1.ONLINE Talk: “Kings and Heroes, Lovers and Poets: the Shahnameh’s Continuous Appeal” by Prof. Charles Melville (British Institute of Persian Studies), Iran Heritage Foundation, London, 12 May 2021, 5:30 pm GMT
The Shahnameh, or Book of Kings, is arguably Iran’s most famous work of literature and one of the world’s greatest epic poems. It recounts tales of legendary kings and heroes, compiled from more ancient legends and was completed by Ferdowsi (d.1020) over a thousand years ago, yet it still has an enduring appeal to Iranians, and non-Iranians, around the world.
Information and registration: www.iranheritage.org/12052021
2. ONLINE Seminar: “Answering the Five “W”s of Kuwaiti Democracy” by Dr Tahani Al Terkait (Kuwait), Webinar Series “Bridging the Gulf”, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore, 14 May 2021, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm SGT
From the reign of a shrewd desert warrior to the Iraqi invasion in 1990, how has the nature of Kuwaiti leadership changed? How harmonious have the cabinet and the parliament been since the beginning of their coex-istence? This webinar will also provide an overview of Kuwait’s balanced foreign policy.
Information and registraton: https://mei.nus.edu.sg/event/bridging-the-gulf/
3. ONLINE ASTENE Postgraduate Research Competition of the “Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East”, 15 May 2021, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm CET
This competition is intended to reward the most promising and engaging research in the interdisciplinary and cross-period fields of Near Eastern studies and travel history. Nine finalists will present a 20-minute paper at this virtual day of research, debate and networking.
Information, program and registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/astene-postgraduate-research-competition-tickets-145051596229
4. ONLINE International Conference: “New Political Generations in the Arab World”, Working Group “Monde arabe en mouvement” of the “Association internationale des sociologues de langue française”, 16 May 2021
The conference will gather academics working on new political generation(s) in the Arab world. Its aim is to critically assess the construction of “political generation” in studies related to the Arab world. The conference is trilingual (Arabic, English and French).
5. 5th Conference of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS): “Interrogating the Social Sciences in the Vortex of Crises: Waves of Discontent and Demands for Change”, Beirut, 3-5 September 2021
The conference is organized around the following four major axes: Inequality and Resistance; The State and Risk Society; Infrastructure and Survival; Global, Regional and National Ecologies.
6. Workshop for Young Scholars: “DAVO-Werkstattgespräche” during the “27th International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO)”, University of Osnabrück, 16−18 September 2021
Young scholars have the opportunity to present their research studies in progress (Master thesis or PhD) in German or English. Since the general idea of the workshop is not to present finished works, young scholars are explicitly invited to contribute their projects in an early conception or implementation stage.
Deadline for applications: 15 June 2021.
7. ONLINE & HYBRID Conference: “21th Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS 2021)”, Ohio State University, Columbus, 14-17 October 2021; Pre-Conference Workshops 13-14 October 2021
We invite submissions relating to all aspects of humanities and social science scholarship. The geographic domain of Central Eurasia encompasses Central Asia, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, the Black Sea region etc.
Deadline for abstracts extended until 17 May 2021.
8. Articles on “Constituting Archives in the Middle East Yesterday and Today: Legitimacy, Materiality, Temporality” for Special Issue of the Journal “Bulletin d’études orientales” (BEO 69)
In this issue the editors Pauline Koetschet, Falestin Naïli, Najla Nakhlé-Cerruti and Candice Raymond would like to bring together contributions from various disciplines (history, literature, anthropology, etc.) and from different periods.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 June 2021.
9. Chapters for Edited Book on “South Asian Migration to Gulf: Issues, Perspectives and Opportunities”
The focus of the book will be on fixing the gap between the best possible policies for migrants, after under-standing the ground realities and challenges of migrants.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 May 2021.
10. Publications for Book Series “Critical, Connected Histories (Focus Middle East)” from Leiden University Press
The series seeks to explore unfamiliar social, cultural, and political issues that connect people of Asia, the Middle-East, Africa, Americas, and Europe in the modern age (since 1700). In addition to manuscripts we also accept edited volumes.
11. Proposals for a New Academic Book Series: “I.B.Tauris Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Persian Literature”
The temporal scope of the series is circa 850-1850. The geographical range is the full expanse of the Persianate world, from Anatolia and the Caucasus in the west, through Iran and Afghanistan, to Central and South Asia in the east.
12. The British Library :
13. Online – Workshop: European Visions of the Qur’ān in the Middle Ages (9th-15th centuries)
20-21 May 2021
Nantes, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Ange Guépin
5 allée Jacques Berque, 44021 Nantes Cedex 1
Simone Veil Amphitheatre
For the programme and to register for Zoom, see:
14. Iranzamin Exhibition Talk Series – DE-TERRITORIALISING ISLAMIC ART HISTORY
Speaker: Dr. Mahroo Moosavi
In this talk Dr Mahroo Moosavi will speak about de-territorialising Islamic art history. The talk will question the habits of thought in the study of Islamic art history, especially in Persianate arts, by working between different forms of artistic production. It proposes an alternate way of discussing art history, allowing the encounter, rather than the effect of the modern act of ‘labelling’ of art, to guide the analysis and produce nuanced understandings that are informed by socio-cultural and religious discourses. This new type of engagement between different forms of art addresses a particular inadequacy in contemporary accounts of Islamic Persianate art, that is evident in the way that most Islamic art museums work, which are reductive of the complexities of this art.
Date: 15 May 2021
Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm (Sydney Time)
Duration: 60 minutes
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