1.The Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World at the University of Edinburgh is offering two fully-funded PhD Studentships in either Islamic Civilisation or Muslims in Europe for a September 2018 start.
Full details including the application procedure can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/alwaleedcentrephd
2. Call for Papers: HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL RELATIONS BETWEEN IRAN AND THE CAUCASUS
Russian-Armenia University (Yerevan, Armenia)
University of Guilan (Rasht, Iran)
26-27 May, 2018
Abstracts due by 20 March.
Academics of any educational and professional level (MA, PhD, Post-Doc and beyond) are invited to submit papers and panel proposals on any aspect of historical and cultural relations between Iran and the Caucasus,
The Jazayeri Kufic Qazvin font is a typographic implementation of the decorative Kufic calligraphy inscribed on the walls of the historical grand mosque of Qazwin (Masjid-e-Jameh Atiq Qazvin) which is one of the oldest mosques in Iran. The oldest part of the mosque is said to have been constructed by the orders of Caliph Harun al-Rashid in 807CE. Later additions were made during the Seljuk and late Safavid eras. The mosque houses some of the most precious examples of relief calligraphy from medieval times. The designer and producer of the font is Seyed Mohammad Vahid Mousavi Jazayeri, a well-known Iranian master calligrapher, designer, scholar, and author. Mousavi Jazayeri has taken a particular personal interest in the Kufic script and devoted years to independent research, visiting archaeological locations, historic buildings and cemeteries, mosques, libraries and museums to study the script through direct contact. He has developed a systematic research methodology and published his findings in several books. His professional interest in script and calligraphy stimulated his discovery of the historic method for cutting the Kufic pen, which has had a direct impact on his own work, as seen in a number of well-received exhibitions and workshops. The historical research and achievements of Mousavi Jazayeri brought together the first international group dedicated to the study and revival of the historic Kufic script operation through kuficpedia.com.
4. International Persian Language Summer School in Yerevan, Armenia
July 08 to August 18 (6 weeks) or 29 July to 18 August (3 weeks), 2018.
This 42 or 21 days summer school offers participants to master skills in written and oral modern Persian, reading and interpreting Persian texts from different periods as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in colloquial Persian.
This Persian Language Summer School is designed for students, at least 18 years-old, who not only want to make well-grounded progress in their knowledge of the Persian language but also to deepen their knowledge of Iranian Studies and Iran.
Courses are open to anyone with upper elementary (knowledge of the alphabet, some reading, and knowledge of basic grammar concepts) or intermediate knowledge of the Persian language. The lectures are organized with the academic interests of the participants in mind to ensure that BA, MA, PhD students as well as post-docs and professors who work in Iranian Studies and relevant fields can benefit from it.
Soudavar Memorial Foundation offers one full scholarship in the amount of $3590 for the 6 weeks summer school. To be eligible for this scholarship applicants must be students or researchers engaged in academic activities related to Iranian Studies as a whole. Nationals of any country can apply for this scholarship. If you want to be considered for this scholarship, in your application form (available below), please mention your preference and include a paragraph to prove that you are a great candidate to receive this scholarship.
For more details and to apply please visit
5. Persian Historic Urban Landscapes: Interpreting and Managing Maibud over 6000 Years, by Eisa Esfanjary (https://global.oup.com/academic/product/persian-historic-urban-landscapes-9781474412780?cc…).
6. Soudavar Memorial Foundation Fellowship
The John Rylands Research Institute welcomes applications for a fixed-term Research Fellow/Cataloguer to work on the Persian Collections.
The deadline for applications is 5pm (GMT), Friday 23 February 2018.
The John Rylands Research Institute is pleased to welcome applications from candidates wishing to undertake a short-term research fellowship, generously funded by the Soudavar Memorial Foundation
One 7-week research fellowship is available to conduct research on and catalogue the Library’s outstanding Persian language manuscripts.
Applicants are required to propose a research and cataloguing project focussing on a subset of the collection relevant to their experience and expertise. We particularly welcome proposals which focus on Persian tales and fables, science and medicine, or Persian poetry.
Fellows will receive an allowance of up to £2,500 per month for a maximum of 7 weeks; a dedicated workspace in the John Rylands Library, and access to curatorial and grant-writing support.
For further information, including the application process, please visit https://www.jrri.manchester.ac.uk/research/funding/
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- February 03, 2018
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