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September 2022

Position opening: Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies, Stanford University

September 30

The Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies. We seek candidates specializing in pre-modern Islam (7th–15th centuries), with a preference for the early period. Regional focus and disciplinary approach are open. A PhD is required at the time of appointment. It is expected that the successful candidate will support and contribute to the department’s commitment to diversity, inclusive pedagogy, and equitable practice. They must demonstrate substantial evidence of…

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Student work opportunity: Research assistant, Widener Library, Harvard University

September 30

The Middle East, Africa, and Asia Division in Widener Library is looking for Harvard students to work during the fall semester with knowledge of these languages: Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu, Syriac, Armenian, and Georgian. For more information please e-mail: mhopper@fas.harvard.edu<mailto:mhopper@fas.harvard.edu>.

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Online panel: “Ukraine from Ottoman Times to Today,” MESA Global Academy, September 30, 2022

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

MESA Global Academy presents an online panel on “Ukraine from Ottoman Times to Today” Friday, September 30, 2022 12pm Eastern Time On Zoom (registration link below) The Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association will host Dr. Nihat Çelik, San Diego State University: “The Russian Annexation of Crimea in 1783” Dr. Dilyara Agisheva, Harvard University: “The Making of Colonial Space in Crimea in the Late 18th and 19th Centuries” Dr. Oleksandr Halenko, Istanbul University: “History of Life: The Ottoman Past That Tempted…

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October 2022

Call for Papers: The 233rd Meeting of the American Oriental Society 2023

October 15

Submission of Abstracts Members of the Society are hereby invited to Submit Abstracts of Communications to be presented at the 233rd Meeting. (You will need to be logged-in to upload your abstract.) Alternatively, you may submit abstracts by email attachment. Use "AOS Abstracts" in the subject line. Abstracts must be in Microsoft Word format or .pdf produced from MS Word. Please name your abstract according to following convention: YourLastNameYourFirstInitial.docx, e.g., RodgersJ.docx. You must include the abstract title and your name and academic affiliation in the…

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Conference: Materiality, Rituals and the Senses in Shi‘i Islam, Georgia, October 19-21, 2022

October 19 - October 21

This conference explores the material, ritual and sensory forms of expression that constitute and shape the experiences of Shi‘i Muslims in diverse geographies and different time periods. It therefore seeks to uncover the dynamics of lived Shi‘i Islam and its varied temporal and spatial dimensions. Date: October 19, 2022 to October 21, 2022 Location: Georgia Subject Fields: Cultural History / Studies, Digital Humanities, Middle East History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, South Asian History / Studies For details, please visit the…

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Call for Papers: The Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law’s Forthcoming Volume 22 (2022), October 21, 2022

October 21

The Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (YIMEL) is accepting submissions for its forthcoming volume 22 (2022). YIMEL is affiliated with the Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Law at SOAS, University of London. It is published by Brill annually and benefits from an international Board of Editors. It is available online and in print, and Advance Articles are published online throughout the year at: https://brill.com/view/journals/yimo/aop/issue.xml YIMEL is the leading publication on Islamic and Middle Eastern Law. It provides…

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MEM Fellowship for Graduate Students of Color

October 31

In our June 2020 Statement on Anti-Racism, the Board of Directors of Middle East Medievalists (MEM) committed to creating a fellowship to support graduate students of color in medieval studies. The fellowship is designed to assist students to present at and/or attend the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA). These funds can, in principle, be used to pay the conference registration fee or to defray other travel expenses. MEM typically puts out a call for applications in the early spring, prioritizing applicants…

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November 2022

Conference: American Society for Legal History 2022, November 10-12, 2022

November 10 - November 12

The American Society for Legal History’s Standing Committee on Annual Meetings invites proposals to host or sponsor (in full or in part) a future Annual Meeting. Interesting venues, affordable hotel rates, tax exemption for out-of-state non-profits and reasonable funding support for meeting events are highly favored in site selection. For details, please see here.

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2022 ASLH Conference: The Johnson Program for First Book Authors (American Bar Foundation) (Thursday, November 10, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Convener: Reuel Schiller, University of California Hastings (schiller@uchastings.edu) Brooke Depenbusch, University of Illinois, Springfield (bdepe2@uis.edu) General Relief and the Politics of Precarity in the Shadow of the Welfare State, 1935-1978. Myisha S. Eatmon, Harvard University (myishaeatmon@fas.harvard.edu) Litigating in Black and White: Black Legal Culture, White Violence, Jim Crow, and Their Legacies. Maeve Glass, Columbia University, School of Law (mglass2@law.columbia.edu) Water Ground: The Making of an American Union, 1631 to 1860. Timo McGregor, Yale University, MacMillan Center (timomcgregor@gmail.com) Controlling Cosmopolitans: Mobility…

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2022 ASLH Conference: Shifting Criminal Legal Landscapes in 19th-Century Habsburg and Ottoman Borderlands (Missouri) (Friday, November 11, 2022 @ 1:15 pm – 2:40 pm)

November 11 @ 1:15 pm - 2:40 pm

Chair & Commentator: Julia Leikin, University College London (jleikin@gmail.com) William Smiley, University of New Hampshire (William.Smiley@unh.edu), Criminals, Enemies, and Disobedient Soldiers: War Crimes in the Early Modern Muslim World? Vita Zalar, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (vita.zalar@zrc-sazu.si), People on the Move in Imperial Borderlands: ‘Gypsies’ and the Habsburg Criminal Law Vladislav Lilic, Vanderbilt University (vladislav.lilic@vanderbilt.edu), “To Reconcile Two Civilized Nations”: Joint Montenegrin-Ottoman Criminal Investigation of the 1874 Podgorica Massacre

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