1.Iranian musicians residing in Iran and American Opera singers living in Washington, DC, facilitated by Roshan Institute for Persian Studies in partnership with the IN Series Opera in Washington DC, and the North American Iranian Friendship Association in Tehran, collaborated together for a performance in cyberspace.
The Director of the Roshan Institute for Persian Studies, Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz, has made a clip of just over 6 minutes of the performance available:
2. International Seminar: “End-of-Life Care and the Islamic Moral Tradition”, Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), Doha, 20-22 October 2020
This seminar aims to critically address the key EoLC ethical questions, by engaging a wide range of scholarly disciplines, including those within the field of Islamic studies (e.g., Theology, Philosophy, Jurisprudence & Legal Theory, Sufism, and Adab) in addition to other disciplines like social sciences and legal studies.
3. 5th Annual International Conference of the Gulf Studies Centre: “Social Change in the Gulf Societies in the 21st Century”, Qatar University, 11–12 November 2020
This conference aims to explore the role of economic transformation, education, social media, migration, and urbanization in the social changes in the Gulf societies, with a focus on their directions, magnitudes, and relevant policy options.
4. Symposium: “Ottoman Ego-Documents”, Istanbul Medeniyet University, 7-9 April 2021
The symposium will be in English and Turkish. The texts belonging to pre-Tanzimat period are particularly advised to present. The primary sources used in the presentations can be in Ottoman Turkish, Arabic, Persian or any other languages spoken/written in Ottoman territories. The main focus would be on the texts written in Ottoman Turkish.
5. POSTPONED from Philadelphia 2020: Panel on “Representing Islands and Water in the Early Modern Period (Focus Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean)” during the 67th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America: Dublin, 7-10 April 2021
Topics may include: Questions around the notion of insularity between the years 1400-1700; Urban space through chorographic representations and urban views of island cities; The power relations between the political powers seen through Early Modern cartography; etc.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 August 2020. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/6296056/reprensenting-islands-and-water-early-modern-period and https://rsa.confex.com/rsa/2021/cfp.cgi
6. Postdoctoral Researcher (4.5 Years) in DFG-Graduiertenkolleg “Empires: Dynamic Change, Temporality of Post-Imperial Orders”, University of Freiburg, Germany
Candidates are invited from the following disciplines: Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern, Modern, and Contemporary History of any global area, Sociology, Political Science, Near Eastern Studies, Literary/Cultural/Media Studies.
Deadline for application: 4 September 2020.
7. Six Postgraduate Positions (3 Years) for PhD Program (DFG-Graduiertenkolleg) “Empires: Dynamic Change, Temporality of Post-Imperial Orders”, University of Freiburg, Germany
We are looking for postgraduates with a background in the following disciplines: Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern, Modern, Eastern European and East Asian History as well as Sociology, Political Science, Literary/Cultural/Media Studies.
Deadline for application: 4 September 2020. Information: http://zanderdev.com/GRK_2571/en/Call%20for%20Applications.pdf
8. Up to 10 Fellowships for International Doctoral Students in European History, the History of Religion, Historical Theology, or other Historical Disciplines, Leibniz Institute of European History (EIG), Mainz
We fund PhD projects on European history from the early modern period until 1989/90. We are particularly interested in projects with a comparative or cross-border approach, on European history in its relation to the wider world, or on topics of intellectual and religious history. The IEG Fellowships provide a unique opportunity to pursue your individual PhD project while living and working for 6–12 months at the Institute in Mainz.
Deadline for applications: 15 August 2020. Information: https://www.ieg-mainz.de/en/fellowships
9. 30 Fellowships for 10 Months per Academic Year (Focus Mediterranean Studies) Offered by “French Institutes for Advanced Study” at High-level Scientific Residencies in Paris, Lyon, Marseille, and Montpellier
The fellowships are offered to outstanding researchers of all career levels. The minimum requirement is a PhD + 2 years of research experience at the time of the application. Exception will be made for scholars with a Master + 6 years of full‐time research experience after the degree. Researchers from all countries are eligible, but they have to have spent no more than 12 months in France during the three years prior to the application deadline.
Deadline for applications: 15 September 2020. Information: https://www.fias-fp.eu/
10. Gerald D. Feldman Travel Grants to Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Turkey etc.
The travel grants are meant to improve the career opportunities for humanities and social science academics in their qualification phase. The scientists conduct a self-chosen research project in at least two and at most three host countries: China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Turkey, USA. The total term of funding shall not exceed three months.
Deadline for applications: 9 October 2020.
11. Articles on “Islamic Theologies of Disasters: Between Science, Religion and Messianism” for Special Issue of Journal “MIDEO” 38 (2023)
This issue is devoted: the Islamic theology of catastrophes at different periods of history, in ancient, modern and contemporary theological thought. See Call for Papers with many proposals of themes.
Deadline for paper: 30 June 2021.
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