This Call for Papers would like to focus on the binomial real vs. artificial imagery of Islamic religious violence referring to historical- religious narratives as expressions of inter-faith violence in different geographical areas of the Islamic world, from al-Andalus to the Indian Subcontinent and from the contemporary age to early Islamic centuries.
Deadline for abstracts: 30th April 2018
Please find the full call for papers here.
Turks and Turkic Peoples Among Others – Others Among Turks and Turkic Peoples
The main area of interest of the Fifth Congress will be the contemporary studies and research on the history, culture and the language of Turkey and Turkic peoples, as well as geographical areas inhabited by them today and in the past.
Deadline for sending abstracts and panel proposals: 30th April 2018.
Deadline for payment of registration fee: 30th June 2018.
“Strolling through Istanbul in 1918. The war memories of the German private Georg Steinbach” is now available Open Access on MENAdoc. The book was published by the Orient-Institut Istanbul and sponsored by the Max Weber Stiftung.
Book cover: Strolling Through Istanbul in 1918
It is written from the unusual perspective of a young man of a foreign army, who documents his perceptions of the everyday life in the alien metropolis.
Ruben Gallé edited the diaries and letters of his great-grandfather. It is a unique personal testimony about Istanbul in the last year of the war.
The Pourdavoud Center at UCLA is hosting a lecture on ‘Greater Glory: Darius I and Divinity in Achaemenid Royal Ideology‘ on 4 October 2017. You can find a description here: Continue reading
The Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures is hosting a workshop on ‘Rulers as Authors in the Islamic world. Knowledge, authority and legitimacy‘ from 18-19 December 2017. You can find the full programme here.
The Institute for Oriental Studies at the University of Vienna is hosting a lecture series on ‘Ottoman Crossings / Osmanische Schnittstellen‘ from 8 November – 13 December 2017. The lectures will be convened by Prof. Dr. David Selim Sayers and incorporate guest lectures by international scholars.
You can find the full programme here: Continue reading
The University of Michigan is hosting a workshop on ‘Armenian Childhood(s): Histories and Theories of Childhood and Youth in Armenian Studies‘ from 20-21 April 2018. The Call for Papers is open until 15 November 2017.
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In cooperation with the Orient Institute Istanbul, the title ‘Teali-i Vatan Osmanlı Hanımlar Cemiyeti : tarih-i tesisi 4 kanun-ı evvel 325‘, originally published in Saloniki 1909, has been digitised and is now available Open Access on MENAdoc. It is the statute of a women’s association in the Ottoman Empire.
The Allameh Tabataba’i University is hosting the ‘International Conference on Social Policy in the Islamic World‘ from 12-13 May 2018. The Call for Papers is open until 10 October 2017. You can find the full Call for Papers on the Conference Website.
The Agya is hosting a Conference on “Media Transitions and Cultural Debates in Arab Societies” from 24 to 26 November 2017. The CfP is open until 31 August 2017. You can find the full Call here.