1.ONLINE Conference: “Studying Islam and Muslims: Trajectories and Futures of South African Scholarship”, University of Cape Town, 13-15 July 2021
The aim of this conference is to trace past and potential trajectories of Islamic studies scholarship in Southern Africa. It also seeks to honour the associated scholarly legacies that have developed in the last 40 years.
For information and program contact email@example.com. Registration: https://forms.office.com/pages/re-sponsepage.aspx?id=jIuayqM-mUekPlUQOY56O3ILwTEa18pPlyQUTiom31BUR-jNHRDA0MjFSNkE3Nk5KUFFHR1ZTNVdSMC4u
2. ONLINE Lecture: “From Neighbors to Foreigners: Iranians in Bahrain in the Early 20th Cen-tury”, Arab Center Washington DC, 15 July 2021, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
This talk by Lindsey Stephenson will discuss some of the ways that economic and political transformations of the early 20th century changed the meaning of itinerancy in the Gulf. It will look specifically at the position of Iranians in Bahrain to explore the unfolding of new conceptions of space, identity, and belonging.
Information and registration: https://dohainstitute-org.zoom.us/webinar/regis-ter/WN_VSv53shtQ0WjtTTiGLnFvw
3. International Colloquium: “Rewritings, Appropriations and Metamorphoses of Prophetic Figures in the Religious, Literary and Historiographical Texts of Pre-modern Islam”, Paris, 16-18 September 2021
This colloquium (in French, English and Arabic) will seek to grasp these itinerant figures, from the spaces in-between: the prophets of the pre-modern Arab world, between Judaism, Christianity and Islam, between sacred model and familiar figure of popular literature, between mythical authority and historical hero.
4. ONLINE and In-Person: International Conference on “Hermeneutics of Quranic Norm Change”, Department of Islamic-Religious Studies, Erlangen, 14-15 October 2021
5. Professorship for Islamic Studies (Open Rank), Institute for Islamic and Middle Eastern Stud-ies, University of Bern
Qualification: Ability to cover in German the entire field in teaching. A research profile situated within the fields of history, cultural or social studies with a temporal focus on the 20th and 21st centuries. The geographical focus should lie on the Arab world. Required are excellent knowledge of Arabic, familiarity with current theo-retical approaches and research stays in the region.
Deadline for applications: 19 September 2021. Information: https://www.phil-hist.unibe.ch/about_us/now_happening/call_for_applications_islamic_studies/index_eng.html
6. Arabic Course Program by the “Département des Études Arabes, Médiévales et Modernes”, l’Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo) in Amman, Beirut or Online, October 2021 – June 2022
The program offers in-depth language and cultural training to trainees (students or non-students) who have already completed Modern Standard Arabic (MSA/fuṣḥā). The classes are taught in Arabic by Lebanese, Syrian and Jordanian professors.
Deadline for applications: 10 September 2021. Information: https://www.ifporient.org/stage-annuel-2021-2022-a-beyrouth-amman/
7. Chapters for: The making of contemporary Oman: The Sultan, the People and the Legacy of Peace
The book will capture the unique identity of the existing state, and the state-society dynamics through a group of critical chapters, each representing a piece of the puzzle. The book chapters will be covering issues of history, governance, foreign policy, political economy, energy, society and gender issues and more.
Deadline for abstracts: 8 August 2021. Information: GSPublications@qu.edu.qa
8. Chapters for Transnational Generations in the GCC Countries and Beyond
The project elaborates how migrants’ multiple belonging, orientations, and strategies give birth to today’s migration phenomenon in the Gulf. This project intends to understand and explicate the phenomenon of migration in the Gulf from the Gulf perspective with its probable complexities and varieties.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 July 2021. Information: Contact Kyoko Matsukawa (firstname.lastname@example.org)
9. CFP, UPDATED – Monsters, Hexes, Nightmares: An Exploration into the Dark Side of Islamic Art, RSA 2022 Sponsored Session – Deadline August 5
This panel invites papers that investigate the visualizations of horrors, terrors, and malevolence in early-modern Islamic art (c. 1400-1800). From individual depictions of various “monsters” (jinns, divs, Iblis, etc.) to narrative cycles, from treatises on the occult to astronomical texts, a darker realm lurked in the arts of the Islamic world. Although not necessarily produced to evoke fear, nor defined and understood as dark, images of this invisible and other dimension had a potent presence that operated at the juncture of religion, science & medicine, superstition, and fantasy. Rather than descriptive accounts, the panel seeks papers that employ theoretical lenses (monster theory, affect theory, philosophy of horror, posthuman / inhuman studies, etc.) and innovative methodologies, addressing questions beyond style, genre, taxonomy, and representation. If a jinn from pre-Islamic Arab mythology could find its way simultaneously into the Quran, and into a constellation drawn from Greek mythology, all normative categories and modes of analyses fail. Hence, the primary aim of the panel is to highlight how images from / of the “dark side” performed in their individual contexts, what affects they activated, what boundaries they crossed, and what worlds they connected. Particularly welcome are comparative (within and beyond the Islamic world) and/or multidisciplinary studies, and papers that work across media.
Please submit a title, a 150-word abstract, a current CV, PhD or other terminal degree completion date (past or expected), and primary discipline (as listed at https://www.rsa.org/page/DisciplineReps) to Saygin Salgirli (email@example.com), by August 5, 2021.
10. The British Library
11. The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity to support public-facing historical projects related to the theme of “Turning Points” in history.
The Center will fund up to 5 projects that creatively engage with how the study of past turning points have affected the course of history, and how historical study can further public understanding of the present times.
We welcome applications that are original and imaginative in content and form. Proposals can include (but are not limited to) a series of blog posts, a series of podcast conversations, digital and in-person exhibits, an oral history project, an initiative with a local newspaper to write a series of op-eds, a mapping project, a multimedia resource, and other creative ideas.
Each grantee will receive up to $5,000 depending on the scope, size, and need of the proposal. The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2021, at 11:59 pm (EST).
Visit our website for more information about eligibility and requirements. https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/lepage/resources/turning-poi…
12. AMECYS Early Career Article Award Call for Submissions 2021
The Association for Middle East Children and Youth Studies
invites nominations for the 2021 AMECYS Early Career Article Award
The AMECYS is a private, non-profit, international association for scholars with an interest in the study of children and youth in the Middle East, North Africa and their diasporic communities. Through interdisciplinary programs, publications, and services, AMECYS promotes innovative scholarship, facilitates global academic exchange, and enhances public understanding about Middle Eastern children and youth in diverse times and places.
The recently established AMECYS Early Career Article Award recognizes and promotes good scholarship of young researchers for their exceptional contribution to the study of children and youth in the Middle East, North Africa and their diasporic communities.
Both self-nominations and nominations of others will be accepted. Each candidate should submit only one article that should meet the following criteria:
Nominations must include an up-to-date CV and a one-page summary of the contribution written by the nominee. The summary of the contribution would ideally address the following areas: (1) quality of research; (2) relevance / contributions of research to child and youth studies in the Middle East, North Africa and their diasporic communities. All materials should be sent in one email to the committee chair Fruma Zachs (firstname.lastname@example.org ). The articles and submitted materials will be reviewed by three scholars. Materials must be received by August 1st, 2021.
The author of the AMECYS Early Career Article Award will receive $150 and a certificate of award. In the event of co-winners, prize money will be divided evenly among the winners. Honorable mentions also receive a certificate of award. Winners will be announced at the 55th MESA Annual Meeting. The results will also be posted on the AMECYS and MESA website and in other publications, as deemed appropriate by AMECYS.
*** No additional materials will be considered as part of the submission.
13. CERAMICS FROM ISLAMIC LANDS CONFERENCE
Hosted by the Victoria and Albert Museum – taking place online!
The conference is free to attend.
Conference papers will be available to view to conference attendees from two weeks before and two weeks after the conference. The conference will then take the form of live online panel discussions, in the mornings and afternoons of 20th-23rd July, with the keynote lecture a live event on the evening of 19th July. All times are in BST.
14. The Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies Presents:
The Unsung Poetry of Kurdish Women
Dr. Farangis Ghaderi, University of Exeter
Friday July 16, 4:00 P.M. EDT
Zoom Registration: https://bit.ly/3hjVoEo