1. De l’ascèse au libertinage : les champs de la poésie mystique persane
Sanā’ī (1087 ?-1130 ?) et `Aṭṭār (ca 1145-ca 1221)
De Eve Feuillebois-Pierunek
2. ONLINE Seminar: “Continuity and Creativity in Persian Poetry” by Prof. Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak (UCLA), Iran Heritage Foundation, 7 July 2021, 5:00 pm GMT
Starting in the tenth century, the initial language gave way to perceptions based in discourses of Islamic mysticism. Various mystical discourses took over Persian poetry to the extent that it rendered it almost im-possible to assume a posture based on negation of diverse belief systems. With the advent of modernity through the nineteenth century and the gradual realignment of the poetic language, contemporary discourses began to make themselves visible.
Information and registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kg6TH-09RRCbI_7L4Sxblg
3. Conference: “Contemporary Iranian Studies Conference”, University of Tehran, 1-2 November 2021
The conference aims to investigate new approaches and methods to this field of study. Panel proposals and abstracts related to all major fields of Iranian studies in four general categories of politics, sociology, culture, and economics are welcomed.
4. ONLINE & IN-PERSON Summer Course: “Romanization and Islamization in the Western Med-iterranean”, Córdoba, 19-23 July 2021
The course will take place from Monday, 19 July to Thursday, 22 July in Casa Árabe Córdoba´s head office, while the class of 23 July will take place in the Umayyad palatine city of Medina Azahara.
5. PIMo 1st Training School: “Diasporic Communities in the Mediterranean: Between Integration and Disintegration”, El Museo Canario, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1-4 September 2021
The program aims to explore the “visible and invisible networks” between cultures in the Mediterranean area, from the 15th century to the present and to show the ways such connections were artificially separated by ideological and literal borders; it offers an opportunity for research development for PhD and postdoc students in Mediterranean Studies, Migration Studies, Cultural Transfers and History of Emotions.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 June 2021. Information: http://www.peopleinmotion-costaction.org/wp-con-tent/uploads/2021/06/Canarias-Final-1.pdf
6. Chapters for Volume on “Gulf Women’s Lives: Voice, Space, Place”, Co-edited by Emanuela Buscemi, Shahd Alshammari and Ildiko Kaposi
This volume will consider Gulf women’s lives by looking at the interrelated fields of writing, gender, and the body, broadly defined. The submissions will emphasize embodiment, conflicts, resistance, agency, identity, disability, and other central notions as experienced in women’s lives and expressed in their narratives.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 September 2021. Information: https://gsc.gust.edu.kw/content/gulf-wo-men%E2%80%99s-lives-voice-space-place
7. The British Library
8. The 3rd International Conference
on Teaching Persian Language and Literature
Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
University of Cambridge. 13-14 December 2021 (provisional)
This third conference addresses teachers and lecturers of Persian and
examines developments and innovations in Persian language and literature
teaching and particularly focuses on the importance of using Persian literature
and culture in teaching Persian language. The organisers welcome abstracts
related but not limited to the following topics:
Using literary texts in teaching Persian
Iranian cinema and teaching Persian
Culture and teaching Persian
Cross-cultural issues in teaching Persian
Cultural challenges of teaching Persian as a heritage or second language
The language of the conference is English and the papers are allocated 20
minutes each. Would interested teachers and lecturers of Persian language
and literature send their English abstracts (not exceeding 300 words) by
Monday 05 July 2021 to Dr. Mahbod Ghaffari email@example.com . The
successful applicants will be informed by 19 July 2021.
Depending on the Covid-19 pandemic situation, the third conference may be
partially or totally online; however, we encourage successful applicants to
approach their institution to cover their travel and accommodation costs if the
conference goes on in-person.
Deadline: 05 July 2021
1.2021 BRISMES Annual Conference – Final Programme
The final programme for the 2021 BRISMES Annual Conference: Knowledge, Power and Middle Eastern Studies with over 80 sessions takes place online from 5-9 July. The programme is available to download via the following link: https://www.brismes.ac.uk/conference/postponed-brismes/
2. Open Access Book
Islam and Heritage in Europe
Pasts, Presents and Future Possibilities
Edited By Katarzyna Puzon, Sharon Macdonald, Mirjam Shatanawi
3. Open-access Book
Defining Jewish Medicine
Transfer of Medical Knowledge in Premodern Jewish Cultures and Traditions
Edited by Lennart Lehmhaus
2021 Harrassowitz Verlag · Wiesbaden
4. Nayhan Fancy, “Verification and Utility in the Arabic Commentaries on the Canon of Medicine: Examples from the Works of Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī (d. 1210) and Ibn al-Nafīs (d. 1288),” Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 75 (2020): 361–382 (click here for access)
ʿAbd al-Laṭīf al-Baghdādī, Tim Mackintosh-Smith, trans.
NYU Press, 2021
6. Ateliers du CeRMI en Histoire et histoire de l’art de l’Iran
au 4e congrès des études sur le Moyen-Orient et les mondes musulmans
28 et 30 juin 2021
L’accès à toutes les manifestations en ligne se fait sur inscription
28/06/2021 10 h 00 – 12 h 00
Atelier N° 4 : Pouvoir et société en Iran safavide (1501-1722) : pour une utilisation des traditions historiographiques non curiales, locales et indépendantes
Responsables : Sacha Alsancakli (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, CeRMI) et Camille Rhoné-Quer (Aix-Marseille Université, IREMAM)
Intervenants : Davide Trentacoste, Werner Gaboreau, Matteo Coq, Sacha Alsancakli
Discutantes : Camille Rhoné-Quer (Aix-Marseille Université, IREMAM) et Francis Richard (BULAC, CeRMI)
>>> Accès : sur inscription
28/06/2021 16 h 00 – 18 h 00
Atelier N° 8 : A blooming caliphate : Abbasid stucco corpora reconsidered (8th-9th c.)
Responsables : Viola Allegranzi (Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences) et Sandra Aube (CNRS, CeRMI)
Intervenants: Claus-Peter Haase, Viola Allegranzi, Andrea Luigi Corsi, Simone Struth
Discutant : Lorenz Korn (Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg)
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30/06/2021 16 h 00 – 18 h 00
Atelier N° 73 : Patrimoine médiéval d’Iran et d’Afghanistan : Actualité des recherches de terrain
Responsables : Sandra Aube (CNRS, CeRMI) et Thomas Lorain (Otto-Friedrich-Universität, Bamberg)
Intervenants : Philippe Marquis, Thomas Lorain, Guergana Guionova, Lorenz Korn, Yves Porter, Anaïs Léone
Discutant : Frantz Grenet (Collège de France)
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7. Senior Language Teacher in Arabic
Department of East Asian Studies | University of Cambridge
Closing date for applications | 4 July 2021
8. New Approaches to Interdisciplinarity in MENA Studies
Call for Papers | First Annual INMENAS (Irish Network for Middle Eastern and North African Studies) Postgraduate Symposium
12-13 November 2021
Deadline for Abstracts | 2 August 2021
Online Book Launch: Essays on Shi‘ism and Iran by Hamid Algar
Date: Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Time: 8:00-9:00 PM GMT (London time)
Meeting ID: 814 9264 2552
‘”Indian Money”, Intra-Shīʿī Polemics, and the Bohra and Khoja Pilgrimage Infrastructure in Iraq’s Shrine Cities, 1897–1932’
Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 2021
Global Dynamics of Shi’a Marriages,
Religion, Gender, and Belonging
Edited by Yafa Shanneik, Annelies Moors
Rutgers University Press, 2021
20% discount available – To claim your discount and free shipping, visit eurospanbookstore.com and enter RutFriendsFamily at the checkout.
1.Mustakim Arıcı, trans. Faruk Akyıldız, “Silent Sources of the History of Epidemics in the Islamic World: Literature on Ṭāʿūn/Plague Treatises,” Nazariyat: Journal for the History of Islamic Philosophy and Sciences 7, no. 1 (April 2021): 99-158, DOI: dx.doi.org/10.12658/Nazariyat.7.1.M0132en, https://www.nazariyat.org/en/issues/cilt-7-sayi-1/mustakim-arici.
2. ONLINE & HYBRID “27th International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO)”, University of Osnabrück, 16-18 September 2021
Scholars are invited to hand in proposals for contributions from all relevant disciplines in social sciences and humanities which are based on research on the contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and the entire Islamic World and its relations to other regions. Papers can be presented in-person in Osnabrueck or online where all panels will be accessible.
Deadline for abstracts of contributions to open panels: 1 July 2021. Deadline for abstracts of individual papers and closed panels: 15 July 2021.
3. ONLINE Conference: “Looking towards Peace in Afghanistan after the US-NATO Withdraw-al”, Arab Center Washington DC, 21-23 June 2021, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm EDT
Speakers will address the formal negotiation process and the nature of a potential political settlement. They will also consider long-term planning for core recovery concerns and cross-sectoral and sustainable peace-building, including refugee return and peace education, from the perspective of inclusivity.
Information, program and registration: http://arabcenterdc.org/events/looking-towards-peace-in-afghanistan-after-the-us-nato-withdrawal/
4. ONLINE Lecture in the Mighty Magazines Online Series: “Accessing Arab American History: A Digital Archive” with Dr. Akram Khater (North Carolina State University), Berlin, 22 June 2021, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm CEST
The speaker will explore the effort to gather, digitize, and develop an Arabic OCR program all in an effort to create the first searchable database of Arab American newspapers, journals, and books. I will also explore the challenges and pitfalls of such a political project.
Information and registration: https://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/en/e/palread/Events/Accessing-Arab-Ameri-can-History_-A-Digital-Archive.html
5. ONLINE Lecture: “What’s Left of Syria? Thinking about Revolutionary Outcomes” by Adélie Chevée (European University Institute), Part of the Lecture Series: “10 Years So-called Arab Spring – a Critical Perspective”, Critical Students of Islamic and Arabic Studies (KIARA), Uni-versity of Leipzig, 23 June 2021, 7:30 pm CEST
How do we measure successes and failures of a revolution? Looking back at ten years of revolutionary struggle, I propose to investigate the transformations of the cultural world brought in the aftermath of the Syrian Uprising to rethink how we make sense of revolutionary outcomes.
Information and registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mlYg2OAuQw2v-D8sJROjLw
6. ONLINE Conference: “Islamic Thought and the Epistemological Challenge of Modernity”, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, 24 June 2021, 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm CEST
The conference will discuss the epistemic condition of modernity in contemporary Muslim thought. The point of departure is the comprehensive thesis by Lahouari Addi about the persistence of Greek metaphysical framework informing Muslim theology and discourse. The conference will debate both the thesis, and philo-sophical attempts to overcome so conceived epistemic gap between Muslim religious discourse and the ef-fects of modernity.
Information and registration: http://cgs.flu.cas.cz/en/events/501-video-conference-islamic-thought-and-the-epistemological-challenge-of-modernity
7. ONLINE Two Panels on “Digital Humanities in Ottoman and Turkish Studies: Initiatives, Pro-jects, and Online Resources”, Orient-Institut Istanbul (OII) and Digital Ottoman Studies (DOS), 24 June 2021, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm TRT
For information and registration until 22 June 2021: https://networks.h-net.org/save-date-june-24th-digital-humanities-ottoman-and-turkish-studies-initiatives-projects-and-online
8. ONLINE International Symposium on “Religion and Civilization in the Middle East”, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, 22-24 October 2021
The symposium will focus on the issues of historical dynamics of the Middle East, the identity formation processes of the Middle Eastern peoples, the conflicts centered on religion and civilization, the language and culture, and the philosophical accumulation.
Deadline for abstracts: 20 July 2021. Information: https://sempozyum.erbakan.edu.tr/UODMS/en/s/717/0
9. New Master’s Degree Professional Program: “Contemporary Art in the Arab World, Iran and Turkey (MasCAIT)”, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in Cooperation with the University of Ge-neva, 2021/22
The Program offers an educational program which balances theory and practice, starting from a global per-spective and focusing on modern and contemporary artistic production in the Arab world, Iran and Turkey. Online Open Day on 30 June 2021.
Deadline for applications: 23 November 2021. Information: https://www.unive.it/pag/33862/
10. Museum Director Sought
The Director of the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University (CAM) will be committed to museum excellence and possess a deep appreciation for the visual arts, changing museum field, community engagement, and high-quality visitor experiences. The Director will represent the CAM regionally and nationally to external stakeholders, community partners, and the Niagara University community. The Director must have a demonstrated track record of responsible budget development and management, fundraising, grant writing, excellent written, verbal, and computer skills; familiarity with social media platforms; demonstrated track record of problem-solving, and organizational and decision-making skills; demonstrated proficiency in managing personnel and developing relationships, knowledge of current issues and best practices in museum management. A master’s degree or equivalent experience with at least five years of executive leadership or senior management experience in a museum or related nonprofit organization.
For information on how to apply visit https://niagara.applicantpro.com/jobs/1759762.html
11. Medicine and Shariah
A Dialogue in Islamic Bioethics
Edited by Aasim I. Padela
Contributions by Ebrahim Moosa
Notre Dame, 2021
Receive a 20% discount online*:
*Valid until 11:59 GMT, 31st December 2021. Discount only applies to the CAP website
12. The Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC), London, is organising an online short course (22-24 September 2021) on Education and Networks of Learning in Islamic History by Dr Aslisho Qurboniev and Gowaart Van Den Bossche.
13. The Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC):
The Idea of the Silk Road: Historians Debate and Discuss
This Modern Concept
A Panel Discussion With
AKU-ISMC’s Sarah Bowen Savant
7 July 2021 | 12 noon BST | Online
1.Open Access Journal:
International Journal of Uyghur Studies
2. On-line conference: ‘Persian arts of the book’
The University of Oxford
13-14 July, 2021
Full details and registration at:
3. Sport and Nation Building along
the Silk Road:
Football and identity politics
Professor Leif Stenberg, AKU-ISMC
30 June 2021 | 12 noon BST | Online
‘US-funded media spreads bizarre conspiracy theory about Shi’a Muslims
The charges against the al-Khoe’i Foundation were so wild that the State Department had to step in and disavow the story.’