1.ESRC MSc/PhD studentships in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, the University of Edinburgh
ESRC Scottish Doctoral Training Programme MSc + PhD studentships for 2019 are available for students of Language-Based Area Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Starting date October 2019. Applicants must apply for admission with us by Dec 3rd
For further information and eligibility criteria, see: https://www.ed.ac.uk/literatures-languages-cultures/graduate-school/fees-and-funding/funding/masters-students/other-funding/esrc-msc-phd-studentships
2. PhD Scholarship in Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies at Edinburgh,
The Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh is delighted to invite applications for one PhD scholarship in any area within its expertise.
The scholarship will be funded by IMES and will cover tuition fees for the PhD in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.
Applications for both the Scholarship and the PhD must be made by 12th December 2018.
3. Bibliography of the Arabic Bible: A Classified and Annotated History of Scholarship
Lebanese American University – Visiting Faculty, History of Islamic Art and Architecture
The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, University of Washington in Seattle, WA, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Persian and Iranian Studies, to begin September 2019. This is a full-time, 9-month position.
Open Date: Nov 2, 2018
Link for information and applications: https://apply.interfolio.com/57250
2019-20 Lecturer of Arabic
Department of Middle Eastern Studies – College of Liberal Arts – The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Oct 26, 2018 Close: Dec 7, 2018
The Department of Middle Eastern Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a lecturer position in Arabic starting in fall 2019. This position is expected to teach Arabic language courses at all levels (including advanced content courses) for an average of twelve hours per week according to the needs of the program. This position is renewable annually; contingent upon budgetary funding and performance. Security sensitive position; background check conducted on applicant selected.
For further information and to apply: https://facultyjobs.utexas.edu/position/40223.
The Bodleian Libraries are now accepting applications for Visiting Fellowships to be taken up during academic year 2019-20. Fellowships support periods of research in the Special Collections of the Bodleian Libraries, across a range of different subjects. Of particular interest might be the Bahari Visiting Fellowships in the Persian Arts of the Book.
Fellows are hosted in the Visiting Scholars’ Centre at the Weston Library, where they join a lively research environment.
Details of the Fellowship terms and application process can be found on our Fellowships webpage: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/csb/fellowships.
A list of current Visiting Fellows and Affiliated Scholars in academic year 2018-19 can be found at: https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/csb/fellowships/current-and-past-fellows/2018-19-visiting-fe….
Applications for these Fellowships should be made by the deadline of midnight, Friday, 30 November 2018.
For further information, please email: email@example.com.
5. The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its summer 2019 and academic year 2019-2020 language programs.
Programs to be offered include Hindi (Jaipur), Bengali (Kolkata), Punjabi (Chandigarh), Tamil (Madurai); Marathi (Pune), Urdu (Lucknow), Telugu (Hyderabad), Gujarati (Ahmedabad), Kannada (Mysore), Malayalam (Thiruvananthapuram), Mughal Persian (Lucknow), Sanskrit (Pune) and Pali/Prakrit (Pune). We will offer other Indian languages upon request. All academic year applicants should have the equivalent of two years of prior language study. For summer Sanskrit, we require the equivalent of two years of prior study; for summer Bengali, Hindi and Tamil we require the equivalent of one year of prior study. For summer Urdu, we require the equivalent of one year of either Hindi or Urdu. We can offer courses at all levels, including beginning, in other Indian languages for the summer. Summer students should apply for FLAS or other funding if available at their institutions to cover the costs of the program.
Funding for Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu may be available through the U.S. State Department’s CLS program (see www.clscholarship.org). AIIS has some funding available for summer students who cannot procure their own funding. This funding is allocated on the basis of the language committee’s ranking of the applicants. AIIS will award language fellowships, on a competitive basis, to academic year and fall semester students, which would cover all expenses for the program. AIIS offers Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Urdu and other languages at all levels for the fall, although fellowships would only be available for students who will have had the equivalent of two years of prior language study by the beginning of the program. AIIS will offer funding to masters students to complete a capstone project of their choosing upon completion of the summer program. There will also be a special Mughal Persian archives workshop at the end of the summer 2019 Mughal Persian program in Lucknow.
6. Grabar Grants and Fellowships
These competitive grants and fellowships, established in memory of Professor Oleg Grabar and supported by the Oleg Grabar Memorial Fund, are intended to encourage and further the professional development of graduate students (Ph.D. candidates) and post-doctoral scholars in all areas of the history of Islamic art, architecture and archaeology. The number and amount of the grants and fellowships will be announced annually in accordance with available funds. The Grabar Grants and Fellowships are administered by HIAA’s Grants and Fellowships Committee, chaired by Professor Scott Redford
7. UNIVERSITY OF ZIMBABWE, DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES, CLASSICS, AND PHILOSOPHY
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CULTURAL CENTRE OF THE EMBASSY OF I.R. OF IRAN
ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TO CELEBRATE THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR WOMEN
Date: 01 MARCH 2019
Venue: UNIVERSITY OF ZIMBABWE
Theme: Dialoguing Women in Christianity, Islam and African Traditional Religions
For further information, see :
8. Two-day workshop: The Ḥanafī School: History, Transformations, and Future
3-4 December 2018
The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS)
This workshop explores how Ḥanafīs articulate a history of the school and pinpoint milestones of its transformation under Muslim rule, with a special emphasis on the madhhab as a fulcrum for Ḥanafī legal continuity. The workshop will also examine Ḥanafī controversies, relationship to political power, and development of state judiciary, international relations, governance, interfaith relations, and women issues. We also encourage papers that assess contemporary discussions about reviving Islamic legal school and the role of fiqh in Muslim societies today.
Paper abstracts available at:
9. Workshop: “On the Way into the Unknown? Comparative Perspectives on the ‘Orient‘ in (Early) Modern Travelogues”, Austrian Academy of Sciences, 28-29 November 2018
We invite you to discuss perceptions of the ‘Orient‘ (especially the Ottoman and Persian Empires) in travelogues from the 16th to the 19th centuries. To obtain a comprehensive understanding, the travellers will originate in as many as possible different cultures. Among others, non-European perspectives are particularly welcome, especially on travels within the Orient.
Deadline for abstracts: 7 January 2019. Information: http://www.travelogues-project.info/cfp/
10. Articles on “Islam in Europe, Religious Pluralism, Immigration” for Special Issue of “Religions”
Articles on Islam and political movements, social trends, Islamic authority, new media, gender, Islamic culture and branding Islam as well as keeping into account historical background and emerging trends of the presence of Islam in Europe will be particularly welcome.
Deadline for manuscripts: 31 January 2018. Information: Contact the Special Issue Editor Prof. Dr. Stefano Allievi at stefano.allievi@unipd; https://www.mdpi.com/journal/religions
1.Assembling the Tropics
Science and Medicine in Portugal’s Empire, 1450–1700
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
2. Reception, Appropriation, and Innovation:
Byzantium between the Christian
and Islamic Worlds
2ND ANNUAL EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL
GRADUATE BYZANTINE CONFERENCE
30th November – 1st December 2018
3. CALL FOR PAPERS
McGill University’s Institute of Islamic Studies
Graduate Student Symposium
April 4-5, 2019
The organising committee of the McGill Institute of Islamic Studies Graduate Student Symposium welcomes abstract submissions to their ninth annual symposium, to be held on April 4-5, 2019 at McGill University.
Our aim is to provide an opportunity for graduate students based in various parts of the world and approaching the study of Islamicate thought and life across time and space through a multiplicity of disciplinary and methodological approaches to share their work with the Institute’s faculty and students in an atmosphere of constructive and supportive criticism. We are pleased to invite graduate students at all stages of research and dissertation-writing related to Islam and Islamicate communities anywhere in the world (East Asia, South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East) to submit proposals for individual paper presentations.
Reflecting our department’s primary research areas, the symposium’s themes include but are not limited to:
An abstract of 250-500 words and a one-page résumé should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 30, 2018. Please include a tentative title for your paper and two or three keywords describing its regional and disciplinary focus, as well as your name, programme of study (MA, MPhil, or PhD), and departmental and institutional affiliation. Applicants will be notified of a decision by January 15, 2019. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any other queries.
4. Conference: “Law, Islam & Anthropology”, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, GAIR and RIMO, Halle/Saale, 9–10 November 2018
The discussion will range from the traditional domain of family-related regulations regarding commercial transactions to the perception of ethical norms in daily life. Questions such as actor-driven social distinctions and cross-societal processes of interpreting and applying Islamic texts and tradition will be emphasized.
Registration until 6 November via email@example.com. Program at http://www.eth.mpg.de/de/events?url=7166%2Fevent_details_1510566232.html
5. Conference: “Mapping the Role of Intellectuals in Iranian Modern and Contemporary History”, Centre for Iranian Studies, SOAS University of London, 1 December 2018
Forty years after the Revolution, how can we evaluate the role of Iranian intellectuals in the history of Iranian modernity and in the process of the Iranian democratic debate? This question and many others are some of the key points this one-day conference will explore.
6. Colloque : “Islamisme et violence : débats et enjeux”, Université de Montréal, 25-26 mars 2019
Le colloque analysera différentes approches théoriques qui se sont développées depuis un demi-siècle, en milieu tant musulman que non-musulman, pour tenter d’expliquer ou de comprendre ce phénomène de l’islamisme et de ses rapports à différentes formes et degrés de violence, à la fois au sein de la diversité islamique et musulmane.
Date limite pour la soumission d`une candidature : 15 novembre 2018. Information: https://cerium.umontreal.ca/nouvelles-et-evenements/nouvelles/une-nouvelles/news/appel-a-contributions-islamisme-et-violence-de-47069/
7. Professorship in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Bern
Depending on his or her formal qualifications, the successful applicant will be employed as assistant professor with tenure track, as associate professor or as full professor. An assistant professorship requires an outstanding PhD and a second, advanced research project. Candidates for an associate or full professorship are required to have a habilitation thesis or equivalent qualifications.
Deadline for applications: 30 November 2018. Information: http://www.philhist.unibe.ch/about_us/now_happening/ausschreibung_islamwissenschaft/index_eng.html
8. Visiting Fellowship in Islamic Finance, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
Applicants must be specialists in Islamic Finance and/or a closely related discipline, preferably with practical experience of policy-making with an international or comparative component. The fellowship will start in October 2019.
Deadline for application: 4 February 2019. Information: https://www.oxcis.ac.uk/sites/www.oxcis.ac.uk/files/inline-files/Visiting%20Fellowship%20in%20Islamic%20Finance%202019.pdf
9. Assistant Professor in Islam Studies, Augustana College
We seek a candidate who specializes in the study of Islam. Additional specializations might include one or more of the following: Gender and Religion, contemporary or historical Islamic movements in Southwest Asia and beyond, Muslim-Christian interactions, and Inter-faith dialogue.
Deadline for applications: 7 November 2018. Information: www.augustanafaculty.org/career_positions.php?cat=3&id=218
10. Assistant Professor in Contemporary and/or Modern Judaism, Syracuse University
This is tenure-track position to begin August 2019. We seek a colleague with a specialization in contemporary and/or modern Jewish religion and culture with possible areas including but not limited to America, Israel, and/or Europe. Candidates should demonstrate Jewish Studies research and teaching interests at any variety of possible intersections such as the arts, science, history, ethnicity, race, gender, politics, and/or sexualities.
Deadline for applications: 13 November 2018. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=57680
11. Assistant Professor in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies, Croft Institute for International Studies, University of Mississippi
The position will start in August 2019. We are seeking an anthropologist of the Middle East. Preference will be given to critical medical anthropologists and/or engaged cultural anthropologists who work with refugee/migrant populations. Ph.D. in Anthropology is required by the time of appointment.
Deadline for applications: 20 November 2018. Contact: Vivian Ibrahim firstname.lastname@example.org. Information: https://careers.olemiss.edu/job/University-Croft-Assistant-Professor-of-Anthropology-and-International-Studies-MS-38677/514002600/
12. Summer School (Arabic Program and MENA Area Studies), International University of Rabat, 1-26 July 2019
The Arabic program includes 24 in “Moroccan Spoken Arabic” out of 69 hours. MENA Area Studies Program aims to introduce international students to the region through a cross-cultural study of its history, society, literature and politics.
Deadline for applications: 19 May 2019. Information: http://www.uir.ac.ma/en/summer-program
13. Article sur “Iǧtihād et taqlīd dans l’islam sunnite et šīʿite” pour Revue MIDÈO
Date limite : 15 janvier 2020. Information: https://www.ideo-cairo.org/fr/2018/10/i%C7%A7tihad-et-taqlid-dans-lislam-sunnite-et-si%CA%BFite/
14. DRUGS IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD (ca. 1050–ca. 1400)
7-8 December 2018, King’s College London
Sponsored by the Wellcome Trust and supported by the Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies (CLAMS) at King’s.
15. Call for Papers for our one-day conference on the theme of ‘Leadership, Authority and Representation in British Muslim Communities’ to be held at Cardiff University on 21 January 2019. More information below. Please note the deadline for abstract submission which is 3pm on 7 December 2018.
This one-day conference brings together academics and activists to explore issues of leadership, authority and representation in British Muslim communities. Who speaks for British Muslims? How is authority construed, constructed and exercised in an age of mass media and the Internet? What internal and external factors shape leadership structures and modalities of representation for British Muslims living as a minority in a culturally Christian but largely secular social context? Where do leaders come from in a decentralised religious tradition lacking a priestly hierarchy? How do government discourses and media representations impact upon dynamics of leadership and authority in British Muslim communities?
For more information, including how to submit your abstract, visit:
16. The Judeo-Persian manuscript collection in the British Library
17. Fully funded Phd opportunity at the University of Bristol Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship for a resident citizen of the Palestinian Territories.
Possible topics might include (but are not limited to):
Full details at:
18. The University of Hamburg has 55 vacant positions (research associates) for the Cluster of Excellence ‘Understanding Written Artefacts’. The aim of the research of the cluster is to establish a unified, comparative and comprehensive approach for studying how the production of written artefacts has shaped human societies and cultures, and how these in turn have adapted written artefacts to their needs. The Cluster’s approach is structured into five Research Fields which unfold major aspects of the Cluster’s research. Since the material object is the starting point for the Cluster’s research, the scientific methods of material analysis will constitute the first field (Research Field A). In contrast to this field, but closely connected to it, the remaining four fields address cultural practices.
For the five clusters (including Inscribing Spaces and Archiving Artefacts), see https://www.written-artefacts.uni-hamburg.de/en/research-fields.html
For the vacant positions, see https://www.written-artefacts.uni-hamburg.de/en/vacant-positions.html
1.Mughal Occidentalism: Artistic Encounters between Europe and Asia at the Courts of India, 1580-1630, Mika Natif
For more information, see:
2. Call for papers for a special edition: Fashion/Religion Interfaces
The complex interconnections between religious beliefs and fashion in clothing have been increasingly recognised by researchers, journalists and fashion producers. At the same time, fashion has begun to be a force that can shape religious communities and create debates, often of a controversial nature, within and between faiths. This special issue will explore these matters, focusing on sartorial fashion/religion interfaces in their diverse and multiple forms across the world today.
Fashion scholarship has long claimed that no-one exists fully outside of fashion systems. Yet many religious believers, especially those with more conservative mindsets, think that they are not influenced by secular and commercial fashion trends. So, who is right? At the same time, some religiously-oriented individuals may embrace fashion fully, while others might seek to balance fashionability with religious precepts and forms of conduct. Which sorts of balancing and mediating are occurring across the world today, among different religious groups in diverse locations? Which social and cultural forces and contexts shape these balancing acts? What are the differences between religiously-oriented dress practices in ‘home’ countries and in diasporic contexts? How are these matters bound up with globalization processes?
Most scholarly attention on fashion/religion interfaces has been on women’s dress practices, but what about men? In what ways do dynamics to do with sexualities, ethnicities, classes, disabilities, and other social factors impact on religiously-aware dress choices?
While the major scholarly and political focus has recently been on the relations between Islam and fashion, especially in terms of veiling, people with other religious affiliations must also make choices regarding fashion and dress issues. Papers focusing on any religion and belief system, and on any geographical (and/or virtual) location, are welcomed for this special edition. Articles comparing different religious and/or sectarian groups are also invited.
Contributions are sought from diverse disciplinary and inter-disciplinary backgrounds across the social sciences and humanities. Papers which report novel empirical findings, and innovate in theoretical and methodological terms, are particularly encouraged.
Special issue website with submission instructions: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/religions/special_issues/fashion
Submission deadline: 1 April 2019
3. CfP: The 6thInternational Islam & Liberty Conference on “Building an Islamic Case for Open Markets” in Islamabad, Pakistan on 14-15 November, 2018. The details of the conference are as follows:
Venue:International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), Pakistan
Date: 14 – 15 November 2018
Time: 8.00 am – 5.00 pm
Fees: PKR 100/ only
*Registration is compulsory. Places are limited. Do register now!!!
There are 20 speakers from various countries such as United Arab Emirates, Sweden, United Kingdom, France, Finland, Malaysia, Lebanon, Algeria, Iran, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Indonesia, Bangladesh as well as Pakistan.
4. A Photographic Tour of the Persian Gulf and Iraq, 1906
5. Visiting Instructor of Arabic
Washington and Lee University
Deadline: 19 November 2018
The Department of German and Arabic at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a one-year visiting instructor of Arabic, beginning 1 July 2019. This position carries a 2-3 teaching load over two, 12-week terms (Fall 2019 and Winter 2020). Duties include teaching all levels of Arabic (first-, second-, and third-year), as well as advanced Arabic language courses that focus on media, conversation and composition, or topics in Arab literature, culture, and film. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to assist in developing WLUArabic and to contribute to the dynamic, interdisciplinary program in Middle East and South Asia (MESA) Studies.
Qualifications: Candidates must have completed at least an M.A. in Arabic Language (TAFL or a related field (e.g., second language acquisition, comparative literature, Middle Eastern Studies)). Preferred qualifications include ABD status or a Ph.D. Qualified applicants will have comprehensive mastery and fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and a dialect. The competitive applicant will have demonstrated experience in Arabic language pedagogy using the integrated approach in a North American or liberal arts context.
Review of applications will begin 19 November 2018. Interviews will be conducted through Skype in December. The position will remain open until filled. To apply, applicants should submit the following documents to Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/57066
Questions may be addressed to Professor Anthony Edwards, at EdwardsA@wlu.edu.
6. Elizabeth A. Lambourn, Abraham’s Luggage. A Social Life of Things in the Medieval Indian Ocean World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018). ISBN 9781107173880
From a single merchant’s list of baggage begins a history that explores the dynamic world of medieval Indian Ocean exchanges. This fresh and innovative perspective on Jewish merchant activity shows how this list was a component of broader trade connections that developed between the Islamic Mediterranean and South Asia in the Middle Ages. Drawing on a close reading of this unique twelfth-century document, found in the Cairo Genizah and written in India by North African merchant Abraham Ben Yiju, Lambourn focuses on the domestic material culture and foods that structured the daily life of such India traders, on land and at sea. This is an exploration of the motivations and difficulties of maintaining homes away from home, and the compromises that inevitably ensued. Abraham’s Luggagedemonstrates the potential for writing challenging new histories in the accidental survival of apparently ordinary ephemera.
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7. Conference: “National Pluralism in the Middle East: Towards a Common ‘Civilizational Framework'”, Qatar University in Doha, 26 March 2019
This conference will shed light on “nationalism” in terms of its interaction with other nationalities and ethnic groups in the Middle East, analyze the political and ideological attempts to exploit national pluralism, and the prospect of reconciling between the Arabs, Turks, Persians and Kurds. The Ibn Khaldon Center provides travel and accommodation costs for researchers with approved research.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 November 2018. Information: IbnKhaldon@qu.edu.qa
8. Biennial Conference of the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean (SMM): “Movement and Mobility in the Medieval Mediterranean (6th – 15th Centuries)”, Institut d’Estudis Catalans, Barcelona, 8-11 July 2019
How and to what extent did multiple agents, phenomena and factors interact to shape and intertwine the multidimensional spheres of the Mediterranean? We welcome papers from all disciplines that study movement and mobility from different perspectives in and across the medieval Mediterranean and its extensions, both physical and imagined.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 December 2018. Information: https://mailchi.mp/mediterraneanseminar/cfp-movement-and-mobility-in-the-medieval-mediterranean-6th-15th-centuries-barcelona-8-11-july?e=82aeb6c61d
9. Biennial Conference of the International Qur’anic Studies Association: “Reading the Qur’an in the Context of Empire”, University of New England, Tangier, 25-26 July 2019
The conference will unveil new research on the Qur’an, and create a platform for connecting other religions to Qur’anic studies. Further attention will be paid to the important contribution of North African scholars to the emergence and flourishing of methods in the study of Qur’an, tafsir and translation.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 January 2018. Information: https://iqsaweb.wordpress.com/international-meeting-2019/
10. Articles on Special Issue “Women, Gender and Politics in Muslim Societies: A New Historiography?” for Journal “Genre & Histoire”
We want to explore the heterogeneity of women’s stories in the Muslim world from the end of the First World War to the present day, in order to deconstruct the social and symbolic meanings associated with this cate-gory.
Deadline for proposals: 15 November 2018. Information: https://journals.openedition.org/genrehistoire/3610
11. Articles on Special Issue “Islamic Foundations of Social Policy and Welfare” for “International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy”
The focus of this special issue will be on issues surrounding social welfare concepts from a Muslim per-spective, addressing the status and role of Islamic teachings in social policy.
Deadline for submissions: 30 November 2018. Information: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/call_for_papers.htm?id=8013
12. Articles on Special Issue “Religion and Violence in Africa” for Journal “Religions”
We seek studies that examine the relationship between religion and violence throughout Africa and welcome articles that explore the impact of extra-continental actors on religion’s role in either alleviating or exacerbat-ing violence in African societies. Also of interest is the relative absence of violence between and within vari-ous religious communities in Africa, as well as violence related to sorcery and witchcraft and religion’s nego-tiation thereof.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 July 2019. Information: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/religions/special_issues/Religion_Violence_Africa
Adjunct Faculty Position in Comparative Politics of the Middle East, American University in Cairo
Position is starting Fall 2019. It is on a five-year fixed-term contract. Responsibilities will also include admin-istering the Joint MA program in Comparative and Middle East Politics and Society (CMEPS) between AUC and the Institute of Political Science at the University of Tubingen in Germany.
Deadline for application: 30 November 2018. Information: https://aucegypt.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=100472
(Senior) Research Fellow for Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore
The successful applicants participate in current cluster projects and are encouraged to lead a project. Both appointments last two years and require a PhD from a reputable university.
Deadline for applications: 30 November 2018. Information: https://mei.nus.edu.sg/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/MEI-2019-Job-Advertisement-SRFRF.pdf
Research Associates / Assistant for Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore
Associates require a BS/BA or MSc/MA degree in business or economics. The position provides an oppor-tunity to develop subject expertise in finance, energy and policy analysis, and regional expertise in the Mid-dle East and Asia. The Assistant supports the work of the Director. We seek a candidate who is curious, analytical, organized.
Deadline for applications: 15 November 2018. Information: https://mei.nus.edu.sg/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/MEI-2019-Job-Advertisement-Research-Associates-and-Assistants.pdf
Professor in Sephardi Studies, Harvard University
This specialization is defined broadly to encompass not only Iberian Jewry, pre- and post-Expulsion, but also Jews in the Islamic world more generally as well as in the Ottoman Empire and in Western Europe in the medieval, early modern, and modern periods. The appointment is expected to begin on or after July 1, 2020. Fluency in Hebrew and a Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in Jewish studies or related disci-pline is required.
Review of applications start: 15 November 2018. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=57657
Assistant Professor in Social Theory of Islam, University of Alabama
Though the specialized focus or specific region/national setting is open, the position will enhance the De-partment’s international reputation in the critical study of religion while a portion of the person’s service time will go toward helping to establish an interdisciplinary Center for Middle East Studies. A Ph.D. is required but ABD applicants who are about to defend and complete their degree will be entertained.
Review of applications start: 15 November 2018. Information: https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/44043
1.W.M. Watt Annual Lecture 2018
University of Edinburgh
Dr Linda Komaroff , Curator of Islamic Art and Department Head, Art of the Middle East, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Wed 28 November 2018
17:30 – 20:30 GMT
Dining with the Sultan: Reflections on the Fine Art of Feasting at the Islamic Courts
Further information and tickets at:
2. Three Assistant / Associate Professors in Comparative Study of Modern Arab Politics and Society, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The faculty members will conduct research and teach courses in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa. Preference will be given to applicants with area expertise who conduct research using Middle East languages, particularly Arabic. The faculty member will be part of an interdisciplinary group affiliated with the Arab Politics and Society cluster hiring initiative.
3. Assistant Professor in Middle East Studies and Gender & Women’s Studies, University of Wis-consin-Madison
Ph.D. in a social science or humanities discipline with a specialization in Middle East Studies and/or North African Studies and Gender/Women’s Studies is required by the start of the appointment in August 2019.
Position is open until filled. Information: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/498609/professor-in-gender-and-womens-studies-cluster-hire
4. Assistant / Associate Professor in Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Preference will be given to applicants with area expertise who conduct research using Middle East languages, particularly Arabic. Ph.D. in Political Science with specialization in Middle East Studies and/or North African Studies is required by the start of the appointment at August 20, 2019.
Position is open until filled. Information: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/498355/professor-in-political-sci-ence-cluster-hire
5. Assistant Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The successful candidate will teach courses in the contemporary history of the Arab world as well as intro-ductory courses on the modern Middle East, and perform department, university and community services as appropriate for faculty rank. Responsibilities include conducting research and teaching at all levels as well as service at the professional and university level. Anticipated begin date is August 19, 2019.
Deadline for applications: 1 November 2018. Information:
6. Assistant Professor of History, Pennsylvania State University
The History program at the Abington College applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position to begin fall 2019. We welcome applications from historians with a specialization in the Global South, any period. Candidates with a focus on the Islamic World or Latin American/Caribbean History are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. in History, or expect to do so by the time of appointment.
Position open until filled. Information: https://psu.jobs/job/83308
7. Assistant / Associate Professor in Islamic Studies, University of Florida
The Department of Religion invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure track position for the Izzat Hasan Sheikh Faculty Fellowship, beginning August 16, 2019. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in Islamic studies, religious studies, or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment.
Deadline for applications: 15 November 2018. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/56497
8. Lecturer in Hebrew Language, Columbia University
The Department of Middle Eastern South Asian and African Studies announces an opening beginning July 1, 2019. We are seeking a professional language teacher with a serious commitment to teaching languages for academic purposes. Preference will be given to applicants who have a PhD in Hebrew literature, linguistics or related field, but those with a Master’s degree and considerable language teaching experience are also encouraged to apply.
Review of applications start: 3 November 2018. Information: https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/1528
9. Fellow for the Middle East, Rice University
The position will be responsible for producing original, substantive, policy-relevant research to bring together diverse viewpoints addressing the issues of women, human rights and displaced people in the Middle East. PhD in a field related to the study of the Middle East, gender issues, or human rights issues such as political science, policy studies, gender studies or sociology.
Review of applications start: 15 November 2018. Information: https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/16664
10. Articles on “Reframing Islam in Southeast Asia” for Special Issue of Journal “Religions”
The history of Islam in Southeast Asia has been traditionally narrated as one derivative of the Middle Eastern experience and, oftentimes, as a reality that largely belongs to the majority areas of the Indo-Malay sphere. This Special Issue intends to challenge these narratives.
Deadline for manuscripts: 15 August 2019. Information: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/religions/spe-cial_issues/ReframingIslamSA
11. CALL FOR PAPERS | SYMPOSIA IRANICA
FOURTH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE ON IRANIAN STUDIES
Hosted by the University of Cambridge at St John’s College, Cambridge, UK, 9-10 April 2019
***Deadline: 30 December 2018***
We welcome proposals that engage with any aspect of Iranian studies within the arts, humanities and social sciences. These include but are not limited to prehistory through to the ancient and post-antique, modern, and contemporary histories; historiography; art and architecture history; anthropology; archaeology; cultural heritage; film and cinema; music and musicology; new media and communication studies; the performing arts; poetry and literature; languages and linguistics; Diaspora and migration studies; diplomatic studies, international relations and political science; social and political theory; law and legal studies; economics, philately and numismatics; sociology; philosophy; religions and theology.
Comparative themes and interdisciplinary approaches are also very welcome.
Proposals are open to early career scholars at postgraduate and post-doctoral levels from any disciplinary background within the arts, humanities and social sciences:
Persons falling into any of these categories are eligible to submit a proposal for an individual paper or pre-arranged panel. Submission is conducted electronically through the website. For any questions, please email us at email@example.com.
The language of the conference is English. All submissions undergo double-blind peer review.
Symposia Iranica is Iranian studies’ leading forum for early career scholars. A dedicated, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed platform open to emerging scholars working on any aspect of Iranian or Persian Studies within the arts, humanities, and social sciences, our three previous conferences were hosted by the University of St Andrews at St Mary’s College in 2013 and the University of Cambridge at Downing College in 2015 and Pembroke College in 2017.
The full call for papers is on our website: symposia-iranica.com
Updates will be posted to our Facebook page: facebook.com/SymposiaIranica
A virtual preview of our programme is at: symposia-iranica.com/preview
Highlights from all three conferences to-date: symposia-iranica.com/past
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Shahnama Centre for Persian Studies; Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; St John’s College, Cambridge; Trinity College, Cambridge; British Institute of Persian Studies; Iran Heritage Foundation; Soudavar Memorial Foundation; Ancient India and Iran Trust; Pembroke College, Cambridge; Brill Publishers; I.B. Tauris Publishers; Edinburgh University Press; and the German Oriental Studies Trust.
1.Emory University’s Islamic Civilizations Studies Ph.D. program is devoted to exploratory, problem-based interdisciplinary graduate education. ICIVS graduate students work with a faculty committee on specific research questions and theories of interpretation and are encouraged to conduct innovative and interdisciplinary research that highlights trans-regional and transnational connections between the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and beyond. Students accepted into the ICIVS Ph.D. program design their own programs of study under the guidance of faculty advisors. Along with language training that prepares them for textual or field research, they receive training in research methods, historiography, Islamic Civilizations Studies as a field of study, and the pedagogy of Islam and Islamic Civilizations.
Possible programs of study supported by ICIVS include (but are not limited to): Islamic Civilization in the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean Basins; Muslim and Jewish Iberia and North Africa; Islam in Classical and Modern Arabic Literatures; Islam in Indo-Persian and Urdu Literatures; Judeo-Arabic Language, Linguistics, and Literatures; Politics and Society in the Muslim World; Islamic Political Philosophy; Muslim and Non-Muslim Minorities in Muslim Societies (with special emphasis on Christian, Jewish and Hindu communities); Diaspora Communities from the Muslim World; Muslim Minorities in Non-Muslim Societies; Islamic Civilizations and Post-Colonial Studies; Islamic Hybridities; Gender and Society in the Muslim World; and Frontier Interactions Between States and Peoples in the Muslim World.
For additional information about the ICIVS Ph.D. please visit the program’s website: http://icivs.emory.edu/index.html
You can see current students’ profile here: http://icivs.emory.edu/people/current-students.html
The application due date is December 15, 2018.
2. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and the Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago are announcing a position for a full-time Lecturer in Arabic, for a one-year, renewable, appointment. The successful candidate will typically teach a minimum of two courses of various levels of Arabic (elementary, intermediate, or high intermediate) in each of three quarters (Autumn, Winter, Spring) to both undergraduate and graduate students. Additional duties of the position for Academic Year 2019-2020 are contributing to program development through the organization and promotion of regular Arabic film nights.
The successful candidate must be able to function at the Superior Level of Modern Standard Arabic and have experience teaching Arabic as a foreign language at the college level. Preference will be given to candidates proficient in an Arabic dialect. A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline is required by the start date of the appointment; a Ph.D. is desirable.
Applicants must apply online at the University’s Academic Career Opportunities website, https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, select requisition #03923, and upload the following materials: a cover letter, which includes a brief description of your teaching philosophy, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters will be solicited automatically by the Academic Career Opportunities application system. Supporting documents, including teaching evaluations and sample syllabi, may also be submitted. Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Only completed applications will be considered.
Rice University – Assistant or Associate Professor, Art and
Architecture of the Islamic World
Sheikh Zayid Chair of Arabic and Islamic Studies, American University of Beirut Candidates for the Sheikh Zayid Chair are required to have made highly distinguished and internationally acclaimed contributions in one or more academic fields of Arabic and Islamic Studies as conceived broadly (encompassing: philology and critical editions of Arabic texts, classical literature, intellectual history; civiliza-tion studies; etc).Deadline for applications: 15 November 2018. Information: http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/Pages/academic-em-ployment.aspx#Link24
Mary Fox Whittlesey Visiting Professorship, American University of Beirut The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is inviting applications for appointment in the field of archaeology special-izing, in particular, in either Prehistory, Environmental Archaeology, or the archaeology of the Islamic or Ot-toman Period to begin August 15, 2019. The successful candidate is expected to teach two undergraduate or graduate courses per semester. The period of the visiting appointment is for one year.
Deadline for applications: 30 November 2018. Information: http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-em-ployment.aspx#Link23
Assistant Professor in Islamic Art/Architecture, Rutgers University The Department of Art History invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Islamic art and/or architecture, beginning Fall 2019. PhD in Art History, Middle Eastern Studies, or a closely-related field required by the start of the appointment.Priority will be given to applications received prior 1 November 2018. Information: https://jobs.rut-gers.edu/postings/74257
4. Every year HIAA sponsors a competition and awards the Margaret B. Ševčenko Prize for the best unpublished essay written by a junior scholar (pre-dissertation graduate student to three years after the Ph.D. degree) on any aspect of Islamic visual culture. The Ševčenko Prize recipient receives an award of $500 and a citation, generally presented at HIAA’s annual business meeting. The Prize is named in memory of Margaret Bentley Ševčenko, the first and long-serving Managing Editor of Muqarnas, a journal devoted to the visual culture of the Islamic world and sponsored by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard and at MIT.
The competition is open to HIAA members only, and the winning essay will be considered for publication by the Muqarnas Editorial Board.
The deadline is 15 November 2018. For details, please see the webpage:
5. Conference: “No Country for Anthropologists? Contemporary Ethnographic Research in the Mid-dle East”, University of Zurich, 1-3 November 2018
Bringing together anthropologists from Egypt, Europe, Iran, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey, the United States, and other countries, this conference debates the following questions: What are the obstacles to do ethnog-raphy in the contemporary Middle East? What do they teach us about the current role and the future possi-bilities of anthropology?
6. 14th Conference of the Italian Society for Middle Eastern Studies (SeSaMO): “Paths of Resistance in the Middle East and North Africa”, University of Turin, 31 January – 2 February 2019
Paper proposals must specify one of the 31 open panels for which they are intended and must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Deadline for abstracts: 31 October 2018. Information: http://www.sesamoitalia.it/convegno-2019-torino-2019-conference-turin/call-for-panels/ including abstracts of 31 open panels.
7. 30th Сongress on “Historiography and Source Studies of Asia and Africa”,
St. Petersburg State University, 19-21 June 2019
The biannual Congress is organized by the Faculty of Asian and African Studies
of St Petersburg State University. It is dedicated to the 150th Anniversary of the
Academician Vasily V. Barthold (1869-1930
Working languages of the Conference: Russian and English.
Time limit for papers: 15 minutes + 5 minutes discussion.
Deadline for abstracts in English or Russian: 31 January 2019.
1.Arabic Teaching Fellow, University of Edinburgh
Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, part of the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, seeks to appoint a Teaching Fellow in Arabic to teach within the framework of the School’s courses in undergraduate and postgraduate Arabic. This will primarily involve teaching and assessment on the undergraduate Arabic programmes, especially course organising and teaching on Intensive and Advanced Arabic. Other tasks, such as design of teaching materials, assessment and marking in both the undergraduate and postgraduate Arabic programmes, and supervising Arabic Research Reports will also be required.
The successful candidate will have experience in the design and delivery of language teaching within the higher education sector, and the ability to deliver courses and assessment in colloquial and Modern Standard Arabic language. They will be also expected to contribute to the administration of the subject area, including course organisation.
This fixed-term post is available from January to May 2019 and is offered on a full-time basis (35 hours per week).
Informal queries can be sent via email for the attention of Dr Nacim Pak-Shiraz, Head of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, to email@example.com .
Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 per annum.
The closing date for applications is no later than 5.00pm (GMT) on 22nd October 2018. It is anticipated that interviews will be held as soon as possible following the closing date (interview date to be confirmed).
2. ESCAS 2019 Exeter: The Globality of Central Asia
Held at the University of Exeter (UK), the theme for the 16th conference is The Globality of Central Asia. We invite proposals for papers, panels, roundtables and sessions in non-traditional formats covering all aspects of Central Asian Studies across the humanities and social sciences.
We particularly encourage proposals which link Central Asia to its global context, historically and contemporaneously. We encourage studies of this geography which engage both territory, space and place. These may include the studies of Central Asia’s migrations and diaspora, its ethnic minority populations, its offshore and extraterritorial spaces, and its place in global and imperial histories. This globality may be visible in archaeologies, cultural studies and pre-modern histories, as well as in modern social, economic and political patterns across borders.
Our conference will assess globalizations from below as well as those from above; we therefore invite papers addressing the interpellation of localities and globalities: How are the individuals and communities of Central Asia related to global processes?
Submission of proposals
The online portal on this website opened on 18 July 2018 and will close on Wednesday 31 October 2018 (midnight GMT)
3. University of Wisconsin-Madison – Assistant Professor, History of
South Asia since 1500
4. BRISMES CONFERENCE 2019
University of Leeds, 24 – 27 June 2019
JOINING THE DOTS: INTERDISCIPLINARITY IN MIDDLE EAST STUDIES
The 2019 BRISMES Conference seeks to celebrate interdisciplinarity as vital in understanding the interconnectedness of the social, cultural, political and economic structures and conditions throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and to explore how disciplinary silos can be overcome in favour of communication between the humanities, social sciences and language studies on the region.
Proposals for complete panels or individual presentations are welcome, and we particularly encourage panels which involve participants or collaborations with those working outside of academia. In addition, we warmly invite paper proposals on any topic related to Middle Eastern Studies.
Call for papers http://www.brismes.ac.uk/conference/call-for-papers-2019/
Deadline for submissions: 17:00 (GMT) on Thursday 8 November 2018
5. ANNOUNCEMENT OF AMERICAN CENTER OF ORIENTAL RESEARCH IN AMMAN FELLOWSHIPS 2019–2020
ACOR fellowship opportunities for the 2019–2020 cycle are now online and the application portal is open. ACOR promotes study, teaching, and increased knowledge of Middle Eastern studies. We encourage you to share this information widely within your networks. Complete information about all ACOR fellowships is available online at: https://www.acorjordan.org/2019-20-acor-fellowships/
Deadline for the following fellowships is February 1, 2019
NEH Fellowship: One award of six months for a scholar who has a Ph.D. or has completed their professional training. Fields of research include: modern and classical languages, linguistics, literature, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts. Social and political scientists are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals living in the U.S. three years immediately preceding the application deadline. The award for six months is $25,200. Award must be used between May 15, 2019 and June 30, 2020 and the Fellow must reside at ACOR.
ACOR-CAORC Post-Graduate Fellowship: Two or more two- to six-month fellowships for post-doctoral scholars and scholars with a terminal degree in their field, pursuing research or publication projects in the natural and social sciences, humanities, and associated disciplines relating to the Near East. U.S. citizenship required. Maximum award is $32,400. Awards must be used between June 15, 2019 and December 31, 2020 and Fellows must reside at ACOR. Funding for this fellowship provided by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
ACOR-CAORC Fellowship: Two or more two- to six-month fellowships for masters and doctoral students. Fields of study include all areas of the humanities and the natural and social sciences. Topics should contribute to scholarship in Near Eastern studies. U.S. citizenship required. Maximum award is $23,800. Awards must be used between June 15, 2019 and December 31, 2020 and Fellows must reside at ACOR. Funding for this fellowship provided by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Jennifer C. Groot Memorial Fellowship: Up to three awards of $1,500 each to support beginners in archaeological fieldwork who have been accepted as team members on archaeological projects with ASOR/CAP affiliation in Jordan. Open to undergraduate or graduate students of U.S. or Canadian citizenship as well as individuals who graduated less than 12 months before February 1st, 2019 and/or have been accepted to a Graduate program for Fall 2019.
Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship: One award of $1,500 to support a student for participation on an archaeological project or research in Jordan. Senior project staff members whose expenses are being borne largely by the project are ineligible. Open to enrolled undergraduate or graduate students of any nationality except Jordanian citizens.
Harrell Family Fellowship: One award of $2,000 to support a graduate student for participation on an archaeological project or research in Jordan. Senior project staff members whose expenses are being borne largely by the project are ineligible. Open to enrolled graduate students of any nationality except Jordanian citizens.
Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship: Two awards for one month each or one two-month award for residency at ACOR in Amman. It is open to enrolled graduate students of any nationality, except Jordanian citizens, participating in an archaeological project or conducting archaeological work in Jordan. The fellowship includes room and board at ACOR and a monthly stipend of $600.
Burton MacDonald and Rosemarie Sampson Fellowship: One award for either eight weeks residency at ACOR for research in the fields of Ancient Near Eastern languages and history, archaeology, Bible studies, or comparative religion, or a travel grant to assist with participation in an archaeological field project in Jordan. The ACOR residency fellowship option includes room and board at ACOR and a monthly stipend of $400. The travel grant option provides a single payment of $2,000 to help with any project related expenses. Both options are open to enrolled undergraduate or graduate students of Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status.
Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship: One award of $1,800 to support a graduate student participating on an archaeological project or pursuing independent research in Jordan. For the 2019–2020 cycle, the Russell fellowship is only open only to enrolled graduate students of non-Jordanian nationality.
James A. Sauer Fellowship: One award of $1,250 toward educational assistance for a Jordanian student enrolled in an archaeology or cultural heritage degree program in any country. For the 2019–2020 cycle, the Sauer fellowship is only open to enrolled graduate students of Jordanian nationality.
Frederick-Wenger Memorial Endowment: Two awards of $1,500 to assist a Jordanian student with the cost of their education. Eligibility is not limited to a specific field of study, but preference will be given to study related to Jordan’s cultural heritage. Candidates must be Jordanian citizens and currently enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students in a Jordanian university.
Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship: Four awards of $3,000 each to assist Jordanian graduate students with the annual costs of their academic programs during the period May 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020. Candidates must be Jordanian citizens and currently enrolled in either a Master’s or Doctoral program in a Jordanian university. Eligibility is limited to students in programs related to Jordan’s cultural heritage (for example: archaeology, anthropology, linguistics/epigraphy, history, conservation, museum studies, and cultural resource management related issues). Awardees who demonstrate excellent progress in their programs will be eligible to apply in consecutive years.
Please Note: NEH, CAORC, MacDonald and Sampson (residency option), and Bikai Fellows will reside at the ACOR facility in Amman while conducting their research.
Deadline for the following fellowship is October 22, 2018.
Apply online for this fellowship https://orcfellowships.fluidreview.com/
ACOR-TWL Publication Fellowship: One award for six months of $25,200 for a recent Ph.D or a Ph.D student who will have submitted the dissertation by December 31, 2018. Award must be used between January 15, 2019 and September 30, 2019. Open to all citizens with a strong research background in Nabataean archaeology or the Classical Near East. The selected fellow is expected to help assess the archive and related artifacts from the Temple of the Winged Lions (American Expedition to Petra and TWLCRM Initiative), carry out a bibliographical review of the Temple of the Winged Lions, and prepare a report that draws upon key research questions associated with the site. This is a residential fellowship and residency at ACOR is required.
Deadline for the following scholarship is February 1, 2019.
See the application instruction for this scholarship:
Jordanian Travel Scholarship for ASOR Annual Meeting: Two travel scholarships of $3,500 each to assist Jordanians participating and delivering a paper at the ASOR Annual meeting in mid-November in the United States. Academic papers should be submitted through the ASOR’s website (www.asor.org/am) by February 1, 2019. Final award selection will be determined by the ASOR program committee.
Deadline for the following scholarship is February 15, 2019.
See the application instruction for this scholarship:
ACOR Fellow MESA Award: One award of $1,000 to a former ACOR Fellow of any nationality for participation in the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) annual meeting. Eligible applicants are anyone who had previously been awarded any ACOR Fellowship (including the named fellowships and former CLS students) and their abstract has been submitted for presentation at the 2019 MESA annual meeting. The awardee mention the award and ACOR in the text of paper, in addition to including ACOR’s logo on the “Thank You” slide. A check for $1000 will be mailed before the meeting takes place. To apply, please submit the abstract, CV, and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15, 2019. For more information about the MESA annual meeting, please check MESA’s website: https://mesana.org/annual-meeting/
6. Symposium: “Arab Women and Transgression: At the Boundary of Good and Bad”, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, 14 October 2018
Women’s transgressive behaviors and perspectives are challenging societal norms in the Arab world, giving rise to anxiety and public debate. How do both intentional and unintentional transgressions illuminate the social and cultural constructs that define proper and improper behavior? How do they expose the social and political policing of gender, racial, and class divisions?
7. Workshop: “The Senses in the Qur’an and in Early Islam”, Utrecht University, 26 October 2018
The workshop’s aim is two-fold: first, to unearth the roots of the Qur’anic/early Islamic sensorium in Late Antique culture, and secondly, to examine the processes of sensory disambiguation of “Muslim” identity from other identities (Christian, Zoroastrian, etc.) in the formation of Islam.
8. Fellowships for Max Weber Programme (MWP), European University Institute, Florence
The MWP is open to eligible applicants who are within 5 years from the completion of their PhD, from any-where in the world, regardless of nationality and including non-EU citizens. Preference is given to applicants who have only just completed their doctorate and have not had a post-doctoral fellowship before. The Pro-gramme awards 1, 2, and exceptionally 3 year long fellowships according to departments.
Deadline for applications: 18 October 2018. Information: https://www.eui.eu/ServicesAndAdmin/Academ-icService/Fellowships/MaxWeberFellowships
9. Assistant Professor of Arab Studies (Working Title: Jordan Family Fellow in International Stud-ies), University of Northern Carolina
Position will start at July 1, 2019. The Department of Asian Studies seeks a promising scholar and teacher who will actively contribute to the intellectual mission of a research institution. Duties will include teaching, research, and service. A doctoral degree (or foreign equivalent) in Middle Eastern studies, literature, anthro-pology, history, or a related field with a focus on Arab cultures is required by July 1, 2019.
Review of applications start: 5 November 2018. Information: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/148855
10. Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies and Arabic Studies, University of Ken-tucky
The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures invites applications for this ten-ure-track position to begin Fall 2019. Applicants must have a PhD in hand by August 2019 in French and Francophone Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or a related field.
Deadline for applications: 19 November 2018. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_dis-play.php?id=57417
11. Summer School: “Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial Struggles and Liberation Theologies”, Granada, 16-22 June 2019
The course covers several topics such as Introduction to Critical Muslim Studies, Islamic Theology of Liber-ation, Islamic Decolonial Pedagogy, Inter-Faith Dialogues, Women and Islam, and Islamic Spirituality. The focus of the course is to inquire into Islam as a postcolonial/decolonial perspective.
Deadline for registration: 5 February 2019. Information: http://www.dialogoglobal.com/granada/
12. Graduate Programs in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, USA & Canada
This project will be useful for multiple audiences interested in Islamic/Middle Eastern Studies.
13. AGAPS Graduate Student Travel Prize 2018
Papers must primarily focus on the Arabian Peninsula but can be inclusive of the transnational flow of people, goods and ideas across the Gulf, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. AGAPS welcomes submissions from all disci-plines.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 October 2018. Information: https://agaps.org/agapsmesa/mesa-awards/
14. The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a non-tenure-track appointment as Instructor in Hindi/Urdu Language to begin August 2019.
Requirements include at least an MA in Hindi or Urdu language, pedagogy, or related discipline. One year of experience in teaching Hindi/Urdu language at the university level is
required; teaching experience gained during graduate studies will be
considered. Job duties include teaching courses in Hindi/Urdu language to
undergraduate and graduate students and service to the University.
Applicants must create and complete an online application at
https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs, posting number 13601
1.The Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-line Assistant Professorship in Comparative Literature with a specialization in comparative approaches to Arabic cultural studies and literature. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Arabic Studies, or a closely related field by time of appointment. Superior oral and written proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic and English required; command of another major language offered in the department highly desired. Typical teaching load is 2/3. Applicants’ research and teaching should engage the Arab world broadly writ and demonstrate an ability to cross regional and national boundaries. Comparisons of the Eastern Mediterranean basin, North Africa, or the Arab diaspora, with sub-Saharan African, Europe, Southeast Asia, or the Americas are encouraged. Of particular interest are theoretical approaches related to social and political change, gender studies, film studies, transnationalism, or identity. The chosen candidate will be responsible for leading the Arabic Studies program at all levels: teaching lower-division Arabic; supervising GTAs and adjuncts teaching Arabic; developing the upper-division curriculum; and building bridges to other programs both inside and outside the college. Applications completed and submitted in full by October 20th will receive full consideration; position open until filled. First-round interviews will be conducted via Skype.
All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position Assistant Professor on the Office of Human Resources’ job website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy accompanied by recent student evaluations of teaching and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.
Candidates must also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent directly to Dr. Carla Calargé, Search Committee Chair (email@example.com) / Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature / CU-97 Suite 232 / Florida Atlantic University / 777 Glades Road / Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991.
A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.
For more information and to apply, visit www.fau.edu/jobs and go to Apply Now REQ04666.
2. The American University in Cairo is seeking an Instruction / Reference Librarian who is passionate about teaching information literacy, and interested in working abroad in a multicultural environment!
The Instruction / Reference Librarian will participate in collaborative library services that facilitate and encourage research and learning at the university. Major job duties include working with other librarians in the development and delivery of an undergraduate course in information literacy, an essential part of AUC’s Core Curriculum; teaching “one-shot” library instruction sessions for undergraduate and graduate courses; providing research services to students and faculty, and offering liaison and collection development services to targeted academic departments.
A graduate degree in Library / Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent) required.
Relocation assistance provided.
New graduates encouraged to apply.
For more information, please visit: http://aucegypt.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=102851
3. “Breaking and Creating Boundaries in the Middle East”
Helsinki, Finland, 14–16 August 2019
The Nordic Society for Middle Eastern Studies (NSM) (http://thenordicsociety.se), the University of Helsinki and the Finnish Institute in the Middle East (http://www.fime.fi/) are pleased to announce the call for papers for the Eleventh Nordic Conference on Middle Eastern Studies. The conference is the 20th anniversary celebration of NSM, which is an independent non-profit association for scholars in the Nordic countries working on the Middle East. It covers all subjects in the humanities and social sciences, from antiquity to the present day. The NSM conference takes place every third year in one of the Nordic countries, and is also open for participants beyond the Nordic countries. This time the theme for the multidisciplinary conference is “Breaking and Creating Boundaries in the Middle East”.
The Middle East and North Africa have been going through a tumultuous process of change since the uprisings of 2011. In the process, many old social, political and even physical boundaries have been crossed, broken or re-created. The concept of “boundaries” now plays a significant role in social sciences and humanities. In addition to actual physical boundaries, the concept is also related to the study of identity, religion, gender, immigration, minorities and many other phenomena. Paper proposals are encouraged to explore and discuss the social, political, geographical, religious boundaries from all fields and disciplines of the Middle Eastern studies, including – but not limited to – the following fields: Middle Eastern history, anthropology, religion, politics, sociology, language, and literature. Also papers on other relevant themes pertinent to current Middle Eastern Studies are welcome.
The confirmed keynote speakers are Professor Sari Hanafi (The American University of Beirut) and Professor Lara Deeb (Scripps College).
The deadline for submitting proposals for a roundtable or a pre-organized panel is 15 January 2019.
For a roundtable, please submit a proposal comprising an abstract of about 150 words on the theme as well as the names and institutional affiliations of convener, chair, and panelists. For pre-organized panels, please submit a proposal comprising the names and institutional affiliations of convener, chair, and panelists, as well as title and abstract of about 150 words for the panel itself and for each paper presented. A pre-organized panel consists of a chair plus 3-4 panelists with single papers.
The deadline for submitting proposals for individual papers and posters is 15 February 2019. Please submit your name, institutional affiliation and the title and abstract of your paper not exceeding 150 words.
Wellesley College – Assistant Professor of Islamic Art
Hampden – Sydney College – Assistant Professor of History – Islamic
World or Middle Eastern prior to 1600 (medieval)
5. The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University invites applications for a full-time position of Assistant Teaching Professor of Arabic, starting August 2019, on a three-year non-tenure line contract.
Ph.D. in hand by Summer 2019 is preferred; advanced ABDs will also be considered. We seek a dynamic individual committed to innovative methods of teaching Modern Standard Arabic in the context of Arab-Islamic culture. Preferred fields of specialization are the Modern or Classical Islamic humanities, including literature, history, linguistics, and cultural studies. Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and an Arabic dialect; thorough grounding in classical Arabic language (including syntax and morphology) and culture; and experience in proficiency-based, communicative methods of teaching Modern Standard Arabic. Experience in proficiency testing is a plus.
Please send letter of application, teaching statement, writing sample, curriculum vitae, and names of three references via email to Ms. Meriem Tikue firstname.lastname@example.org or to Arabic Search Committee, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Poulton Hall 201, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 20057-1046.
The department will start reviewing the applications on November 2, 2018 and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
6. CALL FOR Papers RESET
Religious Practices and the Internet
Deadline for abstract submissions: OCTOBER 18th, 2018
Special issue edited by Fabienne Duteil-Ogata (Clare EA4596, Université Bordeaux-Montaigne / IIAC [EHESS/CNRS]) and Isabelle Jonveaux (CéSor, EHESS)
For more information:
Editorial board email@example.com
7. Call for Papers: Strictly observant religion, gender and the state
Conference held at the Woolf Institute, Cambridge
March 25-26, 2019
Details and more information:
Name, Institution/affiliation, short-biography, contact details must be submitted along with abstracts (max 300 words). All abstracts should be sent by October 20, 2018 to Tobias Müller (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ed Kessler (email@example.com). Applicants will be notified by November 1st about the outcome of their submission. The format will involve sending the workshop paper (2000-3000 words) to the relevant discussant three weeks ahead of the workshop (March 4, 2019). Participants will be asked to prepare a presentation of 15 minutes to leave ample time for discussion. Following the workshop, participants will be invited to submit developed and revised papers for a special issue of a top journal or an edited volume of a leading publisher.
8. UNC: Assistant Professor of Arab Studies (Working Title: Jordan Family Fellow in International Studies)
The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Department of Asian Studies (http://asianstudies.unc.edu ) invites applications for a tenure-track position: Assistant Professor of Arab Studies (Working Title: Jordan Family Fellow in International Studies), to begin July 1, 2019. The Department seeks a promising scholar and teacher who will actively contribute to the intellectual mission of a research institution. Duties will include teaching, research, and service. Participation in the continued development of the Department’s program in Arab studies is expected.
A doctoral degree (or foreign equivalent) in Middle Eastern studies, literature, anthropology, history, or a related field with a focus on Arab cultures is required by July 1, 2019. Native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English is required. Candidate’s ability to mentor diverse students and engender a climate that values and uses diversity in all its forms will be considered.
Qualified applicants should submit an online application at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/148855 . Application materials should include a detailed letter, CV, sample syllabi, and a writing sample. Paper or email applications will not be accepted.
Applicants will be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of four professional references at the time of application. Recommenders identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of recommendation.
Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2018. The search will remain open until the position is filled.
9. The Webinar Initiative in Islamic Material Culture offers a webinar:
“State Authority, Administrative Structures and Its Reflection on Coinage”
Prof Stefan Heidemann
Bi-weekly, Wednesday, 4.00 to 6.00 pm CET
First session: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Last session: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
For the period prior to the fifteenth century, historians of Islamic societies have few primary documents or archives at hand, and even less for the first three centuries of the Empire. Most documents are coming from Egypt and more and more are discovered in Khurāsān. But for the rest of the early Islamic world these documents are largely missing. Islamic coins are the most prolific epigraphic sources for pre-1500 history in the Middle East. Nevertheless, their potential for understanding history is often neglected. Islamic coins as bearers of texts – there can be up to 150 words on one coin – are unique in the history of civilization. They offer the often needed primary independent evidence for administrative practices and state authority produced in the course of events. Their design includes numerous hints, which have to be decoded. The coin is able to serve different historiographic fields such as political, economic, industrial, social and legal history as well as Islamic art and material culture. As groups, coins constitute a source of their own – a sequence of changing texts generated from coins over the decades from a single mint can serve as narrative for local and imperial history.
For more information and how to apply see:
10. Conference: “‘Islam’ as an Epistemic Field: Imperial Entanglements and Orientalism in the German-Speaking World since 1870”, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, 11-12 October 2018
First, the conference is to further develop a postcolonial perspective on the production of “Islam” as an epistemic field in German-speaking settings since 1870. Second, the conference asks about the emergence of the epistemic field “Islam” to provide an important methodological contribution to existing interdisciplinary research in this field.
11. Workshop: “The Revolutionary Sixties in the Mediterranean and the Middle East”, Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin, 11-12 October 2018
Organizers: Leyla Dakhli, Nazan Maksudyan, Jakob Krais.
12. Conference: “Untangling Popular Power: Rhetoric, Faith, and Social Order in the Middle East”, Columbia Global Center in Amman, Jordan, 2-3 March 2019
The conference will consider various forms of popular power in the Middle East and North Africa by examining how populism is defined, the role of modern populist movements like anti-colonial struggles or popular anti-regime uprisings, how the use of religious identity has shaped these movements, and the relationship be-tween populist ambitions and various media platforms, from print to broadcast to digital.
Deadline for abstracts: 22 October 2018. Information: https://ircpl.columbia.edu/2018/09/07/call-for-papers-untangling-popular-power-rhetoric-faith-and-social-order-in-the-middle-east-amman-jordan/
Tenured Professorship (W3) in Islamic Studies, Institute of Islamic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
Successful candidates will have a focus on modern and contemporary developments in the history, culture and religion of the Arab world and are experienced in historical, cultural or social sciences. They will have study and/or research experience in Arab countries or other countries of the Islamic world. A second regional research focus besides the Arab world is desirable.
Deadline for applications: 18 October 2018. Information: https://www.fu-berlin.de/en/service/stellen/prof/in-dex.html
Five Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Positions in Politics and/or International Relations, University of Birmingham
The Department of Political Science and International Studies is inviting applications from outstanding individuals for these positions in any specialist area within politics and international relations, including Middle East Politics. Requirement for a Lecturer is a higher degree (usually a PhD) relevant to the research/teaching area and for a Senior Lecturer an international reputation for research and scholarship with a track record of publications, grants and PhD supervision.
Deadline: 31 October 2018. Information: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BMN902/lecturer-senior-lecturer-in-poli-tics-and-or-international-relations
Faculty Position in Middle Eastern and World History, American University of Sharjah, UAE
The position is beginning in Fall 2019. Candidates must be willing to teach a range of courses in their field as well as survey courses in world history. Successful candidates will have a PhD in History, a record of excellent teaching, a proven record of scholarship and an active research agenda.
Priority given to applications before 1 November 2018. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_dis-play.php?id=57398
Lecturer in Arabic Language and Literature, University of Cape Town
This is a full-time 3-year contract. Applicants should possess native or near-native fluency in Arabic and proficiency in English. Candidates should have at least a Master’s degree in Arabic or related field and expe-rience in teaching Arabic to non-native speakers. Duties include teaching and administration of courses at all levels.
Deadline for applications: 5 October 2018.
Assistant Professor in Modern non-Western History, Chapman University
The History Department seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor (senior-level assistant professors may be considered) in modern non-western history (North Africa, the Middle East, Asia, or Latin America). A Ph.D. from an accredited institution, whose scholarly work promises to make a significant contribution, evidence of effective and innovative teaching, and commitment to a student-centered learning environment and cultural diversity are required.
Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern History, Boise State University
We seek to appoint a faculty member with expertise in Middle Eastern History. All research specializations, geographic areas, and secondary fields will be considered. An earned Ph.D. in History or Middle Eastern Studies is required by the beginning of the appointment on August 14, 2019. Preferred Qualifications: Can-didates who can contribute to one or more of the department’s current strengths in environmental, gender, military, public, and religious history are strongly encouraged to apply.
Deadline for applications: 1 November 2018. Information: https://careers.historians.org/jobs/11518980/assis-tant-professor-middle-eastern-history
Assistant Professor in Arabic, Virginia Tech
This is a tenure-track position in Arabic to begin August 10, 2019. Requirements include: 1) PhD by time of appointment in Arabic Language or related field; 2) native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic, at least one Arabic dialect, and English; 3) an active research agenda; etc.
Review of appication start: 26 October 2018. Information: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/90263
Ten Grants and Places in the Doctoral Program of the “Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies”
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.
Deadline for applications: 5 November 2018. Information: http://www.bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de/en/Bewerbun-gen/index.html
1.The Department of History at the University of Utah seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in World History before 1500. The region of specialization is open. Applicants must have a research and teaching profile that demonstrates a commitment to the study of comparisons or connections between major world regions (the Mediterranean, western Asia, the Indian Ocean world, sub-Saharan Africa, eastern Asia, Australasia, Oceania, or the Americas). Thematic areas of particular departmental interest in this period include but are not limited to comparatives empires, comparative slavery, the history of trade, religion, the environment, technology, migrations, and health, medicine, and disease. The successful candidate will be able to teach World History before 1500, participate in World History curriculum development, and offer courses in the field of specialization at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. PhD by July 1st, 2019 is preferred. Application should be completed online by November 2nd, 2018.
2. OPEN RANK TENURE LINE POSITION IN ARABIC STUDIES (University of Texas at Austin)
The Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for an open-rank tenure line position in Arabic Studies. The position will begin in August 2019.
The position will focus on either Modern or Medieval Arabic Studies. While disciplinary specialization is open, preference will be given to literature and culture, broadly defined. The ability to work across language and cultural boundaries, such as Hebrew, Persian, or Turkish, while not required, are strongly preferred.
Duties include teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, and serving in the doctoral programs in Arabic Studies, and other related programs like Comparative Literatures and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures. All faculty, in the Department Middle Eastern Studies are expected to pursue a strong record of research and publication, while also engaging in service to the Department, College, University, and profession. The Department places a high premium on collegiality and maintaining a diverse and hospitable working environment. Salary is dependent upon position and qualifications. As per university procedures, background and academic credential checks are conducted as appropriate.
The successful candidate should have at least near-native fluency in Arabic, and must demonstrate excellent in research and publication, as well as teaching. They must also have the ability to train and supervise graduate students. Applicants should also be able to effectively teach large undergraduate classes. Relevant program-building experience and leadership in the field will also be given significant weight in the evaluation process. All applicants must have had their Ph.D. in hand prior to August 2016.
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier including sample syllabi (both graduate and undergraduate), a statement about your philosophy regarding language teaching pedagogy, student evaluations (both graduate and undergraduate) and three letters of recommendation. Electronic submissions only (through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/54800). All materials should be submitted by October 29, 2018. Review of applications will begin October 29, 2018.
For Further Info:
Kamran Scot Aghaie, Search Committee Chair
3. CALL FOR PAPERS
Department of Iranian Studies at Sofia University ‘’St.Kliment Ohridsky’’
and Center for Iran, Balkans and Central European Studies
In cooperation with Allameh Tabataba’i University of Tehran
and University of Guilan
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Department of Iranian Studies at the University of Sofia
Announce the International conference
‘’Iran and the World in the Mirror of History’’
February 11th -12th , 2019 at Sofia University, Bulgaria
Please send your abstract of about 500 words in English, Bulgarian or Persian to the following address:
Deadline: November 30th , 2018
4. Aux origines du classicisme. Calligraphes et bibliophiles au temps des dynasties mongoles (Les Ilkhanides et les Djalayirides, 656-814 / 1258-1411)
By: Nourane Ben Azzouna
Series: Islamic Manuscripts and Books, Volume: 17
eBook: EUR 135,00 €USD 162,00 $
Hardback: EUR 149,00 €USD 179,00 $
Aux origines du classicisme. Calligraphes et bibliophiles au temps des dynasties mongoles explores a pivotal period in the history of the book in the Islamic world and Iran, i.e. the Mongol period viewed in a long-term perspective, under the Ilkhanid and the Djalayirid dynasties. It examines the issue of the maturation of classical Arabic calligraphy through the life and work of Yāqūt al-Mustaʿṣimī, which are for the first time subjected to a systematic analysis, highlighting the importance of his school and the Baghdadi masters for the arts of the book of the following decades. The study also looks at the manuscripts of the Muslim Ilkhans and the Vizier Rashīd al-Dīn in the context of the birth of the kitābkhānah and the rise in the status of calligraphers and painters under the last Ilkhanids and the Djalayirids.
For more information and the table of contents, please see https://brill.com/view/title/35848.
5. CALL FOR PAPERS
The Society of Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies (GTOT, http://gtot.org) proudly presents DİYÂR – The New Journal of Ottoman, Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies!
DİYÂR is a new, interdisciplinary and interregional academic journal edited by GTOT. It deals with Turkey, the Ottoman Empire and its successor states, Iran, Central Asia and the Caucasus. It also publishes research on the languages, cultures and history of various Turkic and Iranian- speaking groups, dynasties and states as well as of other ethno-linguistic and religious groups living in these countries until the present day.
DİYÂR publishes original and as yet unpublished contributions from the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences with emphasis on the fields of history, literary studies, sociolinguistics, political science, sociology, economics, cultural anthropology/ethnology, religious studies, music studies, cultural geography, education and law.
Through its focused content and high peer-review standards, DİYÂR intends to be a leading international academic periodical on Turkic and Iranian research.
For the first issue of DİYÂR, to be published in July 2019, GTOT welcomes proposals for papers. Please submit your article (max. 10,000 words, footnotes included) and an abstract (150-200 words) with a list of keywords (up to 6) by 17th Dec, 2018. DİYÂR accepts contributions written in German, English and French.
For more information, see: https://www.diyar.nomos.de
6. 2nd International Conference: “The Muslim Ummah – Fault Lines and Perils Facing Muslim Societies”, Istanbul Zaim University, 14-16 October 2018
The conference will discuss the challenges of sectarianism, secularism, nationalism, colonialism, and the role of religion in society, especially in light of the retreat of the Arab Spring phenomenon.
7. International Workshop “Approaches to the Qur’an” for Doctoral Students and Postdoctoral Research-ers, Centre for Islamic Theology, University of Muenster, 5-6 November 2018
Researchers are invited who work on the following topics: methodological emphases such as the interpretation of the Qur’an and its revelation, exegetical methods, the relationship of the exegesis of the Bible with Qur’anic exegesis as well as Islamic Studies approaches to the Qur’an, and thematic emphases with application relevance such as women in the Qur’an, violence in the Qur’an, prophets in the Qur’an, the relationship with non-Muslims in the Qur’an, or others.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 September 2018. Information: Prof. Dr. Mouhanad Khorchide: firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Four Visiting Fellows for Political Research 2018-2019, Brookings Doha Center
Visiting Fellows (9-12 months) are expected to complete (1) a policy briefing and (2) an original research project, in the form of an analysis paper, a book, or an edited volume or some other format that the author might wish to propose.
Deadline for applications: 1 October 2018. Information: https://careers-brookings.icims.com/jobs/1732/visiting-fellow%2c-brookings-doha-center/job
9. AUB posts:
Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Modern Middle East/Arab History, American University of Beirut
Deadline for applications: 30 November 2018. Information: http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/Pages/academic-employ-ment.aspx#Link5
Assistant Professor in Anthropology, American University of Beirut
Deadline for application: 15 October 2018. Information: http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/Pages/academic-employ-ment.aspx#Link10
10. Post Doctoral Fellow in the Study of Islam and Muslims, University of Toronto
Deadline for application: 1 October 2018. Information: https://islamicstudies.artsci.utoronto.ca/call-for-applica-tions-post-doctoral-fellow-in-the-study-of-islam-and-muslims-in-canada/
11. Princeton Posts:
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies, Princeton University
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral or more senior research position in the history, politics, economics, religion, and/or culture of Iran and the Persian Gulf region in the 20th and/or 21st century, starting in September 2019.
Deadline for application: 31 October 2018. Information: https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/applica-tion.xhtml?listingId=8366
Professional Specialist, Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies, Princeton University
Applications are invited for a Professional Specialist to help design and implement an independent research project created by an associate researcher of the Center. This specialist will be involved in all phases of project design and implementation from research assistant training, data collection and analysis, to the writing process.
Deadline for application: 31 October 2018. Information: https://careers.insidehighered.com/job/1596256/profes-sional-specialist/
12. Assistant or Associate Professor of Arabic Language, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
The candidate’s qualifications should include (1) the PhD in Arabic or related field, with native or near-native fluency in both Modern Standard Arabic and at least one Arabic dialect; (2) an excellent scholarly trajectory as relevant to rank; (3) documented evidence of successful teaching.
Deadline for application: 5 November 2018. Information: https://modlangs.gatech.edu/node/196
13. Assistant Professor in Arabic Language and Literature, Swarthmore College, PA
We seek candidates specializing in Arabic Language and Literature with a focus on Arabic literature in diaspora, modern Arabic poetry, the Arabic novel, or another relevant sub-field. Secondary specialization(s) may include Comparative Literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies, or Language Pedagogy.
Deadline for application: 19 October 2018. Information: http://apply.interfolio.com/54583
14. Assistant Professor for Critical Security Studies of the Middle East; Department of Global and Inter-cultural Studies, Miami University
Candidates should have Middle East regional expertise, relevant language ability, and field work experience.
Deadline for application: 8 October 2018. Information: https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=6314
15. Ehsan Yarshater Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Iranian and Persian Studies, Yale University (2019-20, Renewable for One Year)
The Post-Doctoral Associate will teach one course during the year, either in the Fall or the Spring semester, pursue his/her own research, and participate in the activities of the Iranian Studies Program and Council on Middle East Studies.
Review of applications begins in December 2018. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/55263
16. Music in Islam, On-line Journal ‘Occhialì. Rivista sul mediterraneo Islamico’
Articles are welcome in Italian, English, French and Spanish on: Musical languages, traditional music, instruments, Music in Islam and in other religious tradition within the Islamic world; Ritual music; music and society, Music and jihadism; Musical subcultures; Music and politics.
Full paper submission deadline is 30/11/2018. Information: http://phi.unical.it/wp34/occhiali/files/2018/07/call-sulla-musica_midenglish.pdf
1.Tracing Poetics Beyond the Eurocentric Tradition (Arabic, Chinese, Sanskrit, Persian, Turkish,…)
Panel for the 2019 ACLA conference in Georgetown. Deadline for submission is 20 September
2. Call for Papers:
The International Center for the Developing Peace, Culture and Rationality in order to promote peaceful coexistence, will hold the first International Peace Studies Conference in 1st MARCH 2019 and intends to gather together scholars and researcher for having a better explanation of peace and reconciliation.
Peace is one of the categories that mankind has been considering since the beginning of creation, and has always been wishing to be in a calm condition and reconciliation; However, in the different ages, human being has suffered because of the lack of peace.
Today, with regard to the complexities of human life and the disruptions in political and social interactions, nations are increasingly aware of the importance of peace and coexistence. The importance of this item can be found in the works of scholars, philosophers and sociologists; as they have considered it in designing Utopia. Accordingly, it is possible to explain peace in different ways, due to cultural, religious, and social beliefs and ideas.
Abstract deadline: 22 Oct. 2018
Full paper deadline: 20 Jan. 2019
Conference day: 1st MARCH 2019
for more information, please refer to https://icpcr.com/en/adm/conference.html
3. The Uses of the Past: Past Perfect Imperfect Present project (www.usspip.eu) is holding its major conference:
Uses of the Past in Islamic Law
27th-29th September 2018
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
University of Exeter
The Programme is available here:
N.B. Those who would like to attend:
The conference is free to attend but registration is necessary.
Please register by sending an email to email@example.com detailing which days/sessions you will be attending. Registration is open until 1300 UK time on Friday 21st September. Those attending from outside Exeter can accompany the participants at the evening meals (for which there will be a charge); whilst we cannot arrange accommodation for attendees, we can advise on convenient local hotels. As places are limited, allocation will be on a first-come-first-served basis.
4. The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University seeks to fill the following two positions:
*Assistant or Associate Professor of Comparative Politics*
The Department of Political Science seeks to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor in Comparative Politics for a tenure-track or tenured position beginning in Fall 2019. We seek candidates whose teaching and research focus on political development and political economy, especially with regards to developing countries. Particular areas of interest include human security, health and well-being, global cities and urban politics, environment, and other public policy issues related to citizenship and governance in the Global South.
The political science department is housed within the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, which is committed to citizenship education at the undergraduate level and to graduate education in public affairs and the social sciences. We seek candidates who complement the broader Maxwell mission and have interdisciplinary interests. Successful candidates also may be invited to affiliate with the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs or one of Maxwell’s other interdisciplinary centers (http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/centers/), and contribute to undergraduate and graduate programs in International Relations.
*Associate Professor with Tenure – International Relations*
The Department of Public Administration and International Affairs (PAIA) seeks to hire an Associate Professor (with tenure) in International Relations/International Affairs beginning in fall 2019. We are interested in attracting a leading scholar in the areas of international political economy, development or security studies. The successful candidate will primarily support our professional Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) program. This individual would hold a joint appointment with the department of Political Science. Successful candidates also may affiliate with one of Maxwell’s Centers.
For both jobs, see https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/psc/Faculty_Position_Listings/
5. Sixth Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies Conference, Tokyo, June 2019
Call for Papers
We are pleased to announce the Sixth Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies which will be held at Waseda University in Tokyo from June 15 to 17, 2019.
The conference will be conducted in two parts, and will be preceded by a three-day intensive course on Mamluk archival material from June 12 to 14, 2019, to be conducted in Arabic (see below).
The first day of the conference, June 15, will be under the theme “The Sacred in Mamluk Society”. Under this overall rubric, the sacred may be interpreted in a variety of ways, from spaces that were believed to be sacred to those which had any relationship with the sacred, as well as the rituals and/or practices that enabled and maintained the sacred. More concretely, this theme may include anything related to Sufism, the cult of the saints, Sharifism, the history of Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem, the Hajj, the sacred among Christians and/or Jews, and Mawlids and other social events and practices, amongst other topics. In addition, by including “society”within this theme and by reconsidering the relationships between any of these elements and Mamluk society itself, as well as their roles within that society, we hope to widen the range of Mamluk studies, going beyond the boundaries between academic fields such as historical studies, religious studies, and anthropology. We look forward to papers that will expand the scope of this theme and enrich its content.
A maximum of 12 to 15 paper proposals will be selected. Should a greater number of proposals be received, the authors of those which are not selected for the conference may be offered the possibility to publish their contribution in the proceedings. Time allotted to each paper will be twenty minutes, plus ten minutes for discussion.
The following two days of the conference (June 16 and 17) will be structured in panels, which may focus on any aspect of the intellectual, political, social, economic, and artistic life of the Mamluk period. The panels will be organized into presentations of three to four papers of twenty minutes each. Panel proposals must be made by a representative, who will be responsible for its organization. Please note that in case of cancellation of two papers out of the three (or three out of the four) composing the panel, the panel will have to be withdrawn from the program. Time allotted to each paper will be twenty minutes. Discussion will take place at the end of each panel.
Language: The official language of the conference will be English.
Fees: The conference registration fees will be 7000JPY (approximately US$63) for participants and attendees. A farewell dinner will take place on the last day (June 17) at a cost to be determined. Payment of the fees (registration and farewell dinner) must be received by April 30, 2019 (information on the method of payment to be used will be provided in the first circular, which will be sent in January 2019). Participants must make their own travel arrangements; information and suggestions for accommodations will be provided in the first circular.
Proposals: Paper proposals for the themed day must be submitted electronically through the School of Mamluk Studies webpage (http://mamluk.uchicago.edu/school-of-mamluk-studies.html) by October 31, 2018. (The website will be open to accept proposals after October 1). Panel proposals must be submitted in the same manner by November 30, 2018. The paper proposals should provide the name and a one-page CV of the speaker, a provisional title, and an abstract of a maximum of 1500 characters (about 300 words) per paper. Panel proposals must be submitted as such, including the relevant information for each component paper as well as the name of the panel’s chair (the chair can be one of the panelists).
Acceptance: Paper and panel proposals will be peer-reviewed. A first circular will be sent by January 2019 to those whose proposals have been accepted, and to those who have expressed interest in attending the conference as listeners.
Intensive course: Mamluk Archival Material
A three-day intensive course on Mamluk archival material, intended for advanced graduate students and other qualified participants, will be offered by Professor Emad Badr al-Din Abu Ghazi (Cairo University). This will be held at Waseda University on June 12-14, 2019, immediately before the sixth conference of the School of Mamluk Studies. The course will enable students to develop reading skills in Arabic archival material related to the study of the Mamluk period and provide related contextual knowledge. It will deal with various types of archival material, including waqf-related documents, the Ragusa/Dubrovnik documents, Ottoman land registers (which include Mamluk land records), and diplomatic documents, among others. Please note that the course will be taught in Arabic.
Since the number of the participants will be limited (a maximum of 12), those who desire to take part in the course are requested to submit a CV, a statement of purpose, and a letter of recommendation by someone familiar with your work to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of January, 2019. Those who are selected for the course will be notified by the end of February, 2019, at which time information about the method of payment for the course fees will be provided.
The course fee is 35000JPY (approximately US$315), which also includes the registration fee for the subsequent conference (June 15-17) and the fee for the farewell dinner (June 17). The fees must be paid by April 30, 2019. Registration and participation will not be confirmed until payment is received. Participants must make their own travel arrangements. The local organizer will provide suggestions for lodging at an affordable price.
We look forward to meeting you in Tokyo, Japan.
Tetsuya Ohtoshi, Waseda University (local organizer)
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities – Assistant Professor – Arab
Middle Eastern Studies
Illinois College – Tenure-Track Position in Asian Studies
University of Chicago – Assistant Professor of South Asian Humanities
Iowa State University – Indian Ocean World PhD Fellowship
Duke University – OPEN RANK Asian Religions
Assistant Professor of History on the 20th Century Arab World, University of Wisconsin-Madison
We have a particular interest in the history of modern Arab politics and society, including the interaction between religion, culture, and politics. We will consider applicants specializing in any area of the Arab world.
Deadline for application: 1 November 2018. Information: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/498753/assistant-professor-of-history-cluster-hire
7. The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington is seeking to fill the following position.*
*Position Title*: Senior Resident Scholar (Political Economy)
*Location*: Washington, DC
The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW), launched in 2015, is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to providing expert research and analysis of the social, economic, and political dimensions of the Gulf Arab states and how they impact domestic and foreign policy. AGSIW focuses on issues ranging from politics and security to economics, trade, and business; from social dynamics to civil society and culture. Through programs, publications, and scholarly exchanges the institute seeks to encourage thoughtful debate and inform the U.S. policy community regarding this critical geostrategic region.
One of three senior resident scholars, this position at AGSIW oversees the political economic portfolio at the institute. (S)he is responsible for producing regular high-quality, written analyses of key economic, trade, and financial developments in the Gulf region, and their broader geopolitical implications. Senior resident scholars are recognized experts in their field and will be expected to draw upon an extensive network of professional contacts to recruit participants for AGSIW public programs and private roundtables, and will themselves serve as panelists or moderators for these programs. (S)he also will recruit non-resident experts who can contribute written analyses on economic issues for publication by AGSIW. The senior resident scholar supervises one research associate and assists with mentoring of interns. Senior resident scholars report to the executive vice president.
§Author timely and relevant analyses of important trends in the Gulf region. Senior resident scholars are expected to produce one full-length issue or policy paper, and at least three to four shorter blog posts, per quarter, including material suitable for AGSIW’s blog Market Watch.
§Maintain AGSIW’s online Gulf Economic Barometer to ensure it reflects the latest events impacting ongoing economic reform efforts in the Gulf region.
§Work closely with the Programs and Outreach team to develop concepts for AGSIW’s programing and participate as program moderator or panelist. Help recruit guest panelists for AGSIW’s public programs and private roundtables.
§Work with the Publications and Digital Media team in developing compelling multimedia content, including participating in and conducting interviews for videos and podcasts.
§Promote the AGSIW brand, and his/her own professional reputation, by contributing to scholarly publications and regional and international media outlets, and participating in conferences and seminars on relevant issues, both in the United States and abroad.
§Actively recruit subject-matter experts, both in the United States and the Middle East, with an eye toward building a cadre of non-resident fellows who can contribute to AGSIW publications and programs.
§Participate actively in AGSIW’s annual strategic-planning process.
§Travel to the region to establish/maintain relationships with individuals and institutions and to conduct research, in support of AGSIW’s overall mission.
§Identify and assist with recruitment of visiting scholars from the region.
§Identify, recruit, and supervise one part-time research associate.
§Applicants should hold a PhD and have 8 to 10 years of research and/or academic experience with a focus on the political economy of the Middle East. A specific focus on these issues as they impact the Arab Gulf states is highly desirable.
§The ideal candidate must have exceptional oral and written communication skills and must have held positions that required significant writing, publishing, and public speaking.
*How to Apply:*
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter that explains their interest in joining AGSIW and how they expect to contribute to its mission to email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> by September 28.
AGSIW is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law. No phone calls please.
8. Colgate University (Hamilton, New York) seeks a Lecturer in Arabic Studies. I would be grateful if you would share this email with with any interested candidates and your organization’s members.
Here is a link to the job ad and application instructions:
Nominations may be sent to email@example.com.
9. Jews in the Islamic World (Emory)
The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies and the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory University, Atlanta, GA invite applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Jews in the Islamic World. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2018. Disciplinary, geographical, and chronological focus open. Applicants should be able to teach survey courses in both Jewish studies and Middle Eastern Studies as well as more specialized courses in their area of expertise. We expect the successful applicant, whatever the area of specialization, to demonstrate a broad knowledge of the cultural and historical context of Jewish-Islamic interactions across time and space and to have excellent relevant language skills. The successful applicant will demonstrate an excellent record in scholarship, ability to teach undergraduates, and capacity to guide graduate students in Jewish Studies and Islamic Civilizations Studies. The candidate will be expected to participate actively in the life of both the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies and the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies.
Interested candidates should submit a statement of interest, a c.v., two sample course syllabi, a writing sample, and a statement in which the candidate reflects upon his or her experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates should request three recommenders to submit letters on their behalf. All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/54503
We will start reviewing applications November 9, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received up to 30 days after review begins will be given full consideration.
10. 25th International Congress of DAVO
Frankfurt, 4−6 October 2018
Preliminary Program (16 Sept. 2018)
11. First International Conference on “Imam Reza (AS) and Dialogue of Religions”, Isfahan, 30-31 January 2019
Deadline for abstracts: 7 October 2018. Information: https://adyan.aqr.ir/en/
12. Five full-time Research Associate and Visiting Faculty Positions in the Women’s Studies in Religion Program 2019-20, Harvard Divinity School
Proposals for book-length research projects using both religion and gender as central categories of analysis are welcomed. They may address women and religion in any time, place, or religious tradition, and may utilize disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches from across the fields of theology, the humanities, and the social sciences.
Deadline for applications: 15 October 2018. Information: https://wsrp.hds.harvard.edu/apply
13. NISIS Autumn School: “Travelling Muslims”, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen, 15-18 October 2018
We investigate how various kinds of travel have informed Muslims religious views, practices, and different senses of belonging. In particular, we will look into three, often interrelated kinds of travel: pilgrimage, migration, and ‘holidaying’ & travelling to gain knowledge. PhD candidates, research master students and advanced MA students are invited.
Deadline for application: 24 September 2018. Information: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/events/2018/10/nisis-autumn-school-2018
1.The Islamic Manuscript Association—in partnership with the Orient-Institut Istanbul, the Bibliotheca Arabica Projectat the Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Leipzig, and the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation—is pleased to announce that it will hold a part-day symposium entitled New Research on Ottoman-Era Manuscript Libraries at the Orient-Institut Istanbul on Saturday, 8 September 2018 from 13.00 to 17.00.
The symposium’s speakers are Prof. Dr. Hans Georg Majer, emeritus chair of Turcology and the history and culture of the Near East at Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich; Dr. Konrad Hirschler, professor of Islamic studies at the Free University of Berlin; Dr. Boris Liebrenz, research fellow with the Bibliotheca Arabica Project at the Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Leipzig; and Dr. Berat Açıl, associate professor in the Department of Turkish Language and Literature at İstanbul Şehir University. The symposium’s programme, papers’ abstracts, and speakers’ biographies are available on the Association’s website.
The symposium will be followed by the Association’s 2018 annual general meeting, which will only be open to Association members who have paid their fees for the 2018 membership year.
Admission to the symposium is free of charge, but registration is essential. Please register via the Eventbrite widget at: http://www.islamicmanuscript.org/symposia/new-research-on-ottoman-era-manuscript-libraries.aspx
Please note that the symposium is an English-language event: neither English-Turkish nor English-Arabic interpretation will be available.
The address of the symposium venue, the Orient-Institut Istanbul, is Susam Sok. No. 16, Apt. 8, Cihangir, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Association via firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries about the symposium or our organization.
2. Call for Submissions: Muslim-American Writers at Home
We all possess plural self-identities. North American Muslims are, however, increasingly viewed by their co-citizens through a biased lens in which ‘American’ and ‘Muslim’ are plotted as diametrically opposed to each other. And yet for Muslims, whether newly arrived or having immigrated in an earlier century (or converts), the United States or Canada represent at least one pole of what “home” is. For a projected anthology, we are looking for submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, or memoir that address themes of “identity” and “home” from North American writers who fully self-identify as Muslim. Themes could include, but are not limited to, topics like:
How you experience your Muslim American identity.
How you or your ancestors made your home in America.
How your Muslim beliefs and practices are integrated into your life here.
What connects you with the home your family migrated from.
How/when you have felt the most welcome here.
How/when you have felt the most misrepresented or misunderstood here.
What you would most like for other people to know about your culture, your beliefs, your journey, etc.
Please send 3-5 poems or prose up to 3500 words to the editors Kitty Costello and Valerie Behiery at email@example.com before October 1st, 2018 (Extended to 15th). Authors will receive a response by the selection committee (Kitty, Valerie, and Hanan) by December 30th 2018 and hopefully earlier.
About the editors:
Kitty Costello is a poet, writing facilitator, and psychotherapist who uses writing as a tool for insight and healing. Her recent poetry book is entitled Upon Waking. She has served for nearly 30 years on the editorial board of Freedom Voices Publications, which publishes works that speak to and from communities on the margins.
Valerie Behiery, Ph.D., is an arts writer specializing in contemporary culture related to the Muslim World. Dedicated to healing social divisions, her writing has been published in academic journals, art catalogues, and freelance publications like Intense Art Magazine, Azizah, Tribe, Nafas, or esse. She has taught at universities in Canada, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia.
Hanan Hazime is a multidisciplinary artist, community arts educator, and writing facilitator. She has a M.A. in English Literature & Creative Writing. Hanan’s writing aims to empower Muslim women and other individuals who have experienced mental health issues. Her debut poetry chapbook “Aorta” was published by ZED Press in April 2018. She is currently working on her first novel.
3. Call for Papers: “From the Ruins of Preservation” A symposium on rethinking heritage through counter-archives, to be held in London, 11-12th July 2019
Colonial legacies in heritage preservation have intersected and clashed with local realities since their inception. Heritage sites have often been created by way of processes which segregate them both temporally and geographically from the contemporary world, and the people who live with and amongst them. This might result in restrictions of habitation and cultivation, religious and ritual practice, and the removal of entire local settlements from inside and around natural and cultural heritage sites. Individuals and communities, however, have always had their own ways of preserving and engaging with material and immaterial significances. Objects, places and landscapes were and are embedded and reactivated in the domains of contemporary life. These realities defy and challenge the disciplinary baggage, canons and categories as well as prevailing methods, discourses, concepts and practices of heritage studies, which in many cases have proved unhelpful in engaging such records outside of “the archive” as it is conventionally understood.
The problem of adequately engaging the histories of these intersections has been exacerbated by methodological challenges. Historians have long ignored the gaps and unspoken emotions and bodies in written and visual archival sources. Visual analyses often lack the methods to engage with different iterations of the diverse and heterogenous agencies of both humans and nonhumans outside of the scope of official archives—the locals going about their lives in ancient ruins; the workers who labour on archaeological excavations; those often nameless individuals who serve as human scales next to an excavated building; the local guides who help “open up” landscapes to preservationists; or the agencies and affordances of forms of material culture themselves. Due to a turn against the forms of authority empowered in conventional archival sources, critical heritage studies have largely denied the usefulness and significance of archives for the study of such non-official forms of heritage preservation, which has led to the de-privileging of historical and visual analysis. This frustration has resulted in a general turning away from such sources by researchers within heritage studies to focus on contemporary issues, and their accompanying methods, especially “oral history” and ethnography. However, this move has frustrated historians who have seen heritage studies as a field in which the historical contexts of the contemporary phenomena which such scholars study has been effectively written out of the picture.
In order to address these issues, we are seeking contributions for a symposium (to be held at the German Historical Institute London) and linked edited volume that aims to reconstruct new histories and viewpoints in order to re-examine the “ruins of preservation” and to rethink the varied agencies—both human and non-human—which surround both natural and cultural heritage preservation practices through new conceptual and methodological approaches. We expect such papers to engage with a range of alternative sources and counter-archives (neglected aspects of photography; engagement with more-than-human agents; rethinking objects, landscape and built environment as archives), and/or to discuss new approaches to oral and public history. Re-engaging such histories is not only important in building a new historical approach to heritage, but will also help researchers to reconceptualise and recontextualise contemporary heritage phenomena. By re-centring the discourse about “heritage” to examine specific non-state practices (or conflicts between state and non-state practices) through such methods we also seek a more nuanced and effective understanding of how preservation has been determined over time and from different perspectives. Papers should thus present a methodological intervention into reductionist preservation histories by developing a new diachronic, more diverse vocabulary and directions for future research in and on this field.
CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Rachel Ama Asaa Engmann, Assistant Professor of African Studies, Hampshire College
Trinidad Rico, Director of Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies, Rutgers University
Karen Salt, Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R), University of Nottingham
Please send abstracts of 300-400 words and queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: November 1, 2018. Speakers will be notified in late November. We have a modest budget to cover travel for participants who require this; please indicate whether you would need to have your travel covered when you send your abstracts, and where you would be travelling from. All accepted participants will have their accommodation covered in London for three nights.
Co-organized by Mirjam Brusius (Research Fellow in Colonial and Global History) German Historical Institute London and Rodney Harrison (AHRC Heritage Priority Area Leadership Fellow/Professor of Heritage Studies at the UCL Institute of Archaeology).
Visit the conference site at GHIL https://www.ghil.ac.uk/from_the_ruins_of_preservation/
4. Call for Papers
(Deadline Sept. 19th, 2018)
Summer Doctoral School
“Religion and Atheism in Pluralist Societies”
Nantes, 17-19 June 2019
The Institut du pluralisme religieux et de l’athéisme (IPRA ; www.ipra.eu) is organizing a summer school on religion and atheism in pluralist societies. We seek to bring together doctoral students in different disciplines (history, religious studies, sociology, law, art history, anthropology, etc.). Presentations may be given in English or in French. Participants should be able to understand both languages. We seek in particular to bring together doctoral students from Iran, France, other European countries and the USA.
The summer school is open to doctoral students enrolled in any country, in any discipline, as long as their dissertation subject, and the proposed talk, are related to the theme of the summer school.
The summer school will be financed by IPRA and the University of Nantes and will be free of cost to the students accepted. Participants will be lodged in student housing at no cost. Lunch will be provided free to participants. Travel to Nantes will not be paid by IPRA, and participants should seek funding from their home institutions.
The summer school will take place 17-19 June 2019. Doctoral students will each make a 20-minute presentation; faculty from IPRA and other partner institutions will chair the panels and give their reactions to student presentations.
For more information, please visit:
Students from Iran should contact email@example.com.
5. Panels on Sixth Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS 2019), University of Nottingham, 15-16 April 2019
The organisers invite proposals for whole panels or individual papers. Islamic Studies is broadly understood to include all disciplinary approaches to the study of Islam and Muslim societies (majority and minority), modern and premodern.
Deadline for proposals: 30 November 2018. Information: http://www.brais.ac.uk/conferences/brais-2019-call-for-papers
6. Conference: “Religion and Resistance”, American Academy of Religion Western Region (AARWR), Arizona State University, 2-3 March 2019
The Islamic Studies Section invites papers and panels focusing on the main theme of the conference addressing questions such as: how might resistance best be understood within Islam and Islamic traditions theologically and/or culturally? How have the different forms of resistance in Islam changed throughout history? Etc.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 October 2018. Information: https://www.aarwr.com/call-for-papers.html
7. Conference: “Global Islam in the Interwar World”, University of Leuven, 27-29 March 2019
We are seeking contributions from different disciplines by junior and senior researchers dealing with the Muslim global history of the period 1914-1945 in the wider sense. We aim to discuss new methodological perspectives about how intellectual Muslim networks and figures (including minor or less prominent figures) tried to position themselves and their actions in the world history of that era.
Deadline for abstracts: 26 October 2018. Information: http://www.muslims-in-interwar-europe.com/CallForPapers.html
8. Director of the Islamic Chaplaincy Program, Hartford Seminary
Preference will be given to candidates whose work exhibits appreciation for contemporary significance and relevant methods. The successful candidate must be able to teach at the introductory and advanced graduate levels, and must be able to guide and advise students within the Islamic Chaplaincy Program, including field placements and CPE settings. Rank is open; Ph.D. or suitable equivalent degree strongly preferred.
Review of applications start: 1 October 201. Information: http://mideast.unc.edu/hartford-seminary-director-of-the-islamic-chaplaincy-program/
9. Islamic Studies Position, Bard College
This is a full-time, tenure-track position in the area of Islamic Studies, to begin September 2019. Applicants should possess a strong foundation in the formative or classical traditions and literatures of Islam, with appropriate language proficiency such as Arabic and/or Persian, and an understanding of later and contemporary developments within Islamic societies.PhD or near completion is required.
10. Lecturer in Arabic Language, Columbia University
The position is at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline and beginning July 1, 2019. We are seeking a professional language teacher with a serious commitment to teaching languages for academic purposes while developing pedagogical materials and incorporating technological innovations into the curriculum. Preference will be given to applicants who have a Ph.D., but those with a Master’s degree and considerable language teaching experience are also encouraged to apply.
Review of applications start: 1 October 2018. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=57205
11. Assistant Professor in the History of the Modern Middle East, Texas Tech University
Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, university, and community is expected. Applicants should have completed a PhD in modern Middle Eastern history at the time of the appointment.7
Review of applications start: 15 October 2018. Information: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25898&siteid=5637#jobDetails=414845_5637
12. Persian Language Winter School 2018, Yerevan, Armenia, 2-22 December 2018
This 14 or 21 days’ winter school offers participants to master skills in written and oral modern Persian, reading and interpreting Persian texts from different periods as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in colloquial Persian. This school is designed for students, at least 18 years-old, who want to make well-grounded progress in their knowledge of the Persian language, deepen their knowledge of Persian Grammar, colloquial speech and literary language.
Deadline for registration: 10 October 2018. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/2319313/persian-language-winter-school-2018-yerevan-armenia
13. Training Course on the Study of Oriental Manuscripts: “Codicological and Paleographical Aspects of Islamic Manuscripts, with a Special Focus on Manuscript Notes”, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, 25-29 March 2019
The training course is intended for advanced MA and doctoral students as well as other junior researchers in the fields of Oriental Philology, Islamic Studies, Ethnography or Comparative Manuscript Studies.
Deadline for registration: 30 November 2018. Information: http://staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/die-staatsbibliothek/abteilungen/orient/aktuelles/