1.Call For Papers
The Stony Brook Linguistics First North American Conference in Iranian Linguistics (NACIL1) http://www.stonybrook.edu/nacil/
Stony Brook, NY
April 27-30, 2017.
Deadline for abstract submission: November 30, 2016 Decisions on submitted abstracts: February 10, 2017 Conference program posted online: April 20, 2017
*Call for Papers*
We warmly welcome abstracts on all topics related to Iranian languages and linguistics. Submissions are invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for discussion) and/or posters (posters should measure approx. 3ft x 4ft or 90cm x 120cm) on any aspect of Iranian Linguistics.
Abstracts are invited from all areas of grammar (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics) and their interfaces. Abstracts on language acquisition, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, sociolinguistics and computational linguistics are also encouraged.
We strongly encourage contributions exploring approaches to language diversity and typological works (including but not limited to sign languages, under-represented languages and comparative studies).
To propose a paper/poster for presentation at *NACIL 1*, upload an abstract conforming to the guidelines below to the EasyAbs site:
In order to be eligible for consideration, abstracts should conform to the following requirements.
- Abstracts, including references and data, must not exceed two A4
pages in length, have 2.5 cm (1 inch) margins on all sides, and be set in
Times New Roman with a font size no smaller than 11pt.
- Examples, tables, graphs, etc. must be interspersed into the text of
the abstract, rather than collected at the end.
- The submission must not reveal the identity of the author(s) in any
- Submissions are limited to two per author, with at most one paper
- Abstracts must be submitted in PDF format through EasyAbs by *Wednesday,
November 30, 2016, 11:59pm EST*.
2. The Classical World in Context: Persia (Villa)
The Getty Scholars Program at the Villa for the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 terms will address the political, intellectual, religious, and artistic relations between Persia, Greece, and Rome from the ninth century BC to AD 651. The Greeks regarded Media in western Iran as one of the great kingdoms of the East, but it was the Persian Empire, forged by the Achaemenid Dynasty (sixth to fourth century BC), that became their principal adversary. Reaching from the borders of Greece to India, the Persian Empire was viewed by the Greeks as a vastly wealthy and powerful rival and often as an existential threat. When the Macedonian king Alexander the Great finally defeated the Persians in 331 BC, Greek culture spread throughout the Near East, but native dynasties—first the Parthian (247 BC–AD 224) and then the Sasanian (AD 224–651)—soon reestablished themselves.
The rise of the Roman Empire as a world power quickly brought it, too, into conflict with Persia, despite the common trade that flowed through their territories. The 2017/2018 scholar year is the first of two that will be devoted to this theme. Priority will be given to research projects that are cross-cultural and interdisciplinary, and that utilize a wide range of archaeological, textual, and other evidence.
3. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, 701 McClung Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996
The Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Tennessee is seeking applications for a tenure-track position in Arabic at the rank of assistant professor, to begin fall 2017. Ph.D. required (or ABD with promise of completion by August 2017), with native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English essential. Demonstrated research excellence or promise of research and teaching excellence is expected. Preference will be given to candidates who could teach one undergraduate course in French per year, along with three in Arabic. Specialization is open, but those with expertise in linguistics, pedagogy, classical Arabic, medieval studies, or global studies are especially encouraged to apply. Faculty from this and other departments are in the process of creating a new Middle East Studies interdisciplinary program offering an undergraduate major and minor beginning Fall 2017. Salary competitive. Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Please send a cover letter, CV and transcripts to http://apply.interfolio.com/37597 In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the above site by the same deadline.
Seminar on “Modern Iranian Literature: Struggles in Memory and Identity” at the annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association with whoever might be interested.
Deadline for abstract submission is September 23. The 2017 Annual Meeting will take place at Utrecht University in Utrecht, the Netherlands July 6-9, 2017.
More than three decades after the revolution, issues of reading and revising public memories in Iran remain urgent, incomplete, and contentious. This panel seeks innovative papers that generally pertain to matters of national, ethnic, religious, or gender identity within the broad sphere of Iranian literature, both domestic and diasporic. The papers are expected to contribute to the ongoing scholarly debates about modern and contemporary literature of Iran, which can include, but is not limited to, modern and postmodern poetry, memoirs of wars, revolutions, and civil strives in the past century, and contemporary political fiction. Studies relevant to the crises of memory and identity during and after the revolution of 1979 and the rise of the Islamic Republic are particularly welcome.
5. Webinar in Islamic Material Culture
“Communication in Public and Domestic Spaces”
The Social Use of inscriptions and Epigraphy in the Islamic World
5 lectures – Thursday, 4-6 pm CEST – Starting October 27, 2016
Islamic Material Culture
The webinar is part of the ‘Webinar Initiative in Islamic Material Culture’ jointly organized by The Universität Bonn (Bethany Walker), the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (Andreas Kaplony), The Bard Graduate Center in New York (Abigail Balbale), and Universität Hamburg (Stefan Heidemann).
More information under
6. Conference: “Islam and the Role of Intellect”, Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation, Seville, 28-29 September 2016
7. 10 Fellowships for Experienced Researchers, Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt
The fellowships will be awarded to experienced researchers who are conducting advanced interdisciplinary research in cultural and social studies (especially in sociology, economics, religious studies, law, philosophy, history and theology) for the period 1 September 2017 – 31 August 2018 with the possibility of extension for another year. All experienced researchers regardless of seniority are invited to apply.
Deadline for application: 1 October 2016. Information: http://www.uni-erfurt.de/max-weber-kolleg/projekte/kooperative-projekte/mwk-fellows/call-application/
8. M.S. Sofia Chair in Arabic Studies, Ohio State University, Columbus
The preferred field of specialization of the Associate or Full Professor is pre-modern Arabic Islamic texts and traditions or classical Arabic language and literature. Areas of expertise may include Qur’an and tradition literature, pre-Islamic poetry, philosophy, Islamic theology, belles-lettres, and Arabic grammar and lexicography, among others.
Deadline for application: 1 November 2016. Information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7874
9. Open Rank Position with Specialty in Islam, Iowa State University, Ames
The position will begin 16 August 2017. The successful applicant will be expected to teach sections of an introductory World Religions course and/or Religion in America in addition to courses in his/her specialty.
Deadline for application: 24 October 2016. Information: http://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/21158
10. Four Research Internship Positions, Centre for Mediterranean, Middle East and Islamic Studies (CEMMIS), University of Peloponnese
The internships are on a voluntary basis for the 2016-2017 academic year. The interns will be supervised by senior associates and will be dealing with the study and analysis of ongoing events.
Deadline for application: 2 October 2016. Information: http://www.cemmis.edu.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=638%3Adokimoi-2016-2017&catid=71%3Aanakoinoseis&Itemid=67&lang=en
11. Grants for Doctoral Program in the History of 19th and 20th Century Middle East, Department of History, George Washington University
The program will start in the Fall of 2017. Candidates with interests in the history of the Ottoman and twentieth century Fertile Crescent are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will receive a 5-year package consisting of full tuition, stipend etc.
Application deadline: 2 January 2017. Candidates should apply at https://history.columbian.gwu.edu/graduate-admissions
12. On behalf of the South Asian Muslim Studies Association (SAMSA) please find attached [not attached – contact the sender, below, for details – ed.] the Program of the SAMSA Third Pre-Conference to be held at the Concourse Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin as part of the 45th Annual Conference on South Asia hosted by the Center for South Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison. The Pre-Conference is scheduled for Thursday, October 20, 2016.
In the program on page 31 you will find the Call for Contributors to the first volume of the “SAMSA Collected Papers” series. We invite contributions in any area of South Asian Muslim studies in any of the countries of South Asia, in any discipline, and from a historical or a contemporary perspective.
Finally, on page 32 you will find a Call for Papers for the 4th SAMSA Pre-Conference we hope to host at Madison in 2017. In commemoration of the seventieth anniversary of independence we have titled the pre-conference “Postcolonial Scholarship at 70: Seven Decades of Research on South Asian Muslims 1947-2017”. Please contact us if you are interested in presenting your research at this pre-conference.
Please get in touch if you have any questions or comments.
Professor Roger D. Long, Ph.D, FRAS, FRHistS
Department of History and Philosophy
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: 734-484-4424; Cell 734-635-6038
13. I’m happy to inform you that my dissertation
Architektur Osmanischer Karawanseraien. Stationen des Fernverkehrs im Osmanischen Reich (Architecture of Ottoman Caravanserais. Stations for Long-Distance Traffic within the Ottoman Empire), Technische Universität Berlin, is available now as an Online Digital Resource. You can find the two volumes, and If interested download, here:
Berlin / Germany
14. Call for Papers
Muslim cultures of the Indian Ocean
The Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
Aga Khan University, London
18-21 September 2018
Rationale:Over the past couple of decades, significant new research has been undertaken across East Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the Indian subcontinent leading to fresh insights on a number of facets of Indian Ocean Cultures. Our objective is to study these multiple facets through the prism of one religion, Islam. How did one religion managed to unite different people from different area with different cultures? Since the Prophet, Islam was a mercantile religion par excellence and was favored through trade all over the Indian Ocean. As it was defined by Fernand Braudel for the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean became a “Muslim Mare Nostrum”.
This conference aims to understand the development of Muslim cities and states related to port areas as places of exchange, but also through time and competition as places of conflict. Understanding the relationship between ports, travel, economy and religion requires an in depth examination of archaeological remains and written sources, but also knowledge on existing populations. It’s striking to see that Islam until very recently was considered by some scholars as a kind of foreign and coercive influence, sometimes associated with a kind of proto-colonialism, especially in Africa. These observations and theories were done mainly by archaeologists and some historians ignoring all the data provided by the ethnography and social anthropology.
Instead of trying to divide cultures and people, the objective of this conference is to bring together experts of Muslim cultures around the Indian Ocean. We are not seeking nationalism, regionalism and differences but we are looking for diversity and cultural exchanges. We particularly intend to draw specialists from the following geographic areas: Africa, Arabia, Persia and India. These specialists will be from different backgrounds to stimulate debate amongst archaeologists, historians and anthropologists. In recognition of the multidisciplinary nature of the endeavour, the conference will include papers on history, material culture and social anthropology. Accordingly, the conference aims to bring together specialists as well as emerging scholars in the discipline to deliberate on issues related to culture as well as to elicit new approaches to its growing field of study.
This conference is convened to provide a platform for sharing the recent learnings on Indian Ocean Cultures in Muslim Context and mark the coming of age of a reconnaissance of Muslim Cultures as a vital area of study, through the publication of select proceedings of the conference.
Planning & Organisation
The opening call for paper proposals starts the 1st October 2016.
Proposed papers (title and abstract of 250-500 words) should be sent before 1st June 2017 to the following:
Dr. Stephane Pradines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Associate Professor, Ismc, Aga Khan University
London, United Kingdom
Papers will be reviewed and selected by a scientific committee and authors of the accepted papers will be informed in October 2017.
The final conference programme will be announced in January 2018.
The conference will be held over 4 days in September 2018, at a central London location; in the new building of the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations in Kings Cross.
We hope to have up to 30 participants comprising of specialists as well as young scholars emerging in the field of Muslim Indian Ocean Cultures.
The participants will be required bear their own costs for travel, accommodation and subsistence. However, there will be no registration fee for the participants. Plus we will provide a limited number of travel grants to those who have the competence to participate but lack the financial means to do so. Our priority will go first to PhD students and researchers from the Indian Ocean world.
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- September 19, 2016
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