1.Tributaries and Peripheries of the Ottoman Empire
Ed G Karman
Leiden: Brill, 2020
2. ONLINE: 4th Islamicate Digital Humanities Conference of the Islamicate Digital Humanities Network (IDHN), 18 November 2020
We are calling for contributions from both members and guests employing digital methods in their research within the Islamicate Studies and related fields in the Humanities, as well as from our colleagues in Linguistics and Computer Science. We encourage submissions from those in Graduate School or beyond.
Deadline for submissions: 2 October 2020. Information: www.idhn.org
3. Conference: “Knowledge Systems and Ottoman-European Encounters: Spatial and Social Dynamics”, University of Zurich, 21-23 January 2021
The conference will focus on knowledge from or about the Ottoman Empire in the early modern period, addressing two questions: from a spatial perspective, how can the Ottoman Empire be included into a European history of knowledge? From a social viewpoint: how was knowledge inside or about the Ottoman Empire organized and what kind of social functions can there be distinguished?
4. Visiting Professorship (6 Months) at Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) under the Kuwait Program, Sciences Po, Paris
The visiting professorship will start 6 January 2021. We are seeking professors or researchers who are full-time faculty members of professorial rank from the social sciences or economics with a Middle East/Gulf focus.
Application deadline: 15 September 2020. Information: https://www.sciencespo.fr/kuwait-program/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Call_KSP_Visting_Faculty_Spring_2021_V2.pdf
5. 30 Fellowships for10 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/
6. Book Proposals for New Series on “Cinema and Media Cultures in the Middle East“, Peter Lang Publishing
The purpose of the series is to demarcate and critically examine the shifting terrain of film- and media-making in the Middle East, and of practices of film and media studies regarding it, testing them both against their larger, social enabling conditions at the national, regional, and transnational levels. Titles in the series will engage recent developments in the field of Middle East film and media studies.
7. The Arab Regional Center for World Heritage (ARC-WH) has launched the Dr. Ahmad Yusuf Al-Ubaydli Award for the Study of Ancient Arab Dialects and Societies. The award will help shed light on the traditional Arabic languages and dialects that are threatened and disappearing, in addition to encouraging scientific research to enhance efforts of preserving intangible cultural heritage in the Arab world.The award covers all regions of the Arab world.
Regional and international researchers are invited to participate by presenting research or literature in Arabic or English that focus on various topics and areas of interest. Studies or text presented must be in line with the scientific method of analysis.The award includes the following areas: contemporary Arab societies that speak languages such as Dhofari, Mehri, and Socotran, as well as various forms of text and writings widespread in the Arabian Peninsula.
The deadline for submission is 1 June 2021. Those wishing to apply for the award must fill out of the form provided on ARC-WH’s website and send their research proposal to ARC-WH electronically via e-mail to email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>. Contestants can also send their proposal to the following address: P.O. Box 75553, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.
8. CFP for METHODOS 22 “Argumentation and Arabic Philosophy of Language”
Guest Editors Shahid Rahman and Walter Young invite submission of papers to be
published in “Argumentation and Arabic Philosophy of Language,” the
forthcoming issue of Methodos, the online review of the research unit
« Savoirs, Textes, Langage » (UMR 8163 – CNRS, Université de Lille)
Argumentation and Arabic Philosophy of Language
The domain of Islamic thought and intellectual history boasts an important
body of studies relevant to the Arabic philosophy of language, as well as a
growing interest in Islamic argumentation theory and practice. There remains,
however, a dearth of volumes which pool research from both areas and examine
them together. Filling this gap is more critical than ever; in our time,
significant work is being conducted in argumentation theory, but little of it
draws from, or relates to, the rich intellectual traditions of Islam
(exceedingly few argumentation specialists have heard, for example, of Islamic
traditions of dialectical theory [jadal, munāẓara, ādāb al-baḥth], much less
benefited from the millennium of discussions and solutions they contain).
With this in mind, the main objective of this volume of Methodos is to provide
a venue for studies of hermeneutics, linguistic analysis, and deductive
reasoning (formal and informal) in the theory / practice of argumentation
relevant to the Arabic philosophy of language, including contributions on: (1)
theories which are geared towards argument (e.g., dialectical justifications
and objections, linguistic fallacies, strategies and protocols for engagement
on particular issues, etc.); (2) the dynamic of argument in shaping concepts
and theories (e.g., explaining how systematic argument fashioned certain
scholars’ solutions); and (3) theories “in action” (e.g., argument analyses of
the historical, scholarly dialectic on a certain problem).
Understanding that interdisciplinarity is a quintessential feature of
premodern Islamic thought, we are also particularly eager to attract
contributions on Argumentation and Arabic Philosophy of Language from a broad
spectrum of premodern Islamic disciplines (philosophy, theology, law and legal
theory, logic, dialectic, rhetoric, philology, grammar, linguistics, exegesis,
etc.) so as to provide testimony for the dynamic “unity in diversity” of
SUBMISSION OF PAPER PROPOSALS
Paper proposals (2500 characters) are to be sent electronically, in Word and
PDF formats, to Leone Gazziero (email@example.com) and Florence
DEADLINE: 20 JANUARY 2021
Accepted languages : French, German, Italian, English.
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Once a proposal has been accepted, the authors will send their text in
accordance with the guidelines described under « Conditions de publication et
instructions aux auteurs » on the review’s website
DEADLINE: 15 MAY 2021
9. Call for chapters: Marriage and Forced Migration: New Understandings of Conjugal Relationships in the Middle East and North Africa
- Edited by: Yafa Shanneik, Mulki al-Sharmani and Farah Al Taji
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has experienced, since the beginning of the 21st century, large-scale forced movement of populations who fled wars in countries such as Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia. The absorption of millions of these refugees, including (un)recognised asylum seekers, in neighbouring countries creates a number of significant socio-economic and political challenges. This massive forced population movement also resulted in ruptures of traditional understandings of family structures and gender roles defined by religio-cultural norms and values of both new-comers and of receiving societies.
This edited volume seeks to analyse conjugal relationships and matrimonial practices (marriage and divorce) as they are being debated and developed in theory and practice in the MENA region. We aim to explore to what extent the conflict- and crises-induced displacement of people contribute to the emergence of new understandings of family structures and relationships and their wider religious and socio-economic context. While there is a growing body of research on gender and sexuality in the MENA region and legislative or judicial approaches towards questions of Islamic family law, fewer studies have given attention to the impact of the significant refugee flows on the emergence of new conjugal relationship norms and practices in the MENA region.
Deadline for abstract submission: 15 September 2020
Abstracts of 300-500 words need to specify the empirical research and/or methodological and conceptual discussions the chapter is based on and the broader questions addressed. We also need a short bio of up to 200 words. The abstract and the bio need to be sent as one email attachment in MS Word format to Yafa Shanneik: firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘abstract and bio’ and your last name in the subject heading.
Further information at:
10. Posts: Alwaleed Centre, University of Edinburgh
Alwaleed Lecturer in the Globalised Muslim World: https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=053049
Alwaleed Early Career Teaching and Research Fellow: Contemporary Muslim Societies in Southeast Asia: https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=053050
The closing date for both posts is the 7th October.
Interviews for both posts will take place online towards the end of October.Posted in: Academic items
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