1. University of California – Berkeley – Temporary Part time Lecturer Pool – Arabic
2. Call for Expressions of Interest in Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships 2016
The Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations in London, United Kingdom (“the Institute”) is currently inviting expressions of interest for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships. Holders of Fellowships will have the opportunity to pursue research within a stimulating and supportive environment by playing an active role in the intellectual life of the Institute. The Institute does not itself award the Fellowship but supports selected applications to the European Commission’s programme.
3. Open Access:
Onomasticon Arabicum (OA) is a long-living database project. This new online-version informs on more than 15000 scholars and celebrities from the first Muslim millenary. Its entries in Arabic are compiled from ancient biographical dictionaries, a veritable treasure of Islamic culture. Crossed search allows separate interrogation on any of the different elements of the Arabo-Muslim names, dates and places, reconstructing the identity of a person, trace ways of knowledge transmission and frame historical contexts.
4. A website whose main purpose is to solve illegible words in Ottoman Turkish which is especially critical for those dealing with archive documents.
5. AIMA V – FIRST CIRCULAR
International Association for the Study of Middle and Mixed Arabic
Fifth International Symposium (University of Strasbourg 20-23 March 2017)
Middle and Mixed Arabic in the History of the Arabic Language and Today
The objectives of the Fifth Symposium are the same as those of the four preceding ones, i.e. to study written varieties of Middle Arabic and varieties, particularly oral, of contemporary Mixed Arabic. The proposed subject of the Symposium is: “Middle and Mixed Arabic in the History of the Arabic Language and Today”. The conference theme will deal with questions such as: How is MMA used in contemporary forms of written Arabic? What was the role of Middle Arabic in the evolution of the Arabic Language? What is the role of Mixed Arabic in the contemporary Arabic Language? How is the Arabic continuum used? How is MMA used in literary classical and modern texts?
Of course, this theme is only indicative and proposals of papers on other topics will be accepted, provided they fit into the general theme of Middle / Mixed Arabic. You will find a list of other possible themes hereunder in document 2.
Colleagues and researchers who plan to attend the Symposium are kindly requested to fill up and to send back the Answer form upon receipt of this circular to the following address :
Dr Julien DUFOUR
If you are planning to attend the Symposium, please let us know before 2 September 2016 (and send your provisional title if you are intending to give a paper).
Participants who wish to give a paper are also requested to send an abstract (maximum half a page), as well as their academic affiliation and complete contact information, by e-mail, not later than 1 October 2016. Title and abstract will be passed on to the Scientific Committee which is expected to give you its definite answer before the end of November 2016. Papers may be given in Arabic, English or French and should not exceed 20 minutes. Every paper is planned to be followed by a 10 minutes discussion.
6. Open Access Manuscript Collection: Koç University Manuscript Collection
7. AIIS Book Prize Competition
In order to promote scholarship in South Asian Studies, the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) announces the award of two prizes each year for the best unpublished book manuscript on an Indian subject.
– The Edward Cameron Dimock, Jr. Prize in the Indian Humanities
– The Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences
+ $2500 Subvention for the press publishing the manuscript.
+ Junior scholars who have received the PhD within the last six years (2009 and after) are eligible.
+ Must be the first book by the author.
+ Unrevised dissertations are not accepted.
+ There is no designated press for publication.
+ Applicants need not have held any AIIS fellowship nor studied in an AIIS language program
+ Manuscripts under review or under contract with a press are eligible.
Send ONE pdf and ONE paper copy of your manuscript,
postmarked NO LATER THAN September 30, 2016, to:
Chair, Department of History
College of Arts & Sciences
Term Professor of International Studies and History
Box 353650, Henry M. Jackson School
University of Washington
Seattle, Wa. 98195
8. International Journal of Islamic Architecture 5.2 (July 2016): Special Issue – Heritage and the Arab Spring
Special issue on Heritage and the Arab Spring (Vol. 5, Issue 2). This is the tenth of a bi-annually published peer-reviewed journal on architecture, urban design, planning, and landscape architecture. IJIA aims to encourage dialogue between practitioners and scholars and enhance appreciation for the urban heritage in the region and pioneering design work. The journal is committed to inviting new research on understudied topics and reaching out to a broad international readership.
This volume contains an editorial essay by the guest editor, Dr. Heghnar Watenpaugh, book and exhibition reviews, conference précis, and articles that treat issues connected to heritage preservation, social changes, documentation of war damage, and urban development in Egypt, Syria, Turkey, the West Bank, and Yemen.
The tenth issue of the IJIA is available in print and online. Please click on the link below to preview the sixth issue abstracts:
9. Open Access Exhibition: Identities: Understanding Islam in Cross-Cultural Contexts
10. First online URDU THESAURUS and mobile app launched
Author and translator Musharraf Ali Farooqi is the editor of the first online Urdu Thesaurus (www.urduthesaurus.com) and its free mobile app, developed and launched through the publishing house KITAB.
The Urdu Thesaurus welcomes data licensing and data download queries at email@example.com
11. Visiting Research Fellowship 2017, Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies and Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin
We are interested in attracting outstanding researchers who are engaged in research projects that are relevant to the respective research profiles at the BGSMCS and at the ZMO.
Deadline for applications: 14 August 2016. Information: www.bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de/en/studies/cfa_visiting_research_fellowship_2017.html
12. Professeur-e associé-e en Etudes Islamiques au Centre Suisse Islam et Société de l’Université de Fribourg
Expertise en Etudes Islamiques ou dans le domaine Islam et Société avec une approche interdisciplinaire requise. Le/la futur-e titulaire doit lier les traditions de savoirs islamiques pluriels avec des questions philosophiques, éthiques et sociétales dans un contexte contemporain.
Les dossiers de candidature devront être adressés avant 15 septembre 2016. Information: http://www3.unifr.ch/lettres/fr/assets/public/files/pdf/faculte_postes%20vacants/160707_annonce_etudes_islamiques_fr.pdf
13. Funded PhD Studentship, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow, Scotland
PhD studentship in history/archive studies, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, investigating the capture, transfer, and reconstitution of Iraqi archives in the USA, commencing Oct. 2016. Open to UK and EU students.
Deadline: 29 July 2016. Information: www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/arts/graduateschool/fundingopportunities/leverhulmetrustscholarships(scroll down); contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
14. Farsi/Persian Language Speaker and Researcher within the Business Intelligence Services Team in Beirut and Dubai
Deloitte’s Business Intelligence team is seeking a young graduate (0-3 years work experience). The candidate will conduct research on MENA-based entities in English and Farsi and produce business intelligence reports. A qualification in Business, Economics, Political Science, International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies is preferred.
15. Free Two-month Professional Training for Arabic and Farsi Speaking Journalists Who Have Fled to Berlin in the Last 2-3 Year
After the workshop – starting on 26 September and organized by the Protestant School of Journalism – the participants will form the editorial board for a mobile based news service to provide the growing Arabic and Farsi speaking community with news from the German capital.Academic items
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