1.The Routledge Studies in Islam and Human Rights series publishes scholarly monographs that examine the rich and complex intellectual and institutional legacy of Islam relevant to human rights and social (in)justice since the formative period of Islam (7th century CE). The Series aims to integrate knowledge from a variety of disciplines employing new and established methodological and theoretical approaches in human rights research, taking into consideration the consequential legacies of colonialism, imperialism, and globalism on Muslim-majority countries in the modern era as well as the impact of Islam, as an idea and event, on indigenous peoples during the rise and expansion of the Islamic civilization. While acknowledging the fact that the human rights discourse is primarily political, the Series is committed to providing space to critical analysis, advocacy-oriented, and public policy research in an accessible form to students, professors, human rights professionals, and publicly-engaged scholars. The Series welcomes works dealing specifically with the topic of human rights theories as well as discoveries that connect human rights to social issues, institutions, themes, ideas, and events.
For more information, please see the series editor’s website.
Ahmed E. Souaiaia, Series Editor
University of Iowa
Yoko Nakamura, Assistant to the Editor
2. Formal opening (opens Dec 15-closes Feb. 20, 2020 ) of the application for the Azar Hatefi Graduate Fellowship for Iranian Diaspora Studies at SFSU which will be awarded in AY 2020-2021.Two awards in the amount of $10,000 will be given to support two incoming graduate students at SFSU in 2020-2021. NOTE: this is for a terminal master’s program only.
Announcement and criteria:
This $10,000 award is renewable after one year for a total of two years and is open to those interested in programs and disciplines at SFSU in arts and humanities, social sciences, as well as within the College of Ethnic Studies. Students must provide two letters of reference, as well as identify the names of two SFSU faculty with whom they intend to conduct research; applications must include a personal statement, as well as a proposal and timeline for the research project. Applicants can apply to this fellowship simultaneously with the application to the graduate program.
Persis M. Karim, Ph.D.
Neda Nobari Distinguished Chair
Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies
San Francisco State University
3. International Workshop: “Nature and the Supernatural in Ottoman Culture”, Istanbul, 14-15 December 2019
4. Conference: „The Intercultural Roots Early Scholasticism: Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Latin“, London, 23-24 January 2020
Registration closes 9 January 2020. See program at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-intercultural-roots-early-scholasticism-greek-hebrew-arabic-latin-tickets-80013698125
5. International Workshop: “Media Representations of Law and Justice: Middle Eastern Perspectives”, Institute of Oriental Studies, University of Leipzig, 12–13 March 2020
We invite contributions on Arabic-language cinematic and television formats screening legal system in either contemporary or historical perspective and papers on legal dramas from neighboring countries in the ‘Greater Middle East’, as well as comparative studies to allow for broader transnational perspectives.
Deadline for abstracts: 8 January 2020. Information: https://tinyurl.com/vbqxrvo
6. 2nd International Congress on “Women and Politics in a Global World”, Altinbas University, Istanbul, 17-18 April 2020
The conference will assess the place and significance of women within the spheres of family, law, science, art, politics, culture and socio-economy throughout the ages in context of interdisciplinary studies involving women in throughout Turkey and the world.
Deadline for abstracts: 27 December 2019. Information: http://www.altinbas.edu.tr/wpgw/en/
7. 35th Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference: “Theorizing Gender and Sexuality in the Historic and Contemporary Middle East”, University of Chicago, 1-3 May 2020
Proposals are invited on the Middle East and spanning the sixth century c.e. to the present day. Topics include history, political science, anthropology, religious studies, geography, literary studies, philosophy, art history, and media studies.
Deadline for abstracts: 7 February 2020. Information: https://mehat2020.wixsite.com/mehat
8. 42nd Annual Conference of Middle East Librarians (MELCom International), University of Marburg, 26-28 May 2020
The local convenor will be Dr Susanne Saker. Papers are invited on: Librarianship, collection development and acquisition policies of Middle Eastern collections as sources for area studies; Cataloguing policies and practices; Current issues in information studies on the Middle East, etc. An excursion will also take place on 29 May.
Deadline for abstracts and pre-registration: 17 January 2020.
9. International Conference of The Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TARII): “From Ancient to Modern: The Current State of Research on Iraq“, Washington, DC, 9 October 2020
This conference will bring together American, Iraqi, and international scholars to present their findings and exchange their ideas in any subject area.
Deadline for abstracts: 28 February 2020. Information: https://www.tarii.org/conferences
10. Assistant Professor in Political History (Focus Middle East/Mediterranean), Universiteit Utrecht
Applicants specialised in modern or contemporary European political history, ideally with a focus on the relationship between gender and politics; the history of colonialism or imperialism; Middle East; (post) colonial states.
Deadline for applications: 15 February 2020.
11. Fellowships of the Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TARII) for Research on Iraq
Proposals are invited from U.S. scholars for feasible research on Iraq-related topics to be conducted outside of Iraq and from post-doctoral and advanced pre-doctoral Iraqi researchers living in Iraq for fellowships to conduct research related to Iraq in any field of the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences.
Deadline for applications: 30 April 2020. Information: https://www.tarii.org/fellowships
12. Faculty Leave Fellowship for Scholars of the Contemporary Middle East and North Africa, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University
The fellowship is open to all disciplines, particularly politics, economics, history, religion, sociology, or anthropology for the 2020-2021 academic year. Successful applicants must be tenure track or tenured professors (or equivalent) with a well-established publication record.
Application Deadline: 1 January 2020. Information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15024
13. MA Islamic Intellectual History (1 Year), MA Islamic Intellectual History & Intensive Language (2 Years), SOAS University of London
Based at the School of History, Religions and Philosophies, this is a programme on historical Islamic studies, which offers in-depth study of the intellectual, religious and cultural history of the Islamic world, past and present, and of wider socio-political contexts. Intensive language programmes include Arabic, Persian, Turkish, South East Asian Languages and Swahili. Convenors: Dr James Caron (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr Ayman Shihadeh (email@example.com)
Now open for applications. Information: https://www.soas.ac.uk/religions-and-philosophies/programmes/ma-islamic-intellectual-history/; https://www.soas.ac.uk/religions-and-philosophies/programmes/ma-islamic-intellectual-history-intensive-language/
14. Special Issue of History and Theory: Studies in the Philosophy of History
Volume 58, Issue 4, December 2019
Islamic Pasts: Histories, Concepts, Interventions
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