Job Offer as Head of Library at the Orient-Institut Beirut

Orient-Institut Beirut outsideThe Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB) offers a position as head of library from 1 June 2019.

It is a specialist library for the history, society and politics of Near and West Asia as well as Arabic Studies, Semitic Studies, Islamic Studies, Christian Oriental Studies and Continue reading

National Licence Intended: “Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) 1941-1996”

Screenshot: Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) 1941-1996A group of Specialized Information Services and the Berlin State Library are attempting to acquire a national licence for the database “Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports, 1941-1996”.

Access to this database should be highly interesting for all Continue reading

Conference: “China and Iran’s Political and Cultural Relations”

Screenshot Leiden University, Persian and Iranian Studies

Screenshot Leiden University, Persian and Iranian Studies

The conference will be held at the Department of Iranian Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands.

Papers should touch upon Sino-Iranian relations in one of the following areas:

International relations, international political economy of Iran and China across the New Silk Roads (Belt and Road Initiative), Sino-Iranian diplomatic, military, security, or energy relations; China and Iran in relation to third parties such as Turkey, Saudi Arabia, US, Russia, India, Pakistan, or the EU; Sino-Iranian historical, cultural, or civilizational Interactions, Sino-Iranian artistic, literary, and religious interactions throughout history.

Deadline for abstracts: September 25, 2018

Information: m.forough@hum.leidenuniv.nl

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.