1.The European Muslim Network is organizing a 5-Day Intensive Summer School in Frankfurt ( GERMANY) from 11th till 15th of September 2017.
“Re-envisionning European Islam : past, present and future”
With Ahmet Alibasic ( Bosnia), Karen Armstrong ( UK), Fabienne Brion
( Belgium), Malika Hamidi ( Belgium) and Tariq Ramadan ( UK) among others…
This Summer School is open to the civil society, researchers, students, academics, activists …
The detailed programme, entry requirements, fees and registration deadline are available on the website of European Muslim Network via : http://eumuslim.net/fr/2017/05/24/emn-summer-school/
Please register here: https://www.inscription-facile.com/form/uLJqwEESU1UFGRzOtft5
2. The Universities of Bamberg and Erlangen will be offering a new bilingual Elite Master’s Programme in „Kulturwissenschaften des Vorderen Orients/Cultural Studies of the Middle East”, being introduced in the 2017/18 winter semester.
Our programme will focus on diversity and historical change in the cultures of the Middle East. It is Germany’s first elite course of study in this field and a wonderful opportunity for highly motivated students to prepare for their PhD and make an early start for a professional career in an academic setting.
For more information, including details about how to apply, please check out our website www.culturalstudiesmideast.de
3. Washington and Lee University invites applications for a five-month postdoctoral fellowship in Arabic language and literature, beginning 1 January 2018. This opportunity invites recent recipients of the Ph.D. to develop their research and teaching alongside faculty of the MESA (Middle East and South Asia) Teacher-Scholar Cohort. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by start of appointment. Area of sub-specialization open; Ph.D. in Arabic language or related fields (e.g. comparative literature or NELC) preferred. Comprehensive mastery and fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and a dialect required. The successful applicant will have demonstrated success in teaching in a North American or liberal arts context.
The postdoctoral fellow is expected to teach 1–2 courses in the winter 12-week term, and 1 course in the spring 4-week term. Up to 2 of these courses are expected to be new courses developed by the postdoctoral fellow to enrich the university curriculum and contribute to the diversity and excellence of the MESA Teacher-Scholar Cohort on campus. This is a temporary appointment.
Review of applications will begin 1 August 2017. Interviews will be conducted through Skype. The position will remain open until filled. To apply, applicants should send a cover letter, C.V., graduate transcript, a sample syllabus from a previously taught course, and teaching evaluations to MESA@wlu.edu. Three reference letters should be directed by recommenders to the same address. Questions may be addresses to Professor Anthony Edwards, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. The Leiden Institute for Area Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Leiden offers a lectureship in Persian (language acquisition). This is a part-time (30,4 hours per week), fixed-term post for the period of 2 years starting on 1 September 2017. Applications must be received no later than 4 July and should be submitted at email@example.com. For more details see:
5. The George Washington University Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations invites applicants for a full-time one-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor and Acting Coordinator of Persian, commencing with the 2017 Fall semester. The successful candidate is expected to teach the Persian language at all levels of proficiency. Basic Qualifications:Native or near native fluency in Persian, excellent command of English and; Ph.D. in Persian or related field; experience in teaching Persian at college level and use of technology in language.
To apply: send a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy and use of technology in teaching Persian, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi, tests and teaching materials, teaching evaluations, along with three confidential letters of recommendation (to be sent by the recommenders) to: Professor Mohssen Esseesy, Chair of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The George Washington University, Rome Hall 655, 801 22nd Street, NW, Washington DC 20052. Review of applications is continuous until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, people of color, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
6. Islamic Arts and Crafts: An Anthology (Edinburgh UP, 2017). This collection of written sources (dating from the seventh to the twentieth centuries) explores numerous aspects of the crafts of the Middle East from the processing of raw materials to the manufacture of finished artefacts. Among the topics covered are: the legal and ethical dimensions of the arts and crafts, the organisation of labour in urban and rural contexts, the everyday lives of artisans, the gendered dimensions of making things, and the impact of industrialisation upon traditional methods of manufacture. https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-islamic-arts-and-crafts.html
7. Contextualizing History Writing in the Ottoman and Indian Worlds (C.1400-1850)
10-11 June, 2017
İstanbul Bilgi University Department of History
8. The first volume of the special issue of Intellectual History of the Islamicate World on Medical Traditions (http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/2212943x/5/3 )
Introduction – Leigh Chipman, Peter E. Pormann, Miri Shefer-Mossensohn
On the problem of Syriac “influence” in the transmission of Greek science to the Arabs: the cases of astronomy, philosophy, and medicine – Siam Bhayro
A Syriac Medical Kunnāšā of Īšōʿ bar ʿAlī (9th c.): First Soundings – Grigory Kessel
The Enigma of Arabic and Hebrew Palladius – Peter E. Pormann, Samuel Barry, Nicola Carpentieri, Elaine van Dalen, Kamran I. Karimullah, Taro Mimura, Hammood Obaid
Transformation of Galen’s Textual Legacy from Classical to Post-Classical Islamic Medicine: Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms – Kamran I. Karimullah
Book reviews by Tamar Herzog, Peter Adamson, Miriam L. Hjälm and Juan Pedro Monferrer-Sala
9. Conference of the International Qur’anic Studies Association (IQSA), Beït Al-Hikma, Carthage, Tunisia, 4-6 July 2017
The meeting will focus on the following three areas: Epistemology: The Place of the Qurʾanic Studies in Islamic sciences; Methods and Tools (Presuppositions, Applications and Purposes); Themes and Interpretations: Qurʾanic polemics.
10. Islamic Art – Edinburgh – Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Islamic Art
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