1.Conference: “Innovative Approaches in Islamic Sciences and Education”, Institute of Islamic Theology, University of Osnabruck, Germany, 20-22 September 2018
The conference has two main goals: First, to promote the interdisciplinary discussion about new approaches to re-interpret the rich legacy and history of traditional Islamic scholarship in the contemporary world. Second, to improve the quality of Islamic education and curricula for religious research and teaching institutions.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 December 2017. Information: https://goo.gl/KHi1Dk
Non-tenure Track Assistant Professor for “Islam, Judaism, or other Global Religions in Dialogue with Christianity”, Villanova University, PA
Deadline for application: 6 January 2018. Information: www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=56176
Visiting Assistant Professor for Middle Eastern History, Reed College, Portland, OR
Deadline for application: 10 January 2018. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/47484
One-year Post-doctoral Fellowship in Modern Middle East History, Rice University in Houston, Texas
This fellowship is renewable for a second year contingent upon successful review and completion of the first year. This position begins on 1 July 2018.
Deadline for application: 1 February 2018. Information: https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/12400
The master’s programme Cultural Studies of the Middle East, jointly
hosted by the Universities of Bamberg and Erlangen, is pleased to
announce the Visiting Professorship 2018-19.
3. The Arabic Flagship Program and the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Texas at Austin are proud to offer the Arabic Summer Institute (ASI), providing an intensive language and culture program for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of Arabic.
With the largest full-time Arabic faculty in the country, more courses at all levels of Arabic, and a thriving events and cultural environment, UT’s Department of Middle Eastern Studies is now rated among the best in the country. Set in friendly Austin, our program and our University are committed to continually expanding our curriculum to help students meet their academic goals. The Arabic Summer Institute illustrates our continued commitment to excellence.
- Orientation and mandatory listening and reading tests will be administered June 5 – 6, 2018
- All ASI courses consist of two sessions: June 7 – July 12 (session 1), and July 16 – August 17 (session 2), with an intersession break July 13-15, 2018.
Program at a Glance
- Intensive ten-week summer program equivalent to one full academic year
- Open to all qualified students (competitive admission by application), must be at least 18 years old by the start of the program
- Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced training combining instruction in MSA and Colloquial Arabic
- 21 contact hours per week
- Weekly Dardasha (chat) classes and daily Open Tutoring opportunities to develop oral skills
- A fully incorporated cultural program with lectures, films, hands-on workshops and guest speakers
- Competitive cost of attendance
- Dedicated, supportive faculty trained in Arabic pedagogy
- A student support advisor to provide tutoring, advice and guidance
- Meets FLAS fellowship requirements
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4. The Mercantile Effect: Art and Exchange in the Islamicate world in the 17th ̶18th Centuries
Edited by Sussan Babaie and Melanie Gibson Available to buy at: https://www.gingko.org.uk/title/the-mercantile-effect/
The ten essays in this volume introduce a fascinating array of subjects, each one exploring an aspect of the far-reaching ‘mercantile effect’ and its impact across western Asia in the early modern era. The authors first presented their research at the third Gingko conference held in November 2016 at the Barenboim-Said Akademie, Berlin.
Foreword by Melanie Gibson
Introduction by Sussan Babaie: The Mercantile Effect: On Art and Exchange in the Islamicate World
Suet May Lam: Fantasies of the East: ‘Shopping’ in Early Modern Eurasia
Amy S. Landau: The Armenian Artist Minas and Seventeenth-Century Notions of ‘Life-Likeness’
William Kynan-Wilson: ‘Painted by the Turcks themselves’: Reading Peter Mundy’s Ottoman Costume Album in Context
Nicole Kançal-Ferrari: Golden Watches and Precious Textiles: Luxury Goods at the Crimean Khans’ Court and the Northern Black Sea Shore
Nancy Um: Aromatics, Stimulants, and their Vessels: The Material Culture and Rites of Merchant Interaction in Eighteenth-Century Mocha
Federica Gigante: Trading Islamic Artworks in Seventeenth-Century Italy: the Case of the Cospi Museum
Anna Ballian: From Genoa to Constantinople: The Silk Industry of Chios
Christos Merantzas: Ottoman Textiles Within an Ecclesiastical Context: Cultural Osmoses in Mainland Greece
Francesco Gusella: Behind the Practice of Partnership: Seventeenth Century Portuguese Devotional Ivories of West India.
Gül Kale: Visual and Embodied Memory of an Ottoman Architect: Travelling on Campaign, Pilgrimage and Trade Routes in the Middle East
Yale University – Post Doctoral Fellowship in South Asian Studies
(Humanities and Social Sciences)
St. Joseph’s College, NY – Assistant Professor of History
Misericordia University – Assistant Professor – History
6. Ten PhD Students for the Doctoral Program of the “Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies” at Freie Universität Berlin
The Graduate School investigates the plurality, changeability and global connectedness of Muslim cultures and societies. Applicants should have a master`s degree in Arabic Studies, Central Asian Studies, History, History of Islamic Art, Human Geography, Islamic Studies, Political Science, Semitic Studies, Social Anthropology, South Asian Studies or Southeast European Studies.
Deadline for application: 30 January 2018. Information: www.bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de/en/studies/application/index.html
7. One Year Fellowships at the Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School 2018-2019
Fellowships are offered for researchers at the pre-doctoral, post-doctoral and junior faculty level for research related to Middle Eastern governance and public policy.
Deadline for application: 16 January 2018. Information: www.belfercenter.org/fellowship/middle-east-initiative
8. Lectureship and Postdoctoral Fellowship in Arabic Language, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
Deadline for application: 1 February 2018. Information: https://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/4643 and https://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/4641
9. Invitation to Join the Middle East Sociology Working Group
The working group is intended to consolidate this field of study and to increase scholarly training and collaboration (see http://mideastsociology.org/). Scholars who would like to be affiliated with the working group, receive its listserv messages, and be listed on the group’s website are encouraged to get in contact with working group organizer Charles Kurzman firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. Summer Arabic Program at the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies, American University of Beirut, 20 June – 8 August 2018
Deadline for application: 10 April 2018. Information: http://website.aub.edu.lb/fas/cames/sap/Pages/arabic_program.aspx
11. I would like to acquire for a colleague a complete PDF copy of the Arabic text of ʿAbd al-Razzāq Kāshānī’s (d. 730 H.) Ḥaqāʾiq al-Tanzīl fī Daqāʾiq al-Taʾwīl (al-Taʾwīlāt). If you have available a copy or download link, please e-mail me.
I already have a link to a partial manuscript of the work. Thank you.
Prof. Dr. Josef (Yousef) Meri, DPhil (Oxon)
Faculty Associate (Non-resident),
Center for the Study of
Merrimack College, United States
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