1.Program of the International Colloquium “Precious Metals in the Medieval Mediterranean“. It will be organised by Aix-Marseille Université and Università degli studi di Siena in Aix-en-Provence (France) from October, 6th, 7th and 8th 2016.
– Program :
– Poster :
Free registration and practical informations are available on this website (before September, 20th) :
For the organizing committee,
Nicolas Minvielle Larousse
PhD Student – Aix-Marseille Université
LA3M – UMR 7298
2. Open Access journal
Revue interdisciplinaire à comité scientifique, les Cahiers d’EMAM se proposent de contribuer à la restitution des savoirs en sciences sociales sur le Monde arabe et la Méditerranée. La revue est ouverte aux analyses traitant des questions urbaines, des processus de constructions/reconfigurations territoriales dans leurs dimensions historiques, sociales, économiques et politiques ainsi que leurs interférences avec le reste du monde.
S’inscrivant dans la continuité des Cahiers d’URBAMA (parus entre 1988 et 2000 et dont la mise en ligne est prévue sur ce même site), la revue perpétue ainsi une tradition d’édition qui doit permettre l’échange et le débat scientifique entre chercheurs confirmés et doctorants, mais aussi entre le monde de la recherche et celui des professionnels, des acteurs de l’aménagement et des acteurs sociaux.
Les Cahiers d’EMAM doivent notamment stimuler la valorisation des travaux des chercheurs basés dans le Monde arabe et méditerranéen. Les approches nouvelles, les travaux en cours ainsi que les démarches comparatives sont privilégiés (se reporter à “Procédure de publication et de sélection”).
3. Call for papers
First International Conference of Capacity and Impact of Cyberspace in Promoting Religious Education
In Seven Languages: Persian, Arabic, English, French, Urdu, Turkish, and Azeri
May 2017,Al-Mustafa Open University,Qom,I.R.Iran
Al-Mustafa Open University (MOU) invites all interested professors,scholars,researchers and graduated students to submit their papers to the first international conference under the title of “Capacity and Impact of Cyberspace in Promoting Religious Education”. MOU is holding this conference in order to bring together academics and researchers to discuss about the capacity of web-based and virtual education and to exchange ideas regarding the ways how to promote Religious Studies in cyberspace with no limitation of time and place.
For further information, please refer to conference website:
4. The Islamic Manuscript Association, together with the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation, Cambridge University Library, and the University of Cambridge’s HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies, announces its Tenth Annual Intensive Introduction to Islamic Codicology Course, which will be held from 3-7 October 2016 at the Cambridge University Library.
This intensive five-day course will introduce the study of Islamic manuscript codices as physical objects, or the archaeology of the Islamic book. Daily illustrated lectures will provide an overview of writing supports, the structure of quires, ruling and page layout, bookbinding, ornamentation, tools and materials used in book making, and the paleography of book hands. Participants may choose to register for hands-on sessions during which they will examine Islamic manuscripts from Cambridge University Library and complete a series of practical exercises on manuscript description.
The course will be taught by Professor François Déroche, holder of the Chair of History of the Qur’an, Text and Transmission at the Collège de France, and Professor Nuria Martínez de Castilla Muñoz, Professor of the Codicology and History of the Manuscript Book in the Islamicate World, École Pratique des Hautes Études, both leading scholars of Islamic codicology and palaeography.
All instruction will be in English. A scholarship offered by the Centre of Islamic Studies for a participant from the Islamic World is also available. For more information, see www.islamicmanuscript.org
5. Fourth Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies, Beirut, May, 2017
Call for Papers
We are pleased to announce the Fourth Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies which will be held at the American University of Beirut from May 11-13, 2017.
The conference will be conducted in two parts and will be preceded by a three-day intensive course on Mamluk architecture from May 8-10, 2017.
The first day of the conference, May 11, will be themed. In consideration of the quincentennial of the fall of the Mamluk sultanate of Cairo in 1517, the theme of this part of the conference will be Time. This theme may be interpreted in a variety of ways, from problems of traditional historical periodization, to notions and explorations of time and temporality in history writing, daily life, literature, material culture, and other areas of research relating to the Mamluk sultanate of Egypt and Syria. Without attempting to offer an exhaustive presentation of possible approaches to the theme, papers may deal with conceptions of time and temporality—cyclical, linear, teleological, etc.—in the construction of chronologies and narratives; the ordering and division of time in daily life, spiritual life, literature, and the study of the natural world; notions of change and continuity over time; temporal practices—the use of and interaction with time; and the experience and understanding of time.
A maximum of 12 to 15 paper proposals will be selected. Should a greater number of proposals be received, the authors of those which are not selected for the conference may be offered the possibility to publish their contribution in the proceedings. Time allotted to each paper will be twenty minutes, plus ten minutes for discussion.
The following two days of the conference (May 12 and 13) will be structured in panels, which may focus on any aspect of the intellectual, political, social, economic, and artistic life of the Mamluk period. The panels will be organized into presentations of three to four papers of twenty minutes each. Panel proposals must be made by a representative, who will be responsible for its organization. Please note that in case of cancellation of two papers out of the three (or three out of the four) composing the panel, the panel will have to be withdrawn from the program. Time allotted to each paper will be twenty minutes. Discussion will take place at the end of each panel.
Language: The official language of the conference will be English.
Fees: The conference registration fees will be $50 for participants and attendees. A farewell dinner will take place on the last day (May 13) at a cost to be determined. Payment of the fees (registration and farewell dinner) must be received by April 30, 2017 (information on the method of payment to be used will be provided in the first circular, which will be sent in January 2017). Participants must make their own travel arrangements; information and suggestions for accommodations will be provided in the first circular.
Proposals: Paper proposals for the themed day must be submitted electronically through the School of Mamluk Studies webpage (http://mamluk.uchicago.edu/school-of-mamluk-studies.html ) by October 31, 2016. Panel proposals must be submitted in the same manner by November 30, 2016. The paper proposals should provide the name and a one-page CV of the speaker, a provisional title, and an abstract of a maximum of 1500 characters (about 300 words) per paper. Panel proposals must be submitted as such, including the relevant information for each component paper as well as the name of the panel’s chair (the chair can be one of the panelists).
Acceptance: Paper and panel proposals will be peer-reviewed. A first circular will be sent by January 2017 to those whose proposals have been accepted, and to those who have expressed interest in attending the conference as listeners.
- a) Themed day: the papers will be published in a volume of proceedings.
- b) Panels: selected papers will be published in Mamlūk Studies Review.
Intensive course: Mamluk Architecture
A three-day intensive course in Mamluk architecture intended for advanced graduate students and other qualified participants will be offered by Professor Howayda al-Harithy (American University of Beirut) and will be held immediately before the fourth conference of the School of Mamluk Studies held at the American University of Beirut (May 8-10, 2017). The course will be demanding and hands-on in its format, but no previous training is required. The course will cover topics such as building typology, stylistic evolution, patronage of architecture, construction techniques, and decorative styles.
Since the number of the participants will be limited (a maximum of 10), those who desire to take part in the course are requested to submit a CV, a statement of purpose, and a letter of recommendation by someone familiar with your work to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of January, 2017. Those who are selected for the course will be notified by the end of February, 2017, at which time information about the method of payment for the course fees will be provided.
The course fee is $300.00, which also includes the registration fee for the subsequent conference (May 11-13). The fees must be paid by April 30, 2017. Registration and participation will not be confirmed until payment is received. Participants must make their own travel arrangements. The local organizer will provide suggestions for lodging at an affordable price.
We look forward to meeting you in Beirut.
John Meloy, American University of Beirut (local organizer)
Frédéric Bauden, Université de Liège
Antonella Ghersetti, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice
Marlis Saleh, University of Chicago
6. CALL FOR PAPERS
Travellers in Ottoman Lands: The Botanical Legacy
A two-day seminar is to be held at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May 2017
This is a formal Call for Papers for a two-day event of the Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East (ASTENE) in conjunction the Centre for Middle Eastern Plants, part of the RBGE. Presentations should be rigorous and accessible. They should take around thirty minutes, with ample time allowed for discussion and debate. The event will be recorded and the plan is to publish final versions of the papers.
Deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 January 2017
Please e-mail your offers of papers to email@example.com together with a working title, a brief abstract of not more than 250 words, and the names of authors and their affiliations.
We also welcome the offer of pre-organised panels of up to four speakers on specific themes.
Participants will be informed about the acceptance of their paper by 15 February 2017.
Seminar Bursaries are also offered to attend (these bursaries do not cover travel or accommodation): please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Contributions to the Seminar are welcome from a wide range of disciplines and interests. It is envisaged that the Seminar will cover many fascinating subjects on (though not restricted to) the following main themes:
— Travellers’ accounts related to the botanical legacy of any part of the former Ottoman Empire (e.g. present-day Turkey, the Levant, Egypt, the Balkans, Arabian Peninsula etc.)
— The flora of the region, including their heritage, preservation and medicinal uses
— Bulbs of the region, especially tulips, and their cultural significance; Tulipomania
— Ottoman garden design and architecture
— Floral and related motifs in Ottoman art, including textiles, ceramics etc.
— Culinary aspects of the botanical legacy of the region
— Literary, pictorial and photographic depictions of any aspect of the botanical and horticultural legacy of the region
— Orientalism as applicable to any of the seminar’s main themes.
The Seminar Booking Form and the Draft Seminar Programme will be available on Eventbrite in early January 2017 with the deadline for bookings being 15 April 2017. Tickets will also be available at the event. All Welcome!
In the meantime, any enquiries should be addressed to email@example.com
Sponsored by: The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh; The Centre for Middle Eastern Plants; The Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East (ASTENE; Cornucopia, the magazine for connoisseurs of Turkey; the Republic of Turkey Consulate General, Edinburgh.
7. Conference: “Modern Hadith Studies Between Arabophone and Western Scholarship”, Pembroke College, University of Oxford, 9-10 January 2017
The organizers Belal Alabbas, Prof. Christopher Melchert and Dr Nicolai Sinai invite scholars from Arabophone and Western institutions to discuss current research on the hadith corpus, aiming to bridge the divide between Anglophone and Arabophone research in hadith studies. It is based on the belief that the absence of any engagement of the scholarly communities with one another inhibits any significant methodological convergence.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 October 2016. Information: www.religiousstudiesproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/CFP-Hadith-Studies-Oxford.pdf
8. Full time fixed-term position as Postdoctoral Associate, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg
The Max Planck Institute invites applications for a position as Postdoctoral Associate (m/f) within its Research Group “Changes in God’s Law – An Inner Islamic Comparison of Family and Succession Law”. The successful candidate must have primary research interests in the family law of contemporary Muslim societies.
Deadline for application: 31 October 2016. Information : www.mpipriv.de/files/pdf4/Postdoctoral_Associate_mf_Position.pdf
9. Senior Research Fellow, MENA Programme (Iran Specialist), Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), United Arab Emirates
The ideal applicant has expertise in the relations between Iranian and the Arabian Peninsula. The EDA is an Abu-Dhabi based independent, federal UAE entity that opened its doors in 2015.
10. Postdoctoral Scholarships: Academy Scholars Program 2017-2018 of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
The program supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.
Deadline for application: 1 October 2016. Information: www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=53348
11. Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics or International Relations, Miami University
The successful candidate will be an expert who studies some combination of the following in a Middle Eastern setting: governance, gender politics, human rights, conflict and conflict resolution (domestic and/or international), identity politics, trade and development, energy, water, agricultural, and natural resource issues, and/or environmental problems.
Screening of applications will begin September 30, 2016. Information: http://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=3238
12. Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Global Languages and Literatures, Bridgewater State University
The successful candidate should be able to teach some currently offered lower and upper division courses and add offerings in the Anthropology of the Middle East and other areas of expertise, including writing- and/or speaking-intensive courses as well as Introductory and Intermediary Arabic.
13. The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures at Barnard College, Columbia University, is seeking a full-time tenured or tenure-track teacher-scholar for the Moinian Professorship in Pre-modern Middle Eastern Cultures and Civilizations, starting September 1, 2017. Rank open with strong preference for candidates with an established record of teaching and research and a mastery of the languages relevant to their specialization. Candidates should demonstrate a broad interest in the history, cultures and/or literatures of the Middle East; discipline and geographic area of specialization are open. Ph.D. required.
Teaching will include undergraduate general education courses such as “Middle Eastern Civilizations” and “Asian Humanities: Colloquium on Major Texts of South Asia and the Middle East,” as well as more specialized and graduate courses. Particular attention will be given to candidates with a record of diverse, innovative, and interdisciplinary research and teaching. The successful candidate will be responsible for helping to build an independent Program in Middle Eastern Studies at Barnard, and coordinating with MESAAS, Columbia University.
To apply: please submit a complete curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references to http://careers.barnard.edu/postings/2378.
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016, and continue until position is filled1.Posted in: Academic items
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