1.PhD Scholarship in Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies at Edinburgh
The Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh is delighted to invite applications for one PhD scholarship in any area within its expertise.
The scholarship will be funded by IMES and will cover tuition fees for the PhD in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.
Applications for both the Scholarship and the PhD must be made by 14th February 2020.
2. The Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian
Movements (CenSAMM) 2020 conference will be held at the University of
Bedfordshire UK (Bedford Campus) 29-30 June 2020.
The theme of the conference is: “The Study of Apocalyptic and
Millenarian Movements: Critical and Interdisciplinary Approaches.”
The aim of the conference is to facilitate critical and
interdisciplinary discussion of apocalypticism, millenarianism and
associated movements across time, place, and culture. The
interdisciplinary scope is broadly understood to include methodologies,
comparative approaches, and showcasing of research more specific to
individual fields of expertise.
Prof. Catherine Wessinger (Loyola University, New Orleans)
Prof. Douglas Davies (Durham University, UK)
Prof. Linda Woodhead (Lancaster University, UK)
We invite individual paper proposals from scholars at all stages of
their career, including postgraduates, and we welcome suggestions for
Please submit proposals to the Academic Directors Prof James Crossley
(St Mary’s University, Twickenham) and Dr Alastair Lockhart (University
of Cambridge) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions for papers should
include a 300-word abstract and short CV.
Deadline for proposals: 31 March 2020.
For more information, please see
3. REMINDER: CALL FOR PAPERS
Eighth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies
June 15-17, 2020
Proposal Deadline: December 31, 2019
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, Missouri
This is a reminder that the deadline for proposal submissions for the Eighth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies (June 15-17, 2020) is fast approaching, so get your abstracts ready! We invite proposals for papers, complete sessions, and roundtables. Any topics regarding the scholarly investigation of the medieval and early modern world are welcome. Papers are normally twenty minutes each and sessions are scheduled for ninety minutes. Scholarly organizations are especially encouraged to sponsor proposals for complete sessions. The goal of the Symposium is to promote serious scholarly investigation into all topics and in all disciplines of medieval and early modern studies. The Symposium is also host to the 47th Annual Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies, the longest-running annual conference in North America. Opportunities for undergraduate submissions are also available via the Tirones Mediaevales sessions – see the website for more details.
The plenary speakers for this year will be David Abulafia, of Cambridge University, and Barbara Rosenwein, of Loyola University, Chicago.
The deadline for all submissions is December 31, 2019. Late submissions will be considered if space is available. Decisions will be made in January and the final program will be published in February.
For more information or to submit your proposal online go to: https://www.smrs-slu.org/
4. Borders, Belonging and Exclusion:
Afghans in Pakistan
By Sanaa Alimia
Pluralism and Plurality in Islamic Cultures
The fourth in a series of eight public events on Pluralism and Plurality in Islamic Cultures, co-produced by Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, the Aga Khan Museum and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Education Programme and held in the iconic Aga Khan Centre.
Walls. Fences. Checkpoints. These are the images that spring to mind today when we think about the border. South Asia is also playing a central role in this trend. But today it is not the famous India-Pakistan border, home to military confrontation and Bollywood epics, that is the focus. Now attention is on the borders between India and Bangladesh and Pakistan and Afghanistan. Drawing from ten years of fieldwork in Pakistan, as well as Europe and Turkey, Sanaa Alimia’s lecture discusses the case of “border-making” between Pakistan and Afghanistan and how it relates to regional and global trends. Alongside, analysing the infrastructure and technologies that are a part of this story, she also pays attention the people involved: Afghans in Pakistan. By doing so, she reveals a tension between how the state tries to perform the border “from above” and how this is resisted “from below.”
Dr Sanaa Alimia is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations at the Aga Khan University International (London).
Time and Venue
Thursday16 January 2020, 18.00-19.30
Atrium Conference Room,
Aga Khan Centre,
10 Handyside Street,
London N1C 4DN
5. Instructional Professor (open rank) in Modern Arabic:
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and the College of the University of Chicago seek to add to the University’s existing program in modern Arabic language. We invite applications for appointment as Instructional Professor (open rank) in modern Arabic. Start date of the appointment will be September 1, 2020. Appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Instructional Professor, Associate Instructional Professor, or Instructional Professor, depending on qualifications and educational background. The initial appointment will be for one year, with review and progression schedule determined by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Service Employees International Union.
Responsibilities include both teaching and service duties. Teaching consists of six courses in Arabic language across three quarters, at all levels of the language, in Modern Standard Arabic and potentially in a colloquial Arabic. Service duties may include assistance with student placement, programmatic assessment, coordination of the Arabic Language Circle, Conversation Table, or other program-specific duties. Instructional Professors of all ranks are required to engage in regular professional development
details here: https://apply.interfolio.com/72606
To apply for this position, please submit your application through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment website at http://apply.interfolio.com/72606 An application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, one sample syllabus for elementary or intermediate modern Arabic, and three letters of recommendation. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to submit a video demonstrating classroom teaching,
Application deadline: All applicant materials must be received by January 20, 2020. To ensure sufficient time for recommenders to submit letters, applicants are encouraged to request letters of recommendation through the Interfolio system before submitting the complete application.
This position is contingent upon budgetary approval. The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Service Employees International Union. For information on the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, please go to https://nelc.uchicago.edu. For questions about the position, please contact Amanda Young at email@example.com.
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- December 20, 2019
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