1.6th International Conference on “Islam & Liberty – Building an Islamic Case for Open Markets”, Islamabad, 14-15 November 2018
The conference brings together academics and researchers to present and discuss papers on the current discourse on Islam, society and the world at large under the over-arching theme of Islam and liberty. The Conference is an attempt to re-discover the original tenets of economic freedom as propounded by the Quran and Sunnah
Deadline for abstracts: 31 August 2018. Information: http://islamandlibertynetwork.org/blog/2018/06/01/building-an-islamic-case-for-open-markets/
2. Workshop: “The ‘Ethical’ and the ‘Everyday’: Interrogating Analytical Turns for/in the Study of Islam and Muslims in Europe”, University of Cambridge, 29-30 November 2018
This workshop seeks to provide a forum for critically engaging with the analytics of the “ethical” and the “everyday” in the study of Islam and Muslims in Europe. What is, we ask, the analytical purchase of these turns within the study of Islam and Muslims in Europe? What, furthermore, might escape our attention while preferring one turn among the other?
Deadline for abstracts: 31 August 2018. Information: https://bit.ly/2MnuFnN
3. Visiting Research Fellowships, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), Berlin
The call is open to senior researchers and recent postdocs in the humanities and the social sciences. Slots are available throughout the year with the exception of July and August 2019. We therefore ask applicants to state their preferred month(s) of stay while indicating alternative dates.
Deadline for applications: 17 August 2018. Information: https://www.zmo.de/Ausschreibungen/calls%20for%20papers/CfP%20-%20Visiting%20Research%20Fellowships2018.pdf
4. Scholarships for 75 Master’s Programs at the Goethe University Frankfurt
Applicants must hold an excellent Bachelor’s degree from a university outside of Germany. Awardees are provided with a monthly stipend of 1,000 EUR and other benefits to help them develop their career.
5. The journal Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia (ACME) is looking to recruit a new Book Review Editor and a new Film Review Editor, with the first contributed work to appear in Volume 5(1), Summer 2017/18.
If you are interested, please forward a copy of your curriculum vitae, along with a brief statement about your interest in the position and an example of your professional writing to:
Dr. Pedram Khosronejad (Chief Editor)
Farzaneh Family Scholar
Associate Director for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies
School of International Studies
Oklahoma State University
6. The Second International Conference on Islamic Civilisation (ISIC 2019):
The Movement of Population, Objects, and Ideas in the Pre-modern and Modern Muslim World
Call for Papers
Abstract Submission Deadline: October 15th, 2018
Conference Dates: February 12th–13th, 2019
Venue: National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taipei, Republic of China (details to be confirmed)
Muslim world, covering a vast geographical area, is characterised by its ethnic, linguistic, and cultural multiplicity. Its diversity is precisely captured by Dale F. Eickelman: ‘The main challenge for the study of Islam is to describe how its universalistic or abstract principles have been realized in various social and historical contexts without representing Islam as a seamless essence on the one hand or as a plastic congeries of beliefs and practices on the other.’ (1987) However difficult it may be to describe such rich human/social/cultural phenomena, the pluralistic ideas and practices in Muslim world result from the interaction, violent or non-violent, between Muslims and other communities, and between Muslims themselves, the exchange and transmission of ideas, objects, and techniques, through various media, over the past fourteen centuries. How and why do/did people, ideas, and objects move from one place to another? Through what agencies do/did people, ideas, and objects travel? How did/does such movement impact upon other communities, their social and cultural dynamics? We welcome contributions from scholars and postgraduate students concerned with these questions from any relevant scholarly discipline, including history, anthropology, sociology, linguistics, area studies, politics, (comparative) literature, and religious studies. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Migration of tribes, Sufi orders, refugees, or any distinctive group in pre-modern and modern contexts
- Transmission or translation of ideas, artistic or literary motifs, or texts
- Travel & travelogues
- Exchange and interaction through commerce (e.g. slave trade)
- Spread of techniques or objects (e.g. introduction of paper)
Each presentation will last 20 minutes, including Q&A session. Abstracts between 300–400 words along with a one-page CV should be sent to Dr. I-Wen Su at firstname.lastname@example.org, by 5.00 pm, October 15th, 2018, with ‘ISIC 2019’ in the subject line. The presenters whose papers are accepted will be notified in late October and early November, and asked to submit the full papers by January 10th, 2019. The papers, which pass the double-blind review, will be published.
7. 32 Fellowships at the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem
The fellowships are open to students and scholars in Near Eastern studies from prehistory through the Islamic periods, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology and religion and related disciplines.
Deadline for application: 31 August 2018. Information: http://www.aiar.org/fellowships/?mc_cid=a57d843a2b&mc_eid=4b7f78b915
8. Tenure Track Position in any Discipline on Islam in Asia, Asian Studies Program, Hamilton College, New York
The position on Islam in Asia includes Iran/Persia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, to begin July 1, 2019. Mastery of a relevant Asian language is expected.
Application deadline: 5 October 2018. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=56980
9. Advanced Assistant/Associate Professor, Inayat and Ishrat Malik Professorship in Islamic Studies, University of Cincinnati
Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. is required, as well as prior teaching experience and evidence of scholarly excellence. The successful candidate is expected to engage in research, to teach on the graduate and undergraduate levels in their area, and to contribute, via interdisciplinary education and as appropriate, to undergraduate certificate programs in such areas as Religious Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Arabic Studies, Asian Studies, Security Studies, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Deadline for applications: 31 January 2019. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=57031
10. Project: Education and Childhood Studies Digital Resources for Afghanistan
The aim of the project is to produce digital resources on education in Afghanistan as part of the Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies – an authoritative digital resource on the state of the education system as well as the nature of childhood and youth experience in Afghanistan.Academic items
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