EURAMES Info Service 36/11

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Dear Madame, dear Sir, dear colleague and friend,

Please find below the following announcements:

CONFERENCES

1. International Workshop: "Preserving the Built Heritage. The Challenge of a New Legal Framework to Manage Another", Tunis, Museum Bardo, 26 - 27 January 2012

2.9th Annual Duke-UNC Graduate Islamic Studies Conference: "Making Sense of Islam - Sensuality and Affect in the Muslim Humanities", Duke University, Durham, NC, 24-25 March 2012
3. 13th International Academic Conference on Islamicjerusalem Studies: "Palestine and Islamic Jerusalem - Introducing Islamicjerusalem Studies to South East Asia", Malaysia (venue to be confirmed), 10-12 April 2012
4. Workshop: "Language and Identity in Central Asia", UCLA, 4-5 May 2012
5. Workshop: "Big Dams: Investigating their Temporal and Spatial Politics in Africa, the Middle East and Asia", Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, 1 June 2012


POSITIONS and GRANTS
6. Iran Heritage Foundation (IHF) Visiting Fellowship Programme at SOAS, London
7.  Position: Sir Thomas Adams’s Professorship of Arabic, University of Cambridge
8. Funding for Doctoral Research in Arab World Studies and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Manchester
9. One-Year Visiting Research Fellowship in the Study of Shi‘i Islam in the Arab and/or Persian-speaking World,  Institute of Ismaili Studies, London
10. Open Society Scholarship Program offers grants for Master Degree Courses  at Top-ranked Universities in the U.S in Public Policy / Public Administration / Media / Communications Studies /Law / Gender Studies

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
11. Master Programme: "Economic Change in the Arab Region", Including Scholarships, University of Marburg/Germany and Cairo

With all best wishes for the New Year,

Guenter Meyer
Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW),  University of Mainz,  www.ceraw.uni-mainz.de
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CONFERENCES
1. International Workshop: "Preserving the Built Heritage. The Challenge of a New Legal Framework to Manage Another", Tunis, Museum Bardo, 26 - 27 January 2012
This meeting aims to support the coming heritage policies management in Tunisia and provides opportunities for professionals of the sector to share ideas and experiences into the Workshops as open spaces for debate and exchanges.
Registration before 5 January 2012.Information: http://www.montada-forum.net/sites/default/files/activitats/Programme%20TunisiaBardo.pdf
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2. 9th Annual Duke-UNC Graduate Islamic Studies Conference: "Making Sense of Islam - Sensuality and Affect in the Muslim Humanities", Duke University, Durham, NC, 24-25 March 2012
Possible themes for papers include but are not limited to:
* The visual language of Islamic design and architecture
* Sensation in classical & modern Prose and poetry
* Cultural institutions and practices for sensing the supernatural
* The choreography of religious ceremony
* The physical and material evocation of memory
* Trends in modern Muslim art and artists
* Philosophical and scientific theories of human sensation
* Sight, memory, and sound as evidence in Islamic Law

We will provide opportunity for interactive, deliberative, and inter-disciplinary engagement with scholarly work in progress by gathering in an intimate workshop format. Please submit at minimum a 1,000-word detailed abstract accompanied by a working bibliography and CV to این نشانی پست الکترونیک دربرابر spambot ها و هرزنامه ها محافظت می شود. برای مشاهده آن شما نیازمند فعال بودن جاواسکریپت هستید by January 9, 2011. Submissions that include a written paper are highly preferred. Ph.D. students in advanced stages of research and dissertation writing are especially encouraged to apply.

Complete Call for Papers: http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/ceeresebulletin/files/2011/11/DukeUNC-Islamic-Studies-Graduate-Conference-2012.pdf
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3. 13th International Academic Conference on Islamicjerusalem Studies: "Palestine and Islamic Jerusalem - Introducing Islamicjerusalem Studies to South East Asia", Malaysia (venue to be confirmed), 10-12 April 2012
The Conference is organized by  the Academy for Islamicjerusalem Studies (ISRA). The objective of this Conference is to introduce the new terminology of Islamicjerusalem and its field of inquiry to Malaysia and south East Asia. Scholars, academicians, researchers, postgraduate and undergraduate students, and the wider public who are interested in understanding better Palestine and Islamicjerusalem and the new field of inquiry are invited to participate in this Conference.
Proposals for papers should be send  to این نشانی پست الکترونیک دربرابر spambot ها و هرزنامه ها محافظت می شود. برای مشاهده آن شما نیازمند فعال بودن جاواسکریپت هستید by 17 February 2012. For further information see www.isra.org.uk
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4. Workshop: "Language and Identity in Central Asia", UCLA, Los Angeles,  4-5 May 2012
We are seeking the participation of graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and junior faculty to take part in a two-day workshop to present and discuss their work in this area. These participants will be joining a group of four invited established scholars in the field and faculty discussants.
The conference is organized along four axes of interaction between Central Asia and other parts of the world:  * contact with the Islamic Middle East and Ottoman world,  * contact with the Russian Empire and its successor states,  * internal contact among populations of Central Asia,  * contacts with China and East Asia. Each axis will begin with a keynote talk by an invited scholar, followed by one or two panels that further explore the area.
Deadline for abstracts 1 February 2012. For information see http://www.international.ucla.edu/asia/centralasia.
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5. Workshop: "Big Dams: Investigating their Temporal and Spatial Politics in Africa, the Middle East and Asia", Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, 1 June 2012
With a view to a subsequent publication, we invite papers on empirical case studies from various disciplinary backgrounds that address any of the following questions:
-        Can we find typical patterns of cost-benefit analysis by different actors? Do these differ in any way from those relating to other large-scale modernisation projects, such as urban (re)building, highway construction, etc.?
-        What are the spatial scales of social belonging invoked in the contestations of dam building projects, e.g. ‘small’ and marginal communities having to sacrifice for the ‘greater’ (national or regional) good?
-        How are these discourses temporalized, how do they articulate ideas of ‘modernisation’, ‘progress’, ‘backwardness’ and ‘tradition’? How do the different social actors deal with processes of erasure and submerging sites of past experiences and memories in the name of the future? And how do governments, citizens and corporate investors deal with historical successes or mistakes associated with dams?
We invite abstracts of no more than 500 words by 3 February 2012, to be sent to the conference organizers at این نشانی پست الکترونیک دربرابر spambot ها و هرزنامه ها محافظت می شود. برای مشاهده آن شما نیازمند فعال بودن جاواسکریپت هستید , این نشانی پست الکترونیک دربرابر spambot ها و هرزنامه ها محافظت می شود. برای مشاهده آن شما نیازمند فعال بودن جاواسکریپت هستید , این نشانی پست الکترونیک دربرابر spambot ها و هرزنامه ها محافظت می شود. برای مشاهده آن شما نیازمند فعال بودن جاواسکریپت هستید

. Limited funding is available to help cover accommodation and travel expenses.
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POSITIONS and GRANTS
6. Iran Heritage Foundation (IHF) Visiting Fellowship Programme at SOAS, London
As part of its Institutional Partnerships Programme, Iran Heritage Foundation is supporting two Visiting Fellows in Iranian Studies at SOAS. Fellows will be given access to the SOAS library, office space and work station. They will receive a monthly stipend of £1,500 and will be refunded for the cost of their return journey from their country of residence to London to take up the Fellowship.
One Fellowship will be tenable from March 2012 for a maximum period of six months. Thereafter, two Fellowships per year will be offered starting from the beginning of the academic year 2012/13. Each Fellowship is available for a minimum of four and a maximum of six months. Applicants will normally hold a PhD or equivalent and must demonstrate sufficient command of English to be able to take part in the academic life of SOAS. Their research may be in any discipline working on Iran.

Deadline for applications: 31st January 2012. Further information http://www.soas.ac.uk/news/newsitem73133.html

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7.  Position: Sir Thomas Adams’s Professorship of Arabic, University of Cambridge
The Faculty is seeking a world-class academic to fill this position in the field of Classical Arabic Studies on 1 October 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate should have proven leadership capabilities, including the ability to initiate policy and motivate and support academic colleagues. He or she will be expected to take a leading role in the development of the Faculty’s strategic direction in both research and teaching, and in the encouragement of the next generation of scholars. The postholder will be expected to undertake various academic administrative duties in turn with colleagues, such as the role of Head of the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, taking an interest in all aspects of the Faculty’s activities and their future successful development.
Application should be sent  to the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email: این نشانی پست الکترونیک دربرابر spambot ها و هرزنامه ها محافظت می شود. برای مشاهده آن شما نیازمند فعال بودن جاواسکریپت هستید ) together with details of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, a publications list and form CHRIS/6 (parts 1 and 3 only) with details of two referees, so as to reach him no later than 15 January 2012.
For further information please contact Professor Charles Melville on 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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8. Funding for Doctoral Research in Arab World Studies and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Manchester
The University of Manchester is offering a range of awards to which candidates working on topics related to Arab World Studies are eligible to apply. The two main awards, which comprise a fee-bursary and a maintenance grant, are ESRC studentships in Language-Based Area Studies and the University-funded President’s Doctoral Scholar Awards.

A). The North West Doctoral Training Centre, jointly run by the Universities of Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester, is offering 3 PhD studentships in Language-Based Area Studies, in fields which include Arab World Studies. This award covers home/EU fees and offers a maintenance grant. (Last year the value of the grant was £ 13,590.) Successful candidates will be based at the University of Manchester. The University has wide-ranging expertise in Arab World Studies and Middle Eastern Studies, with relevant members of staff based across the Faculty of Humanities, particularly in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures and the School of Social Sciences. We will be able to offer supervision in a wide range of topics concerning the societies, politics, history and literature of the Arab World.

For a description of the North West DTC and of the opportunities for post-graduate studies which it offers, please go to http://www.nwdtc.ac.uk/ and http://www.nwdtc.ac.uk/programmes/pathways.html; for all funding opportunities in the discipline, see http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/. The application deadline for the ESRC studentships is 23 March, 2012. For informal inquiries, please contact: Dr Ron Buckley, School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, at این نشانی پست الکترونیک دربرابر spambot ها و هرزنامه ها محافظت می شود. برای مشاهده آن شما نیازمند فعال بودن جاواسکریپت هستید

B).  This year, the University of Manchester has launched a new £2.5m investment in PhD training with the creation of the President’s Doctoral Scholar Awards. These awards are open to all new PhD students (home, EU or overseas) and all disciplines. The Department of Middle Eastern Studies in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures is welcoming applications for this funding scheme from candidates working on any topic related to the history, cultures, religions, languages and literature of the Middle East, including Arab World, Persian and Israel Studies, as well as Jewish Studies in any period. The award covers tuition fees (home/EU or international, as appropriate) and the equivalent of the research council stipend (£13, 590 in 2011-12).
An application for a place on a doctoral programme should be submitted to the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures by 15 February 2012 at the latest; a completed funding application form should be submitted by 1 March 2012 at the latest.

For the guidelines about how to apply, please visit http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/. For informal inquiries about the academic side of the application process, please contact Dr Ron Buckley at این نشانی پست الکترونیک دربرابر spambot ها و هرزنامه ها محافظت می شود. برای مشاهده آن شما نیازمند فعال بودن جاواسکریپت هستید or Professor Alex Samely at 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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9. One-Year Visiting Research Fellowship in the Study of Shi‘i Islam in the Arab and/or Persian-speaking World,  Institute of Ismaili Studies, London
One Year fixed-term contract based in London; funding: £ 34,000; closing date: 31 January 2012.
Your main responsibilities will be to undertake research as part of current and future projects related to Shi‘i Studies with a view towards preparing a specific work for publication directed to assess the state of the study of Shi‘i Islam in the Arabic and/or Persian-speaking world(s). Other duties include presenting seminar papers of your research and participating in the research life of the Department through attending all relevant meetings, workshops and conferences and in other related research at the IIS. The position requires a PhD in Islamic Studies and preference will be given to candidates with specialisations in the areas of Shi‘i thought and history, and a strong publication record. The ideal candidate must have knowledge of the language relevant to this field of research (Arabic and/or Persian) and should be willing to travel abroad for potential field-works. She/he will also possess an excellent command of the English language and attention to detail. Start date negotiable.
Please apply online with CV plus covering letter at www.iis.ac.uk (‘Job Vacancies’ link) where you can also download the job description and person specification.
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10. Open Society Scholarship Program offers grants for Master Degree Courses  at Top-ranked Universities in the U.S in Public Policy / Public Administration / Media / Communications Studies /Law / Gender Studies
The Middle East Rule of Law (MEROL) program aims to assist in the creation of a critical mass of reform-minded professionals in the Middle East working in fields crucial to the development and sustainability of open societies. In conceiving of the foundations of the “Rule of Law” to include the healthy functioning of various public sectors beyond law itself, MEROL represents an extension of the Open Society Foundations’ Palestinian Rule of Law Program (PROL).
Applicants must: • be legally resident in Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, or Syria at the time of application, • demonstrate an excellent academic record and have an advanced degree (Minimum: Bachelor’s), • display impressive civil society leadership potential, • prove through testing and interviews strong English language ability etc.
The fellowship provides: • Tuition and mandatory university fees, • Monthly stipend for room, board, and living expenses, • Transportation to/from the U.S. etc.
Deadline for application: 6 February 2012. For more information see: http://www.soros.org/initiatives/scholarship/focus_areas
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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

11. Master Programme: "Economic Change in the Arab Region", Including Scholarships, University of Marburg/Germany and Cairo
“Economic Change in the Arab Region” (ECAR) is a master’s programme in economics with a special focus on the Arab region. It is based on a joint initiative by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation, the German Academic Exchange Service, and the Philipps-Universität Marburg. ECAR has the objective of equipping international students with the relevant knowledge for furthering development and growth in the Arab region. Since the programme’s establishment, intakes of the years 2009, 2010, and 2011 have been studying in Germany and in countries of the Arab region.
The programme consists of three semesters – two in Marburg and one semester in the Arab region – and a two-month preparatory period in Cairo, Egypt. ECAR courses aim at education in modern economic methodology and its applicability to Arab countries. Students receive training regarding German and Arab languages, soft skills, and intercultural communication. More than 10 DAAD scholarships are awarded to selected candidates supporting living and travelling expenses.
Applications for programme starting in August 2012 can be submitted until  31 of March 2012. More information at  www.uni-marburg.de/ecar or 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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