1.Call for Papers
The Changing Nature of Family and Marriage in Contemporary Iran:
Friday November 3, 2017
Loma Pelona Center, University of California – Santa Barbara
Over the past few decades, Iran has experienced a dramatic change in courtship practices and in the institution of family. The Changing Nature of Family and Marriage in Contemporary Iran is a conference devoted to an exploration of the latest findings in this area. Papers will examine a variety of issues such as marriage and divorce laws vs. actually existing power and decision-making processes in the family, the role of the extended family, definitions of masculinity and femininity vs. the lived experience of individuals; gender disparity, variations in religious communities, such as in the Sunni, Baha’i, Jewish, and Armenian families, family economics, especially unemployment, underemployment, and female employment, and social justice. Papers will also look at the growing rates of street children (both Afghan and Iranianchildren) and child prostitution, the changing nature of temporary marriage, marital commitment, cohabitation (white marriages) and grey marriages (separated couples living together).
The conference is an international interdisciplinary venue open to all academics and researchers. We do encourage graduate students to submit abstracts. Papers can be from a variety of disciplines such as History /Sociology, Gender Studies, Psychology, Economic, Media and Performance Studies, and Religious Studies.
Abstracts should be in English, 1-2 page maximum (500-650 words). Please also include a short CV or Bio.
We will provide meals for all participants at the conference and local transportation. Priority will be given to individuals whose research was conducted in Iran in the last two decades. There may also be an all-Persian workshop, depending on the abstracts received.
Abstract submission: July 31, 2017
Conference paper submission: October 15, 2017
A selected number of papers will be considered for an edited volume by the conference organizers
Please send your abstracts and a CV to Jesilyn Faust, Conference Coordinator at ISUCSB17@gmail.com
2. Call for papers: Central Asia as a Civilizational Crossroad through Numismatics’ Lenses: 9th-15th Centuries. In memoriam Boris D. Kochnev (1940-2002). Israel, 23-24 May 2018.
The 14th Conference of Asian Studies in Israel (ASI 2018), May 23-24, 2018
In memoriam Boris D. Kochnev (1940-2002)
Call for applications
The coins, possibly the most valuable exchange medium in human history until the modern age, are important primary source for historical research. Of special interest are numismatic remains from border and crossroad areas, either contested by the different powers or located on major trade and migration roots. One of the most important areas of this type on the Eurasian continent is Central Asia, a vast geographical region boarded by the Caspian Sea on the west and today’s Xinjiang in the east, north Kazakhstan in the north and south Afghanistan in the south.
This call for application invites scholars to submit their proposals for the memorial session for the late Dr. Boris D. Kochnev (1940-2002), one of the leading scholars of the pre-Mongol numismatic research of Central Asia. The session will include either one or two panels and will be held during the 14th Conference of Asian Studies in Israel at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (May 23-24, 2018).
The session under the working title Central Asia as a Civilizational Crossroad through the Lenses of Numismatics: 9th-15th Centuries is being organised in order to discuss and highlight the impact and the contribution of numismatics for the historical research of Central Asia during its pre-Mongol (starting with the 9th century – the early Karakhanid rule), Mongol and Temürid periods of its history. The proposals should address Central Asia not as a static geographic entity, but one involved in constant dynamic relations with the areas and cultures outside the region, as well as its own cultural, religious and ethnic diversity.
The proposed presentations can deal with, but are not limited, to the following issues:
- interrelations of the numismatic remains and the historical sources
- contribution of numismatics to the analysis of the political and the economic history
- contribution of numismatics to the analysis of the history of cross-Eurasian migrations of humans, technologies and diseases
- digital technologies in contemporary numismatic research
Presentations. Scholars are expected to give a presentation of 15-20 minutes. The working language of the session is English.
Time, location and accommodation. The conference will take place on May 23-14 2018 in Jerusalem,. The participants will be provided accommodation (2 nights). Yet, the transportation expenditures are on the participants. If you need an invitation letter for the visa to Israel, please contact the organisers in time.
Deadline. Please send your proposals (title and a short abstract up to 300 words) to Mr. Ishayahu Landa, the convener of the memorial session, until 15 September 2017. The information on the selection of the speakers will be sent until 30 September 2017.
Publications. The publication of the papers in a memorial volume or journal section is under consideration.
Contact information. Please send your abstracts as well as any questions to Mr. Ishayahu Landa via firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASI 2018. For the general CfP for the ASI 2018 see http://bit.ly/2tncXaU.
3. University of California – Santa Barbara – Postdoctoral Scholar and
Lecturer in Arabic Language and Literature, 2017/18
4. The 2018 Sir William Luce Fellowship at Durham University to members of the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW). The residential fellowship (Apr-June 2018) carries a grant, accommodation and meals, and is a valuable research and publication opportunity for post-doctoral scholars, diplomats, politicians, or business executives, working on Iran, the Gulf states, South Arabia and Sudan: more details are provided in the notice.
The application deadline is Friday 8 September 2017.
The Sir William Luce Papers series (https://www.dur.ac.uk/sgia/imeis/lucefund/visiting/) has been well served by the breadth of expertise and variety of experience past fellows have brought to the post.
For further information, contact:
Honorary Secretary, Sir William Luce Memorial Fund
+44 191 334 1218
5. CfP: Conference: “The emergence of the Ḥadīṯ as the authority of knowledge (4ᵗʰ/10ᵗʰ‒8ᵗʰ/14ᵗʰ centuries),”
Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies (IDEO), Cairo, 11-13 January 2018
One of the questions raised today by some Egyptian religious authorities is on the lawfulness and relevance of using intellectual tools foreign to the Islamic tradition to read and interpret the Qurʾān and texts of the classic Islamic heritage. Is it permissible and appropriate to use contemporary human sciences to study the texts of the Arab-Islamic patrimony or should it be limited to the Ḥadīṯ? IDEO would like to contribute to this debate by studying the emergence of the Ḥadīṯ as the authority of knowledge in the Islamic sciences.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 September 2017. Information: https://www.ideo-cairo.org/en/2017/06/the-emergence-of-the-%E1%B8%A5adi%E1%B9%AF-as-the-authority-of-knowledge-4%E1%B5%97%CA%B010%E1%B5%97%CA%B0%E2%80%928%E1%B5%97%CA%B014%E1%B5%97%CA%B0-centuries/
6. University of Exeter (UK)
Lecturer in Arabic
This post is available from 1 September 2017 or 1 January 2018 and is a permanent appointment.
7. Conference: “Cinema of the Arab World”, American University in Cairo, 3-4 March 2018
Papers are welcome which problematize contemporary scholarship on cinema of the Arab world by offering critiques of colonized theory or by offering new lines of inquire which carry the discourse beyond prevailing tendencies.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 August 2017. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/15766/discussions/181615/call-abstracts-cinema-arab-world
8. Summer School on Ibadism: “Understanding Diversity within Islam”, Volos, Greece, 3-9 September 2017
The Summer School is co-organized by the University of Naples L’Orientale, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the College of Islamic Law of the Sultanate of Oman and the Department of Interfaith Studies of Volos Academy for Theological Studies
Deadline for application: 30 June 2017. Information: http://www.ibadistudies.org/
9. Summer School on Sufi Studies: “Foundations of Islamic Spirituality”, Tamacine, Algeria, 5-12 September 2017
The Summer School in the heart of the Algerian desert is organized by association Perennia Verba (Parma, IT) in collaboration with the Istituto per l’Oriente Carlo Alfonso Nallino (Rome, IT) and the Officina di Studi Medievali (Palermo, IT).
Deadline for application: 10 July 2017. Information: http://www.academia.edu/33617420/Summer_School_on_Sufi_Studies_Temacine_Ageria_Sept_2017_.pdf
10. Les voix du pouvoir : souverains, poètes, artisans
dans le monde musulman oriental, Xe – XIVe siècles
J’ai le grand plaisir de vous inviter à l’atelier de recherche international intitule
Les voix du pouvoir : souverains, poètes, artisans
dans le monde musulman oriental, Xe – XIVe siècles
qui aura lieu le samedi 8 juillet 2017, de 9h30 à 12h, dans la salle 3.02 de l’INALCO (65, rue des Grands Moulins, Paris 13ème).
Cet atelier s’inscrit dans la continuité de la journée d’étude Les Ghaznavides et leurs voisins (resp. M. Szuppe et V. Allegranzi, Ivry-sur-Seine 26 février 2016) et se déroulera dans le cadre du 2ème Congres du GIS MOMM (Paris, 5-7 juillet 2017 <http://majlis-remomm.fr/programme>), grâce au soutien de l’équipe de recherche UMR 7528 Mondes iranien et indien.
Nous aurons le plaisir d’accueilir de specialistes de plusieurs disciplines – Gabrielle van den Berg (Leiden University), Valentina Laviola (Ca’ Foscari, Venice), Camille Rhoné-Quer (Aix-Marseille Université), Eloïse Brac de la Perrière (Université Paris-Sorbonne) – et chercherons à ouvrir un espace de dialogue autour des sources écrites et matérielles qui servent à éclairer certains aspects de l’histoire culturelle de l’Iran oriental (Xe-XIVe siècles).
Vous trouverez en pièce jointe le programme de la matinée.
Attention : l’inscription au Congrès est obligatoire pour participer à la séance.
Dans l’attente de vous retrouver, je reste à votre disposition pour tout renseignement
Viola Allegranzi – email@example.com
doctorante Paris 3 – “L’Orientale” (Naples)
UMR 7528 Mondes iranien et indien
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