1. CFP : Mediterranean Review Vol.16, No.2 (Extended)
Mediterranean Review, issued by the Institute for Mediterranean Studies,
Busan University of Foreign Studies, is calling for papers.
Mediterranean Review (MR) is an official journal of Asian Federation of
Mediterranean Studies Institutes (AFOMEDI), and the Association of History,
Literature, Science and Technology (AHLiST).
MR widens the scope of Mediterranean Studies by publishing academic articles
on the diverse ‘mediterraneans’ distributed all around the world where
civilization exchange occurs, including the Baltic Sea, the Yellow Sea, or the
Caribbean Sea area.
We welcome the submission of articles that covers all fields of the
Humanities, Social Sciences as well as Science and Technology Studies in
relation to a Mediterranean setting.
A special emphasis is on the past and present modes of interactions and
exchange in global mediterraneans.
* Date of Submission : November 15th, 2023. (Wednesday)
* Address to submit : firstname.lastname@example.org
* Date of publication:
No.1) 30th of June
No.2) 31st of December
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well as to the text formatting and citation rules on our website:
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2. The Circle for Late Antique and Medieval Studies
is pleased to present:
Fiscal Regime and Social Conflict
in the Early Islamic Near East:
Or, a New History of the Abbasid Revolution
A lecture by:
Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
Aga Khan University London
Wednesday, November 8, at 12:00 pm EST.
The event will be held virtually only.
This talk maps out the outlines of a research project to revisit the nature of the fiscal regime and social change in the early Islamic Near East. Bringing together untapped literary, papyrological, and other evidence, it argues that the seventh-century conquerors who established themselves in garrison towns all across the territories of the Caliphate self-identified as members of a new ruling elite who called themselves muhājirūn and inscribed themselves as such in registers called dīwān for the purpose of receiving stipends. Over time, however, this initially workable system became increasingly imparticable as growing numbers of converts demanded to join the ranks of the conqueror class but were turned away by the government. The failure of successive attempts at reform (notably by the caliphs Sulaymān and ʿUmar II) left these converts a constituency to be courted by the opposition, and many of them were recruited into various rebel causes, including the Hashemite movement that brought down the Umayyad regime in 750. Having attained power with the help of this constituency, the Abbasids saw to a revision of the fiscal system whereby it was Muslimness (rather than muhājir status) that entitled one to membership of the ruling classes and taxes were assessed on the basis of religious status, thus giving shape to classical Islamic fiscal law as we know it.
3. 10th IDHN Conference on November 9, 2023.
We will hear four exciting presentations:
Joshua Little (Independent): Revolutionising Hadith Diagrams: A New Resource for the Field
Ali Aghaei (Paderborn University): Digital Edition of Early Quranic Manuscripts: Methodological Considerations from the Irankoran Project
Ali Cebeci (Georgetown University): Do Transmitters Leave Fingerprints? Profiling Hadith Transmission through Mass-Data Analysis
Salwa Alahmari (University of Leeds): ChatGPT for identifying Saudi Dialects
In order to attend the conference please register at: https://georgetown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpdeCoqzksHdXWpday6cDQsnsnVJFJfERc
4. CallFront Seminar, Calligraphy on the Frontiers of the Islamic World, Umberto Bongianino – November 8
We are pleased to welcome Umberto Bongianino (Oxford University) for the next session of the seminar CALLFRONT Calligraphy on the Frontiers of the Islamic World, which will take place on November 8th, 2023, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (Paris), salle Walter Benjamin :
“De la calligraphie à l’uranographie : concevoir et dessiner le firmament au Maghreb médiéval” – Umberto Bongianino (Oxford University)
Abstract : Deux manuscrits peu connus du Kitab Suwar al-kawakib al-thabita (Livre des étoiles fixes) de Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi nous permettent de réfléchir sur la façon dont les constellations ptolémaïques étaient représentées au Maghreb médiéval, au confluent de diverses traditions iconographiques asiatiques et européennes. De plus, la haute qualité calligraphique et artistique d’un de ces manuscrits, achevé en 1224 à Ceuta pour un savant philanthrope d’origine andalouse, révèle plusieurs aspects fascinants de la culture bibliophilique de l’époque.
5. JOB – University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Assistant Professor, East Asian or South Asian Art History
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Assistant Professor, East Asian or South Asian Art History
The Department of Art & Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professorship in East Asian or South Asian Art History. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. by the start date of July 1, 2024. We seek a dynamic scholar with a strong commitment to teaching and research in either East Asian Art History or South Asian Art History who will contribute to our vibrant academic community while expanding our current fields of art historical expertise. A demonstrated engagement with evolving directions in the field will be of particular interest. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in East Asian or South Asian art; to maintain an active and productive research profile; and to contribute to departmental and university service. The University of North Carolina has substantial resources to support this position including the extensive collection in the Ackland Art Museum, one of the strongest collections of Asian art in the southeast, the Sloane Art Library, the Carolina Asia Center, and the academic programs in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. The teaching load for tenured and tenure-track faculty members is two courses per semester. Our service responsibilities include membership of departmental committees, advising, and participation in shared governance.
- Ph.D. in Art History or closely related field with a specialization in East Asian or South Asian art.
- Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and a commitment to innovative and inclusive pedagogical practices.
- A strong research profile with a record of, or clear potential for, scholarly publication and presentation.
- Ability to contribute to the department’s interdisciplinary and collaborative research environment.
- Applicants must apply online at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/267491
- Cover letter detailing your specific interests and qualifications for the position.
- One recent publication or similar writing sample
- Sample syllabi for two courses on Asian art that you have taught or would like to teach.
- Statement of research interests
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Contact information for four academic references.
Closing date: Nov 16, 2023
6. JOB – Northwestern University, Assistant Professor of Art/Architecture of the Middle East, North Africa, and Iberia, 600-1500 CE
Closing date 1.1.24
7. Le CeRMI a le plaisir de vous convier à laprochaine séancedu séminaire “Sociétés, politiques et cultures du monde iranien”, qui se tiendra le vendredi 10 novembre 2023, 17h-19h, en salle 3.03 à l’INaLCO (65 rue des Grands Moulins, Paris XIII, 3e étage).
Nous sommes heureux d’accueillir Mme Maryam Nourzaei, chercheuse rattachée au Département de Linguistique et de Philologie à l’Université d’Uppsala, pour une conférence intitulée: “Mamabies ritual tradition among African diaspora in Balochistan“.
The goal of this presentation is to examine the content and themes found in the ritual Mamaby songs performed within the Afro-Baloch communities residing along the coast in Sistan and Balochistan. The term “Afro-Baloch” refers to individuals of African descent who were brought to Balochistan from Africa. Over time, they abandoned their original language and adopted Balochi. What sets them apart from other regional groups is their practice of unique traditions (Nourzaei, in print and prep).
The term “Mamabies” (coined for this study) pertains to songs sung by women specifically for a pregnant women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. The data used for this study is derived from a growing collection of songs performed by four elderly Afro-Balochi female singers from the towns of Dashtiyari, Chabahar, Negor, and Konarak. These singers range in age from 38 to 80 years and have not received formal education. The ritual songs are characterized by their brevity and frequent repetition, and they are exclusively sung by women. Typically, a group consists of one lead singer and seven ordinary women.
The data reveals that the forms and themes of these ritual songs have become entirely intertwined with their Balochi counterparts.
Pour rappel, vous retrouverez ci-joint le programme 2023-2024 du séminaire mensuel de recherche “Sociétés, politiques et cultures du monde iranien” au format pdf. Pour plus de détails, veuillez vous reporter au site web du CeRMI :
Au plaisir de vous retrouver à l’occasion de ces séances, qui se déroulent en présentiel sur le site de l’INaLCO (65 rue des Grands Moulins, Paris XIII).
8. Call for Applications: 2 Year Postdoc in South Asian Literary Cultures at Hamilton College
2 year postdoc in the field of South Asian Literary Cultures and their Languages at Hamilton College starting 1 July 2024. The search is particularly interested in teacher-scholars whose research and teaching engages with Persian, Hindi, and/or Urdu. Candidates should also indicate their experience in language instruction. For application details please see this link.
Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, (3) a writing sample, and (4) at least one course syllabus (for a course already taught or for a proposed course) via interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/132491. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Abhishek Amar, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com.
The review of applications will begin on December 15, 2023.
9. Qur’ān Translation as a Modern Phenomenon
El-Hussein A.Y. Aly
10. The Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World at the University of Edinburgh seeks to appoint a Fellow in Contemporary Muslim Societies in a Globalised World.
This is a three-year, fixed term position ideal for a scholar who is established in their field and looking to further develop their research, teaching and outreach skills and experience.
Further information about the role, including how to apply, can be found here: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/DDL185/alwaleed-fellow-in-contemporary-muslim-societies-in-a-globalised-world
Closing date: 10 Nov 2023
11. Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation:
The Translation Movement Between East and West
For information and to register:
12. 14th Jaleh Esfahani Poetry Prize
Jaleh Esfahani Foundation and SOAS Iranian Society in association with the Centre for Iranian Studies, SOAS
2.30pm-5.30pm, Sunday 29 October 2023
The Persian language bonds the three neighbouring countries of Afghanistan, Iran and Tajikistan and the Diaspora. Young poets, under the age of 30, from the region and all over the world, compete annually for this reputable prize.
The winners will be announced at the event and read their poems, while talks by famous speakers from the three countries, intertwined with music and dance from their countries will inform and entertain the audience.
Please note that all of this event’s proceedings are in Persian language.
For further information please email:
13. Figurations and Sensations of the Unseen in Judaism, Christianity and Islam: Contested Desires
Birgit Meyer and Terje Stordalen (eds)
Now available open access:
14. The SCORE research team at Hamburg is delighted to announce the CfP for our second conference, which will take place at the University of Hamburg (Germany) on 12-13 September 2024! The conference theme is ‘How Rebellion Ends’, and we aim to bring together scholars of late antique and early Islamicate societies for a fruitful interdisciplinary engagement with (shared?) cultures of conflict resolution.
Interested parties should submit an abstract (300 words) and a short biography to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 December 2023. We welcome submissions from established as well as junior scholars, advanced PhD students, and independent researchers. Travel and accommodation will be covered.
You can find all the details, including a broad range of research questions we hope to address over the course of the conference, in the CfP on our website: https://www.aai.uni-hamburg.de/voror/forschung/score/news/conferences/conference-2024.html. If you’d like to know more about our research group, please visit www.aai.uni-hamburg.de/score.
15. ACP is the first open-access project aimed at unlocking the potential of Arabic audition certificates (سماع, طبقة السماع or إجازة) for our research community. ACP 1.0 has now been launched, https://www.audition-certificates-platform.org/, and will be regularly updated. The data set underlying ACP is available open access in the Research Data Repository at Universität Hamburg, https://www.fdr.uni-hamburg.de/record/13525. The data set is published under a CC BY 4.0 license allowing it to be reused for other projects.
16. Call for Papers: International Workshop for Early Career Researchers
Decline and Transition in the History of the Fourteenth Century’s Chinggisid Khanates
University of Bonn, Department of Sinology
Friday-Saturday, 7-8 June 2024
Convener: Dr. Ishayahu Landa
We are happy to announce the convening of an international workshop, dedicated to the transition and decline periods in the history of the Chinggisid Khanates of the fourteenth century. The primary aim of the workshop is twofold. On the one hand, the goal of the workshop is to highlight the various aspects of the mid-fourteenth century’s transformation of Eurasia under the Mongol rule, known otherwise as the “Great Chinggisid Crisis”. We invite papers in all fields of research, encouraging early career researchers in the fields beyondthe “classical” text-oriented humanities corpora (e.g.numismatic, climatic research, history of medicine, archaeology etc.) to submit their proposalsas well. On the other hand, this workshop is explicitly thought to engage early career researcherfrom all over the field and give them an opportunity to share their findings and approaches.
Thus, beyond one or two keynotes of senior scholars, to be announced later, all participants of the workshop should belong to this target group.
Practical details: Please send the abstract of individual papers (up to 250 words) along with a short (1-2 pages) CV by 1 December 2023. The abstracts and the CV must be sent to Dr. Ishayahu Landa (email@example.com ).
Participants will be notified of acceptance not later than 1 January 2024.
Remote participation is not possible.
Accommodation and transportation: Accommodation in Bonn will be covered for up to max. 3 nights, meals during the two days of the conference will be also completely covered. Unfortunately, our funding is limited. However, we will be able to offer at least a partial refund for the transportation to some or to most of the guests (depending on the way of traveling and the number of participants).If you wish to be considered for travel funding, please state so when submitting the abstract.For queries, please contact Dr. Ishayahu Landa (firstname.lastname@example.org ).
17. The Virtual Islamic Art History Seminar Series (VIAHSS) is pleased to announce the launch of our Call for Proposals for the 2024 program of VIAHSS.We are now inviting proposals for paper presentations on topics related to the history of art, architecture, and visual culture of any time period from the Islamic world for spring and fall of 2024. We welcome submissions from current graduate students, faculty, curators, and independent scholars.
The virtual seminar series will take place on Zoom from mid-January onwards. Each session will include a 20-30 minute presentation followed by a 20 minute discussion in a constructive and friendly manner. In addition to individual proposals we are also open to workshop proposals, which might include moderated discussions of pre-circulated papers, roundtables, discussions with practicing architects or artists, or other formats.
If you are interested, please send an abstract detailing your topic (not more than 500 words) and your CV or resume by Friday, December 1, 2023,to Dr. Alexander Brey (email@example.com) and Rachel Winter (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the phrase “VIAHSS 2024 proposal” in the subject line. Please include information about your location and time zone in your email as we will have to find a time that works well for most participants. You may also express a preference or dispreference for a specific month based on your anticipated activities in the spring.
Founded at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in May 2020, the Virtual Islamic Art History Seminar Series (VIAHSS) has brought together a diverse community of researchers from around the world through its virtual seminars and workshops, thereby filling a new niche in academic discourse.
While travel has resumed and in-person events have begun again, the need for a forum which brings together international and intergenerational audiences in an inclusive and supportive fashion still continues to exist. We believe that this is the time to encourage researchers to connect in different ways and to include and pay attention to voices that have been heard less.
We hope to expand our understanding of Islamic art history and discuss those geographical areas and time periods that have previously been defined as marginal.
18. Online: Yale Persian Writers’ Conversation: Homeira Qaderi and Aliyeh Ataei, Nov. 15, 11:30am EST
For further information and to register:
19. The Islamic College:
Monthly Seminar: Mohammad’s Message for the 21st Century
A Talk by Professor Juan Cole
Wednesday, 8 November 2023,
6 pm to 7:30 pm UK time
Meeting ID: 885 5362 5514
Register at: https://islamic-college.ac.uk/event-registration/
20. The Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures and the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago invite applications for a Professorship in Ancient Near Eastern Art, with appointment beginning July 1, 2024, or July 1, 2025.
For information, and to apply, visit:
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023.
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