1.Le Centre de recherche sur le monde Iranien (CeRMI) et la BULAC ont le plaisir de vous convier à découvrir l’exposition Gilbert Lazard, un siècle d’études iraniennes, présentée à la BULAC du 19 octobre au 27 novembre prochains.
En raison du contexte sanitaire, l’accès à l’exposition se fait sur réservation : pensez à réserver un créneau de visite sur le site de la BULAC.
Toutes les informations sur cette programmation se trouvent sur la page web de l’exposition.
N’hésitez pas à relayer l’événement au sein de votre réseau.
Le CeRMI et l’équipe action culturelle de la BULAC
2. Exploring Medieval India through Persian Sources
National Mission for Manuscripts, 2020
3. Multidisciplinary workshop Steadfast Imagining: Lyric Meditation, Islamic Philosophy, and Comparative Religion in the Works of Bidel of Delhi (d.1720) organized and led by Domenico Ingenito (UCLA, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures) and Jane Mikkelson (University of Virginia) in cooperation with scholars working in Persian Studies, Islamic Studies, South Asian, Near Eastern, and Central Asian Studies, English, Anthropology, and Comparative Literature. All sessions will be held in English, and all reading materials (both primary and secondary sources) will be circulated and presented in English translation.
The workshop is sponsored and organized by UCLA Program on Central Asia (in collaboration with Iranian Studies), and co-sponsored by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the Center for Near Eastern Studies.
The workshop includes five sessions which will convene bi-weekly on Fridays from 1 PM to 2:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time) via Zoom, with the first meeting on October 23rd and the concluding session on December 18th. To register and receive the Zoom information for the first session, please follow this link. Links for future sessions will be available soon.
4. ONLINE: 18th Annual Islamicate Graduate Students Association Conference on “What Does Race Have to Do with Religion? Racialization and Worldwide Islam”, UNC-Duke, 20-21 February 2020
We are seeking submissions from fields inclusive of, but not limited to: Religious Studies, Political Science, Sociology, History, Art History, Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Philosophy, Asian Studies, African American Studies, Geography, Women and Gender Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, American Studies, and African Studies.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 November 2020. Information: https://www.jadaliyya.com/Details/41830/Call-for-Papers-What-Does-Race-Have-to-Do-with-Religion-Racialization-and-Worldwide-Islam
5. PhD Position (4 Years) for Research on Muslim Interreligious Encounters in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean, University of Groningen
The PhD candidate is expected to have a thorough training in research skills, to be fluent in English (both oral and written) and be able to carry out research in one or more languages (such as Arabic and Spanish), etc.
Deadline for applications: 1 December 2020. Information: https://www.rug.nl/about-ug/work-with-us/job-opportunities/?details=00347-02S0007XJP&cat=phd
6. Assistant Professor for Late Antiquity and/or Early Islam, University of Toronto Scarborough
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Classics, Middle East Studies, History, Religion, Art History, Archeology, or another, closely related discipline. They must demonstrate a record of excellence in research and teaching in the field of Late Antique studies and/or the study of early Islam both conceptually and methodologically.
Deadline for application: 30 November 2020. Information: https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Assistant-Professor-Late-Antiquity-andor-Early-Islam-ON/541785217/
7. Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Comparative Politics of the Middle East, University of Mississippi
The successful candidate will have a PhD, a research and teaching focus on the Middle East and be able to teach introductory and thematic courses in comparative politics. The candidate should have ﬁeld experience and appropriate foreign language proﬁciency in Arabic, strong methods skills, and demonstrated excellence in teaching.
Deadline for applications: Until position is filled. Information: https://careers.olemiss.edu/job/University-Assistant-Professor-MS-38677/680641900/
8. 2021-22 Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards from the American Center for Research (ACOR), Jordan
ACOR promotes study, teaching, and increased knowledge of ancient and Middle Eastern studies with Jordan as a focus. We encourage you to share these opportunities widely with your networks.
Deadline for applications: 1 February 2021. Information: https://orcfellowships.smapply.org/
9. ONLINE Course on “Bridging the Great Divide: The Jewish-Muslim Encounter”, Woolf Institute, Cambridge, 11 January – 25 April 2021
Despite their closeness in belief and practice, today, Jewish-Muslim interactions are often the source of intense religious conflict. This course will explore the history, culture and theology of Muslims and Jews, reflecting both on similarities and differences as well as discussing the major challenges.
Deadline for application: 13 December 2020.
10. Articles for Edited Volume on “From the Postcolonial to the Decolonial: French and English Textbooks in North Africa and the Middle East“
After exploring the history of schooling in this region during the colonial period, this volume aims at answering the question what has happened after independence, when – under the pressure from the demands of populations long described as ‘indigenous’ – ‘decolonization’ became the watchword.
Deadline for expressions of interest: 31 October 2020. Information: Prof. Kamal Salhi, University of Leeds, K.firstname.lastname@example.org
11. New Research Platform and Online Journal: “Manazir – Swiss Platform for the Study of Visual Arts, Architecture and Heritage in the MENA Region”
Manazir is oriented towards a diversity of transcultural and transdisciplinary “landscapes” and “points of views” and open to a multiplicity of themes, epochs and geographical areas. The Platform disseminates information regarding conferences, workshops, publications and exhibitions. Research results are also promoted through Manazir Journal, a peer-reviewed online journal that regularly publishes thematic issues in platinum open access.
12. On-line sources :
Uyghurkitap, an online digital collection of Uyghur documents, is now open to public.
The library contains 6,400 documents, including 500 manuscripts, 1,500 newspapers and magazines, and ~ 4,000 Uyghur language books.
13. Early Modern Workshop
Friday, October 23 | 12-1:30pm
Amanda Phillips Assistant Professor, Art, University of Virginia
“Beyond Text: What Objects Can Tell Us”
Amanda will be speaking about her new book, Sea Change: Ottoman Textiles between the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean (University of California Press, 2021), which argues for the central role of textiles in daily life across the social and economic continuum. In this talk, Amanda will discuss how objects can, and do, tell stories not found in written sources.
Our events are free and open to the public.
Please register on the link below:
The Early Modern Workshop is a multidisciplinary forum at the University of Virginia where scholars working on the early modern period (broadly defined) can discuss their work with colleagues across departments. The aim is to foster conversations that go beyond departmental, disciplinary, and regional parameters, and to create an active community of early modernists here at the University of Virginia. We will convene once a month on Fridays, 12-1:30pm, on Zoom. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact us.
We have an exciting schedule this autumn: coming up, there will be a presentation by Nizar Hermes(Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures) on November 13 and a guest lecture by Russ Leo (English, Princeton) on December 4.
14. Thinking with Wendy Shaw, What is ‘Islamic’ Art? (online, 12 Nov 2020)
| 15:00 – 17:00 (CET)
In this conversation, as part of the RCMC Thinking With series, Wendy M. K. Shaw discusses her work notably in her book What is ‘Islamic’ Art: Between Religion and Perception (Cambridge University Press, 2019).
Discussant | Pooyan Tamimi Arab
Pooyan Tamimi Arab is an assistant professor of religious studies in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Utrecht University and a member of the Utrecht Young Academy. He is part of the research project “Religious Matters in an Entangled World” (www.religiousmatters.nl).
Discussant | Mirjam Shatanawi
Drs. Mirjam Shatanawi is lecturer at the Reinwardt Academy (Amsterdam University of the Arts). Between 2001 and 2018, she worked as curator at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam, the Museum of Ethnology in Leiden and the Wereldmuseum in Rotterdam. She is the author of Islam at the Tropenmuseum (2014). She has curated exhibitions on topics as wide-ranging as contemporary art from Iran, the global Sixties and the artistic encounter of the Dutch artist M.C. Escher with Islamic art.
We are pleased to inform you of the first gathering of what we hope will be an annual event, the “Single-Slide Ṣoḥbat,” in January, 2021 (exact date still to be determined). Facilitated by students in the Yale History of Art department, this event is intended to bring together graduate students, at any level of their study, working on the art and architecture of the broadly-defined Islamic world. Thinking through the word ṣoḥbat, connoting companionship and conversation in several languages, we hope that this will be an opportunity for participants to learn about their colleagues’ research and to connect with each other in an informal and cordial setting.
For our initial meeting, we challenge speakers to use a single slide showcasing an object/site important to their research, and to keep presentations to ten minutes.In addition to being more suitable for the Zoom format, this will allow for a greater diversity of presentations, and foster new and interesting juxtapositions across spatial and temporal boundaries within this broadly-defined field.
We ask interested participants to submit, by October 30th, 2020, a working title and a maximum 250-word abstract by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/aqLgigAhHLtqG31A9
Following on our fellow HIAA members’ efforts to organize materials for online teaching, the Aga Khan Museum has created an Academic Resources page on its website. This page provides links to resources on the collection (3D tours of the galleries, collections search, short videos), special exhibitions (PDFs of catalogues, lists of relevant objects, online lectures), and other parts of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (including the Music Initiative and Award for Architecture).
We are also offering a ‘Book a Curator’ program, if you would like a member of the curatorial staff to visit your class for a virtual object handling session, to talk about issues of collecting and museum display, or speak to their areas of specialty within Islamic art.
17. The Yale Department of Comparative Literature presents:
Contemporary Iranian Poetry in Translation: A Reading and Conversation with Kayvan Tahmasebian and Rebecca Ruth Gould
Tuesday, November 11, 12-1:30pm EST
Please register in advance for the webinar here:
After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the webinar.
Join us for a discussion about modern Iranian poetry and translation with Kayvan Tahmasebian and Rebecca Ruth Gould, both scholars and practicing poets based at the University of Birmingham, who frequently collaborate on their translations of Persian poetry. They will read poetry by Tahmasebian, as well as their translations of verse by Bijan Elahi and Hasan Alizadeh. They will be joined in conversation by Sam Hodgkin and Robyn Creswell from Yale’s Department of Comparative Literature.
This event is co-sponsored at Yale by the Program on Iranian Studies; the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations; the Council on Middle East Studies; and the Yale Translation Initiative.
Kayvan Tahmasebian is an Iranian poet, translator, and critic who was born and raised in Isfahan. He is the author of Isfahan’s Mold (2016), on the short story writer Bahram Sadeqi, and Lecture on Fear and Other Poems (2019). Tahmasebian has also translated Beckett, Rimbaud, T. S. Eliot, Ponge, and Mallarmé into Persian. He is currently a Marie-Curie Fellow at the University of Birmingham, and Principal Investigator of Transmodern, a Horizon 2020-funded project on the position of translated literature within modern Iranian literary theory. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming in New Literary History, Modernism/Modernity, and Twentieth Century Literature.
Rebecca Ruth Gould’s translations include The Prose of the Mountains: Tales of the Caucasus (2015) and After and the Days Disappear: Ghazals and Other Poems Hasan Sijzi of Delhi (2016), and, with Kayvan Tahmasebian, High Tide of the Eyes: Poems by Bijan Elahi (2019). She teaches at the University of Birmingham and is the author of Writers and Rebels: The Literature of Insurgency in the Caucasus (2016) and The Persian Prison Poem: Sovereignty and the Political Imagination (2021).
Sam Hodgkin is an assistant professor of Comparative Literature at Yale University. His first book project is entitled “The Nightingales’ Congress: Literary Representatives in the Communist East.” He is currently preparing for publication translations of several 20th-century Central Asian and Iranian works of literature and criticism.
Robyn Creswell is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Yale and author of City of Beginnings: Poetic Modernism in Beirut (Princeton, 2019). He is the translator of Abdelfattah Kilito’s The Clash of Images (New Directions, 2010) and The Tongue of Adam (New Directions, 2016), as well as Sonallah Ibrahim’s That Smell and Notes from Prison (New Directions, 2013).
“Crafting Conversations: Discourses on the Craft Heritage of the Islamic World – Past, Present and Future.”
Sessions will take place on Zoom (Toronto time, EDT), and you can register for FREE on the University of Toronto’s (Institute of Islamic Studies) Eventbrite page (all sessions will be uploaded shortly): https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/institute-of-islamic-studies-17708785802.
“Crafting Conversations: Discourses on the Craft Heritage of the Islamic World – Past, Present and Future” An Initiative of the Islamic Art and Material Culture Collaborative (IAMCC*), Toronto, Canada Hosted by Fahmida Suleman, Curator of Islamic Art & Culture, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
Saturday 31 October 2020, 1pm EDT (NB: please note the slightly later time for this session)
“New from Old: Designs Inspired by the Mamluk Minbars of Cairo”
Omniya Abdel Barr, Project Manager Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation, Cairo, Egypt
Co-hosted with Heba Mostafa, Assistant Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, Department of the History of Art, University of Toronto
Saturday 21 November 2020, 11am EDT
“Embroidery from Palestine: Disciplining the Past to Craft the Future”
OmarJoseph Nasser-Khoury, anti-fashion designer, Jerusalem, Palestine
Co-hosted with Ruba Kana‘an, Assistant Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, Department of Visual Studies, University of Toronto
Saturday 19 December 2020, 11am EDT
“Embroidery in the Age of Corona: Documentation and Practice from Iraq, Jordan and the Netherlands”
Fatima Abbadi, embroiderer, collector and photographer, Capelle aan den Ijssel, Netherlands
Saturday 30 January 2021, 11am EDT
“Two Sides of the Same Coin: Is There a Difference between Islamic Art and Craft?”
Parviz Tanavoli, artist, collector and scholar, Vancouver, BC, Canada; and Marcus Milwright, Professor of Islamic Art & Archaeology and Chair of the Department of Art History and Visual Studies, University of Victoria, BC, Canada
Saturday 27 February 2021, 11am EDT
“The Museum’s Role in Amplifying and Sustaining Craft and Making”
Leslee Michelsen, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design (Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art), Honolulu HI, USA
Saturday 27 March 2021, 11am EDT
“From Craft to Art: Egyptian Appliqué-work in Light of Local and Global Changes”
Seif El Rashidi, Director of the Barakat Trust, London, England
Co-hosted with Heba Mostafa, Assistant Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, Department of the History of Art, University of Toronto
Saturday 24 April 2021, 11am EDT
“Deconstructing the Code: Craft Collaborations in Morocco”
Sara Ouhaddou, artist, France and Morocco; Mariam Rosser-Owen, Curator, Middle East Section, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Saturday May 29 2021, 11am EDT
“Design for a Nomadic World: The Future Heritage Lab”
Azra Aksamija, Director of the MIT Future Heritage Lab and Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Program in Art, Culture and Technology, MIT, Cambridge MA, USA
Co-hosted with Ulrike Al-Khamis, Interim Director and Director of Collections and Public Programs, Aga Khan Museum
The full program is also listed on the IAMCC webpage. Details are correct at the time of posting but may be subject to change. Please note that all sessions will be recorded and links to the recordings will be added to the IAMCC webpage in due course. For any queries about the series or to be added to the IAMCC mailing list please email me (email@example.com).
*The IAMCC is a new research network based in Toronto that brings together the capacities and resources of the University of Toronto, the Royal Ontario Museum and the Aga Khan Museum. Its aim is to foster innovative and interdisciplinary research on the diversity of arts and material cultures of the Islamic world. For more information visit: https://islamicstudies.artsci.utoronto.ca/research-labs/islamic-art-and-material-culture-c….
19. Ehsan Yarshater Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Yale Program in Iranian Studies at The MacMillan Center, Yale University
The Yale Program in Iranian Studies, part of the Council on Middle East Studies, accepts applications for the Ehsan Yarshater-Persian Heritage Foundation Fellowship in Iranian and Persian Studies for 2021-22.
The Post-Doctoral Associate will teach one undergraduate seminar in the Fall or Spring semester, pursue their own research, and help to organize the activities of the Yale Program in Iranian Studies (YPIS). Post-doctoral Associates are expected to work collaboratively with the Council on Middle East Studies and be in residence from August 2021 to May 2022.
We will accept applications from October 2020 and review will begin in early January 2021.
Applicants in all fields of humanities and social, political and environmental sciences who have recently received their PhDs or are in the early stages of their academic career may apply.
To apply, please send a one-page statement, Curriculum Vitae, short synopsis of a viable research project, and draft of a syllabus for a 13-week seminar. You will also need to have two letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf.
All materials should be submitted electronically through Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/79421
Please contact Cristin Siebert by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, for any questions related to the application process. You may visit the Program in Iranian Studies website here: http://iranianstudies.macmillan.yale.edu/
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