1.Regionality: Looking for the Local in the Arts of Islam
HISTORIANS OF ISLAMIC ART ASSOCIATION Fifth Biennial Symposium: 20 – 22 October, 2016
All panels and keynote talks will take place at the Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (KCLT) at the Courtauld Institute of Art.
The Fifth Biennial Conference of the Historians of Islamic Art Association celebrates the European ‘roots’ of the study of the arts that fall under the cultural umbrella of Islam, and the formation of the important early collections and exhibitions that launched its scholarship. Those early, mostly connoisseurial categories of regional types and styles – the “Moresque”, Persian painting, Turkish tiles, Indian decorative arts – formed the foundations from which universalizing narratives of “Islamic” arts emerged, especially in the period after the Second World War. Some fifty years later, we are witnessing a resurgence of the study of regional specificities, augmented with deeper research into the diverse facets of any given locality or artistic form, and a greater commitment to the linguistic and cultural particularities that shaped the arts, architecture and archaeology in a specific locale. Rigorous application of trans-disciplinary research strategies have contributed to the deepening of our understanding of the arts of Islam in local terms, and have allowed us to embrace broader historical trajectories to include the modern and contemporary in our field.
The conference is organised by Sussan Babaie and the Historians of Islamic Art Association.
The conference program consists of 6 panels, an object-handling session. In addition, there are four keynote speakers:
Finbarr Barry Flood, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University: Prescriptive piety as material practice in Islamic art.
Jeremy Johns, University of Oxford: ‘Fings ain’t wot they oughto be’: making things & the art history of early & medieval Islamic societies.
Talinn Grigor, University of California Davis: Modernism as (a)politics: religious minorities and the discourse on architecture in Pahlavi Iran.
Mary Roberts, University of Sydney: Leighton House, Islamic Art and Collector-dealer Networks.
£35 general admission / £25 students and concessions: Book Now
2. University of Exeter
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Understanding Shari’a: Present Imperfect, Past Perfect. The Understanding Shari’a: Present Imperfect, Past Perfect (USPIPP) project, a collaboration between Robert Gleave and Professors Leon Buskens (Leiden), Irene Schneider (Gottingen) and Knut Vikor (Bergen) is advertising a two-year, fixed term Postdoctoral fellow who will work with Robert Gleave at Exeter. The applicant should be an expert in Islamic law with particular reference to Muslim legal discussions around the legitimacy of violence. An ability to work across time periods is crucial, as is the ability to conduct research using primary sources.
Law and Learning in Imami Shi’ite Islam (LAWALISI) – This is an early notification that in the near future (hopefully by the end of July 2016), we will be announcing two postdoctoral fellowships linked to the LAWALISI project, to start 1st April 2017; one in “Legal Theory/Legal Doctrine” and the other in “Fatwas and Fiqh”. Whilst open to scholars in any area of these specialisms, the focus of the research will be on the development of Imami Shi’i legal thought.
Lecturer in Islamic Studies (Islamic Law), University of Exeter – This 2year fixed term lectureship position will give an early career scholar the opportunity to teach in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, and do research alongside Rob Gleave and the USPPIP and/or LAWALISI project teams. Closing date 18th July,
3. CALL FOR PROPOSALS
IRAN IN WORLD POLITICS
Edited by Shahram Akbarzadeh
ABOUT THE SERIES
Iran in World Politics is committed to showcasing cutting-edge research
on the place of Iran in the world. The changing regional and
international environment have presented new challenges and
opportunities for Iran. These relate to diplomacy and trade, strategic
alliance-building, and networks of cultural and religion. How Iran
responds to these challenges and opportunities, and how other states
reciprocate, is influenced by a range of factors, including threat
perceptions. Domestic politics have a direct bearing on Iran’s external
relations and this publication series is keenly aware of this nexus.
Iran in World Politics promotes original and pioneering research on
urgent issues in Iran’s international relations.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Prof Mohammed Ayoob (Michigan State University),
Prof Anoush Ehteshami (Durham University),
Prof Mehran Kamrava (Georgetown University),
Prof Mahmoud Sariolghalam (Shahid Beheshti University).
ABOUT THE EDITOR
Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh is Research Professor of Middle East and
Central Asian Politics, Convenor of the Middle East Studies Forum and Deputy Director
(International) of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and
Globalization at Deakin University, Australia. He has an active research
interest in Iran, Central Asia, and the Middle East. He has held a
prestigious Future Fellowship with the Australian Research Council to
examine Iran’s foreign policy making and has developed a major
international research project on Iran’s regional relations.
If you would like to submit a proposal please contact the series editor
Shahram Akbarzadeh (firstname.lastname@example.org
or consult the Palgrave
submissions page at http://www.palgrave.com/gp/why-publish/submit-proposal
4. Antisemitism Studies
Call for Submissions
Deadline for first issue: September 15, 2016
Deadline for second issue: December 15, 2016
The editor of Antisemitism Studies welcomes the submission of manuscripts that will contribute to the scholarly study of antisemitism. We will consider articles on specific antisemitic episodes, and their historical significance and impact on society, as well as more thematic and theoretical studies of the phenomenon. Authors may work from any disciplinary perspective, address any cultural, national, or religious context, and study any period of history, including the present. We are particularly interested in articles that appeal to a broad international audience of scholars in the humanities and social sciences.
For detailed information on manuscript preparation and to sign up to our email list please visit: antisemitismstudies.com.
Manuscripts should be submitted via the Indiana University Press website: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/iupjournals/index.php/ant/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions
Any questions about the journal or its submissions process may be directed to the editor: email@example.com
5. Hands-on Cinema Verite
Academic Participation in The 10th Iran International Documentary Film Festival (Tehran, Iran, 4–11 December 2016)
The Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies (IPGS) program at the Oklahoma State University is presenting its first Hands-on Cinema Verite, an academic visiting program for participation in the 10th edition of Iran International Documentary Film Festival which will be held from 4-11 December 2016 in Tehran, Iran.
This program is open only to registered students (all around the globe) who are studying or carrying out research on any aspects of Iranian documentary film: history, production and industry, or practising filmmaking. You will join an exciting and creative arranged academic package which includes participation in the film festival and also academic activities organised by our program.
For further information and to register, please visit:
6. Conference: “Re-Ordering the Middle East? Peoples, Borders and States in Flux”, University of Jordan, 18 July 2016
The conference consists of three sessions: the Collapse of Authority: Order in the Middle East?; State Vacuums and Non-State Actors; the Role of Economy and Global Issues.
7. Third Conference of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences: “State, Sovereignty and Social Space in the Arab Region: Emerging Historical and Theoretical Approaches”, Beirut, 10-12 March 2017
The conference will be organized around three major axes: 1) Transformations of State and of Forms of Sovereignty – 2) Social Space and Power – 3) Political Geography of Refugees and Displaced Populations.
Deadline for proposals: 6 September 2016. Information: http://www.theacss.org/pages/third-conference
8. One-year Position Teaching Islamic Law, American University in Cairo
The deadline for application has been extended beyond the stated date. Information: https://aucegypt.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=EF891FA4E1EBD3166D3E4E3A20580EF8;jsessionid=92912ADED964F7A0605F87B17E29CF0D;jsessionid=68C0BE9B8144D7753CE46DE359E55030?JOBID=71446
9. Open Access Digitised Manuscript: British Library’s Shāhnāmah manuscript (Add.5600)
British Library’s Shāhnāmah manuscript (Add.5600)
Date: late 15th century
Title: Shāhnāmah, by Firdawsī
Content : Firdawsī’s epic the Shāhnāmah ‘Book of kings’ with the older preface. Refurbished ca 1616 (f..274r) in the studio of ʻAbd al-Raḥīm Khān Khānān. Contains 90 overpainted mniatures by attributed Mughal artists.
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