1.Two lectureships, the University of Stirling.
One is a ‘Lectureship in Religion and International Politics’ (job number SCH00612) and the other is a ‘Lectureship in International Politics’ with a special focus on the Middle East (job number SCH00610).
The deadline for applications for both positions is 31st May 2016.
More information about these positions can be found at http://www.stir.ac.uk/about/jobs/
2. Research Associate Genealogies of Knowledge, University of Manchester
Closing date : 29/05/2016
Reference : HUM-08115
Faculty / Organisational unit : Humanities
School / Directorate : School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Division : –
Employment type : Fixed Term
Duration : Available from 1 January 2017 to 31 March 2020
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Salary : £30,738 to £37,768 per annum
Hours per week : Full Time
3. Lecture – Nasrin Askari, ‘Elite Folktales: A 16th-Century Collection of Persian Stories in the Bodleian Library’ (Cambridge, UK, 12 May)
Cambridge Lectures in Islamic Art:
‘Elite Folktales: A 16th-Century Collection of Persian Stories in the Bodleian Library’
Dr. Nasrin Askari (Bahari Visiting Fellow in the Persian Arts of the Book, Bodleian Library)
Thursday, 12 May 2016, 5.30 pm
Thomas Gray Room, Pembroke College, Cambridge
Free and open to all.
4. Conference, May 4, 2016, Cultural and Social Encounters in Islamic Asia, c. 1600-c. 1800, Nehemia Levtzion Center for Islamic Studies, Mount Scopus, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
5. On line sources:
Syria Studies, the official online journal of the Centre for Syrian Studies (CSS) at the University of St. Andrews.
Chronological Coverage of an Arabic Corpus
An Experiment with Date Statements
Posted by Maxim Romanov on March 29, 2016
(on Coding, Corpora, Methods, and Historical Texts)
Full-Time Term Faculty Position: Arab World Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies – American University, Washington DC: www.american.edu/cas/crgc/
Assistant Professor without Review in Islamic Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. and be able to teach Classical Arabic at all levels, and courses on topics such as Introduction to Western Religions, Classical Islam, Modern Islam, and/or another area of specialization.
Deadline for application: 6 June 2016. Information: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/23357
8. The treasures of Arabic, Persian and Turkish tales in the 15 volumes of the
extraordinary Enzyklopädie des Märchens (1).
Enzyklopädie [Enzyklopaedie] des Märchens [Maerchens]:
Handwörterbuch [Handwoerterbuch] zur historischen und vergleichenden
Erzählforschung [Erzaehlforschung], ed. Rolf Wilhelm Brednich et al. 15
vols. Berlin, etc.: de Gruyter, 1977-2015, also available online.
More information on
Beyond The Mosque: Diverse Sites of Muslim Prayer (Universities Art Association of Canada/ Association d’art des universités du Canada, Montreal, Canada, October 27-30, 2016)
Conference session to be held at the Université du Québec à Montréal
Chaired by: Angela Andersen
Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria
The purpose-built, monumental mosque is often presented as the primary site of Islamic congregational worship. However, the Quran provides virtually no instructions regarding the appearance or configuration of such a site, and many Muslims engage in individual and congregational prayer in a variety of settings. A room in the home, a rug, a clean piece of cloth or a line in the sand can demarcate prayer space just as the declaration of the intent to pray itself can establish parameters. This panel will explore the great architectural diversity of Muslim places of prayer and worship, inclusive of art-historical, religious studies, anthropological, sociological and lived experience perspectives. Historical and contemporary studies of women and the elderly in Islam, Sufi orders, marginalized and sectarian movements, rural assembly sites, migrant communities, Muslims in predominantly non-Muslim surroundings, syncretic traditions, and the contemporary workforce seeking prayer and worship accommodations are but a few examples of welcome subjects.
Please submit proposals directly to Angela Andersen email@example.com by June 24, 2016.
Proposals for 20 minute papers should include:
name and email address
abstract (150 words maximum)
brief bio (150 words maximum)
According to the regulations of the Universities Art Association of Canada, “proposals may be submitted by current members or non-members of UAAC. Non-members must become members of UAAC and pay registration fees in order to present a paper at the conference. Membership dues and registration fees must be received by October 1, 2016. MA students are not permitted to give papers at the conference.”
10. CFP for volume entitled
Transcultural Identity Constructions in a Changing Arab World
11. The University of Religions and Denominations (Qom, Iran) is pleased to offer the 3rd short-term course of Shi’a Islamic Studies on August 22, to September 1, 2016.
This 10-Day English program mainly focuses on Shia Islamic beliefs and practices, as well as Shiite authority, rituals and ceremonies in the contemporary Iran. The program includes guided visits to the local and cultural sites of Qom, Isfahan and Tehran in order to provide a view of day-to-day life in Iran. All faculty, students and researchers in related fields are invited to apply.
The normal fee for the course is $1300 including all local costs. There are some fellowships available for applicants whose competency will be approved.
You can find more information on our website at: http://shiacourse.urd.ac.ir/.
Please don’t hesitate to email us via firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
12. Al-Mahdi Institute, Birmingham, UK
Now enrolling for Islamic Studies & Arabic
available to study Full-time and Part-time starting in September 2016
13. Symposium – Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs (Met Museum, 10–11 June)
14. Call for Submissions: Persian Passages (Special issue of Southerly)
Persian speakers from Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan have influenced Australian culture in many ways. What are the evocations of Persian themes in Australian writing and culture? What are the contemporary heirs to Judith Wright’s poem ‘Hafiz of Shiraz’? And what is the image of Australia in contemporary Persian texts? Guest editors Laetitia Nanquette and Ali Alizadeh are calling for submissions of poems, stories, non-fiction and literary papers for a special issue of Southerly focusing on literary transactions between Australian and Persian cultures. The editors are also interested in writings from Iranian, Afghan and Tajik writers engaging with Australia in any way.
As the Persian-speaking community is becoming stronger in Australia and its cultural production diversifies, this issue aims to offer to an Australian audience a rich sample of texts and perspectives focusing on Australian-Persian perspectives
The CFP can be seen online at this address: http://southerlyjournal.com.au/2016/05/12/call-for-submissions-persian-passages-special-issue-of-southerly/
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