1.Islamic Studies Lecturer post at The Alwaleed Centre, University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Muslims in Europe, based in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (IMES) (http://www.ed.ac.uk/literatures-languages-cultures/islamic-middle-eastern) and teaching both within IMES and within Sociology (http://www.sociology.ed.ac.uk).
This post will be offered on a full-time (35 hours each week), open-ended basis.
Salary – £38,896 – £46,414 per annum.
The closing date for receipt of applications is no later than 5.00pm (GMT) on Tuesday 11th October 2016.
For more information, see: https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=037044
2. Exhibition: “Power and Piety: Islamic Talismans on the Battlefield”
August 29, 2016 – February 13, 2017
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Inscriptions and images on Islamic arms and armor were believed to provide their wearers with safety and success in combat. The exhibition Power and Piety: Islamic Talismans on the Battlefield (August 29, 2016 – February 13, 2017) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, examines the role of text and image in the construction, function, and decoration of arms and armor in the Islamic world. The exhibition features some 30 works from The Met collection, and is divided into five sections. The first establishes the context for understanding the empowering inscriptions and symbols that can be found on Islamic arms and armor. The next three sections, with a geographical focus, shows objects from Iran, Turkey, India, and Southeast Asia. The works include armor, weapons, and military paraphernalia, such as banners and standards. The final section features objects such as personal Qur’ans and seals that may have been carried into battle for good luck.
The exhibition was organized by Maryam Ekhtiar, Associate Curator, Department of Islamic Art, and Rachel Parikh, Mellon Curatorial Fellow, Department of Arms and Armor.
A digital catalog accompanies the exhibition: https://metmuseum.atavist.com/powerandpiety
For more information, the exhibition page can be found here: http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2016/power-and-piety
3. Call for Papers Deadline: 15 January 2017
The Art and Archaeology of the Silk Road
Conference date: October 12, 2017
Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
We invite papers that explore the portable arts and built environment of the Silk Road from its beginnings through the period of its fragmentation under the Mongol Empire. Papers may investigate case studies in specific visual and material culture topics, archeological sites, or take a broader, comparative approach. We are particularly interested in having a geographic range of topics represented in the material shared at the conference in order to explore possible themes such as diplomacy in art, hybridity, exoticism, regionalism, and globalization.
Call for Papers:
The language of the conference presentations will be English, and the presentations will be 20-minute papers grouped around themes for discussion panels following each set of talks. Please submit an approximately 300-word abstract and curriculum vitae to Professors Junghee Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Anne McClanan (email@example.com)
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 15, 2017
Acceptance Notification: March 1, 2017
Early Registration Deadline: August 15, 2017
Registration Deadline: September 29, 2017
Conference Date: October 12, 2017
Professor of Byzantine Art and Digital Humanities
Portland State University
4. CALL FOR PAPERS
‘’Center for Iran, Balkans and Central European Studies’’
with cooperation with
Bulgarian National Library ‘’ St, Cyril and Methodius’’ and
Department of Iranian Studies at Sofia University ‘’St. Kliment Ohridski’’
Announces the International conference:
’’Persian Manuscripts in Balkans and Central Europe’’
February 2017, Bulgarian National Library ‘’ St, Cyril and Methodius’’
Please send your abstract of about 500 words in English or Persian to the following address:
Deadline: November 29th, 2016
5. The Institute of Ismaili Studies (210, Euston Road, London NW1 2DA) is pleased to announced the first IIS Annemarie Schimmel Memorial Lecture entitled
Between Medieval Sufi Apologetics and Polemics: The Rise and Fall of Awhad al-Din Kirmani (d.1238) by Dr Lloyd Ridgeon (University of Glasgow).
Please note that this lecture will be introduced by Prof Ali Asani (Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religions and Cultures, Department of Near Eastern languages and Civilizations, Harvard University)
DATE: Thursday, 15 September 2016, 17:00 GMT (Room 2.1)
TO ATTEND IN PERSON: Please click here
TO VIEW THE LIVE WEBCAST: Please click here
ENQUIRIES: Please email Miss Naushin Shariff (firstname.lastname@example.org)
6. CfP: 4th Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies,
11-13 April 2017, University of Chester
Note: All completed forms should be sent by email attachment to email@example.com by 5pm (UK time) on Wednesday 30th November 2016. You will receive an email notification confirming the receipt of your form.
7. Middle East Studies at Brown University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant/Associate Professorship in modern Iranian Studies (post 1800). The position is open to all disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences. This is a one-year position with a strong possibility of renewal for a second year. We especially welcome candidates who thrive in an interdisciplinary environment, whose work is informed by comparative and global perspectives, and who have experience teaching and supervising undergraduates. The successful candidate will teach three classes a year and is expected to actively cultivate broad interest in Iranian Studies at Brown and to contribute to the intellectual life of the university. Additional funding for programming and research expenses will be considered.
Beshara Doumani Director, Middle East Studies Brown University 111 Thayer Street Providence, RI 02912 +1 401.863.6924
8. 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.
Extended deadline for submission: 19 September 2016. Information: http://agaps.org/agapsmesa/mesa-awards/
9. Other jobs:
Senior Research Fellow on “Islam: Culture, Society and Politics”, Queen’s University Belfast
The post is available for five years at the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice to develop the Institute’s research expertise on Islam in relation to peace-building, security and justice. The post holder will initiate, develop and manage high level research projects in line with the University’s research strategy and contribute to the Institute’s core activities.
Deadline for application: 10 October 2016. Information: www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AOP124/senior-research-fellow-islam-culture-society-and-politics
Assistant Professor in the Study of Muslims/Islam in America, University of Minnesota
The tenure track position will begin 28 August 2017. Deadline for application: 17 October 2016. Information http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs . Click the Apply button and search for Job Opening ID #312745.
Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern / North African History, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Appointment to begin 7 September 2017. Geographic focus and time period are open. Interdisciplinary and transnational approaches welcome.
Review of applications will begin on 1 November 2016. Information: www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=53497
Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern History, California State University, Sacramento
Appointment to begin Fall 2017. Specialization in Ottoman history and interest in working with the Tsakopoulos Hellenic collection of Ottoman Turkish and Arabic manuscripts are desirable.
Review of applications will begin 3 October 2016. Information: www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=53473
Assistant Professor in Ottoman History (Early Modern or Modern Periods), Columbia University, New York
Appointment to begin on 1 July 2017. We particularly encourage applications from scholars who take transnational approaches to the history of the Ottoman Empire. Review of applications will begin on 15 October 2016. Information: www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=53501
Doctoral Candidate in the Public History of the Middle East, North Carolina State University
The position will start in fall 2017 for a period of three years. Acceptance into the program includes a competitive stipend, full tuition waiver, and health coverage.
Deadline for application: 15 January 2017. Information: www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=53485
Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
The position will begin in the fall of 2017. We encourage applications from candidates who specialize in Sufism and whose skill-set include the following: solid grounding in pre-modern Islamic intellectual history, culture and institutions; superior Arabic language skills.
Review of applications will begin 17 October 2016. Information: https://jobs.usc.edu/postings/74287
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