1.ONLINE Presentation of Book: “Persian Petroleum – Oil, Empire and Revolution in Late Qajar Iran” by Dr. Leonardo Davoudi (LSE), University of Haifa, 2 September 2021, 5:00 pm IST
2. ONLINE Workshop on “The Place of Cultural Pluralism in Beirut – Unspoken Memories, Un-written Histories: Eastern Mediterranean Pluralism in Oral History and Memory Studies”, Swe-dish Research Institute in Istanbul (SRII), 17 September 2021, 5:00 pm TRT
Eligible for participation are advanced students with a background in Arab, Turkish, and Lebanese culture and history, cultural and minority studies, or political, social and Human Rights studies.
Deadline for registration: 11 September 2021. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announce-ments/8123008/cfa-place-cultural-pluralism-beirut-unspoken-memories-unwritten
3. ONLINE Lecture: Prof. Shahzad Bashir (Brown University) on “Apocalyptic Hermeneutics in a Manuscript of Ḥurūfī Literature”, Webinar Series ”Pre-modern Islamic Manuscripts”, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, 22 September 2021, 5:00 pm CET
This talk will focus on a Persian manuscript dated to the year 1034 AH/1625 CE. The manuscript is a remarkable collection, put together consciously as an apocalyptic primer in the seventeenth century.
Information and registration: https://www.oeaw.ac.at/iran/nomansland/events/apocalyptic-hermeneutics-in-a-manuscript-of-%e1%b8%a5urufi-literature/
4. ONLINE Conference: “Queer Feminist Perspectives on Political Homophobia and Anti-Feminism in the Middle East and Europe”, 24-25 September 2021
Conference panels will focus on topics of right-wing discourses and policies; transnational perspectives to homophobia and anti-feminism(s); digital spaces; the practices of reaction, resilience and resistance; and the role of religion.
Program and registration: https://queerfeministperspectives.com/program/
5. ONLINE Conference of the “Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS 2021)”, Ohio State University, 14-17 October 2021
Information and registration: https://www.centraleurasia.org/conferences/annual/
6. “First Annual Postgraduate Symposium of the Irish Network for Middle Eastern and North Af-rican Studies (INMENAS)”, Ireland, 12-13 November 2021
Papers from MA, MPhil and PhD students/candidates will be related to topics such as: Historical and con-temporary matters in geography; Politics and International Relations; Scientific / Infrastructural develop-ments; Culture; Race; Gender; Technology; Law; Peace and Conflict; Literature and the Arts; Environmental Issues.
7. Third International Conference of the Association for Literary Urban Studies (ALUS): “Cities Under Stress: Urban Discourses of Crisis, Resilience, Resistance, and Renewal” (Focus on Cities in the Global South, Cairo etc.), University of California, Santa Barbara, 17–19 February 2022
This conference explores the theme of crisis and response as conveyed in cultural representations of urban-ity. We welcome contributions that take up any aspect of or perspective on urban crisis and response, working on any period or genre of literature, from any linguistic tradition.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 September 2021. Information: https://blogs.helsinki.fi/hlc-n/2022-conference/
8. Conference: “Religious Renewal in Times of Crisis” (Focus Middle East and Islamic History), University of Nebraska Omaha and Tantur Ecumenical Institute, Jerusalem, 25-29 April 2022
The scope of this academic event is the study of religious renewal movements and their emergence in times of crisis across the world and history — with a special focus on how they have impacted the three Abrahamic religions and the city of Jerusalem.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 December 2021. Information: https://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-arts-and-sciences/religion/research/religious-renewal-in-times-of-crisis-conference.php
9. Interdisciplinary Conference on “Displacement, Emplacement, and Migration”, Bamberg Graduate School of Literature, Culture, and Media, University of Bamberg, 24-26 June 2022
We are particularly interested in discussions on how different theoretical, analytical, and methodological approaches to the literary, cultural, and socio-political representation of displacement and emplacement shape popular perceptions about migration.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 December 2021. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announce-ments/8148860/cfp-interdisciplinary-conference-displacement-emplacement-and
10. Seminar: “Travellers in Ottoman Lands: The Balkans, Anatolia and Beyond”, Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East (ASTENE), University of Sarajevo, 24-26 August 2022
Topics include: Travellers to Bosnia, the Balkans and the wider Ottoman world from other parts of Europe and elsewhere; travellers from the region to other parts of Europe and the Middle East; pilgrims and pilgrim-age within the region; artistic and literary representations of the Balkans and other parts of the Ottoman world; the horticultural legacy of the region.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 April 2022. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announce-ments/8135997/cfp-travellers-ottoman-lands-tiol-2-balkans-anatolia-and-beyond
11. Assistant Professorship in the History of the Middle East (Tenure Track), University of Utah, Salt Lake City
The period of specialization is open. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to research and to research-informed teaching at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.
Deadline for applications: 5 November 2021. Information: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/120720
12. Ph.D. Research Grants 2021/2022, Orient-Institut Istanbul
The purpose of the grant is to provide support for field research in Istanbul/Turkey to Ph.D. candidates not living in Turkey. Research fields: Musicological research on the Ottoman Empire and Turkey; Narrative sources on Istanbul and the Ottoman Empire; Historic and contemporary forms of religious expression in Anatolia since the 11th century; Linguistic Turkology; Human, medicine, and society; Iran.
Deadline for applications: 20 September 2021. Information: https://www.oiist.org/en/stipendien/
13. The Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian Art at Tufts University and the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA, are pleased to invite abstracts for the next Studying East of Byzantium workshop: Studying East of Byzantium VIII: Material Culture.
The three-part workshop intends to bring together doctoral students studying the Christian East to reflect on how to study the material world of the Christian East, to share methodologies, and to discuss their research with workshop respondents, Marica Cassis, University of Calgary, and Kate Franklin, Birkbeck, University of London. The workshop will meet on November 19, 2021, February 18, 2022, and June 6–7, 2022, on Zoom. The timing of the workshop meetings will be determined when the participant list is finalized.
We invite doctoral students working in any discipline of East Christian studies to discuss the role of material culture—monuments, archaeological sites, artifacts, images—in their research and to consider questions such as how the tools of the study of material culture can assist in understanding the realities of the Christian East? What is the difference between material culture and art-historical and archaeological approaches? How does attention to the non-verbal world harmonize with or challenge historical narratives based on textual study?
Participation is limited to 10 students. The full workshop description is available on the East of Byzantium website (https://eastofbyzantium.org/upcoming-events/). Those interested in attending should submit a C.V. and 200-word abstract through the East of Byzantium website no later than September 13, 2021.
For questions, please contact East of Byzantium organizers, Christina Maranci, Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian Art, Tufts University, and Brandie Ratliff, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EAST OF BYZANTIUM is a partnership between the Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian Art at Tufts University and the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA. It explores the cultures of the eastern frontier of the Byzantine Empire in the late antique and medieval periods.
14. Ibn ‘Asakir of Damascus
Champion of Sunni Islam in the Time of the Crusades
Suleiman A. Mourad
The British Library has an unrivalled collection of Zoroastrian manuscripts and therefore welcomed the opportunity to display three of its Zoroastrian treasures in the current exhibition Epic Iran organised by the V&A with the Iran Heritage Foundation in association with The Sarikhani Collection. The exhibition is open until 12 September 2021 by ticketed admission only. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are released on Tuesdays at 12.00.
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