1.Associate or Full Professorship in Global Political Economy, with Asia / Middle East Focus, Leiden University
Appointment will be fixed-term from July 2016 for a period of maximally four years, with the possibility of a permanent position thereafter. Requirements: A PhD degree in a relevant field; a strong research and publication record; specialist expertise on Asia or the Middle East, including proficiency in one or more Asian or Middle Eastern languages; an excellent command of English etc.
Deadline for application: 25 January 2016. Information: http://werkenbij.leidenuniv.nl/vacatures/wetenschappelijke-functies/15-428-vacatureuniversiteitleiden-associate-or-fulprofessor-global-political-economy.html
2. Doctoral Spring School 2016: “Reviving Previous Times and Expanding Horizons: Islam and Modernity in Global Historical Perspective”, Istanbul, 14-18 March 2016
The Centre for Near and Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS, Islamic Studies/Iranian Studies) at the University of Marburg, in cooperation with AKMED, NISIS, IFEA, IISMM/EHESS, Koç University, NIT and RCAC, organizes this Spring School. PhD candidates active in the field of Near and Middle East – as well as Islamic Studies are invited to apply.
Application deadline: 15 January 2016. Information: www.uni-marburg.de/cnms/aktuelles/newsitemext.2015-12-21.3519528590
3. 2 PhD Scholarships: “The Poetics of Aristotle between Europe and Islam. A Multilingual Edition with Studies of the Cultural Contexts of the Syriac, Arabic, Hebrew, and Latin Translations”, Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS), February 2016 – February 2019
The formal requirement for application is a university honours degree reflecting a level of attainment that is above average. The degree should be in one of the disciplines relevant to the project (Arab and/or Islamic Studies etc.)
Deadline for application: 31 January 2016. Information: www.bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de/en/studies/application/cfa_phd_einstein.html
4. Articles on “Studying the Everyday in the Arab World: Power, Performance and Survival” for Special Issue of “Middle East Critique”
This issue will reflect on how the study of everyday life is a fundamental site for studying the dynamics of power, survival, resistance, social change and all those aspects that are defined as politics. The focus is twofold: firstly, to understand how the site of everyday life helps to study politics in the Arab world; secondly, to engage theoretically with the notion of the everyday in order to unpack its significance.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 March 2016. Information: http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/pgas/mec-cfp
5. International Journal of Islamic Architecture
The ninth issue of the IJIA is available in print and online. Please click on the link below to preview the ninth issue abstracts: www.intellectbooks.com/ijia. For full-text articles, see Ingenta: www.ingentaconnect.com.
This volume contains an editorial by the academic editor, Hasan-uddin Khan; Abidin Kusno’s commentary on invisible geographies in the study of Islamic architecture; book and exhibition reviews; conference précis; and articles that discuss the work of the Balyan Family in nineteenth century Istanbul and their Parisian education; the Jordan Gate Towers of Amman as an example of neoliberal urbanism; the role expertise played in the Israeli Plan for Rebuilding the Qazvin Region in Iran; the work of Doxiadis Associates in postcolonial Pakistan (1958–1968); and the restoration of a forgotten Mughal Tomb in Kashmir.
6. A new title in the “Islamic Art in the Mediterranean” series is now available:
THE AYYUBID ERA: ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN MEDIEVAL SYRIA
This new MWNF Travel Book was conceived not long before the war started. All texts refer to the pre-war situation and are our expression of hope that Syria, a land that witnessed the evolution of civilisation since the beginnings of human history, may soon become a place of peace and the driving force behind a new and peaceful beginning for the entire region.
Bilad al-Sham testifies to a thorough and strategic programme of urban reconstruction and reunification during the 12th and 13th centuries. Amidst a period of fragmentation, visionary leadership came with the Atabeg Nur al-Din Zangi. He revived Syria’s cities as safe havens to restore order. His most agile Kurdish general, Salah al-Din (Saladin), assumed power after he died and unified Egypt and Sham into one force capable of re-conquering Jerusalem from the Crusaders. The Ayyubid Empire flourished and continued the policy of patronage. Though shortlived, this era held long-lasting resonance for the region. Its recognisable architectural aesthetic
– austere, yet robust and perfected – survived until modern times.
“The Ayyubid Era: Art and Architecture in Medieval Syria” describes eight thematic Itineraries including, among others, the cities of Damascus, Bosra, Homs, Hama, Aleppo and Raqqa.
250 colour illustrations | 25 plans of monuments | 288 pages
The MWNF Travel Books are researched and written by local scholars and convey history, art and culture from the local perspective.
For further details please refer to this page: http://www.mwnfbooks.net/books_detail.php?booklngid=41;en&
7. The Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT is seeking presenters for a session at the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) Annual Conference 13-15 July 2016 at University of Wales, Lampeter
Our panel will explore the functions and structures of the nodes and networks operating within North Africa and the Middle East, as well as the networks that connect people in those places with others outside the region. The networks may be historical or contemporary, and the means through which they function may be considered from a variety of contexts and perspectives. For example, papers may consider how real world or cyber nodes and networks have functioned in the growth and development of cities, the diffusion of knowledge and culture, the creation of communities, organizing social actions, etc. Papers may approach the subject with temporal or geographic specificity, or they may take a comparative view. Topics to explore may include one or more of the following questions:
- How have networks and nodes functioned in patterns of urbanization or the diffusion and adaptation of knowledge or culture through the history of Muslim societies?
- How can these networks best be mapped or represented?
- How can a consideration of nodes and networks be useful in understanding these processes?
- To what extent are these networks intersecting, interdependent or overlapping?
- How are historical and physical networks analogous to informational technology and online social networking?
- Do nodes on networks reinforce or undermine dichotomies such as center/periphery and metropole/colony?
- Can centers of education be considered nodes in networks of knowledge? How do these physical structures compare to those in cyberspace?
- What does an analysis of networks, historical or virtual, reveal about social and political structures?
This list is not exhaustive, and other topics may be considered.Participants will fund their own travel and participation. Proposals should be less than 500 words and submitted via email to Sharon C. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Michael A. Toler (email@example.com) .Include a brief biographical paragraph or abbreviated CV of no more than one page. Proposals should be submitted as early as possible, but no later than 25 January 2016. Proposals received after that date cannot be considered.
8. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München – Doctoral Fellow in
History, Theology, Jewish Studies or Religious Studies
University of Oxford – Departmental Lecturer, Islamic Studies
University of Maine – Augusta – History Faculty Vacancy
Gallaudet University – Assistant Professor, East Asia, South Asia, or
Middle East History
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