1.International Conference: “The Mercantile Effect: On Art and Exchange in the Islamicate World during the 17th-18th Centuries”, Barenboim-Said Akademie, Berlin, 18-19 November 2016
From Agra to Aleppo, Cairo to Canton, Goa to Zanzibar; peoples as diverse as Armenians, Chinese, Arabs, Persians and Europeans, traversed long distances moving art things and their attendant ideas, ideals, and technologies. This conference will explore the development of global trade routes and the emergence of new methods of exchange.
Information and registration: http://www.gingkolibrary.com
2. Workshop: “Regions, Networks, and Institutions in Mongol Eurasia: A Meso-Historical Analysis”, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 17-18 May 2017
We are looking for papers dealing with regions, networks and institutions in Mongol Eurasia which are based on close reading in primary sources (literary, archaeological, visual). The workshop aims at using the meso-history framework- the one between micro and macro – for illuminating the meaning and characteristics of the proto-globalization in Mongol Eurasia (13th-14th centuries).
Deadline for abstracts: 25 November 2016. Information: http://mongol.huji.ac.il/news-and-activities/cfp-meso-historical-analysis-regions-networks-and-institutions
3. 33rd German Oriental Studies Conference (DOT) / 24th International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO), University of Jena, 18-22 September 2017
The range of disciplines encompasses the Ancient and Modern Middle East, including North Africa, as well as all of Asia, with particular emphasis on Central, South and South East Asia.
Deadline for abstracts: January 2017. Information: www.dot2017.de/en/
4. Full-Time, One-Semester Assistant Professor in Modern Middle Eastern History, Southern Connecticut State University
Proficiency in a language such as Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, or Turkish required. The courses include one section of World Civilization II, 1500-present; two sections of Modern Middle East at the general education level; and one upper division topics course such as the Ottoman Empire, the Arab-Israeli Conflict, or Gender and Islam.
Review will begin on 15 October 2016. Information: Dr. Katherine Hermes: email@example.com.
5. Two Carnegie Fellowships in Support of Arab-Region Social Science, University of North Carolina
Applications are invited from social scientists affiliated with universities in the Arab world for semester-long fellowships in Fall 2017. Early-career scholars, including advanced doctoral candidates or faculty members within five years of their Ph.D., may be given preference.
Deadline for application: 4 January 2017. Information: http://mideast.unc.edu/jobs/university-of-north-carolina-at-chapel-hill-carnegie-fellowships-in-support-of-arab-region-social-science/
6. New Blog “Subaltern States”
This blog is about the domestic politics of states around the world from comparative politics or international studies perspectives. It centers on case study analysis using qualitative, culturalist, historicist, political-sociological, and/or interpretive approaches. “Subaltern” refers to brief analyses and commentaries that address the less powerful or marginalized of states, peoples, movements, or ideas within their domestic or regional contexts, or within the international system. The latest article focuses on “Times of Tumult: Discussing Islam and Feminism”.
7. job opportunity at Deakin University, Australia
Deakin University Strategic Plan
School/Centre :Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation
Faculty/Institute/Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Classification : Level A, , Research Only
Responsible to: Research Chair, Islamic Studies and Intercultural Dialogue
Hours of Duty: Full
time (36.75 hours per week)
and fixed term for three years
Location of Work: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Vacancy reference number :160543
Cayla Edwards Tel: +61 3 9244 6658, Email:
8. Syria’s Art and Architecture: A Multicultural History
The Aga Khan Museum, Toronto
October 29–30th 2016
9. ICONOCLASM: BEELDENSTORM AND BEYOND
SYMPOSIUM, AMSTERDAM, 9-10 DECEMBER 2016
This year marks the 450th anniversary of the Beeldenstorm, the wave of iconoclasm that swept over the Low Countries in 1566. This defining moment in Netherlandish history will be commemorated with a two-day symposium ICONOCLASM: BEELDENSTORM AND BEYOND, which will consider the Beeldenstorm in relation to iconoclasm as a global phenomenon.
The symposium will be held on 9 and 10 December 2016, in the auditorium of the Rijksmuseum and the aula of the University of Amsterdam. The program and registration are now online:
ICONOCLASM: BEELDENSTORM AND BEYOND will seek to deepen our understanding of the ideological and systematic destruction of art under different historical and cultural configurations. The symposium will bring together an international group of scholars who will offer the latest insights on the hostility towards images in the Habsburg Netherlands, the Byzantine world, Islam, Colonial America, China, (Early) Modern Europe and, presently, in the Middle East, and on iconoclasm in contemporary art.
10. Journées Internationales de sciences Po Grenoble sur la Méditerranée et le Moyen Orient
Iran les défis du retour”
17 et 18 novembre 2016
Le programme des Quatrièmes Journées Internationales « Iran le défi du retour » est sur le site de Sciences Po à l’adresse suivante :
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