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October 2021

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

October 15, 2021

*** 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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021 @ 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, 2021

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

October 28, 2021 - October 31, 2021

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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Call for Papers: The X Islamic Legal Studies Conference convened by the International Society of Islamic Legal Studies (ISILS) under the auspices of the Governance Programme at the Aga Khan University – Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC), London May 19-21, 2022

October 31, 2021

ISILS invites paper proposals for its tenth Islamic Legal Studies conference, to be held at the Aga Khan Centre in London, 19–21 May 2022. The sessions with paper presentations will be preceded by an opening roundtable session with invited speakers on the topic: ‘Islamic law and popular culture’. The conference itself will be open topic—abstracts on all aspects of Islamic law, from earliest to most recent times, are welcome. Abstracts should clearly present and contextualise argument, methodology, and sources. Abstracts…

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November 2021

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

November 1, 2021

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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Position opening: Assistant Professor – Historian of Early Islam until 1250, University of Chicago, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations

November 1, 2021

Description The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the History of the Middle East in the Early Islamic Period until the Mongols (i.e., until circa 1258 C.E.) with an expected start date of July 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. Qualifications The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability and/or potential to carry out original independent research and publication on the social,…

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Call for Papers: The Journal of Islamic Law, Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School, November 1, 2021

November 1, 2021

The Journal of Islamic Law intends to publish a special issue exploring questions of racial justice and equality in a way that puts Islamic traditions in conversation with scholarship on contemporary Muslim communities.  As race continues to be a major fault line in today’s world and to impact the way Black people and other people of color–including many Muslims–are treated on a day-to-day basis, it is critical to understand how Islamic law and Muslim practice extending from it historically understood race and…

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