1. Interview on Pandemics in Islamic thought
Justin Stearns, Associate Professor, Arab Crossroads Studies, NYU Abu Dhabi
2. Call for Contributions: “Marginal Commentaries”
In December 2019, the Bibliotheca Arabica Project organised a workshop on “Marginal Commentaries in Arabic Manuscripts” at the Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Leipzig.
We are now calling for contributions to the edited volume on “Marginal Commentaries and Glosses in Arabic Manuscripts”. The volume will be published in the Bibliotheca Arabica series with Brill Publishers (series editor: Prof. Dr. Verena Klemm). The editors of the volume are Stefanie Brinkmann and Boris Liebrenz.
For further details, please go to
3. MEM dissertation prize
Middle East Medievalists (MEM) is pleased to announce its biennial prize for the best dissertation on the medieval Middle East (roughly 500-1500 CE). In an effort to recognize excellent doctoral research in the field, MEM will award the second biennial prize at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association in Washington, DC in October 2020. Dissertations filed and defended between 1 July 2018 and 31 May 2020 will be eligible for this year’s prize.
Applicants must be current members in good standing of Middle East Medievalists to be considered. To join MEM or renew your membership please go to: https://www.middleeastmedievalists.com/membership-application/.
Deadline for electronic submissions is 1 June 2020.
If you have any questions about submission, please contact:
Adam Talib [firstname.lastname@example.org]
4. Software Developer for Arabic Literature Project, University of Muenster
Requirements: Completed university studies in computer science or related fields or a comparable qualification acquired in practice; very good knowledge of German OR English; willingness to acquire a minimal knowledge of the Arabic language; etc.
Deadline for applications: 25 May 2020. Information: https://www.uni-muenster.de/imperia/md/content/ arabistikislam/stellenausschreibungen/softwareentwickler_ausschreibung_wwu_09.04.20.pdf. English text at the end.
5. Eight 24-month Fellowships of the “Academy in Exile” in the “Critical Thinking Program“ at Freie Universität Berlin
Eligible are scholars worldwide (PhD in humanities, social sciences, or law) who are threatened because of their academic work or engagement with human rights, democracy, and intellectual freedom. AiE fellowships provide opportunities for pursuing research and multidisciplinary collaborations in Germany. Evaluation criteria include academic merit, risk assessment, and suitability for AiE programs.
Application deadline: 15 May 2020.
6. Articles on “Islamic Ethics of Pandemics and Covid-19” for Special Issue of “Journal of Islamic Ethics (JIE)” (Brill)
The articles will be dedicated to the moral questions triggered by the novel coronavirus pandemic and how they can be addressed within the broad context of ethics of pandemics throughout history. The chapters will address Islamic Ethics as an interdisciplinary field where a wide range of scholarly disciplines will be engaged, including Islamic theology, philosophy, jurisprudence (fiqh & uṣūl), Sufism, adab.
Deadline for papers: 31 July 2020.
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