1.ESRC MSc/PhD studentships in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, the University of Edinburgh
ESRC Scottish Doctoral Training Programme MSc + PhD studentships for 2019 are available for students of Language-Based Area Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Starting date October 2019. Applicants must apply for admission with us by Dec 3rd
For further information and eligibility criteria, see: https://www.ed.ac.uk/literatures-languages-cultures/graduate-school/fees-and-funding/funding/masters-students/other-funding/esrc-msc-phd-studentships
2. PhD Scholarship in Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies at Edinburgh,
The Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh is delighted to invite applications for one PhD scholarship in any area within its expertise.
The scholarship will be funded by IMES and will cover tuition fees for the PhD in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.
Applications for both the Scholarship and the PhD must be made by 12th December 2018.
3. Bibliography of the Arabic Bible: A Classified and Annotated History of Scholarship
Lebanese American University – Visiting Faculty, History of Islamic Art and Architecture
The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, University of Washington in Seattle, WA, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Persian and Iranian Studies, to begin September 2019. This is a full-time, 9-month position.
Open Date: Nov 2, 2018
Link for information and applications: https://apply.interfolio.com/57250
2019-20 Lecturer of Arabic
Department of Middle Eastern Studies – College of Liberal Arts – The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Oct 26, 2018 Close: Dec 7, 2018
The Department of Middle Eastern Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a lecturer position in Arabic starting in fall 2019. This position is expected to teach Arabic language courses at all levels (including advanced content courses) for an average of twelve hours per week according to the needs of the program. This position is renewable annually; contingent upon budgetary funding and performance. Security sensitive position; background check conducted on applicant selected.
For further information and to apply: https://facultyjobs.utexas.edu/position/40223.
The Bodleian Libraries are now accepting applications for Visiting Fellowships to be taken up during academic year 2019-20. Fellowships support periods of research in the Special Collections of the Bodleian Libraries, across a range of different subjects. Of particular interest might be the Bahari Visiting Fellowships in the Persian Arts of the Book.
Fellows are hosted in the Visiting Scholars’ Centre at the Weston Library, where they join a lively research environment.
Details of the Fellowship terms and application process can be found on our Fellowships webpage: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/csb/fellowships.
A list of current Visiting Fellows and Affiliated Scholars in academic year 2018-19 can be found at: https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/csb/fellowships/current-and-past-fellows/2018-19-visiting-fe….
Applications for these Fellowships should be made by the deadline of midnight, Friday, 30 November 2018.
For further information, please email: email@example.com.
5. The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its summer 2019 and academic year 2019-2020 language programs.
Programs to be offered include Hindi (Jaipur), Bengali (Kolkata), Punjabi (Chandigarh), Tamil (Madurai); Marathi (Pune), Urdu (Lucknow), Telugu (Hyderabad), Gujarati (Ahmedabad), Kannada (Mysore), Malayalam (Thiruvananthapuram), Mughal Persian (Lucknow), Sanskrit (Pune) and Pali/Prakrit (Pune). We will offer other Indian languages upon request. All academic year applicants should have the equivalent of two years of prior language study. For summer Sanskrit, we require the equivalent of two years of prior study; for summer Bengali, Hindi and Tamil we require the equivalent of one year of prior study. For summer Urdu, we require the equivalent of one year of either Hindi or Urdu. We can offer courses at all levels, including beginning, in other Indian languages for the summer. Summer students should apply for FLAS or other funding if available at their institutions to cover the costs of the program.
Funding for Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu may be available through the U.S. State Department’s CLS program (see www.clscholarship.org). AIIS has some funding available for summer students who cannot procure their own funding. This funding is allocated on the basis of the language committee’s ranking of the applicants. AIIS will award language fellowships, on a competitive basis, to academic year and fall semester students, which would cover all expenses for the program. AIIS offers Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Urdu and other languages at all levels for the fall, although fellowships would only be available for students who will have had the equivalent of two years of prior language study by the beginning of the program. AIIS will offer funding to masters students to complete a capstone project of their choosing upon completion of the summer program. There will also be a special Mughal Persian archives workshop at the end of the summer 2019 Mughal Persian program in Lucknow.
6. Grabar Grants and Fellowships
These competitive grants and fellowships, established in memory of Professor Oleg Grabar and supported by the Oleg Grabar Memorial Fund, are intended to encourage and further the professional development of graduate students (Ph.D. candidates) and post-doctoral scholars in all areas of the history of Islamic art, architecture and archaeology. The number and amount of the grants and fellowships will be announced annually in accordance with available funds. The Grabar Grants and Fellowships are administered by HIAA’s Grants and Fellowships Committee, chaired by Professor Scott Redford
7. UNIVERSITY OF ZIMBABWE, DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES, CLASSICS, AND PHILOSOPHY
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CULTURAL CENTRE OF THE EMBASSY OF I.R. OF IRAN
ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TO CELEBRATE THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR WOMEN
Date: 01 MARCH 2019
Venue: UNIVERSITY OF ZIMBABWE
Theme: Dialoguing Women in Christianity, Islam and African Traditional Religions
For further information, see :
8. Two-day workshop: The Ḥanafī School: History, Transformations, and Future
3-4 December 2018
The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS)
This workshop explores how Ḥanafīs articulate a history of the school and pinpoint milestones of its transformation under Muslim rule, with a special emphasis on the madhhab as a fulcrum for Ḥanafī legal continuity. The workshop will also examine Ḥanafī controversies, relationship to political power, and development of state judiciary, international relations, governance, interfaith relations, and women issues. We also encourage papers that assess contemporary discussions about reviving Islamic legal school and the role of fiqh in Muslim societies today.
Paper abstracts available at:
9. Workshop: “On the Way into the Unknown? Comparative Perspectives on the ‘Orient‘ in (Early) Modern Travelogues”, Austrian Academy of Sciences, 28-29 November 2018
We invite you to discuss perceptions of the ‘Orient‘ (especially the Ottoman and Persian Empires) in travelogues from the 16th to the 19th centuries. To obtain a comprehensive understanding, the travellers will originate in as many as possible different cultures. Among others, non-European perspectives are particularly welcome, especially on travels within the Orient.
Deadline for abstracts: 7 January 2019. Information: http://www.travelogues-project.info/cfp/
10. Articles on “Islam in Europe, Religious Pluralism, Immigration” for Special Issue of “Religions”
Articles on Islam and political movements, social trends, Islamic authority, new media, gender, Islamic culture and branding Islam as well as keeping into account historical background and emerging trends of the presence of Islam in Europe will be particularly welcome.
Deadline for manuscripts: 31 January 2018. Information: Contact the Special Issue Editor Prof. Dr. Stefano Allievi at stefano.allievi@unipd; https://www.mdpi.com/journal/religions
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