1.CfP: Great Lakes Adiban Workshop, Chicago 2018
The Great Lakes Adiban Society (GLAS) invites submissions for its second annual workshop, scheduled to take place at the University of Chicago, October 6–7, 2018. We particularly welcome papers that are works in progress and would benefit from extensive discussion and feedback.
The Society hopes to provide a regional forum for scholars of Islamicate adab, particularly of the medieval and early modern periods, to meet and share their work. We leave our parameters intentionally broad in order to invite as wide a collaboration as can be useful, but we are basically engaged with the literatures of the broad complex of premodern Muslim societies from the Danube to the Deccan. This naturally includes the major Islamicate languages of Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu, as well as others (Armenian, Georgian, Hebrew, Spanish, etc.) that participate in similar literary conventions. We welcome and encourage scholars working in any of these languages to consider participating!
Those who wish to participate in the workshop should fill out our online application (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfbHLf4yncTKDdvp1W7WafNX-I2rCOfWu98FgoYt1aJHpFQfg/viewform) by August 15, 2018. Please note that each accepted paper will be given 45 minutes for presentation and discussion; because of this, we have limited space on our schedule and may have to turn down some submissions if get too many. In such an event, preference will generally be given to scholars in the Great Lakes region, per the mission (https://greatlakesadiban.github.io/about/) of this organization.
Graduate students note: we have some funding to help offset at least part of your travel costs! If you would like to apply for this additional aid, there is a space to do so on the application form.
If you have any questions, please feel free to write Cameron Cross at kchalipa [at] umich.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!
2. The deadline for the “25th International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO)” in Frankfurt on 4-6 October 2018 has been extended until 1 July 2018. For further information see http://www.ffgi.net/en/davo-25.html and for information on open panels see http://www.ffgi.net/files/davo-25/davo-Open_Panels.pdf
3. International Conference: „Islam and Belonging“, Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Roma, 26-28 June 2018
The notion of belonging offers the double advantage of being less unyielding than the concept of identity and closer to the phenomena of “recompositions”. The second International Conference of PLURIEL deals with the plurality of belongings and opinions within Islam. Referring to citizenship, territories, and communities in Islam, it scrutinizes the theses that plurality is not the privilege of modernity only.
4. Workshop: “Uses of the Past: Islamic International Law and the Problem of Translation. Concepts and Applications”, Göttingen University, 28-29 June 2018
The workshop deals with Islamic legal narratives and practices of international law. It is combined with: Double Talk “Female Judges – Experiences, Successes and Challenges in Palestine and Germany” on 27 June 2018. Female Shari’a Judge Somoud al-Damiri (Palestine) and Prof. Dr. Maria Wersing (Germany) will assess the role of female judges in their legal orders and the question of anti-discrimination for women.
5. Workshop: “Transactions and Documentation in the Persianate World”, Exeter, 13-14 July 2018
This workshop assembles scholars to investigate traditions of legal documentation related to trade and other transactions related to property in a vast but under-studied commercial sphere – the Persianate world.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 July 2018. Information: https://lawforms.hypotheses.org/conferences/workshop-transactions-2018
6. Conference: “Religion and Secularism on Campus: The Changing Dimensions of the University Experience”, SOAS, University of London, 6-7 September 2018
This two-day international conference will explore the diversity of ways in which religious and non-religious identities are experienced, encountered and catered for on higher education campuses in the UK, Europe and beyond. We invite proposals for papers that explore any dimension of religion or non-religion on campuses in any geographical context, focusing on a particular tradition, group or movement or on the interactions between different parties, or on broader cultural or political changes impacting upon how religion is expressed within campus contexts.
Deadline for abstracts: 6 July 2018. Information: https://www.soas.ac.uk/representingislamoncampus/conference/
7. PhD Position in the History of the Middle East, University of Oslo
The Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History at the University of Oslo announces a PhD position in the social and cultural history of the twentieth-century Middle East, with a focus on Egypt or the Levant (fulltime research fellowship plus completion grant).
Deadline for applications: 1 September 2018. Information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/148187/middle-east-history
8. Prize of the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) for the Best Article 2018
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 Contemporary Levant and will received the amount of £100.
Extended deadline for submission: 31 July 2018. Information: http://cbrl.org.uk/news/item/name/call-for-papers-for-the-2018-cbrl-prize-for-best-article
9. Two positions for research associates related but not restricted to Iranian Studies at the Center for Religious Studies at the Ruhr-University of Bochum.
10. The 2019 Sir William Luce Fellowship at Durham University
The residential fellowship (Apr-June 2019) carries a grant, accommodation and meals, and is a valuable research and publication opportunity for post-doctoral scholars, diplomats, politicians, or business executives, working on Iran, the Gulf states, South Arabia and Sudan: more details are provided in the notice. The application deadline is Friday 7 September 2018.
The Sir William Luce Papers series (https://www.dur.ac.uk/sgia/research/fellowships/) has been well served by the breadth of expertise and variety of experience past fellows have brought to the post.
For further information, see https://www.dur.ac.uk/sgia/research/fellowships/
11. The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Virginia invites applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track instructional position to teach undergraduate and graduate content courses in South Asian studies in the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters.
The anticipated start date is August 25, 2018.
Field of specialization in South Asian studies with a special emphasis on South Asian literatures, cultures, diaspora, 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 Hindi/Urdu and English. PhD strongly preferred, ABD considered.
Candidates who hold a PhD in South Asian studies or a related field by the time of appointment will be considered for the rank of Assistant Professor, General Faculty. ABDs in South Asian studies or a related field, by the time of appointment, will be considered for the rank of Lecturer.
To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting 0623430 and electronically attach the following: Curriculum Vitae, cover letter describing scholarly accomplishments and teaching experience, and a recent article or book chapter in English (attach to Writing Sample 1). Also, under separate cover by mail or e-mail, please arrange for two (2) confidential letters of reference to be sent to:
Department of Middle East Languages and Cultures
P.O. Box 4000781
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4781
Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to:
Review of applications will begin July 8, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.
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