1.ASPIRANTUM is a language school based in Yerevan, Armenia.
We offer Persian language summer and winter schools every year.
In 2020 we were anticipating to have around 40 students but because of COVID our summer school 2020 in Yerevan was canceled. Instead we offered online courses to our prospective students.
We had 17 students for our first Persian language online summer school and the testimonials from the graduates of our first online school are already available here: https://aspirantum.com/testimonials.
From August 10 till August 28 we are organizing our second online Persian language summer school.
Please check this announcement for details and apply: https://aspirantum.com/courses/learn-persian-online
2. Society of Fellows, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dartmouth College
These fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments and/or programs in which they are housed. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research is innovative and transcends traditional disciplinary divides. Applications will be accepted in the various fields of humanities, social sciences, sciences, interdisciplinary programs, engineering, business and medicine.
Applicants for the 2021 – 2024 Society Fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2019, and must have their degree in hand by June 30, 2021. Selection criteria include exceptional and innovative research, ability to transcend disciplinary boundaries, and potential to contribute to an interdisciplinary community of scholars. Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with fellows, faculty, students, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first generation college graduates.
Application and process
Applications are accepted through Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/77464 and must be received on or before Monday, September 14, 2020, 11:59 PM EDT.
Full info at: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=60244
3. The Hidden Life of Textiles in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean Contexts and Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Islamic, Latinate and Eastern Christian Worlds
Vryzidis (ed.), Brepols, 2020
4. Projects Assistant
The London School of Economics and Political Science
The LSE Middle East Centre drives LSE’s engagement with the Middle East and North Africa and provides a central hub for the wide range of research on the region carried out at LSE. We are looking to hire a Projects Assistant to provide proactive and efficient administration support for various Middle East Centre projects on subjects including climate change in the GCC and gender in the Palestinian West Bank. The post holder will be an integral part of the Middle East Centre team and will be keen to contribute to Centre life and grow in their role.
Closing date for applications | 9 August 2020
5. Project Co-ordinator Brunel University London
Brunel University London is seeking to recruit a Project Co-Ordinator for an international interdisciplinary team with partners in the Africa, Middle East, South East Asia and the UK. This post is to support a funded project which explores the role of the arts in preventing and mitigating the impacts of violence and armed conflict. This is an exciting and creative role supporting a team of academics, artists, scholars, policy makers and advocates for the arts, and will involve project coordination and organisation, partnership management, website content design, research resource gathering and impact and evaluation.
Closing date for applications | 21 August 2020
6. Research Fellowship in the History and Culture of the Countries of the Silk Roads
King’s College, Cambridge
Through a generous donation, King’s College Cambridge is able to invite applications for a four-year Research Fellowship from those who are completing or have recently completed a doctorate and who intend to pursue a research project on some aspect of the Silk Road countries, societies, and cultures of Asia from the Western borders of China to the Mediterranean Sea, as well as their relationships with China in the East and Europe in the West, since 1400CE. The research project’s discipline may be, but is not limited to, politics, geography, anthropology, comparative literature, social/political aspects of economics, history and archaeology.
Closing date for applications | 4 September 2020
7. Call for book proposals – Disruptions
Edinburgh University Press
The Middle East is experiencing major political transformations, some of which continue from the Arab uprisings of 2011, which invite historical and comparative examinations. The first of its kind, Disruptions publishes studies on the origins, nature, and impact of the ideas, events (uprisings, revolutions, protests), and actors (ordinary people, activists, intellectuals, or leaders) that are now disrupting the social orders in the region.
The series focuses on the genesis, development, and outcomes of ongoing transformations, but is open for historical studies with still-relevant theoretical and comparative topics. Topics may include, but are not limited to: Violent/non-violent forms of political protest; genesis and development of social movements; revolutions; arts and politics; women, gender, LGBT, or labour movements; norm diffusion; digital activism; civil societies.
8. Call for Papers: “Women in revolt. Mobilizations, pathways, imaginations – the Arab Mediterranean 1950-2020”
Univ. Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne | 10-12 February 2021
The ERC Dream programme seeks your contributions for a three-dayconference dedicated to women in revolt in the Arab Mediterranean world (1950s to the present). In the framework of the research undertaken on revolts and revolutions, Dream focuses its investigations on the protagonists who are the most invisible inthe human and social sciences and in collective memory. While much work has been devoted in recent decades to the place of women in societies and in struggles (Bereni, Révillard, 2001; Kréfa et Barrières, 2018), it is clear that the figure of the revolted or revolutionary woman has more recently been forcefully renewed by women’s voices in the context of the Arab Spring of 2011 and the new uprisings in Algeria, Sudan, Lebanon and Iraq.
Deadline | 1 September 2020
9. Call for Abstracts on men and masculinities for a potential special issue, Guest editor: Dr. Çimen Günay-Erkol
Middle Eastern Literatures
MEL (Middle Eastern Literatures) is willing to consider a potential special issue on men and masculinities to discuss the changing social construction of masculinities in Middle Eastern literatures, and to elaborate on how literature as a field can contribute to the theorization of masculinities. This special issue is intended to explore masculinities as dynamic and multifaceted phenomena emerging within contradictory cultural, material and discursive contexts of the Middle East. The aim is to locate and dislocate masculinities, along the line of thought presented by Andrea Cornwall and Nancy Lindisfarne in Dislocating Masculinity (1994). Cornwall and Lindisfarne punctuated the importance of considering the various ways people understand masculinities in particular settings, so that it becomes possible to explore how masculinities are defined and redefined in social interaction.
Deadline | 30 September 2020
10. Call for Papers: “Challenging Orientalism: New questions of perception and reception”
Proposals are invited for the above panel which is will take place at the Association for Art History’s Annual Conference in 2021. Western visual culture has long depicted themes of Orientalism in paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and films. Since Linda Nochlin applied Edward Said’s theory to paintings in 1983, these works have occupied a complex and often uncomfortable place in Western art history. Nevertheless, Orientalist artworks continue to present their dissonant character, as simultaneously crowd-pleasing favourites and critically discounted works. This session seeks to enlarge a contested field of art historical study by inviting submissions that re-evaluate its historiography, offer novel studies of Orientalist art from the 19th century to the modern day, and examine contemporary practices around its display and reception.
Deadline | 19 October 2020
11. Establishment of the Ferdowsi Presidential Chair in Zoroastrian Studies at UC Irvine
12. Open Access Newspaper Archive – Persian Periodicals (Digitization Project “Translatio”)
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- August 01, 2020
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