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Dear Madame, dear Sir, dear colleague and friend,

Please find below the following announcements:

CONFERENCES

1. International Conference: “Mamluk Cairo. A Crossroad for Embassies”, Université de Liège, 6-8 September 2012

2. Graduate Workshop: “Egypt in the Arab Spring: Perspectives from Economics and Democratisation Studies”, London School of Economics, 28 September 2012

3. Workshop: “Rethinking Authorship in Islamic Literature”, Bayreuth University, Chair of Islamic Studies, 22-25 November 2012

4. Workshop: "The Arab Spring and the EU Democracy Promotion Efforts: Between Intentions and Perceptions", 14th  Mediterranean Research Meeting,  Mersin University, Turkey, 20 – 23 March 2013

5. Workshop: "Honor in Ottoman and Contemporary Mediterranean Societies: Controversies, Continuities, and New Directions", Budapest, 21-23 March 2013

6. Panel: “Narratives of Travel in Middle Eastern Literatures”,  44th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Tufts University, Boston, 21-24 March 2013

7. International Graduate Conference “Symposia Iranica: 1st Biennial Graduate Conference on Iranian Studies”, University of St Andrews, 13-14 April 2013

8. Conference: “Knowledge, Exchange, Encounter: Europe and the Ottoman Empire, 1453-1718”, University of Cambridge, 8-9 July 2013

9. 35th Conference of the ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies: “The Decapolis: History and Archaeology”, University of Oxford, 29-31 July 2013


POSITIONS

10. PhD Research Fellow, Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick

11. Research Fellow on “Islamic Reformulations: Belief, Violence, Governance”, University of Exeter, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

12. Assistant Professor in the Politics of the Arab World, Georgetown University, CCAS, Washington, DC

13. Assistant Professor of Modern Middle East History, Georgia Southern University


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

14. “Master of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies” and “Master of Islam in the Modern World”, Australian National University, Canberra

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Best regards,

Guenter Meyer
Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW),  University of Mainz, Germany
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CONFERENCES

1. International Conference: “Mamluk Cairo. A Crossroad for Embassies”, Université de Liège, 6-8 September 2012

Organized by Frédéric Bauden and Malika Dekkiche under the aegis of the Commission Internationale de Diplomatique (Comité International des Sciences Historiques). The full programme is available at: http://www.islamo.ulg.ac.be/f3.htm. Registration is free, but those who would like to attend are requested to send a message to این نشانی پست الکترونیک دربرابر spambot ها و هرزنامه ها محافظت می شود. برای مشاهده آن شما نیازمند فعال بودن جاواسکریپت هستید

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2. Graduate Workshop: “Egypt in the Arab Spring: Perspectives from Economics and Democratisation Studies”, London School of Economics, 28 September 2012

The LSE Middle East Centre will be organising the first of two one-day graduate workshops as part of the collaborative project with the Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS), Cairo University.
The workshop will discuss the causes and immediate implications of the Egyptian revolution in the context of the Arab Spring from an economic-political economy and democratisation perspective. It is structured in two sections; each section introduced by a paper from one of the members of the steering committee of the collaborative project and includes presentations from young scholars from UK universities and FEPS.

This workshop is free and open to all. Registration is essential. For further information and for the full programme and abstracts  http://www2.lse.ac.uk/middleEastCentre/research/Collaboration-Projects/collaboration-2011-2012/LSE-Collaboration-with-FEPS/LSE-FEPS-Conference.aspx

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3. Workshop: “Rethinking Authorship in Islamic Literature”, Bayreuth University, Chair of Islamic Studies, 22-25 November 2012

We all know that authorship in Islamic literature has meanings and functions different from authorship in European literature. However, this knowledge stays somewhat theoretical, as Islamic literature and especially hadith-literature is still analysed and treated with unreflected notions of authorship in the back of one’s mind.

In contrast to this situation the workshop will challenge current notions of authorship. What does authorship mean concerning compilations of traditions? Is their collective authorship in Islamic literature? What about anonymous types of text? How could a structuralist approach to hadith-literature look like?

Contributions are welcome not only from the realm of Islamic studies but also from neighbouring disciplines like medievalism, literary studies or philosophy. Candidates should send a very short c v and an abstract of their contribution till end of September to این نشانی پست الکترونیک دربرابر spambot ها و هرزنامه ها محافظت می شود. برای مشاهده آن شما نیازمند فعال بودن جاواسکریپت هستید .

Travel and accommodation costs are covered by the chair of Islamic studies (Prof. Osswald). http://www.islamwissenschaft.uni-bayreuth.de/de/index.html

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4. Workshop: "The Arab Spring and the EU Democracy Promotion Efforts: Between Intentions and Perceptions", 14th  Mediterranean Research Meeting,  Mersin University, Turkey, 20 – 23 March 2013

More information on the workshop contents and objectives: http://www.eui.eu/DepartmentsAndCentres/RobertSchumanCentre/Research/InternationalTransnationalRelations/MediterraneanProgramme/MRM/MRM2013/ws05.aspx

Deadline for submitting the paper proposal: 15 September 2012. Workshop directors and contacts: Nesreen K. El Molla, (Cairo University, Egypt: این نشانی پست الکترونیک دربرابر spambot ها و هرزنامه ها محافظت می شود. برای مشاهده آن شما نیازمند فعال بودن جاواسکریپت هستید )  and Dario Cristiani, (King's College London, United Kingdom – Global Governance Institute, Belgium: این نشانی پست الکترونیک دربرابر spambot ها و هرزنامه ها محافظت می شود. برای مشاهده آن شما نیازمند فعال بودن جاواسکریپت هستید )

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5. Workshop: "Honor in Ottoman and Contemporary Mediterranean Societies: Controversies, Continuities, and New Directions", Budapest, 21-23 March 2013

The Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies at Central European University will host this workshop. The co-organizers of the conference are soliciting participants who work on honor and related topics in Ottoman and contemporary Mediterranean societies. Deadline for abstracts 1 November 2012.

Information: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=196551

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6. Panel: “Narratives of Travel in Middle Eastern Literatures”,  44th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Tufts University, Boston, 21-24 March 2013

This panel seeks papers that address different narratives of travel (such as exile, diaspora, immigration, and colonial adventure) in Middle Eastern literatures. Deadline for abstracts 30 September 2012. Information    http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=196514

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7. International Graduate Conference “Symposia Iranica: 1st Biennial Graduate Conference on Iranian Studies”, University of St Andrews, 13-14 April 2013

Symposia Iranica invites proposals for individual papers, pre-arranged panels, and poster presentations that relate to any aspect of Iranian studies. These include (but are by no means limited to): literature, political science, philosophy, archaeology, religions and theology, geography, sociology, anthropology, music, history of art, architecture, international relations, education, history, linguistics, Diaspora studies, new media and communication studies, film, and the performing arts. Interdisciplinary papers are also very welcome.

Submissions are welcomed from final year undergraduates, postgraduates, doctoral candidates and post-docs who graduated within three calendar years of the submission deadline. Deadline for submissions 15 October 2012. More Information http://www.symposia-iranica.com.

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8. Conference: “Knowledge, Exchange, Encounter: Europe and the Ottoman Empire, 1453-1718”, University of Cambridge, 8-9 July 2013

The aim of this conference will be to further our understanding of the ways in which knowledge was exchanged between Europe and the Ottoman Empire during the period from  the conquest of Constantinople to the Treaty of Passarowitz. Information http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/2077/

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9. 35th Conference of the ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies: “The Decapolis: History and Archaeology”, University of Oxford, 29-31 July 2013

The conference aims to study the movement of nomads and their settlements in the Syrian Orient; and it will pay a special attention to the migration of Arab nomads from the Arabian Peninsula to the Fertile Crescent in the pre-Islamic period. All papers given at the conference will be considered for publication in a future edition of the ARAM Periodical, subject to editorial review. If you wish to participate in the conference, please contact این نشانی پست الکترونیک دربرابر spambot ها و هرزنامه ها محافظت می شود. برای مشاهده آن شما نیازمند فعال بودن جاواسکریپت هستید

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POSITIONS

10. PhD Research Fellow, Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick

Fixed Term Contract from 1 October 2012 until 30 September 2016 (£27,578 - £35,938 pa). A four year PhD fellowship is available to do research on the Iraqi diaspora in Europe within the Project "Diasporas and Contested Sovereignty". The project will be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Maria Koinova. A team of four researchers (PI, post-doc, two PhD researchers) will investigate the transnational mobilisation of conflict-generated diasporas in Europe and their impact on polities experiencing contested sovereignty in the Balkans, the Caucuses, and the Middle East.

You will possess a masters degree (awarded or near completion) or equivalent in a relevant discipline. The ability to act as an independent researcher is essential, as is evidence of a clear research agenda. You will ideally have an academic background in international relations, comparative politics, conflict studies, foreign policy analysis, transnationalism, and migration and diaspora studies. Very good linguistic skills in Arabic are essential. Prior qualitative and/or quantitative methods training is highly desirable. You will be expected to do multi-sited research both in Europe and Iraq, publish academic articles, and assist with the organisation of project-related events.

Further details www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/humanresources/jobsintro/further_particulars/71982-062.pdf. Application deadline is 14 September 2012.

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11. Research Fellow on “Islamic Reformulations: Belief, Violence, Governance”, University of Exeter, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

The Islamic Reformulations project comprises two elements: (1) a research project examining the continuities and discontinuities between pre-modern and modern Islamic thought relating to belief, violence and governance, and (2) a wider interdisciplinary study of how religious belief and ideological commitment might constitute a "global uncertainty", and how the relationship between belief and action might best be characterised. The Research Fellow will contribute to both of the project's elements. This ESRC funded post is available 1/10/2012 to 30/9/2014. The successful applicant, working with Professor Gleave, will engage in independent and collaborative research on a topic related to the main element  of the Islamic reformulations project work.
Closing date 18 September 2012. Details of the Research Fellowship: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AFA489/research-fellow/

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12. Assistant Professor in the Politics of the Arab World, Georgetown University, CCAS, Washington, DC

Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service (SFS) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the politics of the Arab World. Scholars with expertise in the international relations or comparative politics of the Arab world will be particularly attractive. The candidate must possess a deep knowledge of the Arab region and be proficient in Arabic. The position is based in SFS’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS). The scholar will become a core member of CCAS and her or his primary teaching responsibilities will be geared toward meeting the requirements of the Center’s prestigious Master of Arts in Arab Studies program. We seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching and scholarship. The teaching load is two courses per semester, at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Each application should include a curriculum vitae; a brief statement of research and teaching interests; three letters of recommendation; samples of scholarly writing; and copies of teaching evaluations, if available.

The deadline for applications is 15 October 2012. The position will commence in the fall of 2013. Information https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1800

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13. Assistant Professor of Modern Middle East History, Georgia Southern University

The successful candidate will teach the survey of World History since 1450, a core course required of all Georgia Southern University students, courses required for the major, and a variety of upper-division courses in his or her field. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Screening of applications begins October 15, 2012.  The preferred position starting date is 1 August 2013. Information https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=45054

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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

14. “Master of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies” and “Master of Islam in the Modern World”, Australian National University, Canberra

The Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (CAIS), at the Australian National University, offers a range of graduate degrees and applications are now open for international students interested in starting a degree in February 2013. The Centre offers several degrees, including: a 'Master of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies' and 'Master of Islam in the Modern World', both of which can be completed by coursework in one year full-time. Courses cover a range of topics on the Middle East and Central Asia and thematic issues such as politics, political economy, international relations and political Islam. Language study is available in Arabic and Persian. A sub-thesis option is also offered for the 'Master of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies'.

Also available are a 'Master of Philosophy' and 'Doctor of Philosophy', research degrees completed by major thesis. Some scholarships are obtainable for outstanding international applicants for research degrees. For information on CAIS's degrees, and how to apply, see http://cais.anu.edu.au/programs/postgraduate-study