1. Architecture of Coexistence: Building Pluralism
Edited by Azra Akšamija
Published by ArchiTangle Berlin, 2020
2. HIAA Members – Margaret B. Ševčenko Prize and the Grabar Post-doctoral Fellowship
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of Islamic Art Association (HIAA) sponsors a competition and awards the Margaret B. Ševčenko Prize for the best unpublished essay written by a junior scholar (pre-dissertation graduate student to three years after the Ph.D. degree) on any aspect of Islamic visual culture.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 Muqarnas Editorial 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
Grabar Post-doctoral Fellowship
Deadline: November 15, 2020
The Grabar Post-doctoral Fellowship is intended to support post-doctoral scholars at an early stage of their careers in advancing their research. Fellowship funds may be used in one of two ways:
* To spend up to two months in residence as a visiting professor or fellow/research scholar at a university, museum, research institute or similar institution outside their usual country of residence or employment.
* To support additional research to aid in preparing the dissertation for publication.
Applicants should have completed their PhD within the last five years or have submitted their dissertations by the start of the fellowship.
The Grabar Post-doctoral Fellowship will provide up to $2000 US per month, for a maximum of two months. An additional $1000 may be requested for travel or for supplies.
All materials should be submitted by email to the chair of the Grabar post-doctoral fellowship committee chair, Ruba Kana’an (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 15, 2020. Files exceeding 5 Mb should be transferred by FTP.
For further details and to apply, please visit: https://www.historiansofislamicart.org/opportunities/hiaa-prizes/grabar-grants-and-fellowships
3. An Introduction to Arabic Medical Tables by Dr Meekyung MacMardie 3rd Nov at Wellcome Collection
Our next Exploring Research Seminar on Tuesday 3 November will feature Dr Meekyung MacMurdie who will discuss ‘The Practice of Persuasion: an introduction to Arabic medical tables’.
Tabulated medical texts emerged in the Arabic-writing sphere during the eleventh century, inspired by and designed in the likeness of astronomical charts and astrological horoscopes. Tables streamlined extensive medical encyclopaedias into single volumes, meeting demands, so their authors claimed, for the benefits of science, not its proofs and definitions.
This talk examines the formal rhetoric of medical tables. In terms of production, their striking spatial layouts required special planning, attention, and skill on the part of scribes. Highlighting examples from the Wellcome Collection, the talk will explore historical processes of manuscript production in addition to the significance of table aesthetics: as the space where the invisible cosmos and visible world converged.
About your speaker
Meekyung is a newly minted PhD, having just completed her degree in art history at the University of Chicago. She specialises in medieval art of the Islamic world with particular interests in artistic practices of ornament and design, knowledge transmission and exchange, and the historiography of Islamic art. For her thesis, “Likeness, Figuration, Proof: geometry and the Arabic book,” she examined the evidentiary stakes and ontological status of tables, geometric figures, and pictorial images in scientific and medical manuscripts. She is currently a research fellow at the University of Bern, part of the ERC-funded project, “Global Horizons in Pre-Modern Art.”
This is an free online event. Virtual doors open at 17.15, seminar starts at 17.30 to 18.30 (London time). There will be an opportunity to ask questions after the talk.
To book your virtual seat, please visit https://wellcomecollection.org/events for details.
Between 23rd October and 2nd November, in celebration of the Mawlid al-Nabi, the Islamic Texts Society will be offering its readers a 25% discount on all titles.*
Books from ITS are the perfect gift for family, friends and loved ones; beautifully designed and produced to the highest quality, ITS titles enable readers to gain access to treasures of classical Islamic thought and spirituality.
In order to take advantage of this offer, please visit our website by clicking on the button below and enter the coupon code, MAWLID20, on the purchase page.
(*Excluding Arabic-English Lexicon by E. W. Lane.)
5. Webinar Announcement – From Malabar to Coromandel: The Future of Deccan Heritage, Art and Culture
From Malabar to Coromandel: The Future of Deccan Heritage, Art and Culture. This is an international collaboration organized by the Deccan Heritage Foundation, the Centre of Islamic Studies at Cambridge, and the HH Sri Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar Foundation, Mysore.
Pushkar Sohoni (IISER Pune) The Architecture of a Deccan Sultanate: Courtly Practice and Royal Authority in Late Medieval India
Discussants: Marika Sardar (Aga Khan Museum) and Vivek Gupta (University of Cambridge) on November 13th at 13.00 GMT (Book Discussion)
George Michell (Architectural Historian, DHF) ‘Art and Architecture of the Badami Chalukyas,’ on November 27th at 13.00 GMT
Richard M. Eaton (University of Arizona) India in the Persianate Age: 1000—1765
Discussants: Alka Patel (UC Irvine) and Roy Fischel (SOAS, University of London) on December 11th at 16.00 GMT (Book Discussion)
Annapurna Garimella (Art, Resources and Teaching Trust) ‘The Square and the Rectangle: Design Transformations and Architectural Renovation between the 14th-16th Centuries in Vijayanagara,’ on December 18th at 13.00 GMT
Emma Flatt (UNC Chapel Hill) The Courts of the Deccan Sultanates: Living Well in the Persian Cosmopolis
Discussants: Evrim Binbaş (University of Bonn) and Subah Dayal (NYU Gallatin) on January 8th at 13.00 GMT (Book Discussion)
Anna Lise Seastrand (University of Minnesota) ‘Image and Imagination: Wall Paintings in Early Modern Southern India,’ on January 22nd at 16.00 GMT
Evrim Binbaş (University of Bonn) ‘The Idea of Sacral Kingship between Islamic and Turco-Mongol Concepts of Politics,’ on March 5th at 13.00 GMT
To register for the webinar series, please fill out the form in https://www.deccanheritagefoundation.uk/events/webinars/registration.
If you have any queries, please write to email@example.com.
6. Edinburgh Historical Studies of Iran and the Persian World
Published in association with Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali, Founder and Chair, Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute
Studies of the political, economic, social and cultural history of medieval and modern Iran and the Persian world
Covering the history of Iran and the Persian world from the medieval period to the present, this series aims to become the pre-eminent place for publication in this field. As well as its core concern with Iran, it will extend its concerns to encompass a much wider and more loosely defined cultural and linguistic world, to include Afghanistan, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Xinjiang and northern India.
7. McGill’s Online Panel on Social and Pedagogical Aspects of Teaching Persian to Speakers of Other Languages
Friday, October 30 at 11:00-1:00 Eastern time.
This panel showcases six chapters from The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy of Persian.
To attend, please register by sending an email Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
8. ONLINE Event: “Middle East and Central Asia Music Forum”, SOAS, University of London, 10-11 November 2020
This Music Forum will be of interest to a broad audience, including musicologists, ethnomusicologists and other researchers in the arts, humanities and social sciences. In addition, we welcome those working on other aspects of culture in this region (dance, visual arts, media, film, literature, etc.)
Information and registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/middle-east-central-asia-music-forum-soas-tickets-125682709367?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR3NVKWOnQfBlKzwljdBvS8uH4AD8nX8iiqHY50kCXAhvi2XhPM01o9XVL4
9. ONLINE: International Conference on “10 Years On: The People & The Protests”, Project SEPAD, Lancaster University, UK, 17-18 December 2020
The conference on the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Arab Uprisings seeks to reflect on the ways in which the uprisings have affected people and political projects across MENA and invites papers reflecting on: Popular protests; relations between rulers and ruled; resistance; gender and sexuality; sovereign power; spatial ordering; clientelism; sectarianism; de-sectarianisation; political economy; power sharing; urban politics; environmentalism; foreign policy making; etc.
10. Assistant Professor of Arabic Language and Cultural Studies, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
Candidates are invited to submit applications for a tenure-track position in Arabic language and cultural studies. Ph.D in Arabic Language and Literature, Middle Eastern Studies or a closely related field is required.
Deadline for applications: 1 November 2020. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/78584
11. ONLINE: Introduction of Two MA Programs in Islamic Studies, Columbia University, New York, 18 November 2020, 11 am EST
These programs delve into the religious and intellectual traditions of Islam and the diverse regional histories, cultures, and social formations of Muslim societies around the world. A virtual open house will be held on 18 November.
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- October 27, 2020
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