1.The Arabic Papyrology Database (APD) team wishes you a happy new year.
Our present: new, handy features in the APD and a many many more documents
implemented. Please, check www.naher-osten.lmu.de/apd under
(a) “Documents”. For 2,571 published documents, we provide the full text
of the document and information on the document, while for another 6,281
published and unpublished documents, we give information on the document
only. We are proud to offer not only records from Egypt and the Middle
East, but also a quite comprehensive list of Arabic documents from Sicily
and Spain: click on “Origin” and choose Sicily or Spain. Weekly updates!
For full bibliographical details, check at
(b) “Text”: This is our full text search tool. Many features, including
search restricted by time, provenance, document type, etc.
(c) “Lexicon”: This site is completely new and allows you to access the
lexicon of all implemented texts in several ways: Looking for a lemma,
you will have an overview on all actual realizations, with hyperlinks giving
you direct access. You might look for a root, a verbal stem, or
a shape/morpheme type (e.g. fāʿil or faʿʿāl). Or try Word categories
(functional categories) and Domains (semantic categories), independently
or in combined searches.
We will be happy to have your feedback on the new features.
Best regards, Eva Youssef-Grob (firstname.lastname@example.org ),
for the Arabic Papyrology Database team
2. Epistles of the Brethren of Purity. Sciences of the Soul and Intellect. Part I. An Arabic Critical Edition and English Translation of EPISTLES 32-36
Edited and Translated by Paul E. Walker; Ismail K. Poonawala and David Simonowitz; Godefroid de Callataÿ, Oxford University Press in association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies, Oxford – New York, 2015.
More details on: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/sciences-of-the-soul-and-intellect-part-i-9780198758280?facet_narrowbypubdate_facet=This%20Month&lang=en&cc=be#
3. MINERVA SCHOLARSHIP FOR IRAQ, LIBYA, SYRIA, AND YEMEN
In response to scholarly concerns of heritage destruction and looting throughout Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen, the Association for Research into Crimes against Art has extended its Minerva Scholarship to also include candidates from these conflict countries for its eighth annual postgraduate certificate program in the study of art crime and cultural heritage protection. Postgraduate candidates with a background or current position within either museums, cultural heritage institutions or universities from these countries are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Minerva scholarship is set aside to equip scholars with the knowledge and tools needed to build the capacity of their home institutions and to advance the education of future generations. Scholarships are limited and awarded through an open, merit-based competition.
Awardees of the Minerva are granted a full tuition waiver to ARCA’s ten-week, intensive professional development postgraduate program in Amelia, Italy for the Summer of 2016.
For more details about this scholarship for the multidisciplinary program and to request a prospectus and application materials please see the two links attached here:
Chief Executive Officer
ARCA – Association for Research into Crimes against Art
Italy +39 348.902.6898
4. The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University
seeks a dynamic and detail oriented instructor of Arabic at the Teaching
Faculty I level, a full-time (12-month) non-tenure track faculty position. This
position requires both teaching and administrative responsibilities with
approximately equal commitment to both areas.
Fluency in Modern Standard Arabic
is required and native or near native fluency in an Arabic dialect is
An MA or PhD in Arabic language and literature or applied linguistics
Experience with an integrated approach to Arabic language teaching
at the college level is required. The person will be part of the Middle Eastern
Studies (MES) program at Florida State University, a program within the
Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics in the College of Arts and
Sciences. The candidate will work closely with other faculty members in Arabic
and Middle Eastern Studies to maintain a cohesive and rigorous MES program. The
teaching assignment is five undergraduate Arabic language and/or culture
courses per year at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels (2/2/1).
The administrative responsibility for the Middle Eastern Studies BA degree
includes the following: advising students; providing information about the MES
program; recruiting during orientation sessions on campus; performing
graduation check; updating yearly Institutional reports; contributing to grant
writing and other material and preparing expense reports; helping to organize
and conduct events related to the Middle East; preparing list of MES courses
offered every semester; maintaining the Middle East Center’s website; being a
liaison with other participating faculty.
The candidate will directly work with the Director of the Middle Eastern
Studies program and will be part of the Arabic division.
Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.
FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:
Through Interfolio, candidates should submit, on or before February 15, 2016, a
cover letter with a brief description of teaching philosophy and supporting
documents including administrative experience, teaching evaluations, sample
syllabi, curriculum vitae, and three current confidential letters of
recommendation. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2016, and
will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries regarding this position
should be directed to Zeina Schlenoff, Director of Middle Eastern Studies
program at email@example.com.
5.Intensive course: Mamluk Numismatics
A three-day intensive course in Mamluk numismatics intended for advanced graduate students and other qualified participants will be offered by Professor Warren Schultz (DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois) and will be held immediately before the third conference of the School of Mamluk Studies held at the University of Chicago (June 20-22, 2016). A reading knowledge of Arabic is required. The course will be demanding and hands-on in its format, but no previous numismatic experience is required.
Since the number of participants will be limited (a maximum of 15), those who desire to take part in the course are requested to submit a CV, a statement of purpose, and a letter of recommendation by someone familiar with their work to [firstname.lastname@example.org] by the end of January, 2016. Those who are selected for the course will be notified by the end of February, 2016, at which time information about the method of payment for the course fees will be provided.
The course fee is $300.00, which also includes the registration fee for the subsequent conference (June 23-25) as well the cost of the annual SMS social dinner. The fees must be paid by April 30, 2016. Registration and participation are not confirmed until payment is received. Participants must make their own travel arrangements. The local organizer will provide suggestions for lodging at an affordable price. A certificate of attendance will be awarded.
Marlis J. Saleh, University of Chicago (local organizer)
Frédéric Bauden, Université de Liège
Antonella Ghersetti, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice
6. Call for papers
P003 – Anthropologists between the Middle East and Europe: war, crises, refugees, migration and Islamophobia [AMCE]
Deadline February 15th, 2016
14th EASA Biennial Conference, Anthropological legacies and human futures, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
20-23 July, 2016
Dr. P. Khosronejad (Farzaneh Family Scholar and Associate Director for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies, School of International Studies, Oklahoma State University)
Dr. L. Schiocchet (Institute for Social Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Dawn Chatty recently stated that while the 20th century has been called the ‘century of the refugee’, the 21st century looks set to become known as the ‘century of displacement and dispossession’. Postcolonial heritage fuelling conflicts in the global South tints much of this displacement and dispossession. However, much of it has also been caused by new wars in the global South involving the global North. The Middle East, in particular, has been for decades under a generalized state of war that has had a tremendous, if differential, impact on people’s lives. Recent ongoing wars in Yemen, Libya, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, and increasing political, religious, and ethnic clashes and refugee catastrophes from the Middle East to Europe, signal radical geopolitical change. How should anthropologists and their professional associations relate to such changes? Should we remain “aloof from” or actively engage in the “great issues of our times” (Fried, Hariis, and Murphy 1967:ix)? As regional specialists and social theorists, anthropologists have both moral and professional concerns for the effects of war. We must acknowledge both the perpetual dynamic motion of global history and the especially troubled present condition of conflict and transformation in the contemporary Middle East. Anthropology then, with its emphasis on lived experience, is currently facing a dilemma: on the one hand we must collect and interpret critical data, while on the other hand ethnographic research is both difficult and sensitive. Bold yet comprehensive positioning is thus critical, given our ethical responsibility to contribute to the understanding and resolution of such complex problems. In this panel, we aim at engaging in constructive new thinking by understanding how such anthropological investigations may impact and spark debate within the European public sphere, inspiring policy makers, faith communities, and media representatives. Complementarily, we intend to enrich the dialogue surrounding the role of anthropologists vis-à-vis policy making in multicultural and multi-religious countries, such as France, that hinge on principles and norms regarding the right to offend and to defend, according to interpretations and mobilizations of discourse such as those of freedom of expression and securitization.
In this panel, we aim at engaging in constructive new thinking by understanding how anthropological investigations may impact and spark debate within the European public sphere, inspiring policy makers, faith communities, and media representatives.
– Instructions for online submission of papers
-Online submission of abstracts :
– EASA Network of Anthropology of the Middle East and Central Eurasia (AMCE)
7. Call for submissions (Summer 2016) : The Journal of the Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia (ACME)
The Journal of the Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia (ACME) is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the anthropological studies of all societies and cultures in the Middle East and Central Eurasia.
Its scope is to publish original research by social scientists not only in the area of anthropology but also in sociology, folklore, religion, material culture and related social sciences. It includes all areas of modern and contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia (Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, China) including topics on minority groups and religious themes. The journal also will review monographic studies, reference works, results of conferences, and international workshops. ACME also publishes review essays, reviews of books and multimedia products (including music, films, and web sites) relevant to the main aims of the journal. All submissions for articles are peer-reviewed.
ACME is published with the financial support and collaboration of Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France.
For general enquiries and Instructions for Authors, please visit:
8.Call for film reviews
The Journal of the Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia (ACME) welcomes film reviews for his journal. Should you like to review a particular documentary or send us one to review please email the film review editor :
Dr Michael Abecassis, directly to: michael.abecassis at modern-langs.ox.ac.uk
For general enquiries and Instructions for Authors, please visit:
9. MESA’s 50th Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, 17-20 November 2016
Submissions may be in the form of pre-organized panels, pre-organized roundtables, or individual papers on Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Israel, Pakistan, and the countries of the Arab World from the seventh century to modern times.
Deadline for abstracts: 16 February 2016. Information: http://mesana.org/annual-meeting/call-for-papers.html
10. 3 Positions as Editors / Research Associates in Arabic, Hebrew, and Latin Philosophy, Thomas-Institute, University of Cologne
Appointment requirements are: a university degree and PhD in a field related to the subject-matter of the edition project. Eligible candidates should demonstrate an excellent knowledge of either Arabic, Hebrew, or Latin, working knowledge of at least one of the other languages, and close familiarity with Medieval philosophy.
Deadline for application: 15 February 2016. Information: www.thomasinstitut.uni-koeln.de/fileadmin/user_upload/downloads/Research_Associates_Thomas_Institute.pdf
11. Non-Tenure-Track Position in Islamic Political Thought & Islamic Studies, Boston College – www.bc.edu/schools/cas/polisci/employment.html
Residential Fellowship, International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), Herndon, VA
The fellowship is starting on or after September 1, 2016, and ending by December 31, 2016. It provides the monthly stipend of $4,000. IIIT Residential Fellowship is ideal for a faculty member on sabbatical, a researcher working on a long-term project, or a researcher who has completed data collection and preliminary research and needs to write a paper, series of papers, or book chapter(s).
Deadline for application: 15 January 2016. Information: http://iiit.org/Research/IIITResidentialFellowship/tabid/403/Default.aspx
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Middle East Studies, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Fellows of the Institute for Middle East Studies (IMES may come from any discipline in the social sciences or humanities, as long as their primary substantive specialization is in the Middle East/North Africa (to include Iran and Turkey. The fellowship begins September 1, 2016 and the successful candidate can choose to extend the fellowship period to two full academic years (through May 31, 2018).
The deadline to apply is January 31, 2016. Information: http://imes.elliott.gwu.edu/post-doctoral-research-fellows
Post-Doc Fellowship, International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), Herndon, VA
The fellowship is starting on or after March 01, 2016, and ending by December 31, 2016. It provides the monthly stipend of $3,500 and is ideal for a recent PhD graduate working on converting their dissertation into a book. Other projects may also be considered. Priority will be given to applicants who are willing to publish the book with IIIT.
Deadline for application: 15 January 2016. Information: http://iiit.org/Research/ResearchGrants/IIITPostDocFellowship/tabid/405/Default.aspx
12. Articles on: “Iranian Cosmopolitanism“ for Special Issue of “Journal of Comparative Islamic Studies”
Contributions are invited that provide theoretical advancements in understanding textual, conceptual, historical and sociological contours of “Iranian Cosmopolitanism”.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 March 2016. Contact: Milad Odabaei and Christopher Cochrant email@example.com Information: www.academia.edu/Documents/in/Iranian_HistoryPosted in: Academic items
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