1.ONLINE Session: “Listening to Women in the MENA Region Before and After the Arab Spring”, Foundation Maison des sciences de l’homme, 25 May 2021, 5:00 pm CET
This conversation will focus on gender-based oppression and violence directed toward women as fundamental elements of social structures that promote state-sanctioned violence, sectarian violence, and social violence. Speakers: Nadje Al-Ali, Saha Farhat, Ahlem Bousserwel.
Information and registration: https://www.ipev-fmsh.org/event/listening-to-women-in-the-mena-region-before-and-after-the-arab-spring/
2. ONLINE Session: “Arab Uprisings: The Evolution of Arab Society”, Foundation Maison des sciences de l’homme, 1 June 2021, 5:00 pm CET
The panel will investigate how Arab youth are responding to the increasing social polarization that eventuated post the Arab revolts. They will explore the MENA region’s trajectory into a new decade by studying strategies and tools employed by youth to bridge ideological gaps, resolve religious and ethnic tensions, and formulate a new social contract.
Information and registration: https://www.ipev-fmsh.org/event/arab-uprisings-the-evolution-of-arab-society/
3. 20th ISA World Congress of Sociology on “Resurgent Authoritarianism: Sociology of New Entanglements of Religions, Politics, and Economies”, Melbourne, Australia, 24-30 July 2022
This World Congress of Sociology will focus on how sociologists worldwide can (and do) contribute to the understanding of the resurgent authoritarianism and analyze the new entanglements of religions, politics, and economies. It will also focus on how sociologists engage (physically and critically) in the formidable social movements we are witnessing today in different parts of the world and in a renascent civil society.
4. “34. Deutscher Orientalistentag (DOT) / 34th German Oriental Congress” Combined with the “28th International Congress of the German Middle Eastern Studies Association (DAVO)”, Free University Berlin, 12-17 September 2022
The DOT has been organised by the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (DMG) since 1921 and takes place all 3-5 years. The 34th DOT marks the 100th anniversary. The 28th International Congress of DAVO is held under the umbrella of the DOT. The languages of the conference are German and English, papers in other languages are possible after consultation with the heads of the individual sections.
Deadline for panel proposals: 1 October 2021. Deadline for abstracts: 31 December 2021. Information: https://dot2022.de/en/call-for-papers/
5. Lecturer for Persian Literature (1 Year), University of Oxford
You will have a doctorate in Persian Literature, a proven ability to give lectures and classes to undergraduate students in the field of Persian Literature, fluency in literary Persian and the ability to teach texts in the original (premodern and modern, poetry and prose).
Application deadline: 11 June 2021. Information: https://mesana.org/resources-and-opportunities/2021/04/29/departmental-lecturer-persian-literature
6. PhD Studentship: Egyptian-South African Relations in the Global Cold War, SOAS University of London
Requirements: The PhD will commence in October 2021. The student will spend at least three months each at the AARC, and at archives in South Africa. Fluency in Arabic, a capacity to travel freely in Africa, and a first-class degree in Politics/History are essential.
Deadline for application: 7 May 2021. Information: https://www.chase.ac.uk/cdas/egyptian-south-african-relations
7. PhD Studentship (3 Year) on “Transnational Solidarity in the Global Cold War: Egyptian-South African Relations” at SOAS/Birkbeck, London
The studentship will support interdisciplinary (Politics and History) research examining the dynamics of transnational solidarity as exemplified in Egypt’s role as sponsor of South African liberation movements during the 1960s. Requirements: Fluency in Arabic, a capacity to travel freely in Africa, and a first-class degree in Politics/History are essential.
Deadline for application: 7 May 2021. Information: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CFC202/phd-studentship-transnational-solidarity-in-the-global-cold-war-egyptian-south-african-relations
8. The Study of Islam and Muslims in the shadow of the “War on Terror”: Complexity, Reflexivity and Decolonising Methodologies
This conference, taking place on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th June 2021, aims to explore how the Decolonising the Curriculum Movement (DCM) at British Universities could enable research and teaching staff to tackle and transcend the aforementioned dynamics present in the study of Muslims and Islam within any discipline in the Humanities and Social Sciences. In so doing, it invites academics to critically explore the politics of engaging in research and teaching on Islam/Muslims at British universities through an exercise of self-reflection on their own research and teaching practises. It also aims to reflect more broadly on the political implications/limitations of producing knowledge about Islam/Muslims in the current socio-political context that differentially in(ex)cludes Muslim voices.
This online conference is free to attend but registration is essential. Click here to register.
9. Discussion Forum on Divine Scriptures(DFDS)
Series of meetings (Spring 2021)
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6. Art and Material Culture in the Byzantine and Islamic Worlds, edited by Evanthia Baboula and Lesley Jessop (Brill).