CONFERENCES 1. Workshop: "Migration & Arab Media", Institute for the Near and Middle East, LMU University of Munich, 23-24 June 2016 2. Conference: "Re-Ordering the Middle East? Peoples, Borders and States in Flux", University of Jordan, 18 July 2016 3. Istanbul Security Conference 2016, 2-4 November 2016 4. Conference: "Environmental Approaches in Pre-Modern Middle Eastern Studies", Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg, University of Bonn, 5-7 December 2016 5. 8th Tunis Exchange Conference, 3-10 January 2017 & 16th Beirut Exchange Conferences, 11-18 January 2017 6. Third Conference of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences: "State, Sovereignty and Social Space in the Arab Region: Emerging Historical and Theoretical Approaches", Beirut, 10-12 March 2017 7. Conference: "Communities, Imaginations and Emotions in the Medieval Mediterranean", Society for the Medieval Mediterranean, Ghent University, 10-12 July 2017 POSITIONS 8. Academic Director (W3) of the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, University of Hamburg 9. Imam Ali Chair for Shi'i Studies and Dialogue among Islamic Legal Schools, Hartford Seminary, MA 10. Dean for the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, Hamad bin Khalifa University 11. One-year Position Teaching Islamic Law, American University in Cairo OTHER INFORMATION 12. Summer School: « Islams et mondes contemporains : une approche interdisciplinaire d'enjeux complexes », Université catholique de Louvain, Belgique, 22-27 août 2016 13. Articles on "Migration and Transnational Governance" for Special Issue of "Mashriq and Mahjar: Journal of Middle East Migration Studies" 14. Articles for New Journal: "Antisemitism Studies" _______________ If you want to distribute an announcement via 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 email@example.com and refer to further details with a link to the respective website or an email address. Best regards, Guenter Meyer, Center for Research on the Arab World, University of Mainz ____________________ CONFERENCES 1. Workshop: "Migration & Arab Media", Institute for the Near and Middle East, LMU University of Munich, 23-24 June 2016 The 9th workshop on Arab media is focusing on the current refugee situation. We will particularly discuss less researched aspects such as Arab discourses on Arab migration and the role of Arab (social) media in the processes of migration. Information: http://www.naher-osten.uni-muenchen.de/forschung/massenmedien/amw9/wm9_program_en.pdf ______________ 2. Conference: "Re-Ordering the Middle East? Peoples, Borders and States in Flux", University of Jordan, 18 July 2016 The conference consists of three sessions: the Collapse of Authority: Order in the Middle East?; State Vacuums and Non-State Actors; the Role of Economy and Global Issues. Information: http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e1ae5bef9757e58afec01a89a&id=0ff1600706 ______________ 3. Istanbul Security Conference 2016, 2-4 November 2016 Primary objective of the conference is to improve the achievements of similar type of "brand conferences" and to provide new perspectives for those centered in Turkey. Deadline for abstracts: 26 August 2016. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/128743/istanbul-security-conference-2016 ______________ 4. Conference: "Environmental Approaches in Pre-Modern Middle Eastern Studies", Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg, University of Bonn, 5-7 December 2016 This conference is meant to be a forum for exchange of ideas about environmental history, and methods and theories by scholars engaged in the study of the pre-modern Islamic world. Papers from the fields of history, historical geography, archaeology and art history, natural sciences, and historical anthropology are most welcome. Deadline for application: 15 July 2016. Information: http://www.mamluk.uni-bonn.de/mamluk-events/december-environmental-conference-call-for-abstracts-2.pdf ______________ 5. 8th Tunis Exchange Conference, 3-10 January 2017 & 16th Beirut Exchange Conferences, 11-18 January 2017 The Exchange is an effort by Mideastwire.com to promote understanding and academic enrichment through a variety of city-focused conferences. Students and professionals from around the globe engage directly with some of the leading intellectuals, academics and political leaders in the country. Application deadline: 30 September 2016. Information: http://www.thebeirutexchange.com/ ______________ 6. Third Conference of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences: "State, Sovereignty and Social Space in the Arab Region: Emerging Historical and Theoretical Approaches", Beirut, 10-12 March 2017 The conference will be organized around three major axes: 1) Transformations of State and of Forms of Sovereignty - 2) Social Space and Power - 3) Political Geography of Refugees and Displaced Populations. Deadline for proposals: 6 September 2016. Information: http://www.theacss.org/pages/third-conference ______________ 7. Conference: "Communities, Imaginations and Emotions in the Medieval Mediterranean", Society for the Medieval Mediterranean, Ghent University, 10-12 July 2017 We welcome papers from all disciplines that study emotions, imaginations and communities in, of and across the Medieval Mediterranean. How were emotions produced, expressed and communicated? To what end were imaginations used and abused? In what ways were communities perceived and understood? What communalities and particularities are there? Which challenges do the literary, historical, archaeological and other sources pose in this respect? Deadline for abstracts: 31 October 2016. Information: http://www.smm2017.ugent.be/ ______________ POSITIONS 8. Academic Director (W3) of the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, University of Hamburg This position entails an appointment to W3 University Professor of Political Science, with a focus on Peace Research and Security Policy. Application deadline: 7 July 2016. Information: http://www.uni-hamburg.de/en/uhh/stellenangebote/professuren/07-07-16-w3-2248.pdf ______________ 9. Imam Ali Chair for Shi'i Studies and Dialogue among Islamic Legal Schools, Hartford Seminary, MA Hartford Seminary announces an opening for a Shi'i scholar with a distinguished record that includes an academic doctorate, religious training and lived religious commitments to occupy the newly endowed Imam Ali Chair for Shi'i Studies. Review of applications will begin 15 September 2016. Information: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000317837-01 ______________ 10. Dean for the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, Hamad bin Khalifa University The successful candidate will be a distinguished scholar in the areas of Islamic studies, Islamic finance, or a related discipline, and an innovative academic leader. The dean needs to be fluent in Arabic and English. The positions will be open until filled. Application: http://www.hbku.edu.qa/qfisdean-jobapplications ______________ 11. One-year Position Teaching Islamic Law, American University in Cairo The deadline for application has been extended beyond the stated date. Information: https://aucegypt.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=EF891FA4E1EBD3166D3E4E3A20580EF8;jsessionid=92912ADED964F7A0605F87B17E29CF0D;jsessionid=68C0BE9B8144D7753CE46DE359E55030?JOBID=71446 _____________ OTHER INFORMATION 12. Summer School: « Islams et mondes contemporains : une approche interdisciplinaire d'enjeux complexes », Université catholique de Louvain, Belgique, 22-27 août 2016 Cette Summer School entend offrir, dans un temps limité de travail intensif, des éléments de base et des clés de lecture pour analyser le devenir contemporain de l'islam. Elle propose un programme soucieux de rencontrer les questions qui se posent en Europe autour de la présence de l'islam, tout en donnant des outils d'analyse de ce qui se passe dans le paysage global de l'islam. Délai de candidature: 22 juin 2016. Information: http://www.uclouvain.be/685349.html ______________ 13. Articles on "Migration and Transnational Governance" for Special Issue of "Mashriq and Mahjar: Journal of Middle East Migration Studies" In this special issue, we conceptualize the impact of migration on transnational governance as having a two-part, mutually reinforcing dynamic: How Arab states have sought to "govern" their diasporas; and how diasporas have in turn sought to influence governance in the sending states. Deadline for proposals: 15 August 2016. Information: http://lebanesestudies.ojs.chass.ncsu.edu/index.php/mashriq/announcement/view/4 ______________ 14. Articles for New Journal: "Antisemitism Studies" We will consider articles on specific antisemitic episodes, and their historical significance and impact on society, as well as more thematic and theoretical studies of the phenomenon. We are particularly interested in articles that appeal to a broad international audience of scholars in the humanities and social sciences. Deadline for first issue: 15 September 2016. Information: http://antisemitismstudies.com/call-for-submissions.html
dimanche 19 juin 2016
jeudi 16 juin 2016
Presses de l’Inalco
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Patrick Boucheron, Ce que peut l’histoire. Leçon inaugurale prononcée le jeudi 17 décembre 2015, Publications du Collège de France, 2016.À la fin de l’année 2015, l’historien Patrick Boucheron, spécialiste de l’Italie médiévale, prononce une Leçon inaugurale particulièrement remarquée. Au sortir d’une actualité troublée, il y propose une réflexion sur ce que peut l’histoire, ce qui lui est possible aussi bien que ce qu’elle peut nous offrir : « Nous avons besoin d’histoire car il nous faut du repos. Une halte pour reposer la conscience, pour que demeure la possibilité d’une conscience – non pas seulement le siège d’une pensée, mais d’une raison pratique, donnant toute latitude d’agir. [...] Il faut pour cela travailler à s’affaiblir, à se désœuvrer, à rendre inopérante cette mise en péril de la temporalité qui saccage l’expérience et méprise l’enfance. »
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-- Sciences politiques
Éric Gobe (dir.), Des justices en transition dans le monde arabe ? Contributions à une réflexion sur les rapports entre justice et politique, Centre Jacques-Berque, 2016.Après avoir été l’espace de l’exception autoritaire, le monde arabe est devenu en 2011 celui des « révolutions ». Cinq ans après, la plupart des régimes sont largement parvenus à museler les mouvements de protestation. Mais les révoltes du Printemps arabe n’ont-elles eu aucun effet sur les rapports entre le pouvoir politique et la justice ? Ce livre offre un état des lieux contrasté. L’évolution des politiques de justice au Maghreb et en Égypte témoigne de réponses sélectives aux pressions des changements politiques, qui ne remettent pas en cause l’hégémonie des élites gouvernantes. La Tunisie apparaît comme une exception : les réformes post-Ben Ali ont été bien plus profondes – sans pour autant que les gouvernements transitoires aient renoncé à subordonner le pouvoir judiciaire.
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-- Études des genres
Irène Théry (dir.), Mariage de même sexe et filiation, Éditions de l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales, 2013.Dans le tumulte provoqué par la légalisation du mariage et de l’adoption pour les couples de même sexe, faire vivre un débat informé et serein est un enjeu démocratique majeur. Des juristes, politistes, sociologues et anthropologues réfutent ici deux grands arguments portés par les opposants à la nouvelle loi : celle-ci ne suppose ni « effacement » de la différence des sexes dans le couple, ni « mensonge » à l’enfant sur son origine ou sa filiation. Ce livre prouve également que le débat change profondément lorsque l’on replace les grandes institutions de la parenté dans le temps long de l’histoire.
Élise Faure-Boucharlat (dir.), Vivre à la campagne au Moyen Âge : L’habitat rural du ve au xiie siècle (Bresse, Lyonnais, Dauphiné) d’après les données archéologiques, Alpara, 2001.À l’inverse du monde des châteaux, des cathédrales et des villes, le monde rural du Moyen Âge ne suscite guère d’images en nous. Les textes sont presque muets sur la vie paysanne. Les opérations archéologiques préventives menées en Rhône-Alpes ces vingt dernières années ont cependant livré quantité d’informations, aussi bien sur l’habitat, l’alimentation, l’outillage ou les pratiques agricoles de ces paysans que sur l’évolution de leur mode de vie ou les transformations de leur environnement. Ce livre rend accessible cette documentation considérable.
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Stefano Luconi et Mario Varricchio (dir.), Lontane da casa. Donne italiane e diaspora globale dall’inizio del Novecento a oggi, Accademia University Press, 2015.Cet ouvrage offre une contribution à l’historiographie de la migration des femmes italiennes, du xxe siècle jusqu’à ces dernières années. Les onze études ici réunies explorent les parcours d’émigration vers les pays européens, les Amériques et l’Australie ; elles donnent également à voir des réalités encore peu étudiées, comme les mouvements d’installation en Afrique du Nord française durant l’entre-deux-guerres. L’ouvrage décline la dimension spécifiquement féminine de la diaspora italienne, à travers le transnationalisme, l’engagement politique et en particulier le militantisme antifasciste, ou la nostalgie de la patrie.
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mercredi 15 juin 2016
!!!Deadline for Proposals: 20 June 2016: Contemporary Research on the Middle East and North Africa in Tuebingen on 6-8 October 2016
Final Call for Papers for the International DAVO Congress of Contemporary Research on the Middle East and North Africa in Tuebingen on 6-8 October 2016 -- Deadline for Proposals: 20 June 2016
Please note that the deadline for submitting proposals of papers and panels to be presented during the International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO) is approaching fast. For further information on this event see http://davo2016.org/
In addition to the general CfP, papers are also invited for the following open panels (see the complete announcement with the panel abstracts at http://davo2016.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Call-for-papers-for-open-panels.pdf).
Please send your abstracts (up to 300 words) to the panel convener(s) and to Amke Dietert (firstname.lastname@example.org) before 17 June 2016 (Extended deadline!). Papers can be presented in English or German. Please fill in the form for contributions which is available on the Congress website at http://davo2016.org/registration
1) Current Re-Configurations of the Urban in the MENA Region
Organizers: Christian Steiner, Catholic University Eichstaett (Christian.email@example.com) and Steffen Wippel, Philipps-University Marburg (firstname.lastname@example.org), DAVO Working Group “Middle Eastern Economies”
2) Urban Policy Making and Implementation in the Arab World
Organizer: Mennatuallah Hendawy, Cairo (email@example.com)
3) Visions of the State: People’s Perception of State Responsibilities in the MENA Region and Beyond
Organizer: Tina Zintl, University of Tuebingen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
4) Arabellion: Social Change in the Context of Uprise and Violence
Organizer: Helmut Dietrich, Rabat (email@example.com)
5) Beyond Oil: The Politics of Energy in the MENA Region
Organizer: Marie Duboc, University of Tuebingen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
6) Social Movements on the "Move”: Lessons from South Africa for the Palestinian BDS Movement
Organizer: Sara El-Madani, University of Flensburg, email@example.com
7) Studying Palestine in Germany – an Inventory
Organizers: Sarah El Bulbeisi (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Amir Hamid (email@example.com) University of Munich
8) Women`s Rights in Iran: Flexibility in Religious Legal Opinions
Organisator: Golrang Khadivi, University of Hamburg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
9) Ritual and Politics in Turkey
Organizer: Charlotte Joppien (email@example.com)
10) It’s the economy, isn’t it??
Organizers: Sabine Hofmann, Freie Universität Berlin (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Marcus Loewe, German Development Institute Bonn (email@example.com).
Prof. Dr. Guenter Meyer
Chairman of DAVO
Παρουσίαση βιβλίου στην Αθήνα: GREEK ORTHODOX MUSIC IN OTTOMAN ISTANBUL NATION AND COMMUNITY IN THE ERA OF REFORM.
ΤΟ ΚΕΝΤΡΟ ΜΙΚΡΑΣΙΑΤΙΚΩΝ ΣΠΟΥΔΩΝ
σας προσκαλεί στην
παρουσίαση του βιβλίου της Merih Erol, Senior Fellow, Koç University
Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations
GREEK ORTHODOX MUSIC IN OTTOMAN ISTANBUL
NATION AND COMMUNITY IN THE ERA OF REFORM
Για το βιβλίο θα μιλήσουν οι:
Χάρης Εξερτζόγλου, Καθηγητής Ιστορίας, Πανεπιστήμιο Αιγαίου
Ευρωπαϊκό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου
Παναγιώτης Κ. Πούλος, Λέκτορας,
Τμήμα Τουρκικών και Σύγχρονων Ασιατικών Σπουδών, Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών
και η συγγραφέας.
Μάρκος Δραγούμης, Προϊστάμενος Μουσικού Λαογραφικού Αρχείου -
Μέλος ΔΣ Κέντρου Μικρασιατικών Σπουδών.
Τη συζήτηση συντονίζει ο
Δημήτρης Καμούζης, Ιστορικός - Ερευνητής Κέντρου Μικρασιατικών Σπουδών.
ΠΕΜΠΤΗ, 16 ΙΟΥΝΙΟΥ 2016,
στην Αίθουσα Α. Γ. Λεβέντη (ημιόροφος)
του Κέντρου Μικρασιατικών Σπουδών
KΕΝΤΡΟ ΜΙΚΡΑΣΙΑΤΙΚΩΝ ΣΠΟΥΔΩΝ
dimanche 12 juin 2016
CONFERENCES 1. Capacity Building Workshop and Panel Discussion "Egypt's Civil Society on the Brink. Politics from Below 5 Years after the Revolution," Berlin, 16 July 2016 2. New-Med Conference: “Re-Ordering the Middle East? Peoples, Borders and States in Flux”, University of Jordan, Amman, 18 July 2016 3. Conference: “The Dynamics of Change in the Pakistan-Afghanistan Region: Politics on Borderland”, University of Peshawar, Pakistan, 29-31 August 2016 4. International Conference: “Regime Transformation and the Recomposition of Elites in the Arab World after 2010-2011: A Comparative Approach“, Tunis, 20-22 October 2016 5. Workshop: “Magic, Medicine, and Technology in the Mediterranean”, Mediterranean Seminar & Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN, 11-12 November 2016 6. Conference: “Global Muslim Encounters: Homogenisation and Diversity across Time and Space”, University of Cambridge, 9 - 10 December 2016 7. Colloquium: “Flight and Migration: Intercultural Philosophical Perspectives”, polylog Forum for Intercultural Philosophy, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, 11-13 January 2017 8. Conference: “The Globalization of Science in the Middle East and North Africa, 18th-20th Centuries”, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, 24-25 March 2017 9. Arab American Studies Association 2017 Conference: "Waypoints and Watersheds: Arab American Activism and Memories. A Conference Marking the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 War", Dearborn, MI, 24-26 March 2017 10. Panel: "New Identity Politics in the Study of Middle East International Relations" at the "WISC Global International Studies Conference", Taipei, 1-3 April 2017 11. Conference of ACLA: "Sacred Troubling Topics in the Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur'an", Utrecht, Netherlands, 6-9 July 2017 POSITIONS 12. Post-Doc Position in Iranian Studies, CNMS, University of Marburg, Germany 13. Lecturer in Islamic Studies, University of Birmingham 14. Lecturer in Islam in South East Asia, School of Divinity, History and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen 15. Assistant Professor, Islamic World History, University of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania OTHER INFORMATION 16. Summer School: "The Middle East and North Africa Today: Crises, Mobilities and Paths to the Future", Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Lisbon, Portugal, 25-29 July 2016 17. Summer School: "Reading and Analyzing Ottoman Administrative Sources", Amman, 31 August - 2 September 2016 18. Articles for "The Journal of Contemporary European Antisemitism" _______________ If you want to distribute an announcement via 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 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org and refer to further details with a link to the respective website or an email address. Best regards, Guenter Meyer, Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW), University of Mainz ____________________ CONFERENCES 1. Capacity Building Workshop and Panel Discussion "Egypt's Civil Society on the Brink. Politics from Below 5 Years after the Revolution," Berlin, 16 July 2016 This event brings together young and mid-level professionals from different fields as well as researchers and advanced students from Europe and the MENA Region. The workshops are organized by Polis180 in cooperation with the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS), and the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS). This is followed by a discussion with German politicians and civil society representatives, scholars and journalists from Egypt. Deadline for application: 20 June 2016. Information: http://polis180.org/events/16-jul-egypts-civil-society-on-the-brink-politics-from-below-five-years-after-the-revolution/ ______________ 2. New-Med Conference: “Re-Ordering the Middle East? Peoples, Borders and States in Flux”, University of Jordan, Amman, 18 July 2016 A number of leading scholars will present different historical and analytical perspectives about the ‘end of the Sykes-Picot order’ and engage in a forward-looking discussion of viable organizing principles of a new regional order. Program: http://www.iai.it/sites/default/files/newmed_160718.pdf ______________ 3. Conference: “The Dynamics of Change in the Pakistan-Afghanistan Region: Politics on Borderland”, University of Peshawar, Pakistan, 29-31 August 2016 This Fifth Bara Gali Conference invites papers that take up the common theme of “politics on border” along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in different ways. The conference aims to make a series of interdisciplinary forays in making the Pakistan-Afghanistan border more understandable. Deadline for abstracts: 20 June 2016. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/128159/cfp-extended-fifth-bara-gali-conference-dynamics-change-pakistan ______________ 4. International Conference: “Regime Transformation and the Recomposition of Elites in the Arab World after 2010-2011: A Comparative Approach“, Tunis, 20-22 October 2016 The conference is jointly organized by the Institut de recherche sur le Maghreb contemporain (IRMC) and the Konrad‐Adenauer‐Stiftung (KAS). Working languages are French and English. Deadline for proposals: 16 July 2016. Information: http://irmcmaghreb.org/images/pdf/call.pdf ______________ 5. Workshop: “Magic, Medicine, and Technology in the Mediterranean”, Mediterranean Seminar & Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN, 11-12 November 2016 The three rubrics for the workshop are: Disease, hospitals, and care in the Mediterranean; Scientific exchange in the Mediterranean; Magic and dissimulation in Mediterranean society. Deadline for abstracts: 15 June 2016. Information: http://us9.campaign-archive2.com/?u=e1ae5bef9757e58afec01a89a&id=ff291689a6 ______________ 6. Conference: “Global Muslim Encounters: Homogenisation and Diversity across Time and Space”, University of Cambridge, 9 - 10 December 2016 The interdisciplinary conference aims to investigate Muslim interactions and encounters in various spatial and temporal settings since ca. 1250. Historians, art historians, anthropologists, political scientists, and scholars of comparative literature and Islamic studies who work on Islamic communities all across the globe are invited. Abstracts are due on 15 July 2016. Information: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26819 ______________ 7. Colloquium: “Flight and Migration: Intercultural Philosophical Perspectives”, polylog Forum for Intercultural Philosophy, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, 11-13 January 2017 The colloquium intends to create a space for the discussion of the philosophical dimensions of flight and migration in an intercultural orientation: Ethical and human rights' grounds of the protection of refugees; Debates on borders, open borders and migration; Global equality and flight, etc. Deadline for abstracts: 5 August 2016. Information: http://ev.polylog.org/colloquium-en.htm ______________ 8. Conference: “The Globalization of Science in the Middle East and North Africa, 18th-20th Centuries”, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, 24-25 March 2017 The papers will consider the nature of encounters between Islamic societies and the west as the balance of power between these regions shifted in the favor of Europe. Abstracts are due by 15 June 2016. Information: http://www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-31212 ______________ 9. Arab American Studies Association 2017 Conference: "Waypoints and Watersheds: Arab American Activism and Memories. A Conference Marking the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 War", Dearborn, MI, 24-26 March 2017 Scholars from American studies, media studies, literature, history, ethnic studies, cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, political science, Arab and Islamic Studies, gender, sexuality and women's studies, performance studies, public health, psychology and other related fields are invited. Deadline for abstracts: 30 June 2016. Information: https://arabamericanstudies.org/2016/05/23/cfp-aasa-announces-2017-conference-march-24-26-2017-at-the-aanm/ ______________ 10. Panel: "New Identity Politics in the Study of Middle East International Relations" at the "WISC Global International Studies Conference", Taipei, 1-3 April 2017 The aim of the panel is to explore whether scholarly identities - of disciplinary and cultural/geographical nature - matter in how identity politics in Middle East international relations are approached, and to discuss how a greater awareness of possible differences/similarities among scholars can enrich our understanding of Middle East international relations 'out there' and the working of International Relations Theory 'in here'. Deadline for abstracts: 26 June 2016. Contact panel organizer Morten Valbjørn at mailto:email@example.com. Information on the conference: http://www.wisc2017.org/ ______________ 11. Conference of ACLA: "Sacred Troubling Topics in the Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur'an", Utrecht, Netherlands, 6-9 July 2017 Suggested troubling topics include racism, domestic violence, purity/impurity, polemics, figural readings, suicide, sexuality, unbeliever, LGBTQ, misogyny, trickster, humor, fallible prophet, good vs./and evil, self-denial, spying, deception. Submission of proposals: 1-23 September 2016. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/128349/sacred-troubling-topics-tanakh-new-testament-and-quran-acla ______________ POSITIONS 12. Post-Doc Position in Iranian Studies, CNMS, University of Marburg, Germany The position is available at the earliest convenience for a period of 22 months. An individual post-doc research project to be proposed should focus on Iranian, Central Asian or Persianate history/cultural history in the time frame of the 15th to 17th century. Deadline for application: 1 July 2016. Information: www.uni-marburg.de/administration/verwaltung/dez2/personalabteilung/bewerber/stellen/oeffentlich/oeffwisstellen/ze-0064-cnms-wmz-010716-engl.pdf ______________ 13. Lecturer in Islamic Studies, University of Birmingham Applications are welcome from scholars in Qur’an (including study of hadith or the history of tafsir), in classical Arabic texts, in Islamic law and jurisprudence. Deadline for application: 29 June 2016. Information: http://tinyurl.com/gm4hgm2 ______________ 14. Lecturer in Islam in South East Asia, School of Divinity, History and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen Applicants should have a proven research record in the relevant field and experience of teaching in higher education. The full time position will start in January 2017. Closing date for application: 4 July 2016. Information: www.abdnjobs.co.uk/vacancy/lecturer-in-islam-in-south-east-asia-267144.html ______________ 15. Assistant Professor, Islamic World History, University of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania The position will start August 2017.The PhD is required by the time of appointment. Theme, time period, and geographic focus are open. We welcome applications from single sub-region specialists as well as from scholars whose work embraces trans-regional approaches. Deadline for application: 26 September 2016. Information: http://www.pittsource.com/postings/118928 ______________ OTHER INFORMATION 16. Summer School: "The Middle East and North Africa Today: Crises, Mobilities and Paths to the Future", Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Lisbon, Portugal, 25-29 July 2016 Main Topics: Activism and Generation - Gender and Mobility - Religion and Ethical Imagination - Conflict and Future. Information: http://www.soas.ac.uk/lmei/events/file111033.PDF ______________ 17. Summer School: "Reading and Analyzing Ottoman Administrative Sources", Amman, 31 August - 2 September 2016 During the program we will introduce young researchers (mostly MA and Ph.D. candidates, but post-docs may also apply) to reading and analyzing the various manuscript sources which have been issued by Ottoman administrative institutions at both provincial and imperial levels. Deadline: 15 June 2016. Information: www.orient-institut.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Summer_school_Amman_CfA_English.pdf ______________ 18. Articles for "The Journal of Contemporary European Antisemitism" This journal is the first of its kind and will cover all forms of anti-Semitism found in today's Europe. We invite scholars from all relevant disciplines across the social sciences and humanities to send us their original research articles. Deadline for submissions: 1 August 2016. Information: www.academicstudiespress.com/journals/jcea/
samedi 11 juin 2016
II INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON „POLITICS AND SOCIETY IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD”. 20-21 October 2016 in Torun (Poland).
On behalf of the organizers of the II INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON „POLITICS AND SOCIETY IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD”, the Arabic Language and Culture Centre, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, the Department of Middle East and North Africa, University of Łodz, and the Department of European Islam of Warsaw University, I would like to invite you to take part in our Conference that will take place on 20-21 October 2016 in Torun (Poland).
The symposium is the second edition of the annual meeting of academics who are interested in the problems of political and social issues of the Muslim world in the 20th and 21st century, from Morocco to South-East Asia, including also the Muslims in the diaspora. We look forward to all specialists of political, social and oriental studies, politologists, sociologists, orientalists, islamologists and other experts on Islamic world politics and society. As well as those, whose research topics relate to issues of social relations, domestic policy of states inhabited by Muslims in addition to foreign policy and international relations in the Muslim world. In the 21st century, especially after the so-called „Arab Spring”, a change of some paradigms regarding issues fundamental to the development of the world where Muslims or those who rely on Islam play a crucial role is widely visible. It can be both an edifying and destructive force. These problems are exposed with various viewpoints, using a variety of methodologies and national perspectives. We hope our conference will be a good occasion to discover some of these perspectives, to show new trends and subjects present in the discourse on politics and society in the islamic world.
We would be very pleased to get a chance to host you in Torun, the city with long academic tradition, the city where Nicoulaus Copernicus was born and lived for many years. The conference will be held in the building of Faculty of Languages (Collegium Maius, Fosa Staromiejska Street 3), which is situated in the old city center – the Medieval town of Torun that was listed among UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage sites.
The conference fee includes proceedings and meals - coffee breaks, lunches and the banquet - after the first day of the conference, there will be an interactive session at the Museum of Gingerbread (program in English) and 2-hour tour through the Old Town "Get Gothic" (with an English-speaking guide). For your convenience, we can assist you in booking a room in a hotel in the old town just a few steps from conference venue, so you could enjoy a walk through picturesque streets of our city.
We would also appreciate it if you would forward this information to your colleagues and others potentially interested in this conference.
All the detailed information you can see and check on our website:
In case of any questions, please feel free to ask:
Michał Dahl BA.
Magdalena Lewicka PhD.
The Head of Arabic Language and Culture Center
Faculty of Languages
Nicolaus Copernicus University
The Head of Arabic Language and Culture Center
Faculty of Languages
Nicolaus Copernicus University
vendredi 10 juin 2016
Leiden, 15-17 Ιουνίου 2016. Arabic and its Alternatives: Religious minorities and their languages in the emerging nation states of the Middle East (1920-1950)
From 15 until 17 June, the Research Project ‘Arabic and its Alternative’, will organize its final conference entitled‘Arabic and its Alternatives: Religious minorities and their languages in the emerging nation states of the Middle East (1920-1950)’. This conference includes an opening lecture by Cyrus Schayegh (Princeton University), several academic presentations, and a policy session. We warmly invite people to join us for the opening lecture and the academic sessions. Registration is advised for all sessions, including the opening session and the policy session, via AAIAConference@hum.leidenuniv.nl. Note that for the academic sessions, space is limited, so participation is possible on first come, first serve basis.
Venue & Time:
- 15 June: Opening Lecture, Academy Building, Klein Auditorium ( Leiden), 16:00-18:30 hours
- 16 June: Academic Sessions, Leiden University Library, Heinsiuszaal (Leiden), 09:30-18:00 hours
- 17 June: Academic Sessions, Stichthage, Bernoorderhoutzaal (The Hague), 09:30-12:45 hours
- 17 June: Policy Session: Stichthage, Bernoorderhoutzaal (The Hague), 15:00-17:00 hours
In the years following the First World War, Christians and Jews were forced to rethink their position within the newly emerging political context. Before the war (and for some even during and immediately after the war), Ottomanism and Ottoman citizenship had seemed an attractive alternative to the earlier state built on the legal separation between Muslims and others in the so-called millet system as it had developed earlier in the nineteenth century. The war brought an end to the Ottoman Empire, whereas the genocide on Armenian and Syriac Christians had revealed the harsh edges of Turkish nationalism. Arab nationalism seemed like a more promising alternative, especially for those Christians and Jews that used Arabic in one form or another in their daily lives: as a vernacular or as a written language, for communication within and outside their communities. Within these communities, however, at the same time other loyalties vied for prominence, loyalties that could not be easily reconciled with that of pan-Arab or Arab-based nationalisms, such as those to the British and French Mandate governments, or to the separatist nationalisms of the Zionists, Armenians and Assyrians.
The conference is part of a research project that has been working along these lines on the study and comparison of communal literary and linguistic practices of three groups, all in (post-) British Mandate contexts, that of the Catholic (‘Latin’) Christians of Jerusalem, the Syriac (Assyrian/Syriac/Chaldean) Christians of North Iraq and the Jews of Baghdad. Some early results will be published in the volume Common Ground: Jews and Christians in the Modern Middle East(Goldstein, Murre-van den Berg, scheduled to be published in 2016).
- Konstantinos Papasthatis, Research Unit: IPSE/ Université du Luxembourg
- Leyla Dakhli, French Center for National Research (CNRS)
- Ori Shachmon, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- Liora Halperin, University of Colorado Boulder
- Michiel Leezenberg, University of Amsterdam
- Daphne Tsimhoni, The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
- Emmanuel Szurek, EHESS
- Merav Mack, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
- Peter Wien, University of Maryland, College Park
- Robert Isaf, Graduate Bard College
- Kefah Najjar, Baghdad University
- Otared Haidar, University of Oxford
- Franck Salameh: Boston College
- Professor Dr Heleen Murre-van den Berg (IVOC/FTR, Radboud University Nijmegen)
- Dr Karène Sanchez (LUCL, Leiden University)
- Sasha Goldstein-Sabah (LIAS-LUCSOR, Leiden University)
- Tijmen Baarda (LIAS-LUCSOR, Leiden University)
- Farah Bazzi (LIAS, Leiden University)
Policy Session: Post-Arab nationalisms: what is the future of religious and linguistic minorities in the Arab Middle East?
Friday 17 June: Stichthage, Bernoorderhoutzaal, 15:00-17 hours
The events of the past five years have underlined the fact that the time of Arab nationalism is over. Whether in the form of its pan-Arab or its nation-state variety, it has failed to provide a viable and stable alternative to the colonial structures that preceded it, be they Ottoman, British or French. It similarly failed to address the tensions between Arabs and non-Arabs in the Middle East and it has not been able to solve the inequality between Muslims and non-Muslims, also when non-Muslims identified as Arabs first and foremost. None of the alternatives, however, building on autocratic military rule or on Islamist ideologies, have contributed to such a stable society.
The policy part of the conference that engages with current issues intends to continue the discussion of the academic sessions that addressed the development towards Arab nationalism in the period between the two World Wars, when the mandate governments backed by the League of Nations constituted the major political power in the region.
Questions for the policy session:
Which elements of the earlier and existing state forms in the Middle East should be used as a basis for state building in the coming years?
- How do the ethnic, linguistic and religious minorities in the region perceive their own situation and how do you as policy makers expect the current developments to play out in the near future and what policy measures will guarantee this?
- If and when the current crisis leads to the dissolution of the states of Syria and Iraq, what would that mean for those minorities that are too small or too dispersed to be able to create their own autonomous region?
- How can outside actors (other states, NGO’s, churches) be involved in and contribute to the amelioration of the position of religious minorities without losing sight of the rightful demands of other minorities and the majority.