dimanche 19 novembre 2017

Christian Egypt and Syria at the dawn of the 7th century: Theological and Cultural Interactions. Αθήνα 23.11.2017

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM 
« Christian Egypt and Syria at the dawn of the 7th century: Theological and Cultural Interactions»

Thursday, 23 November 2017 | 18:00-21:00
Historical Archives, University of Athens
Skoufa 45, Athens 10672

The symposium is part of the research project by Dr. Nikos Kouremenos entitled «Towards the Formation of a Coptic Identity: Τhe Rennaisance of Coptic Literature and the entourage of Patriarch Damian (578-605)» funded by The Research Centre for the Humanities (RCH) for the year 2017. 

Organizer: Dr. Nikos Kouremenos (nikourem@hotmail.com)

The detailed program is coming soon.
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ΔΙΕΘΝΕΣ ΣΥΜΠΟΣΙΟ
"Χριστιανική Αίγυπτος και Συρία στην αυγή του 7ου αι.: Θεολογικές και πολιτισμικές διαδράσεις"

Πέμπτη, 23 Νοεμβρίου | 18:00-21:00
Ιστορικό Αρχείο Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών
Σκουφά 45, Αθήνα 10672

Το συμπόσιο είναι μέρος του ερευνητικού προγράμματος του Δρ. Νίκου Κουρεμένου με τίτλο: "Προς τη διαμόρφωση μιας Κοπτικής ταυτότητας: Η αναγέννηση της Κοπτικής γραμματείας και το περιβάλλον του πατριάρχη Δαμιανού (578-605)" που χρηματοδοτείται από το Κέντρο Έρευνας για τις Ανθρωπιστικές Επιστήμες (ΚΕΑΕ) για το έτος 2017. 

Διοργανωτής: Δρ. Νίκος Κουρεμένος (nikourem@hotmail.com)

Λεπτομερές πρόγραμμα θα αναρτηρθεί προσεχώς.

lundi 2 octobre 2017

EURAMES Info Service 39/2017

CONFERENCES
 
1. International Conference on Gender and Politics: "Women and Politics in an Age of
Uncertainty: The Road to Sustainable Democracy and Democratization", Ibn Zohr
University, Ouarzazate, Morocco, 24-26 October 2017
 
2. BRISMES Conference: "New Approaches to Studying the Middle East", King's College
London, 25-28 June 2018
 
3. Symposium: "Arab Migration to Latin America: Migratory Dynamics and their Impact
on Societies", 56th International Congress of Americanists, University of Salamanca,
Spain, 15-20 July 2018
 
4. Interdisciplinary Panel for Refugee Research: "New Lives in New Worlds - Refugees
from the MENA Region in Their New Environments", World Congress for Middle Eastern
Studies (WOCMES), Seville, 16-22 July 2018
 
 
POSITIONS
 
5. Sheikh Zayid Chair of Islamic and Arabic Studies, American University of Beirut
 
6. Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair, One-year Visiting Professorship 2018-2019,
Department of History and Archaeology, American University of Beirut
 
7. Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Archaeology, Department of History and
Archaeology, American University of Beirut
 
8. Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor in Arabic, Pennsylvania State University
 
9. Advanced Associate/Full Professor Position in Ottoman History, University of
Texas, Austin 
 
10. Assistant Professor in Ottoman History, New York University
 
11. Assistant Professor in Religion and Critical Thought, Princeton University
 
12. Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies (Focus on Iran), Johns Hopkins
University
 
13. Librarian, Middle East and Islamic Studies, Emory University
 
OTHER INFORMATION
 
14. Three Research Internship Positions (2017-2018), Centre for Mediterranean,
Middle East and Islamic Studies (CEMMIS), Athens, Greece
 
15. Visiting Fellowship at the TürkeiEuropaZentrum, Hamburg 
 
16. Grants from the "Endangered Archives Programme" of the British Library 
 
17. Visiting Scholar Grants, Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, Raleigh
 
18. Summer Institute Workshop: "Political Economy of the Middle East", George Mason
University, June 2018
 
 If you want to distribute an announcement via DAVO-Info-Service (about 1400
recipients) and EURAMES Info Service (more than 6000 recipients, only English and
French announcements), please apply the usual format of the text with no more than
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 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
in cooperation with the University of Sharjah/UAE
 
____________________
 
 
CONFERENCES
 
1. International Conference on Gender and Politics: "Women and Politics in an Age of
Uncertainty: The Road to Sustainable Democracy and Democratization", Ibn Zohr
University, Ouarzazate, Morocco, 24-26 October 2017
 
Information: http://www.icgp.fpo.ma/program_sc.php   
  
_____________
 
 
2. BRISMES Conference: "New Approaches to Studying the Middle East", King's College
London, 25-28 June 2018
 
The organizers encourage proposals that take up the theme in original ways,
exploring not only new approaches, but bringing different new approaches into
dialogue with each other, including across disciplines and across regions. In
addition, proposals on any topic related to Middle Eastern Studies are invited,
regardless of their fit with the conference's main theme.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 1 December 2017. Information:
http://www.brismes.ac.uk/conference/call-for-papers/ 
  
_____________
 
 
3. Symposium: "Arab Migration to Latin America: Migratory Dynamics and their Impact
on Societies", 56th International Congress of Americanists, University of Salamanca,
Spain, 15-20 July 2018
 
Proposals are invited that include theoretical and methodological reflections, and /
or case studies related to some of the following questions of analysis: causes and
dynamics of the population movements from Arab countries towards Latin America; Arab
diasporas in Latin America; transnational activism of Arab communities based in
Latin America; elites of Arab origin and political participation in Latin American
countries; Arab migration and its cultural influence in Latin America.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 20 October 2017. Information:
https://networks.h-net.org/node/8382/discussions/317804/cfp-conference-arab-migration-latin-america-migratory-dynamics-and;
http://ica2018.es/home/ 
  
_____________
 
 
4. Interdisciplinary Panel for Refugee Research: "New Lives in New Worlds - Refugees
from the MENA Region in Their New Environments", World Congress for Middle Eastern
Studies (WOCMES), Seville, 16-22 July 2018
 
Organizer: Katharina Kilian-Yasin, Pforzheim University (Germany). The papers should
investigate the changes that individuals, groups, and societies undergo in this
situation of forced migration, shedding light on the implications of the specific
situation of refugees from the MENA region, on coping strategies, challenges,
problems and future perspectives. The papers should address socio-cultural,
psychological, legal, political, educational etc. issues in the field of refugees
from the MENA region with diverse methodological approaches.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 30 October 2017. Information and contact:
. 
Information on WOCMES: http://wocmes2018seville.org/web/index.php/en/
  
_____________
 
 
POSITIONS
 
5. Sheikh Zayid Chair of Islamic and Arabic Studies, American University of Beirut
 
Candidates are required to have made distinguished contributions in one or more
fields of Islamic Studies. Priority will be given to specialists in Islamic
jurisprudence, Prophetic tradition, speculative theology (kalam), Qur'anic studies,
and Islam and Muslims in the modern and contemporary world.
 
Deadline for application: 15 November 2017. Information:
http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-employment.aspx 
  
_____________
 
 
6. Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair, One-year Visiting Professorship 2018-2019,
Department of History and Archaeology, American University of Beirut
 
The applicant will be a recognized senior academic specializing in Modern Middle
Eastern History and/or Islamic History. This position is also open for senior
archaeologists.
 
Deadline for application: 30 November 2017.  Information:
http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-employment.aspx 
 
 _____________
 
 
7. Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Archaeology, Department of History and
Archaeology, American University of Beirut
 
The applicant will be a junior scholar specializing in a field(s), ideally with a
Middle East emphasis, not currently covered by the department, including: the
prehistory of the Ancient Near East/Eastern Mediterranean, Egyptology, Islamic
archaeology, environmental archaeology, ethno-archaeology, heritage studies, and
numismatics. Applicants who have experience in teaching archaeological methodology
and theory are particularly welcome. 
 
Deadline for application: 30 November 2017.  Information:
http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-employment.aspx 
 
 _____________
 
 
8. Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor in Arabic, Pennsylvania State University
 
Deadline for application: 1 December 2017. Information:
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=55621 
 
 _____________
 
 
9. Advanced Associate/Full Professor Position in Ottoman History, University of
Texas, Austin 
 
Applicants should have an outstanding record of publication and an established
international reputation in the field.  Applicants should also have documented
evidence of teaching excellence.
 
Deadline for application: 15 November 2017. Information:
https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000388374-01 
 
 _____________
 
 
10. Assistant Professor in Ottoman History, New York University
 
Applicants' research may focus on any period or aspect of Ottoman history, but we
are particularly interested in candidates specializing in the pre-1800 period.
Applicants must have the Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment and be prepared to
teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and to supervise doctoral
dissertation research.
 
Deadline for application: 31 October 2017. Information:
http://careers.historians.org/jobs/10318561/assistant-professor-ottoman-history-departments-of-history-and-of-middle-eastern-and-islamic-studies

  
_____________
 
 
11. Assistant Professor in Religion and Critical Thought, Princeton University
 
The candidate's area of expertise is open but we especially welcome candidates who
complement the department's offerings in epistemology, ethics, religion and
philosophy, social criticism, theology or theories of religion.
 
Deadline for application: 1 November 2017. Information:
https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=3782
  
_____________
 
 
12. Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies (Focus on Iran), Johns Hopkins
University
 
Candidates who combine their work on Iran with an interest in international
security, international law, conflict management, international development, foreign
policy, or domestic politics are particularly encouraged to apply. 
 
Review of applications started on 1 October 2017. Information:
 
  
_____________
 
 
13. Librarian, Middle East and Islamic Studies, Emory University
 
Preferred Qualifications: Library experience as a Middle East and Islamic Studies
Librarian; fluency in Arabic, with reading knowledge of Persian, etc.
 
Information:
https://web.library.emory.edu/documents/pa_Middle%20East%20and%20Islamic%20Studies%20Librarian%20.pdf

  
_____________
 
 
OTHER INFORMATION
 
14. Three Research Internship Positions (2017-2018), Centre for Mediterranean,
Middle East and Islamic Studies (CEMMIS), Athens, Greece
 
The interns will be supervised by senior associates and will be dealing with the
study and analysis of ongoing events. Applicants have to be either postgraduate
students or hold a postgraduate degree.
 
Deadline for application: 15 October 2017. Information:
http://www.cemmis.edu.gr/index.php/en/publications/item/533-research-internship-positions-2017-2018
       
  
_____________
 
 
15. Visiting Fellowship at the TürkeiEuropaZentrum, Hamburg 
 
This centre is a unique place for the study of contemporary Turkey with respect to
interdisciplinary and critical research. In order to promote international academic
exchange, it offers one visiting fellowship (one to three months) per year.
Applications that expand current research focus of the centre (gender and politics,
consumption and culture, environment and environmental humanities) are particularly
welcome, however we also look forward to other interesting applications.
 
Deadline for application: 1 December 2017. Information:
http://www.aai.uni-hamburg.de/tuerkeieuropa/projekte.html 
  
_____________
 
 
16. Grants from the "Endangered Archives Programme" of the British Library 
 
The archival material (including rare printed books, newspapers and periodicals,
audio and audio-visual materials, photographs and manuscripts) should relate to a
'pre-modern' period of a society's history (any period before industrialisation). It
should be acutely threatened by a natural or man-made disaster and needs immediate
action to safeguard it.
 
Deadline for preliminary grant applications: 17 November 2017. Information:
http://eap.bl.uk/
  
_____________
 
 
17. Visiting Scholar Grants, Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, Raleigh
 
Grants provide funding for researchers working on early Arab diaspora and migration
to work at the Khayrallah Center for a period of 1 to 2 weeks. Researchers will have
access to resources available at the Khayrallah Center's archive. 
 
Deadline for grants in Spring 2018: 1 January 2018. Information:
http://mailchi.mp/mediterraneanseminar/apply-visiting-scholar-grants-khayrallah-center-for-lebanese-diaspora-studies-raleigh?e=82aeb6c61d

 
 _____________
 
 
18. Summer Institute Workshop: "Political Economy of the Middle East", George Mason
University, June 2018
 
The workshop is both to provide graduate level engagement and instruction as well as
to connect doctoral students and independent researchers with mid-career and senior
scholars working in the field of critical political economy.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 12 October 2017. Information:
http://www.politicaleconomyproject.org/pesi-2018.html 
 
 ________________________________________

vendredi 29 septembre 2017

EURAMES Info Service 38/2017

CONFERENCES
 
1. Conference: "Through the Looking Glass of the Local: Rereading Istanbul’s
Heterogeneous Pasts", Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic
Diversity, Göttingen, Germany, 28-29 September 2017
 
2. Symposium: "Trade and Production in Ottoman Anatolia", VEKAM, Koç University,
Ankara, 28-29 September 2017
 
3. The Yemen Exchange, Hosted in Beirut, 11-15 October 2017
 
4. Workshop: "Rulers as Authors in the Islamic World. Knowledge, Authority and
Legitimacy", Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, University Hamburg, 18-19
December 2017
 
5. Workshop: “The Politics of Culture in Contemporary Turkey”, Centre for Near and
Middle Eastern Studies, University of Marburg, Germany, 14-16 February 2018
 
6. International Conference: "Social Policy in the Islamic World", Tehran, Iran,
12-13 May 2018
 
7. Panels on "Islamic Movements"; "China and the Middle East"; "The Gülen Movement",
for the Fifth World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Seville, Spain,
16-22 July 2018
 
8. Panel on "Halāl Enterprise in and beyond the Middle East" for the Fifth World
Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Seville, Spain, 16-22 July 2018
 
9. Panel on "The ‘Resistance Axis’ and the Syria Conflict: Losses, Gains and New
Trajectories?" for the Fifth World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES),
Seville, Spain, 16-22 July 2018
 
10. Panel of the "Maghreb Review" on "State and Society in the Maghreb" for the
Fifth World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Seville, Spain, 16-22 July
2018
 
11. Panel of the "Maghreb Studies Association" on "Colonial Heritage in the Middle
East and the Maghreb: The Shaping of Hopes and Perspectives" for the Fifth World
Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Seville, Spain, 16-22 July 2018
 
 
POSITIONS
 
12. Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious
and Ethnic Diversity, University of Göttingen, Germany
 
13. Assistant or Associate Professorship in the Study of Religion (Focus on Islam),
Aarhus University, Denmark
 
14. Two PhD Students with a Focus on "Middle Eastern and North African Studies" and
with a Focus on "Turkish Studies", Stockholm University
 
15. Three Post-Doc Positions in the Project "The Origin and Early Development of
Philosophy in Tenth-Century al-Andalus: The Impact of Ill-Defined Materials and
Channels of Transmission", Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
 
16. Deputy Director of the Kenyon Institute, East Jerusalem 
 
17. Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Assistant/Associate Prof.) in International Relations,
Monash University, Melbourne
 
18. Assistant Professor in International Law and Human Rights, University of
Maryland (near Washington DC)
 
19. Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
 
20. Assistant/Associate Professor in International Development, Tulane University,
New Orleans
 
21. Open-Rank, Tenure-Track Professor of Islamic Studies, Bucknell University,
Pennsylvania
 
22. Assistant Professor of Islamic World History, Lehigh University, Bethlehem,
Pennsylvania
 
23. Assistant Professor for Late Antique or Medieval History (Focus on
Mediterranean, and/or Near Eastern History, ca. 200 – 1400 CE), Stony Brook
University, New York
 
24. Assistant Professor of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, Queens College, the
City University of New York (CUNY)
 
25. Junior Research Fellow 2018-2020 at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies,
Brandeis University, MA
 
26. Associate or Full Professor in the Sociocultural Anthropology of the Middle
East, Brown University, Rhode Island
 
27. Associate Professor/Professor in Middle Eastern Culture and Islamic Religious
Studies, University of Alabama 
 
28. Assistant or Associate Professor of Israel/Palestine Studies, University of
Colorado Boulder
 
29. Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies (tenure-track), Emory University, GA
 
 
OTHER INFORMATION
 
30. New Survey: "Research in Arabic-speaking Countries: Funding Competitions,
International Collaboration, and Career Incentives"
 
31. Articles on "Building Bodies: Gendered Sport and Transnational Movements" for
"Yearbook of Women’s History 2018"
 
If you want to distribute an announcement via DAVO-Info-Service (about 1400
recipients) and 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
 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, University of Mainz, in
cooperation with the University of Sharjah/UAE
 
____________________
 
CONFERENCES
 
1. Conference: "Through the Looking Glass of the Local: Rereading Istanbul’s
Heterogeneous Pasts", Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic
Diversity, Göttingen, Germany, 28-29 September 2017
 
Hosted by the Research Group “Empires of Memory: The Cultural Politics of
Historicity in Former Habsburg and Ottoman Cities”, the conference foregrounds the
heterogeneity of Istanbul by emphasizing the formative, perspectival relationship
between historical narratives of the city and spaces and places within it.
 
Program:
http://www.mmg.mpg.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Flyer_Events/2017/2017-09-28_Poster_Conference-Istanbul_01.pdf

 
 
_____________
 
 
2. Symposium: "Trade and Production in Ottoman Anatolia", VEKAM, Koç University,
Ankara, 28-29 September 2017
 
The Symposium will be in English and Turkish and simultaneous translation will be
available.
 
Further information and program:
https://vekam.ku.edu.tr/en/content/trade-and-production-ottoman-anatolia 
 
 
_____________
 
 
3. The Yemen Exchange, Hosted in Beirut, 11-15 October 2017
 
The Second Yemen Exchange is co-hosted by the Sanaa Center for Strategic Studies
(SCSS) and Mideastwire.com. During the five day program, participants from around
the world will listen and engage Yemeni politicians, civil society figures and
analysts gaining rare and intensive insight into Yemen, from several differing
perspectives.
 
Deadline for registration: 4 October 2017. Information:
https://thebeirutexchange.com/yemen-exchange/ 
 
 
_____________
 
 
4. Workshop: "Rulers as Authors in the Islamic World. Knowledge, Authority and
Legitimacy", Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, University Hamburg, 18-19
December 2017
 
The workshop is organized by Sonja Brentjes (Max Planck Gesellschaft, Berlin),
Maribel Fierro (ILC-CSIC, Madrid), Tilman Seidensticker (CSMC, Hamburg).
 
Information on the programme:
http://www.manuscript-cultures.uni-hamburg.de/cal-details/2017_12_18%20CMSC%20WS%20Rulers%20as%20Authors%20Programme.pdf
 
 
_____________
 
 
5. Workshop: “The Politics of Culture in Contemporary Turkey”, Centre for Near and
Middle Eastern Studies, University of Marburg, Germany, 14-16 February 2018
 
The organizers invite academics from the field of anthropology, cultural studies,
education studies, film and media studies, gender studies, literary studies,
political science, religious and urban studies to submit papers.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 15 November 2017. Information:
http://www.uni-marburg.de/cnms/aktuelles/news/cfp_the_politics_of_culture_in_contemporary_turkey
 
 
_____________
 
 
6. International Conference: "Social Policy in the Islamic World", Tehran, Iran,
12-13 May 2018
 
The conference themes cover a broad range of related topics from a multidisciplinary
perspective, ranging from "Historical Developments of Social Policy in Muslim
Societies" to "Social Policies towards Muslim Minorities in Western Countries".
Travel grants are available. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 10 October 2017.  Information:
http://spiw.atu.ac.ir/cnf/about
 
 
_____________
 
 
7. Panels on "Islamic Movements"; "China and the Middle East"; "The Gülen Movement",
for the Fifth World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Seville, Spain,
16-22 July 2018
 
Send your abstract to Tugrul Keskin (Shanghai), the organizer of these panels, until
16 October 2017. Information:
http://internationalstudiesandsociology.blogspot.de/2017/08/cfp-islamic-movements-china-and-middle.html
 
Deadline for registration of abstracts and closed panels for WOCMES: 9 December
2017. Information: http://wocmes2018seville.org/web/index.php/en/registration 
 
 
_____________
 
 
8. Panel on "Halāl Enterprise in and beyond the Middle East" for the Fifth World
Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Seville, Spain, 16-22 July 2018
 
This panel will examine the history, present and future of the halāl economy and the
enterprises, products and services that populate it. Papers focusing on single
countries, regions or comparative studies examining multiple locales or countries
are welcome, as are papers from any single or combined disciplinary perspective.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 31 October 2018. Information:
http://wocmes2018seville.org/web/index.php/en/call-for-open-panels (No. 4)
 
 
_____________
 
 
9. Panel on "The ‘Resistance Axis’ and the Syria Conflict: Losses, Gains and New
Trajectories?" for the Fifth World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES),
Seville, Spain, 16-22 July 2018
 
Organised by Robert Mason, American University in Cairo. This panel addresses the
so-called ‘resistance axis’ during the Syria conflict and the consequences of the
conflict on each actor’s legitimacy, security and policies. It recognizes the loss
of Hamas from the alliance and assesses such reconfigurations, including Russian
intervention in support of the Syrian regime.  
 
Deadline for abstracts: 30 November 2017. Information:
http://wocmes2018seville.org/web/index.php/en/call-for-open-panels (No. 5)
 
 
_____________
 
 
10. Panel of the "Maghreb Review" on "State and Society in the Maghreb" for the
Fifth World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Seville, Spain, 16-22 July
2018
 
Papers are invited for the themes: The history of State building movements —
Almoravides, Almohads, Fatimids, etc.;  Problems in the relationship between State
and Society in the pre-colonial period; Changes in State-Society relationships
introduced by indigenous reformists and colonial administrations;  The role of the
national State in social services, family affairs, urban planning, agrarian reform,
etc.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 8 March 2018. Information:
http://wocmes2018seville.org/web/index.php/en/call-for-open-panels (No. 6) 
 
 
_____________
 
 
11. Panel of the "Maghreb Studies Association" on "Colonial Heritage in the Middle
East and the Maghreb: The Shaping of Hopes and Perspectives" for the Fifth World
Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Seville, Spain, 16-22 July 2018
 
This theme invites original papers dealing with various aspects of the question of
how colonial rule, and its demise, has shaped the perceptions of one another held by
the colonial powers and the colonised peoples of the Middle East and North Africa.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 8 March 2018. Information:
http://wocmes2018seville.org/web/index.php/en/call-for-open-panels (No. 7)
 
 
_____________
 
 
POSITIONS
 
12. Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious
and Ethnic Diversity, University of Göttingen, Germany
 
The Fellowship will begin as soon as possible, at the latest 1 January 2018.
Qualification: Good research skills, the ability to work in a team, and
communication skills with good written and spoken English are required. Applicants
should be in possession of a PhD in anthropology, religious studies, or Asian area
studies.
 
Deadline for application: 9 October 2017. Information:
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=55484 
 
 
_____________
 
 
13. Assistant or Associate Professorship in the Study of Religion (Focus on Islam),
Aarhus University, Denmark
 
Qualification: Knowledge of formative, classical or medieval Islam; Knowledge of
contemporary and lived Islam and of modern Arab and Islamic societies and their
history and culture; The ability to work in Quranic and classical Arabic as well as
Modern Standard Arabic.
 
Deadline for application: 3 October 2017. Information:
http://mideast.unc.edu/aarhus-university-assistant-or-associate-professorship-in-the-study-of-religion/

 
 
_____________
 
 
14. Two PhD Students with a Focus on "Middle Eastern and North African Studies" and
with a Focus on "Turkish Studies", Stockholm University
 
The positions will be associated with the department's aim to become a research hub
dedicated to Middle Eastern and North African Studies as well as to Turkish Studies.
All proposals are welcome which fall within the range of our expertise.
 
Deadline for application: 16 October 2017. Information:
http://www.su.se/english/about/working-at-su/jobs?rmlang=UK&rmpage=job&rmjob=3878 
 
 
_____________
 
 
15. Three Post-Doc Positions in the Project "The Origin and Early Development of
Philosophy in Tenth-Century al-Andalus: The Impact of Ill-Defined Materials and
Channels of Transmission", Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
 
The positions of three years each (to start from 2 January 2018) are offered in
relation with the following sub-projects: 1) the Ikhwān al-Ṣafā’, 2) Ibn Waḥshiyya
and the Nabatean Corpus; 3) Ibn Masarra. Qualifications: PhD in Islamic Studies, in
Middle Eastern Studies, or related fields; excellent command of Classical Arabic
(ancient Greek, Latin and in particular Hebrew is considered an advantage); etc.
 
Deadline for application: 10 November 2017. Information: http://calenda.org/416228
 
 
_____________
 
 
16. Deputy Director of the Kenyon Institute, East Jerusalem 
 
The Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) is offering this position.
Applicants must have a PhD from a UK university at the time of application, an
active research interest in the region, and a research profile in any of the
disciplines or subject areas supported by the CBRL (i.e. social sciences and
humanities). 
 
Deadline for application: 30 October 2017. Information:
http://cbrl.org.uk/opportunities/item/name/deputy-director-kenyon-institute 
 
 
_____________
 
 
17. Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Assistant/Associate Prof.) in International Relations,
Monash University, Melbourne
 
The subfield in International Relations is open. Candidates should demonstrate a
strong potential for teaching and scholarly research excellence and should be
prepared to teach an upper-level undergraduate class on international relations
theory.
 
Deadline for application: 13 October 2017. Information:
http://careers.pageuppeople.com/513/ci/en/job/567135/lecturersenior-lecturer-international-relations

 
 
_____________
 
 
18. Assistant Professor in International Law and Human Rights, University of
Maryland (near Washington DC)
 
Candidates should combine excellence in research with a commitment to the mentoring
and teaching of students. Preference will be given to applicants who have proven
interest in international law and human rights and show a desire to combine their
research excellence with our Center for International Development and Conflict
Management. Minimum qualification: PhD by August 2018. 
 
Deadline for application: 30 September 2017. Information:
https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/53480 
 
 
_____________
 
 
19. Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
 
We encourage applicants whose specializations relate to early and classical Islam up
to the early Ottoman era (strong preference for research proficiency in Persian
and/or Ottoman Turkish). Applicants should have a PhD on hand by June 2018. 
 
Deadline for application: 15 October 2017. Information:
https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03055 
 
 
_____________
 
 
20. Assistant/Associate Professor in International Development, Tulane University,
New Orleans
 
We seek candidates from comparative politics, international relations, or public
policy with a research focus on developing areas. Applicants should demonstrate a
strong research capability, a commitment to effective teaching, and have a PhD in
hand by July 1, 2018.
 
Deadline for application: 30 October 2017. Information:
https://apply.interfolio.com/44986
 
 
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21. Open-Rank, Tenure-Track Professor of Islamic Studies, Bucknell University,
Pennsylvania
 
The ideal candidate will be an expert in Islam as a global religious tradition, with
interdisciplinary research that highlights trans-regional or trans-national
connections between the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, or beyond.
Ph.D. in Religious Studies/Islamic Studies is required by start date.
 
Deadline for application: 1 October 2017. Information:
http://jobs.bucknell.edu/cw/en-us/job/493822/openrank-tenuretrack-professor-of-islamic-studies
 
 
 
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22. Assistant Professor of Islamic World History, Lehigh University, Bethlehem,
Pennsylvania
 
Candidates should have expertise in a particular region of the Islamic World
combined with broad training in the history of Islam’s transnational,
cross-cultural, and global dimensions. Preference for any of the following:  Gender,
Intellectual and Cultural Life, Imperialism, Globalization, Religion, Science,
Environmental, or Health and Medicine.
 
Deadline for application: 10 October 2017. Information:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9447 
 
 
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23. Assistant Professor for Late Antique or Medieval History (Focus on
Mediterranean, and/or Near Eastern History, ca. 200 – 1400 CE), Stony Brook
University, New York
 
Candidates should contribute to one or more of our graduate program thematic
clusters: Global connections, empire, capitalism; Health, science, environment;
Race, citizenship, migration; Religion, gender, cultural identity; States, nations,
political cultures.
 
Deadline for application: 1 December 2017. Information:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9802 
 
 
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24. Assistant Professor of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, Queens College, the
City University of New York (CUNY)
 
A Ph.D. degree in Arabic literature, Middle Eastern Studies, Islamic Studies or
comparative literature is required. Also required is native or near-native
competency in Arabic and English.
 
Information:
http://www.qc.cuny.edu/Academics/Degrees/DAH/CMAL/Documents/Arabic_Advertisement.pdf
 
 
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25. Junior Research Fellow 2018-2020 at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies,
Brandeis University, MA
 
This two-year fellowship is offered to outstanding scholars of Middle East politics,
economics, history, religion, anthropology, or sociology. The fellowship is targeted
at junior scholars with PhD in hand and not yet tenured.
 
Deadline for application: 31 October 2017. Information:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9758 
 
 
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26. Associate or Full Professor in the Sociocultural Anthropology of the Middle
East, Brown University, Rhode Island
 
We are looking for a scholar whose work addresses on one or more of the focal areas:
security (studies of violence, war, policing, military policy, and borders),
development (inequality, gender, humanitarianism, ethical dimensions of
intervention), and governance (ethnographic study of states, transnational
governance, civil society, policy, social movements, NGOs, human rights). 
 
Deadline for application: 15 October 2017. Information:
https://apply.interfolio.com/43477
 
 
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27. Associate Professor/Professor in Middle Eastern Culture and Islamic Religious
Studies, University of Alabama 
 
The position will begin August 2018. We welcome applications from mid-career and
senior scholars working in such fields as Anthropology, History, Middle Eastern
Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, or other disciplines represented in
the College of Arts and Sciences.
 
Deadline for application: 15 October 2017. Information:
https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/41763 
 
 
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28. Assistant or Associate Professor of Israel/Palestine Studies, University of
Colorado, Boulder
 
Qualification: PhD in History or a related discipline such as Jewish Studies or
Middle Eastern Studies; Proficiency with Hebrew and Arabic.
 
Deadline for application: 16 October 2017. Information:
https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=10192 
 
 
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29. Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies (tenure-track), Emory University, GA
 
Qualifications:  PhD in Arabic Studies or related field; native or near native
proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic as well as fluency in one or more dialects;
documented excellence in teaching Arabic language, literature, and culture at the
undergraduate level.
 
Deadline for application: 27 October 2017. Information:
http://apply.interfolio.com/43881
 
 
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OTHER INFORMATION
 
30. New Survey: "Research in Arabic-speaking Countries: Funding Competitions,
International Collaboration, and Career Incentives"
 
Bruce Currie-Alder, Rigas Arvanitis and Sari Hanafi analysed the expansion of
research funding in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and Qatar. Published:
8 September 2017. 
 
See article at:
https://academic.oup.com/spp/article/doi/10.1093/scipol/scx048/4107903/Research-in-Arabicspeaking-countries-Funding

 
 
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31. Articles on "Building Bodies: Gendered Sport and Transnational Movements" for
"Yearbook of Women’s History 2018"
 
Papers are invited which discuss the historical formation, transformation and impact
of gendered discourses, representations and practices within sport and physical
culture. The focus will be international (including colonialism, migration etc.) and
comparative.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 2 October 2017. Information:
http://rosavzw.be/pdf/Callforpapers-sport.pdf 
 
 
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σύγχρονη τέχνη στον αραβικό κόσμο. Βηρυτός.

BEYROUTH, PLATEFORME DU MARCHÉ DE L’ART CONTEMPORAIN : AUTOUR DE LA 8E ÉDITION DE LA BEIRUT ART FAIR 
ARTICLE PUBLIÉ LE 27/09/2017

http://www.lesclesdumoyenorient.com/Beyrouth-plateforme-du-marche-de-l-art-contemporain-autour-de-la-8e-edition-de.html

Par Mathilde Rouxel, à Beyrouth

Le 21 septembre 2017 fut inaugurée au BIEL (Beirut International Exhibition and Leisure Center) à Beyrouth la huitième édition de la foire internationale pour l’art contemporain de la capitale libanaise : la Beirut Art Fair, clôturée le 24 septembre. Durant quatre jours, des galeries du monde entier sont venues exposer leurs artistes. Suite au succès rencontré avec l’édition 2016, l’édition 2017 de la foire a composé un programme ambitieux et innovant, témoignant par les rencontres envisagées de la place grandissante que prend Beyrouth sur la scène internationale pour la création contemporaine et le marché de l’art.

Historique de la Beirut Art Fair

Beyrouth inaugure sa première foire d’art contemporain en 2010. Internationale, elle est toutefois spécifiquement dédiée à l’art de la région ME.NA.SA (Middle East, North Africa, South-East Asia), première du genre s’imposant par son audace et son ambition. C’est de cet acronyme que la foire tire sa première appellation : « Menasart ». L’événement est mené par Laure d’Hauteville et avait pour objectif de « répondre à une demande grandissante de la part des collectionneurs du monde entier qui souhaitent mieux connaître les talents de la région ; s’adresser plus particulièrement aux grands collectionneurs de la région ; attirer l’attention des médias internationaux sur ce marché émergeant » (1). À cette époque déjà, le potentiel du marché régional de l’art apparaissait à cette femme d’affaire de l’art contemporain fortement intéressant : en 2010, le marché notait - notamment grâce à la création en 2006 la foire internationale d’art contemporain « Art Dubai » à Dubai (2) - une augmentation de 600% en quatre ans (3).
La Menasart rassemble rapidement des dizaines de galeries et des centaines d’artistes autour d’un événement qui se révèle rapidement attractif en raison notamment de son positionnement géographique original et de son caractère « hybride, commercial et culturel, qui témoigne de l’extraordinaire dynamisme culturel et artistique de la région » (4), et qui apparaît pour les critiques comme une autre matérialisation de la passerelle que représente Beyrouth entre l’Orient et l’Occident. L’événement est rebaptisé en 2012 « Beirut Art Fair » et n’a cessé de croître : en 2015, son chiffre d’affaire atteint 3,2 millions de dollars, c’est-à-dire quatre fois plus que lors de sa première édition (5). La direction artistique commence dès 2016 à sélectionner davantage les galeries qui répondent plus spécifiquement à la problématique construite par l’événement, et organise au sein de la foire des expositions thématiques.

Beirut Art Fair 2017

L’édition 2017 de la foire libanaise, titrée « Orient your mind ! », a choisi de mettre l’accent sur la création libanaise (6). Comme l’année précédente, les galeries ont été sélectionnées en fonction de leur orientation et de leur cohérence vis-à-vis de la problématique de la foire, afin de répondre au plus près des attentes des collectionneurs (7). Les collections libanaises, placées au cœur de l’événement, furent déterminées par la curatrice Rose Issa, à qui fut donnée la charge d’organiser l’exposition « Ourouba, the Eye of Lebanon » qui, à partir d’un texte de Georges Corm, tentait d’interroger l’histoire complexe du concept d’« arabicité ». Y sont ainsi présentées des œuvres de Ziad Antar (« Cote d’Azure from the Beirut Bereft series », 2007), de Kader Attia (« Black Cube I », 2006), d’Abdul Rahman Katanani (« Wave », 2016) ou de Mona Hatoum (« Kapancik », 2012).
Une seconde exposition, programmée par Nelly Choucair Zeidan et répondant au titre « Food Art by Bankmed, Lemons and Rainbows », avait pour objectif de révéler la dimension artistique de la nourriture, autour d’une réflexion sur le juteux, centrée sur le motif du citron, fruit méditerranéen par excellence. On y retrouvait les œuvres de Lina Samma, de Raffi Tokaltian et de Hala Audi Bayoun.
En regard de ces expositions, un espace était dédié au travail d’illustration du Prophète de Gibran Khalil Gibran que Rachid Koraïchi réalisait en 1923. En sus de ces expositions, visites guidées, ateliers (Aurélie Pétrel, atelier de photographie avec Yara Bsaibes et Joe Ghanem autour du thème « Le geste et sa construction »), table ronde (« Désorientation politique - réorientation artistique ») et performance artistique (Maria Gimeno, Equilibro) furent mises en place.
Des galeries de tout le monde arabe furent représentées. Parmi les œuvres exposées, beaucoup tentent de questionner la société, les artistes dénonçant particulièrement la situation politique et sociale des pays dans lesquels ils évoluent. Le peintre et sculpteur libanais Charbel Samuel Aoun, représenté par la galerie libanaise Mark Hachem, présente « Dark Matter » (2016), une œuvre peinte heurtée par l’incrustation d’éléments de ciment, de bois et de ferraille qui, en représentant une ville plongée dans le noir, évoque la souffrance, l’impasse, la destruction - métaphore évidente de la violence déployée dans la région. L’artiste syrien Saad Yagan, représenté par la galerie syrienne Kozah Art Gallery, présente quant à lui comme réaction à la guerre une icône rappelant les traditionnelles déplorations sur le Christ mort (« Motherhood », 2017) où l’on voit placées verticalement, comme un totem, des figures éplorées de femmes voilées de noir et d’hommes aux crânes bandés de pansements, rassemblées autour d’un corps sans vie, éclatant de blancheur et de nudité. Certaines œuvres d’artistes connus du grand public étaient également visibles. Mounir Fatmi, représenté par la galerie suisse Anali Forever, exposait ainsi sa série « The Island of Roots » (2017) dans laquelle il reprend les fiches d’identités établies à Ellis Island dans les années 1920 pour discuter des questionnements contemporains sur l’immigration.
Dans une section intitulée « Revealing », créée en 2016 pour « mettre en lumière et faciliter la découverte des meilleurs jeunes talents » (8), exposaient des artistes comme la Marocaine Majida Khattari, représentée par la galerie française Dominique Fiat, et dont l’œuvre « Vidar » (2017) discute à travers des motifs orientalistes les rapports entretenus sur les femmes entre la France et le Maroc, ou l’Égyptien Mohamed Monassier, représenté par la galerie égyptienne Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art, qui reprend dans Dictionary (2014) la technique ancestrale de la peinture sur papyrus pour questionner la fascination des hommes pour les choses anciennes.
En complément furent exposés les œuvres ayant remporté des prix décernés par la grande banque partenaire Byblos Bank, et plusieurs films furent projetés à l’occasion d’une Beirut Art Week. Cette année se tint aux côtés de la Beirut Art Fair la première édition Beirut Design Fair, qui fut organisée également au BIEL, du 19 au 23 septembre.

Une rentrée de l’art contemporain qui déborde la Beirut Art Fair

Les galeries et les expositions d’art contemporain abondent au Liban. Les initiatives publiques restent rares, mais les mécènes sont de plus en plus généreux avec les projets avant-gardistes de galerie d’art contemporain. Après le Beirut Art Center (9) de Marie Muracciole, fondé en 2009 et qui défend l’aspect expérimental de l’art, la fondation libanaise pour les arts plastiques Ashkal Alwan (10), cofondée par Christine Thomé en 2011, ou encore la fondation Aïshti de Tony Salamé qui, au contraire, favorise le caractère luxueux du marché de l’art, les petites galeries se sont multipliées, avec des concepts de plus en plus hybrides. L’espace urbain KED, situé près de la rivière de Beyrouth, inaugurait ainsi à la veille de la Beirut Art Fair une exposition intitulée « Looking for the Present Motion ». Ce lieu est une illustration intéressante de l’intérêt porté par les entrepreneurs privés de Beyrouth à l’art contemporain : offrant la journée un espace à de jeunes artistes libanais contemporains, il se transforme la nuit en un lieu de fête. Si la multifonctionnalité du lieu sert l’économie, l’exposition présentée dernièrement demeure très intéressante et représentative des expérimentations des jeunes artistes libanais. La peinture expérimentale de Rami Chahine (11), jaillissement de couleurs né d’un processus de transfert aléatoire de la peinture sur la toile, occupe la majorité de l’espace. Les toiles se déploient, laissant au spectateur l’opportunité de développer au contact de ces œuvres nées du hasard sa propre imagination, et côtoient la performance sur vidéo projetée de la danseuse Ahlam Dirani qui pratique, dans une vallée libanaise vouée à disparaître sous les projets d’infrastructures à Jannit Qartaba, la danse japonaise du Jinen Butoh. Cet espace est habité par l’installation sonore interactive de l’artiste Mme Chandelier, qui réagit aux paroles que le public jette dans le micro. Installation complexe à la pointe du tourbillon des tentatives expérimentales dans lequel la création libanaise se trouve emportée.
Les musées sont eux aussi pour la plupart privés. Sur les hauteurs de Byblos, le musée d’art moderne et contemporain MACAM (12) fondé en 2015 organisait cette année la première Biennale d’Art Contemporain organisée au Liban à partir d’une compétition d’art contemporain lancée par l’association libanaise Cultural Resistance (13). Réunissant 45 artistes issus de 24 pays, cet événement fut inauguré le 16 septembre 2017 et se poursuivra jusqu’à la fin du mois de décembre. Cet événement est également significatif de l’implication du Liban sur la scène artistique contemporaine internationale : des œuvres plastiques côtoient des films et des installations mix-médias, et un jury international décernera un prix à une œuvre particulière qui devra répondre au thème de l’exposition : la rupture dans la représentation. Cette première Biennale appelle une tenue régulière de ce nouvel événement, qui devrait prendre une place de plus en plus importante sur le calendrier des rendez-vous artistiques libanais.
Ce bref panorama des événements de septembre permet de constater la croissance du marché de l’art contemporain au Liban, qui s’impose désormais de plus en plus comme un rendez-vous des professionnels et du public libanais et international face aux événements déjà incontournables organisés dans la région du Golfe voisin.
Notes : 
(1) S. R., « Beyrouth accueille la première foire internationale dédiée à l’art régional », Le Commerce du Levant, 8/07/2010, disponible en ligne, consulté le 25/09/2017. URL : https://www.lecommercedulevant.com/article/15834-beyrouth-accueille-la-premire-foire-internationale-ddie-lart-rgional
(2) Site de la Art Dubai : http://www.artdubai.ae/
(3) S. R., « Beyrouth accueille la première foire internationale dédiée à l’art régional », op. cit.
(4) Guillaume Morel, « Beirut Art Fair, un bilan positif », Connaissance des Arts, 12/07/2012, disponible en ligne, consulté le 25/09/2017. URL : https://www.connaissancedesarts.com/art-contemporain/beirut-art-fair-un-bilan-positif-1119910/
(5) Chloé Bekhazi, « Beirut Art Fair : une septième édition sous le signe de la continuité », Le Commerce du Levant, 1/09/2016, disponible en ligne, consulté le 25/09/2017. URL : https://www.lecommercedulevant.com/article/26563-beirut-art-fair-une-septime-dition-sous-le-signe-de-la-continuit
(6) Laure d’Hauteville, Catalogue Beirut Art Fair 2017, p.4.
(7) Ibid.
(8) Site de la Beirut Art Fair : https://www.beirut-art-fair.com/fr/reveler-talents-de-demain
(9) Site web du Beirut Art Center : http://www.beirutartcenter.org/en/about-us
(10) Site web de Ashkal Alwan : http://ashkalalwan.org/
(11) A propos de Rami Chahine : Florence Massena, « L’expérimentaiton visuelle de Rami Chahine », L’Agenda culturel, 4/04/2014, disponible en ligne, consulté le 25/09/2017. URL : http://www.agendaculturel.com/Art_L_experimentation_visuelle_de_Rami+Chahine
(12) Site web du musée et présentation de la Biennale 2017 : http://www.macamlebanon.org/biennale-of-contemporary-art/
(13) Site de la compétition : https://niemeyercompetition.wordpress.com/

mardi 19 septembre 2017

EURAMES Info Service 37/2017


CONFERENCES

1. Colloque : "L'organisation du culte musulman en France dans une perspective comparative", CNRS/Université de Strasbourg,  Research Center on Droit, Religion, Entreprise et Société,  27-28 septembre 2017

2. The Erbil-Sulaymaniyah Exchange, 29 October - 4 November 2017

3. Annual Liberal Arts Conference: "Local Dreams, Global Visions: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives", Texas A&M at Qatar, 4-6 February 2018

4. Workshop: “After the Conquest: Converging Approaches to the Study of the Iberian Reconquista”, University of Cambridge, 12-14 February 2018

5. Conference for Arab Doctoral Students Based in the West, Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, Doha, Qatar, 24-26 March 2018

6. Panel: “Mediterranean Geography, Mediterranean Poetics”, at the Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), University of California, Los Angeles, 29 March - 1 April 2018

7. Fifth Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS), Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS), University of Exeter, 9-11 April 2018

8. Conference: “Orientalism, Neo-Orientalism and Post-Orientalism in African, Middle East, Latin and Central American, Asian/Chinese Studies”, Center for Global Studies, Shanghai University, 17-18 May 2018

9. Session: "Gender and Authoritarianism in the MENA Region", ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, 15-21 July 2018

10. Session: "Migration, Gender and Precarity: New Migratory Flows in the MENA Region", ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, 15-21 July 2018

11. Session: "Kowledge and Revolution (Focus on the Arab Spring)", ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, 15-21 July 2018

12. Workshop Leaders for American Political Science Association’s MENA Workshop 2018


POSITIONS

13. 10 Fellowships for Experienced Researchers, Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt

14. Senior Lectureship or Readership in Arabic, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

15. Assistant Professor of Modern Arabic Literatures and Cultures, University of Colorado at Boulder

16. Research Associate and Visiting Faculty in Women's Studies and Religion for 2018-19, Havard Divinity School

17. Tenure-Track Position in History of the Modern Muslim World/Middle East (post-1500), University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

18. Tenure-track Teacher and Scholar for Pre-Modern Middle Eastern Cultures and Civilizations, Columbia University, New York

19. Faculty Position in World Literature (Focus Middle East), Fashion Institute of Technology, New York

20. Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Islam and the Arts, Stanford University

21. Open Rank Faculty Position in Anthropology of Islam and Muslim Societies, Stanford University

22. Zahedi Family Fellowship, Stanford University


OTHER INFORMATION

23. Iran Heritage Foundation’s Programme of Grants for the Year 2018

24. Articles on "Cultural Changes in Egypt at the Turn of the Millennium" for Special Issue of "CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture"

25. Contact of the Arab Center Washington DC with Arab Graduate Students in North America/Europe

26. Call for New Members for the "Global Young Academy"

If you want to distribute an announcement via DAVO-Info-Service (about 1500 recipients) and 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 davo@geo.uni-mainz.de 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 in cooperation with the University of Sharjah/UAE


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CONFERENCES

1. Colloque : "L'organisation du culte musulman en France dans une perspective comparative", CNRS/Université de Strasbourg,  Research Center on Droit, Religion, Entreprise et Société,  27-28 septembre 2017

Information et programme :


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2. The Erbil-Sulaymaniyah Exchange, 29 October - 4 November 2017

This conference is co-hosted by the French Association Noria and Mideastwire.com. Participants from around the world will listen and engage local politicians, civil society figures and analysts. The aim is to provide direct and intensive insight from several differing perspectives into Erbil, Sulaymaniyah and Iraqi Kurdistan in general, as well as disputed areas between the Islamic State, Erbil and Baghdad.

Deadline for application: 30 September 2017. Information: https://thebeirutexchange.com/erbil-exchange/


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3. Annual Liberal Arts Conference: "Local Dreams, Global Visions: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives", Texas A&M at Qatar, 4-6 February 2018

Papers are welcome from politics, linguistics, anthropology, history, philosophy, religion, law, cultural studies etc.

Deadline for abstracts: 30 September 2017. Information:   www.qatar.tamu.edu/programs/liberal-arts/conferences%20


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4. Workshop: “After the Conquest: Converging Approaches to the Study of the Iberian Reconquista”, University of Cambridge, 12-14 February 2018

The two-day gathering will bring together a variety of archaeologists, historians and art historians to discuss different types of evidence, approaches and methodologies, during the different stages of the Christian conquests of Islamic Spain.



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5. Conference for Arab Doctoral Students Based in the West, Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, Doha, Qatar, 24-26 March 2018

The meeting will provide Arab doctoral students in the social sciences and humanities based at Western universities an open space to present papers rooted in their graduate studies. This novel conference will give the participants the chance to benefit from discussions with their peers and with established Arab academics.



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6. Panel: “Mediterranean Geography, Mediterranean Poetics”, at the Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), University of California, Los Angeles, 29 March - 1 April 2018

Papers are invited that explore the relationship between Mediterranean geography and ecology on the one hand, and Mediterranean poetics on the other - from the Mediterranean of antiquity to the contemporary period.

Deadline for abstracts: 21 September 2017. Information: www.acla.org/seminar/mediterranean-geography-mediterranean-poetics


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7. Fifth Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS), Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS), University of Exeter, 9-11 April 2018

Islamic Studies is broadly understood to include both Muslim-majority and Muslim-minority contexts as well as historical, textual, and contemporary anthropological and sociological approaches.

Deadline for abstracts: 3 December 2017. Information: www.brais.ac.uk/conferences/brais-conference-2018


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8. Conference: “Orientalism, Neo-Orientalism and Post-Orientalism in African, Middle East, Latin and Central American, Asian/Chinese Studies”, Center for Global Studies, Shanghai University, 17-18 May 2018

On the occasion of the 15th Anniversary of Memory of Edward Said (1935-2003) and 40th Anniversary of His Book (1978).



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9. Session: "Gender and Authoritarianism in the MENA Region", ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, 15-21 July 2018

This session invites papers dwelling upon these deepening inequalities in the MENA region societies from an intersectional approach with particular emphasis on gender and authoritarianism.  We welcome papers from Turkey, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon, and Tunisia etc. focusing on gender and authoritarianism in the MENA region.

Deadline for abstracts: 30 September 2017. Information: www.isa-sociology.org/en/conferences/world-congress/


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10. Session: "Migration, Gender and Precarity: New Migratory Flows in the MENA Region", ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, 15-21 July 2018

Migration is the most critical phenomenon of the MENA region societies especially after the Syrian Civil War in 2011. The societies that were influenced most from this migration flows are Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq. The flux of people contributed further to the precarious conditions of the masses. 

Deadline for abstracts: 30 September 2017. Information: www.isa-sociology.org/en/conferences/world-congress/


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11. Sessowledge and Revolution (Focus on the Arab Spring)", ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, 15-21 July 2018

The session offers reflections on the Arab revolutions as contestations of power, violence and injustice, but also as expressions and producers of knowledge. Apart from the question as to whether the uprisings of 2011 have political accomplishment or not, we propose to explore their roots in and consequences for Arab social science knowledge.

Deadline for abstracts: 30 September 2017. Information: www.isa-sociology.org/en/conferences/world-congress/


________. Workshop Leaders for American Political Science Association’s MENA Workshop 2018

The primary goal of APSA’s MENA Workshops is to foster collaboration between political scientists in the Middle East with those based in the US/Europe.

Deadline for proposals: 29 October 2017. Information: http://web.apsanet.org/mena/


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STELLENANGEBOTE / POSITIONS

13. 10 Fellowships for Experienced Researchers, Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt

The fellowships will be awarded to experienced researchers who are conducting advanced interdisciplinary research in cultural and social studies. The fellowships will be awarded from 1 September 2018 until 31 August 2019.



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14. Senior Lectureship or Readership in Arabic, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

The position will start 1 January 2018. Applicants should possess native or near-native language skills in Arabic and English and will be expected to demonstrate the ability to attract grant funding and lead high quality externally funded research projects.

Deadline for application: 21 September 2017. Information: Catherine Cobham arabhod@st-andrews.ac.uk


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15. Assistant Professor of Modern Arabic Literatures and Cultures, University of Colorado at Boulder

Candidates should have a PhD in Arabic literature or a related field, as well as a minimum of one year of research experience in one or more of the following areas: Arabic fiction, drama/theatre, film, poetry.



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16. Research Associate and Visiting Faculty in Women's Studies and Religion for 2018-19, Havard Divinity School

Proposals for book-length research projects utilizing both religion and gender as central categories of analysis and focusing on any religion are welcome. Applicants must have received a PhD by October 1, 2017.

Deadline for application: 1 October 2017. Information: https://wsrp.hds.harvard.edu/apply


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17. Tenure-Track Position in History of the Modern Muslim World/Middle East (post-1500), University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Position begins in Fall 2018. We are looking for a scholar-teacher who is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and who can demonstrate scholarly productivity and promise for ongoing research in their field. Ph.D. in History or a related field required or alternatively, ABD candidates will be considered.  All applicants must have demonstrable skills necessary for excellence in teaching.

Deadline for application: 16 October 2017. Information: www.Click2apply.net/txx7sr4dht7tz2tc


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18. Tenure-track Teacher and Scholar for Pre-Modern Middle Eastern Cultures and Civilizations, Columbia University, New York

Candidates should demonstrate a broad interest in the history, cultures, and/or literatures of the Middle East and related regions; discipline and geographic area of specialization are open. PhD required.

Deadline for application: 1 October 2017. Information: https://careers.barnard.edu/postings/3023


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19. Faculty Position in World Literature (Focus Middle East), Fashion Institute of Technology, New York

This is a full-time, tenure-track position beginning in Fall 2018. Candidates will have a PhD in English, Literature, or Comparative Literature with a regional specialization including, but not limited to African, Caribbean, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Oceanic, or South/South East Asian literary traditions by the date of appointment.



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20. Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Islam and the Arts, Stanford University
Applicants should focus on Islamic religious arts and performance; non-religious artistic and literary productions of the diverse cultures of Islamic societies; and scholar/artist practitioners.

Deadline for application: 2 October 2017. Information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9281


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21. Open Rank Faculty Position in Anthropology of Islam and Muslim Societies, Stanford University

The successful candidate will be appointed in the Anthropology Department and is also expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts. 

Deadline for application: 3 November 2017. Information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9609


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22. Zahedi Family Fellowship, Stanford University

This is a twelve-week residential fellowship focusing on the new Zahedi Archive. The fellowship is open to scholars working on the modern history of Iran, particularly the period of 1941 to 1979. Preference will be given to scholars who have worked on aspects of modern Iranian foreign policy, history, and culture. Fluency in Persian is required.

Deadline for application: 20 October 2017. Information: http://web.stanford.edu/~rparhad/zahedifellowship.fb


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OTHER INFORMATION

23. Iran Heritage Foundation’s Programme of Grants for the Year 2018

The Iran Heritage Foundation is a non-political UK-registered charity to promote Iranian cultural heritage. Grants are offered for work with (i) Academic Research and Activities, and (ii) Contemporary Art, Exhibition and Culture. Only activities connected with Iran or Iranian cultural heritage will be considered.

Deadline for application: 31 October 2017. Information: www.iranheritage.org/grants.html


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24. Articles on "Cultural Changes in Egypt at the Turn of the Millennium" for Special Issue of "CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture"

We seek original papers of literary and cultural studies as well as related fields such as gender studies, visual studies in film, digital and print media. Comparative and transdisciplinary approaches are encouraged.

Deadline for abstracts: 20 December 2017. Information: www.academia.edu/34481483/C4P_Cultural_Changes_Egypt


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25. Contact of the Arab Center Washington DC with Arab Graduate Students in North America/Europe

The Arab Center Washington seeks information from Arab graduate students who study in North America/Europe and are interested in future networking, grants, and conference opportunities.

If you are interested in such opportunities, fill in the survey at https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0feuf687qg5V1Fr


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26. Call for New Members for the "Global Young Academy"

The call is open to early-career scientists from all research disciplines. We especially encourage applications from women scientists, scholars in the social sciences, arts and humanities as well as researchers working in government, industry, and non-governmental sectors. The majority of the GYA’s members are aged 30-40 and the typical period from completion of a PhD or similar degree is 3-10 years.

Deadline for application: 24 September 2017. Information: https://globalyoungacademy.net/call-for-new-members/