1.Tuesday, June 1st, the Third International Meeting of the Avicenna Study Group“Surveying the summae: Comparisons and Contrasts among Avicenna‘s Eight Main Works” will have its first of seven online sessions.
We will meet weekly on Zoom, every Tuesday at 5pm CEST (German time), should be 8am PDT/11am EDT/4pm BST/6pm EEST/7.30pm IRDT/midnight JST (from June 1st to July 13th).
To keep the Zoom-link safe, a simple registration is required: http://www.arabic-philosophy.com/index.php/asg/asg-iii/registration/. Once you have registered, we will get in touch with you and send you the link prior to the sessions. Attendance is of course free. (Funded by Fritz Thyssen Stiftung and Trier University.)
I would like to invite you to have a look at the lecture programme: http://www.arabic-philosophy.com/index.php/asg/asg-iii/programme/: Fourteen presentations will investigate and compare Avicenna’s eight main works by providing case studies on logic, theory of language, natural philosophy, psychology, and metaphysics.
For more info on our contributors, check out the booklet: http://www.arabic-philosophy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Avicenna_Study_Group_III_Trier_2021_Surveying_the_summae_Booklet.pdf [12 MB]
Should you have any further question, please have a look at http://www.arabic-philosophy.com/ or get in touch with me. I am looking forward to seeing you online!
With all my best wishes from Trier,
Juniorprofessur für Arabische Philosophie, Kultur und Geschichte
Fachbereich I: Philosophie
Tel. +49 651 201-2338
Fax +49 651 201-3922
2. Discussion Forum on Divine Scriptures(DFDS)
Series of meetings (Spring 2021)
Dr. Abdelmadjid BENHABIB, University of Tlemcen, Algeria
Dr. Mohammad Hasan Ahmadi, University of Tehran
Discursive and social psychological readings of al-Taqāwul التقاول (verbal inter-influence) between Noah and his people in the Qur’anic text,
Wednesday June 2th, 4 pm(Tehran zone)
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Meeting ID: 746 0280 5438
More information about DFDS via:
3. ONLINE Seminar: “Recording Feminist History: Anbara Salam Khalidi’s Memo” by Nova Robinson (Seattle University), Lecture Series “Life Narratives and Gender: Voices of Women in the Near East an Eastern Mediterranean”, Orient Institut Istanbul, 2 June 2021, 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm TRT
Throughout her memoir, Khalidi records how a pioneering generation of Arab feminists built connections with one another and with feminists in other world regions in order to support the cause of Arab, and later Palestinian, independence. Her memoir offers a unique window into the origins and evolution of the women’s movement in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Information and registration: https://www.oiist.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/LIFE_NARRATIVES_BOOKLET_SPREAD.pdf
4. 4th IDEO Conference: “The Cairo Edition of the Qurʾān (1924): Texts, Histories and Challenges”, Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies, Cairo, 16-17 October 2021
The conference examines the Cairo edition of the Qurʾān printed under the authority of the al-Azhar committee in 1924. The edition`s advent bears a significance that goes beyond the sphere of belief and takes an important place in the history of Islamic civilisation, including the history of institutions, material history, history of religious thought and history of Islamic studies.
5. 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.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 June 2021. Information: https://iranianstudies.ut.ac.ir/?lang=en
6. International Workshop: “The Relationship between State and Religion in the Arab and Islamicate Contexts. Civil State, Secular State, Religious/Islamic State”, University of Leipzig, 9-10 December 2021.
The workshop aims at discussing the actual and/or potential forms of the relationship between state or politics and religion in Arab and Islamicate contexts. We seek to bring together case studies and theoretical reflections and discussions on the concepts of ‘civil state’, ‘secular state’ and ‘religious/Islamic state’ in different disciplines and academic and political contexts.
Deadline for abstracts: 20 June 2021. Information: https://www.multiple-secularities.de/events/event/cfp-workshop-the-relationship-between-state-and-religion-in-the-arab-and-islamicate-contexts-civil-state-secular-state-religious-islamic-state/?fbclid=IwAR3OJjGy9N3I5-S-QtjmQ8h_tqhDMrNsP_SIwjzQbZ-OX3XvcZu2xWZ-r4w
7. Award for Best Article in Kurdish Studies Published in 2020, University of Central Florida
All articles published in English peer-reviewed journals related to Kurdish politics will be considered for the award. The award is open to all disciplines under social sciences and humanities. The primary author of the article needs to be a graduate student, post-doc, independent scholar, assistant professor or equivalent. The winner will be awarded $500. Self-nominations are welcome.
Deadline for nominations: 2 August 2021. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/11419/discussions/7763421/call-submissions-best-article-award-kurdish-studies
8. Articles for Edited Book on “Levantines of the Ottoman World: Communities, Identities, and Cultures”
We welcome chapters that engage in current topics such as Levantine cosmopolitanism, hybridity, marginality, ambiguity, and transnationalism, but we also encourage submissions which critique the centrality of such terminology and theoretical frames in historical scholarship. Editors: Erik Blackthorne-O’Barr (Colombia University) and Burhan Çağlar (Sakarya University).
Deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2022. Information: https://levantinestudies.wixsite.com/book
9. The British Library:
10. Postdoctoral Research Associate Vacancy at the University of Manchester Postdoctoral Research Associate working on an international AHRC-funded research project on approaches to nonviolence and principled pacifism in modern Islam.
The fixed term position is from 20 September 2021 to 20 September 2022. The appointment will be made at Grade 6, £32,816 per annum on a 1.0 FTE basis.
Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 10/06/2021
For further information and person specifications please see the following link: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?isPreview=Yes&jobid=20241
11. Religion in the Egyptian Novel
12. Online Conference – Persian Arts of the Book Conference – 13-14 July 2021
This conference gathers scholars from around the world with expert curators from Oxford and beyond to reflect on the Persian manuscript tradition. In a series of short presentations and thematic panel discussions we will examine the poetry, history, and artistic expression contained in these treasures, and the materials and crafts that contributed to making the manuscripts, as well as the history and science of their preservation. Starting with a focus on the history of collections now at the Bodleian Library, presentations from former Bahari Visiting Fellows at the Bodleian Libraries represent the state of the field of Persian manuscript studies today.
Keynote speaker: David Roxburgh
Online via Zoom
Advance registration essential:
Tuesday 13 July 2021
10.45 am – 4:15 pm, British Summer Time
Persian Texts: Literature and History
Persian Painting in its South Asian Contexts
Persian Literature and its Courtly Connections
Wednesday 14 July 2021
11.00 am – 5.30 pm, British Summer Time
The Arts of the Book I: Text and Image
The Arts of the Book II: The Painted Page
The Arts of the Book III: Materials and Structure
13. Iranzamin Symposium – Curating Persian arts in 21st Century: challenges and practices – July 30th, 2021
Speakers include Prof Christian Gruber (Chair, History of Art, University of Michigan, USA and world-renowned scholar in the field of Islamic Art and Material Culture), Dr Michael Chagnon (Curator, Aga Khan Museum, Canada and Art Historian specialising in the Persianate World), Dr Mahroo Moosavi (Lecturer, University of Sydney and Art Historian specialising in Persian Arts and Architecture) and Prof Pedram Khosronejad, Curator, Persian Arts, Powerhouse Museum.
Iranzamin Exhibition | 19 March – 8 August 2021 | Powerhouse Museum
14. OPEN CALL FOR PAPERS Occhialì – Rivista sul Mediterraneo islamico is a semi-annual scientific journal concerned with the publication of studies, researches and reflections on Islam and the Mediterranean. Active since 2017, it has promoted over time a broad discussion on transversal themes from different perspectives: historical, linguistic, political, philosophic, juridical, sociological, psychological or pedagogical, trying to represent the heterogeneity that characterizes its area of interest.
For issue 9/2021, it has been decided not to limit the contributions to a specific theme, but to open it to the proposals of scholars, so as to leave an open space and cast light on emerging horizons of study and research. Therefore, essays, analyses and translations concerning the Islamic Mediterranean are all acceptable: from religious forms to histories, from institutions to languages, social movements, changes, cultural representations, migratory flows, in ancient times as well as today.
The articles, written in English, French, Italian or Spanish, must be sent by 15 November 2021 to email@example.com in a format compatible with the procedure of blind review: a file will have to include the author’s name and surname, email address, a short biographical note, title and abstract (150 words in English), 3- 5 keywords; the other file will have to include the contribution without any reference to the author or to their known works that might point back to them. The articles, formatted according to the norms, shall not exceed 30,000 characters including spaces and excluding the bibliography.
15. Pierre Larcher (natus 23th May 1948), L’invention de la luga al-fusha. Une histoire de l’arabe par les textes, Louvain, Paris, Bristol, Peeters (A.P.H.A./Assocation pour la Promotion de l’Histoire et de l’Archéologie Orientales. Université de Liège, 13), 2021, XIV+203 p.; 21×29,5 cms, tow indices, p.173-199. ISBN: 978-90-429-4588-3