1.Open Access Newspaper Archive: Lebanon
2. Virtual AGYA Workshop “Media Representations of Law and Justice: Middle Eastern Perspectives”, 19-21 August 2020, 2:00 – 5:30 pm CEST
Scholars from different regional sites, including Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Iran, and Turkey, will present and discuss they research on legal dramas and movies with experts from law, media and communication studies, as well as Middle Easter Studies.
The workshop is open to a limited number of engaged listeners. For further information, program and registration until 10 August see https://tinyurl.com/y2c9wou3
3. One‐day Workshop:” HTRising Ottoman Manuscripts”, Institut für Orientalistik, University of Vienna, 18 December 2020
The workshop aims to discuss the possibilities of automatic text recognition for Ottoman manuscripts. The workshop intends to present the first findings of working with the tool Transkribus (transkribus.eu) and further discuss other tools as well as the potentials and challenges of HTRising Ottoman manuscripts.
Deadline for submissions: 15 September 2020. Information: https://orientalistik.univie.ac.at/aktuelles/detailansicht-artikel/news/call-for-applications/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=76f7252190c4b22eb9d17ff3377a9c28
4. 2nd Biennial Symposium “Connectivity Across Borders: Global Borderlands in Historical & Modern Perspective”, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, 26-27 March 2021
We welcome proposals dealing with the role of borders and borderlands in shaping global narratives of connectivity across time and place.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 September 2020. Information: https://mesana.org/resources-and-opportunities/2020/04/23/cfp-global-borders-borderlands-symposium
5. POSTPONED: Panels on “Materiality of Languages: Epigraphy, Manuscripts, and Writing Systems in Byzantium and Early Islamic Near East (324-1204)“ during the 56th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 13-16 May 2021 – Postponed until 2022
In this period, the Eastern Mediterranean witnessed greater linguistic transformations that affected the entire regions and cultures, including their popular and elite levels. The purpose of the sessions is to examine whether this situation led to consolidating associative links between certain languages and particular types, methods, and styles of writing regarded as their “proper” or “preferred” mediums; and to what extent modern scholars can detect these links today, studying epigraphy, manuscripts, and writing systems.
6. Postdoc Assistant Lectureship in Middle Eastern Studies in Social Anthropology, Social or Political Sciences (Tenure Track), Institute for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Bern
Prerequisites for application are a completed PhD and a promising research project aiming for a habilitation. Applicants should have excellent abilities in at least one Middle Eastern language, be engaged in innovative research and be prepared to cooperate with representatives of other disciplines and institutions.
Deadline for applications: 16 August 2020. Information: https://ohws.prospective.ch/public/v1/jobs/1822ed5f-52a8-41ca-8028-4e6705927685
7. Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies (Grade 7), School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds
Qualification: A PhD in Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, International Relations or other relevant discipline with a Middle East focus; track record of producing research outputs of internationally excellent quality, including as single or main author of recent refereed publications; competency in Arabic, Persian or Turkish; etc.
Deadline for applications: 15 August 2020.
8. Full-time Arabic Instructor, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota
Preferred qualifications: Experience teaching intensive language courses; ability to teach vernacular Arabic courses in addition to Modern Standard Arabic; demonstrated commitment to materials and course development, innovative teaching methods, integration of culture into the curriculum, and mentoring students.
Deadline for applications: 3 August 2020. Information: https://mesana.org/resources-and-opportunities/2020/07/23/full-time-arabic-instructor
9. Up to 12 Scholarships from the MESA Global Academy for Displaced Scholars from the MENA Region Currently Located in North America
Applicants must 1) hold a PhD in social sciences or humanities; 2) have been primarily affiliated with an institution in the MENA region prior to displacement; and 3) have a publication record indicating scholarly productivity (in English, French, their native MENA language).
Deadline for application: 7 August 2020. Information: https://mesana.org/advocacy/2020/07/08/global-academy-scholarship
10. Three Post-Doctoral Fellowships for 2021-2024, Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, Princeton University, New Jersey
Applications are invited for two Open Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences and one Fellowship in Humanistic Studies.
Deadline for applications: 4 August 2020. Information: https://sf.princeton.edu/about-us/news/call-applications-postdoctoral-fellowships-2021-24
11. Online Graduate Student Writing Workshop of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS), 7 November 2020
Doctoral or Master candidates will present, discuss, and receive valuable feedback on work related to North Africa. Accepted applicants will circulate an abstract of their project, a primary source of approximately 3-5 pages or 5-10 minutes, and a brief analysis of their primary source, raising questions or challenges to be discussed with the group.
Deadline for submissions: 1 August 2020. Information: https://aimsnorthafrica.org/annual-dissertation-workshop/
12. Studies and Observation for Online Collection of on “Corona Crisis: Local Perspectives of a Global Challenge”, Leibniz Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO)
Scholars engaged in studies on the Middle East, North Africa and the Muslim world are invited to publish their thoughts, observations, and first reports on the impact of this crisis.
Further information: https://www.zmo.de/en/knowledgetransfer/corona-experiences
13. Articles for “Diyâr. Journal of Ottoman, Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies“
Diyâr is a new, interdisciplinary and interregional academic journal concerned with research on Turkey, the Ottoman Empire and its successor states, Iran, Central Asia and the Caucasus. We accept articles of a variety of research topics and areas in the field of the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences written in German, English, and French.
Deadline for articles: 15 March 2021. Information: https://www.diyar.nomos.de/index.php?id=7418&L=1
14. Call for chapters: Marriage and Forced Migration: New Understandings of Conjugal Relationships in the Middle East and North Africa
- Edited by: Yafa Shanneik, Mulki al-Sharmani and Farah Al Taji
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has experienced, since the beginning of the 21st century, large-scale forced movement of populations who fled wars in countries such as Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia. The absorption of millions of these refugees, including (un)recognised asylum seekers, in neighbouring countries creates a number of significant socio-economic and political challenges. This massive forced population movement also resulted in ruptures of traditional understandings of family structures and gender roles defined by religio-cultural norms and values of both new-comers and of receiving societies.
This edited volume seeks to analyse conjugal relationships and matrimonial practices (marriage and divorce) as they are being debated and developed in theory and practice in the MENA region. We aim to explore to what extent the conflict- and crises-induced displacement of people contribute to the emergence of new understandings of family structures and relationships and their wider religious and socio-economic context. While there is a growing body of research on gender and sexuality in the MENA region and legislative or judicial approaches towards questions of Islamic family law, fewer studies have given attention to the impact of the significant refugee flows on the emergence of new conjugal relationship norms and practices in the MENA region.
Deadline for abstract submission: 15 September 2020
Abstracts of 300-500 words need to specify the empirical research and/or methodological and conceptual discussions the chapter is based on and the broader questions addressed. We also need a short bio of up to 200 words. The abstract and the bio need to be sent as one email attachment in MS Word format to Yafa Shanneik: email@example.com with ‘abstract and bio’ and your last name in the subject heading.
Further information at:
15. Open Access Newspaper Archive: Syria
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