1. Postdoctoral Scholar – Teaching Fellow, Middle East Studies
University of Southern California
The Department of Middle East Studies at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles invites applications for a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in Middle East Studies. Researchers with training in Environmental Studies, anthropology, political economy, urban studies, and geography are particularly welcome to apply. This fellowship is renewable for a second year contingent upon administrative approval.
In addition to research, the successful candidate is expected to teach 3 courses per academic year and to participate in the intellectual life of the department and other units on campus. This person will receive a stipend of $65,000 plus benefits. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. within the last five years or at the latest by August 15, 2019, the start date of the position. Review of complete applications will begin immediately. Further information is available by contacting Renee Almassizadeh (email@example.com) or Ramzi Rouighi (firstname.lastname@example.org).
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.
In addition to the letter of application, applicants should include their curriculum vitae, a writing sample, three recommendation letters, and sample syllabi. Position will remain open until filled. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the “Apply” link at https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/postdoctoral-scholar-teaching-fellow/1209/11742439.
2. U of South Carolina, Instructor of Arabic position (fall 2019)
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a full-time Instructor of Arabic starting fall 2019. This position is renewable annually, contingent upon satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding.
Advertised Job Summary:
Teach introductory through advanced Arabic language courses and possibly occasional culture courses (four classes per semester); prepare course syllabi and handouts; evaluate and grade student class work, assignments and papers; maintain required records including student attendance and grades; maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students; participate in program and departmental meetings and activities. The successful candidate may also be assigned service duties, including running the Arabic program and/or placement, dependent upon the applicant’s experience and departmental needs.
Required Education and Experience:
A Master’s degree in Arabic or a related field is required and must be in hand by August 1, 2019. Evidence of successful teaching experience at the collegiate level of Arabic as a foreign language, native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic, at least one Arabic dialect (with a preference for Egyptian), and English are expected.
A Ph.D. in Arabic or a related field. Ability to teach an additional language a plus.
June 14, 2019
Required Applicant Documents:
List of References and Contact Information
For more information and to apply:
3. International bilingual summer school, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, 17–19 October 2019
Mapping the Urban: Cities in Arabic Literature, Culture, and Society
Which role do cities play in Arabic literature, culture, and society? How is urban space represented, negotiated and performed in premodern and modern texts? And how do new theories and methods, like those related to the “spatial turn” and “urban studies”, help us to “map the urban”?
The Call for Applications is addressed to outstanding junior scholars from Arab and European universities who are active in the field of Arabic Studies and would like to present their current research project. The research may take its orientation from a variety of disciplines (Literature, Art History, Cultural Studies, the Social Sciences or History) and should be related — at least in partial aspects — to cities, urban space and urbanity. Competence in Arabic and English is required. Please see the Call for Applications for further information.
The summer school is part of the research activities of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) and is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research.
Application deadline: 15 June 2019
For the application and further information, see:
4. Alexander von Humboldt Final Year Dissertation Write-Up Fellowships in Thirteenth to Sixteenth Century Islamicate Intellectual History
Applications are invited for Final Year Dissertation Write-up Fellowships at the Alexander von Humboldt Kolleg for the Islamicate Intellectual History of the Later Middle and Early Modern periods at the University of Bonn, to commence on 1 October 2019 for nine months. Three grants are available for doctoral candidates who are in the process of completing a dissertation on a topic relevant for the thirteenth to sixteenth century Islamicate intellectual history (Philosophy, Theology, Sufism, legal theory, the history of science as well as the so-called occult sciences, political thought, historiography, and adjacent areas). The Fellowship provides a stipend that is intended to permit full-time work on the dissertation, without reliance on part-time employment. Fellows will be expected to deliver a termly presentation on their research in progress at the Alexander von Humboldt colloquia at the University of Bonn as part of a research group under the leadership of Professor Judith Pfeiffer.
Candidates must have, by the time of the appointment, completed all course work (ABD) and must have sufficiently advanced in researching their thesis in a relevant field of study to be able to complete the dissertation during the nine months of their fellowship.
The Fellow will have a strong command of at least one of the languages Arabic, Persian, or Turkish, and reading knowledge of a second, and should preferably have a reading knowledge of at least one European language other than English; a thorough understanding of the social and political history of the period; sufficient palaeographical skills to work with Islamic manuscripts; good written and oral communication skills; good skills and experience in teamwork; and good planning and time management skills. The criteria for selection are outstanding performance and scholarly promise, and the likelihood that the candidate will complete his/her dissertation within 9 months of the start date of the fellowship.Applications are welcome from students both at Bonn University and at any other accredited international institution of higher education. The working language at the Alexander von Humboldt Kolleg is English. Applicants from other institutions may apply for a recognized student status at Bonn University, but will continue to work with their main supervisor and dissertation committee throughout the fellowship, and will submit their thesis to their home university. As per the stipulations of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Fellowship holders are required to acknowledge the support of this grant appropriately in their dissertation and ensuing publications.
All candidates are expected to pay student fees at the regular rates. Successful non-Bonn candidates will be required to pay the relevant fees (currently 287 € per semester/six months), and international students must be able to obtain a student visa, for which they will receive support from the Alexander von Humboldt Kolleg. These fellowships cannot be held in conjunction with DAAD, DFG, AHRC, or equivalent grants.
Grant value: 1.350,– Euro/Month, plus travel support.
Start date: 1 October 2019.
Fellows are expected to reside in Bonn for the duration of the fellowship.
To apply for this Fellowship, please submit the application material listed below to email@example.com.
– Curriculum vitae;
– Cover letter with a research proposal;
– Title and Table of contents of the thesis with a proposed timeline indicating which chapters will be completed during the tenure of the Fellowship;
– 2 letters of reference, one of which must be by the main thesis supervisor. The letter of the main supervisor ought to comment on the current state of the thesis, and the dates by when it is expected to be completed, as well as the date when it is expected to be defended.
Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit a piece of sample writing, which can be a published article, a chapter of the thesis, or another relevant writing sample.
For further information, see https://uni-bonn.academia.edu/JudithPfeiffer/Dissertation-Fellowships
Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday, 3 June 2019.
Prior questions are welcome and may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Workshop: “The Diplomatics of Ancient and Medieval Documents: Putting the Afghan Geniza into Diplomatic Context”, Freie Universität Berlin, 23 May 2019
At this workshop we will discuss and compare medieval legal-administrative documents from across the Islamic world, including Pahlavi, Afghan Geniza, Cairo Geniza and Damascus Qubba documents. All welcome.
6. 3rd International Congress of the University Platform for Research on Islam in Europe and Lebanon (PLURIEL): “Islam and Otherness”, Beirut, 14-15 April 2020
The conference aims to address this societal movement from the perspective of Islam and beyond identity-based resistance. It will thus focus on how Islam can be considered a ʻresource’ (Jullien) in order to approach the other in the globalized world. In this context, what is the other’s specific thought that is being expressed to ground and support the dynamics of postmodernity? Etc.
Deadline for abstracts: 10 September 2019. Information: https://pluriel.fuce.eu/call-for-papers-3rd-pluriel-international-congress-islam-and-otherness/?lang=en
7. Research Associate for Project “A Hermeneutics of Civic Engagement? Reading the Qur’an and Sunna in British Islam”, University of Chester
Requirements: the successful candidate will have experience and expertise in anthropological approaches to the study of Islam, preferably in a Western context, and will have a proven track record of conducting ethnography. S/he will hold a PhD in Social Anthropology or a cognate discipline (or will have submitted her/his thesis by the time of appointment). S/he will also have, or be establishing, a track record of publication.
Deadline for applications: 14 June 2019.
Contact: Caroline Tee (email@example.com)
8. Full-time PhD Research Fellowship in Social Anthropology of the Middle East, University of Bergen
The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years and will concern cultural heritage and conflict, focusing on a specific cultural heritage site. The PhD student will be expected to carry out anthropological fieldwork, with participant observation of social processes and conflict concerning social identity, religion and/or economy.
9. Summer Courses in Modern Standard Arabic, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane
Two semesters in eight weeks: 30 May-28 June 2019 (Session 1), 2-26 July 2019 (Session 2). Scholarships available.
Deadline for applications: 24 May 2019. Information: http://www.aui.ma/aranas/.
10. Contributions for “Bonn Oriental and Asian Studies – BOAS_insights”
This online, peer-reviewed, open-access journal covers a wide range of subjects and a large geographical scope within Asian and Middle Eastern Area Studies. The editors encourage multi-disciplinary approaches that incorporate diverse perspectives and bridge deeply specialized fields.
Deadline for full articles: 1 July 2019. information: https://www.boas-insights.uni-bonn.de/en
11. Intellect is excited to announce that the International Journal of Islamic Architecture8.2 is available! For more information about the issue, click here >> https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/ijia/2019/00000008/00000002
Special Issue: ‘Boundaries, Flows and the Making of Muslim Selves’
Aims & Scope
The International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA) is intended for those interested in urban design and planning, architecture, and landscape design in the historic Islamic world, encompassing the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia, but also the more recent geographies of Islam in its global dimensions. The main emphasis is on detailed analysis of the practical, historical and theoretical aspects of architecture, with a focus on both design and its reception. The journal is also specifically interested in contemporary architecture and urban design in relation to social and cultural history, geography, politics, aesthetics, technology, and conservation. Spanning across cultures and disciplines, IJIA seeks to analyze and explain issues related to the built environment throughout the regions covered. The cross-cultural and interdisciplinary nature of this journal will significantly contribute to the knowledge in this field.
Confining Contingency Farhan Karim
Design in Theory Articles
One House of Worship with Many Roofs: Imposing Architecture to Mediate Sunni, Alevi, and Gülenist Islam in Turkey
Housing Others: Design and Identity in a Bedouin Village
Staging Baghdad as a Problem of Development
Architecture of Exclusion: The Savujbulagh-i Mukri Garrison, Border-Making, and the Transformation of the Ottoman-Qajar Frontier
Reconstructing the Muslim Self in Diaspora: SocioSpatial Practices in Urban European Mosques
Design in Practice Article
The Rome Mosque and Islamic Centre: A Case of Diasporic Architecture in the Globalized Mediterranean
Theodore Van Loan and Eva-Maria Troelenberg
- Jewish Salonica: Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern Greece, Devin E. Naar (2016) The Merchants of Oran: a Jewish Port at the Dawn of Empire, Joshua Schreier (2017) Jessica M. Marglin
- The Construction of Equality: Syriac Immigration and the Swedish City, Jennifer Mack (2017) Dawn Chatty
- Power, Patronage, and Memory in Early Islam: Perspectives onUmayyad Elites, Eds Alain George and Andrew Marsham (2018) Razan Francis
- Affect, Emotion, and Subjectivity in Early Modern Muslim Empires:New Studies in Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Art and Culture, Ed. Kishwar Rizvi (2018) Aslıhan Gürbüzel
- The Temptation of Graves in Salafi Islam: Iconoclasm, Destruction, and Idolatry, Ondrej Beránek and Pavel Tupek (2018) Ian Straughn
- Italian Architects and Builders in theOttoman Empire and Modern Turkey:Design Across Borders, Eds Paolo Girardelli and Ezio Godoli (2017) Nicola Verderame
- The World of the Fatimids, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada, March 10–July 2, 2018 Heba Mostafa
- In the Fields of EmptyDays: The Intersection of Past and Presentin Iranian Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), May 6–September 9, 2018 Deanna Kashani Pre´cis
- Synagogue, Church, Mosque: Connections and Conversions, Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, Turkey, November 16–18, 2017 Nilgün Yüc
For more information about the issue, click here >> https://www.intellectbooks.com/international-journal-of-islamic-architecture
12. The Ninth Biennial Convention of the Association for the Study of Persianate Societies
March 11-13, 2020
New Delhi, India
CALL FOR PAPERS:
The Association for the Study of Persianate Societies (ASPS) calls for the participation of its members in its Ninth Biennial Convention, to take place in New Delhi, India, March 11-13, 2020. Our meeting will be hosted by the University of Chicago Center in Delhi, 2020.
The Deadline for Submission of Abstracts is May 31, 2019.
Please note that you must be a current (2019) ASPS member in order to submit your abstract, otherwise your submission will not be considered and you must be a 2020 member to register to participate in the conference.
We will likely have a limited number of fellowships available for participants from Central Asia, Afghanistan, and for graduate students from the US. Details TBA.
All humanities and social science disciplines related to Persianate Societies are welcome. Pre-organized panels are strongly encouraged. Submissions for pre-organized panels must include a panel abstract of no more than 300 words plus individual abstracts of no more than 300 words for each panelist. Panels must be limited to a minimum of three panelists and a maximum of four.
For further information, visit: http://www.persianatesocieties.org/
13. Persian Language Summer School Organised by Allameh Tabataba’i University from June 25 to July 27, 2019.
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