lundi 20 janvier 2020

EURAMES Info Service 03/2020



CONFERENCES

1.    7e Colloque annuel du Cercle des Chercheurs sur le Moyen-Orient (CCMO) : « Images et imaginaires au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord », Hôtel de Ville de Paris et EHESS (Campus Condorcet), 23-24 janvier 2020

2.    Symposium: “Revolutions: Moments and Movements in Historical Perspective”, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, 6-7 February 2020

3.    3rd Annual Conference of the Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies: “Urban Islam: Muslim Minorities, Identity and Tradition in West Asian, South Asian, and African Cities”, University of London, 19 February 2020

4.    International Conference: "Language as a Bridge of Intercultural Communication", Faculty of Languages (Al-Alsun), Luxor University, 3-5 March 2020

5.    Seventh Annual Workshop of “New Directions in Palestinian Studies: Who Owns Palestine?” Brown University, Rhode Island, 6-7 March 2020

6.    Conference: “Acts of Excommunication in the Late Antique and Early Islamicate Middle East”, University of Leiden, 12-13 March 2020

7.    Global Conference on Women and Gender: “Gender, Politics and Everyday Life: Power, Resistance and Representation”, Christopher Newport University, 19-21 March 2020

8.    International Seminar: “Persian-Arabic Poetics and South Asian Literatures: Readings Recoveries and Re-orientations”, Comparative Literature Association of India, Patna, 20-23 March 2020

9.    Section on "Security Studies" during the "Third International Research Conference of the American University in the Emirates", Dubai, 25-26 March 2020

10.  Conference: "The Influence of Islam in Politics and Society: Civic Engagement, Social Inclusion and Political Participation", American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies (ACSIS), Villanova University, 27-28 March 2020

11.  Shi’i Studies Symposium: “‘But by the Love You Bear My Kin’: Devotion (Walāya) and Shiʿi Islam”, University of Chicago, 3-4 April 2020

12.  International Colloquium: “Semiotics in Algerian Academia: State of the Art and Prospects”, Université Mohamed Khider Biskra, 12-13 April 2020

13.  Conference: "From Sectarianism to De-sectarianisation – Reimagining Sectarianism, Geopolitics and the State in the Contemporary Middle East", Lancaster University, 16-17 April 2020

14.  9th Annual Graduate Student Conference on "Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship (Focus Middle East)", John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 17-18 April 2020

15.  EU-Middle East Jean Monnet Network (EUMENIA) Conference on EU Middle East Relations, University of Jordan, Amman, 21 April 2020

16.  Graduate Student Workshop on "Religion, Law, and Politics in the Middle East", Syracuse University, 23 April 2020

17.  International Conference: "Middle Eastern Studies: Conflicts and Struggles of the Contemporary Period", Altınbaş University, Istanbul, 14-15 May 2020

18.  Workshop on “Islam, Muslims, and Qualitative Inquiry“ during the “16th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry“, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 22 May 2020

19.  Conference: "Turning Points: Interpreting the Past, Explaining the Present and Imagining the Future", Athens, Greece, 22-23 May 2020

20.  The Migration Conference 2020, South East European University, Tetovo, North Macedonia, 2-5 June 2020

21.  6th Conference on "China and the Middle East and North Africa", Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, 4-5 June 2020

22.  1st Annual Conference on Mediterranean Studies: “Renewable Energy and the Environment: Social, Political and Economic Dimensions", Yaşar University Center for Mediterranean Studies, Izmir, 4-5 June 2020

23.  Interdisciplinary Workshop: “Making Sense of Climate Change – Models, Cosmologies and Practices from North Africa and the Middle East", Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, 8-9 June 2020

24.  Conference on Gender & Women's Studies 2020: “Removing Structural Barriers to Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment”, National University of Singapore, 15-16 June 2020

25.  20th International Conference of Migration: "The Multicultural Condition", University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Olten, 18-19 June 2020

26.  7th Regional Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS), University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 25-28 June 2020

27.  BRISMES Annual Conference 2020: "Knowledge, Power and Middle Eastern Studies", University of Kent, Canterbury, 29 June – 1 July 2020

28.  10th International Conference on "Crusading Encounters", Royal Holloway, University of London, 29 June – 3 July 2020

29.  Panel 113 on "Histories and Horizons of Life Forms in the Middle East" during the Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (easa): "New Anthropological Horizons in and beyond Europe" in Lisbon, 21-24 July 2020

30.  International Conference: "Ideas in Motion: Arabia in Late Antiquity", Leiden University and King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies, 26-27 August 2020

31.  Conference on "Cultural Migrations", Sichuan University, Chengdu, 28-30 August 2020

32.  Conference: "New Perspectives on Middle East Migrations", North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 11-13 September 2020

33.  Conference: Islam, Peace, and Justice”, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, 21-22 September 2020

34.  Interdisciplinary Seminar: "Transnational Refugee Practices and Discourses: Berlin, Istanbul, and the Urban Assemblages in Between", German Studies Association Meetings, Washington, DC, 1-4 October 2020

35.  Panel on "Political, Social and Religious Change in the Pre-Modern Islamic Maghrib” during MESA Conference, Washington, DC, 10-13 October 2020

36.  Panel on "Towards a History of the Circle in the Middle East” during MESA Conference, Washington, DC, 10-13 October 2020

37.  International Conference: "Musical Sources and Theories from Ancient Greece to the Ottoman Period", Ruhr-University Bochum, 19-21 November 2020


POSITIONS

38.  Professor (W3) for Iranian Studies, Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS), Universität Marburg

39.  "Global Professorship 2020" at UK-Universities for Scholars in Humanities and Social Sciences Based Abroad

40.  Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern Diasporic Literatures and Cultures, York University

41.  1-2 Year Visiting Professorship, Scientific Advisor to the Kuwait Chair, Sciences Po, Paris

42.  Three-month Internship, Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis, Rabat

43.  Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics/Middle East/North Africa, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

44.  Postdoctoral Fellowship in North African Studies, Council on Middle East Studies, Yale University (2020-2021 Academic Year)

45.  Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Middle East Studies, Council on Middle East Studies, Yale University (2020-2021 Academic Year)

46.  Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations of the Arabic Speaking Middle East, Australian National University


OTHER INFORMATION

47.  MA & PhD Scholarships at the Central European University, Department of History, Vienna

48.  PhD Scholarship in Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies (IMES) at the University of Edinburgh

49.  GTOT Grant for Innovative Projects by Young Scholars – Funding Period: 2020, Society for Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies

50.  Prix de thèse Moyen-Orient et mondes musulmans 2020

51.  Undergraduate Writing Competition: “Muslim Intellectual Life in 2nd Century Hijri/8th Century CE Baghdad”

52.  Course: “Palestine Refugees and International Law“, Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, 13-14 March 2020

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CONFERENCES

1.    7e Colloque annuel du Cercle des Chercheurs sur le Moyen-Orient (CCMO) : « Images et imaginaires au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord », Hôtel de Ville de Paris et EHESS (Campus Condorcet), 23-24 janvier 2020


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2.    Symposium: “Revolutions: Moments and Movements in Historical Perspective”, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, 6-7 February 2020

The symposium will consider revolutions broadly in their social, cultural, and intellectual origins and ramifications, examining the interactions of ideologies, structures, pivotal moments, and social and political movements. The committee particularly encourages proposals that address the following topics: Revolutionary ideas and ideologies; Social and political conditions as preconditions for revolt; etc.



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3.    3rd Annual Conference of the Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies: “Urban Islam: Muslim Minorities, Identity and Tradition in West Asian, South Asian, and African Cities”, University of London, 19 February 2020

The conference will focus on all Muslim communities, including Sunni, Shiite, Sufi, those of sub-denominations and of different schools of thought, jurisprudence and theology; and adherents of Muslim movements having a prominent communal identity and living as minorities in Islamic cities.


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4.    International Conference: "Language as a Bridge of Intercultural Communication", Faculty of Languages (Al-Alsun), Luxor University, 3-5 March 2020

The conference aims to provide modern studies in the fields of linguistic studies and intercultural communication as a basis in today's business world. It also seeks to address the studies of the analysis of Arabic discourse and studies of non-Arabic speakers, as well as the comparative studies between Arabic and other languages.


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5.    Seventh Annual Workshop of “New Directions in Palestinian Studies: Who Owns Palestine?” Brown University, Rhode Island, 6-7 March 2020

The workshop will creatively engage with questions about ownership. The workshop format facilitates intellectual exchange via pre-circulated papers, brief presentations, and extended discussions in panels.


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6.    Conference: “Acts of Excommunication in the Late Antique and Early Islamicate Middle East”, University of Leiden, 12-13 March 2020

This conference aims to bring together both senior and junior scholars to present research which illuminates the dynamics implicit in the act of excommunication and associated practices: ostracism, anathema, and other forms of religio-social exclusion, among the major religious communities of the Islamicate world, 600-1200 CE: including various Christian and Jewish denominations, Sunni, Shiʿi, ‘Khārijī’ and other groups within Islam; Zoroastrians and other relevant groups.


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7.    Global Conference on Women and Gender: “Gender, Politics and Everyday Life: Power, Resistance and Representation”, Christopher Newport University, 19-21 March 2020

This interdisciplinary conference brings together participants from all academic fields to engage in wide-ranging conversations on gender and politics around the world. We encourage an expansive understanding of political action and expression, inspired by Carol Hanisch’s essay, “The Personal is Political,” which sees all relationships of power as political and connects women’s experiences, self-expression, and values to their lives as political actors and subjects.

Information: http://cnu.edu/gcwg/

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8.    International Seminar: “Persian-Arabic Poetics and South Asian Literatures: Readings Recoveries and Re-orientations”, Comparative Literature Association of India, Patna, 20-23 March 2020

We look forward to a fruitful exchange of ideas that will unpack the relations between the mainstream and margins, great and little traditions, major and minor languages within South Asia. The very idea of the ‘literary’ here is open to question as the subject proposed covers both the written and the oral, the philosophical and religious, the narrative and the performative.


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9.    Section on "Security Studies" during the "Third International Research Conference of the American University in the Emirates", Dubai, 25-26 March 2020

Papers on hybrid threats, emerging and disruptive technologies, security challenges in the MENA, and foreign policy studies of the Arabian Gulf are encouraged for submission. Other security related proposals are likewise welcome.


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10.  Conference: "The Influence of Islam in Politics and Society: Civic Engagement, Social Inclusion and Political Participation", American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies (ACSIS), Villanova University, 27-28 March 2020

Deadline for abstracts: 24 January 2020. Information: l.chamankhah@gmail.com

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11.  Shi’i Studies Symposium: “‘But by the Love You Bear My Kin’: Devotion (Walāya) and Shiʿi Islam”, University of Chicago, 3-4 April 2020

This conference will be centred on the theme of walāya—the call of devotion to the Ahl al-Bayt that is at the core of Shiʿi beliefs. One unifying theme of the symposia of the past few years has been the institutional development of Shiʿi Islam, as we have considered the authority of the Imams, the development of centers of learning, Shiʿism and governance, and dynamics of sectarianism in Islam.


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12.  International Colloquium: “Semiotics in Algerian Academia: State of the Art and Prospects”, Université Mohamed Khider Biskra, 12-13 April 2020

The colloquium will attempt to sketch an historical overview of semiotics in Algerian academia. It also intends to outline an overview of the scientific activity that has led to diverse and rich scientific production. An appraisal of this scientific production is an academic necessity. The colloquium will attempt to inventory and review the different training and research activities closely related to semiotics in the Arabic, French, and English languages such as master’s theses, doctoral dissertations, etc.


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13.  Conference: "From Sectarianism to De-sectarianisation – Reimagining Sectarianism, Geopolitics and the State in the Contemporary Middle East", Lancaster University, 16-17 April 2020

The conference will reflect on sectarianism, 'proxies', the struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and broader questions about identities, geopolitics, economics and social factors in the contemporary Middle East.


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14.  9th Annual Graduate Student Conference on "Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship (Focus Middle East)", John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 17-18 April 2020

We invite submissions that consider how the politics of exclusion are mediated by state strategies of retrenchment and entrenchment. What connections can we draw between governance strategies of retrenchment and entrenchment? Etc.


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15.  EU-Middle East Jean Monnet Network (EUMENIA) Conference on EU Middle East Relations, University of Jordan, Amman, 21 April 2020

This interdisciplinary conference will involve different fields and sub-fields, including Middle Eastern Studies, European Studies, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Economics, Law and Political Science. Topics include pedagogical issues such as the decolonisation of the curricula and the decentring agenda; EU-Middle East relations; etc.


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16.  Graduate Student Workshop on "Religion, Law, and Politics in the Middle East", Syracuse University, 23 April 2020

The workshop will address the historical and contemporary interactions between religious, legal and political institutions in the Middle East and North Africa region. Topics include state-religion relations, secularism, religious movements, religious law and courts, religious authority, social movements, political violence, democratization, political parties, gender, etc.


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17.  International Conference: "Middle Eastern Studies: Conflicts and Struggles of the Contemporary Period", Altınbaş University, Istanbul, 14-15 May 2020

The conference includes themes on Security; Cooperation; Ethnic and religious conflicts/struggles; Migration ; Refugees; Violence ; Islamist movements and organizations; Impact of new technologies on conflicts and struggles; Political and social movements; Foreign policies towards the Middle East and North Africa.

Deadline for abstracts extended to January 27, 2020. Information: http://www.icmesistanbul.com

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18.  Workshop on “Islam, Muslims, and Qualitative Inquiry“ during the “16th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry“, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 22 May 2020

The objective of this special interest group is to critically examine past and current qualitative methods of research regarding Islam and Muslims and strive towards practices that empower from within and benefit society as a whole.

Deadline for registration: 1 March 2020. Information: https://icqi.org/islam-muslims-and-qualitative-inquiry/

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19.  Conference: "Turning Points: Interpreting the Past, Explaining the Present and Imagining the Future", Athens, Greece, 22-23 May 2020

The conference attempts to gather together and expand the research conducted on turning points in our key study years – 1918, 1948, 1968, 1978 and 2018. Themes include: --The birth of the State of Israel (1948) - - Dream? Survivor? Ruler? Interpreting Israel's key roles in the global arena; --The New Arab Protests (2018-19) -- the so-called New Arab Spring: roots, impact and future developments; etc.


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20.  Migration Conference 2020, South East European University, Tetovo, North Macedonia, 2-5 June 2020

The conference is organised in thematic streams of parallel sessions focusing on migration, migrant populations, diasporas, migration policies, labour migrations, refugees, economic impacts, remittances as well as non-migrants and the wider impact of human mobility on sending, transit and receiving societies.


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21.  6th Conference on "China and the Middle East and North Africa", Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, 4-5 June 2020

Themes include: China and the MENA Region, US-China Conflict in the MENA, China’s Foreign Policy toward Middle East/West Asia, the Belt and Road Initiative, etc.

Deadline for abstracts: 17 April 2020. Information: http://symposium.erbakan.edu.tr/cmena/en/s/453/0

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22.  1st Annual Conference on Mediterranean Studies: “Renewable Energy and the Environment: Social, Political and Economic Dimensions", Yaşar University Center for Mediterranean Studies, Izmir, 4-5 June 2020

The multidisciplinary conference is organized to encourage critical reflection around the encounters of overlapping energy and environment crisis in the Mediterranean Basin from economical, political and social perspectives.

Deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2020. Information: https://cms.yasar.edu.tr/720-2/

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23.  Interdisciplinary Workshop: “Making Sense of Climate Change – Models, Cosmologies and Practices from North Africa and the Middle East", Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, 8-9 June 2020

Scholars from humanities, social sciences and Middle Eastern studies will explore the issues connected to climate change in this region. For example: Which political, economic or environmental consequences does, or will, global warming have in the region? How is the issue discussed in the region at different scales? Which demands and positions are articulated? Which forms of resistance and contestation are emerging. Etc.


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24.  Conference on Gender & Women's Studies 2020: “Removing Structural Barriers to Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment”, National University of Singapore, 15-16 June 2020

Key questions are: What are the strategies to involve men, women and LGBT community members to achieve Gender equity? How about eliminating violence about women? Are we satisfied with the progress of women’s rights in every field? How to build a equal and just society involving different and diversified members of the community?


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25.  20th International Conference of Migration: "The Multicultural Condition", University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Olten, 18-19 June 2020

The basis for the debate in this conference should be the assumption of a "multicultural condition", a specific multicultural mode of existence, deeply inscribed into societies and decisively determines life praxis in modern societies.


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26.  7th Regional Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS), University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 25-28 June 2020

Central Eurasia encompasses Central Asia, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Tibet, Mongolia, Siberia, Inner Asia, the Black Sea region, the Volga region, and East and Central Europe. Practitioners and scholars in all fields with an interest in this region are encouraged to participate.

Deadline for abstracts: 29 February 2020.

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27.  BRISMES Annual Conference 2020: "Knowledge, Power and Middle Eastern Studies", University of Kent, Canterbury, 29 June – 1 July 2020

Papers will reflect on the concept of decoloniality and practice of decolonization of knowledge and pedagogy in relation to the study and teaching of the Middle East. In addition, the conference will deal with any topic related to the Middle East and North Africa, Panels/roundtables in non-English languages spoken in the Middle East region will also be presented.


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28.  10th International Conference on "Crusading Encounters", Royal Holloway, University of London, 29 June – 3 July 2020

Themes will include: Interactions (real or imagined) between crusaders and indigenous peoples; - Crusading archaeology; - Impact of crusading on the environment or natural world; - Intellectual influences of crusading on medicine, science, culture, language/literature; - Intermarriage, travel and/or communication between peoples, borders, languages; - Encounters with the crusading past.


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29.  Panel 113 on "Histories and Horizons of Life Forms in the Middle East" during the Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (easa): "New Anthropological Horizons in and beyond Europe" in Lisbon, 21-24 July 2020

Global trade routes, animal mobilities, germs, toxicity and environmental troubles have produced new life-forms associations and rearranged ecologies in unforeseeable ways. With these issues in purview, we invite papers on human and non-human ecologies and relationality in Middle East anthropology.

Deadline for abstracts: 20 January 2020. Information: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2020/p/8518

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30.  International Conference: "Ideas in Motion: Arabia in Late Antiquity", Leiden University and King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies, Leiden, 26-27 August 2020

The conference will address key themes in religious, intellectual, and cultural history in Arabia in the period between 570-1000 AD. Central topics include: transmission of ideas and texts; religious and philosophical doctrines and beliefs in Arabia; devotional piety and theology; the Qurʾan, its history, and intellectual debates surrounding the text; etc. Participants' full travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the conference organisers.


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31.  Conference on "Cultural Migrations", Sichuan University, Chengdu, 28-30 August 2020

Cultural migration includes the import of cultural products and the whole content as well as the migration of real people who bring with them their culture. Submissions on the following topics are especially welcome: case studies in migration of literary institutions, systems, contexts, genres; studies in the cultural aspects, consequences, impacts of migration; migration as a topic of cultural discourse; etc.

Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2020. Information: https://sites.psu.edu/culturalmigrations/

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32.  Conference: "New Perspectives on Middle East Migrations", North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 11-13 September 2020

Themes may include: Race, whiteness, and Middle Eastern migration; Sexuality and migration; Youth, childhood, generational change and movement; Environmental perspectives on movement; Law and movement; Narratives of migration in literature, cinema, and ego-documents; Geospatial perspectives on migrant networks; etc.

Deadline for abstracts: 3 April 2020.

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33.  Conference: Islam, Peace, and Justice”, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, 21-22 September 2020

Papers are invited that challenge stereotypes about Muslims, their relationship with cultural and religious pluralism, and the connection between Islam and violent extremism. We are looking for critical articulations of how Islam and Muslims draw on faith-inspired principles and energies to fostering resilient cultures of peace and justice.

Deadline for abstracts: 6 April 2020. Information: Christopher Hrynkow (chrynkow@stmcollege.ca)

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34.  Interdisciplinary Seminar: "Transnational Refugee Practices and Discourses: Berlin, Istanbul, and the Urban Assemblages in Between", German Studies Association Meetings, Washington, DC, 1-4 October 2020

Scholars are invited from anthropology, cultural studies, history, legal studies, literature studies, political science, and sociology. Papers should focus on how refugees in Berlin and Istanbul, as well as those on migration routes linking the two cities, impact and are impacted by political debates within Europe and between Europe and the MENA region in relation to South–North migration.


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35.  Panel on "Political, Social and Religious Change in the Pre-Modern Islamic Maghrib” during MESA Conference, Washington, DC, 10-13 October 2020

Deadline for abstracts: 18 February 2020. Please contact panel organizer Stephen Cory, Cleveland State University (s.cory@csuohio.edu)

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36.  Panel on "Towards a History of the Circle in the Middle East” during MESA Conference, Washington, DC, 10-13 October 2020

This panel considers the multitude of ways in which circles have provided an intellectual infrastructure for ideas and practices of knowledge-making, craft, and spirituality. Approaching them as such, circles become simultaneously tools of investigation as much as objects of inquiry in their own right. We welcome submissions on any time period and regions of the Middle East broadly defined.


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37.  International Conference: "Musical Sources and Theories from Ancient Greece to the Ottoman Period", Ruhr-University Bochum, 19-21 November 2020

Papers will focus on Arabic, Persian and Byzantine music theory, instruments and ways of transmission, with their roots in Ancient Greece and an outlook onto Ottoman and Safavid music. We encourage especially early career researchers to send their proposals.

Deadline for abstracts: 15 March 2020.

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POSITIONS

38.  Professor (W3) for Iranian Studies, Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS), Universität Marburg

We expect an emphasis on modern Iran and a research focus in one of the following areas: literature, media, or language; society and history; shia, religious minorities, or gender. Experience in the successful acquisition of third-party funds is required.

Deadline for applications: 31 January 2020.

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39.  "Global Professorship 2020" at UK-Universities for Scholars in Humanities and Social Sciences Based Abroad

This program provides mid-career to senior scholars, who are currently employed outside the UK, with the opportunity to be based for four years in the UK and make a contribution to UK research and higher education.

Deadline for applications: 19 February 2019.

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40.  Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern Diasporic Literatures and Cultures, York University

We are particularly interested in candidates who engage this field from a variety of global perspectives that may include North America, with demonstrated expertise in theoretical and critical paradigms in Postcolonial and/or World Literature.

Deadline for applications: 25 January 2020.

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41.  1-2 Year Visiting Professorship, Scientific Advisor to the Kuwait Chair, Sciences Po, Paris

Starting September 2020, one or two-years contract. We are seeking a scholar from the social sciences or economics with a Middle East/Gulf focus. 50,000 euros in research funds each year.


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42.  Three-month Internship, Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis, Rabat

Interns are expected to help with the different activities that the institute organizes. They are also required to assist in the different research projects that the Institute conducts. Qualifications: A Master’s degree in political science, economics, international relations, sociology, anthropology or other relevant social sciences disciplines; Preference will be given to applicants who are currently registered as doctoral students;

Deadline for applications is open. Information: https://mipa.institute/vacancies-en

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43.  Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics/Middle East/North Africa, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Required qualifications: A Ph.D. in Political Science or a closely related field is required by the time of appointment. Candidates must have a research focus that involves comparative political analysis in the MENA region and demonstrated excellence in research.

Deadline for applications: 21 January 2020. Information: www.jobs.vt.edu, Job No. 511605

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44.  Postdoctoral Fellowship in North African Studies, Council on Middle East Studies, Yale University (2020-2021 Academic Year)

Candidates must have research and teaching experience relevant to North Africa, including any period from early modern to contemporary (1500 - present). The Council invites applications from across the social sciences and humanities.

Review of applications will begin 1 February 2020. Information: http://apply.interfolio.com/71069

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45.  Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Middle East Studies, Council on Middle East Studies, Yale University (2020-2021 Academic Year)

Candidates must have research and teaching experience relevant to the Modern Middle East, including any period from early modern to contemporary (1500 - present). Focus on the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, Egypt, or Turkey.

Review of applications will begin 1 February 2020. Information: http://apply.interfolio.com/71070

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46.  Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations of the Arabic Speaking Middle East, Australian National University

This position requires active independent contribution to research, undergraduate and graduate teaching and the supervision of research students. Knowledge and research competency in Arabic language is desirable.This position requires active independent contribution to research, undergraduate and graduate teaching and the supervision of research students. Knowledge and research competency in Arabic language is desirable.


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OTHER INFORMATION

47.  MA & PhD Scholarships at the Central European University, Department of History, Vienna

We have excellent resources for Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, including language training in Ottoman, Arabic, Turkish, and Persian. CEU offers MA & PhD scholarships to students from all countries.

Deadline for applications: 30 January 2020.

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48.  PhD Scholarship in Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies (IMES)at the University of Edinburgh

IMES invites applications for one PhD scholarship in any area within its expertise. The scholarship will be funded by IMES and will cover tuition fees for the PhD in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.

Deadline for applications for the Scholarship and the PhD: 14 February 2020.

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49.  GTOT Grant for Innovative Projects by Young Scholars – Funding Period: 2020, Society for Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies

All proposals aiming at supporting young scholars and/or Turkology as a study program will be considered.

Extended deadline: 21 February 2020. Information: http://www.gtot.org/news/gtot-call/?lang=en

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50.  Prix de thèse Moyen-Orient et mondes musulmans 2020

Sont éligibles des travaux soutenus en français ou en France entre le 1er septembre 2017 et le 31 décembre 2019, dans toutes les disciplines des lettres et sciences humaines et sociales.


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51.  Undergraduate Writing Competition: “Muslim Intellectual Life in 2nd Century Hijri/8th Century CE Baghdad”

Two top $10,000 prizes (one for Arabic and another for English) will be awarded. The best Arabic and English papers will be published. Competition Themes: Religion and Ethics; Natural Sciences; Philosophy; Literature and Poetry; Architecture; Art and Music; Calligraphy, The Art of Healing; Political Thought and Governance.


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52.  Course: “Palestine Refugees and International Law“, Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, 13-14 March 2020

The Course examines, within the human rights framework, the policies and practices of Middle Eastern states as they impinge upon Palestinian refugees.


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