1.Furman University – Assistant Professor, Middle Eastern History
2. Scribal Cultures Across Eurasia
Princeton’s Program in Medieval Studies seeks proposals for 20-minute papers that will explore scribal cultures in different parts of the world between the 5th and the 15th century. Scribal cultures across the Eurasian continent are often more connected than is usually recognized. The long shadow of the Achaemenids can be traced in Demotic papyri and Bactrian inscriptions; Khotanese legal documents from Dunhuang used Indian and Chinese bits of formulary; Latin scribes and scholars of the late Antique and medieval West built upon forms and formularies that once belonged to the much wider world of the later Roman empire. Throughout the Middle Ages, connections to these wider horizons persisted, linking different scribal cultures, framing new conversations between them, and inspiring new scripts, vocabularies, and literatures. We welcome proposals from a broad range of disciplines and approaches that will address the documents themselves, discourses on documentary, scribal or legal cultures, and/or representations/ruminations of/on all of the above in literature, art, architecture, music, history of science, etc. This session will be an extension of the 2018-2019 programming at Princeton on this topic, which is part of an ongoing Princeton initiative seeking to connect not only divergent parts of medieval worlds but also this initiative with similar interests and projects at other research institutions and by other scholars.
The Princeton medieval studies community is deeply committed to inclusivity. Graduate students, contingent faculty, early-career medievalists, women, persons with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested persons should send a short cv and a one-page abstract of their paper by September 15, 2018 to:
Prof. Sara S. Poor
Department of German
203 East Pyne
Princeton, NJ 08544
3. Yale University’s Program in History of Science and Medicine seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in transnational or cross-cultural history of science, technology, health, or the body, to begin July 1, 2019. As a member of the Program in the History of Science and Medicine, the successful candidate will be appointed fully in the Department of History.
The search is open to scholars studying any era and any region, with a preference for scholarship that ranges beyond Europe and the United States. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, protected veterans, and persons with disabilities. Applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., statement of research interests, a teaching statement or sample syllabus, a chapter length writing sample prepared for anonymous reading, and three letters of reference at http://apply.interfolio.com/52990 Review of applications will begin September 15, 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Questions can be addressed to Erica Lee, email@example.com.
4. Lives of the Prophets: The Illustrations to Hafiz-i Abru’s “Assembly of Chronicles”
By: Mohamad Reza Ghiasian
Series: Studies in Persian Cultural History, Volume: 16
Extent: xvi + 344 pp.
Hardback: EUR €132.00 | USD $159.00
E-Book: EUR €120.00 | USD $144.00
In Lives of the Prophets: The Illustrations to Hafiz-i Abru’s “Assembly of Chronicles” Mohamad Reza Ghiasian analyses two extant copies of the Majmaʿ al-tawarikh produced for the Timurid ruler Shahrukh (r. 1405–1447). The first manuscript is kept in Topkapı Palace and the second is widely dispersed. Codicological analysis of these manuscripts not only allows a better understanding of Hafiz-i Abru’s contributions to rewriting earlier history, but has served to identify the existence of a previously unrecognised copy of the Jamiʿ al-tawarikh produced at Rashid al-Din’s scriptorium. Through a meticulous close reading of both text and image, Mohamad Reza Ghiasian convincingly proves that numerous paintings of the dispersed manuscript were painted over the text before its dispersal in the early twentieth century.
For more information and the table of contents, please see https://brill.com/view/title/38932
5. The Department of Politics at Princeton University seeks to hire an Outreach Associate (Senior Research Specialist) in support of a project titled, “Understanding Marginalized Communities in the Arab World Through Social Science Research: Gaining Insight, Enhancing Capacity, Building Collaborations, Contributing to Solutions.”
Required: A Master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in political science, sociology, economics, or another social science, and 2-3 years of related experience. Excellent knowledge of, and applied experience with, quantitative research methods. Knowledge of a statistical language such as SPSS, Stata or R. Strong experience documenting, analyzing and disseminating data. A history of being organized, resourceful, and attentive to detail. Supervisory and financial management experience. Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects at once, take initiative, prioritize work, and meet deadlines. Superior written and oral communication skills in Arabic and English. Excellent interpersonal skills. Comfortable working both individually and as part of a team.
Preferred: Prior experience with comparative research or international collaborations. A knowledge of French is desirable.
6. 11th Al-Jami’ah Forum & Conference: “Southeast Asian and Global Perspectives”, Jambi, 13-15 No-vember 2018
The forum will be dedicated to the wide and general issues of Islamic studies in Southeast Asia and there-fore accept articles from various fields in Islamic studies. Promising papers after the process of peers re-views will be published in Al-Jami’ah: Journal of Islamic Studies (Scopus Q3) or JSEAIS: Journal of South-east Asian Islam & Society.
Deadline for abstracts: 18 September 2018. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announce-ments/2221659/11th-al-jamiah-forum-conference-islamic-studies-update
7. Workshop: “Religion, Economy, and Value: Histories of Religious Fundraising”, University of Copenhagen, 17-18 December 2018
This workshop aims to bring together scholars working across a variety of religious, geographical and cul-tural contexts and historical periods to discuss what religious fundraising practices can tell us more broadly about economic thinking and conceptions of the social god.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 September 2018. Information: https://centerforcontemporarybuddhiststud-ies.wordpress.com/2018/08/20/cfp-workshop-on-religion-economy-and-value-histories-of-religious-fund-raising/
8. Visiting Professor for Kuwait Program of Sciences Po, Paris School of International Affairs
This opportunity is open to both professors and practitioners, specialists of the Middle East and North Africa. Individuals of all nationalities may apply. Applicants must be full-time faculty members of professorial rank. Candidates on sabbatical or on leave will be preferred. Applications from all social sciences and humanities are welcome, with a preference for experts on human development policies, political economy, or urbanism in the Middle East.
Deadline for applications: 2 September 2018. Information: https://www.sciencespo.fr/kuwait-program/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Call_KSP_Visting_Faculty_
9. Research Fellowship for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, Aga Khan University
The Fellow will be expected to: (1) produce a deliverable (e.g., a research paper) on their fellowship topic acknowledging the fellowship scheme at AKU-ISMC; (2) organise a research workshop which will be an opportunity to bring together other academics working on their topic; (3) engage in discussions about their work and that of colleagues at AKU-ISMC; and (4) possibly delivering lectures and seminars in the MA programme in Muslim Cultures. Candidates should have a PhD in the Humanities or Social Sciences
Deadline for applications: 21 September 2018. Information: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BLV449/call-for-re-search-fellowship
10. Assistant Professor in International Studies with Expertise in the Middle East, University of San Francisco
We are seeking applications from candidates with a Ph.D. in International Studies or related field. Prefer-ence will be given to applicants whose work centers on one or more of the following areas: diplomacy, human rights, indigeneity and race/intersectionality in a global perspective.
Deadline for applications: 5 October 2018. Information: https://www.usfjobs.com/postings/14445
11. Humanities Research Fellowships for the Study of the Arab World, New York University Abu Dhabi
While open to scholars working in all areas of the Humanities, the program aims in particular to build a center of outstanding research capacity in areas of the Humanities that are relevant for the study of the Arabic world, its rich intellectual, religious, and scientific history, its cultural and artistic heritage as ex-pressed in traditional and new media, and its interaction with other cultures in the past and present.
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