1. Publication – Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam – volumes 41-42
Tables of contents available at: www.jsai.huji.ac.il
2. New Open Access Journal: Estudios Iranios y Turanios
“The second issue of the Estudios Iranios y Turanios, which was launched last year by the Sociedad de Estudios Iranios y Turanios, has been published. This issue of the journal, entitled Homenaje a Éric Pirart en su 65º aniversario, collects a number of philological discussions in honour of Éric Pirart’s 65th birthday. ”
Publisher: Girona Sociedad de Estudios Iranios y Turanios 2014-
Language note: In Spanish or English; abstracts in English.
3. Conference: “Islam and the Construction of New Economic Moralities: Divergence, Convergence and Competing Futures”, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, University of California-Berkeley, 24-26 June 2016
The conference aims to (re-)examine the key axioms and moral claims of Islamic economy both in theory and as practiced; explore the economic, social and political dynamics underpinning the various sectors, scales and sites of the Islamic economy; and interrogate the extent to which the Islamic economy provides a substantive alternative to mainstream economic activity with a special emphasis on the Islamic finance sector.
Deadline for abstracts: 18 January 2016. Information: https://sase.org/2016—berkeley/mini-conferences_fr_232.html#MC8
4. Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University – www.vcujobs.com/postings/48138
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University – https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=67571
5. IPS Program for Arab Countries, German Bundestag, Berlin, 1-30 September 2016
The Bundestag is offering a scholarship program for politically engaged young Arab graduates who are interested in the German parliamentary system and play an active role in promoting core democratic values in their home countries. The German Bundestag offers the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the German parliamentary system during an intensive four-week program. Accommodation will be provided free of charge and the costs of travel to and from Berlin covered.
Deadline for applications: 31 January 2016. Information: www.bundestag.de/htdocs_e/bundestag/international/exchange/ips/arabian/250618
6. 2 Postdoctoral Fellowships, Humboldt University Berlin
As part of Sharon Macdonald’s Alexander von Humboldt Prize, two Postdoctoral Fellowships are offered to work on one or other of the following themes: “Transforming the Ethnographic” or “Representing Islam”. Fellowships are available to begin as soon as possible and to run until 30 October 2020.
Deadline for application: 8 January 2016. Information: www.euroethno.hu-berlin.de/de/perspektiven/stellenangebote/2015-12-04-english
7. Postdoctoral Fellowship: “Confessional Dynamics in Islamic Legal Thought and Practice in the Ottoman Empire, 15th-18th Centuries”, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
This fellowship is one of the positions associated with the ERC project entitled “The Fashioning of a Sunni Orthodoxy and the Entangled Histories of Confession Building in the Ottoman Empire, 15th-17th Centuries”. The applicant has a PhD degree in history, Islamic Studies, or a related field, a good command of Ottoman Turkish and Arabic, as well as written and spoken proficiency in English.
Deadline for application: 30 January 2016. Information: Dr. Derin Terzioglu (firstname.lastname@example.org )
8. Post-Docs, PhD and Visiting PhD fellowships, History of the Mongol Empire (including the Middle East), Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The ERC project “Mobility, Empire and Cross-Cultural Contacts in Mongol Eurasia” is offering Post-Docs, PhDs and Visiting PhD’s fellowships for outstanding candidates fluent in Chinese, Arabic and Persian (at least one of the above) and with a sound knowledge of the history of the Mongol Empire.
Deadline for application: 15 March 2016. Information: http://mongol.huji.ac.il/fellowships-and-funding-opportunities
9. Articles on “Political Humor in the Arab Uprisings” for Edited Book
Based on a conference held at Cologne University, we are editing a book on the role of political humor and satire in cultural and media production of the Arab uprisings. In order to enlarge the regional scope, we invite further contributions on the Arab Gulf States, the Maghreb and Iraq.
10. Latest News from Islamic Reformulations:
- Islam, Law and the State: Research Seminar and Public Lecture by Professor Mohammad Fadel – programme available. This research seminar, to be held the January 2016 at the University of Exeter, will examine the relationship between Islam, Muslims and Law, covering subjects from conception of Law in the Muslim tradition, and how Muslims are framed by current UK legislation. Following the seminar, Professor Mohammad Fadel will give a lecture titled, “Islamic Constitutionalism as an Alternative Approach to Islamic Legal Reform”.
- Visiting researchers, January-February 2016: We are pleased to announce 5 visiting scholars to Exeter under the auspices of the Islamic Reformulations project. Each of the researchers will participate in the project’s activities, present their research and participate in a series of sandpit workshops. They are Drs David Warren (US), Ryan Rittenberg (US), Bianka Speidl (Hungary), Mohammed Eissa (Germany) and Samer El-Karanshawy (Egypt).
- Reformulation and Hermeneutics: Researching the History of Islamic Legal Theory, Istanbul, 21st-24th February 2016 – programme available. This conference, a collaboration of the Islamic Reformulations project (University of Exeter) and the Faculty of Theology (Istanbul University) will examine the intellectual history of Islamic legal interpretation, with a focus on legal theory.
- Recent Presentations: Robert Gleave was a panel member at the launch of the new journal Re-Orient: The Journal of Critical Muslim Studies, held at SOAS on 2nd December 2015, alongside Salman Sayyid, Ruth Mas, Brian Klug and chaired by Samia Bano. Details for the journal can be found here. Robert Gleave also gave a presentation entitled “Muck and Brass: Some further thoughts on early Imami legal hadith” at the Islam@250 conference in memory of the great G.H.A. Juynboll (a former member of the Exeter University staff), held in Leiden, 3rd-5th December 2015. Details of the conference can be found here.
Details at www.islamicreformulations.net
Exeter’s two professorship vacancies (one in Arabic Studies and one Islamic Studies) have a closing date of 6th January 2016. Details can be found at:
11. 15 December 2015
4,000 Arabic manuscripts by the River Niger
– See more at: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/asian-and-african/2015/12/4000-arabic-manuscripts-by-the-river-niger.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+asian-and-african+%28Asia+and+Africa%29#sthash.vDq2ApAa.dpuf
12. Call for Papers:
Midwest Association for Middle East and Islamic Studies (MAMEIS)
2016 Annual Conference
“Geography and the Environment in MENA”
Islamic Studies Program, University of Nebraska at Omaha
April 29 – May 1, 2016
The Midwest Association for Middle East and Islamic Studies (MAMEIS) and the Islamic Studies Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha are pleased to issue this call for papers for the MAMEIS 2016 Annual Conference to be held in Omaha, NE, April 29 – May 1, 2016. We welcome individual papers and pre-arranged panels from scholars based in the greater Midwest, particularly those related to this year’s theme “Geography and the Environment in MENA.” Geographical and environmental approaches allow us to look at familiar issues and sources in creative new ways by drawing out the underlying structural forces behind human social, economic, and political organization. Responses to, and depictions of, the natural world have also been a significant, but often overlooked, element of social, cultural and intellectual movements. This is a multi-disciplinary field of study which is strengthened by collaboration and exchange. We welcome papers and panels from a variety of disciplines, including, but not limited to: Geography, History, Environmental Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Comparative Literature, Religious Studies, and Cultural Studies. As the central goal of this conference is to promote Middle East and Islamic Studies in the greater Midwest, pre-arranged panels on other topics will also be given full consideration.
MAMEIS – the Midwest Association for Middle East and Islamic Studies – is a nonprofit organization which promotes and fosters community among the many scholars of Middle East and Islamic Studies based at institutions throughout the Midwest. MAMEIS is concerned with promoting the study of the Middle East and Islamic world and does not subscribe to any particular religious or political viewpoints or agenda. Our aim is to develop an open forum for discussion of scholarly issues, share news and information about regional events, and support collegial ties among our members.
Please submit a 250 word abstract along with your name, title, and affiliation by February 1, 2016 to:
Dr. James M. Gustafson
Prof. James M. Gustafson
Dept of History – 621 Chestnut St.
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809
13. CfP: The Mercantile Effect: On art and exchange in the Islamicate world during 17th – 18th centuries
The Courtauld Institute of Art − Pera Museum − Gingko Library Conference
18-19 November 2016 Istanbul and London
Convened by Dr Sussan Babaie, The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London; Dr Melanie Gibson, Editor of the Gingko Library Arts Series; Dr Barbara Schwepcke, Gingko Library
From Agra to Aleppo, Bandar Abbas to Marseilles, Cairo to Canton, Goa to Zanzibar; peoples as diverse as Armenians, Chinese, Arabs, Persians and Europeans, traversed long distances along land and maritime trade routes moving art things and their attendant ideas, ideals, and technologies. The development of mercantile networks and global trade routes in the early modern period relied on the emergence of new institutional and cultural methods of exchange. The formulation of diverse collective ventures was organized through the Dutch, English and French East India companies and additionally by the establishment of a colonial presence in the New World by the Dutch and Portuguese, ensuring a territorial sphere of power and increased influence through trade. Material culture – including building ideas – connected aspirations towards prestigious foreign and exotic objects, new luxuries in manufactured textiles, inlaid metalwork, paper products, glazed ceramic and painted porcelain vessels.
This conference invites papers that take a trans-disciplinary approach, looking at the specifics of art objects and ideas. The focus will be on those regions where Islam was the religion of the majority and informed the cultural position, but did not necessarily impose a religious mandate for action in the making and exchange of goods. We ask for reflections through art things and material culture on the mechanisms of exchange and transmission of ideas and their effects on the cultural spaces between local histories and global networks within the Islamicate world in the 17th and 18th centuries. The conference takes place in Istanbul, a city whose long history as a nexus of trade and cultural exchange embodies many of the possibilities of this intellectual inquiry.
Abstracts for papers should be submitted by Friday 5th February 2016 to Aran Byrne (contact details below). Papers should present original research, which expands the boundaries of knowledge and which the scholars would like considered for publication. Proposals should be no more than 300 words long. Speakers will be given 15-20 minutes to present their papers at the conference.
5 February 2016: Deadline for submission of abstracts and panel proposals
15 April 2016: Accepted papers and panels announced
16 September 2016: Deadline for paper submission
18-19 November 2016: Conference dates
20 January 2017: Deadline for submission of revised papers for peer-review and inclusion in conference publication
Autumn/Fall 2017: Publication of conference proceedings
For further details please contact:
London SW1X 9AH
The Gingko conference series brings together scholars from the East and the West. The Gingko conferences are designed to complement the Gingko Library, a project to publish one hundred books over the next ten years that present the latest work in all languages and across the full range of humanities, social sciences and sciences relating to the MENA region.
The conference will include a gala reception on the evening of Friday 17 November. Hosted by Professor Baha Tanman; the gala will launch the first title to be published in the Gingko Library Art Series, Art, Trade, and Culture in the Near East and India: From the Fatimids to the Mughals, to which Professor Tanman has contributed. A literary event on the evening of Saturday 18 November on the theme of ‘From the West-östlicher Divan to the Payam-e- Mashriq’ will conclude the conference.
The presentations and discussions will be recorded and live-streamed to an audience at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, and online to reach the widest possible audience.
Funding opportunities to cover travel and accommodation are available for scholars selected to speak at the conference.
Selected papers delivered at the conference will be published together in a volume in the Gingko Library, following peer review. Speakers at the conference may also develop their papers into book-length proposals to be submitted to the Gingko Library.
The Courtauld Institute of Art is the world’s leading centre for the study of art history, conservation and curating.
The Gingko Library is a registered charity (no. 1158548). It is committed to fostering intercultural dialogue and better understanding between the West and the MENA region.
The Pera Museum is a private museum founded by the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation with the aim of offering an outstanding range of diverse high quality culture and art services. The Pera Museum has evolved to become a leading and distinguished cultural center in one of the liveliest quarters of Istanbul.Posted in: Academic items
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