1.The French National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilisations (Inalco, Paris) organises its first Summer School of Arabic and Kurdish Dialects (June 2nd – July 10th 2020).
Inalco, the university of world languages has a two century long experience in teaching more than a hundred languages as well as social sciences. Our professional instructors will accompany you throughout your journey and help you develop all language skills, whether you are a beginner or already well-versed in Arabic or Sorani. All courses are credited (ECTS).
Paris is a historical and vibrant center of Maghreb culture with a large Arabic-speaking community.
The Inalco Campus is located in downtown Paris.
Doing fieldwork in the Arab world requires a good command of colloquial Arabic.
Come and develop your proficiency in one of the Arabic dialects people speak in the following countries:
Morocco • Algeria • Libya • Egypt • Syria / Lebanon (Levantine)
Interested in Kurdistan and Kurdish studies? Curious to know more about the Kurds in Turkey, Syria, Iraq and / or Iran? Come and learn Sorani or Kurmandji at Inalco!
Kurmandji: Turkey, Syria
Sorani: Iran, Irak
The Summer School includes 20 contact hours a week, 5 hours alternative language activities: movies, music and online learning, conferences and cultural activities. 10 students per class.
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2. The Zahid Ali Fellowship 2020
Award Amount: £5,000
Application Deadline: 1 April 2020
The Institute of Ismaili Studies is pleased to invite applications for the Zahid Ali Fellowship 2020.
The Zahid Ali Fellowship is awarded every 5 years to an internationally renowned scholar working in the field of Classical Arabic Literature who will use the award to publish research on a topic of relevance to Ismaili Studies.
Click here to see a list of previous recipients.
To apply, please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Covering Letter
- Writing Sample (preferably a publication)
- Research Proposal (max. 2000 words)
The Zahid ‘Ali Fellowship was established in 1997 by the Institute of Ismaili Studies in the name of Professor Zahid ‘Ali (1888-1958), a pioneer of modern Ismaili Studies, at the bequest of Professor Zahid ‘Ali’s son, the late Professor Abid ‘Ali, and his family.
Belonging to a prominent Bohra Ismaili family of India, Professor Zahid Ali was educated at Oxford University, and later taught at the Nizam College in Hyderabad. He produced the first modern studies of Ismaili history and Ismaili doctrines, based on primary Ismaili sources; these works were published in Urdu in 1948 and 1954.
Professor Zahid Ali had also inherited an important collection of Ismaili manuscripts, which had been acquired by several generations of his ancestors. This collection was also bequeathed to the Institute by the late Professor Abid ‘Ali and his family.
The Zahid ‘Ali Fellowship, in the amount of £5000, is awarded once every five years to an internationally renowned scholar working in the field of Classical Arabic Literature who will use the award to publish research on a topic of relevance to Ismaili Studies.
3. The recently published A Literary History of Medicine: The ʿUyūn al-anbāʾ fī ṭabaqāt al-aṭibbāʾ of Ibn Abī Uṣaybiʿah. Edited and translated by Emilie Savage-Smith, Simon Swain and Geert Jan van Gelder, with Ignacio Sánchez, N. Peter Joosse, Alasdair Watson, Bruce Inksetter, and Franak Hilloowala. [Handbook of Oriental Studies, Section 1, The Near and Middle East, Vol. 134] Leiden: Brill, 2020. (3 in 5 volumes)
Is now available through the Open Access portal of Brill Publishing, at the following address:
4. The University of Edinburgh: Teaching Fellow in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.
The successful applicant will be required to teach within the framework of the School’s courses in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching duties in the department. At undergraduate level, this will include, among other duties, the large core survey course “Islamic History”, which covers the history of the Middle East from 500-1100 CE. The post holder will also course organise other relevant history courses. At postgraduate level, this will include, among other duties, the joint-taught Critical Readings MSc core course, which provides a seminar-based introduction to Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies for MSc Students.
The successful candidate will have experience in the design and delivery of teaching units within the higher education sector, and the ability to deliver courses at high level. They will be also expected to contribute to the administration of the subject area, including course organisation.
Closing date: 5.00pm (GMT) on 20th February 2020.
Interviews will be held on 18th March 2020.Posted in: Academic items
- February 08, 2020
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