1.Academy Colloquium “Whither Islamicate Digital Humanities? Analytics, Tools, Corpora”
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Amsterdam (NLD), 13-15 December 2018
Funded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences & the Netherlands eScience Center
Hosted by the “Bridging the Gap” project, Utrecht University (NLD), and the Digital Islamic Humanities Project, Brown University (RI, USA)
“Whither Islamicate Digital Humanities? Analytics, Tools, Corpora” is a three-day international conference dedicated to the budding field of Islamicate Digital Humanities (IDH). In recent years, the number of projects, initiatives and research programs in this field has greatly increased. Recognition of these efforts has already resulted in the formulation of guidelines for the evaluation of digital scholarship by the Middle East Studies Association, as well as a recent proposal for a set of principles to guide scholarly corpus building (IJMES 50, “Roundtable”). These developments signal a field gradually coming of age. Yet, most scholars would also agree that much work remains to be done before a plug-and-play, one-click survey of the vast Islamicate textual heritage becomes even remotely realistic. This conference seeks to take stock and showcase efforts currently underway in global IDH text-mining and identify ways of promoting collaboration and synergy. PROPOSALS (< 500 WORDS) FOR 20-MINUTE PRESENTATIONS ARE SOLICITED BY 31 MAY, 2018.
Travel funding is available. Please consult the following website for details:
2. A Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship is now available for the study of Kurdish (Sorani) language -only 2ndyear- in the Summer Language Workshop at Indiana University, Bloomington. Please announce this to your students and colleagues who might be interested.
IU Summer Language Workshop:
3. Call for Papers
The journal of ‘Sociology of Social Institutions‘
We are pleased to invite interested scholars to submit papers for possible publication in the journal of Sociology of Social Institutions (SSI). The journal of SSI is essentially in Persian language (Farsi) published by The University of Mazandaran, Iran. Detailed information of this journal is available at this link: http://ssi.journals.umz.ac.ir/
We plan to allocate one special issue of the SSI in English language. This will be a primary attempt for possibly further developments in future. The submissions to this special issue should focus principally on the context of Iran, while comparative studies between Iran and other countries are also acceptable. This special issue covers a wide range of topics from a sociological perspective. The topics, for instance, can include (but, not limited to) issues such as social institutions, social capital, family, social deviances, gender, population, migration, youth, etc. Again, the submissions need to have a central focus on Iran from a sociological perspective.
At this stage, we accept abstracts with maximum 500 words. The abstract should clearly indicate the aim, methodology, data, and key results. Also, a short bio of the authors with max 500 words including university affiliation and contact details need to be added into abstracts.
Abstracts Submission Deadline: May 30, 2018.
For more information and inquiries, please contact Dr Yaghoob Foroutan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The authors of accepted abstracts will be notified and informed about the detailed instructions of full articles by June 20, 2018. The deadline for the submission of full articles will be August 30, 2018.
4. Journée d’études : « Histoire du droit islamique modern » – Université Paris Descartes, 17 mai 2018
Cette journée d’études porte sur les cultures et les patrimoines juridiques et normatifs des mondes musulmans et sur leurs transformations du XVIIIe siècle jusqu’à nos jours, suite à l’émergence et à l’universalisation d’un langage juridique positiviste particulier, sous l’effet de la pression impérialiste ou par un processus d’intégration volontaire.
Programme et Résumés : https://iismm.hypotheses.org/29961
Visiting Assistant Professor in Religion, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
This position is to begin in August 2018 for a one-year term. Goucher’s Religion Program provides an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approach to the academic study of religion with a commitment to community-based and experiential learning experiences.
Visiting Assistant Professor in the History of Islam and the History of the Modern Middle East, Towson University, MD
Applications are invited for a full-time, non-tenure track, 10-month position beginning August 2018. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic, Middle East Studies Association, Tucson, AZ
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.
Position open until filled. Information: https://mesana.org/resources-and-opportunities/2018/03/27/bard-visiting-assistant-professor-of-arabic
6. Master’s Program in Islamic Studies: “Islam in Europe”, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Master’s program in Islamic Studies is conceived as a response to the need for training in Islamic Theology in the European educational area.
7. Submissions for “Islam in World Literary Imaginations: A Multi-Volume”
Edited by Sarah R. bin Tyeer, Claire Gallien and Mohammad Salama. The volume is designed to incorporate a variety of themes, influences, ramifications, impressions, and representations of Islam in world literatures in classical, medieval, modern, and contemporary contexts.
Deadline for applications: 6 July 2018. Please send abstracts to: email@example.com
8. Graduate Student Article Prize Announced by Women Historians of the Middle East (WHOME)
This annual prize is awarded for the best article about Middle Eastern history written by a female-identifying graduate student (Masters or PhD). The award aims to bring attention to the innovative scholarship women are producing in the field. The article (not to exceed 8,000 words) can be published, under review, submitted, or in the final stages of preparation for submission to a journal.
Deadline for applications: 31 May 2018. Information: https://mailchi.mp/mediterraneanseminar/prize-whome-graduate-student-article-prize-call-for-applications-and-nominations?e=82aeb6c61d
9. Prize of the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) for Best Article to be Published in “Contemporary Levante”
The award will recognize excellent research and scholarship that will advance our understanding of the Levant region. The article will be published in the journal and will received the amount of £100.
Deadline for submission: 11 June 2018. Information: http://cbrl.org.uk/news/item/name/call-for-papers-for-the-2018-cbrl-prize-for-best-article
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- May 07, 2018
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