The University of Edinburgh is holding a conference on ‘Movement and Migration in the Middle East: People and Ideas in Flux‘ from 5-7 July 2017. The Call for Papers is open until 27 January 2017. The Programme will be added as soon as they are available.
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Volume 62 of the Beiruter Texte und Studien, ‘Aʿlām al-adab al-ʿarabī al-muʿāṣir : siyar wa-siyar ḏātīya‘ ed. by Robert B. Campbell is now available Open Access on MENAdoc.
The Pembroke College is holding the ‘Symposia Iranica: Third Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies‘ from 11-12 April 2017. The Call for Papers is open until 2 December 2016. The Programme will be added as soon as it is available.
Volume 55 of the Beiruter Texte und Studien, ‘Liebe als Beruf : al-ʿAbbās Ibn-al-Aḥnaf und das Ġazal‘ by Susanne Enderwitz is now available Open Access on MENAdoc.
The University of Manchester is holding an International Conference on ‘Islamic Psychoanalysis / Psychoanalytic Islam‘ from 26-27 June 2017. The Call for Papers is open until 31 January 2017. The Programme will be added as soon as it is available.
There will be a workshop on ‘Turkish Manuscript Studies‘ at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin from 27 March – 1 April 2017. Application is possible until 27 November 2016. The Programme will be added as soonas it is available.
Volume 59 of the Beiruter Texte und Studien ‘Herrscher, Gemeinwesen, Vermittler : Ostiran und Transoxanien in vormongolischer Zeit‘ by Jürgen Paul is now available Open Access on MENAdoc.
The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute is holding a conference on ‘Salonica: a multi-cultural city in the Ottoman Empire and the Greek state between the World Wars‘ from 22-23 May 2017. The Call for Papers is open until 31 October 2016. (Call for Papers on MENALIB)
Core Topics are:
• The formation of Salonica as an Ottoman city – cultural, social, economical and demographic ramifications.
• Salonica’s languages – Greek, Ottoman Turkish, Ladino, Armenian, Italian, French and interlingual encounters.
• Material culture and visual art: architecture, plastic arts, dress, tombstone engravings, manuscripts etc.
• Mystical traditions in Salonica: Sufi groups, Sabbateans, Kabbalistic and Christian beliefs.
• Conversion and interreligious crossings.
• Literature in and about Salonica: popular literature, poetry, journalism, travelogues and modern literary genres.
• The voices of Salonica: the city’s various musical traditions.
• Educational institutions and textbooks.
• The image of multi-cultural coexistence.
• The rise of Greek nationalism in Salonica.
• The economy as a sphere of inter-communal encounters and competition.
• Significant historical events and their influence on cultural trends among the local population, such as the arrival of the exiles from Spain, the Great Fire of 1917, the Greek-Turkish exchange of populations and the influx of refugees from Anatolia.
• The tanzimat and processes of modernization and change in Salonica at the turn of the 20th century.
• The shaping of Salonica-related myths.
• Intercultural trends in Salonica between the wars.