1.The University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a Language Teaching Officer in Persian in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, to begin on 1 September 2018. The post is a permanent position, subject to a 9 month probation period.
Full details of the post and how to apply can be found here: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/16958/
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Christine van Ruymbeke (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
The closing date for applications is midnight GMT on 29 April 2018. Interviews will take place during the week commencing 14 May 2018.
2. [From another listserve:] The Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris has been stepping up the pace with which it is posting scans of its old microfilm collections. I’ve only been working with Latin MSS, so I don’t know if this is also happening with its considerable collections in other languages. But now that so many MSS are coming online, it is becoming truly transformative of the quality of work one can do in creating comprehensive dossiers of works. Granted, the qualityof many of these films is mediocre to poor. You have the option to download the complete PDF of any of them, but I have found those downloaded PDFs to be of even poorer quality. So when I do need to do a screen grab, I usually prefer to do it from the scan displayed online.
The method I use to access the films is clumsy. If someone knows a method that gives quicker access (doing a general search through Gallica is a nightmare), do let us know. What I do is this:
- Go to the main archivesetmanuscrits Acceuil page for “Collections”: http://archivesetmanuscrits.bnf.fr/pageCollections.html
- Choose Département des Manuscrits
- Then choose your language
- Then, within any given language, you will be given increasingly subdivided sections to find the shelfmark you are looking for
- Once you’ve found the shelfmark you want, open the page and look at the bottom for a link “Accéder au manuscrit numérisé” — that will take you to whatever digitized facsimile they have, whether a scanned microfilm or, in rarer cases, new digital photography
3. CfP: Call for papers: Future of Salafism Conference
Wednesday, 5 December 2018 to Thursday, 6 December 2018
University of Oxford
4. Afghanistan, Volume 1, Issue 1 (2018)
Afghanistan is a refereed journal published twice a year in April and October. It covers all subjects in the humanities including history, art, archaeology, architecture, geography, numismatics, literature, religion, social sciences and contemporary issues from the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods. Articles are not restricted to the present borders of Afghanistan and can include the surrounding regions, but must relate to Afghanistan.
Print ISSN: 2399-357X Online ISSN: 2399-3588
Published on behalf of the American Institute of Afghanistan Studies
5. ‘The Apocalypse of Ecstasy: The Poetry of Shah Ismāʿīl Revisited’
Pages 361-397 | Published online: 27 Mar 2018
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