1.Iran’s Experiment with Parliamentary Governance
The Second Majles, 1909-1911
By Mangol Bayat
Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2020
2. DECONSTRUCTING ISLAMIC STUDIES
Edited by Majid Daneshgar and Aaron W. Hughes
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2020
3. Viola Allegranzi & Valentina Laviola (eds.), Texts and Contexts. Ongoing Researches on the Eastern Iranian World (Ninth-Fifteenth C.)[Pubblicazioni dell’Istituto per l’Oriente C.A. Nallino 120]. Roma, 2020. ISBN 978-88-97622-53-6
The volume contains papers presented at the Round Table Texts and Contexts. Ongoing Researches on the Eastern Iranian World (Ninth-Fifteenth C.), held at the University of Naples “L’Orientale” on September 14, 2018. The contributors deal with a variety of topics (textual and manuscripts studies, archaeology, epigraphy, numismatics), and present new researches and little-known data on the history and material culture of the Pre-Modern Persianate world. The Scientific Committee was composed by M. Bernardini (“L’Orientale”), G. van den Berg (Universiteit Leiden), R. Giunta (“L’Orientale”) and M. Szuppe (CNRS-CeRMI, Paris).
4. Youtube international symposium on epidemics June 18 and 19, 2020
THE TESTIMONY OF HISTORY: TO LIVE AND OVERCOME THE EPIDEMIC IN THE PRESENT
June 18-19, 5:30-7:00 p.m. (Lisbon time)
The new coronavirus (SARS-CoV 2) and COVID-19 brought unexpected challenges to Humanity. The answer to these challenges is more than a quest for biomedical science and transcends health issues. In this context and seeking complementarity between health sciences and the emerging field of health humanities, this Symposium is promoted, which aims to recourse to historical knowledge to understand and help to live the difficult present time.
This role attributed to the humanities and historical studies has been highlighted in recent months in various initiatives (webinars, online conferences, special magazine numbers, interviews, opinion articles) carried out by various institutions and civil society, and in several countries.
This seminar aims to be a space for knowledge sharing on the theme of epidemics, in different geographical contexts, national and foreign, limited to the Middle and Early Modern Ages, seeking to establish a bridge between the past and the present. It will be held in two days and consists of brief presentations (10 min.) carried out by invited researchers, followed by debate, and open to all those interested in participating.
This proposal is a joint initiative of two ongoing hospital and health history research projects: Hospitalis: Hospital architecture in Portugal (PTDC/ART-HIS/30808/2017) (IR: Joana Balsa de Pinho; European Institute for Culture Sciences Padre Manuel Antunes; ARTIS – Institute of History of Art, Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon) and Royal Hospital of All Saints: the city and health (IR’s: André Teixeira, Edite Martins Alberto, Rodrigo Banha da Silva; DPC-Lisbon City Council, CHAM – Center for Humanities, NOVA FCSH).
The event will be broadcast on CHAM’s YouTube channel.
Organizers: Edite Martins Alberto (CHAM, NOVA FCSH; DPC, CML) and Joana Balsa de Pinho (IECCPMAL; ARTIS, FLUL)
Institutional partnerships: Artis – Art History Institute, School of Arts and Humanities, Universidade of Lisbon; CHAM – Centre for the Humanities, NOVA FCSH; CIDH – Chair Infante Dom Henrique for Atlantic Island Studies and Globalization, Aberta University; European Institute for Cultural Sciences Father Manuel Antunes; Lisbon City Council.
Information and program: https://projecthospitalis.net/en/
5. 8th Annual MUBIT Doctoral Workshop: “Arab Marxism: The Global History of Revolutionary Movements in the Middle East in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries”, University of Basel, 25-26 September 2020
The workshop will be offered by PD. Dr. Manfred Sing (Leibniz Institute of European History) and Miriam Younes (Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung). If the Coronavirus regulations of the University of Basel do not allow workshop participants to meet in person, it will be held online.
Deadline for registration: 10 July 2020. Information: https://nahoststudien.philhist.unibas.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/nahoststudien/CfA_MUBIT_2020_Arab_Marxism_Final.pdf
6. POSTPONED: 21st Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS), Ohio State University, Columbus, 15-18 October 2020 – Postponed to October 2021
A new call for proposals will be announced in early 2021. Papers are also welcome for Iran, Afghanistan and the Black Sea region.
7. CANCELLED: Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, St. Louis, 18-22 November 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AAA has cancelled the 119th Annual Meeting in St. Louis.
8. Research Assistant (3 Years) for History of Egypt (19th/20th Century), Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz
The researcher will write a doctoral dissertation within the project “The Historicity of Democracy in the Arab and Muslim World”. Requirements: M.A. in History or a related discipline (Islamic Studies, Political Sciences, Sociology, Anthropology or a neighbouring discipline) with a focus on the modern history of the MENA region; excellent command of the Arabic, English, and German language (for non-German speaking applicants: Certificate of sufficient German skills or a strategy to improve them).
Deadline for application: 21 June 2020. Information: https://www.ieg-mainz.de/Ausschreibungen—Ausschreibungen-im-Detail—2020-05-12-Research-assistant–m-f-d——History-of-Egypt–19th-20th-century——-_site.site..ls_dir._siteid.64_nav.9_entryid.134_likecms.html
9. Postdoctoral Researcher in “Ancient Near Eastern Empires”, University of Helsinki
The project covers the Neo-Assyrian, Neo-Babylonian, Persian, Hellenistic, and early Roman / Parthian Empires and is focused on the long-term processes by which social group identities and lifeways were negotiated. Applications are welcome from social scientists (anthropologists, sociologists, economists, or political scientists) with expertise in migration, forced labor, and/or identity studies, and ancient historians of any of the relevant empires with similar profiles.
Deadline for applications: 31 July 2020.
10. Fellowship for Studies on “Rethinking Premodern Jewish Legal Cultures”, Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania (2021-2022)
Applications are invited that propose the study of Jewish law or legal thinking within relevant historical contexts; that explore the relationship between law and other aspects of society or culture; that attend to questions of form, genre, and rhetoric; etc.
Deadline for applications: 12 October 2020.
11. PhD Dissertation Award and Graduate Paper Prize of the “Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies” (AGAPS)
Recent PhD graduates and graduate students are invited to apply for these awards for studies focused on the Arabian Peninsula, inclusive of the transnational flow of people, goods and ideas across the Gulf, Red Sea and Indian Ocean.
Deadline for applications: 15 August 2020. Information: https://agaps.org/agapsmesa/mesa-awards/
12. Articles and Papers on “Religious Transformations in the Arab World – Spirituality, Religious Doubt, and Non-Religion”, for Special Issue of the Journal “Religion” and for Panel at MESA, Washington, DC, 10-13 October 2020
This special issue and the MESA panel look to compose a cross section of current work in social science, religious studies, and related fields on Islam/religion and non-religion in the Arab World.
Deadline for final article: 1 December 2020.
For panel at MESA contact Karin van Nieuwkerk (email@example.com)
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