1.Ottoman Monuments and Persian Poetry: A Case from Istanbul in the 1540s
Lecture by Dr Tim Stanley
London, 5 Octobver, 2016, 6.30 pm
For further information, and ticket details, see
2. Washington University in St. Louis – Postdoctoral Fellow in Islamic
Art or Art of the Ancient Americas
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities – Two Tenure-Track Assistant
Professor positions, specializing in 1) Qur’anic Studies and 2) Muslims in America
University of Southern California – Assistant Professor, Islamic Studies
Washington University in St. Louis – Postdoctoral Fellow in Islamic Art or Art of the Ancient Americas
Yale University – Henry Chauncey Jr. ’57 Postdoctoral Associate
Assistant Professor in Medieval Mediterranean/Islamic Art History, Pomona College, Claremont, CA
Research focus in Islamic art. Creative cultural interactions between global Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern Studies and contemporary issues encouraged.
Review of applications will begin 1 January 2017. Information: email@example.com
Assistant Professor of Arabic, Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina
The position is to begin fall 2017. A Ph.D. in Arabic is required.
Deadline for application: 21 October 2016. Information: www.wofford.edu/modernlanguages/arabicSearch/
Merchants and trading communities in early Islam (800 – 1000)
St Andrews, 2-4 October, 2016-09-22
4. Borders, Itineraries on the Edges of Iran
a cura di Stefano Pellò
Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia 2016
Open Access, at:
5. The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS) at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track position in Persian and Iranian Studies at the Assistant Professor level, to begin in the fall semester 2017.
For a full copy of the job ad as posted on the University of Arizona Human Resources website and application form, please see: https://uacareers.com/postings/13768
6. International Conference: “Heidegger in the Islamicate World”, University of Bern, 2-4 November 2016
This conference explores various aspects of the reception of Heidegger in the Arabic, Iranian, and Turkish intellectual context. The contributions of established scholars and junior researchers introduce and discuss approaches to Heidegger’s philosophy that operationalize, recontextualize, or review it critically in the light of Islamic and Islamicate traditions.
Information: www.islam.unibe.ch or: HeideggerConferenceBern@gmail.com
7. 8th Annual Gulf Research Meeting, University of Cambridge, 1-4 August 2017
Scholars are invited to apply to direct a workshop focusing on political, economic, security or social issues of the Gulf region. Any proposals dedicated to the study of the Gulf region within the context of the social sciences are welcome.
Deadline for proposals: 10 October 2016. Information: http://grm.grc.net/upload2016/Poster.pdf
8. 50-60 Max Weber Post-doctoral Fellowships & up to 20 Jean Monnet Fellowships at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy
We offer 50-60 fully funded 1 and 2 year postdoctoral fellowships to applicants in the fields of economics, history, law and social and political sciences. The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies offers Fellowships for the academic year 2017/18 for scholars who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship.
Deadline for application: 25 October 2016. Information on the Max Weber Program at www.eui.eu/ProgrammesAndFellowships/MaxWeberProgramme/ApplytotheMWP/Why-Apply-Index.aspx and on the Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowships at www.eui.eu/ServicesAndAdmin/AcademicService/Fellowships/JeanMonnetFellowships/Index.aspx
9. 2 Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships 2017-18: “Muslim Converts and the Formation of Islamic Civilization”, University of Haifa
Preference will be given to candidates who are well immersed in Islamic history and
proficient in at least two Near Eastern languages, especially, but not exclusively, Arabic, Classical Armenian, Classical Greek, Hebrew, Middle Persian, and Syriac.
Deadline for application: 1 February 2017. Information: http://us9.campaign-archive2.com/?u=e1ae5bef9757e58afec01a89a&id=1da2af8942&e=82aeb6c61d
10. Mary Fox Whittlesey Visiting Professorship in Sociology, American University of Beirut
Position with specific emphasis on the Arab world, to begin 15 August 2017.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until 15 November 2016. Information:
11. Call for Papers
Ottoman and Turkish Studies Seminar, Columbia University
“Visual Sources in Late Ottoman History”
Date: April 20, 2017; 10:00am-6:00pm
This conference aims to examine and problematize the use of visual sources of late Ottoman history in an interdisciplinary context. As images become more and more accessible, they are integrated in myriad ways into writing history–political, cultural, social, environmental, urban, art, architectural, and even economic. If they constitute primary documents for art and architectural historians, they enhance textual primary documents in other areas by giving them visual representation. However, the dialogue between disciplines provokes serious methodological issues, ranging from excessive interpretation based solely on a single visual document (typically in art history) to the reduction of images as light distraction (as observed in social and political history).
The goal of our conference is to identify and discuss key methodological issues in the use of visual documents in an interdisciplinary manner, drawing from new research. The themes we hope to discuss include:
- How to combine visual and textual materials to re-construct buildings and urban forms which no longer exist or which are severely transformed?
- Social and political history’s use of photographic data. What are the precautions that need to be taken?
- How does the authorship of visual documents affect the messages they convey? Who are the authors? What was the original purpose? What are the ways to read them against the grain?
- How to illustrate a historic event with a small number of photographs and convey an argument? How can the problem of flattening be avoided?
- How does visual material allow for readings that are not textually explicit? How can they be interpreted to do that?
- Use of maps and plans? New technologies?
PdD students and emerging scholars are invited to submit 300-word abstracts and short CVs. Transportation, accommodation, and meals will be provided. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2016. Please send the abstracts and CVs to the seminar rapporteur, Zeinab Alsadat Azarbedegan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
12. Position in modern Arabic literature: The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies in the American University of Sharjah (AUS) invites applications for a faculty position in Arabic Studies at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor to begin in the Fall 2017. A Ph.D. in Arabic studies is required, with a focus on a genre of or regional focus in modern Arabic literature, preferably the Arabic literature of the Gulf or women’s literature or both. The willingness and ability to teach entry-level Arabic heritage classes is essential. Successful applicants will have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English. The language of instruction at AUS is English, however, candidates able to teach courses in both Arabic and English are preferred. Strong scholarly record/potential and relevant teaching experience are expected.
AUS is located in the emirate of Sharjah, adjacent to Dubai, UAE. Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, AUS is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational university in the Gulf, serving some 6,000 students of more than 90 nationalities. The American University of Sharjah (AUS) is accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Applicants should have experience in and/or familiarity with the North American higher educational system, and experience in dealing with cultural and educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student population. The ability to contribute to other courses offered by the Department will be a distinct advantage.
Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three referees to: Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, e-mail: email@example.com
For full consideration, applications must be received by 24 October 2016.
For information about the American University of Sharjah (AUS), please visit:www.aus.edu
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