1. An in-depth look at the British Library’s collection of Arabic manuscripts from West Africa
2. Open Access – Abstracta Iranica
3. New display of Dara Shikoh Album in Treasures Gallery
Regular visitors to the Treasures Gallery of the British Library will know that the wall case displaying Indian book arts has recently had a change of display. On exhibition are eight folios from the Dara Shikoh Album (Add.Or.3129), one of the great treasures of the Asian and African department, which are discussed in this blog. The album is known to have been compiled by Dara Shikoh (1615–59), the eldest son and heir of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, from the inscription in the prince’s hand on folio 2 dated 1056/1646–47. The inscription records the gift of the album to his wife Nadira Banu Begam, his cousin and the daughter of Sultan Parviz, whom he had married in 1633.
4. Washington and Lee University – Assistant Professor in the study of Islam
5. The British Library is advertising for a part-time permanent curator of its Turkish and Turkic collections.
6. International Conference: “Revisiting the Practice of Islamic Law: Ideas and Institutions”, Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 11-13 November 2016
The scope of the conference will include studies related, but not limited, to the complexities of law, legal actors and legal activities in many corners of the world.
Deadline for abstracts: 20 September 2016. Information: http://aljamiah.or.id/index.php/AJIS/announcement/view/2
Assistant Professor in Modern Middle Eastern History, University of Massachusetts Amherst
The tenure track appointment will begin in Fall 2017. The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate courses on the Modern Middle East, including upper-level courses for History majors and Middle East Studies majors.
Deadline for application: 14 October 2016. Information: https://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=74277
Assistant Professor in the History of the Modern Middle East, West Virginia University
The position is beginning 16 August 2017. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in History or a closely related field at time of appointment.
The screening process will begin on 28 October 2016. Information: https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=03725
Adjunct Professor in Modern History of the Middle East, Washington, D.C. Campus of Pepperdine University
Minimum qualifications are a M.A./M.S. degree in a relevant field and 3 years of professional experience, and the preferred qualification is a Ph.D. in a relevant field. The successful candidate will teach one semester-long course in Fall 2016.
Tenure-track Position in Modern Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (19th-21st Centuries), Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Rank to be determined according to the candidate’s qualifications. The language of instruction is Hebrew.
Deadline for application: 26 September 2016. Information: www.hum.huji.ac.il/new.php?cat=5369
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