1.Emory University’s Islamic Civilizations Studies Ph.D. program is devoted to exploratory, problem-based interdisciplinary graduate education. ICIVS graduate students work with a faculty committee on specific research questions and theories of interpretation and are encouraged to conduct innovative and interdisciplinary research that highlights trans-regional and transnational connections between the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and beyond. Students accepted into the ICIVS Ph.D. program design their own programs of study under the guidance of faculty advisors. Along with language training that prepares them for textual or field research, they receive training in research methods, historiography, Islamic Civilizations Studies as a field of study, and the pedagogy of Islam and Islamic Civilizations.
Possible programs of study supported by ICIVS include (but are not limited to): Islamic Civilization in the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean Basins; Muslim and Jewish Iberia and North Africa; Islam in Classical and Modern Arabic Literatures; Islam in Indo-Persian and Urdu Literatures; Judeo-Arabic Language, Linguistics, and Literatures; Politics and Society in the Muslim World; Islamic Political Philosophy; Muslim and Non-Muslim Minorities in Muslim Societies (with special emphasis on Christian, Jewish and Hindu communities); Diaspora Communities from the Muslim World; Muslim Minorities in Non-Muslim Societies; Islamic Civilizations and Post-Colonial Studies; Islamic Hybridities; Gender and Society in the Muslim World; and Frontier Interactions Between States and Peoples in the Muslim World.
For additional information about the ICIVS Ph.D. please visit the program’s website: http://icivs.emory.edu/index.html
You can see current students’ profile here: http://icivs.emory.edu/people/current-students.html
The application due date is December 15, 2018.
2. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and the Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago are announcing a position for a full-time Lecturer in Arabic, for a one-year, renewable, appointment. The successful candidate will typically teach a minimum of two courses of various levels of Arabic (elementary, intermediate, or high intermediate) in each of three quarters (Autumn, Winter, Spring) to both undergraduate and graduate students. Additional duties of the position for Academic Year 2019-2020 are contributing to program development through the organization and promotion of regular Arabic film nights.
The successful candidate must be able to function at the Superior Level of Modern Standard Arabic and have experience teaching Arabic as a foreign language at the college level. Preference will be given to candidates proficient in an Arabic dialect. A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline is required by the start date of the appointment; a Ph.D. is desirable.
Applicants must apply online at the University’s Academic Career Opportunities website, https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, select requisition #03923, and upload the following materials: a cover letter, which includes a brief description of your teaching philosophy, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters will be solicited automatically by the Academic Career Opportunities application system. Supporting documents, including teaching evaluations and sample syllabi, may also be submitted. Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Only completed applications will be considered.
Rice University – Assistant or Associate Professor, Art and
Architecture of the Islamic World
Sheikh Zayid Chair of Arabic and Islamic Studies, American University of Beirut Candidates for the Sheikh Zayid Chair are required to have made highly distinguished and internationally acclaimed contributions in one or more academic fields of Arabic and Islamic Studies as conceived broadly (encompassing: philology and critical editions of Arabic texts, classical literature, intellectual history; civiliza-tion studies; etc).Deadline for applications: 15 November 2018. Information: http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/Pages/academic-em-ployment.aspx#Link24
Mary Fox Whittlesey Visiting Professorship, American University of Beirut The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is inviting applications for appointment in the field of archaeology special-izing, in particular, in either Prehistory, Environmental Archaeology, or the archaeology of the Islamic or Ot-toman Period to begin August 15, 2019. The successful candidate is expected to teach two undergraduate or graduate courses per semester. The period of the visiting appointment is for one year.
Deadline for applications: 30 November 2018. Information: http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-em-ployment.aspx#Link23
Assistant Professor in Islamic Art/Architecture, Rutgers University The Department of Art History invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Islamic art and/or architecture, beginning Fall 2019. PhD in Art History, Middle Eastern Studies, or a closely-related field required by the start of the appointment.Priority will be given to applications received prior 1 November 2018. Information: https://jobs.rut-gers.edu/postings/74257
4. Every year HIAA sponsors a competition and awards the Margaret B. Ševčenko Prize for the best unpublished essay written by a junior scholar (pre-dissertation graduate student to three years after the Ph.D. degree) on any aspect of Islamic visual culture. The Ševčenko Prize recipient receives an award of $500 and a citation, generally presented at HIAA’s annual business meeting. The Prize is named in memory of Margaret Bentley Ševčenko, the first and long-serving Managing Editor of Muqarnas, a journal devoted to the visual culture of the Islamic world and sponsored by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard and at MIT.
The competition is open to HIAA members only, and the winning essay will be considered for publication by the Muqarnas Editorial Board.
The deadline is 15 November 2018. For details, please see the webpage:
5. Conference: “No Country for Anthropologists? Contemporary Ethnographic Research in the Mid-dle East”, University of Zurich, 1-3 November 2018
Bringing together anthropologists from Egypt, Europe, Iran, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey, the United States, and other countries, this conference debates the following questions: What are the obstacles to do ethnog-raphy in the contemporary Middle East? What do they teach us about the current role and the future possi-bilities of anthropology?
6. 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
Paper proposals must specify one of the 31 open panels for which they are intended and must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Deadline for abstracts: 31 October 2018. Information: http://www.sesamoitalia.it/convegno-2019-torino-2019-conference-turin/call-for-panels/ including abstracts of 31 open panels.
7. 30th Сongress on “Historiography and Source Studies of Asia and Africa”,
St. Petersburg State University, 19-21 June 2019
The biannual Congress is organized by the Faculty of Asian and African Studies
of St Petersburg State University. It is dedicated to the 150th Anniversary of the
Academician Vasily V. Barthold (1869-1930
Working languages of the Conference: Russian and English.
Time limit for papers: 15 minutes + 5 minutes discussion.
Deadline for abstracts in English or Russian: 31 January 2019.Academic items
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