1.Call for Panels and Papers: 23rd International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association, University Tuebingen, 6-8 October 2016
The annual congress of DAVO is hosted by the University of Tuebingen. It is organized by Prof. Dr. Oliver Schlumberger (Institute of Political Science) and Prof. Dr. Johann Buessow (Department for Oriental and Islamic Studies) with the support of Ms. Stephanie Wagner. The conference will take place in cooperation with the Tuebingen Arabic Film Festival.
Scholars from all fields of the humanities and the social sciences dealing with the contemporary history, culture, society, politics and economics of the Middle East and the Islamic World are cordially invited to participate with panel presentations, papers and posters.
Panels may be offered with a closed selection of presentations or as an open forum for individual papers. Each presentation should not exceed 20 minutes, allowing 10 minutes for discussion. They can be held in German, but English is preferred.
Please note the following submission deadlines:
– Open panels by 30 April 2016 (abstracts up to 100 words);
– closed panels, individual papers and posters by 20 June 2016 (abstracts up to 300 words, see attached form and website).
– Early registration of individual participants at a reduced fee until 31 July 2016 (see attached form and website).
2. Conference: “The Future of Scholarship on the Quran”, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, 9-10 April 2016
What does it mean to study the Quran? The conference will explore the relationship of traditional Islamic scholarship to Western academic study, how the Quran is interpreted, and how scholarship can inform public conversation on the Quran.
3. Conference: “Democratization, Authoritarianism, and Radicalization: Exploring the Connections”, Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, Washington, DC, 21 April 2016
Panels are: Countering Extremism, Promoting Democracy; Strategizing Democratization; Islam, Moral Authority, and Political Rights; and the Future of Islam and Democracy after the Arab Spring.
Deadline for registration: 8 April 2016. Information: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/csid-17th-annual-conference-pre-registration-tickets-23900888200
4. Conference: “State, Society and Democracy in the Postcolony”, American Institute of Pakistan Studies, Lahore, Pakistan, 4-6 August 2016
This conference will focus on the impact of neoliberalism on state, society and democracy in the postcolonies, particularly Pakistan. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, we specifically seek to interrogate transformations in the structure of the state and its relations with society.
Deadline for abstracts: 20 April 2016. Information: http://www.pakistanstudies-aips.org/content/state-society-and-democracy-postcolony
5. Conference: “War and Peace in Islam”, North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies, Cambridge, MA, 8 October 201 This conference hopes to shed light on the role of religion in general, and Islam in particular, toward war and peace, militant sectarianism and political violence in Muslim-majority nation.
Deadline for abstracts: 28 March 2016. Information: https://naaims.org/uploads/45th_Call_for_Papers_2016_-_Harvard.pdf
6. International Conference: “Heidegger in the Islamicate World”, University of Bern, Switzerland, 2-4 November 2016
We invite senior researchers and junior scholars working on Heidegger reception in the Islamicate world as well as recipients of Heidegger from the Islamicate world to share and reflect perspectives related to the conference’s topic.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 June 2016. Information: https://edit.cms.unibe.ch/unibe/portal/fak_historisch/dkk/islamwissenschaft/content/e101652/e411606/cfp_HeideggerintheislamicateWorld_ger.pdf
7. a) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Arabic Literature and Culture, Washington University – http://mesana.org/professional-opportunities/employment.html#WUSTL
b) Visiting Assistant Professor in History & Humanities, Reed College, Portland – http://apply.interfolio.com/34488
c) Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Social and Economic Survey Research Institute, Qatar University, Doha
Full-time position for a period of one year, with the possibility of a one-year renewal. We are especially interested in persons with knowledge and experience in the field of marriage and family, migration, economics and political economy, education, environment, energy and water, health, or public administration.
Application until the position is filled. Information: http://sesri.qu.edu.qa/sites/default/files/SESRI_PostDoctoralFellow.pdf
d) Three Faculty Positions in International Relations, Media and Cultural Studies, and Journalism at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Qatar
A. International Relations: http://www.dohainstitute.edu.qa/En/Careers/Pages/Apply.aspx?&JobId=DIHR007
B. Media and Cultural Studies: http://www.dohainstitute.edu.qa/En/Careers/Pages/Apply.aspx?&JobId=DIHR006
Deadline for application: 16 May 2016.
e) Lecturer of Arabic AFL and Academic Arabic for Graduate Studies, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI), Qatar
Educated native / near native mastery of MSA, an M.A. in TAFL or related field from a reputable university, a proven record of accomplishment in teaching Academic Arabic at the graduate level, and academic familiarity with one or more of the DI’s academic disciplines are required. Successful candidates are expected to take up the post in September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Deadline for application: 20 April 2016. Information: http://www.dohainstitute.edu.qa/En/Careers/Pages/Apply.aspx?&JobId=DIHR004
8. Short-term Course of Wisdom of Islamic Art in Collaboration with the University of Religions and Denominations of Qom, Iran, 22-31 August 2016
The program focuses on Islamic Arts (Miniature, Architecture, Calligraphy, Music, Ta’zieh…), discusses their philosophical foundations and entails visiting the most important Islamic architectures in the three cities of Tehran, Qom and Isfahan. All professors, researchers, students and artists in related fields are invited to apply.
9. Articles on Multifaceted Aspects of the Internet and New Media in the Middle East for Journal “CyberOrient”
CyberOrient is a peer-reviewed journal published by the American Anthropological Association, in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague. This issue of CyberOrient aims to bring together the state of the art research dealing with the multifaceted social, cultural, and political aspects of the internet and new media in the Middle East.
Deadline 30 August 2016. Information: http://www.cyberorient.net/detail.do?articleId=3682
10. A.H. Morton Scholarship for Doctoral Research in Classical Persian Studies
The Gibb Memorial Trust is pleased to advertise the Annual Scholarship in memory of Alexander (Sandy) Morton for doctoral research in the area of classical Persian Studies. Sandy Morton (1942-2011) worked at the British Museum and as Senior Lecturer in Persian at the London School of African and Oriental Studies. His interests ranged widely over the field, from glass weights and numismatics to Persian literature and the history of Iran from the Saljuqs to the Safavids. He was a long-standing Trustee of the Gibb Memorial Trust.
The award is for a maximum of £3,000 and can be applied to any year up to the final completion of a course of doctoral study at a British university, including for an approved period of study abroad; it will be paid at the start of the academic year in question, up to the submission of the dissertation.
The Gibb Memorial Trust http://www.gibbtrust.org was founded in 1902 to commemorate Elias John Wilkinson Gibb. He devoted his life to researching the history, literature, philosophy and religion of the Turks, Persians and Arabs and the objectives of the Trust are to promote the study and advancement of these topics.
The award is open to all students undertaking doctoral research at a British university in the field of classical Persian studies, loosely defined to embrace Persian literature and history of the pre-modern era but not excluding other areas of study.
Recipients of the award will not be eligible to reapply another year. Those unable to take up an award will need to reapply.
- Should be submitted in writing and sent by post or email to the address below;
- Should be received not later than 30 April for the academic year starting the following October;
- Should include proof of application or of acceptance to study on a course of doctoral research at a British university;
- Should contain a brief curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages) and description of the dissertation topic and intended use of the award (maximum 2 pages plus budget);
- Should be supported by two references from the dissertation supervisor(s) or persons familiar wth the student’s previous graduate or undergraduate work, to be sent separately to the Trust by the same deadline.
Applications will be reviewed by the Trustees and shortlisted applicants may be called for an interview in person, if in the UK or, if overseas, by Skype.
Awards will be announced by early June. They will be paid in two instalments, depending on the nature of the support requested. The first will be made on proof of commencement or continuation of the doctoral programme at the start of the next academic year; the second instalment will follow receipt of a satisfactory progress report supported by the dissertation supervisor(s), to be received by the 30 April following.
In the event of applications including an approved period of research abroad, the first instalment will be made on receipt of proof of travel arrangements and the second instalment on submission of a final report with proof of the expenditures borne. Money not spent within the academic year in question should be returned.
All recipients of the A.H. Morton Scholarship will be required to acknowledge this support in their dissertation and to write a final report on their grant and how it furthered their work, for publication on the website of the Gibb Memorial Trust.
Applications and enquiries for further information should be sent to
E J W Gibb Memorial Trust
14 Avalon Way
Cambridge CB2 9DX
11. EASA’s (European Association of Social Anthropologists) call for funding applications to attend its biennial meeting (University of Milano-Bicocca 20-23 July, 2016) is now open.
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