1.Online Webinar – What can Islamic Law teach us about Islamic Art and Architecture, Ruba Kana’an – February 25
The Department of Art History and Visual Studies, University of Victoria is delighted to be hosting a webinar discussion featuring Dr. Ruba Kana’an, entitled “What can Islamic Law teach us about Islamic art and architecture?” Dr. Kana’an will be in discussion with Dr. Marcus Milwright with the Q&A session facilitated by Zahra Kazani.
The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 4:00 – 5:30 pm (PST).
Dr. Ruba Kana’an is an assistant professor of Islamic art and architecture at the Department of Visual Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga and was the 2018-2019 Barakat Senior Fellow in Islamic Art, University of Oxford. Dr. Kana’an’s primary research focuses on the Intersections between art, artists, art production and law in historical and contemporary contexts. She is author of the forthcoming book The Friday Mosque: Law, Architecture, and Authority in Pre-Modern Muslim Societies.
For registration to the webinar, see:
This event is part of the Orion Series in Fine Arts, and is co-sponsored by the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria and the Middle East and Islamic Studies Consortium of British Columbia.
2. ASPIRANTUM language school has announced 2 new online courses:
Middle Persian Course: https://aspirantum.com/courses/middle-persian-pahlavi-school
Old Persian Course: https://aspirantum.com/courses/old-persian-school
Our other Persian language courses:
Persian through the Shahname: https://aspirantum.com/courses/learn-persian-through-shahname
Persian Summer School in Yerevan: https://aspirantum.com/courses/persian-language-summer-school-04-july-28-august-2021-yerevan-armenia
Persian Semester in Yerevan: https://aspirantum.com/courses/study-persian-language-semester-abroad
3. ONLINE Colloquium: “Qur’ān Translations and Interpretations by European Muslims”, ERC Project “The European Qur’ān, 1150-1850” (EuQu), University of Amsterdam, 5 March 2021
This one-day colloquium aims to foster existing collaborations of the team at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) with the project members, as well as to facilitate knowledge exchange with other scholars working on similar topics outside the EuQu. The discussion will focus on Qur’ān translation and interpretation practices adopted by Muslims in different regions of wider Europe, as well as on Muslim-Christian interactions brought about by those translation activities.
4. ONLINE Conference: “Qur’an and Bible”, ERC Project “The European Qur’an”, University of Notre Dame, 22-26 March 2021, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm CET
This workshop will explore the changing ways in which Medieval and Early Modern Jewish, Christian and Muslim readers relate Biblical literature and Qur’an. How did medieval and early modern readers assess the relationship between the two scriptures? How did they account for narrative parallels as well as the differences they found in them?
5. International Conference: “Arabic Historiography, Narratives of Order, and Discourses of Sovereignty in Late Medieval Egypt and Syria” (ERC Project, Gent University, 2017-21), Cairo, 28-30 November 2021
Papers are invited on the Arabic historiographical traditions of the ‘Mamluk’ Sultanate of Cairo (7th – 13th centuries) that question the complex contextual, textual or semiotic layers which connect texts of history in diverse ways to the social, cultural and above all political environments of their production, reception and circulation.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 April 2021. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/8330/discussions/6971193/call-papers
6. Research Associate for the Project “Romanization and Islamication in Late Antiquity – Transcultural Processes on the Iberian Peninsula and in North Africa”, DFG Kolleg-Forschungsgruppe “RomanIslam”, Universität Hamburg
Requirements: an excellent university degree (MA) in a relevant field of Middle Eastern history and culture; excellent Arabic skills; experience with Arabic historical primary sources; excellent knowledge of English, and French. The knowledge of further relevant languages, such as Latin, and Spanish, etc. is advantageous. Experience in working with additional sources, such as archaeological, numismatic, and geographical material is welcome but not a requirement.
Deadline for applications: 15 March 2021. Information: https://www.romanislam.uni-hamburg.de/documents/66-gw-28-3-research-associate-phd.pdf
7. Appel à projets 2021 « Islam, religion et société (en France) » du ministère de l’intérieur, Paris
Le ministère soutient la recherche et notamment les jeunes chercheurs et post-doctorants dans les champs disciplinaires de l’islamologie et des sciences humaines sur l’islam en France.
La date limite de candidature est fixée au 29 mars 2021 par : email@example.com. Information : https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Publications/Cultes-et-laicite/Appels-a-projets-AAP-Islam-religion-et-societe.
8. Appel à contribution pour la nouvelle revue « Bidaya – Revue étudiante francophone en sciences humaines et sociales sur le monde arabe»
Cette revue vise à soutenir l’entrée des étudiants dans le monde de la recherche, en leur fournissant des conseils sur les techniques de rédaction d’articles et un espace de publication inédit. La revue sera composé du dossier principal et d’un dossier thématique, qui, dans cette édition, traitera le sujet « femmes et révolutions arabes ». Au-delà, la revue accueillera des articles variés portant sur le monde arabe et contient une rubrique pour des recensions et critiques.
Date limite d’envoi des propositions : 28 mars 2021. Information : https://www.carep-paris.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Appel-a-contribution_revue_revue_Bidaya_N%C2%B01.pdf
9. Articles on “The Politics of Syria” for Special Issue of Journal “Siasat-al-Insaf”
In this edition, we seek scholarly and opinionated papers that explore topics, discourses, motifs, interests, or perspectives that go beyond the image of Syria as a conflict zone, or the country which is the product of a conflict zone. The issue aims to incentivize Syria in a positive light, focussing on the contributions of Syria (politically, economically, literarily, historically, and socially) in the world order.
Deadline for articles: 20 April 2021. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/7277183/politics-syria
10. Paid Research Articles on “What has Changed in the Decade since the Outbreak of the Arab Uprisings?” for a Special Issue of the Journal “Rowaq Arabi”
This issue aims at providing original research in English or Arabic on the changes that occurred during the past decade following the Arab Uprisings. Evidently, protesters across the region have learnt lessons from their failures, while the existing authoritarian elites have as well learnt their own in repressing and circumventing any potential political mobilisation.
Deadline for manuscripts: 15 March 2021. Information: https://rowaq.cihrs.org/call-for-papers-what-has-changed-in-the-decade-since-the-outbreak-of-the-arab-uprisings/?lang=en
Aq Qoyunlu prince ‘Abu’l-‘Izz [Yamin al-Din] Yusuf Bahadur Khan. Yusuf was one of the sons of Sultan Uzun Hasan Aq Qoyunlu, and brother to Sultan Ya’qub Aq Qoyunlu.
12. Call for papers: Archaeology of Islamic Society at ASOR 2021
We invite you to submit a paper abstract for the Archaeology of Islamic Society session for ASOR 2021. We would welcome papers on any period or region involving Islamic archaeology.
The deadline to submit abstracts is March 15.
This year, ASOR will consist of an in-person component in Chicago from November 17–20 and a virtual component on December 9–12. Please see here for more information on how to submit a paper: https://www.asor.org/am/2021/call-for-papers-2021. You can submit an abstract to either session or you can submit the same abstract to both sessions and it will count as a single paper presentation.
We look forward to seeing you in Chicago or online! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Ian Jones, University of California, San Diego (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tasha Vorderstrasse, University of Chicago (email@example.com)
13. I have the great pleasure in announcing the publication of our new Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World and our inaugural double issue 2020.
The Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World (MCMW) is published by BRILL with the support of the Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations and the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.
MCMW aims to be a new reference for field archaeologists, (art) historians, anthropologists, curators, and scholars and students of the (art) history, archaeology, architecture, anthropology and ethnography of the Muslim world. This readership represents a new broader definition of material culture that includes not only artefacts, architectural structures and monuments, but also crafts. The journal also aims to inform (other) disciplines and historiographies, by including (unreviewed) archaeological field surveys for example.
The journal focuses on un(der)explored Muslim regions outside of the Middle East and North Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Ocean, Central Asia, India, South-East Asia and Europe.
The journal accepts submissions in English, French, German and Spanish and short reports in Arabic, Persian and Turkish with an English abstract. Submissions should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief at: Stephane.Pradines@aku.edu.
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