1.Violence in Islamic Thought from the Mongols to European Imperialism
Edited by Robert Gleave, István Kristó-Nagy
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020.
2. The Art Bulletin – seeking Islamic art submissions
The Art Bulletin is actively seeking to increase submissions in certain subject areas, including articles on material from the Islamic world. Please consider The Art Bulletin as a potential venue for your research.The guidelines and process for submitting an article can be found on the CAA website:
All submissions that are sent out for review will undergo rigorous, double-blind peer review.
3. British Library: Asian and African studies blog
In today’s complex and ever-changing circumstances, who wouldn’t want infallible means for interpreting the world around them and even predicting future events? While today’s leaders look to their medical, economic, military and other expert advisers, historically rulers across the world have also consulted astrologers, dream-interpreters and specialists in other forms of divination and occult sciences.
The Mamlūk sultans of late-medieval Egypt and Syria were no different in this regard. Many manuscripts copied within the Cairo Sultanate have survived and a number of them are on various methods of interpreting the present or foretelling the future. Since some of these manuscripts were produced for politically high-ranking patrons, we are in the privileged position of being able to read over the shoulders of Mamlūk sultans and amīrs (military commanders) and get a feeling for the place of prognostication in Mamlūk politics.
4. Late Ottoman History, Dept. of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto
Job Closing: Jul 08, 2020.
The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (NMC) in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in Late Ottoman History. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and the anticipated start date is September 1, 2020.
5. Call for Submissions: Syrian Studies Association Prizes for Outstanding PhD Dissertation on Syria
In order to promote and highlight excellence in research, the Syrian Studies Association awards annual prizes for the best writing on Bilad al-Sham until 1918 and on Syria in the period following. This prize alternates between recognizing books, articles, and dissertations.
In 2020, the SSA seeks submissions for the most outstanding PhD dissertation published between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2020.
In order to be considered for the prize, candidates must join the association. Information about the Syrian Studies Association is available at the following website: http://www.ou.edu/ssa/index.html
Submissions in languages other than English are welcomed.
Submissions should be sent electronically. Dissertations must be completed and deposited.
The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2020. All submissions should be sent to Paul M. Cobb, Chair of the Prize Committee, at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org Winners will be announced at the SSA annual meeting held in conjunction with the Middle East Studies Association in November 2020 and online. Inquiries should be directed to Paul M. Cobb.
6. Research Associate (QNRF) at Doha Institute
The term of appointment will be up to 9 months with possible renewal, approximately starting on September 2020, for work on an externally sponsored research grant.
A full-time highly motivated Research Associate (RA) is being sought for a research project led by Dr. Eid Mohamed and funded by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) titled, “Computational Study of Culture: Cultural Analytics for Modern Arab and Islamic Studies.” The project will operate within the Research & Grants Department led by the Director at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI).
We welcome applications from scholars in Arab studies with a specialization in literary, rhetorical, cultural, or historical studies. We are particularly interested in those who engage in research areas that bring the field of Arab Literature/Humanities into the digital age and the digital humanities domain. Scholars with research that explores the critical and cultural significance of using digital tools and methods in the context of questions of East-West encounters, representation, culture and politics are highly preferred.
The project’s research at this stage will consist of the exploration and analysis of discrete sets of texts that are relevant for the project’s time, space, and scope. The successful candidate is an innovative scholar who will bring theoretical, methodological, and technical expertise to the QNRF NPRP project on the computational study of Arab culture and history.
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by August 1st, 2020.
For full details and to apply, please use this link:Academic items
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