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Edited Volume on Non-Islamic Sacred Sites In Muslim Territories more...

11th International Conference on Urban History Cities & Societies in Comparative Perspective, Prague more...

1/8/2011 History Studies: Volume 3 Issue 1 - Call for Papers The fifth volume (Volume 3 Issue 1) of the journal of History Studies will be published in March 2011. more...

12/10/2010 Islam and Education - now published. Volume I of this new Routledge collection focuses on theories of education. The gathered materials explore and analyse the impact of the classical Islamic period in history and the developments in education which have emanated from it. more...

12/7/2010 Call for Paper - Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Resarch. An academic refereed journal, published by Intellect, UK more...

11/29/2010 The Aga Khan University ­Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations invites you to learn more about its Master of Arts in Muslim Cultures more...

11/22/2010 Call for Papers: Mathal/Mashal: Journal of Islamic and Judaic Multidisciplinary Studies is a peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to scholarly discussion of topics present in the Islamic and Jewish traditions, cultures, and practices especially in the area where thematic and doctrinal aspects are common. more...

10/29/2010 Call for Submissions: New Middle Eastern Studies (NMES), an e-Journal for Early Career Researchers and Graduate Students Developed under the Auspices of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES). more...

10/10/2010 Sources on Sufism - A bibliography on Sufism compiled by the members of IslamAAR listserv published in Books section.

10/01/2010 Call for Papers ­ Workshop Organised by the Critical Political Economy Research Network of the European Sociological Association. more...

9/27/2010 The Journal of Islamic Philosophy, a peer-reviewed journal in the field of Islamic thought, is seeking submissions for its upcoming issues. The journal is interested in receiving articles and book reviews on any aspect of Islamic theology (kalam), philosophy (falsafa), theoretical Sufism ('irfan nazari), and logic (mantiq). more...

9/18/2010 Performing Islam is the first peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal about Islam and performance and their related aesthetics. It focuses on socio-cultural as well as historical and political contexts of artistic practices in the Muslim world. more...

9/9/2010 Mathal/Mashal: Journal of Islamic and Judaic Multidisciplinary Studies is a peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to scholarly discussion of topics present in the Islamic and Jewish traditions, cultures, and practices especially in the area where thematic and doctrinal aspects are common. more...

9/1/2010 The website for Iranian Studies Initiative at NYU (ISI-NYU) is now running and you can visit it at:  http://www.isi-nyu.org

9/1/2010 "The Writing on the Wall: Calligraphy and Islamic Architecture" Book Project more...

8/24/2010 Call for Papers for Special Issue of CyberOrient: Online Journal of the Virtual Middle East. Editors: Daniel Martin Varisco & Vit Sisler more...

01/08/2010 Islamic Heritage Project at Harvard: Through the /Islamic Heritage Project/ (IHP), Harvard University has cataloged, conserved, and digitized hundreds of Islamic manuscripts, maps, and published texts from Harvard’s renowned library and museum collections. more...

6/8/2009 Call for Publication: Jihad in the 21st Century. Book edited by Ahmed Al-Dawoody (University of Birmingham/Al-Azhar University) & Anicée Van Engeland (Law Faculty, McGill University). more...

1/15/09 The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers University in New Brunswick is pleased to announce "The Iranian Revolution: Thirty Years" event. Admission is free to this conference and its related art exhibitions and documentary screenings. Admission to the Conference Dinner (Persian cuisine) and concert by Haale is by ticket only (for further information, please contact Ms Shehnaz Abdeljaber at peaceingardens@comcast.net). Please see the event flier here.

1/08/09 Groups at AAR related with Islam have been added. See their members' contact information and CFPs for 2009 Conference at Islam at AAR section.

1/07/09 Syllabi for "Introduction to Islam", "Islamic History", and "Islam in the Modern World" classes taught by Dr. Anna Bigelow at North Carolina State University have been added. See list of classes at syllabi section.

12/10/08 Syllabus for "Modern Islamic Civilization" class, taught by Dr. Omid Safi at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been added. See it here..

 

Jobs

Continuing faculty status (BYU equivalent of tenure) track appointment at Brigham Young University, to begin August 2012, with preference for a specialist in Modern Middle East History. more...

Doctoral fellowship at Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) in Berlin for 2011-2013 more...

The Department of Religion at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a position as Visiting Assistant Professor, Visiting Lecturer or Visiting Instructor of Islamic Studies more...

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a Lecturer in Arabic whose appointment will begin August 2011. more...

The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Groningen invites applications for a full-time Tenure Track position leading towards a full Professorship in Islamic Origins, starting fall 2011. more...

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Kenan Rifai Fellow in Islamic Studies, starting July 1, 2011. more...

The Department of History at Tufts University solicits applications for the position of the Edward Keller Professor in the History of North Africa and the Middle East. more...

The Centre for the Study of Muslim-Jewish Relations, under the Woolf Institute, invites applications for Visiting Fellows wishing to research some aspect of Muslim-Jewish relations. more...

The Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages and Literatures at Washington University in St. Louis seeks to appoint an Associate professor of Arabic with tenure to begin in the fall of 2011. more...

The University of Dayton, Department of Religious Studies announces a tenure-track position in Islamic Studies. more...

The University of Tennessee, Department of Religious Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Islam to begin August 2011. The position requires teaching a 2-2 course load. more...

The University of Richmond invites applications for a tenure-track position in Islam as an assistant professor in the Religion Department to begin in fall 2011. more...


Grants

Mellon Graduate Fellowships for Sociology of Religion at Notre Dame more..

Three Doctoral scholarships Graduate college "Religious Non-conformism and Cultural Dynamics", University of Leipzig, Deadline: 16 January 2011 more..

2011 Brill Fellowship at the Scaliger Institute of Leiden University Library. Brill, the oldest scholarly publishing house in The Netherlands based in Leiden since 1683, is sponsoring the Scaliger Institute for the period 2006-2012. more..

Two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, will offer two postdoctoral fellowships in Islamic Studies, each for two-year appointments beginning in 2011-12. more..

Two Doctoral Fellowships for 2011/2013
ZMO is advertising two doctoral positions for participation in an Anglo-German collaborative research project, sponsored by DFG and AHRB, on "Urban Violence in the Modern Middle East".
more..


Events

The 16th Annual International Workshop of the Department of Middle East Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev more...

Muslim Women and the Challenge of Authority
March 31, 2012, Boston University more...

The Turks and Islam
September 11, 2010, Bloomington, IN, USA more...

Muslims and political participation in Europe
October 6-8, 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark more...

Christians and the Middle East Conflict
March 24-26, 2011, Langley, British Columbia, Canada more...

See more conference information at events section.


Book Reviews

Akbar S. Ahmed’s provocative new book, Islam Under Siege, features a blurb on the cover by Professor Tamara Sonn proclaiming the book as “the most important book to date on life in the post 9/11 world.” more..

   

 

 

Main goal of this website is to provide a venue for scholars of Islamic Studies to share their ideas and experiences. Please send your syllabi and other teaching material that you wish to share. You can also post related news, grants, and job openings.


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Kenan Rifai Fellow in Islamic Studies, starting July 1, 2011. More jobs here...


The Dubai Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School is currently accepting Fellowship applications, for research related to the Middle East, for the 2010-2011 academic year. The deadline for applying is January 15, 2010. More grants here...

Sources on Sufism - A bibliography on Sufism compiled by the members of IslamAAR listserv published in the Books section.


Bruce Lawrence, The Qur'an: Books That changed the World, Grove Press, 2008.
Omid Safi, The Politics of Knowledge in Premodern Islam: Negotiating Ideology and Religious Inquiry, Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2006.
Ebrahim Moosa, Ghazali and Poetics of Imagination, Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2005.
   
   

 

 



 
   
 
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