1. The 5th installment in the 2021 Spring series of DFDS weekly meetings on zoom:
in which Dr. Sarah Markiewicz (Humboldt University of Berlin) presents on “Interfaith dialogue and the divine texts” on Wednesday June 16th, 4 pm (Tehran zone)
Dr. Markiewicz is consultant with Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) for the organisation of the “World Conference on Intercultural and Interfaith Dialogue” (2022) & Associated Researcher with the Research Programme on Religious Communities for Sustainable Development of the Humboldt University of Berlin.
♦️Some key points:
1. Seminars are open just to the University Professors who are specialists in the area of the Divine Texts.
2. All the weekly presentations will be followed by the discussion.
3. The University Professors who wish to present their idea in our weekly seminars, are welcome to join after they register by email to:firstname.lastname@example.org
4. All the participants; please check the meeting time to be linked exactly with your local time.
2. Jewish Medical Practitioners in the Medieval Muslim World
A Collective Biography
Edinburgh University Press, 2021,
3. ONLINE Lecture in Mighty Magazines Online Series: “Islamic History in Retrospective” by Dr. Zahiye Kundos (EUME Forum Transregional Studies Fellow), Berlin, 15 June 2021, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm CEST
During 1884 Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī (d. 1897) and Muḥammad ʿAbduh (d. 1905), two of the pioneering thinkers of modern Islam, met in Paris and co-edited the transregional anti-colonial journal al-ʿUrwa al-wuthqā la ʿinfișām lahā (“The most unfailing hold which shall never give way”). Literal reconstruction of this political-theological text provides an opportunity to shed light on the dramatic times of the 1880s.
Information and registration: https://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/en/e/palread/Events/Islamic-History-in-Retrospective.html
4. ONLINE Lecture: “Scholars, Apostasy and States in Medieval Islam: Historiographical and Juridical Issues”, Islamic History and Thought Lecture Series, Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, 17 June 2021, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm GMT
Through the examples of ʿAyn al-Quḍāt al-Hamadānī and Shihāb al-Dīn al-Suhrawardī this lecture will first present how the authors of literary sources of history constructed their narratives of scholarly apostasy in accordance with their own sectarian and political affiliations. It will then present the juridical procedure at play when scholars were accused of apostasy.
5. ONLINE Workshop: “Materialities of Everyday Religiosity: Historical and Contemporary Dynamics in Turkey and Iran”, Orient-Institut Istanbul, 17-20 June 2021, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm TRT.
By bringing together scholars from Iran, Turkey, Germany and France, the workshop will highlight the current state of the empirical study of religions in the respective countries and research contexts, foster reflections as to how these contexts impact research perspectives and methodologies and bring these specific perspectives and methodologies into critical dialogue with the material religion approach.
Please register your name and academic affiliation until 14 June 2021 via email@example.com . Information and program: https://30qtcudfwz93ffi2426a91bc-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Materialities-of-Everyday-Religiosity-Workshop-Program-Only-2.pdf
6. ONLINE Conference: “Looking towards Peace in Afghanistan after the US-NATO Withdrawal”, Arab Center Washington DC, 21-23 June 2021, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm EDT
Speakers will address the formal negotiation process and the nature of a potential political settlement. They will also consider long-term planning for core recovery concerns and cross-sectoral and sustainable peacebuilding, including refugee return and peace education, from the perspective of inclusivity.
Information, program and registration: http://arabcenterdc.org/events/looking-towards-peace-in-afghanistan-after-the-us-nato-withdrawal/
7. International Conference: “Islamophobia and/in Post-Secular States”, University of Alberta, 12-14 November 2021.
This conference will develop a more comprehensive understanding and theorization of the pervasiveness of Islamophobia. We invite proposals for papers that explore any dimension of Islamophobia, that measure its effects, and that develop recommendations to address it.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 July 2021. Information: https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa-jisc.exe?A2=ANTHROPOLOGY-MATTERS;2cec0ea0.2106
8. Post-doctoral Researcher in 19th Century Ottoman Literature and Culture, University of Bologna
The “Modernizing Empires: Enlightenment, Nationalist Vanguards and Non-Western Literary Modernities” (NONWESTLIT) Project, is funded by the European Research Council. Qualification: Ph.D. in Comparative Literature or a related field of Middle Eastern Studies and Literatures; Experience in comparative methodologies or quantitative skills in literary studies; nowledge of Italian is welcome but not required.
Deadline for applications: 30 June 2021. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/11419/discussions/7822444/postdoctoral-researcher-19th-c-ottoman-literature-and-culture
9. Six 3-year Doctoral Scholarships in the Program “Global History of Empires”, University of Turin and Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg and Moscow)
The program provides a research environment in the fields of early modern, modern, and contemporary history, with a strong focus on its global dimension. It offers an interdisciplinary degree to graduate students who plan to research global issues such as conflicts, migrations, human rights, governance, environment, energy, technology, and development.
Deadline for applications: 18 June 2021. Information: https://www.globalhistoryphd.unito.it/do/home.pl
10. Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) in Comparative Politics of the MENA Region, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
A PhD in Political Science and specialization in the domestic politics of countries of the Middle East is required. Additional interest in Middle East regional relations is desirable. The expected start date for this position is 1 July 2022.
Deadline for applications: 1 September 2021. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/88350
11. Proposals for New Book Series “DISRUPTIONS” on Political Activism, Social Movements, and Revolution in the Middle East, Edinburgh University Press
Topics may include but are not limited to: Violent/non-violent forms of political protest; genesis and development of social movements; revolutions; arts and politics; women, gender, LGBT, or labour movements; norm diffusion; digital activism; civil societies.
Aceh is renowned as one of the most fervently Islamic regions of Southeast Asia. Situated on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra, it was the site of the first Muslim kingdoms in the archipelago in the 13th century, and Aceh has also produced many famous Islamic scholars and writers. There are probably more illuminated Qur’an manuscripts known today from Aceh than from anywhere else in the Malay world, and nearly all conform closely to what can be termed the Acehnese style of manuscript illumination (cf. Gallop 2004). The British Library holds three Qur’an manuscripts from Aceh, and all have been fully digitised.
13. Online Lecture – University of Bamberg: Crossing ‘Silk Roads’. Archaeological discoveries in the Oasis of Bukhara
with Prof. Dr. Rocco Rante (Musée du Louvre, Paris)
15 June, 2021, 7:15 P.M.
(Central European Summer Time, Madrid-Paris-Berlin-Rome-Budapest Time zone)
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