1.Utrecht University : Assistant professor Islamic and Arabic Studies (1,0 FTE) Job description
This position is attached to the subject area Islamic and Arabic Studies within the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Utrecht University. The subject area offers a dynamic, research-oriented environment with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and curriculum development. Research and teaching in Islamic and Arabic Studies at Utrecht University is carried out in close collaboration with the subject area Religious Studies, as well as with other programs within the Faculty of Humanities and beyond.
This position includes both teaching (70%) and research (30%).
Start date: 1 June 2018
Deadline for application: 5 January 2018
For more information about this position, please contact Prof Christian Lange via firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. The ‘Flower Garden’ (Phulban), an illustrated Dakhni romance, at the British Library
Today’s post is from guest contributor and regular visitor to Asian and African Collections, Sunil Sharma, Professor of Persianate and Comparative Literature at Boston University.
3. Mathal: The Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Multidisciplinary Studies is looking both for new submissions, and for Associate Editors to assist (unpaid) in editing the journal. Mathal is a double blind peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to scholarly discussion of topics present in the Islamic, Jewish, Persian, and Turkish thought, cultures, literature, and practices.
4. News from Exeter’s Understanding Shari’a project:
Islamic Law and Sexuality conference, 9th-11th January 2018
The programme for this conference is now on-line at:
We are pleased to announce the opening keynote lecture for the conference:
Professor Kecia Ali (Boston University), “Sex, Enslavement, and Consent in Islamic Law: Approaches, Aims, and Audiences”
Tuesday 9th January 2018, 5.00pm
Lecture Theatre 1, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (University of Exeter).
Those coming from outside Exeter, if you are interested in attending, details can be found here:
Places are limited. The “full package” includes 3 evening meals (3 course meals, including drinks) with the participants, conference attendance and all in-confernece meals and refreshments; “conference only” includes conference attendance, all in-conference meals and refreshments.
USPPIP summer school, 8th-14th July 2018
USPPIP plans its first summer school for advanced doctoral candidates and early career researchers in Islamic Legal Studies. Selected participants will be fully-funded (including travel to and from Exeter), and will participate in intensive sessions sharing research, preparing work for publication or submission as part of a doctoral thesis, and preparing translated texts on the theme of “Uses of the Past in Islamic Law”. Details available https://tinyurl.com/y7mh7sac. Closing date for applications is 28th February 2018.
“Maslaha, Siyasa and Good Governance: Sharia and Society” to be held at the University of Bergen, 19th-20th April 2018: Applications for the workshop are now closed. The programme will be published in the New Year.
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- January 01, 2018
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