1.Conference: “The Early Islamic Empire at Work” for ERC Project “The Early Islamic Empire at Work – The View from the Regions Toward the Center”, University of Hamburg, 11-13 October 2018
The conference discusses the reach of law, Islamic and other, for the integration and functioning of the em-pire, as well as its role in the development of Islam as an ‘imperial’ religion. To what extent did ‘Islam’ serve as an integrating force, even if only for the imperial elite?
Deadline for abstracts: 31 August 2018. Information: https://www.islamic-empire.uni-hamburg.de/en/news-and-events/conferences/reach-of-empire.html
2. International Conference and Collective Volume: “(Im)Mobility and the (Re)Combination of Knowledge in the Mamluk Period – Towards a Conceptual Intellectual History”, University of Bonn, 6-8 October 2019
The aim of the conference and the edited volume is to bring together a number of case studies which illustrate how the social context of a given author influences knowledge production. Papers are welcome that address the social context of authors and their intellectual outcome in general, and how their (im)mobility lead either to the specialization or hybridization of knowledge.
Deadline for proposals: 15 September 2018. More information: https://www.mamluk.uni-bonn.de/mamluk-events/cfp-immobility-and-the-re-combination-of-knowledge-in-the-mamluk-period.pdf
3. Study Program: “One Land, Two Peoples and Three Religions”, Galilee Institute, Israel, 27 Decem-ber 2018 – 8 January 2019
The programme focusses on the Jewish/Christian/Islamic religions, their roots in the region and their rela-tionship around the conflict. It is designed for all students, faculty members and professionals who wish to take a deeper look at the diverse groups living in Israel/Palestine.
Deadline for applications: 27 October 2018. Information: https://www.gal-ilcol.ac.il/Courses/235/One_Land,_Two_Peoples_and_Three_Religions
4. 15 Scholarships for MA in Modern Turkish Studies, Istanbul Sehir University
The Center for Modern Turkish Studies invites you to study issues of Turkey and its surronding with unique interdisciplinary and flexible curriculum for our M.A Program.
Deadline for application: 31 August 2018. Further info http://cemts.sehir.edu.tr
5. Call for Papers
International Medieval Congress, Leeds, UK, 1st-4th July 2019
Caucasian Connections: Beyond Liminality
The relationship between the Caucasus and the outside world has been deeply implicated in its cultural development and structures of authority from the Maikop Culture onwards. Just as outside empires sought to control the Caucasus, its peoples and strategic routes and resources, so indigenous Caucasian elites sought the favour of outsiders in their struggles for power. At the same time, the Caucasus maintained a distinctive set of cultural traditions. This tension between access to the outside world and indigenous ‘Caucasian civilisation’ has been a central theme of scholarship on the region.
In order to promote interdisciplinary dialogue on these issues, we propose to organise one or several panels at the International Medieval Studies- the world’s second-largest gathering of medieval scholars and the largest in Europe. We welcome papers from the disciplines of History, Art History, Archaeology, Medieval Studies, Literature or Historical Linguistics on the cultures of the Caucasus (broadly defined), its relationship with the surrounding areas, or outside attitudes to the region. In particular, we seek papers that can address the material culture aspects of these relationships, given the overall conference theme of ‘materiality’. Possible subjects may include, but are not limited to:
– material cultures of the Caucasus and its neighbours;
– economic, social or cultural connections within or beyond the Caucasus;
– the (un)importance of the outside world in the formation of Caucasian culture, society or identity;
– outsider perceptions of the Caucasus.
For further information, please see the full conference CFP at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imc/imc2019_call.html. Small travel bursaries may be available from the conference, although these should not be relied upon as a source of support. Further travel support may be available for scholars from outside the UK, with priority given to scholars from the Caucasus and CIS countries.
Expressions of interest should be sent to John Latham Sprinkle at email@example.com by 10th September 2018. Please send a paper title and a brief description of your proposed topic. Please also indicate whether you will require travel funding in order to attend, and if so, approximately how much you estimate will be necessary.
6. The Ira Brind and Stacey Spector Assistant/ Associate Curator of South Asian Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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