1.Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies 2nd Annual Conference
Call for Papers
Islam, the West, and Radicalism
20 February 2019
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham, Surrey UK
The Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies (Royal Holloway, University of London) and the Imam Sadr Foundation (Lebanon) invite proposals for the 2019 Annual Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies (CIWAS) Conference on ‘Islam, West, and Radicalism’.
Today, more than in any age and area, the role of Islam in societies across the world is being shaped by the political, economic, and cultural dynamics of West Asia. While many are celebrating the imminent demise of ISIS, acute observers express concern that the persistence of the West Asian socio-political context in which radical ideologies and movements have emerged will generate new radical movements in the region and beyond.
The CIWAS 2019 Annual Conference seeks to address the conference theme by considering a broad range of issues; and we are particularly interested in panel and paper proposals that offer original and under-researched approaches to them. The various issues that might be addresses, include, but are not limited to:
- Islam and the West (the Muslim diaspora, its coexistence with ‘others’ in the West) Islamic responses to radicalism
- Islam and ethics (human rights, ethics, medical ethics and Islamic jurisprudence, women’s rights)
- Spirituality in Islam (Islamic arts, rituals)
- Islamic authority in an age of Western dominance
Paper title and abstract (maximum 250-words) and contact details should be sent by email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm (UK time), Friday 14 December 2019. You will receive an email notification confirming receipt of your form.
2. 2019. 16th Symposium
Fantasy and Imagination in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age: Projections, Dreams, and Illusion (also: Monsters and Monstrosity).
For more information see, https://aclassen.faculty.arizona.edu/content/2019-16th-symposium.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 31, 2018, but feel free to send an inquiry even after that date, to email@example.com
3. International Conference: “Hadith and Inner-Islamic Pluralism: The Origin and Development of the Prophetic Tradition as a Trans-denominational Phenomenon”, University of Tuebingen, 7-8 December 2018
See program at https://bit.ly/2P4SVvO; for registration contact firstname.lastname@example.org
a) Professorship (Tenure Track) for the History and Culture of Islam in the Eastern Mediterranean (W 1), University of Mainz
The junior professor should represent the entire field in research and teaching. Knowledge of Arabic is required, that of Ottoman Turkish is also desirable. The candidate should either possess or be willing to develop a research focus on gender relations and roles from a historical perspective. Competencies in the field of visual and material culture are preferable.
Deadline for application: 27 December 2018. Information: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/354794
b) PhD Position (E 13 TV-L / 50%) for Islam Studies, University of Bayreuth
The successful candidate will work part time (until 30 September 2022) in a research group addressing questions of religious difference, sectarianism or sectarian indifference among Muslims in the European diaspora and in the respective countries of origin. Especially welcomed are projects on Shiis or Alevis, dealing with contemporary issues or topics of modern history, thereby focusing either on the diaspora or on the Near and Middle East.
Deadline for application: 17 December 2018. Information: https://www.uni-bayreuth.de/de/universitaet/arbeiten-an-der-universitaet/stellenangebote/doktorandenstellen/KW-1/index.html
c) University Assistant (post-doc) at the Department of Islamic-Theological Studies, University of Vienna
Reference No. 9110. Job-Description: Participation in research, teaching and administration at the Institute for lslamic-Theological Studies for four years. Profile: PhD in lslamic studies, lslamic theology, legal science; relevant knowledge of lslamic theology with a focus on Fiqh and Usul al-fiqh or in a similar discipline.
For information contact Prof. Dr. Ebrahim Afsah: email@example.com.
d) Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies, University of AlbertaThe Faculty of Arts invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies, with a starting date of July 1, 2019. Applicants must hold a PhD in a humanities or social science discipline with a research focus on Islamic Studies, or have a strong expectation of completing such a PhD before July 1, 2019.
Review of applications start on 2 January 2019. Information: https://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A107337623/
e) Lecturer in Arabic Language and Middle Eastern Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University
The School of World Studies invites applications for a non-tenure-track position at the instructor level. Requirements: PhD in hand by August 2019 in Arabic studies or closely related field with preference given to specialists in Arabic language acquisition, linguistics, applied linguistics, Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language, etc.
Deadline for applications: 10 January 2019. Information: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/84511
f) Granada ENI Spring School 2019 on “Patronage and Clientelism in the Muslim World”, Granada, 18-22 March 2019
We invite doctoral students and Early Stage Researchers working on or being interested in aspects of patronage and clientelism in the Muslim world from different disciplines in humanities and social sciences (history, anthropology, sociology, economics, cultural studies, political sciences, religious studies) to explore and present the relevance of these concepts for their work.
Deadline for applications: 15 January 2019. Information: https://www.uni-marburg.de/de/cnms/islamwissenschaft/aktuelles/nachrichten/granada-enis-spring-school-2019-on-patronage-and-clientelism-in-the-muslim-world
g) Articles for Edited Book with Brill on “Ḥadīth and Ethics: Concepts, Approaches and Theoretical Foundations”
Full papers will be discussed in a seminar at the Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) in Doha, 7-5 May 2019 (travel expenses will be covered).
Deadline for proposals: 15 December 2018. For information contact Dr. Mutaz al-Khatib: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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