1.Call for Papers: Translation & Literary Studies February issue 2021 Extended
Arab World English Journal for Translation and Literary Studies welcomes submissions for the February issue 2021. The deadline for manuscript submission has been extended till January 4. 2021. The issue publication date is February issue 2020. For more information, visit the Submission page. The papers can address but are not limited to the following ..Read More
Calls for Papers March 2021
Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) welcomes the submission of papers for March 2021. The deadline for manuscript submission is December 30, 2020. The issue publication date is March 2021. For more information, visit the Arab World English Journal on www.awej.org. Before sending your paper, please read the submission and Manuscript Guidelines for Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) ... Read More
Arab Society of English Language Studies
2. Post-Doctoral Research Assistants in History
Northumbria University seeks to appoint two Post-Doctoral Research Assistants in History, for three years fixed term, from 1 September 2021. These opportunities arise through the successful award of a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship to Dr Felicia Gottmann, entitled ‘Migration, Adaptation, Innovation: A Comparative Global History, 1500-1800’. One of the PDRAs should have specialist historical and linguistic skills appropriate for the study of the Islamic World in the period 1500-1800, with reading ability in at least one of the following: Arabic OR Ottoman Turkish OR Persian OR South Asian languages.
Closing date for applications | 21 January 2021
3. Associate Professor in Middle East Politics
The School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA) at Durham University seeks to appoint an exceptional scholar as an Associate Professor with research and teaching expertise in Middle East Politics. Applicants with research and teaching expertise in any of the following, Geopolitics of the sub-regions of the Middle East (which includes North Africa and Turkey); the politics of Gender and Identity; and the Political Economy of Middle East will be at an advantage.
Closing date for applications | 25 January 2021
4. Associate Professorship in Politics or International Relations with specialisation in the Middle East
University of Oxford
The Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) and the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA), in association with St Antony’s College, seek jointly to appoint an inspirational teacher and accomplished research scholar to an Associate Professorship in Politics or International Relations with specialization in the Middle East. The post will be held in conjunction with a Governing Body Fellowship at St Antony’s College. The post-holder will have a room for teaching and research in the Department of Politics of International Relations as well as at the Middle East Centre of St Antony’s.
Closing date for applications | 8 February 2021
1.ONLINE Symposium: “Muslim Philanthropy in a Canadian Context”, University of Toronto, 27 March 2021
This symposium addresses a simple, yet underexplored, question: How is Muslim philanthropy developing in a secular liberal democracy such as Canada? The symposium will be a pioneering event bringing together scholars from a variety of disciplines and practitioners working in the non-profit/charitable sector.
Deadline for abstracts: 24 December 2020. Information: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=JsKqeAMvTUuQN7RtVsVSEPPJaGxaHCpEvDKPihpEmi1UN0I2TUxKMVNMWE04MlI5MEg5S0xOUTBEQy4u
2. ONLINE Seminar on “National and Regional Dimension of Mediterranean Studies” at the Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, 8-11 April 2021
This seminar engages with literary texts from diverse Mediterranean literary traditions, periods, and genres in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, while being theoretically aware of their potential to challenge canonical interpretations of critical artistic, political, religious, and linguistic issues relevant to their and/or other national traditions in the region.
3. ONLINE “Seminar for Arabian Studies”, International Association for the Study of Arabia (IASA), Summer 2021 (Dates to be announced)
This is the only international forum that meets annually for the presentation of the latest academic research in the humanities on the Arabian Peninsula from the earliest times to the present day or, in the case of political and social history, to the end of the Ottoman Empire (1922).
Deadline for abstracts: 28 February 2021. Information: https://www.theiasa.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2021CallforPapers.pdf
4. “4th Congress of Studies on the Middle East and Muslim Worlds”, Aix-en-Provence, 28-30 June 2021
This event is organized by GIS Moyen Orient et mondes musulmans (MOMM) in collaboration with IREMAM, IDEMEC, CHERPA, IMAF, and SEMOMM. The themes fall under anthropology, archaeology and history of art, law, economics, geography, history, islamology and religious sciences, linguistics, literature, philosophy, sociology, political science, in a global or regional perspective. As in previous years, the congress is an invitation to move beyond disciplinary and institutional compartmentalization, by bringing together contributors from diverse backgrounds, working in France and around the world.
5. Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in History and Society in the Modern Middle East, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, Copenhagen University (UCPH), Denmark
The successful applicant is expected to teach and conduct research in the field of modern Middle Eastern history and the dynamics that characterize the developments of the regional societies. She or he must have a command of the Arabic language. Insight into classical Arabic history will be an advantage.
Deadline for applications: 20 January 2021. Information: https://employment.ku.dk/tenure-track/?show=153184
6. Visiting Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History, History Department, Oberlin College (OH)
Requirements: PhD (in hand or expected by August 2021). The incumbent will teach courses in the general area of Middle East and North African History, including a two-semester survey sequence, one or two intermediate-level classes, and at least one advanced class in her/his area of specialization. We are particularly interested in hiring a specialist in the history of the modern Middle East.
Deadline for application: 1 February 2021. Information: https://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/9679
7. Grant for a Visiting Research Fellowship in Omani Studies (3 Months), Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) Berlin
We are seeking an outstanding postdoctoral scholar who is engaged in projects in research fields related to Omani Studies.
Deadline for application extended to 6 January 2021. Information: https://www.zmo.de/fileadmin/Karriere/CfP_TheOmanResearchGrant_ZMO_2021.pdf
8. Articles for the “Australian Journal of Islamic Studies”
The open access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal invites original research articles, essays and book reviews related to Islamic sciences from academics in Islamic theology, philosophy, sociology, jurisprudence, contemporary studies, comparative religion, spirituality, Qur’anic and Sunnah studies, history and art.
9. Articles on “Islamic Constitutions: Managing Religion and Politics” for Special Issue of Journal “Religions”
Papers are invited that examine the ways in which constitutions, constitutional articles, and the writing and abolition of constitutions manage the relationship between religion and politics. Of particular interest are papers which highlight the specific legal, social, and political consequences of how religion is altered by the state’s management of it through constitutional articles especially in Muslim-majority countries.
Deadline for submissions: 15 April 2021. Information: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/religions/special_issues/Religion_Politics
10. Chapters for Edited Volume on “Creative Processes, Patrimonial Practices: Art and Heritage in the Middle East and North Africa”
Contributors seek to examine how artists, architects, curators and digital content producers engage with various elements of aesthetic practice to produce, re-produce an challenge cultural representations and narratives. This volume analyses current artistic and heritage practices within the region, questioning the appropriateness of existing methods and providing suggestions for future research.
Deadline for abstracts: 20 January 2021. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/6974299/call-chapter-creative-processes-patrimonial-practices-art-and
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12. ONLINE WORKSHOP: Unspoken memories, unwritten histories: Eastern Mediterranean pluralism in oral history and memory studies (Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul)
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
A series of workshops devoted to theories and practices in academia and civil society in Turkey and beyond
Less than a hundred years ago, most Eastern Mediterranean cities were marked by a high degree of ethnic, linguistic and religious pluralism. Whereas the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of states based on modern concepts of nationhood heralded its end, some of the most important cities of the empire retained their cosmopolitan nature well until the Second World War and its aftermath. Oral histories and communicative memories of ethnoreligious groups that constituted vital parts of these cities are still living, often wound up with unhealed and suppressed traumas of displacement, ethnic cleansing and genocide. At the same time, simplified and nostalgic visions of a pluralist past are sometimes held up as role models for present-day Eastern Mediterranean societies without questioning its implications and meaning, or without regard for the challenges that they entail. Local academics and civil society organizations alike play vital roles in researching, highlighting and supporting pluralism and pluralist heritage, sometimes in defiance of nationalist historiographies and policies, sometimes supported by states and institutions that embrace pluralism.
The following series of online panels, arranged by the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul (SRII), operates at a cross-section of academic research and civil society activism. It aims to bring together young scholars of history, minorities and human rights with representatives of academia and civil society in a number of Eastern Mediterranean cities outside of Turkey. The panels will discuss what cultural pluralism meant in the past and what it means today, survey how different Eastern Mediterranean countries have struggled to either sustain or suppress cultural pluralism and pluralist heritage, and debate what academics can learn from civil society organizations and human rights discourses when they deal with the questions it brings up. The series will begin with cases of cultural loss that lie further back in the past and conclude with cases that have a bearing on the present and future. Focusing on the vision and memory of pluralism in times of globalization and homogenization the panels will use these case studies as points of departure for a wider exploration of what cultural pluralism means and why it matters, both in the Eastern Mediterranean and beyond.
The initial workshop that will launch the series, is entitled How can we talk about cultural pluralism in the Eastern Mediterranean? will take place via Zoom on January 28, 2021. The Workshop aims to create an interdisciplinary space for discussion among theoretically informed researchers and civil society actors working on memory studies and oral history in Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean at large. We welcome young scholars and motivated graduate students in the humanities who aim to further their studies in this domain as well as workers in civil society who wish to attain a higher perspective in the state of memory studies and oral history in the region. The content of this first workshop will focus on central methodological questions in the field, such as:
– Modern and Post-modern approaches to cultural pluralism: is there a common basis of understanding?
– How have Eastern Mediterranean countries dealt with cultural pluralism in the past? How do they deal with it – and the loss of it – today?
– How should academics in the Eastern Mediterranean area approach cultural pluralism and the loss of cultural pluralism?
Speakers of the first panel, January 28 at 13:00 (UTC+3):
Asena Günal, director of Anadolu Kültür
Bülent Bilmez, professor at Bilgi University
Noémi Lévy-Aksu, Hafıza Merkezi
Following this initial virtual workshop bimensal meetings are planned that will concentrate on multicultural cities of the Eastern Mediterranean beyond Turkey, such as Thessaloniki, Alexandria and Jerusalem. The goal being to offer a critical overview of the state of memory studies and oral history in the region through panel presentations by academic and civil society professionals, followed by an informal participatory Q&A between veterans in the field and young participants interested in specializing in these domains. New CFAs will be issued for each upcoming event.
Eligible for participation are advanced students with a background in Turkish, Eastern Mediterranean or Ottoman culture and history, cultural and minority studies, or political, social and Human Rights studies. They should send their CV, together with a letter of interest outlining their interest in the topic and the ways in which it connects with their own research, no later than December 31, 2020, to email@example.com. Participants will be notified by January 11, 2021.
13. Remaking Muslim Lives
Everyday Islam in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina
David Henig, University of Illinois Press, 2020
14. The Bloomsbury Colleges group, University of London, is offering a PhD studentship for an Islamic visuality project entitled ‘Recording the invisible: Islamic architecture and its photographic archives’, beginning in the academic year 2021/22. The studentship is awarded for UK and EU citizens, and covers tuition fees (at the home fee rate) plus a stipend (the stipend rate was £17,285 per annum for 2020/21) for up to 3 years. Details are available here: http://www.bloomsbury.ac.uk/studentships/2021/recording-the-invisible-islamic-architecture-and-its-photographic-archives
The closing date for applications is: 28 February 2021
Decolonisation: Power, Politics, and Knowledge
12, 19, and 26 February 2021
Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
Full info at:
2. International Conference:
Narratives of Order, and Discourses of Sovereignty
in late medieval Egypt and Syria
(Closing conference of the ERC project MMS-II, UGent, Belgium, 2017-21)
Cairo, November, 28-30, 2021
in cooperation with:
Institut français d’archéologie orientale (IFAO)
American University in Cairo (AUC)
Nederlands-Vlaams Instituut in Caïro (NVIC)
Keynote speaker: Konrad Hirschler (FUBerlin)
The Mamlukisation of the Mamluk Sultanate-II (MMS-II): Historiography,
Political Order and State Formation in Fifteenth-Century Egypt and Syria’
(www.mms.ugent.be) (European Research Council ‘Consolidator Grant’ Project) is
a collaborative research program on fifteenth-century Arabic historiography
that runs at Ghent University (Belgium) from January 2017 to December 2021
The ERC project MMS-II invites contributions to its three-day closing
conference in Cairo (Egypt) in November 2021. We welcome papers that engage
with the rich Arabic historiographical traditions of the ‘Mamluk’ Sultanate of
Cairo (seventh/thirteenth-tenth/sixteenth centuries), and that question in
particular the complex contextual, textual or semiotic layers which connect
texts of history in diverse ways to the social, cultural and above all
political environments of their production, reception and circulation.
In November 2021 (November, 28-30) the MMS-II team will organize its closing
conference to present the main results from its research and reach out to the
wider academic community. This three-day conference will be organized in
Cairo, Egypt, to maximize the potential involvement of colleagues and students
from the MENA region. It will consist of individual paper sessions with
respondents, presentations of MMS-II research results, and a keynote. We will
work together with international academic partners in Cairo (AUC, IFAO, NVIC)
for this closing conference’s organization.
We welcome submissions of paper proposals that tackle the many contextual,
textual and semiotic dimensions of the production and construction of social
memories in the Arabic historiographical traditions of the seventh/thirteenth
to the tenth/sixteenth centuries. We particularly seek contributions that
critically engage with one or more of the following three themes:
Contexts: what are a historiographical text’s, or textual corpus’, relevant
socio-economic, cultural and political contexts, and what can be said about an
author’s positioning within these contexts, his engagement with them through
social practices such as competition and patronage, and the studied texts’
relations with these practices?
Texts: how are a historiographical text and its narratives organized and
structured; how have textual strategies such as narrative modes, time,
narrator and focalization been deployed, and to what effect; what do inter-
and para-textual relations reveal?
Meanings: what textual themes, didactic purposes and layers of meaning are
being communicated in a historiographical text, or set of texts; how does a
text, or set of texts, represent a communicative act, or even a social
performance, in complex discursive contexts of power relations; what semantic
and discursive fields is a text, or set of texts, operating in, and to what
A maximum of 18 individual paper proposals will be selected for presentation
and discussion at this 3-day conference. The conference languages will be
English and Arabic, and facilities for simultaneous translation will be
foreseen to ensure communication and discussion across linguistic barriers.
Papers (max. 8,000 words, in English or Arabic) will be pre-circulated
(deadline for draft paper submission: October, 31, 2021) and their summary
presentations at the conference (max. 15 minutes) will be followed by
responses from invited specialists as well as further discussion with other
participants. Participants are also expected to commit to revise their papers
for inclusion in a future peer-reviewed conference publication.
The MMS-II project will be able to cover most of the travel and accommodation
expenses for selected participants.
Paper proposals should include: name, short CV, paper title, related
conference theme (contexts, texts, meanings), paper abstract (max. 250 words,
briefly stating subject, rationale, methodology, main argument and/or expected
results). They should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org , before April, 1, 2021.
3. Islamic Interpretive Tradition and Gender Justice: Processes of Canonization Subversion and Change – Y Amin, N. Reda, eds. McGill, 2020
4. Polymaths of Islam, Power and Networks of Knowledge in Central Asia – J Pickett Cornell U Press, 2020
5. The Khalili Research Centre is offering a fully-funded graduate scholarship to study Islamic Art and Architecture at the University of Oxford from the beginning of the academic year 2021–2022. The Scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit and potential. It will cover full course fees, and maintenance costs equivalent to the UK national minimum doctoral stipend. It may be either for a DPhil or a combined four-year programme consisting of a Master’s course in Islamic Art and Architecture proceeding to a DPhil. The application deadline is 11 January but it is recommended to approach your potential supervisor by 22 December. For further details, please visit: https://krc.web.ox.ac.uk/article/i.m.-pei-scholarship
6. Seeking chapters for the edited volume, Decolonizing Islamic Art in Africa. Please submit proposals to email@example.com by January 15, 2021.
This publication examines the status of Muslim visual and expressive cultures in the wake of decolonization in Africa. It asks, in the years leading up to and following struggles for independence from colonial regimes across the continent, how was “Islamic art” mobilized, interpreted, transformed, or even erased in relation to projects of nation-building and in the context of new cultural and religious identities emerging across Africa and its diasporas? It will consider the different strategies through which diverse actors–political leaders, architects, artists, museum curators, members of local religious communities, and others–approached the social and conceptual structures upheld by previous colonial regimes and explore the consequences of such processes of negotiation for the visual, spatial, and intellectual parameters framing Muslim institutions, practices, and cultural works in “postcolonial” Africa.
We also approach the topic of decolonizing Islamic art in Africa from a historiographical perspective, presenting case studies that disrupt and interrogate the colonial-era geographical and conceptual boundaries shaping the disciplines of Islamic and African art history. In recent years, the history of Islamic art in Africa has been subject to reevaluation through critical attention to the continent’s position within global networks of trade and the subsequent influence of African actors in shaping Muslim visual and material cultures within and beyond the continent, particularly during Europe’s medieval period. Less attention, however, has been given to the African continent’s dynamic relationship with Islam and Muslim culture during the course of the twentieth century, a period no less marked by escalating global interest in Africa’s material and cultural resources and by the active participation of Muslim Africans in new cross-regional and cross-continental religious and cultural communities. This publication contends that attention to this longer history of African agency within a global Muslim community is crucial for speaking back to colonial frameworks that continue to distort our understanding of both “Islamic” and “African” art today.
The volume’s case studies will ideally represent a broad geographical scope and may address a range of expressive practices and objects, including architecture, landscape, urban design, painting, decorative arts, ritual objects, domestic display, music, performance, etc. While the publication is envisioned to focus on the years directly leading up to and following African independence movements, contributions exploring the continuing “decolonization” of Muslim cultural expression in Africa and the field of art history into the twenty-first century are also welcome.
Please submit a 500-word abstract, title, and bio by January 15, 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org. First drafts of accepted contributions due June 1, 2021. Contributions to the volume will be approximately 6,000-8,000 words. All essays will undergo a double-blind, peer-review process before final acceptance.
Ashley Miller, Ph.D.
Forsyth Postdoctoral Fellow
History of Art Department
University of Michigan
7. The 10th anniversary issue from the International Journal of Islamic Architecture is out now!
Special Issue: ‘Islamic Architecture: Reflections on the Field’
For more information about the special issue and journal, click here >> https://www.intellectbooks.com/international-journal-of-islamic-architecture
Aims & Scopes
The International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA) publishes peer-reviewed articles on the urban design, architecture and landscape architecture of the historic Islamic world, encompassing the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia, but also the more recent geographies of Islam in its global dimensions. The main emphasis is on the detailed analysis of the historical, theoretical, and practical aspects of architecture.
8. Jafar and Shokoh Farzaneh Prize for Best Article on Persian Literature
The University of Oklahoma’s Farzaneh Family Center for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies is pleased to announce a competition for the Jafar and Shokoh Farzaneh Prize for Best Article on Persian Literature. This $2000 prize will be awarded to the best published article on any topic relating to Persian literature. The winner will also be invited to present a public lecture at the University of Oklahoma and to serve on the award selection committee for the following year. All relevant articles or book chapters published in English or Persian in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals or edited volumes between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020 are eligible for consideration.
Submissions should be emailed to Marjan Seirafi-Pour (email@example.com) by April 30, 2021. Results will be announced at the Association for Iranian Studies general meeting at the Middle East Studies Association conference in 2021.
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1.Expectations of justice and political power in the Islamicate world (ca. 600-1500 CE) (Leiden University, October 2021)
Participants are asked to present a case study discussing how just rule was defined and what actions and reactions it precipitated in specific historical, geographical and cultural contexts (local, regional and imperial). How was just rule or, conversely, the abuse of political power understood and defined? What solutions were at hand to redress unjust rule or to institute just rule? Etc.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 March 2021. Information: https://emco.hcommons.org/events/event/799/
2. ONLINE: Interdisciplinary Conference on “Living in the End Times: Utopian and Dystopian Representations of Pandemics in Fiction, Film and Culture”, Cappadocia University, Turkey, 14-15 January 2021
Topics: Plague, pandemic & epidemic representations in fiction & films; Apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic/pandemic fiction; Pandemic politics & praxis; Capitalism and biopolitics; Constructions of post-pandemic worlds; Post-humanism/post-anthropocentrism and multispecies interactions: etc.
3. Four Postdoctoral Fellowships in Middle East History, Tel Aviv University
The fellowships, $30,000 each, are available for the academic year of 2021-2022, with a possibility of a one-year renewal. Fellows will conduct their research under the supervision of a senior faculty member from Tel Aviv University.
Deadline for applications: 11 February 2021. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/6940474/postdoctoral-fellowships-2021-2022-zvi-yavetz-school-historical
4. 2021-22 Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards from the American Center for Research (ACOR), Jordan
ACOR promotes study, teaching, and increased knowledge of ancient and Middle Eastern studies with Jordan as a focus. We encourage you to share these opportunities widely with your networks.
Deadline for applications: 1 February 2021. Information: https://orcfellowships.smapply.org/
5. Articles for “Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World”, Vol. 39, 2022
Muqarnas is a scholarly journal that publishes articles on art, architectural history, and archaeology, as well as all aspects of Islamic visual and material cultures, historical and contemporary.
Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2021. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/6931259/call-submissions-muqarnas-39-2022
6. Articles on “Geopolitical Shifts and Ethnic Conflicts: The Transnational Kurdish Conflict in the Contemporary Middle East” for “Special Issue of the International Journal of Conflict and Violence”
Topics include: The Kurdish conflict through the lens of the geopolitics of Kurdistan in past and present; The rise and transformation of modern Kurdish nationalism; Intra-Kurdish relations: political, military, economic, social (tribes, sects, NGOs, associations); Cross-border mobility of the Kurds: etc. Guest Editors are Gülistan Gürbey (Freie Universität Berlin) and Arzu Yilmaz (University of Hamburg)
Deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2021. Information: https://ekvv.uni-bielefeld.de/blog/ikgblog/resource/IJCV/CfP_2021-3_final.pdf
7. CfP : Canon and Censorship in the Islamic Intellectual and Theological History
Conference and volume
The conference welcomes papers that focuses on certain texts, ideas or individuals that were perceived by Muslim communities as canon, authorities, or constitutional ideas and texts. In order to reach broad conclusions from the various papers, we encourage case studies that cover a wide range of disciplines (Sufism, Islamic law, Islamic theology, Islamic Philosophy, hadith-studies etc.) as well as focus on texts, ideas and individuals from different regions and time periods ranging from early Islamic history to modern times. It is particularly important to highlight the plurality of Islamic intellectual and theological thought by focusing on different schools of thoughts (e.g. Sunni, Shii, Zaydi schools of thoughts and others). The conference wants to offer valuable insights into a wide variety of studies and aims for an increased exchange with other disciplines. Therefore, in addition to studies from the Islamic Intellectual and Theological History, papers from humanities and social sciences as well as historical science are welcomed. Papers from the field of Islamic manuscript studies in various regions and historical periods can also be submitted.
The following research questions shall guide the contributions: What do the concepts of ‘canon’ and ‘censorship’ mean in the context of the case study? How did the canon become authoritative? How were contradicting ideas suppressed or censored? What stages did a text or an idea pass through with regard to the reception history to become a canonical text or a constitutional idea? What scholarly community stood behind this development who has fostered and supported a certain text or idea? What other historical, social or political factors favored the dominance of certain texts, ideas or individuals over others?
The conference will be organized and the proceedings edited by Mohammad Gharaibeh (Berlin Institute for Islamic Theology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Bacem Dziri (Institute for the Study of Islamic Culture and Religion at the Goethe University of Frankfurt) and Amir Dziri (Swiss Center for Islam and Society, University of Fribourg) in cooperation with the Academy for Islam in Research and Society (AIWG). The conference will take place in Berlin from October 8th–10th 2021. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered. If international travelling will not be possible in Oct 2021, the conference will take place virtually. The papers will be peer reviewed and published in a collective volume.
– Please submit a short academic cv and a proposal by January 15th, 2021, including the title of your contribution and an abstract of about 400 words. Please send this via mail to the address below.
– Once the paper has been accepted, you will be asked to participate in one or two preceding workshops in Berlin in which we will discuss the theoretical and methodological framework as well as your papers more detailed. If travelling will not be possible at that time, we will offer an online workshop.
– The first draft of the full article after the conference will be due January 31st 2022 (7.000–15.000 words)
For more information please contact Iman Zayat at firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Call for Papers:
Issue 31, Winter/Spring 2021 on “Media & Health”
Arab Media & Society, the biannual journal of the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism in the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo, is seeking submissions for our next issue on “Media & Health”.
A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and following the publication of our Summer/Fall 2019 special issue on “Media & Science”, this next edition will examine broader issues relating to communication, and human health and medicine. For years, scientists sounded the alarm that the world was long overdue for the outbreak of a global pandemic, but in most cases the media and policy makers were ill-prepared for what has become the most catastrophic health crisis in a century. The pandemic has illuminated both successes and failures of our communication and media systems; expediting changes in how we use, receive, and understand information communication technology (ICT). The media has played a pivotal role in keeping the public protected and informed, but it has also been a vector for panic and misinformation. In the Arab world, health communication in general has its own sets of variables dictated by social, cultural, and religious factors, not to mention socioeconomic status and the political mechanisms governing the nations of the region. With this in mind, we are compiling a special issue dedicated entirely to “Media & Health” in the Arab region. More information is available here.
“This website is designed for the dissemination of History of Istanbul from Antiquity to XXIst century, a work prepared by the cooperation of Türkiye Diyanet Foundation Center for Islamic Studies (İSAM) and İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality Kültür ve Sanat Ürünleri A.Ş.
The Project for the preparation of the Turkish version of the work was launched in late 2012, and completed and published in 2015. The book was prepared thematically and composed of around 355 articles written by nearly 260 scientists about different fields such as topography, architecture, religious and social life, management, economics. In this book which consists of 10 volumes, nearly 5300 pages, around 4 thousand visual materials such as maps, miniatures, engravings, paintings, and archive documents were used. The English translation of the work was completed in 2019 and not published yet. It is accessible online…”
2. New Book: Quoting the Quran: A Reference Handbook for Authors and Scholars
Saad D. Abulhab
Volume 1: Full Text of the Quran in an Early Quranic Kufic Script with and without Diacritic Vowel Marks
Volume 2: Full Text of the Quran in Modern Arabic with a Latin Transliteration According to the ALA-LC Romanization Standards
This handbook is a reference tool intended to help authors, scholars, and anyone else provide accurate and standardized quotations from the Quran, both from linguistic and historical perspectives. The first volume of the handbook includes the full text of the Quran using a font mimicking its earliest script, Mashq or Early Kufic, and it is provided in two formats, with and without diacritic vowel marks. The font used to generate the full texts in the first volume, Arabetics Mashq, was designed and implemented by the author after years of in-depth examination of the historical Quranic manuscripts, notably the copy of Muṣḥaf ʿUthmān kept today in the Topkapi Museum in Turkey. The second volume of the handbook also includes two full texts of the Quran. The full text of the first part is a complete, word-by-word Latin transliteration of the modern Arabic script full text of the Quran, using the ALA-LC Romanization Standards. The second part includes a modern Arabic script full text of the Quran, including the full set of modern Arabic diacritic vowel marks. It is generated using Arabetics Latte, a multilingual font designed and implemented by the author to emphasize simple, clear shapes, and facilitate easy reading. Letters change shapes only minimally and are designed to have a large x-height. The diacritic vowel marks are placed intentionally away from the letters for clarity. Reading the Quran in this font can be very helpful to both native and non-native Arabic readers. The full text of the Quran contained in this book is based on the Tanzil Quran text, a carefully produced, highly verified and continuously monitored text by a group of specialists at Tanzil project. Possibly, this handbook includes the first Latin transliterated copy ever of the Quran using the ALA-LC Romanization Standards. Both volumes include indexes for Quran chapters and verses and the necessary tables needed to help the readers understand the early Quranic Kufic script and the ALA-LC Romanization Standards.
3. Armenian School of Languages and Cultures – ASPIRANTUM is organizing Persian language summer school in Yerevan, Armenia.
The 8 weeks Persian language summer school will start on July 4, 2021 and will last till August 28, 2021. Applicants may also choose to participate in 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 weeks’ program.
For more details please check the following link: https://aspirantum.com/courses/persian-language-summer-school-04-july-28-august-2021-yerevan-armenia
4. ISLAMIC HISTORY / STUDIES
James Madison University – Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Department of Philosophy and Religion
Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in Religious Studies with a specialty in Islam in Africa and/or the African diaspora. Candidates with other areas of specialization in the study of Islam and A.B.D. candidates are also welcome to apply.
Application closing date: 3 January, 2021.
5. CALL FOR PAPERS
MESA’s 55th Annual Meeting
October 28-31, 2021
All submissions must be made through the myMESA electronic submission system (https://mesana.org/mymesa/login.php) which opens on Friday, January 8, 2021 and closes on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at midnight Eastern Standard Time. Late submissions will not be considered.
* Call for Papers & Submission Instructions: https://mesana.org/annual-meeting/call-for-papers
Membership is a requirement to submit a proposal. To renew your 2021 membership, login to your myMESA account. To join you will need to create an account in myMESA, complete a profile, and pay the annual dues. Contact Sara Palmer at email@example.com with questions about membership. Preregistration payment is not required until May 15, after the program committee decisions are released.
Please direct questions about submissions to Kat Teghizadeh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Applications are invited for an Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award at the University of Cambridge, in partnership with the Everyday Muslim Heritage and Archive Initiative.
Supervisory team: Professor Esra Özyürek (Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge) and Sadiya Ahmed (Everyday Muslim Heritage and Archive Initiative)
The CDA project asks how do different generations of Muslims understand what it means to be a Muslim in the U.K.? Can we talk about a British Muslim experience? If so, at which generation does it start? What kinds of everyday religious expressions bind British Muslims with each other and make them different from non-British Muslims? What would the across the generations experiences of British Muslims tell us about the relationship between migration and localization when it comes to diverse religious communities coming together and forming a distinct minority?
The CDA student will conduct research under the supervision of Esra Özyürek, Sultan Qaboos Professor of Abrahamic Religions and Shared Values, and Sadiya Ahmed, Director and Founder of the Everyday Muslim Heritage and Archive Initiative. The student will use existing audio-visual archival material from the Everyday Muslim Project, as well as collecting new sources from three generations of Muslims from different families in the U.K. This is a unique opportunity to understand transformation in the lived experience of Islam through generations of diverse Muslim communities in the U.K. The dissertation will be an anthropological contribution to our understanding of the rich but understudied lived experience of Islam in the U.K. from a generational perspective. It will allow us to gain a diachronic perspective on the localization of religious expression in creating cultural, ethnic, and citizenship ties in contemporary U.K.
The CDA is also an opportunity to develop professional skills in collecting oral history narratives and other audio-visual and material documents for archives. Upon completion of their degree the student will both have academic qualifications and practical training in collecting and archiving oral history narratives, and other visual and material evidence that highlight an aspect of Muslim lives in the UK of their choice. Hence, the student will join the much needed but scarce ranks of qualified people who can build bridges between academia and the museum and heritage world.
The award holder will be based at the Faculty of Divinity in Cambridge, with regular periods of time spent at the Everyday Muslim Heritage and Archive Initiative offices in London. Applicants from the fields of religious studies, divinity, anthropology, sociology, history, and related disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Esra Özyürek: email@example.com with questions and for any guidance before submitting their application. For further details on how to apply for this CDA through the University of Cambridge, please see the advert on the Cambridge jobs site.
7. Symposium on ‘Iran and Global Decolonization’
organized by the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California Los Angeles, to be held online on THURSDAY, MAY 20 and FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2021.
We invite submissions for a symposium on Iran and Global Decolonization, organized by the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California Los Angeles, to be held online on THURSDAY, MAY 20 and FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2021. Iranian activists, dissidents, entrepreneurs, non-state actors, diplomats, prostitutes, homeless and migrant populations engaged with and experienced colonialism and decolonization in different ways, both inside Iran and beyond its borders. The symposium invites scholars whose work investigates Iran’s experiences with colonialism and decolonization from a multiplicity of perspectives – including, but not confined to, race and ethnicity; foreign relations; intellectual history; social and economic networks; as well as cultural studies – to answer questions such as: What role did decolonization play in Iran’s interactions with the Global South? How did Iran respond to decolonization movements? What networks did Iranian women and minorities create to confront their experiences of dispossession reinforced by colonialism or decolonization? How did Islam and secular ideologies help proponents of decolonization movements to articulate their struggles?
In the decades after the Second World War, dozens of countries around the world achieved independence from colonial rule, including Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Kuwait (among others) in Asia and Senegal, Kenya, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Sudan and Angola (among others) in Africa. Similar processes had taken place earlier in the Americas. This period of rapid decolonization after WWII fundamentally changed the dynamics of global politics. Between 1946 and 1970, membership of the United Nations increased from 35 to 127 nations, and the organization became a forum in which these newly independent states could argue for the continuation of decolonization and the recognition of national rights.
From the 1950s onwards, and with increased urgency in the 1970s, Iran sought to establish close political relationships with the newly independent countries in the Global South. Iran presented itself as a powerful, wealthy, and like-minded ally – an alternative to the colonial powers of Europe. Though it was never formally colonized, Iran had, from the early nineteenth century, suffered repeated violations of its sovereignty at the hands of the Russians and British. This shared experience of imperialism allowed Iran to present itself as inherently sympathetic to the formerly colonized states of Africa, Asia and the Americas despite its imperial self-image and impulses.
In the same period, anti-colonialist and anti-imperialist movements around the world had a profound impact on intellectual thought inside Iran. The rising influence of the United States in the Middle East gave voice to new anti-imperialist currents in Iran that prompted intellectuals simultaneously to call for civil liberties, social justice and democracy.
We hope this symposium will show the necessity of studying Iran’s experiences with colonialism and decolonization in a global framework in an effort to broaden conversations around these subjects and to expose the complex networks that Iran created and shared with (de)colonized communities.
Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday 15 January 2021.
8. ‘Building a Library: The Arabic and Persian Manuscript Collection of Sir William Jones’,
Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
1.ONLINE Workshop: “Environmental History of the Ottoman Empire”, Orient-Institut Beirut, 10-11 December 2020
Organised by Fatih Ermiş, the workshop is open to all researchers who show interest in the Ottoman environmental history and to all subfields of the Ottoman studies, especially historians, geographers, theologians, natural scientists, sociologists, political scientists, botanists and zoologists.
Information, program and registration: https://www.orient-institut.org/events/event-details/environmental-history-of-the-ottoman-empire
2. ONLINE Conference: “Iran and Global Decolonization”, University of Pennsylvania and University of California Los Angeles, 20-21 May 2021
The symposium invites scholars whose work investigates Iran’s experiences with colonialism and decolonization from a multiplicity of perspectives – including race and ethnicity; foreign relations; intellectual history; social and economic networks; as well as cultural studies – to answer questions such as: What role did decolonization play in Iran’s interactions with the Global South? How did Iran respond to decolonization movements? Etc.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 January 2021. Information: https://mesana.org/resources-and-opportunities/2020/11/30/iran-and-global-decolonization-call-for-papers
3. Two-Year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo
The postdoctoral position will be associated with the Work Package on Middle Eastern futurisms (such as Gulf, Arab, Iranian, Turkish). The Postdoctoral Fellow (PD) can hold a PhD in any relevant arts and humanities or social science discipline (including artistic research), and they can conduct research on any kind of media, including film, visual arts, literature, video games, as long as these can be considered a part of Middle Eastern futurisms.
Deadline for applications: 1 February 2021. Information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/195901/postdoctoral-research-fellowship-at-the-department-of-culture-studies-and-oriental-languages
4. Azar Hatefi Graduate Student Fellowship in Iranian Diaspora Studies, San Francisco State University
The scholarship supports original and significant research about the Iranian Diaspora that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Award is contingent upon the candidate’s acceptance into a graduate program at SFSU. This $10,000/year award (with possibility for 2nd year renewal) may be used for expenses connected with research, course work, travel, data work/collection, and supplies.
Deadline for applications: 3 January 2021. Information: https://sfsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/11729
5. ONLINE Course: “Muslims in the UK”, Aga Khan University, London, 12, 19, and 26 January, 2 February 2021, 9:30-11:30 am GMT
This course will address, among other things, the history and diversity of Muslims in the UK, the discussion about integration, radicalisation, securitisation, gender and Sharia. The aim is to give participants an in-depth introduction and tools to critically understand discussions about Muslims.
Information, program and registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/muslims-in-the-uk-short-course-tickets-129491874683
6. Articles on “Contesting Boundaries and Producing the Norm: Gender-related Issues in Islamic Theory and Practice” for Special Issue of “Islamology – Journal for Studies of Islam and Muslim Societies”
Major social, economic, political transformations of the last decades have strongly affected both Muslim majority and Muslim minority countries, bringing issues related to gender and sexuality to the forefront. These transformations that have fundamentally altered the previously dominant role division between men and women.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 February 2021. Information: http://islamology.in/journal/announcement/view/20?fbclid=IwAR0K9JyCZYR5c76Tn4cjbOuRGqfhoubwwfKVIJTG3DkjW6PpvYpoRjU31cg
7. The Mediterranean Syllabi Index
This is an open-access resource for instructors developing or teaching undergraduate and graduate courses relating to Mediterranean Studies topics in disciplines including History, Art History, Material Culture, Archaeology, Literature and Language, Music, Culture and the Social Sciences. from Antiquity to the present.
8. Job vacancy: fully-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in late antique and/or medieval Greek and Near Eastern narrative (2 years) at Ghent University (Belgium)
The Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University (Belgium) is seeking well-qualified applicants for a fully-funded and full-time postdoctoral research fellowship in the European Research Council Consolidator Grant project Novel Echoes. Ancient novelistic receptions and concepts of fiction in late antique and medieval secular narrative from East to West (for an abstract, see https://www.novelsaints.ugent.be/about/projects). Its Principal Investigator is Prof Dr Koen De Temmerman, who specializes in ancient fiction and its reception. See here for the full announcement.
deadline: 5 January 2021
9. The master’s program Cultural Studies of the Middle East, jointly hosted by the Universities of Bamberg and Erlangen, invites applications for the Visiting Professorship 2021-22
The deadline to apply is January 07, 2021.
December 7, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm | London
Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
2. CEU Department of History | Apply for PhD and MA Scholarships!
The Department of History at Central European University (CEU) offers students interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives on history from the late medieval period to the present. It is recognized for its innovative approaches to research and teaching and as a center for outstanding research advancing comparative and transnational history on empirical and theoretical grounds. Our international faculty offers expertise that extends from early modern history to the comparative study of totalitarian regimes in the 20th century, as well as the post-communist period; from numerous aspects of social, cultural and intellectual history to comparative religious, visual and archival studies.
CEU is an English-language, graduate university located in Vienna, and accredited both in Austria and the United States. It is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world and take pride in the fact that there is no dominant nationality on campus. Our student/faculty ratio is 8:1, allowing for small, discussion-based seminars and close guidance from faculty members.
Scholarships and Application Deadline
The vast majority of our students receive financial aid packages, including scholarships with stipends and accommodation. Research grants are also available for all students regardless of nationality. The deadline to apply for admission for the 2021-22 academic year is February 1, 2021 at 23:59 CET.
Additional Certificates in Various Specializations
Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Jewish Studies, Political Thought, Religious Studies, Visual Theory and Practice, and Archives and Evidentiary Practices (in collaboration with the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives).
Selected Areas of Research
Early modern cultural and political history
Comparative history of Habsburg, Ottoman, and Russian empires
Comparative religious studies
History of nationalism and national movements
Comparative history of fascism
Comparative history of communism
History of political thought
Social and labor history
Soviet and post-Soviet studies
Transnational and global history
History of science
Professor Sheila Blair
7 December, 2020, 5 pm UK time
About the speaker
Professor Blair recently retired from the Norma Jean Calderwood University Professorship of Islamic and Asian Art at Boston College and the Hamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair in Islamic Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, positions she shared with her husband and colleague Jonathan Bloom.
24-25 September 2021
Sigmund Freud University Vienna (SFU)
A – 1020 Vienna
Deadline for abstracts – March 2021
Declaration of acceptance – April 2021
First draft of the full article – June 2021
Behnaz Hosseini & Ourania Roditi
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5. THE ROLE OF MARY IN CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM
Tuesday, Dec. 15
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (US EST)
Join us during this celebratory time of the year as three members of Hartford Seminary’s Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations explore the role of Mary in the Gospels and the Qur’an, and in Muslim and Christian belief.
6. Séminaire “Sociétés, politiques et cultures du monde iranien”, jeudi 17 décembre 2020
Nous sommes heureux de vous convier à la prochaine séance du séminaire “Sociétés, politiques et cultures du monde iranien” organisé par le Centre de Recherche sur le Monde Iranien (CeRMI, UMR 8041),
le jeudi 17 décembre 2020, de 17h à 19h, au cours de laquelle nous écouterons :
Alberto Bernard (doctorant, EPHE, PSL/CeRMI)
Hiérarchie, salaires et compétition : les prêtres zoroastriens au IXe siècle de notre ère
Werner Gaboreau (doctorant, Sorbonne Nouvelle/CeRMI)
Classifier et inventorier au XVIIe siècle : L’Iran safavide, un exemple de construction du savoir préscientifique
Nous vous invitons à nous rejoindre via Zoom en suivant le lien :
Retrouvez les résumés et les orientations bibliographiques de cette séance sur le site internet du CeRMI : https://cermi.cnrs.fr/events/3eme-seance-du-seminaire-de-recherche-pluridisciplinaire-societes-politiques-et-cultures-du-monde-iranien-2020-2021/
Amr Ahmed (INaLCO/CeRMI), Sandra Aube (CNRS/CeRMI),
Samra Azarnouche (EPHE/CeRMI), Pollet Samvelian (Sorbonne Nouvelle/CeRMI)
7. The German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) has the following two openings:
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Middle East and North Africa (m/f/d) and
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Middle East and North Africa and / or Asia (m/f/d).
Applications are invited for a full-time position, with a contract of 3 years, starting 1 April 2021. The salary is commensurate with EG 13 TV-AVH / TVöD.
The successful candidate will work in the project “World Order Narratives of the Global South”, pending external funding. A research team of six postdocs and several senior researchers and visiting fellows will investigate what world order narratives have emerged in the Global South after the end of the Cold War and how this reflects the position of the respective countries in a changing geopolitical landscape.
Director, GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies
Professor for Contemporary History and Politics of the Middle East at the University of Hamburg
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, room 342
Tel +49 (0)40 – 428 25-504
Fax +49 (0)40 – 428 25-511
1.The Ninth Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art (November 2021)
As for the earth, We spread it out… and caused everything to grow there in perfect balance. –Surah 15:19
The Environment and Ecology in Islamic Art and Culture
An eco-conscious ethos is intrinsic to Islamic scripture and culture. This sensitivity profoundly influences the relationship between human beings, deputized as stewards of nature by Allah, and the environment they inhabit. Historical and contemporary Islamic visual traditions have demonstrated this consciousness in urban planning, landscape architecture, water management, and many other art forms. Despite this awareness, in the present epoch of the Anthropocene, human intervention has caused irreparable damage to the planet’s biodiversity and ecosystems. As art history shifts its disciplinary attention to the unfolding global crisis, this symposium considers how an ecological art history can examine objects, materials, and the built environment through the lens of Islamic culture. It also seeks to push beyond binaries of human/non-human and culture/nature in which the human and the cultural are privileged over other species and the natural world. Humans, within this ontological framework, are part of the environment and in possession of unique capacities necessary to address climate change, sustainability, and environmental conservation.
How might the study of the visual, rooted in disciplines such as art history, anthropology, and archaeology of the larger Islamic world, engage with these concerns on practical, philosophical, and methodological grounds? The co-chairs of the Ninth Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art, scheduled for November 7 and 8, 2021 in Doha, Qatar, invite papers from established and emerging scholars whose research explores these themes through geological time across the arts of the core Islamic lands and the broader Muslim diaspora. Topics to consider might include but are not limited to:
In light of the ongoing pandemic, the Symposium will adopt a hybrid format with both virtual and in-person panels. For speakers interested in traveling to Doha, the Symposium sponsors will cover airfare to and from the city and lodging for up to four nights during the Symposium at the conference hotel in Doha. Regardless of presentation format (virtual or in-person), each speaker will receive an honorarium of $1,500 USD, and will be expected to give a 20-minute presentation as part of a panel. Select papers will potentially be included in the published proceedings following the symposium.
Please submit the following documents as a single PDF: a two-page short CV, presentation title, a 300-word abstract, two related images, and presentation format (virtual or in-person) preference for consideration. Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 20, 2021.
Radha Dalal, Interim Director of Art History and Assistant Professor of Islamic Art (VCUarts Qatar)
Jochen Sokoly, Associate Professor of Islamic Art (VCUarts Qatar)
Sean Roberts, Lecturer in Early Modern Art (University of Tennessee)
2. EEN PANORAMA VAN CONSTANTINOPEL IN HET HUIS TE HEEMSTEDE VAN ADRIAAN PAUW (A LOST PANORAMA OF CONSTANTINOPLE IN THE HOUSE HEEMSTEDE OF ADRIAAN PAUW)
writers : Hans Krol en Mehmet Tütüncü
Series: CORPUS OF TURKISH ISLAMIC INSCRIPTIONS nr.24
Hardcover, oblong format, 46 pages ISBN 978-90-6921-28-5
Upon his arrival in Istanbul in 1612 Cornelis Haga, the first appointed ambassador of the Netherlands to the Ottoman Empire, received a warm welcome. The treaty which was signed in the same year set out the trade and diplomatic relations between the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Seven Provinces of the Netherlands.
In those years, while Netherlands were striving for independence from the Spanish Empire of the Habsburgs known as the 80 Years’ War, they gained the support of the Ottoman Empire and thus the foundation of strong relations was laid, which lasted for centuries.
Cornelis Haga, who settled in Istanbul, corresponded with the Netherlands and constantly informed his country about the Ottoman Empire. Dutch government officials who were curious about the appearance of the city requested a great panorama painting of Istanbul. Haga sent a huge painting to the Netherlands which was painted by a well-known artist. A letter which was written by Haga was sent on 1st of October 1616. with the painting. He wrote “ With the ship called White Arend which goes to Amsterdam, I am sending you the completely accurate paint of Istanbul which is painted under my patronage. When the painting arrived, it was to be delivered by my brother Johan Haga.”
We do not have information about the painting and its dimensions. The only thing that we know is that the painting was hanging on the wall of the Constantinople room of the Castle Heemstede. It was built in 1620 by Adrian Pauw, the general secretary of the Dutch National Council (Raadpensionaris) in the village of Heemstede, which is located 50 km from the capital city of the Hague, the administrative centre of the Netherlands. Some of the writings on the rooms of this castle, which was destroyed due to neglect in 1810, were kept in the archives. It is stated that the painting was sent by Cornelis Haga. . In this book you will find the story of the making, disappearance of this painting and a reconstruction of its contents.
Book is written in Dutch language, richly illustrated, with an English and Turkish summary.
Some sample pages can be downloaded
for ordering via Publisher:
SOTA / Research Centre for Tukish and Arabic World
3. ONLINE Webinar: “Mythmaking in Saudi Arabia” with Rosie Bsheer and Robert Vitalis, Brandeis University, 2 December 2020, 12:00 pm EST
This panel will analyze the politics of how history is produced. Bsheer will explore the increasing secularization of the Saudi state since 1991 and how this official history-making project is reflected in documents, buildings, and urban spaces in Riyadh and Mecca. Vitalis will question whether “oil for security” really defines the U.S.-Saudi relationship and will unpack why fears of oil scarcity and conflict remain so widely held.
Information and registration: https://brandeis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MlrjPp-zRLO1OLsaYP_2AA
4. ONLINE: Conference “Pre-modern Comparative Literary Practice in the Multilingual Islamic World(s)”, University of Oxford, 23-24 July 2021
The premodern Islamic world was multilingual and multicultural, and by necessity was continually engaged in comparative critical practices. Mapping the interconnected trajectories of these practices, everywhere they arose between Urdu, Persian, Turkish, Arabic, and other language traditions of Asia and Africa, is the aim of this conference.
5. Research Associate (Post-doc) for Project “Social Contexts of Rebellion in the Early Islamic Period”, University of Hamburg
Requirements: PhD in a relevant field of Islamic or Middle Eastern Studies; excellent knowledge of Arabic and Persian or another relevant language; comprehensive understanding of early Islamic history demonstrated by relevant publications; etc.
Deadline for applications: 31 December 2020.
6. Post-doc Researcher on “The Qur’an and Aramaic Christianity” (E 13 TV-L, 100%, 4 Years), Department of Religious Studies, University of Tübingen
Requirements: Holding a relevant doctorate; very good command of Syriac and detailed knowledge of the Late Antique East and West Syrian religious literary tradition; knowledge of Qur’anic Arabic and of the discipline of Qur’anic Studies; familiarity with additional relevant classical languages (such as Ancient South Arabian, Coptic, Geʿez, Greek, Hebrew, or Safaitic).
Deadline for applications: 31 December 2020. Information: https://socioloxy.com/postdoctoral-researcher-in-quran-and-aramaic-christianity,i7759.html
7. PhD Position (E 13 TV-L, 65%, 4 Years) Focussing on “The Qur’an and Christian Arabic Poetry”, Department of Religious Studies, University of Tübingen
Requirements: M.A./MPhil or equivalent; very good command of classical and Qur’anic Arabic and detailed knowledge of the classical Arabic literary tradition; good writing skills, and knowledge of the discipline of Qur’anic Studies.
Deadline for application: 20 December 2020. Information: https://socioloxy.com/phd-position-in-jewish-studies,i7758.html
8. Assistant Professor in History of the Islamic Countries, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
The profile required is that of a scholar with in-depth knowledge of the contemporary Arab world, with the ability of a multidisciplinary approach and a prolonged experience in the field. In particular, the researcher must demonstrate original analytical skills regarding the socio-economic and political dynamics of the Arab world, as well as possessing the linguistic and methodological tools necessary to access primary sources.
Deadline for applications: 21 December 2020. Information: https://iismm.hypotheses.org/50559
9. Post-doc Researcher (3 Years) in Turkish and Hellenic Studies, Centre for Asia Minor Studies (CAMS), Athens, Greece
This position is related to the research project “Space, Memory and the Legacy of the 1923 Population Exchange between Greece and Turkey”. Required qualification: PhD in History, Hellenic studies, Turkish studies, Ottoman studies or other relevant field; excellent written and oral communications skills in Greek, Turkish and English; very good knowledge of Ottoman paleography.
Deadline for applications: 18 December 2020. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/6825279/position-openings-erc-stg-homeacross-athens-greece
10. PhD Scholarships (1-2 Semesters) for Research on Mediterranean History, University of Haifa
Qualification: Enrollment in a doctoral degree program at an university overseas, the first year of doctoral studies has been successfully completed, and the student is not a citizen or a resident of Israel.
Deadline for application: 10 December 2020. Information: https://hcmh.haifa.ac.il/index.php/opportunities-for-researchers/phd-scholarships
11. Articles for “Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Quran Online”
Edited by Johanna Pink (University of Freiburg), this is the world’s foremost digital historical-critical reference work on the Quran. We are seeking professional scholars with demonstrable expertise in a variety of disciplines for the expansion and updating of the Encyclopaedia.
12. Articles on “Argumentation and Arabic Philosophy of Language” for Special Issue of the Journal “Methodos” (Vol. 22, 2022)
The main objective of this volume of Methodos is to provide a venue for studies of hermeneutics, linguistic analysis, and deductive reasoning (formal and informal) in the theory / practice of argumentation relevant to the Arabic philosophy of language. Accepted languages : French, German, Italian, English.
Deadline for abstracts: 20 January 2021. Information: https://journals.openedition.org/methodos/7556?file=1
14. Opars Books
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2 December, 2020,
10 : 00 am to 1 : 00pm (salle A07_37, 54 bd Raspail 75006 Paris)
Fahmida Shaikh, NEDUET (Karachi)
Integrating Historicity of a Place with Planning Process: An Exploration through the case of Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan
Suneela Ahmed, NEDUET (Karachi)
Achieving localness within the Urban Paradigm: A tool for Urban Resilience to achieve maqamiat for Karachi
1.Fully funded PhD studentship in Persian/Turkish History
The University of St Andrews is pleased to offer a scholarship funded by St Leonard’s Postgraduate College, to support an exceptional student undertaking doctoral research in the following project:
Slavery in the Pre-Modern Turko-Persian World
2. Mekka and Medina Maps and Illustrations: from 15th to 20th Century
Mehmet Tütüncü with contributions from Atef Alshehri (Medina-Riyadh), Ahmed Ameen (Fayoum University -Egypt) and İbrahim Yılmaz (Erzurum).
30×30 cm, hardcover luxurious paper and print total 182 pages
Cartography, Panoramic views and images of Islam’s holiest places, the Kaaba and the city of Mecca, alongside Medina with the Mosque of the Prophet, have been very popular over the centuries. These images have been used for various purposes and had also been executed for these purposes (drawn, sketched, coloured, incised, stencilled, cut, knitted, printed or even built) on or using a variety of materials, such as stone, ceramics, paper, textiles, wood, marble/tiles (in the form of frescoes), etc. This book is a publication and description mostly for the first time of nine key objects representing Mecca and Medina. The book describes and analyses the contents from these images and its relevance to the buildings, history and topography of the holy cities of Islam.
Some sample pages can be downloaded from: https://www.academia.edu/43428193/
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3. Assistant Professor – Islamic History (7th-13th centuries C.E)
University of Toronto
Closing Date: 01/06/2021, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 968
Job Category: Faculty – Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)
4. Between Muslims, Religious Difference in Iraqi Kurdistan
Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Societies and Cultures
by J. Andrew Bush
Published by: Stanford University Press, 2020
5. Norwich University – Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and Non-western History
6. 3rd Workshop of the Network for the Study of Environmental History of Turkey on “Environmental Histories of the Ottoman and post-Ottoman World – The Anthropocene: From Empire to Nation-States,” University of Vienna, 16-18 September 2021
Topics include: The Anthropocene within the context of the Ottoman and post-Ottoman world; Urban and rural environmental history; Histories of water, soil, forests and mines; History of medicine, health and disease; Environmental histories of gender, labour and inequality; Environmental histories of wars, armed conflicts and violence; Ecology and Ottoman/Turkish literature; etc.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 January 2021. Information: https://orientalistik.univie.ac.at/en/disciplines/turkish-studies/events/neht-2021
7. PhD Workshop on “Unthought Perspectives in the Study of Turkish Islam: Methodology and Research Prospects”, Center for Turkish, Ottoman, Balkan, and Central Asian Studies, Paris (Date in 2021 to be announced)
This workshop invites Master, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers who share a common object of study (i.e, the various aspects of Turkish Islam), to consider what remains unthought in their research projects.
Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2021. Information: https://f-origin.hypotheses.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1460/files/2020/10/Unthought_Turkish_Islam_2021.pdf
8. Full-time Faculty Position in Anthropology Fall 2021, American University in Cairo (AUC)
The AUC is seeking to recruit an Assistant Professor of Anthropology for a four-year contract beginning Fall 2021. Requirements: A PhD in Cultural Anthropology or Social Anthropology and a demonstrable ability to teach a broad range of subjects within the discipline to both undergraduate and graduate students. An active research and publication agenda, and a readiness to undertake service to the program, department and university.
Priority will be given to applications that are submitted by 20 December 2020. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=60669
9. Assistant/Associate/Professor for the History of the Middle East and the Islamic World, Furman University, Greenville, SC
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of appointment on 1 August 2021 and will be expected to be or become an excellent classroom instructor and student mentor, establish and maintain an active scholarly agenda. Etc
Deadline for applications: 15 December 2020. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=60686
10. Fully Funded Scholarship for the Aga Khan / Columbia University Dual Degree MA Student Fellowship
The fellowship provides multi-year full funding support covering full tuition and a stipend for living expenses. The fellowship will recognize and support an outstanding student in carrying out innovative scholarship in Muslim and Islamic studies.
11. Fully Funded Scholarship for the Aga Khan / Columbia University Dual Degree MA Student FellowshipThe fellowship provides multi-year full funding support covering full tuition and a stipend for living expenses. The fellowship will recognize and support an outstanding student in carrying out innovative scholarship in Muslim and Islamic studies.
12. Results of “The 2019-2020 Arab Opinion Index”, Conducted by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, Doha, Qatar
The latest study is based on the findings of face-to-face interviews conducted with 28,288 individual respondents in 13 Arab countries. Main sections are: Living Conditions of Arab Citizens; Perceptions of State Institutions; The Arab Public’s Attitudes toward Democracy; Religion and Religiosity in the Public Sphere; Arab Public Opinion and Intra-Arab Relations; Arab Public Opinion toward ISIL.
Information and download: http://arabcenterdc.org/survey/the-2019-2020-arab-opinion-index-main-results-in-brief/
13. BRISMES are now accepting entries for the 2021 Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize. This is for PhD theses defended successfully in 2020.
The Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize was established jointly in 1986 by the Leigh Douglas Memorial Fund and BRISMES in memory of Dr Leigh Douglas who was killed in Beirut in 1986. The prize is awarded annually to the writer of the best PhD dissertation on a Middle Eastern topic in the Social Sciences or Humanities awarded by a British University in the previous calendar year. The current value of the prize is £600 for the winner and £150 for the runner up.
To enter, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on 31 January 2021:
Entering your thesis for this award does not preclude entering it for other awards.
14. BRISMES are pleased to share recordings of two of recent online events.
15. Applications are invited for an Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award at the University of Cambridge, in partnership with the Everyday Muslim Heritage and Archive Initiative. The studentship will investigate how different generations of Muslims understand what it means to be a Muslim in the U.K.? Can we talk about a British Muslim experience? If so, at which generation does it start? What kinds of everyday religious expressions bind British Muslims with each other and make them different from non-British Muslims? What would the across the generations experiences of British Muslims tell us about the relationship between migration and localization when it comes to diverse religious communities coming together and forming a distinct minority?
Closing date for applications | 7 January 2021
16. Call for Papers: 5th TIMES Post-Graduate Forum Symposium
The Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies (TIMES) Post-Graduate Forum
The 5th TIMES Post-Graduate Forum Symposium will be held virtually on Friday 19 March 2021 via Zoom. TIMES Forum invites proposals for individual papers on any aspect or sub-discipline of Islamic and/or Middle Eastern Studies. With the aim of promoting and providing a platform for post-graduate research on Islam and the Islamic world (broadly conceived), we invite proposals for papers that will be 20 minutes in length. We welcome papers from PhD candidates, ECRs and senior scholars on a wide variety of subjects relating to the Islamic and Middle Eastern world.
Deadline for submissions | 13 January 2021
17. Call for Papers: Special Issue “Race and Racism in Arabic Literature”
Humanities, Guest Editor: Dr Yasmeen Hanoosh
For this Special Issue of Humanities, contributions are invited on the theme of Race and Racism in Arabic literature. Submissions on poetry, drama, the novel, and other literary genres are all welcome. Preference will be given to approaches that emphasize intersections with colonialism, law, imperialism, feminism, or other modalities that help expand and nuance our understanding of the location of race and racism in collective Arab identities.
Deadline for submissions | 1 February 2021
18. Call for Contributions: Webinar and short publication series
The Middle East Research Hub
The Middle East Research Hub is launching three webinar & short publication series on research topics relating to (1) Climate and water scarcity in North Africa (2) Public Health Concerns in MENA and (3) Political Legitimacy in Times of Crisis. We will be hosting interdisciplinary and cross-regional discussion panels between January and February 2021, inviting young experts to share perspectives from political sciences, social psychology, economy, sociology and human right advocacy.
Deadline | 20 December 2020
19. Stealing from the Saracens: How Islamic Architecture shaped Europe
London Middle East Institute, SOAS University of London | 8 December 2020, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Stealing from the Saracens: How Islamic Architecture shaped Europe(Hurst, 2020) uncovers a long yet often overlooked history of architectural ‘borrowing’, revealing the Arab and Islamic roots of Europe’s architectural heritage. Ideas and styles are traced as they passed from vibrant Middle Eastern centres like Damascus, Baghdad and Cairo, entering Europe via gateways like Muslim Spain, Sicily and Venice through the movement of pilgrims, bishops, merchants and medieval Crusaders. It is a rich tale of cultural exchange, shedding new light on the backstory of some of Europe’s iconic landmarks.
20. The War We Lived: Remembering the Iran-Iraq War after 40 Years
21. Post-doctoral position in Asian Literary Cultures
Hamilton College: Hamilton College Faculty
Clinton, NY, USA
Nov 19, 2020
The Asian Studies Program at Hamilton College invites applications for a two-year post doctoral position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2021 in Asian literary cultures, broadly understood to include questions of textuality, orality, performance, visual culture, materiality, or social identity. We are especially interested in teacher-scholars whose research and teaching engages with multiple Asian languages, regions, and/or periods. We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address ways in which you raise issues of diversity and inclusion in your teaching, scholarship, and/or service.
Candidates with ABD will be considered, although candidates with a Ph. D. are preferred. The teaching load for this position is three courses a year. Candidates should submit cover letter, c.v., a writing sample, and at least one course syllabus (for a course already taught or for a proposed course) via interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/81289. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Thomas Wilson, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com. Review of applications begins on January 5.
To create an application, please click on the Apply Now button at the right (on the above website). Submit your application materials via this online application portal. Please do not send application material via email or postal mail.
Note that we prefer for applications to be complete by January 5, when we will begin reviewing them, but will accept new applications, materials, and other edits to existing applications, through January 14. After that date, no new applications will be accepted.
2. Treasure of Persian manuscripts at Dagestan Scientific Centre + an Interview with Patimat Alibekova in Makhachkala (Produced by Pejman Akbarzadeh) – گنجینه نسخه های خطی فارسی در مرکز علمی داغستان + گفتگو پاتمت علیبکوا در ماخاچ قلعه – تهیه کننده: پژمان اکبرزاده
The British Library holds an impressive collection of Christian Arabic texts, including many Bible translations which served a variety of communal interests. The character of the translations varies greatly. Most were based on Greek and Syriac Vorlagen but Hebrew, Latin, and Coptic source texts were also sometimes consulted. The communities were often bilingual – or even trilingual – which is reflected in many manuscripts.
4. 5 October 2020 – 31 March 2021 Online Exhibition: Black Monuments Matter
Black Monuments Matter recognises and highlights African contributions to world history by exhibiting World Heritage Monuments and architectural treasures from Sub-Saharan Africa.
5. “Forms of Religious Recognition in Early Modern Iberia and the Ottoman Empire” (Zoom), 30 November 2020
Timings: Abu Dhabi 12:00 | Melbourne 19:00 | Perth 16:00 | Berlin 9:00 | New York 3:00
Organized by NYU Abu Dhabi Humanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World program, the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry (Australian Catholic University), and the European Qur’an: Islamic Scripture in European Culture and Religion project at the University of Copenhagen (EuQu)
6. Phototheca Afghanica, a project of Foundation Bibliotheca Afghanica
7. The Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Multidisciplinary Studies (Mathal) is now accepting submissions of article (for peer-review) and book reviews and essay (not peer-reviewed) for its Vol.7, Iss.1.
Mathal publishes original papers, review papers, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews.
Because Mathal is an online Open Access journal, accepted articles are published as soon as the peer-review and revision processes conclude.
For more information and/or to submit your work, please visit the following websites: