1.Screening of the documentary film about the UNESCO World Heritage Site / Sasanian fortifications of Darband (Derbent) in Spain:
23rd International Archaeological Film Festival of the Bidasoa
Info & Trailer:
2. ONLINE Webinar “The Invention of the Maghreb”, Center for Middle East Studies, Brown University, 15 November 2023, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm ET
A lecture with Abdelmajid Hannoum, professor of Anthropology at the University of Kansas, and Brian Meeks, professor of Africana Studies at Brown University.
Information and registration:
3. ONLINE Presentation “Birthing Dynasties: Concubinage and Race in Medieval al-Andalus” by Stacey Murrell, Medieval Studies Program, Emory University, 17 November 2023, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
This chapter examines the racialization of enslaved women and its impact on mother-child relations in the medieval Islamicate Mediterranean. In order to grapple with the anonymity and violence of enslavement and its archive, at times I mark the absence of the numerous majority of enslaved women, while at others I imagine their figures onto the page.
Information and registration: https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/raceandgenderglobalmiddleages/
4. HYBRID Conference “Faith and the Environment: Muslims and Christians Responding to or Impacted by Environmental Issues”, Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies, Oxford University, 1 March 2024
The conference will focus on Muslim and Christian perspectives on the environment from environmental, theological and practical points of view, and abstracts are welcomed from both those with a confessional standpoint and those with none. The scope of the conference encompasses all topics and disciplinary ap-proaches relating to the study of Islam and Christianity and their encounter around the environment as a shared natural resource.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 December 2023. Information: https://www.cmcsoxford.org.uk/environment
5. Interdisciplinary Workshop “Stages of Performing in Pahlavi Iran (1925-1979)”, Munich, 11-12 April 2024
In the context of global theatre histories, understood as historiography of connections, interweavings, exchange and disconnections, the workshop seeks proposals on the following sub-topics: Transnational influences on the performing arts in Pahlavi Iran and transregional exchanges of stages; the impact of other countries and regions of the Persianate world (theatre in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and the Caucasus); performing arts and political propaganda; etc.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 December 2023.
6. Workshop “Misattributions and Forgeries in Middle Eastern Manuscript”, Vienna, 16-17 May 2024
The purpose of this workshop is to study misattribution of content in and forgeries of Middle Eastern manuscript cultures as intellectual history. This cross-discipline workshop aims to cover manuscripts in various languages, including, but not limited to, Arabic, Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopian, Hebrew, Persian, and Syriac, in addition to the ancient languages of Egypt and Mesopotamia. All time periods are of interest.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 December 2023. Information: https://www.ias.edu/hs/islamic-world/memat
7. Full Professor of Cultural and Intellectual History of the Islamic World, University of Vienna
The applicant`s research focus should be on the cultural and intellectual history of the Arab-Islamic world from Early Modern Age to the present and should include the source language Arabic (and possibly Persian). In teaching, a focus on the post-classical period to the present is expected.
Application deadline: 15 January 2024. Information: https://personalwesen.univie.ac.at/en/jobs-recruiting/professorships/detail-page/news/cultural-and-intellectual-history-of-the-islamic-world/
8. 130 Fully-funded Scholarships (4 Years) for the Doctoral Programmes in Economics, History, Law, and Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, San Domenico di Fie-sole, Italy
Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2024. Information: https://www.eui.eu/en/services/academic-service/doctoral-programme#msdynttrid=1BEWQW9wyUn_v4KXPzeGI9LB7DgjSyosZqILpMnXTI0
9. Various Fellowships from the Emirates Leadership Initiative: “Leadership in Today`s Middle East”, Harvard Kennedy School
The Emirates Leadership Initiative (ELI) provides the critical opportunities needed for emerging leaders from the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East to confront the region’s public policy issues in question through a multi-pronged approach, including: a research fund supporting pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and faculty research; student degree fellowships; an on-site learning experience in the UAE; and Executive Education programs.
10. Visiting Fellowships 2024-2025 in the Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World, Harvard Law School
We are particularly interested in applicants whose work focuses on constitutional law, human rights, women’s rights, children’s rights, minority rights, animal welfare and rights, food law, environmental law and climate change, migration and refugee studies, LGBTQ issues, and related areas. We welcome applications from scholars who have completed an advanced degree (e.g., PhD, SJD, JD, LLM, or other comparable degree).
Deadline for applications: 15 February 2024. Information: https://plsmw.law.harvard.edu/fellowships/
11. Faculty Leave Residential Fellowship (9 Months) for Scholars of the Contemporary Middle East and North Africa, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University
The fellowship is open to all disciplines – particularly politics, economics, history, religion, sociology, or an-thropology. The 2024-2025 fellowship is open to all faculty members, tenured and non-tenured, in the ranks of assistant, associate, full, andemeritus professor (or equivalent) who work on the contemporary Middle East and North Africa.
Deadline for applications: 1 January 2024.
12. Ernest R. May Fellowship in History and Policy (10 Months, Focus on Islamic and Middle East History), Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, MA
The May Fellowship aims to help build the next generation of scholars who will bring professional history to bear on strategic studies and major issues of international affairs. The program supports resident pre- and post-doctoral historians, who are expected to complete a book, monograph, or other significant publication during their period of residence.
Deadline for applications: 30 January 2024.
13. Book Award of the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies, Princeton University
The book award (1000) is given for for the best scholarly monograph on topics in history, society, politics, economics, and cultures related to modern Iran and the Persian Gulf, broadly defined. Nominations are ac-cepted for scholarly monographs published in English between January 2021 and April 2024.
Deadline for nominations: 1 April 2024. Information: https://cipgs.princeton.edu/funding/book-award
14. Invisible East:
‘Dynamics of Human Occupation in Khorasan during the 1st millennium CE’
with Rocco Rante
Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 4PM UK
Basement Teaching Room 1, AMES, Pusey Lane, Oxford, OX1 2LE
12. Reading across Borders
Afghans, Iranians, and Literary Nationalism
by Aria Fani
U Texas Press, 2024
(advance sales 40% discount, with code…see above website)
16. ‘On the Methodological Significance of a Less Known Treatise of Ibn Arabi on Irfan (Mysticism)’
A Talk by Professor Ali Paya
Friday, 8 December 2023
6 pm – 7:30 pm (London time)
Venue: The Islamic College. 133 High Road London NW10 2SW
17. The Iranian Studies Initiative at UCSB and Farhang Foundation present
‘I Speak from the Edges of the Night
Translating Forugh Farrokhzad’s Collected Poems’
a free live lecture event by Dr. Domenico Ingenito
18.11.23, 11 am PT
18. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – Curatorial Fellow, Art of the Islamic Worlds
1-year appointment with a one (1) year renewable option
19. Spaces and Frontiers of Islamic Art and Archaeology
Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, Wiesbaden, 2023
Brings together papers delivered at the 15th Colloquium of the Ernst Herzfeld Society. The ten essays explore diverse aspects of geographic, confessional, political, and theoretical liminality spanning from Early Muslim Arabia to contemporary Islamic art.
It is available for purchase with Reichert Publishers: https://reichert-verlag.de/buchreihen/kunstgeschichte_reihen/kunstgeschichte_beitraege_zur_islamischen_kunst_und_archaeologie/9783752007527_beitraege_zur_islamischen_kunst_und_archaeologie-detail
20. Back in Print.
Surveyors of Persian Art:
A Documentary Biography of Arthur Upham Pope &
Compiled and Edited by:
Jay Gluck and Noel Siver
Also of Interest:
A Survey of Persian Art: From Pre-Historic Times to the Present.
21. Invisible East:
Zoom: ‘In Search of Urban Geopolitics: Deep Mapping Tehran’s Lalehzar District, 1880-1960’
with Ida Meftahi
Thursday, 16 November 2023, 5PM BST/12PM Toronto time