1.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. Workshop: “Professional Mobility in the Islamic Lands (900-1600): ʿulamāʾ, udabāʾ, and Administrators”, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 20-21 March 2019
This workshop is interested in papers that consider the following questions: How and when did the madrasas start producing bureaucrats? What did getting close to political authority entail for the ʿulamāʾ? How did offers for higher appointments travel in Islamic lands? How did the competition between ruling elites and households impact this professional mobility? Etc.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 September 2018: Information: https://iismm.hypotheses.org/30535
Research Associate for Analysis of Historical Arabic Texts, Asia-Africa Institute, Hamburg University
4 year full-time position. Duties include conceptualization and implementation of a web-based tool for the analysis of text variants in historical Arabic texts.
Deadline for applications: 1 August 2018. Information:
Assistant Professor in the History of the Modern Middle East & North Africa, Stanford University
The Department of History seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, with an emphasis on the Arab world from the late nineteenth century to the contemporary era. Applicants will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 September 2018. Information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11423
4. Session de formation doctorale en droit musulman, Villejuif, France, 3-7 décembre 2018
Ils participeront à une série d’ateliers pratiques centrés sur les sources primaires et consacrés aux différents aspects du droit en Islam. Les interventions se feront en français et en anglais à partir de la lecture de textes en arabe. Aucune participation financière n’est demandée aux étudiant.e.s, et celles ou ceux qui le souhaitent peuvent candidater à une aide financière.
Date limite : 31 juillet 2018. Information : https://iismm.hypotheses.org/30693
5. Articles on “Women in Islam” for Special Issue of MDPI Open Access
This call for papers invites submissions focusing on women’s understanding, interpretation and lived experience of Islam with attention to women’s agency.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 September 2018. Information: https://iismm.hypotheses.org/30730
6. W Floor, Studies in the History of Medicine in Iran, Mage, 2018
7. The Idea of Iran: The Safavid Era
Date: 27 October 2018 Time: 9:45 AM
Finishes: 27 October 2018 Time: 6:00 PM
Venue: London, SOAS, Brunei Gallery
Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
For more information:
8. Gulf History content specialist at the British Library (Full Time, Fixed Term to 31 December 2021):
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