1. International Tashkubrīzādah Symposium, which will be organized in November 18-20, 2016 by Scientific Studies Association (ILEM), Istanbul Medeniyet Univeristy and the Foundation for Science, the Arts, History and Literature (ISTEV), aims to introduce a sixteenth century scholar, Abū al-Khayr ʿIsām al-dīn Aḥmad Tashkubrīzādah, one of the most important figures in Ottoman intellectual tradition, to local and international scientific milieus, as well as to discuss his contribution to Islamic philosophy-science tradition.
Although Tashkubrīzādah is the author of nearly two hundred works from a variety of topics including philosophy, politics, kalām, mathematics, astronomy, fiqh, linguistics, Sufism, tafsīr, the classification of sciences, and history, with a few exceptions, they are yet to be edited, thereby unknown in the scholarly milieu. For almost three years, some of Tashkubrīzādah’s ouevre have been edited and translated into Turkish by more than twenty scholars. This symposium, which will be a fruit of this three-year-preparation, aims to unfold Tashkubrīzādah’s world of thought on the basis of his works prepared for publication, as well as to shed light on Ottoman world of thought in the sixteenth century with reference to him. The publication of Tashkubrīzādah’s almost thirthy works before the symposium, as well as with the outcomes of the symposium will make a substantial contribution to studies on Islamic philosophy after Ibn Sīnā, and on Ottoman thought.
The organizing commitee invites scholars to participate in the symposium with their papers, thereby to contribute to studies on Tashkubrīzādah.
2. Call for Papers
Society for the Medieval Mediterranean conference – Ghent University, Belgium, 10-12 July 2017
“Communities, Imaginations and Emotions in the Medieval Mediterranean”
Topics of the conference include, but are by no means limited to:
- Emotional and imagined communities
- Selfing and othering
- Identity and alterity, senses of belonging, ties that bond
- Memory, nostalgia and the imagined or idealized past
- Mirabilia, wonders and magic
- Worldviews and other social schemata
- Mobility across borders
- Emotional and communal dimensions to identity
- Honour and shame, social codes and values
- Emotions bodily felt, orally expressed
- Reading and sharing emotions
- Methodological problems when inquiring emotions and imaginations
Abstract: We invite 200-300 word abstracts for individual 20-minute papers relating to the conference theme (including name, title, affiliation, most important publications, keywords). Participants are encouraged to submit proposals for panels of 3 papers – in this case, the panel proposer should collate the three abstracts and submit them together, indicating clearly the rationale behind the planned panel.
Deadline: Abstracts for individual papers and proposals for panels should be emailed to the conference email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday 31st October 2016. Applicants will be notified regarding the acceptance of their panel or paper by January 2017.
Postgraduate student bursaries: We will offer up to 10 bursaries for MA and PhD students who are interested in presenting at the Conference. The bursaries, which will cover the Conference fees, will be assigned to those proposals, which best fit the theme of the Conference.
Publication: Presenters will be invited to submit their papers for publication in the Society’s journal, Al Masaq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean (http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/calm20/current#.U9TZnONdXng), published by Taylor and Francis. Previous conferences have resulted in the publication of special issues of the journal as well as individual articles.
Queries: Specific questions about the conference can be directed to the conference organizers, Professor Jo Van Steenbergen, Dr Kristof D’hulster and Dr Joachim Yeshaya at the conference email address (email@example.com).
Conference website: http://www.smm2017.ugent.be
3. Intelligence mapping of British East Africa: a new online resource from the British Library
With generous funding from the Indigo Trust the British Library has published online over 550 colonial-era military intelligence maps relating to the former British East Africa: modern-day Kenya and Uganda, and adjacent parts of Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, DR Congo, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia. The sheets were created between 1890…
4. Call for Papers: Ways of Knowing 2016 Conference
The Science, Religion, and Culture (SRC) Program at Harvard Divinity School announces the 5th annual “Ways of Knowing: Graduate Conference in Religion,” to be held October 27-29, 2016, on the campus of Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, MA.
Last year, 128 students and early career scholars representing over 60 graduate programs worldwide gathered to present their research. Following the success of our previous conferences, we invite graduate students and early career scholars to submit paper proposals from of a variety of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary perspectives. This year is a particularly momentous year as the conference will celebrate its fifth anniversary alongside the bicentennial of Harvard Divinity School.
We seek papers that explore religious practices and modes of knowing, especially in relation to this year’s central theme, “Religion and Time”. We welcome the use of all sorts of theoretical tools, including discourse analysis, gender theory, race theory, disability theory, postcolonial theory, performance theory, and ritual theory. Papers may focus on any period, region, tradition, group, or person. They may address a set of practices, texts, doctrines, or beliefs. Projects that are primarily sociological, anthropological, theological, ethical, textual, historical, or philosophical are welcome, as are projects that draw on multiple disciplines.
Proposals for papers and pre-organized panels are now being accepted. For more information about the sorts of papers invited, please visit:
Proposals are due by July 17, 2016.
Inquiries can be directed to Khytie Brown or H. McLetchie-Leader, Conference Coordinators, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Two full-time PhD positions in Semitic Languages at the Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University, are open for applications.
For full details, see: http://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=104778
6. Workshop: “Key Concepts in Interreligious Dialogue: The Concept of Revelation in Judaism, Christianity and Islam” (KCID), University of Erlangen, 21-22 July 2016
The conference is hosted by the “Lehrstuhl fuer Orientalische Philologie und Islamwissenschaft” and the Eugen-Biser-Stiftung. The conference unites innovative studies to important concepts and metaphors of the three monotheistic religions. See the program at http://www.orientalistik.uni-erlangen.de/KCID/Revelation/the-concept-of-revelation_folder_web.pdf
7. Conference: “Media in Muslim Contexts – Inventing and Re-Inventing Identities”, Aga Khan University, London, 3-4 November 2016
The conference seeks to bring together academics and media professionals to discuss the central role of mass media in the contemporary Muslim World.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 July 2016. Information: http://www.aku.edu/events/pages/event-detail.aspx?EventID=362&Title=Media
8. International Seminar: “The Other Europe. Eastern Europeans and Safavid Communities in Spain and Its Wider World (State of the Art and Lines of Research)”, University of Alicante (Spain), 10-11 November 2016
The concept of Eastern Europeans here is meant to be understood broadly and the session hopes to have a wide range of languages represented in order to promote discussion of this field and its future.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 September 2016. Information: http://web.ua.es/es/iranian-studies-seminar/anuncios/the-other-europe-eastern-europeans-and-safavid-communities-in-spain-and-its-wider-world-state-of-the-art-and-lines-of-research.html
9. Workshop: “Transnational Relations between Eastern Europe/Russia-USSR and the Middle East, Late 19th Century to 1991”, Princeton University, 10-11 February 2017
Part of a Université de Genève/Princeton University partnership grant co-directed by Sandrine Kott (UNIGE) and Cyrus Schayegh (PU).
Deadline for abstracts: 15 September 2016. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/132448/transnational-relations-between-eastern-europerussia-ussr-and
10. International Workshop: “Rethinking Islam at the Turn of the 21st Century: Liberal Trends, Agents of Change and Reassessments of Islamic Traditions”, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 5-7 June 2017
The workshop will explore the ideas and forces that aspire to bring about change in Muslim societies, with special emphasis on liberal trends.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 October 2016. For information contact Dr. Muhammad Al-Atawneh: mailto:email@example.com
11. PH.D. Grant to Prepare a Doctoral Thesis in Pre-modern Islamic History (Diplomatic Relationships), University of Antwerp
This full-time position to prepare a doctoral thesis is funded for four years.
Deadline for application: 15 August 2016. Information: www.uantwerpen.be/en/jobs/vacancies/ap/2016bapdocproex184/. Contact: Malika.Dekkiche@uantwerpen.be
12. Sir William Luce Fellowship on Middle Eastern Studies, Term 24 April – 23 June 2017, Durham University
The Fellowship is awarded annually to a scholar at post-doctoral level, diplomat, politician, or business executive, working on those parts of the Middle East to which Sir William Luce devoted his working life (Iran, the Gulf States, South Arabia and Sudan).
Deadline for application: 6 October 2016. Information: www.dur.ac.uk/sgia/imeis/lucefund/fellowship/
13. 5th Annual Dissertation Award and Graduate Paper Prize of the Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS)
AGAPS seeks to recognize exceptional scholarship on the Gulf. These awards really boost the visibility of young scholars on the job market.
Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2016. Information: http://agaps.org/agapsmesa/mesa-awards/Posted in: Academic items
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