1. CMES | The Yale Council on Middle East Studies
September 18 Graduate Student Workshop
12PM Painting, poetry, photography: A conversation in Qajar art
Luce 203 Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, Graduate Student, Department of the History of Art, Yale University
October 2 The Allure of the Female: Aesthetic Transformations in
12PM Early Modern Persianate Poetry and Painting
ISPS A001 Sunil Sharma, Professor of Persianate & Comparative Literature, Boston University
Co-sponsored by the South Asian Studies Council
*Location change: ISPS, 77 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511 Room A001
October 16 Self-Representation, Audience Response, and the Art of Poetry
12PM in the Signature Verses of Sa’eb Tabrizi
Luce 203 Paul Losensky, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington
November 13 From Persian nasta‘liq to Ottoman ta‘lik: Aesthetic
12PM dissemination and cultural appropriation of a script (1500-1700)
Luce 203 Simon Rettig, Iran Heritage Foundation Curatorial Fellow, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
Co-sponsored by the Medieval-Renaissance Forum of the History of Art Department and The Çağatay Fund
December 4 The Social World of “Polluted” Carpets
12PM Narges Erami, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Yale University
All lectures are in Luce Hall Room 203 unless stated otherwise. Light lunch available at all lectures.
The Yale Program in Iranian Studies
Yale University Council on Middle East Studies at the MacMillan Center
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Sponsored by the Yale Program in Iranian Studies and the Council on Middle East Studies
Funded by a USDE Title VI National Resources grant
2. A position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Semitic Languages at Uppsala University, beginning in 2016 and with a maximum extent of four years is now open for applications. Application deadline is October 30 2015.
Subject area: Semitic languages, their philology, linguistics and literature have been studied and researched for over 400 years in Uppsala. Current research and teaching concentrates mostly on Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic/Syriac as well as Assyriology. The diversity of the field of Semitic Languages studied in Uppsala at present means that the postdoctoral research fellow will be part of the leading hub for research and education in the subject in Sweden. Work duties: The vacancy is for a research position within the subject area Semitic Languages and includes teaching and supervision at different levels. Some administrative duties are also part of the job. For more information, see links below.
Announcement in English: Position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Semitic Languages http://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=73523
Announcement in Swedish: Forskarassistent i semitiska språk http://www.uu.se/jobb/detaljsida/?positionId=73523
3. The Birmingham Qur’an Manuscript
2-25 October 2015
Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham
A Qur’an manuscript held by the University of Birmingham has been placed among the oldest in the world thanks to modern scientific methods. Radiocarbon analysis has dated the parchment on which the text is written to the period between 568 and 645 CE with 95.4% accuracy. Researchers conclude that the Birmingham manuscript is among the earliest fragments of the Islamic holy book known to survive.
The Birmingham Qur’an manuscript is on public display for a limited time only. The exhibition is ticketed and time slots will be allocated. For more information and to book your tickets, please visit www.birmingham.ac.uk/quran
Upcoming events accompanying the exhibition:
Unravelling the story behind the Birmingham Qur’an
Fri 16 Oct, 1-2pm
Nicolson Building, University of Birmingham
Explore the story behind the Birmingham Qur’an with curator Josefine Frank. Find out how the manuscript connects the 7th-century Muslim community in the Arabian Peninsula with Birmingham’s Quaker community in the 1930s. Free event, please register via http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/university/colleges/artslaw/events/bttf/2015/josefine-frank.aspx
|4. London Middle East Institute: Forthcoming Events
To mark the start of the new academic year, we are pleased to announce the following special events which we hope will be of interest:
Friday 25 September, 5:30 pm: ISIS and the Crisis in the Middle East – A Year on Panel discussion with Professor Gilbert Achcar (SOAS), Professor Nadje Al-Ali (SOAS) and Ghias Aljundi (Syrian writer and human rights activist). Chair: Dr Hassan Hakimian (Director, London Middle East Institute). Organised by the LMEI jointly with the SOAS Students’ Union
Saturday 26 September, 7:30 pm: Live Concert by Reem Kelani The acclaimed Palestinian musician Reem Kelani performs live at SOAS
Monday 28 September, 6 pm: ISIS and the Caliphate: the uses and abuses of history Professor High Kennedy of SOAS examines how ISIS, in its periodical Dabiq, interprets early Islamic history to make its own propaganda and justify its own positions
The forthcoming October-November issue of the LMEI’s bi-monthly magazine ‘The Middle East in London’ is out at the end of the month. Featuring articles on the cultural, political, economic and other issues that affect Middle Eastern communities in London along with the most comprehensive guide to all events relating to the Middle East in London and across the UK the next issue of the magazine focuses on Endangered Languages in the Middle East. You can subscribe to ‘The Middle East in London’ magazine by becoming an Individual Affiliate of the LMEI.
5. Journée d’étude – 17 octobre 2015
9h -17h30 – Galerie Colbert
Représentations des martyrs en mondes musulmans
Fabrications des images – Présences dans l’espace public
Partant du constat largement partagé d’une exposition aussi nombreuse que diverse des figures de martyrs dans les espaces publics de pays musulmans, cette journée se consacre à l’étude des processus de fabrication (peintures, photographies, pochoirs, images numériques…), des supports d’affichage (murs, musées, internet) ainsi qu’à la mise en rapport de ces productions par-delà les singularités des pays, des conflits et des mythologies, pour en interroger le sens et les évolutions.
Journée organisée par l’HiCSA – Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne en partenariat avec : CéSor, IIAC-LAU, IREMAM, Tehran Municipality
Adresse : Galerie Colbert – 2 rue Vivienne 75002 Paris
Contact : email@example.com.
6. Medical Manuscript Studies has grown, and we now have an editorial board that allows us to accept submissions from a broader area: manuscripts, papyri and early printed books in Latin, Greek, Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Hebrew, Aramaic and German.
We accept submissions on a rolling basis. Our publications are peer reviewed.
We are happy to receive articles containing non-Latin alphabets, and we do not have any restrictions regarding colour photographs, tables and the like. We publish fast.
For all administrative intents and purposes, MMS is a normal journal. We have an ISSN, and we are being archived by the British Library. The only difference is that we don’t have a commercial publisher who makes a profit from our work. (Instead, I declared myself publisher, using my work address).
The main reason why I created this journal is that it is getting increasingly difficult to publish contributions that relate to more than one subject area, e.g. ancient and medieval or Greek and Arabic. Moreover, some fields are somewhat disconnected from the history of medicine debate. Here, the prime example is Turkish.
Also, I wanted to create a platform that suited the needs and interests of academics, rather than the interests and abilities of some publishers. The journal appears under the simonofgenoa.org URL, which is a decent branding, as it reflects five years of solid open access research. We are Wellcome Trust funded as well.
Please feel free to get in touch with any further enquiries!
7. Conference: “Islam in Russia”, Harvard University, 15-16 October 2015
The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies is hosting this conference. It is free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but is appreciated for planning purposes. Information: http://daviscenter.fas.harvard.edu/events/conference-islam-russia
8. Lecturer in Arabic, Department of Religion and Classics, University of Rochester
This is a three-year position, subject to annual review and potentially renewable, to begin fall, 2016. Requirements: M.A. or equivalent, and native or near-native proficiency in Arabic. Ph.D. degree would be beneficial. Information: https://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting/login
9. Director, Carnegie Middle East Center, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Beirut
Successful candidates will have recognized expertise on the Arab region; a Ph.D. in a field relevant to public policy and a distinguished publication record; proven team leadership and project management experience. Information: https://carnegieendowment.applicantpro.com/jobs/273952.html
10. Assistant Professor in Political Science (Focus on Middle East/North Africa), Bryn Mawr College, PA
The position will start on 1 August 2016. Deadline for applications: 7 October 2015. Information http://apply.interfolio.com/30357
11. Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology (Focus Middle East/Islamic World etc.), Haverford College, PA
Deadline for applications: 15 October 2015. Information: http://apply.interfolio.com/31066.
12. Associate or Full Professor, M.S. Sofia Chair in Arabic Studies, Ohio State University
The preferred field of specialization is pre-modern Arabic Islamic texts and traditions or classical Arabic language and literature. Information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6247
13. Research Project Coordinator of the Islamic and Middle East Studies Centers of Duke University, Durham, NC
This positon will work with the directors of the two centers to design, develop, and carry out research projects that pull together faculty from across the university. MA or equivalent higher degree preferable; minimum 4 years experience. Information: www.hr.duke.edu/jobs/apply/external.php?pageid=search, Requisition Number 401003203.
14. Stipend for Doctoral Studies in the Field of History of Egypt in the Islamic Period (7 – 20th centuries), Yousef Jameel Scholarship Fund, Philipps-Universität Marburg
The Department of Islamic Studies which is part of the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS) has a strong emphasis on socio-political and cultural issues but applications outside this field like Islamic Philosophy will be considered as well.
Deadline for application: 30 November2015. Information: www.uni-marburg.de/cnms/aktuelles/stellen/yousef-jameel-academic.pdf
15. Articles on “Allama Muhammad Iqbal and Muslim Thought” for “Journal of Islamic Thought & Civilization”
Deadline for full paper submission: 10 November 2015. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/GROUP_NID/announcements/83951/allama-muhammad-iqbal-and-muslim-thought
16. Palos Verdes Persian Heritage Foundation presents a two-day workshop for Persian instructors, tutors & parents:
This event has been sponsored in part by Farhang Foundation, USC Dornsife Middle East Studies-Iranian Studies Initiative, and Association of Professors & Scholars of Iranian Heritage.
Teaching Persian in the 21st Century
Date: October 3-4, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 25550 Hawthorn Blvd., Suite 300, Torrance, CA 90505
Deadline: September 21, 2015
To register for the workshop fill out the online application before September 21st deadline. Please feel free to forward the announcement to interested individuals.
17. The British Library: Persian and Turkish manuscripts on view in the Treasures Gallery
– See more at: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/asian-and-african/2015/09/persian-and-turkish-manuscripts-on-view-in-the-treasures-gallery.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+asian-and-african+%28Asia+and+Africa%29#sthash.UQmlDX5F.dpuf
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