dimanche 20 janvier 2019

δημοσιογραφία και πόλεμος με θέμα την Υεμένη και όχι μόνο, β΄ μέρος


ÊTRE JOURNALISTE AU MOYEN-ORIENT (2/3) : COUVRIR LA GUERRE DU YÉMEN - ENTRETIEN AVEC FRANCK MERMIER
ARTICLE PUBLIÉ LE 15/01/2019

Propos recueillis par Mathilde Rouxel
https://www.lesclesdumoyenorient.com/Etre-journaliste-au-Moyen-Orient-2-3-couvrir-la-guerre-du-Yemen-Entretien-avec.html
Franck Mermier est membre du conseil scientifique de la Maison d’Archéologie et d’Ethnologie René-Ginouvès, CNRS/universités Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense/Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. Ses recherches abordent plusieurs thématiques, particulièrement les dynamiques culturelles, sociales et politiques dans le monde arabe.

Qui sont, au Yémen, les journalistes et les reporters de guerre en mesure d’informer sur la situation ?

Les journalistes yéménites sont en butte à de nombreux obstacles pour accomplir leur travail et nombre d’entre eux ont été emprisonnés ou forcés de quitter le pays en raison des menaces qui pèsent sur eux. Toutes les parties en conflit sont impliquées dans ces arrestations arbitraires et ces enlèvements, aussi bien les Houthistes qui contrôlent la capitale Sanaa que les milices sudistes telles que la Ceinture de sécurité dans la région d’Aden ou l’Elite hadramie au Hadramaout. Ces deux dernières forces sont financées et soutenues par les Emirats arabes unis. Dans les régions de Mareb et Taez sous contrôle gouvernemental, les critiques envers l’Arabie saoudite et les Emirats sont devenues pratiquement impossibles, tandis qu’Al-Jazeera a vu son autorisation annulée aussi bien dans les zones contrôlées par la rébellion que dans celles censées relever de l’autorité du président Hadi. En outre, les réseaux sociaux sont particulièrement surveillés et l’expression de critiques peut conduire à des emprisonnements. Internet est l’objet d’un contrôle sévère exercé par les services de sécurité des Houthistes et ceux de Hadi, les Emirats arabes unis ayant notamment aidé ces derniers dans leur surveillance électronique.
Il en résulte que la plupart des journalistes indépendants sont réduits au silence, à l’autocensure ou à l’exil. Quant à la couverture médiatique de la guerre, elle est assurée par les différents médias des parties en conflit qui envoient des "reporters" sur le terrain pour nourrir la propagande des différents camps et les fournir en images, en interviews et en scènes locales dont la tonalité et le contenu répondent aux impératifs de la mobilisation.

Comment se transmet l’information ?

Depuis l’unité du Yémen en 1990, une relative liberté de la presse a fait éclore de nombreux titres de presse écrite dont beaucoup ont disparu en raison de la guerre et de la censure. En plus des télévisions satellitaires, des sites médiatiques par Internet, les réseaux sociaux jouent un rôle très important et un post sur Facebook de la part d’une personnalité politique ou culturelle possède une résonance plus grande qu’un article publié dans la presse arabe, pourtant accessible sur Internet. La mobilisation sur les réseaux sociaux bat son plein et permet à certains "journalistes" alignés sur l’un ou l’autre des camps d’accéder à la notoriété et, parfois, à des postes au sein des différents pouvoirs en lutte. Il faut cependant souligner que, souvent, l’électricité est coupée et que Internet n’est pas toujours accessible. Dans une ville comme Sanaa où les salons de qât représentaient, comme dans d’autres lieux au Yémen, une sphère importante de communication, les relations sociales sont aujourd’hui minées par la présence de nombreux informateurs qui font des rapports sur les conversations.

Quels sont les liens entre les journalistes locaux et les correspondants étrangers sur le terrain (ou bien les journalistes internationaux qui font les relais, puisqu’il me semble qu’il n’y a plus de correspondants internationaux au Yémen) ?

Il y a eu, durant la guerre, plusieurs journalistes internationaux qui ont pu se rendre au Yémen mais sans pouvoir couvrir l’ensemble du pays et en restant un temps limité. Il faut noter que le centre de recherche Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies dirigé par Maged Almadhaji a organisé deux visites de la presse internationale dans les provinces de Mareb en novembre 2017 et au Hadramaout en septembre 2018 en leur faisant rencontrer des responsables locaux qui sont censés relever des autorités officielles yéménites. Ce même centre organise à Beyrouth depuis 2015 des rencontres entre journalistes étrangers et personnalités yéménites.

Devant la complexité du conflit et de l’accès à l’information, en quoi le travail des reporters (à distinguer de celui des ONG) aide-t-il à la construction d’un discours scientifique sur ce sujet ?

Il faut insister sur l’importance et la qualité de nombreuses enquêtes réalisées par des journalistes et chercheurs yéménites sur la guerre au Yémen et qui sont publiés sur différents sites tels que sanaacenter.org (Sanaa Center for Strategic Studies) et almadaniyamag.com mais souvent sur des sites d’information arabes ou dans des revues telles que Bidayyat.org au Liban. En 2018, Bushra Al-Maqtari, écrivaine et militante yéménite qui vit à Sanaa, a publié un ouvrage capital sur la guerre au Yémen dans lequel elle rapporte les témoignages de plusieurs dizaines de proches de victimes (éditions Riad El-Rayyes, Beyrouth, en arabe). L’auteure a parcouru le Yémen pour recueillir ces récits qui relatent les circonstances de la mort de ces personnes fauchées par les bombes des différents belligérants. Il serait important que ce livre soit traduit en français pour que soient relayées les voix des ces Yéménites qui, grâce à cet ouvrage, sortent de l’anonymat et nous restituent une part des conséquences tragiques de cette guerre.

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CONFERENCES

1.    International Conference: "Negotiating the Past. Islamic Heritage in Italy and Spain", Università Iuav di Venezia, 1-2 February 2019

2.    Conference: "The Egyptian Revolution of 1919: The Birth of the Modern Nation" Presented by the British Egyptian Society, the London Middle East Institute, the Council for British Research in the Levant, London, 27-28 March 2019

3.    4th Biennial Conference on "Iranian Studies", University of Cambridge, 9-10 April 2019

4.    International Conference on Mobile Identities 2019: "The Mediterranean Crossings: Border-crossing, Representations, and Estrangement on the Sea Shores", Universitaire Ait Melloul, Morocco, 24-25 April 2019

5.    1st International Conference on "Peace and Conflict Resolution (ICPCR)", Tehran, 29-30 April 2019

6.    Annual International Congress of the Mediterranean Studies Association, University of Crete, Greece, 29 May - 1 June 2019

7.    Sixth International Graduate Conference on "Cultural Entanglement, Transfer and Contention in Mediterranean Communities", Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies (CEMS), Budapest, 30 May - 1 June 2019

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

9.    PhD Conference on "Sacred Locations - Spaces and Bodies in Religion", Central European University & University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary, 13-15 June 2019

10.  International Conference on Ιbadi Studies 2019: "Ibadism and the Study of Islam: A view from the edge", Institute of Islamic Studies, University of Toronto, 17-19 June 2019

11.  41st International Annual Conference of the European Association of Middle East Librarians (MELCom International): L'Orientale, Napoli, 18-21 June 2019

12.  Workshop: “Quotidian Youth  Cultures in the Gulf Peninsula:  Changes and Challenges” during the "Gulf Research Meeting", Cambridge, 15-18 July 2019

13.  Workshop: "A Peace Process for the Gulf: International Initiatives and Gulf Conflict Resolution" during the "Gulf Research Meeting", Cambridge, 15-18 July 2019

14.  Workshop: “Emerging Challenges in International Relations and Transnational Politics of the GCC” (No. 5), during the “Gulf Research Meeting”, Cambridge, 15-18 July 2019

15.  5th Edition of the CERES International Conference: "Human & Ecological Systems: From Risks and Insecurity to Viability and  Resilience (SES2019)”, Marrakesh, 24-26 October 2019


16.  Qur’an Conference of the International Qur´anic Studies Association on "Reading the Qur’an in the Context of Empire", University of New England, Tangier, Morocco, 25-26 July 2019

17.  Panel: "Beyond ‘Minorities’, Beyond Millet: Non (Sunni-)Muslim Groups and the Ottoman State in the “Post-Classical Age”, during the MESA Meeting in New Orleans, 14-17 November 2019

18.  Panels on "Islamophobia in Africa; Muslim Minorities in Africa or; African Muslim Immigration / Migration" during Annual Conference of the African Studies Association, Boston, 21-23 November 2019 

19.  Conference: “The Ties that Bind”: Mechanisms and Structures of Social Dependency in the Early Islamic Empire", Leiden University, 2-6 December 2019

20.  Conference: "Multilateral Dynamics between the Middle East and Asia: Current and Historical Perspectives", University of Haifa, 16-18 December 2019


POSITIONS

21.  Deputy Directrice / Director of Museum of the Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin

22.  Program Assistant, Civil-Military Relations in Arab States, Carnegie Middle East Center, Beirut

23.  Research Fellow for Research Projects on "International Energy Transitions in the MENA Region", Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany

24.  Two Research Fellowships at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Oxford

25.  Assistant or Associate Professor at the Department of History, American University in Cairo

26.  Senior Research Fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Oxford

27.  Assistant Professor in Health Studies of the Middle East and North Africa, University of Arizona

28.  Visiting Fellowships at Harvard Law School's Islamic Legal Studies Program: "Law and Social Change" for 2019–2020 Academic Year

29.  Postdoctoral Fellowship in Middle East Studies 2019/2010, Yale University, New Haven, CT

30.  Lecturer in Arabic Language and Culture, University of Rhode Island

31.  Post-Doctoral Fellowship on the History and Culture of Modern Iran, University of California (UCLA)

32.  Four Open-Rank Positions: 1&2 ) Digital Media Production 3) Mass Communication/ Media Law 4) Visual Communication-Integrated Marketing Communication/PR, Gulf University of Science and Technology, Kuwait


OTHER INFORMATION

33.  Summer Institute on "Lived Islam in Contemporary Africa", University of Florida, 7-25 May 2019

34.  German Parliamentary Scholarship for Young Arab Graduates in Berlin, 1-30 September 2019

35.  Undergraduate/Graduate Studies and Research on Islamic Studies & Christian-Muslim Relations, University of Edinburgh

36.  Articles for the First Issue of "Diyâr. Journal of Ottoman, Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies"

37.  Co-author for Book on “Islam and Gender: Major Issues and Debates”

38.  Articles for Edited Book on “Contemporary Islam” for Springer Nature
 
39.  Call for Membership in the "Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA)"

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CONFERENCES

1.    International Conference: "Negotiating the Past. Islamic Heritage in Italy and Spain", Università Iuav di Venezia, 1-2 February 2019

Sharing an Islamic past, both countries display this heritage in different ways through art and architecture. As cultural contact zones, Italy and Spain had a rich Islamic tradition, which has been adopted in the medieval Norman and Mudéjar artistic production.

See program at http://www.transculturalstudies.ch/en/index/conferences/negotiating-the-past-kopie/programme.html

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2.    Conference: "The Egyptian Revolution of 1919: The Birth of the Modern Nation" Presented by the British Egyptian Society, the London Middle East Institute, the Council for British Research in the Levant, London, 27-28 March 2019

See program at http://1919conference.britishegyptiansociety.org.uk/1919-conference-programme.pdf

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3.    4th Biennial Conference on "Iranian Studies", University of Cambridge, 9-10 April 2019

We welcome proposals that engage with any aspect of Iranian studies within the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Final Submissions by 25 January 2019. Information: http://symposia-iranica.com/cfp/

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4.    International Conference on Mobile Identities 2019: "The Mediterranean Crossings: Border-crossing, Representations, and Estrangement on the Sea Shores", Universitaire Ait Melloul, Morocco, 24-25 April 2019

This conference seeks to invite contributors from all sorts of discipline to discuss the questions of crossing the Mediterranean and what this process entails for the migrants, politicians, NGOs, economists, geopoliticians, sociologists, social politics, and social work.

Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2019. Information: http://clas-lab.com/

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5.    1st International Conference on "Peace and Conflict Resolution (ICPCR)", Tehran, 29-30 April 2019

The University of Tehran, the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS), the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO and the Iranian Peace Studies Scientific Association will host this Conference.

Deadline for abstracts: 4 February 2019, Information: https://icpcr.ut.ac.ir/

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6.    Annual International Congress of the Mediterranean Studies Association, University of Crete, Greece, 29 May - 1 June 2019

Individual papers, panel discussions, and complete sessions on all subjects related to the Mediterranean region and Mediterranean cultures around the world from all historical periods are invited.

Deadline for abstracts: 1 February 2019. Information: https://www.mediterraneanstudies.org/call-for-papers-august-2018.html

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7.    Sixth International Graduate Conference on "Cultural Entanglement, Transfer and Contention in Mediterranean Communities", Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies (CEMS), Budapest, 30 May - 1 June 2019

The aim of this conference is to work against the grain of disciplinary boundaries to better understand these processes of inheritance, transmission, and exchange both diachronically and synchronically. How were the cultures of Mediterranean communities particularized through accommodation to, modification of, and divergence from their shared pasts?

Deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2019. Information: https://cems.ceu.edu/cems-graduate-conference-2019

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

The Near Eastern saddle period can initially be suspected between 1860 and 1940, a period of great terminological and semantic variety  and  contestation  in  vibrant,  transnational  public  spheres  with  an  unprecedented density of communication.


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9.    PhD Conference on "Sacred Locations - Spaces and Bodies in Religion", Central European University & University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary, 13-15 June 2019

The conference invites contributions on the conceptualization, interpretation, management or instrumentalization of religion with regard to space, geographical or personal. We welcome applications from PhD students and advanced Master’s students from all fields of humanities and social sciences.

Deadline for abstracts: 1 March 2019. Information: https://religion.ceu.edu/crs-szeged-phd-conference-13-15-june-2019

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10.  International Conference on Ιbadi Studies 2019: "Ibadism and the Study of Islam: A view from the edge", Institute of Islamic Studies, University of Toronto, 17-19 June 2019

The Conference will locate the study of Ibadism interdisciplinarily as we examine how the spatial metaphor of center and edge, when applied to the study of Ibadism, can gesture to new research orientations in the field of Islamic studies.

Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2019.  Information: https://ibadistudies.org/index.php

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11.  41st International Annual Conference of the European Association of Middle East Librarians (MELCom International): L'Orientale, Napoli, 18-21 June 2019

MELCom International is devoted to the study of collections, librarianship, projects etc. of resources and sources from and on the Middle East at large.

Information: www.melcominternational.org

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12.  Workshop: “Quotidian Youth  Cultures in the Gulf Peninsula:  Changes and Challenges” during the "Gulf Research Meeting", Cambridge, 15-18 July 2019

The workshop intends to interrogate quotidian  youth  cultures  in  the  past  decade, question the continuity with the literature, investigate the implications on Khaleeji identity construction and wider social, cultural and political processes, and examine the relationship with dominant narratives in a globalised society.

Submission deadline: 20 January 2019. Information: http://gulfresearchmeeting.net/workshop/165_Quotidian%20youth%20cultures%20in%20the%20Gulf%20Peninsula.pdf
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13.  Workshop: "A Peace Process for the Gulf: International Initiatives and Gulf Conflict Resolution" during the "Gulf Research Meeting", Cambridge, 15-18 July 2019

The workshop offers a unique opportunity for Gulf scholars from different backgrounds to reflect on and discuss among themselves the pursuit of stability and peace in a deeply divided and contentious landscape. A wide range of suggested topics for papers are proposed in the outline for the workshop.

Submission deadline: 20 January 2019. Information: http://grm.grc.net/index.php?pgid=Njk=&wid=MTUy&yr=2019. Contact: Professor Tim Niblock t.c.niblock@ex.ac.uk.

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14.  Workshop: “Emerging Challenges in International Relations and Transnational Politics of the GCC” (No. 5), during the “Gulf Research Meeting”, Cambridge, 15-18 July 2019

This workshop offers new insights into the transnational and international relationships that shape contemporary Gulf polities, revealing the transnational spread of ideologies, security perceptions, and political attitudes.

Deadline: 20 January 2019 or contact workshop convenors. Information: http://gulfresearchmeeting.net/index.php?pgid=Njk=&wid=MTU2&yr=2019

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15.  5th Edition of the CERES International Conference: "Human & Ecological Systems: From Risks and Insecurity to Viability and  Resilience (SES2019)”, Marrakesh, 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 and session submission: 1 June 2019. Information: https://www.ceres-center.org/ses2019

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16.  Qur’an Conference of the International Qur´anic Studies Association on "Reading the Qur’an in the Context of Empire", University of New England, Tangier, Morocco, 25-26 July 2019

We are particularly interested in papers about how rulers, politicians, religious figures and later colonial officers and European travelers contributed to the production, distribution and reception of Scriptures in general and the Qur’an in particular.

Deadline for abstracts: 30 January 2019. Information: https://iqsaweb.wordpress.com/international-meeting-2019/

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17.  Panel: "Beyond ‘Minorities’, Beyond Millet: Non (Sunni-)Muslim Groups and the Ottoman State in the “Post-Classical Age”, during the MESA Meeting in New Orleans, 14-17 November 2019

The panel aims to develop fresh and likewise philologically grounded perspectives on these communities, whose history in the Ottoman Empire is often misconstrued by outdated binaries, such as orthodoxy-heterodoxy, minority-majority, high-low-Islam etc.

Abstracts for papers may be sent to benjamin.weineck@uni-bayreuth.de until 1 February 2019

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18.  Panels on "Islamophobia in Africa; Muslim Minorities in Africa or; African Muslim Immigration / Migration" during Annual Conference of the African Studies Association, Boston, 21-23 November 2019 

The Islam in Africa Studies Group (IASG) invites proposals from early career scholars, either recent PhDs or advanced graduate students, on any topic connected to the study of Islam in Africa.

Proposals should be send to Scott Reese, Northern Arizona University at: scott.reese@nau.edu by 1 March 2019.

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19.  Conference: “The Ties that Bind”: Mechanisms and Structures of Social Dependency in the Early Islamic Empire", Leiden University, 2-6 December 2019

The period to be focused on is roughly 600-1000 CE. The papers should describe the way that local and regional elites were both embedded in larger structures of power and dependency, and employed specific mechanisms to achieve their goals. Travel and accommodation will be subsidized.

Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2019. Information: https://emco.hcommons.org/events/event/call-for-papers-mechanisms-and-structures-of-social-dependency-in-the-early-islamic-empire-2-6-december-2019/

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20.  Conference: "Multilateral Dynamics between the Middle East and Asia: Current and Historical Perspectives", University of Haifa, 16-18 December 2019

We are interested in particular in the political, military, economic and cultural aspects of the relations, their determinants, undercurrents, and trajectories, as well as in other external players in the region.

Deadline for abstracts: 20 February 2019. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/22055/discussions/3431987/cfp-multilateral-dynamics-between-middle-east-and-asia-haifa

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POSITIONS

21.  Deputy Directrice / Director of Museum of the Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin

Required qualifications:  excellent knowledge of Islamic history, art and the material culture with its different groups throughout all its periods with a scientific degree (Master, Diploma, M.A.) or equivalent experience; excellent and near native German speaking and writing abilities, very good knowledge of at least two additional European languages and of at least one classical Islamic language.

Deadline for application: 5 February 2019. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=58134

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22.  Program Assistant, Civil-Military Relations in Arab States, Carnegie Middle East Center, Beirut

The successful applicant will have a BA (or above) in a relevant discipline, fluency in Arabic and English, and communication skills. Previous experience in project management and excellent computer skills are desirable.


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23.  Research Fellow for Research Projects on "International Energy Transitions in the MENA Region", Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany

The research focuses on the international dimension of energy system and industrial transformation and its interface with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Requirements: University degree (Master) in economics, political or social sciences with link to sustainable development; good knowledge of the MENA region; (basic) knowledge in the field of renewable energy; very good German and English language skills (preferably also in French and/or Arabic).

Deadline for application: 5 February 2019. Information: https://wupperinst.org/en/a/wi/a/s/ad/2308/

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24.  Two Research Fellowships at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Oxford

The fellowships are tenable from October 2019  for a three year period, offering a competitive salary determined by qualifications and experience in the range of £24,000 - £31,000.  

Closing date is 15 April 2019. Information: www.oxcis.ac.uk/vacancies.

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25.  Assistant or Associate Professor at the Department of History, American University in Cairo

This is a five-year position, beginning fall 2019. All specializations and areas of study are welcome.

Deadline for application: 15 March 2019. Information: https://www.aucegypt.edu/about/jobs/faculty-vacancies, click on the History Faculty position, then on "Apply now."

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26.  Senior Research Fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Oxford

The successful candidate will be engaged in research and publication in any area of the arts, humanities or social sciences which contributes to a more informed understanding of the Islamic world – its history, economics, politics, culture, civilisation and contemporary life. The fellowship is for a three year renewable period, and may be extended. Salary in the range of £39,000 to £53,000.

Closing date is 15 April 2019. Information: www.oxcis.ac.uk/vacancies

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27.  Assistant Professor in Health Studies of the Middle East and North Africa, University of Arizona

Specific research and teaching interests may include topics like modern medicine, health care policy, medical ethics, bioethics, epidemics and disease, mental health, addiction and substance abuse, health lifestyles, family medicine, aging, demography, and migrant and refugee health. Proficiency in at least one Middle Eastern language is highly desirable.

Review of applications begins 21 January 2019. Contact: Anne H. Betteridge anneb@email.arizona.edu


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28.  Visiting Fellowships at Harvard Law School's Islamic Legal Studies Program: "Law and Social Change" for 2019–2020 Academic Year

We welcome applicants with a JD, LLM, SJD, PhD or other comparable degree who are interested in spending from one month up to one academic year in residence at Harvard Law School working on an independent project.

Deadline for applications: 1 February 2019. Information: https://ilsp.law.harvard.edu/how-to-apply/

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29.  Postdoctoral Fellowship in Middle East Studies 2019/2010, Yale University, New Haven, CT

We invite applications from across the social sciences and humanities with a focus on North Africa, the Levant, or the Arabian Peninsula. Candidates must have research and teaching experience relevant to any period from early modern to contemporary (1500 - present).

Review of applications will begin 15 February 2019. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/59070

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30.  Lecturer in Arabic Language and Culture, University of Rhode Island

The lecturer will teach courses at all levels, from beginning language courses to upper-level content courses taught in the Arabic language, and potentially English-language content courses on cultural topics in the Arabic-speaking world.

Deadline for application: 15 February 2019. Information: https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/4608

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31.  Post-Doctoral Fellowship on the History and Culture of Modern Iran, University of California (UCLA)

The position may be renewed for a second year. The Department is particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching engage broader cultural and intellectual traditions, are transdisciplinary in scope, and grounded in philological expertise and archival work.

Deadline for applications: 15 February 2019. Information: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF04237

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32.  Four Open-Rank Positions: 1&2 ) Digital Media Production 3) Mass Communication/ Media Law 4) Visual Communication-Integrated Marketing Communication/PR, Gulf University of Science and Technology, Kuwait

Positions begin Fall 2019. The Department of Mass Communication and Media invites applications for four open-rank, full-time positions. PhD in a relevant field and demonstrated record of scholarly achievement expected.

Deadline for application:  15 February 2019. Candidates apply at: https://www.gust.edu.kw/vacancies

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OTHER INFORMATION

33.  Summer Institute on "Lived Islam in Contemporary Africa", University of Florida, 7-25 May 2019

Recent PhD recipients and advanced graduate students with a focus on empirical studies of Islam and Muslim societies in Africa are invited to apply to participate in the institute.


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34.  German Parliamentary Scholarship for Young Arab Graduates in Berlin, 1-30 September 2019

The scholarship program is aimed at highly motivated, capable and talented young individuals from the Arab region who are open to new ideas, interested in politics and wish to play an active and responsible role in shaping the democratic future of their country. Very good knowledge of German is required.

Deadline for applications: 31 January 2018. Information: https://www.bundestag.de/en/europe/international/exchange/ips/arabian/250618

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35.  Undergraduate/Graduate Studies and Research on Islamic Studies & Christian-Muslim Relations, University of Edinburgh

Pursue interdisciplinary study of Islamic thought and practice, and of encounters between Christianity and Islam, Interfaith Awareness and World Christian Consciousness.

Application deadline: 31 August 2019. Information: https://www.ed.ac.uk/divinity

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36.  Articles for the First Issue of "Diyâr. Journal of Ottoman, Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies"

Unpublished contributions from the Humanities, Cultural Studies and Social Sciences with a geographical focus on Turkey, the Ottoman Empire and its successor states, Iran, Central Asia and the Caucasus are invited in German, English and French.

Extended deadline for full articles: 15 April 2019. Information: https://www.diyar.nomos.de/en/; contact Tabea Becker-Bertau (diyar@ergon-verlag.de).

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37.  Co-author for Book on “Islam and Gender: Major Issues and Debates”

The book is under contract with Routledge for the end of June deadline which is possibly extendable for 3 months. The work is meant for undergraduate students and is meant to provide a broad outline of the topics identified. The author would write the 3 following chapters: Adultery and Sexual Violence; Gender and Sexual Diversity; Lived Religiosities; Contesting Authoritative Discourses and Practices.

Contact: Dr Adis Duderija, a.duderija@griffith.edu.au

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38.  Articles for Edited Book on “Contemporary Islam” for Springer Nature
 
We are looking for someone to write a chapter on each of the following topics: Muslims in West Africa; Muslims in China; Yazidi; Nation of Islam: Tablighi Jamaat; Alawites; Hadramis in Asia; Kurdistan; Halal Food; Muslims and Ageing. Each chapter of 8000 to 10000 words is meant to be comprehensive critical review of the literature, starting point for someone initiating a project on the subject. 

Contact: Ronald Lukens Bull, PhD; rlukens@unf.edu

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39.  Call for Membership in the "Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA)"

AGYA promotes research cooperation among outstanding early-career researchers from all disciplines who are affiliated with a research institution in Germany or any Arab country. The academy provides support and funding for the innovative projects of its members in various fields of research as well as in science policy and education.

Deadline for membership application: 24 March 2019. Information: http://agya.info/cfm2019/

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