1.Two PhD scholarships are available in the Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University (Australia)
(1) Working under the supervision of Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed and Dr Dara Conduit to research Proxy Wars in Syria and Afghanistan – Details here: http://www.deakin.edu.au/…/hdr-scholarship-proxy-wars-in-sy…
(2) Working under the supervision of Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh and Dr Rebecca Barlow to work on Women NGOs and Policy Change in Iran – Details here: http://www.deakin.edu.au/…/find-…/hdr-scholarship-women-ngos
2. The Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations (ARIC) at the American University in Cairo (AUC) is pleased to announce its Fall 2018 graduate admissions cycle (deadline: 1 April 2018).
MA students my chose one from the following areas of specialization:
– Middle East History
– Islamic Art and Architecture
– Arabic Literature (classical and modern)
– Islamic Studies
The department currently offers two graduate tracks: The MA program, which culminates in a research-based thesis, and the Graduate Diploma, which requires course work only.
For information about the generous funding opportunities available for graduate study at AUC, please consult: http://www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/fellowships
Please visit our website for further information about our MA and Graduate Diploma programs, department faculty, and application process: http://schools.aucegypt.edu/huss/aric/Pages/default.aspx
Specific queries about the program should be addressed to: Ellen Kenney (ARIC Director of Graduate Studies), email@example.com, or Marwa Sabri (Senior Administrative Affairs Assistant), firstname.lastname@example.org
Please pass this message on to interested students and advisors! The final application deadline is 1 April 2018.
3. Making Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Islamic Art and Architecture
March 1-2, 2018
This workshop will explore the changing production and reception of artworks and architecture during the long nineteenth century, in urban centers across the Islamic Mediterranean. Eleven papers by scholars working at the cutting edge of this emerging area of research will map transformations in image-making, architecture, and craft, with particular focus on changing technologies of production and reproduction, circulation, and exchange. Together, the papers in this workshop will break new ground by integrating artworks from the Islamic world into fully realized frameworks of modernity.
Co-organizers: Margaret Graves, Alex Dika Seggerman, and Ashley Dimmig
For more information, visit: https://makingmodernityislamicart.wordpress.com/
4. Dynamics of Transmission: Families, Authority and Knowledge in the Early Modern Middle East (15th-17th Centuries)
Paris, 7-9 March 2018
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle , Maison de la Recherche – 4, rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris, salle Athéna
Full program on: www.dyntran.hypotheses.org
Convenors: Maria Szuppe, Christoph Werner, Albrecht Fuess and Nicolas Michel
Organizing team in Paris:
CNRS, Mondes iranien et indien, 27 rue Paul-Bert, F-94204 Ivry-sur-Seine. France:
Sandra Aube,Sacha Alsancakli and Emmanuel Giraudet
with the cooperation of Anthony T. Quickel (in Cairo, IFAO) and Alberto Tiburcio (in Marburg, Philipps-Universität)
5. 5 Day Intensive Courses
Intensive Course on Pre-Islamic Arabia
Princeton, New Jersey (USA) May 28 – June 1, 2018
The course is intended primarily for graduate students, both from Princeton and from other universities.
The instructor will be Professor Christian Robin, a leading expert in the study of pre-Islamic Arabia. The objective of the program is to present the state of knowledge about ancient Arabia until the time of Muḥammad. Archaeological excavations and innumerable epigraphic discoveries have profoundly renewed the question in recent decades.
The program will have three objectives:
1. Give students access to the main source of information about Pre-Islamic Arabia, namely epigraphic texts. Two days will be devoted to the scripts and languages used in ancient Arabia (especially those of Sabaʾ, Maʿīn, Qatabān, Ḥaḍramawt, Nagrān, Qaryat, Hagar, Dedān and Taymāʾ, plus those of the desert populations) and those of the 5th and 6th century of the Christian era (with the appearance of Arabic writing which can be interpreted as a rejection of Ḥimyar).
2. Summarize what is known about the history and institutions of the main kingdoms of ancient Arabia, with a focus on dating issues and the emergence of so-called “Arab” populations from the beginning of the Christian era.
3. Present the political, religious and cultural situation in Arabia of the 5th and 6th centuries, on the eve of Islam, with a kingdom of Ḥimyar (Jewish, then Christian) which dominates the whole of the peninsula, and to highlight certain continuities between antiquity and the first Islam.
Applications must be emailed to Julia Gilbert (email@example.com) at the Near Eastern Studies Department at Princeton University by March 16, 2018. The subject line of the email should read, “Application for Pre-Islamic Arabia Workshop.”
Applications should comprise the following:
Letter of application with statement of interest
Names, positions, and email addresses of two referees.
All items should be included in a single attachment, which may be a pdf.
Successful applicants will be notified in late March 2018 and students accepted for the course but coming from outside of Princeton will receive partial scholarships to help defray travel and accommodation costs. The course itself is free.
6. Le département d’études persanes de l’Université de Strasbourg recrute un Maître de Conférences. La personne recrutée assurera des enseignements de langue et linguistique persanes à tous les niveaux (initiation, moyen et avancé), panorama des langues iraniennes et la grammaire persane. Il ou elle assurera aussi des enseignements de traduction aux niveaux de licence et de master (cours de version et de traductologie) ainsi que des enseignements en français sur l’histoire de la littérature persane allant de la période antique à la période moderne. Une solide maîtrise des deux langues (persan et français) est exigée afin que le candidat recruté ou la candidate recrutée puisse assurer les cours fondamentaux de la spécialité et ceux offerts comme options aux autres composantes. Une solide expérience d’enseignement est essentielle.
Pour plus d’informations concernant ce poste, veuillez cliquer sur le lien suivant (voir 15ème section, numéro 4479) :
7. Poste de en études iraniennes à l’Université d’Uppsala
lecturer in Iranian languages, expecially Kurdish in Uppsala:
8. The Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Section des Sciences historiques et philologiques), Paris, invites applications for a full professorship in “Histoire et philologie du monde indo-persan / History and philology of the Indo-Persian World”. (Starting on 1st October 2018)
Deadline for application: 15 March 2018, 4pm (Paris time)
9. The Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien (CERES) of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum is advertising a job in the history of Iranian/Western Asian religions. Please follow the link for further information
10. Rencontre internationale : „Religions, identités, pratiques et perspectives plurielles“, Université Fès, Maroc, 17 mai 2018
Limite des résumes : 30 mars 2018. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
11. Annual Conference: “The Interdisciplinary Study of Religions (ISR)”, Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS), Wayne State University, Detroit, 11-13 October 2018
ISR aims to bring comprehensive, integrated insights from multiple disciplines to the study of religions as complex human phenomena. Insights may be brought to bear on religions or religious phenomena from humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, along with other areas such as arts and professions.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 March 2018. Information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rlNvq-gICuf5g-IjjHrOHpLJENvCHVDUgXPunBfsh4Y/edit
12. International Conference: “The Druze Millennium: Celebrating a Thousand Years of Diversity”, American University of Beirut, 30-31 October 2018
The conferenwill bring together leading researchers who have contributed to the field of Middle Eastern Studies with particular reference to the Druze. The conference will focus on the political, social and cultural evolution and/ or role of the Druze.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 March 2018. Information: https://website.aub.edu.lb/cah/Pages/Call-for-Papers-The-Druze-Millennium—Celebrating-a-Thousand-Years-of-Diversity.aspx
13. Annual Conference: “AAR Qur’an Unit”, Denver, 17-20 November 2018
Topics that were mentioned at the last annual meeting are: The Qur’an and the Late Antique, the Qur’an and philosophy, Conceptions of time and history in the Qur’an, Liturgical uses of the Qur’an, Material culture and the Qur’an, Mystical letters and symbols in the Qur’an, Popular culture and the Qur’an, Reception history of the Qur’an, Regional issues and the Qur’an (e.g., the Qur’an in Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc.), Ulum al-Qur’an, The Qur’an in the context of teaching the study of religion. This list of topics is meant as inspirational rather than limiting.
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