dimanche 23 avril 2017

EURAMES Info Service 16/2017

CONFERENCES

1. Conference: “Camel Cultures: Historical Traditions, Present Threats, and Future Prospects”, SOAS University of London, 29-30 April 2017

2. Workshop: “The Arabic Pasts: Histories and Historiographies”, Aga Khan University & SOAS University of London, 6 October 2017

3. 5th International Conference on Iran’s Economy, International Iranian Economic Association, Amsterdam, 8-9 March 2018


POSITIONS

4. Senior Research Fellow / Research Fellow, German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg

5. Two Non-Tenure Track Faculty Positions, Intercultural Relations & International Communication, American University, Washington DC

6. Visiting Faculty of Arabic Language and Cultures or Interdisciplinary Middle East Studies, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

7. Associate Dean for Academic and Research, College for Humanity and Social Sciences, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar

8. Open-Rank Professorship for the Master of Arts in "Women in Society and Development Program", College for Humanity and Social Sciences, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar

9. Open-Rank Professorship in "Digital Humanities and Societies" (Focus on Socio-cultural Studies and Digital Technologies), College for Humanity and Social Sciences, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar


OTHER INFORMATION

10. Financial Support by ERF for Research on "The Political Economy of State Business Relations and of Growth in the MENA Region"

11. Summer School: "Global Politics, Development and Security", Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, 26-30 June 2017

12. Summer School: “Culture and Society in the Middle East and Arabic or Persian Language”, SOAS University of London, 19-20 July 2017

13. Summer Intensive Program: “Living Islam in the 21st Century and Beyond”, Ibn Khaldun University, Istanbul, 30 July - 25 August 2017

14. Summer School: "Academic Approaches to Peace-building and State-building in Yemen", Amman, 6 Days during Second Half of August 2017

15. NEW: "Association of Middle East Children's and Youth Studies (AMECYS)"


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Best regards,

Guenter Meyer, Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW), University of Mainz

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CONFERENCES

1. Conference: “Camel Cultures: Historical Traditions, Present Threats, and Future Prospects”, SOAS University of London, 29-30 April 2017

The conference will address all aspects of camel culture, past, present and future and in all continents. It will deal with both material and cultural concerns, and will cover both Dromedaries and Bactrians, in all continents, but not related species originating in the Americas. Pre-registration is required.



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2. Workshop: “The Arabic Pasts: Histories and Historiographies”, Aga Khan University & SOAS University of London, 6 October 2017

This year’s exploratory and informal workshop will reflect on methodologies, research agendas, and case studies for investigating history writing in Arabic in the Middle East and North Africa in any period from the seventh century to the present. As in previous years, the emphasis will be on informal discussion and exchange of ideas.



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3. 5th International Conference on Iran’s Economy, International Iranian Economic Association, Amsterdam, 8-9 March 2018

The purpose of this conference is to showcase the best current research on Iran’s economy and to generate information and encouragement for future high quality research in this area.

Deadline for abstracts: 28 April 2017. Information: http://media.wix.com/ugd/7f3e38_7c5a8f44f3a44f979e48cbe1d1ac00cc.pdf


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POSITIONS

4. Senior Research Fellow / Research Fellow, German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg

Applications are invited for a full-time tenured / tenure-track position, preferably starting 1 January 2018. Doctorate in political science, economics, or a cognate discipline and excellent academic record are required. English-language proficiency and additional language skills relevant to one or more of the regions researched at the GIGA are an asset.

Deadline for application: 31 May 2017. Information: http://www.giga-hamburg.de/sites/default/files/md_pdf/170331_tenure-call-open.pdf


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5. 2 Non-Tenure Track Faculty Positions, Intercultural Relations & International Communication, American University, Washington DC

This appointment is a 10-month term position and will commence August 31, 2017. Applicants should hold a PhD or the highest equivalent degree in a relevant discipline.

Review will begin immediately. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/41562


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6. Visiting Faculty of Arabic Language and Cultures or Interdisciplinary Middle East Studies, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

This position begins in August 2017, includes full-time professorial appointment, and is renewable for up to two years. Minimum requirements include native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and at least one Arabic dialect; scholarly and program building achievements commensurate with title and rank; documented evidence of successful teaching, etc.

Deadline for application: 18 May 2017. Information: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000365513-01


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7. Associate Dean for Academic and Research, College for Humanity and Social Sciences, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar

The Associate Dean will support the Dean in implementing the College's academic and research vision, including the Translation and Interpreting Institute, and will oversee the research and academic programs of the College. Applicant should have held the position of Department Chair/head or equivalent academic administrative positions for at least three years.



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8. Open-Rank Professorship for the Master of Arts in "Women in Society and Development Program", College for Humanity and Social Sciences, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar

The successful candidate will ideally be a distinguished scholar in the areas of Middle Eastern Studies/ Women's and Gender Studies/ Political Science or closely related fields with a strong record of publications with international exposure.

Positions will be open until filled. Information: http://tii.qa/en/college-humanities-and-social-sciences-openings


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9. Open-Rank Professorship in "Digital Humanities and Societies" (Focus on Socio-cultural Studies and Digital Technologies), College for Humanity and Social Sciences, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar

The college seeks candidates that may address interrelations and interconnectivity of studies in culture, film and media, journalism, religions, history and philosophy, gender, geo-politics and the built environments of the MENA region through digital forms and interpretations.

Positions will be open until filled. Information: http://tii.qa/en/college-humanities-and-social-sciences-openings


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OTHER INFORMATION

10. Financial Support by ERF for Research on "The Political Economy of State Business Relations and of Growth in the MENA Region"

The proposals may address many sub-themes, focusing on a specific country, examining a country over time, or comparing multiple countries in the region, as per the terms outlined through the below link. Quantitative and mixed-methods work are both eligible.



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11. Summer School in Global Politics, Development and Security, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, 26-30 June 2017

This is a program designed for graduate students and all those who have an interest in advanced knowledge of international security, international development and global politics issues. The objective is to offer different short courses on significant topics, taught by scholars and experts of international prestige. 

Deadline for early bird registration: 22 May 2017. Information: http://www.ibei.org/en/summer-school-in-global-politics-development-and-security_57452


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12. Summer School: “Culture and Society in the Middle East and Arabic or Persian Language”, SOAS University of London, 19-20 July 2017

This course offers an introduction to the theories and methods of studying culture and deals with the history and development of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) culture from the classical period to the present. It examines the major cultural patterns and institutions of the MENA region. It is normally offered in conjunction with Beginners Arabic.

Deadline for early bird application: 30 April 2017. Information: http://www.soas.ac.uk/lmei/summerschool/culture-and-society-in-the-middle-east-and-arabic-language/


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13. Summer Intensive Program: “Living Islam in the 21st Century and Beyond”, Ibn Khaldun University, Istanbul, 30 July - 25 August 2017

The program aims to connect scholars of the Islamic tradition with young students and professionals from a variety of disciplines to study the role of Islam in the modern world and develop perspectives and approaches rooted in the Islamic tradition to tackle the pressing issues of our time.

Deadline for application: 28 April 2017. Information: http://ihsan.academy/


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14. Summer School: "Academic Approaches to Peace-building and State-building in Yemen", Amman, 6 Days during Second Half of August 2017

The Summer School will bring together advanced academics and teachers with MA and PhD students from Germany and Yemen in order to  jointly further our knowledge of peace-building and state-building theories, fields of practice as well as approaches and challenges to peace-building and state-building (in Yemen).

Deadline for applications: 20 May 2017. Information: http://bonn-sanaa.de/portfolio/summer-school-2017-call-ioa-germany/


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15. NEW: "Association of Middle East Children's and Youth Studies (AMECYS)"

This is a private, non-profit, non-political, international association for anyone with an interest in the study of children and youth in the Middle East, North Africa and diasporic communities. Chair persons: Heidi Morrison (University of Wisconsin), Chiara Diana (IREMAM-CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université), Ben Fortna (University of Arizona), Matthew Parnell (American University in Cairo), Nazan Maksudyan (Istanbul Kemerburgaz University).

Colleagues interested in such an association and who would like to be added to the listserv should contact amecystudies@gmail.com

mercredi 19 avril 2017

Ομιλία στην Αθήνα, 27.4.: Η εμπορευματοποίηση των ισλαμικών τεχνουργημάτων στην ύστερη Οθωμανική Δαμασκό και το Κάιρο πριν την εποχή του Μπενάκη: Μια ιστορία προσφοράς και ζήτησης.

Jeudi 27 avril 2017. Πέμπτη 27 Απριλίου 2017
19:00
Διάλεξη στα αγγλικά της Mercedes Volait (CNRS-INHA) στη Γαλλική Σχολή της Αθήνας την Πέμπτη 27 Απριλίου στις 7 μμ με τίτλο:

The Commodification of Islamic Artefacts in late Ottoman Cairo and Damascus before Benakis Time: a Story of Supply and Demand

Η εμπορευματοποίηση των ισλαμικών τεχνουργημάτων στην ύστερη Οθωμανική Δαμασκό και το Κάιρο πριν την εποχή του Μπενάκη: Μια ιστορία προσφοράς και ζήτησης.


Mercedes VOLAIT InVisu (CNRS - INHA)

Salle des conférences de l’EFA / Αίθουσα διαλέξεων της EFA
Résumé
The lecture aims to explore new ground on the global consumption, from the mid-19th c. onward, of what we term today “Islamic art”. It intends to do so by looking into both its international and domestic dimensions. While there is literature on the former, the latter has been little considered so far. Research on Islamic art collecting during the 19th century has helped to map varied rationales for the Western appropriation of artefacts of Cairene or Damascene provenance; their connections to World’s fair displays and the fashioning of aesthetic interiors have been highlighted. Much less is known on goods procurement, beyond large-scale plunder by Western travellers. Fragmentary evidence suggests that the trade of antiques and the sale of assets for the benefit of pious foundations equally took place. The presentation will discuss the commodification of artefacts in late Ottoman Cairo and Damascus, and the range of agencies involved, within this double perspective.


dimanche 16 avril 2017

EURAMES Info Service 15/2017

CONFERENCES
 
1. Conference: “Zionism and Antisemitism”, Pears Institute for the Study of
Antisemitism, London, 24-26 May 2017 
 
2. Workshop: “Violence in Sharīʿa and its Contemporary Implications”, Al-Mahdi
Institute, Birmingham, 6-7 July 2017 
 
3. Conference: “Women and Politics in an Age of Uncertainty: The Road to Sustainable
Democracy and Democratization”, IbnZohr University, Ouarzazate, Morocco, 24-26
October 2017 
 
4. Panel on “Trade and Material Culture in the Medieval Mediterranean” at the 2018
Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, Emory University, Atlanta, 1-3 March
2018 
 
5. Save-the-Date: Third European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies
(Turkologentag 2018), Bamberg, Germany, 19-21 September 2018
 
 
POSITIONS
 
6. Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Political Economy, GIGA German Institute for
Global and Area Studies, Hamburg

7. Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Global Governance (Focus: Maritime Governance),
GIGA German Institute for Global and Area Studies, Hamburg
 
8. Visiting Professor at the Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Vienna 
 
9. Masters/Doctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowship: “Water Law in Mandate Palestine”, Tel
Aviv University
 
 
OTHER INFORMATION
 
10. GTOT Prizes 2018 for Outstanding Theses and Dissertations in the Fields of
Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies
 
11. Summer School: “Understanding Islamist Movements: Historical Roots and Current
Realities”, Université de Genève, 26 June - 7 July 2017 
 
12. Summer School: “The Gendered Ethnographer: Social Relations, Vulnerability and
Power Dynamics in the Field”, University of Cologne, 30 July - 4 August 2017 
 
13. Summer School : « Sources, figures et enjeux de l’autorité dans leurs rapports
aux jeunes et aux sociétés globalisées: le cas du monde musulman et de l’Europe »,
Université Catholique de Louvain, 21-26 août 2017 
 
14. IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods, National University
of Singapore, 19-30 June 2017
 
 
 
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French announcements), please apply the usual format of the text with no more than
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website or an email address.
 
Beste Gruesse,
 
Guenter Meyer, Zentrum fuer Forschung zur Arabischen Welt, Universitaet Mainz
 
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KONFERENZEN/CONFERENCES
 
1. Conference: “Zionism and Antisemitism”, Pears Institute for the Study of
Antisemitism, London, 24-26 May 2017 
 
This international conference brings together more than 35 scholars from
institutions in eight countries, from different disciplines and with diverse
perspectives, to examine the interaction between Zionism and antisemitism as it has
developed from the nineteenth century through to the present day. 
 
Information:
http://www.pearsinstitute.bbk.ac.uk/events/events-calendar/zionism-and-antisemitism/
 
 
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2. Workshop: “Violence in Sharīʿa and its Contemporary Implications”, Al-Mahdi
Institute, Birmingham, 6-7 July 2017 
 
We invite paper proposals engaging with the methodological questions involved in
justifications for both traditional and alternative perspectives on fiqhī (juristic)
readings of matters related to any aspect of the regulation or use of violence
in Sharī ͑a with contemporary implications. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 8 May 2017. Information:
http://almahdi.edu/forthcoming-workshop-the-status-of-non-muslims-in-shari-a 
 
 
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3. Conference: “Women and Politics in an Age of Uncertainty: The Road to Sustainable
Democracy and Democratization”, IbnZohr University, Ouarzazate, Morocco, 24-26
October 2017 
 
The conference deals with the prospects of sustaining women’s rights and empowerment
in an age of uncertainty, where more nations in many parts of the world seem to be
rolling back hard fought democratic freedoms. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 20 April 2017. Information: http://www.icgp.fpo.ma/ 
 
 
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4. Panel on “Trade and Material Culture in the Medieval Mediterranean” at the 2018
Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, Emory University, Atlanta, 1-3 March
2018 
 
We are interested in papers from any relevant disciplines and approaches, including
economic, social, and institutional history, art and cultural history (including
music and literature) that examine the trade and material culture in the medieval
Mediterranean in relation to the formation of religious, ethnic, linguistic and
cultural identities. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 20 April 2017. Information:
http://us9.campaign-archive2.com/?u=e1ae5bef9757e58afec01a89a&id=6175c82979&e=82aeb6c61d
 
 
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5. Save-the-Date: Third European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies
(Turkologentag 2018), Bamberg, Germany, 19-21 September 2018
 
Further information will follow.
 
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STELLENANGEBOTE / POSITIONS
 
 
6. Wiss. MitarbeiterIn (Praedoc) mit 1/2-Teilzeitbeschäftigung, Institut für
Islamwissenschaft, Freie Universität Berlin
 
Erwünscht:  Master oder Magister im Fach Islamwissenschaft, sehr gute
Sprachkenntnisse des vormodernen Arabisch und einer zweiten nahöstlichen Sprache;
bevorzugtes Promotionsthema zur vorosmanischen Geschichte (insbesondere syrischer
und/oder ägyptischer Raum) und/oder Schwerpunkt auf Beschäftigung mit arabischen
Manuskripten.
 
Bewerbungsschluss: 1. Mai 2017. Information:
http://www.fu-berlin.de/service/stellen/st-2017/st-20170410/index.html
 
 
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7. Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Political Economy, GIGA German Institute for
Global and Area Studies, Hamburg

The Fellow will conduct comparative research in political economy, with a focus on
political mobilisation and radicalisation. Applications are invited for a full-time
position starting as soon as possible, with an initial contract of three years.
Qualifications: Outstanding doctorate in economics, political science or other
social sciences etc.

Information:
http://www.isanet.org/Programs/Job-Board/mid/9461/EntryDetail/www.giga-hamburg.de/en/vacancies


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8. Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Global Governance (Focus: Maritime Governance),
GIGA German Institute for Global and Area Studies, Hamburg

Applications are invited for a full-time position starting as soon as possible, with
an initial contract of three years. Qualifications: Your qualifications: Outstanding
doctorate in political science or other social sciences; expertise on the Indian
Ocean, the South Atlantic, or the Pacific Ocean and their coastal countries in Asia,
Africa, or Latin America

Information:
http://www.isanet.org/Programs/Job-Board/mid/9461/EntryDetail/www.giga-hamburg.de/en/vacancies


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9. Visiting Professor at the Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Vienna 
 
Successful candidates will have the following qualifications: PhD and post-doctoral
experience at a university or other research institution; outstanding research and
publication record; experience in university teaching, and willingness and ability
to teach at all curricular levels, etc.
 
Deadline for application: 2 May 2017. Information:
https://univis.univie.ac.at/ausschreibungstellensuche/flow/bew_ausschreibung-flow?_flowExecutionKey=_cAAC711CD-CC28-9FAE-FF85-68E6D4304812_k6C7C57FA-485F-8257-0819-B5A9CD0B59FF&tid=62258.28

 
 
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10. Wissenschaftliche/r Assistent/in im Bereich Nahoststudien (60%), Universität
Basel
 
Profil: spätosmanische Geschichte und/oder moderne Geschichte des Nahen Ostens; sehr
gute Türkisch- bzw. Arabisch-Kenntnisse sowie gute Kenntnisse jeweils im Arabischen
und Türkischen als Zweitsprache.
 
Bewerbungsschluss: 14. Mai 2017. Information:
https://nahoststudien.unibas.ch/archiv/newseintrag/article/13044/wissenschaftlicher-assistentin-nahoststudien-60/
 
 
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 11. Masters/Doctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowship: “Water Law in Mandate Palestine”, Tel
Aviv University
 
This call is for a single one-year fellowship (2017-2018) for a graduate student or
postdoctoral fellow. 
 
Deadline for application: 15 May 2017. Information:
https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/174420/mastersdoctoralpostdoctoral-fellowship-water-law-mandate

 
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SONSTIGE INFORMATIONEN / OTHER INFORMATION
 
12. GTOT Prizes 2018 for Outstanding Theses and Dissertations in the Fields of
Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies
 
The Society for Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies (GTOT) is inviting applications
from anyone who completed her/his thesis/dissertation in these fields between 1
September 2016 and 1 May 2018. Papers in German, English and French are accepted. 
 
Deadline for application: 1 May 2018. Information:
http://gtot.org/files/GTOT-Preis-Ausschreibung_03042017_eng.pdf 
 
 
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13. Summer School: “Understanding Islamist Movements: Historical Roots and Current
Realities”, Université de Genève, 26 June - 7 July 2017 
 
What do the Islamic State and the various affiliates of al-Qaeda in the Middle East
have in common with each other, or with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, among
others? What distinguishes these movements from the Taliban in Afghanistan or Boko
Haram in West Africa? Etc.
 
Deadline for registration: 1 May 2017. Information:
http://www.genevasummerschools.ch/programme/courses-2017/understanding-islamist-movements
 
 
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14. Summer School: “The Gendered Ethnographer: Social Relations, Vulnerability and
Power Dynamics in the Field”, University of Cologne, 30 July - 4 August 2017 
 
Have you ever wondered how you would react in case you are threatened or assaulted
during fieldwork? Have you worried about getting too emotional to continue field
research? Have you fallen in love during fieldwork and wondered whether this makes
you a bad ethnographer? Have you had the feeling that your gender, sexual, religious
or ethnic identities negatively impact your access to the field? 
 
Deadline for application: 5 May 2017. Information:
https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/174590/call-applications-summer-school-gendered-ethnographer-social

 
 
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15. Summer School : « Sources, figures et enjeux de l’autorité dans leurs rapports
aux jeunes et aux sociétés globalisées: le cas du monde musulman et de l’Europe »,
Université Catholique de Louvain, 21-26 août 2017 
 
Lors de cette Summer School, il sera question de faire un état des débats
contemporains en France et en Belgique dans les milieux musulmans concernant les
logiques de légitimation et de délégitimation du savoir religieux et de l’autorité
religieuse dans la pensée sunnite contemporaine. 
 
Information :
https://uclouvain.be/fr/instituts-recherche/iacchos/cismoc/evenements/summer-school-islams-et-mondes-contemporains.html

 
 
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16. IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods, National University
of Singapore, 19-30 June 2017
 
The Methods School offers intensive training with outstanding international faculty
in advanced social science research methods. 

Information: http://methods-school.nus.edu.sg/courses.html
  
 

mercredi 12 avril 2017

FANNY CAROFF, L’OST DES SARRASINS. LES MUSULMANS DANS L’ICONOGRAPHIE MÉDIÉVALE

http://www.lesclesdumoyenorient.com/Entretien-avec-Fanny-Caroff-a-l-occasion-de-la-parution-de-son-ouvrage-L-Ost.html

ENTRETIEN AVEC FANNY CAROFF À L’OCCASION DE LA PARUTION DE SON OUVRAGE, L’OST DES SARRASINS. LES MUSULMANS DANS L’ICONOGRAPHIE MÉDIÉVALE 
ARTICLE PUBLIÉ LE 07/03/2017

Fanny Caroff est docteur en Histoire. Elle a soutenu sa thèse en 2002 à Paris I sur l’iconographie des croisades et du monde musulman dans les manuscrits enluminés du Moyen Age occidental.
Spécialisée dans les recherches iconographiques, elle a notamment travaillé à la Bibliothèque Mazarine de Paris, pour l’Institut de Recherches et d’Histoire des Textes.
Après avoir vécu et enseigné sur le continent africain pendant plusieurs années, elle travaille actuellement en France auprès de centres de documentation et poursuit ses travaux de recherche.
Elle a publié L’Ost des Sarrasins. Les Musulmans dans l’iconographie médiévale (France - Flandre XIIIe- XVe siècle), aux Editions du Léopard d’or (novembre 2016), et a également participé au dictionnaire Les Barbares, dirigé par B. Dumézil, pour les notices "Mahomet" et "Musulman" (PUF, septembre 2016).

Quel est l’objectif de votre ouvrage ?

Cet ouvrage, L’Ost des Sarrasins. Les Musulmans dans l’iconographie médiévale (France - Flandre XIIIe- XVe siècle), publié aux Editions du Léopard d’or (novembre 2016) est la synthèse du doctorat que j’ai soutenu en 2002 à la Sorbonne. A l’issue de la soutenance, Michel Pastoureau (l’un de mes deux directeurs de thèse avec Michel Balard) m’a encouragée à transformer le volumineux ouvrage universitaire en un livre plus accessible. J’ai attendu une dizaine d’années pour entreprendre ce travail de relecture, de réécriture, au milieu de bien d’autres activités professionnelles. En outre, il a fallu que je poursuive l’investigation bibliographique. Je dois dire que les divers développements de l’actualité internationale ont stimulé mon envie de publier ce travail sur l’altérité. Et ma passion pour le sujet est bien entendu intacte !
La problématique générale de l’ouvrage peut se résumer ainsi : en quoi les productions artistiques du Moyen Age occidental – en particulier les enluminures consacrées aux croisades – permettent-elles d’appréhender les perceptions envers le monde musulman ? J’ai ainsi enquêté sur les mises en scène des épisodes historiques où sont figurés des personnages musulmans, avec en filigrane l’idée d’une propagande favorable aux croisades, sur l’attribution de figures et d’emblèmes, sur les portraits physiques, les descriptions vestimentaires et sur l’évolution « orientale » des représentations des musulmans.
L’un des objectifs méthodologiques de ce livre est bien sûr de valoriser la richesse documentaire d’une source, l’enluminure, encore trop souvent sous-exploitée. Il s’agit bien d’une enquête iconographique : l’image est utilisée comme un document d’histoire.

Quel corpus utilisez-vous dans votre analyse ?

La constitution d’un corpus documentaire cohérent est effectivement un point essentiel pour asseoir la validité de l’analyse.
J’ai procédé, dans le cadre de ma thèse et donc pour ce livre, à un dépouillement systématique : recueillir toutes les enluminures mettant en scène des personnages musulmans dans le contexte historique des croisades, extraites de textes historiques réalisés dans une même aire culturelle : la France et la Flandre. Le corpus s’est ainsi construit à partir d’environ 600 enluminures, ce qui constitue une très belle « moisson », à laquelle on peut ajouter des images « secondaires » pour assurer mes comparaisons (images de croisade sans musulmans, manuscrits espagnols, italiens, germaniques… ou encore récits de voyage). J’ai travaillé aussi bien dans les fonds parisiens, qu’européens… Ayant été formée ou accompagnée par des chercheurs de la BnF et de l’IRHT (Marie-Thérèse Gousset ou Claudia Rabel), j’ai réalisé pour chacun des manuscrits des études codicologiques, textuelles, stylistiques… Toutes les œuvres rassemblées sont donc bien datées et documentées. J’ai beaucoup investi cette phase du travail afin de pouvoir justifier le caractère « iconographique » de mon enquête.

Sur quels critères avez-vous choisi vos illustrations pour le catalogue ?

Pour la publication de ce livre aux éditions du Léopard d’or, j’ai eu la chance de pouvoir intégrer un généreux catalogue d’images en couleur. J’ai dû choisir 70 enluminures sur les 600 qui m’ont permis de construire mon travail. J’ai sélectionné des représentations pouvant « illustrer » chacun des points de mon enquête et qui soient représentatives de la variété de la production historique française et flamande, entre le XIIIe et le XVe siècles, période au cours de laquelle ce genre littéraire est florissant. Les premières images du corpus datent des croisades de saint Louis, vers 1250, alors que les dernières sont contemporaines de la prise d’Otrante par les Turcs en 1480. Ce qui a été très heureux, c’est que la maison d’édition a accepté que je propose un catalogue d’enluminures commentées : j’ai pu restituer une « unité » aux images (texte, contexte, mise en scène, style…) et donc une parole aux enlumineurs, producteurs médiévaux de ces représentations de musulmans. Ce souci porté aux conditions de travail des artistes, modestes ou virtuoses, connus ou anonymes, explique en partie le choix du titre de ce livre. « L’ost des sarrasins » : c’est une indication marginale que reçoivent certains artistes pour mettre en scène des musulmans, comme sur l’enluminure en grisaille que j’ai choisi comme couverture…

Pouvez-vous dresser un tableau des relations entre musulmans et chrétiens au Moyen Age ?

Répondre à cette question est évidemment délicat en quelques lignes. On se demande souvent si l’on connaît mieux les musulmans au cours du Moyen Age et si les images proposées sont plus positives… On ne peut pas avancer de réponses simplistes. L’expression de l’adversité et de l’altérité évolue au cours du Moyen Age. De manière synthétique, on peut dire, d’une part que les musulmans sont toujours représentés comme des adversaires : c’est-à-dire qu’ils sont toujours différents des chrétiens, les héros figurés dans les images. Toutefois la valeur « pédagogique » des images de croisade évolue entre le XIIIe et le XVe siècle et avec elle l’estimation de la dangerosité de l’adversaire car la rivalité des combattants s’aggrave essentiellement à la fin du Moyen Age, à l’heure de l’avancée ottomane : les artistes réactualisent les épisodes de croisade pour nourrir de nouveaux projets. La récupération idéologique des récits illustrés est évidente… Mais attention : l’adversité religieuse ne doit pas être surévaluée. D’autre part, la notion d’altérité évolue également en fonction des savoirs et des intentions des enlumineurs : tous ne profitent pas des mêmes modèles et n’attachent pas la même importance à la caractérisation des personnages musulmans ! Le vocabulaire iconographique qui formule l’altérité évolue, notamment à travers l’image de l’Arabe puis du Turc ottoman. L’inflexion majeure se produit dans le courant du XVe siècle quand le musulman est décrit comme plus opulent, sous l’influence conjointe des modes ottomanes, du goût croissant pour l’Orient et de la création d’un exotisme de mode dans les cours princières : le musulman est donc bien « orientalisé » à la fin du Moyen Age et devient le « modèle » de l’altérité pour toutes les représentations d’étranger. Ce processus est passionnant à étudier. Notons, pour conclure, qu’il n’y a aucune amélioration significative à l’égard des personnages musulmans, contrairement à une idée répandue. En effet, la représentation du monde musulman oscille entre des appréciations apparemment contradictoires : elle corrobore, en tout cas, une perception assez moderne de la relation à l’Autre : la reconnaissance de son esthétique et la séduction de sa dimension exotique ne signifie pas son acceptation ! On comprend aisément que ce sujet de recherche, passionnant, épouse souvent des problématiques de notre actualité… En outre, il m’a semblé indispensable de situer la représentation des musulmans par rapport à deux autres « étrangers » de l’Occident chrétien, à savoir les juifs et les Africains.

Fanny Caroff, L’Ost des Sarrasins. Les Musulmans dans l’iconographie médiévale (France - Flandre XIIIe- XVe siècle), Editions du Léopard d’or, novembre 2016.

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CONFERENCES
 
1. International Workshop: "Refugee Transfers in the Euro-Arab Mediterranean Zone",
Lebanese American University, Byblos, 10-12 April 2017
 
2. International Symposium: "Avicenna Reloaded. Analyzing a Muslim Polymath from a
Present View", Osnabrück University, 12-13 May 2017 
 
3. Symposium: "Field as Archive/Archive as Field: Architectural Insights from
Contemporary Turkey", Bartlett School of Architecture, London, 19 May 2017 
 
4. Conference: "The Medieval Iberian Treasury in the Context of Muslim-Christian
Interchange", Princeton University, NJ, 19-20 May 2017 
 
5. International Workshop: "Postcolonial Legacies, Scholarly Mobility and Research
Capacity Building", Orient-Institut Beirut, 15-16 June 2017
 
6. 4th International Conference on Eurasian Politics and Society: "Civilisation and
World Politics", Istanbul, 1-2 July 2017
 
7. Deuxième Congrès du GIS Moyen-Orient et mondes musulmans, Paris, 5-8 juillet 2017
 
8. International Symposium: "Imaging a 'Middle East'", Institute for Cultural
Inquiry, Berlin, 6-7 July 2017 
 
9. Conference: "Speech and Space: Discursive Environments across Non-Arab Islam",
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 7-9 September 2017
 
10. Workshop: "The Politics of Culture in Contemporary Turkey", Bahçeşehir
Üniversitesi, Istanbul, 28-30 September 2017 
 
11. Conference: "Path of Men. Portrait of a Literature: Life Stories in Arab Writing
before the 10th Century AD", Institut Francais du Proche-Orient, Hammamet, 4-6
October 2017 
 
12. Colloque international : » Patrimoines en péril : Action publique et politiques
de préservation au Maghreb », Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain,
Tunis, 13-14 octobre 2017 
 
13. Colloque: « Traditions poétiques, narratives et sapientiales arabes : De l'usage
du dialecte et d'autres formes dites « populaires » », Université Ibn Tofail-
Kénitra, Maroc, 2-3 novembre 2017
 
14. Conference: "1917-2017: The Russian Revolution and the (Post-)Ottoman World",
Center for Modern Turkish Studies, Istanbul Şehir University, 3-5 November 2017
 
15. International Symposium: "The Global Power of Private Museums: Arts and Publics
- States and Markets", Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin, 16-18 November 2017 
 
16. Conference: "Cultures of Occupation: Establishing a Transnational Dialogue",
University of Nottingham, 12-14 January 2018 
 
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Approaches (Antiquity-Early Modern Times)", Université Paris-Est Créteil, 24-26
January 2018 
 
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27. Summer School: "Religion in the World: Beyond the Secular Paradigm", Utrecht
University, Netherlands, 3-7 July 2017 
 
28. Small Grants Program: "Youth" and "Urban Spatial Inequalities", Arab Council for
the Social Sciences 
 
29. Articles on "Infrastructure" for the Online Journal "Middle East - Topics &
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1. International Workshop: "Refugee Transfers in the Euro-Arab Mediterranean Zone",
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We seek in both historical and contemporary perspectives to shed light on refugees
as knowledge transmitters who channel social, cultural and political "remittances".
 
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2. International Symposium: "Avicenna Reloaded. Analyzing a Muslim Polymath from a
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3. Symposium: "Field as Archive/Archive as Field: Architectural Insights from
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history and theory, with a specific focus here on recent and ongoing research in
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4. Conference: "The Medieval Iberian Treasury in the Context of Muslim-Christian
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5. International Workshop: "Postcolonial Legacies, Scholarly Mobility and Research
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Beirut), Lama Kabbanji (Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement).
 
Deadline for abstracts: 15 April 2017. Information:
http://www.orient-institut.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Scholarly_mobility_workshop_call_for_papers.pdf
 
 
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6. 4th International Conference on Eurasian Politics and Society: "Civilisation and
World Politics", Istanbul, 1-2 July 2017
 
Papers are invited on Turkic Countries, Geopolitics, Globalisation, Islamic
Movements, Migration, Terrorism in Eurasia, etc.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 15 April 2017. Information:
http://eurasianpoliticsandsociety.org/call-for-papers
 
 
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7. Deuxième Congrès du GIS Moyen-Orient et mondes musulmans, Paris, 5-8 juillet 2017
 
Les inscriptions sont ouvertes au 15 mai 2017. Programme:
http://majlis-remomm.fr/programme
 
 
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8. International Symposium: "Imaging a 'Middle East'", Institute for Cultural
Inquiry, Berlin, 6-7 July 2017 
 
This symposium examines the continued seductiveness that Orientalism seems to hold
over the production of images of the contemporary 'Middle East', both inside and
outside of the region.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 23 April 2017. Information:
http://www.ici-berlin.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/CFP_Imaging_ME_full-version.pdf

 
 
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9. Conference: "Speech and Space: Discursive Environments across Non-Arab Islam",
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 7-9 September 2017
 
Deadline for abstracts: 1 May 2017. Information:

 
 
_____________
 
 
10. Workshop: "The Politics of Culture in Contemporary Turkey", Bahçeşehir
Üniversitesi, Istanbul, 28-30 September 2017 
 
This workshop is a cooperation between the Department of Sociology at Bahçeşehir
Üniversitesi and the Centre for Near and Middle Eastern Studies at
PhilippsUniversität Marburg.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 1 June 2017. Information:
https://f.hypotheses.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1460/files/2017/03/CfP_Workshop_Politics-of-Culture_Istanbul.pdf
 
 
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11. Conference: "Path of Men. Portrait of a Literature: Life Stories in Arab Writing
before the 10th Century AD", Institut Francais du Proche-Orient, Hammamet, 4-6
October 2017 
 
The objective of this conference is to examine, from a literary perspective, the
biographical story in classical Arabic sources. The conference is part of the GenèR
programme at Ifpo "Genesis and Evolution of the Arabic Literary Narrative: New
Perspectives" and of the recently concluded ESCIMED seminar "Biography and
Autobiography: Rethinking Short Time in the Islamic World".
 
Deadline for abstracts: 19 May 2017. Information: http://www.ifporient.org/en/node/1897
 
 
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12. Colloque international : » Patrimoines en péril : Action publique et politiques
de préservation au Maghreb », Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain,
Tunis, 13-14 octobre 2017 
 
Cette rencontre interdisciplinaire a pour objectif de mettre en lumière et d'ouvrir
le débat sur les politiques et les processus de patrimonialisation dans les villes
maghrébines.
 
Date limite : 22 mai 2017. Information : https://iismm.hypotheses.org/26847 
 
 
_____________
 
 
13. Colloque: « Traditions poétiques, narratives et sapientiales arabes : De l'usage
du dialecte et d'autres formes dites « populaires » », Université Ibn Tofail-
Kénitra, Maroc, 2-3 novembre 2017
 
Langues du colloque : français, arabe, anglais. 
 
Date limite pour les résumés : 10 Avril, 2017. Information:
http://www.inalco.fr/appel-communication/traditions-poetiques-narratives-sapientiales-arabes-usage-dialecte-autres-formes
 
 
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14. Conference: "1917-2017: The Russian Revolution and the (Post-)Ottoman World",
Center for Modern Turkish Studies, Istanbul Şehir University, 3-5 November 2017
 
This conference aims at an investigation of the influence of the Russian Revolution
over the then-emerging post-Ottoman world, which covers an area, including but not
limited to, the Balkans, the Black Sea basin, the Caucasus, modern Turkey, and the
MENA region.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 10 May 2017. Information: http://cemts.sehir.edu.tr/1917
 
 
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15. International Symposium: "The Global Power of Private Museums: Arts and Publics
- States and Markets", Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin, 16-18 November 2017 
 
Participants will be exploring the background, mechanisms and consequences of a
phenomenon that may be referred to as the "global power of private museums". 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 30 April 2017. Information:
http://www.eume-berlin.de/en/calendar/details/the-global-power-of-private-museums-arts-and-publics-states-and-markets.html

 
 
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16. Conference: "Cultures of Occupation: Establishing a Transnational Dialogue",
University of Nottingham, 12-14 January 2018 
 
The aim of this conference is to bring scholars from a range of disciplines,
backgrounds, and countries together to explore the fundamental question of "how does
'foreign occupation' (broadly defined) influence cultural expression?".
 
Deadline for abstracts: 31 May 2017. Information:
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/conference/fac-arts/humanities/history/cotca-conference-2018/cotca-conference-2018.aspx
 
 
 
_____________
 
 
17. International Conference: "Religious Conversion and the Political Sphere: New
Approaches (Antiquity-Early Modern Times)", Université Paris-Est Créteil, 24-26
January 2018 
 
We invite proposals for papers based on the various aspects of religious conversion
connected to the political sphere, especially in connection with political
construction and conversion of public spaces. 
 
Deadline for abstracts: 30 May 2017. Information:
https://pocram.hypotheses.org/rencontres/conversion_et_espace_politique 
 
 
_____________
 
 
POSITIONS
 
18. Senior Research Fellow / Research Fellow at the GIGA German Institute of Global
and Area Studies, Hamburg
 
Your profile: Doctorate in political science, economics, or a cognate discipline;
profound knowledge of political, economic, and/or social developments in countries
of Africa, Asia, Middle East. 
 
Deadline for application: 31 May 2017. Information:
http://www.giga-hamburg.de/en/vacancies
 
 
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19. Lecturer in Islamic Art and Architecture, University of Oxford 
 
We are seeking a Departmental Lecturer for 12 months from October 2017. You must
hold a relevant postgraduate qualification in a subject related to Islamic art and
architecture, preferably with a specialisation in the central Arab lands between c.
650 and 1200 CE.
 
Deadline for application: 21 April 2017. Information:
http://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form?p_company=10&p_internal_external=E&p_display_in_irish=N&p_process_type=&p_applicant_no=&p_form_profile_detail=&p_display_apply_ind=Y&p_refresh_search=Y&p_recruitment_id=128011

 
 
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20. Fully-funded PhD Position on Syrian Refugee Crisis & Education, University of
Birmingham
 
This project will examine the current situation facing Syrian refugees as they aim
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systems at the local, national and international levels at the nexus of immigration,
asylum policies and education policies.
 
Deadline for applications: 28 April 2017. Information:
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AYM111/phd-studentship-syrian-refugees-and-higher-education/

 
 
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21. His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Professorship of Modern Arabic Studies,
University of Cambridge 
 
Candidates will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification. An outstanding
research record of international stature in the study of the modern Arab world,
including but not limited to history, politics, or culture and society is desired. 
 
Deadline for application: 28 April 2017. Information:
http://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/files/sultanqaboos.pdf 
 
 
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22. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Rank of Associate Professor or
Professor in Islamic Studies, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
 
The ideal candidate must provide leadership in ensuring the highest quality of the
academic programs and must have a doctorate degree with a professorship title in the
field of Islamic studies from an accredited and high-profile academic institution.
 
Position will be open until filled. Information:
http://www.hbku.edu.qa/en/content/associate-dean-academic-affairs
 
 
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23. Assistant Professor of Persian Literature and Digital Humanities, University of
Maryland
 
Experience in scholarship and teaching in the areas of Comparative Literature,
Islamicate Sexualities, and Persian Digital Humanities are preferred. 
 
Deadline for application: 1 May 2017. Information: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/50664
 
 
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24. Chair in Islamic Studies (Ottoman History and Culture), Brandeis University,
Waltham, MA 
 
 Deadline for application: 21 September 2017. Information:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9011 
 
 
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OTHER INFORMATION

25. Research Scholarships: "Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements"
 
The special programme is aimed at researchers who, with an eye to current
developments, are examining the emergence of political movements in the Islamic
world at the national and/or transnational level. Applications for up to 24 months
can be made directly by Postdocs or scholars with Post Doctoral Lecture
Qualification.
 
Deadline for application: 24 May 2017. Information:
http://www.fundit.fr/en/calls/research-scholarships-islam-modern-nation-state-and-transnational-movements?utm_content=bufferf2a6b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 
 
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26. Expert Meeting for an Exchange of Experiences to Develop a Concept on "Studying
as a Refugee" for Universities in Jordan, GIZ, Berlin, 19 April 2017
 
Information and program:
http://dafg.eu/fileadmin/dafg/17-04-19_GIZ_Weiter_Panel_Discussion_Einladung/InvitationExpertMeetingGIZ_19042017.pdf
 
 
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27. Summer School: "Religion in the World: Beyond the Secular Paradigm", Utrecht
University, Netherlands, 3-7 July 2017 
 
We will discuss the tension between religious identities and the modern state, and
other recent controversies about religious diversity, as well as recent scholarly
approaches to the study of 'religion' from a material and corporeal perspective.
Experts of various religious traditions will offer you a broad overview of the
history and current situation of religion in the West.
 
Deadline for registration: 1 June 2017. Information:
http://www.utrechtsummerschool.nl/courses/culture/religion-in-the-world-beyond-the-secular-paradigm

 
 
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28. Small Grants Program: "Youth" and "Urban Spatial Inequalities", Arab Council for
the Social Sciences 
 
This funding opportunity aims to support scholars and professionals in the Arab
region undertaking five kinds of activities: conference presentations, internships,
pilot studies, dissemination events, and organizing workshops. Applicants must be
citizens of an Arab League member state or nationals of an Arab country. Applicants
must hold at least a Master's degree.
 
Deadline for application: 5 May 2017. Information: http://www.theacss.org/pages/sgp
 
 
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29. Articles on "Infrastructure" for the Online Journal "Middle East - Topics &
Arguments"
 
For this issue, we are looking for submissions that not only interrogate
infrastructural networks as spatial arrangements that lay out social organization,
but also look back into the temporality of infrastructures: histories of colonialism
and imperialism that once shaped Middle Eastern and North African societies and the
post/neo-colonial continuations of material networks that facilitate and control
communities.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 15 June 2017. Information:
http://meta-journal.net/announcement/view/17 
 
 
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30. Articles on "The History of Books and Collections through Manuscript Notes" for
the "Journal of Islamic Manuscripts"
 
Information: Boris Liebrenz -  and
http://www.brill.com/journal-islamic-manuscripts
 
 
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31. Launch of the First Volume of the "Journal of the International Qur'anic Studies
Association"
 
Potential English and Arabic contributions to JIQSA should be sent to the editors. 
 
Information:
https://iqsaweb.wordpress.com/2017/04/07/launch-journal-of-the-international-quranic-studies-associationvol-1-2016/