EURAMES 03/12

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EURAMES Info Service  03/12

Dear Madame, dear Sir, dear colleague and friend,

Please find below the following announcements:

CONFERENCES

1. Colloque: "Les Printemps arabes et le religieux",  Paris, 10 février 2012, 8h45 à 22h

2. Conference: "Borders and Borderlands: Today's Challenges and Tomorrow's Prospects",  Lisbon, Portugal, 12-15 September 2012

3. First MIRI Workshop: "Materiality of the Islamic Rural Economy: Archaeological Perspectives on Extra-urban Life", University of Copenhagen,  Denmark,  24-25 August 2012
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POSITIONS and GRANTS

4. Three Positions: Professor / Associate Professor, The Aga Khan University (International), London

5. Position:  Academic Content Editor,  Institute of Ismaili Studies, London

6. Position: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Arabic, Durham University, UK

7. Two Scholarships for Full-time PhD Students in Political or Social Science, Kuwait Programme, LSE, London

8. DAAD Scholarships German-Arab Master’s Course „Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)“ Cologne University of Applied Sciences / University of Jordan

9. DAAD Scholarships for German-Arab Master’s Course “Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for the MENA Region (REMENA)”, University of Kassel / Cairo University

10. DAAD Scholarships for the German-Arab Master’s Course “Economic Change in the Arab Region (ECAR)”, Philipps University Marburg

11. DAAD Scholarships for the German-Arab Master’s Course „International Education Management (INEMA)“ University of Education Ludwigsburg / Helwan University, Cairo
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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

12. Summer Institute for Intensive Arabic Language and Culture at Lebanese American University (Beirut Campus)

Best regards,

Guenter Meyer
Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW),  University of Mainz,  www.ceraw.uni-mainz.de
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CONFERENCES

1. Colloque: "Les Printemps arabes et le religieux",  Paris, 10 février 2012, 8h45 à 22h

Colloque organisé par le Collège des Bernardins avec la collaboration scientifique de l’Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA) et de l’Institut européen en sciences des religions (IESR).

Programme:  http://www.collegedesbernardins.fr/index.php/rencontres-a-debats/colloques/les-printemps-arabes-et-le-religieux.html

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2. Conference: "Borders and Borderlands: Today's Challenges and Tomorrow's Prospects",  Lisbon, Portugal, 12-15 September 2012

The focus of this conference is to bring together researchers and academics who work in the issues of borders and borderlands as well as social actors and institutions that are directly involved in cross‐border cooperation, implementing projects and solving problems, providing therefore a broad and multidisciplinary discussion. We invite you to submit an abstract with reference to the following gateways:

A. Borderless Europe and the Borders of Comfort B. Cross‐Border Cooperation and territorial cohesion Governance C. Borderlands Development D. Challenging Borders E. Experiences learned from Cross‐Border Cooperation

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 5 February 2012. Further information www.bordersandborderlands2012.weebly.com
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3. First MIRI Workshop: "Materiality of the Islamic Rural Economy: Archaeological Perspectives on Extra-urban Life", University of Copenhagen,  Denmark,  24-25 August 2012

Islam has been frequently characterised as an urban religion, with the rural world being cast in a lesser or supporting role in Islamic societies. Landscape archaeology has drawn attention to the need for off-site investigation in many areas of the Islamic world, but focused studies of the extra-urban economic infrastructure of Islamic societies have only recently gathered pace. Archaeological work is helping show that rather than being peripheral, the countryside was frequently the engine of economic activity and was the theatre of agricultural and technical innovations that were intrinsically linked to urban centres and interregional networks. Just as the presence of the new religion of Islam in cities is increasingly viewed in the context of long and complex processes of urban change, in rural areas archaeological evidence encourages an equally nuanced reading of changing cultural and religious practices after the middle of the seventh century. Modern agrarian practices are rapidly changing and as a result the available data concerning this component of socio-economic activity is being lost.

This workshop proposes an assessment of the state-of-play in rural Islamic archaeology, inviting contributions from interested researchers currently working on aspects of rural economies. New research will be privileged and it is hoped that some funds will be available to enable scholars from MENA countries and Central Asia to attend. Papers from across the entirety of the historical Islamic world are encouraged, and those which examine diverse time periods, from the Arab conquests until the modern era. Contributions from doctoral students presenting new research are welcomed.

Please submit a working title and abstract (200-300 words) to  این نشانی پست الکترونیک دربرابر spambot ها و هرزنامه ها محافظت می شود. برای مشاهده آن شما نیازمند فعال بودن جاواسکریپت هستید until 29 February 2012. For further information, visit: http://miri.ku.dk/calendar/workshop2012/

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POSITIONS and SCHOLARSHIPS

4. Three Positions: Professor / Associate Professor, The Aga Khan University (International), London

The Institute presently has a lean and diverse faculty with a breadth of specialisations focused on the study of Muslim cultures, including development, contemporary Muslim thought, education, history, law, literature, philosophy and sociology. With a passion for addressing contemporary challenges, the faculty work collaboratively in teaching and research to enable a cross-fertilisation of intellectual ideas and the bridging of disciplinary boundaries.

We are currently recruiting for three full-time faculty, one of whom will potentially take on additional responsibilities of leading and managing the Institute's educational programmes and other activities. Candidates wishing to be considered for this role should have excellent leadership skills with prior experience of managing faculty and staff as well as leading in the planning and development of educational programmes and/or projects.

Applicants will be expected to have a sound understanding in one of the three areas:
* approaches to the study of the Qur'an and its interpretive traditions within the context of history; uses of Qur'an in creative and artistic expressions; and/or role of the Qur'an in contemporary contexts;
* Comparative Study of Religion from a Humanities and/or Social Sciences perspective with knowledge of at least two traditions, one being Islam;
* the study of Material Culture in Muslim societies of the past or  present, with particular focus on one area such as Art, Museology,  Archaeology or Architecture/the Built Environment.

Candidates must have a PhD with sound theoretical understanding and a strong track record of high quality publications. A demonstrated desire to articulate and/or bridge disciplinary boundaries will be considered an asset. Capacity to work in at least one language of Muslim societies (Arabic, Bahasa, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu, etc); research work in one of these languages will be preferred.  

Candidates for Associate Professor Level should provide evidence of sustained successful performance in teaching and scholarly activity and should also have demonstrated experience of academic and administrative leadership.

Candidates for Professorial Level should be recognized for outstanding professional attainments evidenced by positions of leadership in their institutions and by membership in professional organisations, on editorial boards and committees. Such persons should be recognized nationally and internationally as authorities in their fields and as outstanding teachers in their areas of specialisation.

Salary Range: £45,000 to £70,000 per annum.  To apply please email این نشانی پست الکترونیک دربرابر spambot ها و هرزنامه ها محافظت می شود. برای مشاهده آن شما نیازمند فعال بودن جاواسکریپت هستید to request an application form. Application deadline: 29 February 2012

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5. Position:  Academic Content Editor,  Institute of Ismaili Studies, London

The IIS seeks an Academic Content Editor/Islamic Studies Scholar to assist in the development of its secondary curriculum materials on the civilisational and humanistic aspects of Islam.

The ideal candidate will have:
•    A PhD in Islamic Studies (broadly construed) with an interest in and specialisation in Shi‘i studies.
•    Grounding in the civilisational and humanistic aspects of Islam and a strong understanding of social scientific perspectives.
•    Experience in content editing secondary textbooks or academic publications in the area of Islamic studies (desirable)
•    A reading knowledge of Arabic and preferably Persian (desirable)

Applications on a freelance/consultancy basis will also be considered. c. £32,000 according to experience. Please apply online at www.iis.ac.uk (‘Job Vacancies link). Further information این نشانی پست الکترونیک دربرابر spambot ها و هرزنامه ها محافظت می شود. برای مشاهده آن شما نیازمند فعال بودن جاواسکریپت هستید . Closing date 27 February 2012

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6. Position: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Arabic, Durham University, UK

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures (MLAC) seeks to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Arabic. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate significant research achievements commensurate with his/her academic age, and have the potential to make an outstanding contribution to the research culture of the Department of Arabic, and of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures. S/he will also contribute fully to the Department’s undergraduate teaching programme, and participate in the delivery of a range of modules in language (including translation), literature, and cultural history. The successful candidate will also be engaged in the supervision of postgraduate research students, and may also contribute to the MA in Arabic-English Translation and Interpreting, as well as to other MA programmes run by the School. The applicant is expected to have:
—a PhD in a relevant area
—a record of (grade 8), or potential for (grade 7), outstanding research in an area that is compatible with the research interests and teaching requirements of the School and commensurate with the candidate’s experience
—an active and realistic research programme. This should include future publication plans, a dissemination strategy to ensure high international impact, and plans for attracting external research income.

Grade 7/8/9. Position Type: Full Time. Contract Type: Permanent. Salary (£): 29972 – 52556, Reference 1404. The closing date for applications is 17 February 2012. For more detailed information on the job requirements, please visit: http://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/.  Informal enquiries about the post may be addressed to Professor Paul Starkey 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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7. Two Scholarships for Full-time PhD Students in Political or Social Science, Kuwait Programme, LSE, London

The Kuwait Programme on Development, Governance and Globalisation in the Gulf States at the London School of Economics and Political Science is pleased to announce two scholarships for full-time PhD students of £12,500 each per annum, renewable for up to three years.

This scholarship, which will be available for an Autumn 2012 start, will be awarded on academic merit. You should have a Master's degree in a political or social science related discipline. You should also have demonstrated research interests in issues of political economy or political science or international relations and a regional focus on the Gulf States. Those with a knowledge of Arabic will have an advantage.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 15 March 2012. Further information http://www2.lse.ac.uk/government/research/resgroups/kuwait/opportunities/Home.aspx

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8. DAAD Scholarships German-Arab Master’s Course „Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)“ Cologne University of Applied Sciences / University of Jordan

This master’s course is designed with an interdisciplinary and integrative approach that goes beyond addressing problems related to engineering, economic and environmental policy issues. The economic, ecological and regulatory policy dimensions of the water sector (e.g., quality control, distribution, treatment and recycling, national, cross-border and sustainable use, legal aspects etc.) are reflected in the curriculum along with the socio-cultural aspects. The programme stretches over three semesters: two semesters in Amman/Arab region and one semester in Cologne. Moreover, the first semester includes an German or Arabic language course and modules in intercultural training.

The target group are young professionals active in water-related fields, with practical work experience. By working in small mixed groups, students are trained in intercultural communication and management skills, so that as graduates they will be in a position to cooperate on international projects in areas such as development cooperation or scientific- technological cooperation. English is the language of instruction and applications are open to participants from the following countries: Germany, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen.

The complete application must be submitted by the 3 March 2012. Further information http://www.daad.de/entwicklung/studierende_und_alumni/bildung_postgradual/bikulturelle_studiengaenge/08135.en.html

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9. DAAD Scholarships for German-Arab Master’s Course “Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for the MENA Region (REMENA)”, University of Kassel / Cairo University

This master’s course is designed with an interdisciplinary and integrative approach that goes beyond addressing problems related to the natural and environmental sciences. The economic, ecological and regulatory policy dimensions of the energy sector (e.g., national and international energy and climate policies, energy management legislation, etc.) are reflected in the curriculum along with the socio-cultural aspects. The course stretches over 20 months: two phases in Cairo/ the Arab region and one phase in Kassel.
The target group are young professionals from the field of Renewable Energies, with practical work experience. By working in small mixed groups, students are trained in intercultural communication and management skills, so that as graduates they will be in a position to cooperate on international projects in areas such as development cooperation or scientific-technological cooperation. English is the language of instruction and applications are open to participants from the following countries: Germany, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen.

The complete application must be submitted by 15  February 2012. Further information http://www.daad.de/entwicklung/studierende_und_alumni/bildung_postgradual/bikulturelle_studiengaenge/09625.en.html

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10. DAAD Scholarships for the German-Arab Master’s Course “Economic Change in the Arab Region (ECAR)”, Philipps University Marburg

This master’s course pursues two goals: on one hand, it further educates Arabic economists in their field under special consideration of the economic reform needs in their partner region. On the other hand, German students who have already completed a first formal training in economics will simultaneously be educated as economic experts for the region, and will familiarize themselves with the conditions of economic transactions in the Arabic cultural area. The programme consists of an introductory pre-semester in Cairo, followed by two semesters in Marburg and one additional semester in an Arabic country.

The target group are young professionals from the field of Economics, with practical work experience. By working in small mixed groups, students are trained in intercultural communication and management skills, so that as graduates they will be in a position to cooperate on international projects in areas such as development cooperation or scientific- cooperation. English is the language of instruction and applications are open to participants from the following countries: Germany, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen.

The complete application must be submitted by  31 March 2012. Further information http://www.daad.de/entwicklung/studierende_und_alumni/bildung_postgradual/bikulturelle_studiengaenge/08134.en.html

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11. DAAD Scholarships for the German-Arab Master’s Course „International Education Management (INEMA)“ University of Education Ludwigsburg / Helwan University, Cairo

This master’s course is designed with an interdisciplinary and integrative approach that is aimed at conveying general capabilities and knowledge in education management. It is divided in four semesters. In each semester one attendance phase in Egypt/Cairo as well as one in  Germany/Ludwigsburg is part of the programme. The course has to be completed within three years Besides education management the studies comprise also comprehensive political and socio-cultural subjects.

The target group are young professionals active in education-related fields, with practical work experience. The participants acquire capabilities in intercultural communication and management that enable the graduates to join international development or scientific-technological co-operation projects. English is the language of instruction and applications are open to participants from the following countries: Germany, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen.

The complete application must be submitted by the 31 March 2012.  Further information http://www.daad.de/entwicklung/studierende_und_alumni/bildung_postgradual/bikulturelle_studiengaenge/15653.en.html

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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

12. Summer Institute for Intensive Arabic Language and Culture at Lebanese American University (Beirut Campus)

SINARC offers courses in Arabic language and culture at various levels of proficiency. Each level provides twenty hours per week of intensive classroom instruction, including five hours per week of Lebanese Dialect. Formal language instruction is enriched by immersion in an authentic cultural context. Cultural activities include weekly lectures on topics related to Arab and Lebanese politics, history, society, and culture. In addition, students partake in a series of excursions to historical, cultural and tourist sites throughout Lebanon and Syria.

Students have a Summer and Fall program option:

- June 25 - August 3, 2012  is offered at four levels: Elementary, Upper Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced. A separate eight-credit course in Lebanese Dialect will be offered provided there is sufficient enrollment.

- September 10 - December 14, 2012 is offered at two levels: Intermediate and Advanced. In addition, two special courses are available: Arabic Language Writing Skills and Middle East Challenges of the 21st Century.

Information:  http://ncusar.org/programs/lau-sinarc.html

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