mardi 30 octobre 2012

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Βερολίνο, 12-14/6/2013:
 "In Search for the Kingdom – Emerging Scholarship on Saudi Arabia: 
From the First Saudi State to the Present". 

The doctoral students from the Centre Modern Oriental Studies (ZMO) and the Berlin
Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS) wish to bring together
researchers, who are in the process of writing their PhD-thesis or have recently
completed their dissertation, and explore topics settled in what is today the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Contemporary and historical perspectives from a large
variety of disciplines, including but not limited to History, Anthropology,
Religious Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Political Sciences, Literature, Sociology
and Arts are welcome. 
The organizers will provide partial funding for travel expenses of select
participants. The deadline for abstract submission is 1 December 2012. 
information see
or contact the organizers Nora Derbal () and Claudia
Schröder ().


Οξφόρδη, 15/12/2012: Sharia Law Workshop – Jurisprudential Foundations", International Institute for
This workshop highlights the foundations of the legal philosophy of Sharia Law. The
areas which will be covered include: 
-        Introduction including an account of the advent of the jurisprudence in the Muslim
-        The text and its interpretation; this will delve into - among other things - the
denominational variations of the text as well as mythologies of legal construction.

-        The rationalisation, analogical extrapolation and application of rules.
-        The role of legal precedence 
-        Customary features of law
-        Interaction and coexistence with international legal instruments

This workshop is intended for those who wish to gain an elaborate and yet succinct
view of how law is made in Islam. The workshop encourages all to register
particularly the legal scholars and practitioners and students.



5. Senior Research Fellow at the College of Europe, Natolin Campus, Warsaw 

The College of Europe is seeking candidates for one full-time position of senior
research fellow, covering the southern dimension of the European Neighbourhood
Policy, with an expected starting date of 1 January 2013. The position forms part of
the Chair of European Neighbourhood Policy recently established at the Natolin
Requirements:  A Ph.D. preferably in international relations, political science,
law, economy or history;  A demonstrated interest in the field of European
Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), EU foreign policy making, and the southern Mediterranean
(Maghreb, Mashreq);  A proven track record of research and academic publications in
the field of the European Neighbourhood Policy and/or politics and economics in the
Maghreb and Mashreq;  A very good command of English and French (good knowledge of
other languages spoken in the southern neighbourhood desirable).

Under the supervision of the Chairholder, the post-holder will be responsible for:
The pursuit of research activities focusing on the southern dimension of the
European Neighbourhood Policy and leading to academic publications. 

The College offers:  An excellent academic setting and an international working
environment;  A two-year contract under Polish law, renewable;  An internationally
competitive remuneration;  Secretarial assistance.
Deadline for application 6 November 2012. Further information:


6. Position in Sociology, American University of Beirut (AUB)

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Media Studies at the AUB invites
applications for a full-time, open rank position in Sociology with special focus on
comparative sociology, contemporary sociological theory and research methodologies.
Position is to begin September 1, 2013. 

Ph.D. in Sociology is required. Rank and salary are based upon qualifications and

Interested applicants should send electronically a letter of intent, a writing
sample, a CV, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to

All application materials should be received by December 10, 2012.


7. Assistant Professor for Middle East History, Indiana University, Pennsylvania 

Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Department of History seeks to fill a
tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the Middle East. Area and
period of specialization are open. Appointment begins fall 2013. Review of
applications will begin December 1, 2012.



8. Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History, State University of New York at

 Candidates should be able to offer a range of general and specialized courses in
the history of the region from North Africa to Iran from 1700 to the present as
well as teach a twentieth-century World history survey.

Review of application will begin November 1, 2012. Information


9. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Middle Eastern History, Williams College, Williamstown

The Department of History at Williams College seeks to appoint a two-year Mellon
Postdoctoral Fellow in the history of the Middle East, beginning in the fall of
2013.  Period and specialization are open, but scholars trained in the pre-modern
Middle East and the Ottoman Empire are particularly encouraged to apply. Deadline
for application 1 December 2012.

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