1. Open Access Digital Library: Oman Library at Middle East Institute
“The Oman Library’s online collection is a web-based digital collection of the library’s rare books and manuscripts, consisting entirely of subjects related to Middle Eastern Studies. The topics of the rare collection range from history and culture to works of fiction from the early twentieth century. The collection includes materials in seven different languages — English, Arabic, French, Farsi, Urdu, Ottoman Turkish, and Turkish — and publications spanning the period from 1700 to 1921. In addition to the rare collection, MEI has included in the digitalization process all of its own Middle East Institute published works that span from the 1960s to 2004, including its 1947 meeting memos”
2. Open Access Report: Arab Opinion Index 2015
Published by: Arab Center For Research & Policy Studies, Doha, Qatar.
Arab Opinion Index 2015 report is a 44-page PDF document organized under several headings:
- Living Conditions of the Arab Citizenry
- Arab Citizens’ Views of State Institutions and Governmental Effectiveness
- Arab Public Attitudes Towards Democracy
- Civic and Political Participation
- Religion and Religiosity in the Public Sphere and Political Affairs
- Arab Public Opinion and Pan-Arab Affairs
- Arab Public Opinion and the Arab Spring
- Arab Public Opinion and Current Affairs
3. Conference: “Islam and Peaceful Relations”, Muslims in Britain Research Network (MBRN), Coventry UK, 5 April 2016
This conference will uncover Islamic theological traditions around peacebuilding, historical precedents of peaceful existence with Muslims and contemporary lived experiences of intra-faith and inter-cultural dialogue, improved societal understanding of difference and peaceful relations. It will move the debate beyond simplistic ‘good and bad’, ‘us and them’ binaries to more complex discussions that consider the impact of diverse social factors including, gender, class, economy and geography.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2016. Information: www.mbrn.org.uk/cfp-islam-and-peaceful-relations/
4. Conference: “The Great War in the Middle East 1911-23”, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst & Oxford University, Sandhurst, UK, 20-21 April 2016
The aim is to widen discussion from the European experience of 1914-18, relating the Great War to the broader period of conflict that affected the Ottoman Empire from 1911 to 1923.
5. Workshop: “The Bible in Arabic in the 19th Century: What Challenges for Christianity and Islam in the Middle East Societies since 1865?”, CNRS-GSRL, Paris, 26 May 2016
This International Workshop primarily intended to bring together researchers from all disciplines, who worked on the Middle East in a perspective linking the history, sociology and anthropology to this translation of the Bible into Arabic. We strongly encourage junior researchers to apply.
Deadline for abstracts: 29 February 2016. Information: www.infoclio.ch/fr/cfp-bible-arabic-nineteenth-century-what-challenges-christianity-and-islam-middle-east-societies
6. Workshop: “Security and Stability in the Mediterranean and the Middle East”, Institute of International Economic Relations, Athens, 26-28 May 2016
The general topics of the workshop may include the following: security in the Mediterranean and the Broader Middle East: problems and prospects of the South, migration and human security in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, and the present and future of Euro-Mediterranean relations.
Deadline for abstracts: 20 March 2016. Information: http://idos.gr/med-security/
7. Conference: “Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Reformation Era”, Verein für Reformationsgeschichte & Society for Reformation Research, Nuremberg, Germany, 19-21 July 2017
The two central questions of the conference are: 1. How did the interactions and relationships of Christians, Jews, and Muslims change as a result of the Reformation? 2. How was the Reformation socially and discursively influenced by the religious pluralism that already existed with the presence of Judaism and Islam?
Deadline for abstracts: 15 April 2016. Information: www.nuremberg2017.org/call-for-papers2.html
8.Professorship for Economics: Economy and Society of the Middle East, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Prerequisites for the position are a university degree, university level teaching experience, a doctoral degree, and additional academic qualifications. These should be in the form of a “Habilitation” or equivalent academic publications. The necessary qualifications may also have been acquired in a non-university context or through a junior faculty position.
Deadline for application: 18 March 2016. Information: www.fau.eu/university/careers-at-fau/
9. PhD Position: “Study of Religion”, University of Leipzig, Germany
The position is starting in April 2016. Requirements: degree in Islamic Studies and/or Sociology which is knowledgeable in the other subject as well, ability to work independently, fluency in English, good knowledge of the debates within Islamic studies and of the debates on secularization/secularism/secularity. Knowledge of one of the languages spoken in the ‘Islamic world’ is desirable.
Deadline for application: 8 February 2016. Information: www.sozphil.uni-leipzig.de/cm/kuwi/2016/01/27/stellenausschreibung-job-offer/
10. Funding Programme for Persecuted Researchers, Philipp Schwartz Initiative, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany
With funding to start in summer 2016, the Philipp Schwartz Initiative will allow up to 20 scientists and scholars who are under threat from political persecution to continue their research at German universities and research institutions.
Deadline for application: 31 March 2016. Information: www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/21611250.html
11. Poste : “Langue, civilisation, littérature persanes”, Université de Strasbourg
13.University of Manchester –
|Nashriyah: digital Iranian history|
|View digital versions of Iranian newspapers and periodicals capturing key historical events as they happened.
These newspapers and periodicals, many of which have been only partially accessible inside Iran, cover the defining moments from the following three eras:
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