1.On November 4th-5th, Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park will host the “Manuscripts in the Digital Age Workshop,” which is co-sponsored by Tufts University’s Perseids Project, UMD’s Arts and Humanities Center for Synergy, UMD’s School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC), and Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science).
It will bring together researchers, curators, librarians, and technical specialists from the Perseus Digital Library, Library of Congress, Digital Latin Library, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (UPenn), Freer & Sackler Galleries, and Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities to discuss the technical challenges for the creation of an integrated online “manuscript workspace.”
The technical participants in this workshop want to better understand the needs and types of functionality that scholars, students, citizen scientists, and those working in the GLAM sector would ideally like to see in such a workspace. For this reason, we are asking any of you who work on manuscripts to consider taking this very brief questionnaire (http://kentstate.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9F8TmPXVOAZ1GHH) s about what types of features and functionality you would like to see developed for digital manuscript studies: http://kentstate.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9F8TmPXVOAZ1GHH
Bridget Almas, Perseids Project, Tufts University
Emad Khazraee, School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University
Matthew Thomas Miller, Roshan Institute for Persian Studies, University of Maryland
Joshua Westgard, University of Maryland Libraries
Matthew Thomas Miller, Ph.D.
Roshan Institute Research Fellow
Associate Director, Roshan Initiative in Persian Digital Humanities (PersDig@UMD)
Roshan Institute for Persian Studies
University of Maryland, College Park
2. College of Liberal and Creative Arts
San Francisco State University
San Francisco State University, College of Liberal and Creative Arts, invites applicant for the Neda Nobari Distinguished Chair and Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies.
The University seeks a senior scholar to serve in an academic leadership position as the founding Neda Nobari Distinguished Chair and Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies. The individual will be a senior scholar who will hold faculty rank and tenure in one of the academic units in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts.
The Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies, established by a generous gift from alumna Neda Nobari, will make visible, give voice to, and forge connections across the evolving Iranian diasporas in the United States and beyond. Its interdisciplinary focus will create opportunities for research, outreach, and campus/community programming in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences as well as across all of the colleges at the university. The Center will develop collaborative opportunities for faculty and students to engage in research and scholarship on Iranian diasporas with a focus on transnational movements and migration patterns of Iranian communities around the globe, particularly in California, the United States, North America, and Europe. It will promote intellectual engagement and conversations with local, regional, national and global communities.
Qualifications: Candidates should have:
- A terminal degree (M.F.A or Ph.D.) in an arts, humanities or social sciences field and achieved tenure and at least the rank of Associate Professor at a comparable institution
- a nationally recognized record of performance, publication, or creative works in matters pertaining to Iranian diasporas and/or Diaspora Studies.
- oral and written communication skills in the English language at a level that comprehends and conveys information to and from students, colleagues, and others in an effective manner
- awareness of and engagement with critical concerns in their discipline and capacity to continue to produce original work
- a proven record of excellence in management and administrative duties and success in obtaining external funding
- experience engaging with community organizations and external constituencies
- the ability to communicate fluently in Persian across diverse diasporic communities preferred
The Director will engage and convene academic forums and cultural programs, distinguished guest speakers, and research exchanges with scholars and students locally, nationally, and internationally.
The Director will also work to build collaborative relationships and programs with members of the Iranian diaspora both locally and nationally.
The Director will engage the campus and community in developing a strategic plan for the Center, build a supportive advisory board, and establish a sound resource base through philanthropic and grant-based funding.
The Director will teach one course per semester at the undergraduate or graduate level in on of the departments or schools of the college and will maintain an active research agenda his/her field of expertise.
Rank and Salary: Associate or Full Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.
Application Process: Submit a letter that explains your interest in and vision for the Center, a current CV, and names and contact information of three references. For full consideration, submit your application to the Chair of the Hiring Committee, Prof. Maziar Behrooz at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15, 2016.
San Francisco State University is a member of the California State University system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work.
San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We welcome applicants of all ethnic, racial and gender identities, sexual orientations as well as people with disabilities. We particularly encourage those who may be from historically underrepresented groups.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
3. The Mercantile Effect: On art and exchange in the Islamicate world during 17th ̶18th centuries
Conference to be held at the Barenboim-Said Akademie, 33d Französische Strasse, Berlin, 18–19 November 2016
4. Power and Protection: Islamic Art and the Supernatural
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University
20 October 2016 – 15 January 2017
Predicting, understanding, and controlling the range of occult forces believed to influence human existence were constant preoccupations in the pre-modern world. Islamic material culture, ranging from humble, hard stone amulets inscribed with pious invocations to elaborate talismanic shirts to be worn in battle, and sophisticated instruments for astrological and geomantic calculations, suggests widespread and sustained practices calling for supernatural assistance and divine protection. Showcasing over a hundred spectacular objects spanning the 12th to the 20th century, Power and Protection: Islamic Art and the Supernatural is the first major exhibition to explore these themes. Amongst the displays are astrological charts, dream-books, talismanic clothing and jewel-encrusted amulets, many of which have never been seen in public before.
For more information on the exhibition, please visit: http://www.ashmolean.org/exhibitions/powerandprotection/
For associated lectures and events, please visit: http://www.ashmolean.org/exhibitions/powerandprotection/events/
A microsite for the exhibition is also available at the following link: http://www.ashmolean.org/exhibitions/powerandprotection/exhibition/
5. Call for submissions – This American Muslim
This American Muslim leverages the media and the arts to establish platforms that empower American Muslims to share their stories and voices. This American Muslim welcomes art and writing submissions, created exclusively by American Muslims to be featured in a juried, traveling art exhibition and a published book.
To challenge Islamophobia and celebrate the diversity and beauty of our American Muslim communites. Spark dialogue and empathy, and shift the focus, from American Muslims as objects of study and scrutiny, to people with voices, hearts, and dreams, Insha’Allah.
- Writers/Poets: – Submit your poetry, short stories or creative writing for a published book.
- Artists/Photographers – Submit 2-D art (photography, digital art, paintings, drawings, etc.) for a juried, traveling art exhibition and other educational initiatives. We will cover any costs incidental to the printing, framing, exhibition and distribution of the selected art as part of the “This American Muslim” traveling collection in public galleries across the country. One artist will receive a $1,000 cash award. We will generate exposure for selected art/artists. We will not handle original work and we will not sell artwork
The deadline to submit is January 2, 2017.
This American Muslim
6. Call for Papers/ Conference: Crisis and Conflict in the Agrarian World, Sciences Po, Paris 1-3 March 2017
The Kuwait Chair at Sciences Po invites to an academic conference on the
topic of Crisis and Conflict in the Agrarian World: An Evolving
Dialectic, in cooperation with the American University of Beirut and
CIDOB, the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs. The conference
will be held on 1-3 March 2017 in Paris.
Conference proceedings will be published towards the end of 2017 in an
edited volume of CABI Publishers, a leading academic publisher on
development, agriculture, food security and health issues.
The organizers invite abstracts or preferably detailed proposals with a
short CV and list of publications. They should be submitted
electronically to Eckart Woertz email@example.com
<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> and Rachel Anne Bahn
email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> until 30 November 2016. Authors of selected papers will be notified by 2 December 2016 and should submit their papers by 1 February 2017.
The papers should have a length of 7,000 words and represent original
research not presented or published elsewhere. All costs for travel and
accommodation will be covered according to Sciences Po travel policy.
Texts can deal with a variety of crises and their impact on agriculture
and food security, such as politically-driven violence and dispute, as
well as crises stemming from natural disasters or other phenomena
(earthquake/tsunami, drought, flooding, climate change, and disease
epidemics). Case studies will explore the relationship between
agriculture and conflict/crisis before, during, and after crisis periods.
Beside cross cutting and methodological explorations on topics like
political ecology, gender, health, climate change, land grabs or
ethnography we are interested in case studies of specific countries,
particularly from Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.
We look forward to receiving your abstracts or proposals.
Further details about the call for papers you can find here:
7. University of California, Los Angeles – Assistant Professor in Art History/Arts of the Islamic World
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- October 29, 2016
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