1.ISOA is a private academic art center which holds international training courses in order to familiarize artists, professors and students of all around the world with different fields of Islamic Persian art. In cooperation with University of Tehran, Collage of Farabi, ISOA is organizing two international courses for the summer 2017. The courses would be thought in English and their themes and dates are as following:
- World of Persian Carpet, 24 August- 2 September, 2017
- Philosophy of Islamic Art, 24 August- 2 September, 2017
The Courses are going to be held in various cities of Iran including: Tehran, Qom, Kashan and Isfahan and aim to increase understanding of Islamic Persian culture by providing opportunities for their participants to study different historical and philosophical aspects of Iran’s traditional art as well as experiencing Iran’s traditional life through visiting bazaars, mosques, museums, religious centers, and historical sites of the cities.
For more detailed information about the programs see http://www.isoacourses.com/
2. The University of New South Wales, Sydney, offers a new PhD scholarship to research Iranian Diasporic Women Filmmakers. Applications are open to come and work with a supervisory team including Michelle Langford, Laetitia Nanquette and Jane Mills. Apply by 10 July for a 2018 start.
Here are more details about the project: http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/scientia-phd-scholarships/migrant-subjects-literary-work-and-literary-circulation-global-world
And more details about the Scientia fellowship: https://research.unsw.edu.au/unsw-scientia-fellowship-program
3. CfP: Gotha manuscript workshop: Alchemy in the Islamicate world – Gotha, 28./29.09.2018
Alchemy was a widespread practice in the Islamicate world that was taught from early on to the 19th/20th century. In spite of its popularity attested to by historical references as well as the wealth of alchemical manuscripts that have come down to us, the study of Arabo-Islamic alchemy has been neglected for the last decades. Only recently have we seen a renewed interest in the field, giving rise to a number of publications.
Among its extensive collection of Oriental manuscripts, Gotha Research Library also houses a significant number of alchemical manuscripts (for the Gotha alchemical manuscripts in Arabic see Siggel, Katalog der arabischen alchemistischen Handschriften Deutschlands, vol. 2, Berlin 1950). The workshop aims at bringing together established and younger scholars working on alchemy and providing them with the opportunity to engage directly with the alchemical manuscripts of the Gotha collection. The exploratory character of the workshop refers not only to the direct engagement with the Gotha collection, but also extends to the field of Arabo-Islamic alchemy more generally. Possible questions to be discussed are: Which aspects of alchemy have received significant attention, what aspects deserve to be addressed more in the future? Which theoretical assumptions and methods have guided the research on alchemy, what theories and methods are relevant for future research? What are the current challenges in studying the alchemy of the Islamicate world and how could they be overcome?
We invite papers from a variety of disciplines (for ex. philology, philosophy, history of science, history of religion, art history, paleography), on all aspects of alchemy, for example on
- the transmission of alchemical knowledge in different parts of the Islamicate world as well as between the Islamicate world and other regions
- the role of manuscripts for the transmission of alchemical knowledge
- codicological aspects of alchemical manuscripts
- questions of authorship and dating
- literary aspects of alchemical texts
To allow for a significant number of hands-on-sessions, preference will be given to papers dealing with Gotha manuscripts.
Please send a 400-word abstract to email@example.com not later than August 31, 2017.
The selected participants will be notified by October 30, 2017.
Costs for travel and accommodation will be covered, provided that external funding is granted.
The workshop is organized by the Gotha Research Library in collaboration with the project “Between Religion and Alchemy. The scholar Ibn Arfaʿ Raʾs (d. 1197) as a model for an integrative Arabic literary and cultural history”, University of Zurich.
Monika Hasenmüller, Gotha Research Library, University of Erfurt
Prof. Dr. Regula Forster, University of Zurich
Forschungsbibliothek Gotha der Univ. Erfurt
4. One-year Arabic Lang & Lit position at UC Santa Barbara , 2017/18
Open date: June 5th, 2017
Next review date: June 19th, 2017
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: October 31st, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
5. BRAIS prize for 2017 and call for submissions for 2018
The results of the second (2017) round of the BRAIS-De Gruyter Prize in the Study of Islam and the Muslim World – for the best English-language doctoral thesis or unpublished first monograph based on a doctoral thesis on any aspect of the academic study of Islam and the Muslim world, past and present – can be found at
For the 2018 prize, applicants can be based in any country, and manuscripts will be assessed on the basis of scholarly quality and originality. The award includes publication of the winning manuscript and a prize of £1,000. The submission deadline is 1 September 2017. Full details are available here:
6. 11th Media Workshop “After the Internet – Television Today: Twenty Years of Al Jazeera”, Institute of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Munich (LMU), 29-30 June 2017
Registration until 16 June 2017 via firstname.lastname@example.org. Information and programme: http://www.naher-osten.uni-muenchen.de/forschung/massenmedien/archive/11-programm_engl.pdf
7. École doctorale: « Islam(s) en Europe : terrains, risques et pratiques de recherche », Islams et chercheurs dans la cité, Paris, 11-12 septembre 2017
Ces journées proposent aux doctorants, postdoctorants et jeunes chercheurs travaillant sur les sociétés et pratiques musulmanes en Europe de se rencontrer et d’échanger sur les modalités d’enquête, que celle-ci s’appuie sur des observations participantes, des documents archivés, des entretiens qualitatifs ou des questionnaires.
Date limite : 25 juin 2017. Information : https://iismm.hypotheses.org/27284
8. Colloque international: « Pluralisme religieux, sociétés plurielles : les religions dans l’espace public européen », IPRA-Alliance Europa, Nantes, 3-5 octobre 2018
Deadline for abstracts : 1 septembre 2017. Information : http://ipra.eu/fr/2017/05/03/colloque-international-pluralisme-religieux-societes-plurielles-les-religions-dans-lespace-public-europeen/
9. Articles for Journal “Hamsa. Journal of Judaic and Islamic Studies”
For this volume, we particularly welcome proposals offering original analysis on the broad subject of Judaic and Islamic studies.
Deadline for proposals: 15 October 2017. Information: http://www.hamsa.cidehus.uevora.pt/callforpapers.htmlPosted in: Academic items
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