1.The Global Center for Persian Studies at Shiraz University is dedicated to teaching Persian to non-Persian speakers, as well as hosting international scholars who do research on Persian literature and Iranian culture.
The Center is accepting applications for an intensive two-week Persian language program, beginning on Saturday, December 23, 2017, and ending on Thursday, January 4, 2018.
Application deadline: November 15;
Accommodation: will be provided (modest fees apply);
Visa: admitted applicants will be supported in their visa application process.
In order to apply, please send us a brief CV, detailing your previous training in Persian to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Center for Persian Studies
Hrs: Sat-Wed, 8:00-16:00
Add: Shiraz University International Campus, Qasroddasht, Shiraz, Iran
2. A History of Slavery and Emancipation in Iran, 1800-1929
Behnaz A. Mirzai
3. Assistant Professor, Persianate Islamic Cultures of South Asia
The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus), invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Persianate Islamic Cultures of South Asia, with the narrower field of expertise open. The successful applicant will be qualified to teach advanced (3rd- and 4th-year) Persian language courses, and will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in their area. The ability to work in another South Asian language (classical or vernacular) is desirable.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or expect to have successfully defended the dissertation before July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in research and undergraduate and graduate teaching and to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision, and service. Information about the Department can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca.
4. Lecture – “A Safavid Globe between East and West: A New Acquisition in the Louvre Collection,” Yannick Lintz, 17 November (Cambridge)
Director of the Department of Islamic Art
The Louvre Museum
“A Safavid Globe between East and West: A New Acquisition in the Louvre Collection”
5:30, Friday,17 November 2017
Thomas Gray Room, Pembroke College, Cambridge
5. Islamic History through Coins
An Analysis and Catalogue of Tenth-Century Ikhshidid Coinage Jere L. Bacharach
AUC Press, 2006,
free e-book: http://www.aucpress.com/p-8279-history.aspx
6. 3 post-doc positions are now on offer at the Université catholique de Louvain as part of the ERC Advanced project 740618: ” The origin and early development of philosophy in tenth-century al-Andalus: the impact of ill-defined materials and channels of transmission” (2017-2022).
PhilAnd is a five-year Advanced ERC project to start in October 2017 at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) under the supervision of Prof. Godefroid de Callataÿ. The objective of PhilAnd is to conduct a large-scale exploration of how, and under which form, philosophy appeared for the first time in al-Andalus. At the crossroads of several major lines of enquiries in modern scholarship and in line with recent discoveries having important chronological implications, PhilAnd focuses on the 10th century, a period usually disregarded by historians on the assumption that philosophy as such was not cultivated in the Iberian Peninsula before the 11th-12th centuries. Its originality is also to put emphasis on ‘ill-defined’ materials and channels of transmission, a field which remains largely unexplored. PhilAnd will be conducted in partnership with the Warburg Institute (University of London).
As part of this project, three post-doc positions of three years each (to start from 2 January 2018) are offered at the UCL in relation with the three following sub-projects (SP):
1) the Ikhwān al-Ṣafā’: This SP will aim at producing a comprehensive survey of all the elements which are likely to inform us about the chronology of redaction and – where applicable – of introduction into al-Andalus of the three works that have commonly been ascribed in sources to this most influential group of thinkers known as Ikhwān al-Ṣafā’ (‘The Brethren of Purity’), namely: a) the Rasā’il (‘the Epistles’); b) the Risāla Jāmi‘a (‘The Comprehensive Epistle’) and, c) the Risāla Jāmi‘at al-Jāmi‘a (‘The Super-Comprehensive Epistle’). This chronology is currently far from clear.
2) Ibn Waḥshiyya and the Nabatean Corpus: This SP aims to evaluate the impact of the Filāḥa Nabaṭiyya (‘The Nabatean Agriculture’), a complex and enigmatic Arabic treatise on agriculture written in the Orient, on the development of both Islamic and Jewish Neoplatonism in al-Andalus from the 10th to the 12th century. The focus will be on the reception of the ‘philosophical’ and bāṭinī (rather than agronomical) aspects of the work, with the aim of understanding why this notoriously esoteric work remained so influential even to Jewish thinkers like Judah Halevi and Maimonides.
3) Ibn Masarra: This SP will lead to the first monograph entirely devoted to Ibn Masarra’s Kitāb khawāṣṣ al-ḥurūf (‘The Book of the Properties of Letters’), consisting of an extensively annotated translation of this mystical treatise, together with an in-depth exploration of its place in the history of ‘ilm al-ḥurūf, the Islamic science of letters – including its links with the Jewish Kabbala – up to the time of Ibn ‘Arabī. This will fill an important gap and provide a valuable resource for the study of Islamic mysticism in al-Andalus.
The qualifications required for any of these sub-projects are:
– a PhD in Islamic Studies, in Middle Eastern Studies, or related fields;
– an excellent command of Classical Arabic (the knowledge of additional languages such as ancient Greek, Latin and in particular Hebrew is considered an advantage);
– a first-rate track record and research experience;
– publications of articles in peer-reviewed international journals or monographs with recognized academic publishers;
– academic writing and presentation skills in English (the working language of the project);
– the ability to work both individually and as part of a team.
These three post-doc positions are full-time equivalent. They are offered for a period of 12 months, renewable twice (three years in total) upon good performance. The post-docs retained will be required to reside in Belgium for the whole period of their fellowship. They will be asked to contribute to the intellectual life of the ERC project and of the UCL.
How to apply?
Applications should be made via pdf files and contain the following:
(1) a cover letter setting out the candidate’s qualifications and motivation for applying for one of the three positions offered (maximum 2 pages);
(2) a curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages);
(3) a list of publications;
(4) two samples of published work (articles, chapters) in pdf (preferably in English);
(5) a transcript of grades and/or copy of the PhD certificate;
(6) the name (with title, affiliation and email) of four people who have accepted to be contacted as potential referees.
Applications should be made electronically and sent to the following address:
The application deadline is 10 November 2017
Interviews will be arranged between 4 and 6 December 2017.
Candidates selected for the interviews will be contacted by mid-November 2017, and asked to write a short research design on a topic to be announced at that moment.
Employment should become effective from 2 January 2018.
7. Open Source
Orientalia Suecana is a peer-reviewed, open access, international yearbook edited at the Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University. It publishes contributions on languages and literature within the following fields present in the Department: Semitic, Iranian, Turkic, Indic, and Chinese studies.
8. The Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations in London is hosting Figures and Animals: Sculptures from the Medieval and Modern Iranian World on Tuesday 7 November 2017.
This presentation will focus on the preserved sculptures in the round or in very high relief, especially in stucco, ceramic and metal, from the Medieval and Modern Iranian World. The sculptures are taken from architectural settings or belonged as objects, to private mansions. Some are linked with devotional practices. The talk will consider these different contexts and also look at how human beings and animals were represented and for which purposes.
Dr Annabelle Collinet is in charge of the collections of the Medieval Iranian World, Department of Islamic Arts, Musée du Louvre, Paris. Her works on the material culture of this area resulted in some publications dealing with the Nishapur ceramic wares: Nishapur Revisited. Stratigraphy and Ceramics of the Qohandez, Oxford, Oxbow Books and Louvre Editions, 2013 (avec R.Rante); “Nouvelles recherches sur la céramique de Nishapur: la prospection du Shahrestan”, in R.Rante (éd.), The Greater Khorasan, Actes of the Round Table, Series: Studies zur Geschichte un Kultur des islamischen Orients, Berlin, De Gruyter, 2015. In 2013, she initiated an archaeometallurgical project, concerning the Iranian World metalwares in the Louvre. The main aim of ISLAMETAL (2013-2016) is the publication of the museum collection, which is ongoing redaction.
Time and Venue
Tuesday 7 November 2017, 18.00 – 19.00
The Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
210 Euston Rd, London, NW1 2DA (Room 2.3)
This event is free but booking is essential:
9. “The Early Islamic Empire at Work –
The View From the Regions Toward the Center”
Registration is now open for a two-day workshop on “The Measure of Integration – Economic Structures and Resources of the Early Islamic Empire”, organised by the “Early Islamic Empire” project team at Hamburg University and taking place on 16-17 February 2018. Our guest speakers are Prof. John F. Haldon (Princeton University), Prof. Maya Shatzmiller (Western University Canada), Dr. Marek Jankowiak (Khalili Research Centre, University of Oxford), Prof. Timothy Power (Zayed University, Abu Dhabi), and Prof. Michael Decker (University of South Florida).
If you would like to attend, please send an email with your personal information and institutional affiliation (if applicable) to email@example.com. Registration is free and lunch will be provided. For more information on the workshop, please go to https://www.islamic-empire.uni-hamburg.de/en/news-and-events/conferences/economy-workshop…..
10. FACULTY FELLOW IN MATERIAL HISTORIES OF PRE- AND EARLY MODERN ISLAM
Silsila: Center for Material Histories
ARTS AND SCIENCE
New York University
Silsila: Center for Material Histories in the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University, invites applications for an appointment as a Faculty Fellow. The newly established center fosters interdisciplinary scholarship on material histories of the pre- and early modern Islamicate world, broadly conceived. It supports research on transcultural and transregional phenomena that contributes to a reimagining of current disciplinary boundaries, chronologies, and epistemic paradigms.
The candidates will be involved in program planning in collaboration with the director, and working with an administrative aide to organize, advertise and host events. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach one course per semester in their subject area. The appointment will begin January 31, 2018 (or as soon after as feasible) through December 31, 2019, pending administrative and budgetary approval.
Applicants should have a PhD in hand, relevant language skills, and proven research interests in transcultural dimensions of the art, architecture or material culture of Islamicate societies before 1500. Applications from scholars researching areas such as the material culture of magic and medicine or connected textile histories are especially welcome. Review of applications will begin on December 1st and continue until the position is filled.
To apply, please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/46720 and submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation and two writing samples.
The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber that embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read here.
11. Two “Writing Up” Predoctoral Fellowships, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Two four-month predoctoral fellowships are offered for outstanding students in the final stage of completing their dissertations. The fellowships are open to doctoral candidates of all nationalities and disciplines.
Deadline for application: 30 November 2017. Information: www.hsozkult.de/job/id/stellen-15533
2 Posts in Czech Republic, Charles University
Institute of Near Eastern and African Studies
Job title: Assistant Professor
Field and specialization: social, cultural and political history of the modern Middle East, preferably with emphasis on Israeli-Palestine conflict
Full-time position (40 hours per week)
Institute of Near Eastern and African Studies
Job title: Assistant Professor
Field and specialization: Middle Eastern Studies with the focus on modern and contemporary Iran, specifically Iranian politics, government and society
Full-time position (40 hours per week)
Professorship in Modern Arab and Islamic Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark
We are looking for a professor with documented and extensive research experience within the field of Islam, with a special focus on modern Islam in both Western and Arab contexts, on globalisation and transnationalism, and on topics including reactions to modernity, new religious movements, terrorism and religion in politics. A focus on Sufism would be particularly welcome.
Deadline for application: 24 November 2017. Information: www.au.dk/en/about/vacant-positions/scientific-positions/stillinger/Vacancy/show/938406/5283/
Assistant Professor in Political Science with Expertise in Muslim Context, Aga Khan University, London
Candidates should have a sound theoretical understanding in their area(s) of specialization along with demonstrated independent professional accomplishments and evidence of successful performance in teaching and scholarly activity.
Deadline for application: 30 November 2017. Information: www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BFH545/assistant-professor-political-science/
Visiting Assistant Professor of History (Middle East/South Asian History), Denison University, Ohio
This one-year visiting position is to begin in Fall 2018. Teaching responsibilities in a 3/3 load include a two-semester introductory survey sequence in the Middle East or South Asia and upper level seminars in the candidate’s areas of expertise.
Deadline for application: 2 January 2017. Information: https://employment.denison.edu/postings/1819
THE AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY
(International) in the United Kingdom
Salary Range: £65,000 to £80,000 per annum
The Aga Khan University (International) in the United Kingdom is seeking to make a senior Faculty appointment at the rank of Professor in a subject area of interest to the Institute.
Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant discipline with extensive academic and research leadership experience. S/he should have significant experience of mentoring colleagues and providing guidance on teaching and scholarship. Candidates should be recognised nationally and internationally as authorities in their fields and have internationally recognised research records. They should be outstanding teachers in their areas of specialisation. Evidence of public engagement at an international level will be advantageous as the candidate will be expected to actively engage in discussions on contemporary issues within Muslim societies.
The Institute presently has a diverse faculty with a breadth of specialisations focused on the study of Muslim cultures, including development studies, history, law, art and architecture, literature, religious studies and sociology. With a passion for addressing contemporary challenges, the faculty work collaboratively in teaching and research to enable a cross-fertilisation of intellectual ideas and the bridging of disciplinary boundaries.
Further details about the Institute and its research and teaching programmes can be found at https://www.aku.edu/ismc/Pages/home.aspx
Please email your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: 30th November 2017
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