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September 2020

Workshop: The Middle East Beyond Borders, Fall 2020

September 21 - November 30

Below is the message from the event coordinators. *** Dear MEBB colleagues, We hope your semester is off to a good virtual start. We are very excited to welcome you to a new season of Middle East Beyond Borders! This year we (Lucy Ballard and Chloe Bordewich) will be your coordinators with the continued support of our faculty advisors, Professors Malika Zeghal and Kristen Stilt. We have six sessions scheduled for this fall, meeting bi-weekly on Monday evenings. Our first…

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Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor – Late Antiquity and/or Early Islam, University of Toronto, November 30, 2020

September 22 @ 8:00 am - November 30 @ 11:59 pm

Assistant Professor - Late Antiquity and/or Early Islam Date Posted: 09/22/2020 Closing Date: 11/30/2020, 11:59PM EDT Req ID: 437 Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing) Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Scarborough Department: Department of Historical and Cultural Studies Campus:University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) Description: The Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in the area of Late Antiquity and/or Early Islam. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an…

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November 2020

Call for Abstracts: New Methods in the Study of Islam, 30 Nov

November 30

New Methods in the Study of Islam CALL FOR ABSTRACTS   Methods play a notable role in the scholarly cognition of available data and shape (and even direct) scholarly productions. In the study of religions, methods also highlight possible connections between various traditions by utilizing a multitude of socio-cultural, anthropological, legal, textual and other disciplinary approaches. When it comes to disclosing methods and methodologies, the study of Islam remains no exception. However, many in Islamic studies tend to employ established…

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Call for Applications: RomanIslam Center for Comparative Empire and Transcultural Studies Fellowships, 2021/2022

November 30

The Center for Advanced Study brings together scholars from a wide range of disciplines working on Romanization and Islamication in Late Antiquity with a focus but not exclusively on the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa during the first millennium CE. The overall aim of the Center is to explore new approaches to Romanization and Islamication in this period and to set the scholarly debate in the field on a new footing. The second year theme is ‘Imperial Religions and Local…

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Call for Submissions: Harvard Law School’s Journal of Islamic Law, November 30, 2020

November 30

The Journal of Islamic Law is now accepting submissions for its Spring 2021 second issue. Submission types accepted include articles, essays, case briefs, student notes, book reviews, and data science reviews. All submissions will be subject to peer review. Visit the Journal of Islamic Law submissions page for all details and to register your submission. Deadline: November 30, 2020   QUESTIONS? email pil@law.harvard.edu

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Online Lecture: Contesting Muhammad: Contemporary Controversies in Historical Perspective by Kecia Ali, University of New England, November 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The lecture will be live streamed. Visit here for more information.

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December 2020

Call for Applications: J. Willard Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History

December 1, 2020 - January 15, 2021

Via the American Society for Legal History, we have the following call for applications: The J. Willard Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History is a biennial event sponsored by ASLH and traditionally held in June in Madison, Wisconsin, with support from the Institute for Legal Studies of the University of Wisconsin, where the late Professor James Willard Hurst was a founding member of the modern field of legal history. Each Hurst Institute is organized and chaired by a well-known legal…

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Conference: Race and the Middle Ages, The 46th Annual New England Medieval Conference, December 3, 2020

December 3

RACE AND THE MIDDLE AGES The 46th Annual New England Medieval Conference Virtual Meeting Thursday, December 3, 2020 Keynote Speaker: Geraldine Heng, The University of Texas at Austin, “The Politics of Race in the European Middle Ages” With the world-wide resurgence of anti-racist activism following the killing of George Floyd, we as medievalists feel compelled to reexamine notions of race in the pre-modern period. Can speaking of “race” in the Middle Ages help us today? How was race conceived in the Middle Ages? Did…

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Online Lecture: Nil Tuzcu (Cambridge, MA): Istanbul Urban Database, The University of Vienna, Department of Near Eastern Studies, December 3, 2020, @12:00-12:40 PM

December 3 @ 12:00 pm - 12:40 pm

This online lecture series is intended as a preparation for the workshop entitled Digital Humanities and Ottoman Studies.  State of the art, challenges, perspectives and prospective research. The workshop has been postponed to 11-13 February 2021. Updates will be published on this website or our newsletter. Please click here to subscribe to the newsletter. This is a closed event and a limited number of audience will be allowed. To register, please send an email including your name and affiliation to Ayse Dilsiz Hartmuth…

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Online Conference: Politics and Practices of Resistance in the Middle East, Center for Near Eastern Studies (UCLA), December 4, 2020 @ 12:00 – 2:45 pm

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm

On Friday, December 4, from 9 - 11:45 am Pacific (12 - 2:45 pm ET), UCLA’s Center for Near Eastern Studies will host the online conference, “Politics and Practices of Resistance in the Middle East.” Global Academy scholars Dilsa Deniz (UC San Diego), Seyed Masoud Noori (NYU), Haydar Darici (American University), and Melissa Bilal (UCLA) are featured speakers. Please see below for the conference program, and click here to RSVP and register for the Zoom link. Conference Program: 9:00-9:15 am Opening Remarks…

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