1.Invitation to Lecture on South Asian Manuscripts
We are pleased to announce a public lecture by Ms. Yasmeen Khan, Head of the Paper Conservation at the Library of Congress, on October 21, 5:00–6:30 PM EST (5:00–6:45 PM CST). The title of her presentation is “From the Cover Inwards: A Conservator’s Approach to Reading Bound Manuscripts.” Please register for the conference using the QR Code or link provided in the flyer. Registration is free.
Registration link: https://upenn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-01fqS91TCqPheKmfw44kQ
The lecture will be presented in a hybrid mode. We will be hosting an in-person viewing party at the Van Pelt Library (Lippincott 242, Seminar Room). No registration is required for the in-person event. Please email email@example.com if you would like to join us for the after-party dinner.
The public lecture is sponsored by the Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography, Rare Book School, University of Virginia, as well as by the University of Pennsylvania’s South Asia Center, Department of Religious Studies, and Department of South Asia Studies.
This public lecture will be the keynote address for a day-long symposium that we are organizing virtually at the Annual Conference on South Asia at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on the same day. The title of our symposium is “Material Texts in Post-Print South Asia: Approaches to “History of the Book.” Please find the details of our symposium and presenters as an attachment here.
We look forward to your attendance at the public lecture.
Megan Robb and Pranav Prakash
Julie and Martin Franklin Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
University of Pennsylvania | College of Arts and Sciences
Junior Research Fellow
Christ Church, University of Oxford
2. The British Library:
The British Library holds a small but important collection of about 120 manuscripts written in the Malay language and the Jawi (Arabic) script, originating from all over maritime Southeast Asia.
3. All are welcome to the second webinar in the Alwaleed Centre’s ‘Environmentalism and the Muslim World’ series taking place online this Wednesday 20th October at 5pm BST.
‘The Climate Crisis and Muslim Responses’ will explore some of the current debates related to Muslim environmentalism in the face of climate change. Speakers will discuss Islamic approaches to climate change and climate action, and their relationship to global responses.
We are delighted to be welcoming Dina Abdelzaher (University of Houston-Clear Lake), Ibrahim Ozdemir (Uskudar University) and Najma Mohamed (Green Economy Coalition) with the event chaired by Jacob Doherty (University of Edinburgh).
Further information can be found on the series webpage here: www.alwaleed.ed.ac.uk/cop26
4. ONLINE PhD Discussion: “Al-haz al-awfar wa al-ghibta al-rajiha: Parents and the Wellbeing of Children in the Second Half of the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Tripoli through the sijillat of the Islamic Sharia Court” by Reda Rafei (Texas Tech University), Association of Middle East Children and Youth Studies (AMECYS), 5 November 2021, 11:00 am CST
The PhD candidate focuses on cases related to personal disputes (divorce, custody, guardianship, and ali-mony), employment in waqf establishments, and iltizam contracts.
Information and registration: https://networks.h-net.org/node/8378/discussions/8533936/fall-2021-amecys-graduate-student-discussion-series
5. ONLINE Book Launch: “Muslim Masculinities in Literature and Film” by Peter Cherry (Bilkent and MENACS), University of Sussex, 16 November 2021, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm GMT
Cherry examines how migrant and diaspora protagonists negotiate their masculinity in a climate of Islamophobic and anti-migrant rhetoric. Cherry proposes a transcultural reading of these novels and films that exposes how conceptions of ‘Britishness’, ‘Muslimness’ and those of masculinity are unstable and contingent constructs shaped by migration, interaction with other cultures, and global and local politics.
Registration: https://universityofsussex.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Sq5aaowDRC6_nL6qM9amiA ; ID 987 8094 2530
6. International Symposium on “Ottoman Economic History in Memoriam Mehmet Genç”, Marmara University, Istanbul, 18-19 December 2021
The Symposium aims at providing a scholarly setting to discuss the significance of economic history and the current scholarly works in this field, as well as at increasing the general interest in economic history. Turkish and English papers will be accepted for the symposium.
7. Conference: “The Sages of Egypt: Their Works and Activity from the 17th to the Mid-19th Centuries”, Schocken Institute, Jerusalem, 7 June 2022
This conference tries to bring to light the works of rabbis in the fields of halacha, Jewish Though, Kabbalah, homiletics, and exegesis, and to illuminate the implications of these works for the cultural, social, and religious life of Egyptian Jews of the era.
Deadline for abstracts: 28 November 2021. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/28655/discus-sions/8600019/cfp-sages-egypt-their-works-and-activity-17th-mid-19th-centuries
8. BRISMES 2022 Conference: “Exploring and Contesting the (Re)production of Coloniality in the Middle East: Borders, Transnationalism, and Resistance”, MECACS, University St Andrews, 4-6 July 2022
With the global and historic calls for decolonisation, reparations, and justice increasingly being made and heard within the academy, this conference seeks to amplify and deepen the conversation on (de)coloniality within Middle East studies.
Deadline for abstracts: 22 November 2021.
9. “34. Deutscher Orientalistentag (DOT) / 34th German Oriental Congress” Combined with the “28th International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO)”, Free University Berlin, 12-17 September 2022
The DOT has been organised by the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (DMG) since 1921 and takes place all 3-5 years. The 34th DOT marks the 100th anniversary. The 28th International Congress of DAVO is held under the umbrella of the DOT. The languages of the conference are German and English, papers in other languages are possible after consultation with the heads of the individual sections.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 December 2021. Information: https://dot2022.de/en/call-for-papers/
10. Associate Professor of the Study of Religion with a Specialisation in Religion and Politics (Focus MENA), University of Oslo
Qualification requirements: PhD or equivalent academic qualifications within the study of religion/comparative religion/history of religion specialised in religion and politics. The position is relevant to MENA studies insofar as it opens up expertise within Islam, Christianity and/or Judaism, and is located at a department with a big MENA research group.
Deadline for applications: 1 November 2021. Information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/210261/associate-professor-of-the-study-of-religion-with-a-specialisation-in-religion-and-politics
11. Assistant Professor in Medieval History of the Mediterranean and/or Islamic World, Union College, New York
The applicant should be conversant in the methods of digital history. A demonstrated potential for successful research and publication is highly desirable.
Deadline for applications: 15 November 2021.
12. Assistant Professor of Modern Iberian and North African Studies, Tulane University, Louisiana
We seek applicants whose work engages twentieth- or twenty-first-century literary and cultural production in Spain and North Africa. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Spanish and English.
Application review will begin on 1 December 2021. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/95803
13. Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History, Utah State University
Specializing in any period from the medieval to the modern. Candidates should be able to teach one-half of a two-course World History survey and contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate curricula.
Deadline for applications: 1 November 2021.
14. Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History and International Relations, William & Mary, Virginia
We seek applications for a jointly-appointed position at the Assistant Professor level in modern Middle East-ern history, including Iran and Central Asia, and International Relations.
Deadline for applications: 15 November 2021.
15. Assistant Professor in Early Modern Mediterranean Religion, Northwestern University, Illinois
The successful candidate will be interested in the varied routes of religious, philosophical, and material ex-change connecting Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and/or the Americas from 1500-1800. May specialize in Christianity, Islam, and/or Judaism.
Deadline for applications: 15 November 2021.
16. Assistant Professor of History with Expertise in World History and the Islamic World, Augsburg University, Minnesota
Requirements: A Ph.D. in related fields is required. Strong candidates will have demonstrated an ability to teach undergraduate courses in history, a commitment to student-centered teaching practices, and research experience.
Deadline for applications: 15 November 2021. Information: https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobof-ferdetails.jsp?JOBID=137512
17. Junior-level Professor in History, Focus on the Middle East, Warren Wilson College, North Carolina
We are seeking a dynamic teacher-scholar whose work highlights transnational, international, comparative, and/or world perspectives.
Deadline for applications: 28 November 2021. Information: https://warren-wilson.breezy.hr/p/baaaede45764-professor-of-history
18. Assistant Professor in the History of the British Empire (19th-20th Centuries), Focus Middle East, University of South Florida, Tampa
PhD in History or related discipline required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach upper and lower division undergraduate courses as well as graduate seminars. The position requires an active research agenda.
Deadline for applications: 1 December 2021.
19. International Spring School “Mobility and Mobilisation in Islamic Societies”, European Net-work for Islamic Studies (ENIS), Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University, Yogyakarta, 21-23 March 2022
The objective is to study how mobility of people – both in the past and in the present, be they Muslims or non-Muslims, inside and outside the Islamic world – has affected the Muslim societies. PhD candidate stu-dents and advanced MA students are invited.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 November 2021. Information: https://nisis.sites.uu.nl/2021/07/27/nisis-spring-school-2022-mobility-and-mobilisation-in-islamic-societies/
20. HYBRID Summer School for Doctoral Students: “The Qur’an in Inter-Christian Polemic”, University of Nantes, 13-17 June 2022
How have Christian authors in Europe used and appropriated the Qur’an? Format: A series of roundtables with presentations of research by PhD students and postdocs. Each roundtable will be hosted by two col-leagues. Presentations may be made in English or in French.
Deadline for applications: 15 December 2021. Information: https://euqu.eu/2021/09/22/summer-school-the-quran-in-inter-christian-polemic/
21. Articles on “Borders and Boundaries” for Special Issue of “Oxford Middle East Review” Vol. VI
We invite applicants to investigate the symbolic and/or physical manifestation of borders and their impacts on the political, economic, social, and/or cultural landscape of the Middle East and North Africa region. Em-pirical, comparative, and theoretical approaches are encouraged, and we also welcome projects centred around specific case studies
Deadline for submissions: 26 November 2021. Information: https://omerjournal.com/category/news/
22. Articles on “Sufism in the Modern World” for Special Issue of the Journal “Religions” (A&HCI)
This issue analyzes various aspects of the presence of Sufism in the modern world. Scholars from different fields are invited to approach the topic from their own specialism or from an interdisciplinary perspective. The journal is indexed in the ATLA Religion Database and Web of Science. All articles are published online soon after their acceptance.
Deadline for manuscript: 30 June 2022. Information: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/religions/special_issues/Sufism_Modern_World
23. MESA Board Statement on Hacking and Cyber Surveillance as Digital Violence
Several scholars of Iran in the UK and North America have been targeted by Iranian hackers posing as a known scholar who invites the targeted scholar to participate in an online conference or a collaborative re-search project. Other scholars have been hacked through their cell phones by Middle Eastern governments – most notably, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates – allegedly using the Israeli company NSO Group’s Pegasus software. Etc.
We encourage all scholars of the MENA to guard against the threat of hacking to the extent possible. They should exercise caution when opening and responding to emails, store data and communications on multiple devices, and use encrypted communication whenever available.
24. For a full programme of Invisible East’s Manuscripts & Texts Reading Colloquium (IMaT) 2021: Letters, The Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oxford, Tuesdays, 12 October to 30 November 2021
25. AKU ISMC
Population Surveillance, the Body, and Mobility
Occupation and Surveillance in Palestine & Kashmir
Lecture 2: Occupation and Surveillance in Palestine & Kashmirin Conversation
Join us as we hear from four scholars of Kashmir and Palestine discussing surveillance techniques to draw together the shared—as well as varied—experiences of life under military occupation. In militarised zones, as surveillance permeates every aspect of daily life—from checkpoints to multiple identity cards, cyber-surveillance, and policing, we ask, what strategies do people use for mobility, resistance, and everyday life? We also discuss the ways in which Kashmir and Palestine are sites for technological experimentation and innovation, reflecting a powerful colonial present.
Yara Hawari is the Senior Analyst of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network. She completed her PhD in Middle East Politics at the University of Exeter, where she taught various undergraduate courses and continues to be an honorary research fellow. In addition to her academic work, which focused on indigenous studies and oral history, she is a frequent political commentator writing for various media outlets including The Guardian, Foreign Policy, and Al Jazeera English.
Ather Zia, is an Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department and Gender Studies Program at University of Northern Colorado Greeley. She holds a doctorate degree from the Department of Anthropology at the University of California at Irvine. She also has two Masters Degrees: one in Communications from California State University Fullerton and another in Journalism from Kashmir University. Ather is also a poet and journalist. In 2013 she won the second prize for ethnographic poetry on Kashmir from the Society for Humanistic Anthropology (American Anthropological Association). She is the founder-editor of Kashmir Lit, a digital journal based on writings on Kashmir. www.kashmirlit.org . She is the author of Resisting Disappearance: Military Occupation and Women’s Activism in Kashmir (Washington, 2020).
Toufic Haddad is a social scientist whose research focuses on the political economy of development and conflict in the Middle East, and Israel-Palestine in particular. He is the Director of the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL), Kenyon Institute in East Jerusalem, and the author of Palestine Ltd: Neoliberalism and Nationalism in the Occupied Territory (I.B. Tauris 2016). In 2020 he co-won a British Academy seed grant to establish a Kashmir-Palestine scholars solidarity network.
Mohamad Junaid, is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA). His work engages on questions like colonial continuities in postcolonial state formation, aporias of democracy and self-determination, history and memory, space and place, and visual logics of geopolitics. He is the author of a number of works including, “The price of blood: state, precarity, and the moral discourse of loyalty in Kashmir,” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and Middle East, (2020) 40 (1): 166–179, and “Counter-maps of the Ordinary: Occupation, subjectivity, and Walking under Curfew in Kashmir, ” Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power.
Mehroosh Tak is lecturer in Agribusiness at Royal Veterinary College, University of London. She is an applied economist researching agricultural policies and food systems in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). She holds a PhD from SOAS. She regularly coordinates and contributes toward scholarly and public discussion on Kashmir.
Date and Time
25 October 2021, 13:00-15:30 (London).
Join us online via Zoom by registering here
The Governance Programme at the Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, London, is pleased to announce its 2021 Winter Afghan Digital Scholarship Award. The award offers up to £4,000 per award to scholars from the social sciences and humanities, policy-makers, journalists, poets, and other creatives for the pursuit of their own projects and to produce a deliverable that centres on Afghanistan and its diaspora and links to the Governance Programme’s research interests (Please see the lists below). The award will cover work undertaken during November and December 2021.
There are no limitations on where you are based in geographic terms to be able to apply for this scheme, but preference will be given to applicants who currently reside in or have resided in Afghanistan in the past eight years (2014-2021).
Governance Programme Research Themes of Interest
Governance and Religion
Governance and Religious minorities
Governance and the Covid-19 Pandemic
Governance and Civil Society
Governance and Ecologies
Governance and Popular Culture
Governance and Surveillance
Governance and Migration
Governance and Citizenship
Governance and Gender
Governance and Law (Islamic, secular, constitutional, human rights, and informal)
Governance and Resources (water, minerals, gas, and others)
Governance and Education
Governance and Conflict (and Peace)
History of Governance
Governance and Pluralism
Please note the Governance Programme accepts a broad definition of governance that includes the management of populations, economies, societies, and ecological environments by state actors and institutions, international organisations, non-governmental actors and institutions, political groups, informal economies and politics, non-state actors, civil society groups, and others.
Examples of Deliverables*
Working paper (social sciences and humanities and/or policy related);
Other materials in agreement with the Governance Programme team.
*Deliverables can be submitted in other languages, such as Dari and Pashto, and will be translated into English. Deliverables will be made public and open access on the Governmenance Programme’s webpages.
Deadline for application submissions: Tuesday 03 November 2021, 17:00 UK Time.
Outcomes announced: Friday 12 November 2021.
Who can Apply?
Academics pursuing/holding a PhD in the social sciences and humanities;
Others, where applicable.
- Your CV (2-pages);
2. A completed application form (download from here).
Where to Submit?
Please submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject headline: 2021 Winter Afghan Digital Scholarship Award Submission. Submissions made without this headline are not guaranteed to be seen by our selection committee.
If you have any questions please email email@example.com with the subject headline: 2021 Winter Afghan Digital Scholarship Award Query. Submissions made without this headline are not guaranteed to be seen by our selection committee.
27. California State University – Bakersfield – Assistant Professor, Islam
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