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September 2021

Webinar: “The Afghan Shia and the Return of the Taliban” by Robert D. Crews (Stanford), Weatherhand Center for International Affairs, September 15, 2021 @ 2 pm

September 15 @ 14:00 - 15:00

From the organizers: As promised in our July 2020 Statement on Anti-Racism, the Board of Directors of Middle East Medievalists (MEM) is pleased to announce the second round of applications for our new fellowship to support graduate students of color in medieval studies attending the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA). In … Continue reading Call for a Second Round of Applications: Middle East Medievalists Fellowship for Graduate Students of Color

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Webinar: “Spelunking in the Cairo Geniza: How to Make New Discoveries in Unstudied and Understudied Documents” by Alan Elbaum, Princeton University, September 17, 2021 @ 12 pm

September 17 @ 12:00 - 13:00

Please register here: https://princeton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcud-ihqDwvH9cYTlR3yWdAtyDdGPzGwsoQ This presentation is targeted at anyone who wants to explore the Cairo Geniza and is daunted by its tremendous size and complexity. How do you find what interests you among ~400,000 digitized fragments written between the 10th century and the 19th century, fragments that are mostly in Hebrew, Arabic, and Aramaic, … Continue reading Webinar: “Spelunking in the Cairo Geniza: How to Make New Discoveries in Unstudied and Understudied Documents” by Alan Elbaum, Princeton University, September…

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Webinar: “Entangled Histories: The Bamiyan Buddhas-Past, Present, and Future,” The Harvard Art Museums, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 @ 7:00-8:15pm

September 22 @ 19:00 - 20:15

Western scholarship has focused on the monumental sculptures in Afghanistan's Bamiyan Valley as Buddhas created in the late sixth and early seventh centuries. This lecture tells an alternative story based on Islamic sources from the tenth to the twentieth century, which saw these sculptures not as Buddhas but as legendary heroes representing the mythic conversion … Continue reading Webinar: “Entangled Histories: The Bamiyan Buddhas-Past, Present, and Future,” The Harvard Art Museums, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 @ 7:00-8:15pm

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Ulrich Haarmann Memorial Lecture: Book talk, “In the Sultan’s Salon: Learning, Religion, and Rulership at the Mamluk Court of Qanisawh al-Ghawri (r. 1501-1516)” by Christan Mauder (Bergen), Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg, September 23, 2021 @ 4-5pm CEST

September 23 @ 10:00 - 11:00

For registration, please contact [email protected] Zoom links will be circulated a day ahead of each lecture.

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Conference: “‘Sharī’a and gender,” Institute of Languages ​​and Cultures of the Mediterranean and the Middle East of the CSIC, September 28, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

September 28 @ 13:00 - 14:00

Topic: When Politics are Sacralized: Comparative Perspectives on Religious Claims and Nationalism Description: Authors of the new edited book When Politics Are Sacralized (Cambridge University Press, 2021) reflect on how religious claims undergird and obscure settler colonial realities and why and how religious and political claims are fused to produce and entrench state violence. The … Continue reading Webinar: “When Politics are Sacralized: Comparative Perspectives on Religious Claims and Nationalism” The Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative, September 28, 2021 @…

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Workshop: Islamicate Digital Humanities Network (IDHN) Digitization Workshop, September 29, 2021

September 29

Topic: When Politics are Sacralized: Comparative Perspectives on Religious Claims and Nationalism Description: Authors of the new edited book When Politics Are Sacralized (Cambridge University Press, 2021) reflect on how religious claims undergird and obscure settler colonial realities and why and how religious and political claims are fused to produce and entrench state violence. The … Continue reading Webinar: “When Politics are Sacralized: Comparative Perspectives on Religious Claims and Nationalism” The Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative, September 28, 2021 @…

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Conference: “The ‘fatwa’ as a product and vector of Islamic legal culture,” Institute of Languages ​​and Cultures of the Mediterranean and the Middle East of the CSIC, September 29, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

September 29 @ 13:00 - 14:00

From the organizers: This brief workshop will be conducted in two parts: Introduction of field digitization: The first half will serve as an introduction to the field providing an outline of the basic equipment and techniques needed to put together a mobile digital suite. Walid Mourad, Field Director for the Middle East, Africa and South … Continue reading Workshop: Islamicate Digital Humanities Network (IDHN) Digitization Workshop, September 29, 2021

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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 … Continue reading Call for Papers: Arabic Pasts: Histories and Historiographies, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, October 7-8, 2021

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Conference: “Adjudicating Gender-Based Persecution At The ICC & Beyond: A Monumental Step And The Challenges That Lie Ahead,” Northumbria University, 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 … Continue reading Call for Papers: Arabic Pasts: Histories and Historiographies, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, October 7-8, 2021

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

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 … Continue reading Clinical Fellow: International Human Rights Clinic, Duke University School of Law, January 2022

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