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October 2021

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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Position opening: Research Associate-Fixed Term, Department of History, Michigan State University

October 15

Position Summary The College of Social Science (CSS) seeks Research Associates that will participate in a CSS Dean's Research Associate Development Institute, with the goal of possibly transitioning into tenure-system positions at Michigan State University. Michigan State University actively promotes a dynamic research and learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry. Program Description The College of Social Science (SSC) Dean’s Research Associate Program at Michigan State…

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Position opening: Assistant Professor in Classical Islam, Brandeis University, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies

October 15

Assistant Professor in Classical Islam Brandeis University The Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Classical Islam (e.g., Qur’an and tafsir, history, philosophy, Sufism, literature, material culture, etc.). Candidates must demonstrate expertise in classical Islamic texts in context, excellent command of Classical Arabic, and the ability to teach courses using original sources and English translation at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will teach…

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Call for Abstracts: 6th IDHN Conference, November 17, 2021

October 15

*** Dear friends and colleagues, I would like to remind you of our upcoming 6th IDHN Conference that will take place on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. We are calling for contributions from both members and guests, who are developing or deploying digital methods and tools in the study of Islam and Muslim communities and Islamicate languages. Our conference is open to participants from both humanistic and scientific disciplines. We would also like to encourage Master's and Ph.D. students to share their Digital…

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Call for Applications: Usul Academy Honors Program in Comparative Islamic Studies, Fall 2021

October 15

This innovative learning opportunity is Usul Academy’s flagship Online Honors Program in Comparative Islamic Studies which stands apart from others in that it builds conceptual bridges between the Islamic Sciences and various fields of knowledge offering critical Islamic perspectives and engagements with contemporary theories and disciplines. Usul Academy, was founded by  Professor Recep Senturk (Faculty & Staff – Usul Academy) -. Professor Senturk has also founded Ibn Khaldun University in Istanbul, Turkey. The link to Usul Academy’s website so that…

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Position opening: Assistant Professor Specializing in Middle Eastern or North African History, University of Dayton, Ohio, History

October 18

The University of Dayton seeks new faculty who are open to working in community with a commitment to interdisciplinary research, anti-racist pedagogy, and increasing curricular diversity. To this end, in Fall 2022 the University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences and Department of History will welcome a tenure-track faculty member at the assistant professor rank specializing in Middle Eastern or North African history as part of a Middle Eastern Studies hiring cluster. This position will start August 16, 2022, and will join faculty…

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Public Lecture: “From the Cover Inwards: A Conservator’s Approach to Reading Bound Manuscripts” by Yasmeen Khan, Head of the Paper Conservation at the Library of Congress, October 21, 2021 @ 5:00 – 6:00 pm

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

From the organizers: We are pleased to announce a public lecture by Ms. Yasmeen Khan, Head of the Paper Conservation at the Library of Congress, on October 21, 5:00–6:30 PM EST (5:00–6:45 PM CST). The title of her presentation is "From the Cover Inwards: A Conservator's Approach to Reading Bound Manuscripts." Please register for the conference using the QR Code or link provided in the flyer. Registration is free. Registration link: https://upenn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-01fqS91TCqPheKmfw44kQ The lecture will be presented in a hybrid mode.…

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Call for Applications: Research Associate – PersDoc Project, Oxford University

October 22

Location: Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford We are looking for one researcher to join the project team for the AHRC-funded ‘PersDoc – Persian in Documents’ project. The project explores the nuances of Islamisation during the first 500 years of Islamic rule in the Islamicate East (a vast area that stretches from Islam to Tibet and includes parts of the modern states of Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and of the wider Central Asian region). Project activities include Persian transcription, translation from Persian…

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