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Eurames 32, 30, 29.

EURAMES Info Service 32/2017
 
Dear colleague,

Please find below the following announcements:
 
 
CONFERENCES
 
1. International Conference: “Media Transitions and Cultural Debates in Arab
Societies: Transhistorical Perspectives on the Impact of Communication
Technologies”, Tunis, 24-26 November 2017
 
2. Conference: "Makkah and the Hejaz in Emerging Pan-Islamic Thought: Imperial-era
South-South Networks, Migration, and Evolving Scholarly Demographics, 1800-2000",
King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Riyad, 5-6 December 2017
 
3. 9th Islamic Legal Studies Conference, International Society of Islamic Legal
Studies (ISILS), Universities of Helsinki and Tampere, Finland, 6-9 June 2018
 
4. BRISMES Conference "New Approaches to Studying the Middle East", King’s College
London, 25-26 June 2018
 
5. Panel: “Neoliberal and Postmodern Urban Re-Configurations in the Middle East and
North Africa”, Fifth World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Seville,
16-22 July 2018
 
POSITIONS
  
6. Assistant Professor (Anthropologist) Contemporary Islam, University of Groningen,
Netherlands
 
7. Tenure-Track Professor in Modern Middle East History, Harvard University,
Massachusetts
 
8. Two-year Post Doctoral Fellowship in the Social Sciences, Harvard Academy for
International and Area Studies, Massachusetts
 
9. Associate or Full Professor of Arabic Studies, University of Texas at Austin
 
10. Associate or Full Professor in Modern Iranian Studies, Princeton University
 
11. Assistant Professor, Modern Middle East and/or Modern Africa, Gonzaga
University, Washington
 
12. Assistant Professor in Ottoman History, University of Pennsylvania
 
13. Assistant Professor for Islamic World History, Lehigh University, Bethlehem,
Pennsylvania
 
14. Assistant Professor of International Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Studies, Trinity College, Hertford, Connecticut
 
15. Assistant Professor of Israel Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New
Jersey
 
 
OTHER INFORMATION
 
16. First Libya Exchange Politics Conferences, Tunis, 29 November - 3 December 2017
 
 
If you want to distribute an announcement via the listserves of the German Middle
East Studies Association (DAVO-Info-Service, about 1500 recipients) and the European
Association for Middle East Studies (EURAMES Info Service, more than 6000
recipients, only English and French announcements), please apply the usual format of
the text with no more than 50 words and no attachment. Please send only the most
important information to  and refer to further details with a
link to the respective website or an email address.
 
Best regards,
 
Guenter Meyer, Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW) in cooperation with the
University of Sharjah
 
 
____________________
 
 
CONFERENCES
 
1. International Conference: “Media Transitions and Cultural Debates in Arab
Societies: Transhistorical Perspectives on the Impact of Communication
Technologies”, Tunis, 24-26 November 2017
 
With regard to different media at different historical moments (9th-21st century),
the conference aims at exploring how the emergence and diffusion of ‘new media’ or
communication technologies in Arab societies have affected the (conditions of)
literary and cultural production, distribution, and reception and how cultural
debates are shaped by the use of different media.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 31 August 2017. Information:
http://agya.info/upcoming-events/?tx_calendarize_calendar%5Bindex%5D=8&cHash=2abf1299651b0f6fd885b4c17f1ddcae

 
 
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2. Conference: "Makkah and the Hejaz in Emerging Pan-Islamic Thought: Imperial-era
South-South Networks, Migration, and Evolving Scholarly Demographics, 1800-2000",
King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Riyad, 5-6 December 2017
 
The conference will focus on: Scholarly Networks in the Ottoman Hejaz on the Eve of
European Imperialism (1500-1800); Imperial Hajj, Exiled Ulema, and Emerging Muslim
Internationalism; Merchants, Minorities & Muhājirūn; Identity Politics & The Holy
Cities in the 20th-21st Centuries, Between Religious Establishments & Religious
Oppositions.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 17 September 2017. Information:
http://www.facebook.com/research.kfcris/photos/pb.178104892527405.-2207520000.1493213561./447714255566466/?type=3

 
 
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3. 9th Islamic Legal Studies Conference, International Society of Islamic Legal
Studies (ISILS), Universities of Helsinki and Tampere, Finland, 6-9 June 2018
 
The conference will be open topic - presentations on all aspects of Islamic law,
from earliest to most recent times, are welcome.
 
NOTE: The deadline for abstracts passed at the end of July and has not been
extended. Information: http://www.isils.net/conferences 
 
 
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4. BRISMES Conference "New Approaches to Studying the Middle East", King’s College
London, 25-26 June 2018
 
The organizers encourage proposals that take up the theme in original ways,
exploring not only new approaches, but bringing different new approaches into
dialogue with each other, including across disciplines and across regions. In
addition, proposals on any topic related to Middle Eastern Studies are invited,
regardless of their fit with the conference’s main theme.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 1 December 2017. Information:
http://www.brismes.ac.uk/conference/call-for-papers/
 
 
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5. Panel: “Neoliberal and Postmodern Urban Re-Configurations in the Middle East and
North Africa”, Fifth World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Seville,
16-22 July 2018
 
Organisers: Christian Steiner (Katholische Universität Eichstätt,
) and Steffen Wippel (Philipps-Universität Marburg,
).
 
Deadline for abstracts: 15 October 2017. Information on the panel:
http://www.uni-marburg.de/cnms/forschung/re-konfigurationen/aktuelles/news/cfp_fifth_world_congress_for_middle_eastern_studies.pdf
 
Information on WOCMES-5:  http://wocmes2018seville.org/web/index.php/en/
 
 
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POSITIONS
 
6. Assistant Professor (Anthropologist) Contemporary Islam, University of Groningen,
Netherlands
 
The anthropologist or scholar from a closely related discipline should have a
competence in the fields of Islam in relation to migration and identity also with
regard to the MENA region.
 
Deadline for application: 27 August 2017. Information:
http://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/overview?details=00347-02S0005NUP&cat=wp
 
 
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7. Tenure-Track Professor in Modern Middle East History, Harvard University,
Massachusetts
 
The applicants are invited with an emphasis on the Arab world from the late Ottoman
to the contemporary era. The appointment is expected to begin on 1 July 2018.
 
Deadline for application: 15 October 2017. Information:
https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7724
 
 
_____________
 
 
8. Two-year Post Doctoral Fellowship in the Social Sciences, Harvard Academy for
International and Area Studies, Massachusetts
 
Applications are invited from outstanding scholars at the start of their careers
whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including law)
with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or
regions.
 
Deadline for application: 1 October 2017. Information:
https://academy.wcfia.harvard.edu/programs/academy_scholar 
 
 
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9. Associate or Full Professor of Arabic Studies, University of Texas at Austin
 
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand in Arabic Studies or in a discipline where
their expertise falls within the field of Middle Eastern Studies. Applicants must
have at least ACTFL Superior-level proficiency in Arabic and pedagogical expertise
that is relevant to the goals of the Arabic Flagship Program.
 
Deadline for application: 29 September 2017. Information:
https://apply.interfolio.com/43250
 
 
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10. Associate or Full Professor in Modern Iranian Studies, Princeton University
 
Research expertise and teaching interests may concern any aspect of modern Iran,
from the 19th century to the present; we particularly welcome applications from
historians and social scientists.
 
Deadline for application: 15 November 2017. Information:
https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=2781
 
 
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11. Assistant Professor, Modern Middle East and/or Modern Africa, Gonzaga
University, Washington
 
We seek a teacher-scholar of the Modern Middle East and/or Modern Africa (1800 to
present) with experience teaching History of World Civilization II. Qualifications:
Ph.D. in History, with specialty in the Modern Middle East or Modern Africa.
 
Deadline for application: 16 October 2017. Information:
https://gonzaga.peopleadmin.com/postings/10685 
 
 
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12. Assistant Professor in Ottoman History, University of Pennsylvania
 
We welcome a range of scholarship in Ottoman history, including transnational and
imperial perspectives as well as approaches that address the political, ethnic, and
religious diversity of the Ottoman world. Specialists from any period in Ottoman
history may apply.
 
Deadline for application: 15 September 2017. Information:
https://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1146
 
 
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13. Assistant Professor for Islamic World History, Lehigh University, Bethlehem,
Pennsylvania
 
Applicants should have expertise in a particular region of the Islamic World
combined with broad training in the history of Islam’s transnational,
cross-cultural, and global dimensions. Fluency in relevant research languages, PhD
by August 2018, and evidence of scholarly accomplishment or potential are required.
 
Deadline for application: 10 October 2017. Information:
http://cf.lehigh.edu/facjobs/facjob_post_detail.cfm?intFacPostID=331 
 
 
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14. Assistant Professor of International Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Studies, Trinity College, Hertford, Connecticut
 
Applications are invited from innovative scholar of transnationalism whose work
focuses on gender and sexuality, is informed by feminist and queer theory, and is
rigorously interdisciplinary in its approach to the world. We particularly encourage
applications from candidates whose work focuses on peoples, institutions,
discourses, and practices outside North America and Europe.
 
The position is open until filled. Information:
https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/1363
 
 
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15. Assistant Professor of Israel Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New
Jersey
 
Open to scholars in all disciplines with an accomplished record of scholarship in
Israel Studies; priority given to scholars whose research addresses cross-cultural
relations within Israel, among Israel and its neighbors, and/or between Israel and
diaspora Jewry.
 
Deadline for application: 1 October 2017. Information:
https://apply.interfolio.com/43630
 
 
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OTHER INFORMATION
 
 
16. First Libya Exchange Politics Conferences, Tunis, 29 November - 3 December 2017
 
The Libya Exchange is co-hosted by Omeyya Seddik (Al-Muqaddima), Nicholas Noe
(Mideastwire.com) and Monica Marks (Oxford University). The aim of the conference is
to provide direct and intensive insight into Libya from several perspectives,
especially those of Libyans themselves.
 
Deadline for application: 1 October 2017. Information:
https://thebeirutexchange.com/the-libya-exchange/
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EURAMES Info Service 30/2017
 
Dear colleague,

Please find below the following announcements:
 
 
CONFERENCES

1. International Conference: Annual Congress of the German Middle East Studies
Association (DAVO) Combined with ""33. Deutscher Orientalistentag", Jena, 18-22
September 2017  
 
2. Conference: "Peace Initiatives and Urban Space in the 20th Century", Berlin,
27-29 September 2017 
 
3. International Conference: “The Conflicts of Powers in the Middle East: States and
Non-States”, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 10 November 2017
 
4. Conference: “Material Culture Methods in the Middle Islamic Periods”,
Annemarie-Schimmel-Kolleg, Bonn, 8-10 December 2017 
 
5. Panel on "Agnotology of Contemporary Middle Eastern Art", during the Annual
Conference of the "College Art Association", Los Angeles,  21-24 February 2018
 
 
POSITIONS
 
6. 2 Postdoc Fellowships for 12 Months in 2018, Berlin Graduate School Muslim
Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS)
 
7. Post-doctoral Researcher Fellowship in Arabic Historiography, University of
Ghent, January 2018 - December 2020
 
8. Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Islam and the Arts, Stanford
University
 
9. Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Law & Legal Institutions in
Muslim Societies, Stanford University 
 
 
OTHER INFORMATION
 
10. Fall School: “Science and Technology in the Islamic Middle Periods” via Webinar
Format, Annemarie-Schimmel-Kolleg, 25-29 September 2017
 
If you want to distribute an announcement via DAVO-Info-Service (about 1500
recipients) and EURAMES Info Service (more than 6000 recipients, only English and
French announcements), please apply the usual format of the text with no more than
50 words and no attachment. Please send only the most important information to
 and refer to further details with a link to the respective
website or an email address.
 
Best regards,
 
Guenter Meyer, Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW), University of Mainz,
in cooperation with the University of Sharjah/UAE
 
 
____________________
 
 
CONFERENCES

1. International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO)
Combined with the "33rd Deutscher Orientalistentag", Jena, 18-22 September 2017

The preliminary program is now available at
http://www.dot2017.de/en/programme/scientific-programme/.  Further information:
http://www.dot2017.de/en/general-information/organisational-remarks/


__________________  
 
2. Conference: "Peace Initiatives and Urban Space in the 20th Century", Berlin,
27-29 September 2017 

The conference will investigate the dynamic between urban space and initiatives for
peace and disarmament that has emerged in Europe and Israel. It will explore how
towns and cities have assumed the role of a counterforce against tendencies towards
militarisation, destruction, and violence, thereby aiming to widen and enlarge our
perspective on creating peace in relation to urban life and urban space.

Deadline for registration: 15 September 2017. Information and program:
http://historische-friedensforschung.org/termine/jahrestagungen/jahrestagung-2017-peace-initiatives-and-the-urban-space
 
 
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3. International Conference: “The Conflicts of Powers in the Middle East: States and
Non-States”, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 10 November 2017

Focusing on the development since 2012 the conference welcomes papers analyzing the
policies of states in continuing or ending the war in the Middle East region; 
evaluating the role of non-state actors, such as IS, and non-state organizations,
such as the UN Security Council; analyzing the effects of the current wars in the
Middle East on the balance of power in the region; and looking for solutions for
ending the wars.

Deadline for abstracts: 1 September 2017. Information:
http://www.iksioconference.pl/call_for_papers/
 
 
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4. Conference: “Material Culture Methods in the Middle Islamic Periods”,
Annemarie-Schimmel-Kolleg, Bonn, 8-10 December 2017 
 
This year’s international conference is devoted to the study of material culture in
the Middle Islamic periods, namely the era of the Ayyubid, Mamluk and Ottoman
Sultanates and their contemporaries, with a special emphasis on the Mamluk era.
 
Deadline for application: 8 September 2017. Information:
http://www.mamluk.uni-bonn.de/mamluk-events/ask-cfa-material-culture-methods-in-the-middle-islamic-periods.pdf
 
 
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5. Panel on "Agnotology of Contemporary Middle Eastern Art", during the Annual
Conference of the "College Art Association", Los Angeles, 21-24 February 2018

The aim of this panel is to learn about contemporary art of the Middle East in
local, regional, national, and transnational projects of archiving, writing, and
mobilizing art historical knowledge. 

Deadline for abstracts: 14 August 2017. Contact: Samine Tabatabaei,
. Information: http://www.collegeart.org/programs/conference/
 
 
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POSITIONS
 
6. 2 Postdoc Fellowships for 12 Months in 2018, Berlin Graduate School Muslim
Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS)

We invite outstanding postdoctoral researchers (not more than four years after
submission of thesis) who are engaged in research projects relevant to our
research focus.

Deadline for application: 30 September 2017. Information:
http://www.bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de/application/BGSMCS_Postdoc_Fellowships_2018_call_for_applications.pdf
 
 
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7. Post-doctoral Researcher Fellowship in Arabic Historiography, University of
Ghent, January 2018 - December 2020

The candidate should have a PhD in the field of Arabic, Islamic Studies, (Middle
East) History, Arabic Literature, or equivalent and should have a promising track
record in a field of research that is relevant for the project "Historiography,
political order and historiography in fifteenth century Egypt and Syria".

Deadline for application: 4 September 2017. Information:
http://www.ugent.be/en/work/vacancies/scientific/post-doctoral-researcher-fellowship-in-arabic-vugno
 
 
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8. Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Islam and the Arts, Stanford
University 
 
The applicant must have a conferred terminal degree in his/her field by September 1,
2018. Candidates should demonstrate interests that afford effective interactions
with a broad range of colleagues and the ability to teach and mentor a diverse
student body. 
 
Deadline for application: 2 October 2017. Information:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9281 
 
 
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9. Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Law & Legal Institutions in
Muslim Societies, Stanford University 
 
The successful applicant for this position will be jointly appointed in the Stanford
Law School and one of the following departments within the School of Humanities and
Sciences: Anthropology, History, Political Science, or Sociology. We have a
preference for candidates who hold both a J.D. and Ph.D., but will also consider
candidates with a Ph.D. and substantive expertise in Islamic law and institutions.
 
Deadline for application: 15 October 2017. Information:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9282 
 
 
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OTHER INFORMATION
 
10. Fall School: “Science and Technology in the Islamic Middle Periods” via Webinar
Format, Annemarie-Schimmel-Kolleg, 25-29 September 2017

The language of instruction is English. Applicants will be scholars of medieval
Islamic history or related fields at the doctoral or post-doctoral level. 

Deadline for application: 15 August 2017. Information:
http://www.mamluk.uni-bonn.de/mamluk-events/call-forapplications-fallschool-webinar.pdf
 
 
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EURAMES Info Service 29/2017
 
Dear colleague,

Please find below the following announcements:
 
CONFERENCES
 
1. Conference: "Islam and Modernity", Essaouira, Morocco, 14 September 2017
 
2. 18th Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS), University
of Washington, Seattle, 5-8 October 2017
 
3. MedNet Workshop: "Wind of Change: Politics, Economy, Ethnicity in the
Mediterranean", University of Lisbon, 2-4 November 2017
 
4. Workshop: "Diasporas and Homeland Governance: Decentering the State as an
Analytical Category", Free University Berlin, 3-4 November 2017
 
5. International Conference: "Maghrebine Society and the Challenges of Modernity",
Moulay Ismail University, Meknes, Morocco, 14-15 November 2017
 
6. ICRoV International Conference:  "Rebuilding War Societies: Challenges and
Perspectives (Focus Iraq)", University of Basrah, Iraq, 17-21 November 2017
 
7. Conference: "Religion and Kindness (including Islamic Studies)", American Academy
of Religion Western Region, Berkeley, California, 23-25 March 2018
 
8. Workshop: "Maslaha, Siyasa and Good Governance: Shari'a and Society", Centre for
Middle Eastern Studies, University of Bergen, 19-20 April 2018 
 
 
POSITIONS
 
9. 12 International Research Fellowships: "Work and Human Lifecycle in Global
History (Including all Regions of the World)", Humboldt University, Berlin
 
10. Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowships: "InterAsian Contexts and
Connections", University of Göttingen, 15 April - 15 July 2018
 
11. James A. Bellamy Professorship in Pre-Modern Arabic Culture, University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor
 
12. Assistant Professor of Medieval or Early Modern Mediterranean History, Kalamazoo
College, Michigan
 
13. Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies, Williams College, Massachusetts
 
14. Two Visiting Assistant Professors, School of Diplomacy and International
Relations, Seton Hall University (near New York), Mid-August 2017 - Mid-May 2018
 
15. Assistant Professor for Contemporary International History: "Asian or Middle
Eastern Transnational", University of Toronto and Trinity College, Toronto
 
16. Curator for Turkey & Central Islamic Lands, Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar Museums 
 
17. Curator for 2019 (EMU) Project, Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar Museums 
 
18. Curator for Central Asia & Iran, Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar Museums 
 
 
OTHER INFORMATION
 
19. MESA Graduate Student Paper Prize Competition
 
20. Call for Chapters for Edited Book:  "A Transnational Account of Turkish Foreign
Policy"
 
21. Call for Chapters for Edited Book: "Histories and Legacies of the Arab Lefts.
Beyond Left-wing Melancholy?"
 

If you want to distribute an announcement via DAVO-Info-Service (about 1500
recipients) and EURAMES Info Service (more than 6000 recipients, only English and
French announcements), please apply the usual format of the text with no more than
50 words and no attachment. Please send only the most important information to
 and refer to further details with a link to the respective
website or an email address.
 
Best regards,
 
Guenter Meyer, Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW), University of Mainz in
co-operation with the University of Sharjah/UAE
 
 
____________________
 
 
CONFERENCES
 
1. Conference: "Islam and Modernity", Essaouira, Morocco, 14 September 2017
 
This conference is sponsored by the Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation,
the International Council for Middle East Studies (ICMES) with the collaboration of
the Association Essaouira Mogador. 
 
Information:
http://www.tresculturas.org/en/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/07/ICMES-programa-1-1.pdf
 
 
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2. 18th Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS), University
of Washington, Seattle, 5-8 October 2017
 
See the preliminary program with many papers and panels on Islam, migration etc.
with an impact on the Middle East at
https://cess.memberclicks.net/assets/cess-seattle-2017_preliminary-program_2017-07-19.pdf

 
Deadline for early bird registration: 31 August 2017. Information:
http://www.centraleurasia.org/annual-conf
 
 
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3. MedNet Workshop: "Wind of Change: Politics, Economy, Ethnicity in the
Mediterranean", University of Lisbon, 2-4 November 2017
 
The workshop of the Mediterraneanist network of members of the European Association
of Social Anthropologists (EASA) provides a forum for cooperation and debate between
social anthropologists doing fieldwork in the countries bordering on the
Mediterranean Sea.
 
Extended deadline for abstracts: 31 July 2017. Information:
https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/187432/wind-change-politics-economy-ethnicity-mediterranean

 
 
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4. Workshop: "Diasporas and Homeland Governance: Decentering the State as an
Analytical Category", Free University Berlin, 3-4 November 2017
 
This workshop seeks to focus on cross-pollinating research on the transnational
mobilization of diaspora communities towards their homelands with research on global
governance and external governance provision to areas of limited statehood.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 7 August 2017. Information:
http://www.sfb-governance.de/teilprojekte/projektbereich_b/b2/Call-for-Papers-FU-Berlin-Diaspora-Workshop.pdf

 
 
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5. International Conference: "Maghrebine Society and the Challenges of Modernity",
Moulay Ismail University, Meknes, Morocco, 14-15 November 2017
 
The aim is to explore the dynamics of the transition of the society towards
Modernity, to contribute in mapping possible and constructive routes for the future,
and to provide a platform to think together on how academia could contribute in a
smooth transition towards modernity. The conference language is both English and
French.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 15 September 2017. Information: Dr. Mohssine Nachit 

 
 
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6. ICRoV International Conference:  "Rebuilding War Societies: Challenges and
Perspectives (Focus Iraq)", University of Basrah, Iraq, 17-21 November 2017
 
The conference is organized by University of Basrah, Felsberg Institute and Center
for Iraq Studies at the University of Erlangen/Nürnberg (Germany). It will focus on
Iraq, regional and global challenges, and international country case studies.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 15 August 2017. Information:
http://www.fibw.eu/images/dokumente/CfP_Basra_deadline_15082017.pdf
 
 
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7. Conference: "Religion and Kindness (including Islamic Studies)", American Academy
of Religion Western Region, Berkeley, California, 23-25 March 2018
 
We are hoping to encompass difference, racism, feminism, womanism, eco-justice,
gender justice, sexual orientation, classism, colonialism, neocolonialism and all
other ISIMs, seen through the eyes of religious studies scholars.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 1 October 2017. Information:
http://www.aarwr.com/call-for-papers.html
 
 
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8. Workshop: "Maslaha, Siyasa and Good Governance: Shari'a and Society", Centre for
Middle Eastern Studies, University of Bergen, 19-20 April 2018 
 
This workshop will explore the use of the classical fiqh concepts of "maslaha",
"siyasa" and "maqasid" in contemporary debates. Are such terms used only for
reformist rhetoric, or are the classical discussions relevant for legal actors of
the modern period? The workshop is part of the EU/HERA project: "Uses of the Past:
Understanding Shari'a". 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 30 October 2017. Information: https://goo.gl/cikwG6  or

 
 
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STELLENANGEBOTE / POSITIONS
 
9. 12 International Research Fellowships: "Work and Human Lifecycle in Global
History (Including all Regions of the World)", Humboldt University, Berlin
 
Senior scholars and postdoctoral candidates from history, anthropology, law,
sociology, political sciences, geography, economics, and area studies are invited to
apply for the 2018-2019 academic year,  
 
Deadline for abstracts:  10 September 2017. Information:
http://rework.hu-berlin.de/de/call-for-appl/articles/call-for-appl.html
 
 
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10. Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowships: "InterAsian Contexts and
Connections", University of Göttingen, 15 April - 15 July 2018
 
Invitational priorities for the 2018 Global Summer Semester Residencies include
Movements of Knowledge, Transregional Populisms, Religious Networks. 
 
Deadline for application: 27 September 2017. Information:
http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/transregional-research-fellowship
 
 
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11. James A. Bellamy Professorship in Pre-Modern Arabic Culture, University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor
 
We seek to hire an innovative scholar with a specialization in law, theology, or
philosophy, or any combination of those fields. Preference will be given to
candidates working on questions of social history, gender and sexuality, or critical
theory. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. at the time of the appointment, and have native
or near-native proficiency in English and Arabic. 
 
Deadline for application: 15 October 2017. Information:
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=55131 
 
 
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12. Assistant Professor of Medieval or Early Modern Mediterranean History, Kalamazoo
College, Michigan
 
We are especially interested in transnational approaches to Mediterranean history
focusing on ethnicity, migration, majority/minority relations, gender, and the
interaction between the different religious and imperial entities of the region.
 
Deadline for application: 16 October 2017. Information:
http://www.kzoo.edu/search/index.php?dept=history/
 
 
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13. Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies, Williams College, Massachusetts
 
Beginning July 2018. Specialization open, PhD in hand by September 2018 expected.
Excellent training and experience in teaching Arabic to non-native speakers are
essential.
  
Deadline for application: 20 September 2017. Information:
https://apply.interfolio.com/43331
 
 
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14. Two Visiting Assistant Professors, School of Diplomacy and International
Relations, Seton Hall University (near New York), Mid-August 2017 - Mid-May 2018
 
The scholars are expected to teach from one or more of the following areas: 1)
research methods;  2) international security; 3) international law; 4) international
relations theory; and 5) current global issues including the Middle East,
negotiation, and political economy.   
 
Deadline for application: 26 June 2017.  Information:
http://jobs.shu.edu/cw/en-us/job/492929/visiting-assistant-professor-1-year
 
 
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15. Assistant Professor for Contemporary International History: "Asian or Middle
Eastern Transnational", University of Toronto and Trinity College, Toronto
 
This position provides a platform for examining the history of recent global
processes and transnational relations with attention to Asia and/or the Middle East.
 
Deadline for application: 28 September 2017. Information:
https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1701097
 
 
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16. Curator for Turkey & Central Islamic Lands, Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar Museums 
 
Requirements are: PhD in Islamic art history or archaeology (ABD acceptable);
fluency in English; proficiency in Persian and/or Turkish and Arabic; experience of
3 - 5 years as Curator of relevant field; etc. 
 
Deadline for application: 1 August 2017. Information:
http://careers.qm.org.qa/vacancie/curator-turkey-central-islamic-lands 
 
 
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17. Curator for 2019 (EMU) Project, Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar Museums 
 
Requirements are: Minimum Masters but preferred PhD in Islamic art history or
archaeology desired (ABD acceptable); fluency in English; proficiency in Persian
and/or Turkish, Arabic (desired); excellent familiarity with object handling; etc. 
 
Deadline for application: 1 August 2017. Information:
http://careers.qm.org.qa/vacancie/curator-2019-emu-project 
 
 
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18. Curator for Central Asia & Iran, Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar Museums 
 
Requirements are: PhD in Islamic art history or archaeology (ABD acceptable);
fluency in English; proficiency in Persian and/or Turkish, Arabic; experience of 3 -
5 years as Curator of relevant field; etc. 
 
Deadline for application: 1 August 2017. Information:
http://careers.qm.org.qa/vacancie/curator-central-asia-iran 
 
 
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OTHER INFORMATION
 
19. MESA Graduate Student Paper Prize Competition
 
The author of the winning paper will be presented with a certificate and $250 cash
award at the Awards Ceremony at MESA's annual meeting. In addition, the paper can be
submitted for publication in the "Review of Middle East Studies".
 
Deadline for papers: 15 August 2017. Information:
http://mesana.org/awards/student-paper-prize.html
 
 
_____________
 
 
20. Call for Chapters for Edited Book:  "A Transnational Account of Turkish Foreign
Policy"
 
The book will be edited by focusing mainly on non-state actors' role in Turkish
foreign policy: Non-governmental organizations (NGOs); Multi-national corporations
(MNCs); Diaspora and migrant communities; Global media; International financial
institutions; Criminal groups etc.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 30 July 2017. Information: Dr. Deniz Kuru 
and Dr. Hazal Papuççular 
 
 
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21. Call for Chapters for Edited Book: "Histories and Legacies of the Arab Lefts.
Beyond Left-wing Melancholy?"
 
The book will be edited by Laure Guirguis (IISH, Amsterdam) and Margaret
Scarborough. It will analyze the histories of the defeated left, focus on "global
micro-histories", and decipher the formation of transnational interpretative
frameworks inspired by Marxism and embedded within the wider context of the Cold War
and emancipation struggles.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 30 September 2017. Information: 
 
 
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mardi 18 juillet 2017

EURAMES Info Service 28/2017

CONFERENCES
 
1. Conference: "Arab Traditions of Anti-Sectarianism", Rice University, Houston, 1-2
December 2017 
 
2. Conference:  "Pluralism in Emergenc(i)es: Movement, Space, and Religious
Difference", Columbia Global Centers, Amman, 6-7 December 2017
 
3. Conference: "Appropriations, Representations, Productions: Engagements with
'Nature' in the MENA Region from the 19th Century till Today", Zentrum Moderner
Orient (ZMO), Berlin, 25-26 January 2018
 
4. Conference and Graduate Workshop: "The Persianate World and Central Eurasia",
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 21-24 February 2018
 
5. Conference: "Islam in the Post-Obama Era", American Council for the Study of
Islamic Societies (ACSIS), Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 23-24 March 2018 
 
6. Conference: "The Caspian Sea in the History of Early Modern and Modern Eurasia",
Yale University, New Haven, CT, 6-8 April 2018
 
7. 2nd International Conference: "Servants' Past (in Colonial South Asia Compared
with the Ottoman Empire)", Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), Berlin, 11-13 April 2018
 
8. IX Islamic Law and Society Conference, International Society of Islamic Legal
Studies, Helsinki & Tampere, Finland, 6-9 June 2018   
 
9. Fifth Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies, Ghent University, Belgium, 5-7
July 2018
 
 
POSITIONS
 
10. James A. Bellamy Professorship in Pre-Modern Arabic Culture, Department of Near
Eastern Studies (NES), University of Michigan
 
11. Assistant Professor of Middle East Politics, Department of Government of
Claremont McKenna College, near Los Angeles
 
12. Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Islamic Studies, Stanford University, CA 
 
13. Assistant Professor of Medieval or Early Modern Mediterranean History, Kalamazoo
College, Michigan, USA
 
14. Post-doc to Analyze Medieval Arabic / Persian Historical Materials on China and
its Neighboring Areas, Nanjing University, China
 
 
OTHER INFORMATION
 
15. Brill's Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize 2017  
 
16. Articles on "Women, Work and Management in the Middle East" for Journal "Gender
in Management"
 
17. Articles for "Journal of Safavid Studies"
 
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Best regards,
 
Guenter Meyer, Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW), University of Mainz in
co-operation with University of Sharjah/UAE
 
 
____________________
 
 
CONFERENCES
 
1. Conference: "Arab Traditions of Anti-Sectarianism", Rice University, Houston, 1-2
December 2017 
 
This conference seeks to bring together scholars whose work reflects on different
facets of Arab anti-sectarianism. How did Arab political, revolutionary, and
intellectual movements, parties, and figures challenge and contest
sectarianism? Etc. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 1 September 2017. Information:
http://antisectarianismconference.blogs.rice.edu/ 
 
 
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2. Conference:  "Pluralism in Emergenc(i)es: Movement, Space, and Religious
Difference", Columbia Global Centers, Amman, 6-7 December 2017
 
The conference seeks to examine the historical, social, and religious underpinnings
of the so-called migrant and refugee crisis in the MENA region in order to position
this moment as a state of emergence, rather than a state of emergency. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 16 July 2017. Information:
http://ircpl.org/call-for-papers-pluralism-in-emergencies-movement-space-and-religious-difference/
 
 
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3. Conference: "Appropriations, Representations, Productions: Engagements with
'Nature' in the MENA Region from the 19th Century till Today", Zentrum Moderner
Orient (ZMO), Berlin, 25-26 January 2018
 
How have shifts in legal, political and economic regimes, technological innovations,
but also new conceptual frameworks such as environmentalism, affected the ways in
which 'nature' has been produced, represented, appropriated and used? Do we see a
continuous development towards increasing enclosure, control, and commodification -
or are there marked ruptures, resistant practices and antidromic tendencies as well?
Etc. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2017.  Information:
http://www.zmo.de/Ausschreibungen/calls%20for%20papers/CfP_AppropriationRepresentationsProductions.pdf

 
 
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4. Conference and Graduate Workshop "The Persianate World and Central Eurasia",
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 21-24 February 2018
 
The workshop will include panels and discussions on conducting both field and
archival research methods, publication strategies and relationships with publishers,
networking among scholars in the region, and grant writing and funding
opportunities.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 30 September 2017.  Information:
http://www.iranian-persiangulf.org/symposia-persica
 
 
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5. Conference: "Islam in the Post-Obama Era", American Council for the Study of
Islamic Societies (ACSIS), Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 23-24 March 2018 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 1 December 2017.  Information: http://acsis.us/index.html or
contact Natan J. DeLong-Bas: 
 
 
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6. Conference: "The Caspian Sea in the History of Early Modern and Modern Eurasia",
Yale University, New Haven, CT, 6-8 April 2018
 
The Program in Iranian Studies welcomes submissions for a workshop to explore the
dimensions of the Caspian Sea as a geographical frame for historical study. It asks
whether the Caspian functions as a conceptual framework for various forms of
exchange in commerce, diplomacy, political culture, forces of dissent and
revolutionary movements, movements of peoples, material culture, art, and literature
as well as ecology, disease, navigation and maritime culture. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 15 August 2017. Information: Lora LeMosy: 
 
 
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7. 2nd International Conference: "Servants' Past (in Colonial South Asia Compared
with the Ottoman Empire)", Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), Berlin, 11-13 April 2018
 
The conference will also explore comparative similarities and specificities in
domestic work across diverse imperial, colonial and postcolonial settings. The
temporal range will include the early modern and modern periods (sixteenth century
to the contemporary). Travel and accommodation will be covered.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 15 September 2017. Information:
http://www.zmo.de/Ausschreibungen/calls%20for%20papers/Domestic_Servants_FinalCFP_2ndConferenceBerlin.pdf
 
 
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8. IX Islamic Law and Society Conference, International Society of Islamic Legal
Studies, Helsinki & Tampere, Finland, 6-9 June 2018   
 
The conference will be divided into two parts. In the first, which will take place
in Helsinki, a keynote address and an invited panel of five speakers will present on
"Islamic Law and the Relationship between Ruler and Ruled."  The second part, which
will take place in Tampere over two-and-a-half days, will consist of presentations;
preference is given to discussions based on primary text analysis or fieldwork. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 31 July 2017.  Information: http://www.isils.net/conferences
 
 
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9. Fifth Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies, Ghent University, Belgium, 5-7
July 2018
 
The conference will be preceded by a three-day intensive course on Digital Islamic
(Mamluk) Humanities. The first day of the conference will deal with
Historiography/Adab, followed by two days with pre-organized panels.
 
Deadline for paper proposals: 31 October 2017. Information:
http://mamluk.uchicago.edu/school-of-mamluk-studies.html
 
 
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POSITIONS
 
10. James A. Bellamy Professorship in Pre-Modern Arabic Culture, Department of Near
Eastern Studies (NES), University of Michigan
 
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. at the time of the appointment, and have native or
near-native proficiency in English and Arabic. It is expected that they will have
experience in curriculum development and will be committed to maintaining and
enhancing the long-standing excellence of Arabic Studies at the University. 
 
Deadline for application: 15 October 2017. Information:
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=55131
 
 
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11. Assistant Professor of Middle East Politics, Department of Government of
Claremont McKenna College, near Los Angeles
 
The tenure-track position is beginning 1 July 2018. A qualified candidate, with PhD
in hand or a nearly completed doctoral dissertation, would have research experience
on the domestic politics or policy of one or more Middle Eastern countries.
 
Deadline for application: 1 August 2017. Information:
https://webapps.cmc.edu/jobs/faculty/faculty_opening_detail.php?PostingID=16021
 
 
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12. Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Islamic Studies, Stanford University, CA 
 
The successful applicant must demonstrate substantial evidence of creativity and
excellence in research and scholarship as well as a commitment to excellence in
teaching and advising students at both graduate and undergraduate levels. PhD
required.The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2018 or as soon as
practicable thereafter. 
 
Deadline for application: 15 September 2017. Information:
https://apply.interfolio.com/42228
 
 
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13. Assistant Professor of Medieval or Early Modern Mediterranean History, Kalamazoo
College, Michigan, USA
 
Starting in September 2018, the successful candidate will be expected to offer
introductory and upper-division undergraduate courses on the Mediterranean, Europe,
and the Islamic world. Ph.D. or evidence of imminent completion is required.
 
Deadline for application: 16 October 2017. Information:
http://www.kzoo.edu/search/index.php?dept=history/
 
 
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14. Post-doc to Analyze Medieval Arabic / Persian Historical Materials on China and
its Neighboring Areas, Nanjing University, China
 
The project will fund three to four months to work in Nanjing University. The
qualified international scholars may speak English and should have a good knowledge
of Arabic / Persian languages. 
 
Information: Professor Hua Tao 
 
 
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OTHER INFORMATION
 
15. Brill's Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize 2017  
 
The Paper Prize is open to students who are currently registered for doctoral
research at a higher education institution, or have obtained their doctoral degree
after 1 September 2014.
 
Deadline for submissions: 1 October 2017. Information:
http://www.brill.com/brills-middle-east-and-islamic-studies-early-career-paper-prize-2017
 
 
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16. Articles on "Women, Work and Management in the Middle East" for Journal "Gender
in Management"
 
Guest Editors: Jenny K Rodriguez (University of Manchester), Maranda Ridgway
(Nottingham Trent University), Linzi Kemp (American University of Sharjah). The
special issue has the aims to expand discussions about women at work in the Middle
East and to identify avenues for future research themes, building up on work
developed in the past decade about women in the Middle East. 
 
Deadline for manuscripts: 30 November 2017. Information:
http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/call_for_papers.htm?id=7347
 
 
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17. Articles for "Journal of Safavid Studies"
 
This academic journal is published by the Safavid Studies Center, University of
Isfahan, Iran. The journal welcomes all articles that are related to any aspect of
Safavid Studies. This journal aims to provide a scholarly platform for critical and
informed articles with a historical approach. 
 
Information: http://ssj.ui.ac.ir/
 

dimanche 16 juillet 2017

Les clés du Moyen-Orient, TREIZE VERS DE POÉSIE DERRIÈRE LA RÉDACTION DES BADĀʼIʽ AL-ZUHŪR FĪ WAQĀʼIʽ AL-DUHŪR D’IBN IYĀS,

TREIZE VERS DE POÉSIE DERRIÈRE LA RÉDACTION DES BADĀʼIʽ AL-ZUHŪR FĪ WAQĀʼIʽ AL-DUHŪR D’IBN IYĀS 
ARTICLE PUBLIÉ LE 12/07/2017

Par Ahmad Al Amer 

http://www.lesclesdumoyenorient.fr/Treize-vers-de-poesie-derriere-la-redaction-des-Bad%C4%81%CA%BCi%CA%BD-al-zuh%C5%ABr-f%C4%AB.html


Avant de débuter leur récit, les historiens mamelouks commençaient traditionnellement par présenter, au début de l’ouvrage, ce qu’ils appelaient les « huit points » (al-ruʼūs al-ṯamāniya (1)), à savoir : l’objectif de leur ouvrage, son titre, son intérêt, sa catégorie scientifique, sa véracité, le domaine scientifique, le nombre de parties, les sources. Treize vers de poésie composés par Ibn Iyās permettent de connaître la finalité qui se cache derrière la rédaction de l’ouvrage des Badāʼiʽ al-zuhūr fī waqāʼiʽ al-duhūr. Ces vers sont insérés dans les introductions et les conclusions de certaines sections.
Dans l’introduction de la quatrième section :
ṭāliʽ kitābī in aradta muḫbiran
ʽan mubtadaʼ ḫabar al-duhūr bi-mā ǧarā
fa-tarāhu kal-mirʼāti tanẓuru fiʽla mā
abdā al-zamāna ʽaǧāʼiban bayn al-warā (2)
Deux objectifs se dégagent de ces deux vers de poésie : la rédaction de l’histoire depuis la création du monde et la prédilection des faits étranges et inhabituels. En revenant au texte des Badāʼiʽ, on retrouve qu’effectivement Ibn Iyās a commencé sa chronique par l’histoire des souverains qui ont gouverné l’Egypte depuis le début des temps (3) : des géants, des Amalécites, des Grecs, des Pharaons, des Coptes et d’autres ; puis ceux des compagnons et suivants qui l’ont gouverné aux débuts de l’islam ; puis ceux du groupe des Ikhshidides, des Fatimides Oubaydites, des Ayyoubides qui sont des Kurdes, ceux des sultans turcs et circassiens jusqu’à 928.
L’ordre chronologique des faits est basé d’une part sur le principe dynastique autour d’une succession de règnes (4), d’autre part sur celui des annales (5) autour d’une succession d’années, de mois et de jours. Aux yeux d’Ibn Iyās, le bon historien est celui qui apporte de nombreux faits singuliers (kaṯīr al-nawādir (6)). En effet, les termes de nādir (rare), ‘aǧīb (incident extraordinaire) et ġarīb (étrange) occupent une place importante dans l’ouvrage d’Ibn Iyās (7). Celui-ci était un observateur attentif des événements universels, étant attiré par tout ce qui est différent de la réalité que ce soit pour l’homme, l’animal ou la nature ou même les traditions, les coutumes et l’éthique.
Au début de son propos sur la dynastie des Circassiens, Ibn Iyās cite le vers de poésie suivant :
ḥusn ibtidāʼ bihi arǧū al-taḫalluṣa min
nār al-ǧaḥīm wa hāḏā ḥusn muḫtatamī (8)
A travers ce vers de poésie, Ibn Iyās a clairement un objectif d’ordre religieux : le rapprochement et la clémence de Dieu. Cette pensée religieuse existe chez Ibn Iyās et chez la plupart des historiens mamelouks dont la rédaction avait souvent une finalité religieuse, la piété. L’analyse des Badāʼiʽ montre qu’Ibn Iyās donne plus d’explications d’ordre religieux que d’ordre rationnel aux événements. La question qui se pose maintenant est de savoir pourquoi Ibn Iyās a choisi d’introduire par ce vers son propos sur la dynastie des Circassiens et non sa chronique entière ? L’objectif des Badāʼiʽ n’était pas d’écrire une histoire de l’Egypte depuis les débuts des temps, mais d’introduire ce qui allait suivre, l’histoire des Mamelouks, et plus précisément le récit des événements qu’il avait lui-même vécus. C’est bien la partie la plus importante de son ouvrage. Bien qu’il note dans l’annonce du contenu de celui-ci un vaste projet, son objectif n’était sans doute pas d’écrire une histoire de l’Egypte depuis les débuts des temps (9), mais plutôt de brosser une vaste introduction à ce qui sera l’essentiel et le cœur de l’ouvrage, une histoire des Mamelouks où la partie contemporaine de la vie de l’auteur tiendrait la plus grande place. Dès lors, la finalité de Badāʼiʽ al-zuhūr était de rapporter des faits portant sur un territoire déterminé, l’Egypte, et une dynastie particulière, celle des Mamelouks inscrite dans l’histoire de l’humanité depuis ses origines.
Ibn Iyās adopte donc le choix d’écrire une histoire régionale. Il traite de l’histoire de l’Egypte depuis la création du monde (10) jusqu’à l’année 928/1522 et même après, c’est-à-dire jusqu’à une date qui précède sans doute de peu celle de sa mort si l’on inclut la 12ème section (11). Les informations antérieures à l’année 21/642 avaient pour but de faire l’éloge de l’Egypte et de montrer sa grandeur. Celles antérieures à l’arrivée au pouvoir des Mamelouks ne tiennent que 287 pages dans l’ouvrage, soit peu de choses par rapport aux périodes mamelouke et ottomane qui occupent plus de 3000 pages. Si on examine de près l’époque mamelouke dans les Badāʼiʽ, on constate que c’est la période qui débute par la dynastie des Circassiens qui est la plus importante.
Ibn Iyās n’a pas cessé de dévoiler dans sa chronique son grand intérêt pour la dynastie des Circassiens à laquelle il appartient, chose qu’il n’a pas accordée aux autres dynasties. Dans ce contexte, il s’est investi, plus qu’ailleurs, dans sa recherche concernant les origines de cette dynastie, ses ancêtres et son ascendance. Il a même cité un long poème de Nāsir al-Dīn Muḥammad min Ṣādiq, composé de 44 vers sur l’origine des Circassiens (12). Il était fier qu’ils fussent les descendants de Ğabala ibn al-Ayham, un des rois arabes, bien qu’il s’est enfuit et réfugié à Constantinople. Il a aussi entamé son récit sur les Circassiens par un beau et agréable sermon, dans lequel il a fait l’éloge des rois, princes et soldats Circassiens en disant : « Dieu a glorifié l’Islam à travers eux après les Califes Rachidites (13) ». Ibn Iyās rend ensuite grâce à Dieu que Barqūq fût un Circassien.
A la fin de la dixième section, Ibn Iyās écrit les deux vers de poésie suivants :
ʽAwwil ʽalā kutub al-tārīḫ wa iġni bihā
fa-kam tuhazzu lahā al-aʽṭāfu min ṭarabi
Wa lā tuʽawwil ʽalā man qāla min sufhin
al-sayfu aṣdaqu inbāʼan min al-kutubi (14)
Trois idées sont clairement exposées dans ces deux vers : la valeur des chroniques d’histoire, les chroniques d’histoire sont à la fois instructives et plaisantes, les chroniques d’histoire relatent des faits justes et vrais. Les mentions des historiens, de leurs notices et de leurs ouvrages ont été nombreuses dans les Badāʼiʽ et montrent l’intérêt que porte Ibn Iyās aux chroniques d’histoire et sa grande connaissance des chroniqueurs d’histoire.
Ibn Iyās voulait faire de son œuvre, un ouvrage à la fois instructif et plaisant, agréable à lire et à entendre dans des cercles restreints. Ainsi, les anecdotes plaisantes (al-nukta al-laṭīfa), les faits étranges ou les faits de l’adab, de même que les citations poétiques tiennent une place importante. Dans l’introduction des Badāʼiʽ al-zuhūr, Ibn Iyās dit d’ailleurs ceci : « je rapporte là des informations aussi utiles qu’illustres et des faits merveilleux aussi plaisants qu’agréables. Compagnon attrayant dans une soirée entre amis, [cet ouvrage] sera aussi le compagnon intime de celui qui est seul (15) ». Dès lors, les anecdotes qui suscitent l’étonnement (ʽaǧā’ib) doivent tenir une place importante pour capter l’attention du lecteur ou de l’auditeur.
Pour Ibn Iyās, les chroniques d’histoire relatent les faits vrais. Mais avait-il totalement confiance dans tous les ouvrages d’histoire ? Il était prudent quant à ses sources et n’hésitait pas à critiquer dans les Badāʼiʽ les historiens et leurs écrits. Pour lui, le travail d’un historien est de présenter une information juste dans laquelle on peut avoir confiance et cela passe nécessairement pour lui par une quête du vrai et par une recherche de sources fiables. Le fait doit donc être vérifié, ce qu’Ibn Iyās exprime par « je me penche sur le fait » (aqif ʽalayhi), sous-entendu une comparaison avec d’autres sources sous forme d’une enquête, ce qui apparait dans l’expression parfois employée « taḥaqqaqtu ».
Ainsi, à propos du sultan Baybars par exemple, il précise que « les informations concernant le sultan Baybars sont nombreuses et figurent dans un certain nombre d’ouvrages mais la plupart sont inexactes. Ce que nous présentons ici, ce sont les informations véridiques fournies par les savants parmi les historiens (16) ». Ibn Iyās tenait beaucoup à la fiabilité de ses sources. Il tenait à vérifier la véracité des récits et faisait même un travail d’enquête (taḥqīq) avant de le transcrire. Il était conscient que tout ce qui se disait n’était pas juste et adoptait diverses positions qui se voyaient dans sa manière de mentionner la rumeur ou de la commenter : noter le fait en émettant un doute dessus, le signaler sans entrer dans les détails, en donner deux ou trois versions en penchant pour une d’elles, le citer bien qu’il soit mensonger. Il en ressort qu’un bon historien est celui qui « dispose d’une bonne mémoire » (ḥasan al-muḏākara) (17), qui est « capable de bien organiser » (ǧayyid al-naẓm) (18), de « restituer fidèlement » (ṣaḥīḥ al-naql) (19), « d’avoir une belle prose » (naṯr ǧayyid) (20) et « d’apporter de nombreux faits singuliers » (kaṯīr al-nawādir) (21). Par opposition, l’historien médiocre est « celui qui écrit l’histoire à la légère sans prendre appui sur un transmetteur ou un rapporteur » (yaktub al-tārīḫ muǧāzafa lā ʽan rāwī wa lā nāqil) (22), « en composant son récit de manière désorganisée » (fī tārīḫihi ḫabaṭāt kaṯīra) (23), et « en rapportant beaucoup de faits négatifs sur les gens » (fī tārīḫihi masāwiʼ kaṯīra li-l-nās) (24).
Wa lā tuʽawwil ʽalā man qāla min sufhin
al-sayfu aṣdaqu inbāʼan min al-kutubi
A travers ce vers, Ibn Iyās contredit clairement le vers célèbre de Abū Tammām :
al-Sayfu aṣdaqu inbāʼan min al-kutubi
fī ḥaddihi al-ḥaddu bayna al-ǧaddi wa-l-laʽibi
En prenant position contre le vers de Abū Tammām (m. ap. 230/845), il montre qu’il n’est pas partisan de la violence mais est pour le dialogue par le savoir. Cela traduit sa sensibilité, perceptible dans les Badāʼiʽ où on remarque clairement une prédilection pour les faits relatifs à la vie sociale et économique de la population plus que les faits qui concernent les guerres.
Dans l’introduction à son propos sur le règne de al-Ašraf Qanṣūh al-Ġawrī, Ibn Iyās cite les deux vers de poésie suivants :
Aṣfā al-tārīḫ ḥakā
bi-saǧʽihi al-šaḥrūrī
Fāqa al-tawārīḫa bi-mā
awradtuhu li-l-Ġawrī (25)
Trois idées ressortent de ces deux vers : les Badāʼiʽ sont une histoire claire et bien organisée, les faits dans les Badāʼiʽsont écrits dans une belle prose, les Badāʼiʽ se distinguent des autres chroniques par ce qu’ils rapportent sur al-Ġawrī. 
L’expression « aṣfā al-tārīḫ » peut être comprise de deux manières : elle peut signifier une histoire claire bien organisée ou encore une histoire dont les faits ont été vérifiés.
Ibn Iyās avait le souci, explicité dans son introduction, de composer un ouvrage « ni trop long ni trop court », principe qu’il a appliqué aux événements des Badāʼiʽ comme aux notices (26). Ibn Iyās abrège souvent les faits importants et écrit alors « ceci en bref… » (wa muḫtaṣar ḏālik) ou (ǧarā/waqaʽa umūr yaṭūl šarḥuhā) (27). Il pouvait aussi récapituler des faits longs de telle sorte qu’il présente en une seule fois l’ensemble des détails sur un événement particulier.
Par l’expression « ḥakā bi-saǧʽihi al-šaḥrūrī », Ibn Iyās décrit son texte comme étant rédigé dans une belle prose qui n’est pas très compliquée. Le langage des Badāʼiʽ est beau comme l’est le chant du Merle noir (al-šaḥrūr).
« fāqa al-tawārīḫa bi-mā
awradtuhu li-l-Ġawrī » : dans ce vers, Ibn Iyās fait de la période d’al-Ġawrī celle qui distingue sa chronique. En revenant sur les Badāʼiʽ, on trouve que le règne d’al-Ġawrī ainsi que sa notice nécrologique ont pris une grande place dans la chronique. Ce qui explique aussi ce statut privilégié accordé à cette période est qu’Ibn Iyās y est contemporain, donc témoin réel des événements.
A la fin de la onzième section, Ibn Iyās écrit six vers de poésie non successifs :
Iġfir li-munšiʼihi wa-ʽfu
ʽammā ǧanā bi-ttuhami
Aḥsanta lī fī ibtidāʼ
yā rab fa-aḥsin ḫitāmī (28)
Tārīḫunā bahǧat al-maǧālis
yuṭrabu min lafẓihi al-muǧālis
Samāʽuhu li-l-warā surūr
yašraḥu ṣadran li-kulli ʽābis (29)
Allaftuhu niʽma al-ǧalīs
iḏā taġayyarat al-bašar
Yabqā ʽalā sunan al-wafā
abadan wa yuqniʽu bi-l-naẓar (30)
La finalité religieuse qui se cache derrière la rédaction des Badāʼiʽ ressort encore une fois à travers les deux premiers vers. Ibn Iyās demande à Dieu le pardon s’il a commis des erreurs dans son ouvrage et sa bonne fin. Le but d’Ibn Iyās est d’écrire un récit plaisant, instructif et convainquant. L’historien veut que sa chronique soit le meilleur compagnon pour les personnes qui viendront après lui, qu’il soit fidèle à la tradition de l’écriture de l’histoire et fort de ses sens et de son contenu. Ibn Iyās voulait qu’on se souvienne de son ouvrage bien après. Bien qu’il fût pendant longtemps ignoré, aussi bien à son époque que pendant les trois siècles qui ont suivi, Ibn Iyās a atteint son objectif car ses ouvrages et plus particulièrement les Badāʼiʽ suscitent depuis la fin du XIXème siècle l’intérêt d’un grand nombre de spécialistes.
Il nous reste à signaler qu’un rapprochement peut être fait entre le vers suivant déjà cité plus haut :
Allaftuhu niʽma al-ǧalīs
iḏā taġayyarat al-bašar
Et le vers d’Abū l-Ṭayyib al-Mutanabbī (m. 354/965) :
Aʽazzu makānin fī l-dunā sarǧun sābiḥun
wa ḫayru ǧalīsin fī l-zamāni kitābu.
Conclusion
Les objectifs d’Ibn Iyās ont été clairement véhiculés dans les introductions ou conclusions de certaines sections. Les mêmes objectifs étaient souvent repris dans la même introduction ou conclusion sous forme de poèmes. La poésie était alors conclusive et présentait l’objectif de manière synthétique et abrégée. 
Toutefois, deux objectifs ont été formulés exclusivement à travers des vers de poésie : la finalité religieuse qui se cache derrière la rédaction des Badāʼiʽ et la volonté qu’avait Ibn Iyās que son ouvrage soit reconnu après sa mort durant les siècles à venir. 
La poésie chez Ibn Iyās est expressive, claire et originale. Elle montre indéniablement la grande culture et la connaissance poétique large qu’avait cet historien.
Notes : 
(1) Voir Maqrīzī, 2002, t. 1, p. 6. 
(2) Ibn Iyās, 1982, t. 1, vol. 1, p. 3.
(3) ([…] wa man malakahā min mubtadaʼ al-zamān min al-Ğabābira wa-l-ʽAmāliqa wa-l-Yūnān wa-l-Farāʽina wa-l-Qibṭ wa ġayr ḏālik wa man waliyahā fī ṣadr al-Islām min al-ṣaḥāba wa-l-tābiʽīn ruḍwān Allāh ʽalyhim aǧmaʽīn wa man waliyahā min ṭāʼifat al-Iḫšīdiyya wa-l-Fāṭimiyyīn al-ʽUbaydiyya wa man waliyahā min Banī Ayyūb wa hum al-Akrād wa man waliyahā min mulūk al-Turk wa-l-Ğarākisa ilā wqtinā hāḏā wa huwa iftitāḥ ʽām iḥdā wa tisʽu māʼa) [Ibn Iyās, 1982, t. 1, vol. 1, p. 3-4]
(4) Al Amer, 2014, p. 46-49.
(5) Al Amer, 2014, p. 49-51.
(6) Ibn Iyās, 1982, t. 2, p. 231.
(7) Al Amer, 2014, p. 245-284.
(8) Ibn Iyās, 1982, t. 1, vol. 2, p. 317.
(9) Al Amer, 2014, p. 29-31.
(10) Si on suppose qu’il a écrit les trois premiers tomes perdus de Badāʼiʽ al-zuhūr
(11) Lellouch,1998.
(12) Ibn Iyās, 1982, t. 1, vol. 2, p.315, 316, 317.
(13) Ibn Iyās, 1982, t.1, vol. 2, p. 317. 
(14) Ibn Iyās, 1982, t. 4, p. 486.
(15) (al-ḥamdu li-llāh allaḏī fāwata bayna al-ʽibād wa faḍḍala baʽḍa ḫalqihi ʽalā baʽḍ ḥattā fi-l-amkina wa-l-bilād wa-l-ṣalātu wa-l-salām ʽalā sayyidinā Muḥammad afṣaḥ man naṭaqa bi-l-ḍād wa ʽalā ʼālihi wa saḥbihi wa-l-sāda al amǧād … awradtu fīhi fawāʼid saniyya wa ġarāʼib mustaʽḏaba marḍiyya taṣluh li-musāmarat al-ǧalīs wa takūn li-l-wiḥda niʽma al-anīs) [Ibn Iyās, 1982, t. 1, vol. 1, p. 3]
(16) (wa aḫbār al-malik al-Ẓāhir Baybaris kaṯīra fī ʽiddat muǧalladāt wa-l-ġālib fīhā mawḍūʽ laysa lahu ḥaqīqa wa-l-laḏī awradnāhu hunā hiyā al-aḫbār al-ṣaḥīḥa allatī ḏakarahā al-ʽulamāʼ min al-muʼarriḫīn) [Ibn Iyās, 1982, t. 1, vol. 1, p. 341]
(17) Ibn Iyās, 1982, t. 2, p. 231, 292.
(18) Ibn Iyās, 1982, t. 2, p. 292.
(19) Ibn Iyās, 1982, t. 1, vol. 2, p. 500, t. 2, p. 231, 292. 
(20) Ibn Iyās, 1982, t. 2, p. 231.
(21) Ibn Iyās, 1982, t. 2, p. 231.
(22) Ibn Iyās, 1982, t. 3, p. 310. 
(23) Ibn Iyās, 1982, t. 3, p. 310.
(24) Ibn Iyās, 1982, t. 3, p. 361. 
(25) Ibn Iyās, 1982, t. 4, p. 2. 
(26) Ainsi dans la notice d’al-Atābikī Azbak min Ṭaṭaḫ explique-t-il que « plusieurs événements lui arrivèrent, qu’il serait trop long à expliquer » (wa ǧarā ʽalayhi […] umūr yaṭūl šarḥuhā). Il écrit aussi à un autre endroit : « il est décédé dans cette année plusieurs personnes des notabilités que nous n’avons pas cité de peur que ce soit trop long, terminé » (wa tuwuffiya fī hāḏih al-sana ǧamāʽa kaṯīra min al-aʽyān lam naḏkurhum ḫawfa al-iṭāla intahā ḏālik) [Ibn Iyās, 1982, t. 3, p. 191, 199].
(27) Ibn Iyās, 1982, t. 2, p. 148, 149, 164, 178, 234, 260, 266, 425, 472 ; t. 3, p. 17, 95, 446.
(28) Ibn Iyās, 1982, t. 5, p. 494. 
(29) Ibn Iyās, 1982, t. 5, p. 494.
(30) Ibn Iyās, 1982, t. 5, p. 494.
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- Al-Maġribī, ʽAzīza Bašīr Aḥmad, 1989, al-Šiʽr al-iǧtimāʽī fī l-ʽaṣr al-mamlūkī-ittiǧāhātuhu wa ḫawāṣṣuhu al-fanniyya-, thèse de doctorat sous la direction de Maḥmūd ʽAbd Rabbah Fayyāḍ, Arabie saoudite, Université de Umm al-Qurā. 
- Amīn, Fawzī Muḥammad, 1982, al-Muǧtamaʽ al-miṣrī fī adab al-ʽaṣr al-mamlūkī al-awwal, Le Caire, Dār al-Maʽārif. 
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dimanche 9 juillet 2017

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1. Exeter Gulf Conference: "Hegemonic Boundaries and Asymmetric Power in the Gulf",
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4th/10th and the 8th/14th Century”, Cairo, 11-13 January 2018
 
8. Colloque : « Les références judéo-chrétiennes dans les traductions des sens du
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9. International Conference: "Rethinking Halal: Genealogy, Current Trends, and New
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10. Panel on “Translating Genres: Arabic Prose and European Literatures” for 53rd
International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
MI, 10-13 May 2018
 
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18. Appel à contribution : « L’enseignement / apprentissage du français au Maroc au
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What is the epistemology that justifies or necessitates recourse to the Ḥadīṯ? Why
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10. Panel on “Translating Genres: Arabic Prose and European Literatures” for 53rd
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MI, 10-13 May 2018
 
This panel welcomes papers that explore various aspects of the genesis, impact, and
legacy of medieval Arabic prose written in Europe. Of particular interest are
approaches that consider Arabic and European prose works--such as maqāmāt,
historical chronicles, didactic collections, or frame-tale narratives--in the larger
context of dialogue across faiths, linguistic traditions, and geopolitical
boundaries. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 10 September 2017.  Contact: Emma Snowden ()
 
 
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11. Colloque international : « Pluralisme religieux, sociétés plurielles : les
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favorisant le dialogue entre les disciplines.

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have an important knowledge of the fieldwork.

Deadline for application: 23 August 2017. Information: http://www.cefres.cz/en/6214
 
 
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Deadline for proposals in English or French extended to 10 July 2017. Information:
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17. Articles on "Forgiveness" for "Journal of Mediterranean Knowledge"

The expected contributions will explore the conceptual dimension of the concept of
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the three monotheisms: Judaism, Christianism and Islam. Secondly, the use of the
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La politique d’arabisation, menée à partir du début des années 80 du siècle dernier,
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