1. GRABAR TRAVEL GRANT
The Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA) has established a permanent fund in
memory of Professor Oleg Grabar and in support of the annual award of a program of
Grabar Grants and Fellowships. These competitive awards are intended to encourage
and further the professional development of graduate students (Ph.D. candidates) and
post-doctoral scholars in all areas of the history of Islamic art, architecture and
archaeology and are open to all nationalities.
Applicants must be HIAA members in good standing at the time of application.
Membership status will be verified by the HIAA Secretary, as necessary.
Applicants from outside the United States are responsible for meeting the requirements
for and obtaining any visas necessary for visits to or residence and research in the
United States. Upon request, HIAA will supply documentation of the grant and/or
fellowship award, the dates of the award, and financial support.
The Grabar Grants and Fellowships are administered by HIAA’s Grants and Fellowships
Committee, chaired by Prof. Avinoam Shalem, Riggio Professor of the History of the Arts
of Islam, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University.
GRABAR TRAVEL GRANT
This competition is open to graduate students (doctoral candidates) who have been
invited or accepted as participants in a scholarly conference or other professional
meeting for the purpose of presenting papers, chairing sessions or moderating
The maximum amount of the award is $700 US.
Applications are accepted for two deadlines each year: August 1 and December 15 . Notification will be sent within six weeks of the application deadline. Grabar Travel
Grants must be used within 12 months of the award date.
2. The Islamic Manuscript Association is recruiting a Programmes Coordinator and a Membership and Grant Schemes Coordinator to its team in Cambridge, UK. The Programmes Coordinator’s role will focus on the organisation of the Association’s courses, conferences, symposia, lectures, annual general meeting, and other events. The Membership and Grant Schemes Coordinator’s role will focus on the management of the Association’s membership records, the development of members’ resources, the coordination of the Association’s grant schemes, and Arabic-language support for the office.
For questions, contact Armin Yavari, Assistant Director at
3. Workshop: “Debates within Iranian Socialism: Historiography, Ideology and Praxis from the Ferqeh-ye Demokrat to the Organisation of the Iranian People’s Fadai Guerrillas”, University of Manchester, 19 July 2016
Papers are in both Persian and English. Each panel will include at least one paper in either language. Attendance is free.
4. Interdisciplinary Workshop: “Courts, Religion, and Politics in Contemporary Muslim States”, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, 4-5 November 2016
Bringing together scholars working in the fields of Islamic studies, law and society, and judicial politics, this workshop will explore the interaction of state judiciaries and religious politics in contemporary Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
Deadline for abstracts: 20 July 2016. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Conference: “Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World, 1400-1750”, University of Cambridge, 3-4 April 2017
Taking as our focus the politically heterogeneous southern Europe and eastern Mediterranean, the Mamluk Kingdom, and the Ottoman Empire, we aim to reconstruct the healthscape of this region in the early modern period, exploring its medical unity and disunity and the human and environmental factors that played a part in it.
6. Seminar: “Islamic Ethics and the Genome Question” (leading to publication with Brill), Doha, Qatar, 3-5 April 2017
For those who will be invited to present their papers during the closed seminar the costs for travel and accommodation and for the translation of the submitted paper into Arabic or English will be covered.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 July 2016. Information: www.cilecenter.org/en/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Genomics-Background-Paper-English.pdf
7. Faculty Positions in Classical and Modern Turkish Literature at Istanbul Şehir University
Applications are invited for two full-time faculty positions. One of these positions is in Classical Turkish Literature and the other in Modern Turkish Literature.
Deadline for application: 20 July 2016. Information: email@example.com
8. Association for Middle East Anthropology Graduate Student Paper Prize 2016
The Prize will be publicly announced at the AMEA Annual Meeting at MESA. The winner will receive a $100 cash award and a certificate. The winner will also be invited to submit the paper for publication in the journal “Anthropology of the Middle East”.
Submissions must be sent to Shively@kutztown.edu before 1 August 2016. Information: https://arabamericanstudies.org/2016/05/11/association-for-middle-east-anthropology-graduate-student-paper-prize/
9. Inviting Applications for Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award, 2016
Deadline for Submissions is August 15, 2016.
The Foundation for Iranian Studies invites applications for its annual award of $1000 for the best Ph.D. dissertation in a field of Iranian Studies. Students completing their dissertations between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 are eligible to apply for the 2016 award.
Dissertations must be nominated by the author’s advisor and be accompanied by the Dissertation Committee’s letter of acceptance. Both documents may be emailed provided they contain appropriate official insignias and signatures.
Applicants for the 2016 award should submit a digital copy of the dissertation, either mailed on disc to
Foundation for Iranian Studies
Bethesda, MD 20814
Or emailed to
For further information about the award, selection criteria, and previous winners consult the Foundation for Iranian Studies Website at www.fis-iran.org, Programs, Dissertation Awards. Inquiries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gholam Reza Afkhami
Dissertation Award Committee
10. The role of mass media in the contemporary Muslim World
Date: November 3-4, 2016
Location: Aga Khan University (International) in the UK, London
Deadline for submission of abstracts: July 31, 2016
The Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (ISMC) and Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) seek to bring together academics and media professionals to discuss the central role of mass media in the contemporary Muslim World. Issues to be addressed include changes in media technology, identity formation, heritage destruction, resistance movements and censorship. We welcome paper submissions on a broad range of topics under these themes.
- Media and the invention of history: the invention and reinvention of national pasts; the creation of romantic visions of history through media, especially through film and television.
- Media as vehicles of resistance: media and popular resistance; construction of communities through social media.
- Iconoclasm and the Image Wars: questions of iconoclasm, heritage destruction and preservation; their coverage in international media, as well as the material rewriting of history.
- The Power of Satire: Humour and satire as instruments of dissent and dialogue; censorship and violent reaction; satire directed at Islam and Muslims and satire by Muslims directed at regimes, religious movements and other targets.
Submission of proposals
Papers are invited within the conference themes and accepted papers will be grouped into panels, with each speaker having 20 minutes to present their paper. Interested individuals should submit proposals to email@example.com by July 31, 2016.
Proposals should include the following information:
- Name, institutional affiliation, and email address
- Paper title
- Abstract (of no more than 250 words)
Some conference participants may join via webinar and proceedings will be recorded and made available on the Institute’s website. For all inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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