1.CFP: “Asian Perspectives of the Mediterranean Studies: exchange and dialogue” (11 March: Busan, South Korea)
The Asian Federation of Mediterranean Studies Institutes (AFOMEDI) is pleased to announce the launching of its first conference, which will be held on the 11 March 2017 at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Busan University of Foreign Studie
2. British Library/The Met: Jerusalem 1000-1400: Four Gospels in Arabic
3. ANNOUNCEMENT OF TRAVEL GRANTS FOR YOUNG SCHOLARS
Spatial Thought in Islamicate Societies, 1000–1600: The Politics of Genre, Image, and Text
As a complement to the closed call for papers to the conference on “Spatial Thought in Islamicate Societies, 1000–1600,” the convenors invite young scholars to apply for up to four travel grants.
Candidates will ideally be pursuing a research project concerning a subject of direct relevance to the conference theme. Also, work on the project, presumably on the level of a doctoral dissertation, will have advanced beyond the initial steps of planning so that the candidate already has a presentable command of sources, state of the art, methodical approach, and hypothesis. Projects may be situated in the fields of Islamic, Persian, or Ottoman Studies, the Study of the Christian Orient, the History of Geography, the History of Cartography, or any other discipline that addresses primary sources of the Islamicate world with a focus on, or close to, the period 1000–1600 CE.
Successful candidates will be invited to attend the conference, actively participate in panel discussions, and present a poster on their research project including a five-minute introduction during a poster session. We expect to be able to cover expenses for international or domestic travel to Tübingen and accommodation on 30 March through 1 April 2017.
Eligible candidates are requested to submit a statement of intent along with a project description of at most 1000 words, a CV, and a letter of recommendation to email@example.com.
Please submit these no later than 15 December 2016. We also ask that all recipients of this call look out for eligible candidates
Kurt Franz, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Zayde Antrim, Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.
Jean-Charles Ducène, École pratique des hautes études, Paris
4. Academic Workshop: “Diasporas and Transitional Justice: Local, National, and Global Dimensions” prior to ISA Baltimore, 21 February 2017, and Warwick University, 3 April 2017
The workshop aims to explore the comparative dimension of diaspora mobilizations for a wide range of transitional justice processes, and to analyze how diasporas’ embeddedness in different global locations impacts on such mobilizations in local, national, and global politics. We are looking for papers from different world regions, including the Middle East.
Deadline for abstracts: 20 November 2016. Information: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/research/researchcentres/cpd/diasporas/news/erc_diasporas_and_transitional_justice_workshop_advertizement.pdf
5. International Conference: “Religion and the State”, Tunis, 24-25 March 2017
The Arab Association of Constitutional Law with the support of Harvard Law School’s “Islamic Legal Studies Program” will hold this conference. Panels will focus on Islam and the State, Islamic Constitutionalism, and Islam and Social Cohesion.
Submission deadline: 18 November 2016. Information: www.constitutionnet.org/event/call-papers-international-conference-religion-and-state
6. Annual International Graduate Student Conference: “Interdisciplinary Research in Arabic and Islamic Studies”, Yerevan State University, 28-29 June 2017
Research papers are accepted on all aspects of Arabic and Islamic studies: Islamic Studies (History, religion, politics) – Arabic Literature and Linguistics -History of Arabic countries – Intercultural dialogue, etc.
Deadline for abstracts: 25 March 2017. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Research Position in Modern and Contemporary History of Iran, Oriental Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences, Praha
The research focus implies history of pre-1979 Iran (i.e. from the early 16th century). The candidates must hold a PhD degree in a relevant field and a working knowledge of Persian language. The duration of the position is 3 years with the possibility of extension.
8. Call for papers:
Turning the Page: New Directions in South Asian Book History
A two-day workshop at the University of Chicago Center in Delhi.
March 9-10, 2017
In March 2017, the University of Chicago Center in Delhi will host a two-day workshop on South Asian book history organized jointly by members of the Dept. of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, and Prof. Abhijit Gupta, Dept. of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. We invite early career scholars and researchers based in South Asia, as well as South Asian doctoral students currently completing their PhDs to submit proposals for the workshop. A presentation may be on any aspect of book history, from any period and in any language, as long as it pertains to the region of South Asia. Presentations that connect the book history of South Asia to other geographical and cultural regions are also encouraged.
Over the past two decades, book history and print culture studies has become established as one of the most productive and dynamic fields of research within South Asian Studies, mirroring the rise of the History of the Book as a discipline in the global academy. South Asian book history has helped shape debates about the nature of the book, manuscript and print cultures, and the histories of writing and reading not only in the Indian subcontinent but also with regard to other regions and cultures. This workshop will bring together young researchers and established scholars working in both pre-modern and modern book history to share their work, assess the state of the discipline, and plot a course for future cooperative projects.
This two-day workshop will provide an opportunity for scholars to present their work and receive feedback from other participants. Individual presentations will last 30 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for discussion. Renowned South Asian bibliographer and book historian Graham Shaw will give the keynote address on the evening of March 9th. Presenting participants will receive domestic round-trip travel and two nights of accommodation in Delhi, as well as meals for the duration of the conference.
Proposals should be submitted no later than 25th November 2016, and should include:
1) An abstract of no more than 500 words outlining your research presentation.
2) A current curriculum vitae.
3) A completed contact information form, available at the end of this document or at: http://home.uchicago.edu/~twwilliams/tww_uchicago/cfp_turning_page.pdf
Please email these materials to Ishani Palandurkar at email@example.com with “Turning the Page Proposal” in the subject line.
Proposals may also be sent via mail to the following address:
University of Chicago Center
Attn: Ishani Palandurkar
DLF Capitol Point
Baba Kharak Singh Marg
New Delhi, India 110001
9. Symposium Worlding Iran: Contemporary Iranian Culture and the World
School of Arts and Media, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
8-9 December 2016
Organizers: Dr Michelle Langford and Dr Laetitia Nanquette
For centuries Iran stood at the crossroads of civilizations and was a pivotal site for the exchange of cultures. However, the contemporary focus on its politics tends to obfuscate how Iran continues to contribute to the global circulation of ideas and cultural products. The success of Iranian cinema globally is a key example reminding us of the connectedness of Iranian culture to the world. This symposium will study how Iranian local/global culture dynamically exchanges with the world.
Enquiries and free registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
More details about the symposium as well as the full program of the symposium can be found here: https://sam.arts.unsw.edu.au/events/call-for-papers-worlding-iran-contemporary-iranian-culture-and-the-world/
This event is supported by UNSW International Distinguished Visitor Scheme and a School of Arts and Media Research Grant
10. CfP: The Origins of the Islamic State: Sovereignty and Power in the Middle Ages
February 16th-17th 2017, University College London
Deadline for abstracts: December 4th 2016.
Organiser: Corisande Fenwick (UCL)
The medieval roots of the Islamic state have never been more relevant or misunderstood. Early Islamic history is used to bolster Daesh propaganda of establishing a new caliphate as well as to justify the imposition of strict Sharia law, the oppression and genocide of religious minorities, and the destruction of Islamic (and pre-Islamic) heritage at an unprecedented rate. In turn, Daesh and other Wahhabi and Salafi groups are often critiqued as medieval in their methods and stance. These developments pose significant challenges for scholars of the early Islamic world.
A two-day colloquium hosted by the UCL Institute of Archaeology and generously funded by the British Academy under its Rising Star Engagement Award scheme seeks to bring together historians, archaeologists and art historians to discuss and debate the emergence and development of the earliest Islamic states and the nature of Muslim sovereignty between 600-1000CE, and to open up discussions about how to challenge static and simplistic notions of Islamic statehood outside the academy. The focus is global and comparative and papers are invited from across the early Islamic world – the Middle East, Islamic West, Central Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and beyond – that consider these issues. The aim is to explore the problem of the early Islamic state from these different disciplinary and regional perspectives and open up a range of ways looking at power and politics in the Islamic context..
Papers of ca. 20 minutes in length are invited on the following themes:
- Theoretical and methodological approaches to Islamic states
- Discourse, authority and legitimization in different media (documentary, epigraphy, architecture, art, numismatics etc.)
- Muslim sovereignty and rulership
- The workings of the early caliphate and Islamic states
- The use and abuse of early Islamic history today
Funding is available to support the travel and accommodation costs of early career scholars from the UK and overseas (defined as being within 10 years of award of PhD or advanced postgraduates) who work on the history, archaeology or art history of the early Islamic world. Scholars funded through this scheme will also attend a workshop before the conference “Researching the Islamic State: New Challenges and New Opportunities”.
Abstracts of 200-250 words should be sent to Corisande Fenwick (email@example.com) by Sunday, 4 December 2016. Presenters will be informed by Friday December 9th, 2016.
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