The Australian National University is hosting a conference titled ‘in their words | in our words‘ from 23-24 November 2017. The Call for Papers is open until 24 July 2017.
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Volume 53 of the Beiruter Texte und Studien ‘Bausteine : ausgewählte Aufsätze zur Islamwissenschaft‘ in three Volumes by Fritz Meier is now available Open Access on MENAdoc.
Bibliotheca Islamica Vol. 54 ‘Iqtidāʾ al-ġāfil bi-ihtidāʾ al-ʿāqil‘ by Quṭb-ad-Dīn Muḥammad Ibn-Aḥmad Ibn-ʿAlī al- Qasṭallānī, ed. by Aḥmad Ǧumʿa ʿAbd-al-Ḥamīd is now available Open Access on MENAdoc.
The Research Group Multiple Secularities of Leipzig University is holding a Workshop titled ‘Muslim Secularities: Explorations into Concepts of Distinction and Practices of Differentiation‘ from 18-20 June 2017. The Keynotes are public, but registration is required to attend the paper discussions.
Please find the full programme here.
Volume 68 of the Beiruter Texte und Studien ‘Zwei mystische Schriften des ʿAmmār al-Bidlīsī‘ by Edward Badeen 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.
‘Ibn-Ḥafīf aš-Šīrāzī und seine Schrift zur Novizenerziehung (Kitāb al-iqtiṣād) : biographische Studien, Edition und Übersetzung‘ by Florian Sobieroj, Beiruter Texte und Studien 57, is now available Open Access on MENAdoc.