EURAMES Info Service 11/2014
1. Conference: "Shi‘i Spirituality and Sufi Paths in Early Modern and Modern Times", Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, 15 April 2014
Detailed program and contact address at http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=212424
2. Conference: "The Mediterranean City and Its Rulers: A Comparison of Byzantium, Islam, and Western Christendom in the High Middle Ages”, Princeton, 26-27 April 2014
There has been no in-depth comparison of how cities were ruled in the various lands encircling the Great Sea, despite the existence of a strong common Roman heritage, as well as evidence for extensive interaction through long-distance trade, pilgrimage, diplomacy, and warfare. This conference will begin to undertake such an analysis, highlighting similarities and differences in governmental institutions, civic identity, and revolutionary activity throughout the Mediterranean. The event is intended as a pilot establishing a network of scholars.
Details of the program and further information http://www.princeton.edu/piirs/research/piirs-conferences-and-wor/
3. Conference: "The Tunisian Revolution: Origins, Course and Aftermath", St Antony's College, Oxford, 16-17 May 2014
A conference bringing together academics from Tunisia, the UK and beyond to discuss the political, social and cultural dimensions of the Tunisian Revolution three years after its making.
4. 14th Conference of the International Qajar Studies Association: "Literature and Writing in Qajar Iran", Bamberg, Germany, 30-31 May 2014
The list of speakers can be found on the IQSA website http://www.qajarstudies.org/speakersbamberg2014.html
5. Conference "Mediterranean Visions: Journeys, Itineraries and Cultural Migrations" and symposium "History, Literature and Culture in a Mediterranean Frame", Sorrento, Italy,13-15 June 2014
The conference will focus on the perceptions of the journey to/from/around the Mediterranean Sea, moving from Italian, European and extra-European perspectives (and with specific reference to the Americas), and concentrating on the theme of immigration/emigration to/from the Mediterranean Basin), the intercultural exchanges occurring between its shores, as well as new challenges (social and economic) facing the region from the globalized society and from the increasingly urgent democratic imperatives of the populations inhabiting it.
Deadline for proposals 10 April 2014. Information http://santannainstitute.com/en/conference-at-sant-anna-institute.php
6. British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Annual Conference, University of Sussex, Brighton, 16-18 June 2014
Meeting Theme: The Middle East in Global Perspective: Interactions Across Time and Space. Plenary sessions include a keynote address by Professor Asef Bayat (University of Illinois) and a round table discussion with the Foreign Commonwealth Office.
For registration details, a draft programme and further details see www.brismes2014.co.uk
7. International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (SOCIO-INT14), Istanbul, 8-10 September 2014
The conference will focus on innovative ideas and developments, papers related to all areas of social sciences including communication, economics, education, sociology, psychology, political science, law and other areas of social sciences; also all areas of humanities including anthropology, archeology, architecture, art, ethics, folklore studies, history, language studies, litrature, philosophy, are invited for the international conference.
The deadline for abstracts submission is 2 June, 2014. Information http://www.socioint14.org/
8. International Conference "First World War, the Ottoman Empire and the Balkans", Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 17-19 September 2014
Deadline for abstract submission 15 June 2014. Information http://ww1.ius.edu.ba/
9. Conference: „Comparative Approaches to Studying Islamophobia“, University of Salzburg, Austria, 9-10 October 2014
The Conferenc is organized by the Department of Political Science at the University of Salzburg and the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project at the Center for Race and Gender, University of California Berkeley.
Abstract deadline: 10. Juni 2014. Information http://jahrbuch-islamophobie.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/International-Islamophobia-Conference-in-Salzburg.pdf
10. Colloquium: "Mediterranean Urban Studies - The Transformation of Mediterranean Port Cities: 19th and 20th Centuries", Mersin, Turkey, 23-25 October 2014
The Colloquium intends to discuss the transformation of the Mediterranean port cities in the period from nineteenth to twentieth century with a specific emphasis on economic, social, cultural and spatial aspects.
11. Conference: “Constitutional Experiences in the Middle East and North Africa (from approx. 18th to 20th centuries)”, Orient-Institut Beirut, 6-7 November 2014
The conference is aimed at exploring political concepts and practices which are related to constitutional experiences prior and parallel to the occurrence of written constitutions. Combining political, intellectual, legal and social history across the region, we invite papers on legal and organizational frameworks, administrative bodies, associations, councils, corporative structures, customs, as well as discourses of rule, power and statehood aimed at containing authority.
Deadline for abstracts: 16 May 2014. Information: http://www.orient-institut.org/, see tab upcoming events.
12. The Gingko Conference 2014 "The First World War and its Aftermath: The Shaping of the Middle East", SOAS, London, 6-7 December 2014
Convened by HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan and Dr Barbara Schwepcke (Gingko Library).Points of discussion could include:
•Shaping Ethnic Identity: From the Arab Revolt to Pan-Arabism, 1916 to 1933
•Shaping State Identity: The disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and the artificiality of the post-First World War state system, 1919 to 1939
•Shaping National Identity: Wilson or Lenin? Who had the greater influence on nationalism in the Middle East?
•Shaping Political Identity: From Subject to Citizen – What constitutes legitimate governance in the aftermath of the First World War Middle East and North Africa?
•Shaping Religious Identity: The Sultan’s jihad and the beginnings of political Islam
Abstracts for papers should be submitted by Monday 2 June 2014. Information http://www.thegingkolibrary.com/gingko-conference
13. International Conference: „Culture matérielle et contacts diplomatiques entre l’Occident latin, Byzance et l’Orient islamique (XIe-XVIe siècle)”, University of Liege, Belgium, 27-28 April 2015
Papers may be submitted either in French or in English. The deadline for submissions is 30 June 2014. The call for papers may be downloaded at the following address: http://www.islam-medieval.cnrs.fr/actus_colloques.php.
14. Eighth Cultural Studies Conference, “Environment and Culture", Yeditepe University, Istanbul, 1-3 September 2015
The 2015 conference focusses on the realm of cultures of Turks and Turkey, whether they are located in or outside Turkey. Deadline for abstract submission 1 May 2014. Information http://semp2015.kulturad.org/?page_id=55
15. Lecturer in Islamic Art History, Department of History of Art, University of Geneva
Responsibilities: teaching 2 credit hours on BA and MA level (language of instruction is French). The candidate will devise the students' supervision and the evaluation conforming to the syllabus.
Requirements: Master's degree or equivalent, doctorate is a plus. Experience in academic research and teaching. Publications pertaining to the subject. From 01. August 2014.
Please include in your application a one page proposal with course topics as well as copies of your most relevant publications.
Deadline for applications: 1 May. Further information: http://www.unige.ch/lettres/armus/istar/actus/artsislam.html
16. Visiting Professor in Israel Studies, Department of History, University of Calgary, Canada
The position is offered for 6 months during the 2014-2015 Academic Year, either fall 2014 (July to December) or winter 2015 (January through June). Applicants from a variety of disciplines are invited to apply, but the successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. in a field of specialization such as Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, History, Literature, Film or Cultural Studies, International Relations, Public Affairs, or Communications Studies. Applicants must be engaging teachers who are fluent in both Hebrew and English.
The appointee will be expected to teach 2 courses on topics relating to modern Israel, and should also be prepared to give a public lecture in the Calgary area as well as one to the University of Calgary community.
Deadline for application 15 April 2014. Information http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=48619
17. Two Post-Doctoral Fellowships and Two PhD Studentships in Islamic Studies, Edinburgh
The Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World in the University of Edinburgh is offering the following opportunities:
Two three-years post-doctoral fellowships, one on Islamic civilization (preference may be given to candidates with expertise in the History of Science in the Islamic World) and one on Muslims in Britain. See http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/human-resources/jobs
Two PhD studentships, on Islamic Civilisation, Mulims in Britain, or the World of Islam and the West (Preference may be given to research proposals focusing on either the History of Science in the Islamic World or the History of Muslim Communities in Scotland)
Deadline for application 7 April 2014. See http://tinyurl.com/AlwaleedPhD2014
18. Two Positions in the US
- College of Charleston - Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic <http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=48646>
- State University of New York - Binghamton - Lecturer in Turkish Language, Culture, and Literature <http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=48661>
19. German Turkish Masters Program in Social Sciences (GeT MA), Berlin and Ankara
GeT MA encourages interested students from all over the world to apply for admission in September 2014. The MA in Social Sciences program is offered jointly by the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany and the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey.
GeT MA offers an excellent academic experience in Berlin and Ankara. The MA program includes academic courses on various topics in the field of social sciences such as modernization, democratization, Europeanization, migration. Students deepen their empirical knowledge of political processes using Germany, Turkey and other countries or regions of Europe as examples.
GeT MA is designed for students pursuing international careers in government agencies, diplomacy, NGOs, administration, consulting, journalism, teaching or research. Application deadline: 31 May 2014. Information Please visit www.sowi.hu-berlin.de/getma
20. Articles on “Area Studies” for Peer-reviewed Online Journal “Middle East – Topics & Arguments”
This issue will address both the historical evolution of area studies and related disciplines (in the case of the Middle East and North Africa: Islamic studies, Oriental philology, Middle East Studies, etc.) as well as contemporary developments on a conceptual as well as an empirical level.
We call for articles from a broad array of disciplines including political science, sociology anthropology, literature studies, cultural studies, media studies, linguistics, history and economics. We encourage articles that discuss current developments within area studies in a broader context of institutional frameworks, funding policies, and geo-political considerations.
The deadline for abstract submissions is 31 May 2014. Information http://meta-journal.net/announcement/view/7
21. Work on Syria can be published by the Centre for Syrian Studies, University for St Andrews
Presently, three opportunities for publication are available:
(1) Under 5000 words (for scholars & students affiliated with the Centre) - the new "Inspired by Syria": http://www.inspired-by-syria.com; http://www.inspired-by-syria.com/#!articles/c164h; Please send completed work rather than an abstract.
(2) 5000-15,000 words - the official peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal of the Centre: "Syria Studies". http://ojs.st-andrews.ac.uk/index.php/syria/user. You can either send work that complies with the current Call for Papers: http://ojs.st-andrews.ac.uk/index.php/syria/announcement, or you can send a paper with a different focus that would be considered for publication in a different issue. Please submit an abstract of 100 words if you are interested in having your work published by Syria Studies. http://ojs.st-andrews.ac.uk/index.php/syria/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions
(3) A forthcoming book on the "Syrian Uprising" - edited by Raymond Hinnebusch & Yezid Sayigh: Deadline for receiving completed work - June 30, 2014. Contact to Omar Imady, Managing Editor of Syria Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org).