Research fellowships for international postdocs for a research stay in Mainz

Research fellowships for international postdocs for a research stay in Mainz beginning in April 2018 or later.

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) awards Research fellowships for international postdocs for a research stay in Mainz beginning in April 2018 or later.

Applicant profile

The IEG awards fellowships for international young researchers in history, theology and other historical subjects. The IEG promotes research on the historical foundations of Europe from the early modern period to 1989/90, particularly regarding their religious, political and social dimensions. Projects dealing with European communication and transfer processes as well as projects focusing on questions related to theology, church history and intellectual history are particularly welcome.
What we offer

Funding is € ۱,۸۰۰/month. Research fellows live and work for between 6 and 12 months at the Institute in Mainz and can pursue their individual research project (extension possible).

This fellowship is intended to help you develop your own research project in close collaboration with scholars working at the IEG. Your contribution consist in bringing your own interests to bear on the work of the IEG and its research programme »negotiating difference in Europe«. This includes the possibility of developing a perspective for further cooperation with the IEG. If for this purpose a promising application for third-party funding is submitted, an extension of the fellowship is possible.

Applicants must have completed their doctorate no more than three years before taking up the fellowship.
Fellows are required to register officially as residents in Mainz and to take part in events at the Institute.
Fellows are not permitted to undertake paid work while receiving the IEG fellowship.
The linguae academicae at the IEG are German and English; fellows must have a passive command of both and an active command of at least one of the two languages so as to participate in the discussions at the Institute.

Please send your application via e-mail to:
Subject: Stipendienbewerbung


Deadline: October 1, 2017

Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of the Middle East and North Africa

Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of the Middle East and North Africa

The Middle East and North Africa Centre at Sussex (MENACS) invites proposals for paper presentations at a forthcoming postgraduate conference, to be held at the University of Sussex on 27-28 April 2017. The conference is designed as a broad forum that brings together UK-based PhD students working on the MENA region from any perspective. MENA here is defined in the broadest possible terms and includes Israel, Turkey, Iran and the central Asian states alongside countries in which Arabic is the majority language. We particularly welcome proposals that adopt interdisciplinary approaches and that reflect critically on the process of conducting interdisciplinary research, although we welcome any proposal that is pertinent to the study of MENA. In addition to the usual platform of presentations, the conference will provide a space for doctoral researchers, through the involvement of the Sussex Humanities Lab and the Sussex Centre for the Visual, to consider how visual, textual and digital sources might be brought into productive dialogue.

The conference is organised and funded through the Consortium of the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) and is planned as the first of a regular bi-yearly event. Faculty members from across the CHASE group of universities (including from Sussex, SOAS and the Courtauld Institute of Art) will participate in the conference as panel chairs and commentators. This will ensure doctoral students receive critical feedback on their work from leading scholars who work on the MENA region from a variety of viewpoints.

Abstracts of 300 words should be sent to no later than 31 December 2016.

The organizers will be able to offer successful candidates funding for travel and accommodation (up to £50 per night) There is no registration fee.

For enquiries please contact

Or visit the MENACS website

Deadline: 31 December 2016



by Ahmad Moghri

The University of Religions and Denominations (Qom, Iran) is pleased to offer the 4th short-term course on Shi’a Islamic Studies to be held March 4-14, 2017.

This 10-Day English program focuses on Shi’a Islamic beliefs and practices, as well as Shiite authority, rituals and ceremonies in the contemporary Iran. The program includes guided visits to the local and cultural sites of the capital of Iran (Tehran) and three important cities of Qom, Mashhad and Isfahan in order to provide a view of day-to-day life in Iran. All faculty, students and researchers in related fields are invited to apply.

The regular course fee is $1450 including all local costs (accommodation, transportation, meals, insurance, airport transfer, course certificate, etc.). The early birds discount and some limited scholarships are available to qualified applicants. The University of Religions and Denominations takes care of the applicants’ visas. However, the international flights and the visa costs will be on participants.

You will find more information in our website at Please don’t hesitate to email us via or with any questions.

Symposia Iranica Third Iranian Studies Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS: Symposia Iranica Third Iranian Studies Conference – Pembroke College

We welcome proposals that engage with any aspect of Iranian studies within the arts, humanities, and social sciences. These include but are not limited to prehistory through to contemporary history; historiography; art and architecture history; anthropology; archaeology; cultural heritage; film studies; music; new media and communication studies; the performing arts; poetry and literature; languages and linguistics; Diaspora studies; international ….. Read more

University of Arizona – Assistant Professor in Persian and Iranian Studies

The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS) at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track position in Persian and Iranian Studies at the Assistant Professor level, to begin in the fall semester 2017.

MENAS offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Master of Arts (MA), Accelerated Masters (AMP), and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Middle Eastern and North African Studies, with courses in Anthropology, Art and Architecture, Geography, History, Linguistics, Islamic Studies, Literary Studies, Mass Culture and Media Studies, Minority Studies, and Political Science.

MENAS offers, in conjunction with other departments, a Dual MA in MENAS and Journalism, a Dual MA in MENAS and Library Science, a Dual MA-MPA in MENAS and Public Policy, and a Dual PhD in MENAS and Anthropology. Minor Programs in MENAS are offered for PhD students in other departments.

The UA features an extensive program in Middle Eastern and North African Studies, with scholars located across the university. MENAS is home to an Arabic Flagship program. SBS departments currently ….. Read more

Postdoctoral Fellow in Islamic Art or Art of the Ancient Americas

The Department of Art History and Archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis, and the Saint Louis Art Museum seek a specialist in one of two broad fields, either in Islamic Art, or Art of the Ancient Americas, for a joint teaching-curatorial two-year position beginning July 1, 2017 (start date could be moved slightly later). Candidates will be interviewed in both subfields, but only one fellow will be selected from the total pool. The fellow will spend two semesters at Washington University in the Fall of 2017 and Spring of 2019, teaching two courses in each of those semesters. The fellow will spend the twelve-month period of 2018 working full-time at the Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM) as an A. W. Mellon Fellow, where they will conduct research, and give docent and gallery talks in their area of expertise. It is thus envisioned that the candidate will spend a year in total at each institution over the two-year period. Courses at Washington University, a leading research institution, will be offered to a combination of beginning and advanced undergraduates, and perhaps graduate students, in art history and related fields.

If the successful fellow is a specialist in Islamic Art, she or he will teach an introductory-level course that will broadly address the field of Islamic Art; other classes may focus on traditions of miniature painting, the sacred arts of Islam, or the visual arts of Persia (Safavid) and/or India (Mughal). A course on modern or contemporary ……. Read more

Postdoctoral Fellowships are up to three positions

Yale University: International Security Studies
Henry Chauncey Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowships

Location: New Haven, CT

Closes: Dec 15, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
(GMT-4 hours)

The Chauncey Postdoctoral Fellowships are up to three positions funded by the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy for one year renewable for one additional year. We seek to attract outstanding junior scholars from around the globe whose work addresses questions of statecraft and grand strategy and demonstrates excellence in one of a range of academic disciplines and methodologies. Postdoctoral fellows must have completed their PhD degree to begin the fellowship. They are expected to use their time at Yale to conduct original research and prepare manuscripts for publication. Working with an active academic community of postdoctoral and predoctoral fellows, as well as Yale faculty in history, political science, and other……. Read more

Assistant Professor in the study of Islam

Assistant Professor in the study of Islam

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter summarizing teaching interests and scholarly agenda, a transcript of their graduate work, and provide contact information for three letters of recommendation by November 1. Applications should be submitted electronically to Dr. Timothy Lubin, chair of the search committee, by applying through this online position. Review of applications will begin October 15. Interviews will be conducted at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Religion and the American Historical Association. Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Read more

12 PhD & 1 Postdoc positions

Freie Universitaet Berlin, Friedrich Meinecke Institute
12 PhD & 1 Postdoc positions, Graduate School Global Intellectual History

The Graduate School Global Intellectual History invites applications for twelve PhD fellowships and one postdoctoral fellowship.

The graduate school aims to explore intellectual reactions to processes of entanglement from the 18th to 20th century in their social, cultural and political contexts: the trans-border spread of ideas, claims to universal validity, as well as counter-movements and resistance to such claims.

The graduate school is funded by the German Research Council (DFG) and jointly run by Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität Berlin. It builds on a strong research tradition in area studies and global history at both universities, including the jointly-run MA program in Global History. It offers a stimulating research environment, substantial financial support for archival stays and a strong network of international partners in the form of the Global History Cooperative……. Read more

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