http://www.lesrendezvousdelamediterranee.fr/en/ ________________ 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.
Further information see http://www.bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de/aktuelles/Call_for_Papers_-_IN_SEARCH_FOR_THE_KINGDOM.html or contact the organizers Nora Derbal (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Claudia Schröder (email@example.com). _____________ Οξφόρδη, 15/12/2012: Sharia Law Workshop – Jurisprudential Foundations", International Institute for Law. 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 world. - 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. Information http://oisi.org.uk/sharia.html _______________ POSITIONS 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 campus. 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: http://www.coleurope.eu/vacancies/senior-research-fellow-college-europe-natolin-campus-warsaw ______________ 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 experience. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org All application materials should be received by December 10, 2012. http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/fas_home/academic_employment/Pages/academic_positions.aspx#10 _____________ 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. Information: http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=45528> _____________ 8. Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History, State University of New York at Oswego 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 http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=45510 ___________ 9. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Middle Eastern History, Williams College, Williamstown MA 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. Information: http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=45539