1.ONLINE Presentation of Book: “Persian Petroleum – Oil, Empire and Revolution in Late Qajar Iran” by Dr. Leonardo Davoudi (LSE), University of Haifa, 2 September 2021, 5:00 pm IST
2. ONLINE Workshop on “The Place of Cultural Pluralism in Beirut – Unspoken Memories, Un-written Histories: Eastern Mediterranean Pluralism in Oral History and Memory Studies”, Swe-dish Research Institute in Istanbul (SRII), 17 September 2021, 5:00 pm TRT
Eligible for participation are advanced students with a background in Arab, Turkish, and Lebanese culture and history, cultural and minority studies, or political, social and Human Rights studies.
Deadline for registration: 11 September 2021. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announce-ments/8123008/cfa-place-cultural-pluralism-beirut-unspoken-memories-unwritten
3. ONLINE Lecture: Prof. Shahzad Bashir (Brown University) on “Apocalyptic Hermeneutics in a Manuscript of Ḥurūfī Literature”, Webinar Series ”Pre-modern Islamic Manuscripts”, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, 22 September 2021, 5:00 pm CET
This talk will focus on a Persian manuscript dated to the year 1034 AH/1625 CE. The manuscript is a remarkable collection, put together consciously as an apocalyptic primer in the seventeenth century.
Information and registration: https://www.oeaw.ac.at/iran/nomansland/events/apocalyptic-hermeneutics-in-a-manuscript-of-%e1%b8%a5urufi-literature/
4. ONLINE Conference: “Queer Feminist Perspectives on Political Homophobia and Anti-Feminism in the Middle East and Europe”, 24-25 September 2021
Conference panels will focus on topics of right-wing discourses and policies; transnational perspectives to homophobia and anti-feminism(s); digital spaces; the practices of reaction, resilience and resistance; and the role of religion.
Program and registration: https://queerfeministperspectives.com/program/
5. ONLINE Conference of the “Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS 2021)”, Ohio State University, 14-17 October 2021
Information and registration: https://www.centraleurasia.org/conferences/annual/
6. “First Annual Postgraduate Symposium of the Irish Network for Middle Eastern and North Af-rican Studies (INMENAS)”, Ireland, 12-13 November 2021
Papers from MA, MPhil and PhD students/candidates will be related to topics such as: Historical and con-temporary matters in geography; Politics and International Relations; Scientific / Infrastructural develop-ments; Culture; Race; Gender; Technology; Law; Peace and Conflict; Literature and the Arts; Environmental Issues.
7. Third International Conference of the Association for Literary Urban Studies (ALUS): “Cities Under Stress: Urban Discourses of Crisis, Resilience, Resistance, and Renewal” (Focus on Cities in the Global South, Cairo etc.), University of California, Santa Barbara, 17–19 February 2022
This conference explores the theme of crisis and response as conveyed in cultural representations of urban-ity. We welcome contributions that take up any aspect of or perspective on urban crisis and response, working on any period or genre of literature, from any linguistic tradition.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 September 2021. Information: https://blogs.helsinki.fi/hlc-n/2022-conference/
8. Conference: “Religious Renewal in Times of Crisis” (Focus Middle East and Islamic History), University of Nebraska Omaha and Tantur Ecumenical Institute, Jerusalem, 25-29 April 2022
The scope of this academic event is the study of religious renewal movements and their emergence in times of crisis across the world and history — with a special focus on how they have impacted the three Abrahamic religions and the city of Jerusalem.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 December 2021. Information: https://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-arts-and-sciences/religion/research/religious-renewal-in-times-of-crisis-conference.php
9. Interdisciplinary Conference on “Displacement, Emplacement, and Migration”, Bamberg Graduate School of Literature, Culture, and Media, University of Bamberg, 24-26 June 2022
We are particularly interested in discussions on how different theoretical, analytical, and methodological approaches to the literary, cultural, and socio-political representation of displacement and emplacement shape popular perceptions about migration.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 December 2021. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announce-ments/8148860/cfp-interdisciplinary-conference-displacement-emplacement-and
10. Seminar: “Travellers in Ottoman Lands: The Balkans, Anatolia and Beyond”, Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East (ASTENE), University of Sarajevo, 24-26 August 2022
Topics include: Travellers to Bosnia, the Balkans and the wider Ottoman world from other parts of Europe and elsewhere; travellers from the region to other parts of Europe and the Middle East; pilgrims and pilgrim-age within the region; artistic and literary representations of the Balkans and other parts of the Ottoman world; the horticultural legacy of the region.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 April 2022. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announce-ments/8135997/cfp-travellers-ottoman-lands-tiol-2-balkans-anatolia-and-beyond
11. Assistant Professorship in the History of the Middle East (Tenure Track), University of Utah, Salt Lake City
The period of specialization is open. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to research and to research-informed teaching at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.
Deadline for applications: 5 November 2021. Information: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/120720
12. Ph.D. Research Grants 2021/2022, Orient-Institut Istanbul
The purpose of the grant is to provide support for field research in Istanbul/Turkey to Ph.D. candidates not living in Turkey. Research fields: Musicological research on the Ottoman Empire and Turkey; Narrative sources on Istanbul and the Ottoman Empire; Historic and contemporary forms of religious expression in Anatolia since the 11th century; Linguistic Turkology; Human, medicine, and society; Iran.
Deadline for applications: 20 September 2021. Information: https://www.oiist.org/en/stipendien/
13. The Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian Art at Tufts University and the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA, are pleased to invite abstracts for the next Studying East of Byzantium workshop: Studying East of Byzantium VIII: Material Culture.
The three-part workshop intends to bring together doctoral students studying the Christian East to reflect on how to study the material world of the Christian East, to share methodologies, and to discuss their research with workshop respondents, Marica Cassis, University of Calgary, and Kate Franklin, Birkbeck, University of London. The workshop will meet on November 19, 2021, February 18, 2022, and June 6–7, 2022, on Zoom. The timing of the workshop meetings will be determined when the participant list is finalized.
We invite doctoral students working in any discipline of East Christian studies to discuss the role of material culture—monuments, archaeological sites, artifacts, images—in their research and to consider questions such as how the tools of the study of material culture can assist in understanding the realities of the Christian East? What is the difference between material culture and art-historical and archaeological approaches? How does attention to the non-verbal world harmonize with or challenge historical narratives based on textual study?
Participation is limited to 10 students. The full workshop description is available on the East of Byzantium website (https://eastofbyzantium.org/upcoming-events/). Those interested in attending should submit a C.V. and 200-word abstract through the East of Byzantium website no later than September 13, 2021.
For questions, please contact East of Byzantium organizers, Christina Maranci, Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian Art, Tufts University, and Brandie Ratliff, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at email@example.com.
EAST OF BYZANTIUM is a partnership between the Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian Art at Tufts University and the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA. It explores the cultures of the eastern frontier of the Byzantine Empire in the late antique and medieval periods.
14. Ibn ‘Asakir of Damascus
Champion of Sunni Islam in the Time of the Crusades
Suleiman A. Mourad
The British Library has an unrivalled collection of Zoroastrian manuscripts and therefore welcomed the opportunity to display three of its Zoroastrian treasures in the current exhibition Epic Iran organised by the V&A with the Iran Heritage Foundation in association with The Sarikhani Collection. The exhibition is open until 12 September 2021 by ticketed admission only. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are released on Tuesdays at 12.00.
1.Ethnic and Racial Studies
2. CFP – 21: Inquiries into Art, Theory, and the Visual
We are pleased to invite submissions to the journal 21: Inquiries into Art, Theory, and the Visual. Published quarterly, the journal presents peer-reviewed articles on the visual arts of all cultures, regions, and time periods. The journal welcomes a diversity of perspectives and methodological approaches, and seeks to include work that expands narratives on global culture. This forum embraces the full range of diverse objects, questions, and methodologies that comprise and enrich the discipline. In parallel with this openness in subject matter, 21: Inquiries is available online as an Open-Access-eJournal, making it freely accessible to the widest possible audience. We do not charge “Author processing charges” (APCs) and are a scholar-led journal. Authors retain the copyright and full publishing rights without restrictions. Our issues are published with the license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0, unless this license has to be removed for a specific issue because of restrictions by the provider of the image rights. The journal 21: Inquiries into Art, History, and the Visual – Beiträge zur Kunstgeschichte und visuellen Kultur was launched in September 2019 with the aim of establishing a new forum for art history. We particularly encourage topics and cultural perspectives that remain marginalized in art history and related fields, and work by scholars of underrepresented backgrounds and/or in early career stages.
The choice of the title indicates the intent of the editors to expand the boundaries of traditional art history by integrating all methodologies and subject matter related to images and visual phenomena around the globe. The journal seeks to publish methodologically and theoretically rigorous contributions that can claim a relevance for their topic beyond exemplary single-case studies. The multilingual aspect of art history and visual studies is reflected in the multiple languages in which the journal is published: contributions are welcome in English, German, French, and Italian, but we would also be interested in bilingual edited issues in further languages. In our reviews section, we strongly encourage reviews of exhibitions and books in languages that differ from the original.
Submissions should not exceed 60-70,000 characters (including spaces and footnotes). Reviews should not exceed 15,000 characters (including spaces). The html version can include short videos, e.g. as part of an exhibition review. Manuscripts are to be submitted as a doc. attachment via email to the editors: firstname.lastname@example.org. In order for the document to be considered, please make sure it corresponds to the style sheet guidelines [PDF] of 21: Inquiries into Art, History, and the Visual – Beiträge zur Kunstgeschichte und visuellen Kultur.
Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis.
View the Journal Online: https://21-inquiries.eu/en/about-the-journal/
Instructions for Authors: https://21-inquiries.eu/en/instructions-for-authors/
Contact the Editorial Office: email@example.com https://21-inquiries.eu/en/contact/
Olga Acosta (Bogotá), Naman P. Ahuja (New Delhi), Beate Fricke (Bern), Ursula Frohne (Münster), Celia Ghyka (Bucharest), Birgit Hopfener (Ottawa), Karen Lang (Oxford), Karin Leonhard (Konstanz), Rebecca Müller (Heidelberg), Avinoam Shalem (New York/Rome) and Michael F. Zimmermann (Eichstätt)
3. Muslim Views of the Bible
September 29th-30th, 2021
4. University of Utah – Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies
Closing date: Nov 5, 2021.
5. Oxford Interfaith Forum invites you to our Upcoming Events
Scriptural Discussion Series
Registration details are available at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfbiU9aAw4WhK5a_mJF0rR9t90B-wPr4UzD-W7BENW2jIuDIw/viewform?usp=pp_url
Discussion topic: The Creation Story.
Date:14th September 2021
Time: 19:30-20:30pm BST | 20:30-21:30pm CEST |11:30am-12:30pm PDT | 14:30-15:30pm EST | 21:30-22:30pm IST
Welcome address: Lord Alderdice, Patron of Oxford Interfaith Forum.
Chair: Revd Nevsky Everett, Chaplain of Keble College, the University of Oxford.
1. Revd Dr John Goldingay, Oxford.
2. Ustadah Yomna Helmy, Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge.
3. Rabbi David Wolpe, The Max Webb Senior Rabbi, Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, CA.
Followed by a Q&A session
6. Nahyan Fancy and Monica H. Green, “Plague and the Fall of Baghdad (1258),” Medical History 65, no. 2 (April 2021), 157-177. A read-only copy is here: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/medical-history/article/plague-and-the-fall-of-baghdad-1258/C0E179EB4890C10BBFAE5C11DFC8DF36/share/dca51a1d89bbf32ec6406ae7f0b1b0070e78db48.
Monica Green has spent more than a dozen years reading genetics work on plague (Yersinia pestis) to try to figure out what it contributes to understanding the history of the disease. A podcast interview about this work appeared today on the Ottoman History Podcast, https://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2021/08/green.html. This captures the main results of this work: a proposed redating of the Second Plague Pandemic to the 13th century, linking up the western dissemination of plague with the 13th-century plague outbreaks documented in northern Song China by Robert Hymes in 2014.
See also her:
Monica H. Green, “The Four Black Deaths,” American Historical Review 125, no. 5 (December 2020), 1600-1631; includes Supplemental Data, “Marmots and Their Plague Strains,” online only (https://academic.oup.com/ahr/article/125/5/1601/6040962), which is behind a paywall.
7. Webinars – The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University presents:
Fall 2021 AKPIA Lecture Series
A Forum for Islamic Art & Architecture
Held via Zoom Webinar
September 23, 2021. 6:00pm EST
“’His Eyes Were Aware of the Pointed Corners of His Eyes’: Reflections on the Gaze in Umayyad Painting”
Nadia Ali, Associate Researcher at IREMAM, Université Aix-Marseille
November 4, 2021. 6:00pm EST
“Shahjahanbad: The City of Shah Jahan as described in Pādshāhnāma”
Gulfishan Khan, AKPIA Associate; Professor of Medieval Indian History, Chairperson of the Centre of Advance Study, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
November 18, 2021. 6:00pm EST
“Building the Caliphate: Construction, Destruction, and Sectarian Identity in Early Fatimid Architecture”
Jennifer Pruitt, Associate Professor of Islamic Art History, Howard and Ellen Louise Schwartz Faculty Fellow in Islamic Art and Architecture, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Lectures are held via Zoom webinar; time listed is Eastern Standard Time; registration is required.
We anticipate that all lectures will be recorded and made available at the AKPIA website, after the event date.
THE AGA KHAN PROGRAM FOR ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
هل يستمر شهر العسل بين «طالبان» وطهران؟
الحركة الأفغانية تفتح «سدود هلمند» باتجاه إيران
وقبل أيام، زار مسؤول ميداني في «طالبان» أحد مجالس عاشوراء في هرات، واعتذر عن قيام عناصر غير منضبطة بإنزال رايات عاشورائية خلال إحياء الأقلية الشيعية لذكرى عاشوراء. ويعكس هذا تغييراً في سياسة الحركة.
A few days ago, a field official in the Taliban visited an Ashura gathering in Herat and apologized for the fact that undisciplined elements lowered Ashura banners while the Shi’i minority was commemorating this occasion. This reflected a change in the Movement’s policy.
‘Afghanistan’s minority Hazaras see gains of past two decades “falling apart”
The Taliban may be talking the inclusivity talk, but Afghanistan’s historically marginalised Hazaras are not convinced the hardline Sunni Islamist group is walking the walk on the ground. Last week’s decapitation of a statue of a major Hazara leader killed by the Taliban in 1995 has done little to allay those fears.’
1.ONLINE Conference on New Report: “Conflict Trends in the Arab World, 1946-2019”, Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies (CHS) and Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), 25 August 2021, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm AST
Scholars will discuss and shed light on conflict trends in the Arab region and contextualize it comparing to global conflict trends. A wide range of issues at the heart of conflict and peacemaking in the region will be highlighted and discussed.
2. Colloque : « Femmes et religions en Méditerranée », École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris, 9 septembre 2021, 9:30h – 22h CEST
Une journée de colloque pour partager les fruits d’une recherche de deux années sur les évolutions passées et les transformations présentes affectant les femmes méditerranéennes en particulier lorsqu’elles sont liées, d’une manière ou d’une autre, aux convictions et aux prescriptions religieuses.
Information et inscription: https://www.ephe.psl.eu/agenda/femmes-et-religions-en-mediterranee
3. Conference: “Narrating Exile in and between Europe and the Ottoman Empire/Modern Turkey”, University of Amsterdam, 11-12 November 2021
The conference will present 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. Historians, art historians, political scientists, ethnomusi-cologists, sociologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and literary scholars will participate.
4. International Workshop: “The Relationship between State and Religion in the Arab and Islam-icate 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. It will 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.
5. ONLINE International Migration Conference on “Global Migration on Trans-cultural, Trans-disciplinary and Intersectional Perspectives”, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, 9-10 February 2022
Topics include: Methodology and new approaches in trans-cultural, trans-disciplinary and intersectional mi-gration research; Rights, norms, ethics and migration; Gender/sexuality and migration; Religion and migra-tion; Culture/origin/race/ethnicity/colour and migration; etc.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 September 2021.
6. Second International Congress: “Dynamics of South-South Relations. Permanence and Evolution of the Political Alliances of the Global South (1810-2022)”, Autonomous University of Madrid, 22-23 February 2022
The objective of this Congress is to deepen understanding of the political, economic, and cultural ties estab-lished between the nations of the Global South by reflecting on the transformations, continuities and breaks that South-South ties have experienced from the decolonization processes to the present day.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 December 2021. Information: https://redessursur.wordpress.com/2021/07/16/cfp-ii-congress-south-south
7. International Conference on “Race and Islam: Global Histories, Contemporary Legacies”, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, 23-25 March 2022
The conference aims to explore the ways Islam has encountered, engaged with, and reflected particular understandings and experiences of race. How being or becoming a Muslim has been defined and constructed vis-à-vis particular racial discourses and praxes.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 October 2021.
8. Fellowships for Postdocs for Research Projects on “European History in Its Relation to the Wider World (Middle East) and Religious History (Islam)”, Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz
Applicants must have completed their doctorate no more than three years before taking up the fellowship. We expect proficiency in English and a sufficient command of German to participate in discussions at the Institute.
Deadline for applications: 15 October 2021. Information: https://www.ieg-mainz.de/en/fellowships/funding/postdoc_fellowships
9. The University of Tübingen invites applications for two Assistant Professors in the social sciences with a focus on ‘Global Encounters’ to commence on or after April 1, 2022. The contract is initially for four years, is extended by another two years following a positive interim evaluation. After these six years, there is a final evaluation, and based on its recommendation, the University can offer a permanent position.
Deadline for applications: 15 September 2021. Information: https://professorpositions.com/assistant-profes-sorships-in-global-encounters,i24717.html
10. Tenure-Track Position on “History of the Jews in Muslim Countries from the 19th Century to the Present”, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The position is open to all candidates who have attained a Ph.D. degree. The primary language of instruction is Hebrew. Candidates whose Hebrew proficiency is such that they would not be comfortable teaching in Hebrew will be encouraged to sufficiently master the language during the initial years following their appoint-ment.
Deadline for applications: 31 August 2021. Information: https://hum.huji.ac.il/applications-tenure-track-0
11. Assistant Professor of Teaching in Arabic Language and Culture (Tenure-Track), University of British Columbia
Requirements include: advanced proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic; a Ph.D. in Arabic Language, Arabic Applied Linguistics, Arabic language pedagogy, or a closely related field; exceptional organizational and leadership skills; etc.
Deadline for applications: 24 September 2021. Information: https://asia.ubc.ca/job-opportunities/assistant-professor-of-teaching-in-arabic-language-and-culture-tenure-track/
12. Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) for Modern Middle Eastern/North African History, University of Chicago
Focus an the history of the 18th-20th centuries, starting on or after 1 July 2022. Candidates must have earned the PhD degree prior to the start of the appointment.
Deadline for applications: 1 September 2021. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/91017
13. Assistant, Associate or Full Professor for Middle Eastern Politics, Princeton University
Well-qualified individuals are invited for this tenured or tenure-track faculty position which involves teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We seek faculty members who will create a climate that embraces excellence and diversity, with a commitment to teaching and mentoring.
Deadline for applications: 13 September 2021. Information: https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=21662
14. Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) of Human Rights in the Middle East & North Africa, University of Arizona
Candidates will be expected to have a PhD in Political Science or a closely related discipline. The position requires the ability to design and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Middle Eastern and North African Studies and in Political Science, and the ability to mentor students.
Deadline for applications: 15 September 2021. Information: https://cmes.arizona.edu/assistant-professor-human-rights
15. Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) of Environmental Justice and/or Development Studies (Including Middle East Studies), University of Washington, Seattle
We encourage applications from scholars who work on areas that include but are not limited to climate change and its effects; resource management and policy; migration and urbanism; or intersecting inequalities in the Global South.
Deadline for applications: 15 September 2021. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/91165
16. Oman Research Grant for a Visiting Research Fellowship Related to Omani Studies (3 Months 2022), Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin
The Grant comprises funding for a research stay in Berlin of up to 3 months in 2022 at ZMO, as well as travel costs to Berlin, for the successful candidate. We are seeking to attract an outstanding postdoctoral scholar who is engaged in projects in research fields related to Omani Studies.
Deadline for applications: 13 September 2021. Information: https://www.zmo.de/fileadmin/Karri-ere/Ausschreibungen_2021/CfP_Oman_Research_Grant_2022.pdf
17. ONLINE Master of Arts in Iranian Studies and Teaching Persian to Non-Persian Speakers, University of Tehran
This internationally recognized degree is an intensive two-year program consisting of rigorous coursework and research that will be offered in Persian. The flexible online design makes it easy for students to follow the courses in their home country and even to combine them with other studies or work. Starting course: 1 October 2021.
Deadline for applications: 15 September 2021. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
18. Articles on “When Options are Limited: Youth in the Middle East and North Africa in the Mist of Displacement, Unemployment and COVID19” for Special Issue of the “Journal for Refugee Studies”, Guest Editor Oroub El-Abed
The issue is concerned with the experiences of refugee youth, their trajectories, their narratives and their navigations encountering the limited options in their livelihoods. It welcome the contribution of researchers, especially local researchers from MENA region to submit their work with a theoretical analysis or an empirical reflection of the refugee youth encounters.
Deadline for abstracts: 27 August 2021. Information: Oroub.email@example.com
19. Chapters for “The Routledge Handbook of Translation, Interpreting and Crisis” (Including Crisis in the MENA Region)
The Handbook aims to collate contributions by academics, but equally welcomes co-authored papers where practitioners or members of organisations and institutions are involved (with a focus on translation and inter-preting).
Deadline for abstracts: 17 September 2021. Information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1R0Ou-LaHJ34DsjB6yhFZLoiRAHDk4mlm1/edit
The British Library
21. Journal of Contemporary Iraq & the Arab World 15.1-2 is out now! (Special Issue: ‘Shifting Terrains: Art, Environment and Urbanism in Iraq’)
(Formerly published as International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies, 2007–2018)
For more information about the journal and issue click here>>
1.ALCHEMIES OF SCENT. Reconstructing the Practices of Ancient Greco-Egyptian Perfumery: An Experimental Approach to the History of Science (Alchemies of Scent) is a new, 5-year interdisciplinary research project that seeks to deepen our understanding of our olfactory heritage and of the connections between art, science and medicine in the ancient world.
The project is funded by the Junior Star initiative of the Czech Science Foundation and is hosted by the Institute of Philosophy, in partnership with the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, at the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague.
As part of this project, we are offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Egyptology beginning October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team working together to produce a historical and lexical survey of the ingredients and methods of the art and science of perfume production in Greco-Roman Egypt, and to replicate, test and analyze the techniques of ancient perfumery in a controlled laboratory setting. The candidate will focus on perfumery in Egyptian sources (hieroglyphs, Hieratic, Demotic), in particular on documentary, medical and magical papyri of the relevant period(s).
The fellowship is hosted at the Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Philosophy, and the salary is CZK 540.000 / year. The position can be held for a maximum of 5 years, subject to annual review.
Application deadline is 14 September 2021.
For details visit:
The British Library
‘The Taliban recently “massacred” and brutally tortured several members of the Hazara minority in Afghanistan, says human rights group Amnesty International.
Witnesses have given harrowing accounts of the killings, which took place in early July in Ghazni province.’