1.CFP – Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World invites submissions for the forthcoming volume 38, to be published in 2021.
Muqarnas is a scholarly journal that publishes articles on art, architectural history, and archaeology, as well as all aspects of Islamic visual and material cultures, historical and contemporary. Full-length articles are accompanied by shorter submissions grouped under a separate section titled “Notes and Sources,” for which we particularly welcome studies that introduce textual and visual primary sources.
Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2020.
Manuscripts should be submitted by email to the Managing Editor of Muqarnas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A complete submission includes five elements:
- Microsoft Word document of the main text file. Submissions should be double-spaced throughout in 12-point typeface. Use endnotes rather than footnotes; no bibliography is required. Articles should be no longer than 50 pages (not including endnotes).
- Images. All submissions must be accompanied by images, with an upper limit of approximately 30. Low-resolution images are acceptable for initial consideration, with the expectation that authors will provide high-resolution TIFFs or JPEGs (at least 300 dpi at 4 x 6 inches) and secure all necessary permissions if the article is accepted for publication.
- Captions file. Each image should be clearly labeled and have a corresponding caption that provides identifying information and appropriate image credits.
- Abstract and keywords. Submit a 150- to 200-word abstract and 12 keywords for publication in the online version of the journal.
- CV, stating the author’s institutional affiliation (if any), mailing address, phone number, as well as academic status and a list of publications.
Any submission that does not include these five elements will be returned to the author, as will articles that do not conform to the Muqarnas style sheet.
Articles must present original research that has not been published in any language previously. Authors must properly credit previous scholarship on the subject and cite the source of each quotation, with full bibliographic details given in the endnotes (no additional bibliography is required).
All articles are subject to review by the Editorial Committee and anonymous external readers, whose comments will be sent to the author only if the article is accepted for publication. Authors may be expected to make revisions based on the feedback of the readers and editors.
Muqarnas follows the most recent edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. For further specifications on preparing text and images for publication, see the Muqarnas style sheet (available to download from our website: https://agakhan.fas.harvard.edu/submission-guidelines).
2. Annual Conference of the Academy in Exile on “Dire Times: Critical Thinking Then and Now“, Freie Universität Berlin, 16-17 January 2020
Academy in Exile is a fellowship program for displaced and exiled scholars located at Universität Duisburg-Essen and Freie Universität Berlin. It offers scholars who are threatened in their home countries because of their academic or civic engagement the opportunity to resume their research abroad. The conference assembles international experts and fellows of Academy in Exile to jointly reflect on perspectives for critical thinking in contemporary academia.
For program and registration contact email@example.com
3. Symposium: “Making Home Away: Displacement, Migration, and Resettlement”, University of Reading, 12 June 2020
Inviting academic, practical, political, and personal response to the many challenges faced by refugees in losing and making homes, this symposium intends to cultivate both renewed research efforts and policy action. Funded by the British Academy’s “Tackling the UKs International Challenges” grant scheme, this symposium will focus on the complex ways in which refugees move across regions and nations in pursuit of ‘home’, and asks how attention to refugee experiences might shape and enhance our understandings of migration.
Deadline for abstracts: 2 January 2020.
4. Conference: “Knowledge Systems and Ottoman-European Encounters: Spatial and Social Dynamics” 21-23 January 2021, University of Zurich
The conference will focus on knowledge from or about the Ottoman Empire in the early modern period, addressing two questions: from a spatial perspective, how can the Ottoman Empire be included into a European history of knowledge? From a social viewpoint: how was knowledge inside or about the Ottoman Empire organized and what kind of social functions can there be distinguished?
Deadline for abstracts: 30 January 2020.
5. Post-Doctoral Fellowship Position in the Project “Striking from the Margins: From Disintegration to Reconstitution of State and Religion in the Middle East”, Central European University, Budapest
Applications are invited from researchers whose work falls under this thematic field from any of the following disciplines: comparative gender, policy studies, sociology, anthropology and religious studies. Required qualifications: Eligible applicants should have held a doctoral degree for a period of less than five years, and have a demonstrable record of achievement and promise in a relevant thematic field and discipline; etc.
Deadline for applications: 15 January 2020.
6. Three Vacancies in the Project ‘”Source of Life: Water Management in the Premodern Middle East (7th-15th Century)”, Radboud University Nijmegen
This project studies the interrelationship between water installations, governance, and legal and cultural frameworks in five Middle Eastern cities (Basra, Baghdad, Mosul, Damascus and Cairo) from the first Arab conquests to Ottoman rule (7th-15th c).
* A four-year PhD project: History of Middle Eastern Water Management, subproject 1, Cairo; full details: https://www.ru.nl/werken-bij/vacature/details-vacature/?recid=1069298&doel=embed&taal=nl
* A four-year PhD project: History of Middle Eastern Water Management, subproject 2, Damascus; full details: https://www.ru.nl/werken-bij/vacature/details-vacature/?recid=1069326&doel=embed&taal=nl
* A four-year postdoctoral project: History of Middle Eastern Water Management, subproject 3, Basra, Baghdad and Mosul; full details: https://www.ru.nl/werken-bij/vacature/details-vacature/?recid=1069343&doel=embed&taal=nl
Deadline for application: 9 January 2020. Information: Maaike van Berkel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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