dimanche 19 mai 2019

EURAMES Info Service 20/2019


CONFERENCES

1.    Conference: "The Near Eastern Saddle Period: The Formation of Modern Concepts in Arabic, Turkish, and Persian", University of Bern, 12-14 June 2019

2.    IEMed Youth Forum: "Youth to Youth: Unleashing the Potential of Youth Activism and Building Bridges Across the Euro-Mediterranean", Barcelona, 16-17 June 2019

3.    “Congrès des études sur le Moyen-Orient et mondes musulmans”, SEMOMM, IISMM, GIS MoMM, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, 3-5 July 2019

4.    53rd Seminar for Arabian Studies, University of Leiden, 11-13 July 2019

5.    Workshop: “Islamic Perspectives on Organ Donation after Death”, University of Bedfordshire, 3-4 October 2019

6.    26th International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO), Combined with the Section of Islamic Studies of the DMG: "History, Politics and Culture in Middle East and North Africa", University of Hamburg, 3-5 October 2019

7.    5th CERES International Conference: "Human & Ecological Systems: From Risks and Insecurity to Viability and Resilience”, Marrakech, 24-26 October 2019

8.    10th Annual Conference “Diversities of the Arab World”, during the Arab Week in Mexico, Mexico City, 19-25 November 2019

9.    3rd Global Conference on “Migrations”, Prague, 1-2 December 2019

10.  First Biennial International Conference of the Society of Iranian Archaeology: “Cultural Interactions, Continuity and Disruption”, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, 4-5 December 2019

11.  Colloque : “Humour et politique dans l’espace arabe de la Nahḍa à aujourd’hui”, Nancy, 5-6 Décembre 2019

12.  Conference: “Global Cities: Middle Eastern Metropoles 2020”, University of London, 17-19 June 2020

13.  Open Panel on "Living Shar‘: History and Anthropology of Legal Praxis in Iran” during the 13th "Iranian Studies Conference," University of Salamanca, Spain, 25-28 August 2020


POSITIONS

14.  Lecturer in Arabic Language, University of Bayreuth, Germany

15.  Research Associate for Project “A Hermeneutics of Civic Engagement? Reading the Qur’an and Sunna in British Islam”, University of Chester

16.  Lecteur de langue arabe à l’Université de Lorraine, Nancy

17.  Enseignant contractuel de langue arabe à l’Université de Lorraine, Nancy

18.  Research Manager, Civil-Military Relations in Arab States, Carnegie Middle East Center, Beirut

19.  Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Middle East Studies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

20.  Visiting Faculty Position in History of the Middle East and North Africa, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

OTHER INFORMATION

21.  M.A. in Mediterranean Studies, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of the Peloponnese, Greece

22.  Arabic Language Teaching and Islamic Studies at the "Ibn Ghazi Arabic Institute", Fez, Morocco

23.  Internship Opportunities in Cultural Diplomacy for Students in the Berlin Global Voluntary Internship Project

24.  Two Summer Courses: “Intensive Arabic Language”, Noor Majan Arabic Institute in Ibri and Muscat, Oman, 9 June - 1 August or 18 August - 12 September 2019

25.  Summer Course: "Art Treasures of Konya: Medieval Islamic Art and Architecture II", Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, 1-26 July 2019

26.  Regional Summer School: „Our Cities, Our Future: Civic Engagement in Sustainable Urban Development”, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Amman, 29 July – 4 August 2019

27.  International Intensive Summer Course on “Contemporary Iranian Studies”, University of Religions and Denominations, Qom, Iran, 15-25 August 2019

28.  LUCIS Summer School: “Philology and Manuscripts from the Muslim World”, University of Leiden, 20-30 August 2019

29.  Intensive Course: „Introduction to Islamic Codicology”, Cambridge University Library, 23-27 September 2019

30.  Summer School "Mapping the Urban: Cities in Arabic Literature, Culture, and Society", Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, Italy, 17-19 October 2019

31.  Research Design Course, École Normale Supérieure, Lyon, 27-30 October 2019

32.  Articles on “Contemporary Politics of the Middle-East and North-Africa” for Special Issue of the Journal “Societies”

33.  Articles for "Mathal: Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Multidisciplinary Studies (IMEMS)"

34.  Resource: Alphabetical List of Open Access Islamic Manuscripts Collections

35.  Resource: Manuscripts of the Muslim World

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Best regards,

Guenter Meyer, Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW), University of Main, in cooperation with the University of Sharjah/UAE

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CONFERENCES

1.    Conference: "The Near Eastern Saddle Period: The Formation of Modern Concepts in Arabic, Turkish, and Persian", University of Bern, 12-14 June 2019


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2.    IEMed Youth Forum: "Youth to Youth: Unleashing the Potential of Youth Activism and Building Bridges Across the Euro-Mediterranean", Barcelona, 16-17 June 2019

The Forum aims to build and empower a thriving community of young researchers in Euro-Mediterranean affairs and increase the visibility of their work. Composed of two parallel working sessions, practical workshops and a plenary session, the forum offers young researchers a chance to share their experiences and issue concrete proposals on relevant topics.


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3.    “Congrès des études sur le Moyen-Orient et mondes musulmans”, SEMOMM, IISMM, GIS MoMM, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, 3-5 July 2019

Les thèmes proposés peuvent relever d’un ou plusieurs domaines des sciences humaines et sociales (anthropologie, archéologie et histoire de l’art, droit, économie, géographie, histoire, islamologie et sciences religieuses, linguistique, littérature, philosophie, sociologie, science politique), dans une perspective globale ou régionale (Maghreb, Proche-Orient, Turquie, Iran, Asie Centrale, Islams en Asie, Afrique, Europe et Amérique), historique et/ou centrée sur le contemporain.


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4.    53rd Seminar for Arabian Studies, University of Leiden, 11-13 July 2019


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5.    Workshop: “Islamic Perspectives on Organ Donation after Death”, University of Bedfordshire, 3-4 October 2019

The workshop welcomes and encourages proposals for papers dealing with issues pertaining to organ donation, including but not limited to: the perceptions and opinions of Muslims regarding organ donation; the determination of death in Islam and its implications for both heart-beating donation and donation after controlled and uncontrolled cardiac death; etc.

Deadline for abstracts: 26 July 2019.

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6.    26th International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO), Combined with the Section of Islamic Studies of the DMG: "History, Politics and Culture in Middle East and North Africa", University of Hamburg, 3-5 October 2019

The organizers of the Congress call upon scholars of all relevant disciplines in Social Sciences and Humanities, who are engaged in research on the contemporary Middle East and its relations to other regions. The conference’s understanding of the Middle East comprises all countries of the Middle East, North Africa and the entire Islamic World.

Deadline for papers and panels: 31 May 2019.
Contact for submissions: Amke Dietert (amke.dietert@googlemail.com).


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7.    5th CERES International Conference: "Human & Ecological Systems: From Risks and Insecurity to Viability and Resilience”, Marrakech, 24-26 October 2019

The conference is an opportunity to share insights and experiences with regard to social-ecological systems in an era of complex risks and dynamics of insecurity. The topics are multidisciplinary and relevant to policy-making processes. The best papers will be published in contributed volumes by Springer and Routledge.

Deadline for Abstracts: 1 August 2019. Information: https://www.ceres-center.org/ses2019

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8.    10th Annual Conference “Diversities of the Arab World”, during the Arab Week in Mexico, Mexico City, 19-25 November 2019

We encourage submissions on research projects focusing on the Middle East and North of Africa from all disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, in English or in Spanish. The overarching conference theme will be Gender and Sexuality, though submissions on other topics are also welcome.

Deadline for abstracts: 14 July 2019. Information: https://www.cide.edu/semanaarabe/en/ 
Link for submitting abstracts: https://www.cide.edu/semanaarabe/en/registro/

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9.    3rd Global Conference on “Migrations”, Prague, 1-2 December 2019

The aim of this inclusive interdisciplinary conference is to discuss and explore the main issues, pressing matters and recent developments in this field of research and activity, to identify areas to be subsequently explored in further depth and to generate collaborative action. Suggested main issues: Defining and measuring migration; the current refugee crisis; policy and politics; etc.

Deadline for abstracts: 31 May 2019.

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10.  First Biennial International Conference of the Society of Iranian Archaeology: “Cultural Interactions, Continuity and Disruption”, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, 4-5 December 2019

The conference is dedicated to gather archaeologists focusing on Iran as their major field of research and to discuss their most recent findings and interpretations of past Iranian societies. Recent changes of socio-political perspectives especially in the Near East, encouraged the organizers to dedicate the conference specifically to past cultural interactions within Iran and between Iran and surrounding regions.

Deadline for abstracts: 21 May 2019. Information: http://congress.soia.org.ir/en/

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11.  Colloque : “Humour et politique dans l’espace arabe de la Nahḍa à aujourd’hui”, Nancy, 5-6 Décembre 2019

Le colloque a pour ambition de mettre en lumière le rôle de l’humour en politique dans le monde arabe. Seront envisagés, au travers de divers types de méthodologies, trois axes majeurs : Humour de la politique et du politique ; Humour et engagement politique ; Langue, humour et politique.


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12.  Conference: “Global Cities: Middle Eastern Metropoles 2020”, University of London, 17-19 June 2020

In a context in which China finances the construction of the “new Cairo” and the Abu Dhabi government employ the British architect Foster and Partners to design Masdar City as global icon of sustainable design, this conference queries the nature of the Islamic and Middle Eastern city in a global context. What role does religion, culture and social and historical traditions still play in the life and design of these cities? Etc.


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13.  Open Panel on "Living Shar‘: History and Anthropology of Legal Praxis in Iran” during the 13th "Iranian Studies Conference," University of Salamanca, Spain, 25-28 August 2020

This panel aims at exploring (re)figurations of Islamic rule in Iran, through the prism of law, spanning the 19th century to the present day.

Deadline for abstracts: 10 June 2019. Contact: Jairan.gahan@mail.utoronto.ca.

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STELLENANGEBOTE / POSITIONS

14.  Lecturer in Arabic Language, University of Bayreuth, Germany

75%-position commencing on 15 October 2019. Candidate profile: native or near-native proficiency in Arabic; knowledge of German or English/French; A. degree or higher in Arabic language and/or linguistics; specialization or certificates in TAFL (Teaching Arabic as a Second Language) are especially welcome; university-level teaching experience.


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15.  Research Associate for Project “A Hermeneutics of Civic Engagement? Reading the Qur’an and Sunna in British Islam”, University of Chester

Requirements: the successful candidate will have experience and expertise in anthropological approaches to the study of Islam, preferably in a Western context, and will have a proven track record of conducting ethnography. S/he will hold a PhD in Social Anthropology or a cognate discipline (or will have submitted her/his thesis by the time of appointment). S/he will also have, or be establishing, a track record of publication.

Deadline for applications: 14 June 2019.
Contact: Caroline Tee (c.tee@chester.ac.uk)


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16.  Lecteur de langue arabe à l’Université de Lorraine, Nancy

L’arabe doit être la langue maternelle du candidat ou une langue qu'il pratique à l'égal de sa langue maternelle. Les candidats aux fonctions de lecteur de langue étrangère doivent justifier d'une année d'études accomplie avec succès après l'obtention d'un titre ou d'un diplôme français ou étranger d'un niveau équivalent à celui du diplôme national de licence (Bac+4).

Dossier de candidature à envoyer avant le 15 juin 2019 par mail à laurence.denooz@univ-lorraine.fr

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17.  Enseignant contractuel de langue arabe à l’Université de Lorraine, Nancy

Le candidat sera détenteur de préférence d’un doctorat français d’études arabes (civilisation, littérature, linguistique ou langue) ou au moins d’un niveau master. Il devra faire la preuve de sa maîtrise de la langue arabe et de la langue française.

Dossier de candidature à envoyer avant le 15 juin 2019 par mail à laurence.denooz@univ-lorraine.fr

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18.  Research Manager, Civil-Military Relations in Arab States, Carnegie Middle East Center, Beirut

Requirements: a PhD and five years' experience; high level of initiative and autonomy; native proficiency in Arabic or equivalent fluency. The successful applicant must also be able to travel easily to Arab countries. Applicants should have experience in designing and implementing research strategies relevant to turning the CMRAS program's intellectual framework into a concrete output.

Deadline for applications: 31 May 2019.

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19.  Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Middle East Studies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

One-year scholar-teaching position, renewable for a second year contingent upon administrative approval. Requirements: PhD within the last five years or at the latest by 15 August 2019; researchers with training in Environmental Studies, anthropology, political economy, urban studies, and geography are particularly welcome to apply.

Review of complete applications will begin immediately.

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20.  Visiting Faculty Position in History of the Middle East and North Africa, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Full-time position during the entire academic year 2019/20. A Ph.D. in Middle Eastern/North African History is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/62147

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SONSTIGE INFORMATIONEN / OTHER INFORMATION

21.  M.A. in Mediterranean Studies, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of the Peloponnese, Greece

The MA in Mediterranean Studies is designed to be a flexible and dynamic umbrella program that covers a wide variety of issues and problems across different disciplines (i.e., Political Science, International Relations, Cultural Studies, and Economics). It is premised on a multidimensional approach to an array of pressing, though interdependent, questions such as conflict, security and nationalism; democratization, civil society and the Arab Spring; etc.

Extended deadline for application: 28 June 2019.

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22.  Arabic Language Teaching and Islamic Studies at the "Ibn Ghazi Arabic Institute", Fez, Morocco

In addition to the core program, which constitutes of Classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic and Moroccan Arabic, other advanced and customized modules are offered that allow students to understand and translate texts which have literary, linguistic, historical and religious aspects.



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23.  Internship Opportunities in Cultural Diplomacy for Students in the Berlin Global Voluntary Internship Project

These internships will enable students to engage in cultural diplomacy and in doing so, to further promote cultural diplomacy and multiculturalism worldwide. The internship is open to currently enrolled students who need this internship as a compulsory component of their academic studies or participants of the ERASMUS program. The voluntary internships are full time, unpaid, last 2-3 months. Applicants must have good spoken and written English.



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24.  Two Summer Courses: “Intensive Arabic Language”, Noor Majan Arabic Institute in Ibri and Muscat, Oman, 9 June - 1 August or 18 August - 12 September 2019

On average each program comprises of 100 formal contact hours per month. Classes meet for five teaching hours per day, five days a week, a total of 25 contact hours per week. In addition to the formal instruction, Noor Majan offers two hours weekly of language partner practice.


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25.  Summer Course: "Art Treasures of Konya: Medieval Islamic Art and Architecture II", Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, 1-26 July 2019

The course will combine lectures and many field trips to monuments and museums in and around Konya, taking full advantage of the opportunity to study art in context. By the end of the course, students will have obtained an understanding of the stylistic, historical, and social importance of the medieval Islamic art and architecture of Konya and of its place in the broader framework of Islamic art history.

Deadline for application: 7 June 2019.


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26.  Regional Summer School: „Our Cities, Our Future: Civic Engagement in Sustainable Urban Development”, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Amman, 29 July – 4 August 2019

The summer school will provide participants with skills and theoretical knowledge to further their engagement within civil society and local community efforts towards sustainable development and recuperation of urban space in the MENA region. It will focus on new approaches to sustainable urban development and citizen participation and will critically assess current urbanization and gentrification trends as well as discuss housing rights, safe public transport and the creation of green and accessible public spaces in the region’s cities.

Deadline for applications: 8 June 2019.


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27.  International Intensive Summer Course on “Contemporary Iranian Studies”, University of Religions and Denominations, Qom, Iran, 15-25 August 2019

The program provides a multidisciplinary platform for the study of modern Iranian culture, politics, and society in Qom, Isfahan, Shiraz, Tehran. Structure: On-site & On-campus lectures, Social programs, Cultural tours. Academic Themes: Religion, Art, Culture, Politics in Contemporary Iran. Language: English.

Early Registration Deadline: 30 May 2019. More Details: www.iranian-studies.ir.

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28.  LUCIS Summer School: “Philology and Manuscripts from the Muslim World”, University of Leiden, 20-30 August 2019

This summer school is for graduate (MA and PhD) students and researchers who have an interest in handwritten materials, editing, and the tradition of editing in the Muslim world. It offers theoretical lectures as well as hands-on practice with samples from the world-famous collections of the Leiden University Library.


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29.  Intensive Course: „Introduction to Islamic Codicology”, Cambridge University Library, 23-27 September 2019

This course will introduce the study of Islamic manuscript codices as physical objects, or the archaeology of the Islamic book. The lectures will provide an overview of writing supports, the structure of quires, ruling and page layout, bookbinding, ornamentation, tools and materials used in book making, the palaeography of book hands, and writing Text Encoding Initiative manuscript descriptions. During hands-on sessions, participants will examine Islamic manuscripts from the Library's collections and complete a series of practical exercises on codicological description.

Registration is conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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30.  Summer School "Mapping the Urban: Cities in Arabic Literature, Culture, and Society", Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, Italy, 17-19 October 2019

The summer school provides PhD students and postdocs of Arabic literary studies from European and Arab universities the opportunity to present their own research in an international academic context, to discuss innovative approaches to cities, urban space and urbanity, and to practice the respective foreign language (English or Arabic).



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31.  Research Design Course, École Normale Supérieure, Lyon, 27-30 October 2019

Intended for PhD students in economic and social history. The workshop assists students in setting up a high quality and well-designed plan for their dissertation under the guidance of a team of leading senior researchers whose task it is to provide comments and lead discussions.


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32.  Articles on “Contemporary Politics of the Middle-East and North-Africa” for Special Issue of the Journal “Societies”

Articles are invited that deal either with internal political considerations and the governmental systems of one of the countries in the region, or comparisons between different countries or focusing on the international relations of any of the countries.

Deadline for manuscripts: 30 September 2019.

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33.  Articles for "Mathal: Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Multidisciplinary Studies (IMEMS)"

Mathal provides an intellectual platform for scholars of Islamic thought and Islamic societies throughout history and throughout the world. The Open Access journal publishes research papers in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, abstract sciences, and practiced sciences (law, medicine, engineering) in English, Arabic, Hebrew, French, Persian, Spanish, Turkish, and Urdu.


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34.  Resource: Alphabetical List of Open Access Islamic Manuscripts Collections


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35.  Resource: Manuscripts of the Muslim World

Including digital editions of more than 500 manuscripts and 827 paintings from the Islamicate world. They represent the cultural heritage of Muslim lands from 1000 to 1900, covering mathematics, astrology, history, law, literature, as well as the Qur'an and Hadith. The collection consists of manuscripts in Arabic and Persian, Coptic, Samaritan, Syriac, Turkish, and Berber. The primary partners are Columbia University, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and the University of Pennsylvania.


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