1.ONLINE Seminar: “In Search of Late Ottoman Sephardi Women’s Lives” by Julia Phillips Cohen (Vanderbilt University), Lecture Series “Life Narratives and Gender: Voices of Women in the Near East an Eastern Mediterranean”, Orient Institut Istanbul, 9 June 2021, 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm TRT
The lecture focusses on the extent of Ottoman Jewish women’s autonomy – whether, when, and in which contexts they had the space to forge their own paths in life, to marry for love, to pursue their own profes-sional interests, or achieve financial independence.
Information and registration: https://www.oiist.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/LIFE_NARRATIVES_BOOKLET_SPREAD.pdf
2. ONLINE Colloque : « Les juifs et les autres minorités dans l’Islam méditerranéen, XIXe-XXIe siècles » sous la direction scientifique de Bernard Haykel, Princeton University, et de Lucette Valensi, EHESS, 9-11 juin 2021
Ce colloque abordera les relations des juifs non seulement avec les musulmans majoritaires mais aussi avec les autres minorités : grecs orthodoxes, maronites, arméniens, coptes, ibadites, chiites, Européens en Afrique du Nord à l’époque coloniale … pour approcher au plus près la réalité de ces sociétés multiculturelles.
3. ONLINE Lecture: “Great Lakes, Mighty Seas, and Uncharted Waters: Ottoman Studies, its Past, Present, and Future” by Elizabeth Frierson, Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative at NYU, 11 June 2021, 12:30 pm EST
This lecture will be a launching point for considering how digitization and changing political situations, and now a pandemic, have been driving new approaches in fields known from the beginning for their innovation and adaptability. How can we form a new sort of akhi discourse adapted to conditions of research and ex-change of findings in the 21st century?
Information and registration: https://nyu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsdOmsqTIjGdwlDJgHfId5ryrosgRHT9fM
4. ONLINE “The Digital Orientalist’s Virtual Workshop and Conference 2021”, 26 June 2021
It will primarily focus on research methods. In the intra-pandemic world numerous conferences and academic meetings have gone digital, but there is still relatively limited space devoted to the discussion of digital research methods or to the processes of conducting digital humanities research within the field of oriental studies broadly defined.
Information and registration: https://digitalorientalist.com/the-digital-orientalists-virtual-workshop-and-conference-2021/
5. ONLINE “Quatrième Congrès des études sur le Moyen-Orient et mondes musulmans / Fourth Congress of Middle East and Muslim Studies”, Aix-Marseille University, 28 June – 2 July 2021
The Congress offers 80 workshops and round tables, young researchers’ thread, thesis prizes, films, exhibition, theatre, concert, as well as a rich and abundant panorama of current questions, personal and collective research works, on the Middle East, the Maghreb, as well as on Islam and Muslims in the world.
For abstracts in French and English, the program, and registration see 4e Congres des études sur le Moyen-Orient et les mondes musulmans – Sciencesconf.org
6. Huitième édition des Journées de l’association des doctorants la Halqa sur le thème : « Mobilisations et engagements dans les mondes arabes et musulmans (XVIIe – XXIe siècles) », Aix-en-Provence, 1-2 juillet 2021
En offrant aux doctorant·e·s et masterant·e·s un espace pour présenter leurs travaux, les Journées de la Halqaouvrent une possibilité d’échange sur des problématiques communes par-delà les barrières disciplinaires des sciences sociales.
7. ONLINE Workshop: “Travelling Practices and the Emergence of Tourism in the Middle East (16th – 20th Centuries)”, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Vienna and Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences, 27-30 September 2021
This workshop will analyse travel literature with regard to the practices, patterns and significations of travel. It will serve to place travel narratives in a relational framework combining basic questions of infrastructure and transportation with the movements and pathways of individual travellers. Conveners: Christine Nölle-Karimi, Yavuz Köse, Onur İnal.
8. Colloque : « La formation des imams, des aumôniers et des islamologues : état des lieux, enjeux et perspectives », Strasbourg, 8-9 October 2021
Nous avons privilégié trois axes : Etat des lieux des formations et des acteurs; Enjeux; Perspectives.
Date limite pour les résumés : 1 juillet 2021. Information: https://iismm.hypotheses.org/files/2021/04/Colloque-AFPI-Strasbourg-octobre-2021.pdf
9. International Conference: “Theological Disputes between Ašʿarīs and Ḥanbalīs and their Representations from the 11th/5th Century to Contemporary Wahhabi-Salafism”, CERMOM (Inalco), Paris, 18-19 November 2021
Ḥanbalism and Ašʿarism have been for more than a century represented as two inherently antagonistic theological schools. «Literalist», «fideist» and «traditionalist», Ḥanbalism is said to be the uncompromising opponent of rationalist currents. Contemporary Wahhabi-Salafism is perceived itself as a legitimate heir to this doctrine and a modern replica of this struggle.
Deadline for abstracts: 25 June 2021. Information: https://iismm.hypotheses.org/files/2021/06/appel_a_communication_colloque_discordia_18_et_19-11_0.pdf
10. Assistant·e de communication à l’Institut d’études de l’Islam et des sociétés du monde musulman (IISMM), Paris
Connaissances : Bonnes aptitudes rédactionnelles et maîtrise des techniques de présentation écrite et orale; Connaissance du fonctionnement de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche, notamment de l’EHESS (et du CNRS) (souhaitée); Connaissance de la langue anglaise; etc.
Date de limite de candidature : 31 juillet 2021. Information : https://recrutement.ehess.fr/offre-emploi-283.html-o=14
11. Funding Opportunities for Conducting Research and/or Leading Research Projects in the Broad Discipline of Islamic Ethics, Research Center for Islamic Legislation & Ethics (CILE), Qatar
Possible research areas includes the interplay of Islamic ethics with scholarly disciplines like politics, economics and business, gender, psychology, environment, arts, media, education, and food ethics.
12. ONLINE “Summer Institute for Teachers: The Middle East in America”, Yale Council on Middle East Studies, 20-24 June 2021
Topics include: The impact of Black Lives Matter in the Middle East; the role of comics and cartoons in shaping popular American perceptions of the Middle East; the extraordinary story of the Yazidi community in Nebraska; the incredible journey Arabic and Persian speaking Jewish immigrants to the United States, etc.
Information and registration: https://cmes.macmillan.yale.edu/k-12-outreach/summer-institute-2021-schedule
13. Chapters for Edited Book on “Transnational Generations in the GCC Countries and Beyond”, Springer Book Series on “Gulf Studies”
Topics: Ethnographic studies of second-generation Arab and Asian migrants in the GCC countries; nationality and citizenship policies for migrants; education and practices of transnationalism (ex. fashion, music, literature and arts) among the youth (including second-generation migrants) in the GCC countries.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 June 2021. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
14. On-line Event: Post-conflict:
Art History and Cultural Heritage in Dialogue
The Courtauld Research Forum
June 15, 2021
5-6:30 PM BST
Speakers and panel discussion: Christina Maranci, Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh, Carsten Paludan-Müller, and Talinn Grigor
Organised and moderated by Sussan Babaie
Free booking essential
15. PhD position on ERC project Caliphal Finances (Re-advertised with international fees), start date January, 2022
The PhD position on my ERC project: Caliphal Finances has been re-advertised now covering UK or International level of tuition fees and with a start date in January 2022.
You can find a short account of the aims of the project here:
The candidate will select a topic of Abbasid fiscal history for their dissertation, based on the study of papyrus documents written in Arabic dating to the 8th-10th century CE. It is imperative that they have previously studied Classical Arabic at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
The award is open to UK AND overseas students. It will cover the UK or International level of tuition fee and an annual stipend of £15,285 and will be awarded for a maximum of three years of study and a fourth year for writing up; subject to satisfactory annual progress.
Applicants need to apply for the PhD programme in the first instance and then apply for the scholarship, the deadline for both the PhD and Scholarship applications is the 16th of August 2021.
Applicants are encouraged to get in touch with me (email@example.com ) before applying to discuss their prospective topic.
16. On-Line lecture: Political Thought in Medieval and Early-Modern Iran: Islamic or Persianate?
2021 Ann Lambton Memorial Lecture
Professor Saïd Amir Arjomand
Jun 9, 2021 05:00 PM in London
17. Report Launch for the Universities & Muslim Seminaries Project (UMSEP)
Tuesday 8th June 5.30-6.30pm.
The project was undertaken mostly during 2019 was aimed at encouraging Muslim seminaries to pursue formal accreditation and become a part if the wider UK Higher Education sector. Our project created a collaboration between Islamic Seminaries in London, Birmingham and Blackburn, with universities in London, Birmingham and Leeds.
The report was meant to be launched in person, hosted by the House of Lords last year, but due to the pandemic has been postponed and put online instead. Your presence and support there will be greatly appreciated and this project will hopefully be the springboard for many fruitful developments in this field.
Please register here for the Zoom link:
You must sign up with the same email address that is registered with your Zoom account
18. On-line access book:
Edited by Roman Loimeier.
19. On the Path of the 15th-Century Mazanderani Woodworkers (Iran), with Dr Sandra Aube (researcher, CNRS, CeRMI, Paris)
10 June, 2021, 6:15 P.M.
(Central European Summer Time, Madrid-Paris-Berlin-Rome-Budapest Time zone)
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