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February 2020

Call for Proposals: “Ibadi Manuscripts in European & North American Libraries” (24-25 Apr | Lviv, Ukraine)

Second Workshop on Ibadi Manuscripts & Manuscript CulturesOrganizers of the Second Annual Workshop on Ibadi Manuscripts & Manuscript Cultures, "Ibadi Manuscripts in European and North American Libraries," are pleased to announce a call for participants. The workshop will be held in Lviv, Ukraine on 24-25 April 2020, and the deadline for proposals is 15 February 2020.Details can be found in Arabic, English, and French at: https://ibadistudies.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/lviv_ibadi_mss_cfp_2020.pdf

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Event: “Why Yemen Matters: The Heritage of a Land in Crisis,” Princeton University

Why Yemen Matters: The Heritage of a Land in Crisis Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 5-6:30 pmWhite-Levy Room, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJYemen’s war and humanitarian crisis are in the news, but very little is known about the rich cultural heritage of the southwestern corner of Arabia throughout history. Also largely unknown are Yemen’s geographic and economic diversity or their impact on recent events. Yemen’s diversity owes much to conquest, trade, and migration between Yemen and Christian Ethiopia, Sassanian and…

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Call for Papers: “Dissenting Voices: The Making, Debating, and Shaping of Law” (16-17 Sep | University of Liège)

February 20

Dissenting Voices: The Making, Debating, and Shaping of Law 16 and 17 September 2020 University of Liège Organizers:Sophie Andreetta (MPI for Social Anthropology/ULiège)Susanne Verheul (University of Oxford)Eugenia Relano Pastor (MPI for Social Anthropology)While laws, reforms, and public policies are often assumed to be coherent (Holm Vohnsen 2017), dissenting opinions, contradicting trends in the jurisprudence, and variations in daily administrative practices suggest otherwise. Breaking away from the assumption that legal regimes speak with one, unanimous voice, this workshop will explore the…

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Lecture: “Women Islamic leaders in West Africa,” Islam in Africa Lecture Series, Harvard Divinity School

February 21 @ 11:00 - 12:30
Harvard Divinity School, Sperry Room, 45 Francis Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

Joseph Hill, University of Alberta, will be presenting on "Women Islamic leaders in West Africa" in this week's installment of the "Islam in Africa Lecture Series."Islam in Africa Lecture SeriesCritical Perspectives on the Development and Dynamics of Islam in AfricaIslam in Africa has become an important and increasingly vibrant sub-field in Islamic Studies, attracting numerous extremely talented students who are conducting fine studies that have great impact in all fields in the humanities and social sciences. Dozens of books are…

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March 2020

Conference: Southeast Regional Middle East and Islamic Studies Society

March 6 - March 8

The Southeast Regional Middle East and Islamic Studies Society (SERMEISS) will hold its 2020 spring meeting March 6-8, 2020 at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The spring 2020 meeting will focus on “Islam and Law,” and paper proposals should be broadly related to that theme.Regardless of whether or not you will be submitting a paper proposal, please plan to join us at the SERMEISS meeting at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Details.

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Call for Submissions: Preyer Award, American Society for Legal History

March 13

Call for Submissions:  Preyer Award. American Society for Legal HistorySubmissions are welcome on any topic in legal, institutional and/or constitutional history. Early career scholars, including those pursuing graduate or law degrees, those who have completed their terminal degree within the previous year, and those independent scholars at a comparable stage, are eligible to apply. At the annual meeting of the Society two early career legal historians designated Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars will present what would normally be their first papers to…

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April 2020

Call for Submissions: 3rd Islamicate Digital Humanities Network Conference (29 Apr | Remote)

April 29

The 3rd Islamicate Digital Humanities Network Conference is coming up on Wednesday, April 29th, 2020. The IDHN is now calling for contributions from both members and guests developing or employing digital methods in their research within the Islamicate Studies and related fields in the Humanities, as well as from our colleagues in Linguistics and Computer Science. Master’s and PhD students are encouraged to share their work. If you wish to contribute, please send an email to info@idhn.org with the preliminary title and a description of your presentation. We will…

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Conference: 3rd Islamicate Digital Humanities Network Conference

April 29 @ 10:00 - 13:00

The Islamicate Digital Humanities Network is hosting their 3rd conference on Wednesday, April 29th from 10 am to 1 pm EDT (consult the time table below and attached to this post, in order to find out at what time the meeting is taking place in your time zone). The conference will be held online on ZOOM (an account is not necessary). 3rd IDHN Online Conference Date and Time: San Francisco: Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 07 am PDT Chicago: Wednesday, April 29th, 2020…

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Call for Submissions: “#Right2Left Workshop,” Digital Humanities Summer Institute

April 30

Although this year's Digital Humanities Summer Institute in Victoria, BC has been postponed until 2021, several of the workshops planned for the weekend between the two weeks are moving forward in virtual format. We put out a call for participation earlier this year for the #Right2Left workshop, focusing on digital work in cultures where some of the languages are written from right to left such as Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Urdu and Syriac.  We have already accepted a number of participants, but…

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May 2020

Call for Proposals: Khātima Conference (4-6 Jun 2021 | Beirut, Lebanon)

Khātima Conference 4.-6. June 2021 How to End Things in Arabic Literature Every text or, to be more precise, every reading of a text, has a beginning and an end. While one could call into question this linear perception in times of textual linkage and seemingly never-ending writing and reading processes, the end is a hermeneutic category that affects our processes of understanding. The beginning of books and texts, prefaces and introductions in particular, has been a research interest for…

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