1.Early-Bird Extended: LMEI Middle East Summer School at SOAS: 18 June – 19 July 2018
An intensive five-week summer school programme which includes a choice of courses from the following:
- Beginners Arabic (Level 1)
- Beginners Arabic (Level 2)
- Beginners Persian (Level 1)
- Government and Politics of the Middle East
- Culture and Society in the Middle East
See https://www.soas.ac.uk/lmei/summerschool/ for details.
2. LSE Fellow in the History of the Ottoman Empire/History of Turkey The Department of International History at the LSE invites applications for an LSE Fellow in the History of the Ottoman Empire/History of Turkey, for the next academic session to commence in September 2018, for a period of 12 months.
The successful candidate will contribute to the scholarship and intellectual life of the School by conducting teaching and research which will enhance the School’s reputation as a research-led teaching institution, with appropriate mentoring from department.
Deadline | 14 May
3. Persian Carpets and Renaissance Revivals: A Cross-Cultural Itinerary
Speaker: Dr. Eva-Maria Troelenberg – Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence
Organised by: Dr Sussan Babaie – The Courtauld Institute of Art
Thursday 3 May 2018
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre,
The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN
This talk will trace the history and fate of a prominent Safavid (16th century) medallion carpet. The piece had been traded to Europe probably at some point in Early Modern history, was purchased in Venice in the late 19th century by Renaissance connoisseur and museum man Wilhelm Bode, was displayed as one of the core pieces of the “Persian-Islamic Department” of the Berlin Museums after 1904, destroyed during the Second World War, and resurrected by means of restoration and publication in the 1950s. The itinerary of this textile on the one hand reflects the central—at times ideological—position of Persian culture within an emerging canon of Islamic arts during the first half of the 20th century. On the other hand, its material history of discovery, display, destruction and reconstruction challenges the teleological notion that is inherent to many cross-cultural museum collections.
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5. The new volume, 1001 Cures: Contributions in Medicine and Healthcare from Muslim Civilisation, just recently launched with a panel discussion in London at the Royal Society. The full session is available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUt_nUSfIi4&feature=youtu.be&a=. Note that the “5 minutes” of introductory speeches is nothing of the kind.The whole discussion runs 1 hr 20 mins.
Further information on the book and its contents can be found here: http://www.fstc.org.uk/node/302.
6. The Gibb Memorial Trust offers two annual scholarships to students undertaking doctoral research in the field of the Trust’s activities.
The Gibb Memorial Trust’s Centenary Scholarship of up to £2,000 is available to postgraduate students at an advanced stage of their doctoral research in any area of Middle Eastern Studies (7th century to 1918) at a British university.
The A. H. Morton Memorial Scholarship for Doctoral Research in Classical Persian Studies is for a maximum of £3,000 and can be applied to any year of a course of doctoral study at a British university, including for an approved period of study abroad.
Deadlined for both extended to May 11, 2018
7. Workshop: “Iranian-Kurdish Cultural Production: Past, Present, Future”, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, 17-18 September 2018
This workshop aims to open scholarly discussion on Iran’s Kurdish cultural heritage and its relation to contemporary Kurdish cultural creation. It also aims to analyse the current state of Iranian-Kurdish cultural production, its transformation, challenges and prospects. Iran is a colourful mosaic of cultures, languages and people, yet its pluralistic nature has not been fully represented in studies of the country.
Deadline for abstracts: 10 June 2018. Please send abstracts to Dr. Farangis Ghaderi (firstname.lastname@example.org).
8. Fellowships in Social Sciences, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK), Delmenhorst, Germany
The HWK is an Institute for Advanced Study. Its Fellowship program offers outstanding scholars the opportunity to focus on research without the distraction of everyday routines in academia, to interact with colleagues from other disciplines, and to benefit from the wide range of academic traditions represented at the institute. The HWK awards Fellowships to highly qualified scholars of all career levels, from postdoctoral researchers to senior scientists.
Deadline for application: 16 July 2018. Information: http://www.h-w-k.de/en/fellows/how-to-become-a-fellow.html
9. University Lectureship in Modern Turkish History and Culture, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, Universiteit Leiden
We offer a fixed-term post from 1 August 2018 through 31 July 2020. Selection criteria: Specialist knowledge of modern Turkish history and culture, including the ability to work with primary source material in Turkish (both modern Turkish and late Ottoman script); survey knowledge of the Middle East at large; affinity with Middle-Eastern Studies
Deadline for applications: 13 May 2018. Information: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/vacancies/2018/wk11-20/18-126-university-lectureship-in-modern-turkish-history-and-culture
10. “Summer School of Kurdish Studies”, Zahra Institute, University of Chicago, 25-29 May 2018
Students and professionals interested in Kurdish language and culture are invited to participate in a four-day, intensive Summer School of Kurdish Studies. Each day’s program will consist of three sessions on Kurdish language and history followed by an evening film screening or cultural presentation.
Information: http://zahrainstitute.org/summer2018_courseDetails.html. Please send applications to email@example.com
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