1. International Conference on Gender Studies: “Mapping Gender”, Cambridge, UK, 5-6 December 2020
The conference seeks to explore the past and current status of gender identity around the world, to examine the ways in which society is shaped by gender and to situate gender in relation to the full scope of human affairs. Online participation is available. Presented papers will be published in a post-conference volume.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 September 2020. Information: https://genderstudies.lcir.co.uk/home/
2. Doctoral Contract for Research on “History: Places and Uses of Popular Arabic Tales in the Contemporary Levant (19th – 21st Century)”, Université Jean Moulin, Lyon
Applicants should hold a MA in Middle Eastern studies, the humanities, or social sciences, as well art history and architecture, at the time of submission of their project. The selected candidate will have to register in doctoral studies in Modern and Contemporary History at the Université Lyon 3 before the beginning of the contract.
Deadline for applications: 15 September 2020.
3. Fellowship in Turkish Studies for Research Visit (1-3 Months) at the Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Vienna
The fellowship is open to advanced doctoral candidates and postdoctoral/early stage researchers studying a specific subject in Turkish studies. We particularly welcome applications that expand the current research focus of the Department (i.e. environmental history, history of technology, digital humanities, consumption history, history of tourism, and cultural heritage).
Deadline for applications: 1 October 2020.
4. Winter School: “The State in Flux”, Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, Doha, 3-13 January 2021
This program is open to advanced graduate students/early career researchers in the social sciences and humanities in the US, UK, Canada, and Europe. The objective is to provide an in-depth and critical look at specifically selected topics in the broader study of the Middle East.
Deadline for applications: 30 September 2020. Information: https://www.dohainstitute.org/en/Events/The-Second-Graduate-Winter-School-program/Pages/index.aspx
5. Articles on “Media Reporting of COVID19 and the Challenges of the Digital Environment” for Special Issue of “Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research”
Topics include: Media representation of the COVID19 pandemic; Serious journalism versus sensational reporting; Ethics and fake news in COVID19 reporting; Media coverage of the pandemic as ideological manipulation; Contested narratives: comparing global media’s case studies; etc.
Deadlines for abstracts: 30 August 2020.
6. Chapters for Edited Volume on “The Gendered Arab”
Topics include: The criteria of cisheteronormative masculinity in the Arab world; the unparalleled perceptions of the Arabian male figure in comparison to the traditional Non-Arab patriarchal archetype; conceptualizing the role of the domesticated Arab mother in terms of comparative individuality with the Western notion of motherness; etc.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 November 2020.
7. Call for papers: “Gather Up Fragments” – Digital Philology
We are calling for short case studies on individual fragments or dismembered manuscripts for a special issue of Digital Philology (https://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/digital-philology-journal-medieval-cultures) for 2022. We are eager to encourage a global perspective on the dispersal, re-use, and fragmentation of non-Western manuscripts in this issue and we welcome submissions from colleagues working on global fragments, such as African, Asian, and Middle Eastern materials, and in particular from Islamic traditions.
We have extended the deadline of the abstract submission to 31 August 2020. Please send us your abstracts of 200-300 words.
and best wishes,
Schroeder Curatorial Fellow of Islamic Art
8. The UNC-Chapel Hill Persian Studies Program Presents:
Revisiting Discourses of Love, Sex, and Desire in Modern Iran and Diaspora: A Symposium in a Series of Virtual Panels
September 5 – October 3, 2020
For more information:
9. University of Edinburgh – Persian post
The department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, part of School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, seeks to appoint a Persian language assistant. This is a part time (17.5 hpw), fixed-term post available from September 2020 to August 2021. Closing date: 5 September, 2020.
Further details can be found here:
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