1.Reconsidering Kharijism – CfP for panel at DOT 2017 (Jena/Germany)
2. Research Colloquium: “Arabic Popular Culture”, Department of Arabic Studies, Bamberg University, 5-6 May 2017
The colloquium addresses academics working on Arabic popular culture. Languages of discussion are German, Arabic, and English.
Deadline for abstracts: 20 March 2017. Information: http://bit.ly/2mSCDfw
3. Lecturer in the History of the Modern Middle East, King’s College London
The successful candidate will have trained in some aspect of the modern or contemporary history of the region. The candidate will be skilled in the use of a regional language, and offer some geographic breadth to our current expertise. S/he will teach and supervise BA students and contribute to the full range of the Department’s clearly defined activities in postgraduate teaching and PhD supervision, research, and administration
Deadline for application: 9 April 2017. Information: www.hirewire.co.uk/HE/1061247/MS_JobDetails.aspx?JobID=75326
4. Three-year PhD Scholarship for Research on “Late Antiquity and Early Islam”, University of Groningen
The PhD student is expected to have graduated with excellent results in a research-based MA thesis in Theology/Religious Studies, History, Islamic Studies or another relevant discipline; to have an advanced level of Arabic or other relevant linguistic skills, so as to be able to read primary sources; to be fluent in English (both oral and written); etc.
Deadline for application: 2 April 2017. Information: www.rug.nl/education/phd-programmes/phd-scholarship-programme/phd-scholarships?details=00347-02S0005CFP
5. Postdoc Position, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
Applicants must hold a PhD, and they must have documented research qualifications within the study of religion in the Middle East. The postdoc position is not tied to a specific, ongoing research project. Preferred start up is early autumn 2017.
Deadline for application: 29 March 2017. Information: www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/135324/postdoc-position-at-the-department-of-philosophy-and-religious-studies
6. Articles on “Before Archaeology. The Meaning of the Past in Classical and Pre-modern Islamic Thought” for Volume of the “Atlas of the Ancient Near East Project”
This is a research program funded by Sapienza-University of Rome, aimed at the description, display and analysis of cultural heritage and landscapes in the ancient Near East.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 September 2017. Information: www.academia.edu/31426127/CALL_FOR_PAPERS
7. The Journal of the Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia (ACME) is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the anthropological studies of all societies and cultures in the Middle East and Central Eurasia.
Its scope is to publish original research by social scientists not only in the area of anthropology but also in sociology, folklore, religion, material culture and related social sciences. It includes all areas of modern and contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia (Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, China) including topics on minority groups and religious themes. The journal also will review monographic studies, reference works, results of conferences, and international workshops. ACME also publishes review essays, reviews of books and multimedia products (including music, films, and web sites) relevant to the main aims of the journal. All submissions for articles are peer-reviewed.
ACME is published with the financial support and collaboration of Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies (IPGS) program at the Oklahoma State University.
Founder&Chief Editor-Pedram Khosronejad- Oklahoma State University, USA; Assistant Editor- Leonardo Schiocchet, Institute for Social Anthropology (ISA) Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria; Book Review Editor- Brian Callan- Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK.; Film Review Editor-Michael Abecassis, University of Oxford, UK.
For general enquiries and Instructions for Authors, please visit:
8. The 25th European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS) is scheduled for 24-27 July 2018 at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, (54 and 105, Blvd. Raspail, 75006 Paris). It is organized by the Centre d’Etudes de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud (UMR 8564, CNRS-EHESS).
The call for panels is now open and will close on 30 April 2017.
If you would like to convene a panel at this conference, please submit your proposal via the online form: https://portal.smart-abstract.com/ecsas2018<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__portal.smart-2Dabstract.com_ecsas2018&d=DwMFAw&c=lhMMI368wojMYNABHh1gQQ&r=2c_2rNSmRvqc9lubXXiZdA&m=t-8Fzex-lKuknbJfwV0kHylxTy20nrXqwu77gxTFBlA&s=llkhJJtoqKque3nPb_zVe9-O_uCGFNGILCIWJWFz20Q&e=>
How to proceed?
Proposals should consist of:
* panel title
* name of panel convenor or convenors
* short panel abstract of fewer than 300 characters
* long panel abstract of about 1750 characters, preferably including names of tentative panelists.
Rules for convening a panel at ECSAS 2018
EASAS membership required
All proposed panel convenors must be members of EASAS at the time of submission of the panel proposal
One panel and paper per conference
Panel convenors may present a paper during the conference, either in their own panel or another. Due to the ‘competition for time’ within such a conference, colleagues are allowed to convene no more than one panel and present only one paper during the conference. This does not prevent potential participants from making several proposals, but in the case of multiple acceptances the convenor and/or panelist will be asked to choose only one.
All panels with an open call
ECSAS requires all accepted panels to be open to paper proposals through the website: proposed panels cannot be ‘closed’ to further papers from the outset.
Composition of panels
EASAS appreciates a well-balanced composition of convenors and panelists within a panel (by gender, with an international mix of participants, and senior and junior scholars) but the main criterion will be the high academic quality of the panel. We also strongly encourage young researchers to contact panel convenors to be considered for inclusion in their panel; young researchers are also encouraged to propose panels themselves.
One convenor per panel must be based in a European institution. The conference organizers will also seek to ensure that the wide range of disciplines usually represented at the conference finds adequate coverage, both separately and in interdisciplinary panels.
No panel may run for more than 4 sessions of 90 minutes.
Convenors and presenters at the 25th ECSAS must be members of EASAS through 2017 & 2018 or 2018 & 2019 and then pay conference registration fees. Only members will be able to attend the conference.
It is easy to join EASAS through the following link:
9. A Brief History of the Ismailis in Canada
Canada’s Ismaili Muslim community was thrust into the spotlight recently following Justin Trudeau’s New Year’s getaway to a private island in the Bahamas owned…
10. The Delightful World of Qur’anic Recitation
By Sayed Jalal Masoomi
Tuesday 28 March 2017
3 pm – 5 pm
The Islamic College, London.
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