mardi 20 août 2019

EURAMES Info Service 33/2019


CONFERENCES

1.    Conference: "Grand Strategy: Mapping the Contemporary Middle East", SGIA, Durham University, 4-5 September 2019

2.    Conference: “Regime-Critical Media and Arab Diaspora: Challenges and Opportunities post-Arab Spring”, University of Copenhagen, 5-6 September 2019

3.    26th International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO) Combined with the Conference of the Section for Islam Studies of the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (DMG), Hamburg, 3-5 October 2019

4.    International Workshop: "Theological, Legal and Political Responses to Salafism", Charles University, Prague, 15 November 2019

5.    Workshop on “Climate Justice and Migration: Mobility, Development and Displacement in the Global South”, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, 26-27 November 2019

6.    Conference: "Narrative and Ethics: The Morals of the Qurʾanic Stories and Beyond", The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, 27-29 January 2020

7.    7th Annual Workshop of New Directions in Palestine Studies: “Who Owns Palestine?”, Brown University, 6-7 March 2020

8.    13th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies, 6-9 April 2020, Athens, Greece

9.    International Conference “Crossroads: European Cultural Diplomacy and Eastern Christianity in Syria and Palestine: A Connected History in Late Ottoman Times and the British Mandate”, Thessaloniki, 14-15 May 2020

10.  International Workshop: “Crime and its Investigation in Imperial Contexts: Africa and the Middle East”, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, 1-2 June 2020

11.  24th Conference of the Comité International des Études Pré-Ottomanes et Ottomanes, Thessaloniki, 23-27 June 2020

12.  7th Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies Centre for Visual Arts and Research, Nicosia, 2-4 July 2020

13.  4th European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies ("Turkologentag"), University of Mainz, 16-18 September 2020


POSITIONS

14.  Research Fellowship in the Study of the Islamic World, University of Oxford

15.  Assistant Professor of History (c.950 – c.1250), Durham University

16.  Visiting Professorship, Kuwait Program, School of International Affairs at Sciences Po, Paris

17.  Humanities Multi-Year Research Fellowships for the Study of the Arab World, New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)

18.  Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Ottoman History, University of California, Los Angeles

19.  Five Full-time Positions as Research Associate and Visiting Faculty for Women's Studies in Religion Program 2020-21, Harvard Divinity School

20.  Tenure-Track Position in Comparative Politics of the Middle East, Colorado College

21.  Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Social Sciences with a Focus on Muslim Societies, Stanford University

22.  Assistant or Associate Professor of Iranian Studies, University of California, Berkeley

23.  Position in Assyrian Studies, University of California, Berkeley

24.  Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Modern Middle East History, Yale University

25.  Junior Chair (Tenure-Track) in Iranian Studies, University of Southern California

26.  Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Study of Islam in Africa, University of Chicago

27.  Part-Time Position, Gender Studies with a Focus on South Asia, Columbia University


OTHER INFORMATION

28.  Nominations for MESA Undergraduate Education Award

29.  Richard Gillespie Mediterranean Prize of the Journal "Mediterranean Politics" for the Best Research Article on the Contemporary Social and Political Dynamics of the Mediterranean Region

30.  Graduate Student Article Prize of Women Historians of the Middle East

31.  Articles on “The State of Islam amidst the Growth of the European Far-Right” for Special Issue of “Islamic Perspective Journal”

32.  Articles for the First Issue of the Journal "Modern Islamic Studies" on "Islam and/or Tradition? Traditional Islam and Islamic Traditions in the Eastern Europe"

33.  Articles for "Zeitschrift für Recht & Islam / Journal of Law & Islam"

34.  Articles for Journal "Contemporary Arab Affairs (CAA)"

35.  Articles for Edited Book on "New Arab Atheism"

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Centre for Research on the Arab World (CRAW), University of Mainz,
in cooperation with the University of Sharjah/UAE


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CONFERENCES

1.    Conference: "Grand Strategy: Mapping the Contemporary Middle East", SGIA, Durham University, 4-5 September 2019

This conference will map the historic and conceptual underpinnings of Grand Strategy as it has developed across the contemporary Middle East, drawing on the disciplines of diplomatic history, international relations, foreign policy decision-making, political economy and area studies.

Conference attendance is free, but registration is necessary.

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2.    Conference: “Regime-Critical Media and Arab Diaspora: Challenges and Opportunities post-Arab Spring”, University of Copenhagen, 5-6 September 2019

The overall questions are: how do regime-critical media produced for the Middle Eastern or North-African audiences meet new challenges and opportunities? How do Middle Eastern and North-African diaspora groups mobilize politically and engage in transnational political activities? How does the audiences’ use of regime-critical media influences political action formation in diaspora?

Conference attendance is free, but registration is necessary. Deadline for registration extended to 31 August 2019. Information: https://ccrs.ku.dk/calendar/2019/regime-critical-media-and-arab-diaspora/

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3.    26th International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO) Combined with the Conference of the Section for Islam Studies of the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (DMG), Hamburg, 3-5 October 2019

Registration for participation is possible until the start of the conference and onsite.


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4.    International Workshop: "Theological, Legal and Political Responses to Salafism", Charles University, Prague, 15 November 2019

This workshop will focus upon wider religious, cultural and political strategies in facing the Salafi proselytising in EU, the Balkans, Maghreb, Indonesia and beyond. The aim is to map places of contention between global Salafism and local institutions and traditions, to identify actors that formulate responses and to explore concrete ways in which states, religious, educational and cultural institutions, civic and Islamic groups develop strategies to counter or deal with the Salafi ideological pressure and influence.


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5.    Workshop on “Climate Justice and Migration: Mobility, Development and Displacement in the Global South”, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, 26-27 November 2019

Country-based studies from urban and/or rural localities and regions in Asia, Africa and the Middle East are welcome; so too are alternative framings that allow for the study of connections, networks and pathways of mobility that go beyond the borders of nation-states.


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6.    Conference: "Narrative and Ethics: The Morals of the Qurʾanic Stories and Beyond", Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, 27-29 January 2020

This conference aims at calling the attention to the narratives of the Quran and their rich potential as sources of moral orientation and ethical reasoning. The ethical study of the qurʾanic narratives is per se an interreligious and interdisciplinary enterprise. The ethical study of the religious narrative is not only useful for the moral theory, but for several growing fields, like psychotherapy, bioethics and environmental ethics, not to mention education and pastoral care.


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7.    7th Annual Workshop of New Directions in Palestine Studies: “Who Owns Palestine?”, Brown University, 6-7 March 2020

This workshop invites papers on the past, present, and future of ownership and on what it means to “own” Palestine. On the material level, the use and distribution of immovable property in the context of gender, generation, and class relations pre-date colonial rule and structure the different struggles against settler colonialism. Etc.

Deadline for abstracts: 4 November 2019.

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8.    13th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies, 6-9 April 2020, Athens, Greece

The aim of the conference is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of Mediterranean Studies, such as history, arts, archaeology, philosophy, culture, sociology, politics, international relations, economics, business, sports, environment and ecology, etc.

Deadline for abstracts: 31 August 2019. Information: https://www.atiner.gr/mediterranean/call

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9.    International Conference “Crossroads: European Cultural Diplomacy and Eastern Christianity in Syria and Palestine: A Connected History in Late Ottoman Times and the British Mandate”, Thessaloniki, 14-15 May 2020

The conference aims to define and analyze how cultural diplomacy was deployed by the European powers in interwar Palestine and Syria. It questions how these policies impacted the cultural identification of indigenous Christians in a comparison with their fellow Palestinian and Syrian compatriots. This conference will focus on attempts at ideological and political domination by multiple actors, each with a diversity of diplomatic and cultural ends.


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10.  International Workshop: “Crime and its Investigation in Imperial Contexts: Africa and the Middle East”, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, 1-2 June 2020

We invite scholars working on colonial and non-colonial empires in Africa and the Middle East, including the Ottoman, Safavid and Qajar Empires, to submit relevant proposals for an international workshop on the subject. We are interested in papers examining the world of the criminals, surveillance of criminals, witness interrogations, the use of forensic science, psychological aspects of crime investigations, etc, from the 18th through the 20th century.


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11.  24th Conference of the Comité International des Études Pré-Ottomanes et Ottomanes, Thessaloniki, 23-27 June 2020

The aim is to provide a platform of a high scholarly level, which will promote the knowledge and sustain the memory of Ottoman history. The organizers encourage panels and individual papers on the following topics: the Ottoman Empire in the Age of Revolutions; Sources: New Interpretations and Approaches; etc.


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12.  7th Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies, Centre for Visual Arts and Research, Nicosia, 2-4 July 2020

We welcome papers on issues such as the impact of the late Crusades and Papal policies on relations between the Mamluk Sultanate and Cyprus or Latin Europe more generally; Mamluk-Byzantine relations; Islamic concepts of imperial and international law (dār al-ḥarb and beyond); European trade and diplomacy; etc.

Deadline for abstracts: 31 October 2019. Information: http://mamluk.uchicago.edu/sms-conference.html

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13.  4th European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies ("Turkologentag"), University of Mainz, 16-18 September 2020

We are inviting proposals for papers in the domains of language, literature, history, culture, society, politics, and philology of the Turks and the Turkic peoples. Conference languages are English, German, and Turkish.

Deadline for abstracts: 15 April 2020. Information: http://www.turkologentag-2020.de/Call_for_Papers.html

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POSITIONS

14.  Research Fellowship in the Study of the Islamic World, 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.


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15.  Assistant Professor of History (c.950 –c.1250), Durham University

Applicants must demonstrate research excellence in the field of history c. 950 – c. 1250, with the ability to teach our students to an exceptional standard and to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University.


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16.  Visiting Professorship, Kuwait Program, School of International Affairs at Sciences Po, Paris

Starting end of January 2020, 5-month contract; open to full-time faculty members of professorial rank at their home institution. Seeking experts on Middle East or Gulf Region in political economy, human development, urbanism, environment, legislative cycles or health.

Deadline for applications: 1 September 2019.

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17.  Humanities Multi-Year Research Fellowships for the Study of the Arab World, New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)

The program aims in particular to build a center of outstanding research capacity in areas of the Humanities that are relevant for the study of the Arabic world. Eligible candidates for the senior fellowships have an outstanding scholarly accomplishment. Mid-career scholars with strong publication records and exceptional scholarly promise may be considered in this category. Eligible candidates for the research fellowships are intended especially for young scholars who wish to turn their doctoral dissertations into book manuscripts.


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18.  Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Ottoman History, University of California, Los Angeles

This position at the rank of assistant professor in 16th through mid-19th-century Ottoman history will begin on 1 July 2020. All candidates should have completed their PhD in history no later than 30 June 2020.

Deadline for applications: 15 October 2019. Information: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF04522

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19.  Five Full-time Positions as Research Associate and Visiting Faculty for Women's Studies in Religion Program 2020-21, Harvard Divinity School

Proposals for book-length research projects utilizing both religion and gender as central categories of analysis and focusing on any religion are welcomed. Applicants must have received their PhD by 1 October 2019.

Deadline for application: 15 October 2019. Information: https://wsrp.hds.harvard.edu/apply

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20.  Tenure-Track Position in Comparative Politics of the Middle East, Colorado College

The position requires expertise in the Middle East and North Africa, broadly defined. Crucial to the position is potential for, and commitment to, excellence in scholarship as well as in teaching at a liberal arts institution.

Deadline for applications: 15 September 2019. Information: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000491966-01

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21.  Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Social Sciences with a Focus on Muslim Societies, Stanford University

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position focused on the culture, economics or politics of Muslim societies. We especially welcome applications from scholars who are studying Muslim societies in Iran and Central Asia, as well as South, Southeast and East Asia.

Deadline for applications: 25 October 2019. Information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14164

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22.  Assistant or Associate Professor of Iranian Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Applications are encouraged from scholars with rigorous training in the languages and cultures (textual and/or material) of Iran (broadly defined) and with a research specialization within the period from antiquity to the advent of Islam. Preference will be given to individuals whose research has strong philological and/or material cultural foundations.

Deadline for applications: 15 December 2019. Information: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02227

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23.  Position in Assyrian Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Applications are encouraged from scholars with rigorous training in any period of Assyrian culture, art, or language (including, but not limited to, ancient Assyria, Syriac studies, Neo-Aramaic, and modern Assyrian diaspora). Preference will be given to individuals whose research has strong foundations in philology, art history, or material culture studies. Those in the field of Diaspora Studies are also encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications: 15 October 2019. Information: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02228

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24.  Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Modern Middle East History, Yale University

The successful candidate may be appointed at the rank of full or associate professor with tenure, or at the rank of untenured assistant professor, beginning on 1 July 2020. Applications are invited from senior scholars who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship and teaching as well as leadership in their field. Applications are also invited from early-career historians with strong potential for achievement in scholarship and undergraduate and graduate teaching.

The review of applications will begin 15 October 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/66542

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25.  Junior Chair (Tenure-Track) in Iranian Studies, University of Southern California

We are looking for a specialist of modern Iran with a social science orientation. Applicants with training in anthropology, sociology, political economy, environmental studies, urban studies, or geography will be considered. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. by 15 August 2020, the start date of the position.

Review of complete applications will begin on 15 September 2019. Information: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/farhang-foundation-junior-chair-in-iranian-studies/1209/12723560

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26.  Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Study of Islam in Africa, University of Chicago

We are particularly interested in candidates with scholarly expertise in Islamic religious thought and practice in Africa who are also deeply engaged in one or more of the following areas of inquiry: interactions between Islam and other African religious traditions (such as Ifá or Christianity) or between different Islamic traditions (Sufism, Salafism, Shi'ism, Ahmadiyya, etc); poetic, literary, and artistic expression; race and ethnicity; gender; colonialism and post-colonialism; and globalization.

Review of applications will begin on 15 September 2019 and continue until all positions are filled or the search is closed. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/66490

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27.  Part-Time Position, Gender Studies with a Focus on South Asia, Columbia University

The Columbia University invites applications for a part-time position from scholars working on gender issues in South Asia in any field – history, anthropology, public health, religion, literature and the arts, etc. This is an adjunct appointment for up to two terms, beginning in Spring 2020, or Fall 2020 (one class per term, up to two terms). Interested candidates must hold a PhD at the time of appointment.

Deadline for applications: 15 October 2019. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=58857

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OTHER INFORMATION

28.  Nominations for MESA Undergraduate Education Award

The Award recognizes outstanding scholarship on teaching or other material contributions to undergraduate education in Middle East Studies. Nominators should explicitly state how the nominee's contributions help educators master the craft of teaching Middle East Studies to undergraduates or adds new dimensions to how Middle East Studies is taught to undergraduates.


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29.  Richard Gillespie Mediterranean Prize of the Journal "Mediterranean Politics" for the Best Research Article on the Contemporary Social and Political Dynamics of the Mediterranean Region

We welcome contributions on politics and international relations as well as economics, human geography, sociology, anthropology and other relevant disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

Deadline for submissions: 31 December 2019. Information: https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/journal-prize-richard-gillespie-mediterranean-prize/

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30.  Graduate Student Article Prize of Women Historians of the Middle East

WHOME announces its annual prize for the best article about Middle Eastern history written by a female identifying graduate student (Masters or PhD). The award aims to bring attention to the innovative scholarship women are producing in the field. The nominee must not have been awarded a Doctorate prior to 1 January 2019.

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31.  Articles on “The State of Islam amidst the Growth of the European Far-Right” for Special Issue of “Islamic Perspective Journal”

Deadline extended until 15 September 2019. Information: Dustin J. Byrd, Ph.D. (dbyrd@olivetcollege.edu)

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32.  Articles on "Islam and/or Tradition? Traditional Islam and Islamic Traditions in the Eastern Europe" for the First Issue of the Journal "Modern Islamic Studies" on

Taken in a broad geographical sense, we are seeking for the papers addressing history and modernity of Muslims in the area from Balkans and Crimea on the South, Baltia on the North and Caucasus on the East, where indigenous Muslim population and traditions are represented.

Deadline for full papers: 15 November 2019. Information: https://journals.oa.edu.ua/Islamic/

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33.  Articles for "Zeitschrift für Recht & Islam / Journal of Law & Islam"

The peer reviewed Journal covers theoretical legal debate as well as the practical application of both secular and Islamic laws. It considers the historical development as well as the interaction of "secular" and Islamic laws in different contexts, and covers key phenomena affecting academic discourse, legislation and legal practice in the relevant states. Languages: German, English or French.


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34.  Articles for Journal "Contemporary Arab Affairs (CAA)"

The editors of this peer-reviewed journal published by the Centre for Arab Unity Studies and University of California Press, invite authors to submit original multidisciplinary articles on the Arab World (5,000-7,000 words) to the editor at caa@caus.org.lb.

Deadline for manuscripts: 31 December 2019. Information: http://caa.ucpress.edu/content/submit

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35.  Articles for Edited Book on "New Arab Atheism"

Atheism in the Arab world became known to a wider public in the last decades. Esp., New Atheism inspired by Atheism of Dawkins et al. is influential among Arab Atheists today. This volume intends to open up a new field of research. Editors Rüdiger Lohlker and Tamara Abu-Hamdeh (both Oriental Institute, University of Vienna, Austria).

Deadline for proposals: 15 September 2019. Contact: tamara.abu-hamdeh@univie.ac.at

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