1. Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship is now available for the study of Kurdish (Sorani) language -1st and 2nd year- in the Summer Language Workshop at Indiana University, Bloomington. Please announce this to your students and colleagues who might be interested.
IU Summer Language Workshop:
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships:
2. The Department of Middle Eastern South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University invites applications for adjunct faculty to teach three Persian language courses per year and perform other duties associated with the Persian Language Program. Appointment is from September 1, 2016 and ends on May 31, 2017. We are seeking a professional language teacher with a serious commitment to teaching languages for academic purposes. This is a part-time position.
Preference will be given to applicants who have a Ph.D., but those with a Master’s degree and at least 1 year of language teaching experience are also encouraged to apply. Native or near-native fluency in Persian and English, foreign language instruction experience on a collegiate level, and an oral proficiency based approach are required.
All applications must be submitted online and must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy and methodology, and three letters of recommendation. For more information and to apply, go to:
Applications will be reviewed starting 05/01/2016.
3. MA Intellectual Encounters of the Islamicate World
The aim of the MA Intellectual Encounters of the Islamicate World is to provide international graduate students with a thorough understanding of the deep and diverse links between the Muslim, Jewish and Christian intellectual contributions during the medieval period. The program is characterised by a strongly research-driven, interdisciplinary and interreligious approach with an emphasis on primary texts in the original language (Arabic). Students will be trained and mentored by internationally renowned guest lecturers who are counted among the leading experts in their respective fields of research.
The primarily web-based MA program also includes three face-to-face sessions in Istanbul and Berlin per academic year during which the students and teachers will actually come together for discussion, teaching and examination. Freie Universität Berlin offers this one-year, full-time MA program of 60 ECTS to an expected number of 20 students, many of whom are from the region of the Middle East. The language of instruction is English.
Application period for the academic year 2016/17 is open from 15 April until 31 May 2016.
4. Middle East Summer School at SOAS – 20 June-21 July 2016
An intensive five-week summer school programme which includes a choice of courses from the following:
- Beginners Arabic (Level 1)
- Beginners Arabic (Level 2)
- Beginners Persian (Level 1)
- Government and Politics of the Middle East
- Culture and Society in the Middle East
Students would normally take either one of the Arabic modules or the Persian module, which take place in the morning, and either ‘Government and Politics of the Middle East’ or ‘Culture and Society in the Middle East’, both of which run in the afternoon. Students may, however, choose to take any combination of the courses offered eg. Government and Politics of the Middle East & Culture and Society in the Middle East with or without Arabic or Persian.
5. The Centre for Gulf Studies at the University of Exeter is seeking to
recruit one excellent doctoral student whose area(s) of specialisation
fit(s) and complement(s) the research interests of our academics. This
prestigious award covers: direct payment of tuition fees for 3 years;
maintenance allowance for accommodation and living expenses of around
£13,863 per annum.
The studentship is open to *Home/EU and International students*.
Application deadline: *29 May 2016*.
More information: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=2162
6. The latest news from the Islamic Reformulations project at: http://www.islamicreformulations.net/
7. Book Series: Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies
The Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies Series publishes new and original scholarship on various aspects of literature, history, geography, sociology and anthropology, religion, cinema and visual studies. The series will be published in English and French and intends to present research monographs, reviewed theses, and original reference works.
The series is financed and hosted by ”Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies (IPGS)” at the Oklahoma State University.
Pedram Khosronejad (Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies, School of International Studies, Oklahoma State University, USA)
8. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
5 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/17
(Location: Berlin / Closing Date: May 9, 2016)
The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien invites scholars to apply for five postdoctoral fellowships for the research program
Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME).
EUME seeks to rethink key concepts and premises that link and divide Europe and the Middle East. The program draws on the international expertise of scholars in and outside of Germany and is embedded in university and extra-university research institutions in Berlin. It supports historical-critical philology, rigorous engagement with the literatures of the Middle East and their histories, the social history of cities and the study of Middle Eastern political and philosophical thought as central fields of research not only for area or cultural studies, but also for European intellectual history and other academic disciplines. The program explores modernity as a historical space and conceptual frame.
The program puts forward three programmatic ideas:
1) supporting research that demonstrates the rich and complex historical legacies and entanglements between Europe and the Middle East; 2) re-examining genealogical notions of mythical ‘beginnings’, ‘origins’, and ‘purity’ in relation to culture and society; and 3) rethinking key concepts of a shared modernity in light of contemporary cultural, social, and political entanglements that supersede identity discourses as well as national, cultural or regional canons and epistemologies that were established in the nineteenth century.
9. Seminar: “Ijtihad (Juristic Deduction) in Contemporary Context: Concept, Functions and Methods”, Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics, Doha, 27-29 September 2016
Approved research papers written in Arabic or English will be published by the Center through the prestigious “House of Brill”. The Center will host the authors of the most distinguished papers, and will assume their travel expenses and accommodation during the days of the symposium.
Deadline for abstracts: 20 May 2016. Information: http://www.cilecenter.org/en/news/call-for-research-papers-ijtihad-in-contemporary-context-concept-functions-and-methods-27-29-september-2016/
10. Workshop: “Islamophobia in the East of the European Union”, Prague, Czech Republic, 23-24 October 2016
The workshop is focusing on the History and Present of Attitudes to the Other; National and EU Politics; the Lived Experience; Theory and Methodology etc.
Deadline for submission: 15 May 2016. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/120889/cfp-workshop-islamophobia-east-european-union
11. Conference: “Sex, Sexuality, and Sexual Diversity in Islamic Thought and Praxis”, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 11-13 November 2016
Conference to address the developments of Classical Islamic discourse about sexuality and human dignity. While the main focus will be challenging homophobia by promoting human dignity, all discussions about sex and sexuality that engage Islamic primary sources will be of interest in this forum.
Deadline for submission: 31 May 2016. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/120653/sex-sexuality-and-sexual-diversity-islamic-thought-and-praxis
12. International Workshop: “Left-Wing Trends in the Arab World (1948-1979): Bringing Transnational Back in”, Orient-Institut, Beirut, 12-13 December 2016
This workshop aims at shedding light on the transnational dynamics in which Arab left-wing trends have been embedded, especially during the 1960-70s, the glorious period of left-wing revolutionary movements throughout the world, in one word: the Tri-Continent moment.
Deadline for abstracts in English or Arabic: 26 June 2016. Information: http://www.orient-institut.org/fileadmin/user_upload/ARAL-CFP.pdf
13. Research Associate for the Project: “COBHUNI – Contemporary Bioethics and the History of the Unborn in Islam”, University of Hamburg
For the analysis of commentary traditions within one work-package of the Project, a set of 11th to 13th century authors have to be situated in their time by a doctoral researcher. M.A. in Islamic studies preferred; knowledge of Spanish obligatory. The 50% position commences on 1 September 2016 for a period of three years.
Deadline for application: 31 May 2016. Information: http://www.uni-hamburg.de/uhh/stellenangebote/wissenschaftliches-personal/fakultaet-geisteswissenschaften/31-05-16-137.pdf
14. Summer Program: “Expressions of Diversity: An Introduction to Muslim Cultures -Knowledge, Power, and Identity in Muslim Contexts”, SFU-Vancouver, 11-15 July 2016
The 2016 program features international scholars with Islamophobia and orientalism as a form of knowing; knowledge and governance in the Ottoman empire; knowledge, power, and identities in Iranian Shi’ism; Islamic finance as knowledge and practice; interfaith interactions in early modern history; and questions of community in the interpretation of the Qur’an.
15. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Visual Resources Librarian
for Islamic Architecture
New York University Arts and Science – FACULTY FELLOW, CONTEMPORARY
MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES
Newcastle University, UK – Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in History (Middle East/Ottoman Empire)
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