‘Bold script of wildness and beauty’ is Jan Just Witkam’s evocative description of the calligraphy of a manuscript from Daghistan in the collection of Leiden University Library (Cod.Or. 11964), a characterisation which seems supremely well suited for a product of this mountainous and fiercely proud region in the Caucasus mountains. Today, Dagestan is a republic located in the Russian Federation, bounded to the east by the Caspian sea and to the south by Azerbaijan and Georgia, and home to a rich and distinctive manuscript culture. The British Library holds a small collection of ten Qur’an manuscripts from Daghistan, and in this blog each manuscript will be pictured to illustrate some of the many distinctive features of this impressive but little-known manuscript tradition.
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3. Call for Applicants
The Study of Islam and Muslim Societies
School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Western Sydney University
(Campus location to be advised)
2 October 2019
Following the Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS) conference (www.aaims.org.au/conference/), the School of Social Sciences and Psychology is organising a PhD master class on the Study of Islam and Muslim Societies with special interest on contemporary Iran and the Persianate Societies. We seek to bring together doctoral students from different disciplines to join this initiative, which will be led by Adjunct Professor Pedram Khosronejad.
The program is open to doctoral students in any discipline, as long as their dissertation subject, and the proposed talk, are broadly related to the theme of the master class. Even the main topic of the program is regarding Islam, PhDs with other topics specially those who are working on any aspects of contemporary Iran and the Persianate societies are encouraged to apply.
The master class will be financed by the School and will be free of cost to the students accepted. Morning and afternoon teas will be provided but participants will need to purchase or provide their own lunches. Participants will need to fund their own travel and accommodation.
The master class will take place 2nd October 2019. Doctoral students will each make a 20-minute presentation. Academics from Western Sydney University will also participate in feedback sessions.
This is an opportunity for receiving feedback from experts and peers and for discussion of your PhD work. Use this chance to improve your thesis in furthering your intellectual journey.
Proposals for a 20-minute paper may be submitted, by 26th August, 2019. Proposals should be sent to: M.LajevardiFatemi@westernsydney.edu.au
- Full name and affiliation of the doctoral student,
- Title for the proposed presentation,
- An abstract (200-500 words),
- A list of 5-10 keywords,
- An academic C.V.
Approval and confirmation
We will confirm receipt of each proposal and will respond by 3rd of September 2019. A draft of the paper should be sent by 16th September 2019 to permit pre-circulation among the participants. As places are limited, there will be a selection process in place.
If you have any queries, please contact Pedram Khosronejad at P.Khosronejad@westernsydney.edu.au
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