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Βερολίνο, 18/11/2012
 Colloquium: "The Legacy of Moses Maimonides and the Dulture of Tolerance in Arabic Spain",
On occasion of the opening ceremony for the new Academy building of the Jewish Museum Berlin, the Research Unit Intellectual History of the Islamicate World has organized in cooperation with the Museum and the famous architectural Studio Daniel Libeskind a Colloquium on the life and legacy of the Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides, the reception of his work and his relevance today. Internationally renowned scholars, among them Sarah Stroumsa (Hebrew University), Sari Nusseibeh (Al-Quds University), Peter Adamson (LMU/King’s College) and Maribel Fierro (Center of Human and Social Sciences, Madrid), will provide instructive insights in the intertwinement of the Jewish, Islamic and Christian religions during the Arabic reign in Spain. The event addresses a general public interested in the cultural history of Judaism, Islam and Christianity and their interactions.



Βερολίνο, 5-6/12/2012
 International Workshop: “Reconsidered Geographies. Territoriality in Israel and Palestine”, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics, Freie Universität Berlin, 5-6 December 2012

This workshop seeks to analyze how Palestinian and Israeli space is constructed, represented and mapped, how strategies of material and symbolic appropriation are being used and what kind of power relations are being achieved. The conference aims at challenging a physical understanding of territory and the characterization of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a territorial conflict. The conference will explore the broad political, social, mnemonic, symbolic and manifest dimensions of the construction of space. Speakers will include Ahmad H. Sa'di, Michael Feige, Rhoda Kanaaneh, Erez Tzfadia, Ruba Salih, Christopher Harker, Maoz Azaryahu, Nishat Awan, Yair Wallach, Steffen Hagemann, Shelley Harten.  

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Λωζάννη, 14-15/12/2012
International Workshop: "The Trouble of Love in the Arab World: Romance, Marriage, and the Shaping of Intimate Lives", University of Lausanne, 14-15 December 2012
This workshop intends to enrich the reflection about the role of emotions and passions in the Arab World by widening it to new ethnographic case studies. Details at:


Toronto, 14-15/3/2013
17th Annual Graduate Symposium: “Science and the Occult in the Near and Middle East“, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations Graduate Students’

By annually bringing together specialists in archaeology, history, anthropology, comparative literature, religion, art, philosophy, and political science, the symposium provides a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary discourse focused on the study of the Near and Middle East. The 2013 symposium aims to highlight this diversity in order to foster communication and exchange across disciplinary boundaries. While we encourage submissions that are related to the topics of science and the occult, we are nevertheless open to any variety of topics that pertain to the realm of Near and Middle Eastern Studies.

Deadline for Submissions: 13 January  2013. Information


Symposia Iranica Graduate Conference, University of St Andrews, 13-14 April 2013

Symposia Iranica invites proposals for papers  that relate to any aspect of Iranian studies. Submissions are welcomed from the following:  1. final year undergraduates;  2. graduate students (enrolled / graduated in 2012);  3. doctoral candidates; and  4. post-docs (subject to graduation in 2009-12). Deadline for submissions: 30 November 2012



Μπόχουμ, 30/9-2/11/2013
Conference "Future of the Mediterranean – Mediterranean Futures", Center for Mediterranean Studies, University Bochum,  30 September - 2 November 2013

Today the Mediterranean region is commonly associated with conflict and crisis: the Middle East conflict has continued to smoulder for decades, the economic crisis has shaken countries on the northern and southern shores to their foundations, while responses to pressing environmental issues and dwindling resources have yet to be found. Despite all this, the upheaval in the countries of the Arab world shows that the dream of a better life can still move people to turn against existing power structures and stakeholders or even lead to rebellion. Thus the vision of a better future has become a resource which is driving societal, political and social changes in spite of all resistance.

We are looking for contributions which deal with historical and current visions of the future, from the oracle of Delphi to modern rating agencies. Furthermore we wish to examine the stakeholders and the structures which define, influence or manipulate visions of the future and the changes in and dynamics of local visions of the future, which contrast with those visions of nations, superpowers and dynasties.

Deadline for proposals 15 December 2012. Information



Ten Postdoctoral Fellowships for the Research Program "Europe in the Middle East - The Middle East in Europe (EUME)", Berlin

EUME seeks to rethink key concepts and premises that link and divide Europe and the Middle East. The program draws on the international expertise of scholars in and outside of Germany and is embedded in university and extra-university research institutions in Berlin. It supports historical-critical philology, rigorous engagement with the literatures of the Middle East and their histories, the social history of cities and the study of Middle Eastern political and philosophical thought (Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and secular) as central fields of research not only for area or cultural studies, but also for European intellectual history and other academic disciplines. The program explores modernity as a historical space and conceptual frame.

EUME supports and builds upon the following interconnected research fields:
- Cities Compared: Urban Change in the Mediterranean and Adjacent Regions
- Islamic Discourse Contested: Middle Eastern and European Perspectives
- Perspectives on the Qur'an: Negotiating Different Views of a Shared History
- Travelling Traditions: Comparative Perspectives on Near Eastern Literatures
- Tradition and the Critique of Modernity: Secularism, Fundamentalism and Religion from Middle Eastern Perspectives

The fellowships are intended primarily for scholars of art history, history, literature, museology, philology, political philosophy, political science, religion and sociology who want to carry out their research projects in connection with the Berlin program. Applicants should be at the postdoctoral level and should have obtained their doctorate within the last seven years.

As a rule, the fellowships start on 1 October 2013 and will end on 31 July 2014. Postdoctoral fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 2.500 € plus supplement depending on their personal situation. Fellows are obliged to work in Berlin and to help shape the seminars and working discussions related to their research field. The working language of EUME is English.

Deadline for application 15 January 2013. Information


8. University Lecturer in Classical Arabic Studies, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge

Applications are invited for a University Lecturer in Classical Arabic Studies beginning 1st September, 2013. The Lecturer will be required to deliver lectures, hold classes and give seminars in Classical Arabic Studies, and to supervise graduate and undergraduate dissertations. The holder of the post will also be required to carry out various administrative duties. Closing date: Friday, 12th December, 2012.

Further details available here:


Head of Asian and African Studies, British Library, London

You will lead the team of specialists of the British Library’s important and successful Asian and African Studies department, joining the senior management team of Arts and Humanities. You will be key in defining the department’s strategic directions, and you will develop innovative and creative approaches to strengthening the Library’s offering for its users in this field.

Salary:  £47,246 - £54,871. Full time – 36 Hours per week. This is a permanent position.  Closing date is 23:59 GMT on 19 November 2012.  Further details and how to apply at:


Full-time Non-tenure Track Assistant (Associate/Full) Professor for MENA Economics, Graduate School of International and Area Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea

- Application Deadline: 23 November 2012
- Estimated Starting Date: 1 March 2013
- Further Information Prof. Jeongmin Seo, Department of Middle East and African Studies,


 Five Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research on "Zukunftsphilologie: Revisiting the Canons of Textual Scholarship",  Berlin, Academic Year 2013/14
Zukunftsphilologie is a Berlin-based research program, which supports research in marginalized and undocumented textual practices and literary cultures with the aim of integrating texts and scholarly traditions from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East as well as from Europe itself. The program takes as its point of departure the increasingly growing concern with the global significance of philology and the potential of philology to challenge exclusivist notions of the self and the canon.
The program encourages research in the following areas: the genealogy and transformations of philological practice, philology’s place in the system of knowledge (e.g. its relation to science, theology, and jurisprudence), philology and the university, and philology and empire.

The fellowships start on 1 October 2013 and end on 31 July 2014. In certain cases, shorter fellowship terms may be considered. Postdoctoral fellows will receive a monthly stipend of € 2.500 plus supplements depending on their personal situation.

Closing date 15 January 2013. Information



Course: "Palestine Refugees and International Law", The British Institute, Amman, 15-16 March 2013

This two-day short course places the Palestinian refugee case study within the broader context of the international human rights regime. It examines, within a human rights framework, the policies and practices of Middle Eastern states as they impinge upon Palestinian refugees. Through a mix of lectures, working group exercises and interactive sessions, participants engage actively and critically with the contemporary debates in international law and analyse the specific context of Palestinian refugees in the Middle East (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza and Israel).
The short course commences with the background of the Palestinian refugee crisis, with special attention to the socio- political historical context and legal status of Palestinian refugees in the region. This is followed by a careful examination of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights including its philosophical underpinnings and ensuing human rights instruments in international law. The key themes, which have taken centre stage in the debate on the Palestinian refugee crisis, are statelessness, right of return, repatriation, self-determination, restitution compensation and protection. These themes are critically examined along with current discussions about the respective roles of UNRWA, UNHCR and the UNCCP in the Palestinian refugee case.

Presenter/Convenor: Professor Dawn Chatty and Dr Susan M Akram, Information:

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