dimanche 16 février 2020

EURAMES Info Service 07/2020

CONFERENCES

1.    3rd Annual Conference of the Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies: “Urban Islam: Muslim Minorities, Identity and Tradition in West Asian, South Asian, and African Cities”, University of London, 19 February 2020

2.    Arab Diaspora Conference 2020: “Reclaiming the Public Narrative, Voices of the Middle East“, University of Ottawa, 24 February 2020

3.    International Conference: "Language as a Bridge of Intercultural Communication", Faculty of Languages (Al-Alsun), Luxor University, 3-5 March 2020

4.    7th Annual Workshop of “New Directions in Palestinian Studies: Who Owns Palestine?” Brown University, Rhode Island, 6-7 March 2020

5.    Conference: “Acts of Excommunication in the Late Antique and Early Islamicate Middle East”, University of Leiden, 12-13 March 2020

6.    Global Conference on Women and Gender: “Gender, Politics and Everyday Life: Power, Resistance and Representation”, Christopher Newport University, 19-21 March 2020

7.    International Seminar: “Persian-Arabic Poetics and South Asian Literatures: Readings Recoveries and Re-orientations”, Comparative Literature Association of India, Patna, 20-23 March 2020

8.    Section on "Security Studies" during the "Third International Research Conference of the American University in the Emirates", Dubai, 25-26 March 2020

9.    Shi’i Studies Symposium: “‘But by the Love You Bear My Kin’: Devotion (Walāya) and Shiʿi Islam”, University of Chicago, 3-4 April 2020

10.  International Colloquium: “Semiotics in Algerian Academia: State of the Art and Prospects”, Université Mohamed Khider Biskra, 12-13 April 2020

11.  Conference: "From Sectarianism to De-sectarianisation – Reimagining Sectarianism, Geopolitics and the State in the Contemporary Middle East", Lancaster University, 16-17 April 2020

12.  9th Annual Graduate Student Conference on "Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship (Focus Middle East)", John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 17-18 April 2020

13.  EU-Middle East Jean Monnet Network (EUMENIA) Conference on EU Middle East Relations, University of Jordan, Amman, 21 April 2020

14.  Graduate Student Workshop on "Religion, Law, and Politics in the Middle East", Syracuse University, 23 April 2020

15.  3rd Islamicate Digital Humanities Conference (Online Conference) of the Islamicate Digital Humanities Network (IDHN), 29 April 2020

16.  International Conference: "Middle Eastern Studies: Conflicts and Struggles of the Contemporary Period", Altınbaş University, Istanbul, 14-15 May 2020

17.  Workshop on “Islam, Muslims, and Qualitative Inquiry“ during the “16th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry“, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 22 May 2020

18.  Conference: "Turning Points: Interpreting the Past, Explaining the Present and Imagining the Future", Athens, Greece, 22-23 May 2020

19.  Migration Conference 2020, South East European University, Tetovo, North Macedonia, 2-5 June 2020

20.  6th Conference on "China and the Middle East and North Africa", Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, 4-5 June 2020

21.  1st Annual Conference on Mediterranean Studies: “Renewable Energy and the Environment: Social, Political and Economic Dimensions", Yaşar University Center for Mediterranean Studies, Izmir, 4-5 June 2020

22.  Interdisciplinary 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

23.  Workshop on “Cinema & Islam - How Filmmaking Shapes Islam and How Islam Shapes Filmmaking”, Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, London, 12 June 2020

24.  Conference on Gender & Women's Studies 2020: “Removing Structural Barriers to Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment”, National University of Singapore, 15-16 June 2020

25.  20th International Conference of Migration: "The Multicultural Condition", University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Olten, 18-19 June 2020

26.  11th International Conference of Political Economy (ICOPEC 2020): “Global Inequalities”, Marmara University, Istanbul, 24-26 June 2020

27.  7th Regional Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS), University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 25-28 June 2020

28.  BRISMES Annual Conference 2020: "Knowledge, Power and Middle Eastern Studies", University of Kent, Canterbury, 29 June – 1 July 2020

29.  10th International Conference on "Crusading Encounters", Royal Holloway, University of London, 29 June – 3 July 2020

30.  Workshop 9 on “Social Remittances and Social Change: Links between Home and Host Communities in the Gulf”, during the 11th Annual Gulf Research Meeting (GRM), Cambridge, 21-23 July 2020

31.  International Conference: "Ideas in Motion: Arabia in Late Antiquity", Leiden University and King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies, Leiden, 26-27 August 2020

32.  Conference on "Cultural Migrations", Sichuan University, Chengdu, 28-30 August 2020

33.  Conference: "New Perspectives on Middle East Migrations", North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 11-13 September 2020

34.  Conference: Islam, Peace, and Justice”, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, 21-22 September 2020

35.  2020 Meeting of the European Network for the Study of Islam and Esotericism (ENSIE): “Islamic Esotericism in Global Contexts”, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 24-26 September 2020

36.  Interdisciplinary Seminar: "Transnational Refugee Practices and Discourses: Berlin, Istanbul, and the Urban Assemblages in Between", German Studies Association Meetings, Washington, DC, 1-4 October 2020

37.  International Conference on “Sciences, Humanities and Technology in Sudanic Africa“, Fountain University Osogbo, Nigeria, 5-8 October 2020

38.  International Conference: "Musical Sources and Theories from Ancient Greece to the Ottoman Period", Ruhr-University Bochum, 19-21 November 2020

39.  6th World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES-6), University La Manouba, Tunis, 19-22 September 2022


POSITIONS

40.  "Global Professorship 2020" at UK-Universities for Scholars in Humanities and Social Sciences Based Abroad

41.  Teaching Fellow in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Edinburgh

42.  Cataloger of Syriac and Christian Arabic Manuscripts, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Saint John's University, Collegeville, MN

43.  One-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities 2020-21, Yale University


SONSTIGE INFORMATIONEN / OTHER INFORMATION

44.  10 Postgraduate Bursaries for the MA Programme at the Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies, Royal Holloway University of London

45.  GTOT Grant for Innovative Projects by Young Scholars – Funding Period: 2020, Society for Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies

46.  Undergraduate Writing Competition: “Muslim Intellectual Life in 2nd Century Hijri / 8th Century CE Baghdad”

47.  7th Oxford Summer Institute on Modern and Contemporary Judaism (OSI): “Worship, Space, and Performance in Modern and Contemporary Judaism: Continuity and Innovation”, University of Oxford, 5-10 July 2020

48.  Intensive Ottoman Summer Program, Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED), Istanbul, 6 July-14 August 2020

49.  Chapters for Edited Book on “Amazigh Cinema”, Combined with the Workshop “New York Forum of Amazigh Film (NYFAF)“, 21-22 May 2020

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CONFERENCES

1.    3rd Annual Conference of the Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies: “Urban Islam: Muslim Minorities, Identity and Tradition in West Asian, South Asian, and African Cities”, University of London, 19 February 2020

The conference will focus on all Muslim communities, including Sunni, Shiite, Sufi, those of sub-denominations and of different schools of thought, jurisprudence and theology; and adherents of Muslim movements having a prominent communal identity and living as minorities in Islamic cities.


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2.    Arab Diaspora Conference 2020: “Reclaiming the Public Narrative, Voices of the Middle East“, University of Ottawa, 24 February 2020

This is a unique gathering that brings together around 30 Middle East and North Africa (MENA) human rights and democracy defenders from the MENA region. Defenders will present on public panels with participants invited from the public sector, academia, civil society and activist communities in Canada.

Information and registration: https://uocal.uottawa.ca/en/node/24419

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3.    International Conference: "Language as a Bridge of Intercultural Communication", Faculty of Languages (Al-Alsun), Luxor University, 3-5 March 2020

The conference aims to provide modern studies in the fields of linguistic studies and intercultural communication as a basis in today's business world. It also seeks to address the studies of the analysis of Arabic discourse and studies of non-Arabic speakers, as well as the comparative studies between Arabic and other languages.


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4.    7th Annual Workshop of “New Directions in Palestinian Studies: Who Owns Palestine?” Brown University, Rhode Island, 6-7 March 2020

The workshop will creatively engage with questions about ownership. The workshop format facilitates intellectual exchange via pre-circulated papers, brief presentations, and extended discussions in panels.


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5.    Conference: “Acts of Excommunication in the Late Antique and Early Islamicate Middle East”, University of Leiden, 12-13 March 2020

This conference aims to bring together both senior and junior scholars to present research which illuminates the dynamics implicit in the act of excommunication and associated practices: ostracism, anathema, and other forms of religio-social exclusion, among the major religious communities of the Islamicate world, 600-1200 CE: including various Christian and Jewish denominations, Sunni, Shiʿi, ‘Khārijī’ and other groups within Islam; Zoroastrians and other relevant groups.


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6.    Global Conference on Women and Gender: “Gender, Politics and Everyday Life: Power, Resistance and Representation”, Christopher Newport University, 19-21 March 2020

This interdisciplinary conference brings together participants from all academic fields to engage in wide-ranging conversations on gender and politics around the world. We encourage an expansive understanding of political action and expression, inspired by Carol Hanisch’s essay, “The Personal is Political,” which sees all relationships of power as political and connects women’s experiences, self-expression, and values to their lives as political actors and subjects.

Information: http://cnu.edu/gcwg/

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7.    International Seminar: “Persian-Arabic Poetics and South Asian Literatures: Readings Recoveries and Re-orientations”, Comparative Literature Association of India, Patna, 20-23 March 2020

We look forward to a fruitful exchange of ideas that will unpack the relations between the mainstream and margins, great and little traditions, major and minor languages within South Asia. The very idea of the ‘literary’ here is open to question as the subject proposed covers both the written and the oral, the philosophical and religious, the narrative and the performative.


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8.    Section on "Security Studies" during the "Third International Research Conference of the American University in the Emirates", Dubai, 25-26 March 2020

Papers on hybrid threats, emerging and disruptive technologies, security challenges in the MENA, and foreign policy studies of the Arabian Gulf will be presented.


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9.    Shi’i Studies Symposium: “‘But by the Love You Bear My Kin’: Devotion (Walāya) and Shiʿi Islam”, University of Chicago, 3-4 April 2020

This conference will be centred on the theme of walāya—the call of devotion to the Ahl al-Bayt that is at the core of Shiʿi beliefs. One unifying theme of the symposia of the past few years has been the institutional development of Shiʿi Islam, as we have considered the authority of the Imams, the development of centers of learning, Shiʿism and governance, and dynamics of sectarianism in Islam.


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10.  International Colloquium: “Semiotics in Algerian Academia: State of the Art and Prospects”, Université Mohamed Khider Biskra, 12-13 April 2020

The colloquium will attempt to sketch an historical overview of semiotics in Algerian academia. It also intends to outline an overview of the scientific activity that has led to diverse and rich scientific production. An appraisal of this scientific production is an academic necessity. The colloquium will attempt to inventory and review the different training and research activities closely related to semiotics in the Arabic, French, and English languages such as master’s theses, doctoral dissertations, etc.


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11.  Conference: "From Sectarianism to De-sectarianisation – Reimagining Sectarianism, Geopolitics and the State in the Contemporary Middle East", Lancaster University, 16-17 April 2020

The conference will reflect on sectarianism, 'proxies', the struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and broader questions about identities, geopolitics, economics and social factors in the contemporary Middle East.


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12.  9th Annual Graduate Student Conference on "Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship (Focus Middle East)", John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 17-18 April 2020

Papers will consider how the politics of exclusion are mediated by state strategies of retrenchment and entrenchment. What connections can we draw between governance strategies of retrenchment and entrenchment? Etc.


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13.  EU-Middle East Jean Monnet Network (EUMENIA) Conference on EU Middle East Relations, University of Jordan, Amman, 21 April 2020

This interdisciplinary conference will involve different fields and sub-fields, including Middle Eastern Studies, European Studies, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Economics, Law and Political Science. Topics include pedagogical issues such as the decolonisation of the curricula and the decentring agenda; EU-Middle East relations; etc.


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14.  Graduate Student Workshop on "Religion, Law, and Politics in the Middle East", Syracuse University, 23 April 2020

The workshop will address the historical and contemporary interactions between religious, legal and political institutions in the Middle East and North Africa region. Topics include state-religion relations, secularism, religious movements, religious law and courts, religious authority, social movements, political violence, democratization, political parties, gender, etc.


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15.  3rd Islamicate Digital Humanities Conference (Online Conference) of the Islamicate Digital Humanities Network (IDHN), 29 April 2020

We are calling for contributions from scholars employing digital methods in their research within the Islamicate Studies and related fields in the Humanities, as well as from our colleagues in Linguistics and Computer Science. We will have 4-6 presentations of 20 minutes each in which you can introduce your project and share your expertise and questions with the network.

To contribute, send an email to info@idhn.org with a description of your presentation. Information https://idhn.org/conferences/ and join the network at https://idhn.org/contact/.

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16.  International Conference: "Middle Eastern Studies: Conflicts and Struggles of the Contemporary Period", Altınbaş University, Istanbul, 14-15 May 2020

The conference includes themes on Security; Cooperation; Ethnic and religious conflicts/struggles; Migration ; Refugees; Violence ; Islamist movements and organizations; Impact of new technologies on conflicts and struggles; Political and social movements; Foreign policies towards the Middle East and North Africa.


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17.  Workshop on “Islam, Muslims, and Qualitative Inquiry“ during the “16th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry“, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 22 May 2020

The objective of this special interest group is to critically examine past and current qualitative methods of research regarding Islam and Muslims and strive towards practices that empower from within and benefit society as a whole.

Deadline for registration: 1 March 2020. Information: https://icqi.org/islam-muslims-and-qualitative-inquiry/

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18.  Conference: "Turning Points: Interpreting the Past, Explaining the Present and Imagining the Future", Athens, Greece, 22-23 May 2020

The conference attempts to gather together and expand the research conducted on turning points in our key study years – 1918, 1948, 1968, 1978 and 2018. Themes include: --The birth of the State of Israel (1948) - - Dream? Survivor? Ruler? Interpreting Israel's key roles in the global arena; --The New Arab Protests (2018-19) -- the so-called New Arab Spring: roots, impact and future developments; etc.


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19.  Migration Conference 2020, South East European University, Tetovo, North Macedonia, 2-5 June 2020

The conference is organised in thematic streams of parallel sessions focusing on migration, migrant populations, diasporas, migration policies, labour migrations, refugees, economic impacts, remittances as well as non-migrants and the wider impact of human mobility on sending, transit and receiving societies.


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20.  6th Conference on "China and the Middle East and North Africa", Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, 4-5 June 2020

Themes include: China and the MENA Region, US-China Conflict in the MENA, China’s Foreign Policy toward Middle East/West Asia, the Belt and Road Initiative, etc.

Deadline for abstracts: 17 April 2020. Information: http://symposium.erbakan.edu.tr/cmena/en/s/453/0

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21.  1st Annual Conference on Mediterranean Studies: “Renewable Energy and the Environment: Social, Political and Economic Dimensions", Yaşar University Center for Mediterranean Studies, Izmir, 4-5 June 2020

The multidisciplinary conference is organized to encourage critical reflection around the encounters of overlapping energy and environment crisis in the Mediterranean Basin from economical, political and social perspectives.


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22.  Interdisciplinary 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

Scholars from humanities, social sciences and Middle Eastern studies will explore the issues connected to climate change in this region. For example: Which political, economic or environmental consequences does, or will, global warming have in the region? How is the issue discussed in the region at different scales? Which demands and positions are articulated? Which forms of resistance and contestation are emerging. Etc.


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23.  Workshop on “Cinema & Islam - How Filmmaking Shapes Islam and How Islam Shapes Filmmaking”, Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, London, 12 June 2020

The workshop examines the ways in which filmmakers explore Islam as a human and historical phenomenon characterized and constituted, not merely by immense variety and diversity, but by the prodigious presence of outright contradiction shaped by Muslims and Non-Muslims.

Deadline for abstracts: 20 February 2020.

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24.  Conference on Gender & Women's Studies 2020: “Removing Structural Barriers to Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment”, National University of Singapore, 15-16 June 2020

Key questions are: What are the strategies to involve men, women and LGBT community members to achieve Gender equity? How about eliminating violence about women? Are we satisfied with the progress of women’s rights in every field? How to build a equal and just society involving different and diversified members of the community?


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25.  20th International Conference of Migration: "The Multicultural Condition", University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Olten, 18-19 June 2020

The basis for the debate in this conference should be the assumption of a "multicultural condition", a specific multicultural mode of existence, deeply inscribed into societies and decisively determines life praxis in modern societies.


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26.  11th International Conference of Political Economy (ICOPEC 2020): “Global Inequalities”, Marmara University, Istanbul, 24-26 June 2020

The conference aims to identify the main drivers behind the widespread increase of inequalities and how they can be reversed to achieve a level playing field. Apart from its main theme, ICOPEC 2020 also invites and welcomes all contributions that enrich the perspectives of Political Economy and expand the ground for better policy analyses and making.

Deadline for abstracts: 10 March 2020. Information: http://www.icopec.org/call-for-papers/ 

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27.  7th Regional Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS), University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 25-28 June 2020

Central Eurasia encompasses Central Asia, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Tibet, Mongolia, Siberia, Inner Asia, the Black Sea region, the Volga region, and East and Central Europe. Practitioners and scholars in all fields with an interest in this region are encouraged to participate.

Deadline for abstracts: 29 February 2020.

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28.  BRISMES Annual Conference 2020: "Knowledge, Power and Middle Eastern Studies", University of Kent, Canterbury, 29 June – 1 July 2020

Papers will reflect on the concept of decoloniality and practice of decolonization of knowledge and pedagogy in relation to the study and teaching of the Middle East. In addition, the conference will deal with any topic related to the Middle East and North Africa, Panels/roundtables in non-English languages spoken in the Middle East region will also be presented.


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29.  10th International Conference on "Crusading Encounters", Royal Holloway, University of London, 29 June – 3 July 2020

Themes will include: Interactions (real or imagined) between crusaders and indigenous peoples; - Crusading archaeology; - Impact of crusading on the environment or natural world; - Intellectual influences of crusading on medicine, science, culture, language/literature; - Intermarriage, travel and/or communication between peoples, borders, languages; - Encounters with the crusading past.


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30.  Workshop 9 on “Social Remittances and Social Change: Links between Home and Host Communities in the Gulf”, during the 11th Annual Gulf Research Meeting (GRM), Cambridge, 21-23 July 2020

The workshop is directed by Nasra M. Shah, Françoise De Bel-Air and Philippe Fargues. The goal is to advance the body of knowledge about the types, modes, and channels through which social remittances are transmitted and the impacts such remittances exert on social change in the home and/or host countries.

Deadlie for abstracts extended: 22 February 2020. Information: http://gulfresearchmeeting.net/grm2020-call-for-papers/pdf/ws9.pdf

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31.  International Conference: "Ideas in Motion: Arabia in Late Antiquity", Leiden University and King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies, Leiden, 26-27 August 2020

The conference will address key themes in religious, intellectual, and cultural history in Arabia in the period between 570-1000 AD. Central topics include: transmission of ideas and texts; religious and philosophical doctrines and beliefs in Arabia; devotional piety and theology; the Qurʾan, its history, and intellectual debates surrounding the text; etc.


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32.  Conference on "Cultural Migrations", Sichuan University, Chengdu, 28-30 August 2020

Cultural migration includes the import of cultural products and the whole content as well as the migration of real people who bring with them their culture. Submissions on the following topics are especially welcome: case studies in migration of literary institutions, systems, contexts, genres; studies in the cultural aspects, consequences, impacts of migration; migration as a topic of cultural discourse; etc.


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33.  Conference: "New Perspectives on Middle East Migrations", North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 11-13 September 2020

Themes may include: Race, whiteness, and Middle Eastern migration; Sexuality and migration; Youth, childhood, generational change and movement; Environmental perspectives on movement; Law and movement; Narratives of migration in literature, cinema, and ego-documents; Geospatial perspectives on migrant networks; etc.

Deadline for abstracts: 3 April 2020.

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34.  Conference: Islam, Peace, and Justice”, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, 21-22 September 2020

Papers are invited that challenge stereotypes about Muslims, their relationship with cultural and religious pluralism, and the connection between Islam and violent extremism. We are looking for critical articulations of how Islam and Muslims draw on faith-inspired principles and energies to fostering resilient cultures of peace and justice.

Deadline for abstracts: 6 April 2020. Information: Christopher Hrynkow (chrynkow@stmcollege.ca)

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35.  2020 Meeting of the European Network for the Study of Islam and Esotericism (ENSIE): “Islamic Esotericism in Global Contexts”, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 24-26 September 2020

The aim is to consider the relationship between Islam and esotericism, and Islamic esotericism, in a global context, shifting the emphasis not only from Western perspectives, but also being more inclusive of the experience of Islam beyond the Arabo-Persian domains. 

Deadline for abstracts: 1 May 2020. Information: http://ensie.site/conferences.html

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36.  Interdisciplinary Seminar: "Transnational Refugee Practices and Discourses: Berlin, Istanbul, and the Urban Assemblages in Between", German Studies Association Meetings, Washington, DC, 1-4 October 2020

Scholars are from anthropology, cultural studies, history, legal studies, literature studies, political science, and sociology. Papers will focus on how refugees in Berlin and Istanbul, as well as those on migration routes linking the two cities, impact and are impacted by political debates within Europe and between Europe and the MENA region in relation to South–North migration.


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37.  International Conference on “Sciences, Humanities and Technology in Sudanic Africa“, Fountain University Osogbo, Nigeria, 5-8 October 2020

The Conference is intended to create a platform for academia, industry, policy makers, and graduate students to compare notes and create a synergy that would bridge the gap between arts and science on the one hand, and between academia and industry on the other.

Deadline for abstracts: 27 March 2020. Information: https://fuo.edu.ng/sudanicconference/

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38.  International Conference: "Musical Sources and Theories from Ancient Greece to the Ottoman Period", Ruhr-University Bochum, 19-21 November 2020

Papers will focus on Arabic, Persian and Byzantine music theory, instruments and ways of transmission, with their roots in Ancient Greece and an outlook onto Ottoman and Safavid music. We encourage especially early career researchers to send their proposals.

Deadline for abstracts: 15 March 2020.

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39.  6th World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES-6), University La Manouba, Tunis, 19-22 September 2022

Mind this date! Further information will soon be available.

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POSITIONS

40.  "Global Professorship 2020" at UK-Universities for Scholars in Humanities and Social Sciences Based Abroad

This program provides mid-career to senior scholars, who are currently employed outside the UK, with the opportunity to be based for four years in the UK and make a contribution to UK research and higher education.

Deadline for applications: 19 February 2019.

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41.  Teaching Fellow in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Edinburgh

The successful applicant will teach at undergraduate level the course “Islamic History”, which covers the history of the Middle East from 500-1100 CE. Requirements: An appropriate degree, with relevant undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience. Normally a PhD or equivalent professional qualification and/or experience is required.

Deadline for applications: 20 February 2020. Information: https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=051334.

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42.  Cataloger of Syriac and Christian Arabic Manuscripts, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Saint John's University, Collegeville, MN

Required Qualification: Doctorate in History, Middle Eastern Studies, Religious Studies, Mediterranean Studies, or MLIS equivalent; excellent knowledge of Syriac and Arabic language and paleography; etc.


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43.  One-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities 2020-21, Yale University

The Fellow will teach one course each semester in the Directed Studies program, an integrated set of courses in western literature, philosophy, and historical & political thought. Applicants must have received the Ph.D or equivalent degree in a humanistic field of inquiry. Priority will be given to applications from individuals who have not held other postdoctoral fellowships

Deadline for applications: 15 March 2020.

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OTHER INFORMATION

44.  10 Postgraduate Bursaries for the MA Programme at the Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies, Royal Holloway University of London

The bursaries will reduce tuition fees by between £500 and £5000.

Deadline for application: 30 March 2020. Information: https://bit.ly/37tQgFh; contact: ciwas@rhul.ac.uk

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45.  GTOT Grant for Innovative Projects by Young Scholars – Funding Period: 2020, Society for Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies

All proposals aiming at supporting young scholars and/or Turkology as a study program will be considered.

Extended deadline: 21 February 2020. Information: http://www.gtot.org/news/gtot-call/?lang=en

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46.  Undergraduate Writing Competition: “Muslim Intellectual Life in 2nd Century Hijri / 8th Century CE Baghdad”

Two top $10,000 prizes (one for Arabic and another for English) will be awarded. The best Arabic and English papers will be published. Competition Themes: Religion and Ethics; Natural Sciences; Philosophy; Literature and Poetry; Architecture; Art and Music; Calligraphy, the Art of Healing; Political Thought and Governance.


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47.  7th Oxford Summer Institute on Modern and Contemporary Judaism (OSI): “Worship, Space, and Performance in Modern and Contemporary Judaism: Continuity and Innovation”, University of Oxford, 5-10 July 2020

Proposals are invited that explore the development of the content, culture, and enactment of Jewish worship and space from multiple perspectives.

Deadline for applications (extended): 28 February 2020. Information: https://www.ochjs.ac.uk/oxford-summer-institute-on-modern-and-contemporary-judaism-july-2020/

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48.  Intensive Ottoman Summer Program, Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED), Istanbul, 6 July-14 August 2020

The program aims to develop the students’ reading and comprehension skills and expertise on a variety of Ottoman sources including archival documents, manuscripts, and epigraphic material. The material will accordingly present a wide array of content and narrative types.

Deadline for application: 9 March 2020.

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49.  Chapters for Edited Book on “Amazigh Cinema,“ Combined with the Workshop “New York Forum of Amazigh Film (NYFAF)“, 21-22 May 2020

Building on a flexible definition of “Amazigh” – from contemporary village life to the work of memory and symbolism among diasporic filmmakers – NYFAF encourage submissions on a wide variety of themes.

Deadline for abstracts: 25 February 2020. Information: new.york.forum.amazigh.film@gmail.com

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