July 16, 2020 by Routledge
660 Pages – 62 B/W Illustrations
The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy of Persian offers a detailed overview of the field of Persian second language acquisition and pedagogy. The Handbook discusses its development and captures critical accounts of cutting edge research within the major subfields of Persian second language acquisition and pedagogy, as well as current debates and problems, and goes on to suggest productive lines of future research.
The book is divided into the following four parts: I) Theory-driven research on second language acquisition of Persian, II) Language skills in second language acquisition of Persian, III) Classroom research in second language acquisition and pedagogy of Persian, and IV) Social aspects of second language acquisition and pedagogy of Persian.
The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy of Persian is an essential reference for scholars and students of Persian SLA and pedagogy as well as those researching in related areas.
2. CHANGED TO VIRTUAL EVENT: 54th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), Washington DC, 5-17 October 2020
The original meeting days of 10-13 October 2020 are reserved for MESA plenary events such as the presidential panel and awards ceremony, as well as some late-breaking sessions. The preliminary program is available at https://mesana.org/annual-meeting/program. Details on registering for the virtual conference will be posted soon.
3. 3rd “International Conference on Advanced Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (ICARSH)”, (Including MENA Studies), Stockholm, 9-11 October 2020
The event is designed for members of the academia and non-profit, public, and private sector members who are interested in the latest research and academic developments in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities, including Middle Eastern History, Religion, Political Relations, Sociology, Anthropology, Law & Politics, etc.
Deadline for submission of papers: 14 September 2020. Information: https://www.icarsh.org/
4. POSTPONED: International Conference: “Musical Sources and Theories from Ancient Greece to the Ottoman Period”, Ruhr-University Bochum, 19-23 November 2020. New Date: 10-12 June 2021
Papers will focus on Arabic, Persian and Byzantine music theory, instruments and ways of transmission, with their roots in Ancient Greece and an outlook onto Ottoman and Safavid music. Call for Papers closed. Guests are welcome!
5. 3rd “International Conference on Research in Social Sciences (RSSCONF)”, (Including MENA Studies), Dublin, 27-29 November 2020
Research in Social Sciences is a leading conference in politics, humanities, communications, law, education, and other areas of social sciences, including Middle Eastern History, Religion, Political Relations, Sociology, Anthropology, Communication, Geography, Arts, Law & Politics, etc.
Deadline for submission of papers: 31 October 2020. Information: https://www.rssconf.org/
6. Colloque international : « Les représentations paysagères dans les littératures du monde arabe et du Proche-Orient » — Inalco (Paris), 30 novembre et 1 décembre 2020
Ce colloque a donc pour ambition de rassembler des chercheurs en littérature arabe mais également en littérature hébraïque, persane et turque d’époque médiévale et moderne autour. Langues de communication : français, arabe, anglais.
7. Conférence internationale « Islam et Pudeur », Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgique, 3-4 décembre 2020
La conférence se centrera sur le thème de la pudeur (hayâ’) dans l’Islam, ses conceptions, ses réceptions et ses perceptions dans le monde musulman et le monde occidental. Comment comprendre les tensions majeures qui surviennent aujourd’hui sans une compréhension plus précise et mieux ancrée de la tradition islamique et de ses contextes?
Information: Dr. Ayang Utriza Yakin firstname.lastname@example.org
8. 3rd ANU Religion Conference: “Religion and Migration: Culture and Policy”, Australian National University, Canberra, 8-10 December 2020
Forms of human movement including global immigration, asylum-seeking, climate migration, and the internal migration accompanying mass urbanisation, have radically altered religious cultures around the world, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. The aim of this conference is to explore the various phenomena related to religion and migration; the political and social transitions impacting upon the transnational religiosity of contemporary communities.
9. Postdoctoral Researcher in Religion and Extremism, University of Groningen
Qualification: A PhD from a relevant field, including Theology, Religious Studies, Political Science and International Relations, Security Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology.
Deadline for applications: 15 September 2020.
10. Fully Funded European Research Council (ERC) Collaborative PhD Studentship “The European Qu’ran”, in Collaboration with the University of Copenhagen and the British Library, London
The PhD studentship is fully funded and embedded in the six-year international research project “The European Qur’an: Islamic Scripture in European Culture and Religion (1150-1850)” (EuQu). The project studies the ways in which the Islamic Holy Book is embedded in the intellectual, religious and cultural history of Medieval and Early Modern Christians, European Jews, freethinkers, atheists and European Muslims.
Deadline for application: 15 September 2020. Information: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CAQ489/fully-funded-european-research-council-erc-collaborative-phd-studentship-the-european-quran-in-collaboration-with-the-university-of-copenhagen-and-the-british-library-london?uuid=664a07cb-c57e-11ea-8705-064da8edb92a&campaign=jbew20200714&source=jbe
11. Doctoral Scholarship in the Research Project “Historicity of Democracy in the Arab World”, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Amman,
The profile sought is that of a doctoral student at the start of his/her dissertation, working on the theme of the historicity of democracy in the Middle East from a historical, sociological, anthropological or political science perspective. Excellent language skills in Arabic and English are required. Knowledge of German or French is valued.
Deadline for applications extended to 31 August 2020. Information: https://www.zmo.de/fileadmin/Karriere/ZMO_PhD_Amman_English_updated.pdf
12. Assistant Director of the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR), Amman
Candidates with a post-graduate degree and professional experience in Middle East/North Africa studies are preferred. This could include cultural anthropology, sociology, history, MENA studies, political science, archaeology, ancient or modern languages, etc. A working knowledge of Arabic is useful, and English speaking/writing fluency is required.
Deadline for applications: 8 August 2020. Information: https://mesana.org/resources-and-opportunities/2020/07/15/assistant-director-in-amman
13. Humanities Research Fellowships for the Study of the Arab World, NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute
Distinguished scholars with an established reputation and promising scholars who are at the beginning of their career can apply for a research fellowship. The program awards one-year senior fellowships and one- / two-year postdoctoral fellowships.
Deadline for application: 1 October 2020. Information: https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research/centers-labs-and-projects/humanities-research-fellowship-program.html
14. Proposals for Research Groups 2022/23 at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), University of Bielefeld
Do you have an exceptional interdisciplinary research idea? Do you want to join forces with international colleagues from various disciplines? The ZiF provides funding (up to 500,000 € for a research group with a duration of 10 months), support by a research group coordinator, and a professional infrastructure.
Deadline for proposals: 1 October 2020.
15. Research Grant for Omani Studies at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient Berlin for 3 Months
We are seeking an outstanding postdoctoral scholar who is engaged in Omani Studies. The Grant is sponsored by the Sultan Qaboos Higher Centre for Culture and Science and comprises funding for a research stay, starting in late 2020 or in 2021 at ZMO, as well as travel costs to Berlin.
Deadline for applications: 10 September 2020.
16. Articles on “Governing and Living Amid COVID-19 in the MENA” for Special Issue of the Jounal “Middle East Law and Governance”
This special issue will take a broad look at how the MENA – the state, governments, and societies of the region — are governing and/or living amid COVID-19. It encourages papers from a wide range of disciplines and methodological approaches in the social sciences and humanities.
Deadline for manuscripts: 1 December 2020. Information: https://brill.com/view/journals/melg/melg-overview.xml?contents=editorialContent-17621
17. Articles on Islam in the Widest Sense for Journal „Waikato Islamic Studies Review“, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Submissions are invited on any topic or theme, including religion, philosophy, history, politics, sociology, culture, and law, within the broad field of studies on Islam and Muslim societies.
Information and past Journals: https://www.waikato.ac.nz/fass/UWISG/review.shtml
18. Articles on “Children and Political Agency: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives from the Middle East” for Special Issue of “International Journal of Middle East Studies (IJMES)”
We seek original historical and empirical case studies delineating the political subjectivity and agency of children in the Middle East, North Africa, Muslim South East Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Our definition of political agency does not only include participation in social, political and revolutionary movements or institutional political processes. From a methodological point of view, we prioritize children’s perspectives within their socio-political and cultural contexts, and thus doing research with children, not about or on children.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 August 2020.
19. New “Digital Library of the Middle East Platform (DLME)” by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and Stanford Libraries
DLME aims to become one of the world’s largest online archives of MENA artifacts. It aggregates 127,443 digital records of published materials, documents, maps, artifacts, audiovisual recordings, and more from the MENA region. It also provides an array of applications, tools, and descriptions that enrich the content and facilitate browsing, search, and interpretation. The DLME is intended to serve as a resource for teachers, students, and researchers, as well as for the general public.
20. Proceedings of the 11th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Volume 2: Field Reports, ed. by Adelheid Otto, Michael Herles and Kai Kaniuth; Islamic Archaeology, ed. by Lorenz Korn and Anja Heidenreich. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag 2020, ISBN 978-3-447-11367-0
The majority of the volume contains papers given in the section on “Field Reports” at the XIth ICAANE in Munich 2018. Besides, it gathers fifteen out of thirty-six papers given in the section on “Islamic Archaeology”, demonstrating that the Islamic period, while touching the fringe of modernity, has become a firm part of the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East and that, in the reality of archaeological fieldwork, the periods before and after the Arab-Islamic conquests have become inextricably connected.
21. Podcasts organized by the French Institute of the Near East (IFPO):
Une histoire des épidemies au Proche et Moyen Orient” (A History of Epidemics in the Near and Middle East)
Have epidemics changed the history of the Near and Middle East? How did societies from this region react to this phenomenon? This serie of podcasts wants to look back at the history of epidemics in a region which has been regularly affected during the past, relying on the work of historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, linguists and philosophers.
Episodes are mostly in French, but do not miss episode #4 in English (with Lara Meneghini): “The Black Death: Venice and the Creation of the Lazzaretto”, which discusses about how the city of Venice, leader of the Mediterranean trade during the Middle Ages and Early Modern History, reacted to the threat of the plague in order to guarantee its economic interests in the Eastern Mediterranean. Lara Meneghini discusses about the creation of the lazzaretti and their role in preventing the spread of epidemics. Through an historical and archaeological perspective, she presents the material evidence of these quarantine structures and of the passage of goods and merchants coming from the Near and Middle East.
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