1.32nd Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference, University of Chicago, 5-6 May 2017
This year’s conference has the broad theme of “Center and Periphery,” which raises a number of possible issues: How are center and periphery defined? How is the hierarchy of center and periphery maintained through economic, political and social power? In what ways do shifting fortunes upset that hierarchy for individuals, communities, and nations? Etc.
Deadline for abstracts: 10 February 2017. Information: email@example.com
2. Panel: “Reassessing Religion in the Gulf” at the “Annual Meeting of the German Association for the Study of Religions (DVRW)”, Philipps-Universität Marburg, 13-16 September 2017
We welcome papers analyzing Islam or religious plurality in one of the Gulf states as well as contributions focusing on the Khaleeji presence in other parts of the World.
Deadline for abstracts: 19 December 2016. Information: Danijel Cubelic (firstname.lastname@example.org )
3. Section: “Islam in World Affairs: Politics and Paradigms” at the “11th Pan-European Conference on International Relations”, European International Studies Association, Barcelona, 13-16 September 2017
The section addresses the role of Islam in world affairs. It seeks to explore the empirical experiences and ideational perspectives of the Islamic civilisation on world affairs with regards to statecraft, governance, transnational movements, Islamic State phenomenon, and Islamic contributions to the field of International Relations.
Deadline for abstracts: 10 February 2017. Information: https://goo.gl/j9vyj2
4. Two PhD Positions Arabic Studies and New Testament Studies, University of Leipzig
These two PhD positions are part of a Junior Research Group (limited to 3 years, salary according to TVL E13) at the Alexander von Humboldt Chair for Digital Humanities and will start on 1 April 2017.
Deadline for application: 20 January 2017. Information: www.orient.uni-leipzig.de/aktuelles/newsdetails/artikel/7/phd-position-arabic-and-islamic-studies-in-a-junior-research-group-at-the-alexander-von-humboldt-ch/
5. Three Open-rank Positions on the Professorial Scale at Zayed University, Campus Abu Dhabi-Dubai
A) Arabic Language, Literature, and Culture
B) History of the Middle East
C) International Relations with a background in the Arab Gulf/Middle East
Information: www.zu.ac.ae; click on ‘Employment’ to be directed to the recruitment website.
6. Articles for Journal “Cyber Orient”
This issue aims to bring together the state of the art research dealing with the multifaceted social, cultural, and political aspects of the internet and new media in the Middle East.
Deadline for full papers: 30 March 2017. Information: www.cyberorient.net/detail.do?articleId=3682
7. NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers: “Islam in Asia: Traditions and Transformation”, Honolulu, Hawaii, 12 June – 7 July 2017
The Institute will explore Islam as an evolving system of thought and practice in South and Southeast Asia, including its impacts on social dynamics, the arts and politics. Participants will receive a stipend of $3300.
Deadline for application: 1 March 2017. Information: www.asdp-islaminasia.org/
8. ADAB AS AN INTERDISCIPLINARY PURSUIT”
to be held at Columbia University in the City of New York on April 13-15, 2017
In Arabic, adab encompasses multiple fields of knowledge, resisting compartmentalization and circumscription. Adab points to both our modern sense of literature, as well as a much longer prose heritage attesting modes of proper
comportment, courtly edification, and eloquence, cultivated through embodied,
contingent ways of living with the authority and fragility of oral and written texts in
Arabic over time. In retrospect, we could narrate a disciplinary porosity in Arabic giving way in the modern period to the disciplines we teach within and between. Adab occupies a privileged position in these epistemic shifts, interleaved with its sometimes-antagonists — ‘ilm, shi‘r, din, tasliyah (to mention but a few) — even as the meanings and practices of adab themselves change over time. How do authors and readers inhabit different discourses and understandings of adab? How is textual authority in Arabic generated through competing disciplinary senses of interpretation and citation? How does this all relate to literary form? And when isn’t it adab anymore?
We invite papers on the changing contours of adab over time, and in particular encourage the work of scholars approaching adab and the disciplines comparatively; materially; philologically; genealogically; affectively; in reference to the politics of statecraft and patronage; in conversation with practices of reading and translation; through the history of the book, and crafts and technologies of print, media, transmission, distribution, digitalization, and encryption; in the shadow of the building and loss of libraries and archives; biographically, attentive to the intellectual formations of udaba’ old and new; and geographically – be that in relation to the itineraries of authors, cities, and nations; or through a perspective rooted in a longer durée, looking to trade, pilgrimage routes, and the sea. Inclusive of the European concept of literature, this adab symposium interrogates knowledge constructions old and new, bridging into discussions of war, the body, agency, hegemony, and issues of nation and narration, gender, race, class, globalization, neoliberalism, and empire.
Scholars working in all periods of Arabic literature, criticism, and theory, as well as historians and other humanists, are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 200-300 words to Muhsin al-Musawi (email@example.com) and Elizabeth M. Holt (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 31, 2016. Participants are encouraged to secure outside funds for travel and accommodation. The Journal of Arabic Literature will publish a special issue on Adab and the Disciplines.
Muhsin al-Musawi (Columbia University)
Elizabeth M. Holt (Bard College)
Tarek El-Ariss (The University of Texas at Austin)
Mohammad Salama (San Francisco State University)
Nizar Hermes (The University of Virginia)
Sponsored by the Middle East Institute, the Department of Middle East, South Asian, and African Studies, the Arabic Studies Seminar, and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia, along with Brill Academic Publishers.
9. Vanderbilt University – Mellon Assistant Professor of Asian Art
10. MAJOR VOICES IN CONTEMPORARY PERSIAN LITERATURE (1980) ONLINE. Now available at www.utexas.Academia.edu/MichaelHillmann: Major Voices in Contemporary Persian Literature–Literature East & West 20 (1980), 351p, which consists of twenty-seven sections mostly presenting translations of poetry and prose and plot summaries of novels. In five online units, including: in Major Voices.1-99.pdf, “Persian Is Sugar” by Mohammad ‘Ali Jamâlzâdeh and Jamâlzâdeh’s “Introductory Note”; in Major Voices.99-166.pdf, “The Umbrella” and “The Beggar” by Gholâmhosayn Sâ’edi and Sâ’edi’s “Introductory Note,” and Ali Mohammad Afghani’s Ahu Khanom’s Husband (1961)–A Plot Summary; in Major Voices.167-244.pdf, “Preface” to An Investigation of Educational Problems on Iran by Samad Behrangi; in MajorVoices.244-303.pdf, Jalâl Âl-e Ahmad’s The Cursing of the Land–A Plot Summary, and Prince Ehtejâb by Hushang Golshiri with Golshiri’s “Introductory Note”; and in Major Voices.304-351.pdf, Rezâ Barâheni: A Case Study of Politics and the Writer in Iran, 1953-1977; and the volume’s concluding bibliography.
Also available at www.utexas.Academia.edu/MichaelHillmann:
- Forugh Farrokhzâd: A Quarter-Century Later (1988), a collection of papers and translations from a 1987 conference by the same name. featuring esays by Leonardo Alishan, Hamid Dabashi, Karim Emami, and Farzaneh Milani.
- Advanced Persian Reading (2012), an advanced Persian reader/textbook using all of Jalâl Âl-e Ahmad’s Sangi bar Guri [A Stone on a Grave], divided into twenty lessons, as the sole course text.
- Persian Carpets (1984), a cultural introduction to the subject.
- A Lonely Woman: Forugh Farrokhzad and Her Poetry (1987), a biographical and culture introduction to the poet that does not include critical analysis of her poetry qua poetry.
11. SUMMER ACADEMY FOR PHDs and MA Students, ISLAMIC PROPHETISM, Aix (France) Deadline January4, 2017
Call for PhD (and advanced MA) students in Islamic Studies (or History, etc.), on the condition that they master French language at a communication level, and that they are registered in a European University, to participate in a French-Speaking Summer Academy on Islamic Prophetism:
académie d’été “Prophétologies islamiques: discours et représentations”,
29 juin-5 juillet 2017, Aix-en-Provence,
par le programme Islamologie du Labex RESMED :
Accommodation, travel and food will be taken care of. Half the students will be registered in European Universities and half in Universities of the Arab-Muslim world.
Deadline for application is January 4.
12. Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Iranian Studies in the Council for Middle East Studies at The MacMillan Center, Yale University
The Yale Program in Iranian Studies (at the Yale MacMillan Center’s
Council on Middle East Studies) accepts applications for the
newly-established Ehsan Yarshater Fellowship in Iranian and Persian
studies for 2017-18 (renewable for one year).
The Post-Doctoral Associate will teach one course during the year,
either in the Fall or the Spring semester, pursue his/her own research, and participate in the activities of the Iranian Studies Program and Council on Middle East Studies. Post-doctoral Associates are expected to be in residence from August 2017 to May 2018. Applicants in all fields of humanities and social and political sciences who have recently received their PhDs or are in the early stages of their academic career may apply. Requirements include a viable research project and teaching an undergraduate seminar in the field of specialization.
*We will begin accepting applications immediately with review beginning on January 15, 2017 and continuing until the selections are final. *
Yale University is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from
women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged.
To apply, send a one-page statement, CV, synopsis of your research
project, and a draft of a syllabus of a course you propose to teach at
Yale. You’ll also need to have three letters of recommendation submitted
on your behalf.
All information from the applicant should be submitted electronically
through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/39665
Please contact Whitney Doel by email, email@example.com
<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>, for any questions related to the
application process. You may visit the Program in Iranian Studies here:
Visiting Scholars and Academic Resources Coordinator
The MacMillan Center
34 Hillhouse Avenue, Room #145
New Haven, CT 06520-8206
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