1.The Division of Languages and Literatures at Bard College’s Middle Eastern Studies (MES) program seeks applicants for a 2-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic. We are looking for a recent PhD in Arabic literature and culture from any period to contribute to a dynamic and growing MES program. The successful candidate will have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English, and experience teaching Arabic, preferably in both formal and colloquial registers. We welcome applications from candidates with a research focus on Classical or Modern Arabic poetry; comparative Arabic-Hebrew, Arabic-Persian, Arabic-Urdu, or Arabic-Turkish training; storytelling and folklore; and/or translation studies. The position has a 3-3 teaching load, with the opportunity to contribute to the Arabic literature and culture curriculum, as well as to teach in First-Year Seminar.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, a brief writing sample, a video of yourself teaching a language class (if available), and three letters of reference through Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/49812. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
2. Call For Papers
Princeton University: The 1st Princeton Undergraduate Near Eastern Studies Conference
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
The Department of Near Eastern Studies of Princeton University is pleased to announce the 1st Princeton Undergraduate Near Eastern Studies Conference on May 9, 2018 in Princeton, NJ.
We are now accepting original papers from undergraduate students who have conducted research in any aspect of Near Eastern Studies. We welcome proposals for presentations (approximately 15 minutes in length) on any topic, time period, or methodological approach to the Near East.
This conference will be entirely student-driven and will allow students the opportunity to practice communicating their research, to share their work, and to connect with students from other universities and backgrounds.
Please submit a 250-word abstract that outlines your research to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 20th, 2018. Selected presenters will be notified by April 27th.
3. La Semaine culturelle d’Ispahan à Paris est une initiative associative du CFI – Conseil Franco-Iranien, qui aura lieu du 7 au 14 avril 2018. Cette semaine culturelle sera l’occasion d’immerger le public parisien dans un continuum culturel dédié à Ispahan à travers une quarantaine d’événements tels que des conférences, des expositions, des projections cinématographiques, des concerts.
Cette initiative est placée sous le haut-patronage du groupe d’amitié parlementaire France-Iran, et compte parmi ses soutiens et partenaires le laboratoire Mondes iranien et indien, le centre culturel iranien de Paris, la municipalité d’Ispahan, l’organisation iranienne du tourisme et du patrimoine ainsi que des entités françaises telles que le Musée du Louvre, les éditions Gallimard, la Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, les universités de la Sorbonne, la Maison Pierre Hermé Paris etc.
Je vous prie de bien vouloir trouver ci-joint les affiches des événements ainsi que la programmation de la semaine.
Site internet : www.ispahan.paris
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/iranenfrance/
Twitter : https://twitter.com/IranEnFrance
4. International Symposium: “Ottoman Tafsīr: Scholars, Works, Problems”, Istanbul Foundation for Research and Education (ISAR), Istanbul, 14-16 December 2018
This symposium aims to raise the issue of the contribution of Ottoman scholars to the tradition of interpretation. Works, discussions, and contributions in the field of tafsīr from the foundation of the Ottoman state to the Republican period constitutes the theme of the symposium.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 June 2018. Information: https://www.isar.org.tr/en/duyuru-haberler/osmanlida-ilm-i-tefsir-sempozyumu
5. Position in Contemporary Arabic Literature, Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages, University of Virginia
Field of specialization in contemporary Arabic literature with a special emphasis on poetry, prose, comparative and/or gender studies, subfield of specialization open. Evidence of excellent teaching and commitment to interdisciplinary work are required. The successful candidate must have native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English.
6. Submissions for “Syrian Studies Association Prizes for Outstanding Dissertation and Article on Syria”
In order to promote and highlight excellence in research, the Syrian Studies Association awards annual prizes for the best writing on Bilad al-Sham until 1918 and on Syria in the period following.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 July 2018. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/1543975/call-submissions-syrian-studies-association-prizes-outstanding
7. Towards a Reconstruction of Islamic Studies”, at AUB, Beirut, Lebanon April 28-29, 2018.
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