1. 26th International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO) Combined with the Conference of the Section for Islam Studies of the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (DMG), Hamburg, 3-5 October 2019
Registration for participation is possible until the start of the conference and onsite.
Program and further information: https://www.aai.uni-hamburg.de/en/voror/veranstaltungen/2019-davokongress.html
2. Conference: “Archaeological Perspectives on Conversion to Islam and Islamisation in Africa”, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, 17-18 December 2019
Although it is fully acknowledged that conversion to Islam and Islamisation processes are not universal, but subject to significant variation and complexity, this conference has considerable value for the paradigmatic structure of our archaeological understanding of becoming Muslim in sub-Saharan Africa. This conference will explore these issues through a comparative perspective, and discuss and summarise the ‘state of the art’.
3. Panel: “Migration Epistemologies: Translation in the Middle East and North Africa” during the Conference: “Genealogies of Knowledge II: Evolving Transnational, Transdisciplinary and Translational Epistemologies”, Hong Kong Baptist University, 7-9 April 2020
This panel seeks to explore how translation and other forms of mediation have participated in the production and contestation of knowledge in the Middle East and North Africa by renegotiating and/or transforming the meaning of key concepts and values at specific historical points.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 September 2019. Information: http://genealogiesofknowledge.net/events/gokconf2020/panels/migrational-epistemologies/
4. 7th Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies, Centre for Visual Arts and Research, Nicosia, 2-4 July 2020
We welcome papers on issues such as the impact of the late Crusades and Papal policies on relations be-tween the Mamluk Sultanate and Cyprus or Latin Europe more generally; Mamluk-Byzantine relations; Islamic concepts of imperial and international law (dār al-ḥarb and beyond); European trade and diplomacy; etc.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 October 2019. Information: http://mamluk.uchicago.edu/sms-conference.html
5. 15 Research Fellowships for Outstanding Postdocs, Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich
LMU offers 10 Incoming and 5 Outgoing Research Fellowships to outstanding postdocs. The two-year fellowship with a competitive salary and substantial research budget will give you the opportunity to carry out your own research project with the support of an LMU professor. Workshop for interested applicants on 18 September 2019.
Deadline for application: 12 November 2019. Information: https://www.lmu.de/excellent/research-fellowships
6. Assistant Professorship (Tenure-Track) in the Field of Modern Islam, Fordham University, New York
We seek a scholar who combines scholarly research in one or more sub-specialties with the ability to engage in humanistic inquiry about religious thought and practice in the modern world. The department is eager to consider candidates working on a range of modern Islamic traditions and communities, geographical region open, and in a range of methodologies. PhD required
Deadline for application: 11 October 2019. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/67784
7. Assistant Professor in the History of the Pre-Modern and Early Modern Islamic World, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
We invite applications from historians whose primary research fields are in any region or any period prior to 1800. The successful candidate must show promise of outstanding scholarly achievement and a commitment to classroom teaching at the undergraduate level. Teaching assignments will involve introductory as well as more specialized courses. The appointment will begin July 1, 2020 and a Ph.D. in History or a related field is required by the start date of the appointment.
Deadline for applications: 11 October 2019. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=58980
8. Visiting Assistant Professor in Islamic History (Modern and/or early Modern Era), Clark University, Massachusetts
We invite applications for a one-semester, non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor in the history of Islam in the early modern and/or modern worldto begin in January 2020. Secondary specialization is open. ABD or Ph.D. in History, Islamic Studies, or a related field is required by the time of appointment.
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=58972
9. Professorship in Middle East Studies, University of Oklahoma
We seek advanced assistant professors or associate professors for this tenure-track or tenured position. Scholars in the fields of political science/political economy, history, sociology, anthropology, and geography (or related humanities and social sciences disciplines) are welcome to apply. Candidates should have relevant Middle East regional expertise, language skills and fieldwork experience.
Deadline for applications: 15 October 2019. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/67229
10. Assistant Professor in History of Medieval Mediterranean / Global Middle Ages, Rhodes College
We are particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and research interests are trans-regional/cultural and interdisciplinary in nature and could contribute to at least one of the following areas: the history of medicine and/or science; migration or frontier studies; Africana Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies; Environmental Studies and Sciences; digital history; or public history. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in History, Medieval Studies, or a relevant area-studies program with a strong historical focus.
Review of completed applications will continue until the position is filled. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=59001
11. Assistant Professor of Islam, Seattle University
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Religion, Comparative Theology or related discipline by September 2020 is required. ABD candidates will be considered. Candidates should have expertise in classical and/or contemporary Islam, proficiency in Arabic and other relevant research languages, and preparation in the methods and theories of the academic study of religion.
Review of applications begins 15 October 2019 and continues until the position is filled. Information: https://seattleu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=1059&site=2
12. Articles for “Diyâr. Journal of Ottoman, Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies”
Diyâr is a new, interdisciplinary and interregional academic journal edited by the Society of Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies (GTOT). Unpublished contributions from the Humanities, Cultural Studies and Social Sciences with a geographical focus on Turkey, the Ottoman Empire and its successor states, Iran, Central Asia and the Caucasus are invited in German, English and French.
1. Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies
Monday 6th-Tuesday 7th April 2020
The Aga Khan University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
10 Handyside Street, London, N1C 4DN
Call for Papers and Panels
Following the success of its conferences in Edinburgh (2014), London (2015 and 2016), Chester (2017), Exeter (2018) and Nottingham (2019), the British Association for Islamic Studies is delighted to invite proposals for individual papers, or whole panels, for its Seventh Annual Conference which will be hosted by the Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, London. Papers and panels may be proposed by senior and early scholars from Professor to PhD level.
Islamic Studies is broadly understood to include all topics and disciplinary approaches to the study of Islam and Muslim societies (majority and minority), across all time periods from the formative to the classical, and pre-modern to the contemporary. Though not an exhaustive list, papers are welcome, for instance, on the following:
An Inclusive Conference
BRAIS is committed to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusivity. We welcome papers from scholars of all backgrounds and will work hard to ensure that BRAIS 2020 is a welcoming environment where everyone feels valued and supported.
Submitting Your Paper Proposal
Your paper proposal should be submitted via the online submission form which is available
In addition to information about yourself, you will need to provide a paper title and an abstract. Abstracts should not exceed 200 words and must be written in English.
Submitting Your Panel Proposal
BRAIS particularly welcomes proposals for whole panels curated around certain themes or methodologies. Panels will ideally include four individual papers, but panels of three individual papers will also be considered.
Your panel proposal should be submitted via the online submission form which is available at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Y6D7H7Q
We will require contact details, paper titles and abstracts for all papers submitted as part of the panel.
The panel should be submitted by the panel Chair who will be contacted by BRAIS once a decision has been made about your panel.
The deadline for submissions is midnight GMT on Sunday 17th November 2019.
PhD Fee Waivers
A number of fee waivers will be available for UK-based PhD students whose papers are accepted for the BRAIS 2020 conference. Details of how to apply for fee waivers will be emailed to all those whose papers have been accepted for the conference.
If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Committee on: email@example.com .
The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in Amman, Jordan, is a non‑profit, 501(c)(3) academic institution dedicated to promoting research and publication in the humanities and social sciences, with a particular focus on issues related to Jordan and the broader region.
The ACOR Library holds a remarkable photographic archive related to its role in preserving and promoting the country’s heritage. The complete collection, estimated to number more than 100,000 images, provides primary visual documentation of Jordan, including the major archaeological and cultural heritage projects that the center has sponsored across the country over the decades.
Given its broad range of content and subject matter, the ACOR Library photographic archive has the potential to be a crucial resource for American, international, and Jordanian scholars involved in cultural and natural heritage preservation and management.
As a first step in making this extensive archival collection available to researchers, the ACOR Library is cataloging, digitizing, and making accessible online ACOR’s major institutional and donated photographic holdings.
The project is supported by a U.S. Department of Education, Title VI grant (2016-2020)
The ACOR Research Library Photographic Archive Project is made possible under a Fiscal Year 2016 American Overseas Research Centers grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
Use ACOR Photo Archive Images:
Request to use images
Read more about our archive policies:ACOR Library Photographic Archive Notice and Takedown policy
3. A Guide to Online Visual Sources in Middle East, North Africa, and Islamic Studies by Amanda Hannoosh Steinberg the Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Art & Architecture at the Harvard Fine Arts Library.
“Let’s face it: every publication is better with images. Whether it’s a presentation, a blog post, a book, or just a paper, images engage an audience instantly. The internet is flush with images from Islamic art, architecture, and society, but reliable sources (with credit information) are more difficult to track down. So we’ve done it for you! Here are some of the best sites for finding credited visual resources for Islamic, Middle Eastern and North African Studies. Feel free to suggest more in the comments and we’ll update the list!…
4. Call for Applications: 2 Postdoctoral positions (9 and 12 months respectively) for the project “Avicenna East & West I: Commentaries on the Qaṣīdat al-nafs” (FRS-FNRS; UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)
The aim of this project on the commentaries on the Qaṣīdat al-nafs attributed to Avicenna is twofold: (1) to provide a better understanding of how Avicenna’s theory on the soul was received, interpreted and transformed in the Muslim East; and (2) to document the attitude towards Avicenna’s legacy, and falsafa in general, in Islamic society. The corpus chosen offers a particularly fruitful basis for such an inquiry: the poem is rather short and not technical (allowing a large diffusion in a non-philosophical milieu), while raising important questions about the congruence of some of the ideas it conveys with what we know to be Avicenna’s teaching.
(1) Edition and analysis of the commentaries by ʿAlī b. Sulaymān al-Baḥrānī (m. 672/1274), ʿAfīf al-Dīn al-Tilimsanī (610-690/1213-1291), Dāʾūd al-Qayṣarī (m. 751/1350)
(2) Comparative analysis of the commentaries by Dāʾūd al-Anṭākī (d. 1599) and ʿAbd al-Raʾūf al-Munāwī (d. 1621)
(3) General analysis of the commentary tradition on the Qaṣīdat al-nafs, exploring the various contexts and aims of these texts, the precise nature of the questions raised, and the types of arguments and references used in the debates emerging in the interpretation of the poem or between commentators.
The postdoctoral researchers will be responsible for sub-project 2 (commentaries by Anṭākī and Munāwī) and participate in the other sub-projects. They are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the Institut supérieur de philosophie (ISP) and of the Institut orientaliste (INCAL/CIOL) at UCLouvain, and to spend part of her/his time to pursue her/his own intellectual interests and to work creatively to produce new exciting research.
PhD in Islamic studies, philosophy, history or another research area relevant for the research project; excellent knowledge of Arabic and proven expertise in the intellectual history of relevant periods. Candidates with experience in editing texts and/or the study of commentary traditions are particularly welcome. The capacity to teach portions of a BA course on pre-modern Islamic philosophy is a plus.
This position is funded by the Fonds de la Recherche scientifique, Belgium (FRS-FNRS), and is only available for candidates who hold a PhD for no more than 6 years at the time of appointment, and who were not resident of Belgium for more than 24 months in the three years immediately before the appointment. This position is not eligible for relocation assistance. Some funding for travel for research is available.
These two positions are available as soon as possible after Jan. 1, 2020 for a period of respectively 9 and 12 months. There is some flexibility in the starting date and in the duration of these positions. Candidates interested to apply for a shorter period or willing to discuss the starting date are invited to mention it in their cover letter. Candidates who are about to complete their PhD can apply but the PhD must be in hand at the start of the employment.
Working location: Institut supérieur de philosophie, UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
Please send your application (letter of motivation, CV, names and contact information of two academic referees, and a sample of your writing) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of applications will start on Oct. 1, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.
This call on Euraxess: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/443735
5. Hikmat International Institute is organizing a learning tour of Iran from 4 – 20 of April 2020 for professors, students, and anyone else who wants to explore the beautiful Iran and learn more about religions, culture, and history of the country. In this tour, the participants will see Iran’s most important tourist attractions in 6 major cities. In addition to three informative workshops about reliogion and politics in Iran there will also be friendly meetings and discussions with academics, religious leaders, scholars etc. The tour will be held with high standards and is an amazing opportunity. The group will include 15 to 20 participants.
The Early Bird Discount is a US$ 100 discount reserved for participants who register before October 31.
Registration deadline is January 1, 2020.
More information: https://hikmat-ins.com/iran-tour-6/
6. Leiden Conference: Negotiation in Conquest: Wars, Treaties and Recollections of the Rise of the Caliphate, 12 -14 September 2019
The programme for the 12 -14 September 2019 Conference is online:
The great conquests of the seventh and eight centuries brought under Arab-Muslim control an area that stretched from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian subcontinent. Military conquests on this scale are remarkable enough; the establishment of a stable empire in the centuries that followed is even more so. How did a military minority succeed in asserting and maintaining durable political dominance over the diverse and dispersed territories of their conquest domains? In short, how was the establishment of the caliphate realised in the aftermath of the conquests?
This conference explores the dynamics of negotiation in the process of conquest and the subsequent building of the caliphate. How did the terms of conquest – the accommodations and agreements made with subjected cities, regions and their representatives – and the ways in which they were re-evaluated in subsequent centuries contribute to the establishment of short and long-term caliphal rule? In other words how were relations between the different stakeholders of the caliphate shaped by the experiences and memories of the negotiated conditions of the conquest?
7. La Chaire du Louvre lectures 2019
Technologies de dévotion dans les arts de l’Islam: pèlerins, reliques, et copies
A cycle of five lectures by Finbarr Barry Flood, New York University, followed by a round table discussion.
Musée du Louvre, Paris, 26th September – October 14th 2019.
Thursday, September 26th, 19:00 – Prendre la mesure
Monday, September 39th, 19:00 – Incorporer par la poussière
Thursday, October 3rd, 19:00 – Guérir avec des images et des mots
Monday, October 7th, 19:00 – Tracer les contours
Thursday, October 10th, 19:00 – Faire une impression
Round Table – Monday, October 14th, 19:00 – Corps et copies: de la dévotion à l’exposition
Discussion including Finbarr Barry Flood (NYU), Yannick Lintz (Musée du Louvre), Jérémie Koering (CNRS/Centre André Chastel), Walid Raad (Cooper Union School of Art).
All events take place in the main auditorium, Musée du Louvre.
The full program can be found at:
and a teaser at:
A book accompanying the series will be published on September 25th:
8. Re-Approaching Architecture of the Lands of Islam – Columbia University, 2019-20
Disrupting Unity and Discerning Ruptures
Re-Approaching Architecture of the Lands of Islam
A series of lectures to address the historiography of the field ‘Islamic Art’ by scoring the particular moments of ruptures that fractured its foundations or the methods that shaped its objects of study.
Organized by Avinoam Shalem, Riggio Professor, Arts of Islam, at the Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University.
Rethinking the Friday Mosque: A Critical Enquiry of an Architectural Paradigm
Ruba Kana’an (University of Toronto Mississauga)
October 16 at 6 pm (612 Schermerhorn)
The Isolated Monument and the Making of Masterpieces
Ziad Jamaleddine (GSAPP, Columbia University)
November 20 at 6 pm (612 Schermerhorn)
Conservation and Restoration Documentation as a Source in Architectural History
Igor Demchenko (GSAPP, Columbia University).
February 10 at 6pm (612 Schermerhorn)
On Photographic Monumentalism in Qajar Iran and Ottoman Turkey
Ali Behdad (UCLA, California)
March 9 at 6 pm (612 Schermerhorn)
Perceived Through the Feet: Approaching Architecture on the Ground
Gerhard Wolf (KHI Florence, Max-Planck Institute)
April 6 at 6pm (612 Schermerhorn)
For further information, please click: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/arthistory/calendar/disrupting-unity-and-discerning-ruptures.html
9. 2019 – 2020 Harvard University Aga Khan Program Lecture Series
A Forum for Islamic Art & Architecture at Harvard University
September 26, 2019
“Representing Power at the Court of Ottoman Tunisia in the 19th Century”
Art Historian, Curator; Harvard CMES Fellow
Co-sponsored with The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University
October 17, 2019
“Qusayr ‘Amra: The Pandora’s Box of Early Islamic Aesthetics”
Faculty Fellow, Silsila: Center for Material Histories, New York University
November 21, 2019
“Re-thinking ‘National Style’: Actors, Tendencies and References”
Müjde Dila Gümüş
Researcher, Istanbul University; Harvard AKPIA Associate
December 5, 2019
“Towards an Understanding of Early Islamic Architectural Ornament: Ancient Near Eastern Influences at Samarra”
Independent scholar; Adjunct Assistant Professor, SUNY-FIT; Harvard AKPIA Associate
March 5, 2020
“Between Khurasan, Iraq, Egypt and al-Andalus: New Thoughts on the Processes of Commissioning Caliphal Works Under the Early Islamic Caliphates”
Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar
SUNIL KUMAR: SPECIAL GUEST LECTURES FOR THE AKPIA SERIES
Professor, History of Medieval India, History Department Head, Delhi University
Co-sponsors, Standing Committee on Medieval Studies; Inner Asian and Altaic Studies
Lecture 1: March 31, 2020
“The Creation and Representation of Order: Ghiyas al-Din Tughluq’s Tughluqabad”
Lecture 2: April 2, 2020
“Reconstituting the Archive of Hazrat-i Dehli: The Sultans, the Sufis and the Riverine Plain of Delhi”
These two lectures are held at 6:00pm, in the Sackler Basement Auditorium
April 9, 2020
“Habsburg Alba Amicorum in Ottoman Constantinople”
Assistant Professor of History, Central European University
Lectures are open to the public and held Thursdays, 6:00-7:30pm, in the Arthur M. Sackler Building, Room 422, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA. The two Special Guest Lectures will be held in the Sackler Basement Auditorium.
For further information, call 617-495-2355 or email email@example.com.
Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
1.Conference: “The Concept of Violence, and the Concept of Just War, in Judaism, Christianity and Islam”, Chair of Oriental Philology and Islamic Studies, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, 18–20 September 2019.
See the program at https://www.kcid.fau.de/die-forschungsstelle/aktuelles-und-ankuendigungen/ Registration and further information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Ten Fellowships for PhD Students in the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS)
The Graduate School investigates the plurality, changeability, and global connectedness of Muslim cultures and societies. Applications with a focus on strategies of negotiating diversity, difference, and distinction, both among Muslims and between Muslims and non-Muslims are especially encouraged. Successful applicants will have a master’s degree in Arabic Studies, Central Asian Studies, History, History of Islamic Art, Human Geography, Islamic Studies, Political Science, Semitic Studies, Social and Cultural Anthropology, South and Southeast Asian Studies or Southeast European History. Our language of communication is English.
Deadline for application: 7 October 2019.
Further information: http://www.bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de/en/Bewerbungen/index.html
3. Doctoral Researcher (75%) on Turkey-related Islamic Activism in Niger, Cluster of Excellence “Africa Multiple: Reconfiguring African Studies”, University of Bayreuth
Requirements: Master’s degree in the Study of Religion or a closely related field; capacity to co-design and conduct empirical field work in Niger and Turkey. We are particularly interested in candidates who are al-ready familiar with Islam and Islamic organizations of Turkish background and have a good command of Turkish as well as French.
Deadline for applications: 15 September 2019. Contact: Prof. Dr. Paula Schrode (email@example.com)
4. Assistant Professor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, California State University, Long Beach
Preferred Qualification: Ph.D. in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies; research agenda in applied gender studies in housing policy, social welfare, economic justice, conflict-mediation etc. and specific focus within Asian diasporic, Asian-American, and/or Muslim countries, cultures, and communities.
Review will begin on 15 October 2019. Information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13698
5. Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics, Syracuse University
We seek candidates whose teaching and research focus on the Middle East and North Africa. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in political science or a related field or a credible expectation of completing all requirements for the Ph.D. by August 2020.
Deadline for applications: 1 October 2019.
6. The British Institute of Persian Studies is excited to partner with the Centre for Iranian Studies (SOAS) to host a workshop series on Persian miniatures. The course is designed to take participants on a pleasant journey to the mysterious world of Persian miniatures, teaching them about materials, colours, paper preparation and Persian miniature styles.
The course will run every Monday, 6:30-8:30pm at SOAS (room 563) from 7 October to 9 December 2019.
Registration: Email BIPS Executive Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, there is limited spaces available and requires a minimum of 5 students to run. Registration deadline is 1 October 2019. Fees: £270 (10% discount for BIPS members). Course fee includes the costs for materials.
For further information, see :
1.Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Medieval and Islamic Art History
The George Mason University Department of History and Art History invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Medieval and Islamic Art History. Candidates for this position should have an active scholarly agenda in the field of pre-modern Islamic, Medieval European, or Byzantine art history. We especially welcome candidates whose research demonstrates critical engagements with global, transcultural, and trans regional conversations in their discipline. Candidates will have a 2/2 teaching load and will have broad latitude in developing an array of undergraduate and graduate courses. It is expected that the candidate will teach undergraduate courses across geographical areas and chronological periods on arts of the pre-modern Islamic world (Mediterranean, Middle East, or Central Asia), European Medieval, and Byzantine art, as well as Graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.
The department is home to the award-winning Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and has highly ranked History PhD/MA and Art History MA programs. George Mason is a large public university located in the Washington DC suburbs with one of the most diverse student populations in the nation. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. by August 2020. Teaching experience in pre-modern Islamic, European Medieval and/or Byzantine art history preferred. Review of applications will begin after November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. For more information and to apply for position number F6543z, see http://jobs.gmu.edu/
MEDMED-L is an unmoderated forum for communication among scholars studying medicine in the medieval period. The list manager is Monica Green, Professor of History, Arizona State University, email@example.com.
An email dated 28.8.19 from Professor Monica Green to those those already on the list:
Dear MEDMED-L Colleagues,
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3. Appel à candidatures
8e Prix de la Maison des Cultures du Monde
Depuis sa création en 1982, la Maison des Cultures du Monde s’est fixé comme objectif de faire connaître et reconnaître des expressions remarquables de la diversité culturelle à travers le monde. Il s’agit en particulier de formes spectaculaires (théâtre, marionnettes, performance à caractère rituel ou symbolique) et d’expressions musicales et/ou dansées qui sont peu connues du public français, ou peu documentées, ou présentées par des artistes ou praticien·nes méconnu·es en France. La Maison des Cultures du Monde a acquis et développé dans ce domaine une expertise et un savoir-faire qu’elle souhaite partager avec les nouvelles générations de chercheur·ses.
À l’occasion du trentième anniversaire de sa fondation, la Maison des Cultures du Monde a créé en 2012 un prix destiné à permettre à un·e étudiant·e ou jeune chercheur·se la réalisation d’un projet d’étude et de valorisation d’une forme théâtrale, chorégraphique et/ou musicale correspondant à cette orientation artistique. Ce prix permet au/à la lauréat·e de compléter son projet de recherche en lui offrant la possibilité de faire venir en France dans le cadre du Festival de l’Imaginaire des artistes et/ou praticien·nes de la forme esthétique qu’il/elle étudie.
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Les dossiers de candidature doivent être envoyés au plus tard le 30 septembre 2019 à minuit. Tou·tes les participant·es seront informés du résultats dans le courant du mois d’octobre 2019. Les artistes ou praticien·nes seront invité·es à la 25e édition du Festival de l’Imaginaire en 2021.
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1.CFP: ‘Medieval Manuscripts without Borders’ at Leeds 2020
As many sessions at the IMC Leeds 2019 have demonstrated, medieval manuscripts are material culture. They are our means of reading history, literature, and can be studied for what they tell us about textual communities and writing cultures in specific disciplines.
We hope to organise at least three sessions on the concept of ‘Medieval Manuscripts without Borders’ for Leeds 2020. We welcome abstracts from those studying manuscripts from a variety of disciplines and regions. Some ideas of manuscripts without borders are:
‘Borders and Disciplines’
The importance of manuscript transmission (import/export) on certain medieval disciplines such as medicine and science; manuscript contents that cross disciplinary boundaries
‘Manuscripts as Influencers of Change’
How the transmission of manuscripts from one region or kingdom to another affected changes in how new manuscripts were produced: script and codicological changes, mise en page, etc.
‘Borders and Gender’
In what ways do manuscripts create or deconstruct gender boundaries for their creators or their readers?
However, we welcome submissions on the topic more broadly conceived.
Abstract submissions of no more than 250 words should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 September 2019.
Please include the following with your abstract submission: full name; email address; postal address; telephone number; full affiliation details (department, institution); title (e.g. Dr, Ms, Mr, Mx, Professor etc).
Colleen Curran, University of Oxford (email@example.com)
Johanna Green, University of Glasgow (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Christine Voth, University of Göttingen (email@example.com)
2. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON VISUALAND MATERIAL CULTURES OF MEDIEVAL EURASIA
International Congress for Medieval Studies
May 7-10, 2020
West Michigan University https://wmich.edu/medievalcongress
This panel seeks to explore the impact of Mongol rule on cross-cultural visual and material production in Iran and China, as well as in the Medieval West. Roughly corresponding to modern-day Iran, the Ilkhanate (1256-1335 CE) was an important region at the crossroads, linking Medieval Europe with East Asia. By looking at the “Mongol presence” in both Chinese, Persian, and Western Medieval art, this session aims not only at connecting scholars working on seemingly different geographical areas, but also at deepening our perception of the cosmopolitan nature of Medieval Eurasia as exemplified by the existing visual and material culture. We welcome papers that approach the topic of cultural production in Eurasia from a variety of perspectives and methodologies (art history, archaeology, literary and translation studies, history and philosophy). Through this panel we hope to challenge the current notion of “Medieval” and what the term includes.
Please send your 250-word abstract and a one-page CV to Manuel Giardino and Shutong Liu (firstname.lastname@example.org) by September 15, 2019.
3. Conference of the Jewish-Muslim Research Network: “Beyond Jewish-Muslim Relations”, University of Manchester, 19-20 May 2020
Scholars of Jewish and Muslim histories, cultures, politics and theologies are invited to share comparative, transnational, and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of these topics as they relate to and come into contact with one another.
Deadline for submissions: 1 December 2019. Information: https://jmrn.co.uk/conference2020/
4. Sir William Luce Fellowship for Post-Doctoral Scholar Working on the Gulf Region and Sudan, Durham University
The fellowship is awarded annually to a scholar at post-doctoral level, diplomat, politician, or business executive. We invite research proposals that examine historic aspects of Iran, the Gulf States, South Arabia and Sudan throwing light on contemporary events.
Deadline for applications: 11 October 2019. Information: https://www.dur.ac.uk/sgia/research/fellowships/
1.Conference: “Narrative and Ethics: The Morals of the Qurʾanic Stories and Beyond”, Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, 27-29 January 2020
This conference aims at calling the attention to the narratives of the Quran and their rich potential as sources of moral orientation and ethical reasoning. The ethical study of the qurʾanic narratives is per se an interreligious and interdisciplinary enterprise. The ethical study of the religious narrative is not only useful for the moral theory, but for several growing fields, like psychotherapy, bioethics and environmental ethics, not to mention education and pastoral care.
Deadline for abstracts: 29 August 2019. Information: https://www.cilecenter.org/resources/news/deadline-extended-call-research-papers-narrative-and-ethics-morals-quranic-stories
2. Five Full-time Positions as Research Associate and Visiting Faculty for Women’s Studies in Religion Program 2020-21, Harvard Divinity School
Proposals for book-length research projects utilizing both religion and gender as central categories of analysis and focusing on any religion are welcomed. Applicants must have received their PhD by 1 October 2019.
Deadline for application: 15 October 2019.
3. Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Study of Islam in Africa, University of Chicago
We are particularly interested in candidates with scholarly expertise in Islamic religious thought and practice in Africa who are also deeply engaged in one or more of the following areas of inquiry: interactions between Islam and other African religious traditions (such as Ifá or Christianity) or between different Islamic traditions (Sufism, Salafism, Shi’ism, Ahmadiyya, etc); poetic, literary, and artistic expression; race and ethnicity; gender; colonialism and post-colonialism; and globalization.
Review of applications will begin on 15 September 2019 and continue until all positions are filled or the search is closed. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/66490
4. Part-Time Position, Gender Studies with a Focus on South Asia, Columbia University
The Columbia University invites applications for a part-time position from scholars working on gender issues in South Asia in any field – history, anthropology, public health, religion, literature and the arts, etc. This is an adjunct appointment for up to two terms, beginning in Spring 2020, or Fall 2020 (one class per term, up to two terms). Interested candidates must hold a PhD at the time of appointment.
Deadline for applications: 15 October 2019. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=58857
‘Bold script of wildness and beauty’ is Jan Just Witkam’s evocative description of the calligraphy of a manuscript from Daghistan in the collection of Leiden University Library (Cod.Or. 11964), a characterisation which seems supremely well suited for a product of this mountainous and fiercely proud region in the Caucasus mountains. Today, Dagestan is a republic located in the Russian Federation, bounded to the east by the Caspian sea and to the south by Azerbaijan and Georgia, and home to a rich and distinctive manuscript culture. The British Library holds a small collection of ten Qur’an manuscripts from Daghistan, and in this blog each manuscript will be pictured to illustrate some of the many distinctive features of this impressive but little-known manuscript tradition.
Stanford University – Assistant-Level Faculty Position in Muslim
Durham University – Assistant Professor in History c.950- c.1250 (CE)
University of Southern California – Farhang Foundation Junior Chair
in Iranian Studies
Yale University – Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Modern Middle
3. Call for Applicants
The Study of Islam and Muslim Societies
School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Western Sydney University
(Campus location to be advised)
2 October 2019
Following the Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS) conference (www.aaims.org.au/conference/), the School of Social Sciences and Psychology is organising a PhD master class on the Study of Islam and Muslim Societies with special interest on contemporary Iran and the Persianate Societies. We seek to bring together doctoral students from different disciplines to join this initiative, which will be led by Adjunct Professor Pedram Khosronejad.
The program is open to doctoral students in any discipline, as long as their dissertation subject, and the proposed talk, are broadly related to the theme of the master class. Even the main topic of the program is regarding Islam, PhDs with other topics specially those who are working on any aspects of contemporary Iran and the Persianate societies are encouraged to apply.
The master class will be financed by the School and will be free of cost to the students accepted. Morning and afternoon teas will be provided but participants will need to purchase or provide their own lunches. Participants will need to fund their own travel and accommodation.
The master class will take place 2nd October 2019. Doctoral students will each make a 20-minute presentation. Academics from Western Sydney University will also participate in feedback sessions.
This is an opportunity for receiving feedback from experts and peers and for discussion of your PhD work. Use this chance to improve your thesis in furthering your intellectual journey.
Proposals for a 20-minute paper may be submitted, by 26th August, 2019. Proposals should be sent to: M.LajevardiFatemi@westernsydney.edu.au
Approval and confirmation
We will confirm receipt of each proposal and will respond by 3rd of September 2019. A draft of the paper should be sent by 16th September 2019 to permit pre-circulation among the participants. As places are limited, there will be a selection process in place.
If you have any queries, please contact Pedram Khosronejad at P.Khosronejad@westernsydney.edu.au
1. The British Library
Emanating light: Illumination in Islamic manuscripts
2. Georgetown University
Non-Core Faculty Position – Arabic Language Instruction
3. Brigham Young University – Pre-Modern Non-Western World History (Open Field & Open Rank)
1.Global Conference on Women and Gender: “Gender, Politics and Everyday Life: Power, Resistance and Representation”, Christopher Newport University, 19-21 March 2020
This interdisciplinary conference brings together participants from all academic fields to engage in wide-ranging conversations on gender and politics around the world. We encourage an expansive understanding of political action and expression, inspired by Carol Hanisch’s essay, “The Personal is Political,” which sees all relationships of power as political and connects women’s experiences, self-expression, and values to their lives as political actors and subjects.Deadline for abstracts: 1 October 2019. Information: http://cnu.edu/gcwg/
2. Conference: “Hermeneutics of Quranic Norm Change”, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, 15-16 April 2020
The conference is structured around the three following themes that seem to be of particular relevance for today: 1) The nature of human being in the Quran 2) The individual and the community (within Islam) 3) Living together in ideologically pluralistic societies. We will not focus on specified precepts or the legal discourses behind them, but rather on how these topics have been negotiated in the fields of (pre-)classical and modern Tafsīr.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 September 2019. Information: https://www.dirs.phil.fau.de/files/2019/07/Call-for-papers_Conference-on-the-Hermeneutics-of-Quranic-Norm-Change.pdf
3. Junior Professorship (W1) for Islamic Studies / Turkology Studies, Department of Oriental Studies, University of Freiburg
The successful candidate has an outstanding dissertation and a research profile that combines approaches from Islamic Studies and the social sciences and focusses on 20th– and 21st-century Turkey. An additional focus on Turkic societies in Central Asia and/or the Caucasus is an asset.
Deadline for application: 4 October 2019. Information: http://www.uni-freiburg.de/administration/stellenboerse/00000643?set_language=en
4. Rosalynd Franklin Fellowship on Islamic Thought & Culture, Faculty of Theology & Religious Studies, University of Groningen.
This is a position for a female academic in the field of Islamic Thought & Culture. We are specifically interested in scholars whose expertise is on ethics, philosophy, Islamic debates on modernity & secularism.
Deadline for application: 29 August 2019. Information: https://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/?details=00347-02S000730P
5. Assistant Professor of Ottoman History (Tenure-Track), Binghamton University, New York
Professorship in early modern Ottoman history (c. 1300-1800), beginning in Fall 2020. We seek applications from candidates whose research is grounded in Ottoman sources and archival materials, and especially encourage applications from scholars who take a trans-regional or transimperial perspective that incorporates the diverse religious groups, ethnicities, and regions that constitute the Ottoman world.
Deadline for applications: 15 October 2019. Information: https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=2A5FF5656F20F0A3C7EB118B0DBE30D6?JOBID=113830
6. Articles on “Crisis and Conflict in the Muslim World: Localisation of Responses” for Special Issue of “Journal of Peacebuilding & Development”
Papers are particularly welcome on localisation across and between various responses to conflict including humanitarian action, conflict resolution, and long-term reconstruction in the Muslim world.
Deadline for abstracts: 10 September 2019.
7. The Great Lakes Adiban Society (GLAS) is the sponsor of two events at the upcoming International
Congress for Medieval Studies, to convene on May 7–10, 2020:
1. Seek Knowledge as Far as China: Teaching Literature from the Medieval
Middle East and Beyond (A Roundtable)
2. Love, Fear, Anger, Sorrow: Emotions and Diseases of the Soul in Islamicate
To submit a paper to either of these events, go to www.wmich.edu/
medievalcongress/submissions, where you can find and fill out the Participant
Information Form. Please send this, along with a one-page abstract of your
paper, to Cameron Cross at email@example.com . The due-date for all
submissions is September 15, 2019. We will inform you of our decision within a
week, and per ICMS guidelines, any papers not accepted will be passed on to
the Medieval Institute to be considered for inclusion in the General Sessions.
Please read below for the full descriptions of these panels; for more
information about our group, and to join our mailing list, visit
1. Seek Knowledge as Far as China: Teaching Literature from the Medieval
Middle East and Beyond (A Roundtable)
As medievalists grapple with the urgency of diversifying our field, we find
ourselves shifting our teaching practices to accommodate new students, new
texts, and new fields of critical inquiry. This roundtable will bring together
scholars whose work engages with the medieval Middle East for a discussion of
the pedagogical pitfalls and opportunities provided by teaching a global
Middle Ages. How can medieval texts in Islamicate languages be brought into
conversation with other traditions? How can these texts help teachers confront
difficult but vital topics such as race, religion, and imperialism? We hope
these and other questions will stimulate productive conversation.
We are interested in both focused discussions of classroom practice and
broader reflections on teaching the Middle Ages beyond the boundaries of
Europe. As scholars of the medieval Islamicate world, we welcome approaches
grounded in inclusive pedagogy; comparative and global literatures; critical
race, feminist, and postcolonial theory; post-secular critique; translation
studies; canon-formation studies; and other methodologies that de-center a
hegemonic “Western” perspective on the past and promote a more global and
inclusive view of the premodern world. Particularly, we hope that participants
will explore ways in which these varied approaches can be productively brought
into play in the university classroom.
2. Love, Fear, Anger, Sorrow: Emotions and Diseases of the Soul in Islamicate
The study of emotions in the pre-modern Islamicate Middle East is beginning to
attract scholarly attention as an emerging field. Since, as in Medieval
Europe, the word ‘emotion’ has no direct correspondence to an Islamicate
concept, we invite scholars to examine how the term akhlāq (ethics, morals,
character traits) can be mapped onto/as a history of emotions. While developed
in medical and philosophical texts as ‘diseases of the soul’, emotions are
portrayed in various ways across a wide spectrum of literary traditions of the
Islamicate Middle East in Arabic, Persian, and Ottoman Turkish, and thus
provide ample ground for fruitful collaboration.
We especially welcome critical engagement with the concept of ‘emotion’ and
the Islamicate term ‘akhlāq’ so as to determine semantic overlap and
differences between the two categories. Furthermore, we encourage studies that
assess the feasibility of applying theoretical approaches to emotions
developed for Medieval Europe to the Islamicate world. Such studies can focus
on emotion in the Qurʾān, illnesses of the soul in philosophical texts, the
refinement of the self in advice literature, or on the portrayal of emotion in
narrative and lyric poems. We hope that a shared vocabulary will enable future
comparative projects between medievalists of various specializations.
1.Dr Cyrus Ala’i’s Historical Maps of Persia Collection at SOAS Library is now fully digitised and is available online:
For an overview, see: https://digital.soas.ac.uk/mapsiran/about/
2. The British Library: 01 August 2019
From Caucasia, not from Southeast Asia: Daghistani Qur’ans with spurious colophons
3. 3-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Arabic literature, Ghent Univ. (Belgium)
The Novel Echoes project is a new ERC-funded research project at the UGent (Belgium), which researches the reception of the ancient novel in medieval secular literature. We are delighted to advertise a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Arabic medieval literature as part of the project.
The application deadline is 1st September 2019. Information regarding this post can be found on our website: https://www.novelsaints.ugent.be/vacancies-3 . Please do share with any interested parties. The information can also be shared on social media (facebook and twitter both @NovelSaints).
We are also delighted to announce that Ghent University shall be hosting ICAN VI, the International Conference on the Ancient Novel, in September 2021. You can follow updates on our social media @NovelSaints.
Koen De Temmerman
Prof. dr. Koen De Temmerman
Ghent University | Dept. of Literary Studies | Blandijnberg 2 (office 110.032 – directions) | B-9000 Ghent | Belgium
4. Spring 2019 Islamic Manuscripts Workshop at UCLA:
An Introduction to Islamic Manuscript Culture
Videos and PDFs at: https://www.international.ucla.edu/cnes/islamic
5. Bita Daryabari Assistant or Associate Professor of Iranian Studies – Department of Near Eastern Studies
The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a position in Iranian Studies at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2020.
Applications are encouraged from scholars with rigorous training in the languages and cultures (textual and/or material) of Iran (broadly defined) and with a research specialization within the period from antiquity to the advent of Islam. Preference will be given to individuals whose research has strong philological and/or material cultural foundations.
PhD or equivalent international degree, or enrolled in a PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.
*Mastery of relevant primary source languages or material cultures in a field of Iranian Studies.
*Philological and/or material cultural methods as foundation of research. Research in any period period from antiquity to the advent of Islam.
When applying, applicants will be asked to provide contact information for referees. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must then request letters through the application system. For the applicants at the Associate Professor level letters will be required for the finalists. Additional writing and teaching materials will be solicited for finalists. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (https://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letters.
Applications must be received by December 15, 2019. Please direct inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where to apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02227