dimanche 10 novembre 2019

EURAMES Info Service 45/2019


CONFERENCES

1.    3rd International Conference on Israel and Judaism Studies: "Turning Points: Change and Continuity in Judaism and Israel",  Izmir Democracy University, 8-10 November 2019

2.    Colloque : "La Danse sur le Volcan Istanbul occupée, 1918-1923", IFEA Institut français d'études anatoliennes, Istanbul, 14 et 15 novembre 2019

3.    3rd Annual "International Graduate Conference in Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies (500-1500 CE.)", University of Edinburgh, 22-23 November 2019

4.    International Conference "Imperial Mysticisms: Piety and Power in Early Modern Empires from a Global Perspective", Central European University Budapest, 27-30 November 2019

5.    Conference: “Archaeological Perspectives on Conversion to Islam and Islamisation in Africa”, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, 17-18 December 2019

6.    Workshop: "Historiography of the Perception of Islam through Manuscripts, Korans and their Displacement", Naples, 11 February 2020

7.    International Conference on Qur'anic Studies, Tehran, 24-25 February 2020

8.    Conference of the Islamicate Graduate Student Association: "Who Speaks for Islam?: Approaches to Authority within the Academy and Beyond", Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 29 February 2020

9.    7th Annual Workshop of New Directions in Palestine Studies: “Who Owns Palestine?”, Brown University, 6-7 March 2020

10.  Workshop: "Western Intervention in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings: Political Containment, Neoliberalism, and Imperial Legacies", University of Oxford, 10-11 March 2020

11.  Panel on “National and Regional Dimension of Mediterranean Studies", during the Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), Chicago, 19-22 March 2020

12.  Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University Graduate Student Symposium, 26-27 March 2020

13.  Seminar: "Internationalism, Anti-Authoritarianism and Anarchism in the Eastern and Southern Mediterranean (1860 - 1920)", UCLouvain, Belgium, 21-22 April 2020

14.  8th International Symposium on the History of Cartography “Mapping the Ottoman Realm: Travelers, Cartographers and Archaeologist”, German Archaeological Institute (DAI), Istanbul, 21-23 April 2020

15.  10th International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society with Special Focus on: "Conservation, Environmentalism, and Stewardship – Ecological Spirituality as Common Ground", University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 30 April – 1 May 2020

16.  Conference: "Migration via the Sea or Desert: Recourse to Religious Figures in the Migratory Dynamics of Africa", Université Alassane Ouattara, Bouaké, Côte d'Ivoire, 7-8 May 2020

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

18.  International Conference: "The Outsiders' Arabic: from Peripheral to Diaspora Arabic Varieties", University of Bucharest, 25-27 May 2020

19.  Annual Meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society: “Francophone Borderlands”, Buffalo (NY), 28-31 May 2020

20.  Workshop: "Making Sense of Climate Change - Models, Cosmologies and Practices from North Africa and the Middle East", Leibniz Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, 8-9 June 2020

21.  24th Conference of the Comité International des Études Pré-Ottomanes et Ottomanes, Thessaloniki, 23-27 June 2020

22.  Roundtable on "Decolonizing Islamicate Manuscript Studies" during the Annual Meeting of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES), University of Kent, Canterbury, 29 June - 1 July 2020

23.  Panel on "Power, Knowledge and ‘Oriental’ Studies in Europe. Interrogating National Traditions of Middle East Studies" during the Annual Meeting of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES), University of Kent, Canterbury, 29 June - 1 July 2020

24.  7th Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies, Centre for Visual Arts and Research, Nicosia, 2-4 July 2020

25.  "Future Past: Memory and Imaginal Politics in Conflicts and for Conflicts", Amsterdam, 14-15 July 2020

26.  Panel on “Cultural Diplomacy in the Eastern Mediterranean during the 20th Century” during the 11th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research “Resilience of Cultural Policy”, Kyoto, 1-4 September 2020

27.  Panel on "Ottoman Cultural Mobilities: 19th Century Modes of Travel, Collecting and Display", within the "International Conference of European Urban Historians Network", Antwerp, 2-5 September 2020


POSITIONS

28.  15 Research Fellowships for Outstanding Postdocs, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich

29.  Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies and International Relations, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, University of Leiden

30.  PhD Studentship in the Research Project "Colophons, Community, and the Making of the Christian Middle East, 1500-1900", University of Oxford

31.  Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Middle Eastern Diasporic Literatures and Cultures, York University

32.  Assistant Professor in Gender, Post-Colonialism, and the Islamic World, York University

33.  Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

34.  PhD Fellowship in the Project "Legal Cultures and Business Environment in Central Asia", University of Latvia, Riga

35.  Director of the Middle East Studies Center (MESC), American University in Cairo

36.  Hamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair in Islamic Art, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Qatar

37.  Positions for Three Deans and One Vice Chancellor at the University of Sharjah/UAE

38.  Assistant/Associate Professor in Sociology, Department of Global & Social Studies, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran

39.  Assistant/Associate Professor in Cultural Anthropology, Department of Global & Social Studies, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran

40.  Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Global and Social Studies, Department of Global & Social Studies, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran

41.  Associate or Full Professor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Islamic World Studies Department, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

42.  Adjunct Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Anthropology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Social Sciences, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

43.  Associate/Full Professor in Law, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Social Sciences, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

44.  Associate/Full Professor in Political Sciences and International Relations, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Social Sciences, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

45.  Assistant Professor for Sociology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, United Arab Emirates University

46.  Postdoctoral Researcher in Political Sciences, Sociology and Economics, Division of Social Science, New York University (Global), Abu Dhabi

47.  Tenure-Track Instructur in Persian Language and Culture, Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

48.  Tenure-Track Instructor in Arabic Language and Culture, Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

49.  Assistant Professor of Arabic (Tenure-Track), Virginia Military Institute, Lexington

50.  Teaching Assistant Professor of Arabic, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

51.  Visiting Assistant Professor in Islamic History (Modern and/or Early Modern Era), Clark University, Massachusetts

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

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

54.  Assistant or Associate Professor in Israel Studies, University of Florida

55.  Marash and Ocuin Chair in Ottoman, Mizrahi, and Sephardic Jewish Studies, Brandeis University

56.  Postdoctoral Research Position in Iran and the Persian Gulf Studies (19th – 21st Centuries), Princeton University


OTHER INFORMATION

57.  Grant of the "Society for Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies (GTOT)" for Innovative Projects by Young Scholars (Funding Period: 2019-2020)

58.  Award for Research on Ankara 2020, Koç University's Vehbi Koç Ankara Studies Research Center (VEKAM)

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

60.  New Professional One-year Master Program in English on "Contemporary Art in the Arab World, Iran and Turkey", Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in Collaboration with the University of Geneva

61.  Article sur "Les grands pèlerinages : histoire, territoires, pratiques" pour "La Revue de Gèographie Historique"

62.  Articles on "Moroccan Peregrinations: Construction, Transmission and Circulation of Islamic Knowledge (18th-21st Centuries)" for Journal "Remmm - Revue de mondes musulmans et de la Méditerranée" (En-Fr)

63.  Articles on "Political Economy of Research in Social Sciences in the Arab World (En-Fr-Ar)" for Journal "Lebanon Support"

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

65.  Appel à dossier de la revue "Les Cahiers de Tunisie"

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

67.  New Book Series: "Ecclesiastica Ottomanica"

68.  Request to Answer a Questionnaire on "Emotional Stress among MENA Researchers"

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Best regards,

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


CONFERENCES

1.    3rd International Conference on Israel and Judaism Studies: "Turning Points: Change and Continuity in Judaism and Israel", Izmir Democracy University, 8-10 November 2019


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2.    Colloque : "La Danse sur le Volcan Istanbul occupée, 1918-1923", IFEA Institut français d'études anatoliennes, Istanbul, 14 et 15 novembre 2019

See program at:

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3.    3rd Annual "International Graduate Conference in Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies (500-1500 CE.)", University of Edinburgh, 22-23 November 2019

This conference has chosen to focus on inertia – how history, material culture, ideas and communities can be seen to maintain a stayed course or deviate if a significant force is exerted upon it. Inertia, a concept that has yet to be applied to mainstream Late Antique studies, introduces perspectives and frameworks that permit new approaches to traditional processes.


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4.    International Conference "Imperial Mysticisms: Piety and Power in Early Modern Empires from a Global Perspective", Central European University Budapest, 27-30 November 2019

The conference aims to explore the political and social impact of mystical movements of different religious traditions on the formation of empires in early modernity. Employing a global comparative approach, it addresses a wide range of imperial settings, such as the Ming Chinese, the Mughal, Safavid and Ottoman Empires, and the Austrian and Spanish Habsburgs.


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5.    Conference: “Archaeological Perspectives on Conversion to Islam and Islamisation in Africa”, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, 17-18 December 2019

Although it is fully acknowledged that conversion to Islam and Islamisation processes are not universal, but subject to significant variation and complexity, this conference has considerable value for the paradigmatic structure of our archaeological understanding of becoming Muslim in sub-Saharan Africa. This conference will explore these issues through a comparative perspective, and discuss and summarise the ‘state of the art’.


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6.    Workshop: "Historiography of the Perception of Islam through Manuscripts, Korans and their Displacement", Naples, 11 February 2020

The aim of this workshop is to approach the question of the relationship between Christianity and Islam through the study of the production, circulation and uses of Arabic manuscripts, and mainly Korans, in the late medieval and early modern Mediterranean Europe.

Deadline for abstracts: 30 November 2019.

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7.    International Conference on Qur'anic Studies, Tehran, 24-25 February 2020

The organizers welcome original work from scholars at any stage of their careers, including early career researchers and PhD students, relating to the following themes: the Qur’an and its religious milieu; the reception history of the Qur’an, from the beginnings to modern times; literary, historical-critical, and comparative approaches to the Qur’an; etc.


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8.    Conference of the Islamicate Graduate Student Association: "Who Speaks for
Islam?: Approaches to Authority within the Academy and Beyond", Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 29 February 2020

In light of recent attempts at intimidation by the state, we are particularly interested in thinking through the politics of power. As such, we are seeking papers that interrogate questions of authority and power. Potential topics include, but are not limited, to the following: who gets to speak for Islam and Muslims? What landscapes of authority exist in the Islamicate world? For example, what geographies constitute the Islamicate world? Etc.

Deadline for abstracts: 15 November 2019. Information: https://www.jadaliyya.com/Details/40033

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9.    7th Annual Workshop of New Directions in Palestine Studies: “Who Owns Palestine?”, Brown University, 6-7 March 2020

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


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10.  Workshop: "Western Intervention in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings: Political Containment, Neoliberalism, and Imperial Legacies", University of Oxford, 10-11 March 2020

Papers are invited on: 1. Developments in Western humanitarianism and interventionism in the wake of the Arab uprisings 2. The merging of development, humanitarianism and military intervention 3. Ethnographic approaches to global discourses and policies 4. Strategies of control, neoliberal reforms and popular discontent.


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11.  Panel on “National and Regional Dimension of Mediterranean Studies", during the Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), Chicago, 19-22 March 2020

The panel welcomes contributions that engage with literary texts from any Mediterranean literary tradition, period or genre, while being theoretically aware of their national and regional dimension, and of their potential for challenging canonical interpretations of critical issues relevant to their and/or other traditions in the region.

Deadline for abstracts: 23 September 2019.

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12.  Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University Graduate Student Symposium, 26-27 March 2020

We are pleased to invite graduate students at all stages of research and dissertation-writing related to Islam and Islamicate communities anywhere in the world to submit proposals for individual paper presentations.The symposium's themes include but are not limited to: history, political science, and anthropology; theology, philosophy, mysticism, and jurisprudence; Urdu, Arabic, Persian, and Turkish literature.

Deadline for abstracts: 30 November 2019.

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13.  Seminar: "Internationalism, Anti-Authoritarianism and Anarchism in the Eastern and Southern Mediterranean (1860 - 1920)", UCLouvain, Belgium, 21-22 April 2020

The objectives of this meeting are: To question why historians of radical movements have forgotten about this geographical area; to reconstruct the history of individual or collective, anti-authoritarian and anarchist internationalist experiences in this region; to adopt a transnational perspective that considers travel, contacts and exchanges between individuals and groups at the local, regional and international levels; etc. Interventions will be in French and English.

Deadline for abstracts: 30 November 2019.

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14.  8th International Symposium on the History of Cartography “Mapping the Ottoman Realm: Travelers, Cartographers and Archaeologist”, German Archaeological Institute (DAI), Istanbul, 21-23 April 2020

The symposium is open to everyone with an interest in the cartography of the (former) Ottoman countries during, but not limited to, the 16th to 20th centuries. The symposium will focus on two main themes: 1) Cartography of the Ottoman Countries in Europe, Asia and Africa; 2) Mapping Archaeological Sites, Landscapes and Excavations in the Ottoman Empire in the 19th and 20th Centuries.

Deadline for abstracts: 15 November 2019. Information: https://history.icaci.org/istanbul-2020/

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15.  10th International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society with Special Focus on: "Conservation, Environmentalism, and Stewardship – Ecological Spirituality as Common Ground", University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 30 April – 1 May 2020

The "Religion in Society Research Network" comprises a conference and journal founded in 2011, exploring the role of religion and spirituality in society. Themes: Religious Foundations; Religious Community and Socialization; Religious Commonalities and Differences; The Politics of Religion".

Deadline for abstracts: 30 March 2020.

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16.  Conference: "Migration via the Sea or Desert: Recourse to Religious Figures in the Migratory Dynamics of Africa", Université Alassane Ouattara, Bouaké, Côte d'Ivoire, 7-8 May 2020

The conference is focusing on the illegal migration from Africa towards Europe and Middle East. Areas of reflection are: 1) Faith, beliefs and religious practices in the development / maturation of the migration project; 2) Socioeconomic uses and magico-religious experience on migration paths; 3) Religion and migratory networks; 4) Religious treatment of the migration issue.

Deadline for abstracts: 30 November 2019. Information: https://calenda.org/673554

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

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


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18.  International Conference: "The Outsiders' Arabic: from Peripheral to Diaspora Arabic Varieties", University of Bucharest, 25-27 May 2020

The conference will welcome papers on the following topics of interest, adjacent to Arabic dialectology: Peripheral Arabic varieties (main topic), Diaspora Arabic varieties (main topic), Pidgin Arabic (main topic), Language contact (main topic), Historical linguistics, Morphology, Syntax, Phonetics and Phonology, Creolization, Sociolinguistics.

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 November 2019.

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19.  Annual Meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society: “Francophone Borderlands”, Buffalo (NY), 28-31 May 2020

The theme invites participants to consider the peripheries of the French Empire as central to understanding the French colonial empire and the people who inhabit it, as well as the ways zones and points of contact are particularly revealing of imperial and colonial experiences. However, as usual, proposals on all aspects of overseas France and its legacies will be considered.


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20.  Workshop: "Making Sense of Climate Change - Models, Cosmologies and Practices from North Africa and the Middle East", Leibniz Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, 8-9 June 2020

We invite scholars from the humanities, social sciences and Middle Eastern studies to explore the wide range of issues connected to climate change in the Middle East and North Africa, for example: Which political, economic or environmental consequences does, or will, global warming have in the region? Etc.

Information: https://www.zmo.de/Ausschreibungen/calls%20for%20papers/CfP_Making_Sense_of_Climate_Change.pdf

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21.  24th Conference of the Comité International des Études Pré-Ottomanes et Ottomanes, Thessaloniki, 23-27 June 2020

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


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22.  Roundtable on "Decolonizing Islamicate Manuscript Studies" during the Annual Meeting of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES), University of Kent, Canterbury, 29 June - 1 July 2020

Participants are invited to critically engage with the possibilities for the decolonization of Islamicate manuscript studies. How, and should decolonization be operationalized in the field of Islamic manuscript studies?


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23.  Panel on "Power, Knowledge and ‘Oriental’ Studies in Europe. Interrogating National Traditions of Middle East Studies" during the Annual Meeting of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES), University of Kent, Canterbury, 29 June - 1 July 2020

This panel proposes a reflection on the hegemonic traditions of Middle East or Oriental Studies dominant in European countries. It will look into cases in which the field of study and its organisations (professional associations and others) were the venue for the construction of a politics of anti-racism and solidarity.

If interested, please send your abstract to paola.rivetti@dcu.ie by 15 November 2019.

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24.  7th Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies, Centre for Visual Arts and Research, Nicosia, 2-4 July 2020

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


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25.  "Future Past: Memory and Imaginal Politics in Conflicts and for Conflicts", Amsterdam, 14-15 July 2020

We invite papers that trace memory and commemoration within imaginal politics to highlight how future past emerges, circulates and mobilizes. The conference focuses on future past under authoritarian regimes across the world however, the papers with focus on the Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus are given priority.

Deadline for abstracts: 15 April 2020.

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26.  Panel on “Cultural Diplomacy in the Eastern Mediterranean during the 20th Century” during the 11th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research “Resilience of Cultural Policy”, Kyoto, 1-4 September 2020


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27.  Panel on "Ottoman Cultural Mobilities: 19th Century Modes of Travel, Collecting and Display", within the "International Conference of European Urban Historians Network", Antwerp, 2-5 September 2020

The panel focuses on the mobility and circulation of people and objects around Ottoman and connected contexts; Ottoman encounters and exchanges en route; the journeys of intellectuals, collections and archives in the late Ottoman Empire.


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POSITIONS

28.  15 Research Fellowships for Outstanding Postdocs, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich

LMU offers 10 Incoming and 5 Outgoing Research Fellowships to outstanding postdocs. The two-year fellowship with a competitive salary and substantial research budget will give you the opportunity to carry out your own research project with the support of an LMU professor. Workshop for interested applicants on 18 September 2019.

Deadline for application: 12 November 2019. Information: https://www.lmu.de/excellent/research-fellowships

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29.  Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies and International Relations, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, University of Leiden

Selection criteria: A doctorate in international relations, political science, development studies, geography, sociology, or anthropology with a focus on the modern Middle East; Experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate students, and supervising theses; Proficiency in English.


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30.  PhD Studentship in the Research Project "Colophons, Community, and the Making of the Christian Middle East, 1500-1900", University of Oxford

Ideally, candidates will be able to work with manuscripts in Arabic or Syriac. The scholarship will cover course fees and provide a living allowance at Research Council rates. Candidates from all backgrounds are welcome to apply.


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31.  Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Middle Eastern Diasporic Literatures and Cultures, York University

We are particularly interested in candidates whose research can be situated within the fields of Postcolonial and World Literature in English within and across periods, genres, and regions. Interdisciplinary and intermedial approaches are especially welcome. The successful candidate will have a PhD in English Literature or a related field with a specialization in Middle Eastern Diasporic Literatures and Cultures; a dynamic, substantial, and ongoing research portfolio; etc.

Deadline for applications: 25 January 2020.

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32.  Assistant Professor in Gender, Post-Colonialism, and the Islamic World, York University

A PhD by the start of the appointment in Political Science or an appropriate related field is required. The successful candidate’s research should complement the present scholarly profile of the Department of Politics in the study of gender, post-colonialism, anti-imperialism, and the Islamic World, conceived to encompass not only "Islamic countries" but in a diasporic sense, and to develop the conception in new and innovative ways.

Deadline for applications: 25 January 2020.

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33.  Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

This programme aims to support suitably qualified applicants in any discipline to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship at an eligible higher education institution in Ireland. These fellowships can be held for either one or two years.

Deadline for applications: 20 November 2019. Information: http://research.ie/funding/goipd/

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34.  PhD Fellowship in the Project "Legal Cultures and Business Environment in Central Asia", University of Latvia, Riga

The position involves a large amount of travelling and several months per year in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan for fieldwork and networking and requires capacity to work autonomously.

Deadline for application: 30 November 2019. Information: Ilona.baumane@gmail.com

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35.  Director of the Middle East Studies Center (MESC), American University in Cairo

Requirements: PhD degree in a discipline relevant to MESC's field of study. Candidates should have well established and extended experience in policymaking and implementation related to the Middle East. They should have research and publications records showing interest and contributions to the field of Middle East studies. They may also bring evidence to contributions to negotiations, policymaking or policy advice in the Middle East at a high level in government, international organizations and/or think tanks.

Deadline for applications: Open until position is filled.

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36.  Hamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair in Islamic Art, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Qatar

Required qualifications: PhD in art history; well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications; university teaching experience.

Deadline for applications: 15 December 2019. Information: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/94363

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37.  Positions for Three Deans and One Vice Chancellor at the University of Sharjah/UAE

Dean of Student Affairs:

Dean of the College of Communication:

Dean of the College of Law:

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs:

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38.  Assistant/Associate Professor in Sociology, Department of Global & Social Studies, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran

Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. degree with a strong commitment to research and teaching. Applicants are also expected to be proficient in English (spoken and written) as the language of instruction at KFUPM is English. Candidates with Middle East expertise and experience are encouraged to apply.

The position will remain vacant until filled.

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39.  Assistant/Associate Professor in Cultural Anthropology, Department of Global & Social Studies, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran

Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. degree with a strong commitment to research and teaching. Applicants are also expected to be proficient in English (spoken and written) as the language of instruction at KFUPM is English. Candidates with Middle East expertise and experience are encouraged to apply.

The position will remain vacant until filled.

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40.  Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Global and Social Studies, Department of Global & Social Studies, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran

Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. from reputable institution, strong record of published research, experience in supervising research of graduate students, relevant teaching experience at the university level and have teaching and/or industrial experience in the respective areas. Candidates with Middle East expertise and experience are encouraged to apply.


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41.  Associate or Full Professor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Islamic World Studies Department, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

Requirements: PhD in Islamic Studies; a proven record of excellence at baccalaureate-level teaching; dedication to curricular innovation; record of professional accomplishment including peer-reviewed publications and/or presentations; commitment to a sustained research program and interest in collaboration with other faculty; familiarity and prior experience with the US model general education is desirable.

The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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42.  Adjunct Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Anthropology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Social Sciences, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

Requirements: PhD in Anthropology; a proven record of excellence at baccalaureate-level teaching; dedication to curricular innovation; record of professional accomplishment including peer-reviewed publications and/or presentations; commitment to a sustained research program and interest in collaboration with other faculty.

The review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Information: https://socioloxy.com/adjunct-assistantassociatefull-professor-in-anthropology,i5983.html

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43.  Associate/Full Professor in Law, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Social Sciences, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

Requirements: PhD in Civil or Civil Procedures Law, Public or Criminal Law, Administrative Law, Commercial or Business Law, or International Private Law; a proven record of excellence at baccalaureate-level teaching for 7 years at least for full professor, and 5 years for associate, and 3 for assistant professor; sufficient proficiency in Arabic and English to teach courses in both languages; etc.

The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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44.  Associate/Full Professor in Political Sciences and International Relations, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Social Sciences, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

Requirements: PhD in Political Sciences or International Relations; a proven record of excellence at baccalaureate-level teaching; dedication to curricular innovation; record of professional accomplishment including peer-reviewed publications and/or presentations; commitment to a sustained research program and interest in collaboration with other faculty.

The review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Information: https://socioloxy.com/associate-or-full-professor-in-political-sciences-and-international-relations,i5986.html

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45.  Assistant Professor for Sociology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, United Arab Emirates University

Requirements: Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Sociology. The ability to teach undergraduate courses is a must. Industrial and professional experience is a plus. Good publication record is an advantage.

The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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46.  Postdoctoral Researcher in Political Sciences, Sociology and Economics, Division of Social Science, New York University (Global), Abu Dhabi

Requirements: applicants must have received a PhD in the last three years or be within a few months from completion. We encourage applications from very promising candidates with a capacity to conduct innovative, high-quality scholarly research in the fields of Economics, Political Science, Sociology and Public Policy. Successful candidates are expected to develop a well-defined research program and to forge productive collaborations with faculty at NYUAD.

The position will close on 15 March 2020, though applicants will be considered until all positions are filled. Candidates for political science will begin to be evaluated starting 1 October 2019; candidates for Sociology will be evaluated beginning 1 November 2019; and candidates for economics will be evaluated starting 15 December 2019. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/66364

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47.  Tenure-Track Instructur in Persian Language and Culture, Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Requirements: advanced proficiency in Persian; a Ph.D. in Persian Language and Linguistics, Persian Applied Linguistics, Persian language pedagogy, or a closely related field; evidence of substantial experience and excellent teaching ability in Persian for both heritage and non-heritage learners at the post-secondary level in North America; etc.

Deadline for applications: 18 December 2019. Information: https://asia.ubc.ca/department/careers/

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48.  Tenure-Track Instructor in Arabic Language and Culture, Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Requirements: advanced proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic; a Ph.D. in Arabic Language, Arabic Applied Linguistics, Arabic language pedagogy, or a closely related field; evidence of substantial experience and excellent teaching ability in Arabic for both heritage and non-heritage learners at the post-secondary level in North America; etc.

Deadline for applications: 28 November 2019. Information: https://asia.ubc.ca/department/careers/

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49.  Assistant Professor of Arabic (Tenure-Track), Virginia Military Institute, Lexington

Specialization open; Ph.D. in Arabic, Arabic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies or related field required. Native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and at least one dialect of Arabic required. The successful candidate should provide evidence of excellence in teaching Arabic language, literature and culture at the college-level using the integrated approach.

Position open until filled; review of applications begins immediately. To ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by 15 December 2019. Information: https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/168558

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50.  Teaching Assistant Professor of Arabic, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Requirements: All applicants must have PhD in hand in Arabic or a closely related field, teaching excellence at the university level as demonstrated by course evaluation summaries, potential for curricular development, native or near native fluency in Arabic as well as in English, and experience in use of instructional technology.

Review of applications will begin on December 2, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

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51.  Visiting Assistant Professor in Islamic History (Modern and/or Early Modern Era), Clark University, Massachusetts

We invite applications for a one-semester, non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor in the history of Islam in the early modern and/or modern worldto begin in January 2020. Secondary specialization is open. ABD or Ph.D. in History, Islamic Studies, or a related field is required by the time of appointment.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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

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

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

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

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

The review of applications will begin 15 October 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

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54.  Assistant or Associate Professor in Israel Studies, University of Florida

The position is open to Israel specialists in any discipline in the social sciences and the humanities. Ph.D. required by start date. A successful candidate must have an active research agenda, must be able to integrate the study of Israel into theoretical and comparative contexts that speak to the needs of the appropriate tenure home, and be committed to developing the Jewish Studies major and certificate programs.

The position will remain open until filled. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/57981

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55.  Marash and Ocuin Chair in Ottoman, Mizrahi, and Sephardic Jewish Studies, Brandeis University

The incumbent of the Chair will be a scholar of the history and culture of Ottoman, Sephardi, and/or Mizrahi Jewry in modern contexts, including Israel. The successful candidate will display a record of scholarly achievement, teaching excellence, and expertise in relevant languages.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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56.  Postdoctoral Research Position in Iran and the Persian Gulf Studies (19th – 21st Centuries), Princeton University

The position, starting in September 2020, is open to scholars of all academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The Center promotes interdisciplinary approaches to advancing understanding of Iran and the Persian Gulf, with special attention to the region's role and significance in the contemporary world.Qualifications: Applicants should have less than three years of postdoctoral experience, but more senior candidates may be considered.

Deadline for applications: 15 December 2019. Information: https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=14301

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OTHER INFORMATION

57.  Grant of the "Society for Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies (GTOT)" for Innovative Projects by Young Scholars (Funding Period: 2019-2020)

The Society invites its members to submit applications for the funding of small-scale projects. All proposals aiming at supporting young scholars and/or Turkology as a study program will be considered including: workshops / summer (winter) schools focused on specific topics such as digital humanities, archival work, source work etc.; - interdisciplinary (teaching) projects; - preparation and presentation of projects / research results (new media, podcasts etc.); - supporting students wishing to participate with a panel in the Turkologentag.

Deadline for applications: 31 December 2019. Information: http://www.gtot.org/news/gtot-call/?lang=en

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58.  Award for Research on Ankara 2020, Koç University's Vehbi Koç Ankara Studies Research Center (VEKAM)

VEKAM opens call for research award every year in order to contribute to scientific studies that investigate Ankara and its environs in any disciplines and areas without restrictions.

Deadline for applications: 2 December 2019.

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

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

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

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60.  New Professional One-year Master Program in English on "Contemporary Art in the Arab World, Iran and Turkey", Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in Collaboration with the University of Geneva

Starting in February 2020, the Program balances theory and practice. It starts from a global perspective and focuses on modern and contemporary artistic production in the Arab world, Iran and Turkey. The training course includes a six-week internship at one of the partner institutions and concludes with the completion of a project or a final paper.

Registration deadline: 11 December 2019. For further information see https://www.unive.it/pag/33862/

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61.  Article sur "Les grands pèlerinages : histoire, territoires, pratiques" pour "La Revue de Gèographie Historique"

Le but de ce numéro, en mettant en avant la dimension géohistorique du phénomène, est de permettre une réflexion de fond sur le sujet, en permettant à tous les chercheurs qui s'intéressent au religieux de proposer un article, soit théorique, sur le phénomène du pèlerinage inscrit dans le temps. En effet, les articles peuvent porter aussi un grand site de pèlerinage, comme Kerbala ou Mecca.

Les textes sont attendus au plus tard le 20 décembre 2019.

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62.  Articles on "Moroccan Peregrinations: Construction, Transmission and Circulation of Islamic Knowledge (18th-21st Centuries)" for Journal "Remmm - Revue de mondes musulmans et de la Méditerranée" (En-Fr)

The themes of institutionalization and dissemination of Islamic knowledge permeate the fields proposed for study and for the period under consideration. We are interested as much in the changes and movements of knowledge as we are in the networks of actors.

Deadline for abstracts: 1 December 2019.

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63.  Articles on "Political Economy of Research in Social Sciences in the Arab World (En-Fr-Ar)" for Journal "Lebanon Support"

Papers are invited on the following themes: “Institutional configurations and actors' rationale in the Arab world: how are political economies of research in social sciences organized?”; “Research agendas, methods and paradigms: the constrained choices of research”; “Researchers' trajectories in the Arab world: functions, carriers, values.”


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

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

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

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65.  Appel à dossier de la revue "Les Cahiers de Tunisie"

La revue lance un appel à dossier et offre la possibilité de coordonner un dossier thématique en collaboration avec les membres du comité de rédaction. Le dossier thématique comprend entre 5 et 8 articles (en arabe, en français et en anglais), réunis à la suite d'un appel à contribution.

Deadline for abstracts: 30 November 2019. Information: https://iismm.hypotheses.org/42828

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

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

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

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67.  New Book Series: "Ecclesiastica Ottomanica"

The series welcomes contributions beyond the confines of grand theories such as dhimmitude and the millet system, and of traditional binaries such as toleration and persecution. It has a cross-disciplinary perspective involving the fields of Ottoman history, Middle Eastern studies, Balkan studies, African studies, religious studies, church history, missiology, the history of interactions, connected history, and diaspora studies.


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68.  Request to Answer a Questionnaire on "Emotional Stress among MENA Researchers"

The questionnaire has been designed for a qualitative assessment of stress-induced emotional difficulties of researchers working in (or on) the Middle East and North Africa after many colleagues have reported about deteriorating working conditions, not only in terms of actual research possibilities, but also concerning psychological challenges. You are invited to answer the 24 questions at https://de.surveymonkey.com/r/HR3KF5Z until 30 November 2019.

Information: Dr Jan Claudius Völkel, Senior Researcher, Arnold Bergstraesser Institute, University of Freiburg, jan.voelkel@politik.uni-freiburg.de

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