1. Tenure-track Instructor in Persian Language & Culture (Univ British Columbia)
Application closing date: 18.12.19
2. The fourth Arabic Linguistics Forum conference will be held at the University of Leeds on Wednesday 1st -Thursday 2nd July 2020. As in previous years the aim of this international conference is to provide a forum for academic and scholarly exchange on the linguistics of the Arabic language family, for researchers from across Europe and the Middle East, and beyond.
The Arabic Linguistics Forum welcomes the submission of abstracts in all areas of Arabic linguistics: phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, morphology, dialectology, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, conversation analysis, historical linguistics, language acquisition, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics, and applied linguistics.
- This year, the University of Leeds will hold a pre-Forum study day on the Arabic dialects of the Arabian Peninsula, on June 30th At this event , Marjin Van Putten(Leiden University) and Barry Heselwood(University of Leeds) will be in conversation on phonation (title TBC).
- Abstracts are invited for this pre-Forum study day: they must consider Peninsular varieties only, though in all areas of Linguistics. It is possible to submit two abstracts both for the pre-Forum study day and the conference. The deadline and guidelines for submission of abstracts are the same as for the main ALiF call (see below).
Abstracts for both full papers and posters should be written in English and should not exceed 500 words. References and/or figures may optionally be included, but should not exceed two pages of A4 (or US ‘Letter’). Please submit your abstract in pdf format.
Your abstract must be anonymous. You will be asked to submit a version with your name and affiliation on it if your abstract is selected for presentation. Please make sure that you do not use your name in the filename for your abstract, and please erase any details which might identify you in the file that you submit. Please use one word from the title of your abstract as the filename.
Talks will be allotted 20 minutes for the presentation with 10 minutes for questions and answers.
The deadline for all submissions is January 12th 2020.
Abstracts must be submitted via EasyChair at: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=alif2020
Notification of abstract acceptance is issued by March 20th 2020.
3. An International Symposium on Media & the Middle East
RESISTANCE AND ACTIVISM
University of East Anglia (Norwich, United Kingdom) March 6 – 7, 2020
University of East Anglia invites proposals for An International Symposium on Media and the Middle East. The symposium aims to bring together scholars, and filmmakers from around the world interested in exploring ideas of Resistance and Activism in the Middle East in relation to a range of media including film, television, radio, video, and digital media. Papers may be historical or contemporary in scope.
The event will begin with a film screening of For Sama (Waad Al-Kateab, 2019) at Cinema City Norwich on Friday March 6, 2020. A symposium filled with panel discussions, short film screenings and a keynote by Dr Saeed Talajooy (University of St Andrews) will follow the next day on Saturday March 7, 2020.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
* Feminism and gender politics in Middle Eastern media * Art and activism in the Middle East
* Political and social resistance in Middle Eastern Media * Revolution and uprising in media from the Middle East * Censorship and constraints in Middle Eastern Cinema * Political and social movements in a digital age
* Creative media/film projects on and about the Middle East * Short films and excerpts from the Middle East
Please send abstracts of 250 words together with a short (max 100 words) biography to email@example.com by Monday December 2, 2019. We will notify applicants by Monday December 16, 2019.
This event is organized by Professor Eylem Atakav, Zahra Khosroshahi, Khaldoun Shami and Dr Burcu Dabak Ozdemir (Yasar University), and supported by the Faculty of Arts & Humanities Engagement Fund and the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities from the University of East Anglia.
5. CALL FOR PAPERS
Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University
Graduate Student Symposium
March 26-7, 2020
The organizing committee of the McGill Institute of Islamic Studies Graduate Student Symposium welcomes abstract submissions to their tenth annual symposium.
Our aim is to provide an opportunity for graduate students based in various parts of the world and approaching the study of Islamicate thought and life across time and space through a multiplicity of disciplinary and methodological approaches to share their work with the Institute’s faculty and students in an atmosphere of constructive and supportive criticism. We are pleased to invite graduate students at all stages of research and dissertation-writing related to Islam and Islamicate communities anywhere in the world (East Asia, South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East) to submit proposals for individual paper presentations.
Reflecting our department’s primary research areas, the symposium’s themes include but are not limited to:
- history, political science, and anthropology
- theology, philosophy, mysticism, and jurisprudence
- Urdu, Arabic, Persian, and Turkish literature
An abstract of 250-500 words and a one-page résumé should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 30, 2019. Please include a tentative title for your paper and two or three keywords describing its regional and disciplinary focus, as well as your name, programme of study (MA, MPhil, or Ph.D.), and departmental and institutional affiliation. Applicants will be notified of a decision by December 30, 2019. It may be possible to offer a limited number of grants (of not more than 200 CAD) to contribute towards participants’ travel expenses. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any other queries.
H-Maps is an international digital forum in the historical study of the making, circulation, use and preservation of maps from the ancient to the contemporary period. Because of its international nature, H-Maps welcomes contributions in world languages, including (but not limited to) English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and German. Abstracts in one of these languages is requested for posts submitted in a language not spoken by list editors. H-Maps is a collaboration between the International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap) and H-Net to further substantive inquiry among a growing number of global scholars with an interest in the history of maps and mapping.
The aim of H-Maps is to advance the work of scholars, curators, archivists, collectors, students, and others interested in aspects of map history of any place, scale, type, or historical period. H-Maps welcomes cross-disciplinary and non-traditional interpretations and encourages contributions related to new approaches in research, curation, teaching, and tools for analysis. H-Maps commissions and publishes reviews of work relevant to the field as a part of the H-Net Book Review Project. H-Maps will announce and review conferences and exhibitions, and post calls for papers, fellowships, and employment opportunities.
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H-Maps Advisory Board
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7. Socio-Environmental Dynamics along the Historical Silk Road (2019)
Open Access book, accessible at:
Editors Liang Emlyn Yang, Hans-Rudolf Bork, Xiuqi Fang, Steffen Mischke
Front Matter, 1
On the Paleo-climatic/Environmental Impacts and Socio-Cultural System Resilience along the Historical Silk Road
Liang Emlyn Yang, Hans-Rudolf Bork, Xiuqi Fang, Steffen Mischke, Mara Weinelt, Josef Wiesehöfer, 3-22
Landscape Evolutions in the Human-Environment System
Front Matter, 23
Evolution of Saline Lakes in the Guanzhong Basin During the Past 2000 Years: Inferred from Historical Records
Jie Fei, Hongming He, Liang Emlyn Yang, Xiaoqiang Li, Shuai Yang, Jie Zhou, 25-44
Landscape Response to Climate and Human Impact in Western China During the Han Dynasty
Steffen Mischke, Chengjun Zhang, Chenglin Liu, Jiafu Zhang, Zhongping Lai, Hao Long, 45-66
The Ili River Delta: Holocene Hydrogeological Evolution and Human Colonization
Jean-Marc Deom, Renato Sala, Anne Laudisoit, 67-94
Quantitative Evaluation of the Impact on Aral Sea Levels by Anthropogenic Water Withdrawal and Syr Darya Course Diversion During the Medieval Period (1.0–0.8 ka BP)
Renato Sala, 95-121
Reconsidering Archaeological and Environmental Proxies for Long Term Human-Environment Interactions in the Valley of Kashmir
Michael Spate, 123-149
Natural Disasters and Impacts in the Past Societies
Front Matter, 151
Living with Earthquakes along the Silk Road
Miklós Kázmér, 153-176
Natural Disasters in the History of the Eastern Turk Empire
Rustam Talgatovich Ganiev, Vladimir Vladimirovich Kukarskih, 177-193
Dry and Humid Periods Reconstructed from Tree Rings in the Former Territory of Sogdiana (Central Asia) and Their Socio-economic Consequences over the Last Millennium
Magdalena Opała-Owczarek, Piotr Owczarek, 195-214
A Drought Reconstruction from the Low-Elevation Juniper Forest of Northwestern Kyrgyzstan since CE 1565
Feng Chen, Shulong Yu, Qing He, Bakytbek Ermenbaev, Rysbek Satylkanov, 215-228
Climatic Factors in the Transitions of Social Systems
Front Matter, 229-229
Social Impacts of Climate Change in Historical China
Xiuqi Fang, Yun Su, Zhudeng Wei, Jun Yin, 231-245
Climate Change and the Rise of the Central Asian Silk Roads
Daniel J. Hill, 247-259
The Coming of the Barbarians: Can Climate Explain the Saljūqs’ Advance?
Yehoshua Frenkel, 261-273
Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of the Oxus Civilization in Southern Central Asia
Élise Luneau, 275-299
Climatic and Environmental Limiting Factors in the Mongol Empire’s Westward Expansion: Exploring Causes for the Mongol Withdrawal from Hungary in 1242
Stephen Pow, 301-321
Social Adaptation and Resilience to Environmental Stresses
Front Matter, 323-323
Resilience of the Human-Water System at the Southern Silk Road: A Case Study of the Northern Catchment of Erhai Lake, China (1382–1912)
Anning Xu, Liang Emlyn Yang, Weibing Yang, Aubrey L. Hillman, 325-358
The Age and Origin of Karez Systems of Silk Road Oases around Turpan, Xinjiang, P.R. of China
Bertil Mächtle, Stefan Hecht, Nicola Manke, Bernd Kromer, Susanne Lindauer, Cheng-Sen Li et al., 359-378
Water Supply and Ancient Society in the Lake Balkhash Basin: Runoff Variability along the Historical Silk Road
Irina P. Panyushkina, Mark G. Macklin, Willem H. J. Toonen, David M. Meko, 379-410
Demographic Changes, Trade Routes, and the Formation of Anthropogenic Landscapes in the Middle Volga Region in the Past 2500 Years
Leonid A. Vyazov, Ekaterina G. Ershova, Elena V. Ponomarenko, Konrad Gajewski, Mikhail S. Blinnikov, Ayrat G. Sitdikov, 411-452
Social-Culture in Connection with the Environment
Front Matter, 453-453
Routes Beyond Gandhara: Buddhist Rock Carvings in the Context of the Early Silk Roads
Marike van Aerde, 455-480
Steppe and Sown: Eurasianism, Soil and the Mapping of Bukhara in the Light of Soviet Ethnographic Accounts
Susanne Marten-Finnis, 481-506
A Karez System’s Dilemma: A Cultural Heritage on a Shelf or Still a Viable Technique for Water Resiliency in Arid Regions
Shalamu Abudu, Zhuping Sheng, James Phillip King, So-Ra Ahn, 507-525.]
8. Call for Papers for an edited volume: “Western Hegemonies and their Contestations” – Deadline December 2nd, 2019
The present call of paper solicits chapter proposals to complete a peer-reviewed collection of original research papers on the topic “Western Hegemonies and their Contestations”. This collection is inspired from the international and multidisciplinary conference “The End of Western Hegemonies ?” held in Jyväskylä, Finland, in June 2019, organized by The West Network. The proposed chapters must fall within one of the following categories:
1 – Analysis of a type of Western hegemony (political, economic, cultural, intellectual (see general description below)) in a non-Western setting (i.e., in the former Eastern bloc, USSR (or in post-Cold War Central and Eastern Europe, and Russia), Africa, Asia);
2 – Analysis of contestation(s) of a given type of Western hegemony in a non-Western setting (i.e., in the former Eastern bloc, USSR (or in post-Cold War Central and Eastern Europe, and Russia), Africa, Asia);
3 – Analysis of the challenges met by democratization in non-Western settings.
Guidelines for chapter proposals
The planned chapters must develop original research and not have been previously published in English or another language.
Potential authors must be Ph.D. holders and affiliated to a university.
Submissions will be peer-reviewed (and full chapters thereafter). They must contain (please send all documents in Word format):
1) A short abstract of the planned chapter clearly stating the topic, hypothesis, main arguments, methodological approach and sources + a list of 5-6 keywords (1/2 page – ¾ page).
2) A detailed preview of the planned chapter (5-6 pages) including references and footnotes. (The full chapters will be 8000 words long.)
Please also include:
3) In a single file:
(page 1) Identification : Name, job title, affiliation, institutional address, work phone number, home address, home phone number, e-mail address
(page 2) Short biography mentioning professional information relevant to the publication (as previous publications, teaching/research experience)
4) A short cv (2-3 pages max.)
Please send all material by Monday, December 2nd, 2019 to the attention of Dr. Marie-Josée Lavallée at email@example.com
No submissions will be considered afterwards.
Selected authors will be allowed six months for the preparation of their full chapter.
Dr. Marie-Josée Lavallée
University of Montréal, Canada
The West Network
Dr. Marie-Josée Lavallée
9. Conference at The Courtauld Institute of Art
Fri 15 Nov, 2019 – Sat 16 Nov, 2019
DECENTRING THE FLÂNEUR: GLOBAL HISTORIES OF WALKING THE EARLY MODERN CITY
based on Imām al‑Ḥaramayn al-Juwaynī’s Kitāb al‑Waraqāt (كتاب الورقات)
Open Access Book
“…offers to students and scholars interested in the Islamic discipline of legal theory (uṣūl al-fiqh) a critical Arabic edition and an English translation of Imām al-Ḥaramayn al-Juwaynī’s Leaflet on the Sources of Law (Kitāb al-Waraqāt fī uṣūl al-fiqh), along with a new explanatory commentary on the text and a method for readers to add their own comments to any page, paragraph, or phrase. Unlike the many traditional commentaries that have been written on al‑Juwaynī’s popular medieval handbook https://waraqat.vishanoff.com, David Vishanoff’s extensive commentary explains for uninitiated modern English-speaking readers the function and significance of each legal theory principle, and critically examines the conceptions of ethics, knowledge, and scriptural interpretation that are articulated or assumed in this classic summary of Islamic legal theory.”
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