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Assistant Professor of South Asian Art Historyâ€¨ (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
â€¨Application deadline: November 1, 2015â€¨
The Department of Art History at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of South Asian art (tenure track) beginning Fall 2016. We invite applications from scholars whose research focuses on any historical period and geographic area of South Asia, but especially welcome candidates specializing in the art, architecture or archaeology of ancient through early modern South Asia, particularly those that complement current faculty strengths in ancient Iran or the Ottoman and Safavid empires. In addition to upper-level/graduate teaching in their areas of research, ideal candidates will be able to teach broadly within South Asia and contribute to undergraduate Asian art surveys.â€¨â€¨
Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May).
Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.
â€¨Responsibilities include: engaging actively in research; teaching courses on all undergraduate and graduate levels (from broad surveys of South Asian art to specialized graduate seminars); and the supervision of senior projects, M.A. qualifying papers, and doctoral dissertations. We seek candidates who will work collaboratively with their colleagues in Art History as well as with faculty in other departments and engage in the interdisciplinary life of the College. Faculty members of this department are committed to outstanding, theoretically-driven research and to the support of and collaboration with younger colleagues.
â€¨The Standards for Promotion and Tenure in the Department of Art History are available at: http://www.academic.umn.edu/provost/faculty/tenure/pdf/CLA/7_12ARTH.pdf
â€¨The Workload Principles and Guidelines for Regular Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are available at: http://intranet.cla.umn.edu/faculty/FacultyWorkloadPrinciplesGuidelines.phpâ€¨
â€¨Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Art History or related field (A.B.D. considered but Ph.D. is strongly preferred by appointment start date); college/university-level teaching experience; a promising record of research and publication. If Ph.D is completed by the start date (August 29, 2016), appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor.
Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the departmentâ€™s academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations.
How To Applyâ€¨
All applicants must apply online. Please go to: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ and search for Job ID 304138. To be considered for this position, please click the “apply” button and follow the instructions. You will be given an opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Additional documents must be attached by accessing your “My Activities” page. The following materials must be attached to your online application: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) names, addresses, and email contact of three references as separate attachment in “My Activities.”
Additional materials may be requested at a later date.â€¨The deadline to apply for this position is November 1, 2015.â€¨This position will remain open until filled.
About the Departmentâ€¨
The Department of Art History at the University of Minnesota consists of approximately 10 core faculty, 65 undergraduate majors, and 20 graduate students. South Asian art history has a long been a strength of University of Minnesota and benefits from a thriving multi-disciplinary community of scholars across the College of Liberal Arts.
The Ames South Asia Library at the University of Minnesota is one of the worldâ€™s outstanding resources for the study of South Asia.â€¨The Department of Art History is housed within the College of Liberal Arts and has active collaborations with faculty throughout the University, including those in Asian Languages and Literatures, Classical and Near Eastern Studies, the Center for Early Modern History, American Studies, Studio Art, and Cultural Studies and Comparative Literatures.
â€¨Established in 1868, the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesotaâ€™s land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.â€¨â€¨The College of Liberal Arts is committed to intellectual freedom, the pursuit of new knowledge, and the belief that the liberal arts are the foundation of academic learning. CLA prepares students to be independent and original thinkers, innovators in their chosen fields; to create meaning in their lives and in their lifeâ€™s work; and to become productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world.
â€¨â€¨The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education. [http://www.cla.umn.edu%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%A8%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%A8]www.cla.umn.eduâ€¨â€¨
In addition to UMNâ€™s own faculty, library, museum and archival resources, the Twin Cities is a culturally rich area with, among many other resources, two Indian dance companies and an Indian Music Society. A search for a South Asia curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Art is just concluding, and the University of Minnesota is home to South Asia specialists in many departments.â€¨Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota, with its five campuses and more than 65,000 students, is one of the largest, most comprehensive universities in the United States, and ranks among the most prestigious research universities in the world. It is both a major research institution, with scholars of national and international reputation, and a state land-grant university, with a strong tradition of education and public engagement.â€¨â€¨Diversityâ€¨The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.â€¨â€¨
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About the U of Mâ€¨
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nationâ€™s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations
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2. Dear Friends,
I am pleased to announce the publication of my first monograph, which may be of interest to some on this list: Kirman and the Qajar Empire: Local Dimensions of Modernity in Iran, 1794-1914. This is a study on the importance of private estate building and elite factionalism in shaping social, economic, and political change in the Kirman region over the long nineteenth century. While playing the obvious role of intermediaries in relations with the Qajar and British Empires, local families also invested in projects to commercialize opium, cotton, and carpet production in southern Iran and facilitated their trade through the Persian Gulf to markets overseas. Kirman was also at the center of the constitutional movement in the early 20th century, with local families caught between calls for placing limits on the patrimonial rule of the Qajar dynasty and attempts to maintain their own hereditary control over local administration. “Modernity” here is explored as an interrelated process of regional integration and expanding global networks, with a particular emphasis on exploring how Iranians participated in shaping this locally.
James M. Gustafson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Indiana State University
621 Chestnut St.
Terre Haute, IN 47809
3. The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) is pleased to announce 2016-2017 fellowship programs for U.S.-based students and scholars:
ARIT / National Endowment for the Humanities Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey cover all fields of the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history for applicants who have completed their academic training. The fellowships may be held for terms ranging from four months to a full year. Stipend per month is $4,200.
ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey are offered for research in ancient, medieval, or modern times, in any field of the humanities and social sciences. Post-doctoral and advanced doctoral fellowships may be held for various terms, for terms from one month up to one academic year. Stipends range from $2,500 to $15,500.
Applications for ARIT fellowships must be submitted to ARIT by November 1, 2015. The fellowship committee will notify applicants by late January, 2016.
ARIT Summer Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language at Bogazici University, Istanbul, summer 2016. The program supports intensive study of advanced Turkish language at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, including air fare, tuition, and stipend. The application deadline is February 5.
For further information please see the ARIT webpage at http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/FellowshipPrograms.html
American Research Institute in Turkey
c/o University of Pennsylvania Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
4. CFP: Subverting or Sustaining Authority: NEMLA 2016-Satire in the Middle East and North Africa
As part of the literary heritage of the Middle East and North Africa, satire
has long played an essential role in resisting and subverting the status quo of
religious, political, and cultural hegemonies in the region. From Abbasid era
poet Ibn al-Rumi’s invectives and al-Jahiz’s humorous tales to 20th-century
Syrian playwright Muhammad al-Maghut and contemporary Moroccan comedian Ahmad
al-Sanusi, satire has been deployed as a mechanism of critiquing, ridiculing,
and repudiating authority while at the same time implicitly alluding to the
possibility of constructing alternative futures. At the same time, satire has
also been co-opted by state cultural institutions, used to propagate
authoritarian discourses, and maintain the status quo whether in the case of
political cartoons published in state-owned newspapers or soap operas broadcast
on national television channels.
This seminar aims to explore the following questions: how and to what effect
has satire, humor, and invective been employed in prose, verse, visual culture
and on stage in the Middle East and North Africa in the 20th and 21st
centuries? What are some of the underlying impulses of satire in the
contemporary era, and how are satirical works linked to both nostalgia for an
idealized past and conceptions of a utopian future? How are contemporary
satirical works related to classical traditions of invective and satire? What
are the potential implications and limitations of satire as political critique
and resistance? How have state cultural institutions and the apparatus of state
censorship attempted to restrict and co-opt satire and comedy as an extension
of state power?
Abstracts (300 word maximum) must be submitted to the NEMLA website and are due
September 30th,2015. https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15921
For questions, please contact Shareah Taleghani at email@example.com or
Eman Morsi at firstname.lastname@example.org
AAH2016 Annual Conference and Bookfair
University of Edinburgh
7 – 9 April 2016
Inside / Outside in Islamic Art and Architecture
Saygin Salgirli, University of British Columbia (email@example.com)
As an offshoot of Orientalist fantasies about the absolute interior, the harem, earlier scholarship on the domestic architecture of the Islamic world transformed each household into a micro seraglio, less erotic but equally exotic, with a definite separation between private and public, inside and outside. The damage has been so profound that the revisionist scholarship of the past few decades devoted more effort to replacing the Orientalist canon than to asking new questions about the relationship between inside and outside in Islamic art and architecture. This panel calls for empirically grounded papers that engage with theoretical and methodological issues pertaining to various conceptualisations of inside and outside in Islamic art and architecture. Topics may include, but are not limited to: the relationship between peripheral and central figures in illuminated manuscripts; compositional means of defining or redefining an inside and an outside; the relationship between text and image; questions of audience and visibility; borders and frames in manuscripts and portable objects; architectural means of inclusion and exclusion; architecture as the configuration of an outside as well as an inside; sensory means of defining an inside; an insider’s experience of space versus an outsider’s experience. Papers can focus on any part of the Islamic world from all periods, but especially welcome are comparative studies that discuss multiple works / buildings across space and/or time.
Email paper propsals to the session convenor(s) by 9 November 2015. Download a Paper Proposal Guidelines
6. ISLAMIC STUDIES IN SCOTLAND: RETROSPECT AND PROSPECT
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the inaugural lecture of Montgomery Watt as the first Chair of Arabic and Islamic Studies in Scotland, the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies in the University of Edinburgh, supported by the Alwaleed Centre, has arranged an evening celebrating and assessing Prof Watt’s work (talks by Professor Carole Hillenbrand of the University of Edinburgh and Prof Fred Donner of the University of Chicago), and a day symposium on ‘Representations of Muhammad’, with talks by Professor Wilferd Madelung (Institute of Ismalili Studies), Dr Nicolai Sinai (University of Oxford), Dr Andreas Goerke (University of Edinburgh), Dr Christiane Gruber (University of Michigan), Dr Nacim Pak-Shiraz (University of Edinburgh), and Dr John Tolan (University of Nantes).
The full programme is available at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/islamic-studies-in-scotland-retrospect-and-prospect-tickets-18324770883
7. The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University
2015 – 2016 AKPIA Lecture Series
A Forum for Islamic Art & Architecture
Thursday, September 24, 2015
“The Landscapes of Post-Byzantine Anatolia”
Nicolas Trépanier, Harvard AKPIA Associate; Associate Professor of History, University of Mississippi
Thursday, October 8, 2015
“Landscape of Sovereignty: The Villa in Umayyad Córdoba”
Glaire Anderson, Associate Professor of Art History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Co-sponsored with the Committee on Medieval Studies
Thursday, November 19, 2015
“Efşancı Garden: Questioning the Ideal of Ottoman Garden Design in the Sixteenth Century”
- Deniz Çaliş Kural, Harvard AKPIA Associate; Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul Bilgi University
Thursday, February 18, 2016
“Poetry, Policy and Landscape Representation in Akbari Painting”
Mika Natif, Harvard AKPIA Associate; Assistant Professor of Art History, The George Washington University
Thursday, March 24, 2016
“Lodging Along the Trade Routes: Hans and Caravanserais in Bosnian Pashadom in the Early Modern Period”
Darka Bilić, Harvard AKPIA Associate; Institute of Art History, Centre Cvito Fisković, Split
Thursday, April 21, 2016
“Figural Representation in the Stucco Ornament of Religious Architecture in Khorasan”
Amirhossein Salehi, Harvard AKPIA Associate; Lecturer, Department of Art Studies, Semnan University
Thursday, April 28, 2016
“Some Exploratory Thoughts on Ottoman Islamic Aesthetics”
Shahab Ahmed, Harvard AKPIA Associate
Lectures are free and open to the public. They are held Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., at the Arthur M. Sackler Building, Room 318,
Harvard University, 485 Broadway, Cambridge MA 02138. For further information, call 617-495-2355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
View previous AKPIA lectures here: http://agakhan.fas.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k69205&tabgroupid=icb.tabgroup125394
Download lecture poster here: http://agakhan.fas.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k69205&tabgroupid=icb.tabgroup104234
Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
Harvard University, Sackler 412
485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
8. Three Research Internship Positions at the Centre for Mediterranean, Middle East and Islamic Studies (CEMMIS), University of Peloponnese
The three internships, on a voluntary basis, are offered for the 2015-2016 academic year. The interns will be supervised by senior associates and will be dealing with the study and analysis of ongoing events.
Deadline for application: 4 October 2015. Information: http://cemmis.edu.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=582%3A-2015-16&catid=71%3Aanakoinoseis&Itemid=67&lang=en&acm=3102_189
9. Workshop: “The Cities in Khurasan/Transoxiana – Occupation, Agriculture, and Environmental Changes in the First Millennium – The Bukhara Oasis”, University of Hamburg, 7-9 October 2015
The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts of archaeology, historical science and geography in order to approach the geographical turn of historical research.
For registration contact Katharina Mewes email@example.com. Information: www.islamic-empire.uni-hamburg.de/en/documents/bukhara-oasis-gis-program.pdf
10. Workshop: “The Mingana 1572a Qur’an Fragments”, University of Birmingham, 21 October 2015 The workshop will assess the recently announced dating of two leaves from an early Qur’an at the University of Birmingham. Spaces are limited. For information and details of registration, contact Professor David Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org.
11. International Conference: “Social and Cultural History in the Arab World, Turkey and Iran: Theories, Methods and Themes”, Qatar University, 17-18 March 2016
This conference will look at social and cultural history as a specific episode in the history of historiography with special focus on the Arab world, Turkey and Iran. It seeks to provide a re-appraisal of this type of history today.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 November 15, 2015. Information: www.qu.edu.qa/artssciences/humanities/conferences/index.phpPosted in: Academic items
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