1. Bibliotheques d’Orient
“This searchable web site began in 2016 by the Bibliothèque National de France and seven heritage and research libraries in Cairo, Alexandria, Beirut, Istanbul and Jerusalem. It was created to reveal the permanence and wealth of the scientific, intellectual and interreligious exchanges in this region. It is for researchers, teachers and students, and for all those who want to broaden their understanding of this region of the world, in its historic depth, so as better to grasp current events. It will be updated over time when new resources are obtained. Collaboration of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France and international partners to create and curate open access thematic collections of digitized material from and about the Middle East.”
2. Conference on “Sufism and the Body”, University of Utrecht, 12-13 September 2019
Drawing on recent literature regarding sensation, embodiment, and the material turn in the study of religion, this conference assesses the role of the human body in Sufism. It attempts to bridge the gap between the study of the spiritual and corporeal in Sufism by focusing on the place of the body in Sufi thought, practice, literature, and art.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 May 2019.
3. Two Lecturers/Assistant Professors in Turkish Linguistics and in Modern Turkish Literature, University of Cyprus
Sufficient knowledge of Greek and Turkish is required. Other requirements for appointment depend on academic rank and include prior academic experience, research record and scientific contributions, involvement in teaching and in the development of high quality undergraduate and graduate curricula.
4. AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Studentship, Research Project:“Material_Cultures_ of_ Refuge_ in_ Lebanon”, University College_London
In cooperation with Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford University Museums. Applicants may have a strong Master’s-level degree or equivalent experience, including, but not limited to, museums or curatorial experience or work in the third sector relating to displacement in the Middle East. Regional expertise in the Middle East would be preferable and proficiency in (Levantine) Arabic would be an additional asset. Students with experience working on museum collections, archives, or related topics are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline for applications: 17 May 2019. Information: https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?b3duZXI9NTA0MTE3OCZvd25lcnR5cGU9ZmFpciZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT05ODImamNvZGU9MTc5OTAyOSZwb3N0aW5nX2NvZGU9MjI0Jg%3D%3D=&owner=5041178&ownertype=fair&vt_template=982&jcode=1799029&
5. Lecturer in Modern Middle Eastern History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
One-year, non-tenure-track lectureship, commencing 1 August 2019. The successful applicant will be able to teach World Civilization after 1500 and upper division courses in the area of specialty. Ph.D. in history or a related field must be in hand before the position begins.
Deadline for applications: 15 July 2019. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=58500
6. Intensive Arabic Courses, Casa Árabe, Madrid and Cordoba, 3 June – 12 July 2019
Intensive and semi-intensive courses in Modern Standard Arabic, conversational Arabic, Moroccan Darija and Levantine Arabic, intended for people who want to begin learning Arabic or gain new momentum for their Arabic in a few weeks. We are offering Arabic classes in English (beginners and A1.1, according to MCER) in Madrid and Arabic classes in Córdoba (in Spanish).
Deadline for registration: 26 May 2019. Information: http://en.casaarabe.es/event/summer-courses-intensive-arabic-courses-for-children-and-adults (Madrid); http://www.casaarabe.es/eventos-arabes/show/cursos-intensivos-de-arabe-en-verano-en-cordoba (Córdoba – in Spanish).
7. Master of Science: “Economics of the Middle East (EMEA)”, University of Marburg
The program offers a wide range of courses focusing on economic, social and geopolitical issues of the Middle East and North Africa region, which equips students with the theoretical and empirical knowledge necessary to start a professional or academic career in this growing field of study.
Deadline for application: 15 July 2019. Information: www.uni-marburg.de/emea
8. “The Digital Muṣḥaf Project aims to create a database of images of early Qurʾānic fragments from dispersed muṣḥafs or codices of the Qurʾanic text and, as far as possible, virtually re-create the original codices so that they are available for scholars and the public in one place together with descriptions and metadata.
There is an ever-growing scholarly interest in Qur’anic Studies in the East and the West. The newly founded International Qur’anic Studies Association (IQSA) is but one manifestation of this. In particular there is an interest in early Qur’anic fragments from a number of points of view including those of chronology, textual criticism, art history, palaeography, and codicology. There may be a number from the high-hundreds to as many as a figure in the low-thousands of fragments from early muṣḥafs from the 7th to 10thcenturies C.E., scattered throughout the libraries of the world, the exact figure is not known, and although Whelan (1990), Dutton (1999) and others have done valuable work in identifying fragments belonging to the same muṣḥaf, much work remains to be done.
For this Pilot Project, the team decided to focus on a single muṣḥaf, namely the codex discussed by Estelle Whelan (Writing the Word of God, Part I, p. 116-118 ) of which 344 folios are known to be dispersed throughout various libraries. We have given this Codex the rubric Digital Muṣḥaf 1 (DM1). Please refer to Appendix 1 for details of currently known fragments.
Of this muṣḥaf, the following fragments have been selected for the pilot project:
Chester Beatty Library, CBL Is 1407, fols. 1-4.
Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Cod. 12.11 Aug. 2°, fols. 1-6.
BNF Cod. 350a, fols. 99-141.
The Bodleian Libraries, MS. Marsh 178, 22 fols.
For the online reconstruction of DM1, 149 images from the four participating libraries have been gathered for display: 44 from the Bodleian Libraries in Oxford, seven from the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin, 86 from the Bibliothèque nationale de France, and 12 from the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel. Our reconstruction of the original codex is powered by the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF), a set of standards and tools for creating interoperable image repositories.
The images of DM1 are hosted in IIIF-compatible format by the Bodleian (in the case of the Chester Beatty, Wolfenbüttel and Bodleian images) and the BnF (in the case of the BnF’s own images). To bring all 149 images together, and to display them in the correct original sequence rather than in the order in which the libraries’ fragments have been bound, the Bodleian team created a IIIF manifest (http://iiif.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/manifests/mushaf.json), a piece of linked data in JSON-LD format that specifies the sequence, location and associated metadata for a collection of digitized objects. The Digital Mushaf manifest specifies the location and technical details for each DM1 image, along with page-level metadata provided by our scholars.”
9. The monograph GEOPOLITICS OF ISLAM (Araucaria magazine)
can be found at:
|10. The Alwaleed Centre at the University of Edinburgh seeks to appoint an Early Career Teaching and Research Fellow on Muslims in Europe for a three-year fixed-term position to provide cover for the Alwaleed Lecturer during her externally funded research leave.|
Information and details on how to apply can be found at the following link: https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=047791.
11. Oklahoma State University – Postdoctoral Researcher in Medieval Middle Eastern History
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- May 01, 2019
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