1.The Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Department of the
Middle East, is offering a position for researchers in the field of modern and
contemporary history of Iran.
2. Caliphate and Kingship in a Fifteenth-Century Literary History of Muslim Leadership and Pilgrimage. al-Ḏahab al-Masbūk fī Ḏikr man Ḥağğa min al-Ḫulafāʾ wa-l-Mulūk. Critical Edition, Annotated Tranlation, and Study (Bibliotheca Maqriziana 4) (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016).
It is available in print, and as an Open Access e-book, on http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/books/9789004332362
3. Annales Islamologiques (vol. 49, 2016). This volume includes a special section of six articles under the title “Arabic Literature, 1200–1800: a new orientation” edited by Monica Balda-Tillier and myself.
The table of contents and ordering information are via the following link:
To celebrate the British Library’s new series of South Asian seminars and especially the focus on food with Neha Vermani’s talk this evening Mughals on the menu: A probe into the culinary world of the Mughal elite I thought I would write about our most ʻfoodyʼ Persian manuscript, the only surviving copy of the Niʻmatnāmah-i Nāṣirshāhī (Nasir Shah’s Book of Delights) written for Sultan Ghiyas al-Din Khilji (r.1469-1500) and completed by his son Nasir al-Din Shah (r.1500-1510). We are planning to digitise this manuscript in the near future but meanwhile I hope some of these recipes will whet your appetite.
5. On the Meanings of Hair in Medieval Islam
An upcoming workshop at Leiden University (the Netherlands) on Friday 9 December and Saturday 10 December, is entitled “On the Meanings of Hair in Medieval Islam”. In the workshop the sociological meaning of hair in medieval Islam will be explored. The aim of the workshop is to learn how hair, the cutting and growing of it, functioned in religion, theology, rituals, legal contexts, and other social settings in the medieval Muslim world.
Please find more information about this workshop, including a programme and more information about the speakers here: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/events/2016/12/hair-in-medieval-islam
6. CfP: DAVO/DOT/DMG
The “24th International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO)” combined with the “33rd Deutscher Orientalistentag (DOT) / German Oriental Studies Conference of the German Oriental Society (DMG)” at the Friedrich Schiller-University in Jena on 18-22 September 2017.
Please note the following deadlines:
– Until 5 January 2017: Abstracts (up to 200 words) of proposals for open panels for which papers are invited. Please send your proposals to the Secretariat of DAVO firstname.lastname@example.org; these proposals will be forwarded to more than 6000 scholars via DAVO- und EURAMES Info Service.
– Until 28 February 2017: Abstracts for papers in open panels. Please send these abstracts directly to the specific organizers of the open panels.
– Until 31 March 2017: Registration of the abstracts of all papers and panels via the website of the DOT www.dot2017.de/en.
Deadline for the individual registration of participants at a reduced fee.
Additional information at www.dot2017.de/en.
7. CfP: Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies
Special Issue: Early Modern Islamic Cities
Issue editors: Kaya Sahin and Babak Rahimi
Abstract Deadline: December 30, 2016
The Journal of Early Modern Cultural Studies seeks submissions
Conceptions of the city, and of the complex socio-cultural practices embodied in cities, have been at the forefront of historical inquiry. More recently, scholars of the early modern period emphasized the significance of cities during the heyday of the European dynastic states/empires and the European expansion. From this perspective, early modern European cities have been granted a significant role in the midst of the new commercial and political networks that spanned the globe, and within the socio-spatial complexes that emerged across the Atlantic and beyond. The European cities therefore occupy a central place in narratives on how western European societies produced new and unique urban experiences. On the other hand, these findings about European cities have been utilized quite often in order to privilege the European experiences, and use those as criteria while evaluating urban cultures in other parts of the world
In this special issue our aim is bring together innovative and scholarly essays investigating the notion of alternative early modern urban experiences, with a focus on Islamic cities across the globe. We invite contributors to rethink both the paradigm of the “Islamic city,” and the notion of the uniqueness of the European city, by focusing on everyday cultures generated by strategies of governance, institutions, (mis)rules, ethnicity, race, gender, class, religious differences, and regional/global economic networks. Seen from this perspective, the special issue will underscore the everyday publics, civilities, sociabilities, feelings, rituals and other life-experiences.
With the aim to open up dialogue between scholars of the early modern period, and urban and Islamic studies, this special issue is inherently interdisciplinary and theoretical in scope. It aims for a broad coverage of a diverse array of Islamic cities and related topics in the early modern period, from the late fifteenth to the late eighteenth centuries. In keeping with the mission of the journal, we also solicit proposals that are comparative and/or transcultural. Moreover, we encourage papers from a range of disciplines such as art, history, literature, music, performance and religious studies, gender, medicine, science or others. Regardless of foci, we seek approaches that investigate formations of early Islamic cities from diverse backgrounds.
8. Aquinas and the Arabs:
12th Annual Marquette Summer Seminar on Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition 26-28 June 2017: “Soul and Nature in Aristotle and Aristotelianism.” This Conference is intended to provide a formal occasion and central location for philosophers and scholars of the Midwest region (and elsewhere) to present and discuss their current work on Aristotle and his interpreters in ancient and medieval philosophy. Established Scholars: send a title and tentative abstract; Graduate Students: send a title, abstract and a supporting letter or email from your faculty advisor or dissertation director indicating that you are doing professional level work. Deadline: March 1, 2017. Send applications to: Owen.Goldin@Marquette.edu More information: http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Midwest-Seminar/2017_Summer_Conference.html
5th Annual On-Line International Live Video Graduate Student Workshop. 10-11 February 2017. Deadlines: Participants should submit a 250 word abstract and Current CV by January 9. Full papers of accepted abstracts should be submitted by February 2. Presenters will have their papers distributed to participants in advance. All participants must read these papers prior to the workshop. Forward submissions to: email@example.com.
9. The Middle East and North African Graduate Student Association at the University of Arizona Presents:
17th Annual Southwest Graduate Conference in Middle Eastern and North African Studies
Policy, Development, Environment, and Technology
Call for Abstracts
The Middle East and North African Graduate Student Organization (MENA) the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), and the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS) at the University of Arizona cordially invite you to participate in the 17th Annual Southwest Graduate Conference in Middle Eastern and North African Studies to be held from Thursday March 9, 2017 to Saturday March 11, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona.
This conference aims to strengthen ties between academic disciplines, provide a platform for graduate students to present their research projects and exchange ideas, and create a network of emerging scholars spanning a variety of fields. This year’s conference is focused on the idea of mobility and concepts related to the Middle East from one field to the other, and boundaries being redefined on various levels. We encourage abstract submission not only from students within Middle Eastern and North African Studies programs, but also from Linguistics, Literature, Law and LGBT/Queer Studies, Journalism, Gender and Women Studies, Philosophy, political Science, Public health, Religious Studies, Sociology, Translation, Anthropology, Economic, Education, Geography, History, and Music.
Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals for individual paper and pre-organized panels. Submissions are due December 20 for International students and January 15 for domestic students (US Universities). Individual paper abstracts must be 250 words and submitted as a Microsoft Word or PDF file. In the body of email, please include author’s name, paper title, school and department affiliation, phone number, and email address. A panel organizer must submit an anonymous panel proposal that includes the description of the panel and an abstract for each paper on it. In the body of the email, please indicate a panel title and each paper title, each presenter’s name, school and department affiliation, phone number and email address. Abstracts and proposal must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Notification of acceptance will be sent out within three weeks of the submission deadline. For further information, please visit http://menas.arizona.edu/mena-conference or submit your inquiries to email@example.com. Selected papers will be published in the academic peer-reviewed online journal Zaytoon.
10. Appel à candidatures du PRIX DE THÈSE 2017
– DATE LIMITE de candidature : le 15/01/2017
L’Institut d’études de l’Islam et des sociétés du monde musulman (IISMM-UMS2000) et le GIS Moyen-Orient Mondes musulmans du CNRS organisent en 2017 trois prix de thèse ciblés ayant trait au Moyen-Orient et aux mondes musulmans. Sont éligibles des travaux soutenus en français ou en France entre le 1er septembre 2014 et le 31 décembre 2016, dans toutes les disciplines des lettres et sciences humaines et sociales.
Pour les détails des conditions générales et particulières des candidatures, voir:
11. CFP – Panel on Islamic Art at the Midwest Art History Society (MAHS) (Cleveland, April 2017)
The Midwest Art History Society (MAHS) will hold its 44th annual conference in Cleveland, from April 6-8, 2017, hosted by the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Paper sessions and roundtables will be held at the Cleveland Museum of Art on April 6 and 7, and at the Allen Memorial Art Museum of Oberlin College on April 8.
We welcome applications to participate in a panel session on Islamic Art, open to any topic, chronological period, or geographic location. In most cases, conference presentations will be expected to be under twenty minutes long. Proposals of no more than 250 words and a two-page CV should be emailed (preferably as Word documents) to the chair of the session: Emily Neumeier, The Ohio State University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submissions: Friday, December 16, 2017.
Information on conference registration will be found at the conference link at www.mahsonline.org. Registration for the conference will commence December 1. Registration online is highly recommended, but you may also register at the conference, paying by check, or by filling out the form available on our website and mailing the form and check to the treasurer’s address there provided. MAHS membership is required to register for and attend the conference.
12. A new annual academic book prize has been established by Gorgias Press. The Classical Islamic World Book Prize will recognise three outstanding revised PhD theses and/or early career monographs. For further information, please visit the official webpage:
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