1.Program and Registration info for School of Mamlūk Studies Conference, Tokyo, 15-17 June 2019
The Sixth Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies will be held at Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan) June 15-17, 2019.
The conference will be conducted in two parts and will be preceded by a three-day intensive course on Mamluk Archival Materials from June 12-14, 2019, taught by Professor Emad Abu Ghazi, Cairo University.
For information, see: http://mamluk.uchicago.edu/sms-conference.html
Those who wish to attend the conference must register via the following website:
The deadline for registration is April 30, 2019.
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3. “Neoplatonism & Aristotelianism in Early Arabic Philosophy” is the topic of the Twelfth Annual Summer International Live Video Workshop to be held 18-21 June 2019 at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Organized by Prof. Sarah Pessin of the University of Denver and Prof. Richard Taylor at Marquette University, this workshop has a unique structure that (i) provides the opportunity for engaging with three major scholars expert in the main topic and (ii) provides opportunity for contributed papers by other scholars and graduate students to share their own work on philosophy in the Abrahamic traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam with formal presentations of 30 min. followed by 15 min. of discussion. Up to 16 contributed papers may be selected.
The three keynote presenters on “Neoplatonism & Aristotelianism in Early Arabic Philosophy” are Dr Michael Chase (CNRS, Paris), Sarah Pessin (University of Denver) and Richard Taylor (Marquette University). They will prepare video presentations in advance and attendees at the conference will review and discuss the presentations in preparation for live video discussions with the keynote presenters.
For further information on the structure of the workshop and how to apply to attend or to present a contributed paper, see
Note, no travel, housing or meals funding is available for this event. Participants must cover their own costs.
4. St Cross College (Oxford) is hosting a workshop to celebrate the career of Professor Emilie Savage-Smith and her outstanding contribution to the history of science in Islam on 29 March 2019. Further details can be found in the programme below.
Yossef Rapoport (email@example.com), Ignacio Sánchez, Simon Swain
Silke Ackermann, Cristina Álvarez-Millán, Charles Burnett, Anna Caiozzo, Catherine Delano-Smith, Evelyn Edson, Nahyan Fancy, Lesley Forbes, Geert Jan van Gelder, Monica Green, Peregrine Horden, Jeremy Johns, Maja Kominko, Francesca Leoni, Daniel Nicolae, Peter Pormann, Venetia Porter, Yossef Rapoport, Ignacio Sánchez, Simon Swain, Selma Tibi, Uwe Vagelpohl, Kathy van Vliet
9:30-10:00 Reception and Greetings
Magic and Art
10:00-10:30 Francesca Leoni, “Rolled up Blessings: Printed Islamic Talismans”
10:30-11:00 Venetia Porter, “The use of magical symbolism in the work of Middle Eastern artists”
11:00-11:30 Anna Caiozzo, “From the Magician King to the Learned Sovereign, Occult Sciences and Princely Imagery in the Illustrated Copies of Firdawsi’s Shah-nameh”
Coffee break 11:30–12:00
Transmission of Medical Knowledge
12:00-12:30 Monica Green, “Medicine as a One-Way Street: The Transference of Islamic Medicine to Latin Europe”
12:30-13:00 Charles Burnett, “The Question of Genre in Greek, Arabic and Latin Medical Texts”
14:30-15:00 Daniel Nicolae, “Ibn Jumayʿ’s Commentary on the Canon of Medicine: How to Busy Oneself with the Art of Medicine”
15:00-15:30 Peter E. Pormann, “Ibn al-Nafīs’ Earlier Commentary on the Aphorisms (Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Pococke 294)”
15:30-16:00 Nahyan Fancy, “The Educational Landscape of Post-Classical Physicians: What can be Gleaned from Arabic Commentaries on the Canon of Medicine and Epitome?”
Coffee break 16:00-16:30
16:30-17:00 Evelyn Edson, “Collaboration, Collusion, Cooperation: Working with Emilie Savage-Smith”
17:00–17:30 Closing remarks: Yossef Rapoport, Ignacio Sánchez, Simon Swain
5. For nearly 60 years, the American Institute of Indian Studies has provided funding to pre- and post-doctoral scholars and artists in pursuit of knowledge about India. The 2019 AIIS Fellowship competition is now open.
- Junior Fellowships are for graduate students conducting research for their doctoral dissertations in India.
- Senior Long- and Short-term Fellowships are for those holding the PhD degree.
- Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships are available to accomplished practitioners of the arts to conduct their projects in India.
6. Postdoc position (24 months) for the project: “Avicenna East & West I: Commentaries on the Qaṣīdat al-nafs” (FRS-FNRS; UCLouvain, Belgium)
The aim of this project on the commentaries on the Qasidat al-nafs attributed to Avicenna is twofold: (1) to provide a better understanding of how Avicenna’s theory on the soul was received, interpreted and transformed in this tradition of commentaries; and (2) to document the attitude towards Avicenna’s legacy, and falsafa in general, in Islamic society
(1) Edition and analysis of the commentaries by Baḥrānī (d. 672/1274); ‘Afīf al-Dīn Tilimsanī (d. 690/1291); Qayṣarī (d. 751/1350)
(2) Comparative analysis of the commentaries by Dāʼūd al-Anṭākī (d. 1599) and ʻAbd al-Raʼūf al-Munāwī (d. 1621)
(3) General analysis of the commentary tradition on the Qaṣīdat al-nafs
The position is available as soon as possible (July 1, 2019 at the latest), for a period of 12 months, renewable once (= 2 years total). Candidates interested to apply for a shorter period or to start later than July 1, 2019, are invited to mention it in their cover letter. Candidates who are about to complete their PhD can apply but the PhD must be in hand at the start of the employment.
Working location: Institut supérieur de philosophie, UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
Please send your application (letter of motivation, CV, names and contact info of 2 academic referees, and a sample of your writing) to firstname.lastname@example.org
For enquiries, contact C. Bonmariage (email@example.com )
Extended deadline: Review of the applications will start on March 5, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
7. Position Announcement: Non-Tenure Track Professorial Lecturer
The School of International Service (SIS) at American University
Mustafa Barzani School for Global Kurdish Studies
The School of International Service (SIS) at American University (AU)
invites applications for a full-time, non -tenure track faculty appointment for Fall 2019. Rank is dependent on experience and stature in the field.
This appointment is a 9 -month term position with successive renewable
re-appointment for additional one -year term and will commence on Monday, August 26, 2019 and run through May 31, 2020.
We are seeking candidates at all career stages who have a PhD or its equivalent, and who specialize in one or more of the following thematic areas:
- Kurdish history, culture, politics, and international relations;
- Peaceful coexistence between the global Kurdish community and other states and peoples; and
- Cooperation and conflict resolution within the global Kurdish community.
The successful candidate will assume duties as early as July 1, 2019 but no later than August 26, 2019. We will give first consideration to applications received by April 1, 2019, but will consider applications until the position is filled. Candidates should submit the following materials on Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/60489:
A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, a personal statement outlining relevant scholarship or experience, a plan for research while holding the fellowship, and teaching experience. Candidates will be asked to submit the names and contact information for three professional references who will receive from Interfolio a request for a confidential letter of recommendation. If applicable, we encourage applicants to submit any sample teaching materials and student evaluations from courses the applicant has taught in the past.
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- March 02, 2019
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