42nd Annual Conference of Middle East Librarians (MELCom International), University of Marburg, 26-28 May 2020
27th International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO), University of Osnabrück, 24-26 September 2020
Summer School of Arabic and Kurdish Dialects, French National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilisations (Inalco), Paris, 2 June – 10 July 2020
This summer course is canceled in 2020. See you next year!
2. 54th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), Washington DC, 10-13 October 2020
This conference is primarily concerned with the area encompassing Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Israel, Pakistan, and the countries of the Arab world (and their diasporas) from the seventh century to modern times. Other regions, including Spain, Southeastern Europe, China and the former Soviet Union, also are included for the periods in which their territories were parts of the Middle Eastern empires or were under the influence of Middle Eastern civilization.
3. 6th World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES-6), University of La Manouba, Tunis, 19-23 September 2022
4. Eight Fully Funded Scholarships for PhD Program in “Global History of Empires”, Universities of Turin, Moscow and St. Petersburg
This program provides educational and research environment for dissertation research in the fields of early modern, modern, and contemporary history, with particular attention to its global dimension. Each scholarship is 17.500 Euros per year.
Deadline for applications: 4 June 2020. Information: https://t.co/UCALDJWX5T?amp=1
5. Free Online Course “The Sharia and Islamic Law: An Introduction” Relaunched by the University of Edinburgh (Beginning 11 May 2020)
With contributions from renowned experts, this five-week course explores some of the diverse roles the Sharia and Islamic law have played in Muslim life, both historically and today. Students can learn in their own time, at their own pace.
Information and free registration: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/an-introduction-to-the-sharia-and-islamic-law
6. Articles on “Visibility of Religious Difference in Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean“ for “Hamsa: Journal of Judaic and Islamic Studies”
The goal of this volume is to show ways in which religion marked a perceptible difference in Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean.
Deadline for papers: 30 July 2020. Information: https://mailchi.mp/mediterraneanseminar/call-for-articles-visibility-of-religious-difference-in-medieval-europe-and-the-mediterranean-hamsa-journal-of-judaic-and-islamic-studies?e=82aeb6c61d
7. Articles on “Media, Accountability and Dissent in the Middle East and North Africa” for Special Issue of the “Journal for International Press/Politics”
This issue aims to provide new research perspectives on the momentous upheavals that took place in the Middle East and North Africa in the past ten years by shedding light on the interactions between citizens, social movements, and different types of media actors
Deadline for manuscripts: 15 June 2020. Information: https://mesana.org/resources-and-opportunities/2020/04/23/media-accountability-and-dissent-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa
8. Articles for Edited Book on “Middle Eastern Gothics”
The volume’s focus is on Arabic, Persian, Turkish, or Hebrew literary engagements with the Gothic but articles on minority literatures of the Middle East, such as Armenian or Kurdish, are also welcomed.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 June 2020. Information: https://mesana.org/resources-and-opportunities/2020/04/28/middle-eastern-gothics-cfp-for-edited-volume
9. ONLINE RESOURCES: Kurdish
– The Kurdish Digital Library (Kurdish Insititute of Paris), the institute has digitized a thousand books related to Kurds and the Middle East general. Some books can be downloaded as pdf via the following link: https://bnk.institutkurde.org/?l=en
– Arşîva Kurd (Journal, Newspaper, and Magazin), their website offers numerous Kurdish periodicals from 1898 to the present. http://www.arsivakurd.org/index.php/kovar
– Kurdish Music Archive of Radio Yerevan, (Deutsch-Kurdisches Kulturinstitut) has transferred rich Kurdish music collection of Kurdish Radio of Yerevan from 1961 to their Youtube channel. The lyrics also can be found on the channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oe0s2Xd3Nc&list=PLAXCuqYJmH1JIXy9MURiU7ikIHCBoQxkR
10. Pierre Siméon, From Ordinary to Luxury. Islamic Ceramics from Iran, Central Asia and Afghanistan. Studies on the Bumiller Collection I (ed. Verena Daiber), 2020.
“From Ordinary to Luxury” is a profound study of Iranian and Central Asian ceramics based on the glazed and unglazed pottery from The Bumiller Collection, Bamberg. The Bumiller set is not a collection of masterpieces but it provides an insight into the most diverse wares of daily life. Pierre Siméon’s expertise and hands-on experience as an archaeologist are invaluable assets for the knowledge of provenance and distribution of Iranian and Central Asian pottery. Apart from that, his study takes into account the works of our Russian colleagues, that have gone without adequate acknowledgement for decades due to the language barrier.
11. A series of introductory to advanced levels with the option of e-books for 4 years of Persian language and culture courses. The audio files are all free for download in the companion website of the publisher. You can also request a free Inspection Copy for yourself if you are teaching Persian courses.
- The Routledge Introductory Persian Course: Farsi Shrin Ast 1 (2nded., 2019) by Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi and Dominic Parviz Brookshaw
- The Routledge Intermediate Persian Course: Farsi Shrin Ast 2 (2012) by Dominic Parviz Brookshaw and Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi
12. Persianate Selves: Memories of Place and Origin before Nationalism.
Stanford Univ Press, 2020
By Mana Kia, Associate Professor of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University.
13. Cambridge University Press:
Free Access to the Most Cited Articles from its Middle East Studies Journals
See: https://view.updates.cambridge.org/?qs=5d1a52f4d67df248a7abe5a432453f6acb4d03449fac2f08af39f8b3c51a805572b245dca79bb1e10140fbad955db3d29f90b19af1cdf28291e25df017234bfef5bcc293311812dc86bdc2904e1d36fePosted in: Academic items
- May 05, 2020
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