1. The British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS) will agan offer its Persian Miniatures Course in partnership with the Centre for Iranian Studies (SOAS). The course will run on Monday evenings from 20 April to 22 June 2020 inclusive.
Please note the deadline for registration is 13 April 2020. BIPS members are offered a 10% discount on the course fee.
See https://www.bips.ac.uk/event/persian-miniatures-course-2/ for further information.
2. Lecturer in History, SOAS University of London
The School of History, Religions and Philosophies invites applications for a three-year fixed-term lectureship in history starting in July 2020. The preferred candidate will engage in language-based scholarship on the history of the Middle East, with a demonstrated openness to transnational and interdisciplinary approaches. We particularly welcome applicants working on histories of gender, migration and diasporas, and the environment. The periodic focus is open.
Closing Date | 27 March 2020
3. Call for Contributions: Protecting Religious Freedoms and Minorities in MENA
Rowaq Arabi, an electronic magazine specialising in human rights studies in the Middle East and North Africa, is calling for contributions under the theme of ‘Protecting Religious Freedoms and Religious Minorities’. Submissions can include papers, analyses, and book reviews, and are accepted in Arabic or English.
Deadline for submissions | 31 March 2020
4. CfP: “Diasporic Political Communication: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives”
15 April 2020: Deadline for abstracts (approx. 500 words, to be sent to this email: email@example.com)
1 May 2020: Editors’ response to abstracts.
1 October 2020: Deadline for full chapters (8,000 words).
15 November 2020: Authors receive reviews.
15 December 2020: Deadline for revised chapters.
Spring 2021: Publication of edited book.
For further information contact the email address above.
5. The interdisciplinary Research Training Group funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz on “Early Concepts of Humans and Nature” invites applications for five doctoral positions, starting at October 1st, 2020. The disciplines cooperating in this programme are Classical Archaeology, Classics (Greek and Latin), Byzantine Studies, Egyptology, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Pre- and Protohistorical Archaeology (Pleistocene Archaeology), Near Eastern Archaeology and Medieval German Studies.
Please submit your complete application in electronic form (pdf) no later than April 30th, 2020 to the Research Training Group’s spokesperson Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tanja Pommerening (firstname.lastname@example.org ).
For all information, see the webpage: https://www.blogs.uni-mainz.de/fb07-grk-man-nature/available-positions/
6. Arizona State University seeks a faculty associate to teach elementary or intermediate intensive Persian in its 2020 summer Critical Languages Institute. Candidates must have a Master’s degree or higher in philology, linguistics, language teaching or a closely related field by the time of appointment; possess native proficiency in Persian; and have at least one year’s experience teaching Persian at the university level to non-native speakers. Strong preference will go to candidates who have successfully taught in intensive language programs, to candidates with experience teaching independently, and to candidates with high levels of proficiency in English. The successful candidates will teach Persian 4 hours a day, five days a week, for eight weeks and will contribute to cultural programming.
Information on the ASU summer Persian program is available at http://cli.asu.edu/Persian
Compensation for the 7-week 2020 program consists of a salary of $8960, housing in Tempe (a taxable benefit), and reimbursement for air/ground travel of up to $500.
The application package must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a teaching portfolio (recent syllabi and teaching evaluations). Materials should be emailed to: email@example.com.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Please see ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement at: http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.
7. Open Letter of Support for the Recognition, Preservation and Preparation for Study of Historical Texts from Ghur, Afghanistan – invitation for signature
We are writing to you as a scholar working on Afghanistan’s history or related fields to ask for your support for an open letter urging the Afghan authorities to safeguard a set of more than ninety 11th and 12th century manuscripts of texts cared for by a local resident in Ghur province, Afghanistan. The details are spelled out in the letter.
If you would like to sign, please click on this hyperlinked Google document and add your name. Alternatively, if you are unsure about how to do it, just send us an email and we will add your name for you. We will keep the letter open for signature for the next nine days until Sunday, 8th of March 2020 (international women’s day) at 23:59, after which we will issue it to the Afghan authorities.
It would be wonderful to have your support!
With best wishes,
Jawan Shir Rasikh (Visiting Research Associate, University of Toronto)
Arezou Azad (Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford)Posted in: Academic items
- February 29, 2020
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