1.Overview of Digital Sources For the Study of the Ottoman Empire and Republic of Turkey
2. Thesaurus d’Epigraphie Islamique, Edition 2020
Conceived and directed by L. KALUS, co-directed by F. BAUDEN, developed by F. SOUDAN
New Website : http://www.epigraphie-islamique.uliege.be
This project aims to bring together all the Arabic, Persian, and Turkish (or even in other languages) inscriptions of the Muslim world until the year 1000 AH, that is to say, the period usually identified as the Middle Ages.
The collection and computerization of the inscriptions began in the late 1980s, the whole Muslim world now being covered. Currently, the database contains some 49,500 cards that critically present the text of the inscriptions already published, while certain texts are presented for the first time. Inscriptions known to exist because they are mentioned in publications of all kinds are also taken into consideration. Many of the inscriptions are illustrated with photographs from the Max van Berchem Foundation Photo Library as well as from other collections. It is also now possible to consult the website in English (however the contents of the cards remain in French).
The database continues to be regularly enhanced and supplemented. Please take note that the database has moved to a new website address.
3. Simon Fraser University – TERM LECTURER IN GLOBAL ASIAN STUDIES
5. Part-time lecturer in Arabic (Modern and Classical), University of Chicago
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and the College of the University of Chicago seeks to add to the University’s existing program in modern Arabic language. We invite applications for appointment as a part-time Lecturer able to contribute to both Modern Arabic and Classical Arabic course offerings. The start date of the appointment will be September 1, 2020. The initial appointment will be for one year, with review and reappointment determined by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Service Employees International Union. The position is benefits-eligible.
The teaching assignment for this position will be four courses in the Arabic language across three quarters. These courses will typically include a yearlong sequence in High Intermediate Classical Arabic and a fourth course in advanced readings in Arabic, which may include both modern and classical idioms. The selected candidate will also be required to engage in regular professional development.
Applicants should demonstrate previous language teaching experience at the college or post-secondary level, in both Modern and Classical Arabic. An M.A. degree or equivalent is required, and a PhD is preferred. Candidates with specialized training in second language acquisition, second language pedagogy, and/or assessment are especially encouraged to apply.
To apply for this position, please submit your application through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment website at http://apply.interfolio.com/76648. An application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one sample syllabus for intermediate Classical Arabic, and the names and contact information of three potential recommenders.
Application deadline: All applicant materials must be received by 11pm central time July 23, 2020.
This position is contingent upon budgetary approval. The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Service Employees International Union. For information on the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, please go to https://nelc.uchicago.edu. For questions about the position, please contact Amanda Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Shahnameh: then and now (online event)
25 June @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm UK time
7. Saad D Abulhab. Lost in Translation, Presumption, and Interpretation: Adam, Noah, and the Ancient Mesopotamian Mythology of the Creation and the Flood.
Blautopf Publishing. 2020.
8. “Medieval and Early Modern Orients (MEMOs) is an AHRC-funded project that seeks to further knowledge and understanding of the early interactions between England and the Islamic worlds. Through our pages and our blog we hope to create an accessible space to reveal the exciting discoveries of researchers as they navigate the seas of history and literature, and investigate the intersecting webs of our pasts.
Like the engagements it explores, MEMOs is also a point of engagement. It is a space for researchers, practitioners and anyone with an interest to connect and stay up-to-date with news and events in the field, as well as the work of colleagues and specialists. By this we hope to build a network of knowledge and appreciation around the longstanding global relationships that continue to define our interconnected identities and shape our world.”
9. Interviews with Global Health historians:
https://theglobalhistorypodcast.com/2020/05/12/series-global-histories-of-health-medicine-and-disease-in-the-early-modern-world/. Included thus far in the series are:
- Monica Green, on the Black Death and the Global History of Disease
- Sebestian Kroupa, on Global Histories of Science and Medicine in the Early Modern Philippines
- Nükhet Varlık, on Plague, Public Health, and Healing in the Ottoman Empire
- Hugh Cagle, on Nature, Disease, and ‘Assembling the Tropics’ in the Portuguese Empire
- June 20, 2020
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