1.Largest Collection of Persian Art in Moscow
(State Museum of Oriental Art)
Unique collection of Persian Art at the Russia’s State Museum of Oriental Art in Moscow (Produced by BBC Persian’s Pejman Akbarzadeh + An interview with Polina Korotchikova, Middle Eastern Art Curator)
2. The Program for the Study of Religion based at the Department of Literature within the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego (https://religion.ucsd.edu), is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student population.
We are seeking applicants for temporary lecturer position for Religion 189, a seminar with an intensive analytical-critical focus on the study of religion and politics in Spring 2021.
Religion 189 is an upper-division seminar that introduces students to perennial and contemporary topics related to the relationship between religion and politics from a range of historical and social contexts. Emphasis will be placed on institutional and informal practices related to pluralism, secularism and public religion, with a particular focus on how these themes play out in both local and translocal contexts. Religion 189 provides an in-depth examination of a variety of issues related to institutional religion and state power; diverse practices of religion and established legal norms; study of religion in the public sphere and its political implications both nationally and globally.
The candidate should be capable of teaching in religious studies courses remotely and demonstrate excellence in teaching, as well as professional recognition. We will be paying particular attention to those candidates who are able to teach a course on Zoroastrian religion within this framework.
Qualifications include Ph.D. or ABD in religious studies and strong or potential accomplishment in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.
The full list of religion courses can be found on the online catalogue http://religion.ucsd.edu/undergraduate/courses/index.html. Salary is based on qualification and UC pay scale. Proof of authorization to work in the U.S. will be required prior to and through the employment period (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985).
3. Six doctoral positions, University of Vienna
Vienna Doctoral School of Historical and Cultural Studies, University of Vienna, October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2023
Application deadline: Jun 5, 2020
Six fully funded doctoral positions
The newly established Vienna Doctoral School of Historical and Cultural Studies (SHCS) invites applications from excellent doctoral candidates who intend to pursue their PhD in a vibrant, international academic environment at the University of Vienna.
Currently, the SHCS comprises 80 faculty members and 230 doctoral students. It offers a unique combination of a broad range of interrelated programs in historical and cultural studies (see more at SHCS.univie.ac.at) and provides well structured support and top level specialist supervision to enhance your excellence in research and provide you with outstanding international visibility.
We invite applications for one of our seven research clusters to begin your doctoral studies in the Winter Semester 2020.
– Ancient, Byzantine and Medieval Studies
– East European and Eurasian Studies
– Archeology and Material Culture
– Art History and Visual Culture
– Social and Economic Spaces
– State, Politics, Governance in Historical Perspective
– Women’s and Gender History
To apply, you must hold an MA or equivalent degree. Please send an outline of your research project (15.000 characters), a CV, reference letters by two senior scholars, and a statement, why you would like to join the cluster of your choice. Applications will be accepted until June 5th, 2020. You will be informed about the outcome of your application by September 6, 2020. The semester begins October 1st, 2020
The successful applicants’ primary task will be to complete a PhD degree. Active involvement in the activities of the SHCS is expected, while participation in relevant graduate courses offered at Vienna University is required. You will conduct courses and you will participate in the evaluation and quality assurance of the school. The salary is corresponds to the collective agreement for Universities and is limited to a duration of three years. In addition, travel and publication funds are partly available upon application and depending on budget restrictions. Successful applicants will be employed as University Assistant (prae doc). Their contract will run for 3 years and comes with full social security and health insurance benefits. No extra housing allowance will be provided.
4. Online Documentary Film Program and Debate
Religious Healing and Sacred Health Curing
The Network of the Anthropology of the Middle East and Central Eurasia (AMCE)
The Network of the Anthropology of the Middle East and Central Eurasia (AMCE) of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), will organise a new series of online biweekly documentary film presentations regarding “religious healing and sacred health curing” from June 2020.
During our current complex situation caused by COVID-19, this program should be considered a unique platform for specialists of the field in which they will be able to watch collectively documentary films which in one way or another discuss the role of religion, religious rituals, sacred sites and material religion in religious healing and sacred health curing. The film presentations will be continued by a debate between the moderator, filmmakers and the specialists of the field.
1- Our program is open to all religions, rituals, and related topics and there is no limit for the date of production;
2- If you are aware of such documentary films which would be suitable for this program, please contact the moderator to provide the name of the film, the filmmaker and the related e-mail address. Films should be subtitled in English and open access to all for a period of 24 hours prior to the presentation;
3- If you are interested in participating in this initiative as an audience member, a filmmaker, or a discussant, please contact the moderator;
4- While films will be presented online and based on the platforms that filmmakers will provide for watching them (individuals registered to the program), the general debate will be organised via zoom (individuals registered to the program);
5- With the agreement of filmmakers and discussants, the online debates and discussions will be recorded to be used as open access resources for further academic research.
Those who are interested in being part of this program can contact Dr. P. Khosronejad (P.Khosronejad@westernsydney.edu.au ).
5. Open Access Journal :
Ilāhīyāt-i taṭbīqī = Comparative Theology = Journal of Comparative Theology
Published : Isfahan, Iran : Dānishgāh-i Iṣfahān,
In Persian and English
6. Arab Americans in Film: From Hollywood and Egyptian Stereotypes to Self-Representation
Waleed F. Mahdi
Syracuse University Press
7. Online workshop 7: “Searching for premodern pandemics: the plague in African History”
IFRA-NIGERIA ONLINE WORKSHOPS PROGRAMME
As you may know, in accordance with the latest government statement regarding measures to contain the COVID-19 virus, IFRA-Nigeria’s offices are closed until further notice, library included. However, IFRA’s team has come up with alternative solutions to continue its training activities.
We are hosting a series of online events using Facebook Live as a platform.
7TH ONLINE WORKSHOP: “SEARCHING FOR PRE-MODERN PANDEMICS: THE PLAGUE IN AFRICAN HISTORY”
This seventh online workshop on “Searching for pre-modern pandemics: the plague in African History” will be facilitated by Prof Gerard Chouin (William&Mary, USA). It will be held on Tuesday 26th of May 2020 at 7pm (Nigerian time) on our Facebook page.
/!\ This week workshop is held at 7pm (Nigerian time) / 1pm (EDT) because Prof Gerard Chouin is based in the USA. /!\
What is the workshop about?
In this era of Covid-19, how not to think of past diseases, healing processes, and pandemics in Africa? During this workshop, Prof Gerard Chouin will address theoretical and methodological issues about the history of diseases, medicine, health, and healing in premodern Africa, a broad yet understudied field in African history, dominated as it is by colonial and postcolonial studies.
First, he will revisit the African conceptualization of the term ‘disease.’ To do so, and he will build on classic anthropological-historical works by pioneers like John Janzen, Eric de Rosny, and, more recently, Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga. Secondly, he will survey different possible methods to build a history of health and medicine in tropical Africa between the 15th and the 18th century and engage with the question of the so-called ‘disease burden’ which, according to many authors, would have characterized Tropical Africa. Finally, he will discuss the plague hypothesis, which suggests that sub-Saharan Africa was not spared by the infamous ‘Black Death’ or second pandemic of plague which struck Western Europe in 1347, and remained an enduring feature of the epidemiological landscape until the 19th century. Prof Chouin will describe the methodological approach used in a series of four papers published in December 2018, using archaeological, documentary, and biological sources. He will also resituate new questions and methodological insights currently emerging from the HIATUS informal research group on the plague in premodern Africa in the context of the new paradigm in Black Death Studies that emerged out of research in genetics over the past decade and a half.
How to participate?
It is pretty easy, everybody can participate:
- Like IFRA-Nigeria’s Facebook Page
- Click on the link to watch the live on Tuesday 26th of May at 7pm (Nigerian time).
- You have the possibility to comment during the live. Please only ask relevant questions in line with the discussion.
- Toward the end of the session, there is an opportunity for a short Q&A session where the facilitator, Prof Gerard Chouin will pick up from the comments and answers the questions live.
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