Yale University – Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Middle East Studies
Postgraduate Research Assistant for Program “Transottomanica: Eastern European-Ottoman-Persian Dynamics of Mobility”, Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies, Universität Bonn
The sub-project “Slavery and Loyalty: The Russian and Ottoman Empires” focuses on interpretations and conflicts of loyalty of manumitted, ransomed or eloped captives and slaves who returned to the Muscovite Empire (16th-17th centuries). The position will be fully funded (0.65%) for 33 months and offers the opportunity for qualification.
Deadline for applications: 9 April 2018. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=56505
Visiting Assistant Professorship in Modern Middle Eastern History, School of Global and International Studies (SGIS), Indiana University Bloomington
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC) invites applications for a two year 2018-2020 (August – July) Visiting Assistant Professorship in Modern Middle Eastern History. Responsibilities will include teaching four courses per academic year, including undergraduate lecture courses and graduate seminars. The Visiting Assistant Professor will receive a competitive salary, research support, and benefits.
Deadline for applications: 2 April 2018. Information: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/5554
3. Knowledge, Information Technology, and the Arabic Book
Studying the formation and development of the written Arabic tradition with digital methods
4. The Gibb Memorial Trust offers two annual scholarships to students undertaking doctoral research in the field of the Trust’s activities.
The Gibb Memorial Trust’s Centenary Scholarship of up to £2,000 is available to postgraduate students at an advanced stage of their doctoral research in any area of Middle Eastern Studies (7th century to 1918) at a British university.
The A. H. Morton Memorial Scholarship for Doctoral Research in Classical Persian Studies is for a maximum of £3,000 and can be applied to any year of a course of doctoral study at a British university, including for an approved period of study abroad.
30 April deadline.
5. Call for Papers
Arabic Pasts: Histories and Historiographies
The Aga Khan University-Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations invites proposals for paper presentations on Arabic Pasts: Histories and Historiographies.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 3 April 2018
Location: 10 Handyside Street, King’s Cross, London N1C 4DN (AKU-ISMC’s new building)
Date: 12 October 2018
Organisers: Sarah Bowen Savant (AKU-ISMC), Hugh Kennedy (SOAS) and James McDougall (Oxford)
About the Conference
The aim of this exploratory and informal workshop is to reflect on methodologies, research agendas, and case studies for investigating history writing in Arabic in the Middle East and North Africa in any period from the seventh century to the present.
We are interested in papers that consider the practical and conceptual challenges of working on history writing in the region. Papers might elucidate the following sorts of questions:
Through what practices of writing or otherwise encoding the past and of remembering and forgetting have different groups in the Middle East and North Africa viewed their pasts?
At different times and places, how have the significant contours, events and actors in their histories been seen? Was the significant past the same for court historians as for literary historians; for bureaucrats as for the military; for Sufis as for Muslim lawyers and Traditionists?
How did non-Muslims and Muslims, men and women, adherents of different sectarian or juristic traditions, or speakers of different languages, within societies that became “Islamic” imagine the shape and meaning of their specific societies’ own pasts, and their relation to the universal history of the Islamic community?
How have urban and rural people, workers and peasants, the religiously educated and the technocratic elite, developed different ways of writing, remembering, or commemorating particular events in, or the broad sweep of, local, national, or “Islamic” history?
Contributions are invited from scholars at all career levels, addressing any period and any part of the Middle East and North Africa, broadly defined.
Please send by 3 April an abstract of 300 words or less to email@example.com. There is a small budget to provide some travel assistance for scholars outside of London.
6. Ottoman Summer Program, Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED), Beyoğlu, Istanbul, 25 June – 3 August 2018
The program is designed to develop the students’ reading and comprehension skills and expertise on a variety of Ottoman sources including archival documents, manuscripts, and epigraphic material. The course is open to students enrolled in MA and PhD programs and have had Ottoman instruction at least for half an academic year.
Deadline for applications: 1 April 2018. Information: https://anamed.ku.edu.tr/en/ottomansummerprogram
7. Articles for “The Canadian Journal for Middle East Studies”
This Journal is published two times a year and is currently under the editorship of Prof. Gahad Hamed of the University Western Ontario. All academics and experts who research the Middle East, Islam, and its broader questions are invited to contribute to the Journal.
Deadline for applications: 30 June 2018. Information: https://cjmes.scholasticahq.com/post/53
8. Articles for Peer-reviewed Journal “Contemporary Arab Affairs (CAA)”
This journal is published by the Centre for Arab Unity Studies and University of California Press. Authors are invited to submit original multidisciplinary articles on the Arab World (5,000–7,000 words).
Deadline for abstracts: 31 December 2018. Information: http://caa.ucpress.edu. Please send articles to the Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
9. Summer School: “Turkish Language Summer School”, Yunus Emre Institute, Ankara, 16 July – 12 August 2018
During the program, students will learn Turkish through a combination of classroom lessons and by interacting with the locals during their daily field trips. Students will be fully immersed in Turkish culture, visiting cities across Turkey and partaking in cultural activities.
Deadline for applications: 31 March 2018. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/1459234/2018-turkish-language-summer-school
10. Call for papers for the 30th Exeter Gulf Conference, to place at the Institute of Arab and Islamic
Studies (Exeter, UK) on 2-3 July 2018.
Deadline for application: 15 April 2018.
Interested parties are asked to submit paper proposals (abstracts of
250-300 words), as well as a full CV including affiliation and contact
details, before 15 April 2018 to:
Candidates whose abstracts are accepted will be notified by 1st May.
Islamic School of Art (ISOA) invites you to attend Islamic art courses
The Islamic School of Art in Iran announces its short courses for summer 2018.
The courses are as follows:
- Persian-Islamic patterns | 23-28 July (Workshops & field trips)
- Persian-Islamic geometric patterns | 23-28 July (Workshops & field trips)
- Islamic calligraphy (focused on Kufic calligraphy) | 5-10 August (Workshops & field trips)
- Philosophy of Islamic art | August 26th – September 2nd (Theoretical and Practical classes & field trips)
Why should you participate?
As you know Islamic art is one of the most influential forms of art in the world that has crossed through different countries through its deep meaning and amazing form and as result, it has developed its philosophical bases and roots into the society. Learning about the meanings and philosophy of Islamic Art would open doors to a better understanding of Islamic history and mysticism and learning how to create them, will result in a creative exotic artistic experience. You will visit many historical sites and museums during the courses and will visit cities like Tehran, Qom, Kashan and Isfahan. ISOA would be honored to host those who are interested in these courses.
– Applying for the visa would be done by our team and an academic visa would be granted to our participants. It’s good to know that we have not had any rejection till this date.
– Accommodation (including hotel and three meals a day), airport pickup and transportation, city and outer city transportation, museum & historical sites entrance fees, and workshop equipment are included.
– There are some complementary supplies gifted according to each course which could only be found in Iran.
– Our team of Director, Manager, and Coordinators would stay in contact with all the participants (if they would like to) even after the course, for sharing more information on Islamic Art and even counseling those who may need it.
- March 13, 2018
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