1. Brown University – Associate or Full Professor Islamic Art
Closing date: 02/19/2020
2. Workshop at Silsila: Center for Material Histories (New York University)
“Cities Workshop 4: Shiraz,” December 6th.
Situated in Fars, a region of Iran rich in historical memories and monuments, the city of Shiraz has been a crucial nexus between maritime and terrestrial contacts between the central Islamic lands, the Gulf and the Indian Ocean since long before the advent of Islam. From architecture to painting and calligraphy, the renown of the city and its artistry was reflected in the mobility of artisans and artifacts across the Islamic lands. Fragments of these histories are scattered across learned articles and monographs, but a more holistic vision of the city and its role in material and social networks extending far beyond Fars remains elusive. This workshop brings together a range of international scholars who will present aspects of the city’s history and the resonances of its material culture from the pre-Islamic period through its transformation in modernity.
9.45-10.00 Introduction, Finbarr Barry Flood, Silsila/NYU
10-11.00 Simon Rettig, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution: Behind the Name: Shirazi Manuscripts from the Injus to the Qajars.
11.30-12.30 Renata Holod, University of Pennsylvania: The Penn Museum Nizami (NEP 33): An Illustrated Book made for Art Market.
1.30-2.30 Yves Porter, Aix-Marseille University: Shirazis in Indian Sultanates (14th-16th c.): Impact and Response.
2.30-3.30 Eloïse Brac de la Perrière, Sorbonne University: A touch of Shiraz? Shirazi Influences on pre-Mughal Painting. A Review.
4.00-5.00 Talinn Grigor, UC Davis: The Return of Persepolis to Shiraz, 1771-1971
5.00-6.00 Setrag Manoukian, McGill University: Technology and Subjectivity in the making of Modern Shiraz
Workshops take place at 4 Washington Square North, New York, and begin at 9.30am, but please note that rsvp is essential to ensure a place.
To rsvp please visit https://forms.gle/opqGTtYN187yuuQ26
3. Graduate Student Conference of the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies, Columbia University, 5-6 March 2020
The conference brings together graduate students working on the social and intellectual traditions of those three regions related to political economy and social history; study of mysticism; devotional traditions; imperialism and colonialism; law and political structures; etc.
Deadline for abstracts: 14 January 2020. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/5435028/call-papers-middle-eastern-south-asian-and-african-studies
4. Second Mid-Atlantic Ottoman Studies Workshop on “Global Ottoman Empire”, Hagop Kevorkian Center for the Near Eastern Studie, New York University, 27-29 March 2020
The workshop will emphasize the connectivity not only between the Ottoman Empire and the surrounding polities, but also among communities, individuals, and many other groups within and beyond its imperial boundaries. We encourage submissions from history, literary studies, manuscript studies, art & architectural history.
Deadline for abstracts: 10 January 2020. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/11419/discussions/5407072/call-papers-2nd-mid-atlantic-ottoman-studies-workshop-nyu-march
5. 11th Western Ottomanists’ Workshop, California State University Sacramento, 10-11 April 2020
Scholars and graduate students interested in Ottoman studies are invited to present work in progress, and engage in broad dialogue with colleagues in different fields and disciplines.
Deadline for abstracts: 13 January 2020.
6. Conference: “Navigating the Non/Confessional in University Islamic Studies”, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham in partnership with MBRN, 20-22 April 2020
The conference will bring together scholars from across Europe working in different policy and educational settings to look at how Islamic education operates, and the implications of this for the transmission and representation of the Islamic tradition, as well as the teaching of Islam in universities.
Deadline for abstracts: 17 January 2019. Information: http://www.mbrn.org.uk/call-for-papers-navigating-the-non-confessional-in-university-islamic-studies/
7. Academic Roundtable: “Jerusalem in Memory and Eschatology: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Visions of the Past and Future of Jerusalem”, Swedish Theological Institute, Jerusalem, 25-28 May 2020
This conference invites to reflect on how Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions of the religiously remembered past and the religiously anticipated future shape understandings of Jerusalem within each tradition. It also aims to apply these reflections to an analysis of current views of Jerusalem within diverse religious traditions, through an investigation of how these sacred histories and eschatologies shape the way that Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities understand the significance of the complex and conflicted city of Jerusalem today.
Deadline for abstracts: 6 January 2020. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/5420126/jerusalem-memory-and-eschatology-jewish-christian-and-muslim
8. Conference: “Discursive Challenges: Power, State Legitimacy and Counter-narratives in the Arab World”, Durham University, 9-11 June 2020
The prime aim of this conference is to understand the dynamics of the protests gripping many states and communities in the Arab region and also the current challenges to regime legitimacy in the MENA region. We would like to explore how the sources of legitimacy multiplied and diversified following the erosion of state power across the region, and how new actors contributed to altering the nature and narrative of this legitimacy.
Deadline for abstracts: 17 January 2020.
9. Annual Conference of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), Washington, DC, 10-13 October 2020
MESA is primarily concerned with the area encompassing Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Israel, Pakistan, and the countries of the Arab World from the 7th century to modern times. Other regions including Spain, Southeastern Europe, China and the former Soviet Union, also are included for the periods in which these territories were parts of the Middle Eastern empires or under the influence of Middle Eastern civilization.
Deadline for abstracts: 18 February 2020. Information: https://mesana.org/
10. Prix de thèse Moyen-Orient et mondes musulmans 2020
Sont éligibles des travaux soutenus en français ou en France entre le 1er septembre 2017 et le 31 décembre 2019, dans toutes les disciplines des lettres et sciences humaines et sociales.
Deadline for application: 10 janvier 2020. Information: email@example.com et firstname.lastname@example.org
11. Call for Papers – American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies (ACSIS) invites scholars and academics for a two-day conference to be held on 27-28 March 2020 at Villanova University, PA.
The theme of the conference is: “The influence of Islam in politics and society: civic engagement, social inclusion and political participation”.
January 24 is due date for the abstracts of no more than 250 words.
The abstracts should be sent to this address: email@example.com
We recruit new members. In the ACSIS website < acsis.villanova.edu > you will find more information about membership.
Follow us on Twitter: @ACSIS20
12. Reed College – Visiting Assistant Professor of African, Middle Eastern, South Asian or Latin American History
Closing date: 6 January, 2020
13. AGSIW job opening: Research Associate (Regional Politics and Security)
Research Associate (Regional Politics and Security)
Department/Team: Resident Scholars
Period: Part-Time (20-25 hours/week, no benefits)
Location: Washington, DC
Interested candidates should forward resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter, contact information for two references, and a writing sample of scholarly work (e.g., dissertation chapter) or policy writing sample if available (e.g., op-ed) to firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. /Must have authorization to work in the United States./
14. The British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies is looking for an associate editor to manage articles dealing with Iran and the Persianate world.
The job entails finding referees for the articles submitted to the journal, and usually involves about five hours of work per week, although this occasionally increases when the number of articles on Iran submitted to the journal rises. The post necessitates fluency in Persian, as well as good ability in IT skills.
Those interested should contact the editor of the journal, Dr Lloyd Ridgeon (firstname.lastname@example.org ). Candidates should also be affiliated to a UK HEI. Deadline for applications is 31 January 2020.
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