1.Lawforms Workshop 2019: “Manuals, Stylebooks, and Formularies for Persianate Legal Documents”, Exeter, 8-10 July 2019
This is a project team-centred event, but we have space for a few more people; if you can read Persian, and would like to read manuals for fun, do get in touch!
2. 26th International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO) combined with the Conference of the Section for Islam Studies of the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (DMG), Hamburg, 3-5 October 2019
The deadline for abstracts of papers and panels has been extended until 30 June 2019. Please send your abstracts to the Secretary General of the Congress, firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information: https://www.aai.uni-hamburg.de/en/voror/veranstaltungen/2019-davokongress.html
3. Doctoral Workshop in Late- and Post-Ottoman Studies: “Values and Status Negotiation: Media in the Middle East and North Africa”, University of Basel, 18-19 October 2019
In this workshop, students will engage with understandings of the media in the Middle East from the perspective of the role media plays in society, and the position it commands in relation to power. We seek applicants whose work sets out to discover how these are understood, rationalized, exercised, negotiated and found appropriate and useful within different social milieux.
Deadline for applications: 2 August 2019. Information: https://nahoststudien.philhist.unibas.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/nahoststudien/CfA_MUBIT_2019_Media_in_the_Middle_East_and_North_Africa.pdf
4. 24th Conference of the Comité International des Études Pré-Ottomanes et Ottomanes, Thessaloniki, 23-27 June 2020
The aim is to provide a platform of a high scholarly level, which will promote the knowledge and sustain the memory of Ottoman history. The organizers encourage panels and individual papers that fall under the following topics: the Ottoman Empire in the Age of Revolutions; Sources: New interpretations and approaches; etc.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 October 2019. Information:https://www.univie.ac.at/ciepo/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/CIEPO24_1st_Circular.pdf
5. Fourth European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies (“Turkologentag”), Mainz, 16-18 September 2020
We are inviting proposals for papers in the domains of language, literature, history, culture, society, politics, and philology of the Turks and the Turkic peoples. Conference languages are English, German, and Turkish.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 April 2020. Information: http://www.turkologentag-2020.de/Call_for_Papers.html
6. Associate Professorship (Full-Time, Tenure-Track) in Middle Eastern Studies, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
We are looking for candidates with expertise in a range of Middle East related fields, preferably: Politics in the contemporary Middle East; Cultural & literary aspects of the Middle East; The Arab world in relation to Israel, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and/or the Gulf region.
Deadline for applications: 27 June 2019. Information: https://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/?details=00347-02S00073ZP
7. Senior Research Fellow, MENA Peace and Security Program, Emirates Diplomatic Academy, Abu Dhabi
The EDA is recruiting a Senior Research Fellow, with particular expertise in humanitarian aid and development in the MENA region as well as interest and/or experience in stabilisation and post conflict reconstruction. PhD is required.
Deadline for applications: 31 July 2019. For information: email@example.com
8. Faculty Positions in the Human Rights Graduate Program, Doha Institute
Successful candidates will have a doctorate in Law or Political Science and will be able to teach one or more of the following subjects: Introduction to Human Rights, Public International Law, Human Rights and Islamic Law, Human Rights in the Arab World, Critical Approaches to Human Rights, and Comparative Constitutional Law, and must have the ability to teach in Arabic. The appointment is scheduled for August 2020.
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
9. Richard Gillespie Mediterranean Prize of the Journal “Mediterranean Politics” for the Best Research Article on the Contemporary Social and Political Dynamics of the Mediterranean Region
We welcome contributions on politics and international relations as well as economics, human geography, sociology, anthropology and other relevant disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.
Deadline for submissions: 31 December 2019. Information: https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/journal-prize-richard-gillespie-mediterranean-prize/
10. Grants for Research in Byzantine, Ottoman, Atatürk and Republican-Era Studies, Istanbul Research Institute
- 1 Post-Doctoral Research and Writing Grant (TRY40.000)
- 1 Research and Write-Up Grant for PhD Candidates (TRY30.000)
- 5 Travel Grants (TRY5.000)
- 5 Conference Grants (TRY5.000)
Deadline for applications: 11 August 2019. Information: https://en.iae.org.tr/Content/Grants/128
11. Summer School on “Politics, Islam and Government in Iran”, Regional Studies Committee of Iranian Political Science Association (IPSA), Tehran, 27 July – 7 August 2019
The school is planning to explore Islam, politics and government in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The focus of the courses is to portray and analyze the political power structure as well as the influence of religion on the Islamic Republic ideology.
Deadline for registration: 7 July 2019.
12. Summer Course: “Islamicate Digital Humanities for Scholars in Manuscript Studies”, University of Hamburg, 14-18 August 2019
This course is for graduate students and researchers who work with manuscript materials in Arabic script and want to learn how to apply digital technology in their research. It includes both theoretical and practical sessions on digital encoding and editing of manuscript texts, data annotation, search and visualization.
Deadline for applications: 24 June 2019.
13. Third Annual Graduate Student Book Review Colloquium on Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 11 October 2019
The Colloquium invites advanced graduate students in the social sciences and humanities to submit reviews on noteworthy books published between 2017-2019 in the field of Islamic and Middle Eastern studies.
Deadline for submissions: 1 July 2019.
14. Articles for the First Issue of the Journal “Modern Islamic Studies” on “Islam and/or Tradition? Traditional Islam and Islamic Traditions in the Eastern Europe”
Taken in a broad geographical sense, we are seeking for the papers addressing history and modernity of Muslims in the area from Balkans and Crimea on the South, Baltia on the North and Caucausus on the East, where indigenous Muslim popullation and traditions are represented.
Deadline for full papers: 15 November 2019. Information: https://journals.oa.edu.ua/Islamic/
15. Articles for “Zeitschrift für Recht & Islam / Journal of Law & Islam”
The peer reviewed Journal covers theoretical legal debate as well as the practical application of both secular and Islamic laws. It considers the historical development as well as the interaction of “secular” and Islamic laws in different contexts, and covers key phenomena affecting academic discourse, legislation and legal practice in the relevant states. Languages: German, English or French.
16. Articles on “The State of Islam amidst the Growth of the European Far-Right” for Special Issue of “Islamic Perspective Journal”
Papers are invited on: The state of Islam and Muslims in particular European countries; Critiques of anti-Muslim and anti-Islam ideologies; Critiques of specific anti-immigrant and anti-Islam thinkers as well as far-right political parties and nationalist movements; The effects of such far-right movements on Muslim women, children, and family life and on Muslims in the public sphere, civil society, and in government positions; etc.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 August 2019. Contact Dustin J. Byrd, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
17. Articles for Journal “Contemporary Arab Affairs (CAA)”
The editors of this peer-reviewed journal published by the Centre for Arab Unity Studies and University of California Press, invite authors to submit original multidisciplinary articles on the Arab World (5,000-7,000 words) to the editor at email@example.com.
Deadline for manuscripts: 31 December 2019. Information: http://caa.ucpress.edu/content/submit
18. Contributions to Edited Volume on “Islam and Humour”
Contributions are invited on humour in the lives of Muslims around the world; how Muslim comics use jokes to counteract oppression; how Muslim comics use humour as a tool for social integration into new communities; the role of humour in contemporary mass media in Muslim countries; etc.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 August 2019. Information: Bernard Schweizer (Bernard.Schweizer@liu.edu)
19. Online Resource: “Embedding Conquest: Naturalising Muslim Rule in the Early Islamic Empire (600-1000)”, Leiden University
This blog of a research project focuses on how the Islamic conquests were consolidated in the diverse regions they reached. It is aimed at scholars and students and the interested public.
See https://emco.hcommons.org/2019/05/30/the-governors-orders-part-one/ and links to many other themes.
20. CFP: “Violence” Fall 2019 Mediterranean Seminar Workshop (4 & 5 October: Toronto)
Workshop paper proposals and round-table participants are being sought for the Mediterranean Seminar’s two-day Spring 2019 meeting on the subject of “Violence,” to be held at the University of Toronto on 4 & 5 October 2019.
The meeting is jointly sponsored by the the Malta Study Center at the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library and the Department of History, the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Centre for Jewish Studies, the Institute for Islamic Studies, the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, the Department of Religious Studies, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Department of Art History at the University of Toronto.
As the principal site of contact and confrontation between Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the premodern world, the Mediterranean presents an ideal geography within which to explore various dimensions of interfaith violence: ideologies and practices of war, conquest and colonialism; conflict between confessional communities within Muslim and Christian states; piracy; slavery; the trauma resulting from such violence; and the memorialization of violence. The Mediterranean also lends itself to the comparative exploration of violence within Muslim, Christian, and Jewish communities as a culturally specific form of social discourse, as expressed, for instance, in class conflict and social rebellion, feuds and vendettas, the violence related to gendered notions of honor and shame, and punishment and execution. Since modern (mis)understandings of premodern crusades and jihads, relations between ruling majorities and religious minorities, and the role of violence in gender relations continue to contribute to prejudice and violence throughout the world, the study of violence in the premodern Mediterranean is all too relevant.
Papers and round-table participants from history, art history, religious studies, literary and cultural studies, anthropology or any relevant Humanities and Social Sciences discipline are welcome.
Our Mediterranean is construed geographically as including southern Europe, the Near and Middle East and North Africa and into the Black Sea and Central Asia, and the Red Sea and Indian Ocean.
All North American-based scholars (or foreign scholars who will be in the US at this time) working on relevant material are encouraged to apply. Scholars from further abroad may apply but we cannot pay full travel costs. ABD PhD students, junior and non-tenure track faculty are particularly welcome to apply.
For the workshop (to be held on Friday, 4 October), we invite abstracts of in-progress (unpublished) drafts of articles or book/dissertation chapters on any aspect of interfaith or intrafaith violence in the premodern Mediterranean and on literary and artistic representations of such violence. Papers with a comparative approach are particularly welcome.
The workshop will also feature a keynote presentation, “”‘Blood of God! Bowels of God!’: Violence and the Order of Malta”,” by Dr. Emanuel Buttigieg (University of Malta).
The second day, Saturday, 5 October, will feature three round-table conversations, focusing on the following questions:
1. What was the relationship between the practice of violence and its representations (textual, visual, or other) ? Did the rhetoric of violence correspond to its practice ?
2. How has violence shaped Mediterranean art, or popular or material culture, and in what sense can it be seen as legitimate or illegitimate through various medium and modes of expression?
3. How has gender in the Mediterranean defined and been defined by violence?
A separate call for non-presenting workshop and symposium attendees will go out in mid-August.
The deadline for workshop and round-table proposals is 15 July 2019.
Please submit an abstract (250-500 words) and two-page CV by this date to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: Fall 2019 Proposal).
- If you are applying to present at the workshop, please indicate this clearly; state the title of your paper and its nature (e.g. article, book chapter, dissertation chapter). Successful applicants are expected to submit a 35-page (maximum) double-spaced paper-in-progress for pre-circulation by 7 September.
- If you are applying to participate in a round-table, please indicate which round table(s) you are applying for. Round table participates will be required to submit a 3-5 page “position paper’ by 14 September
You may apply for both a workshop presentation and round-table discussion.
21. Naskhi-divani: a little-recognized sultanate script
The art of the book in sultanate India, particularly of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, is notable for its eclecticism. Because of the sultanates’ evolving political terrain, the search for a coherent narrative of manuscript patronage and production is a challenge. In comparison to painting, one relatively overlooked feature of sultanate books is calligraphy. Here, we examine a script found in sultanate manuscripts that scholars have started to call naskhī-dīvānī.
Read more at: https://blogs.bl.uk/asian-and-african/2019/06/naskhi-divani-a-little-recognized-sultanate-script.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+asian-and-african+%28Asia+and+Africa%29
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