1.The International Qur’anic Studies Association announces the calls for papers to be presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting to be held in San Antonio, Texas. The Annual Meeting dates are November 18-22, 2016.
The paper proposal submission deadline is March 2, 2016.
For each of IQSA’s five program units please find a detailed call for papers below. Click on the title of the program unit or link below description to be directed to an external link for further instructions on submission of proposals for that unit. For additional information about a specific program unit, contact the unit chairs.
2. Faith and Power: Undergraduate Conference in History
Call for Applications | April 1, 2016, Central European University
3.CALL FOR PAPERS- III International Conferences “MEDITERRÁNEOS 2016”
III International Conferences “MediterráneoS 2016”
Early-Stage Researchers in Languages and Cultures of the Mediterranean
and the Near East
Madrid, 26th, 27th and 28th of October 2016
4. Call For Book Proposals, The Early and Medieval Islamic World
I.B.Tauris invites submissions for inclusion in a new academic monograph series, The Early and Medieval Islamic World. Led by series editor Professor Roy Mottahedeh (Harvard University), the series will promote innovative research on the period 500–1500 AD with the Islamic world, as it ebbed and flowed from Marrakesh to Palermo and Cairo to Kabul, as the central pivot.
Thematic focus within this remit will be broad, from the cultural and social to the political and economic, with preference given to studies of societies and cultures from a socio-historical perspective. It will foster a community of unique voices on the medieval Islamic world, shining light into its lesser studied corners.
5. Call for Middle East Medievalists (MEM) sponsored panels at MESA 2016
A major part of Middle East Medievalists’ (MEM) mission is to raise the profile of medieval studies at MESA. As a MESA Affiliate, we are able to offer MEM sponsorship to up to three medieval panels at each annual MESA meeting. MEM cannot offer financial support but the three selected panels will appear as MEM-sponsored panels on MESA program. We urge medievalists organizing panels at MESA 2016 to submit all the relevant material about their panels (title, participants, abstracts) by February 15, 2015, so they can be considered for MEM sponsorship by MEM’s board. Please email your submissions or questions with regard to potential MEM sponsorship to MEM’s secretary, Antoine Borrut (firstname.lastname@example.org).
6. Armenian Studies for a long time has been considered as a part of a bigger Iranian Studies academic domain. Many Linguists, Historians, Anthropologists and other specialists have mastered Armenian language in order to better study and understand Iranian realities.
For the third time we organize an Armenian Studies Summer School in Armenia and I hope, that many of you will be interested to participate or will forward the information about Armenian Studies Summer School to interested parties.
This 21 days summer school offers participants to master skills in written and oral modern Armenian, reading and interpreting Armenian texts from different periods as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in Armenian Literature, History and Arts. During the summer school we also offer cultural trips, visits and meetings, which will transform your stay in Armenia into an unforgettable, academically oriented endeavour.
For more information please visit: http://armacad.info/a/armenian-studies-summer-school-15-jul-5-aug-2016-yerevan-armenia
7. Conference: “Globalisation and its Discontents: Past, Present and Future”, St Antony’s College, Oxford, 5 May 2016
This university-wide interdisciplinary graduate research conference invites graduate students of the humanities and social sciences from all colleges to submit abstracts, regardless of the stage of their research. This conference will offer presenters the opportunity to introduce and receive feedback on their work from an encouraging but critical audience of both students and established academics at the University of Oxford.
Deadline for abstracts: 21 February 2016. Information: http://st-hughsmcr.blogspot.de/2016/02/st-antonys-graduate-research-conference.html
8. Conference: “Talking About ‘Arabs’. Echoes from Different Europes”, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, 27-28 May 2016
On the basis of concrete empirical studies, the workshop seeks to investigate the nexus between three different fields of knowledge production and diffusion in today’s Europe: media, academic/intellectual and policy-making. The goal is to examine the ways in which different scholarly traditions, journalistic cultures and political interest (or disinterest) affect knowledge on the Middle East in different parts of Europe.
Deadline for abstracts: 21 February 2016. Information: www.orient.cas.cz/miranda2/export/sitesavcr/data.avcr.cz/humansci/orient/akce/aktuality/2016/Talking-about-Arabs-Call-for-Contributions.pdf
9. Workshop: “The Global Middle East in the Age of Speed”, University of Birmingham, 2-3 June 2016
The social and political issues the motor age brought with it remain critically relevant and timely today, across the disciplines and to the wider public. Questions of automobility are central to citizens and policymaking around the world.
10. Seminar: “Good, Evil, and the Grey Zone: Religion’s Role in Genocide from the Holocaust to ISIS”, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC, 27 June – 1 July 2016
The Museum’s Program on Ethics, Religions, and the Holocaust is pleased to announce its annual seminar for faculty from all disciplines but particularly for professors of theology, ethics, and religion at theological schools and other institutions of advanced education.
Deadline for application: 1 April 2016. Information: www.ushmm.org/research/competitive-academic-programs/faculty-seminars/seminar-for-seminary-and-religious-studies-faculty/annual-seminar-for-seminary-and-religious-studies-faculty
11. Doctoral Programme, German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg
GIGA is an independent social-science research institute. It analyses political, social and economic developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. The GIGA Doctoral Programme invites applications from Prospective Doctoral Students to join the three-year structured programme on 1 October 2016.
Deadline for application: 1 March 2016. Information: https://giga.hamburg/en/dp
12. Tenured Academic Staff in Modern History of the Islamic World, University of Antwerp, Belgium
This is a full-time position as a lecturer or senior lecturer in the tenure track for a term of five years, leading to a permanent appointment, if the performance is assessed favourably. The date of appointment will be 1 October 2016. A PhD in History or an equivalent discipline as well as several years of postdoctoral experience are required.
Deadline for application: 24 March 2016. Information: www.careeredu.eu/index.php?post_id=14334
American University – Sharjah – Head of the Department of Arabic and Translation Studies
Full-time, Open Rank Position in Sociology, Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Media Studies, American University of Beirut
All specialties are welcome but the department is particularly interested in applicants with expertise in economic sociology, political sociology and/or social movements relevant to the region. The position is to begin September 2016. A Ph.D. in Sociology is required.
Deadline for application: 15 March 2016 Information: www.aub.edu.lb/fas/fas_home/academic-employment/Pages/academic_positions.aspx#27
13. Le livre de Justine Landau, De rythme & de raison: lecture croisée de deux traités de poétique persans du XIIIe siècle aux éditions des Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, vient de recevoir le prix iranian du meilleur livre de l’année 2016.
Pour plus d’information veuiller consulter le lien suiavnt:
14. The Ernst Herzfeld Society for the Research of Islamic Art and Archaeology and the Berlin Institute of Technology have the pleasure to invite you to the 12th Colloquium of the EHG. It will be held at the Department of Building Archaeology and Built Heritage Conservation (Fachgebiet Historische Bauforschung und Baudenkmalpflege, Technische Universitaet Berlin) between July 1st and 2nd, 2016.
The meeting will not be focussed on a topic. Rather, it is supposed to provide a platform for discussion and exchange on ongoing research. We invite you to present current research projects and new results from the areas of History of Islamic Art, Islamic Archaeology and Building Archaeology.In addition to the open panels there will be one thematic panel focussing on activities in the relevant fields in Berlin and its surroundings. We would appreciate if you submit your title and an abstract of no more than 1.500 characters of your presentation until March 1st, 2016.
Each presentation will be limited to 20 minutes and followed by 10 minutes of discussion. The official conference languages will be German, English and French.
Please direct your conference to Martin Gussone from the Berlin Institute of Technology, who is organising the meeting: email@example.com
Registration and participation are free for members of the EHG. Guests are supposed to pay a conference fee (50.-€/red. 25.-€).
On the occasion of the conference the annual members meeting of the EHG will be held on Friday, July 1st, 2016.
The Graduates Meeting of the EHG is scheduled for Thursday, June 30th. This meeting will be hosted by the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin. For more information on the Graduates Meeting please contact Simone Struth:
15. The Ehsan Yarshater Book Award
The deadline is extended to receive nominations for The International Society for Iranian Studies (ISIS) Ehsan Yarshater Book Award. Please use the link below to nominate a book suitable for this award:
The ISIS 2016 Biennial Conference
Continuing updates and information regarding the ISIS 2016 Biennial conference in Vienna Austria are available using this link:
Panel organizer: Ahmad Nazir Atassi, Louisiana Tech University
The field of Book History as it applies to manuscripts or printed books in the Islamic world has a
lot of potential that still remains untapped. Dr. Dagmar Riedel (Columbia) has a very informative blog titled “Islamic Books” that showcases well the range of topics that can be discussed within this filed.
In 2012 I organized a panel at MESA dedicated to the history of the Islamic book and in 2014 Kathryn Schwartz organized another panel. Last MESA, there were several papers pertaining to the same field but dispersed over many panels (Bowen Savant for example). It is time to seriously advocate the potential of the field whether in intellectual history, social history, the industry of the book, the medieval “book milieu”, and the history of education in the Middle East, to name a few subjects.Today with the digitization of books and manuscripts and the online database technology, many of these topics are possible; the agency of the physical object can now be fully revealed.
If you are planning to go to MESA 2016 (Boston) and have a paper related to Book History you can join us in this panel that is dedicated to the topic. The deadline for submission is February 16. It is preferable to notify me of your interest to participate a couple of days ahead so I can invite you through the MESA website as a participant in an organized panel. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
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