1.Conference: “The Concept of Good, and the Concept of Evil, in Judaism, Christianity and Islam”, Chair of Oriental Philology and Islamic Studies, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, 12-14 February 2020
See program at https://www.kcid.fau.de/die-forschungsstelle/aktuelles-und-ankuendigungen/. Registration: email@example.com
2. Annual Meeting of the “International Qur’anic Studies Association (IQSA 2020)“, Boston, MA, 20-23 November 2020
Program Units include: The Qur’an: Manuscripts and Textual Criticism; Linguistic, Literary, and Thematic Perspectives on the Qur`anic Corpus; The Societal Qur`an; Qur`anic Studies: Methodology and Hermeneutics; etc.
Deadline for abstracts: 11 March 2020.
3. Conference: “Authors as Readers in the Mamlūk Period and Beyond. Al-Ṣafadī and his Pairs”, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, 10-12 December 2020
At the end of a research project on al-Ṣafadī’s working method, his scholarly network, his habits as a reader and as a scholar in the extremely rich context of the beginning of the Mamluk period the conference will broaden the scope by confronting these results to other situations: other authors, other periods, other places.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 March 2020.
4. Graduate Assistant in Studies of Islam in South Asia, University of Lausanne
Start date: 1 August 2020. Length of contract: maximum 5 years. Work rate: 80%. Profile: M.A. in Language and Cultures of South Asia or a related discipline. Interest to write a doctoral thesis in the cultural, social, and political histories of Muslim societies in South Asia. Knowledge of Urdu is necessary. A good knowledge of French and Persian will be an advantage.
Deadline for applications: 1 May 2020. Information: https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?career_ns=job_listing&company=universitdP&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=fr_FR&career_job_req_id=15317&selected_lang=fr_FR&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertName=&_s.crb=6lIl/EOPiPI94hnrY7In+JKHNjE=
5. Doctoral Scholarships in Research Project “The European Qur’an: Islamic Scripture in European Culture and Religion (1150-1850)”, University of Kent
The project studies the ways in which the Islamic Holy Book is embedded in the intellectual, religious and cultural history of Medieval and Early Modern European Christians, Jews, freethinkers, atheists and Muslims. Candidates should have a recent master’s degree (or equivalent) in the humanities, with a specialisation related to the themes of EuQu. They should have a high level of competence in the necessary languages (in particular Arabic or Latin, depending on the thesis topic).
Deadline for applications: 1 March 2020. Information: https://research.kent.ac.uk/euqu/wp-content/uploads/sites/829/2019/12/2020-EuQu-PhD-call-for-candidates.pdf
6. Post-doctoral Positions in Research Project “The European Qur’an: Islamic Scripture in European Culture and Religion (1150-1850)”, University of Kent
The project studies the ways in which the Islamic Holy Book is embedded in the intellectual, religious and cultural history of Medieval and Early Modern European Christians, Jews, freethinkers, atheists and Muslims. Applicants should have a PhD in a discipline in the humanities by the time of application, or at least strong assurance that they will obtain the PhD by August 2020. Candidates should be fluent in English and have strong skills in other languages appropriate to their research topics.
Deadline for applications: 1 March 2020. Information: https://research.kent.ac.uk/euqu/wp-content/uploads/sites/829/2019/12/2020-EuQu-postdocs-call-for-candidates.pdf
7. Workshop: “Introduction to Arabic Manuscript Studies“, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, 1-5 June 2020
The course will provide basic introduction to paleography, codicology and philological practices; engage with printed and digital scholarly tools for the study of Arabic manuscripts; introduce participants to a range of Arabic manuscripts from West Africa and the Middle East, both Islamic and Christian.
Deadline for applications: 1 April 2020.
8. Cambridge Centre of Islamic Studies
We are looking for an experienced professional to plan and deliver the Centre’s teaching programmes – namely, Arabic language courses for university students and modules on Islam for primary and secondary schools and other organisations. The deadline for applications is 24 February 2020.
Closing date – 24 February!
The University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a Research and Outreach Associate in the Centre of Islamic Studies, to begin in September 2020. The post is a three-year, fixed-term position.
The University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research and Outreach Associate to design and conduct original research into Islamic art, aesthetics and/or material culture in the Centre of Islamic Studies, to begin in September 2020. The post is a three-year, fixed-term position.
The closing date for these two roles in 19 April 2020.
9. Indigenousing Islam: Changing Dynamics of Islamic Authority in the West
4 March 2020
Masooda Bano, University of Oxford
Time and Venue
Wednesday 4 March 2020, 18.00-19.30
Atrium Conference Room,
Aga Khan Centre,
10 Handyside Street,
London N1C 4DN
10. THE AGA KHAN PROGRAM FOR ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE (AKPIA) AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ITS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP/ASSOCIATESHIP PROGRAM FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 1, 2020.
The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture is pleased to invite applications for Harvard-funded Fellowships as well as self-supported (unfunded) Associateships, to conduct advanced historical research in Islamic art, architecture, material culture, and archaeology at Harvard University. AKPIA Fellowships and Associateships are intended preferably, but not exclusively, for overseas scholars from Muslim countries. Our program positions do not support professional design, conservation, or urban development projects, nor are they intended for research travel. AKPIA Fellows and Associates are expected to be in residence, except for one or two short research-related trips. Please note—we offer unfunded Associate positions, and a limited number of fully funded (or partially funded) Fellowships. We will consider applications of scholars who can provide partial funding, or who have no other outside funding. Application proposals may be for up to an entire academic year in duration (9 months), with a minimum of one semester (3 months).
AKPIA Fellowship and Associateship positions are full-time, immersion research appointments, to result in a lecture delivered to the AKPIA community, and a submission to the journal Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World (published by Brill). AKPIA Fellows and Associates are expected to meet with the Director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, to discuss their research and to consider potential submission topics for publication. We do not allow scholars to take on any other major responsibilities during their time at Harvard, including any teaching jobs. AKPIA Fellows and Associates are expected to be active participants in the academic life of our program at Harvard University. They are encouraged to attend lectures hosted by AKPIA and HAA (History of Art and Architecture department), and to meet with faculty, students and other visiting scholars.
We welcome applications both from senior scholars and from recent graduates. AKPIA Fellows and Associates have an affiliation with Harvard University’s Department of History of Art and Architecture (HAA). They are free to pursue their own research; they are expected to present a public lecture on their research project as part of the AKPIA lecture series A Forum for Islamic Art and Architecture; they are also expected to submit an article based on their research at Harvard for consideration by the editor for publication in Muqarnas. AKPIA Fellows and Associates have access to all Harvard University libraries, museums, and facilities; they are also welcome to audit Harvard seminars or lecture courses, if they so choose.
For more information, visit the website.
Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
Cambridge, MA 02138
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