dimanche 26 mars 2017

EURAMES Info Service 12/2017

CONFERENCES
 
1. International Conference: "Spatial Thought in Islamicate Societies, 1000-1600:
The Politics of Genre, Image, and Text", Tübingen, 30 March - 1 April 2017
 
2. Workshop: “Eternal World and God’s Free Will in Islam – A Diachronic
Perspective”, Yale University, New Haven, USA, 31 March - 1 April 2017
 
3. Conference: “Regional (Dis)order in the Middle East: Historical Legacies and
Current Shifts”, New-Med Research Network, Bologna, 11 April 2017 
 
4. Muslim Studies Program Tenth Annual Conference: "Islam, Muslims, and US
Politics", Michigan State University, East Lansing, 12-14 April 2017
 
5. Conference: “’Ignorance’ and the Middle East: Deconstructing the Present through
its Past”, New-Med Research Network, Bologna, 12 April 2017 
 
6. Postgraduate Workshop: “Producing Knowledge on Islam in Europe: Epistemology,
Methodology, Reflexivity”, Cambridge Muslims in Europe Postgraduate Forum,
Cambridge, 25 April 2017 
 
7. Rencontre nationale : «Cultures et langues», Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences
Humaines  Mohammadia, Tunesi, 25 Avril 2017
 
8. 39th Annual Conference in Cambridge, Middle East Librarians Committee, Cambridge,
3-5 July 2017 
 
9. Seminar: "Intercultural Relations in Arts and Cultural Management Higher
Education", Zurich University of the Arts, 6-7 July 2017 
 
10. 2nd Forum of Researchers in Islamic Contexts, University of Lisbon, 28-29
September 2017 
 
11. Workshop: “The Politics of Culture in Contemporary Turkey”, Bahçeşehir
University, Istanbul, 28-30 September 2017
 
12. Colloque International : « Patrimoines en péril : Action publique et politiques
de préservation au Maghreb », Tunis, 13-14 Octobre 2017
 
13. Workshop: “The Politics of Distribution: Migrant Labour, Development and
Religious Aid in Asia”, University of Singapore, 16-17 November 2017 
 
 
POSITIONS
 
14. Two Research Assistants (Postdoc) for Research on Large-scale Displacements of
Cultural Assets from Antiquity to the 20th Century (Focus Arabic, Turkish),
Technische Universität Berlin
 
15. W2 Professorship for Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of
Erlangen-Nuremberg
 
16. University Lectureship in Islamic History (Before 1500), Leiden University 
 
17. Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History/Political Science, Rhode Island
College
 
 
OTHER INFORMATION
 
18. 10-Week-Course “Persian Calligraphy, Nasta’liq Script”, London Middle East
Institute, 24 April - 26 June 2017 
 
19. SAWA Museum Academy, Sharjah, UAE, 17-27 September 2017
 
20. Prix Michel Seurat 2017
 
21. Syrian Studies Association Prizes for Outstanding Book and Article on Syria 
 
22. Seminar: " The Origins of al-Andalus: Conquest, Islamization and Arabization",
Casa Arabe, Cordoba, 17-22 July 2017
 
23. Articles on “Secularization of Science and Mind in the Writings of Said Nursi”
for Special Issue of “Al-Shajarah: Journal of the International Institute of Islamic
Thought and Civilization"
 
24. Articles for Edited Book on “Commoning the City: Comparative Perspectives from
Istanbul and Beyond”
 
25. Articles for "Canadian Journal for Middle East Studies (CJMES)"
 
 
If you want to distribute an announcement via DAVO-Info-Service (about 1500
recipients) and EURAMES Info Service (more than 6000 recipients, only English and
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Best regards,
 
Guenter Meyer, Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW), University of Mainz
 
____________________
 
 
CONFERENCES
 
1. International Conference: "Spatial Thought in Islamicate Societies, 1000-1600:
The Politics of Genre, Image, and Text", Tübingen, 30 March - 1 April 2017
 
Convenors: Kurt Franz (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen), Zayde Antrim (Trinity
College, Hartford, Conn.),  Jean-Charles Ducène (École Pratique des Hautes Études,
Paris)
 
Information and program:
https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/172770/conference-spatial-thought-islamicate-societies-1000%E2%80%931600
 
 
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2. Workshop: “Eternal World and God’s Free Will in Islam – A Diachronic
Perspective”, Yale University, New Haven, USA, 31 March - 1 April 2017
 
This workshop will focus on thinkers who write after al-Ghazali’s landmark criticism
of Avicenna’s position on the subject and go from there into the 20th century.
 
Information: http://cmes.macmillan.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Eternity0331.pdf
 
 
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3. Conference: “Regional (Dis)order in the Middle East: Historical Legacies and
Current Shifts”, New-Med Research Network, Bologna, 11 April 2017 
 
Sessions are on Terms and Concepts in Historical Perspective; Regional Order,
Borders, and the Frailty of Authority; The Role of International and Regional
Actors. 
 
Information: www.iai.it/sites/default/files/newmed_170411-jhu.pdf 
 
 
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4. Muslim Studies Program Tenth Annual Conference: "Islam, Muslims, and US
Politics", Michigan State University, East Lansing, 12-14 April 2017
 
Information:
http://muslimstudies.isp.msu.edu/other-do-not-delete/events/?department=11  
 
 
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5. Conference: “’Ignorance’ and the Middle East: Deconstructing the Present through
its Past”, New-Med Research Network, Bologna, 12 April 2017 
 
Three internationally renowned scholars of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean affairs
will shed light on some of the main root causes of the challenges currently
affecting the Middle East from the perspective of a specific thematic issue:
“Ignorance”. 
 
Information: www.iai.it/en/eventi/ignorance-and-middle-east 
 
 
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6. Postgraduate Workshop: “Producing Knowledge on Islam in Europe: Epistemology,
Methodology, Reflexivity”, Cambridge Muslims in Europe Postgraduate Forum,
Cambridge, 25 April 2017 
 
This workshop addresses the related themes of epistemology, methodology, and
reflexivity, which have frequently arisen when problematizing our respective
productions of academic knowledge, such as the multiple forms of insider-outsider
negotiation for both Muslim and non-Muslim researchers, various issues of access,
trust and representation, and the politicization of the Muslim subject in a
security-saturated cultural context.
 
Information:
www.eventbrite.com/e/producing-knowledge-on-islam-in-europe-tickets-32317669018 
 
 
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7. Rencontre nationale : «Cultures et langues», Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences
Humaines  Mohammadia, Tunesi, 25 Avril 2017
 
Le Laboratoire : Interculturalité, Communication et Modernité organise la rencontre;
la Culture dans son concept très large englobe de nombreux sous-composants tels que
les religions, les traditions, les valeurs, les langues, etc.
 
Information : Said El-Maghrebi  
 
 
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8. 39th Annual Conference in Cambridge, Middle East Librarians Committee, Cambridge,
3-5 July 2017 
 
Papers will be presented in the following categories: Cataloguing policies and
practices; History of libraries & collections; Collection management;  Manuscripts,
rare books and documents: describing, cataloguing, preserving them; Electronic
resources and digitization projects; Middle Eastern librarianship past, present,
future; Middle Eastern librarianship in the prism of politics.
 
Information:
www.melcominternational.org/wp-content/content/docs/MI_2017_CIRCULAR_2_WEB.pdf 
 
 
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9. Seminar: "Intercultural Relations in Arts and Cultural Management Higher
Education", Zurich University of the Arts, 6-7 July 2017 
 
This seminar, organized by the international and interdisciplinary network Brokering
Intercultural Exchange, will explore how historical, institutional and social
assumptions and traditions of arts and cultural management are exchanged and
reproduced through the intercultural exchanges that take place in arts and cultural
management training and education.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 28 April 2017. Information:
https://managingculture.net/2017/02/07/call-for-papers/ 
 
 
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10. 2nd Forum of Researchers in Islamic Contexts, University of Lisbon, 28-29
September 2017 
 
Islam is repeatedly projected, directly or indirectly, to the center of political
and societal debates in Europe. The Forum is intended to give an account of the
diversity of these contexts and their themes, in a meeting of scholars who reflect
and problematize about issues related to the Islamic contexts through researches
carried out in Portugal or in other contexts.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 2 May 2017. Information:
https://armacad.info/confcfp-ii-forum-of-researchers-in-islamic-contexts-28-29-september-2017-nova-university-of-lisbon-portugal
 
 
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11. Workshop: “The Politics of Culture in Contemporary Turkey”, Bahçeşehir
University, Istanbul, 28-30 September 2017
 
The purpose of this workshop will be to investigate contemporary (counter)hegemonic
discourses on culture in Turkish society. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 1 June 2017.
Information: www.uni-marburg.de/cnms/aktuelles/news/2017-cfp-politics-culture-turkey

 
 
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12. Colloque International : « Patrimoines en péril : Action publique et politiques
de préservation au Maghreb », Tunis, 13-14 Octobre 2017
 
Cette rencontre s'intéressera donc aux politiques et aux processus de la
patrimonialisation à l'aune de l'internationalisation des villes maghrébines, en
réinterrogeant l'action publique, tout en prenant en compte les outils, les acteurs
ainsi que les enjeux du classement et de la préservation du patrimoine architectural
et urbain.
 
Propositions de communication avant le 22 mai 2017. Information :
www.idemec.cnrs.fr/spip.php?article1178&lang=fr 
 
 
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13. Workshop: “The Politics of Distribution: Migrant Labour, Development and
Religious Aid in Asia”, University of Singapore, 16-17 November 2017 
 
This workshop aims to bring together scholars and practitioners who are not only
critically engaged with the politics of distributive practices, but who are
specifically interested in exploring a politics of distribution that is grounded in
and emerges out of practices in Asia. We therefore invite papers embedded in
empirical case studies.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 2 June 2017. Information:
https://ari.nus.edu.sg/Event/Detail/f3f0722f-8b9f-4bd6-9414-57662eb74901 
 
 
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POSITIONS
 
14. Two Research Assistants (Postdoc) for Research on Large-scale Displacements of
Cultural Assets from Antiquity to the 20th Century (Focus Arabic, Turkish),
Technische Universität Berlin
 
Applications from art history, history, archeology, area studies, literature,
cultural studies, or ethnology are welcome; depending on research focus, candidates
from the legal sciences, sociology, or other related fields will also be considered.
(1 Sept. 2017 - 31 Aug. 2020)
 
Deadline for application: 21 April 2017. Information:
https://tub.stellenticket.de/de/offers/33306/  
 
 
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15. W2 Professorship for Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of
Erlangen-Nuremberg
 
The professorship will be established to coincide with the creation of the new
‘Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures’ elite degree programme within the
Elite Network of Bavaria. Candidates should have a doctoral degree in Philosophy,
Sociology, Cultural Studies or Asian Studies and additional academic
qualifications.
 
Deadline for application: 14 April 2017. Information:
www.fau.eu/university/careers-at-fau/professorships/ 
 
 
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16. University Lectureship in Islamic History (Before 1500), Leiden University 
 
A PhD degree in the history of Muslim societies before 1500 CE, specialist knowledge
of Arabic primary sources, including manuscripts and documentary sources such as
papyri, inscriptions, etc; and advanced proficiency in Classical Arabic are desired.

 
Deadline for application: 31 March 2017. Information:
http://werkenbij.leidenuniv.nl/vacatures/wetenschappelijke-functies/17-067.html
 
 
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17. Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History/Political Science, Rhode Island
College
 
Ph.D. in History or Political Science and college level teaching experience are
required as well as research specialization in Middle Eastern History and/or
Political Science with a focus on the region. 
 
Position is open until filled. Information: https://employment.ric.edu/postings/2856
 
 
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OTHER INFORMATION
 
18. 10-Week-Course “Persian Calligraphy, Nasta’liq Script”, London Middle East
Institute, 24 April - 26 June 2017 
 
This course is suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced. Although,
previous knowledge of Persian language is not necessary for beginners, familiarity
with the alphabets is an advantage. 
 
Deadline for early-bird registration: 17 April 2017. Information:
http://us10.campaign-archive2.com/?u=442d3b1e538ac8e44cafc2b70&id=7c88d265da&e=fb237b1077
 
 
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19. SAWA Museum Academy, Sharjah, UAE, 17-27 September 2017
 
This is a capacity building program for current and future museum personnel in the
Arab countries and in Germany and the West.
 
Deadline for application: 13 May 2017. Information:
www.goethe.de/ins/ae/en/kul/sup/sma.html 
 
 
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20. Prix Michel Seurat 2017
 
D’un montant de 15 000 € en 2017, le Prix est ouvert aux titulaires d’un master 2 ou
d’un diplôme équivalent, âgés de moins de 35 ans révolus et sans condition de
nationalité, de toutes disciplines, travaillant sur les sociétés contemporaines du
Proche-Orient et/ou du Maghreb. Il a pour vocation d’aider un jeune chercheur à
multiplier les enquêtes sur le terrain, dans le cadre de la préparation de sa
thèse.
 
Date limite de dépôt des candidatures : 15 avril 2017. Information :
https://iismm.hypotheses.org/26615 
 
 
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21. Syrian Studies Association Prizes for Outstanding Book and Article on Syria 
 
In order to promote and highlight excellence in research, the Syrian Studies
Association awards annual prizes for the best writing on Bilad al-Sham until 1918
and on Syria in the period following. In order to be considered for the prize,
candidates must join the association. 
 
Deadline for submissions: 15 July 2017. Information: www.ou.edu/ssa/prizes.htm
 
 
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22. Seminar: " The Origins of al-Andalus: Conquest, Islamization and Arabization",
Casa Arabe, Cordoba, 17-22 July 2017
 
The course will focus on the processes that led to the formation of al-Andalus as an
Islamic society and explore issues related to the sources at our disposal to
reconstruct such processes (including literary sources, archaeology and numismatics)
and the debates regarding their interpretation.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 31 March 2017. Information:
http://en.casaarabe.es/event/the-origins-of-al-andalus-conquest-islamization-and-arabization

 
 
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23. Articles on “Secularization of Science and Mind in the Writings of Said Nursi”
for Special Issue of “Al-Shajarah: Journal of the International Institute of Islamic
Thought and Civilization"
 
Articles may be broadly conceptual or focused on a particular aspect of Nursian
epistemological discourse. We welcome a thematically diverse range of papers,
leading out from the conceptual core.
 
Deadline for papers: 1 June 2017. Information:
www.nursisociety.org/al-shajarah-call-for-papers.html 
 
 
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24. Articles for Edited Book on “Commoning the City: Comparative Perspectives from
Istanbul and Beyond”
 
This volume will explore the extent to which urban life forms created through
commoning challenge capitalist social relationships. Editors Güldem Baykal
Büyüksaraç & Derya Özkan.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 1 May 2017. Information:
https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/172141/call-chapters-commoning-city-comparative-perspectives-istanbul

 
 
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25. Articles for "Canadian Journal for Middle East Studies (CJMES)"
 
CJMES calls for articles from a broad array of disciplines including political
science, sociology, anthropology, literature studies, cultural studies, media
studies, linguistics, history, and economics. We encourage articles that embed the
concept of radicalism in a broader context of oppression, social inequality, thus
expanding the narrow focus of class and including parallel factors such as gender or
ethnicity. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 30 March 2017. Information:
https://cjmes.scholasticahq.com/post/53-call-for-submissions-the-canadian-journal-for-middle-east-studies

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EURAMES Info Service 11/2017

CONFERENCES
 
1. Colloque : « La culture populaire au Moyen-Orient : Approches franco-japonaises
croisées », EHESS Paris, 27-28 mars 2017 
 
2. Conference: "Gender and Muslim Spaces: Community and Academic Perspectives";
Muslims in Britain Research Network, Leeds, UK, 29 March 2017 
 
3. Conference: "American and Muslim Worlds: Ca. 1500-1900", University of
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 30 March - 1 April 2017 
 
4. Workshop: "Concepts that Matter! Terminologies of Women and Gender in
Transnational Perspective", University of Zurich, Switzerland, 7-8 April 2017
 
5. Conference: "Regional (Dis)Order in the Middle East: Historical Legacies and
Current Shifts", John Hopkins University SAIS Europe, Bologna, 11 April 2017 
 
6. Conference: "Harmonization of Civil Law and Islamic Law", National University of
Malaysia, Pulau Langkawi, 29 April 2017 
 
7. Conference: "Migration and Transcultural Memory in the 21st Century", University
of Leeds, UK, 3 May 2017 
 
8. Conference: "Sufi Cultural Heritage. A Transcultural Dialogue with Critical and
Alternative Cultural Traditions", Karachi, Pakistan, 5-7 May 2017
 
9. Workshop: "Identity in International Relations: Methods of Interpretation and
Critique", SOAS, University of London, 17-18 June 2017
 
10. Ninth Tunis Exchange with a Two-day Conference Led by Human Rights Watch (HRW),
1-8 July 2017
 
11. Seminar for Arabian Studies, British Museum, London, 4-6 August 2017
 
12. Conference: "The Modern State and Religious 'Dissent'", Ural Federal University,
Ekaterinburg, Russia, 25-26 September 2017
 
13. Workshop: "Colonialism and Education in a Comparative Perspective: Analyzing
Gendered Civilizing Missions (ca. 1850-1970)", European University
Institute, Florence, 26 October 2017
 
14. Conference: "Chronologics: Periodization in a Global Context", Forum
Transregionale Studien, Berlin, 7-9 December 2017
 
15. Symposium: "Ottoman Sufism: Scholars, Works, and Problems", Istanbul, 9-10
December 2017
 
16. 35th Annual Conference of the "Association of Global South Studies", Marrackech,
Morocco, 14-16 December 2017 
 
 
POSITIONS
 
17. 5 Post-Doctoral Positions: "Rethinking the Mediterranean", Aix-Marseille
Université 
 
18. Assistant/Associate Professor in Islamic Finance, Hamad Bin Khalifa University,
Qatar
 
19. Head of the "Borders and Sovereignty Unit", Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
 
20. Chair in Israel Studies, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
 
 
OTHER INFORMATION
 
21. Grants for Research Scholarships and Research Projects Provided by the Gerda
Henkel Stiftung on "Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements"
 
22. Intensive Workshop: "Introduction to Data Analysis for the Social Sciences",
Beirut, 22-26 May 2017
 
23. Summer School: "De-Constructing Narratives, Imaginaries and Representations",
University of Turin, 3-7 July 2017 
 
24. Course: "The Origins of al-Andalus: Conquest, Islamization and Arabization",
Casa Árabe - CSIC, Cordoba, 17-22 July 2017
 
25. A.H. Morton Scholarship for Doctoral Research in Classical Persian Studies
 
26. Gibb Centenary Scholarship in Middle Eastern Studies
 
27. HOPES Call for Proposals for Short Projects Targeting Syrian Refugees in Higher
Education in Syria's Neighbouring Countries
 
28. Stage intensif de langue arabe, option recherche sciences humaines et sociales,
Tunis, 19 juin - 15 juillet 2017
 
29. Articles for "Hamsa. Journal of Judaic and Islamic Studies"
 
30. Chapters on "State, Religion and Muslims. Between Discrimination and Protection
at the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Levels" for Edited Book
 
31. Articles on "Rebel Yalla: Cultural Convergence in Western and Middle Eastern
Literature and Culture" for Edited Book
 
32. Articles on "The Politics of Boycotts" for Journal "Radical History Review"
 
33. Articles on "Media, Identity, and Online Communities in a Changing Arab World"
for Special Issue of "New Media and Society" 
 
34. Articles on All Aspects of Middle Eastern Studies for Journal "Orientalia
Parthenopea"
 
 
If you want to distribute an announcement via DAVO-Info-Service (about 1500
recipients) and EURAMES Info Service (more than 6000 recipients, only English and
French announcements), please apply the usual format of the text with no more than
50 words and no attachment. Please send only the most important information to
 and refer to further details with a link to the respective
website or an email address.
 
Best regards,
 
Guenter Meyer, Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW), University of Mainz
 
____________________
 
 
CONFERENCES
 
1. Colloque : « La culture populaire au Moyen-Orient : Approches franco-japonaises
croisées », EHESS Paris, 27-28 mars 2017 
 
Information et programme :
https://iismm.hypotheses.org/files/2017/03/Affiche-programme_Colloque-franco-japonais.pdf

 
 
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2. Conference: "Gender and Muslim Spaces: Community and Academic Perspectives";
Muslims in Britain Research Network, Leeds, UK, 29 March 2017 
 
The question of gender inclusion among British Muslims is currently a high profile
debate. This conference aims to unpack the many facets of this debate from a range
of methodological, theoretical and community perspectives. 
 
Information:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gender-and-muslim-spaces-community-and-academic-perspectives-tickets-31672947639

 
 
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3. Conference: "American and Muslim Worlds: Ca. 1500-1900", University of
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 30 March - 1 April 2017 
 
The conference is free and open to the public but registration is required.
 
Information: www.mceas.org/americanandmuslimworlds/ 
 
 
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4. Workshop: "Concepts that Matter! Terminologies of Women and Gender in
Transnational Perspective", University of Zurich, Switzerland, 7-8 April 2017
 
The aim of this workshop is to look specifically at the critical potential of
terminologies of women and gender in research in and on the Arab region.
 
Deadline for registration: 25 March 2017. Information:
www.aoi.uzh.ch/de/genderstudies/aktuell/International-Workshop.html
 
 
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5. Conference: "Regional (Dis)Order in the Middle East: Historical Legacies and
Current Shifts", John Hopkins University SAIS Europe, Bologna, 11 April 2017 
 
Information: http://news.iai.it/wb.php?p=1t1/1si/rs/9zv/t3/rs

  
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6. Conference: "Harmonization of Civil Law and Islamic Law", National University of
Malaysia, Pulau Langkawi, 29 April 2017 
 
Sub-themes are family law, commercial law, property law, criminal law,
administrative and constitutional law, child law and other related themes. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 24 March 2017. Information: http://ukmsyariah.org/en/
 
 
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7. Conference: "Migration and Transcultural Memory in the 21st Century", University
of Leeds, UK, 3 May 2017 
 
The overall aim of this conference is to define the specificity of transcultural
migrant memory against other forms of traumatic memory prevailing within specific
national contexts, or on the transnational stage.
 
Information: https://memorymigrationconf17.wordpress.com/ 
 
 
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8. Conference: "Sufi Cultural Heritage. A Transcultural Dialogue with Critical and
Alternative Cultural Traditions", Karachi, Pakistan, 5-7 May 2017
 
The wide range of conference themes covers anthropology, sociology, ethnomusicology,
South Asian Studies, Asian Studies, musicology, history, Language and Literature,
Folklore, Religious/Mystical Studies and Muslim cultures, peace studies,
countering-terrorism, cultural policy etc.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 28 March 2017. Information:  
 
 
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9. Workshop: "Identity in International Relations: Methods of Interpretation and
Critique", SOAS, University of London, 17-18 June 2017
 
The workshop will follow the annual BISA conference. Proposals are invited on
research techniques that open up identity claims, processes of identification and
their impact in world politics, and that enable a critical look at the politics of
'identity'. 
 
Information: www.interpretivism.org/. Contact: 
 
 
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10. Ninth Tunis Exchange with a Two-day Conference Led by Human Rights Watch (HRW),
1-8 July 2017
 
Country experts for Mauritania, Morocco, Western Sahara, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and
Libya - joined by HRW senior staff - will conduct discussions on key issues facing
each country, as well as some of the broader human rights challenges in the Middle
East and North Africa (MENA).
 
Deadline for application: 1 April 2017. Information:
www.thebeirutexchange.com/index.php/tunis 
 
 
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11. Seminar for Arabian Studies, British Museum, London, 4-6 August 2017
 
The Seminar will present the latest academic research on the Arabian Peninsula in
the fields of archaeology, history, epigraphy, languages, literature, art, culture,
ethnography, geography, etc. from the earliest times to the present day or, in the
case of political and social history, to the end of the Ottoman Empire (1922).
 
Deadline for registration: 30 June 2017. Information: www.thebfsa.org/seminar/ 
 
 
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12. Conference: "The Modern State and Religious 'Dissent'", Ural Federal University,
Ekaterinburg, Russia, 25-26 September 2017
 
The conference will discuss the origins and contemporary predicaments of the
religious sphere, its relation to the political sphere, and possible institutional
arrangements capable of recognizing new developments in the post-secular age.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 30 April 2017. Information:
https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/171301/modern-state-and-religious-%E2%80%9Cdissent%E2%80%9D

 
 
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13. Workshop: "Colonialism and Education in a Comparative Perspective: Analyzing
Gendered Civilizing Missions (ca. 1850-1970)", European University
Institute, Florence, 26 October 2017
 
Apart from historians working on 'overseas' European colonies, we also strongly
encourage scholars of the European land empires and other colonial/imperial
political constellations to apply.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 20 April 2017. Information:
https://networks.h-net.org/node/20292/discussions/171752/workshop-%E2%80%98colonialism-and-education-comparative-perspective

 
 
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14. Conference: "Chronologics: Periodization in a Global Context", Forum
Transregionale Studien, Berlin, 7-9 December 2017
 
The conference aims to show where and how periodisation reveals clear cultural,
social, and national leanings and predispositions.
 
Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2017. Information:
www.forum-transregionale-studien.de/fileadmin/bilder/Forum/Jahreskonferenz_2017/CfA_AC_2017_Chronologies.pdf
  
 
 
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15. Symposium: "Ottoman Sufism: Scholars, Works, and Problems", Istanbul, 9-10
December 2017
 
This symposium focuses on the Ottoman period of Sufi history and aims to open up new
viewpoints to the present scholarship. Languages: Turkish, English and Arabic.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 15 April 2017. Information:
www.isar.org.tr/en/announcements-news/ottoman-sufism-scholars-works-and-problems 
 
 
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16. 35th Annual Conference of the "Association of Global South Studies", Marrackech,
Morocco, 14-16 December 2017 
 
The conference is jointly hosted by Georgia College and State University and
University Hassan II, Casablanca. Papers should reflect on interactions affecting
the Global South. We welcome papers from multidisciplinary perspectives in the
humanities and the social sciences, examining historic or contemporary events.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 1 September 2017. Information:
www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1960407 
 
 
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POSITIONS
 
17. 5 Post-Doctoral Positions: "Rethinking the Mediterranean", Aix-Marseille
Université 
 
The Unit of Excellence "Social Sciences and Humanities at the heart of
multidisciplinary research for the Mediterranean" is calling for applicants for
post-doctoral positions, for a duration of one year renewable once starting 1st
October 2017. The applicants must have obtained their PhD in a foreign university. 
 
Deadline for application: 6 April 2017. Information:
http://us9.campaign-archive2.com/?u=e1ae5bef9757e58afec01a89a&id=165a368d83&e=82aeb6c61d
 
 
_____________
 
 
18. Assistant/Associate Professor in Islamic Finance, Hamad Bin Khalifa University,
Qatar
 
The candidate must be able to teach and conduct research in financial analysis, with
applications in Islamic financial institutions. The successful candidate is expected
to join by the beginning of the 2017-2018 academic year.
 
Position will be open until filled. Information:
https://hbku.wufoo.eu/forms/career-opportunity-college-of-islamic-studies/
 
 
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19. Head of the "Borders and Sovereignty Unit", Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
 
Requirements: PhD in the humanities or the social sciences, academic background in
Middle East studies or Arabic and proficiency in Hebrew. 
 
Deadline for application: 30 May 2017. Information:
www.vanleer.org.il/en/content/seeking-head-academic-unit-van-leer-jerusalem-institute

 
 
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20. Chair in Israel Studies, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
 
The successful candidate should have a strong record of publication in the history,
politics, culture, or society of modern Israel. Broad familiarity with Middle East
Studies and/or Judaic Studies is desirable; knowledge of modern Hebrew is required.
 
Deadline for application: 15 April 2017. Information:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8935 
 
 
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OTHER INFORMATION
 
21. Grants for Research Scholarships and Research Projects Provided by the Gerda
Henkel Stiftung on "Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements"
 
The special programme takes a look at the dynamics between Islamic teachings,
Islamism, nationalism and transnational orientations and environments.
 
Deadline for application: 24 May 2017. Information:
www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/special_programme_islam 
 
 
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22. Intensive Workshop: "Introduction to Data Analysis for the Social Sciences",
Beirut, 22-26 May 2017
 
The workshop is designed for students who need a grounded introduction to
quantitative data methods for use in their research. Applicants must be citizens of
an Arab League member state and must be enrolled in a Master's or PhD program in the
social sciences (including anthropology, demography, economics, education, political
science, psychology and sociology) at a university in the Arab region. Expenses of
the participants will be covered.
 
Deadline for application: 10 April 2017. Information: 
 
 
_____________
 
 
23. Summer School: "De-Constructing Narratives, Imaginaries and Representations",
University of Turin, 3-7 July 2017 
 
The final objective is to offer useful theoretical tools and empirical evidence to
understand the complexity of the current transformations and, at the same time, to
re-open a discussion free from constraints and simplifications.
 
Deadline for application: 26 May 2017. Information: www.to-asia.it/to-mideast/
 
 
_____________
 
 
24. Course: "The Origins of al-Andalus: Conquest, Islamization and Arabization",
Casa Árabe - CSIC, Cordoba, 17-22 July 2017
 
Intensive text-oriented summer course (37h) directed at university students and
scholars who want to become familiar with the most relevant issues related to the
history of al-Andalus. This year the course focuses on the processes that led to the
formation of al-Andalus as an Islamic society.
 
Deadline for application: 31 March 2017. Information:
http://en.casaarabe.es/event/the-origins-of-al-andalus-conquest-islamization-and-arabization

 
 
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25. A.H. Morton Scholarship for Doctoral Research in Classical Persian Studies
 
The award (£3,000) and can be applied up to the final completion of a course of
doctoral study at a British university, including for an approved period of study
abroad. 
 
Deadline for application: 30 April 2017. Information:
www.gibbtrust.org/Scholarship.html  
 
 
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26. Gibb Centenary Scholarship in Middle Eastern Studies
 
Postgraduate students at an advanced stage of their doctoral research in any area of
Middle Eastern Studies (7th century to 1918), and who are studying in a British
university, are eligible to apply for scholarship of up to £2,000.
 
Deadline for application: 30 April 2017. Information: 
www.gibbtrust.org/Scholarship.html 
 
 
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27. HOPES Call for Proposals for Short Projects Targeting Syrian Refugees in Higher
Education in Syria's Neighbouring Countries
 
The project HOPES (Higher and Further Education Opportunities and Perspectives for
Syrians), implemented by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the British
Council, Campus France and EP-Nuffic, is inviting proposals to support innovative
education initiatives and short-term projects targeting refugees from Syria and
vulnerable host communities across Egypt, Northern Iraq (KRI), Jordan, Lebanon and
Turkey which are implemented by local and regional institutions, if necessary
together with European partners.
 
Deadline for proposals: 1 May 2017. Information: www.hopes-madad.org/
 
 
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28. Stage intensif de langue arabe, option recherche sciences humaines et sociales,
Tunis, 19 juin - 15 juillet 2017
 
Ce stage est organisé par l'IRMC en partenariat avec l'INALCO, le lycée Pierre
Mendes France et l'Université de La Manouba. Il s'adresse à des étudiants
(masterisants et doctorants) et aux jeunes chercheurs sur le monde arabe. 
 
Renvoyer avant le 30 mars 2017. Information: 
 
 
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29. Articles for "Hamsa. Journal of Judaic and Islamic Studies"
 
Proposals offering original analysis on the broad subject of Judaic and Islamic
studies are welcome.
 
Deadline for proposals: 15 October 2017. Information:
https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/171789/call-papers-hamsa-journal-judaic-and-islamic-studies-n%C2%BA-4-2017

 
 
_____________
 
 
30. Chapters on "State, Religion and Muslims. Between Discrimination and Protection
at the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Levels" for Edited Book
 
The editors Dr. Melek Saral and Dr. Serif Onur Bahcecik are looking for articles on
discrimination against and protection of Muslims in Austria, Denmark, France,
Germany, Holland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA. Topics for each chapter
are: Education, Employment, Exercise of Religion, State Relations with Religious
Communities, Hate Crime and Hate Speech.
 
Deadline for proposals: 7 April 2017. Information: https://goo.gl/sE9bj7
 
 
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31. Articles on "Rebel Yalla: Cultural Convergence in Western and Middle Eastern
Literature and Culture" for Edited Book
 
Contributions are invited on popular culture, including film, television, music, new
media, literature, theater, or everyday material culture (such as sports and
fashion).
 
Deadline for abstracts: 15 April 2017. Information:
https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/171279/rebel-yalla-cultural-convergence-western-and-middle-eastern

 
 
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32. Articles on "The Politics of Boycotts" for Journal "Radical History Review"
 
This issue seeks to contribute historical depth and comparative breadth to recent
discussions around the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign in support
of Palestine.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 1 September 2017. Information:
www.radicalhistoryreview.org/call-for-papers/
 
 
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33. Articles on "Media, Identity, and Online Communities in a Changing Arab World"
for Special Issue of "New Media and Society" 
 
This special issue will examine the role of new media in the construction of online
communities in the Arab world: What characterizes the online users' communities?
What are their motivations?  How do they perceive the role of news websites'
commenting functions in promoting political engagement? Co-edited by Aziz Douai, Eid
Mohamed, and Adel Iskandar.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 25 March 2017. Information: 
 
 
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34. Articles on All Aspects of Middle Eastern Studies for Journal "Orientalia
Parthenopea"
 
Articles, including review articles on scholarly books, are welcome in Italian,
English, French and German.
 
Deadline for articles: 31 August 2017. Information:
www.orientaliaparthenopeaedizioni.com/home.htm
 

samedi 18 mars 2017

Γαλλία και Λίβανος, ιστορικές συγκυρίες

COMPTE RENDU DE L’OUVRAGE LE CÈDRE ET LE CHÊNE. DE GAULLE ET LE LIBAN, LES LIBANAIS ET DE GAULLE, SOUS LA DIRECTION DE CLOTILDE DE FOUCHÉCOUR ET KARIM ÉMILE BITAR 
ARTICLE PUBLIÉ LE 15/03/2017

Compte rendu de Mathilde Rouxel
http://www.lesclesdumoyenorient.com/Compte-rendu-de-l-ouvrage-Le-Cedre-et-le-chene-De-Gaulle-et-le-Liban-les.html


D’une densité aussi imposante que sa richesse documentaire, l’ouvrage dirigé par Clotilde de Fouchécour et Karim Émile Bitar, Le Cèdre et le chêne. De Gaulle et le Liban, les Libanais et de Gaulle publié aux éditions Geuthner, livre les analyses des plus grands spécialistes de la question pour discuter des relations diplomatiques qui ont lié de Gaulle et le Liban durant plus de quarante ans, de 1929 à 1970. À travers près d’une trentaine d’articles d’universitaires ou d’anciens ministres ainsi que de nombreux documents annexes (chronologies, témoignages, reproduction d’archives), cet ouvrage apparaît comme une somme importante pour penser la complexité de la question orientale durant cette période historique charnière, qui voit se succéder le mandat, l’indépendance et la poursuite de liens diplomatiques privilégiés entre la France et le Liban après 1946. Illustrée, cette somme permet par ailleurs une contextualisation picturale féconde à la lecture de l’ouvrage.

Une somme riche et précieuse

Comme l’indique la quatrième de couverture, « Charles de Gaulle a vécu deux ans au Liban, avec sa famille, de 1929 à 1931. Il est alors affecté à l’État-Major des Troupes du Levant dans une République libanaise encore sous mandat. La Seconde Guerre mondiale le voit revenir à deux reprises au Liban en 1941 et 1942 ; il y affirme les positions de la France Libre ». Ceci explique sans doute en partie l’attachement du général de Gaulle au Liban, conduisant à la création de liens réciproques entre les Libanais et le général, point d’ancrage de ce livre d’histoire.
L’objectif de cet ouvrage est de repenser les traces constitutives de la mémoire collective autour de la construction de l’État libanais. En croisant le point de vue d’historiens, d’anciens hommes politiques, de témoins de l’époque ou encore d’écrivains, tant libanais que français, il permet d’avoir une vision d’ensemble sur l’unité cohérente de la politique du premier président de la Ve République française au Liban, mais aussi de questionner les divergences de discours, notamment la question de la « bataille de l’indépendance », abordée sous différents angles contradictoires par l’historiographie libanaise. On suit le personnage avant même ce bouleversement français, puisque de Gaulle est impliqué dans la diplomatie avec le Liban dès 1931, lorsqu’à l’occasion de la remise des prix à l’Université Saint-joseph de Beyrouth, le politicien français scelle par un discours l’alliance volontaire de deux nations souveraines. On y comprend son rôle à la tête des Deuxième et Troisième Bureaux (Renseignements et opérations) pour la constitution d’un projet national pour le Liban lors de son passage en 1929-1931 (p. 67) : ses fonctions de commandant, ces années-là, font l’objet de la première partie du livre (p. 26-95). S’en suit la question de la marche vers l’indépendance, qui traite de la période qui s’étend de 1939 à 1946 (p. 96-307) et qui revient tant sur l’installation de la France Libre en 1941 que sur le voyage de de Gaulle en 1942 au Liban et en Syrie, que sur la rupture de novembre 1943 qui conduit à la flottante indépendance sans traité avec la France pendant les années 1944-1946. Une troisième partie discute les relations de l’État français à l’État libanais jusqu’à la mort de de Gaulle en 1970, étudiant ainsi le mandat de Charles Hélou et les relations diplomatiques entretenues avec la France de l’après-guerre. L’ouvrage s’achève sur la quatrième partie qui offre une réflexion sur l’héritage gaulliste au Liban et ouvre des perspectives sur l’avenir des relations entre les deux Etats ; s’il est encore très respecté des Libanais, le Général de Gaulle fait figure d’exception pour un peuple qui n’a pas toujours vu dans ses successeurs de vrai soutien au Liban. La conclusion de Karim Émile Bitar, co-directeur de l’ouvrage, appelant à questionner « ce que le Liban peut apprendre du général de Gaulle » (p. 489-505) permet d’ouvrir des perspectives pour un pays à l’avenir toujours hanté par le spectre des 15 ans de guerre civile.
À travers le personnage politique de de Gaulle et son intervention au Liban, le lecteur peut ainsi suivre l’essentiel de l’histoire récente du Liban, portée par les figures essentielles de la scène politique et intellectuelle de l’époque. Les auteurs témoignent de l’importance de certains personnages comme le général Edward Spears, chef de la mission britannique en Syrie en 1941-1942 et ministre plénipotentiaire en Syrie et au Liban de 1942 à 1944 (la « mission Spears », voir Clotilde de Fouchécour, p. 245-276) ou des chefs d’État comme Émile Eddé (à la tête du Liban de 1936 à 1941) ou du militant pour l’indépendance et président du Conseil des ministres libanais (1943-1945 puis 1946-1951) Riad el-Sohl. Les relations entre de Gaulle et les présidents Fouad Chéhab ou Charles Hélou sont retracées avec toutes leurs nuances.

Des sources et des analyses riches issues de tous les horizons

Cet ouvrage s’ordonne en regard d’archives de textes fondamentaux qui rythment la chronologie suivie par le plan du livre. Les discours prononcés par de Gaulle pendant la guerre (« Discours au Cercle de l’Union Française du 26 juillet 1941 » (p. 148), « Déclaration de de Gaulle du 5 août 1941 à Beyrouth » (p. 155), « Discours du Général de Gaulle prononcé à Beyrouth au Cercle de l’Union Française le 28 août 1942 » (p. 216), ou les discours prononcés à Radio Levant en 1942 (p. 218-220)) côtoient les éditoriaux de Georges Naccache, fondateur de L’Orient en 1925 (aujourd’hui L’Orient-Le Jour), les lettres de Fouad Chéhab à de Gaulle (p. 335) ou les souvenirs de Camille Aboussouan (p. 395). On découvre également que la critique portée par le patriarcat maronite sur la laïcité française amena le général de Gaulle à changer ses alliances diplomatiques. Par ailleurs, les extraits publiés des « mémoires de Béchara el-Khoury » (p. 291-294), premier président du Liban indépendant, sont enrichis par le témoignage de son second fils, Michel el-Khoury, qui relate l’historique des relations entre son père et le général de Gaulle (p. 299-305). L’ouvrage présente également de façon inédite une liste de plus de 600 personnes engagées pour la France libre depuis le Liban.
L’intérêt de cet ouvrage est qu’il sait interroger, également, l’attitude des Libanais face à cet homme politique français d’envergure – et ce également pour l’histoire récente du Liban, pays sur lequel de Gaulle exerça une influence considérable. Des archives, telles les « Souvenirs du Général Fouad Chéhab » (p. 87), la « Réception du discours [du 3 juillet 1931 à l’Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth] du Commandant de Gaulle » (p. 93-94), ou les réactions de Ghassan Tuéni (p. 374), de Georges Naccache (p. 375) ou de Charles Hélou (p. 378) à la mort de de Gaulle en 1970, ou des articles académiques, comme celui d’Ahmad Beydoun sur « La bataille du Levant (1941) dans les mémoires d’acteurs arabes et européens » (p. 161-174), permettent de reconstituer la perception de l’intervention gaulliste au Liban.
Cet ouvrage répond ainsi à un manque : celui d’une histoire trop méconnue de la construction du Liban et de l’historique de ses liens avec la France. Le général de Gaulle, pensé comme figure centrale de cette histoire de la diplomatie franco-libanaise, permet de mobiliser tout un pan de l’histoire du Levant, de l’implication du peuple libanais dans la Seconde Guerre mondiale et les conditions de son indépendance ; il offre également des pistes pour réfléchir à l’avenir de cette alliance, dont il s’agit aujourd’hui de préserver les fruits.

Le Cèdre et le chêne. De Gaulle et le Liban, les Libanais et de Gaulle, sous la direction de Clotilde de Fouchécour et Karim Émile Bitar, éditions Geuthner, Paris, 2015, 548 p.

lundi 13 mars 2017

6th African Film Week

6th African Film Week
Athens: Greek Film Archive (9-15 March)
Thessaloniki: Pavlos Zannas Hall (16-22 March)


Welcome to an exciting trip to Africa! With the eyes, and especially with the soul, of African filmmakers, the 6th African Film Week brings to the big screen charming images from the African Continent: Urban legends, exoticism from the past, personalities, modern human stories. Enjoy them in Athens at the Greek Film Archive from 9-15 March, and for the first time in Thessaloniki, at the Pavlos Zannas Hall, from 16 to 22 March.

Entrance is free!

The 6th African Film Week is jointly organized by the accredited to the Hellenic Republic Embassies and Honorary Consulates of African Countries, the Greek Film Archive and the Thessaloniki Film Festival.

Beloved Africa, but also its lesser known side, is revealed through a fascinating mosaic of 18 films from 9 countries:


 *   Algeria: Experience the fascinating story of humanist Abd El - Kader (Abd El Kader, Salem Brahimi); the immersive journey of a girl who evolves into a military leader (Fadhma, Belkacem Hadjadj); and a cruel siege (The Well, Lotfi Bouchouchi).


 *   Angola: Revenge is a dish best served cold, but not when love interferes (Judging by Appearance, Allen Mamona).


 *   Egypt: Great actors from Egyptian cinema embody six people who were unexpectedly joined by fate (Cairo Time, Amir Ramses), while dreams and reality collide in a bittersweet film featuring the neighborhood Kit-Kat (Kit - Kat, Daoud Abdel Sayed)


 *   Kenya: A fantastic story about family bond and internal search (Soul Boy, Hawa Essuman)


 *   Morocco: Three emotional narratives of a couple separated by war (The Red Scarf , Mohammed Lyounsi); dreams and female friendship (Petits Bonheurs, Mohamed Cherif Tribak); and strong family ties (The Blind Orchestra, Mohamed Mouftakir).


 *   Nigeria: An agonizing domination game (CEO, Kunle Afolayan) and the journey of actor Ade Love, an important figure of Nigeria (Ade Love, Kunle Afolayan).


 *   South Africa: The substance hidden away from the lights and glamor of Hollywood (Leading Lady, Henk Pretorius) and a romantic film about love that confronts family traditions (Elewani, Ntshavheni wa Luruli)


 *   Sudan: A magical documentary about the beautiful desert of North Sudan (Towards the Nubian Oasis, Abdulhagar Ahmed) and an unexpected film for the harmonious coexistence of religions in the country (Reflected Mirrors, Mohamed Ali Mekhawi).


 *   Tunisia: The music culture and the “gougou” dance against racism (Made in Gougou, Latifah Doghri) and a gripping documentary about the invisible man who terrified women in Tunisia (Challat Tunis, Kaouther Ben Hania).

EURAMES Info Service 10/2017

 
 CONFERENCES
 
1. International Conference: "Spatial Thought in Islamicate Societies, 1000-1600:
The Politics of Genre, Image, and Text", University of Tübingen, 30 March - 1 April
2017 
 
2. Research Colloquium: "Arabic Popular Culture", Department of Arabic Studies,
Bamberg University, 5-6 May 2017
 
3. Workshop: "Deconstructing Unitary Statehood: Hybrid Governance in Comparative
Perspective (Focus MENA Region)", Island of Procida (Naples), 5-6 May 2017
 
4. Fourth Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies, American University of Beirut,
11-13 May 2017
 
5. International Symposium: "Avicenna Reloaded - Analyzing a Muslim Polymath from a
Present View", Institute of Islamic Theology (IIT), Osnabrück University, Germany,
12-13 May 2017
 
6. International Workshop: "Civic Activism and Protest Culture in the Black Sea of
Cultures", New Europe College, Bucharest, 22-23 June 2017 
 
7. Panel on "Political Economy of State Transformations in Greece, Turkey and
Eastern Mediterranean Region", 8th Annual Conference of the "International
Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE)", Berlin School of Economics and
Law, 13-15 September 2017
 
8. Conference: "Second Forum of Researchers in Islamic Contexts", NOVA University of
Lisbon, 28-29 September 2017
 
9. International Conference: "Popular Culture between Site and Flow", Ilia State
University, Tbilisi, Georgia, 28-30 September 2017 
 
1o. Panel on "Muslims and the City", 46th Annual Conference of the North American
Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies, Boston, 29 September 2017 
 
11. Panel on "Knowledge Production in Islamic Communities", Annual Meeting of the
"American Anthropological Association", Washington, DC, 29 November - 3 December
2017
 
12. Panel on "Israeli Minorities and Democracy", Annual Conference of the
"Association for Jewish Studies", Washington, DC, 17-19 December 2017
 
 
POSITIONS
 
13. PhD and Post-Doc Scholarships, Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg, Bonn 
 
14. Doctoral Scholarships in Transcultural Studies, Heidelberg University 
 
15. Lecturer in the History of the Modern Middle East, King's College London 
 
16. Three-year PhD Scholarship for Research on "Late Antiquity and Early Islam",
University of Groningen
 
17. Postdoc Position, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Norwegian
University of Science and Technology, Trondheim 
 
18. 2 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, Centro em Rede de Investigação em
Antropologia (CRIA), Lisbon, Portugal 
 
19. One-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship position, Narrative Politics in International
Relations, Central European University, Budapest
 
20. Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Middle Eastern of North African History,
Bowdoin College, Maine 
 
 
OTHER INFORMATION
 
21. Summer School: "Kinship and Politics. Undoing the Boundaries", Bielefeld
University, 2-7 July 2017 
 
22. Summer School: "De-constructing Narratives, Imaginaries and Representations",
University of Turin, 3-7 July 2017 
 
23. Summer School: "The Middle East in Global Politics", SOAS University of London,
3-21 July 2017 
 
24. Summer School for Teachers: "Understanding and Teaching about Islam", Dar
al-Islam, Abiquiu, New Mexico, 9-22 July 2017
 
25. Summer School: "Gender, Conflict and the Middle East", SOAS University of
London, 24 July - 11 August 2017 
 
26. Summer Arabic and North African Studies in Al Ahawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco
 
27. ICSOR Grants for Residence in Rome for Researchers with Projects in Sociology of
Religion 
 
28. Articles on "Before Archaeology. The Meaning of the Past in Classical and
Pre-modern Islamic Thought" for Volume of the "Atlas of the Ancient Near East
Project"
 
If you want to distribute an announcement via DAVO-Info-Service (about 1500
recipients) and EURAMES Info Service (more than 6000 recipients, only English and
French announcements), please apply the usual format of the text with no more than
50 words and no attachment. Please send only the most important information to
 and refer to further details with a link to the respective
website or an email address.
 
Best regards,
 
Guenter Meyer, Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW), University of  Mainz
 
____________________
 
 
CONFERENCES
 
1. International Conference: "Spatial Thought in Islamicate Societies, 1000-1600:
The Politics of Genre, Image, and Text", University of Tübingen, 30 March - 1 April
2017 
 
How have place and space been conceived by writers and mapmakers in the Islamicate
parts of the world? Questioning established notions of genre, the conference
explores the ways how spatial thought was entangled with political, religious,
cultural, and intellectual history. The aim is to envisage a diversely linked
spatial history, with new relevance for the study of Islamicate societies.
 
Information: www.spatial-thought.uni-tuebingen.de/
 
 
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2. Research Colloquium: "Arabic Popular Culture", Department of Arabic Studies,
Bamberg University, 5-6 May 2017
 
The colloquium addresses academics working on Arabic popular culture. Languages of
discussion are German, Arabic, and English.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 20 March 2017. Information: http://bit.ly/2mSCDfw
 
 
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3. Workshop: "Deconstructing Unitary Statehood: Hybrid Governance in Comparative
Perspective (Focus MENA Region)", Island of Procida (Naples), 5-6 May 2017
 
Deadline for abstracts: 17 March 2017. Information: 
 
 
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4. Fourth Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies, American University of Beirut,
11-13 May 2017
 
The first day of the conference will be themed. In consideration of the
quincentennial of the fall of the Mamluk sultanate of Cairo in 1517, the theme of
this part of the conference will be "Time." The following two days will be
structured in panels that focus on many aspects of the intellectual, political,
social, economic, and artistic life of the Mamluk period.
 
Preliminary conference schedule: http://mamluk.uchicago.edu/sms-conference.html
Registration: https://fasstore.aub.edu.lb/conference-school-mamluk-studies
 
 
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5. International Symposium: "Avicenna Reloaded - Analyzing a Muslim Polymath from a
Present View", Institute of Islamic Theology (IIT), Osnabrück University, Germany,
12-13 May 2017
 
Conference tracks include Avicenna-related research from the fields of philosophy,
theology, medicine, psychology, astronomy and natural science. 
 
Deadline for registration: 30 April 2017. Information:
http://www.islamische-theologie.uni-osnabrueck.de/fileadmin/documents/public/Plakate_Brosch%C3%BCren/Symposiumsplakat_-_Ibn_Sina.pdf

 
 
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6. International Workshop: "Civic Activism and Protest Culture in the Black Sea of
Cultures", New Europe College, Bucharest, 22-23 June 2017 
 
The organizers invite scholars working on relevant topics to submit their proposals
for a presentation during our workshop. They can relate both to more theoretical
questions and to case studies relevant for the wider Black Sea area.
 
Deadline for proposals: 15 April 2017. Information:
www.nec.ro/data/pdfs/news/PoM_Worskhop_2017.pdf 
 
 
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7. Panel on "Political Economy of State Transformations in Greece, Turkey and
Eastern Mediterranean Region" at the 8th Annual Conference of the "International
Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE)", Berlin School of Economics and
Law, 13-15 September 2017
 
The call for papers aims to gather contributions examining topics including the
following: whether the recent developments should be considered as 'crisis in
neoliberalism' or a 'crisis of neoliberalism', the authoritarian turn in Turkey
and/or the emergence of a neo-fascist political right in Greece, etc.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 1 April 2017. Information: http://iippe.org/wp/?p=3065; 
Galip Yalman 
 
 
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8.  Conference: "Second Forum of Researchers in Islamic Contexts", NOVA University
of Lisbon, 28-29 September 2017
 
Islam is projected to the center of political and societal debates in Europe, as a
metonymy that is useful for fueling the political agenda of the day. The Forum will
give an account of the diversity of these contexts and their themes through
researches carried out in Portugal or in other contexts.
 
Deadline for abstracts in Portuguese or English: 2 May 2017. Information:

 
 
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9. International Conference: "Popular Culture between Site and Flow", Ilia State
University, Tbilisi, Georgia, 28-30 September 2017 
 
In what ways can or should the idea of popular culture as the site or terrain of
social struggle be adapted to account for the significant patterns of contemporary
movement of MENA peoples? Or alternatively, in what ways are the spectacular
demographic flows towards, through, and away from the region leading to the
fetishization of movement, hybridity, and exchange in MENA cultural production? Etc.

 
Deadline for abstracts: 15 March 2017. Information:
https://menapoptbilisi.wordpress.com/
 
 
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10. Panel on "Muslims and the City", 46th Annual Conference of the North American
Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies, Boston, 29 September 2017 
 
We invite a diverse range of papers from professors and advanced Ph.D. candidates in
the humanities and social sciences. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 20 March 2017. Information:
http://us9.campaign-archive2.com/?u=e1ae5bef9757e58afec01a89a&id=e18f4f6553&e=82aeb6c61d
 
 
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11. Panel on "Knowledge Production in Islamic Communities", Annual Meeting of the
"American Anthropological Association", Washington, DC, 29 November - 3 December
2017
 
Deadline for abstracts: 10 April 2017. Information: Matthew Steele

 
 
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12. Panel on "Israeli Minorities and Democracy", Annual Conference of the
"Association for Jewish Studies", Washington, DC, 17-19 December 2017
 
Deadline for abstracts: 4 May 2017. Information:
www.ajsnet.org/conference-call-for-papers-2017.htm#division
 
 
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POSITIONS
 
13. PhD and Post-Doc Scholarships, Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg, Bonn 
 
The ASK is seeking to recruit three doctoral students and three junior fellows for a
period of six to twelve months with a prospective start date of October 2017.
Applicants should have a high level of proficiency in spoken and written English. 
 
Deadline for application: 15 May 2017. Information:
www.mamluk.uni-bonn.de/mamluk-events/ask-call-for-applications-2017-18.pdf
 
 
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14. Doctoral Scholarships in Transcultural Studies, Heidelberg University 
 
The Graduate Programme of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global
Context" welcomes applications for up to six doctoral scholarships beginning in the
winter semester 2017/18. Applicants are expected to propose a doctoral project with
a strong affiliation to one of the research areas. They must hold an M.A. or
equivalent in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an
above-average grade and provide proof of advanced language skills in English. 
 
Deadline for application: 15 March 2017. Information:
www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/en/studies/graduate-programme-for-transcultural-studies/application.html
 
 
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15. Lecturer in the History of the Modern Middle East, King's College London 
 
The successful candidate will have trained in some aspect of the modern or
contemporary history of the region. The candidate will be skilled in the use of a
regional language, and offer some geographic breadth to our current expertise. S/he
will teach and supervise BA students and contribute to the full range of the
Department's clearly defined activities in postgraduate teaching and PhD
supervision, research, and administration
 
Deadline for application: 9 April 2017. Information:
www.hirewire.co.uk/HE/1061247/MS_JobDetails.aspx?JobID=75326 
 
 
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16. Three-year PhD Scholarship for Research on "Late Antiquity and Early Islam",
University of Groningen
 
The PhD student is expected to have graduated with excellent results in a
research-based MA thesis in Theology/Religious Studies, History, Islamic Studies or
another relevant discipline; to have an advanced level of Arabic or other relevant
linguistic skills, so as to be able to read primary sources; to be fluent in English
(both oral and written); etc. 
 
Deadline for application: 2 April 2017. Information:
www.rug.nl/education/phd-programmes/phd-scholarship-programme/phd-scholarships?details=00347-02S0005CFP
 
 
 
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17. Postdoc Position, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Norwegian
University of Science and Technology, Trondheim 
 
Applicants must hold a PhD, and they must have documented research qualifications
within the study of religion in the Middle East. The postdoc position is not tied to
a specific, ongoing research project. Preferred start up is early autumn 2017. 
 
Deadline for application: 29 March 2017. Information:
www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/135324/postdoc-position-at-the-department-of-philosophy-and-religious-studies
 
 
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18. 2 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, Centro em Rede de Investigação em
Antropologia (CRIA), Lisbon, Portugal 
 
Desired qualifications: Promising research in the extended Western Saharan Region;
relevant scientific publications after PhD; theoretical attention to questions of
race, social status and "tribal" formations; language skills in English, Arabic, and
French. 
 
Deadline for application: 20 March 2017. Information:
http://cria.org.pt/wp/en/cria_capsahara_bpd_2017/ 
 
 
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19. One-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship position, Narrative Politics in International
Relations, Central European University, Budapest 
 
Preference will be given to applicants with regional expertise in the European,
post-Soviet or Middle East areas and a track record of fieldwork research.
 
Deadline for application: 31 March 2017. Information:
https://hro.ceu.edu/vacancies/one-year-post-doctoral-fellowship-position-in-narrative-politics-in-international-relation
 
 
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20. Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Middle Eastern of North African History,
Bowdoin College, Maine 
 
The History Department invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship
to begin July 1, 2017.  Sub-field open, but preference is given for candidates who
can offer curricular coverage of the twentieth century.   Applicants for this
fellowship must have completed their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2014.  
 
Review of applications begins on 10 March 2017. Information:
https://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/3823 
 
 
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OTHER INFORMATION
 
21. Summer School: "Kinship and Politics. Undoing the Boundaries", Bielefeld
University, 2-7 July 2017 
 
The summer school will revolve around two core theoretical perspectives: (a):
"kinship" and "family" as analytical categories and (b) uses of kinship in political
practice. The panels aim at bridging critical historical epistemology and empirical
case studies. Accommodation and travel costs of the participants will be covered.
There are no fees for the summer school. 
 
Deadline for application: 1 April 2017. Information:
http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/(de)/ZIF/FG/2016Kinship/Events/07-02-Alber_Call_for_Papers.pdf
 
 
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22. Summer School: "De-constructing Narratives, Imaginaries and Representations",
University of Turin, 3-7 July 2017 
 
A specific focus will be on the role of old and new media with the participation of
communication's experts coming from the MENA region. The final objective is to offer
useful theoretical tools and empirical evidence to understand the complexity of the
current transformations and, at the same time, to re-open a discussion free from
constraints and simplifications.
 
Deadline for application: 26 May 2017. Information: http://www.to-asia.it/to-mideast/
 
 
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23. Summer School: "The Middle East in Global Politics", SOAS University of London,
3-21 July 2017 
 
This course aims to place the modern Middle East in its international context,
exploring histories of empire and decolonisation, hegemony and resistance, conflict
and cooperation, as well as identity and foreign policy. 
 
Deadline for application: 24 May 2017. Information:
www.soas.ac.uk/summerschool/subjects/politics/the-middle-east-in-global-politics/
 
 
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24. Summer School for Teachers: "Understanding and Teaching about Islam", Dar
al-Islam, Abiquiu, New Mexico, 9-22 July 2017
 
We provide and discuss available resources and tools to help the participants in
teaching about Islam more effectively. Institutes attendees include secondary school
teachers from public, private and parochial institutions of North America. 
 
Deadline for application: 1 April 2017. Information:
http://daralislam.org/programs/education/teachers-institutes.aspx
 
 
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25. Summer School: "Gender, Conflict and the Middle East", SOAS University of
London, 24 July - 11 August 2017 
 
This course offers insight into key issues in the study of gender and conflict in
the Middle East. The course provides a focus for students interested in women's
studies, feminism, sexuality and gender, while also offering a gendered approach to
the study of conflict in the Middle East. 
 
Deadline for application: 24 May 2017. Information:
http://www.soas.ac.uk/summerschool/subjects/politics/gender-conflict-and-the-middle-east-summer-course/

 
 
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26. Summer Arabic and North African Studies in Al Ahawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco
 
The Arabic and North African Studies program at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco is
an intensive summer program that provides a wide range of opportunities to students
from all over the world, at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels. 
 
Deadline for application: 15 April 2017. Information: www.aui.ma/en/arabic.html

 
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27. ICSOR Grants for Residence in Rome for Researchers with Projects in Sociology of
Religion 
 
The grants provide residence in Rome for the duration of a week or more to a maximum
of two months.
 
Deadline for applications: 30 March 2017. Information: 
www.isa-sociology.org/uploads/imgen/411-fellow-icsor.pdf
 
 
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28. Articles on "Before Archaeology. The Meaning of the Past in Classical and
Pre-modern Islamic Thought" for Volume of the "Atlas of the Ancient Near East
Project"
 
This is a research program funded by Sapienza-University of Rome, aimed at the
description, display and analysis of cultural heritage and landscapes in the ancient
Near East. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 30 September 2017.
Information: www.academia.edu/31426127/CALL_FOR_PAPERS

dimanche 5 mars 2017

EURAMES Info Service 09/2017

 
CONFERENCES
 
1. Conference: “State, Sovereignty and Social Space in the Arab Region: Emerging
Historical and Theoretical Approaches”, Arab Council for the Social Sciences,
Beirut, 10-12 March 2017 
 
2. Conference: “Academic Freedom, Authorianism and Turkey”, University of London, 17
March 2017 
 
3. Conference: “Arab Masculinities: Anthropological Re-Conceptions”, St. Antony’s
College, Oxford, 22 March 2017 
 
4. Conference: "Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World
1400-1750", Christ’s College, University of Cambridge, 3-4 April 2017
 
5. Conference: “Syria: Six Years On – From Destruction to Reconstruction”, European
Centre for the Study of Extremism, Cambridge, 5-6 April 2017 
 
6. Conference: “Scripts and Scripture: Writing and Religion in Arabia, ca. 500-700
CE”, University of Chicago, 18-19 May 2017 
 
7. Ibn Khaldun Symposium: "Open Civilization – Encounters, Differences and
Uncertainties", Ibn Khaldun University, Istanbul, 19-21 May 2017
 
8. Conference: “Muslims and the City”, North American Association of Islamic and
Muslim Studies, Chestnut Hill, MA, 29 September 2017 
 
9. 18th Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS), University
of Washington, Seattle, USA, 5-8 October 2017
 
10. Panel: “Ethnography, Misrepresentations of Islam, and Advocacy” at the 116th
American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting “Anthropology Matters!”,
Washington DC, 29 November - 3 December 2017 
 
 
POSITIONS

11. University Professor of Turkish Studies, Institute for Oriental Studies,
University of Vienna
 
12. Research Position (Focus MENA Region), Swedish Institute of International
Affairs, Stockholm 
 
13. Assistant Professor in Social and Cultural History and/or Anthropology of the
Middle East (from ca. 1800 to the present day), University of Ghent, Belgium
 
14. One-Year Visiting Position, Modern Middle East, Franklin and Marshall College,
Lancaster, PA
 
15. Lecturer in Politics (Focus Middle East), Bates College, Lewiston, ME 
 
16. Andrew W Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in History (Middle East or North Africa),
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
 
17. Instructor for Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures (Tenure-Track), University of
Calgary, Canada
 
18. Three Visiting Fellows, Brookings Doha Center, Qatar
 
19. Non-Resident Fellows of the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy
 
 
OTHER INFORMATION
 
20. "EXCHANGE" Meetings in the Middle East and North Africa by Mideastwire.com 
 
21. Online Course: “The Emergence of the Modern Middle East – Part I”, Tel Aviv
University, 20 March 2017 
 
22. Papers for Special Issue on “Russia and the Middle East” of “Journal of Middle
Eastern Studies“ 
 
23. Action-Research Paper: "Evolution of the Salafi Movement in Tunisia"
 
24. Articles for "Syrian Studies Association Bulletin"
 
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CONFERENCES
 
1. Conference: “State, Sovereignty and Social Space in the Arab Region: Emerging
Historical and Theoretical Approaches”, Arab Council for the Social Sciences,
Beirut, 10-12 March 2017 
 
Conference program:
www.theacss.org/uploads/cke_documents/ACSS-Third-Conference-Program-En-Ar.pdf  
 
 
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2. Conference: “Academic Freedom, Authorianism and Turkey”, University of London, 17
March 2017 
 
We invite the university community, journalists, activists, politicians, and all
concerned individuals to join us in this effort to defend academic freedom and
freedom of speech and think about ways to organise solidarity to support scholars
and journalists at risk.
 
Information:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/academic-freedom-authoritarianism-and-turkey-tickets-32045777784?aff=es2

 
 
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3. Conference: “Arab Masculinities: Anthropological Re-Conceptions”, St. Antony’s
College, Oxford, 22 March 2017 
 
This vanguard event has a concrete agenda to re-engage MENA feminist anthropology
with the anthropology of men and launch the new field of Anthropological
Reconceptions of Arab Masculinities.
 
Information: https://arabmasculinities.wixsite.com/arabmasculinities 
 
 
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4. Conference: "Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World
1400-1750", Christ’s College, University of Cambridge, 3-4 April 2017
 
Focusing on southern Europe and eastern Mediterranean, the Mamluk Kingdom, and the
Ottoman Empire, we will reconstruct the healthscape of this region in the early
modern period, exploring its medical unity and disunity and the human and
environmental factors that played a part in it.
 
Registration and program:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/medicine-environment-and-health-in-the-eastern-mediterranean-world-1400-1750-tickets-32272100722
 
 
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5. Conference: “Syria: Six Years On – From Destruction to Reconstruction”, European
Centre for the Study of Extremism, Cambridge, 5-6 April 2017 
 
This conference is not only timely and imperative, but it also seeks to kick start
the creation of effective dialogue, by promoting national reconciliation across
Syria.
 
Extended deadline for abstracts: 6 March 2017. Information:
www.eurocse.org/upcoming-events.html 
 
 
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6. Conference: “Scripts and Scripture: Writing and Religion in Arabia, ca. 500-700
CE”, University of Chicago, 18-19 May 2017 
 
The conference deals with Arabian epigraphy and religious traditions and their
relation to the emergence of the Qur’ān.  It aims to explore the question “How is it
that a sacred scripture, the Qur’ān, coalesced in a region that apparently lacked an
established script?”
 
Information:
https://cmes.uchicago.edu/page/scripts-and-scripture-language-and-religion-arabia-circa-500-700

 
 
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7. Ibn Khaldun Symposium: "Open Civilization – Encounters, Differences and
Uncertainties", Ibn Khaldun University, Istanbul, 19-21 May 2017
 
We encourage studies that focus on reflections of Ibn Khaldun’s thoughts on today’s
world and the applied analysis of his model. The symposium is open to academic
contributions in Turkish, English and Arabic.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 6 March 2017. Information:
http://symposium.ihu.edu.tr/index.en.php 
 
 
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8. Conference: “Muslims and the City”, North American Association of Islamic and
Muslim Studies, Chestnut Hill, MA, 29 September 2017 
 
How might a “traditional” Islamic city function in today’s digital age and address
issues from natural and social science perspectives? Can it be instrumental in
addressing the socio-economic and cultural identity crises in the modern Muslim
world of the 21st century? What role can Islamic ideals of the “city” play in
addressing the destruction brought on by wars?
 
Deadline for abstracts: 6 March 2017. Information:
www.hs.ias.edu/sites/hs.ias.edu/files/Events/NAAIMS%20Call%20for%20Papers%20%20-%20Muslims%20and%20the%20City%202017.pdf

 
 
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9. 18th Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS), University
of Washington, Seattle, USA, 5-8 October 2017
 
We invite submissions relating to all aspects of humanities and social science
scholarship. The geographic domain of Central Eurasia encompasses Central Asia, the
Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Tibet, Mongolia, Siberia, Inner Asia, the Black Sea
region, the Volga region, and East and Central Europe. Practitioners and scholars in
all fields with an interest in this region are encouraged to participate.
 
Extended deadline for proposals: 7 March 2017. Information:
https://cess.memberclicks.net/annual-conf 
 
 
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10. Panel: “Ethnography, Misrepresentations of Islam, and Advocacy” at the 116th
American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting “Anthropology Matters!”,
Washington DC, 29 November - 3 December 2017
 
Our panel aims to bring together scholars working on Islam and Muslims in various
regions to participate in a sustained conversation about the relevance of
ethnography to correcting misrepresentations and misunderstandings of Islam and
advocating for Muslims. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 31 March 2017. Information:
https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/169347/cfp-aaa-2017-ethnography-misrepresentations-islam-and-advocacy
 
 
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POSITIONS
 
11. University Professor of Turkish Studies, Institute for Oriental Studies,
University of Vienna
 
In its main research fields, the chair is to cover the development of the Ottoman
Empire and Turkey (18th century to the present) within the framework of history and
in addition cultural studies or literary studies.
 
Deadline for application: 31 March 2017. Information:
https://personalwesen.univie.ac.at/fuer-mitarbeiterinnen/professorinnen/job/english/singleview/article/at-the-faculty-of-philological-and-cultural-studies-of-the-university-of-vienna-the-position-of-a-un-3/?tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=11945&cHash=44008a637a5ba9f6fd57d5a8d7d022f9
 
 
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12. Research Position (Focus MENA Region), Swedish Institute of International
Affairs, Stockholm 
 
Qualified applicants have been awarded a doctoral degree in a discipline relevant
for international studies. We are primarily looking for younger scholars at the
postdoc level. The most important merits are your scientific achievements and
promise, as evidenced particularly by your PhD thesis, as well as your
internationally peer-reviewed publications. 
 
Deadline for application: 1 May 2017. Information:
www.ui.se/eng/news/aktuellt/call-for-applications-five-research-positions-60-80-3-years-swedish-institute-of-international-affai.aspx

 
 
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13. Assistant Professor in Social and Cultural History and/or Anthropology of the
Middle East (from ca. 1800 to the present day), University of Ghent, Belgium
 
The applicant should have a proven track record of research and publications in the
afore-mentioned academic field. The position will start on 1 October 2017.
 
Deadline for application: 24 March 2017. Contact Professor Andreas Niehaus,
 
 
 
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14. One-Year Visiting Position, Modern Middle East, Franklin and Marshall College,
Lancaster, PA
 
The Department of History at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a
one-year visiting position in the history of the modern Middle East, beginning Fall
2017. The rank will be Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor depending
on qualifications; candidates should have or be close to completing the Ph.D.
Teaching experience is required.
 
Deadline for application: 20 March 2017. Information:
https://apply.interfolio.com/40797
 
 
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15. Lecturer in Politics (Focus Middle East), Bates College, Lewiston, ME 
 
The Department of Politics invites applications for a one-year visiting position
focusing on Comparative Politics with a specialty in politics of the Middle East
starting in the fall of 2017.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. completed or nearly
complete.
 
Review of applications will begin 10 March 2017 and continue until position is
filled. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/40843    
 
 
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16. Andrew W Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in History (Middle East or North Africa),
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
 
The two-year position will begin July 1, 2017. Preference is given for candidates
who can offer curricular coverage of the twentieth century.
 
Review of applications will begin 10 March 2017. Information:
https://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/3823 
 
 
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17. Instructor for Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures (Tenure-Track), University of
Calgary, Canada
 
The successful candidate will have a PhD or MA in Arabic Language, Linguistics or
Literature, with expertise in language pedagogy and native or near native fluency in
Arabic. The ideal candidate will also show evidence of excellent achievement in
teaching. An ability to teach other languages of the Muslim World would be
considered an asset.
 
Deadline for application: 15 March 2017. Information:
http://mideast.unc.edu/university-of-calgary-instructor-arabic-language-and-muslim-cultures-tenure-track/

 
 
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18. Three Visiting Fellows, Brookings Doha Center, Qatar
 
The BDC is an overseas center of the Brookings Institution that advances
high-quality, independent policy analysis and research on the Middle East. For 9-12
months, Visiting Fellows conduct individual research, interact with policymaking
communities, and present their research at a seminar. They receive a grant to cover
the costs of living, travel, and research.
 
Deadline for application: 1 May 2017. Information:
https://careers-brookings.icims.com/jobs/1410/visiting-fellow%2c-brookings-doha-center/job
 
 
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19. Non-Resident Fellows of the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy
 
TIMEP informs international policymakers on the MENA region. Fellows should be
mid-career professionals for proposed work in Libya, Syria, Iraq, and Egypt, as well
as regional, transnational, and comparative studies.
 
Deadline for application: 14 April 2017. Information:
https://timep.org/non-resident-fellowships/ 
 
 
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OTHER INFORMATION
 
20. "EXCHANGE" Meetings in the Middle East and North Africa by Mideastwire.com 
 
During their stay, typically lasting five days to one week, participants from around
the world listen to and question leading intellectuals, activists and politicians
representing an array of different points of view in a specific country. 
 
UPCOMING EXCHANGES:
-- April 12-16: The 1st Yemen Exchange (Hosted in Beirut)
-- June 18-25: The 18th Beirut Exchange (Hosted in Beirut)
-- July 1-8: The 9th Tunis Exchange (Hosted in Tunis)
-- July 9-16: The 1st Erbil Exchange (Hosted in Erbil)
-- June/July/August: Summer Arabic in Tunis
-- TBA: May 21-25 - The 1st Libya Exchange (Hosted in Tunis)
 
Information: www.thebeirutexchange.com 
 
 
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21. Online Course: “The Emergence of the Modern Middle East – Part I”, Tel Aviv
University, 20 March 2017 
 
This course will discuss the emergence of the modern Middle East from the fall of
the Ottoman Empire, at the end of the First World War to the present. 
 
Information: www.coursera.org/learn/modern-middle-east-1 
 
 
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22. Papers for Special Issue on “Russia and the Middle East” of “Journal of Middle
Eastern Studies“ 
 
We are particularly interested in manuscripts that cover Russia’s foreign policy
towards Turkey, Russia-Iran alliance and Russia’s involvement in Syria. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 10 March 2017. Information:
www.orsam.org.tr/index.php/Content/news/1?c=orsam%7Cenglish 
 
 
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23. Action-Research Paper: "Evolution of the Salafi Movement in Tunisia"
 
The Cordoba Foundation of Geneva invites applications for an action-research paper
from scholars involved in policy research connected to conflict transformation
issues in the MENA region, on the evolution of the Salafi movement in Tunisia. CHF
6000 will be granted for this action-research paper.
 
Deadline for applications: 3 March 2017   Information:
http://cordoue.ch/component/k2/item/501-call-for-applications-action-research-paper-evolution-of-the-salafi-movement-in-tunisia

 
 
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24. Articles for "Syrian Studies Association Bulletin"
 
Feature, news, and research article proposals are invited for the forthcoming Spring
2017 issue, covering issues of contemporary or historic interest in Bilad al-Sham
and modern Syria.
 
Deadline for final articles: 15 April 2017. Information:
www.facebook.com/syrianstudies/