1.FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS | SYMPOSIA IRANICA
FOURTH BIENNIAL PG AND EARLY CAREER SCHOLARS’ CONFERENCE ON IRANIAN STUDIES
Hosted by the University of Cambridge at St John’s College, Cambridge, UK, 9-10 April 2019
***Final Submissions by Midnight, Friday 25 January 2019***
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.
2. The Aga Khan Library, London, is hosting Seminar on Islamic Studies Librarianship: Past, Present and Future on 31 January 2019 (10-00-5.30 pm).
Speakers: Leif Stenberg, Walid Ghali, Arnoud Vrolijk, Paul Auchterlonie, David Hirsch, Gregor Schwarb, Waseem Farooq and Sarah Savant
Address: Atrium Conference Room, Aga Khan Centre, 10 Handyside Street, London N1C 4DN
For further details and registration link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/seminar-on-islamic-studies-librarianship-past-present-and-future-tickets-53442200059
4. Music, Sound, and Architecture in Islam(University of Texas Press, March 2018).
Edited by Federico Spinetti (U. Cologne) and Michael Frishkopf, with a foreword by Ali Asani (Harvard), this interdisciplinary collection comprises 14 chapters, representing multiple regions of the Muslim world, by scholars offering diverse perspectives on the multifaceted relations between sound and the built environment.
The volume includes 16 full color plates, some 70 b&w figures, and an accompanying website (in progress) at archnet.org, which will ultimately provide accompanying AV for every chapter.
ِContributors (in order) include Ali Asani, D. Fairchild Ruggles, Nina Ergin, John Morgan O’Connell, Irene Markoff, Michael Frishkopf, Jonathan H. Shannon, Samer Akkach, Cynthia Robinson, Glaire D. Anderson, Paul A. Silverstein, Kamil Khan Mumtaz, Saida Daukeyeva, Anthony Welch, and Federico Spinetti.
University of Oslo – PhD Fellowship: Biopolitics in the Middle East
National Chengchi University – Full-time Faculty Position (Tenure
Track) in Arabic Linguistics/ Arabic Culture/ Computer Science/
Information and Communication Technology in Learning/ or relevant
University of California – Berkeley – Academic Coordinator II-Center
for Middle Eastern Studies
6. 3rd Annual International Conference on Middle Eastern and North African Studies on: “Feminism in the MENA Region: Women’s Rights in a Post-Globalist World”, Kenitra, Morocco, 20-21 March 2019
The Takamul Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies and Research in cooperation with the Hanns Seidel Foundation invites you to participate in this Conference.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 January 2019. Information
7. Conference: “Geography and Religious Knowledge in the Medieval World (1150–1550) – Including Arab-Islamic Geography”, University of Tübingen, 11-12 April 2019
The comparative perspective is intended to capture traditional peculiarities as well as transcultural exchange processes between the Arab-Muslim and the Latin-Christian world.
a) Irmgard Coninx Prize Fellowship for Transregional Studies “Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe (EUME)”, Berlin, 2019/2020
The prize consists of a post-doctoral research fellowship of up to ten months and the possibility to participate in the scholarly activities of the Forum.
Deadline for applications: 31 January 2019. Information: https://www.forum-transregionale-studien.de/ausschreibungen/irmgard-coninx-2019.html
b) Fellowships at the American Research Center in Egypt, Cairo
Applications are invited to conduct independent humanities research in Egypt. Doctoral, postdoctoral, early career and senior humanities scholars are eligible to apply. Most awards require American citizenship.
Deadline for applications: 15 January 2019. Information: https://www.arce.org/fellows
c) Assistant Professor in Islam, Florida International University
The Department of Religious in the School of International and Public Affairs is pleased to announce a search for a faculty colleague with a specialization in Islam of the late medieval or early modern period, preferably with a focus on the Ottoman Empire. Candidates should becompetent in either Turkish, Arabic or both. A Ph.D. is required.
Deadline for applications: 31 January 2019. Information: https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/?posting=516574
d) Assistant Professor on Islam of the Late Medieval or Early Modern Period, Florida International University
Candidates should have a specialization in Islam of the late medieval or early modern period, preferably with a focus on the Ottoman Empire.Candidates should be competent in either Turkish, Arabic or both.
Qualified candidates should apply to Job Opening ID (516574) at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/
9. Summer School on “Cultures of Documentation in Persianate Eurasia (15th-19th Centuries)”, Institute of Iranian Studies, Vienna, 2-7 June 2019
The basic requirement is knowledge of Persian and one Turkic language (Ottoman Turkish or Chaghatay).
10. Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Iranian Studies
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, in conjunction with the Program of Iranian Studies, at UCLA, invite applications for a postdoctoral position in the history and culture of modern Iran, effective July 1, 2019.
The Amuzegar Postdoctoral Fellowship aims at promoting the work of exceptional scholars at an early stage of their careers whose presence at UCLA would strengthen the study of modern Iran. Applicants from all fields of humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply. The Department is particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching engage broader cultural and intellectual traditions, are transdisciplinary in scope, and grounded in philological expertise and archival work.
Applicants are required to have completed their PhD before the beginning of their tenure at UCLA. Preference is given to candidates who have obtained their doctoral degree more recently. Postdoctoral fellows may not hold concurrent fellowships or positions during their appointment.
Applicants should apply online via UCLA Academic Recruit. Applications require submission of (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae and list of publications; (3) synopsis of proposed research project, and why it may be successfully conducted at UCLA, including publication goals; (4) sample syllabi for introductory courses and graduate seminars for a 10 week quarter; and (5) names of three referees.
Deadline for applications is February 15, 2019 and the Search Committee will begin reviewing the applications on March 1st.
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