1.W.M. Watt Annual Lecture 2018
University of Edinburgh
Dr Linda Komaroff , Curator of Islamic Art and Department Head, Art of the Middle East, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Wed 28 November 2018
17:30 – 20:30 GMT
Dining with the Sultan: Reflections on the Fine Art of Feasting at the Islamic Courts
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2. Three Assistant / Associate Professors in Comparative Study of Modern Arab Politics and Society, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The faculty members will conduct research and teach courses in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa. Preference will be given to applicants with area expertise who conduct research using Middle East languages, particularly Arabic. The faculty member will be part of an interdisciplinary group affiliated with the Arab Politics and Society cluster hiring initiative.
3. Assistant Professor in Middle East Studies and Gender & Women’s Studies, University of Wis-consin-Madison
Ph.D. in a social science or humanities discipline with a specialization in Middle East Studies and/or North African Studies and Gender/Women’s Studies is required by the start of the appointment in August 2019.
Position is open until filled. Information: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/498609/professor-in-gender-and-womens-studies-cluster-hire
4. Assistant / Associate Professor in Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Preference will be given to applicants with area expertise who conduct research using Middle East languages, particularly Arabic. Ph.D. in Political Science with specialization in Middle East Studies and/or North African Studies is required by the start of the appointment at August 20, 2019.
Position is open until filled. Information: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/498355/professor-in-political-sci-ence-cluster-hire
5. Assistant Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The successful candidate will teach courses in the contemporary history of the Arab world as well as intro-ductory courses on the modern Middle East, and perform department, university and community services as appropriate for faculty rank. Responsibilities include conducting research and teaching at all levels as well as service at the professional and university level. Anticipated begin date is August 19, 2019.
Deadline for applications: 1 November 2018. Information:
6. Assistant Professor of History, Pennsylvania State University
The History program at the Abington College applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position to begin fall 2019. We welcome applications from historians with a specialization in the Global South, any period. Candidates with a focus on the Islamic World or Latin American/Caribbean History are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. in History, or expect to do so by the time of appointment.
Position open until filled. Information: https://psu.jobs/job/83308
7. Assistant / Associate Professor in Islamic Studies, University of Florida
The Department of Religion invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure track position for the Izzat Hasan Sheikh Faculty Fellowship, beginning August 16, 2019. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in Islamic studies, religious studies, or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment.
Deadline for applications: 15 November 2018. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/56497
8. Lecturer in Hebrew Language, Columbia University
The Department of Middle Eastern South Asian and African Studies announces an opening beginning July 1, 2019. We are seeking a professional language teacher with a serious commitment to teaching languages for academic purposes. Preference will be given to applicants who have a PhD in Hebrew literature, linguistics or related field, but those with a Master’s degree and considerable language teaching experience are also encouraged to apply.
Review of applications start: 3 November 2018. Information: https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/1528
9. Fellow for the Middle East, Rice University
The position will be responsible for producing original, substantive, policy-relevant research to bring together diverse viewpoints addressing the issues of women, human rights and displaced people in the Middle East. PhD in a field related to the study of the Middle East, gender issues, or human rights issues such as political science, policy studies, gender studies or sociology.
Review of applications start: 15 November 2018. Information: https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/16664
10. Articles on “Reframing Islam in Southeast Asia” for Special Issue of Journal “Religions”
The history of Islam in Southeast Asia has been traditionally narrated as one derivative of the Middle Eastern experience and, oftentimes, as a reality that largely belongs to the majority areas of the Indo-Malay sphere. This Special Issue intends to challenge these narratives.
Deadline for manuscripts: 15 August 2019. Information: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/religions/spe-cial_issues/ReframingIslamSA
11. CALL FOR PAPERS | SYMPOSIA IRANICA
FOURTH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE ON IRANIAN STUDIES
Hosted by the University of Cambridge at St John’s College, Cambridge, UK, 9-10 April 2019
***Deadline: 30 December 2018***
We welcome proposals that engage with any aspect of Iranian studies within the arts, humanities and social sciences. These include but are not limited to prehistory through to the ancient and post-antique, modern, and contemporary histories; historiography; art and architecture history; anthropology; archaeology; cultural heritage; film and cinema; music and musicology; new media and communication studies; the performing arts; poetry and literature; languages and linguistics; Diaspora and migration studies; diplomatic studies, international relations and political science; social and political theory; law and legal studies; economics, philately and numismatics; sociology; philosophy; religions and theology.
Comparative themes and interdisciplinary approaches are also very welcome.
Proposals are open to early career scholars at postgraduate and post-doctoral levels from any disciplinary background within the arts, humanities and social sciences:
- Postgraduate students (MA, MPhil, MSt, etc. who are currently enrolled or who graduate/d in 2019 or 2018);
- PhD students and PhD candidates at any stage of their degree; and
- post-docs who graduated within the last three years (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015).
Persons falling into any of these categories are eligible to submit a proposal for an individual paper or pre-arranged panel. Submission is conducted electronically through the website. For any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The language of the conference is English. All submissions undergo double-blind peer review.
Symposia Iranica is Iranian studies’ leading forum for early career scholars. A dedicated, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed platform open to emerging scholars working on any aspect of Iranian or Persian Studies within the arts, humanities, and social sciences, our three previous conferences were hosted by the University of St Andrews at St Mary’s College in 2013 and the University of Cambridge at Downing College in 2015 and Pembroke College in 2017.
The full call for papers is on our website: symposia-iranica.com
Updates will be posted to our Facebook page: facebook.com/SymposiaIranica
A virtual preview of our programme is at: symposia-iranica.com/preview
Highlights from all three conferences to-date: symposia-iranica.com/past
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Shahnama Centre for Persian Studies; Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; St John’s College, Cambridge; Trinity College, Cambridge; British Institute of Persian Studies; Iran Heritage Foundation; Soudavar Memorial Foundation; Ancient India and Iran Trust; Pembroke College, Cambridge; Brill Publishers; I.B. Tauris Publishers; Edinburgh University Press; and the German Oriental Studies Trust.
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