1.Irano-Judaica VII: Studies Relating to Jewish Contacts with Persian Culture Throughout the Ages. Ed. by Julia Rubanovich and Geoffrey Herman. Jerusalem: Ben Zvi Institute, 2019. 699 pp.
See here to order: https://www.ybz.org.il/?CategoryID=1382
2. The Reshaping of Persian Art: Art Histories of Islamic Iran and Central Asia
Iván Szántó and Yuka Kadoi (eds.)
Piliscsaba: The Avicenna Institute of Middle Eastern Studies
Series: Acta et Studia XV
Paperback, 273 pages
How to order:
Please directly contact the Institute for the time being.
Avicenna Institute of Middle Eastern Studies
Contact: Oroszi Gyöngyi
Tel.: + 36 (06) 26 375 329 / 414 / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. The Foundation for Iranian Studies invites applications for its annual award of $1000 for the best Ph.D. dissertation in a field of Iranian Studies. Students completing their dissertations between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019 are eligible to apply for the 2019 award.
Dissertations must be nominated by the author’s advisor and be accompanied by the Dissertation Committee’s letter of acceptance. Both documents may be emailed provided they contain appropriate official insignias and signatures.
Applicants for the 2019 award should submit a digital copy of the dissertation, either mailed on disc to
Foundation for Iranian Studies
Bethesda, MD 20814
Or emailed to
For further information about the award, selection criteria, and previous winners consult the Foundation for Iranian Studies Website at www.fis-iran.org , Programs, Dissertation Awards. Inquiries should be emailed to email@example.com .
Deadline: August 15, 2019
4. Conference: “Eastern Questions: New Perspectives on British Orientalism”, London, 16-17 October 2019
This interdisciplinary event aims to explore new perspectives on the intersection between Orientalism and visual culture across the nineteenth century. It invites contributions that explore the visual material of the Orient in the contexts of transculturation, imaginative geographies, and cultural border crossing in both directions and invites proposals from scholars in all sub-fields of the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 July 2019.
5. International Workshop: “Theological, Legal and Political Responses to Salafism”, Charles University, Prague, 15 November 2019
This workshop will focus upon wider religious, cultural and political strategies in facing the Salafi proselytising in EU, the Balkans, Maghreb, Indonesia and beyond. The aim is to map places of contention between global Salafism and local institutions and traditions, to identify actors that formulate responses and to explore concrete ways in which states, religious, educational and cultural institutions, civic and Islamic groups develop strategies to counter or deal with the Salafi ideological pressure and influence.
Deadline for abstracts: 10 September 2019. Information: https://kbv.ff.cuni.cz/cs/2019/07/18/theological-legal-and-political-responses-to-salafism-call-for-participation/
6. 41st Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA): “Middle Eastern and North African Studies in the United States”, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 19-22 February 2020
We welcome and encourage proposals regarding any aspect of Middle Eastern and North African life in the U.S. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to the following: MENA representations in popular culture (television, film, comic books, video games, etc.); language and translation studies; queer theory and the MENA community; etc.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 October 2019.
7. “ACRPS Conference for Arab Graduate Students in Western Universities”, Doha, 28-30 March 2020
The conference will provide Arab doctoral students in the social sciences and humanities based at Western universities an open space to present papers rooted in their graduate studies. This conference will give the participants the chance to benefit from discussions with their peers and with established Arab academics. Grants for travel and accommodation are available.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 July 2019.
8. International Conference “Crossroads”: “European Cultural Diplomacy and Eastern Christianity in Syria and Palestine: A Connected History in Late Ottoman Times and the British Mandate”, Thessaloniki, 14-15 May 2020
The conference aims to define and analyse how cultural diplomacy was deployed by the European powers in interwar Palestine and Syria. It questions how these policies impacted the cultural identification of indigenous Christians in a comparison with their fellow Palestinian and Syrian compatriots. This conference will focus on attempts at ideological and political domination by multiple actors, each with a diversity of diplomatic and cultural ends.
Deadline for applications: 15 October 2019.
9. Research Fellowship in the Study of the Islamic World, University of Oxford
The successful candidate will be engaged in research and publication in any area of the arts, humanities or social sciences which contributes to a more informed understanding of the Islamic world – its history, economics, politics, culture, civilisation and contemporary life.
Deadline for applications: 28 August 2019.
10. Tenure-Track Position in Comparative Politics of the Middle East, Colorado College
The position requires expertise in the Middle East and North Africa, broadly defined. Crucial to the position is potential for, and commitment to, excellence in scholarship as well as in teaching at a liberal arts institution. If the successful candidate is to begin employment at the assistant professor level, all requirements for the Ph.D. should be complete by the starting date of 24 August 2020.
Deadline for applications: 15 September 2019. Information: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000491966-01
11. Graduate Student Article Prize of Women Historians of the Middle East
WHOME announces its annual prize for the best article about Middle Eastern history written by a female identifying graduate student (Masters or PhD). The award aims to bring attention to the innovative scholarship women are producing in the field. The nominee must not have been awarded a Doctorate prior to 1 January 2019.
Deadline for applications: 6 September 2019.
12. Training School: “Islamic Heritage in Europe”, Granada and Córdoba, 14-16 January 2020
Over the past decades, there has been a growing interest among scholars in analysing how the Islamic heritage in Europe has been perceived, described, preserved, erased, negotiated or transformed in different areas of Europe, from medieval to modern times. However, those debates seldom crossed the borders of regional approaches. The aim of this training school is to discuss those issues from different and complementary perspectives and to question the traditional regional narrative through a comparative examination of Islamic monuments in a wider Mediterranean perspective.
13. Articles for Edited Book on “New Arab Atheism”
Atheism in the Arab world became known to a wider public in the last decades. Esp., New Atheism inspired by Atheism of Dawkins et al. is influential among Arab Atheists today. This volume intends to open up a new field of research. Editors Rüdiger Lohlker and Tamara Abu-Hamdeh (both Oriental Institute, University of Vienna, Austria).
Deadline for proposals: 15 September 2019. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
14. Introduction of UNIMED – The Mediterranean Universities Union
This is an association of 124 universities from 23 countries of the Mediterranean basin founded in 1991 (http://www.uni-med.net/en/about-us/).
UNIMED aims to develop university research and education in the Euro-Mediterranean area in order to contribute to scientific, cultural, social and economic cooperation. It manages many projects on different issues (http://www.uni-med.net/en/projects/) and established a second-level network focused on specific sectors known as SubNetworks such as research on migration and tourism (http://www.uni-med.net/en/subnetworks/).
UNIMED annually organises two important institutional events: the UNIMED WEEK IN BRUSSELS (http://www.uni-med.net/en/unimed-week-in-brussels-2019) and the GENERAL ASSEMBLY (http://www.uni-med.net/en/general-assembly-2019).
15. Words Laying Down the Law
Translating Arabic Legal Discourse
Time and Venue
7-8 October 2019: 7 October (16.00-19.30), 8 October (9.00-18.00)
Atrium Conference Room,
Aga Khan Centre,
10 Handyside Street,
London N1C 4DN
Prof Myriam Salama-Carr, University of Manchester.
Prof Baudouin Dupret, Sciences Po Bordeaux.
Prof Roberta Aluffi, University of Turin.
Dr Neveen Al Saeed, Ain Shams University, Cairo.
This event is free but booking is essential.
16. The Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the fields of Islamic art, architecture, or archaeology, with a specialization in any aspect of the discipline focused on a period prior to 1750.
Responsibilities will consist of broad undergraduate teaching in the history of Islamic art and architecture along with supervision of undergraduate theses and independent work, while graduate teaching and Ph.D supervision will be in the area of the candidate’s expertise. Applicants will be expected to interact broadly with other departments and programs in the university and beyond.
Apply online at https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/ with a cover letter, CV, writing sample, research statement, teaching statement, and the names and contact information of three referees from whom letters of recommendation may be requested. PhD is expected by the start date. We seek to appoint a candidate who will contribute, through research, teaching, and service, to the excellence and diversity of our academic community. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Application deadline is September 16, 2019 (when initial discussion of the candidates will take place) or until the position is filled.
17. The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) is the University of Freiburg’s international research college. The Institute supports innovative research projects through individual fellowships.
The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies announces the following
Individual Marie S. Curie FCFP fellowships for the academic year 2020/21
(Fellowships start: September 1, 2020)
– Junior fellowships (completed PhD plus one to six years of post-doctoral experience)
– Senior fellowships (completed PhD plus a minimum of six years of post-doctoral experience or a tenured professorship or equivalent permanent position)
The FCFP is intended for current or future leaders in their fields. About 25 FCFP fellowships are awarded through a highly competitive, strictly merit-based selection process. Applications are invited from academics of all nationalities and all disciplines. Note, however, that applicants may not have resided or have carried out their main activity in Germany for more than a total of 12 months during the 3-year period prior to the application deadline.
The completed FCFP application form together with the required documents has to be uploaded on the application website for External Senior Fellowships or Junior Fellowships and submitted by September 15, 2019.
Information on the application and selection process (required documents, guidelines on eligibility, evaluation criteria, timeline and stages of the selection process) is provided at www.frias.uni-freiburg.de/en/funding-programmes/cofund.
Grants are subject to the final approval of the FRIAS budget from 2020 onwards.
More information on FRIAS is available at: www.frias.uni-freiburg.de.
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- July 24, 2019
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