The Journal of the Turkish Institute of Archaeology and Cultural Heritage invites you to submit articles for our third issue to appear in December 2023. We are a double-blind bilingual (English-Turkish) peer reviewed journal that publishes both on paper and online. Accepted articles are available on Turkey’s DergiPark system which works with a DOI database ensuring that the content is directly and immediately available on web databases in PDF.Continuer la lecture de « Call for paper – Third Issue of the Journal of the Turkish Institute of Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (deadline : June 1st, 2023) »
Journal of Religious Minorities under Muslim Rule
Editors-in-Chief: Abbas Aghdassi, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran, and Aaron Hughes, University of Rochester, New York, USA
The Journal of Religious Minorities under Muslim Rule provides a primary venue for scholarly studies that examine religious minorities (such as Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, Hindus, and other minoritarian Muslim groups) under majoritarian Muslim rule.Continuer la lecture de « Call for paper – Journal of Religious Minorities under Muslim Rule (no deadline) »
Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Central European University, Vienna
Call for Papers – CEMS Graduate Conference 2023, 30-31 May (Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Central European University, Vienna)
Keynote Speaker: Nükhet Varlık (Rutgers University, Newark)
Humans and Nature in the Mediterranean Landscape
The consequences of global warming, pandemics, and ecological catastrophes serve as painful reminders of the contingency of human history on its natural environment. These issues have provided a forceful impetus to the study of history with environmental considerations in mind, leading to what scholars coined as an ecological turn. Since Fernand Braudel, several conceptualizations of the Mediterranean and its surroundings as a subject of historical research emphasized how common patterns of climate, geography, flora, and fauna give rise to shared models of ecology, agriculture, and social organization. Subsequently, environmental history, as well as various approaches centering on the environment in several other disciplines, inspired scholars working on a broad range of topics related to the history of the Mediterranean and led to the emergence of various perspectives on the problems of nature, landscape, sustainability, environment, and ecology.
We would like to highlight chase the broad variety of approaches to these topics and to show that themes of nature, environment, and ecology are not only a concern of environmental historians, but they could serve as shared spaces of encounter between scholars arriving from an array of backgrounds and disciplines. To this end, we would like to encourage the application of any participants whose interest relates to these fields, even if they don’t consider themselves “environmental historians proper.” Also, we hope to grope toward a conceptualization of the relations between humans and nature, which complements the agricultural and rural focus of the discipline with a thematization of urban landscapes and spaces as parts of ecologies.Continuer la lecture de « Call for papers – CEMS Graduate Conference 2023, 30-31 May (Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Central European University, Vienna) (Deadline : 10 April 2023) »
CALL FOR PAPERS
International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA)
Special Issue: The Urgency of the Digital
Thematic volume planned for July 1, 2025
Proposal submission deadline: June 1, 2023
This special issue focuses on the critical and urgent use of digital tools, interfaces, media, and methods for the study and design of Islamic architecture, cities, and the built environment. Over recent decades, architectural historians, architects, and other specialists of the built environment have drawn increasingly on digitized databases, digital data, and processing software to reimagine the history, documentation, design, and construction of buildings, gardens, and cities wholesale. Representations of historical, contemporary, razed and never-built structures are now fully realizable, and massive corpora of information that once took many months or years to sort can now be analyzed in seconds. Yet, digital tools, infrastructures, and databases bring their own set of concerns. Databases, like all archives, do not merely contain information, they are information. And as such, they bear the marks of the epistemologies that shape them. Digital files are always remediated, meaning that they are the products of multiple human interventions, just as analogue media are. Some of the platforms that facilitate virtual reality simulations of architecture, cities, and transcontinental migrations enjoy an uncomfortable kinship with the pervasive governmental and private surveillance technologies in use today. Artificial intelligence (AI) has enormous potential to transform the way that architects, city planners, and historical preservationists work, and yet racial, gendered, ethnic, and religious biases in the datasets that machine-learning algorithms employ raise questions about the ramifications of these undertakings. Digital frameworks enable more expansive, multi-layered, and speculative investigations of buildings, cities, and spaces, but they also demand rigorous scrutiny.Continuer la lecture de « Call for paper – The Urgency of the Digital (IJIA special issue) (Deadline: June 1, 2023) »
The Textile Museum Journal is seeking article proposals for our 52nd volume to be published in 2025. This volume will celebrate the centennial of The Textile Museum‘s establishment, and will be devoted to new research on textile objects in The Textile Museum Collection. Submissions may examine any aspect of textiles from all historic and pre-historic periods, and geographic regions, as well as topics related to fabric structures, textile iconography, weaving practices, constructing and wearing clothing, and other subjects. Articles may include case studies on individual textile objects or analyses of a group of textile objects, which forward a greater argument or investigation about these objects’ cultural and/or technical contexts of production.
We highly suggest engaging with The Textile Museum Collection well before the deadline for submission in order to develop research thoroughly.
Deadline for abstract submissions: April 30, 2024.
Deadline for full manuscript submissions: August 31, 2024.
Manuscripts should be submitted by email to the editorial assistant of The Textile Museum Journal at email@example.com.Continuer la lecture de « Call for paper – The Textile Museum Journal Centennial Volume (Deadline: April 30, 2024) »
Koc University Vehbi Koc Ankara Studies Research Center (VEKAM) publishes an interdisciplinary biannual refereed journal called the Journal of Ankara Studies since 2013.The first part of the journal contains original research articles centered around Ankara and its environs while the second part is feature opinion articles on this subject. In publishing this journal, the Center aims, in line with its mission, to compile any academic studies which reveal new data on Ankara and it’s environs through scientific research and to support and release them to the public. Journal of Ankara Studies makes up for the huge lack of research about the capital by publishing articles in both Turkish and English.Continuer la lecture de « Call for paper – Journal of Ankara Studies (deadline : February 28, 2023) »
The Wulff Archive: An Encyclopaedia of the Traditional Crafts, Technology, Science, Material Culture, and Art of Iran
- Dr Mahroo Moosavi (University of Oxford, UK)
- Dr Roxana Zenhari (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany)
- Professor Pedram Khosronejad (Powerhouse Museum/Western Sydney University, Australia)
Johannes Eberhard Wulff was born in 1907 in Westphalia, Germany. In 1936, he was given an official position to go to Iran at the request of Reza Shah Pahlavi the king of Iran (r.1925-1941), to plan and set up the first ever schools of technical engineering, as foreign aid of the German government to the Iranian government. The first technical college was established by Wulff in Shiraz in 1937, and it was during the official opening of this school that he received a royal order from Reza Shah, to collect the necessary data for the preparation of an encyclopaedia of the “Traditional Crafts, Technology, Science, Material Culture and Art of Persia”.Continuer la lecture de « Call for paper – 10th European Conference of Iranian Studies, Leiden University, Netherland, 21-25 August 2023 (deadline : 15 January 2023) »
Khamseen: Islamic Art History Online offers short-form presentations and glossary term definitions to support teaching, learning, and research in Islamic art and related fields. Since the website’s launch in Fall 2020, we have regularly added new presentations. Last year, we successfully launched the first annual Khamseen Graduate Student Presentation Award; Sylvia Wu’s winning contribution on the Ashab Mosque in Quanzhou, South China, can be viewed here. While the PhD is a requirement for general submissions, Khamseen’s Graduate Student Presentation Award enables advanced PhD students to feature their expertise and contribute to Khamseen.Continuer la lecture de « Call for paper – 2nd Annual Khamseen Graduate Student Presentation Award (Deadline : March 1st, 2023) »
The Chair of Turkish Studies at the University of Vienna invites researchers from all over the world working in the fields of history, linguistics, philology, literary studies, social sciences, anthropology, and political sciences in Turkey and the Turkic world to participate in the Fourth European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies (Turkologentag 2023). The conference will take place on September 21 – 23, 2023 at the University of Vienna. It is organized in co-operation with GTOT e.V. (Society for Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies).
The conference aims to bring together individual scholars, institutions and organizations from Europe and elsewhere who are engaged in Turkish and Turkic Studies. The four-day event will provide an opportunity for an intellectual exchange and conversation between participants and allow them to build networks for future cooperation. There will be a special forum for PhD candidates and graduate students.Continuer la lecture de « Call for paper – Turkologentag 2023 (Deadline : 31 dec. 2022) »
Prof. Jajat Burhanuddin and Mahmood Kooria are organizing an international conference at UIN Jakarta in Indonesia on 28-29 November 2022 on Islamic connections between India and Indonesia across the Indian Ocean world. As a first step in what is going to be long-term conversations between colleagues and institutions from both the countries and the broader academia, the inaugural session focuses on textual circulations between both subcontinents. We aim for the event to be a transdisciplinary platform and therefore invite papers from historians, philologists, anthropologists, scholars of religions and regions and others whose research is related to the Islamic interactions between South and Southeast Asia with an emphasis on the role of texts in the socio-cultural transformations.Continuer la lecture de « Call for papers -Spiced Islam and Textual Circulations: India, Indonesia and the Indian Ocean »
Islands and Coastal spaces in the Byzantine and Islamic Mediterranean from Justinian to the Fatimids (6th – 11th c. CE)
Abstract submission deadline: 25 March 2022
This colloquium aims to provide a clearer comparative view of the social, cultural, and economic transformations of coastal and insular spaces in Byzantine and Islamic Mediterranean (6th – 11th centuries CE). These regions were affected by the ebbs and flows of Mediterranean politics, trade, and cultural engagements in the longue durée between Byzantine rule and the Fatimids.Continuer la lecture de « Call for paper – Annual Meeting of the AIA and the SCS, New Orleans, January 5-8 2023 (deadline : March 25, 2022) »
The workshop “Travelling matters: rereading, reshaping, reusing objects across the Mediterranean” intends to tackle objects as sources and subjects of the history of cross-cultural encounters in innovative ways. We intend to discuss a most diverse array of objects flowing in all directions and to concentrate on the “second-handedness” of displaced objects: how and why moving objects acquire new functions and new meanings, and with what consequences for the relations between the communities involved? These perspectives demand a broad chronology, extending from antiquity to the present-day, and for the intersection between different time frames, from the relatively narrow scale of individual objects being displaced across the Mediterranean to the much larger one of the histories of their reinterpretation and repurposing.Continuer la lecture de « Call for paper – Travelling Matters: rereading, reshaping, reusing objects across the Mediterranean, Workshop, Haïfa, 8th September 2022 (deadline : april 10th 2022) »
CfP – “Locating Indonesia’s cultural archive; Towards decolonial and intersectional histories of Indonesia”. Wacana, Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia Vol. 24 No. 3 (2023).
Submission deadline: 1 October, 2022.
The preparation of this publication is the joint responsibility of Wacana in co-operation with Dr Sadiah Boonstra (Melbourne University) and Dr Caroline Drieënhuizen (Open University in the Netherlands) to gather critical, decolonial and intersectional histories of Indonesia.
After the Indonesian nation-state was born it became the frame for the history of colonialization and decolonization of this country. The rub is that national narratives constructed around specific moments in time and place run the risk of reducing decolonization to a political moment in history; the moment former colonized people took hold of the state. This approach obscures the cultural, political, sexual, racial, violent and transnational nature of colonialism and the way it still affects Indonesian society today.Continuer la lecture de « Call for paper – “Locating Indonesia’s cultural archive; Towards decolonial and intersectional histories of Indonesia”, Wacana, Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia (deadline : 1 October, 2022) »
Depuis l’avènement du « tournant affectif », lorsque les sciences humaines et sociales ont porté une attention accrue à l’objectivation des émotions, les travaux sur l’intime ont acquis une nouvelle centralité. Classiquement associé aux affects et à l’entre-soi, aux domaines du privé, de la sexualité et du care, aux processus d’individuation et d’abstraction d’autrui (Giddens, 1992 ; Sennett, 1995), l’intime relève d’une diversité de dynamiques sociales et historiques qu’une littérature fleurissante a permis de mettre au jour (Jankowiak, 2008). En tant que catégorie analytique, l’intime permet d’interroger les visions dominantes et normatives du privé et du public, de comprendre comment elles se reproduisent, sont remises en question et/ou transgressées ; l’intime pouvant en ce sens être pensé comme un processus éminemment politique. Comme qualité de relations de proximité, l’intime permet d’interroger les rapports interindividuels, les relations à l’espace et les processus subjectifs et intersubjectifs de construction de ses bornes.Continuer la lecture de « Appel à contribution -Intimités sous tension, dans et depuis les mondes arabo-musulmans / Call for paper – Intimacies under Tension, From and In the Arab-Muslim Worlds (deadline : april 1st, 2022) »
New book series coming soon
The book series is an initiative of the Leuven Centre for the Study of Islam, Culture and Society (LCSICS) and offers a solid academic platform for national and international scholars working on Muslim societies from various perspectives and disciplines. The series encourages an interdisciplinary approach and welcomes contributions from all Humanities and Social Sciences fields including theology, religious studies, history, law, philosophy, philology, literature, anthropology, sociology, social and cultural psychology, cultural studies, and the arts.Continuer la lecture de « Call for paper – New Book Series « Islam, Culture and Society », Leuven University Press »