Workshop: “Professional Mobility in the Islamic Lands (900-1600): ʿulamāʾ, udabāʾ, and Administrators”

This workshop is interested in papers that consider the following questions:

  • How and when did the madrasas start producing bureaucrats?
  • What did getting close to political authority entail for the ʿulamāʾ?
  • How did offers for higher appointments travel in Islamic lands?
  • How did the competition between ruling elites and households impact this professional mobility?
  • Etc.

Deadline for abstracts: 15 September 2018 (300 words or less)

Contact: SOASconference@gmail.com

Information: https://iismm.hypotheses.org/30535

Find the full call for papers here.

 

 

 

2nd International Congress on Ottoman Studies (OSARK)

First International Congress on Ottoman Studies was held between 14–17 October 2015 in Sakarya, Turkey. As a follow-up, the 2nd International Congress on Ottoman Studies will be held in cooperation with the Turkish Historical Society (TTK), between 17–20 October in Tirana, Albania, where Tirana University will be the host of the event. Further details will be announced soon.
The languages of presentations are going to be in Turkish, English and Albanian.

The congress is going to cover mainly the following topics:

  1. Religion & Society
  2. Politics & Law
  3. Economy
  4. Military & War
  5. International Relations & Diplomacy
  6. History, Culture & Arts
  7. Science, Technology & Thought
  8. Education
  9. Health

The fee covers accommodation, lunch, refreshments, gala dinner, congress kit, program book, etc.

Open Access: Das Opferfest (ʿīd al-aḍḥā) im heutigen Ägypten

Islamkundliche Untersuchungen Volume 215

Buchtitel: Das Opferfest (ʿīd al-aḍḥā) im heutigen Ägypten von Mohammed RashedThe Egyptian-born author Mohammed Rashed dedicates his book to the Feast of the Sacrifice in his homeland. In addition to the theoretical and religious foundations, Rashed focuses on the practice of the Egyptian Eid al-Adha today.

The book was pblished by the Klaus Schwarz Verlag Berlin in 1998 and is available on our open access repository MENAdoc.

The book can be read online. Due to license reasons we cannot offer a PDF for download.

Open Access: Das Fest des Fastenbrechens (ʿīd al-fiṭr) in Ägypten

Islamkundliche Untersuchungen Volume 147

Buchtitel: Das Fest des Fastenbrechens (ʿīd al-fiṭr) in Ägypten von Laila Nabhan

Laila Nabha wrote a dissertation on the theological foundations and the practical execution of the Feast of Breaking the Fast in Egypt.

This work was published by the Klaus Schwarz Verlag Berlin in 1991 and is available on our open access repository MENAdoc.

The book can be read online. Due to license reasons we cannot offer a PDF for download.

Extension of Deadline: 2nd International Congress of Ottoman Studies (OSARK)

The deadline for submissions for the “2nd International Congress of Ottoman Studies” (OSARK) has been extended till May 15, 2018.

Details about the congress can be found in our events section and on the website of the organizer.