1.Middle East Women’s Activism digital archive is a collection of interviews with 96 women of different generations in Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon, which form the basis of a monograph, entitled, Embodying Geopolitics: Generations of Women’s Activism in Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon. All interviews were conducted by Nicola Pratt, University of Warwick, in 2013-2014 as part of a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship exploring the relationship between gender and geopolitics in the context of the Middle East. The research received approval from the University of Warwick Humanities and Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee and consent was given at the time of interview to make this material publicly available.
The archive will be of interest to researchers in the fields of gender studies and post-independence social history in Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon. The interviews consist of women’s personal narratives of their family background and education, how they became involved in public work (al-‘amal al-‘am), information about their activism and how it has changed over time and the impact of/their involvement in major national events, amongst other details. More.
2. The Margaret B. Ševčenko Prize in Islamic Art and Culture
Deadline: November 15, 2020
Every year the Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA) sponsors a competition and awards the Margaret B. Ševčenko Prize for the best unpublished essay written by a junior scholar (pre-dissertation graduate student to three years after the Ph.D. degree) on any aspect of Islamic visual culture. This competition is open to HIAA members only. The Ševčenko Prize recipient receives an award of $500 and a citation, generally presented at HIAA’s annual business meeting. The Prize is named in memory of Margaret Bentley Ševčenko, the first and long-serving Managing Editor of Muqarnas, a journal devoted to the visual culture of the Islamic world and sponsored by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard and at MIT. The winning essay will be considered for publication by the MuqarnasEditorial Board.
Submissions must include the paper in both Word and PDF format, and a separate sheet with the author’s contact information (address, telephone number, and email address). Papers should not exceed 10,000 words in length (including footnotes) and can be accompanied by up to 15 low-res illustrations.
Please note that submissions cannot be in press or under review with any publisher.
A letter of recommendation for the paper should be sent separately by the author’s adviser or referee.
All materials should be submitted by email to the Ševčenko committee chair, Hala Auji (email@example.com) by November 15, 2020. Files exceeding 5 Mb should be transferred by FTP.
For further details, please visit: https://www.historiansofislamicart.org/opportunities/hiaa-prizes/the-margaret-ševčenko-prize-in-islamic-art-and-culture
3. The Iran Society invites applications, through British Institute of Persian Studies, for a ONE YEAR bursary of £5000 for 2020-21 to enable a final year PhD student at a UK Higher Educational Institution (university, museum or similar) to complete and, time permitting, initiate a post-doctoral research project. The bursary may be divided into £2500 each for two finalists for the same purpose.
Applicants will need to provide:
- a curriculum vitae (CV);
- a brief summary of the project in under 100 words and a longer description in greater detail in not more than 700 words;
- a timeline plan indicating the stages of their project and the anticipated final date of submission;
- realistic details of their current funding position, budget and the costs of the study up to completion. If they will complete well within the year, they must give the financial details involved in any postdoctoral project till the final date of this award;
- names of two referees, one of whom should be their supervisor.
Publication is an absolute condition of the award, as is acknowledgement of both the Iran Society and BIPS, who will be administering it. The Iran Society and BIPS should see and approve the appropriate acknowledgement of funding in any proposed publication prior to its actual appearance.
Enquiries and applications should be sent by email to reach the BIPS Executive Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org ) no later than 11th October 2020 at 6.00 p.m. UK time. The referees should be requested to send their references directly to the Executive Officer. It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that the application form and references arrive by the deadline; late applications, or those without references, will not be considered.
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- September 19, 2020
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