1.The Database of Ottoman Inscriptions (DOI) is searchable digital database comprising information about, as well as transliterations and pictures of, all the Turkish, Arabic and Persian architectural inscriptions created in the Ottoman lands during Ottoman times.
2. CALL FOR PAPERS: TENTH SOAS CONFERENCE ON THE QUR’AN
‘The Qur’an: Text, Translation, and Culture’
Friday 9–Saturday 10 November 2018
SOAS, University of London
Convenors: Prof. M.A.S. Abdel Haleem and Dr Mustafa Shah
Deadline for abstracts: 30 April 2018
Submission of Abstracts:
The deadline for abstracts is 30 April 2018. Abstracts of up to 400 words and a short bio (of up to 200 words) should be submitted in MS Word format to email@example.com.
The primary conference language is English, but papers may be presented in English or Arabic, Presented papers should be 25 minutes.
Applicants will be notified of the status of their proposals on 15 June 2018.
It is Centre of Islamic Studies policy to reimburse speakers for their standard travel expenses and hotel accommodation. We do, however, encourage speakers to try to obtain funding from their home universities or other sources wherever possible.
If you would like further information on the conference series, please visit the conference webpages at https://www.soas.ac.uk/islamicstudies/conferences/. These will be updated with the provisional conference programme from July 2018, on an ongoing basis.
For any enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Venue: Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, Russell Square, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG.
3. ‘South Asia Series’ talks from April to May 2018
The Asia and African Collections department at British Library (BL) is pleased to announce an exciting line-up of talks in April-May 2018, featuring a diverse array of subjects such as Muharram, Delhi waters, Tipu Sultan’s library collection, Sufism and Persian manuscripts, Mughal musical rivalries, colonial police and food!
4. Le waqf de la mosquée des Omeyyades de Damas. Le manuscrit ottoman d’un inventaire mamelouk établi en 816/1413 (Presses de l’Ifpo, Feb. 2018). Complete information is available on the Presses de l’Ifpo http://www.ifporient.org/node/2241
The Umayyad Mosque of Damascus was both the emblematic monument of the city and a principal driver of its economic life. By the end of the medieval period, it had established a dense network of links with the city and the surrounding agricultural lands. The manuscript which this volume presents was written in 1518, two years after the Ottoman conquest of Bilād al-Shām. It contains a list of the urban and rural properties belonging to the waqf of the Mosque, established in 1413. In addition to the edition and translation of this inventory, the authors propose a new study of the topography and toponymy of the city and the Ghouta, its surrounding oasis, shortly after its occupation by the troops of Timur Lang in 1401. They provide an analysis of Mamluk and Ottoman notarial and juridical practices, and by examining the geographical distribution of the landed properties, they delve into the implications of the symbiotic relationship between Damascus and its rural territories. The manuscript published here renders accessible to a wider audience a major source for the first time.
5. CALL FOR PAPERS
Muslims in the UK and Europe
Postgraduate Symposium, University of Cambridge, 18 June 2018
Organised by the Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge
The University Of Cambridge Centre Of Islamic Studies invites applications from current Masters and PhD candidates to present their research on issues pertaining to Muslims in the UK and Europe, from any discipline. The postgraduate symposium, taking place on 18 June 2018, will be a platform for students to present and exchange current research on any topic in this field in a dynamic forum. While historical or theoretical context is valuable, we also invite papers to present, analyse or interpret research findings, data or material. The symposium will take place at The Moller Centre, Cambridge. Accommodation will be covered by the Centre of Islamic Studies and travel bursaries will be available.
To apply; please submit a 500-word abstract, with curriculum vitae outlining current research interests, to email@example.com by Monday 12 March 2018. – DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR 1 WEEK
Successful candidates will be notified by Monday 26 March 2018 and invited to submit draft papers of no more than 3000 words by Monday 11 June 2018.
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Centre of Islamic Studies please visit: www.cis.cam.ac.uk
6. Colloquium: “Reading is Believing? Sacred Texts in a Scientific Age”, Clare College, Cambridge, 26-28 March 2018
The event will address the function of scripture (Qur’an and Bible) in the modern age, focusing on its interaction with modern science and scientific advances.
Deadline for abstracts: 14 March 2018. Information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reading-is-believing-sacred-texts-in-a-scientific-age-26-28-march-2018-tickets-35899721032
7. Conference: “Common and comparative Esotericism: Western, Islamic, and Jewish”, European Network for the Study of Islam and Esotericism (ENSIE), Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, 12-14 June 2018
The conference will help answer the topical question of to what extent Western Esotericism is Western, and reopen the old question of the extent to which Islamic esotericism is Islamic. It will further bring Jewish esotericism into the discussion, importantly given the long history of Judaism in both Western and Muslim worlds.
Deadline for abstracts: 5 March 2018. Please send paper proposals to email@example.com
8. International Conference: “Rethinking Halal: Genealogy, Current Trends, and New Interpretations”, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 18-19 June 2018
The Chair of Law and Religions, the Research Institute of “Religions, Spiritualties, Cultures and Societies” (RSCS) will hold this conference in Louvain-la-Neuve.
9. Two Doctoral Fellowships for ERC Project, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
1) Doctoral Fellowship at 70% in contemporary history for 4 years.
2) Doctoral Fellowship at 50% in contemporary history for 3 years.
Requirements for both positions: capacity to work collectively; very good command of Arabic (reading) and English. Knowledge of French and German is advantageous. Skills in quantitative methods are an additional asset. 2) Doctoral Fellowship at 50% in contemporary history for 3 years:
Deadline for applications: 22 April 2018. Information: https://www.unine.ch/histoire/home/recherche/projet-erc-consolidator-grant.html
10. Two PhD Positions on Religion and Politics (RelPol), University of Oslo
The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages at the University of Oslo announces two PhD positions in the field of religion and politics (3 year fulltime research fellowship, connected to the projects ‘Mobile Muslims/Invisible Islam’ and ‘Stories of Heritage’).
Deadline for applications: 3 April 2018. Information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/147551/two-doctoral-research-fellowships-in-religion-and-politics
11. Faculty Position in Islamic Studies, American University in Cairo
The Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations at the American University in Cairo announces a five-year position for a specialist in Islamic Studies (with a specialization in Islamic legal systems, Quranic Sciences, Hadith, Fiqh or other areas specifically related to Islamic Studies) to begin in Fall 2018. The successful candidate is expected to teach Undergraduate and Graduate courses on Islamic Law, Quran, Hadith, or Islamic Philosophy, in both Arabic and English, as well as supervise MA Theses.
Deadline for applications: 31 March 2018. Information: https://aucegypt.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=AF0B51F4C43968AF811BD1E1FA75F150;jsessionid=24AFDA178AEDDBFEF10DF7E62A2B060A;jsessionid=42BCD408FC5E9B2C4468F5423ACBEE22;jsessionid=076E935F5DAD06797BDAEE8F303F6C68?JOBID=91683
12. Call for applications, Summer School:
Reading and analysing Indo-Persian documents
The Seminary for Iranian Studies at the University of Göttingen organises a summer school devoted to reading and analysing Indo-Persian documents.
During the two-week programme we will introduce young researchers (mostly PhD candidates and postdoc researchers, but MA candidates may also apply) to ways of reading and analysing Indo-Persian documents. The summer school aims at training the scholars in identifying different types of documents, at deciphering not only texts written in Nastaliq, but also in Shekasta, at reading seals and stamps and at getting basic knowledge about typical terminology and abbreviations. The documents will all be in Persian, but sometimes interspersed with local terms. Special consideration will therefore be paid to the Indian environment and the particular vocabulary used there. The course will also provide information about basic research tools and the archival situation in India.
Seminar für Iranistik
13. XXème Journée Monde Iranien
16 mars 2018
Bibliothèque Universitaire des Langues et Civilisations (BULAC)
Auditorium du Pôle Langues et Civilisations
65, rue des Grands Moulins 75013, Paris
For full details, see: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=56515
The South Asian Studies Council (SASC) at the MacMillan Center invites applications for a Lector or Senior Lector in South Asian Languages for Sanskrit beginning July 1, 2018 for a three-year term, renewable, with actual rank dependent on qualifications/experience. Primary duties include teaching five courses per year including elementary (2 courses) and intermediate (2 courses) in Classical Sanskrit. The fifth will be a lecture course in English focusing on literary, social, cultural and/or sociolinguistic topics pertaining to Sanskrit and Ancient India.
Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.
Posting Date: 03/01/2018
Closing Date 04/01/2018
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