1. Modern Hadith Studies
Continuing Debates and New Approaches
Edited by Belal Abu-Alabbas, Christopher Melchert, Michael Dann
Edinburgh University Press, 2020
2. The Department of History and the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at Amherst College invite applications for a joint tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in South Asian history, broadly defined.
Amherst College is one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country. Forty-five percent of our students identify as domestic students of color, and another 9 percent are international, with non-U.S. citizenship; 14 percent are the first members of their families to attend college. Amherst is committed to providing financial aid that meets 100 percent of every student’s demonstrated need, and 57 percent of our students receive financial aid. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
We welcome applications from candidates in any specialization who are prepared to teach courses in both pre-modern and modern South Asian history, and who have strong commitments to scholarship and to teaching a diverse undergraduate student body. The teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will also be expected to advise senior thesis projects in both departments and to participate in the life of the college. Candidates must have the Ph.D. in history or a related field in hand, or all requirements for the degree must be fulfilled by the start of the appointment on July 1, 2021.
Candidates who progress beyond the initial review will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and syllabi for two proposed courses. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Professor Trent Maxey, chair of the Asian Languages and Civilizations Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.
3. Silsila: Center for Material Histories, New York University
Fall 2020 Series
Islam in Africa: Material Histories
Dear colleagues and friends,
We are delighted to announce below the lineup for our fall lecture series Islam in Africa: Material Histories. Due to the ongoing restrictions imposed by the pandemic, this will be an online series in the form of Webinars. We are extremely grateful to our speakers for agreeing to participate in this format.
To accommodate audiences in the US and abroad, for this semester we are changing the timing of our lectures to 12.30-2.30 ET (New York time).
Each event will take place as a live Webinar at 12.30 ET New York (equivalent to 17.30 Abuja & London; 18.30 Berlin & Cape Town; 19.30 Addis & Beirut; 21.30 Islamabad; 22.00 Delhi; 23.30 Jakarta). Links to register are posted on the web pages for each event (https://as.nyu.edu/silsila/events.html). You will then receive a link enabling you to access the event as an attendee. Only registered attendees will be able to access the event.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Silsila, virtually.
Silsila Fall 2020 Lecture Series, “Islam in Africa: Material Histories”
Sep 9th “THE LOST ARCHIVE – TRACES OF A CALIPHATE IN A CAIRO SYNAGOGUE” Marina Rustow, Princeton University
Sep 16th “SWAHILI MOSQUES BETWEEN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA AND THE INDIAN OCEAN” Stéphane Pradines, Aga Khan University, London
Sep 23rd “CONTINUITIES AND CROSSINGS – EAST AFRICAN ILLUMINATED QUR’ANS FROM FAZA AND SIYU” Zulfikar Hirji, York University, Toronto
Sep 30th “ITEMS OF VALUE IN THE WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN” Stephanie Wynne-Jones, University of York
Oct 7th “BROKER STATES & THE ARTICULATION OF MEDIEVAL AFRICA WITH THE ISLAMIC WORLD” François-Xavier Fauvelle, Collège de France
Oct 14th “THE PALACE OF KING NJOYA – COLONIALISM, MODERNITY, AND ISLAM” Mark DeLancey, DePaul University
Oct 20th “RELATIONS BETWEEN THE MAGHREB AND THE BILAD AL-SUDAN AT THE TIME OF THE BERBER EMPIRES” Mehdi Ghouirgate, Université Bordeaux-Montaigne
Oct 22nd “TRANS-SAHARAN SLAVERY AND GNAWA GUINBRI – FROM CONCEALMENT TO EXHIBITION” Cynthia Becker, Boston University
Oct 28th “THE TARIKH AL-FATTASH AND THE MAKING OF THE CALIPHATE OF HAMDALLAHI” Mauro Nobili, University of Illinois
Nov 4th “BECOMING MUSLIM. THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF ISLAMISATION AND TRADE IN EASTERN ETHIOPIA” Timothy Insoll, University of Exeter
Nov 11th “DETERMINANT INDETERMINACIES – ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHS OF A SENEGALESE SUFI SAINT” Allen F. Roberts, UCLA
Nov 18th “PAPERS OF ISLAMIC MANUSCRIPTS AS GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATORS” Anne Regourd, CNRS, Paris
Nov 24th “TIMBUKTU, THE SCHOLARS, AND RULERS: AHMAD BABA TINBUKTI’s Jalb al–ni‘ma wa daf‘ al-niqma bi mujānabat al-wulāt al-ẓalama (How to obtain blessing and avoid divine anger by avoiding unjust rulers)” Shamil Jeppie, University of Cape Town
Dec 2nd “GOLD WORK: TECHNIQUES AND EXCHANGE ACROSS THE SAHARA” Sarah Guérin, University of Pennsylvania
Dec 9th “AFRICA IN THE INDIAN OCEAN WORLD – THE PROBLEM OF MARGINS IN ART HISTORY” Prita Meier, NYU
4. “Khamseen: Islamic Art History Online” is an emerging platform of digital resources to aid the teaching of the history of Islamic art and architecture. In its initial stage, the platform provides original multimedia content developed by scholars from across the field of Islamic art, which is intended to aid educators in the creation of an interactive learning environment and to contribute to new ways of teaching in general, bringing new voices, perspectives, and materials into our classrooms. The project is spearheaded by Prof. Christiane Gruber at the University of Michigan and a team of six collaborators. Team Khamseen will make this material available to public audiences, with the aim to establish and expand a website with additional resources over the coming months.
Currently available mini-multimedia files include the following presentations, which were kindly (and very swiftly) provided by international experts. We hope these will prove useful to those teaching remotely this fall semester:
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Khamseen is an ongoing project and more material will be included on a rolling basis. For any questions, or if you are interested in contributing a mini multi-media file, please contact Sandy Williams (University of Michigan) at email@example.com.
5. ONLINE: International eConference on Interreligious Dialogue, Global Center for Religious Research (GCRR), 4-6 December 2020
The conference will bring together religion scholars, specialists, and practitioners of different faith traditions (from all over the world) to discuss the various complexities, problems, and solutions resulting from interreligious dialogue.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 September 2020. Information: https://www.gcrr.org/2020interreligiousdialogue
6. 3rd ANU Religion Conference: “Religion and Migration: Culture and Policy”, Australian National University, Canberra, 8-10 December 2020 – POSTPONED to 8-10 December 2021
The aim of this conference is to explore the various phenomena related to religion and migration; the political and social transitions impacting upon the transnational religiosity of contemporary communities.
Deadline for abstracts: 21 May 2021. Information: https://hrc.cass.anu.edu.au/events/religion-and-migration-culture-and-policy-0#acton-tabs-link–tabs-0-middle-1
7. British Academy Postdoc Fellowships (3 Years) for Outstanding Early Career Researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Any nationals from the European Economic Area are eligible, regardless of where their doctorate was obtained. Eligible applicants are expected to be at an early stage of their career. This is defined as being within three years from the date of your successful Viva Voce examination.
Deadline for application: 14 October 2020.
8. Postdoctoral Fellowship (11 Months) for Research on Ottoman Turkish, Arabic and Persian Sources on Religion in the Ottoman Empire (15th -18th Centuries), Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
Application requirements: PhD degree in history, Islamic Studies, or a related field; near-native fluency in English and an excellent command of Ottoman Turkish, Persian and Arabic; experience in translating primary sources.
Deadline for applications: 4 September 2020. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/11419/discussions/6348878/cfa-postdoc-opportunity-bogazici-university-early-modern-ottoman
9. Up to 40 Scholarships (3 or 6 Months) for Historical Research on Near Eastern Civilizations and the Islamic World, Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), Princeton University
Requirements: Substantial record of publications and a PhD awarded by no later than 31 December 2019.
Deadline for applications: 15 October 2020. Information: https://www.hs.ias.edu/mem_announcement
10. Up to 40 Residential Fellowships at the National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Dakota
Mid-career and senior scholars from all over the world are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work may also apply. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects.
Deadline for applications: 8 October 2020.
11. Articles on “Islamic Theologies of Disasters: Between Science, Religion and Messianism” for Special Issue of “MIDEO” 38 (2023)
This issue of MIDEO is devoted to the Islamic theology of catastrophes at different periods of history, in ancient, modern and contemporary theological thought.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 June 2021.
12. Articles on “Historizing Islamophobia” for Special Issue of “Journal of the Contemporary Study of Islam”
We seek articles that present counter-hegemonic analyses, approaches and concepts, examining Islamophobia as a longer and more complex phenomenon. We are especially interested in papers which examine how settler-colonial projects against Indigenous communities and colonized communities have informed Islamophobia formations across varying national, social and political contexts.
Deadline for submissions: 20 February 2021. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/6142269/special-issue-%E2%80%9Chistorizing-islamophobia%E2%80%9D
13. Editors and Contributors on Middle Eastern, Persian and Iranian Studies for “The Digital Orientalist”
This is the digital magazine and arm the “American Oriental Society”. Editors will be expected to contribute 5-6 posts between September 2020 and June 2021. We are also looking for people who contribute guest posts or series of guests posts on the Digital Humanities in General, Islamic Studies, Syriac Studies etc.
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