1.Tracing Poetics Beyond the Eurocentric Tradition (Arabic, Chinese, Sanskrit, Persian, Turkish,…)
Panel for the 2019 ACLA conference in Georgetown. Deadline for submission is 20 September
2. Call for Papers:
The International Center for the Developing Peace, Culture and Rationality in order to promote peaceful coexistence, will hold the first International Peace Studies Conference in 1st MARCH 2019 and intends to gather together scholars and researcher for having a better explanation of peace and reconciliation.
Peace is one of the categories that mankind has been considering since the beginning of creation, and has always been wishing to be in a calm condition and reconciliation; However, in the different ages, human being has suffered because of the lack of peace.
Today, with regard to the complexities of human life and the disruptions in political and social interactions, nations are increasingly aware of the importance of peace and coexistence. The importance of this item can be found in the works of scholars, philosophers and sociologists; as they have considered it in designing Utopia. Accordingly, it is possible to explain peace in different ways, due to cultural, religious, and social beliefs and ideas.
Abstract deadline: 22 Oct. 2018
Full paper deadline: 20 Jan. 2019
Conference day: 1st MARCH 2019
for more information, please refer to https://icpcr.com/en/adm/conference.html
3. The Uses of the Past: Past Perfect Imperfect Present project (www.usspip.eu) is holding its major conference:
Uses of the Past in Islamic Law
27th-29th September 2018
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
University of Exeter
The Programme is available here:
N.B. Those who would like to attend:
The conference is free to attend but registration is necessary.
Please register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing which days/sessions you will be attending. Registration is open until 1300 UK time on Friday 21st September. Those attending from outside Exeter can accompany the participants at the evening meals (for which there will be a charge); whilst we cannot arrange accommodation for attendees, we can advise on convenient local hotels. As places are limited, allocation will be on a first-come-first-served basis.
4. The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University seeks to fill the following two positions:
*Assistant or Associate Professor of Comparative Politics*
The Department of Political Science seeks to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor in Comparative Politics for a tenure-track or tenured position beginning in Fall 2019. We seek candidates whose teaching and research focus on political development and political economy, especially with regards to developing countries. Particular areas of interest include human security, health and well-being, global cities and urban politics, environment, and other public policy issues related to citizenship and governance in the Global South.
The political science department is housed within the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, which is committed to citizenship education at the undergraduate level and to graduate education in public affairs and the social sciences. We seek candidates who complement the broader Maxwell mission and have interdisciplinary interests. Successful candidates also may be invited to affiliate with the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs or one of Maxwell’s other interdisciplinary centers (http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/centers/), and contribute to undergraduate and graduate programs in International Relations.
*Associate Professor with Tenure – International Relations*
The Department of Public Administration and International Affairs (PAIA) seeks to hire an Associate Professor (with tenure) in International Relations/International Affairs beginning in fall 2019. We are interested in attracting a leading scholar in the areas of international political economy, development or security studies. The successful candidate will primarily support our professional Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) program. This individual would hold a joint appointment with the department of Political Science. Successful candidates also may affiliate with one of Maxwell’s Centers.
For both jobs, see https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/psc/Faculty_Position_Listings/
5. Sixth Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies Conference, Tokyo, June 2019
Call for Papers
We are pleased to announce the Sixth Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies which will be held at Waseda University in Tokyo from June 15 to 17, 2019.
The conference will be conducted in two parts, and will be preceded by a three-day intensive course on Mamluk archival material from June 12 to 14, 2019, to be conducted in Arabic (see below).
The first day of the conference, June 15, will be under the theme “The Sacred in Mamluk Society”. Under this overall rubric, the sacred may be interpreted in a variety of ways, from spaces that were believed to be sacred to those which had any relationship with the sacred, as well as the rituals and/or practices that enabled and maintained the sacred. More concretely, this theme may include anything related to Sufism, the cult of the saints, Sharifism, the history of Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem, the Hajj, the sacred among Christians and/or Jews, and Mawlids and other social events and practices, amongst other topics. In addition, by including “society”within this theme and by reconsidering the relationships between any of these elements and Mamluk society itself, as well as their roles within that society, we hope to widen the range of Mamluk studies, going beyond the boundaries between academic fields such as historical studies, religious studies, and anthropology. We look forward to papers that will expand the scope of this theme and enrich its content.
A maximum of 12 to 15 paper proposals will be selected. Should a greater number of proposals be received, the authors of those which are not selected for the conference may be offered the possibility to publish their contribution in the proceedings. Time allotted to each paper will be twenty minutes, plus ten minutes for discussion.
The following two days of the conference (June 16 and 17) will be structured in panels, which may focus on any aspect of the intellectual, political, social, economic, and artistic life of the Mamluk period. The panels will be organized into presentations of three to four papers of twenty minutes each. Panel proposals must be made by a representative, who will be responsible for its organization. Please note that in case of cancellation of two papers out of the three (or three out of the four) composing the panel, the panel will have to be withdrawn from the program. Time allotted to each paper will be twenty minutes. Discussion will take place at the end of each panel.
Language: The official language of the conference will be English.
Fees: The conference registration fees will be 7000JPY (approximately US$63) for participants and attendees. A farewell dinner will take place on the last day (June 17) at a cost to be determined. Payment of the fees (registration and farewell dinner) must be received by April 30, 2019 (information on the method of payment to be used will be provided in the first circular, which will be sent in January 2019). Participants must make their own travel arrangements; information and suggestions for accommodations will be provided in the first circular.
Proposals: Paper proposals for the themed day must be submitted electronically through the School of Mamluk Studies webpage (http://mamluk.uchicago.edu/school-of-mamluk-studies.html) by October 31, 2018. (The website will be open to accept proposals after October 1). Panel proposals must be submitted in the same manner by November 30, 2018. The paper proposals should provide the name and a one-page CV of the speaker, a provisional title, and an abstract of a maximum of 1500 characters (about 300 words) per paper. Panel proposals must be submitted as such, including the relevant information for each component paper as well as the name of the panel’s chair (the chair can be one of the panelists).
Acceptance: Paper and panel proposals will be peer-reviewed. A first circular will be sent by January 2019 to those whose proposals have been accepted, and to those who have expressed interest in attending the conference as listeners.
- a) Themed day: the papers will be published in a volume of proceedings.
- b) Panels: selected papers will be published in Mamlūk Studies Review.
Intensive course: Mamluk Archival Material
A three-day intensive course on Mamluk archival material, intended for advanced graduate students and other qualified participants, will be offered by Professor Emad Badr al-Din Abu Ghazi (Cairo University). This will be held at Waseda University on June 12-14, 2019, immediately before the sixth conference of the School of Mamluk Studies. The course will enable students to develop reading skills in Arabic archival material related to the study of the Mamluk period and provide related contextual knowledge. It will deal with various types of archival material, including waqf-related documents, the Ragusa/Dubrovnik documents, Ottoman land registers (which include Mamluk land records), and diplomatic documents, among others. Please note that the course will be taught in Arabic.
Since the number of the participants will be limited (a maximum of 12), those who desire to take part in the course are requested to submit a CV, a statement of purpose, and a letter of recommendation by someone familiar with your work to the following email address: email@example.com by the end of January, 2019. Those who are selected for the course will be notified by the end of February, 2019, at which time information about the method of payment for the course fees will be provided.
The course fee is 35000JPY (approximately US$315), which also includes the registration fee for the subsequent conference (June 15-17) and the fee for the farewell dinner (June 17). The fees must be paid by April 30, 2019. Registration and participation will not be confirmed until payment is received. Participants must make their own travel arrangements. The local organizer will provide suggestions for lodging at an affordable price.
We look forward to meeting you in Tokyo, Japan.
Tetsuya Ohtoshi, Waseda University (local organizer)
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities – Assistant Professor – Arab
Middle Eastern Studies
Illinois College – Tenure-Track Position in Asian Studies
University of Chicago – Assistant Professor of South Asian Humanities
Iowa State University – Indian Ocean World PhD Fellowship
Duke University – OPEN RANK Asian Religions
Assistant Professor of History on the 20th Century Arab World, University of Wisconsin-Madison
We have a particular interest in the history of modern Arab politics and society, including the interaction between religion, culture, and politics. We will consider applicants specializing in any area of the Arab world.
Deadline for application: 1 November 2018. Information: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/498753/assistant-professor-of-history-cluster-hire
7. The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington is seeking to fill the following position.*
*Position Title*: Senior Resident Scholar (Political Economy)
*Location*: Washington, DC
The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW), launched in 2015, is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to providing expert research and analysis of the social, economic, and political dimensions of the Gulf Arab states and how they impact domestic and foreign policy. AGSIW focuses on issues ranging from politics and security to economics, trade, and business; from social dynamics to civil society and culture. Through programs, publications, and scholarly exchanges the institute seeks to encourage thoughtful debate and inform the U.S. policy community regarding this critical geostrategic region.
One of three senior resident scholars, this position at AGSIW oversees the political economic portfolio at the institute. (S)he is responsible for producing regular high-quality, written analyses of key economic, trade, and financial developments in the Gulf region, and their broader geopolitical implications. Senior resident scholars are recognized experts in their field and will be expected to draw upon an extensive network of professional contacts to recruit participants for AGSIW public programs and private roundtables, and will themselves serve as panelists or moderators for these programs. (S)he also will recruit non-resident experts who can contribute written analyses on economic issues for publication by AGSIW. The senior resident scholar supervises one research associate and assists with mentoring of interns. Senior resident scholars report to the executive vice president.
§Author timely and relevant analyses of important trends in the Gulf region. Senior resident scholars are expected to produce one full-length issue or policy paper, and at least three to four shorter blog posts, per quarter, including material suitable for AGSIW’s blog Market Watch.
§Maintain AGSIW’s online Gulf Economic Barometer to ensure it reflects the latest events impacting ongoing economic reform efforts in the Gulf region.
§Work closely with the Programs and Outreach team to develop concepts for AGSIW’s programing and participate as program moderator or panelist. Help recruit guest panelists for AGSIW’s public programs and private roundtables.
§Work with the Publications and Digital Media team in developing compelling multimedia content, including participating in and conducting interviews for videos and podcasts.
§Promote the AGSIW brand, and his/her own professional reputation, by contributing to scholarly publications and regional and international media outlets, and participating in conferences and seminars on relevant issues, both in the United States and abroad.
§Actively recruit subject-matter experts, both in the United States and the Middle East, with an eye toward building a cadre of non-resident fellows who can contribute to AGSIW publications and programs.
§Participate actively in AGSIW’s annual strategic-planning process.
§Travel to the region to establish/maintain relationships with individuals and institutions and to conduct research, in support of AGSIW’s overall mission.
§Identify and assist with recruitment of visiting scholars from the region.
§Identify, recruit, and supervise one part-time research associate.
§Applicants should hold a PhD and have 8 to 10 years of research and/or academic experience with a focus on the political economy of the Middle East. A specific focus on these issues as they impact the Arab Gulf states is highly desirable.
§The ideal candidate must have exceptional oral and written communication skills and must have held positions that required significant writing, publishing, and public speaking.
*How to Apply:*
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter that explains their interest in joining AGSIW and how they expect to contribute to its mission to firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> by September 28.
AGSIW is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law. No phone calls please.
8. Colgate University (Hamilton, New York) seeks a Lecturer in Arabic Studies. I would be grateful if you would share this email with with any interested candidates and your organization’s members.
Here is a link to the job ad and application instructions:
Nominations may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. Jews in the Islamic World (Emory)
The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies and the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory University, Atlanta, GA invite applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Jews in the Islamic World. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2018. Disciplinary, geographical, and chronological focus open. Applicants should be able to teach survey courses in both Jewish studies and Middle Eastern Studies as well as more specialized courses in their area of expertise. We expect the successful applicant, whatever the area of specialization, to demonstrate a broad knowledge of the cultural and historical context of Jewish-Islamic interactions across time and space and to have excellent relevant language skills. The successful applicant will demonstrate an excellent record in scholarship, ability to teach undergraduates, and capacity to guide graduate students in Jewish Studies and Islamic Civilizations Studies. The candidate will be expected to participate actively in the life of both the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies and the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies.
Interested candidates should submit a statement of interest, a c.v., two sample course syllabi, a writing sample, and a statement in which the candidate reflects upon his or her experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates should request three recommenders to submit letters on their behalf. All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/54503
We will start reviewing applications November 9, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received up to 30 days after review begins will be given full consideration.
10. 25th International Congress of DAVO
Frankfurt, 4−6 October 2018
Preliminary Program (16 Sept. 2018)
11. First International Conference on “Imam Reza (AS) and Dialogue of Religions”, Isfahan, 30-31 January 2019
Deadline for abstracts: 7 October 2018. Information: https://adyan.aqr.ir/en/
12. Five full-time Research Associate and Visiting Faculty Positions in the Women’s Studies in Religion Program 2019-20, Harvard Divinity School
Proposals for book-length research projects using both religion and gender as central categories of analysis are welcomed. They may address women and religion in any time, place, or religious tradition, and may utilize disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches from across the fields of theology, the humanities, and the social sciences.
Deadline for applications: 15 October 2018. Information: https://wsrp.hds.harvard.edu/apply
13. NISIS Autumn School: “Travelling Muslims”, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen, 15-18 October 2018
We investigate how various kinds of travel have informed Muslims religious views, practices, and different senses of belonging. In particular, we will look into three, often interrelated kinds of travel: pilgrimage, migration, and ‘holidaying’ & travelling to gain knowledge. PhD candidates, research master students and advanced MA students are invited.
Deadline for application: 24 September 2018. Information: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/events/2018/10/nisis-autumn-school-2018
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