1.Channels of Transmission:
Family and Professional Lineages in the Early Modern Middle East
Eurasian Studies 15/2 (2017), special issue (pp. 177-377)
(guest edited by Sandra Aube and Maria Szuppe, with the collaboration of Anthony T. Quickel)
distributed by Brill: [brill.com/eurs]brill.com/eurs
The volume brings together eight papers focusing on family structures and their self-definition, as well as their dependence on geographical, temporal, and cultural factors in the process of developing strategies of transmission of authority and knowledge. It originates with joint French-German research project on Dynamics of Transmission: Family, Authorithy and KNowledge in the Early Modern Middle East, 15-17th c. (DYNTRAN, CNRS-Marburg University) sponsored by the ANR and the DFG. For more information on DYNTRAN, see: https://dyntran.hypotheses.org/
2. Oxford’s Faculty of Oriental Studies has just announced two four-year postdoctoral positions in Qur’anic Studies, as part of an ERC-funded research project entitled “Qur’anic Commentary: An Integrative Paradigm”. We are looking for two scholars who will produce monographs on the Islamic reception history of surahs 1–4 and on Qur’anic law in its late antique context. More details can be found at the links below. I am happy for prospective applicants to contact me with queries.
Dr Nicolai Sinai
Professor of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford
Fellow of Pembroke College
3. Call for applicants: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Isfahan, Iran (Fall Semester 2018)
I am writing to kindly inform you that the University of Isfahan is seeking outstanding postdoctoral candidates for Fall semester 2018. You may see the attached recruitment notice for other details.
As you are well aware, the University of Isfahan is one of the leading universities in Iran, which is a public comprehensive university with a good position in both national and international university rankings. The University of Isfahan provides a wide variety of choices in educational programs and offers various high quality facilities to its students. The university is also renowned for its pioneering research and education.
The proposed postdoctoral positions can provide the eligible candidates with a very good chance to increase their expertise and knowledge in their fields.
It will be highly appreciated if you kindly inform the potential candidates. I do thank you for considering this request.
If you have any inquires, do not hesitate to contact us at: email@example.com.
International Scientific Cooperation Office
University of Isfahan
Isfahan 81746-73441, Iran
Tel: +98 313 7932039
Fax: +98 313 6682910
4. Call for participants in an upcoming workshop entitled “Ibadi Manuscripts and Manuscript Cultures” to be held from 5-6 April 2019 at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco. Arabic, English, and French versions of the call for participants are available here on Academia.edu (https://www.academia.edu/37032158/Call_for_Workshop_Participants_English_French_Arabic_Ibadi_Manuscripts_and_Manuscript_Cultures_5-6_April_2019_Al_Akhawayn_University).
5. PhD candidate in Iranian Studies/History of Religions (2 positions), University of Leiden
Vacancy number 18-308
The PhD candidate will carry out research in the framework of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) funded project, Keepers of the Flame: The Reconfiguration of the Zoroastrian Priesthood in Sasanian and Early Islamic Times, led by Professor Albert de Jong. This project examines the history of the Zoroastrian priesthood in two periods of transformation: the Sasanian Empire and the early Islamic period. The project as a whole aims to answer the question how Zoroastrianism survived the loss of its empire. The project will study the build-up and transformation of the Zoroastrian priesthood in the context of innovative theorizing about longue durée history of religion, the transformation of Iranian identity, and the role of religious specialists.
The appointment will initially be for 12 months and if evaluated positively, with an extension of 3 years and must lead to the completion of a PhD thesis. The salary range for a PhD student is from €31,624 to €40,430 gross per year (pay-scale P) based on a full-time appointment.
Applications must be received no later than 7 September 2018.
6. The Faculty of Humanities at Tübingen University invites applications for the position of a Professor (W 3) for Islamic History and Culture in the Department of Asian and Oriental Studies
The applicant should be able to cover a broad spectrum of research and
instruction in this subject area. She/he should have a research focus either
on Islamic history or on literary and/or cultural studies. Good knowledge of
Arabic and a second source language is expected.
She/he will contribute to the department’s curricula (BA, MA) as well as
supervise PhD candidates. We also expect an interest in joining the
interdisciplinary research activities within the department as well as with
other departments at the university.
Requirements for appointment are: Professorship status or an equivalent
qualification as well as extensive teaching experience.
Tübingen University is particularly interested in applications from female
candidates for this position and therefore strongly encourages women to apply.
Applications from disabled candidates will be given preference if the
qualifications of these candidates are identical to those of a non-disabled
candidate. In line with its internationalization agenda, the university
welcomes applications from researchers outside Germany.
Applications with the usual documents (Curriculum Vitae, references, list of
publications and teaching experience, overview of research covered, authored
books, up to 5 articles) should be sent to: Dean of the Faculty of Humanities,
Prof. Dr. Juergen Leonhardt, Keplerstrasse 2, D-72074 Tuebingen
Enquiries may also be directed to the Dean.
The closing date for applications is August 31, 2018.
7. 14th Conference of the Italian Society for Middle Eastern Studies (SeSaMO): “Paths of Resistance in the Middle East and North Africa”, University of Turin, 31 January – 2 February 2019
The conference aims at bringing the debate on the paths and forms of resistance, which developed in the MENA region over the centuries, and soliciting different theoretical and disciplinary approaches. The official languages are Italian, English and French.
Deadline for open and closed panel proposals: 5 September 2018. Information: http://www.sesamoitalia.it/convegno-2019-torino-2019-conference-turin/call-for-panels/ (English version at the end)
8. Articles on “Islam and the Category of ‘Religion’” for Summer 2019 Issue of the “Pakistan Journal of Historical Studies”
The journal is published by the Indiana University Press (Bloomington). It aims to develop critical ideas on less explored and innovative themes in social, cultural, art, architectural, political, and economic histories. Scholars engaged with current historical debates about any region and period can submit articles on a particular theme thus initiating a dialogue on theoretical and methodological issues.
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