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October 2021

Position opening: Assistant Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History, University of Tennessee, Fall 2022

October 1

The University of Tennessee is receiving applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professorship of the History of the Modern Middle East (1500 to present) in the Department of History. The appointment will begin fall semester 2022. Applications should include a cover letter addressing research and teaching interests and experience, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and an article length writing sample. Materials should be submitted to apply.interfolio.com/92773.  Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021 and continue until an appointment is made.…

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Call for Papers: Arabic Pasts: Histories and Historiographies, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, October 7-8, 2021

October 7 - October 8

From the organizers: This annual exploratory and informal workshop offers the opportunity to reflect on history writing in Arabic. We encourage contributions focused on methodologies, research agendas, and case studies that investigate history writing in the Middle East and North Africa in any period from the seventh century to the present. We are interested in papers that consider the practical and conceptual challenges of working on history writing in the region. Papers might elucidate the following sorts of questions: Through…

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Clinical Fellow: International Human Rights Clinic, Duke University School of Law, January 2022

October 15

Duke Law seeks to fill a Clinical Fellow position in its International Human Rights Clinic beginning in January 2022. Duke Law has deep faculty, student and institutional engagement in human rights and international law. The Clinical Fellow will work closely with the two faculty in the International Human Rights Clinic-its Director and Supervising Attorney/Clinical Professor of Law (Teaching).  Working under the supervision of the Clinic's faculty, they will help supervise student fieldwork in Clinic projects and participate in the planning…

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Call for Applications: Interdisciplinary Scholars of Places, Movement and Cultural Practices Professor, New York University Abu Dhabi

October 15

The Division of Arts and Humanities at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications for an open rank, multi and interdisciplinary, full-time tenure/tenure-track faculty position. We seek a scholar and educator whose scholarship and experiences bridge the studies of places, movements and environments with the Arts and Humanities focused on the Middle East, North Africa, and Indian Ocean world. The scholarship of applicants should encompass Cultural Theory, Anthropology and Ethnography, Music, Migration and Human Geographies. The ideal candidate must have…

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Lecture Series: A Society in Transition: Property and Law in Arabic Documents from Toledo (11th-14th Centuries) (Winter term 2021/22), Hamburg University, October 18, 2021 – February 7, 2022

October 18, 2021 - February 7, 2022

From the organizers, including, among others, PIL book series editor Abigail Krasner Balbale: Dr Rocio Daga Portillo First session: Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 - 6.15 to 7.45 pm (CET) Last session: Monday, Feb. 07, 2022 - 6.15 to 7.45 pm (CET) This webinar is part of the "Webinar Initiative in Islamic Material Culture" jointly organized by the Universität Bonn (Bethany Walker), the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität in Munich (Andreas Kaplony), the New York University (Abigail Krasner Balbale), and Universität Hamburg (Stefan Heidemann). Further,…

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Call for Papers: Middle East Studies Association’s 55th Annual Meeting, October 28-31, 2021

October 28 - October 31

From the organizers: The Middle East Studies Association of North America invites and encourages submissions for its 55th Annual Meeting to be held in the fall of 2021. Submissions by students are more than welcome. If you are interested, please make sure to have your proposals in by the deadline on February 18, 2021 at midnight (EST). Submissions may be in the form of pre-organized panels, pre-organized roundtables, or individual papers (to be formed into panels by the program committee). All submissions must…

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November 2021

Fellowship: The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT), 2022-2023

November 1

The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) is pleased to announce 2022-2023 fellowship programs for students and scholars based in the U.S. and Canada. ARIT / National Endowment for the Humanities Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey cover all fields of the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history.  The fellowships support applicants who have completed their academic training.  The terms may range from four months to a full year.…

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The American Society for Legal History (ASLH) Student Research Colloquium, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 3-4, 2021

November 3 - November 4

From the organizers: The American Society for Legal History (ASLH) will host a Student Research Colloquium (SRC) on Wednesday, Nov. 3, and Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The SRC annually brings eight graduate students to the site of the ASLH annual meeting to discuss their in-progress dissertations and articles, under the guidance of distinguished, ASLH-affiliated scholars. Target applicants include early-post-coursework Ph.D. students and historically minded law students.  Students working in all chronological periods and all geographical fields…

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December 2021

Call for Proposals: Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association Special Issue on Digital Ottoman Studies

December 1

The Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association (JOTSA) announces a call for proposals for “Digital Research Notes” on any aspect of Ottoman Studies using digital methods, to be included in a special issue on Digital Ottoman Studies (DOS) in Fall 2022. Since digital scholarship often advances in an incremental fashion, the special issue will feature recent milestones and current developments in digital Ottoman research. The Digital Research Notes section will be an opportunity for scholars in DOS to showcase…

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Call for Papers: Maqāṣid and Ethics: Foundations, Approaches, and Applied Fields, December 6-8, 2021, Doha, Qatar

December 6 - December 8

From the organizers: Abstracts and research papers are to fulfill the following: -fiqhī or uṣūlī topics should address modern ethical concerns. -Papers addressing the ethical theory of a specific scholar should avoid delving into biography and restrict analysis to the ethical theory itself. -Papers on applied ethics should include a theoretical foundation on which the applied analysis is built, bringing together the theoretical and the applied. CILE calls on scholars and academicians with interest in the topic of the seminar,…

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