1.Online Lecture – “Ablution Rooms of Mosques in Medieval Near East“, by Marie-Odile Rousset (CNRS UMR 5133 Archéorient)
May, 20th (3h-4h PM CET, 4h-5h PM in Amman & Beirut)
Join next conference of Ifpo’s webinar “ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA FROM LATE ANTIQUITY TO THE OTTOMAN PERIOD. FIRST SERIES: LEBANON AND JORDAN”
2. Travelling the Silk Road from East to West:
How a 14th century Mongol pilgrim became the leader of the church in Iraq
9 June 2021 | 12 noon BST | Online
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3. ONLINE Lecture: “Sharia Transformations: Cultural Politics and the Rebranding of an Islamic Judiciary” by Michael G. Peletz, Leiden University, 20 May 2021, 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm CET
The auther discusses his new ethnographic, historical, and theoretical study of the practice and lived entailments of sharia in Malaysia, arguably the most economically successful Muslim-majority nation in the world. The book focuses on the routine, everyday practices of Malaysia’s sharia courts and examines how these court practices and discourses have changed.
4. ONLINE Lecture: “Al-Muḥāsibī and the Essence of Reason: A Note on Authorship” by Prof. Hussein Abdulsater (University of Notre Dame, USA), Göttinger Orient-Symposium, 20 May 2021, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm CET
This talk studies the theory of reason by al-Ḥārith al-Muḥāsibī (d. 243/857) through his major work on the subject, Māʾiyyat al-ʿaql. The talk attempts to verify the authorship of this critical section of Muḥāsibī’s work, therefore casting light on other contributions to the study of reason in Islam that were eclipsed by the scholarly concentration on Muḥāsibī’s output.
Information: firstname.lastname@example.org. Access Link: https://uni-goettingen.zoom.us/j/95643369638?pwd=aWZoVWRMMFo5RUs4NDF1TWVzVUcvUT09
5. ONLINE Discussion of the Book “Winning Lebanon: Youth Politics, Populism, and the Production of Sectarian Violence, 1920-1958” by Dr. Dylan Baun (University of Alabama), Association of Middle East Children’s and Youth Studies (AMECYS), 21 May 2021, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm CDT
The author traces the political and cultural history of a diverse set of youth-centric organizations to reveal how these youth movements played significant roles in the making of the modern Middle East. These groups both encouraged the political socialization of different types of youth, and, helped produce sectarian violence.
Information and registration: https://www.facebook.com/events/306585637515104/
6. ONLINE Panel: “Women, Patronage, and Agency in the Ottoman Empire”, Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative at New York University, 21 May 2021, 12:30 pm EST
This panel will present a diverse and nuanced set of studies that seek to expand, question, and resituate our understandings of gender and women’s agency in the Ottoman Empire.
Information and registration: https://nyu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYodumrrzMtG9HiS8KctilgiWZuKg4VTEyF
7. HYBRID International Interdisciplinary Colloquium: “Umayyad Syria: A Context for the Qur’an?”, University of Strasbourg, 2-4 June 2021
This conference intends to investigate the evolution and place of the Qur’anic text in early Islam within a specific spatial and temporal context: the central region of Syria and Palestine (Bilād al-Shām) under the Umayyad caliphate dynasty (661-750). The colloquium will be in French and English.
Information and registration: http://archimede.unistra.fr/fr/activites-de-recherche/programmes-de-recherche/equipes/equipe-i-territoires-et-empires-dorient-teo/la-syrie-omeyyade-un-contexte-pour-le-coran/
8. ONLINE Workshop: “What Does Decolonizing Kurdish Studies Mean?”, Centre for Middle East Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI, 11 June 2021, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm EST
The initiative is committed to the project of decolonizing epistemologies and methodologies in the field of Kurdish Studies. It aims to contribute to the understanding of this understudied field, at a time when Kurds have been the subject of academic, public, and political debates in the Middle East, Europe, the USA and beyond.
Information and registration: https://watson.brown.edu/cmes/events/2021/what-does-decolonizing-kurdish-studies-mean
9. ONLINE Workshop: “Anthropology, Economy, and Anti-Colonialism?”, Centre for Middle East Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI, 23-24 June 2021, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm EST
The workshop will revolve around three basic questions. How might we think about decolonization with the tools of critical political economy, economic anthropology? What historical resources are valuable for understanding economy and coloniality in the present? How might we translate theory and critique into teachable moments in the classroom?
Information and registration: https://watson.brown.edu/cmes/events/2021/anthropology-economy-and-anti-colonialism
10. ONLINE Panel: “Is there a Middle Eastern Body?”, Orient Institute Istanbul, 7-9 August 2021
Drawing on anthropological research on aesthetic body modification (Liebelt 2019) and neuroscientific cyborg studies (Şahinol 2016), in this panel we wish to reflect on the role of cultural, historical and political constellations and peculiarities for bodily practices and beings from an interdisciplinary perspective.
11. Workshop: “Enshrining the Past: Religion and Heritage-Making in a Secular Age”, Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies “Multiple Secularities – Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities”, Leipzig University, 27-29 October 2021
This workshop seeks to explore the contours of the politics around cultural heritage and the ways it is enmeshed with the religious-secular dynamics in societies past and present. We suggest that these concerns manifest in three substantive ways, each provoking suggestive research questions: legal frames, immaterial values, and material patrimony.
Deadline for abstracts: 13 June 2021. Information: https://multiple-secularities.de/events/event/enshrining-the-past-religion-and-heritage-making-in-a-secular-age/
12. Conference: “Esotericism and the Qur’an / L’ésoterisme et le Coran”, Unversity of Lausanne & University of Geneva, Lausanne, 5-7 May 2022
The objective of this conference is to take stock of these esoteric uses of the Qur’an and to examine how they relate to each other and to non-esoteric traditions and methods, to set them in the broader context of Muslim uses and interpretations of the Qur’an.
Deadline for abstracts: 25 June 2021. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/7672230/call-papersesoterism-and-quran
13. 4 Three-year PhD Positions (65 %), Graduate School “Empires: Dynamic Transformation, Temporality and Postimperial Orders (Focus Islamic Studies)”, University Freiburg, Germany
The Research Training Group, comprising the historical disciplines of Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern, Modern and Contemporary, Eastern European and Eastern Asian History and the disciplines of Sociology, Political Science, as well as Islamic Studies, and investigates imperial transformations leading up to the emergence of post-imperial orders. Deadline for applications: 7 July 2021. Information: https://uni-freiburg.de/university/jobs/00001586/
14. Lecturer in Iranian Islamic Art History (651-1725), University of St Andrews
Candidates should already have, or be close to completing, a Ph.D. Evidence of breadth of interest within the field of Iranian Islamic art and/or architecture is highly desirable, and a firm grounding in Iranian studies generally (e.g. in the fields of language, history, literature, religion) will be an advantage.
Deadline for applications: 31 May 2021. Information: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CFV870/lectureship-in-iranian-islamic-art-history-ac1929nb?uuid=4ff016f9-b205-11eb-a3a3-064da8edb92a&campaign=jbew20210511&source=jbe
15. Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021/22, Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB)
Visiting fellowships of 6 and 9 months for the academic year 2021/22 are awarded to junior scholars during the early stages of the postdoc period in support of excellent research projects in the humanities and social sciences. We are particularly interested in research projects that fit our annual topic of “humans in their relation to the divine and humans in their relation to their productions”.
Deadline for applications: 6 June 2021. Information: https: https://www.orient-institut.org/support/scholarships/postdoctoral-fellowships/
16. Doctoral Fellowships 2021/22, Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB)
The OIB awards a number of visiting fellowships of up to 12 months for the academic year 2021/22 to doctoral candidates in support of excellent research projects in the humanities and social sciences. We are particularly interested in research projects that fit our annual topic of “humans in their relations to the divine and humans in their relation to their productions”.
Deadline for applications: 6 June 2021. Information: https: https://www.orient-institut.org/support/scholarships/doctoral-fellowships/
17. Assistant Professor in Modern World History (Regional Specialization Open), University of Northern British Columbia
Applicants should have a completed PhD, an established program of research, and a record of teaching excellence. Research strength in non-Western history will be an asset.
Deadline for applications: 1 July 2021. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=61250
18. Chapters for Edited Book on “Islam and Politics in the 21st Century: Competitive Discourses and Future Uncertainties” by Ayfer Erdogan
This book will address different perspectives on the future of political Islam in light of its failure to develop a genuine political ideology that reflect their criticism of nation-state and its secular foundations. Articles will focus on conceptual debates and/or country-specific studies presenting single or comparative analyses of different experiences across the MENA region. Deadline for abstracts: 30 June 2021. For further information, please contact Dr. Ayfer Erdogan at email@example.com and Dr. Shaimaa Magued at firstname.lastname@example.org
19. Proposals for a New Book Series: “The Gulf States in International Affairs” (Rowman & Littlefield)
The scope of the series encompasses members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar, as well as Iraq, Iran and Yemen. Volumes which refer substantially to the Gulf region, states or related foreign actors (which might typically involve the US, European powers, Russia and East Asian partners) will also be considered from across the social sciences and humanities.
20. Online Book Launch – Joint Islamic Art Circle and Royal Asiatic Society, Amanda Phillips – 20th May at 6.30pm BST
Please join us at 6.30pm on Thursday 20th May for the joint Royal Asiatic Society and Islamic Art Circle virtual book launch of Amanda Phillips’ Sea Change: Ottoman Textiles Between the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean.
If you would like to attend, please contact Matty Bradley by e-mail: email@example.com and the Zoom link and password will be provided. Please note the number of attendees is limited so early registration is advised. Please register by the 19th May.
21. Revealed Sciences
The Natural Sciences in Islam in Seventeenth-Century Morocco
22. Discussion Forum on Divine Scriptures(DFDS)
Series of meetings (Spring 2021)
Dr. Ghassan El Masri, Bavarian Research Center for Inter-religious Discourses (BaFID)
Dr. Mohammad Hasan Ahmadi, University of Tehran
The semantics of Qur’anic Language: al-Akhira,
Wednesday May 19th, 4 pm(Tehran zone)
More information about DFDS via:
Mohamadhasan Ahmadi is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: DFDS Spring 2021 First meeting
Time: May 19, 2021 04:00 PM Tehran
Meeting ID: 782 2471 3099
23. University of Oxford – Professorship in Arabic (Abdulaziz Saud
AlBabtain Laudian Professorship)
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 27 August 2021.