1. International Workshop: “The Fiqhī Heritage in the Ottoman Empire and India”, Istanbul University, 27-28 February 2016
The aim of the workshop is to study Indian and Ottoman scholars and institutions in light of the works produced during the Ottoman period. The workshop will be held in Turkish, Arabic, and English.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 September 2015. Information: http://ilahiyat.istanbul.edu.tr/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/The-Fiqhi-Heritage-in-the-Ottoman-Empire-and-India.pdf
2. 19th Annual International Mediterranean Studies Association Congress, University of Palermo, 25-28 May 2016
150-200 scholarly papers will be delivered before an international audience of scholars, academics, and experts in a wide range of fields. A number of special events are being planned for Congress participants that will highlight the unique cultural aspects of Sicily.
Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2016. Information: www.mediterraneanstudies.org/
3. Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics and Middle East, Loyola University Chicago
The tenure-track position is beginning fall 2016. The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in Political Science at the time of the appointment. The Jesuit Catholic institution seeks candidates who will contribute to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition.
Deadline for applications: 30 September 2015. Information: email@example.com
4. Assistant Professor of Islam and Modernity, University of Toronto
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Religion, Middle Eastern Studies, or an appropriate disciplinary area, by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, must have a high level of scholarly achievement in Islamic Studies, must be competent in Arabic and in classical sources, and must have competence in the academic study of religion.
Deadline for applications: 1 November 2015. Information: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1501073
5. Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore
The successful candidate should have a sound understanding of the contemporary Middle East, and be familiar with current scholarship on the region. Desirable qualifications include, among others, a Ph.D. involving work related to the Middle East and knowledge of at least one Middle Eastern language, preferably Arabic.
Deadline for applications: 1 October 2015. Information: https://mei.nus.edu.sg/index.php/web/new-job-opening
6. New Doctoral Program on „State Politics and Islamic Orthodoxy”, Institute of Social Justice, Australian Catholic University, North Sydney
The four-year program begins with an intense year of coursework and training, combined with serious theoretical and conceptual work. The demanding and rigorous year of coursework, comprised of four North American style doctoral seminars, provides students with a deeper understanding of the great debates in social and political thought, and better prepares them for the task of undertaking original investigations of their own.
Deadline for expression of interest: 16 September 2015. Information: http://isj.acu.edu.au/research/doctoral-program-in-social-political-thought/
7. Doctoral Fellowships, Study of Conversion and Inter-Religious Encounters, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
The scholarships will be for four years (starting 1st October 2015) and the value will be around 50,000 NIS per academic year. The candidate will be expected to carry out research in areas relevant to the study of conversion and inter-religious encounters in the Medieval and Early Modern periods and to contribute materials to the database on conversion.
8. Islamic Painted Page website – Upgrade
We are pleased to report an upgrade to The Islamic Painted Page database at www.islamicpaintedpage.com .
This database enables users to locate reproductions, commentaries and online images of thousands of Persian, Ottoman, Arab, Mughal, Sultanate and other paintings, illuminations and bindings up to c.1750 CE.
Following the addition of a full search by picture description facility in 2014, the new upgrade resolves issues about transliteration and MS references, besides enlarging the database from 17,500 to almost 21,500 references.
Accordingly the data has now been improved to provide consistent, fully-transliterated (Library of Congress) listings of MS authors and titles, as well Anglicised IJMES versions, plus entries in Arabic script. The site also now gives direct links into the relevant pages of the VIAF website, so that users can check other transliterations with confidence, and into relevant pages of the FIHRIST catalogue, for more definitive information about specific manuscripts.
Links to online images have also been extended, a print facility added, and there is a new Resources page where users can download listings of collections with their websites, publications with WORLDCAT links, and a 666-line listing of MS authors and titles in LC, Anglicised IJMES and arabic script with VIAF links.
Access remains free and users can create their own areas within the site to record search results, access additional features and communicate direct with the site admin. We are continuing to update the site and all feedback is welcome.
This upgrade has been made possible with support from The Islamic Manuscripts Association, whose assistance is gratefully acknowledged.
9. CALL FOR PAPERS: Sacred Spaces and Political Places: Fostering Regional Identities
through Historical and Literary Medieval Pilgrimage I and II
May 12 – 15, 2016
Among the many factors impelling medieval pilgrimage, these sessions seek to examine those elements which fostered regional identity. The dedication of pilgrims traveling varying distances to experience the divine at sacred destinations was simultaneously enhanced by patrons who promoted traffic to and maintained pilgrimage sites. Saints’ shrines, tombs, and holy relics reinforced cultural and social identities relevant to the geographical and religious characteristics of a given locale and they helped shape and strengthen the prevailing political landscapes.
These two panels call for papers which closely examine Muslim and/or Christian medieval texts, both literary and historical, which foster regional identity through their promotive character as they call attention to medieval sites of pilgrimage, relics, and/or the history of saints. By engaging in this dialogue through a cross-cultural lens, we not only aim to evaluate the common characteristics of shrine visitation and rituals in the Middle Ages but also their disparities in both Islamic and Christian literary and historical disciplines. We welcome papers which analyze several genres of medieval texts such as romances, chronicles, hagiographies, guidebooks, and travelogues to explore this topic. We urge papers to consider how textual accounts of pilgrimage and pilgrimage sites relate to practical experience, how the translation and distribution of relics affected centers of power in a region, or how legends associated with specific saints contribute to the understanding of a particular locale.
Please send in your abstract of no more than 300 words to Laura Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ali Alibhai (email@example.com) by September 15th 2015. Panelists will be informed in early October 2015 regarding their acceptance in the panels.
10. University of California – San Diego – Assistant Professor, Islamic
University of Wisconsin-Madison – Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral
Fellowship in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences
11. Fellowships Prince Dr Sabbar Farman-Farmaian Research Project
With the generous support of Farman-Farmaian Family, the IISH launches a new fellowship programme named the Prince Dr Sabbar Farman-Farmaian Fellowships for scholars who wish to use its collections for the study of social and cultural history of 18-20 century of Iran, whether from a regional, national, or comparative and transnational perspective.
Fellowships are awarded for six months each year. This is a call for applications for fellowships for the year 2016.
Until 15 October 2015 applications can be made.
Fellows receive a monthly stipend of €1,500. The fellowship also includes an economy return flight to the Netherlands, visa support, as well as arrangements for accommodation and health insurance in Amsterdam.
Minimum requirements/selection criteria
– An MA degree or equivalent academic track record,
– An update CV,
– A Research proposal in not more than 500 words.
The fellow’s research plan should fit the Institute’s focus on social history.
Fellows are expected:
– To write a report on their research activities at the end of the fellowship period,
– To be present at the institute customarily,
– To take part in the activities of the Institute’s Research Department,
– To interact with other fellows and the IISH’s research staff in the English language,
– To give at least one public lecture.
Selection will be made based on the quality and novelty of the proposed research project, its affinity to social history research conducted at the International Institute of Social History, and the applicant’s qualifications.
Fellows are expected to present the results of their work both orally to the other members of the Research Department, and in writing with a paper of min. 5000 and max. 8000 words (including notes). It is envisaged that the PDF version of the paper will be published as an occasional paper on the website of the IISH.
Applications should be submitted before 15 October 2015 to:
General information about the IISH can be obtained via
More information about the fellowship can be obtained from Professor Touraj Atabaki, e-mail:
Department: Research Fellows
Deadline: 15 October 2015
12. California State University – Dominguez Hills – Assistant Professor of African History
University of California – San Diego – Assistant Professor, Islamic Middle East
Columbia University – Assistant Professor, Modern Arabic Literature
Pennsylvania State University – Assistant Professor of Comparative
Literature & Arabic literatures and cultures
Washington State University – Instructor, Pre-1500 European and World
13. DĀNESH INSTITUTE 2015 Annual Conference
Hosted by the Indiana University Department of Central Eurasian Studies
RESEARCH IN IRAN AND IRANIAN DIASPORAS:
FINDINGS, EXPERIENCES, AND CHALLENGES
Saturday, October 24, 2014; 8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Indiana University Global and International Studies Building
355 North Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, Indiana
Mitra Fallhi, Lewis University. A Comparison of the Patterns of the Immigration of Iranians to the United States Before and After the Revolution of 1979, and Unique Characteristics of Iranians in American Society.
Seema Golestaneh, Indiana University. Of Mirrors and Mirroring: Discovering Mimetic Relationships in “the Field” in Iran.
Bahar Karimi, King’s College London, Great Britain. Second Generation of Iranians in Britain: The Question of Dual Culture.
Annahita Mahdavi, Long Beach City College. Same Event, Different Experience: What Makes Immigration a Different Experience for Each Individual?
Mozhgan Malekan, University of Cincinnati. Who Is the Ideal Woman? A Phenomenological Study of Feminist Identities among Iranian Muslem Immigrant Women in Columbus, Ohio.
Alice Miggiano, University of Naples, Italy. The Iranian Diaspora in Italy.
Niloofar Shariat, Independent Scholar and Ali Akbar Mahdi, California State University-Northridge. Does a Dispersed Family Make for a Better Life? The Case of Iranian Transnational Families.
Bita Zakeri, Indiana University. Who Is the Researcher? A Multifaceted Self in a Transnational Realm.
FOR REGISTRATION, PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED FORM
The conference is co-sponsored by the Indiana University School of Social Work, the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, and Society for Promotion of Persian Culture.
For information regarding DĀNESH Institute, please see:
14. ‘Sovereignty and Imperialism: Non-European Powers in the Age of Empire’
10 September 2015 – 11 September 2015
Sponsored by: The Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH), the Trevelyan Fund and the Iran Heritage Foundation
Convened by : Dr David Motadel (Gonville and Caius College, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge)
CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, CB3 9DT – SG1&2
In the heyday of empire, most of the world was ruled, directly or indirectly, by the European powers. On the eve of the First World War, only a few non-European states had maintained their formal sovereignty: Abyssinia (Ethiopia), China, Japan, the Ottoman Empire, Persia (Iran), and Siam (Thailand). Some others kept their independence for a while, but then succumbed to imperial powers, such as Hawaii, Korea, Madagascar, and Morocco. Facing imperialist incursion, the political elites of these countries sought to overcome their political vulnerability by engaging with the European powers and seeking recognition as equals.
The conference ‘Sovereignty and Imperialism: Non-European Powers in the Age of Empire’ will explore how diplomats, military officials, statesmen, and monarchs of the independent non-European states struggled to keep European imperialism at bay. It will address four major aspects of the relations of these countries with the Western imperial powers: armed conflict and military reform (Panel 1); capitulations, unequal treaties, and subsequent engagement with European legal codes (Panel 2); royalty and courts (Panel 3); and diplomatic encounters (Panel 4). Bringing together scholars from across the world, the conference will be the first attempt to provide comparative perspectives on the non-European powers’ engagement with the European empires in the era of high imperialism.
Programme & Abstracts
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Registration fee is £50 (full) and £25 (students). It includes lunch and tea/coffee
Deadline for registration is Sunday 6 September 2015
For any inquiries please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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15. The Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES) Program at the College of William and Mary seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. The successful applicant will be jointly appointed in a home department and AMES. AMES is a concentration within the interdisciplinary major of Global Studies, and is supported by 32 faculty affiliates from eleven departments.
We are interested in individuals with research and teaching expertise in Middle Eastern, East Asian, and/or South Asian studies. We welcome applicants in the humanities or humanistic social sciences including, but not limited to Anthropology, Art and Art History, Cultural Studies, Government, Literature, Religious Studies, and other areas of scholarly expertise pending departmental approval. Teaching expectation is two courses per semester, and the successful candidate will be responsible for teaching the interdisciplinary core course in AMES as well as upper-level courses in AMES and his/her home department.
Submit a curriculum vitae, and a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by us with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.
The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and conducts background checks on applicants for employment.
Information on the AMES Program may be found at http://www.wm.edu/as/globalstudies/ames/
and job information at:
16. Sheikh Hamad Awards for Translation and International Understanding
(Doha, Qatar, 2015)
Nominations are now open for SHATIU in the following categories:
1. Translation from Arabic into English ($200.000)
2. Translation from English into Arabic ($200.000)
3. Translation from Arabic into Turkish ($200.000)
4. Translation from Turkish into Arabic ($200.000)
5. Achievement award ($200.000)
Please visit our website ([http://]www.hta.qa/en ) for details and rules of submission.Posted in: Academic items
- September 02, 2015
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