Emotive Circulation: 19th Century Islamophobia in Anglophone Newspapers in India and the United States” by Peter Gottschalk (Wesleyan University, USA), Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, 27 May 2021, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm CET
Anglophone newspapers published in India, Britain, and the United States in the nineteenth century reflected both the imaginaries and the emotions that helped constitute, reinforce, and challenge normative regimes of social belonging and religious commitment.
Information and registration: https://www.zmo.de/en/events/emotive-circulation-19th-century-islamophobia-in-anglophone-newspapers
5. 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.
6. ONLINE Lecture: “The Politics of Islamic Pop” by Prof. Jonas Otterbeck (Aga Khan University, London), Middle East Institute, National Univerversity of Singapore, 23 June 2021, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm SGT
This webinar will analyse the politics of Islamic pop music through a case study of the Islamic media company Awakening Records and their artistes. Beyond motivations and implications, the discussion will zoom in on the genealogy of the music in question. How can we frame the logic of politics within a conceptual discourse of Islamic ethical empowerment?
Information and registration: https://mei.nus.edu.sg/event/the-politics-of-islamic-pop/
7. ONLINE Conference: “Sites of Encounter and Cultural Exchange in West Asian and the Mediterranean (500-1500 CE)”, Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Society, University of Edinburgh, 4-6 November 2021
Papers and posters are invited that address issues including: Sites of Encounter in Material Culture; Frontiers; Marginality; Multilingualism; Religion as Site of Encounter; Mapping and Geographic Writings; Commercial Networks and Trade.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 June 2021. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/7717863/sites-encounter-and-cultural-exchange-west-asian-and
8. International Conference: “Media Aesthetics of Occidentalism”, Centre for Near and Middle East Studies, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany, 26-28 January 2022
The conference pursues the central question “How do media aesthetic qualities contribute to the constitution of Occidentalist discourses?”
Deadline for abstracts: 31 May 2021. Information; https://www.online.uni-marburg.de/okzidentalismus/index.php/2021/02/08/internationale-abschlusstagung-26-bis-28-januar-2022/
9. PhD Candidate in Islamic History and Culture, University of Bergen
The candidate must hold a Norwegian master’s degree in African or Middle East history, Islamic studies, social anthropology or related disciplines and is expected to produce a PhD dissertation within a project which will analyze Islamic textual material from coastal East Africa ca. 1950 to the present.
Deadline for application: 6 June 2021. Information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/205579/phd-candidate-in-islamic-history-and-culture
10. Articles for “Nidhomul Haq: Journal of Islamic Education Management”
The journal invites scholars, researchers, and students to contribute in English the result of their studies and researches in the areas related to Islamic Education Management, leadership, school management, knowledge management which covers textual and fieldwork investigation with various perspectives of Education, philosophy, history, theology, sociology, anthropology, political science, and others.
11. Assistant Professor of Islamic Traditions and Contemporary Politics, Radboud University, Nijmegen
Requirements: A completed PhD and scientific publications on a relevant theme in contemporary politics and Islamic studies; teaching experience in the field of Islamic studies, and/or Middle Eastern studies at BA and MA levels; involvement in societal debates about the role of Islam in contemporary society; proficiency in Dutch (C1 level) and English (C2 level) or willingness to achieve these levels within two years.
Deadline for applications: 31 May 2021. Information: https://www.academictransfer.com/nl/300482/assistant-professor-of-islamic-traditions-and-contemporary-politics/
12. Post: University of Oxford, Departmental Lecturer, Islamic History,
Faculty of Oriental Studies, Pusey Lane
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 25 June 2021.
This is a full-time, fixed-term position between 1 September 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter) and 31 August 2023.
Full info at:
13.On-line seminar: Early Hadith Criticism: ‘Ali b. al-Madini and His Contributions.’ .
Lecturer: Dr. I-Wen Su
National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taipei, Taiwan
Date: 27 May 2021 (Thursday) Time: 3.00 – 4.00 pm (Malaysia and Taiwan Time Zone)
Platform: Microsoft Teams – URL: shorturl.at/mszQV
1. UIMP EuQu Summer School 21 – 25 June 2021
Registration period for the EuQu Summer School is now open.
The objective of this seminar is to analyse the role that the Qur’an had in interactions in modern and medieval Europe with Islam, in debates between Christians of various persuasions and doctrines or in criticism of Christianity during the Enlightenment, among other areas of investigation. To what extent is the Qur’an imbedded in the political and religious thought of Europe and part of the intellectual repertoire of Medieval and Early Modern Europeans of different Christian denominations, of European Jews, freethinkers, atheists and of course European Muslims? During the sessions we will study how the Qur’an was interpreted, adapted, used, and formed in Christian European contexts since the Middle Ages, in order to understand how the Holy Book has influenced both culture and religion in Europe.
You can check out the program and fill in the application form at the link below:
Phone: (+34) 916022765
Doctora Fuera de Convenio FC3
Instituto de Historia
Departamento de Estudios Medievales
Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales – Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
C/Albasanz, 26-28. Madrid 28037 (España)
2. Tenure-track assistant professorship in Modern Turkish history, society, and culture, University of Copenhagen
The closing date for applications is the 21 of June 2021, 23:59 CET.
For full information, and to apply, see:
3. SYMPOSIUM – Cultural Encounters in Anatolia in the Medieval Period: The Crusaders in Anatolia (Koç University VEKAM) – May 27-28
Cultural Encounters in Anatolia in the Medieval Period: The Crusaders in Anatolia Symposium. The symposium will be held online on May 27-28, 2021 due to pandemic.
Starting from Spring 2014, Koç University VEKAM has been organizing international symposiums to introduce various cultures that lived in Anatolia and to support research in these fields of study under the title of “Cultural Encounters in Anatolia in the Medieval Period”.
After the symposiums on the Georgian Kingdom, Ilkhanids, and Italians in Anatolia, within the scope of the series, this year’s theme is specified as “The Crusaders in Anatolia”. We believe that Cultural Encounters in Anatolia in the Medieval Period: The Crusaders in Anatolia symposium will be inspiring for researchers in this field.
Symposium will be in Turkish and English. Simultaneous translation will be available.
Registration is required.
|4. University of Oxford: Senior Acquisitions and Cataloguing Assistant (Oriental Technical Services)|
|Osney One Building, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES; occasionally libraries holding open-shelf collections|
|Closing Date & Time :||02-Jun-2021 12:00|
5. Open Access e-book: Conquered Populations in Early Islam Non-Arabs, Slaves and the Sons of Slave Mothers
E. Urban, Edinburgh, 2020
6. Third Summer School in Islamicate Digital Humanities for Scholars in Manuscript Studies
Date: 30 August – 10 September 2021 (twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays)
Venue: online, hosted by Hamburg Universität, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, 20146 Hamburg
Director of the Course: Alba Fedeli
IT Coordinator: Alicia González Martínez and Cristina Vertan
Deadline for applications: 2 July 2021
Registration free of charge
Number of Participants: a limited number of participants will be selected, up to 15 people
Contact details: Alba Fedeli at email@example.com
The University of Hamburg is hosting a four-day summer course from August 30th to September 10th for graduate students and researchers who work with manuscript materials in Arabic script and want to learn how to choose tools and resources that are available to them and how to apply digital technology in their research. It includes theoretical and/or practical sessions on digital encoding and editing of manuscript texts, data modelling and annotation, advanced search, and visualization.
As the number of participants is limited to fifteen people for the effectiveness of the practical sessions, students and researchers interested to participate in this summer course must apply by Friday 2 July 2021 by submitting the following details:
• A one-page CV.
• A motivation letter (maximum 200 words) explaining their interest in the course and their field of research.
• A list of their technical skills in order to organize the practical sessions in the more effective way although they are not a requirement for participating in the course. Applicants have to indicate – for example – their knowledge of -any software for annotation, searching and/or any type of data handling; data formats; digital editing; programming languages, etc.
• City from where the participant will attend the summer school, so that we can arrange the time slots in the most convenient way for the majority of the people.
As this year the summer school will be held online, all participants applying MUST make sure that they have a stable and adequate fast internet connection, video camera and microphone, during the duration of the school.
All documents have to be sent as a single PDF-file attachment named as “LastName_Name_Hamburg_DHSchool_2021” to Alba Fedeli at firstname.lastname@example.org and Alicia González Martínez at email@example.com
Further details will be uploaded soon on InterSaME website, www.intersame.uni-hamburg.de .
7. Open Access e-journal:
Journal of Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies