CONFERENCES

1. Workshop: "Building Confessional Identities in the Ottoman Empire (16th-18th Centuries)", École Francaise de Rome, 6 February 2017
 
2. Atelier d'historiographie critique de la Revue « Studia Islamica », Paris, Salons de l'INALCO, 10 février 2017
 
3. International Symposium: "Continuity and Change in North Africa, Turkey & Iran", IRAM Center for Iranian Studies, Ankara, 20-22 April 2017
 
4. Conference: "Dynamics of Global Inequality: New Thinking in Global Affairs", Rutgers Division of Global Affairs, Newark, New Jersey, 21 April 2017
 
5. 32nd Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference: "Center and Periphery", University of Chicago, 5-6 May 2017
 
6. 2nd Annual Pre-Tenure Faculty Workshop of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), Herndon, VA, 15-16 May 2017
 
7. Summer School: "Water is Life - Water in Science, Technology, Architecture, and Literature", Prof. Dr. Fuat Sezgin Research Foundation for the History of Science in Islam, Istanbul, 17-21 May 2017
 
8. Colloque : « Les transitions politiques en Méditerranée (XIXe-XXe siècles) - Acteurs et réseaux, moments d'exception et de ruptures, pratiques et representations », Porticcio (Corse du sud, baie d'Ajaccio), 2-3 juin 2017
 
9. Deuxième Congrès du GIS Moyen-Orient et Mondes Musulmans, Paris, 5-7 juillet 2017
 
10. 8th Annual Gulf Research Meeting (GRM), University of Cambridge, 1-4 August 2017
 
11. 51st Seminar for Arabian Studies, British Museum, London, 4-6 August 2017
 
12. Convention: "Globalisation", Postcolonial Studies Association, London, 18-20 September 2017
 
13. Workshop: "Circulating Translations in the 19th Century from the Eastern Mediterranean to the Arabian Sea: Texts in Practice", University of Oxford, 20-22 September 2017
 
14. International Conference of ICSR Mediterranean Knowledge and MedWorlds: "Cultures, Hopes and Conflicts. The Mediterranean between Land and Sea", University of Salerno, Italy, 26-28 September 2017
 
15. Conference: "Muslims and the City", North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (NAAIMS), Boston College, MA, 29 September 2017
 
16. Colloque: « Le dialogue inter-religieux. Histoire, cultures et lien social », l'Université d'Artois, Arras,  12-13 octobre 2017
 
17. 10th Annual ASMEA Conference: "The Middle East and Africa: Assessing the Regions Ten Years On", Washington, D.C., 19-21 October 2017
 
18. Dialogues interculturels à l'époque coloniale et postcoloniale : « Représentations littéraires et culturelles - Orient, Maghreb et Afrique occidentale (de 1830 à nos jours) », l'Institut Historique Allemand, Paris, 8-10 novembre 2017
 
19. Colloque international : « Genre, sexualité, et culture : les enjeux de l'espace public autour de la Méditerranée. Comparaison Union européenne / Maghreb » Casablanca, Maroc, 23-24 novembre 2017
 
 
POSITIONS
 
20. 4 Doctoral Posts in Cultural and Social Studies (Media Research), University of Siegen, Germany
 
21. University Assistant (Post Doc), Institut fuer Islamisch-theologische Studien, University of Vienna
 
22. University Assistant (Prae Doc), Institut fuer Islamisch-theologische Studien, University of Vienna
 
23. Evans-Pritchard Lectureship 2017-2018, All Souls College, Oxford
 
24. Assistant Professor in International Relations (Focus International Organization and Middle East), Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
 
25. 6 Scientific Positions at the Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale in Cairo (2017-2018)
 
26. Post-doctoral Fellowship in Druze and Arab Studies, Georgetown University
 


OTHER INFORMATION
 
27. Articles on "19-20th Century Levant (Bilad al Sham)" for Edited Book on "From Christianisations and Islamisations to (Hetero)Europeanisations: Transformations of Cultural-Historical Heritage on the European Margins"
 
28. Article sur "Prier aux Suds : les lieux de culte entre territorialisations, cohabitations et mobilités du religieux", pour numéro 275 des "Cahiers d'Outre-Mer"
 
29. International Parliamentary Scholarship Programme for Arab Countries, Berlin, September 2017
 
30. "Adopt an Academic", Initiative of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) and Freie Universität Berlin
 

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CONFERENCES
 
1. Workshop: "Building Confessional Identities in the Ottoman Empire (16th-18th Centuries)", École Francaise de Rome, 6 February 2017
 
This workshop will reflect upon the construction of confessional identities within the communities of the Ottoman Empire which was determined by the clash with a rival religious group (Sunni vs. Shiite Muslims, Orthodox vs. Catholic Christians, Sephardic vs. charismatic and mystic Jewish movements) or with other communities.
 
Programme: www.efrome.it/fileadmin/res/ PDF_Flyers_Affiches_ Programmes/Moderne/SANTUS_JDE_ 2017_flyer.pdf
 
 
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2. Atelier d'historiographie critique de la Revue « Studia Islamica », Paris, Salons de l'INALCO, 10 février 2017
 
Atelier pour rassembler des spécialistes d'horizons divers venant présenter un état des lieux critique de la production récente dans un domaine spécifique de la recherche en histoire de l'Islam et/ou en islamologie.
 
Programme : https://iismm.hypotheses.org/ 26435
 
 
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3. International Symposium: "Continuity and Change in North Africa, Turkey & Iran", IRAM Center for Iranian Studies, Ankara, 20-22 April 2017
 
IRAM, in partnership with Yıldırım Beyazıt University in Ankara, invites experts from all over the world to explore the trajectory, extent and the future of change and continuity in the Middle East in the First International Semi-Annual Trilogy Conference. The papers can be specific to one country or region or can tackle issues comparatively between them.
 
Information: www.iramcenter.org/ international-symposium-on- continuity-and-change-in- north-africa-turkey-iran/? lang=en
 
 
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4. Conference: "Dynamics of Global Inequality: New Thinking in Global Affairs", Rutgers Division of Global Affairs, Newark, New Jersey, 21 April 2017
 
This conference seeks to create an interdisciplinary conversation, and we welcome participants from multiple disciplines, including, but not limited to: Political Science and International Relations, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Critical Ethnic Studies, American Studies, African and African American Studies, History and the Humanities.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2017. Information: http://dga.rutgers.edu/posts/ 2017-global-affairs-conference
 
 
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5. 32nd Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference: "Center and Periphery", University of Chicago, 5-6 May 2017
 
We invite proposals from graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars about the Middle East and Islamic World from the coming of Islam until the present day.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 10 February 2017. Information: https://iismm.hypotheses.org/ 26236
 
 
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6. 2nd Annual Pre-Tenure Faculty Workshop of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), Herndon, VA, 15-16 May 2017
 
The workshop is designed to provide a forum and support for pre-tenure faculty in Islamic Studies and related disciplines, and to help them navigate the straits of tenure-track and pre-tenure faculty life - both personally and professionally.
 
Deadline for application: 1 March 2017. Information: www.iiit.org/iiit-pre-tenure- faculty-workshop.html
 
 
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7. Summer School: "Water is Life - Water in Science, Technology, Architecture, and Literature", Prof. Dr. Fuat Sezgin Research Foundation for the History of Science in Islam, Istanbul, 17-21 May 2017
 
We cordially invite you to participate in the Summer School with workshops, presentations, papers, and other teaching formats. Contributions will be published in Gülhane Studies (Yearbook of the Prof. Dr. Sezgin Foundation).
 
Deadline for abstracts: 28 February 2017. Information: www.ibtav.org/userfiles/file/ Water%20is%20Life%20Summer% 202017(1).pdf
 
 
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8. Colloque : « Les transitions politiques en Méditerranée (XIXe-XXe siècles) - Acteurs et réseaux, moments d'exception et de ruptures, pratiques et representations », Porticcio (Corse du sud, baie d'Ajaccio), 2-3 juin 2017
 
Le thème invite à des approches comparées, et à des études portant sur les deux rives de la Méditerranée, des littoraux européens au Maghreb et au Machrek.
 
Propositions : 15 mars 2017. Information : http://calenda.org/389724
 
 
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9. Deuxième Congrès du GIS Moyen-Orient et Mondes Musulmans, Paris, 5-7 juillet 2017
 
Les inscriptions à ce Congrès seront ouvertes courant février 2017. Programme : http://majlis-remomm.fr/ programme
 
 
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10. 8th Annual Gulf Research Meeting (GRM), University of Cambridge, 1-4 August 2017
 
Some workshops will be receiving applications until 15 February 2017:
 
- Public-private partnerships for infrastructure delivery in the GCC: Challenges and the opportunities
 
- Brexit and GCC
 
- The GCC and Australia
 
- The GCC and the Indian Ocean: Economic Opportunities and Political Challenges
 
- Electoral Frameworks, Party Systems and Electoral Outcomes: Comparing Elections in the Gulf
 
- Transforming Business Education in the GCC. Transitioning from Theoretical to Applied, and Applied to Impactful
 
- The Gulf States and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
 
- The Arab Gulf in the West: Perceptions and Realities; Opportunities and Perils
 
- Migration Policies in the Gulf: Continuity and Change
 
All interested persons are invited to apply online on GRM website: www.gulfresearchmeeting.net/    
 
 
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11. 51st Seminar for Arabian Studies, British Museum, London, 4-6 August 2017
 
The seminar presents the latest academic research in the humanities on the Arabian Peninsula from the earliest times to the present day or, in the case of political and social history, to the end of the Ottoman Empire (1922).
 
Deadline for abstracts: 28 February 2017. Information: www.thebfsa.org/seminar/ papers-and-posters/
 
 
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12. Convention: "Globalisation", Postcolonial Studies Association, London, 18-20 September 2017
 
The 2017 convention seeks to investigate the crucial role of postcolonial studies in furthering newer understandings of economic, political and cultural globalisation in the light of the current international climate: the complex socio-political ramifications of the Brexit verdict, Trump's electoral victory, or the European refugee crisis, which have come to be regarded as the reactionary 'whitelash' against globalisation.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 28 February 2017. Information: www. postcolonialstudiesassociation .co.uk/wp-content/uploads/ 2017/01/PSA-Convention-2017- CFP.pdf
 
 
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13. Workshop: "Circulating Translations in the 19th Century from the Eastern Mediterranean to the Arabian Sea: Texts in Practice", University of Oxford, 20-22 September 2017
 
This workshop will bring together scholars of translation and intellectual history in the nahda period to work intensively on single texts or authors or translators, working between any relevant language pair (or trio, such as Arabic/Persian/French).
 
Deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2017. Information: https://f.hypotheses.org/wp- content/blogs.dir/1460/files/ 2016/12/Call-For-Paper_ Circulating-Translations- Texts-in-Practice.pdf
 
 
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14. International Conference of ICSR Mediterranean Knowledge and MedWorlds: "Cultures, Hopes and Conflicts. The Mediterranean between Land and Sea", University of Salerno, Italy, 26-28 September 2017
 
The conference aims to collect contributions that address the most important questions related to the Mediterranean Basin from the point of view of different social and human sciences.
 
Deadline for abstracts: 31 March 2017. Information: www.mediterraneanknowledge. org/wp-content/uploads/2015/ 10/CFP-Conference-ICSR-MK- MedWorlds-2017.pdf
 
 
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15. Conference: "Muslims and the City", North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (NAAIMS), Boston College, MA, 29 September 2017
 
How might a "traditional" Islamic city function in today's digital age and address issues from natural and social science perspectives? Can it be instrumental in addressing the socio-economic and cultural identity crises in the modern Muslim world of the 21st century? What role can Islamic ideals of the "city" play in addressing the destruction brought on by wars?
 
Deadline for abstracts: 20 February 2017. Information: https://naaims.org/uploads/ Call_for_Papers__2017_-_ Boston_College.pdf
 
 
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16. Colloque: « Le dialogue inter-religieux. Histoire, cultures et lien social », l'Université d'Artois, Arras,  12-13 octobre 2017
 
L'Institut d'études des faits religieux (IEFR), dans le cadre d'un cycle de réflexion et d'études sur la rencontre entre les religions, organise un colloque international sur la notion complexe de dialogue inter-religieux.
 
Propositions : 15 mars 2017. Information : http://ipra.eu/fr/2016/12/12/ le-dialogue-inter-religieux- histoire-cultures-et-lien- social/
 
 
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17. 10th Annual ASMEA Conference: "The Middle East and Africa: Assessing the Regions Ten Years On", Washington, D.C., 19-21 October 2017
 
The conference will feature roundtable discussions, film screenings, panel presentations on scholarly topics from Middle Eastern and African studies, and related disciplines, etc.
 
Deadline for proposals: 15 April 2017. Information: https://asmea.nonprofitcms. org/c/conferences/5/pages/ overview
 
 
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18. Dialogues interculturels à l'époque coloniale et postcoloniale : « Représentations littéraires et culturelles - Orient, Maghreb et Afrique occidentale (de 1830 à nos jours) », l'Institut Historique Allemand, Paris, 8-10 novembre 2017
 
L'objectif du colloque est d'étudier la façon dont les dialogues interculturels sont représentés, aussi bien dans des textes narratifs de fiction que dans des ouvrages non fictionnels ainsi que dans d'autres médias pendant une période allant de la conquête d'Alger à nos jours.
 
Propositions (en français, en allemand ou en anglais) : 28 février 2017. Information: http://calenda.org/387835
 
 
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19. Colloque international : « Genre, sexualité, et culture : les enjeux de l'espace public autour de la Méditerranée. Comparaison Union européenne / Maghreb » Casablanca, Maroc, 23-24 novembre 2017
 
Les langues du colloque sont le français, l'anglais et l'arabe, avec traduction simultanée assurée.
 
Propositions : 28 février 2017. Information: www.test-afs-socio.fr/drupal/ node/4714
 
 
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POSITIONS
 
20. 4 Doctoral Posts in Cultural and Social Studies (Media Research), University of Siegen, Germany
 
Profile: Relevant postgraduate degree (Magister, Master or Diploma) in one of the following areas of study: media studies, ethnology, geography, history, information science, science of art, cultural studies, literary studies, linguistics, political science, sociology or science and technology studies.
 
Deadline for application: 31.03.2017. Information: https://f.hypotheses.org/wp- content/blogs.dir/1460/files/ 2017/01/2017_I_Locating-Media_ WM_270_englisch.pdf
 
 
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21. University Assistant (Post Doc), Institut fuer Islamisch-theologische Studien, University of Vienna
 
Profile: Degree (diploma or master degree) in the field of Islamic Theology / Islamic Studies or equivalent disciplines with emphasis on the Sciences of the Qur'an (Ulûm al-Qur'an); high command of written and oral English, Turkish and Persian skills are an advantage.
 
Deadline for application: 28 February 2017. Information: https://univis.univie.ac.at/ ausschreibungstellensuche/ flow/bew_ausschreibung-flow; jsessionid= BDD2ABCDF94DA88E3D64281B998432 43?_flowExecutionKey=_ cD472BFEF-DC8F-DCCE-D4FA- D334CAB4C331_k4E5B48ED-7A3C- F9FC-1962-9C9CB7346464&tid= 60676.28&_language=en
 
 
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22. University Assistant (Prae Doc), Institut fuer Islamisch-theologische Studien, University of Vienna
 
Profile: PhD in Islamic Theology / Islamic Studies or equivalent disciplines with emphasis on the Sciences of the Qur'an (Ulûm al-Qur'an) or Qur'an Exegesis (Tafsir); high command of written and oral English, Turkish and Persian skills are an advantage.
 
Deadline for application: 28 February 2017. Information: https://univis.univie.ac.at/ ausschreibungstellensuche/ flow/bew_ausschreibung-flow; jsessionid= B544470BCE47CFF35EF328BE109A6B AE?_flowExecutionKey=_ c486B23D2-E33C-5DBA-35ED- ACBC9B51C21D_kFBA8E8E9-7665- 2FB1-36AF-C8EFB622FABC&tid= 60695.28&_language=en
 
 
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23. Evans-Pritchard Lectureship 2017-2018, All Souls College, Oxford
 
The lecturer should give 4 to 6 lectures over the course of one month. The lectures should provide an empirical analysis of social relations, and should be based on fieldwork or on indigenous primary materials from Africa, the Middle East or the Mediterranean.
 
Deadline for application: Information: www.anthro.ox.ac.uk/latest/ evans-pritchard-lectureship- 2017-2018/further-particulars/
 
 
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24. Assistant Professor in International Relations (Focus International Organization and Middle East), Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
 
The position is encompassing teaching and research responsibilities related to transnational or  international  integration  processes,  and  formal  and  informal  international  institutions. Preference will be given to applicants with rigorous methodological training and commitment to methodological pluralism.
 
Deadline for application: 21 March 2017. Information: https://ir.ceu.edu/article/ 2017-01-13/job-opening- assistant-professor-position- department-international- relations
 
 
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25. 6 Scientific Positions at the Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale in Cairo (2017-2018)
 
The Ifao is recruiting scientific members for one-year positions, renewable up to three times. Research is focusing on the cultures of Egypt from prehistory to the modern period, in the fields of history, archaeology and philology.
 
Deadline for application: 14 May 2017. Information: www.ifao.egnet.net/annonces/ emplois/#50
 
 
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26. Post-doctoral Fellowship in Druze and Arab Studies, Georgetown University
 
The purpose of the fellowship is to promote specialized social scientific research on the Druze communities centrally and primarily, and on collective political and cultural identities in the Arab world more generally.
 
Deadline for application: 1 March 2017. Information: www.fundit.fr/fr/node/3291
 
 
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OTHER INFORMATION
 
27. Articles on "19-20th Century Levant (Bilad al Sham)" for Edited Book on "From Christianisations and Islamisations to (Hetero)Europeanisations: Transformations of Cultural-Historical Heritage on the European Margins"
 
The book shall be based on papers delivered at a conference held in Sofia last spring and on some invited contributions and shall be published as a special issue of 'Annali di Ca' Foscari. Serie orientale'.
 
Deadline for proposal: 15 February 2017. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/ node/73374/announcements/ 164120/call-papers-levantine- studies
 
 
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28. Article sur « Prier aux Suds : les lieux de culte entre territorialisations, cohabitations et mobilités du religieux », pour numéro 275 des « Cahiers d'Outre-Mer »
 
Ce numéro propose d'interroger le religieux dans les sociétés contemporaines des « Suds » et dans les territoires investis par leurs migrations.
 
Information : http://calenda.org/374341
 
 
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29. International Parliamentary Scholarship Programme for Arab Countries, Berlin, September 2017
 
The programme is intended for talented Arab people who are interested in politics and who are keen to play an active role in promoting core democratic values in their home countries.
 
New deadline for application: 15 February 2017. Information: www.bundestag.de/en/europe/ international/exchange/ips/ arabian/250618
 
 
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30. "Adopt an Academic", Initiative of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) and Freie Universität Berlin
 
Both institutions have launched an initiative that seeks to open up new perspectives for refugee academics and aims to provide a safe space for independent research. On the basis of a peer-to-peer mentoring program, the project intends to create a network of solidarity that not only fosters academic freedom but also promotes the advancement of durable research collaborations between excellent Arab and German scholars. Mentors act on a voluntary basis and may represent all academic disciplines.
 
Information: www.agya.info/adopt-an- academic/