1.International Workshop and Edited Volume on “Practices of Preaching in the Islamic Context – Text, Performativity, and Materiality of Islamic Religious Speech” by the Junior Research Group “Islamic Theology in Context: Science and Society”, Berlin Institute for Islamic Theology, Humboldt University of Berlin, 17-18 March 2022
Given the centrality of preaching in religious proceedings, this workshop seeks to bring together scholars who work on the performative, textual, spatial, and material aspects of Islamic religious speech in past and present.
Information: https://www.islamische-theologie.hu-berlin.de/de/forschung/nachwuchsforschungsgruppe-isla-mische-theologie-im-kontext-wissenschaft-und-gesellschaft-1/arbeit-nwg2/cfp-practices-of-preaching_bit.pdf Contact: Dr. Ayşe Almıla Akca (firstname.lastname@example.org )
2. International Symposium Series: “From Sahn-ı Seman to Darülfünun – VI: The First Ottoman University (Darülfünun) and Reformation of Higher Education in Turkey”, Istanbul, 12-13 May 2022
The main focus will be Darülfünun and its organization and departments. Thanks to this institution, many new disciplines were introduced to Ottoman and then Republican intellectual life. This symposium will scrutinize ways through which the institutional change from the medrese to the university in the late Ottoman period took place.
3. Workshop: “Canon or Code? Standardizing and Transmitting Islamic law”, CanCode-Project, University of Bergen, 16-18 June 2021
The workshop will focus on the processes behind the concepts “canonization” and “codification” seeking to keep a comparative focus across the pre-modern/modern divide and using a diversity of empirical cases. Thematic panels: 1) Courts as a Locus for Standardization; 2) Standardization of fiqh; 3) Transmission of Knowledge; 4) Translation and Canonization.
Deadline for abstracts: 10 January 2022.
4. Conference “Red Sea Project X: Red Sea Horizons, Edges and Transitions”, Rethymno, Crete, Greece, 6-9 July 2022
Conference themes will include: Movement, dependencies, and enslaved lives across geographic and temporal borders; The medieval and early modern, with an emphasis on the Ottoman, Red Sea; Traditional maritime technologies; the transition from the age of sail to the age of steam; Religion and the sea.
Extended deadline for abstracts: 31 December 2021.
5. Workshop: “History and Anthropology through Literature: Approaches & Methodologies to the Study of Medieval and Modern Texts and Manuscripts”, Trinity College Dublin, July 2022
The Cairo Genizah is a treasure trove of medieval and early-modern Arabic manuscripts stored away in Egypt’s Ben Ezra Synagogue over nearly a thousand years. This one-day workshop seeks to bring together scholars of manuscript sciences, history, anthropology, literary criticism, philosophy, and sociology to chal-lenge the investigation of history, sociology, and anthropology though pre-modern literature and its manu-scripts.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 February 2022.
6. Assistant Professor for Middle East History, Gonzaga University in Spokane Washington
Historians focused on any aspect of the Middle East past are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in applicants with expertise that falls between the years 500 and 1500, or in: public history, history of science, history of medicine, history of technology, economic history, cultural history.
Deadline for applications: 1 February 2022.
7. Scholarships in Religious Studies for Masters Students at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Students pursing an Advanced Certificate in Religious Studies, as part of their MA studies in participating departments and units, engage in the study of religious phenomena from a historical point of view and from a variety of interdisciplinary approaches and cross-disciplinary perspectives.
Deadline for applications: 1 February 2022.
8. Fellowship Opportunities 2022-2023 at the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE)
ARCE offers funded fellowships and a research associate program for a wide range of scholars looking to conduct research in Egypt. Previous fellows have represented the fields of anthropology, archaeology, archi-tecture, fine art, art history, Coptic studies, economics, Egyptology, history, humanistic social sciences, Is-lamic studies, literature, political science, religious studies and even music.
9. Chapters for “Routledge Handbook of Islamic Ethics”
Chapters are invited for: Scriptural Ethics: Sunna as Moral Model – Scriptural Narrative Ethics; Theology: Moral Ontology and Epistemology (taḥsīn and taqbīḥ); Philosophy: Utopia; Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh) & Legal Theory (Uṣūl): Sources of Moral Normativity; Adab: Excellent Moral Qualities (faḍāʾil & shamāʾi) and eulogies (manāqib) – Consoling the Grief-Stricken (tasliyat al-muṣāb).
10. Mediating Scripture: Judeo-Persian Tobit as Global Crossroads,” coinciding with the display of the Judeo-Persian biblical manuscripts at Louvre Abu Dhabi.
Dec 8 and 9, 2021
Description: This symposium is occasioned by the recent recovery of the only-known Judeo-Persian copy of the apocryphal Book of Tobit, commissioned by Giambattusta Vecchietti in 1600 in the Gulf city of Lār. The interdisciplinary and global crossroads of manuscript provides an important case study of global early modernity. A two-day symposium brings prominent scholars into conversation about the significance of the global iterations and variations of the remarkable story and iconography of the Book of Tobit. For the occasion of this symposium, the manuscript has traveled back to the region and will be exhibited at Louvre Abu Dhabi.
11. Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies Lecture Series
University of Manchester
Online Women and Gender Forum titled:
Empowering Muslim Women in History, Literature and the Arts
Exploring the imagination and representation of women in history and today is a fully-fledged ambition that this series of lectures would like to explore through MENA women’s work in art, literature, history, archaeology, and social sciences, along with their representation and perception in the works of non-MENA academics.
The series includes speakers from the MENA region as well as from other parts of the globe. The meeting point of these speakers is their research on the women of this region. Through their multi- and interdisciplinary distinctive, innovative, and creative approaches to their fields, they deconstruct the stereotypes of Muslim women and emphasize their diversity. This region, which comprises the Arab World and a large part of the Islamic World, is considered today as one of the hottest spots in world politics and economy, but as usual, women are the least visible participants in and yet the most affected by the consequences of political and economic crises. More positively, they are central to the waves of social changes taking place in this region at a dizzying speed.
The series, which is envisaged as a platform for debate among academics, students and the general public, with interest in the broader theme of Women and Gender in MENA, will start on 1 December 2021 and will run through to the end of the academic year in 2022 on the zoom platform.
The organizers of this lecture series are two women and gender specialists. Professor Zahia Smail Salhi is Chair of Modern Arabic Studies and Dr Hatoon Alfassi is visiting Senior Research Fellow of the University of Manchester, Department of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies. Dr Alfassi was formerly a faculty at the International Affairs Department of Qatar University, and the History Department of King Saud University. Both are very happy to invite you to engage in a Women and Gender Discussion forum which defeats geographical boundaries and extends the opportunity to participants from everywhere in the world.
Lecture 2: The Hijab: Between Empowerment and Disempowerment
By Dr Lloyd Ridgeon
School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow
Wednesday 08 Dec 2021, 17:00 GMT on Zoom:
Dialogue Series 2021/2022
Population Surveillance, the Body, and Mobility
Policing and Prisons
Date and Time
9 December 2021, 17:00-18:30 (London).
Join us online via Zoom by registering here
Lecture 4: Policing and Prisons
Join us in a celebration and pre-launch of Deniz Yonucu’s new book, Police, Provocation, and Politics (Cornell University Press, 2022). The book is a counterintuitive analysis of contemporary policing practices, focusing particular attention on the incitement of counterviolence, perpetual conflict, and ethno-sectarian discord by the state security apparatus. Situating Turkish policing within a global context and combining archival work and oral history narratives with ethnographic research, Yonucu demonstrates how Cold War and decolonial era counterinsurgency strategies continue to inform contemporary urban policing in Istanbul. Her work will be discussed in detail by two experts on policing, Zoha Waseem (UCL, London) and Michael Farquhar (KCL). Join us for an important conversation on policing and politics in Turkey today and its links to the past.
Deniz Yonucu received her Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from Cornell University and is currently a Lecturer at the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University. She is the author of Police, Provocation, Politics: Counterinsurgency in Istanbul (Cornell University Press, Forthcoming in March 2022) and co-founder and co-convenor of the Anthropology of Surveillance Network (ANSUR). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in prestigious journals, including Current Anthropology, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Social & Legal Studies, and the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, among others.
13. Open Access Manuscripts Collection: Manuscripta Islamica Rossica
The manuscripts are kindly provided by:
- The Museum of Rare Book, MGIMO(University) of the MFA of the Russian Federation (Moscow)
- All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature named after M.I. Rudomino (Moscow)
- Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow)
- The State Public Scientific Technological Library of the Siberian branch of the RAS (Novosibirsk)
- Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow)
- The Mardjani Foundation (Moscow)
- The Don State Public Library (Rostov-on-Don)
- Astrakhan Regional Scientific Library named after N.K. Krupskaya (Astrakhan)
- The State Universal Scientific Library of Krasnoyarsk region (Krasnoyarsk)
- Institute of History, Archeology and Ethnography of the Dagestan scientific center of RAS (Makhachkala)
- Institute of Experimental Medicine (St. Petersburg)
The official website of “Manuscripta Islamica Rossica” is the part of the Federal historical and documentary educational portal.
14. Friday, December 10, at 1:00 PM (ET): Ervand Abrahamian will discuss his /Oil Crisis in Iran: From Nationalism to Coup d’Etat /with Nahid Mozaffari
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