dimanche 16 décembre 2018

EURAMES Info Service 51/2018



CONFERENCES

1.    Workshop: "Monasteries, Cities, Settlements – al-Hira and Early Islamic Urbanism in Mesopotamia", TU Berlin/Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin, 17-18 December 2018

2.    International Conference: "China and Iran's Political and Cultural Relations", University of Leiden, 18-19 December 2018

3.    Workshop: "The Migration-Security Nexus from Transnational Perspective", British International Studies Association (BISA), University of Oxford, 21 February 2019

4.    Annual Graduate Student Conference: "Citizenship in Flux: Migration and Exclusion in World History, 1750-2018", Santa Cruz, CA, 12 April 2019

5.    Symposium: "Digital Arab Diasporas: Archiving, Curating, Narrating", University of Sussex, 24 April 2019

6.    International Conference: "The New Landscape of International Relations: Globalism vs. Populism?", American Graduate School in Paris, 26 April 2019

7.    Conference:  "Religious Heritage in a Diverse Europe", University of Groningen, 19-21 June 2019

8.    Conference: “Movement and Mobility in the Medieval Mediterranean (6th – 15th Centuries)”, Barcelona, 8-11 July 2019

9.    Session: "Religion, Gender, and Sexuality", 43rd Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Portland, OR, 3-6 October 2019

10.  International Conference: "Immortality of the Soul in Islam and Christianity", Islamic Sciences and Culture Academy (ISCA), Iran, 4-5 March 2020


POSITIONS

11.  Professorship (W2) in Islamic Law, Oriental Institute, Leipzig University

12.  Fellowships for PhD Students at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, 2019-2022

13.  Irmgard Coninx Prize Fellowship for Transregional Studies "Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe (EUME)", Berlin, 2019/2020

14.  Full-time Position in Comparative Politics with a Specialization in Public Policy, Bilkent University, Ankara

15.  Fellowships at the American Research Center in Egypt, Cairo

16.  Tenure-track/Tenured Faculty Position in Religion and Social Justice, Queens University, Ontario, Canada

17.  Postdoctoral Fellowship in Israel Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

18.  Postdoctoral Fellow in Levantine Studies, Humanities Research Center, Rice University, Houston, TX

19.  Fellow for the Middle East, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, TX

20.  Imam Ali Chair for Shi‘i Studies and Dialogue among Islamic Legal Schools, Hartford Seminary

21.  Assistant Professor in Islam, Florida International University

22.  Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics/Middle East/North Africa, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


OTHER INFORMATION

23.  Grants and Fellowships of the University of Notre Dame, Indiana

24.  Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies in History and Social Science 2020, University of Notre Dame

25.  Research Awards of the Koç University’s Vehbi Koç Ankara Studies Research Center (VEKAM) for Studies on Ankara and its Environs

26.  Articles for Collection on "Sacred Troubling Topics in Hebrew Bible, New Testament, and Qur’an"

27.  Contributions on the Latest News and Research in the Arabian Peninsula for "The BFSA Bulletin"

 If you want to distribute an announcement via DAVO-Info-Service (about 1400 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 davo@geo.uni-mainz.de 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, in cooperation with the University of Sharjah/UAE


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CONFERENCES

1.    Workshop: "Monasteries, Cities, Settlements – al-Hira and Early Islamic Urbanism in Mesopotamia", TU Berlin/Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin, 17-18 December 2018


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2.    International Conference: "China and Iran's Political and Cultural Relations", University of Leiden, 18-19 December 2018


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3.    Workshop: "The Migration-Security Nexus from Transnational Perspective", British International Studies Association (BISA), University of Oxford, 21 February 2019

The workshop of the working group on “International Politics of Migration, Refugees and Diasporas” seeks to shed light on the changing role of states, non-state and supranational actors in governing migration from a security perspective, including with regard to conflict processes and emigration from the Middle East.


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4.    Annual Graduate Student Conference: "Citizenship in Flux: Migration and Exclusion in World History, 1750-2018", Santa Cruz, CA, 12 April 2019

This conference queries citizenship and borders across time and region to make sense of their implications for citizens, non-citizens, subjects, refugees, and exiles in world history.


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5.    Symposium: "Digital Arab Diasporas: Archiving, Curating, Narrating", University of Sussex, 24 April 2019

How are archivists, community activists, historians and artists applying digital technologies to capture the complex experiences of migrants whose voices often disappear between the cracks of national narratives or the reductive discourses of colonialism, orientalism and “the War on Terror”?

Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2019. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/3350848/pdf


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6.    International Conference: "The New Landscape of International Relations: Globalism vs. Populism?", American Graduate School in Paris, 26 April 2019

This conference seeks to expand the discourse on the political, economic and social implications and drivers of globalism as nations reexamine policies in response to rising populism, as well as further our understanding of the various causes and drivers of populism.

Deadline for abstracts: 20 January 2019. Information: http://www.ags.edu/news/ags-annual-conference

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7.    Conference:  "Religious Heritage in a Diverse Europe", University of Groningen, 19-21 June 2019

This conference will bring together academics with professionals in the field of heritage (museums, government agencies, historical church foundations, historical sites) and examine heritage from the position of religious pluralism rather than from the perspective of the dominant culture.


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8.    Conference: “Movement and Mobility in the Medieval Mediterranean (6th – 15th Centuries)”, Barcelona, 8-11 July 2019

We invite papers that consider in what contexts it makes sense to talk about Mediterranean culture(s); the dynamics of mobility and exchange that contributed to the emergence of that culture; and/or on the nature and definition of culture itself. We welcome submissions in history, art history, literature, and archaeology; papers focusing on theory and methodology are particularly welcome.

Deadline for abstracts: 21. December 2018. Information: https://www.societymedievalmediterranean.com/2019-barcelona/

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9.    Session: "Religion, Gender, and Sexuality", 43rd Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Portland, OR, 3-6 October 2019

Panels are invited on the intersections of religion, gender, and sexuality in Central Europe and/or among German speakers, especially papers from history, literature, music, political science, sociology, material and visual cultures, etc. that discuss gender and sexuality as they relate to Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and other religious cultures.


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10.  International Conference: "Immortality of the Soul in Islam and Christianity", Islamic Sciences and Culture Academy (ISCA), Iran, 4-5 March 2020

Topics of interest: The concept of death; The concept of immortality; The criteria of personal identity; Postmortem survival Life after death.

Deadline for abstracts: 16 March 2019. Information: http://seminars.ir/soul2/en/

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POSITIONS

11.  Professorship (W2) in Islamic Law, Oriental Institute, Leipzig University

The professorship addresses both the teaching and research in the field of Islamic Law within a context of historic, social, religious and cultural representations. It also considers the law of Arabic and Islamic countries that is based on secular, non-Islamic sources. Aspects of Islamic law related to issues of migration and integration shall be potential prospects of the portfolio.


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12.  Fellowships for PhD Students at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, 2019-2022

Doctoral students are invited to analyze political, social and economic developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and link this knowledge to questions of global significance.


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13.  Irmgard Coninx Prize Fellowship for Transregional Studies "Europe in the Middle East –  The Middle East in Europe (EUME)", Berlin, 2019/2020

The prize consists of a post-doctoral research fellowship of up to ten months and the possibility to participate in the scholarly activities of the Forum.

Deadline for applications: 31 January 2019. Information: https://www.forum-transregionale-studien.de/ausschreibungen/irmgard-coninx-2019.html

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14.  Full-time Position in Comparative Politics with a Specialization in Public Policy, Bilkent University, Ankara

The search is open to candidates at any rank (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor). The anticipated starting date is September 2019. Applicants are expected to have a PhD in Political Science and/or Public Administration or a related field at the time of appointment.

Deadline for applications: 4 February 2019. Information: https://stars.bilkent.edu.tr/staffapp/POLS2018

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15.  Fellowships at the American Research Center in Egypt, Cairo

Applications are invited to conduct independent humanities research in Egypt. Doctoral, postdoctoral, early career and senior humanities scholars are eligible to apply. Most awards require American citizenship.

Deadline for applications: 15 January 2019. Information: https://www.arce.org/fellows

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16.  Tenure-track/Tenured Faculty Position in Religion and Social Justice, Queens University, Ontario, Canada

The School of Religion, Faculty of Arts and Science invites applications for a Tenure-track or Tenured faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Religion and Social Justice, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2019.

Deadline for applications: 15 February 2019. Information; https://bit.ly/2SNrMiY

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17.  Postdoctoral Fellowship in Israel Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

The fellowship is offered in partnership with Tel Aviv University, and consists of a two year term (September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2021), with the possibility of a one year extension. Applications are welcome from scholars who research any aspect of the history, culture, or society of modern Israel, including mandatory Palestine.


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18.  Postdoctoral Fellow in Levantine Studies, Humanities Research Center, Rice University, Houston, TX

Renewable one-year appointment in the theory, geography, history, and/or practice of Spatial Studies, with an emphasis on the Levant, broadly construed. The fellow will develop or continue his or her own research project in spatial studies. Applicants from any humanistic discipline or interdiscipline are eligible to apply and must have received a PhD between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2019.

Deadline for applications: 22 February 2019. Information: https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/17762

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19.  Fellow for the Middle East, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, TX

The Fellow will lead a research program focusing on women, human rights and refugee issues within the region. Applicants who will receive their PhD or other doctoral degree by August 2019 are also welcome and encouraged to apply.

Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Information: https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/17708

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20.  Imam Ali Chair for Shi‘i Studies and Dialogue among Islamic Legal Schools, Hartford Seminary

The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in Shi‘i Islam and its relation to other traditions of Islam, Christianity and other religious traditions, and may be grounded in one of a number of academic disciplines.

Deadline for applications: 15 February 2019. Information: Contact Scott Thumma, sthumma@hartsem.edu

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21.  Assistant Professor in Islam, Florida International University

The Department of Religious in the School of International and Public Affairs is pleased to announce a search for a faculty colleague with a specialization in Islam of the late medieval or early modern period, preferably with a focus on the Ottoman Empire. Candidates should be competent in either Turkish, Arabic or both. A Ph.D. is required.

Deadline for applications: 31 January 2019. Information: https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/?posting=516574

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22.  Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics/Middle East/North Africa, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

This position will begin August 10, 2019. Required qualifications: A Ph.D. in Political Science or a closely related field is required by the time of appointment. Candidates must have a research focus that involves comparative political analysis in the MENA region and demonstrated excellence in research.

Review of applications starts 22 January 2019. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=58021

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OTHER INFORMATION

23.  Grants and Fellowships of the University of Notre Dame

Research priorities include
1. "Immigration and the Challenge to National Identities". The arrival of migrants from the Middle East and Africa directly fueled the rise of right-wing populist leaders throughout Europe. How can such challenges be met both effectively and in a way that respects human dignity?
2. "Islamophobia, "Christian" Identity, and the Secular State". How have definitions of religious identity affected definitions of political identity, and what can be done to defuse such tensions?


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24.  Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies in History and Social Science 2020, University of Notre Dame

Carrying a prize of $10,000, the Prize is awarded annually to the author of the best book in European studies that transcends a focus on any one country, state, or people to stimulate new ways of thinking about contemporary Europe as a whole.

Deadline for books published in 2017 and 2018: 31 January 2019. Information: https://nanovic.nd.edu/news/laura-shannon-prize-announces-2019-shortlist/

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25.  Research Awards of the Koç University’s Vehbi Koç Ankara Studies Research Center (VEKAM) for Studies on Ankara and its Environs

At least 5 research projects will be provided financial support up to TRY 10,000.

Deadline for applications: 31 January 2019. Information: https://vekam.ku.edu.tr/en/content/vekam-research-awards

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26.  Articles for Collection on "Sacred Troubling Topics in Hebrew Bible, New Testament, and Qur’an"

The collection seeks to address topics overlooked, erased, romanticized, and ignored in academic as well as non-academic education and conversation related to collection sections of Gender & Sexuality, Body & Appearance, Women & Feminism, Death & Mourning, Life & Humor, Crime & Disobedience.


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27.  Contributions on the Latest News and Research in the Arabian Peninsula for "The BFSA Bulletin"

This Journal invites notices on research, publications, fieldwork, museum updates, societies, conferences and events in the Arabian Peninsula as well as feature articles and book reviews.

Deadline for submissions: 20 January 2019. Information: https://www.thebfsa.org/


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mardi 11 décembre 2018

Παγκόσμια ημέρα αραβικής γλώσσας, Τρίτη 18 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

To Τμήμα Γαλλικής Γλώσσας και Φιλολογίας της Φιλοσοφικής Σχολής του Εθνικού και Καποδιστριακού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών σε συνεργασία με την ΕΕΕΣΜΑ, οργανώνουν εκδήλωση για την
Παγκόσμια ημέρα αραβικής γλώσσας, 18 Δεκεμβρίου


Συμμετέχουν:
κα Sophie Nicolaïdès-Salloum, Καθηγήτρια Πανεπιστημίου Λιβάνου, Πρόεδρος των Εκπαιδευτικών Γαλλικής Γλώσσας Λιβάνου
κ.  Ρόνι Μπουσάμπα,
Καθηγητής αραβικής γλώσσσας Διδασκαλείο ΕΚΠΑ
κα Ελένη Κονδύλη, αραβολόγος,  Αν. Καθηγήτρια ΕΚΠΑ

Φέτος θα δοθεί έμφαση στους ήχους και τη μουσική των γειτόνων μας. Σας περιμένουμε για να γνωρίσετε τη γλώσσα και τον κόσμο της…
  
Αμφιθέατρο 445, στις 17.30, στο 4ο επίπεδο της Φιλοσοφικής Σχολής, Πανεπιστημιούπολη Ζωγράφου,  Τρίτη 18 Δεκεμβρίου 2018
 (λεωφορείο 608, ή, Ευαγγελισμός, λεωφορείο 250)

EURAMES Info Service 50/2018



CONFERENCES

1.    VEKAM- Symposium on "Social and Cultural Life in Ottoman Anatolia", Ankara, 12-13 December 2018

2.    International Workshop: “Sunni-Shi‘i Relations in Europe: How to Study Them?”, Migration Institute of Finland, Turku, 13–14 December 2018

3.    International Conference: "The Pillars of Rule: Mediating the Power of Dynasties and Nation-States in the Middle East and South Asia, University of Zurich, 31 January - 1 February 2019

4.    Emerging Immigration Scholars Conference, UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration, Los Angeles, CA, 15-16 February 2019

5.    International Conference: “Gender and Power”, London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, 2 March 2019

6.    Biennial Conference on Creating Global Change: "Gendered Migration, Bodies, Borders", Middle Tennessee State University, 28-29 March 2019

7.    International Conference: "Claiming and Making Muslim Worlds: Across and Between the Local and Global", ZMO, Berlin, 3-5 April 2019

8.    Fourth Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies, Symposia Iranica, St John's College, 9–10 April 2019

9.    International Symposium: "The Ottoman World during the Reign of Fatih Sultan Mehmet", Fatih Sultan Mehmed Vakif University, Istanbul, 12-13 April 2019

10.  Sixth Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS), University of Nottingham, 15-16 April 2019

11.  Fourth Arabic Program Symposium: "Arabic Heritage Education: Pedagogy, Challenges and Prospects", Georgetown University in Qatar, 24-25 April 2019

12.  Workshop: “Captivity”, Mediterranean Seminar, Brown University, Providence, RI, 3-4 May 2019

13.  Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference: "Migration, Diaspora, and Movement of Peoples", University of Chicago, 3-5 May 2019

14.  International Conference: "War and Social Movements", University of New York, 10 May 2019

15.  Workshop: "Lost and Gained on the Way: Placing 'Transit' Migration in Europe, Africa and Asia", Leibniz Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, 13-14 May 2019

16.  China and the Middle East and North Africa Conference, Shanghai University, 17-18 May 2019

17.  Conference: "Politics of Religious Knowledge and Ignorance", Biennial Meeting of the Society for the Anthropology of Religion (SAR), Toronto, 21-23 May 2019

18.  CEMS Graduate Conference: "Cultural Entanglement, Transfer and Contention in Mediterranean Communities from Antiquity to the Present", Budapest, 30 May - 1 June 2019

19.  International Conference: “Pilgrimages and Tourism”, London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Cambridge, 15-16 June 2019

20.  International Workshop: “Gender, Fashion, and Embodiment in Islam”, University of Hamburg, 29-30 June 2019

21.  Biennial Conference of the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean (SMM): “Movement and Mobility in the Medieval Mediterranean (6th – 15th Centuries)”, Institut d’Estudis Catalans, Barcelona, 8-11 July 2019

22.  Seminar for Arabian Studies, University of Leiden, 11-13 July 2019

23.  Biennial Conference of the International Qur'anic Studies Association: "Reading the Qur’an in the Context of Empire", University of New England, Tangier, 25-26 July 2019

24.  Panel on "Interdisciplinarity in Comparative Literature: Recent Prospects in Arabic Studies" at the Conference of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA), University of Macau, China, 29 July - 2 August 2019

25.  Conference: “Rethinking Genre in the Islamicate Middle East”, Asia-Africa-Institute, University of Hamburg, 5-6 September 2019


POSITIONS

26.  Full Professorship for “Islamic Intellectual History of the Post-Classical Period (1200-1800)”, Humboldt University Berlin

27.  Full Professorship for “Comparative Theology from an Islamic Perspective”, Humboldt University Berlin

28.  Six Marie Skłodowska-Curie Programme Early Stage Researcher (PhD) Positions, University of Aberdeen

29.  Visiting (Research) Fellowships at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies 2019-20, University of Oxford

30.  Postdoctoral Position at SASNET for Religion and Politics in South Asia, Lund University

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

32.  Postdoctoral Fellows at the American University of Beirut

33.  Program and Research Manager of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS), Beirut

34.  Faculty Positions in Comparative Politics & IR Program, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

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

36.  Assistant Professor of the History of the Islamic World (non-Western), Texas A&M University

37.  Mellon Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Women's and Gender Studies, Vanderbilt University, Nashville

38.  Two Postdoctoral Fellowships, Asia Centre, Harvard University


OTHER INFORMATION

39.  Funding Opportunities for Research in the Levant 2019-20 by the "Council for British Research in the Levant"

40.  Articles on "Critical Reflections on Contemporary Muslim Thought and Human Rights" for Special Issue of "Journal of Contemporary Poetics"

41.  Articles on Book Project "Migration in Africa and Beyond: Text and Contexts"

42.  Appel à contribution pour le MIDÉO 36 (2021) : « Iǧtihād et taqlīd dans l’islam sunnite et šīʿite »

43.  New Online Database to Facilitate Research in the History of the Exact Sciences in the Islamic World


If you want to distribute an announcement via DAVO-Info-Service (about 1400 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 davo@geo.uni-mainz.de 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, in cooperation with the University of Sharjah/UAE

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CONFERENCES

1.    VEKAM- Symposium on "Social and Cultural Life in Ottoman Anatolia", Ankara, 12-13 December 2018

Symposium on the intellectual and cultural life, material culture, representations, order and violence in Ottoman Anatolia. See program at https://vekam.ku.edu.tr/en/content/social-and-cultural-life-ottoman-anatolia-symposium (English program at the end; simultaneous translation Turkish-English available)

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2.    International Workshop: “Sunni-Shi‘i Relations in Europe: How to Study Them?”, Migration Institute of Finland, Turku, 13–14 December 2018

This workshop is the second of a series of exploratory workshops on Sunni–Shi‘i Relations in Europe funded by the Joint Committee for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS).

For the program of the workshop or information on the project, contact Dr. Elvire Corboz (elvire.corboz@ed.ac.uk).

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3.    International Conference: "The Pillars of Rule: Mediating the Power of Dynasties and Nation-States in the Middle East and South Asia", University of Zurich, 31 January - 1 February 2019

Organisation: Dr. Daniele Cantini, Prof. Dr. Bettina Dennerlein, Thiruni Kelegama, Prof. Dr. Aymon Kreil, Prof. Dr. Nicolas Martin.  Participants will interrogate the social and political implications of these shifting balances of power across both the Middle East and South Asia.

Information: Contact daniele.cantini@aoi.uzh.ch.

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4.    Emerging Immigration Scholars Conference, UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration, Los Angeles, CA, 15-16 February 2019

The conference seeks to attract presenters working in a broad range of social science fields, as well as those in ethnic studies, law, public health, urban planning, public policy, and social welfare.

Deadline for abstracts: 15 December 2018. Information: http://www.international.ucla.edu/migration/article/197242

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5.    International Conference: “Gender and Power”, London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, 2 March 2019

The conference is addressed to academics, researchers and professionals with a particular interest related to the conference topic. We invite proposals from various disciplines including history, sociology, political studies, anthropology, culture studies and literature.

Deadline for abstracts: 10 December 2018. Information: http://genderstudies.lcir.co.uk/

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6.    Biennial Conference on Creating Global Change: "Gendered Migration, Bodies, Borders", Middle Tennessee State University, 28-29 March 2019

We invite individual or panel proposals for presentations on any topic on women’s and/or gender issues and debates from scholars, activists, non-profit professionals, and graduate students in all scholarly fields and disciplines, including the humanities, sciences, social sciences, education, arts, design, business, law, health and sports.


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7.    International Conference: "Claiming and Making Muslim Worlds: Across and Between the Local and Global", ZMO, Berlin, 3-5 April 2019

The conference concludes the 12-year research program: "Muslim Worlds - Worlds of Islam?"


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8.    Fourth Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies, Symposia Iranica, St John's College, 9-10 April 2019

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

Deadline for abstracts: 30 December 2018. Information: http://symposia-iranica.com/cfp/


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9.    International Symposium: "The Ottoman World during the Reign of Fatih Sultan Mehmet", Fatih Sultan Mehmed Vakif University, Istanbul, 12-13 April 2019

A series of symposiums is aiming to reveal the period of Fatih Sultan Mehmed in every aspects from the texture used to the currency, from the problems of the public to their entertainment, from benevolentness to stinginess, from warfare to peace, from the religious life to the daily life, and from its institutions to its legislation.


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10.  Sixth Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS), University of Nottingham, 15-16 April 2019

Islamic Studies is broadly understood to include all disciplinary approaches to the study of Islam and Muslim societies (majority and minority), modern and premodern.

Deadline for abstracts extended to 6 January 2019. Information: http://www.brais.ac.uk/conferences/brais-2019-call-for-papers

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11.  Fourth Arabic Program Symposium: "Arabic Heritage Education: Pedagogy, Challenges and Prospects", Georgetown University in Qatar, 24-25 April 2019

This symposium seeks to address significant aspects of heritage Arabic education. It aspires to provide a platform for sharing and discussing key issues in this field. Given the recent recognition of this separate track in Arabic learning, much needs to be done in terms of research, course preparation, and material development.

Deadline for abstracts: 10 December 2018. Information: https://www.qatar.georgetown.edu/faculty/arabic-events

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12.  Workshop: “Captivity”, Mediterranean Seminar, Brown University, Providence, RI, 3-4 May 2019

For the workshop we invite abstracts of in-progress drafts of articles or book/dissertation chapters on any aspect (historical, cultural, literary, artistic, or historiographical) of captivity in the premodern or modern Mediterranean, broadly construed.


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13.  Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference: "Migration, Diaspora, and Movement of Peoples", University of Chicago, 3-5 May 2019

The theme is intentionally broad to accommodate for scholarship on a plethora of topics and time periods. Examples include: forced and voluntary movements, labor and economic phenomena, diaspora studies, human rights, and more.


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14.  International Conference: "War and Social Movements", University of New York, 10 May 2019

Among others, in what ways have movements for social change been linked to periods of violent conflict? How might war contribute to the expansion or limitation of rights for marginalized and oppressed groups? How does warfare shape the attitudes and strategies of social activists in local, transnational, and global con-texts? This inter-disciplinary conference seeks to examine these and other relevant questions.


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15.  Workshop: "Lost and Gained on the Way: Placing 'Transit' Migration in Europe, Africa and Asia", Leibniz Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, 13-14 May 2019

This workshop aims to bring together scholars whose work explores what migrants do in the so-called
transit. The focus is on what is lost (shattered, left behind, deliberately destroyed, accidentally lost) and gained (built, created, initiated, cultivated and accrued). The geographical focus of the workshop is on Europe, Asia and Africa, including the Middle East.


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16.  China and the Middle East and North Africa Conference, Shanghai University, 17-18 May 2019

We invite submissions on the following and related topics: Political Economy of the Middle East; Nationalism and Nation-State; Political Parties; Environmental Issues; Social Movements; etc.


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17.  Conference: "Politics of Religious Knowledge and Ignorance", Biennial Meeting of the Society for the Anthropology of Religion (SAR), Toronto, 21-23 May 2019

Given the continued role of religion in the public realms of most societies, how might the anthropology of religion—alongside or distinct from theology and the natural sciences—articulate an equally public voice?

Deadline for abstracts: 21 January 2018. Information: http://sar.americananthro.org/activities/meeting/

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18.  CEMS Graduate Conference: "Cultural Entanglement, Transfer and Contention in Mediterranean Communities from Antiquity to the Present", Budapest, 30 May - 1 June 2019

The aim of this conference is to work against the grain of disciplinary boundaries to better understand these processes of inheritance, transmission, and exchange both diachronically and synchronically.

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

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19.  International Conference: “Pilgrimages and Tourism”, London Centre for Interdisciplinary Re-search, Cambridge, 15-16 June 2019

This conference seeks to analyse the complex concepts of pilgrimages and tourism. What is a pilgrimage? Do pilgrimages contribute to the sense of community and belonging? Is tourism a transformative experi-ence?  How do souvenirs, memorabilia and travelogues facilitate imagination of other people and places? Etc.

Deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2019. Information: http://tourism.lcir.co.uk/

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20.  International Workshop: “Gender, Fashion, and Embodiment in Islam”, University of Hamburg, 29-30 June 2019

The aim is to bring together research on the changing practices of gendered clothing in Muslim contexts. We want to compare the dynamics in the so-called “Islamic center” (the Arabian Peninsula) with developments in the “Muslim Periphery" and problematize the lived interactions between gender, fashion, spirituality, religion, class, and ethnicity.


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21.  Biennial Conference of the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean (SMM): “Movement and Mobility in the Medieval Mediterranean (6th – 15th Centuries)”, Institut d’Estudis Catalans, Barcelona, 8-11 July 2019

How and to what extent did multiple agents, phenomena and factors interact to shape and intertwine the multidimensional spheres of the Mediterranean? We welcome papers from all disciplines that study move-ment and mobility from different perspectives in and across the medieval Mediterranean and its extensions, both physical and imagined.


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22.  Seminar for Arabian Studies, University of Leiden, 11-13 July 2019

This international forum meets annually for the presentation of the latest academic research in the humanities on the Arabian Peninsula 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).


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23.  Biennial Conference of the International Qur'anic Studies Association: "Reading the Qur’an in the Context of Empire", University of New England, Tangier, 25-26 July 2019

The conference will unveil new research on the Qur’an, and create a platform for connecting other religions to Qur’anic studies. Further attention will be paid to the important contribution of North African scholars to the emergence and flourishing of methods in the study of Qur’an, tafsir and translation.

Deadline for abstracts: 30 January 2018. Information: https://iqsaweb.wordpress.com/international-meeting-2019/

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24.  Panel on "Interdisciplinarity in Comparative Literature: Recent Prospects in Arabic Studies" at the Conference of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA), University of Macau, China, 29 July - 2 August 2019

This panel seeks to investigate the applicability of interdisciplinary methods in comparative literature, and their significance in developing the theoretical approach in Arabic studies, that have been consciously or unconsciously framed by world debates in theory and literary criticism.


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25.  Conference: “Rethinking Genre in the Islamicate Middle East”, Asia-Africa-Institute, University of Hamburg, 5-6 September 2019

The conference aims to bring together scholars with expertise in Arabic, Persian and Turkish narrative traditions who are interested in the manifold facets of the history, sociology and poetics of genre and generic structures underlying the literary production of the respective traditions.


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POSITIONS

26.  Full Professorship for “Islamic Intellectual History of the Post-Classical Period (1200-1800)”, Humboldt University Berlin

Position is starting 1 October 2019 and initially limited to a 5-year contract. The successful candidate will focus on the significance of the post-classical intellectual history in his or her research and teaching, especially in the areas of Kalām, philosophy and mysticism, with a special emphasis on different doctrinal currents (especially Sunna and Shia).


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27.  Full Professorship for “Comparative Theology from an Islamic Perspective”, Humboldt University Berlin

Position is starting 1 October 2019 and initially limited to a 5-year contract. The successful candidate will focus on the relationship between Muslim religiosity and other religious communities and worldviews in his or her research and teaching. He or she will undertake research in entangled history, particularly with respect to Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and will compare the interaction of actors of various religious origins with regard to religious doctrine and practice.


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28.  Six Marie Skłodowska-Curie Programme Early Stage Researcher (PhD) Positions, University of Aberdeen

Positions are lasting 3 years and are starting in September 2019, for ground- breaking research on how political concepts emerge and are used in the world. Applications focusing on 'The Politics of Democracy' in the Middle East – particularly in its trans-regional relation to other ‘areas’ – are encouraged.

Deadline for applications: 20 January 2019. Information: https://www.abdnjobs.co.uk/internal/vacancy/early-stage-researchers-369165.html

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29.  Visiting (Research) Fellowships at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies 2019-20, University of Oxford

These Fellowships carry a stipend of £5000, with membership of the Common Room, office space and access to the resources of the Centre.


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30.  Postdoctoral Position at SASNET for Religion and Politics in South Asia, Lund University

The position is full-time, divided as follows: 80% will be spent on research directly linked to religion and politics in South Asia, and 20% on teaching and other tasks related to education and administration.To be appointed as a postdoc you will need to have earned a PhD in the social sciences or other related subject.


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

Positions begin Fall 2019. Applications for four open-rank, full-time positions. PhD in a relevant field and demonstrated record of scholarly achievement expected.

Application reviews begin in December. Information: https://www.gust.edu.kw/vacancies

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32.  Postdoctoral Fellows at the American University of Beirut

The positions are open to recent recipients of the PhD degree whose research and teaching interests involve one or more of the following disciplines: Arabic (Mamluk or Ottoman Arabic Literature); Philosophy (Ancient Philosophy, Islamic Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy); History and Archaeology (Prehistory of the Levant, Islamic Archaeology, Egyptology)


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33.  Program and Research Manager of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS), Beirut

The Manager who will be responsible for developing, establishing and overseeing one or more programs of the ACSS; coordinating with all stakeholders in relation to these programs.

For information contact admin@theacss.org

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34.  Faculty Positions in Comparative Politics & IR Program, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Political Science from an internationally recognized academic institution. The appointments are scheduled to commence in September 2019.

Deadline for applications: 31 December 2018.

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

We are interested in a broad range of historical and/or social scientific approaches to the study of health and health care in the Middle East and North Africa. Proficiency in at least one Middle Eastern language is highly desirable (Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish or a related language).

Review of applications begins 21 January 2019. Information: https://uacareers.com/postings/34011

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36.  Assistant Professor of the History of the Islamic World (non-Western), Texas A&M University

The successful candidate must possess a PhD in History with a specialization in the Islamic World, any period or region, and must demonstrate experience teaching in higher education.


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37.  Mellon Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Women's and Gender Studies, Vanderbilt University, Nashville

This is a non-tenure-track position with a 3-year appointment. We are seeking a scholar working on women and Judaism in global or transnational contexts from a comparative perspective, in a range of fields including, but not limited to, anthropology, religious studies, and political science.

Review of applications will begin on 15 February 2019. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/57501

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38.  Two Postdoctoral Fellowships, Asia Centre, Harvard University

The fellowships are available to recent Ph.D. graduates who engage seriously with at least two Asian countries. In the case of Southeast Asia, research may be on a single country, although preference will be given to applicants with comparative or cross-border projects.

Deadline for applications: 25 January 2019. Information: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8650


 OTHER INFORMATION

39.  Funding Opportunities for Research in the Levant 2019-20 by the "Council for British Research in the Levant"

CBRL offers research grants for fellowships, project awards and travel grants. Deadlines: 16 December 2018 and 10 January 2019.  Information: https://iismm.hypotheses.org/37223

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40.  Articles on "Critical Reflections on Contemporary Muslim Thought and Human Rights" for Special Issue of "Journal of Contemporary Poetics"

Scholars working in the fields of history, cultural studies, political science, psychology, religious studies, critical theory, film and media studies, literature and languages, postcolonial studies, and law are invited to present fresh insights into this debate.


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41.  Articles on Book Project "Migration in Africa and Beyond: Text and Contexts"

 this volume proposes a body of interdisciplinary essays which hope to approach migration by engaging its multifarious narratives across cultural, literary, historical and the social sciences’ perspectives. The ultimate projection is to demonstrate that migration is at the centre/and is central to twenty-first century inter and inter-group relations as well as development discourses.


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42.  Appel à contribution pour le MIDÉO 36 (2021) : « Iǧtihād et taqlīd dans l’islam sunnite et šīʿite »

Les propositions d’article doivent être soumises pour évaluation à la direction du MIDÉO avant le 15 janvier 2020. Information : https://iismm.hypotheses.org/36891

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43.  New Online Database to Facilitate Research in the History of the Exact Sciences in the Islamic World

The Islamic Scientific Manuscripts Initiative (ISMI) website at https://ismi.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de covers the period to ca. 1350 CE. The mission is to make accessible information on all Islamic manuscripts in the exact sciences (astronomy, mathematics, optics, mathematical geography, music, mechanics, and related disciplines), whether in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, or other languages.

Your input—suggestions, corrections, additions, criticisms—are more than welcome.

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