1. Project Curator: Islamic Galleries, British Museum
Full time position. 3 year contract. Grade C3C. £27,360 per annum. Reference number: 1537722
Closing date 12 noon; Wednesday, 09 March 2016
The British Museum has an exciting opportunity for a Project Curator: Islamic Galleries to join the Middle East department and work on the Albukhary Foundation Galleries of the Islamic World in preparation for opening in October 2018. The post-holder will assist the team with all aspects of the preparatory work for the new galleries, including object research, coordinating object lists and liaising with other departments within the Museum in order to successfully complete the galleries.
Educated to degree level, or equivalent, in a subject connected to the material culture of the Middle East and broader Islamic World, you will have knowledge of either Arabic, Persian or Turkish. Experience will include evidence of research capabilities, working with a collection and some publication experience, as well as excellent computer skills.
Effective and open communication skills are essential, with the ability to present in public in an engaging manner. Working as part of a team, you will be able to work with colleagues across the Museum in order to meet deadlines and produce work of the highest standard.
For further information or to apply for this role, please go to www.britishmuseum.org/jobs. The following link goes straight to how to apply. https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=amNvZGU9MTUzNzcyMiZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT02NzI…
2. CFP: Graduate Conference in Vernacular Islam
The Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar (IISS) at the University of Michigan invites proposals for papers to be presented at our first graduate symposium, to be held on Monday, April 4, 2016. If accepted, the University of Michigan will assist with travel expenses for non-UM presenters.
Conference Theme: Vernacular Islam
As we envision it, Vernacular Islam is every expression of Islam within the Islamicate world. The focus of our definition is on the domestic and functional—versus the rigid and standard—aspects of the term vernacular. Being a social and expressive faith, there are no practices of Islam nor are there Muslim communities that do not fall under the umbrella of vernacular. Thinking about the vernacular for us also describes a phenomenon in Muslim societies wherein particular Islamic expressions position themselves in relation to an imagined standard or orthodoxy on a social, political, economic, and historical level. In the words of Tom Pepinsky, “All Islam is vernacular Islam. All of it. Wahhabis and Salafis in the Arab Middle East are just as much products of particular historical moments and sociopolitical contexts as are other Sunni Muslims who don’t happen to speak a form of Arabic as their native language (to say nothing of Ibadis, Ismailis, Alevis, etc.).”
Deadline Extension! Now Monday, February 22, 2016!
Monday, April 4, 2016
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Rackham East Hall, 4th floor
915 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Keynote Address by Alexander Knysh, U-M Professor of Islamic Studies
Guideline for Submission
The IISS welcomes all proposals that cover or touch upon this theme. Individuals may submit a proposal, no more than 300 words, for a 15-20 minute presentation, accompanied with a cover letter including the individual’s name, contact information, and affiliated institution. Send all proposals to IISScoordinators@umich.edu. If accepted, the University of Michigan will assist with travel expenses for non-UM presenters.
Please refer any questions to IISScoordinators@umich.edu.
The Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar (IISS) is the only academic forum at the University of Michigan that engages students and faculty who are interested in the study of Islam and Muslim societies in an interdisciplinary and cross-regional conversation. Following our inception in the winter term 2010, IISS has grown to include a large number of both student and faculty participants. They represent a wide range of departments and programs including American Culture, Anthropology, Architecture and Urban Planning, Asian Languages and Cultures, History, Law, Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Musicology, Natural Resources and Environment, Near Eastern Studies, Political Science, Romance Languages and Literatures, South Asian Studies, and Southeast Asian Studies.
3. Journal of Islamic Perspective and Culture is a refereed journal dedicated to publishes high quality, peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scholarly articles on all aspects of related to Islam and Muslim societies offered in a variety of other disciplines as well, such as culture, history, geography, art, law, anthropology, political science, philosophy, literature, sociology, economics, and women, gender and sexuality studies, architecture and international relations. Research papers should be original, substantial and unpublished research that can describe work-in-progress systems, frameworks, standards and evaluation schemes.The journal aims to promote a constructive and critical understanding of the role of Islam and Muslims at different perspective such as the history of Muslim nation, arts and sciences in Islam, Islamic cultural heritage, Islamic Law, Islamic Theology and Islamic philosophy, Islamic economics and finance, Islamic sociology and Islamic psychology, Islamic literature, Islamic art and architecture and all other aspects of Islamic culture and civilization.The scope of the journal includes the study of a variety of different in knowing and understanding of the religion, comprehensive knowledge of Islamic intellectual history and civilization of Islam as well as a closer comprehension of today’s world and interdisciplinary studies that are cross national and comparative.
If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, or seek advice on the submission process please contact the Editorial Office, at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission and Publication Information:
Submission deadline: April 10th, 2016
Final manuscript submissions to publisher: June, 2016
Number of papers: 5 to 7 papers
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Did Muhammad Really Say That?! Jamal al-Banna’s Refutation of Sahih al-Bukhari’s Infallibility
The Political, Social, and Religious Attitudes of Muslim Americans
Dennis Patterson, Gamal Gasim, Jangsup Choi
A Participant Observer’s Insight into Rituals and Practices of the Tablīgh Jamā‘at in Australia
Challenging the Hegemony of Nationalism and Islamism: Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Algeria
Salafism in France: Transnational Identity and Emancipatory Form of the Father’s Colonial Past
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4. Within the framework of the Research Training Group “Literary Form: History and Culture of Aesthetic Modelling”, funded by the German Research Council, the University of Muenster, advertises up to 12 doctoral scholarships. Funding is to commence on 1 October 2016 and lasts for at least 30 months.
The Research Training Group “Literary Form” is a cooperation of eight literature departments at Muenster University (Arabic, English, German, Medieval German, French/Italian/Spanish, Dutch, Slavonic, Classical Philology). The programme offers young researchers working on innovative doctoral projects the chance to connect in a state of the art research context.
The programme’s focus is on the re-interpretation and expansion of the concept of ‘literary form’ by means of a transdisciplinary model theory. It approaches these issues in three methodological distinct research areas: 1.) Knowledge of forms and forms of knowledge (epistemology), 2.) Cultural models and model cultures (cultural poetics), 3.) Modelling at the limits of form (structure).
Project proposals should, ideally, focus on one of these aspects or indicate how they might link up with one or more of them. We welcome proposals from a wide spectrum of research on literature; any further profiling of projects within and towards the programme framework will, wherever necessary or desired, be closely supervised and supported after admission.
Deadline for application: 29 April 2016.
For further Information, see www.wwu.de/GRKLitForm/en/.
Contact: Leonie Windt, M.A. (Coordinator), tel. +49-251-83-30150, firstname.lastname@example.org
5.Grants – British Foundation for the Study of Arabia
The British Foundation for the Study of Arabia (BFSA) grants are intended to support research in any academic area covered by the BFSA’s aims, which are to promote research relating to the Arabian Peninsula, in particular, its archaeology, art, culture, epigraphy, ethnography, geography, geology, history, languages, literature and natural history. Grants may be used to fund fieldwork, library or laboratory-based research or research support.
Applications must be linked to clear and achievable plans for immediate publication.
The number of awards made each year will depend on the strength of applications. Main Research Grants up to £4,000 and Small Research Grants up to £1,000. It is expected that grants of a combined value of up to about £8,000 will normally be awarded each year.
Guide to applicants
There are two types of research grant:
- Small Research Grants: up to £1,000 (for all categories of researchers)
- Main Research Grants: up to £4,000 (for post-doctoral research)
Completed applications, together with referee statements, should be submitted by email to the BFSA Grants sub-committee (details below) by 15th April 2016. This deadline will be strictly adhered to.
For full details, see:
6. Koç University Vehbi Koç Ankara Studies Research Center and the Skiliter Centre for Ottoman Studies, Newnham College, University of Cambridge agreed to start a joint three year project on the Socio-Economic History of Anatolia in the Ottoman Period.
The Project will consist of three conferences on three themes:
- Disease and Disaster (both man-made and natural disasters).
- Trade and Production will be held in Ankara in Spring 2017
- Social Life will be held in Ankara in Spring 2018
Koç University Vehbi Koç Ankara Studies Research Center and the Skiliter Centre for Ottoman Studies, Newnham College, University of Cambridge are pleased to announce the program of the Disease and Disaster conference which will be held on 18-19 March 2016 in Cambridge.
For detailed program, see
7. The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), a world association of academics and researchers, organizes its 3rdInternational Conference on Turkey and Turkish Studies, 27-30 June 2016, Athens, Greece. Please submit a 300-word abstract before 29 February 2016, by email only (email@example.com) addressed to Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice President of Academic Affairs of ATINER & Professor of History, Sam Houston University, USA.
Please include with this order: Title of Paper, First Name and Family name of all co-authors, Current Position of all co-authors, Institutional Affiliation (University/Organization) of all co-authors, Country of all co-authors, an email address of all co-authors and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission. The working languages of the conference is Turkish and English.
8. Harvard Law School – Executive Director, SHARIAsource
School of Oriental and African Studies – Lecturer in the History of the Pre-Modern Middle East
School of Oriental and African Studies – Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the History of the Modern Middle East
9. News from the Islamic Reformulations project, all available at islamicreformulations.net :
Reformulation and Hermeneutics: Researching the History of Islamic Legal Theory, Istanbul, 21st-24th February 2016 – final programme available. This conference, a collaboration of the Islamic Reformulations project (University of Exeter) and the Faculty of Theology (Istanbul University) will examine the intellectual history of Islamic legal interpretation, with a focus on legal theory. Registration has now closed.
Feb’16 Visiting Researchers: Our Jan’16 Visiting Researchers (Drs David Warren (US), Ryan Rittenberg (US) and Bianka Speidl (Hungary)) have now departed after a very productive month; and our Feburary’16 Visiting Researchers (Drs Mohammed Eissa (Germany) and Samer El-Karanshawy (Egypt)) have been with us for nearly a fortnight now and doing great work in the Institute.
Aerosol Arabic creates Knowledge Mural, 1-3 February 2016: Mohamed Ali, aka Aerosol Arabic, returns to Exeter to create a public mural blending local Exeter themes with Arabic calligraffiti.
Recent Islamic Reformulations activities: Islam, Law and the State, a one day workshop with guest lecturer Professor Mohammad Fadel (University of Toronto) was held on 7th January 2016 at the University of Exeter. Details here. Rob Gleave and the January’16 visiting fellows (Drs Warren, Speidl and Rittenberg) took part in the URL: Religion and Law workshop, held at Cardiff University, with a guest lecture by Professor Ebrahim Moosa (University of Notre Dame) on 27th January 2016.
10. Call for papers
Exeter Gulf Conference, which will take place at the Institute of Arab and Islamic
Studies (Exeter, UK) on 22-23 August 2016.
Deadline for application: *1 April 2016*
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