1.International Conference: “Jihadi Audiovisualities”, Department of Anthropology and African Studies, University of Mainz, 4-5 October 2018
We want to bring together experts and colleagues from multiple disciplines to foster multifarious exchanges, which will allow us to assess Jihadi audio-visuals in all their complexity. We will explore the acoustic dimension of jihadi videos, focus on cinematic means and the creative power involved in Jihadi audio-visuals, and examine activist modes of engaging with these communicative offers.
2. Conference: “Turkey and Surrounding World, History and Present Perspectives”, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, China, 12-15 October 2018
The papers sought for the conference will be expected to cover aspects of Turkey’s role in and impact on the West and Central Asian region, with links to the East and South Asian regions also. Concern is both with the historical background in Ottoman times, and with current policy and practice. Papers on other subjects related to Turkey may also be considered.
Deadline for abstracts: 25 July 2018. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
3. 4th Meeting of the Society of Iranian and Turanian Studies: “Genealogy, Transmissions and Prosopography”. Autonomous University of Barcelona, 19-20 November 2018
The organizing team of the fourth meeting has taken the decision to ask for papers on the theme of genealogy, transmissions and prosopography of Iran and the Eurasian steppes in the ancient and medieval periods. This theme is of great importance for political history, the history of traditions, technology and science, diplomatics, literature and mythology.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 May 2018. Information: http://grupsderecerca.uab.cat/fonteseurasiae/sites/grupsderecerca.uab.cat.fonteseurasiae/files/4th_meeting_seit.pdf
4. Research Assistant (PhD Position): “The Cold War`s Clash of Civilizations (in the Middle East)”, Arbeitsbereich Globalgeschichte, Freie Universität Berlin
Possible themes include Soviet-Kurdish relations; local actors’ response to the Islamic Revolution in Iran; or the foreign affairs of socialist states like South Yemen or Soviet-aligned states such as Libya or Syria, etc. Successful candidates will develop a PhD dissertation in the field of international history in the twentieth century as well as contribute to the activities of the research group more generally.
Deadline for application: 18 June 2018. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=56767
5. Summer Intensive Course: “Women’s and Gender Studies”, Tehran, Iran, 25-28 August 2018
The study of gender and women in Islamic contexts, though has expanded rapidly in recent decades is complicated by the modern historicity of these concepts and the danger of projecting them onto contexts in which they did not exist as categories of thought. A further challenge is that there is no uniform referent for the concepts of gender and sexuality across Islamic contexts and within diverse Muslim societies.
Deadline for applications: 30 June 2018. Information: http://www.academia.edu/36680010/Summer_Course_on_Womens_and_Gender_Studies-_August_25-28_2018
6. Abstracts for Book “Understanding Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Turkey”
Editors: Anja Zalta (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) and Tahir Abbas (LSE, UK). The book aims to provide: 1) An historical and contemporary analytical perspective on the nature of ethnicity in ad migration to Turkey in shaping the Turkish national project; 2) How these perspectives have been shaped by recent periods of neoliberalism, authoritarianism and globalisation; and 3) The experience of minorities in Turkey in the context of the wider Middle East region.
7. The International Center for the Developing Peace, Culture and Rationality (https://icpcr.com/en ) in order to promote peaceful coexistence, will hold the first International Peace Studies Conference in 1st MARCH 2019 and intends to gather together scholars and researchers for having a better explanation of peace and reconciliation.
Peace is one of the categories that mankind has been considering since the beginning of creation, and has always been wishing to be in a calm condition and reconciliation; However, in the different ages, human being has suffered because of the lack of peace.
Today, with regard to the complexities of human life and the disruptions in political and social interactions, nations are increasingly aware of the importance of peace and coexistence. The importance of this item can be found in the works of scholars, philosophers and sociologists; as they have considered it in designing Utopia. Accordingly, it is possible to explain peace in different ways, due to cultural, religious, and social beliefs and ideas.
Abstract deadline: 22 Oct. 2018
Full paper deadline: 20 Jan. 2019
Conference day: 1st MARCH 2019
for more information, please refer to https://icpcr.com/en/adm/conference.html
University of Zurich
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“Caliphs, Popes and Gold: Money and Long-Distance Connections in the Early Middle Ages” (York Islamic Art Circle)
with Dr Rory Naismith (Kings College, London), on Tuesday 29th May 2018, from 6:30pm-8pm, at The Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York, YO10 5DD, UK.
Attendance is by free booking only https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/public-lectures/summer-18/popes-gold/
Abstract: One of the most celebrated Anglo-Saxon coins is a gold piece naming Offa, king of the Mercians (757-96), which closely imitates a gold dinar of the Abbasid caliph al-Mansur. It encapsulates a fascinating series of cultural interconnections which bound Anglo-Saxon England to the rest of mainland Europe and, ultimately, to the Muslim world. This talk will use the Offa dinar as its starting point, and explore other instances of money forming a visible and versatile point of contact between England, its Northern European neighbours and the Islamic lands to the east and south. These coins stand for a whole range of economic and cultural interactions, illuminated by other sources including narratives and manuscripts.
About the Speaker: Dr Rory Naismith completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge in 2009, and has been a lecturer in medieval history at King’s College London since 2015. His interests are in the earlier Middle Ages, and especially in aspects of economic, social and cultural history.Posted in: Academic items
- May 30, 2018
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