43, januar-februar 1999
Nytt frå Selskapet
Det nye styret i NSM møttes før jul og diskuterte planar for den
kommande perioden. Det viktigaste her er seminar eller workshops. Vi planlegg
ein eit didaktisk seminar om islam-undervisning, samtidig som
"gender"-nettverket som er blitt oppretta med nament 'Halima' planlegg eit
Ph.D.-kurs. Selskapet vil støtte dette, som ein vil prøve å
gjere til eit nordisk forskarkurs; det vil trulig komme meir om dette frå
Styret vedtok, som tidligare, å gi ut ei bok frå Oslo-konferansen.
Ordføraren og sekretæren er påsatt til å redigere
denne, og arbeidet med dette er igang, i beste fall kan denne komme ut i
slutten av 1999. Av meir praktiske ting vedtok Styret også å
fortsette den "rabattordninga" for medlemspengar som vi tidligare har hatt: Den
som betaler for tre år om gongen betaler ein sum tilsvarande to og ein
halv kontingent. Sidan kontingenten nå er 160 kr, blir det altså
kr. 400 for tre år, dette inkluderer abonnement for Tidskrift för
Mellanösternstudiar. Det har ikkje komme noe nummer av TfMÖ sidan
Oslo-konferansen, men nr 2/1998 bør vere på trappane. Medlemmer av
NSM vil få meir om dette, med kontingentpåminning for 1999, i
papirpost om ikkje lenge.
EURAMES Conference 1999: Gent
The main story in this bulletin is that the third EURAMES conference will take
place this autumn, 27-29 September 1999. After the initial plan last year, it
has taken some time to get the process going, and in the process, it was moved
from the planned location of Leuwen to Gent. However, it has now been taken
into hand by the Center for Third World Studies, University of Ghent, Belgium.
The organizer is a scholar of Norwegian descent! Christopher Parker (you can
write to him in Norwegian, if you so care, he says).
This is an open conference, which accepts papers or workshops in any field of
Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, as previous Eurames (or similar Nordic or
MESA) conferences. While it is the third in which Eurames is involved, it is
actually the first that is purely European, the earlier ones were organized in
conjunction with, and partly overwhelmed by, the national French or British
conferences. This one in Gent is only European.
The announcement comes late, but the operate with a deadline as late as 1 June,
so there should still be ample time to make preparations. Since Gent is fairly
close to our region on the larger scale of things, I hope that the Nordic
colleagues will turn up in numbers for this international gathering.
Call for papers
The organizing committee will consider abstracts of proposed presentations from
all disciplines related to the study of the historical and contemporary Middle
East, North Africa, and the Islamic World. Abstracts should be no longer than
150 words. At the top of the page, please categorize the topic/issue under
examination using one word or concept to describe 1) the specific geographic
area of research, 2) the discipline of the research, and 3) issue/theme raised
by the work to be presented. This will ensure that abstracts arrive as quickly
as possible in the hands of the relevant person on the workshop organization
committee. We strongly encourage participants to organize their own workshops
in advance of registration, and to send in a collective abstract as a proposal
for a pre-arranged workshop.
Abstracts must also include the name, affiliation, and contact information
(including email) of the potential participant, and the language of the
presentation (English and French are the official languages of EURAMES.)
Abstracts will be considered until a deadline of 1 June, 1999. We will do our
best to consider late submissions, but will not guarantee a timely review, nor
a hotel reservation, for would-be participants whose abstracts arrive after
Conference activities will make use of the facilities of the Department of Law,
and the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of
More detail, with information about the various registration and acomodation
offerings, can be found at the Eurames
organizer at: email@example.com
Transformations of Middle Eastern Natural Environments: Legacies and
Lessons., ed. by J. Albert, M. Bernhardsson, and R. Kenna. Yale 1998.
Published as Bulletin 103 of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental
Studies Bulletin Series.. 498 pp., 16 color illustrations, paper.
An interdisciplinary volume on historical developments, present predicaments,
and future prospects for Middle Eastern environments. Based on November 1997
conference sponsored by the Council on Middle East Studies at Yale University,
Abbas Amanat, Chair. The editor Magnus Bernhardsson is a member of the Society.
Among contributors are also Peter Christensen of Copenhagen University.
To order, see www.yale.edu/forestry/publications, or send check or money order
in $US (payable to Yale F&ES Bulletin Series) to: F&ES Bulletin Series,
205 Prospect Street New Haven, CT 06511 USA. Please indicate name, address,
name of volume, and quantity. Price including shipping and handling. For more
information, firstname.lastname@example.org (Bulletin Series editor) or
War on the Savannah. The military collapse of the Sokoto caliphate under the
invasion of the British empire, 1897-1903 . Risto Marjomaa. Helsinki: The
Finnish Academy of science and letters 1998. 305 pp.
This books offers a perspective to the evolution of warfare during the 18th
century by analysing a single war. In 1897-1902, the British empire conquered
the Sokoto caliphate, one of the last independent African states in modern
Northern Nigeria. The low level of military effort required from the British
and the incapability of the Caliphate to adapt to new circumstances reflects
well the fundamental changes in warfare that led to European world domination.
[The publishers blurb]
Professorship in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Helsinki
The University of Helsinki, Finland, invites applications for the Professorship
in Arabic and Islamic Studies. The relevant field of teaching of the
Professorship in Arabic and Islamic Studies is the Arabic language in its
written and spoken forms, and research on the culture of this language area.
In cultural studies special emphasis will be on Islamic studies.
Written application should be addressed to the Faculty of Arts, University of
Helsinki, and sent to the Registrar of the University,
PO Box 33, 00014
University of Helsinki, Finland,
The closing date
for the application is March 3, 1999 (by 3.45 p.m.). Appendages to the
application can be sent also after this date to the Faculty of Arts, PO Box 3,
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland.
Instructions for appointments of the professorship in question can be obtained
on request from the Faculty Office,
Ms Leena Barros (tel. +358-9-191 22349,
fax +3589-191 23100,
may be made to Mr. Harry Halén (tel. +358-9-191 22224 fax +358-9-191
Congress of Samaritan Studies, Helsinki
From Haseeb Shehadeh, Helsinki
We are pleased to announce that the 5th
international congress of Samaritan studies will take place in Helsinki 1-4
August 2000. Participation should be indicated before the end of March 1999.
The fee is USD 50. A title for paper is requested by the autumn of 1999.
or fax +358-9-191
Institute for Asian and African Studies, JP 59 (Unioninkatu 38B),
FIN 00014 Helsinki, Finland.
Oil & Gas in the Middle East and Latin America
[Included here because of the Eurames invitation!]
Graduate Seminar, Saturday 24 April 1999
St Antony's College, Oxford, UK
On Saturday 24 April 1999 the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies will hold an
intensive one-day seminar for graduate students meant as an introduction to the
world petroleum market and the political economy of oil-producing countries in
the Middle East and Latin America. The seminar will take place from 9.30 to
17.30 at St Antony's College in Oxford. Members of EURAMES who expect to be in
the UK at this time are cordially invited to participate.
Conducted by senior Institute fellows, the seminar is expressly designed for
non-energy specialists who want to learn the fundamentals of oil. The first
half of the programme will familiarise participants with the main features of
the world oil market. The second half focuses on the political economy of
oil-producing countries from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective,
taking as case studies individual states in the Middle East and Latin America.
Advance registration is required by 15 April 1999 and there is a registration
fee of five pounds. For further information or to register please contact
Kevin Rosser at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
From MESA, DAVO, Furqan newsletters and
- February or March 99, Kyoto: "Ziyara: Ethno-historical Study of Muslim
Visitation to Religious Places". Abstracts by 10.1.99.
- March-June 99, Beer-Sheva (Israel), "Modernity in the Middle East: History
and Discourse". 5th int'l workshop. Papers deadline 1.12.98.
- 1-3.3.99, New York: "Oil and gas investments in re-emerging ME markets.
Iran and Iraq". ME Inst. email@example.com
- 6-7.3.99, Istanbul: "Majid Tehranian". firstname.lastname@example.org
- 11-14.3.99, Atlanta: "Shifting frontiers in late Antiquity III: Urban and
Rural in Late Antiquity". Emory U.
- 14.3.99, Jerusalem: "Solar villages for the ME". http://www.ecopeace.net
- 15-17.3.99, Fez: "Morpho-Syntax of Chamito-semitic languages". U Fez.
Abstracts by 30.12. 98. email@example.com
- 24-25.3.99, London: "Exploration, production, infrastructure and financing
- the Algerian petroleum summit". Tel +44-171-252 2222.
- 27.3.99, St Barbara: "The Middle East: Ancient to modern times".
Interdiscplinary Humanities Center (UCSB). http://www.gisp.ucsb.edu/mideastcon
- 6-7.4.99, Manchester: 1st conf on Turkic languages. Res Group Central
Asia. All areas of linguistics. Abstracts by 1.2.99.
- 7-10.4.99, Groningen: "Redefining Christian Identity. Christian Cultural
Strategies since the Rise of Islam". U Groiningen, Leiden.
- 8-10.4.99, Fez: "Feminist Movements: Origins and orientations". Ctr Stud
Women. U Fez. Abstracts by 5.1. 99. firstname.lastname@example.org
- 9-10.4.99, Villanova: "Iraq: history, people, politics". Ctr Arab &
Islamic Stud, Villanova U. email@example.com
- 9-11.4.99, Harvard: "Muslims and Islam(s) in the age of postmodernity and
globalization". [org. B Schaebler, Leif Stenberg] CMES,
- 10-12 4.99, Dubai: "Women, the Law and the Middle East". Abstracts by
30.11.98. Fee $675. firstname.lastname@example.org
- 24.4.99, Oxford: "Oil and Gas in the Middle East and Latin America". Grad
Stud Seminar, St Antony's College. Reg by 15.4.99.
- 30.4-1.5.99, Ingelheim am Rhein: "Ein neues Great Game am Kaspischen
Meer?". F.Nansen-Akademie. fx. +49-6132-790 0322.
- 1.5.99, Kuwait: "Arabic Language and Culture in Borderless World". Fac
Arts, Kuwait U. Abstracts by 1.2.99. LALHARBI@kuc01.kuniv.edu.kw
- 12-13.5.99, Tashkent: "Uzbekistan in the 21st century: Transition and
integration". Samarkand State Inst Foreign Lang. cv and abstract by 31.1.99.
- 17-19.5.99, Liège: Melcom Int'l Conf. Paper proposals by 28.2.99.
- 21-23.5.99, Montreal: "The Resurgence of Islam in theory and practice: The
prospect of Islam in the 3rd millennium". Indonesian Acad Soc xxi. Papers
deadline 31.3.99. email@example.com
- 23-27.5.99, Tehran (?): "On Mulla Sadra", Int'l cong.
http://www.iranpac.net.ir/sadra/index.htm , firstname.lastname@example.org [new
date, web ref.].
- 27-28.5.99, Arles: "Forging Regional Cooperation in the Mediterranean
Basin". Academic, Business, Gov't. Ben Gurion U.
- 30.5-1.6.99, Cairo: "Water Africa '99". http://ace.merseyworld.com,
- 2-6.6.99, Paris: 5e Salon Euro-Arabe du livre. Institut du Monde Arabe.
- 3-5.6.99, Fez: "Sacred Music and Aesthetics of North Africa". Am Inst
Maghreb Stud. D Kapchan, U Texas-Austin, GRG 220, 24th and Whitis, Austin, TX
- 4-6.6.99, Medford, MA: "Sudan: Dilemmas and prospects" Sudan Stud Assoc
Ann'l Conf. Papers deadline 1.2.99. email@example.com
- 11-12.6.99, Yale : "The United States and the Middle East: Diplomatic and
Economic Relations in Historical Perspective". Ccl ME Stud, Ctr Int'l Stud,
- July 99: SSRC Dissertation Workshop on "States and Societies in the Middle
East". Ph.D. Students, US citizens. Application by 15.3.99. fx +1-212-377-2727,
- 2-3.7.99, Bonn: "German and Int'l Res on Oman 1999". Abstract by 25.5.99.
http://www.oman.org/bonn.htm , omandoc.pobox.com
- 26-29.7.99, Wilton Park, W Sussex: "Peace in the ME: Prospects".
Academics, politicians, business, journalists.
http://184.108.40.206/reference/wilton_park/ , firstname.lastname@example.org
- 6-10.9.99, Paris: 4th europ conf Iranian stud. Soc Iranologica Euro.
- Autumn 99, Detroit. Symp on teaching Arabic. email@example.com
- 28-30.10.99, Gothenburg: "Integration - jobs, but not only jobs". 11th
Nordic Migration Research Conference. KIM, U Göteborg. Interest by
- 27-28.11.99, London: "Geography and the natural sciences in Islamic
Manuscripts". Al-Furqan Foundation 5th conf. fx. +44-181-944 1633.
- 2-4.12.99, Hamburg: 6th cong. DAVO. Registration by 2.11.99.
http://www.geo.uni-mainz.de/davo , firstname.lastname@example.org
- 9-12.99, Wien: "Christianization of the Caucasus". Dr. W. Seibt, fx
- July-Sept. 00, Oxford: Int'l conf on ME popular cutlure. NESP.
http://users.ox.ac.uk/~neareast/middle/htm , email@example.com
- Summer-Autumn 00, Hamburg: Deutsch-Syrisches Symposium. U Hamburg / U
Damaskus. Beziehungen: Politik, Wirtschaft, Kultur seit 1945.
- 27.8-1.9.00, Montreal: "Oriental and Asian studies in the era of
globalization: Heritage and modernity". 36th int'l conf Asian North African
Stud. http://www.bcoc.umontreal.ca , firstname.lastname@example.org
- 28-30.9.00, Berlin: Cong Int'l Assoc ME Studies. F. Büttner, fx
- October 00, Bamberg: "Iranistik 2000: Aktuelle Trends iranistischer
Forschung". Nachwuchswissenschaftler: Magistranden, Doktoranden,
Postdoktoranden. Kultur, Politiologie, etc.
- 26-28.10.00, Mainz: 7th cong. DAVO. http://www.geo.uni-mainz.de/davo ,
Tübingen: Research fellowships
Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen (Germany), Orientalisches
Seminar. Four doctoral research fellowships at the "Centre for the Economic
and Business History of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East (CEBHEM)"
(2x3 years, starting 1.10.1999 and 1.10.2000; ca. DM 2.000 pcm net + generous
Eligibility: outstanding graduates (min.: M.A.) from the fields of Middle
Eastern and Mediterranean Studies, History, as well as Anthropology, Sociology,
Geography or Economics (with a proven interest in history). Languages required:
Arabic, (Ottoman-)Turkish, French, Italian (for 2 positions in combination with
Greek or Armenian).
Research will focus, technically, on archival work in
the region and , conceptually, on processes of incorporation in the
18th-early 20th centuries, more specifically on: 1) &
2) "Incorporation, minorities and diasporas", 3) "Commercialisation of
agriculture" and 4) "Entrepreneurs and the Ottoman state". Transdisciplinary
approaches in dealing with these topics are strongly encouraged. It is
recommended that supervision be conducted jointly by "Orientalisches Seminar"
and the candidate's home institution; however a min. of 2 semesters should be
spent at Tübingen.
Application: More detailed information on the research topics should be
requested in writing from CEBHEM. Contact:
Orientalisches Seminar, Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Münzgasse 30,
D-72070 Tübingen, Fed.Rep. of Germany.
Having studied the documentation, applicants will then submit a 4-page critical
comment on the topics they are interested in, together with their personal file
(current CV, certified copies of degrees, language certificates, a recent piece
of written work of not more than 20 pages, 2 letters of recommendation by
university teachers of 2 relevant subjects). The "comment" and file must be
sent by mail; faxes and e-mail are not accepted. The complete documentation
must be received by 1 May 1999. In early summer 1999 up to three
candidates for each of the positions will be invited for an interview. The
definitive decision will be communicated by 30.7.1999 at the latest.
Like previously, I only include the title and a reference to the description
either at the H-Net Job guide, from where much of the information is collected,
or to a local page for offers received by email:
American University in Cairo
Library: University Archivist [23.11.98]
American University of Sharjah
American University, D.C.
Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies [11.1.99]
Center for African Studies, University of Illinois at
Assistant Director, Center for African Studies [22.2.99]
Colgate University / Hamilton College, New York
Islamic Religion and Culture [7.12.98]
East Stroudsburg University
Assistant Professor, Non-Western History [11.1.99]
Georgia, University of
Arabic and Islamic Studies [24.1.99]
World history : Middle Eastern or Asian history. [23.11.98]
Middle-Eastern history, anthropology, pol. sci., religion [11.12.98]
Helsinki, University of
Professorship in Arabic and Islamic Studies [8.2.99]
Hiram College, Ohio
Religion: Islam [11.1.99]
Lebanese American University
Vice President for Development [30.11.98]
New York, State University of - Albany
(Visiting) Assistant Professor/Lecturer, Africana Studies [22.2.99]
Ohio State University - Mansfield
Assistant Professor, African Studies [22.2.99]
Truman State University, Missouri
Islamic Studies / Jewish Studies [7.12.98]
Wales, University of - Lampeter
Chair in Islamic Studies [13.2.99]
Western Michigan University
Asian & Middle Eastern Languages [30.11.98]
Wisconsin, University of - Madison
History of Islam / Anthropology of Islam [28.1.99]
Wisconsin, University of
Professor, any rank, History of Islam, 1500-present [1.2.99]
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