1.The British Association for Islamic Studies is looking for a BRAIS Projects Coordinator to help drive forward its work over the coming year. The post would be ideal for a UK-based PhD student whose academic interests intersect with any aspect of Islamic Studies, broadly understood.
This is a Guaranteed Hours post available from October 2021 for a period of one year, working a minimum of 250 hours over the fixed-term period (more hours may be available by negotiation).
Further details, including how to apply, can be found here: http://www.brais.ac.uk/home/brais-projects-coordinator
The post holder can be based anywhere in UK. Work will be undertaken remotely, with meetings and catch-up taking place online.
How to Apply
Applications should be submitted via email to BRAIS Secretary, Tom Lea (firstname.lastname@example.org), by 5pm on Friday 3rd September 2021.
2. Persian Language Course – Starting: 20th Aug 2021
Mondays & Wednesdays
The Islamic College has organized a Persian Language Course for those who want to learn modern Farsi. The Course has three semesters.
This course offers an excellent opportunity to master a very important language which provides an entry into a rich and diverse culture. Since Persian has not changed significantly in over a millennium, the basic grammar for the classical and modern forms of the language is virtually the same and is relatively easy to learn.
One of the benefits of learning Farsi is the ability to access a huge body of literature and sources of Islamic knowledge.
The Course Registration Fee is £50/semester.
The registration deadline is 20th Aug 2021.
An attendance certificate would be granted at the end of the course.
We welcome any scholars engaging all manner of traditions and texts from across the pre-modern Islamicate world. Abstracts are due Sept. 15, 2021 via the ICMS submission portal.
Please see our brief panel descriptions below, and for further details and directions on how to apply, follow this link.
Panel 1: Sociability between Justice and Tyranny
This panel considers Islamicate ambivalences toward sociability and despotism to better understand the competitive nature of friendship and the seductive pull of absolutist rule by closely reading and contextualizing a wide variety of pre-modern texts.
Panel 2: Medieval Islamicate Paratexts in Contexts
This panel will explore the nature of the paratext in the lettered traditions of the medieval Islamicate world and ask how developments in textual technology (manuscript, lithograph, print, digital) as well as practices of reading and editing have changed how such works are understood and valorized.
Please feel free to widely circulate this CfP and remember to apply for our regional conference coming up this fall.
Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Starting: 9th September 2021
The Islamic College has organized an Arabic Course for those who want to learn the language of the Islamic revelation.
The course has three semesters which are designed to prepare students with no previous knowledge of Arabic to read and understand Quranic and classical Islamic texts.
At the end of the course, students would have developed the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and grammar. Students who successfully complete the course will be awarded an Islamic College Certificate of attendance.
What will you learn?
This course focuses on the Arabic language which is ideal for anyone interested to learn how to read, write and speak Arabic. The course dives deep into Classical Arabic vocabulary and basic grammar rules. It’s designed to provide a solid foundation of the most common vocabulary and will enable you to go through daily life, navigate a variety of situations, and have significant conversations with speakers of Arabic.
We will start with learning the alphabet and how to read and write the letters with their different shapes. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the basics, including word and sentence formation, and how to use and form pronouns, verb patterns and tenses, adjectives, and plurals.
You’ll learn how to ask questions, use common greetings, talk about your family and introduce yourself. You’ll also learn essentials such as using numbers, telling the time, and setting dates.
You’ll be introduced to the language from the ground up and work your way to being capable to read and write basic Arabic texts and feeling comfortable having a simple conversation with native Arabic speakers.
There will be weekly Kahoot activity, homework, and translation time which can solidify and enrich your ability to talk Arabic confidently.
5. Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Exeter
The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in the Writing the Future project, which has explored metadiscourse in Arab students writing in both English and Arabic. It is a corpus study, creating a unique Arab-English corpus of writing, and complemented by interviews with the authors. The post will include preparing the corpus for archiving on a website, literature reviewing, as well as general research duties linked to the final year of the project, such as assisting with conference presentations and publications, as appropriate.
Closing date for applications | 6 August 2021
6. Decades of Fire: A Special Issue on Middle East and North Africa
Call for Submissions | The Michigan Quarterly Review
The Michigan Quarterly Review (MQR) is seeking contributions to a special issue on the Middle East and North Africa focused on the region’s political, social, and cultural transformations in the last three decades. MQR invites articles, essays, memoirs, fiction and poetry in English translation that examine the impact the multiple tensions and conflicts of the last three decades have had on the people of the Middle East and North Africa. Submissions are encouraged from migrant voices in the region, LGBTQIA+ voices, and writing from voices typically underrepresented in anthologies on the Middle East and North Africa.
Deadline for Submissions | 1 November 2021
7. 22 and 29 October 2021 Short Course – Religious Cultural Heritage: Concepts and Issues in the Modern Middle East – Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
This is a two-day introductory course on the theme of religious cultural heritage (RCH) in the Middle East. It aims to contextualise RCH as the living cultural heritage of its community of users. In addition, the course attempts to present RCH as a contemporary construct of its socio-political and religious context through its connections to ethnicity, gender, nationalism, as much as religion.
Date and Time
22 and 29 October 2021, 13:30 – 16:00 (London Time).
Tickets and Booking
Tickets: £75 professionals | £45 students, AKU alumni and staff. Book as soon as possible.
*The course will be delivered via Zoom. Readings and further details will be provided later upon registration.
*The course will not be recorded.
Registration is now open for the Third International Ismaili Studies Conference.
This year, ISC2021 will be held virtually on Zoom from Friday, August 6 to Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Register at bit.ly/ismailistudiesconference
This year’s ISC includes:
* Keynote Address by Prof. Karim H. Karim on Friday, August 6 at 1:00pm (EST).
* Scholarly panels on Ismaili history and historiography, esoteric exegesis, devotional literature, contemporary Ismaili theological reflection, and modern Ismaili leadership, identity, and religiosity.
* the announcement of the (inaugural) 2021 Karim and Rosemin Karim Prize;
* a concluding Scholars Roundtable featuring senior scholars of Ismaili Studies.
Speakers include: Paul Walker, Ismail Poonawala, Ali Asani, David Hollenberg, Tazim Kassam, Mushegh Asatryan, Karim H. Karim, Shin Nomoto and many more.
1. Colloque : « La formation des imams, des aumôniers et des islamologues : état des lieux, en-jeux et perspectives », Strasbourg, 8-9 October 2021
Nous avons privilégié trois axes : Etat des lieux des formations et des acteurs; Enjeux; Perspectives.
2. Coordinateur/trice d’activités archéologiques de l’Institut français d’études anatoliennes, IFEA Istanbul
Le coordinateur/trice sera amené à travailler avec le directeur de l’IFEA, la responsable des publications de l’institut et les autres collègues, mais aussi en coordination avec les autres établissements du dispositif fran-çais basés en Turquie.
Candidature : Date limite 1er août 2021. Information : http://www.ifea-istanbul.net/index.php/fr/an-nonces/3306-offre-d-emploi-charge-e-de-mission-chercheur-e-pole-archeologie-crsp
3. Part-time (50%) Senior Academic Positions in Iranian History, Alliance Center for Iranian Studies (ACIS), Tel Aviv
The University is seeking research applicants for a part time faculty position in Iranian History and/or Persian-speaking world research track, within the following areas: society, culture, politics, religion, nationalism, minorities, economy, environment, and international relations.
Deadline for applications: 8 August 2021. Information: https://en-humanities.tau.ac.il/acis.kolkore-eng.june2021
4. Part-Time Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago
We seek applicants with prior teaching experience at the college or post-secondary level, preferably at a North American institution. Experience working with MA students or advising BA theses is desirable. Appli-cants are required to have completed a PhD in a field related to the history, literature, culture, linguistics, religion, or philosophy of the Middle East.
Review of applications will begin on 20 August 2021. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/90706
5. Assistant Professor of Human Rights in the Middle East & North Africa, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Arizona
Candidates will be expected to have a PhD in Political Science or a closely related discipline. Exceptional ABD applicants nearing completion will also be considered. The position requires the ability to design and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in MENA Studies and in Political Science, and the ability to men-tor students. Target Hire Date: 15 August 2022.
Open until filled. Information: https://cmes.arizona.edu/assistant-professor-human-rights
6. Iran Deserts Summer School, Institute of Geography, University of Tehran, 30 August – 6 September 2021
This summer school intends to provide knowledge of human and physical geography (especially desert land-forms and landscapes) as well as some cultural aspects of Iran for international early career scientists (well-motivated advanced graduate students, PhDs, and post-docs) from the fields of geography, geomorphology, geology, archeology, geoarcheology, orientalism, etc.
Deadline for applications: 20 August 2021. Information: https://ut.ac.ir/en/news/18454/iran-deserts-summer-school-call-for-applications
7. Publications for the Book Series “Gulf Studies” (Springer Nature)
The series accepts proposals for monographs, edited volumes, and handbooks that provide an understand-ing of the Gulf societies’ contemporary social, economic, and political landscapes.The four main topics are: Social and Cultural Issues in the Gulf; Politics and Security in the Gulf; Energy and Economics in the Gulf; The GCC and the World. Information: https://www.springer.com/series/16417
8. Music and Musicians in the Medieval Islamicate World
A Social History
9. The Hugh Goddard PhD Studentship, University of Edinburgh
The HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World at the University of Edinburgh is offering The Hugh Goddard PhD Studentship in Inter-Religious Relations in a Globalised Muslim World, for a January 2022 start. The studentship is named in honour of the Founding Director of the Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre in recognition of his ground-breaking work on Islam and inter-religious relations.
This is a fixed term, three-year studentship, ideal for students who have recently completed a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Politics and International Relations, Area Studies, Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Human Geography).
The theme of the research is contemporary interactions between Muslim religious actors, or Muslim communities more generally (be they the majority population or a minority), and other religious or non-religious actors or communities. We are particularly looking for projects that can link up local community dynamics to global, international or transnational actors, ideas or practices circulating in the contemporary context. The empirical cases and themes of the study are for you to chose and define.
The supervisory team will be led by Professor Frederic Volpi at the Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre with additional supervisors from other Schools and Departments with relevant expertise on the selected research project. The award of the Studentship is conditional on the successful candidate applying and being accepted onto a relevant PhD programme in the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.
The studentship will cover the required tuition fee and an annual stipend £15,690 for the 2021-2022 academic year, increasing in line with UKRI rates.
The award is open to UK and Overseas students commencing their studies in the 2021-2022 academic year, starting their programme of study in January 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to be Edinburgh-based and, in addition to undertaking their research, contribute to the full range of the Centre’s activities, including its outreach programme. Subject to satisfactory progress, the Studentship will be awarded for a maximum of three years.
Applications should be submitted via email to email@example.com by 5pm BST on Friday 3rd September 2021 and should include the following:
Candidates invited for interview will be required to make a 15-minute presentation on their proposed research project and also outline the wider contribution which they would hope to make to the Alwaleed Centre.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 3 weeks of the application deadline. Applicants who have not heard from the Centre by this time can assume that their application was unsuccessful.
Informal enquiries may be directed to Mr Tom Lea, General Manager of the Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre.
The HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World is an interdisciplinary research centre at the University of Edinburgh associated to the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.
The Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre is committed to encouraging a better understanding of contemporary Islam and the globalised Muslim world through cutting edge research and innovative outreach projects. The Edinburgh Centre is part of a unique network of Centres at prestigious universities around the world; four in the UK and the USA (Edinburgh, Cambridge, Harvard, Georgetown) and two in the Middle East (Cairo and Beirut). For more information see here.
1. Sinews of War and Trade. Shipping and Capitalism in the Arabian Peninsula
2. Asst Prof, Modern Middle Eastern History, University of Chicago
The Department of History at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Modern Middle Eastern/North African History (loosely defined, 18th-20th centuries) to start on or after July 1, 2022. We welcome applicants with any specialization within that broader field.
Candidates must have earned the PhD degree prior to the start of the appointment.
Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at http://apply.interfolio.com/91017 and include: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement, 4) a teaching statement, 5) a dissertation abstract, 6) an article or chapter-length writing sample, and 7) three letters of reference. Consideration of applications will begin on September 1, 2021.
1.Call for Chapters: The Making of Contemporary Saudi Arabia
“The Making of Contemporary Saudi Arabia: From Social Salafism to the search of Liberalism”
Mahjoob Zweiri & Farah AlQawasmi
The Book, “The Making of Contemporary Saudi Arabia: From Social Salafism to the search of Liberalism” will capture the evolvement of the Saudi state during the 21^st Century. The main aim of the book is to capture the two major shifts that occurred in Saudi Arabia in recent years, and that would be the shift in the authoritarian political regime, as well as the shift that occurred on a social level, taking the Saudi society from Salafism to liberalism. The two shifts in the political regime and the Saudi society branched out to further evolvements and developments that will be presented through a group of academic chapterswill be covering issues of history, governance, foreign policy the Islamic state, political economy, energy, society and gender issues and more.
The book will start by paving the way for the development of a historical understanding of the contemporary Saudi Arabian State, and its relationship with its society. The relation between the Saudi State and Society is the focal point of the case study at hand, and it is the first step into understanding the being of this unique state. This book will contextualize and present an understanding of the application of historical and political trends and the current deterrence of them in search for a contemporary ideology for the Saudi State . Following on from that, the book will offer the reader a section on governance, which will demonstrate the evolvement of the policies applied by the Kingdom’s monarchy in regards to the evolving regional and international events. Subsequently, the book will ensure categorizing the remaining chapters into a political category that will present chapters on the governance, the role of the Islamic state within the greater Saudi Arabian State, and the role of the Saudi Arabian foreign policy, and possible military application and practice, on neighboring states, such as Pakistan, Yemen and the GCC states.
The book will investigate the local, regional and international factor that played a role on the development of the Saudi political, regime, society and the Saudi Arabian economy. Furthermore, book will combine prestigious scholarly work from a group of the top academics on the region from within the region. Finally, this book will not cover one category or area of research; instead, it will take an interdisciplinary approach, and offer the reader a cohesive understanding on a number of the most significant pillars to that make up today’s Saudi Arabia.
Chapter Abstract _due on the30th of August 2021, and can be sent to GSPublications@qu.edu.qa_
First draft of the paper: 6000- 8000 words is due on the 30th of January, 2022
Final Draft: 10,000 word chapter due on the 27th of March, 2022
The Gulf Studies Center has selected Springer to be the publisher of the book.
2. Colloque international en présentiel : « Les prophètes itinérants – Réécritures, appropriations et métamorphoses des figures prophétiques dans les textes religieux, littéraires et historio-graphiques de l’Islam prémoderne », Institut du monde arabe (16 sept. 2021) et Sorbonne Université (17-18 sept. 2021)
Organisation : Mehdi Azaiez (UC Louvain), Rémy Gareil (Université Lyon 2, CIHAM), Iyas Hassan (Sorbonne Université, Orient & Méditerranée).
Information : http://ciham.msh-lse.fr/node/1926
3. Conference: “Narrating Exile in and between Europe and the Ottoman Empire/Modern Turkey”, University of Amsterdam, 11-12 November 2021
The conference seeks original contributions that unsettle traditional narratives on exilic experiences: how to narrate refugee flows, which stories do we tell, which voices remain unheard? Our focus is on exile between Europe and (in) the (post)Ottoman lands. We welcome papers by historians, art historians, political scientists, ethno-musicologists, sociologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and literary scholars.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 July 2021. Information: https://www.turkeystudiesnetwork.org/events/cfp-interna-tional-conference
4. Workshop on “Typologies in the Islamic Ethical Discourse”, Orient-Institut Beirut & American University of Beirut, 10-11 March 2022
Through discussions on how exemplary and stereotypical characters are used, modified and redefined in pre-modern Islamic texts, this workshop aims to investigate a range of typologies in the ethical discourse in light of its historical and intellectual developments across all relevant genres.
Deadline for abstracts: 26 September 2021. Information: https://www.orient-institut.org/events/event-de-tails/call-for-papers/
5. Conference of the Maghreb Review and the Maghreb Studies Association: “Empire in the Middle East and the Maghreb: The Shaping of Hopes and Perspectives”, Oxford, 28-29 March 2022
The aim of this conference is to examine how European colonialism and great power rivalry in the Middle East and North Africa have shaped the perspectives of the peoples in these countries and their hopes for their future. Special significance should be given to the means by which Muslims affirmed in this period their attachment to Islamic norms and pride in Islamic civilisation.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 December 2021. Information: https://www.maghrebreview.com/en/home.html
6. Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies (W3), Oriental Institute, University of Leipzig
We are looking for an internationally renowned scholar with extensive teaching and research experience. The prerequisite is outstanding expertise in the study of the Arab-Islamic world with a focus between the 18th and 21st centuries from a literary, philological and/or cultural studies perspective with a strong interdiscipli-nary and transregional comparative focus.
Deadline for application: 20 August 2021. Information: https://www.uni-leipzig.de/en/university/working-at-leipzig-university/job-opportunities/detailed-view-job-description/artikel/professur-fuer-arabistik-und-islamwissenschaft-w3-2021-06-21-1/
7. Program Officer Working on Religion and Mediation, Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich
The successful candidate will have a relevant MA degree and a minimum of two years of work experience related to mediation or conflict transformation. She or he has expertise relevant to peace mediation and ideally a background in religious studies, sociology of religion, or similar. Experience in working on conflicts with religious dimensions is an asset. Excellent English and working knowledge of French or German is required.
Deadline for application: 10 August 2021. Information: https://www.jobs.ethz.ch/job/view/JOPG_ethz_ri08jnsnb0PBWPoX4i?mw_source=academicpositions
8. PhD Student in Turkic Languages, Focusing on Linguistic Turcology, Department of Linguis-tics and Philology, Uppsala University
We are seeking a candidate with a solid background in Turkic Studies (hold a master’s degree or equivalent in Turkic languages), who is highly motivated and interested in theoretical and/or descriptive linguistics.
Deadline for application: 30 August 2021. Information: https://professorpositions.com/phd-position-in-turkic-languages,i23719.html
9. Chercheur.euse au sein du Département des études arabes, médiévales et modernes (DEAMM) à l’Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo) – antenne de Beyrouth
Conditions particulières d’exercice : Forte disponibilité, très bonne capacité d’organisation et d’animation scientifiques, capacité à conduire ses propres recherches tout en souciant du collectif du centre d’accueil. Bonne connaissance de la recherche et des réseaux universitaires et scientifiques au Proche Orient, en France et à l’international.
Date limite de candidature : 23/08/2021. Information : https://www.ifporient.org/appel-a-candidature-cher-cheuse-chercheur-deamm/
10. James A. Bellamy Professorship, Department of Middle East Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
We seek a professor or advanced associate professor with a substantial publication record in the fields of early Arabic language or literature, textual traditions and Islamic culture, starting at Fall 2023.
Deadline for applications: 1 November 2021. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/90190
11. Grant for Academic Study Related to Yemen by the British Yemeni Society
Applications for the £500 grant annually are invited from anyone carrying out research in, or on Yemen, at a British or Yemeni University. Applicants’ nationality is irrelevant. Applications may be made to assist with study in any subject or field, so long as it is concerned with Yemen, and is for a specific qualification (e.g. BA, MA, PhD etc.).
Deadline for application extended to 15 August 2021. Information: http://b-ys.org.uk/activities/bys-academic-grant
12. Visiting PhD Scholarship for Research on a Project Relating to Mediterranean History, University of Haifa
The scholarship criteria are as follows: A. The student is enrolled in a doctoral degree program at a non-Israeli accredited institution of higher education. The scholarship will be open to students from all countries. B. The student has completed their first year of doctoral studies successfully. An approved PhD prospectus is recommended.
Every application will be considered upon submission. Information: https://mailchi.mp/mediterraneansemi-nar/visiting-phd-scholarship-mediterranean-history-university-of-haifa?e=82aeb6c61d
13. Chapters for Book on “Social Change in the Gulf Societies: Social, Economic, and Political Dimensions”, edited by Mizanur Rahman and Amr Al-Azm, Qatar University (Springer Nature Gulf Studies Book Series)
This book attempts to document how economic transformation, educational reforms, social media, rapid urbanization, and a growing expatriate population have brought about deep changes in Gulf societies of the GCC, Iran, Iraq, and Yemen, focusing on their directions, magnitudes, and appropriate policy options.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 July 2021. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
14. Re-launching of Book Series: “Studies in Late Antiquity and Early Islam” (SLAEI), Editors Jens Scheiner, Lawrence I. Conrad, Robert G. Hoyland (Gerlach Press)
Works are invited on the political history of the Middle East and North Africa, on social history, history of culture, ideas or economics, as well as on archaeology, numismatics or papyrology in the period in question. In addition to monographs, anthologies, conference proceedings, editions, translations, commentaries or reference works are planned.
‘The Historical Roles of Jihād in Sunnī-Shīʿī Relations’
The Journal of the Middle East and Africa Volume 12, 2021 – Issue 2
1.Conference programme and registration links: comparative literary practice in the multilingual Islamic world(s), 22-24 July, 2021
The final programme of the conference: “Pre-modern comparative literary practice in the multilingual Islamic world(s)”. The virtual conference is co-organized by Huda Fakhreddine (University of Pennsylvania), David Larsen (New York University), and Hany Rashwan (University of Birmingham), with a special thanks to Rawad Wehbe (University of Pennsylvania). The conference is hosted by the Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation Research Centre (OCCT), University of Oxford, 22-23-24 July 2021.
We are honoured to announce our two keynote speakers who will open and close the conference.
Professor Fatemeh Keshavarz, Maryland University: “Multilingual Poetry: the Information Superhighway of the Medieval Muslim World” on Thursday, July 22, 2021.
Professor Michael Cooperson, The University of California, Los Angeles: “Learning Arabic in Pre-Modern Times” on Saturday, July 24, 2021.
Please ensure to register for the conference three days, so you can receive the zoom link of each day.
For the convenience and security of our participants and attendees, we will be hosting the conference panels using passcode protected Zoom meetings. We kindly ask you all to register for each individual session prior to the respective dates.
Day 1 (Thursday 22 July) Registration
Day 2 (Friday 23 July) Registration
Day 3 (Saturday 24 July) Registration
2. AMBULO – Arabic Manuscripts in the Bologna University Library Online
Project of the King ‘Abdulaziz Chair for Islamic Studies – University of Bologna (Italy)
3. Browsing through the Sultan’s Bookshelves, Towards a Reconstruction of the Library of the Mamluk Sultan Qāniṣawh al-Ghawrī (r. 906–922/1501–1516)
4. In the Sultan’s Salon: Learning, Religion, and Rulership at the Mamluk Court of Qāniṣawh al-Ghawrī (r. 1501–1516) (2 vols)
5. Princeton-UCLA Arabic Manuscripts Workshop: Webinar Signup
23–27 August 2021
This week-long workshop will be taught by leading authorities in the historical, philological and material study of Arabic manuscripts.
Co-organized by Princeton and UCLA, which house the two largest repositories of Islamicate manuscripts in North America, the workshop will equip emerging scholars with the basic tools to conduct research using original handwritten texts in Arabic script.
Over the course of four days, participants will learn the basics of codicology, palaeography, and manuscript production and circulation, and receive exposure to an expansive vision of current debates in Arabic manuscript research. Topics include:
Organizers: Marina Rustow (Princeton) and Luke Yarbrough (UCLA)
Sponsors: UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies; UCLA Islamic Studies; UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures; UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies; Manuscript, Rare Book and Archive Studies Initiative at Princeton; Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University; Firestone Library, Princeton University; UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Schedule and registration links
Aug 23, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Evyn Kropf | Introduction to Arabic Manuscripts: Overview, Terms, Methods, Special Challenges
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Aug 23, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Nur Sobers-Khan | Manuscripts Remote and Digital: What to do with Digital Manuscripts?
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Aug 24, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Nuria de Castilla | The Importance of Codicology: Manuscript Production, Support & Bindings
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Aug 24, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
François Déroche | Codicological Structures: Pages & Quires
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Aug 25, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Konrad Hirschler | Transmission of Arabic Manuscripts: Production & Usage Contexts, Transmissions/Ownership Notes & Readers’ Notes
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Aug 25, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Kristina Richardson | Formal & Informal Copies: Commissioned, Personal, Ordinary & User-Produced Manuscripts
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Aug 26, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Alain George | Scripts & Styles: Canonical Scripts, Informal Scripts & Limit-Cases
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Aug 26, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Naïm Vanthieghem | Paleography & Documentary Hands: Strategies & Resources for Decipherment
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Aug 27, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Jan Just Witkam | From Codicology to the History of the Islamic Book
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6. ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY – VIRTUAL LECTURE
by Professor Roger D. Long
Liaquat Ali Khan, Jinnah’s “Right Hand”: Politics and the Creation of Pakistan, 1895-1947
20th July 2021 at 6.30pm
If you would like to attend, please contact Matty Bradley by e-mail:
and the Zoom link will be provided.
7. The Institute for Mediterranean Studies (IMS), Busan University of Foreign
Studies (BUFS), Republic of Korea.
IMS is looking for a presenter of the 2021 International Mediterranean
Conference. The conference will be hold from 1st-2nd of October, 2021, with
title of “Renaissance and the Civilizational Exchange in the Central
Mediterranean ”. For further information, please refer below.
“2021 International Mediterranean Conference”
▶ Title : Civilization-Exchange in the Central Mediterranean and the
▶ Topic : General topics relevant to the central Mediterranean region
▶ Date : 1st-2nd of October, 2021. (Korean Standard Time)
▶ Venue ( Adjusted) : BUFS (Busan University of Foreign Studies)
▶ Host : Institute for Mediterranean Studies,
Busan University of Foreign Studies
▶ Application : Please send abstract within 200 words to email@example.com by
30th of July (Fri), 2021
▶ IMS provides 1night of accommodation for foreign presenters
▶ Informations will be keep updated on IMS website
▶ Please note that this conference may change into blending conference
according to pandemic situation.
▶ Online Registration (by 30th, July) : https://forms.gle/1hPLyBFq7vsWkySp8
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* Please do note that online registration should be completed in advance of
* Online Registration will no longer be accepted after 30th of July (Fri),
* For further information, please contact to : firstname.lastname@example.org
8. The Military-Peace Complex, Gender and Materiality in Afghanistan