1. University of Chicago Press posts this notice on its website: “all e-books on our site are immediately available for direct purchase at 30% off using the EBOOK30 code at checkout.” (https://pressblog.uchicago.edu/2020/03/31/a-message-from-university-of-chicago-press-director-garrett-kiely.html)
2. CfP: The First International Online Conference on “Ethics and Inclusive Disasters (Focusing on Coronavirus Disease)”
Faculty of Religious Studies of Shahid Beheshti University,Tehran,Iran July 6th, 2020
The first international academic conference on “Ethics and Inclusive Disasters (Focusing on Coronavirus Disease)” is an academic event in ethical/moral studies. The conference will be held online by Shahid Beheshti University, in Tehran, Iran. All accepted abstracts/ papers will be published after double-blind peer review. This conference has five main aims:
1) Analyzing religious and moral challenges caused by the spread of coronavirus disease
2) Strengthening social tolerance and soothing the community
3) Helping the country’s health system in crisis situations
4) Helping governmental institutions in controlling and guiding society in crisis situations
5) Analyzing the behaviors and religiosity of contemporary man in the post-corona period
- a) Medical ethics and the challenges of coronavirus disease
- b) Media ethics and inclusive disasters
- c) Political ethics and the duties of governments in the face of inclusive disasters
- d) Inclusive disasters and religious moral lifestyle
- e) Socio-economic ethics and inclusive diseases
Abstract submission deadline: May 4th, 2020.
Final paper submission deadline: June 19th, 2020.
Conference online holding date: July 6th, 2020.
Phone number: 021- 22431785
3. Manchester University Press offers free access to its digital content of over 1,600 eBooks and journals.
It can be accessed through this platform: https://www.manchesteropenhive.com/
4. Middle East History. Wesleyan University’s History Department invites applications for a visiting assistant professor to teach the history of the Middle East. The position will run from September 1, 2020 until May 31, 2021.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interviews for finalists will be conducted via Skype or Zoom.
5. The Department of History at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, invites applications for two full-time assistant professors in the field of History of Science.
The candidates’ research record and teaching should focus on one of the following fields:
- History of science in the Islamic world from the Medieval or Early-Modern to the Modern era;
- History of science in the Ottoman World from the Medieval or Early-Modern to the Modern era;
- History of science in Europe and the US from the Medieval or Early-Modern to the Modern era.
The deadline for submitting applications is May 7, 2020.
6. AMECYS Call for Papers:
Graduate Student Paper Prize
Submissions deadline: Friday, May 1, 2020
The Association of Middle East Children’s and Youth Studies (AMECYS) calls graduate students engaged in the study of children and youth in the region to submit their papers to the AMECYS graduate student paper prize.
Papers can be submitted in any capacity that aligns with AMECYS’ mission statement:
The AMECYS is a private, non-profit, international association for scholars with an interest in the study of children and youth in the Middle East, North Africa and their diasporic communities. Through interdisciplinary programs, publications, and services, AMECYS promotes innovative scholarship, facilitates global academic exchange, and enhances public understanding about Middle Eastern children and youth in diverse times and places.
Requirements for submission:
- Papers should not exceed 7,500 (excluding bibliographies and endnotes)
- The paper should never have been submitted for publication
- The format needs to include: Standard font, Double-spaced, 1” margins, IJMES standards for endnotes and transliteration
- Registered member of AMECYS
- Proof of registered graduate student enrolment for the 2019-2020 academic year may be requested at a later date
Send submissions as a pdf or word doc to Dylan.email@example.com.
The AMECYS program chair and one other AMECYS board member will review all papers submitted by members of AMECYS that are received by the deadline of Friday, May 1.
For any queries, email AMECYS program chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. CFP: Catastrophes and Memory (500-1500 CE), 4th Edinburgh Conference in Late Antique, Islamic, and Byzantine Studies 19-20 November 2020
Disasters (natural, manmade or “supernatural”) shape historical memory and our understanding of the past. This conference focuses on the problematic relations between catastrophes and memory in Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine societies. Memory plays a crucial role in the way events are perceived, understood and narrated by different groups and elites: locals might see the conquest of their city as a catastrophe, while the conquerors portray the same as glorious or divinely inspired.We invite papers and posters that address issues and questions including, but not limited to:
- Natural/environmental: Plagues, earthquakes, famines/droughts, floods, fires,climate change
- Socio-cultural/linguistic: Iconoclasm, artistic and urban disruption/renewal, cultural vandalism, translation movements, language death and breaks in literary tradition
- Political/military: Conquests, coups, sieges, wars, revolts, revolutions, civil wars, usurpations, succession crises and religious/ “holy” wars (Crusade/Jihad)
- Religious: Heresies, schisms, theological or dogmatic conflict, new religions, apocalyptic traditions and eschatology
- Memory “devices” and strategies:How do memories of catastrophes manifest themselves in material culture, texts, images and other different sources? Where do we see evidence of intentional forgetting?
- Comparative/Interdisciplinary: Elites versus non-elite memory of catastrophes; geographical (Mediterranean and Eurasia); temporal (500-1500CE)
- The role of the 21st century cultural historian: What is and should be modern scholars’ role in situating catastrophe?
This conference will be hosted by the Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Society of the University of Edinburgh on November 19-20, 2020 in Edinburgh.We welcome papers and posters from postgraduate students and early career researchers from all disciplines with an interest in Late Antique, Islamic or Byzantine studies.
Papers: Presentation is 20 minutes in length, delivered in English.
Posters:Participants will present their research at a poster session. Dimensions should not exceed 70cm (width) x 100cm (height) and posters must be printed and brought by the author.We strongly encourage undergraduate, masters and first-year PhD students to summit posters of their dissertations or research.
To apply, please respond with an e-mail including whether you hope to present a paper or poster, an abstract of no more than 300 words, and a small academic biography of no more than 120 words to email@example.com.
The deadline for submitting papers and posters is June 15, 2020.
Students speakers: £15 before September 15, 2020; £20 after
Non-Students speakers: £35 before September 15, 2020; £40 after
(fee includes lunch both days)
We will publish a selection of the papers in a peer-reviewed volume that will bring together the strongest contributions in each area to produce an edited volume of high-quality, deep coherence and rich variety.
Any questions please address to firstname.lastname@example.org
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