1.Virtual Conference on “Fostering Ethics: Islam, Adoption and the Care of Children”, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge, 25 June 2020, 14:00 – 18:30 (BST)
This online conference brings together a number of academics and experts from the UK and abroad, to share relevant research and shed light on the issue from a variety of perspectives, including Islamic law and history, social science, and professional experience in care.
Information and registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fostering-ethics-islam-adoption-and-the-care-of-children-tickets-107553007942
2. 2nd “International Conference on Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (ICRSH)”, (Including MENA Studies), Budapest, 10-12 December 2020
ICRSH will bring together leading scholars, academics, and researchers in the field. Disciplines include Middle Eastern History, Islamic Law, Globalisation, Sociology of Religion, Inter-Religious Relations, Political Anthropology, Water Law, Media Studies, Economic History, Economic Geography, etc. (Business model of a professional conference enterprise? No academic affiliation?).
Deadline for submission of papers: 15 November 2020. Information: https://www.icrsh.org/
3. Conference: “The Middle East c.1960-1980. Global and Transnational Perspectives“, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, 5 March 2021
The Conference will look at the ways in which events in the Middle East were shaped by global and transnational contexts and, in turn, the impact events in the region exercised on other parts of the world.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 July 2020. Information: https://www.sant.ox.ac.uk/centre/news/call-papers-middle-east-c1960-1980-global-and-transnational-perspectives-5-march-2021
4. International Conference on “Istanbul Unbound: Environmental Approaches to the City”, Istanbul Research Institute and Pera Museum in Collaboration with Heinrich Böll Stiftung, 8-11 April 2021
The Conference brings together innovative studies in the field of environmental history, political ecology, and critical art studies that utilize transdisciplinary methods and transcend predetermined scales and clearly delineated boundaries between the histories and stories of humans, nonhumans, and the built environment.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 September 2020.
5. Interdisciplinary Workshop: “A World of Realms: A Long View of Diplomacy and Spatiality in the Premodern Islamic World”, University of Antwerp, Belgium, 20-21 May 2021
In a world as mobile as the Islamic world, how did diplomatic practices take shape and what meanings were ascribed to “territory” by rulers, administrators and the envoys who moved back and forth between different courts? We welcome papers dealing with the many spatial dimensions of interstate contact. Along with contributions on the various major Islamic states in the Maghreb, Africa, Middle East, Europe, and Asia, we also encourage papers on pastoral nomad and peripheral groups and their interactions with Muslim polities.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 August 2020. Information: https://www.uantwerp.be/images/uantwerpen/container2722/files/CfP%20Workshop%20UAntwerp_Diplomacy%20and%20Spatiality%20in%20the%20Islamic%20World.pdf
6. International Quṭb al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī Symposium, Sivas Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, 20-22 May 2021
Topics include: • Linguistics • Logic • Tafsīr • Astronomy • Mathematics • Medicine • Geography • Philosophy • Illuminationism • Sufism • Kalām • Music • Ethics and Political Theory • Shīrāzī in Manuscripts and Book Culture Studies • Commentaries (Shurūḥ, ḥawāshī, taʻlīqāt) • Scholarly Networks and Ijāzatnāmas • Urban Studies; etc.
7. PhD Scholarship on the Topic of “Islam/Muslims in Europe from a Sociological or Anthropological Perspective“, University College Dublin
S/he should have a background in sociology, anthropology and/or religious studies and be interested in undertaking qualitative or mixed methods research. Possible areas of focus include: Islamic revivalist/piety movements; Representation of Muslim minorities; Postcolonial legacies and diversity; Islamic institutions; Ethnic/racial/religious diversity present and past; Refugee migration and placemaking; and Muslim leadership.
Deadline for applications: 7 July 2020. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/6195942/fully-funded-phd-position-sociology-islammuslims-eruope
8. Awards and Prices of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association (OTSA) for 2020
The deadlines for application for the undergraduate and graduate student awards of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association (OTSA) as well as for the Redhouse Prize for Best Progress in Turkish and for the AATT Ottoman Turkish Translation Award have been extended until 30 June 2020.
9. Best Article Award in Kurdish Political Studies, University of Central Florida (UCF)
For this award cycle, articles published in English in peer-reviewed journals in 2019 will be considered. The award is open to all disciplines under social sciences and humanities. The primary author of the article needs to be an untenured scholar at the time of the publication. The winner will be awarded $500.
Deadline for (self-) nominations: 3 July 2020. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/11419/discussions/6127501/call-submissions-best-award-kurdish-political-studies
10. Articles and Special Issue Submissions for Journal “Comparative Islamic Studies”
This biannual, peer-reviewed journal aims to publish studies of Islam and Islam-related topics that contribute to the field(s) of Islamic and/or Religious studies. CIS welcomes contributions along these lines from all disciplinary angles, be they political, anthropological, historical, ethnographic, literary, linguistic, etc. Along with standard comparisons between Islam and other religions, cultures, societies and/or civilizations, CIS wishes to encourage creative approaches to comparative studies.
11. Metissage, the Contrapuntal and Heterotopia
The last in a series of eight public events on Pluralism and Plurality in Islamic Cultures, co-produced by Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, the Aga Khan Museum and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Education Programme. The event will be held online.
In this presentation, Shezad Dawood will commence by sharing a specially produced film that explores his engagement with how different cultures and systems of meaning intersect and inform each other, generating both consonance and dissonance. Beginning with his celebrated ‘tumbleweed’ works, he will go on to discuss the importance of light, music, textiles and film as mediums through which cultural hybridity can be explored. The film will be followed by a live Question and Answer session with the artist.
Time and Venue
Monday 6 July 2020, 18.00-19.30 (UK time)
This event is free but booking is essential.
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