1.37th Annual Symposium of the Association for the Study of Islam and Middle East Law (RIMO): “Informal Dispute Resolution and Islam”, Leiden, 4 July 2019
See program at http://www.verenigingrimo.nl/
2. International Conference: “Global Islamism 2019 – Phenomena, Interdependencies, Prevention”, Potsdam, 15-17 October 2019
The conference will feature discussions along the entire spectrum of transnational Islamism, from legalistic Islamism all the way to violent Jihadism. Besides providing a platform for analysing the phenomena as such, the conference will bring together experts from Germany and around the world to exchange notes on prevention strategies.
Deadline for registration: 27 September 2019. Information:
3. International Conference: “The Qur’an in its Milieu of Origin: Possibilities of the Historical Reconstruction of the Qur’anic Revelation”, Muenster, 8-10 November 2019
This conference is particularly dedicated to the context of the Qur’an in its milieu of origin. We are looking for contributions concerning the following questions: do we have enough authentic Islamic and non-Islamic historical sources to reconstruct the historical context of the Qur’anic revelation? Which sources, studies and academic researchers could be employed to contextualize the Qur’an historically? Etc.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 July 2019. Information: https://www.uni-muenster.de/imperia/md/content/zit/veranstaltungen/cfp_quran_conference2_2019.pdf
4. Humanities Multi-Year Research Fellowships for the Study of the Arab World, New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)
While open to scholars working in all areas of the Humanities, the program aims in particular to build a center of outstanding research capacity in areas of the Humanities that are relevant for the study of the Arabic world. Eligible candidates for the senior fellowships have an outstanding scholarly accomplishment. Mid-career scholars with strong publication records and exceptional scholarly promise may be considered in this category. Eligible candidates for the research fellowships, which are intended especially for young scholars who wish to turn their doctoral dissertations into book manuscripts publishable with major academic presses, have received their PhD within the previous five years and have a strong record of scholarly accomplishment.
Deadline for applications: 1 September 2019.
5. Islamic Studies Tenure Track Position, Harvard Divinity School
We are interested in a candidate with scholarly expertise either in: Islam in the Americas, Islam in Southeast Asia, or Quranic Studies. The candidate should be competent in the appropriate research languages and conversant with the broader, global history of Islamic religion and culture.
Deadline for applications: 30 June 2019. Information: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu
6. Cape Town Summer School: “Critical Muslim Studies (CMS): Decolonial Struggles and Liberation Theologies”, 8-15 January 2020
CMS is inspired by a need to open up a space for intellectually rigorous and socially committed explorations between decolonial thinking and studies of Muslims, Islam and the Islamicate. CMS does not regard Islam only as a religio-spiritual tradition, or a civilization, but also as a possibility for a decolonial epistemic perspective that suggests contributions and responses to the problems facing humankind today.
Deadline for applications: 30 June 2019. Information: https://criticalmuslimct.com/
7. Articles on “Contemporary Politics of the Middle-East and North-Africa” for Special Issue of the Journal “Societies”
Articles are invited that deal either with internal political considerations and the governmental systems of one of the countries in the region, or comparisons between different countries or focusing on the international relations of any of the countries.
Deadline for manuscripts: 30 September 2019. Information: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/societies/special_issues/contemporary_politics_
8. Research and Publications on “Power and Institutions in Medieval Islam and Christendom”
This is a cooperative effort led by a team that consists of medievalists specialising in Western, Byzantine and Islamic history tackling a vital historical question: Why did the Christendom government and society develop certain processes of institutionalisation that did not characterise the Islamic world, considering that the early medieval situation might have suggested otherwise?
9. CfP: Colophons in Middle Eastern Manuscripts Workshop
Kiraz, George A.; Schmidtke, Sabine
The colophon, the ultimate or “crowing touch” paragraphs of a manuscript, provides readers with a the historical context in which the scribe produced the manuscript. At its basic essence, the colophon gives us the “metadata” of the manuscript: who was the scribe? When and where was the manuscript pro-duced? For whom was it produced and who paid for it? But colophons are far more rich. They are literary works on their own right, having a style and rhetoric independent of the main literary text of the manuscript. In addition, colophons provide historical facts otherwise lost to histories: wars, earthquakes, religious events, etc.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together scholars from various disciplines to study colophons in Middle Easter manuscripts in various languages, including, but not limited to, Arabic, Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopian,* Hebrew, Persian, and Syriac. Scholars interested in participating may send via email a proposal between 750 and 1,000 words. Pro-posals are to focus on the colophon (i.e. not a study of the main literary text of the manuscript). Com-parative analyses across traditions is encouraged but not required.
Submission deadline is January 15, 2020. Submissions are to be sent via email directly to George A. Kiraz at email@example.com.
Scholars are expected to fund their travel to/from and accommodation in Princeton. The Institute will provide meals and a conference celebratory dinner. Speakers will be invited to contribute to a collected volume on an agreed-upon theme.
10. BRAIS – DE GRUYTER PRIZE 2020
The Fifth Round of the BRAIS – De Gruyter Prize in the Study of Islam and the Muslim World is now open for submissions.
The British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS) and De Gruyter are delighted to announce the fifth round of the BRAIS – De Gruyter Prize in the Study of Islam and the Muslim World. This international prize will be awarded annually to the best doctoral thesis or unpublished first monograph based on a doctoral thesis. English-language submissions on any aspect of the academic study of Islam and the Muslim world, past and present, including Muslim-minority societies are accepted. Applicants can be based in any country, and manuscripts will be assessed on the basis of scholarly quality and originality.
Documents must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5.00 pm GMT, 1 October 2019.
For full details, see https://www.brais.ac.uk/prize
11. We are pleased to announce the upcoming international conference “There was one, there wasn’t one”: Modalities and challenges of the narrative in the Persianate world, in memory of our dear friend and colleague, Dr. Marina Gaillard (1955-2015), in Paris next week.
A prominent specialist of medieval Persian narrative, Marina Gaillard was a member of the “Mondes iranien et indien” CNRS research team and associate faculty member at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO, Paris). Her work on prose narrative, and particularly on the modalities of the “semi-popular” romance in medieval Iran, constitutes a major contribution to our understanding of pre-modern Persian literature. Interrupted by her untimely death, her pioneering research continues to nourish and inspire much of our own work.
The conference will be held June 27-28, 2019 at the Auditorium du Pôle Langues et Civilisations (Inalco, Paris).
Attached, please find the conference program, with full description and abstracts.
The program is also available online from the CNRS research team “Mondes iranien et indien”: https://www.iran-inde.cnrs.fr/scientific-events/events-2019/there-was-one-there-wasn-t-one-modalities-and-challenges-of-the-narrative-in.html?lang=en
The event is free and open to the public. Please consider joining us if you are in Paris next week.
12. CALL FOR PAPERS
Global Technology in Local Contexts: Lithography in Asia
A two-day international workshop at the University of Chicago Center in Delhi
16–17 March 2020
Prof. Ulrike Stark, Dept. of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago
Prof. Thibaut d’Hubert, Dept. of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago
Prof. Abhijit Gupta, Dept. of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
The year 2022 will mark the bicentenary of the arrival of lithography in India, a watershed moment in the history of printing in South Asia. In anticipation of this anniversary, the University of Chicago Center in Delhi will host a two-day workshop on 16–17 March 2020. We invite scholars working on various aspects of lithography in Asia to submit proposals for papers. We especially welcome proposals from scholars based in South Asia and from early career researchers.
The upcoming anniversary provides a timely moment to review the history of lithography in its technological, sociocultural, economic, and aesthetic dimensions, and from both local and transregional perspectives. Rather than focusing on India alone, the workshop aims to look at the rise of lithography across Asia, from Teheran to Shanghai, and to address the impact of a global technology that bridged traditional and modern practices of textual production from a variety of disciplinary lenses, languages, and local contexts. The workshop will bring together junior and senior scholars from the US, Europe, India and other Asian countries to discuss approaches to the study of lithography in light of recent interest in material cultures, entangled histories, and the circulation of knowledge and technologies. We will explore new lines of inquiry into the relationship between manuscript and print production and the competition between lithography and typography. Possible topics of discussion may include: the social history of lithography; lithography’s trajectory from the sphere of artistic book production to commercial mass printing, lithography as a religious technology, lithography as an art form, the democratizing effect of lithography, lithography and community formation, lithography and the rise of vernacular journalism, global flows of technology and expertise, missionary uses of lithography, lithography in graphic design and advertising.
The workshop will be free and open to invited guest participants. We are unable to cover travel costs for international presenting participants from outside South Asia, but will cover two nights of accommodation in Delhi as well as refreshments and meals for the duration of the workshop. For speakers based in South Asia, we will cover two nights of accommodation and travel expenses (domestic economy round-trip travel).
We invite proposals for papers of 30-minute duration. Proposals should be submitted no later than 15 August 2019 and must include:
- An abstract of no more than 350 words outlining your research presentation
- A current CV
- A completed contact information form. A copy of the form can be accessed at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeAcDs3P9MOeaI04gBtCuL5H8ojY85lFOZsy88fYaVcMQlYqQ/viewform
Please email these materials to Shruti Brar at email@example.com
Proposals may also be sent via mail to the following address:
University of Chicago Center
Attn: Shruti Brar
DLF Capitol Point
Baba Kharak Singh Marg
New Delhi, India 110001
Bengali language and Bengal studies
South Asian Languages and Civilizations
The University of Chicago
Posted in: Academic items
- June 18, 2019
- 0 Comment