[Editor’s note: I will continue to circulate this ‘academic items’ list but please note that I am unable to know if any items are going on, postponed or even cancelled. My advice is to check the website/email address(es) given for each. Stay healthy!]
1.Workshop: “Travelling Practices and the Emergence of Tourism in the Middle East (16th-20th Centuries), Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Vienna, 12-13 June 2020
This workshop will analyse travel literature (travelogues and guidebooks) from the 16th to the 20th centuries with regard to the practices, patterns and significations of travel. In shifting the focus to routine and mundane aspects of travelling, it will serve to place travel narratives in a relational framework combining basic questions of infrastructure and transportation with the movements and pathways of individual travellers.
2. 24th Conference of the Comité International des Études Pré-Ottomanes et Ottomanes, Thessaloniki, 23-27 June 2020
The aim is to provide a platform of a high scholarly level, which will promote the knowledge and sustain the memory of Ottoman history. Panels and individual papers will focus on the following topics: the Ottoman Empire in the Age of Revolutions; Sources: New Interpretations and Approaches; etc.
3. 9th International Conference: “The Dynamics of Change in the Pakistan-Afghanistan Region: Politics, (Dis)integration and Reformation in the Borderland,” University of Peshawar, Baragali, 24-26 June 2020
Papers are invited on: War, Genre, and Critique; Religion, Difference, and Violence; Law, Human Rights and Gender Rights; Democratic Governance, Public Space, and Resistance; Youth and Radicalization; Economic Transformation and Development; Migration, Diaspora, Refugees, and Internally Displaced Persons; Politics of Identities; etc.
Deadline for abstracts: 10 April 2020. Information: http://www.uop.edu.pk/events/?q=526
4. Conference of the Working Group “Ethnology of Reiligion“ of the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 6-9 September 2020
The conference wants to draw closer to the current as well as historical dynamics of the “religion-nature” interdependence and thus to the cultural ecologies of beliefs. We are interested in a broad set of questions and research foci, i.e.: how do religions and religious communities in past or present symbolically and ritually articulate and negotiate relationships with their immediate and distant environment? What role do other species – i.e. animals, plants – play within religious (knowledge) systems and practices? Etc.
5. 4th “European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies“ (Turkologentag 2020), University of Mainz, 16-18 September 2020
The conference is organized by the Society for Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies (GTOT) in co-operation with the Chair of Turcology of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and addresses the domains of language, literature, history, culture, society, politics, and philology of the Turks and the Turkic peoples.
6. 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.
7. International Quṭb al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī Symposium, Sivas Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, 20-22 May 2021
Topics include: • Linguistics • Logic • Tafsīr • Astronomy • Mathematics • Medicine • Geography • Philosophy • Illuminationism • Sufism • Kalām • Music • Ethics and Political Theory • Shīrāzī in Manuscripts and Book Culture Studies • Commentaries (Shurūḥ, ḥawāshī, taʻlīqāt) • Scholarly Networks and Ijāzatnāmas • Urban Studies; etc.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 May 2020. Information: http://kutbuddinsirazi.cumhuriyet.edu.tr/en/index.php
8. Awards and Prizes of the “Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association (OTSA)”
Applications and submissions are invited for two book prices (each $ 1000), a graduate student paper prize ($ 200) and travel grants ($ 500).
Deadline for applications: 30 April 2020 and later.
9. Two-year English-language M.A. Program in “Ottoman History”, University of Crete and Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas
The program consists of 5 history courses (four in Ottoman History, and one in Medieval or Modern History); 4 Turkish language courses; 4 Ottoman language and palaeography courses. Students are required to write an original M.A. thesis based on the critical analysis of Ottoman archival, epigraphic or narrative sources. No tuition fees.
Deadline for application: 6 April 2020. Information: http://www.history-archaeology.uoc.gr/en/graduate-studies/programs-of-post-graduate-studies/joint-english-language-m-a-program-in-ottoman/?lang=en
10. Summer School “The Middle East: Power and Ideology”, LSE, University of London, 22 June – 10 July 2020
The course will examine the regional politics of the Middle East since 1918 and their interaction with problems of international security, global resources and great power/superpower/hyperpower policies. It will also deal with more recent developments such as the 2011 Arab uprisings and their consequences.
Deadline for applications: 25 May 2020.
11. Articles for Book on “The Effects of Pandemics on Religious History” (Focus Islamic and Jewish History) Edited by Global Center for Religious Research
We welcome both industry leaders and scholars from any discipline related to religious studies, the natural or social sciences, theology, and history. Proposals may include any topic related to the impact of pandemics, diseases, or pestilence.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 July 2020. Information: https://shoutout.wix.com/so/42N4DTvxM?fbclid=IwAR0Ch2t9sSoakJaud98ysCdSAFDyOX7ia5Kij0muKg7_vLuEFn9UMUPPWZU#/main
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- March 31, 2020
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