samedi 4 juillet 2015

EURAMES Info Service 23/2015

CONFERENCES
 
1. International Conference: "Between Saladin and Selim the Grim: Syria under
Ayyubid and Mamluk Rule", Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg, University of Bonn, 9-11 July
2015
 
2. ”Arab-Euro Thematic Conference on Higher Education”, Technische Universitaet
Berlin Campus El Gouna, Egypt, 10-11 October 2015 
 
3. Conference: “The State of Iraq and Iraqi Studies since Regime Change”, American
University in Cairo, 5-7 November 2015
 
4. Conference: "A Comparative Approach towards Political Transition in the Middle
East / North Africa and Southeast Asia", Faculty of International Affairs,
University of Le Havre, 19-20 November 2015
 
5. Conference: “China in the Middle East: Neoliberalism with Chinese Characteristics
and Political Transformations in the Middle East”, Qatar University, Doha, 23-24
March 2016
 
6. Turkologentag: "Second European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish
Studies", University of Hamburg, 14-17 September 2016
 
 
POSITIONS
  
7. Research Assistant at the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics,
FU Berlin  
 
8. Associate Professorship in Cross-Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities,
University of Copenhagen
 
 
OTHER INFORMATION
 
9. Short-term Research Grants by the International Institute of Islamic Thought
(IIIT) 
 
10. Two PhD Research Fellowships in Contemporary Middle East Studies, University of
Oslo
 
11. Scholarships for Bi- or Multilateral Research Projects on Arab World  
 
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CONFERENCES
 
1. International Conference: "Between Saladin and Selim the Grim: Syria under
Ayyubid and Mamluk Rule", Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg, University of Bonn, 9-11 July
2015
 
Papers will approach various subjects from the perspectives of textual history, art
history and archeology, and will look at cultural, social, environmental, religious,
political, economic and military history. Participants are from Germany, France, UK,
Japan, USA, Egypt and Israel, and include senior and junior scholars. 
 
Information: www.mamluk.uni-bonn.de/mamluk-events/flyer-bilad-al-sham.pdf
  
 
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2. ”Arab-Euro Thematic Conference on Higher Education”, Technische Universitaet
Berlin Campus El Gouna, Egypt, 10-11 October 2015 
 
Focusing on “The networked university: opportunities and challenges for Higher
Education between the Arab World and Europe”. The conference will analyse concrete
case studies for exchange and collaboration between Europe and the Arab world.
 
Deadline for registration: 10 September 2015. Information: www.ub.edu/aeche/aeche3
 
 
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3. Conference: “The State of Iraq and Iraqi Studies since Regime Change”, American
University in Cairo, 5-7 November 2015
 
The conference will examine, analyze and evaluate the state of Iraq and Iraqi
studies at the contemporary historical moment.  Participants should present
scholarly research on current conditions within and around the academic study of
Iraq, focusing on areas as diverse as political science, economics, history,
sociology, anthropology, education, film/media/communications and cultural studies.
 
Deadline for proposals: 15 August 2015. Information: Jacqueline Ismael
() and Terri Ginsberg ()
 
 
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4. Conference: "A Comparative Approach towards Political Transition in the Middle
East / North Africa and Southeast Asia", Faculty of International Affairs,
University of Le Havre, 19-20 November 2015
 
The conference will explore why political transition in Southeast Asia has been
relatively successful while transition in the Middle East / North Africa is proving
to be messy, volatile, and bloody. French and English will be the working languages
of the conference. The organizers will provide accommodation and meals.
 
Deadline for submission: 1 September 2015. Information:
https://gric.univ-lehavre.fr/IMG/pdf/appel_a_communications-2.pdf 
 
 
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5.  Conference: “China in the Middle East: Neoliberalism with Chinese
Characteristics and Political Transformations in the Middle East”, Qatar University,
Doha, 23-24 March 2016
 
In our conference, we will examine social, political and economic relations between
China and Middle Eastern states and societies in the context of the neoliberal
economy. The conference proceedings will also be published in the Sociology of Islam
Journal. 
 
Deadline for proposals: 30 November 2015. Information:
http://chinaandthemiddleeast.blogspot.com.tr/2015/06/cfp-china-in-middle-east-neoliberalism.html 
 
 
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6. Turkologentag: "Second European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish
Studies", University of Hamburg, 14-17 September 2016 
 
Humanities, social sciences and regional studies from early Turkic tribes to
contemporary Turkey, from linguistics to religious studies and from Siberia to
Hamburg. With 12 sections and more than 30 Academic Board Members this conference
will be the largest event of its kind.  
 
Deadline for proposals: 1 March 2016. Information: http://turkologentag2016.org/
 
 
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POSITIONS
 
7. Research Assistant at the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics,
FU Berlin  
 
This is a 65%-part-time job limited to 30.06.2019. The position analyses the
affective dynamics which surrounded the Tahrir and Gezi-Park protests. Requirements:
B.A. and M.A. in Social Sciences/Middle Eastern Studies. Desirable: Previous
experience with fieldwork in Egypt and excellent Arabic and English language
competencies, preferably native speaker in Arabic.
 
Deadline for application:  16 July 2015. Information: 
www.fu-berlin.de/en/service/stellen/acad/index.html (see second position)
 
 
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8. Associate Professorship in Cross-Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities,
University of Copenhagen
 
The position is offered with special emphasis on modern Iran and Central Asia and is
to be filled by 1 February 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful
applicant must be capable of undertaking research, teaching, supervision,
communication and administration in relation to the subject, and, when necessary,
provide academic input in other study programs. Requirements: proficiency in modern
Persian, research and teaching qualifications.
 
Deadline for applications: 1 September 2015. Information:
http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/?show=750288 
 
 
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OTHER INFORMATION
 
9. Short-term Research Grants by the International Institute of Islamic Thought
(IIIT) 
 
IIIT invites applications for short-term research grants (up to $ 3,000) for
Summer/Fall 2015. These grants are meant to support research and writing by
individual scholars. Grants could include funding for travel, research support,
publication and dissemination of results. 
 
Deadline for applications: 10 July 2015. Information:
www.iiit.org/Research/ShorttermResearchGrants/tabid/414/Default.aspx
 
 
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10. Two PhD Research Fellowships in Contemporary Middle East Studies, University of
Oslo
 
The appointment is for the duration of three years. The applicants are required to
address issues related to political and/or religious authority in the Middle East,
from a macro or micro perspective. Requirements: A Master's Degree or equivalent in
Middle East studies, or in social sciences or humanities, with the precondition that
the master thesis has an explicit Middle East specialization.
 
Deadline for applications: 15 September 2015. Information:
http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1402982/62042?iso=no
 
 
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11. Scholarships for Bi- or Multilateral Research Projects on Arab World  
 
The Volkswagen Foundation offers financial support for bi- or multilateral research
projects addressing the experience of violence, trauma relief or commemorative
culture in the Arab world. The call is open to applicants from the humanities and
the social sciences.
 
 Deadline for proposals:  10 September 2015. Information:
www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/international-focus/call-arab-world.html
  
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„Minorities and Conflicts: Asian and African States in the Modern World” October 9-10, 2015and “Methods of Exact Sciences in Asian and African Studies” November 10-11, 2015 St. Petersburg, Russia

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International Scientific Conference
 „Minorities and Conflicts: Asian and African States in the Modern World” October 9-10, 2015 St. Petersburg, Russia On October 9-10, 2015
the Higher School of Economics – St. Petersburg

will host the international scientific conference “Minorities and Conflicts: Asian and African States in the Modern World”. 
The organizers of the conference are the Centre for Asian and African Studies and the Department of Asian and African Studies at the Higher School of Economics – St. Petersburg. 

The aim of the conference is to facilitate multi-disciplinary discussion of research experience, theoretical, methodological and empirical findings in the field of Asian and African minorities’ studies. In the increasingly globalizing world the destruction of the old patterns of governance happens faster than the development of the new ones. After the fall of the colonial system in the middle of the XX century newly independent Asian and African states faced a number of challenges. On one side, there was an urgent need for state-building, national identity construction, integration and modernization. On the other side, the high diversity of their populations resulted in the strive of minority groups for self-determination, equal rights and protection of their language and culture. These challenges have not been solved completely and up to date are sources of ethnic tensions and violent crises.
 In Asia and Africa, where the majority of states are demographically diverse, racial, ethnic, religious minority groups are often subjects of discrimination and participants of armed conflicts. 
Such conflicts, being domestic in their nature, have a devastating impact not only on populations of host-countries, but also on neighboring states, regions and the whole international system by producing refugee flows and destabilizing international economy. 
The theme of the conference “Minorities and Conflicts: Asian and African States in the Modern World” brings us to a wide range of questions: 
What types of minority conflicts exist? 
What are their causes? 
What role does economy play in the majority-minority relations? 
Why do some countries experience relative stability, while others suffer from protracted violent conflicts? 
What policies regulate the status of ethnic and religious minorities in Asia and Africa? 
What are the successful examples of such policies? 
What role do international organizations and external states play in this type of domestic conflicts?
 When do domestic ethnic and religious conflicts become internationalized? 

The following topics are planned to be discussed at the conference:
· Theoretical background, conceptual foundations and methodology of the studies that focus on ethnic, racial and religious minorities and related conflicts;
· History and current state of minorities in Asia and Africa, their involvement in political, social and economic sphere; 
· Reasons and consequences of ethnic, religious and racial conflicts in the modern Asian and African states;
· Ways of conflict resolution and prevention; 
· Role of international organizations and external states.
 If you would like to take part in the conference, please, send in your abstract (300 words) and a CV to edsoboleva@hse.ru by 1st of August 2015. The organizing committee will notify applicants about the results of papers’ selection no later than on 1 st of September 2015. The working languages of the conference are English and Russian. In case you have any questions regarding the conference, please, contact Elena Soboleva: edsoboleva@hse.ru. The website of the Department of Asian and African Studies: http://sh.spb.hse.ru/daas/. The website of the Centre for Asian and African Studies: http://spb.hse.ru/caas/ We look forward to seeing you at the conference! Please, feel free to disseminate this information among your colleagues.

and:
“Methods of Exact Sciences in Asian and African Studies” November 10-11, 2015 St. Petersburg, Russia 
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jeudi 2 juillet 2015

EURAMES Info Service 22/2015

CONFERENCES
 
1. International Workshop: “The ‘State’ of Lebanon: Concepts of Political Order in
Crisis?”, Orient-Institut Beirut,  15-16 October 2015
 
2. Conference: “Two Hundred Years since the Congress of Vienna: The State of
International Relations as a Discipline and Alternative World Views”, Kadir Has
University, Istanbul, 22-24 October 2015
 
3. Conference: “Power and the Mediterranean”, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
13-15 November 2015 
 
4. Conference: “Transnational Religious Movements, Dialogue and Economic
Development: The Hizmet Movement in Comparative Perspective”, University of Turin,
10-11 December 2015
 
5. Conference: “From Christianisations and Islamisations to
(Hetero)Europeanisations: Transformations of Cultural-Historical Heritage on the
European Margins”, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Ca'Foscari University of Venice &
INALCO, Sofia, 31 March - 2 April 2016
 


 POSITIONS
 
6. Political Scientists for Faculty Positions, New York University, Abu Dhabi 
 
7. Assistant Professor in Political Science, Santa Clara University 
 

OTHER INFORMATION
 
8. Studying Arabic in Oman at A’Sharqiyah University, Ibra
 
9. Continuation of the German-Arab Transformation Partnership, DAAD
 
10. 4th International Summer School: “Light and Shadow – Experimental Spirit,
Interdisciplinary Approaches and Aesthetics in Sciences, Medicine and Poetry”, Prof.
Dr. Fuat Sezgin Research Foundation for the History of Science in Islam, Istanbul,
17-22 August 2015 
 
11. Summer Scholarships for Study Trip in Turkey, 17-25 August 2015 
 
12. 29 Research Junior Scholar Fellowships on "InterAsian Contexts and Connections"  
 
13. Articles for new open access Journal: “Mediterranea. International Journal on
the Transfer of Knowledge”
 
14. Articles on "What is New in the ‘New Middle East’?" for Journal "Insight
Turkey", Fall 2015
 
15. Articles on "Gender, Citizenship, and Immigration: A Comparative Perspective on
the Mediterranean” for a special issue of “Journal of Levantine Studies”

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Best regards,

Guenter Meyer, Center for Research on the Arab World (CERAW), University of Mainz,
Germany

____________________
 
 CONFERENCES
 
 
1. International Workshop: “The ‘State’ of Lebanon: Concepts of Political Order in
Crisis?”, Orient-Institut Beirut,  15-16 October 2015
 
The workshop aims at examining the explanatory value of various classical and new
approaches towards political order in understanding the fragility/stability of state
and society in Lebanon.
 
Deadline for proposals: 30 June 2015. Information:
www.orient-institut.org/fileadmin/user_upload/CfP_State_of_Lebanon__OIB_15-16_Oct_2015.pdf
 
 
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2. Conference: “Two Hundred Years since the Congress of Vienna: The State of
International Relations as a Discipline and Alternative World Views”, Kadir Has
University, Istanbul, 22-24 October 2015
 
The Conference is meant to address the lessons learned from previous landmark events
and their legacies on the international system by focusing on the global challenges
today and defining ways to address them primarily from a theoretical perspective. By
looking at the past, we seek to assess the present and future of international
relations.
 
Deadline for proposals: 1 August 2015. Information:
www.khas.edu.tr/en/1884/annual-conference 
 
 
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3. Conference: “Power and the Mediterranean”, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
13-15 November 2015 
 
Submission may address questions including: How have power relations in the
Mediterranean been figured across history? When and how is power exchanged between
states, communities, and individuals? How is power relevant to discussions of
politics, culture, and the future of the Mediterranean? How are power relations
affected by migration and movement within the Mediterranean region and beyond?
 
Extended deadline for proposals: 15 July 2015. Information:
https://meditopos.rll.lsa.umich.edu/the-meditopos-conference/ 
  
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4. Conference: “Transnational Religious Movements, Dialogue and Economic
Development: The Hizmet Movement in Comparative Perspective”, University of Turin,
10-11 December 2015
 
This conference aims at including papers addressing the Hizmet movement in its
transnational perspective: either by analysing its activities, development and
institutionalisation in different countries, or by comparing it to other
dialogue-oriented religious movements. Different disciplinary perspectives, from
political science to sociology, anthropology and law, as well as different
methodological perspectives, are welcomed. 
 
Deadline for proposals: 15 September 2015. Information:
http://standinggroups.ecpr.eu/religion/?p=396
 
 
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5. Conference: “From Christianisations and Islamisations to
(Hetero)Europeanisations: Transformations of Cultural-Historical Heritage on the
European Margins”, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Ca'Foscari University of Venice &
INALCO, Sofia, 31 March - 2 April 2016
 
We aim to gather insights for drafting typologies and chronologies of: 1) the
Europeanisation of a number of national collective identities from the European
margins; 2) phenomena that can be considered re-active towards Europeanisation; 3)
contacts and mutual (non)interest and preconceptions between cultures from the
margins. 
A limited number of successful applicants shall be able to benefit from travel
grants. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 1 November 2015. Information:
https://sites.google.com/site/heteroeuropeanisations/announcement 
 
 
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POSITIONS
 
6. Political Scientists for Faculty Positions, New York University, Abu Dhabi 
 
NYU is inviting applications from political scientists for faculty positions at any
level (assistant, associate or full professor, tenure/tenure track) to strengthen
its program in Political Science, for appointment on September 1, 2016. We encourage
applications from all subfields of Political Science, with a particular interest in
applicants in International Relations.
 
Deadline for applications: 15 September 2015. Information: 
 
 
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7. Assistant Professor in Political Science, Santa Clara University 
 
The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position
specializing in Comparative Politics to begin Fall 2016. Regional interest includes
China, South Asia, and Latin America. Themes of interest include participation,
human rights, politics, religion and development, and sustainable development.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Political Science and university-level teaching
experience. Demonstrated success in research and publishing peer-reviewed works is
necessary to achieve tenure.
 
Deadline for applications: 21 August 2015. Information:
www.apsanet.org/jobs_listing.asp?id=1209 
 
 
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OTHER INFORMATION
 
8. Studying Arabic in Oman at A’Sharqiyah University, Ibra
 
We offer Standard Arabic, Colloquial Omani Arabic and Media Arabic. The teaching
staff is Omani and highly trained to teach non-native speakers and in intercultural
communication to ease the students into Omani culture. The Fall Semester starts on
Sep 5th and ends on Dec 17th and our 4-week intensive winter program starts on Jan
5th and ends on Jan 28th.
 
Information:
www.asu.edu.om/asharqiyah-university-countinuing-and%20professional-education-arabic.php
  
 
 
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9. Continuation of the German-Arab Transformation Partnership, DAAD
 
The DAAD will be funding projects in Tunisia, Morrocco, Libya, Jordan and Jemen in
research and university cooperation as well as short-term measures. Applications for
funding will be accepted as of today. 
 
Information on research partnerships:
www.daad.de/hochschulen/ausschreibungen/projekte/de/11342-foerderprogramme-finden/?s=1&projektid=57210488
; Information on university partnerships:
www.daad.de/hochschulen/ausschreibungen/projekte/de/11342-foerderprogramme-finden/?s=1&projektid=57159651;
Information on short term measures:
www.daad.de/hochschulen/ausschreibungen/projekte/de/11342-foerderprogramme-finden/?s=1&projektid=57210610
 
 
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10. 4th International Summer School: “Light and Shadow – Experimental Spirit,
Interdisciplinary Approaches and Aesthetics in Sciences, Medicine and Poetry”, Prof.
Dr. Fuat Sezgin Research Foundation for the History of Science in Islam, Istanbul,
17-22 August 2015 
 
Light and shadow play an important role in the history of science and technology.
The focus is extendable to medicine, philosophy, poetry etc. 
 
Information:
http://ibtav.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=129%3A4th-summer-school-2015&catid=40%3Ahaber&Itemid=121&lang=de

 
 
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11. Summer Scholarships for Study Trip in Turkey, 17-25 August 2015
 
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey will offer a study
trip for successful and motivated graduate students (MA, MPhil, PhD, etc.)
interested in Ottoman and Turkish studies. The aim of the project is to provide
wide-ranging first hand information on Turkey.
 
Applicants must be graduate students in Turcology, History, Political Science,
International Relations, Sociology, Journalism, Law or Public Administration. The
program is open to students from: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil,
Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Republic of
Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania,
Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA. All travel and
accommodation expenses of the study trip will be covered by the Turkish Ministry of
Culture and Tourism.
 
Deadline for applications: 5 July 2015. Information: Melissa Abache  
 
 
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12. 29 Research Junior Scholar Fellowships on "InterAsian Contexts and Connections" 
 
These fellowships help junior scholars (one to five years out of the PhD) complete
first books or undertake second projects. The intellectual thrust of the project is
the reconceptualization of Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic
formation stretching from West Asia through Eurasia, Central Asia, and South Asia to
Southeast Asia and East Asia. Proposals supported by the fellowship examine
processes that connect places and peoples (such as migration, media, and resource
flows) as well as those that reconfigure local and translocal contexts (such as
shifting borders, urbanization, and social movements)..
 
Deadline for application: 25 August 2015. Information:
www.ssrc.org/fellowships/transregional-research-fellowship/
 
 
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13. Articles for new open access Journal: “Mediterranea. International Journal on
the Transfer of Knowledge”
 
The recently created journal is focusing on various areas of knowledge transfer from
Late Antiquity to the Early Modern period, covering the Middle East and the
Mediterranean basin, and paying special attention to philological, philosophical,
scientific, cultural and religious fields of research. Mediterranea publishes
original papers. All submissions from Arts and Humanities, Cultural Heritage, Social
Sciences and Experimental Sciences are welcome.
 
Information: www.uco.es/servicios/publicaciones/ojs/index.php/mediterranea/index
 
 
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14. Articles on "What is New in the ‘New Middle East’?" for Journal "Insight
Turkey", Fall 2015
 
This issue will discuss how to address the enduring challenges in the region. There
is a dearth of studies on the new social forces and emergent structures of
political, religious and military formations in the region. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 10 July 2015. Information
www.insightturkey.com/call-for-papers-what-is-new-in-the-‘new-middle-east/articles/2484
 
 
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15. Articles on "Gender, Citizenship, and Immigration: A Comparative Perspective on
the Mediterranean” for a special issue of “Journal of Levantine Studies”
 
We welcome submissions offering insights on the new developments in the triad of
citizenship, gender, and immigration, particularly manuscripts dealing with
structural economic problems, political instability after the “Arab Spring,” and
ongoing conflicts in specific countries. We specifically welcome contributions from
scholars and social activists that analyze the inclusionary and exclusionary
experiences of women, children, and members of LGBTI communities, labor and
political migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers or return migrants.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 1 August 2015. Information:
www.vanleer.org.il/sites/files/CFPGenderPoster540_0.png 

lundi 29 juin 2015

EURAMES Info Service 21/2015

CONFERENCES
 
1. Conference: "Contending Religions, Identities and Space - Living together in
contemporary Africa and Europe", The University of Macerata, 12-13 November 2015
 
2. Workshop: "Cultures of Diversity: Arts and Cultural Life in Arab Societies before
Independence", University of Edinburgh, 3-4 December 2015
 
3. Ninth SOAS Conference on the Qui`an: "The Qur'an: Text, Society and Culture",
University of London, 11-13 February 2016
 
4. Conference of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA):
"Insatiable Appetite: Food as a Cultural Signifier", American University of Beirut,
12-14 May 2016  
 
 
OTHER INFORMATION
 
5. Syrian Studies Association Prizes for Outstanding Book and Article on Syria 
 
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Best regards,

Guenter Meyer, Center for Research on the Arab World (CERAW), University of Mainz,
Germany.
 
 
____________________
 
 
CONFERENCES
 
1. Conference: "Contending Religions, Identities and Space - Living together in
contemporary Africa and Europe", The University of Macerata, 12-13 November 2015
 
This conference aims to discuss the multifaceted dimension that religious discourses
are assuming in both contemporary Africa and Europe. It will question the
effectiveness of conventional understanding of religions in the political debate and
in the media, trying to deconstruct what seems  an essentialised understanding of
religions and thus to shed light on the many theological, social and existential
nuances that underpin contemporary religious narratives.
 
Deadline for proposals: 14 July 2015. Information:
http://cirafrica.unimc.it/it/contending-religions/call-for-papers
 
 
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 Workshop: "Cultures of Diversity: Arts and Cultural Life in Arab Societies before
Independence", University of Edinburgh, 3-4 December 2015
 
This workshop will focus on the diverse sources of artistic and cultural practice in
the modern Arab world by examining the interplay between diverse local traditions
and non-indigenous elements. Contributions are welcome from social and cultural
historians, scholars of popular culture, the fine arts, the performing arts, the
history of science, cultural and diaspora studies.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 15 July 2015. Information: http://bit.ly/1AZPYVy
 
 
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3. Ninth SOAS Conference on the Qui`an: "The Qur'an: Text, Society and Culture",
University of London, 11-13 February 2016

The conference series seeks to provide a forum for investigating the basic question:
how is the Qur'anic text read and interpreted? Our objective is to encompass a
global vision of current research trends. Papers may be presented in English or
Arabic.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 24 August 2015. Information:
www.soas.ac.uk/islamicstudies/conferences/the-quran-text-society-culture-2016/11feb2016-the-quran-text-society--culture-2016.html

 
 
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4. Conference of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA):
"Insatiable Appetite: Food as a Cultural Signifier", American University of Beirut,
12-14 May 2016  
 
This conference aims at exploring the cultural as well as scientific ramifications
of food and foodways in Europe and the Mediterranean in a longue durée and
interdisciplinary perspective. We accept abstracts from the humanities, social
sciences, medicine, and natural sciences related to Europe and the Middle East. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 31 July 2015. Information:
https://networks.h-net.org/node/7801/discussions/72012/cfp-insatiable-appetite-food-cultural-signifier-arab-german-young
 
 
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OTHER INFORMATION
 
5. Syrian Studies Association Prizes for Outstanding Book and Article on Syria  
 
The SSA seeks submissions for the most outstanding book published between July 1,
2013 and July 1, 2015, and the most outstanding article or book chapter published
between July 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015. 
 
Deadline for submissions: 15 July 2015. Information
www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=223159
 
 
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dimanche 21 juin 2015

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Publié le lundi 15 juin 2015 par Elsa Zotian
RÉSUMÉ
Cette journée d’étude s’attache à une double interrogation concernant la présence des images et leur visibilité dans l’espace ecclésial, à travers le croisement des sources textuelles et des œuvres. Deux critères sont retenus pour penser ces notions : la mobilité (le mouvement en général) et la fixité. Ils permettent de prendre en compte les multiples jeux d’échelles à l’œuvre dans ce lieu rituel qu’est l’église, impliquant des objets, des manuscrits, des dispositifs liturgiques, des gestes, des déplacements physiques, dialoguant avec un décor appliqué au corps même du monument, épousant le caractère immobile de l’architecture. L’interprétation de la visibilité de l’image et des dynamiques qui animent et structurent le lieu de culte ne peut se passer d’interroger parallèlement les textes liturgiques, monastiques, théologiques ou hagiographiques, afin de tenter de mettre en rapport le discours des sources avec le témoignage des œuvres.
ANNONCE

Argumentaire

L’analyse des images dans l’espace ecclésial au Moyen Âge implique une large prise en compte du contexte monumental et rituel. Depuis les années 1980, la recherche a bénéficié de l’apport des études sur la liturgie pour en faire un aspect prééminent dans l’analyse et l’interprétation du décor. Les recherches se tournent aujourd’hui davantage vers la réception du figuré, suscitant des interrogations sur la visibilité des images et leur degré de lecture. Aussi bien pour l’Occident latin que pour Byzance, on tend à considérer la mise en scène du sacré à travers les interactions entre le monument, le rite, les objets, le décor et le récepteur. La question de la visibilité se pose différemment selon le « public » visé (clergé, moines, femmes, donateurs). Elle relève également de l’emplacement de l’image dans l’église, de sa hauteur, de son éclairage et de sa technique, impliquant des questionnements sur sa lisibilité et sa possible (ou impossible) intelligibilité. L’ensemble de ces considérations supposent d’appréhender la notion de « présence » de l’image, articulée à l’idée que celle-ci se justifie par l’économie symbolique du lieu, et non par la réception.
Cette journée d’étude s’attache à une double interrogation concernant la présence des images et leur visibilité dans l’espace ecclésial, à travers le croisement des sources textuelles et des œuvres. Deux critères sont retenus pour penser ces notions : la mobilité (le mouvement en général) et la fixité. Ils permettent de prendre en compte les multiples jeux d’échelles à l’œuvre dans ce lieu rituel qu’est l’église, impliquant des objets, des manuscrits, des dispositifs liturgiques, des gestes, des déplacements physiques, dialoguant avec un décor appliqué au corps même du monument, épousant le caractère immobile de l’architecture. L’interprétation de la visibilité de l’image et des dynamiques qui animent et structurent le lieu de culte ne peut se passer d’interroger parallèlement les textes liturgiques, monastiques, théologiques ou hagiographiques, afin de tenter de mettre en rapport le discours des sources avec le témoignage des œuvres.
C’est dans une perspective comparée entre l’Occident médiéval et l’Orient byzantin, et dans une chronologie longue (de l’Antiquité tardive à la fin du Moyen Âge) que cette première rencontre inaugure le programme de recherche IMAGO-EIKΩN. Regards croisés sur l’image chrétienne médiévale entre Orient et Occident.

Programme

8h45 Accueil des participants

9h00 Introduction

  • Sulamith Brodbeck et Anne-Orange Poilpré (Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne), Bilan historiographique et méthodologique : regards croisés

Objets mobiles et rites dans l’espace ecclésial

Présidence de séance : Dominique Iogna-Prat (CNRS – EHESS)
  • 09h30 Olivier Delouis (CNRS, UMR 8167), “Si le Christ ne se montrait pas en une image d’artiste, il n’aurait ni action ni effet” : expérience de l’image et preuve de l’icône chez Théodore Stoudite
  • 10h00  Alain Rauwel (université de Bourgogne), La croix d’autel : image sainte ou objet de culte ?
Discussion
10h45 Pause café
Présidence de séance : Brigitte Pitarakis (CNRS, UMR 8167)
  • 11h15 Maria Parani (University of Cyprus, Nicosie), Sacred encounters: Experiencing charismatic devotional icons in Byzantium
  • 11h45 Stefania Gerevini (British School, Rome), Reliquaires et objets portatifs byzantins dans l’espace sacré occidental. Venise au XIVe siècle
Discussion
12h30 Pause déjeuner

Images monumentales fixes et dynamiques cultuelles

Présidence de séance : Isabelle Marchesin (INHA)
  • 14h00 Didier Méhu (Université Laval, Québec, Canada), La porte et l’autel. Pour une relecture d’une relation structurelle du locus ecclésial
  • 14h30 Jean-Michel Spieser (université de Fribourg, Suisse), Décor et pratiques cultuelles dans les églises byzantines
Discussion
Présidence de séance : Béatrice Caseau (Université Paris-Sorbonne)
  • 15h15 Georgia Frank (Colgate University, Hamilton, NY), Espace intérieur, espace rituel : la psalmodie à Byzance comme image pratiquée
15h45 Pause café
  • 16h15 Daniel Russo (Université de Bourgogne), Présence et adoration : autour de la figuration dans la Pala de Domenico Ghirlandaio pour l'église de Santa Maria degli Innocenti à Florence
Discussion

Actualité de la recherche doctorale

Présidence de séance : Ioanna Rapti (EPHE)
  • 17h00 Mareva UImages et passages dans l’espace ecclésial à l’époque médiobyzantine
  • 17h15 Véronique DeurImages, spatialité et cérémoniel dans le narthex des églises serbes

Conclusions et perspectives

  • Sulamith Brodbeck et Anne-Orange Poilpré
18h00 Cocktail
LIEUX
  • Galerie Colbert - Salle VASARI - INHA- Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art - 2, rue Vivienne
    Paris, France (75002)
DATES
  • vendredi 25 septembre 2015
MOTS-CLÉS
  • Moyen Âge, Byzance, images, espace sacré, liturgie, sources textuelles, objets, rite, décor
CONTACTS
  • Anne-Orange Poilpré
    courriel : anne-orange [dot] poilpre [at] univ-paris1 [dot] fr
  • Sulamith Brodbeck
    courriel : sulamith [dot] brodbeck [at] univ-paris1 [dot] fr
SOURCE DE L'INFORMATION
  • Sulamith Brodbeck
    courriel : sulamith [dot] brodbeck [at] univ-paris1 [dot] fr
POUR CITER CETTE ANNONCE
« Visibilité et présence de l'image dans l'espace ecclésial », ColloqueCalenda, Publié le lundi 15 juin 2015, http://calenda.org/332475

mardi 16 juin 2015

EURAMES Info Service 20/2015

CONFERENCES
 
1. "Muslim South Asia Graduate Conference", SOAS and Royal Asiatic Society, London,
9-10 October 2015  
 
2. 7th Uludağ Conference on International Relations:  "In Search of a New
International Order", Bursa, Turkey, 21-22 October 2015  
 
3. Colloquium:  “Images, Youth and Society in the Arab World and Mediterranean",
Marseille, 14-15 January 2016
 

POSITIONS
 
4. Visiting Research Fellowships 2016 at "Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and
Societies" or "Zentrum Moderner Orient", Berlin
 
5. Sir William Luce Fellowship, Durham University  
 
6. Assistant Professor of Early Modern Ottoman History, Department of History,
Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
 
7. Definite Term Faculty Appointment in Studies in Islam and Arabic Language,
University of Waterloo
 
8. Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History, History Department, Wheaton College
 
 
OTHER INFORMATION

9. MA in "Jerusalem Studies", Al-Quds University, Jerusalem   
 
10. Resource:  Islamic Architecture Pedagogy Project, Aga Khan Documentation Center,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  
 
11. 2nd Youth Summer School on “Muslim Views of Economics: Development, Islamic
Banking and Finance”, University of Peloponnese, Kiato, 26-29 August 2015
 
12. Articles on "Youth in the Arab World since the ‘Democratic’ Spring to the Winter
of ‘Djihadism’" for  Journal “The Revista de Estudios Internacionales Mediterráneos
(REIM)”  
 
 13. The British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS)-De Gruyter Prize in the
Study of Islam and the Muslim World

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CONFERENCES
 
1. "Muslim South Asia Graduate Conference", SOAS and Royal Asiatic Society, London,
9-10 October 2015  
 
The conference aims to connect early career scholars and academics researching
Muslim societies in South Asia and their diasporic communities, across disciplines
and time periods. Our goal is to provide a platform for scholarly exchange and to
showcase new and innovative thinking in this field.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 15   June 2015. Information
www.soas.ac.uk/south-asia-institute/musa/events/09oct2015-muslim-south-asia-graduate-conference-2015.html
 
 
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2. 7th Uludağ Conference on International Relations:  "In Search of a New
International Order", Bursa, Turkey, 21-22 October 2015
 
Regional studies will focus on the Middle East and North Africa. Deadline for
abstracts: 31 July 2015. Information:
http://ucir.uludag.edu.tr/ucir/ucir_en/themes.html 
 
 
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3. Colloquium:  “Images, Youth and Society in the Arab World and Mediterranean",
Marseille, 14-15 January 2016 

The Research Group on Visual Arts of the Muslim World of the Maghreb and Middle East
is organizing this  colloquium. Ce colloque se propose d’envisager les images
narratives contemporaines produites dans le monde arabe et méditerranéen comme une
expression de soi et comme un langage en soi. Comment raconte-t-on l’histoire à ceux
qui ne savent pas, ou pas encore, lire les mots ? 

Deadline for abstracts: 15 June 2015. Information
http://humweb.ucsc.edu/mediterraneanseminar/news/index.php?id=474
 
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POSITIONS
 
4. Visiting Research Fellowships 2016 at "Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and
Societies" or "Zentrum Moderner Orient", Berlin
 
The call is open for senior researchers and recent postdocs in the humanities and
the social sciences. They are invited to apply for a monthly stipend (2500 EUR,
covering all expenses including travel and accommodation), and a period of stay that
should normally last up to three months. 
 
Deadline for application: 31 August 2015. Information:
www.zmo.de/Ausschreibungen/BGSMCS/visiting%20researcher%20fellowship/Ausschreibung_VRF_2016.pdf

 
 
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5. Sir William Luce Fellowship, Durham University 
 
The Fellowship is awarded annually to a scholar at post-doctoral level, diplomat,
politician, or business executive, working on those parts of the Middle East to
which Sir William Luce devoted his working life (Iran, the Gulf states, South Arabia
and Sudan), and is hosted by Durham University during Easter term (25 April - 24
June 2016). This year the Fund may give preference to proposals relating to Yemen. 
 
Deadline for application: 28 August 2015. Information:  and
www.dur.ac.uk/sgia/imeis/lucefund/
 
 
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6. Assistant Professor of Early Modern Ottoman History, Department of History,
Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
 
Preference will be given to candidates with a research focus on gender studies,
legal or socio-economic history and with a strong interest in translocal/global
perspectives.  Candidates who can teach a broader range of courses on Iranian,
Middle Eastern or Mediterranean history are encouraged to apply. Skills in teaching
quantitative and/or digital history methods are a plus. Applicants must have a Ph.D.
and some teaching experience by the time of application.  
 
Deadline for application: 1 August 2015. Information: Cigdem Kafescioglu
()
 
 
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7. Definite Term Faculty Appointment in Studies in Islam and Arabic Language,
University of Waterloo, Canada
 
We are seeking candidates who have earned their Ph.D. in Arabic language,
linguistics, or a related area. Experience teaching Modern Standard Arabic at the
University level, familiarity with proficiency based language teaching and testing,
native or near native command of Arabic, and ability to teach at all levels of
Arabic is required. Familiarity with use of technology in language teaching is
desirable. Excellent written and spoken English is required.
 
Deadline for application: 15 June 2015. Information:
www.uwaterloo.ca/renison/sites/ca.renison/files/uploads/files/si_posting_3yr_15.pdf
 
 
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8. Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History, History Department, Wheaton
College, Illinois
 
Wheaton seeks a teacher/scholar who shares the ideals of Christian liberal arts
education and who can communicate a love for history to bright, motivated
undergraduates. The successful candidate will have evidence of potential in
teaching, research, and publication. Ph.D. required. 
 
Tenure-track position beginning in August 2016. Deadline for application: 15 October
2015. Information: Dr. Tracy McKenzie () 
 

 
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OTHER INFORMATION
 
9. MA in "Jerusalem Studies", Al-Quds University, Jerusalem   
 
The Centre for Jerusalem Studies offers a multi-disciplinary MA program in Jerusalem
Studies which is taught in English.  The program starts in this fall (2015/16).
Information: www.jerusalem-studies.alquds.edu/files/73/MA%20Brochure%205.2015.pdf
 
 
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10. Resource:  "Islamic Architecture Pedagogy Project", Aga Khan Documentation
Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology  
 
The purpose of the Pedagogy Project is to make well-crafted and practical resources
publicly available for those teaching the subject of Islamic art and architecture.
Scholars of Islamic art and architecture are encouraged to contribute and
collaborate in the building of this collection.  
 
Information:  and http://libguides.mit.edu/islam-arch
 
 
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11. 2nd Youth Summer School on “Muslim Views of Economics: Development, Islamic
Banking and Finance”, Department of Political Science and International Relations,
University of Peloponnese, Kiato, 26-29 August 2015
 
In cooperation with the Center for Mediterranean, Middle East and Islamic Studies,
this Summer School pursues to bring together scholars and students from across
social sciences disciplines and diverse educational and ethnic backgrounds who
demonstrate or develop a commitment to the subject field. 
 
Deadline for application: 30 June 2015. Information: http://pedis.uop.gr/?p=3412
 
 
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12. Articles on "Youth in the Arab World since the ‘Democratic’ Spring to the Winter
of ‘Djihadism’?: Values, Societal Change, and Collective Actions” for the Journal
“The Revista de Estudios Internacionales Mediterráneos (REIM)” 
 
This is a free open access Journal online; referee process; indexed: it publishes in
English, French and Spanish. The issue will address the logic underlying certain
values and social and political commitments of young people, without forgetting
strategies of disaffiliation or the bifurcation towards more violent methods of
promoting causes. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 9 July 2015. Information: Thierry Desrues
().
  

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13. The British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS)-De Gruyter Prize in the
Study of Islam and the Muslim World

This international prize will be awarded annually to the best doctoral thesis or
unpublished first monograph based on a doctoral thesis. English-language submissions
on any aspect of the academic study of Islam and the Muslim world, past and present,
including Muslim-minority societies are accepted.

Deadline for submissions: 1 August 2015. Information:
www.brais.ac.uk/prize/press-release

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