1.Conference: “Multi-ethnic Cities in the Mediterranean World: History, Culture, Heritage”, Genoa, 4-5 June 2018
2. JOB: Iran Heritage Foundation Curator for the Iranian Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
We welcome applications from international candidates for this role.
The V&A is seeking to appoint a specialist in Iranian art and design to curate our globally important collection in this field. In formation since the 1870s, the collection is notably strong in ceramics and textiles, and the Museum particularly welcomes candidates with expertise in carpets and textiles, or a desire to specialise in this area. Candidates will need museum experience, as well as language skills and academic training relevant to the post.
On appointment, you would join a team of curators with responsibility for the Museum’s Asian collections and the galleries and stores where they are kept. As curators, we create exhibitions and gallery displays, teach students at a variety of levels, organise and take part in Museum events, and publish electronically and in book and article form.
Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 20 June 2018, by midnight
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 25 July 2018.
3. Photographic Archive: Manar al-Athar (http://www.manar-al-athar.ox.ac.uk)
The Manar al-Athar website, based at the University of Oxford, aims to provide free, downloadable, high resolution, searchable images for teaching, research, and publication. These images of archaeological sites, with buildings and art, will cover the areas of the former Roman empire which later came under Islamic rule, such as Syro-Palestine/the Levant, Arabia, Egypt, North Africa and Spain. The chronological range is from Alexander the Great (i.e., from about 300 BC) through, the Islamic period to the present. It is the first website of its kind providing such material labelled jointly in both Arabic and English. There are currently over 30,000 images online.
4. Call for Papers
Topic: Arabic as a language of knowledge transfer and production: A look into the future
There is a recent movement in the Arabic-speaking world to create an enduring legacy of intellectual innovation and education within the Arab world. This conference aims to explore the theoretical and pragmatic issues relevant to (1) promoting the Arabic language as a tool of scientific inquiry, an official language in public discourse, and a primary language for teaching and research, (2) establishing, maintaining, and nurturing intellectual links and two-way dialogues between knowledge production in Arabic and the international learning and research community, and (3) affecting positively the status and quality of Arabic education domestically, regionally, and internationally.
Themes: Role of language in knowledge transfer and production, Interrelationship of language and thought, Enforcement of language planning policies, Descriptive and analytical studies of native language proficiencies, Academic and intellectual requirements of knowledge processes, Academic language assessment tools, Realities of academic and language training in Arab universities, Socio- and Psycholinguistic parameters of knowledge, Role of heritage speakers, role of technology, and other themes that are of relevance.
Cost: Free registration, meals, and accommodation for international participants.
Dates: March 3-4 2019
Location: Doha, Qatar
Host: The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
Organizers: Alaa Elgibali and Rana Siblini
Abstract: deadline October 30, 2018. A succinct abstract of up to 500 words.
Languages: Arabic and English
Publication: Selected papers will be published after a review process.
Contact: email@example.com Tel: +974 4035 – 6883
5. Cambridge, CIS:
The Centre of Islamic Studies is looking for two Post-Docs to work as Research and Outreach Associates in the Centre of Islamic Studies, to begin in September 2018.
The posts are two-year, fixed-term positions.
The successful candidates will each design and conduct independent and original research into themes relating to Islam in the global age. Proposals relating to Islam or Muslim life in Europe and the United Kingdom are particularly welcome. We are looking for applicants from across the world and can give advice on getting visas where these are applicable.
For more information and to apply for these great posts please see the university job site here: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/17228/
The closing date for applications is 20th June and it is anticipated that interviews will be held by the end of July 2018.
Informal enquiries and requests for Further Particulars may be addressed to Dr Paul Anderson at the Centre of Islamic Studies: firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Workshop on Islamic Studies in the UK: Challenges, Opportunities and Emerging Agendas. The workshop is sponsored by the AHRC-funded project Representing Islam on Campus(https://www.soas.ac.uk/representingislamoncampus) and will be held on June 19thin the Brunei Gallery at SOAS, London.
Islamic Studies is one of the key strands of the project and the overall aim of the day is to build on and reformulate discussions led by the Islamic Studies Network (2008-2012) about the role and place of Islamic Studies in Higher Education. We also aim to present our project findings on the teaching and learning of Islamic Studies at six university campuses. We will engage colleagues in the field in a conversation about some key project themes such as ‘Islamic Studies in the Age of Securitization’ and ‘Emerging agendas in research and teaching’.
We would be honoured and delighted if you can join us for the day. Workshop attendance is free, but registration is required due to limited places. Refreshments and lunch will be offered during the day.For more details of the programme, venue and registration information, please visit the Eventbrite workshop page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/islamic-studies-in-the-uk-challenges-opportunities-and-emerging-agendas-tickets-46217510819
7. The Museum für Islamische Kunst in Berlin now provides access to more than 11.000 objects online on its website. This is a fundamental milestone in the accessibility of the museum collection and would not have been possible without the generosity of Yousef Jameel, Hon. LHD, a private supporter of the arts, education, and research.
Yousef Jameel facilitated the development of a special project team of art historians, archaeologists, photographers and conservators who, alongside permanent museum staff, recorded, documented and photographed large parts of its collection between 2012 and 2017. They compiled important information about the objects including their dating, provenance, materials, and techniques. In addition, various views and interesting details of the artefacts were photographed.
After the successful conclusion of the project last year a huge selection of object information is now available online. This includes most of the museum’s famous carpets, three hundred examples of its little-published textiles, representative artworks from the ceramic, glass and metalwork and the ivory collection.
The complete digitization of two highlights of Shirazi book art are of particular note: the famous anthology of the Timurid prince Baisunqur from 1420 (I. 4628) in addition to the magnificent Koran from 1560-70 (I. 42/68).
Furthermore large parts of the museum’s excavations finds now feature prominently on the web. First of all Samarra, with more than 800 finds and Ctesiphon as well as Khirbat al-Minya/Tabgha with more than 900 finds are all online. More than 300 representative finds from al-Raqqah and 500 from Takht-e Soleiman emphasize the leading role of the Berlin museum in the field of Islamic archaeology.
The objects are available online at www.smb-digital.de. Please look for „Museum für Islamische Kunst“. Currently the descriptions are only available in German. However you may search the collection in a special search form („Advanced Search“) according to date, material, object/term and geographical reference and enjoy the multiple views of the objects featured under the headline „Multimedia“.
8. Appel d’offre pour une bourse postdoctorale en doctrine de l’Islam classique à l’Université catholique de Louvain (Limite : 15 juin 2018)
La Faculté de théologie et l’Institut de recherche Religions, Spiritualités, Cultures, Sociétés (RSCS), de l’Université catholique de Louvain, soutenus par la Fondation Sedes Sapientiæ, proposent une bourse de post-doctorat en islamologie, d’une durée de deux ans.
9. Appel à contribution pour le 2e Congrès du GIS Moyen-Orient et Mondes musulmans
Date limite pour les propositions pour les ateliers: le 1er juin 2018.
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