1.Call for Chapters: The Making of Contemporary Saudi Arabia
“The Making of Contemporary Saudi Arabia: From Social Salafism to the search of Liberalism”
Mahjoob Zweiri & Farah AlQawasmi
The Book, “The Making of Contemporary Saudi Arabia: From Social Salafism to the search of Liberalism” will capture the evolvement of the Saudi state during the 21^st Century. The main aim of the book is to capture the two major shifts that occurred in Saudi Arabia in recent years, and that would be the shift in the authoritarian political regime, as well as the shift that occurred on a social level, taking the Saudi society from Salafism to liberalism. The two shifts in the political regime and the Saudi society branched out to further evolvements and developments that will be presented through a group of academic chapterswill be covering issues of history, governance, foreign policy the Islamic state, political economy, energy, society and gender issues and more.
The book will start by paving the way for the development of a historical understanding of the contemporary Saudi Arabian State, and its relationship with its society. The relation between the Saudi State and Society is the focal point of the case study at hand, and it is the first step into understanding the being of this unique state. This book will contextualize and present an understanding of the application of historical and political trends and the current deterrence of them in search for a contemporary ideology for the Saudi State . Following on from that, the book will offer the reader a section on governance, which will demonstrate the evolvement of the policies applied by the Kingdom’s monarchy in regards to the evolving regional and international events. Subsequently, the book will ensure categorizing the remaining chapters into a political category that will present chapters on the governance, the role of the Islamic state within the greater Saudi Arabian State, and the role of the Saudi Arabian foreign policy, and possible military application and practice, on neighboring states, such as Pakistan, Yemen and the GCC states.
The book will investigate the local, regional and international factor that played a role on the development of the Saudi political, regime, society and the Saudi Arabian economy. Furthermore, book will combine prestigious scholarly work from a group of the top academics on the region from within the region. Finally, this book will not cover one category or area of research; instead, it will take an interdisciplinary approach, and offer the reader a cohesive understanding on a number of the most significant pillars to that make up today’s Saudi Arabia.
Chapter Abstract _due on the30th of August 2021, and can be sent to GSPublications@qu.edu.qa_
First draft of the paper: 6000- 8000 words is due on the 30th of January, 2022
Final Draft: 10,000 word chapter due on the 27th of March, 2022
The Gulf Studies Center has selected Springer to be the publisher of the book.
2. Colloque international en présentiel : « Les prophètes itinérants – Réécritures, appropriations et métamorphoses des figures prophétiques dans les textes religieux, littéraires et historio-graphiques de l’Islam prémoderne », Institut du monde arabe (16 sept. 2021) et Sorbonne Université (17-18 sept. 2021)
Organisation : Mehdi Azaiez (UC Louvain), Rémy Gareil (Université Lyon 2, CIHAM), Iyas Hassan (Sorbonne Université, Orient & Méditerranée).
Information : http://ciham.msh-lse.fr/node/1926
3. Conference: “Narrating Exile in and between Europe and the Ottoman Empire/Modern Turkey”, University of Amsterdam, 11-12 November 2021
The conference seeks original contributions that unsettle traditional narratives on exilic experiences: how to narrate refugee flows, which stories do we tell, which voices remain unheard? Our focus is on exile between Europe and (in) the (post)Ottoman lands. We welcome papers by historians, art historians, political scientists, ethno-musicologists, sociologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and literary scholars.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 July 2021. Information: https://www.turkeystudiesnetwork.org/events/cfp-interna-tional-conference
4. Workshop on “Typologies in the Islamic Ethical Discourse”, Orient-Institut Beirut & American University of Beirut, 10-11 March 2022
Through discussions on how exemplary and stereotypical characters are used, modified and redefined in pre-modern Islamic texts, this workshop aims to investigate a range of typologies in the ethical discourse in light of its historical and intellectual developments across all relevant genres.
Deadline for abstracts: 26 September 2021. Information: https://www.orient-institut.org/events/event-de-tails/call-for-papers/
5. Conference of the Maghreb Review and the Maghreb Studies Association: “Empire in the Middle East and the Maghreb: The Shaping of Hopes and Perspectives”, Oxford, 28-29 March 2022
The aim of this conference is to examine how European colonialism and great power rivalry in the Middle East and North Africa have shaped the perspectives of the peoples in these countries and their hopes for their future. Special significance should be given to the means by which Muslims affirmed in this period their attachment to Islamic norms and pride in Islamic civilisation.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 December 2021. Information: https://www.maghrebreview.com/en/home.html
6. Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies (W3), Oriental Institute, University of Leipzig
We are looking for an internationally renowned scholar with extensive teaching and research experience. The prerequisite is outstanding expertise in the study of the Arab-Islamic world with a focus between the 18th and 21st centuries from a literary, philological and/or cultural studies perspective with a strong interdiscipli-nary and transregional comparative focus.
Deadline for application: 20 August 2021. Information: https://www.uni-leipzig.de/en/university/working-at-leipzig-university/job-opportunities/detailed-view-job-description/artikel/professur-fuer-arabistik-und-islamwissenschaft-w3-2021-06-21-1/
7. Program Officer Working on Religion and Mediation, Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich
The successful candidate will have a relevant MA degree and a minimum of two years of work experience related to mediation or conflict transformation. She or he has expertise relevant to peace mediation and ideally a background in religious studies, sociology of religion, or similar. Experience in working on conflicts with religious dimensions is an asset. Excellent English and working knowledge of French or German is required.
Deadline for application: 10 August 2021. Information: https://www.jobs.ethz.ch/job/view/JOPG_ethz_ri08jnsnb0PBWPoX4i?mw_source=academicpositions
8. PhD Student in Turkic Languages, Focusing on Linguistic Turcology, Department of Linguis-tics and Philology, Uppsala University
We are seeking a candidate with a solid background in Turkic Studies (hold a master’s degree or equivalent in Turkic languages), who is highly motivated and interested in theoretical and/or descriptive linguistics.
Deadline for application: 30 August 2021. Information: https://professorpositions.com/phd-position-in-turkic-languages,i23719.html
9. Chercheur.euse au sein du Département des études arabes, médiévales et modernes (DEAMM) à l’Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo) – antenne de Beyrouth
Conditions particulières d’exercice : Forte disponibilité, très bonne capacité d’organisation et d’animation scientifiques, capacité à conduire ses propres recherches tout en souciant du collectif du centre d’accueil. Bonne connaissance de la recherche et des réseaux universitaires et scientifiques au Proche Orient, en France et à l’international.
Date limite de candidature : 23/08/2021. Information : https://www.ifporient.org/appel-a-candidature-cher-cheuse-chercheur-deamm/
10. James A. Bellamy Professorship, Department of Middle East Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
We seek a professor or advanced associate professor with a substantial publication record in the fields of early Arabic language or literature, textual traditions and Islamic culture, starting at Fall 2023.
Deadline for applications: 1 November 2021. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/90190
11. Grant for Academic Study Related to Yemen by the British Yemeni Society
Applications for the £500 grant annually are invited from anyone carrying out research in, or on Yemen, at a British or Yemeni University. Applicants’ nationality is irrelevant. Applications may be made to assist with study in any subject or field, so long as it is concerned with Yemen, and is for a specific qualification (e.g. BA, MA, PhD etc.).
Deadline for application extended to 15 August 2021. Information: http://b-ys.org.uk/activities/bys-academic-grant
12. Visiting PhD Scholarship for Research on a Project Relating to Mediterranean History, University of Haifa
The scholarship criteria are as follows: A. The student is enrolled in a doctoral degree program at a non-Israeli accredited institution of higher education. The scholarship will be open to students from all countries. B. The student has completed their first year of doctoral studies successfully. An approved PhD prospectus is recommended.
Every application will be considered upon submission. Information: https://mailchi.mp/mediterraneansemi-nar/visiting-phd-scholarship-mediterranean-history-university-of-haifa?e=82aeb6c61d
13. Chapters for Book on “Social Change in the Gulf Societies: Social, Economic, and Political Dimensions”, edited by Mizanur Rahman and Amr Al-Azm, Qatar University (Springer Nature Gulf Studies Book Series)
This book attempts to document how economic transformation, educational reforms, social media, rapid urbanization, and a growing expatriate population have brought about deep changes in Gulf societies of the GCC, Iran, Iraq, and Yemen, focusing on their directions, magnitudes, and appropriate policy options.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 July 2021. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
14. Re-launching of Book Series: “Studies in Late Antiquity and Early Islam” (SLAEI), Editors Jens Scheiner, Lawrence I. Conrad, Robert G. Hoyland (Gerlach Press)
Works are invited on the political history of the Middle East and North Africa, on social history, history of culture, ideas or economics, as well as on archaeology, numismatics or papyrology in the period in question. In addition to monographs, anthologies, conference proceedings, editions, translations, commentaries or reference works are planned.
Information: https://www.gerlachpress.com/index.php?p=29&h=23Posted in: Academic items
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