1.The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is pleased to announce its 2017 Travel and Research Grant Programs in conjunction with its Tenth Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. to be held October 19 – 21, 2017. Grant awards range from $500 to $2500.
The deadline to submit a grant application is March 31, 2017.
Below is select guidelines for the 2017 program, visit the ASMEA website for further details and rules:
- Applicants must be current members of ASMEA and engaged in ongoing study of the Middle East or Africa.
- Applications must be accompanied by a paper proposal that represents new and un-published research relevant to ASMEA’s areas of study
- Applicants to the Research Grants Program must submit a brief letter of reference from their department chair. For student applicants, a letter from a dissertation advisor is acceptable.
- Successful Research and Travel Grant Program applicants will be required to present their research at the Tenth Annual ASMEA Conference on October 19-21, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
- Research grants may be used to cover any costs associated with conducting research for the specified proposal. Travel grants may be used to cover any costs associated with attending the conference.
For questions, please contact Emily Lucas at email@example.com.
2. CFP: Migrations in Mongol Eurasia: People, Ideas, Artifacts
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
International Conference, December 18-20, 2017
3. Call for contributions: The history of books and collections through manuscript notes (Journal of Islamic Manuscripts, 2018)
4. Stanford University – 2017-19 Postdoctoral Fellowship on Islam in North America
5. Conference: “Qurʾanic Studies : Methods, Contexts and Interpretations”, International Qur’anic Studies Association & Beit al-Hikma, Carthage, Tunisia, 4-6 July 2017
The symposium will focus on methodologies of qurʾanic analysis from traditional qurʾanic sciences or from the latest developments in qurʾanic studies.
6. Workshop: “Electoral Frameworks, Party Systems and Electoral Outcomes: Comparing Elections in the Gulf”, Gulf Research Meeting, Cambridge, 1-4 August 2017
Directors: Luciano Zaccara (Qatar Univ.); Kristin Smith Diwan (AGSIW). This workshop examines the transformation of Gulf representative politics through the study of elections.
7. International Conference: “Transnational Sufism in Contemporary Societies”, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, 9-11 November 2017
This conference aims to gather researchers from around the world to develop reflections on Sufism and Islamic spirituality in contemporary societies, in its ethical, philosophical, theological, social, and political manifestations.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 March 2017. Information: www.cini.it/en/news/call-for-papers-transnational-sufism-contemporary-societies-international-conference
8. Research Associate (Post-Doc) for the Project “The Early Islamic Empire at Work – The View from the Regions toward the Center”, Hamburg University
The term is fixed until 31 March 2019. The project studies the political and economic workings of the the Islamic Empire (660-940 CE) from the Atlantic to the Hindukush. Requirements: A PhD degree in a relevant field of Middle Eastern history and culture; excellent Arabic reading skills, experience working with Arabic historical primary sources, excellent knowledge of English, and reading French is required.
Deadline for application: 15 Feb. 2017. Information: www.islamic-empire.uni-hamburg.de
9. Conference – The Origins of the Islamic State (16–17 Feb., London)
This is a free event sponsored by an British Academy BARSEA award and open to all who have registered via Eventbrite. We ask that you register by Sunday 12th February to ensure that we order sufficient refreshments.
Venue: UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY
10. International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA) 6.1 (January 2017).
Please click on the link below to preview the sixth issue abstracts:
11. On behalf of the Muslim World Manuscripts Project at Columbia University, we would like to invite to attend our two-day workshop (Feb. 16-17) on our collections held at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML) at Columbia University in the City of New York.
The workshop keynote will be delivered by Professor Sabine Schmidtke from the Institute for Advanced Study. The keynote, titled “Preserving, Democratizing, and Studying the World Heritage of Islamic Manuscripts, will take place on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 4:30pm-6:00pm.
We are eager to host the myriad prestigious academics, scholars, and intellectuals who will be participating in our workshop, and likewise look forward to you joining a conversation at the crossroads of a deep intellectual tradition, medieval paleography and codicology, and contemporary digital humanities.
Further info and registration information at: https://networks.h-net.org/node/7636/discussions/162926/workshop-rediscovering-words-worlds-arabic-script-collections
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- January 23, 2017
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