1.Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies has released a call for papers for a special issue titled “Race, Race-Thinking, and Identity in the Global Middle Ages.”
Proposals are due January 31, 2022 and should be submitted to Cord J. Whitaker (Wellesley College) at email@example.com.
For further details, please see the post on the Medieval Academy of America’s blog: http://www.themedievalacademyblog.org/call-for-papers-speculum-themed-issue-race-race-thinking-and-identity-in-the-global-middle-ages/.
2. Assistant/Associate Professor of Classical/Premodern Arabic Literature
American University of Cairo
Dec 31 2021 closing date.
3. Middle East Library Association(MELA,) Education Committee welcomes all to attend:
Careers in Middle East Librarianship
Friday, Dec 10, 2021 at 12:00pm EST
Are you graduating soon with an M.A. or Ph.D. degree in Middle East studies, and curious about librarianship as a professional option for using your academic research skills? Have you been adjunct instructing for a while and wondering how to turn your experience and subject knowledge to a rewarding alternative academic career? You may have been wondering, What exactly does a subject-specialist librarian do? Do you need to have an MLIS to get a job as a subject librarian? How do you gain experience in cataloging? Will you get to read books all day?
This workshop, sponsored by the Middle East Librarians Association (MELA), will consist of three parts: part one will feature brief presentations by professional librarians who have come to the profession via different pathways, and working at public or private institutions. Participants will learn more about the work librarians do, how they participate in the intellectual work of the institutions they are associated with–in fact as partners contributing to research and teaching–and how the profession of Middle East librarianship is moving to address profound changes in technology, publishing, and society. In part two, the workshop will offer practical tips on applying to library school, how to gain related experience, and how previous experience can be highlighted on your c.v. The third part of the workshop will be reserved for your questions and discussion. https://www.mela.us/
Please register for the virtual workshop: https://tinyurl.com/MELALibrary
Panelist and Chair:
- Dale Correa, University of Texas, Austin, Chair
- Sarah DeMott, Harvard University , Head of Education Committee
- Emily Witsell, Wofford College
- Mohamed Hamed, University of California, Berkeley
- Salma Abumeeiz, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
- Amanda Hannoosh Steinberg, Harvard University
- William Kopycki, Library of Congress, Cairo Overseas Office
Please contact me directly if you have any questions regarding registration or accessibility needs.
This event will be conducted in English and recorded with an edited version available on the MELA YouTube Channel.
Sarah DeMott, PhD, MLS
Middle East Library Association
MELA, Education Committee, head
MELA, Mentorship Program, head
Sarah DeMott, PhD, MLS
Faculty Librarian for Freshman Seminars
Library Liaison for Judaica, Near East, and Middle East Studies
Harvard College Library
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4. We are happy to share the recording of our 6th IDHN conference that took place on November 17, 2021: https://youtu.be/PnQFIrnUUzY. The recording is also posted on the IDHN forum.
Please note that the presentation of Wafa Fatima Isfahani is not included in the recording upon her request.
Below, we are also providing links to the DH projects of our presenters. We are immensely grateful to our presenters for their generosity in sharing their research with the IDHN community. Thank you so much!Best wishes to all,
Irene Kirchner (Georgetown University)
Presenters’ names: Metin M. Coşgel, Emre Özer, and Sadullah Yıldırım
Title of the presentation: Gender and Justice: A Quantitative Analysis of Women’s Participation and Victory in Ottoman CourtsLink to paper: https://www.dropbox.com/s/dlsdrp66izj5tbr/Gender%20and%20Justice%20%28IDHN%29.pdf?dl=0
Presenter’s name: Wafa Fatima Isfahani
Title of the presentation: Tracing Genealogies: Using Network Analysis to Model the Spatiotemporal Distribution of Sufi OrdersLinks to tools: Gephi: https://gephi.org/ Palladio: https://hdlab.stanford.edu/palladio/
Presenter’s name: Noëmie Lucas, Chahan Vidal-Gorène, Clément Salah
Title of the presentation: RASAM – A Dataset for the Recognition and Analysis of Scripts in Arabic Maghrebi
Link to project: https://calfa.fr/blog/26 and https://philaranum.hypotheses.org/219
Link to corpus: Full dataset with layout annotations and transcriptions, https://github.com/calfa-co/rasam-dataset
Link to tools: Calfa Vision, a web-based annotation tool for documents and images, https://vision.calfa.fr
– About RASAM, specifications and evaluations, see:
Chahan Vidal-Gorène, Noëmie Lucas, Clément Salah, Aliénor Decours-Perez, and Boris Dupin, RASAM – A Dataset for the Recognition and Analysis of Scripts in Arabic Maghrebi, In: Barney Smith E.H., Pal U. (eds) Document Analysis and Recognition – ICDAR 2021 Workshops. ICDAR 2021, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12916. Springer, Cham, p. 265-281.
– About Calfa Vision and fine-tuning impact, see:
Chahan Vidal-Gorène, Aliénor Decours-Perez, Boris Dupin, and Thomas Riccioli, A Modular and Automated Annotation Platform for Handwritings, Evaluation on Under-Resourced Languages, In: Lladós J., Lopresti D., Uchida S. (eds) Document Analysis and Recognition – ICDAR 2021. ICDAR 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12823. Springer, Cham, p. 507-522.
Presenter’s name: Sohaib Saeed
Title of the presentation: “Al-Rāzī’s Great Exegesis: Can text reuse detection solve a longstanding debate over his sole authorship?”
Link to publications: https://independent.academia.edu/SohaibSaeed
5. SULTANS OF THE SEA: PIECING TOGETHER SOVEREIGNTY AND MARITIMITY IN THE RED SEA (10th-16th CENTURIES)
Roxani Eleni Margariti, Emory University
Wednesday, December 8th, 12:30pm EST
[Webinar]Silsila Fall 2021 Lecture Series A corpus of funerary inscriptions from the Dahlak Archipelago in present-day Eritrea constitute the strongest evidence for the existence of a long-lived island principality controlling a land-and-sea realm in the Southern Red Sea. Published and unpublished Cairo Geniza documents shed light on commodities traded, services rendered and conditions prevailing across the archipelago in the 11th and 12th centuries; they also refer directly to local rulers that can be cross-referenced with the epigraphic record. Additional if less coherent sets of sources—narrative, visual, environmental, and archaeological—illuminate the nature of a polity at the margins of better-known states, and historicize various aspects of its island culture, from maritime toponymy to the range of locally procured marine goods that entered regional and transregional circuits of exchange.
Full details of the event and a link to register as an attendee can be found at:
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- December 04, 2021
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