1.Conference: “Biography and Violence. Violent Dynamics and Agency in Collective Processes and Individual Life Histories”, Center of Methods in Social Sciences, University of Göttingen, Germany, 9-10 February 2018
This interdisciplinary and international conference offers an opportunity for discussion and exchange between scholars engaged in research on violence and those engaged in biographical research, from their different academic perspectives.
Conference program: www.uni-goettingen.de/en/conference+program/576655.html
2. 8th Annual Gulf Research Meeting, Cambridge, 31 July – 3 August 2018
Deadline for abstracts: 10 February 2018. Information: http://grm.grc.net/
3. Call for Paper-Seminar: “Islamic Ethics and the Trusteeship Paradigm: Interdisciplinary Explorations”, CILE, Doha, 14-16 October 2018
The seminar papers as well as the rest of accepted papers will be published as a thematic in the peer-reviewed Journal of Islamic Ethics or as an edited volume in the book-series Studies in Islamic Ethics (Brill).
Deadline for abstracts: 5 February 2018. Information: www.cilecenter.org/en/news/call-for-papers-islamic-ethics-and-the-trusteeship-paradigm-interdisciplinary-explorations/
4. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA): “Without Boundaries: The Global Middle East, Then and Now”, San Antonio, Texas, 15-18 November 2018
All topics welcome within MESA’s purview. Deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2018. Information: http://mesana.org/annual-meeting/call-for-papers.html
5. Five Positions for Doctoral Students, Law and Anthropology Department at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Saale), Germany
Positions are to start on 1 October 2018. They are awarded for three years, with the possibility of two six-month extensions (pending a positive evaluation).
Deadline for application: 31 January 2018. Information: https://recruitingapp-5034.de.umantis.com/Vacancies/341/Description/1
6. Three Postdoctoral Research Positions, Law and Anthropology Department at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Saale), Germany
Of particular interest for this call are projects that engage in empirically informed research in an effort to find legislative, administrative, judicial, or practical solutions to issues of accommodating diversity (cultural, religious, ethnic, etc.) under state law.
Deadline for application: 31 January 2018. Information: https://recruitingapp-5034.de.umantis.com/Vacancies/340/Description/1
7. Associate Director of the Middle East Centre, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
A Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience are required. A Master’s degree, or higher, in addition to 3+ years of experience preferred. Information: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/33509
8. Summer School: “Government and Politics of the Middle East” or “Culture and Society in the Middle East” and Arabic or Persian Language”, SOAS, London Middle East Institute, 18 June -19 July 2018
Students may choose to take any combination of the courses with or without Arabic or Persian. Deadline for application: 25 May 2018. Information: www.soas.ac.uk/lmei/summerschool/government-and-politics/
9. Chapter for Edited Book on “Islamophobia in Muslim Societies”
This interdisciplinary, edited book will cover various topics on history, culture, media, education, politics, international relations, etc., related to Islamophobia in Muslim majority societies.
Deadline for abstracts: 10 January 2018. Information: email@example.com
10. Articles on “Iran`s Role in the Middle East: The Prospect of a Shia Crescent Emerging” for Special Issue of “Journal of Iranian Studies”
Deadline for articles: 1 March 2018. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
11. “Race and Medieval Studies: A Partial Bibliography”
A *freely downloadable* version of the “Race and Medieval Studies Bibliography,” crowdsourced online over the last 6+ months. It is now published in the latest issue of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies. The pdf is here: https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1057%2Fs41280-017-0072-0.pdf . Springer has agreed to keep the bibliography permanently available outside of any paywall in recognition of its open-access, collaborative, and anti-racist origins. The bibliography also continues to be available for suggestions and additions here, and there are plans to migrate it at some point to a more stable web presence. In the meantime, this version in postmedieval will (we hope) be an aid to teaching and research.
Jonathan Hsy, Department of English, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.
and Julie Orlemanski, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
12. Typographia Linguarum Externarum – The Medici Oriental Press. Knowledge and Cultural Transfer around 1600
Workshop organized by Eckhard Leuschner (Universität Würzburg) and Gerhard Wolf (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut)
Florence, 11-12 January 2018
For details and the programme, see http://www.khi.fi.it/5756808/20180111
This workshop is organised within the framework of the project ‘Die Typographia Medicea im Kontext: Text und Bild als Medien des Kultur- und Wissenstransfers zwischen europäischen und orientalischen Kulturräumen um 1600’. It presents the research of the project team and scientific guests, concerning both the printed works of the publishing house and the records of its activities. These are set in the contexts of the publisher’s global networks and related processes of transfer in the broadest sense: the translation practices, which go hand in hand with the publication of multilingual editions, the medium specific exchanges (between manuscripts and printed books as well as between texts and images), and the physical transport of printed books to the ‘Orient’.
13. The 4th annual Islamic Archaeology Day co-hosted by SOAS and UCL will be held at the UCL Institute of Archaeology on Saturday February 3rd 2018 between 11 and 6pm.
For more information see: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/calendar/articles/2017-18-events/islamic-archaeology-day-2018
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