1.The 12th Annual International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conference (IRTP) 24-27 June 2020 in Braga, Portugal
All detailed information about the Conference can be found at our web site: www.irtp.co.uk
2. International Conference: “Historicity and Islamicity: Perceptions of Early Islamic History in Contemporary Muslim Thought”, Institute for the Study of Islamic Culture and Religion, Goethe University in Frankfurt a.M.,12-14 December 2019
Our conference attempts to shed light on the contemporary Muslim perceptions and perspectives on the early history of Islam. It will first address the mechanisms of construction of ‘early Islamic history’ and its use in the processes of identity building among Muslims and, in a next stept, the critical and revisionist approaches to history developed by Muslim scholars.
Organizers: Prof. Dr. Armina Omerika, Dr. Soumaya Louhichi-Güzel.
See program at https://www.uni-frankfurt.de/82093441/ContentPage_82093441
3. Conference “Visible and Invisible Borders between Christians and Muslims in the Early Modern World”, Central European University, Budapest, 10-11 January 2020
We aim to create a network that will help to provide a comprehensive understanding of past relations between Christianity and Islam in the European context through the addressing of three main research problems: otherness, migration and borders.
4. Workshop: “Mosques, Power and Politics”, University of Copenhagen, 22-24 January 2020
This seminar will examine the power strategies used by national and local politicians, examining national legislation and municipal planning on mosques, and will investigate a number of concrete cases of contested mosque building.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 November 2019. Information: https://mosques.ku.dk/nordic-mosques/
5. Workshop: “Dialogues in the Late Medieval Mediterranean: Methodological Encounters and (Dis)Encounters”, Casa Árabe, Madrid, 27 January 2020
The aim of this workshop is to create a network that will help to provide a comprehensive understanding of past relations between Christianity and Islam in the European context through the addressing of three main research problems: otherness, migration and borders.
6. Conference: “Protests, Power, and Prayer: Intersection of Activism, Culture, and Religion”, Religion Graduate Students Association, University of Florida, 21-22 February 2020
Contributors should frame their papers primarily in response to the questions: In what ways are religious practices and/or beliefs deployed within various socio-cultural protests? How and why do certain individuals or groups engage in activism? To what degree are religiously motivated protests effective/ineffective?
Deadline for abstracts: 15 November 2019.
7. 17th Annual Duke-UNC Conference: “Who Speaks for Islam? Approaches to Authority within the Academy and Beyond”, University of North Carolina, 29 February 2020
In light of recent attempts at intimidation by the state, we are particularly interested in thinking through the politics of power. As such, we are seeking papers that interrogate questions of authority and power. Potential topics include, but are not limited, to the following: Who gets to speak for Islam and Muslims? What landscape of authority exist in the Islamicate World? For example what geographies constitute the Islamicate world? Etc.
Deadline for applications: 15 November 2019. Information: https://www.jadaliyya.com/Details/40033
8. Graduate Student Workshop on Religion, Law, and Politics in the Middle East, Syracuse University, 23 April 2020
The workshop will serve as avenue for advanced graduate students (ABDs) to meet and share their work-in-progress and receive extensive feedback on their dissertation projects from a panel of interdisciplinary experts. The workshop welcomes research conducted on a broad range of topics that addresses the historical and contemporary interactions between religious, legal and political institutions in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 December 2019.
9. Conference: “Rethinking Narratives of China and the Middle East: The Silk Roads and Beyond”, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 8-10 April 2021
The conference examines the relationship between China and the Middle East, both ancient and modern. Papers that incorporate additional regions, such as Europe, Central Asia, or South/Southeast Asia are also encouraged, provided they are also incorporate both China and a country in the Middle East, broadly construed.
Deadline for abstracts: 21 January 2020. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
10. Post-doctoral 2020-2021 Fellowships for Scholars in the Study of Africa, University of Bayreuth
Africa-based scholars with a proven track record in the study of Africa are eligible to apply. They may come from any discipline in the humanities and the social, technical and ‘hard’ sciences.
Deadline for applications: 30 November 2019.
11. Research Fellow, German Institute for Global and Area Studies, Hamburg
Qualifications: excellent university degree (master’s or equivalent) in Political Science, Sociology, Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, or related social sciences / area studies; familiarity with academic research on radicalisation, political Islam and jihadism; proficiency in English and Modern Standard Arabic; good working knowledge of German; etc.
Screening of applications will begin on 18 November 2019. Information: https://www.giga-hamburg.de/sites/default/files/md_pdf/GIGA-19-11_Call_ResearchFellowIMES.pdf
12. Ahmed Seddiqi Endowed Chair in Gulf and Middle Eastern Studies, Department of International Studies, American University of Sharjah
Successful candidates will have a PhD in an area related to Gulf and/or Middle Eastern studies, a strong record of scholarship with an active and ambitious research agenda as well as a record of excellent teaching. As a university formed on the American model and with English as the language of instruction, American University of Sharjah gives priority to candidates who have substantial experience in American models of higher education.
Deadline for applications: 15 November 2019. Information: https://www.aus.edu/employment/the-ahmed-seddiqi-endowed-chair-in-gulf-and-middle-eastern-studies
13. Tenure-track Assistant Professor on the Culture, Economics or Politics of Muslim Societies in Iran, Central/South/East Asia, Stanford University
Applications from Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Political Science, or Sociology are welcome from scholars who can contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies.
Deadline for applications: 25 October 2019. Information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14164
14. The Richard Gillespie Mediterranean Prize for Early Career Researchers
Mediterranean Politics is pleased to announce the launch of this Prize for the best research article on the contemporary social and political dynamics of the Mediterranean region published in the Journal by an early career researcher. 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.
15. Grant to Digitise Collections at Risk
The Endangered Archives Program seeks to preserve cultural heritage and make it available to as wide an audience as possible. We fund digitisation projects to record the content of archives, which can include rare printed sources, manuscripts, visual materials, or audio recordings.
Deadline for applications: 11 November 2019. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/11419/discussions/4733064/apply-grant-digitise-collections-risk
16. Scholarship Program of the German Bundestag for Highly Motivated Graduates from the Arab Region in Berlin, 1-30 September 2020
The programme is aimed at politically engaged young graduates from the Arab region who are interested in the German parliamentary system and play an active role in promoting core democratic values in their home countries. Participants have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the German parliamentary system and political decision making processes.
Deadline for applications: 1 December 2019.
17. Critical Muslim Studies Summer School, Granada, 15-20 June 2020
The premier summer school on Islam and Decoloniality focuses on approaches to the academic study of Islam which are both critical and post-Orientalist. The program is geared towards advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students; junior lecturers; as well as those working in the government or civil society sectors who have a keen interest in the summer school topics.
Deadline for applications: 1 February 2020. Information: http://www.dialogoglobal.com/granada/
18. Maps of the Ottoman Empire
The W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research (AIAR) in Jerusalem in cooperation with the Center for Ancient Middle Eastern Landscapes (CAMEL) at the University of Chicago scanned and geo-referenced a series of topographical maps of Eastern Turkey and the lands of the broader Ottoman Empire with a grant from the US Department of Education TICFIA program. The bulk of the collection contains topographical maps compiled at the British Intelligence Division War Office in 1915 derived from map and survey data collected during multiple expeditions 1839-1906. The collection contains high resolution copies of the original maps held by AIAR, and geo-referenced versions can be requested by contacting email@example.com.
19. The Bodleian Libraries, Oxford are now accepting applications for Visiting Fellowshipsto be taken up during academic year 2020-21. Fellowships support periods of research in the Special Collections of the Bodleian Libraries, across a range of different subjects. Of particular interest might be the Bahari Visiting Fellowships in the Persian Arts of the Book
Fellows are hosted in the Visiting Scholars’ Centre at the Weston Library, where they join a lively research environment.
Details of the Fellowship terms and application process can be found on our Fellowships webpage: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/csb/fellowships. Please note this year applicants for a Bahari Visiting Fellowship are asked to submit an article length example of their work with their application materials.
A list of current Visiting Fellows and in the academic year 2019-20 can be found at: https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/csb/fellowships/current-and-past-fellows/2019-20-visiting-fellows
Applications for these Fellowships should be made by the deadline of midnight, Sunday, 01 December 2019.
For further information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
20. Research Associate position at Doha Institute
A full-time highly motivated Research Associate (RA) is being sought for a research project, led by Dr. Eid Mohamed and funded by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) titled, “Computational Study of Culture: Cultural Analytics for Modern Arab and Islamic Studies.” The project will operate within the Research & Grants Department led by the Director.
The overall vision of this project is to harness state-of-the-art Cultural Analytics (CA) approaches and technologies to make pioneering forays into the vast corpus of machine-readable Arabic texts that has become available in the last two decades. It also aims to digitize and annotate a set of early Arabic media material from the late 19th century until present. This will be done along the lines of two case studies: Modern Arab socio-political and cultural history and Contemporary Diaspora Arab-Islamic cultural archive and digital repository.
We invite applications for an RA position in Digital Humanities with a specialization in literary, rhetorical, cultural, media or historical studies. We welcome applications from those engaged in research areas and technologies across the digital humanities domain and are particularly interested in research that explores the critical and cultural significance of tools and methods in the context of questions of East-West encounters, representation, culture and politics. We strongly encourage applicants with expertise in digital technology and an interest in global Arab studies, especially as it relates to bringing the field of Arab Literature/Humanities into the digital age and who will bring theoretical, methodological, and technical expertise to the project.
Main duties and responsibilities:
- To contribute to a comprehensive literature review on digitized Arab newspapers, magazines, etc.
- To contribute to developing models of historical newspaper research, past and future.
- To work with team members to develop use cases of the project’s ontology in describing and mapping Arabic text and concept migration across regional and linguistic borders.
- To co-author research papers suitable for publication in high quality academic journals on Arabic literature and culture historically and materially produced and reproduced.
- To organize, attend and contribute to events at Doha Institute (DI)
- To contribute to project promotion and public engagement events
- Engage in training programmes at DI that are consistent with the needs and aspirations of the project.
- Undertake other duties as may necessary
MA in Comparative Literature, Culture and Media Studies, with background in Arabic Digital Humanities studies. PhD holders or PhD candidates are preferred.
For full consideration please provide 1) a brief cover letter stating the applicant’s academic field, area of specialization, and a short summary (1 page) of the proposed work during the appointment period, 2) CV 3) A Research statement: summary of the research questions, goals, and methodological approaches of current and future projects, and a sample of scholarly writing, and a sample syllabus for an undergraduate-level introduction to digital humanities course. The cover letter should not exceed 2 single-spaced pages. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by October 31st, 2019. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
Salary and benefits are competitive at an international level.
21. The University of Religions and Denominations (Qom, Iran) is the sole specialized university of religions in Iran which has been active for
more than two decades and with the goal of creating peace, peaceful
coexistence and mutual understanding and dialogue has connected with
several institutions and universities across the world.
The International Department of the university has a successful
history of organizing academic conferences and short courses in which
many professors and students from across the world have participated.
For more information regarding the university please visit the
following site: www.urd.ac.ir
The International Short Course Center of URD organizes courses twice a
year in summer and winter. We are proud to announce the following
courses for winter 2020:
Winter 2020 Courses
The 10th International Intensive Course on Shi‘a Studies
13-17 February 2020
18 -21 February 2020
The 1st International Intensive Course on Mysticism and Sufism in Islam and Iran
22-26 February 2020
For more information please contact us at: email@example.com
22. The 17th Annual South Asia Graduate Student Conference at the University of Chicago is pleased to invite submissions to the 2020 graduate student conference Reception, Tradition, and Canonization: Pasts and Presents in South Asia to be held on March 5th-6th, 2020 in Chicago.
We invite graduate students at all levels to submit abstracts for consideration. The the online submission form can be found via this link. We would appreciate it if you would forward this email to students in your department and colleagues who may be interested
If you have any questions please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
22. Postdoctoral Research Associate – Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran/Persian Gulf Study, Princeton University
The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral or more senior research position in the relevant fields of Iran and the Persian Gulf studies in the 19th – 21st century.
The position, starting in September 2020, is open to scholars of all academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. This full-time twelve-month position may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory performance and funding. The Center promotes interdisciplinary approaches to advancing understanding of Iran and the Persian Gulf, with special attention to the region’s role and significance in the contemporary world. The goal of the program is to support outstanding scholars of Iran and the wider Persianate world at an early stage of their careers and thus to strengthen the field of Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies in the United States and abroad.
In addition to their salary, postdoctoral researchers receive funding (up to $4,000 per academic year) for research related expenses (books, conferences, travel expenses, etc.). The Center provides office space and staff support but the research associates are responsible for their travel and moving arrangements and expenses, and for accommodation in Princeton.
Applications are reviewed both by specialists in the candidate’s academic discipline and by an interdisciplinary group of scholars. All committee deliberations and decisions are confidential.
Candidates are required to apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/14301 and submit the following documents: (1) cover letter with title and summary of proposed research project (200 words); (2) research proposal (max. 1500 words), including description of project, bibliography, timetable, explicit goals, and the reason it is proposed to be pursued at Princeton; (3) curriculum vitae and list of publications; (4) sample chapter (in English) of dissertation or other recent work; (5) contact information for three references.
DEADLINE: All materials must be received by December 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST. Preferred start date is September 1, 2020. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.
Essential Qualifications: PhD required. Postdoctoral Research Associates may not pursue another degree while in this appointment, nor may they hold any other fellowships or visiting positions concurrently. Appointment cannot be deferred to a later term. Postdoctoral Research Associates are expected to be on campus most weekdays and be active contributors to the intellectual life of the Center.
Preferred Qualifications: Applicants should have less than three years of postdoctoral experience, but more senior candidates may be considered.
Candidates within Princeton University will not be considered. Please contact email@example.com for further clarifications.
Instructions for Applying: Complete the online application and click “Apply to this Posting” at the top of the posting details page.
Documents that can be associated with this posting: Cover letter, Statement of Research Interest, Resume/CV, Bibliography/Publications List, Writing Sample, Other Document 1
Proposed Start Date: 09-01-2020
End date, if a Term Appointment: 09-01-2021
Comments related to end date: This twelve-month position may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory performance.
EEO Statement: Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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