1.Culture persane et médecine ayurvédique an Asie du Sud, Leiden – Boston, E. J. Brill, 2018.
Résumé. Cet ouvrage traite des interactions entre l’Ayurveda et la culture médicale persane en Asie du Sud. Il présente, pour la première fois, une étude du mouvement de traduction en persan des sources ayurvédiques qui a eu lieu à partir du XIVe siècle. L’image de la culture ayurvédique reflétée par les traités persans offre un nouvel éclairage sur l’histoire de l’Ayurveda à l’époque de l’hégémonie politique musulmane en Asie du Sud. Les traités persans appliquent de nouvelles catégories à l’analyse des matériaux traduits et ils transforment les modalités de présentation du savoir ayurvédique. En parallèle, l’ouvrage de Fabrizio Speziale aborde le phénomène symétrique de persanisation de l’univers intellectuel des médecins hindous qui, à travers l’apprentissage du persan, s’approprient des connaissances médicales de la culture musulmane.
English abstract. This book looks at the interactions between Āyurveda and Persian medical culture in South Asia. It presents, for the first time, a study of the translation movement of Ayurvedic sources into Persian, which took place from the 14th century onwards. The image of Ayurvedic culture emerging from Persian texts provides a new insight into the history of Āyurveda under Muslim political hegemony in South Asia. Persian treatises apply new categories to the analysis of translated materials and transform the way Ayurvedic knowledge is presented. At the same time, Fabrizio Speziale’s book deals with the symmetric phenomenon of Persanization of the Hindu physicians who, through the learning of Persian language, appropriated medical knowledge of Muslim culture.
À propos de l’auteur :
Fabrizio Speziale est Directeur d’études à l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Centre d’études de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud, Paris. Il a largement publié sur l’histoire de la médecine dans le monde indien et est le directeur de Perso-Indica. An Analytical Survey of Persian Works on Indian Learned Traditions (www.perso-indica.net).
Fabrizio Speziale is Professor at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Center for South Asian Studies, Paris. He has published extensively on the history of medicine in the Indo-Persianate world and is the chief editor of Perso-Indica. An Analytical Survey of Persian Works on Indian Learned Traditions (www.perso-indica.net).
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2. British Muslim Identities: Muslims of the West
A BSA Early Career Forum Event 20 June 2018
A1, Law and Social Sciences, University of Nottingham
Please direct your enquiries about the conference to Dr Abida Malik, University of Nottingham.
3. “Historiography of Early Modern Ottoman Europe” (HOE) Database
HOE is a collection of meta-data focusing on historiographical writing of Early Modern Ottoman Europe (1500-1800). It brings together published and unpublished primary sources (chronicles, histories, hagiographies, inscriptions, maps…), as well as secondary material (“Main Section”). It also offers information on specific collections, as well as a wide variety of references to tools and resources useful to those navigating the research questions of Early Modern historiography (“Tools Section”).
4. Papers are invited for five open panels to be presented during the 25th International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO) combined with the Conference on “Politics, Religion and Society at the Middle East” at the Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main, 4 – 6 October 2018. Their titles are:
1) Amazigh Renaissance in Post-Arab Spring Maghreb (Organized by Houssine Soussi, University of Ibn Zohr, Agadir, Morocco)
2) Arab-Israeli Relations: Between Confrontation and Rapprochement ( Organized by Johannes Becke, Heidelberg Center for Jewish Studies / Elie Podeh, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
3) Interreligious Dialogue in the Middle East, Past and Present ( Organized by Stefan Maneval, Europe University, Flensburg)
4) Reforming Economic and Social Policies in the Middle East and North Africa (Organized by Markus Loewe, Sabine Hofmann and Juliane Brach)
5) The Emergence of Islamic Studies in the Muslim World ( Organized by Sarah Holz, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan) / Maria-Magdalena Fuchs, Princeton University, USA
Additional themes and summaries for open panels can be proposed until 18 May 2018.
The deadline for the Summary of Papers and Panels is 16 June 2018.
Information on the Congress: http://www.ffgi.net/en/davo-25.html
Contact: Ms Amke Dietert, General Secretary of the DAVO-Congress, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Book Donations
I have been to Iran twice and plan to go again in August. I am ivolved in a study program that is offered by the Islamic School of Art. Among the places we visit are Tehran, Qom, and Isfahan where we study the influence of mysticism in art and beauty. Students visit shrines, museums and take courses on art and mysticism from well known professors. For more information visit isoacourses.com.
In addition to working with this course that is open to anyone, I have offered to add English language books to the below library. Please send any books to:
Bridget Blomfield, PhD
4625 W. 50th Ave. #203
The library of “The Islamic School of Art” is the only exclusive library for Religion and Art in Qom, Iran. We are requesting donations of books regarding religion, sociology and art. Books depicting the role of Islam and its influence of mysticism, beauty, poetry, pottery, calligraphy, and architecure are especially appreciated.
Active since 2005, ISOA is one of the first private academic institutions to explain and teach the principles of Islamic thought and art in Iran. It aims to educate students in various theoretical and practical fields of art. ISOA offers study programs for international students from all over the world. As an institution of higher education, ISOA has nurtured hundreds of students in MA and Ph.D. degrees.The library of “The Islamic School of Art” is the only exclusive library for Religion and Art in Qom, Iran. We are requesting donations of books regarding religion, sociology and art. Books depicting the role of Islam and its influence of mysticism, beauty, poetry, pottery, calligraphy, and architecure are especially appreciated.
6. Workshop: “And the Sultan Needs to Know… The Production and Transmission of Scholarly Knowledge at Islamic Courts of the Postformative Period”, New York University Abu Dhabi, 29-30 April 2018
This workshop addresses the role of Islamic courts in the production and transmission of scholarly knowledge during the postformative period (c. 1050–1800 CE) by approaching the topic from a transregional and diachronic perspective.
Information and program: https://www.academia.edu/36452379/International_Workshop_And_the_Sultan_Needs_to_Know_The_Production_and_Transmission_of_Scholarly_Knowledge_at_Islamic_Courts_of_the_Postformative_Period_
7. Workshop: “Margins of the Mediterranean”, Mediterranean Seminar, University of Michigan, 26-27 October 2018
Particularly welcome are papers (a) relating to the multi-religious/ethnic environment of the region, including cross-confessional influence, relations, syncretism, and literary and/or artistic representations; or (b) papers that address the longue durée, methodology, or that are comparative in approach. Papers from history, art history, literary and cultural studies, or any relevant Humanities or Social Sciences discipline are welcome.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 July 2018. Information: https://mailchi.mp/mediterraneanseminar/cfp-margins-of-the-mediterranean-fall-2018-mediterranean-seminar-workshop-26-27-october-ann-arbor?e=82aeb6c61d
8. Symposium: “The Seas and the Mobility of Islamic Art”, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha, 7-9 November 2019
The eighth biennial Hamad Bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art will foster a lively, engaged, and critical discussion touching upon some of the most vital questions raised by these vibrant and rich interchanges of the arts. How did exposure to imported materials and ideas transform formerly local artistic traditions? How did the shipment of commodities and curiosities from distant places shape and change social, cultural, and religious institutions?
Deadline for abstracts: 1 June 2018. Information: http://islamicartdoha.org/
Professorship (W3) in Islamic Studies: Arabic, University of Heidelberg
The position at the Department of Languages and Cultures of the Near East is expected to be available as from 1 April 2019. The professorship’s focus is on religion, literature and history of the Arab and Islamic world (including minority cultures) up to the present age. The successful applicant is expected to master the full range of the subject as qualified above, and be experienced in dealing with classical as well as modern literary and scholarly texts in Arabic. Good knowledge of a second source language, preferably Persian, is expected.
Deadline for applications: 18 May 2018. Information: http://adb.zuv.uni-heidelberg.de/info/INFO_FDB$.startup?MODUL=LS&M1=1&M2=0&M3=0&PRO=25325
Book Review Editor(s) for “Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies”
We hope to appoint one person or a team of two who apply together, for the position of JMEWS Review Editor(s). The position requires a 4-year commitment, from 1 June 2018 – 31 May 2022. The ideal candidate(s) have completed a Ph.D. dissertation in any discipline focused on part or parts of the Middle East/North Africa and have a feminist, women’s studies, gender studies, or queer scholarly orientation in their research and teaching.
10. Association for Middle East Anthropology Dissertation Award
The AMEA Dissertation Award will be given to the author whose work is judged to provide the most significant and potentially influential contribution to Middle East anthropology. Books of exceptional courage and potential impact beyond the field will be given special consideration.
Deadline for applications: 30 June 2018. Please send submissions to Shively@kutztown.edu.
Association for Middle East Anthropology Graduate Student Paper Prize
The AMEA Graduate Student Paper Prize will be awarded to the individual whose work is judged to provide the most significant and potentially influential contribution to Middle East anthropology. Papers of exceptional courage and potential impact beyond the field will be given special consideration.
Deadline for applications: 30 June 2018. Please send submissions to Shively@kutztown.edu.
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