1.Armenian School of Languages and Cultures – ASPIRANTUM organizes an “Introduction to the Iranian languages” online course. The 2 weeks online school will start on June 21, 2021, and will last till July 2, 2021.
This 2 weeks online school will be organized on working days each week (5 days each week, 10 days during two weeks) and will include 25 hours of intensive teaching (2.5 hours during each day).
To apply and for more details please visit: https://aspirantum.com/courses/introduction-to-iranian-languages
2. Teaching with Manuscripts: Material, Digital, and Collaborative Pedagogies
A 40-minute presentation followed by 50 minutes of Q&A scheduled for Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 4:30–6:00 p.m. ET, via Zoom.
Owing to Zoom’s restrictions, this event is limited to the first 300 people who register. The event will be recorded and made available for later viewing on the RBS YouTube channel.
This panel, sponsored by Rare Book School’s Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography (SoFCB), brings together four short, practical papers about teaching medieval, early modern, and eighteenth-century European and Islamic manuscripts through hands-on, digital, and collaborative approaches. Panelists will address issues related to teaching manuscript studies in graduate and undergraduate literature and art history courses, including paleography, editing, computational methods, and the physical analysis of manuscripts. Some of the hands-on and digital methods presented in these papers respond to COVID-19 disruptions of in-person teaching, while others reflect projects that were specifically designed for collaboration at a distance. All papers address the needs of students or curricula at the institutions where panelists teach. Some speakers are also participating in collaborative projects that involve faculty, librarian, undergraduate student, and graduate student researchers at multiple institutions. Together, these papers speak to the work of teaching with manuscripts in the classroom, on the screen, and through collaborative projects that share the work of humanities research and critical bibliography beyond the university.
Everyone is welcome to attend. To ensure the security of the event, advance registration is required; to register, click here.
3. ONLINE Seminar: “Christian-Muslim Diplomacy – Gestures and Words: European Ambassadors and the Mamluk Sultanate” by Dr Alessandro Rizzo (University of Liège) and Prof. Jo Van Steenbergen (Ghent University), Society for the Medieval Maditerranean, 20 April 2021, 7 pm CET
The webinar will focus on the letter of instructions delivered to the first Florentine ambassadors sent to Cairo in 1422, which will be examined in a comparative perspective in relation to other analogous documents.
4. ONLINE Seminar: “The Erotics of Revolution: An Outline of Emotions in the 2011 and 2019 Uprisings” by Mohammed Bamyeh (University of Pittsburgh), Chair: Cilja Harders (Freie Universität Berlin), Europe in the Middle East (EUME) Forum Transregional Studies, 21 April 2021, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm CET
The large amount of record now available on the movements of 2011 and 2019 demonstrate that one aspect of that mobilization involved pleasure,This talk presents an outline of an evolving project on the role of pleasure in revolutionary movements, and proposes to situate the question of pleasure at the center of studies of revolutionary processes.
5. ONLINE Vernissage: “Annemarie Schimmel: Woman Scholar, Linguistic Genius, Poetess and Genial Friend to Many”, Museum of Religions, Marburg, 21 April 2021, 6:00 pm CET
This special exhibition will honor the life of the internationally renowned Islamic and religious studies scholar Annemarie Schimmel (1922-2003).
6. ONLINE Workshop: “Ottoman Empire and Global Modernism(s)”, Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative at NYU (OTS-NYU), 23 April 2021, 12:30 pm EST
This panel will explore key figures and works that prompt new ways of understanding the status of the Ottoman state and society within the discussion of globalism and its renderings in the last two centuries of the empire.
Information and registration: https://nyu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvf–gqTopHdW94kk5Hg-B1WpNzySrvZ2p
7. ONLINE Seminar: “Politics, Energy, and Opposition in the Gulf: What You Need to Know” by Dr Jessie Moritz (Australian National University), Webinar Series “Bridging the Gulf”, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore, 23 April 2021, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm SGT
The Gulf is changing. Oil prices are low and that is placing fiscal pressure on Gulf governments. A new generation of royals have come to power, disrupting the status quo. Islamist movements have been more active since the Arab Spring protests in 2011 and Gulf governments are deeply divided over how to respond.
Information and registraton: https://mei.nus.edu.sg/event/bridging-the-gulf/
8. ONLINE Workshop: “Religious Minorities, Sacred Space and Heritage in Transition in the Middle East”, Central European University and Institute for the Study of Religions, Leipzig University, 23-24 April 2021, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm CET
Sacred space contributed to the formation and preservation of group identity and communal memory, especially among religious minorities who may have had only limited capacity of publicly expressing/affirming their religious heritage. Some sacred space may be shared between different religious groups, often leading to syncretic practices and creating an intricate network of social ties.
Information and registration: https://events.ceu.edu/2021-04-23/religious-minorities-sacred-space-and-heritage-transition-middle-east
9. ONLINE Seminar: “Religious Responses to Covid-19 in Media and Politics: Muslim, Jewish and Christian Experiences”, University of Copenhagen, 26 and 27 April 2021, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm CET
The seminar’s ten papers provide an insight and highlight the role of religious communities and authorities in the interpretation and handling of Covid-19. The papers cover different religions around the world, such as Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism. The seminar contributes with perspectives on how states and faith communities have approached, mediated, and tried to control the linking of religious and health science issues.
Program and registration: https://ccrs.ku.dk/calendar/2021/religious-responses-to-covid-19-in-media-and-politics/
10. ONLINE Workshop: “Discoursing Sectarianism: Patterns, Trajectories and Identities from 1979 Onwards”, SEPAD, Lancaster University, 30 June 2021, 12:00 pm GMT
We welcome contributions that trace discourse/s of sectarianism by their own and explore the process of their production and articulation irrespective of their end-goals or final functionality. More specifically, we are interested in the ‘global meanings’ such as topics, themes and perspectives under which sectarianism is framed as an ‘interpretive schemata’ or ‘organizing principle’ where we can relate, compare and contrast meanings of the concept in different contexts.
Deadline for abstracts: 7 May 2021. Information and registration: https://www.sepad.org.uk/event/call-for-papers-discoursing-sectarianism-patterns-trajectories-and-identities-from-1979-onwards
11. ONLINE Workshop: “Sects and the City II”, SEPAD, Lancaster University, 26 July 2021, 12:00 pm GMT
The workshop reflects on the urban and spatial dimensions of the protesters in the re-imagining of identities across the contemporary Middle East. We are particularly interested in papers that reflect on sectarianism and urban politics in Kuwait, Syria, Yemen, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Deadline for abstracts extended until 30 April 2021.
Information and registration: https://www.sepad.org.uk/event/call-for-papers-sects-and-the-city-ii
12. Seven Panels at the “27th International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO)”, Institute for Islamic Theology, University of Osnabrück, 16-18 September 2021
1) Online Databases Instead of History Books? Potentials of Digital Humanities Data-bases in Historical Research on the MENA Region and Ottoman World
2) The Formation of the Concepts of Secularity/Secularism in the Arab/Islamicate Worlds
3) New Perspectives on Sufism, Modern Sunni Reform Thinking and Activism
4) Methodological Approaches to the Study of Muslim Traditions
5) The Qurʾān and its Cultural and Religious Context in Late Antiquity
6) Authoritarianisms in Search of Consolidation and Challenges to the Liberal Order: Remilitarisations, Dynamics of Adaptations and Political Phobias
7) Palestine in Post- and Decolonial Contexts
Please send your paper proposals with title and abstract (about 250 words) to the organiser of the of the specific panel until 15 May 2021. Abstracts of the panels and further information:
13. Annual Conference: “The Age of Populism”, Arab American University in Palestine Ramallah, 23-24 October 2021
Scholars are invited to engage, theorize and contextualize the different ways to understand “populism” in Arab countries and other parts of the world as a concept of analysis and reexamine the term itself and evaluate whether the use of the term should be revisited.
Deadline for abstracts in English or Arabic: 2 May 2021. Information: https://pcrsc.aaup.edu/Conferences/2021-Annual-Conference
14. Panel on “American Muslims” at the Conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SMALA 93), Atlanta, 4-6 November 2021
This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, filmmakers, and visual artists. Papers are invited that explore the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities in cultural texts as they challenge and engage with the canonical codes and sociopolitical norms of national, theoretical, literary, and aesthetic spaces.
Deadline for abstracts: 18 June 2021. Information: https://samla.memberclicks.net/callsforpapers#americanstudies
15. Associate Professorship in the History and Politics of Iran, Oxford School of Global and Area Studies
You should have received a doctorate in the modern history and/or politics of Iran, by 1 September 2021. The successful candidate will demonstrate: research achievement at an international level appropriate to the stage of their career, the skills and commitment to contribute effectively to teaching, supervision and academic administration in the School, and fluency in the Persian language.
Deadline for applications: 21 May 2021. Information: https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form?p_company=10&p_internal_external=E&p_display_in_irish=N&p_process_type=&p_applicant_no=&p_form_profile_detail=&p_display_apply_ind=Y&p_refresh_search=Y&p_recruitment_id=150478
16. Joint International Master Program (2 Years) on “Comparative and Middle East Politics and Society (CMEPS)”, University of Tübingen and American University in Cairo
Due to its unique profile, the program provides in-depth knowledge of the political and societal developments in the Middle East as well as analytical tools for understanding this region’s complex dynamics and challenges.
Deadline for applications: 15 May 2021. Information: https://cmeps.eu
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