1.SÉminaire ‘SociÉtÉs, politiques et cultures
du monde iranien’
Jeudi 1er Février 2018, 17h-19h
] Sandra Aube, chercheuse contractuelle, CNRS, Mondes iranien et indien
« Sur les traces d’un patrimoine méconnu : les mausolées érigés dans le Mâzanderân au XVe siècle »
La région du Mâzanderân (nord Iran) conserve un important corpus de structures funéraires érigées au cours du XVe siècle. Situés en marge des plus célèbres ensembles architecturaux construits à la même période sous les Timourides (r. 1370-1506) ou les Turkmènes qarâ qoyunlus et âq quyûnlûs (r. 1378-1508), ces mausolées n’ont fait l’objet que d’études très partielles ; une grande partie de ce corpus s’avère même encore inédite. Or, ces structures funéraires apportent des perspectives tout à fait nouvelles sur les traditions artistiques du monde iranien des XVe-début XVIe siècles.
Cette intervention présentera cet ensemble de mausolées, et ses apports, à travers trois principaux axes. Le premier visera à mettre en avant le type architectural très spécifique de ces structures, qui témoigne de traditions artistiques régionales très marquées. Le second axe introduira l’exceptionnel ensemble de portes et de cénotaphes en bois sculptés associés à ces mausolées. Une dernière partie s’intéressera enfin aux artisans œuvrant à ces ensembles. Ces mausolées mâzanderânis conservent en effet un remarquable ensemble de signatures d’artisans, émanant notamment de la corporation méconnue des artisans du bois : ces données épigraphiques introduisent des équipes pluridisciplinaires, mais aussi des familles d’artisans du bois.
Lieu : INALCO, 65 rue des Grands Moulins, amphi 2 (2e étage), 75013 Paris.
Oliver Bast (Paris 3 Sorbonne nouvelle), Matteo De Chiara (INALCO), Denis Hermann (CNRS), Julien Thorez (CNRS).
2. The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture is pleased to invite applications for self-supported Associateships to conduct advanced historical research in Islamic art, architecture, and archaeology at Harvard University. AKPIA Associateships are intended principally for overseas scholars–preferably, but not exclusively, from Muslim countries–to support research in art and architectural history and archaeology. Our program’s Associate positions are not intended to sponsor professional design, conservation, or urban development projects, nor are they intended to support research travel. The recipient is expected to be in residence, except for one or two short research-related trips. Please note–these are unpaid Associate positions.
All application materials must be received by March 1, 2018. Results will be announced by mid-May.
Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
AKPIA Associate Program
Two Arrow Street, 3rd floor
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Contact Email: email@example.com
4. FRIENDS OF THE SUMMER LANGUAGE WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP is now available for the study of Kurdish (Sorani) language -1stand 2ndyear- in the Summer Language Workshop at Indiana University, Bloomington. Please announce this to your students and colleagues who might be interested.
IU Summer Language Workshop:
Fellowships & scholarships
5. The Department of Middle Eastern Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a lecturer position in Arabic starting in fall 2018. This position is expected to teach Arabic language courses at all levels (including advanced content courses) for an average of twelve hours per week according to the needs of the program. This position is renewable annually; contingent upon budgetary funding and performance. Security sensitive position; background check conducted on applicant selected.
The successful candidate will be a native or near-native speaker of Arabic, a PhD in teaching Arabic as a foreign language (TAFL) or a related field is preferred. Applicants should have at least three years’ university teaching experience and experience teaching in an intensive program integrating the teaching of both standard and spoken Arabic. The successful candidate should have experience in coordinating multiple sections of a course and supervising and training graduate teaching assistants.
Applicants should submit a letter of application indicating interest in the position, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, formal student evaluations, and statement of teaching philosophy via Interfolio, https://apply.interfolio.com/48239 .
6. Muslim Women’s Religious Leadership and Authority in Europe and North America
University of Edinburgh: 13th – 14th September 2018
Organisers: Khadijah Elshayyal (Alwaleed Centre, University of Edinburgh), Giulia Liberatore (Sociology & Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies/Alwaleed Centre, University of Edinburgh) and Tazeen Ali (Religious Studies, Boston University).
CALL FOR PAPERS
The rise of female Islamic scholarship and leadership in the non-Muslim world is a relatively recent phenomenon that is garnering increasing public attention. Growing opportunities for women to train as scholars, both abroad and across Europe and the US, have facilitated this process and given rise to a number of institutions – for example, the Women’s Mosque in California, the Muslim Women’s Council in Bradford, England, and the Maryam Mosque in Copenhagen – which actively promote and disseminate female scholarship. Exchanges between female scholars and teachers in North America and Europe do occur, but there are also differences in the experiences, opportunities, forms of teaching, and modes of authority of these public figures across the two continents. Despite public attention devoted to this topic, academic research has been limited. Furthermore, and reflecting a broader trend in the literature on Islam in the West, there is little comparative work on female Islamic scholarship across the two continents.
This interdisciplinary workshop aims to facilitate a dialogue and scholarly exchange on the topic of Islamic female scholarship and leadership. We invite scholars and practitioners from a range of fields and disciplines to submit abstracts (of no more than 200 words) that explore these topics and shed light on female Islamic leadership in Europe and North America. Each presenter will have 30 minutes (including 10 minutes for questions) and presentations do not need to be in the style of an academic paper – we welcome different styles and formats.
For submission and further details please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submission: Tuesday 3rd April 2018 5pm (GMT)
The programme will include keynote lectures, panel presentations and a roundtable discussion featuring both academics and practitioners.
Coffee, lunch and dinner provided for all participants.
7. The President and Board of the Societas Iranologica Europaea (SIE) and the Conference Chair invite submissions for the 9th Europaean Conference of Iranian Studies (ECIS9), September 9-13, 2019 in Berlin, Germany.
1 December 2018: Deadline for submissions of abstracts for ECIS9
31 May 2019: Early registration ends
On the occasion of ECIS9 the SIE invites submissions for the “European Award of Iranian Studies” for an outstanding PhD (or equivalent) dissertation in Iranian Studies, completed and successfully defended at any European academic institution between January 1st, 2015 and December 31st, 2018. For details see the SIE website http://www.societasiranologicaeu.org/content/sie_award.html
15 January 2019: Deadline for submissions of applications for European Award of Iranian Studies
8. UK freelance editorial opportunity
The ideal candidate will be based in the UK, have excellent native English, and be able to comprehend a range of Islamic studies texts from various confessional and non-confessional perspectives (including the Shia tradition). Experience is desirable but not essential as full training can be provided.
Interested parties should contact me by email with their CV and a covering letter explaining their commitment to freelance work. Please include “Shii News” in the subject field. I will then forward emails to my colleague.
Dr Leila Mehdizadeh
UCL Medical School
Royal Free Hospital
Tel: 020 3108 9218
9. 33rd Annual Conference: “Middle East History & Theory”, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 4-5 May 2018
We invite proposals for papers and pre-arranged panels from graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars about the Middle East from the sixth century to the present day, including but not limited to history, religious studies, geography, anthropology, political science, literary studies, philosophy, art history, and media studies.
Deadline for abstracts: 2 February 2018. Information: https://voices.uchicago.edu/mehat/conference/cfp/
10. Conference: “Refugees and Religion”, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Utrecht University, Netherlands, 27-28 September 2018
Utrecht University and Max Planck Institute for Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen are calling for papers which approach the issues from a range of viewpoints of those seeking refuge and involved in the process of being recognized as refugees, with the focus on religion.
Deadline for abstracts: 9 April 2018. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/1260419/refugees-and-religion
11. Four Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers, Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, Germany
For all positions, applicants should have a degree in anthropology, sociology, political science, geography, or another relevant social science. Successful applicants’ research interests, experience and publications should be relevant to themes and topics within the Department for Socio-Cultural Diversity. All positions should begin between 1 June 2018 and 1 October 2018.
Deadline for applications: 2 March 2018. Information: http://www.mmg.mpg.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Stellen/2018_SCD-Ausschreibungen.pdf
Postdoctoral Fellowships, Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, Germany
Full-time, three years employment. Requirements: Ph.D. in Social/Cultural Anthropology, Religious Studies, Sociology or Political Science. Compensation is based on the German public service scale TVöD, level E13. Successful applicants are expected to start work on 1 May 2018.
Deadline for application: 12 March 2018. Information: http://www.mmg.mpg.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Stellen/2018-01_RDD_Postdoctoral_Fellowships.pdf
12. Professor in Social and Cultural History of Islam and Islamic Worlds, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
The Faculty of Theology and Sciences of Religions wishes to recruit a full professor starting at 1 August 2018.
Deadline for applications: 8 March 2018. Information: https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?career_ns=job_listing&company=universitdP&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_US&site=VjItQWt5MjVDbnNGNGlkV21MMFpPZDkrdz09&career_job_req_id=13102&selected_lang=en_US&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertName=&_s.crb=p+QSZcdBnvsd9fDCyFZtPNoH7uU=
13. Preceptor in Modern Turkish, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Harvard, USA
The appointment is expected to begin on 1 July 2018. The preceptor will be responsible for teaching all levels of modern Turkish, from the elementary to the advanced, working with colleagues in organizing cultural events, evaluating students, and developing course curricula.
Deadline for applications: 28 February 2018. Information: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8089
14. Visiting Assistant Professor in Islamic History, Oregon State University, USA
The focus is any era of Islamic history with a preferred specialization in religion and a regional focus on Africa.
Consideration of applications will begin on 1 March 2018. Information: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/54279
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