1.POSTPONED: International Conference of the Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TARII): “From Ancient to Modern: The Current State of Research on Iraq“, Washington, DC, 9 October 2020. Postponed to 1 October 2021
This conference will bring together American, Iraqi, and international scholars to present their findings and exchange their ideas in any subject area.
2. Professorship (W3) in “Islam Studies: Arabic“, Heidelberg University
The professorship focuses on intellectual history and religious studies with regard to the Islamic world. The successful applicant is expected to master the full range of the subject as qualified above, and be experienced in the study of classical as well as modern literary and scholarly texts in Arabic, as evidenced by excellent publications. In addition, a good knowledge of Persian is especially appreciated.
Deadline for applications: 31 July 2020. Information: https://adb.zuv.uni-heidelberg.de/info/INFO_FDB$.startup?MODUL=LS&M1=1&M2=0&M3=0&PRO=29033 (English text at the end)
3. Research Fellow (3 Years) for Project “Religion for Peace: Identifying Conditions and Mechanisms of Interfaith Peace”, German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg
Requirements: Very good MA in political science, economics, or other social sciences, sound quantitative methodological skills, including advanced statistical skills regarding cross-country time-series, keen interest in the topic of religion, peace and conflict in Africa and beyond.
Screening of applications will begin on 6 July 2020. Information: https://www.giga-hamburg.de/sites/default/files/md_pdf/GIGA-20-05_ResearchFellow_Religion-for-Peace-DFG.pdf
4. Tenure Track Full Professor of Islamic Origins (1.0 FTE), University of Groningen
What we ask: a PhD degree in Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Theology, or another field appropriate to the position; experience and proven success in teaching; an exemplary research record demonstrated by publications in monographs and articles in top journals; success in acquiring external funding; fluency in the English language; etc.
Deadline for applications: 31 August 2020. Information: https://www.academictransfer.com/en/292492/tenure-track-full-professor-islamic-origins-10-fte/?utm_source=ATemailalert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=job_click
5. Junior Researcher/Researcher on the Geopolitical Situation in the MENA Region, Afro-Middle East Centre (AMEC), Johannesburg
Requirements: At least a Master’s degree in either International Relations, Political Science, or a related field; Experience in research design, analysis and in writing policy papers on the MENA region; Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of Arabic, Turkish and/or Persian will be an advantage.
Deadline for applications: 8 July 2020.
6. Chapters for Edited Book on “Rethinking Islamism beyond jihadi Violence: Fighting Ideas Leaving the Sword Aside“ (Vernon Press)
This volume seeks original contributions investigating the following issues: The origins of Islamism and the differences with jihadism; The evolution of Islamism over time and places; The role played by non-jihadist Islamist organisations in different national contexts and their appeal.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 August 2020. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/6203814/call-book-chapters-%E2%80%98rethinking-islamism-beyond-jihadi-violence
7. Open Access – Taliban Sources Repository
The Taliban Sources Project (TSP) is one of few Taliban documentation projects in existence and is the only collection to include the cultural, social, and legal output for the years 1979-2011.
The TSP has transformed a large private collection of Taliban documents into an enduring and usable intellectual resource for scholars of Afghanistan, Taliban and Asian history.
Compiled between 2006 and 2011 by researchers based in southern Afghanistan, the TSP collection is one of only a few such private documentation projects in existence, and is the only collection to include Taliban’s cultural, social and legal output for the years 1979-2011.
Original documents and English translations.
Open Access site:
8. Postponed – The HIAA (Historians of Islamic Art Association) Biennial Symposium, originally planned for October 2020, has been rescheduled due to the COVID-19 outbreak to April 15–17, 2021.
For the final symposium program and other details, see the symposium website, at: https://lsa.umich.edu/histart/hiaa-symposium.html
9. The International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA) invites readers and potential authors – researchers, graduate students, university faculty, and professionals in architecture and related fields (i.e., art history, urban planning, landscape design, sociology, anthropology, preservation, archaeology, etc.) – to join its editorial staff for a conversation and workshop on Friday July 24 12:30–1:30 EST for an open conversation on research and the publication process. The informal session will provide an opportunity for a discussion, questions and answers regarding the state of publication in the field, potential avenues for publishing success, and the journal’s perspective on the future of architectural studies in the Islamic world.
Founded in January 2012, IJIA publishes bi-annually, peer-reviewed articles on the urban design and planning, architecture and landscape architecture of the Islamic world. IJIA aims to encourage dialogue and discussion between practitioners and scholars. Articles that bridge the academic-practitioner divide are highly encouraged. The journal is specifically interested in contemporary architecture and urban design in relation to social and cultural history, geography, politics, aesthetics, technology and conservation. Spanning across cultures and disciplines, IJIA seeks to analyze and explain issues related to the built environment throughout the regions covered. The audience of this journal includes both practitioners and scholars.
Please use the following URL by July 17 in order to register for this free event and for access to the Zoom session link: https://temple.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIuduGtrD0tE9w5F92q_KBbzVyuTxpLlyub
10. Richard Piran McClary, The Medieval Monuments of Central Asia, Qarakhanid Architecture of the 11th and 12th Centuries,Edinburgh University Press, 2020. 344 pages, 184 colour illustrations, ISBN 9781474423977
Nizami, Rumi, Jami, Urfi Shirazi, Tajalli, Ghani Khasmiri, Mirza Jalal Asir, Fighani, Asafi, Ibn Sayyid al-Nas, Ibn Matruh, al-Sharif al-Radi, Mahmudd ibn Fahd al-Halabi,
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