1. A new academic monograph series, Written Culture and Identity, devoted to new research on the literature and culture of the Middle East.
Book proposals are welcomed that explore the relationship between politics, gender, class, sexuality, ethnicity, identity and the literature and cultural production of the contemporary Middle East in the broadest sense.
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2. MIDDLE EAST STUDIES LIBRARIAN
Brown University Library seeks collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Middle East Studies Librarian. As part of the Library’s Research and Outreach Services Department, the Middle East Studies Librarian serves as the library’s liaison to Brown’s Middle East Studies Program and to other departments appropriate to the candidate’s qualifications. The Middle East Studies Librarian teaches research skills and strategies, offers instruction sessions in individualized or in group settings, responds to reference inquiries, collaborates with other library staff on digital projects, and continues to build outreach efforts to un-tenured and tenure-track faculty, and to postdocs. The Middle East Studies Librarian will work a 75% time schedule and the initial appointment is for a fixed 3-year period with the possibility of an extension.
The position is responsible for collection development, through purchase and gift, in designated subject areas and in all formats, with emphasis on vernacular language materials, in accordance with collection guidelines, curriculum alignment, and budgetary resources.
- Graduate level degree in Middle East Studies, or related field (e.g. CompLit, Archaeology, Anthropology, History. Master of Library Science or Ph.D. in subject field preferred.)
- 3-5 years of related experience.
- Fluency in Arabic.
- Knowledge of the scholarly communications process (publishing, copyright, repositories, illustration sources).
- Experience with library research tools and resources relevant to the assigned subjects.
- Ability to work with researchers in a rapidly changing environment.
- Ability to work in a complex library organization with a strong service orientation.
- Knowledge of various software packages: MS Office; ArcGIS; Endnote (or other citation management software).
- Bibliographic knowledge of Persian, French, and Turkish.
To Apply: please visit Brown University’s career opportunities website at:https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ134333. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
3. Emory University is still searching for a Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian.
4. Symposia Persica
First International Biennial Conference and Graduate Workshop on
The Persianate World and Central Eurasia
Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies (IPGS)
School of Global Studies and Partnerships
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
February 21-24, 2018
Conveners: Dr. Anne-Marie Condacse (Dept. of Music), Dr. Pedram Khosronejad (School of Media & Strategic Communication), Dr. Reuel Hanks (Dept. of Geography)
The Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies program at the Oklahoma State University invites scholars pursuing research in any of the humanities and social sciences to submit abstracts for individual papers or complete panel proposals. Panel proposals should feature 3-4 paper presentations, with a chair and discussant, and should offer a title that reflects the panel theme. Abstracts should be between 150-200 words in length and include a title, 4-5 keywords, and the author’s name and affiliation. Four of the papers presented will be selected for publication in the journal of Anthropology of Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia. A $200 prize will be awarded to a student whose paper demonstrates significant research contribution to the Persianate World and/or Central Eurasia Studies.
The program concludes with a half-day workshop for graduate students pursuing research in this area on any topic in the social sciences or humanities. The workshop will include panels and discussions on conducting both field and archival research methods, publication strategies and relationships with publishers, networking among scholars in the region, and grant writing and funding opportunities.
The Fourth Middle East and Central Eurasia Ethnographic Film and Media Program of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) will take place during the conference and all participants are invited to attend.
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5. Conference: “Representations of the Other in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia”, Australian National University, Canberra, 23-24 November 2017
This two day interdisciplinary conference is open to scholars, students, professionals, and the general public with an interest in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia.
Deadline for abstracts: 24 July 2017. Information: http://cais.anu.edu.au/events/words/in-their-words-in-our-words
6. 9th Islamic Legal Studies Conference, International Society of Islamic Legal Studies (ISILS), Universities of Helsinki and Tampere, Finland, 6-9 June 2018
The conference will be open topic – presentations on all aspects of Islamic law, from earliest to most recent times, are welcome.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 July 2017. Information: http://www.isils.net/conferences
7. Full-time Lecturer in Arabic, Starting 1 August 2017, Indiana University, Bloomington
The successful candidate must have a M.A. and will preferably have a Ph.D. in Arabic language, linguistics, applied linguistics, or a related field, and is expected to be competent in the use of instructional technology and communicative, standards-based teaching methodologies.
Deadline for application: 7 July 2017. Information: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Arabic Language and Literature Postdoctoral Fellowship for Five Months, Washington and Lee University
Applicants must have a Ph.D. by start of appointment (1 January 2018). Area of sub-specialization open; Ph.D. in Arabic language or related fields (e.g. comparative literature or NELC) preferred.
Review of applications will begin 1 August 2017. Contact: Professor Anthony Edwards, email@example.com
9. Conference: “Locating Muslim Cinema(s): The Politics of Culture and Identity”, Michigan State University, 12-13 April 2018
The conference will focus on three questions: Is there a discrete and coherent esthetic enterprise called “Muslim cinema”? If so, does it possess any unique and defining characteristics? And how does it differ from other types of cinema based not on national provenance, but emerging from a diverse set of global religious communities?
Deadline for abstracts: 1 September 2017. Information: http://muslimstudies.isp.msu.edu/about/conference/
10. Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies, the University of Chester, UK:
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