1.Archiv orientalní, the journal of Asian and African Studies published by the Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, is seeking proposals for its 2022 Special Issue. The thematic focus is open, but preference will be given to topics with a transregional emphasis and/or with a focus on South and Southeast Asia. The deadline for application is June 30th. More details below.
Archiv orientalní (ArOr) welcomes proposals for its 2022 Special Issue (Due: June 30, 2021)
Guidelines for Submitting a Proposal for a Special Issue
Proposals for a special issue should include the following information:
- A proposed title for the special issue
- A one-page description of the focus of the issue; including a brief description of a) why the special issue is a good fit for ArOr, its mission, and readership; b) why the topic or theme is timely; c) how the special issue will contribute to the advancement of the academic debate around the topic of inquiry
- A curriculum vitae of the Guest Editor
- A list of prospective contributors, the titles of their articles, a brief abstract with the inclusion of 6-8 keywords for each abstract, and the total length of the special issue
- A proposed timeline for production.
We will give preference to contributions of a transregional and transdisciplinary character and emphasizing South and Southeast Asia.
Guest Editor Responsibilities
- All the tasks included in the guidelines for the submission of the proposal for a special issue
- Managing all exchanges with the contributors and with the editorial office of Archiv orientalní
- Coordination of the special issue
- Communicating to contributors that submitting a paper is not a guarantee for publication
- Gathering of all articles and submitting these to ArOr
- Receiving all articles and reviews and forwarding these to the respective authors
- Negotiating revisions with ArOr
- Ensuring the timeline is respected
Proposals for a special, thematic issue are assessed in two stages. They are first submitted to the Editorial Board for approval. If the editorial team deems it interesting according to the scope of the journal, proposals are then submitted to the journal’s editorial board.
If approved, all articles are sent to two referees for a double-blind peer-review process. Comments and requests for changes on each individual article will be collected by the Executive Editor and forwarded to the Guest Editor for discussion and approval.
Special Issue submission deadline: June 30, 2021
Notification of accepted issue: August 1, 2021
Full paper submission deadline: December 31, 2021
Notification of accepted peer-reviewed submissions: May 30, 2022
Revised manuscripts due: July 15, 2022
Publication: December 2022
How to Apply
If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a special issue, please email all the necessary documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org; contact person: Anna Křivánková (Executive Editor). Specific questions about the journal and its special issues can be directed to the appropriate subject matter editor. A comprehensive guide can be found at http://aror.orient.cas.cz
About Archiv orientalní (ArOr)
Archiv orientalní (ArOr – http://aror.orient.cas.cz) is an indexed, peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to the cultures and societies of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. ArOr is listed in Scopus, Art and Humanities Citation Index, and ERIH Plus and is accessible via ProQuest and EBSCO. The journal was founded in 1929 and has an uninterrupted history of high academic standards since then, aiming at reaching both the academic public as well as a wider readership interested in the areas covered. Archiv orientalní is published three times per year (May, September, and December), of which one is devoted to the publication of a special, thematic issue. Topics for the special issue can range in scope, discipline, and time, provided they are concerned with the geographical areas covered by the journal; interdisciplinary or cross-region themes are strongly supported. Thematic issues normally consist of an introductory article (approximately 5,000 to 10,000 words) and 6-8 articles (7,000 to 10,000 words). Each thematic issue is overseen by a guest editor whose name appears printed on the front cover.
2. The Personal and the Public in Literary Works of the Arab Regions
Edited by Akiko Sumi and Tetsuo Nishio
Published by the Center for Modern Middle East Studies at the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan. March 2021
The collection is Open Source:
3. AIS2022 Biennial Conference of Iranian Studies will take place at the Faculty of Philology of the University of Salamanca from August 30 to September 2, 2022. The AIS2022 Conference is planned as a primarily in person event, but will also accommodate online proposals for those who cannot physically attend for whatever reason.
Registration of papers / posters / panel / roundtables / special sessions will be open from June 1 to July 30, 2021 and will include the following categories of participants:
- Participants of the AIS2020 who will present in person their previously accepted paper / poster / panel / roundtable / special session with no change. No extra fees will be charged in this case.
- Participants of the AIS2020 who will present online their previously accepted paper / poster / panel / roundtable / special session with no change. No extra fees will be charged in this case.
- Participants of the AIS2020 who will present in person / online their previously accepted paper / poster / panel / roundtable / special session, but want to change its topic. No extra fees will be charged in this case, but these participants must undergo the review process again.
- New participants who will present in person / online. They must pay the fees and undergo the review process.
The global situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemics has been difficult for all and, among other plans, forced us to reschedule the organization of our AIS2020 Conference. Although we cannot foresee how the pandemics will develop worldwide next year, we are nevertheless optimistic about the future and are strongly committed to continue our arrangements for an in person conference.
First of all, the AIS2022 Conference will be organized carefully taking into account all the health measures in place at the time and the maximum capacity of each room available by then. The academic year 2020-21 in Salamanca has been in person since its very beginning, and the University of Salamanca has succeeded in guaranteeing that those measures were very effective in allowing a secure environment and in preventing contagion. In this regard, participants in person can be sure of our strong commitment to prioritize their health and security during this event.
Secondly, cameras and other equipment for online teaching and streaming were installed in all rooms of our faculties during the academic year 2020-21, and they will be available for connecting in person and online participants.
For more information about the AIS2022 Biennial Conference click here:
To register for the AIS2022 Biennial Conference click here:
4. Verbes de l’arabe égyptien
5. The Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies Presents:
Sa‘dian Satire (in Persian)
Iraj Pezeshkzad, the Author of My Uncle Napoleon
Sunday June 6, 4:00 P.M. EST
Zoom Registration: https://bit.ly/2SVbtGa
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/168683061852179
6. Popeye and Curly: 120 Days in Medieval Baghdad
A book of cartoons about Abbasid Baghdad, starring book-loving author Popeye (al-Jahiz) and winebibbing poet Curly (Abu Nuwas), along with their friends Coral (a singing girl) and the Caliph of one of the world’s most influential empires in history. Each episode is derived from historical sources, and designed to entertain, educate, and amaze.
Silver Goat Media, 2021
It includes a short preface by Geert Jan van Gelder, as well as a bibliography and index.
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3fsYPWA
7. Open Access Book:
Edited by Akiko Sumi and Tetsuo Nishio
Published by: The Center for Modern Middle East Studies at the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan.
8. Iranian Literature after the Islamic Revolution. Production and Circulation in Iran and the World
Edinburgh University Press, 2021
9. American Evangelicals, Conflicted on Islam
10. Conference: Knowledge Systems and Ottoman-European Encounters. Spatial and Social Dynamics
International Conference June 10-11, 2021, University of Zurich/ online via Zoom
Knowledge Systems and Ottoman-European Encounters: Spatial and Social Dynamics Science, commerce, military, religion and authorities: in all these domains, everyday knowledge was from time immemorial collected and condensed into written knowledge. But content, structure and social relevance of knowledge are always historically contingent. The conference is asking thus for the importance of the Ottoman Empire in a history of European knowledge in the Early Modern Period. We focus on knowledge from or about the Ottoman Empire. We address two broader questions: from a spatial perspective, how can the Ottoman Empire be included into a European history of knowledge? From a social viewpoint: how was knowledge inside or about the Ottoman Empire organized and what kind of social functions can there be distinguished?
Spaces of knowledge
The development of Early Modern science was strongly influenced by (west-)European-Ottoman encounters. But to what degree was the Ottoman Empire an object of European knowledge systems? What contexts and players promoted or impeded the circulation of knowledge between the Ottoman Empire and other regions of Europe, including its Eastern parts? Which channels and forms were used for the communication of knowledge? What was the status of knowledge from or about the Ottoman Empire in European knowledge hierarchies and classification-systems?
History of knowledge about the Ottoman Empire has long been focused on a classical history of science, technology and religion. Only recently, there is a shift towards conceptualising knowledge as a fundamental social practice for all kinds of human interaction. We are thus interested in social practices and discourses and their organizing or fragmentizing effects on social relations. What was the social relevance of different kinds of knowledge and which were the places of knowledge-production? Which kind of knowledge was privileged or legitimized by whom and in which contexts?
The Conference will be held on Zoom and is open to everyone interested. To get the Link to the Zoom-Meeting, please send a message to email@example.com
11. CFContribuors: GSR-Global Sea Routes. A historical geodatabase of European global navigation (1500-1900)
Project web interface: GSR-Global Sea Routes
• to analyse and represent global maritime connections
• to understand globalisation as a function of overseas expansion and the connected voyages, explorations and transportations from the late-15th century to the beginning of the 20th century
• collecting data from printed travel accounts and manuscript ship logbooks
• building a relational online database to be accessed on the Web.
Professor of Modern history and Global history at the University of Trieste, Department of Human ities
12. The editors of Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries are pleased to make the following announcements:
- The Spring 2021 issue is out! Abstracts are available here: https://mss.pennpress.org/about/current-issue-abstracts/
- We are seeking submissions for the Spring 2022 issue and beyond. Peer-reviewed articles for possible publication in the Spring 2022 issue should be submitted no later than June 30, 2021. Non-peer reviewed Annotations featuring recent discoveries, project reports, etc. (ca. 3000 words) can be submitted up to August 30, 2021 for the Spring 2022 issue. Articles and Annotations can be submitted here: https://manuscriptstudies.scholasticahq.com/for-authors
- Thanks to a generous agreement with the University of Pennsylvania Press, all Articles and Annotations in Manuscript Studies are made available on an open access basis after one year from the date of publication. Articles and Annotations from Vol. 5:1 are now available for downloading and sharing on Penn’s Scholarly Commons repository. To access the pdfs, go to: http://repository.upenn.edu/mss_sims/
Manuscript Studies brings together scholarship from around the world and across disciplines related to the study of pre-modern manuscript books and documents. This peer-reviewed journal is open to contributions that rely on both traditional methodologies of manuscript study and those that explore the potential of new ones. We publish articles that engage in a larger conversation on manuscript culture and its continued relevance in today’s world and highlight the value of manuscript evidence in understanding our shared cultural and intellectual heritage. Studies that incorporate digital methodologies to further understanding of the physical and conceptual structures of the manuscript book are encouraged. A separate section, entitled Annotations, features research in progress and digital project reports.
13. ‘The Jewish Ḥāfeẓ: Classical New Persian Literature in the Judeo-Persian Garšūni Literary Tradition’
14. ‘Conversion, Identity, and Memory in Iranian-Jewish Historiography: The Jews of Mashhad’
15. AMECYS Call for Papers:
Graduate Student Paper Prize
Submission deadline: August 1, 2021
The Association of Middle East Children’s and Youth Studies (AMECYS) calls graduate students engaged in the study of children and youth in the region to submit papers to the AMECYS graduate student paper prize. A cash prize of $100 will be awarded to the winner at the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) of North America’s annual meeting in Montreal, Canada, October 28-31, 2021.
Papers can be submitted in any capacity that aligns with AMECYS’ mission statement:
The AMECYS is a private, non-profit, international association for scholars with an interest in the study of children and youth in the Middle East, North Africa and their diasporic communities. Through interdisciplinary programs, publications, and services, AMECYS promotes innovative scholarship, facilitates global academic exchange, and enhances public understanding about Middle Eastern children and youth in diverse times and places.
Requirements for submission:
- Papers should be original scholarship. However, papers readying for journal submission are acceptable (i.e., not yet submitted for publication or published).
- No more than 7,500 words (excluding endnotes and bibliographies)
- Standard font, Double-spaced, 1” margins, IJMES standards for endnotes and transliteration
- AMECYS membership in good standing
- Proof of registered graduate student enrolment for the 2021-2022 academic year may be requested at a later date
Send submissions as a pdf or word doc to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMECYS Board Members Dylan Baun and Chiara Diana will review all papers submitted by members of AMECYS that are received by the deadline of August 1.
For any queries, email AMECYS program chair at email@example.com.Posted in: Academic items
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