1.The University of Edinburgh seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Arabic and Middle Eastern Cultures, based in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (IMES) (http://www.ed.ac.uk/literatures-languages-cultures/islamic-middle-eastern) and teaching within IMES.
The lecturer will provide teaching and dissertation supervision at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and will commence on 1st September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will have expertise in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies.
This is a full-time, 35 hours, open-ended position.
Salary: £39,992 to £47,722 per annum.
The closing date for receipt of applications is no later than 5pm (GMT) 19th July 2018. We anticipate presentations and interviews will be held on 21st August 2018.
Informal queries are welcome and should be sent via email for the attention of Dr Nacim Pak-Shiraz, Head of Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further details please see below:
2. Demographics : Middle East & North Africa
Authors: Thomas Schrott; Wolfgang Taucher; Peter Webinger; Alexander Schahbasi; Mathias Vogl
Publisher: Vienna: Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior,
Series: Regiones et res publicae : country analysis reports, 6
37 pages, maps
Table of contents:
North Africa 6
Middle East 18
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 28
3. Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Persian and Arabic Manuscripts
The Alwaleed Centre at the University of Edinburgh (www.alwaleed.ed.ac.uk) seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, on a fixed term, non-renewable three year basis, to commence in September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter (subject to negotiation).
The appointment will be in the field of Islamic Civilisation, more specifically manuscript studies. The post will be based in the Centre for Research Collections in the University of Edinburgh’s Main Library. Objectives will be jointly set by the Alwaleed Centre and the Centre for Research Collections (CRC).
This is a full-time (35 hours per week) position on Grade UE07 and attracts a salary from £32,548 to £38,833 per annum.
The closing date for receipt of applications is no later than 5 pm (GMT) Monday, 23rd July 2018 . We anticipate interviews will be held on 22nd August 2018.
Informal queries are welcome and should be sent via email for the attention of Mr Tom Lea, Alwaleed Outreach and Projects Manager, to email@example.com.
The School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to addressing an equalities, diversity and inclusion agenda.
Further information and details on how to apply can be found at the following link: https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=044243
4. Open Access Newspaper Archive: الهدى = al-Hoda = al-Hudá = Jarīdat al-Hudá [1898-1904]
الهدى = al-Hoda = al-Hudá = Jarīdat al-Hudá
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : N.A. Mokarzel,
5. Annoncer l’ouverture de CartOrient, atlas numérique de l’Asie occidentale, du Caucase et de l’Asie centrale www.cartorient.cnrs.fr.
CartOrient propose :
- Un atlas interactif comprenant des cartes commentées
- Des atlas thématiques
- Une collection de cartes et d’atlas numérisés
CartOrient est une publication scientifique (ISSN : 2557-1818) : un comité de rédaction évalue l’ensemble des cartes et des textes avant leur publication. CartOrient est développé au sein du laboratoire « Mondes iranien et indien », avec le soutien de l’USPC, du CNRS et de l’INALCO et le concours de « Résurgences ».
Nous vous en souhaitons une bonne lecture.
(also in English: http://cartorient.cnrs.fr/?lang=en )
6. Teaching Fellow in Religion, Augustana College, Illinois
We seek a candidate with expertise in Islam. Additional expertise and focuses might include one or more of the following: Muslim-Christian interactions, Inter-faith dialogue, Gender and Religion, and contemporary Islamic movements within and beyond North America and Western Europe. Candidates should have graduate-level training in theories and methods pertaining to the study of religion.
Position open until filled. Information: http://www.augustanafaculty.org/career_positions.php?cat=3&id=208
7. Second Annual Graduate Student Book Review Colloquium: “Islam in Modern Regional Contexts”, George Mason University, 11 October 2018
The Colloquium invites advanced graduate students in social sciences and humanities to present book reviews of recent noteworthy publications in the broader field of Islamic and Middle Eastern studies. Each colloquium participant will be reimbursed up to $600 to cover travel and accommodation costs.
Deadline for applications: 30 June 2018. Information: https://www.themaydan.com/2018/06/cfp-second-annual-graduate-student-book-review-colloquium-islamic-middle-eastern-studies-deadline-june-30-2018/
8. BORDER CROSSING
Historians of Islamic Art Association 2018 Biennial Symposium
October 25-27, 2018
New Haven, CT
The 2018 HIAA symposium will bring together an international group of established and emerging scholars of Islamic art and architecture to present new research on the theme of “Border Crossing.” Very often the field has been defined as one centered on select regions of the Middle East, South Asia, and Central Asia, and focusing on traditional media and categories, such as the decorative arts, manuscript studies, and architecture. Less attention has been paid to regions on the so-called peripheries, including, for example, Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, or to disciplines that are not often associated with the field, such as film and anthropology.
“Border Crossing” is an invitation to rethink the field of Islamic art and architecture by interrogating the ideas of translation, transmission, and transgression that are suggested by the theme. Among the questions that may be asked are: How can this lens help us rethink works that form the “canon” of Islamic art? What is at stake in crossing disciplinary borders? What is lost and what is gained in abandoning traditional academic parameters? What may be learned through literal border crossings, whether they are by conservation authorities or refugees? As the works of several contemporary artists show, border crossings are ultimately ethical positions taken to evince the human condition itself. They thus provide potential to rethink the arts and cultures of the Islamic world, as well as the ways in which we study them today.
Kishwar Rizvi and Alex Dika Seggerman, co-organizers
Christiane Gruber, Yael Rice, and Ünver Rüstem, committee members
For complete program and to register, please visit https://hiaa2018.yale.edu/
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- June 28, 2018
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