کنفرانس طب و طبابت در متون مقدس یهودی، مسیحی و اسلامی

تاریخ اعتبار: 97/12/09


Medicine in Bible and Talmud” CALL FOR PAPERS 2019 – Ancient Medical Expertise and Healing Experts

European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS), Warsaw –  11-14 August 2019

Finals Submission date: 28 FEBRUARY 2019

For the research unit “Medicine in Bible and Talmud” convened by Markham J. Geller and Lennart Lehmhaus and supported by the Collaborative Research Center SFB 980 “Episteme in Motion”, Freie Universitaet Berlin (http://www.sfb-episteme.de/en/teilprojekte/sagen/A03/index.html), we welcome contributions on ancient medicine and knowledge that fall into the general scope of our research unit as outlined on our website (https://www.eabs.net/EABS/Research-Units/Research_Units/Research_Units_2019/Medicine_in_Bible_and_Talmud.aspx).

For the next meeting in Warsaw 2019 we invite proposals for individual presentations or for pre-organized panel-sessions on the theme, “Even the best among doctors is destined for Gehenna/Hell- ancient medical expertise and healing experts”. The thematic sessions will deal with questions of experts and expertise in various medical and religious cultures of (Late) Antiquity, ideally from a comparative perspective.

Thematic Outline

It has become a common notion that the ancient “medical marketplace” was not populated by competing medical schools and high-profile medical authors alone. Rather, this was a crowded arena with a variety of actors, in which different types and fields (e.g. medical subfields, botany, pharmaceutics, astrology/astronomy, religion, and philosophy) of related expertise merged, complemented but also fiercely contested each other. Healing expertise comprised various approaches (diagnosis/prognosis; recipes, diet, and other cures including amulets and incantations; divination, dream interpretation, dream healing and incubation; charismatic healing) in different contexts (private households, a doctor’s or pharmacist’s house, public places, temples, churches, monasteries etc.). What was the attitude of so-called political, intellectual or religious elites (like priests, rabbinic sages, philosophers, medical authors, Christian clergy, heads of academies etc.) to and their involvement in the field of medicine? Do ancient sources relate to the role of women as healing experts and to what extent may one discern a gender bias that reflect hierarchies of authority or prerogatives of male “legit” experts against “illicit” female healing personnel?

In a dialogue with current research on ancient medicine and sciences, this panel aims at discussing how medical and related types of expertise manifests itself in and were appropriated to different, overlapping traditions, practices, and socio-historical settings. This pertains to traditions that were primarily associated with religious and normative discourse and (ritual) practices such as medical (technical) information integrated in religious texts and contexts (biblical, rabbinic, early Christian and Islamic, mystical etc.). However, is also aims at medical traditions that developed in dialogue with or contained philosophical and theological questions.

How do authority and authorship interlace? Which strategies of self-fashioning, claims to expertise and superior knowledge techniques (theories, taxonomies, empiricism) play a major role, also for the transmission of certain knowledge? Papers can also address the framing of medical expertise in specific genres like case (hi)stories, question and answer formats, anecdotes and other narratives. May one discern some striking differences between so-called miraculous healing stories and other healing narratives? Alternatively, do these various approaches mix within our sources? How do language and narratives about illness and health function among and between patients and doctors in different traditions and various healing contexts? What other aspects and cultural specificities may we observe in the interaction between different medical experts, on the one hand, and between patients and the healing experts they attended to, on the other?

As mentioned in the research unit’s description, we welcome papers that relate to one or more of these issues in relevant traditions and periods, if possible, with a comparative (synchronic or diachronic perspective), while discussing the central theoretical or methodological assumptions and challenges involved.


Please submit your proposal until 28 February 2019 via the electronic system: https://www.eabs.net/EABS/Abstract_system/Call_for_papers_Warsaw_2019.aspx

Please, send it also to the chairs of this research unit

Markham J. Geller      m.geller@ucl.ac.uk

Lennart Lehmhaus     lennart.lehmhaus@fu-berlin.de

کارشناسی ارشد رشته آشنایی با فرهنگهای مختلف اسلامی

محل برگزاری: لندن
تاریخ اعتبار: 1397/12/10

دانشگاه آقا خان انگلستان (در شهر لندن) برای کارشناسی ارشد در رشتۀ آشنایی با فرهنگهای مختلف اسلامی دانشجو می پذیرد. برای پذیرفته شدگان بورسیه در نظر گرفته شده است.


Applications for admission are welcome throughout the year. However, the admission decision process is as follows:

Applications received by the 28 February 2019 deadline will receive a decision in May 2019.

In applying for the MA in Muslim Cultures, you must complete the application form online by clicking on the following link www.aku.edu/apply-online and providing the following via courier:

A completed and signed application form.

An official copy of your undergraduate degree and attested copies of academic transcripts. (If a document is not in English a fully certified translation must be provided. The translation must include details of the translator and confirm that it is an accurate translation of the original. It must be dated and include the original signature of the translator).

Valid proof of English proficiency:

a) The UK NARIC Statement of Comparability, if your last qualification was awarded in a majority English speaking country, which can be obtained by going to the UKNARIC website (www.naric.org.uk).

b) Or applicants, whose last qualification was not awarded in a majority English speaking country, will be required to give a UKVI Approved IELTS exam. IELTS for UKVI (Academic) tests can be booked by going to https://ieltsukvisas.britishcouncil.org.

NOTE: The test MUST be the UKVI-approved IELTS exam. You MUST submit the IELTS results to the Registrar’s Office by 30 June 2019.

Two references, submitted either directly to the Registrar’s Office (via email or courier) or along with the application in a sealed envelope(s) with the referee’s signature across the seal. Referees must be familiar with your academic and/or professional work to date. At least one referee should be familiar with your academic work. If your referees would like to submit the reference letter via email, please download the reference form from below, fill in your details and request your referees to send it directly to Registrar’s Office at ismc.registraroffice@aku.edu

Application 2019 – Reference Form.docx

Note:  you can send the above documents via email as soon as you have completed your online application but all documents must be received as hard copies and postmarked by 28 February 2018.

Should you wish to appeal a decision made with regard to your application, please refer to ISMC Admissions Appeals.pdf

Further Information
For further information regarding the MA in Muslim Cultures please contact the Registrar’s office:

Email: ismc.registraroffice@aku.edu
Phone: +44 (0)20 7380 3860
Fax: +44 (0)20 7380 3830

فرصت مطالعاتی ده ماهه در برلین با پرداخت همه هزینه ها

محل برگزاری: آلمان
تاریخ اعتبار: 1397/11/11

Irmgard Coninx Prize Fellowship for Transregional Studies 2019/2020
(Application Deadline: 31 January 2019).

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien and the Irmgard Coninx Foundation invite postdoctoral researchers in the humanities and social sciences to apply for the Irmgard Coninx Prize Fellowship for Transregional Studies in the framework of its research programs

Europe in the Middle East— The Middle East in Europe (EUME) and
Prisma Ukraїna – Research Network Eastern Europe.

Processes of globalization and fragmentation, increased mobility of things, persons, and ideas as well as new forms of immobility and shrinking public spaces transform individual life worlds, politics and whole societies. Exchange and interaction, entanglement and networks characterize our world as much as their opposites. This requires closer collaboration between scholars from different regional backgrounds and a fundamental thematic and conceptual reconfiguration of the academic disciplines, which largely continue to analyze the world within the framework of nation-states or geographic/cultural areas.
The Forum Transregionale Studien aims to contribute to such a revision that includes curriculum reform, terminological innovation, and a rethinking of the prevailing narratives of social change. By bringing scholars from a variety of disciplines and from different locations to Berlin, the Forum promotes intellectual dialogue across fields of specialization and between area studies and the systematic disciplines. The aim is to arrive at a novel understanding of the interrelated processes that have shaped social dynamics locally and globally.

The Prize
The Irmgard Coninx Prize Fellowship for Transregional Studies consists of one research fellowship of up to 10 months and is awarded to a project dealing with a particular research question that relates disciplinary and area-based knowledge in mutually beneficial ways.
The winner of the award will be able to carry out a research project of his or her own choice and to participate in the scholarly activities of one of the above-mentioned research programs at the Forum. Like the other Fellows, he or she will be affiliated with a research institution in Berlin. The prize will be awarded by a joint jury of the Forum and the Irmgard Coninx Foundation.

Applicants should have obtained their doctorate within the last seven years. As a rule, the fellowships starts on 1 October 2019 and ends on 31 July 2020. Postdoctoral fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 2,500 € plus a supplement depending on their personal situation. Organizational support regarding visa, insurances, housing, etc. will be provided. Fellows are obliged to work in Berlin and to contribute to the ongoing discussions at the Forum. The working language of the fellowship is English.

An application consists of

• a curriculum vitae
• a project description (no longer than 5 pages, including a brief summary) stating what the scholar will work on in Berlin if granted a fellowship, and to which program of the Forum the project relates to
• names of two university faculty members who can serve as referees (no letter of recommendation required).

The application should be submitted as one PDF file in English and should be received by 31 January 2019, sent by e-mail to:

Forum Transregionale Studien
Attn: Georges Khalil
Wallotstrasse 14
14193 Berlin

The Forum Transregionale Studien is a research organization that provides scope for collaboration among researchers with different regional and disciplinary perspectives and that appoints researchers from all over the world as Fellows.

In cooperation with universities and research platform in and outside of Berlin, it carries out research programs and initiatives that examine other regions of the world and their relationship to Germany and Europe systematically and with new questions. One central goal of its work is to bring together the research perspectives of the area studies and those of the systematic disciplines in order to more closely integrate theory and local knowledge.

The Forum Transregionale Studien cooperates with the Max Weber Stiftung. The Forum is funded by the Land Berlin; its research programs and initiatives are funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and by private foundations.

For more information on the Forum and its research programs, please see www.forum-transregionale-studien.de

The Irmgard Coninx Foundation was founded in Munich in 2001. In association with the Social Science Research Center (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung) and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Foundation organizes the Berlin Roundtables on Transnationality. The Roundtables provide a forum for international young academics and journalists to discuss the political and social challenges facing a global civil society. The Berlin Roundtables hope to contribute to an international discourse about the phenomenon of trans-nationality.

For further information, please see www.irmgard-coninx-stiftung.de




استاد مطالعات اسلامی در دانشگاه آلبرتا

محل برگزاری: کانادا
تاریخ اعتبار: 1397/10/21


The Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies, with a starting date of July 1, 2019. Applicants must hold a PhD in a humanities or social science discipline with a research focus on Islamic Studies, or have a strong expectation of completing such a PhD before July 1, 2019.

The position will be housed in the department or program in the Faculty of Arts most appropriate to the candidate’s degree (see https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/departments for a list of the departments and programs; a joint appointment shared between two departments or programs is also possible). Applicants must demonstrate outstanding potential for teaching and research, including the ability to conduct primary-source research in an Islamic language. Responsibilities will include maintaining an active research program, teaching in undergraduate and graduate programs, and graduate student research supervision.

The ability to teach broadly in the area of Islamic Studies and/or socio-cultural, historical and political issues in Muslim contexts is a requirement for the position. Applicants with a contemporary research focus are especially encouraged to apply.

Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the University of Alberta has earned the reputation of being one of the best universities in Canada based on strengths in teaching, research, and service. The University serves over 39,000 students in almost 400 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs (www.ualberta.ca). The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus and is one of the largest research and teaching centres in Western Canada (www.arts.ualberta.ca). The University’s main campus is located in Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city. The Edmonton metropolitan area is the sixth largest in the country with a population of approximately one million.

Edmonton and the University of Alberta are situated on Treaty 6 territory and are a traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Dene, Métis, and Nakota Sioux.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance with the Faculty Agreement as per the negotiated salary scales: https://www.ualberta.ca/faculty-and-staff/pay-tax-information/salary-scales. This position offers a comprehensive benefits package, which can be viewed at http://www.hrs.ualberta.ca/MyEmployment/Agreements.aspx.

Apply online at https://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A107337623/ by submitting:

a cover letter that includes highlights of the candidate’s profile and the names of the three referees (see below for more information)
a curriculum vitae (CV)
a research statement that outlines the applicant’s main areas of current and future research (submit under “Research Plan”)
a writing sample (submit under “List of Publications”)
a teaching dossier that includes a brief teaching philosophy, evidence of (potential for) teaching effectiveness, and sample course outline(s) (submit as an attachment “Statement of Teaching/Research Interests”)

Applicants are further expected to contact their referees and arrange to have them send their letters of reference addressed to the search committee; these letters should be submitted via e-mail to ois@ualberta.ca. Please enter “Reference Letter – Position in Islamic Studies” in the subject line.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203 (3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number at the bottom of your cover letter.  If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this at the bottom of your cover letter.

Review of applications will start on January 2, 2019. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

استاد مهمان در مطالعات ایرانی در دانشگاه براون

محل برگزاری: آمریکا
تاریخ اعتبار: 1397/10/30


Visiting Assistant Professor in Iranian Studies
Middle East Studies at Brown University invites applications for a two-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor in Iranian Studies. The position is open to all disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences. We especially welcome candidates who have wide knowledge of Iranian history and civilizations, thrive in an interdisciplinary environment, are interested in comparative and global perspectives, and have experience teaching and supervising undergraduates. The successful candidate will teach three classes a year and is expected to actively cultivate broad interest in Iranian Studies at Brown and to contribute to the intellectual life of the university. Additional funding for programming and research expenses will be considered.

The position is designed for scholars at the Assistant Professor level. Teaching experience and a record of publication and professional service are desirable. Residence in the Providence area is required for most of the duration of the appointment.

Application Instructions
Review of applications will begin January 20, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, the following materials should be submitted prior to that date to the application portal in Interfolio:

A cover letter stating the applicant’s academic field, area of specialization, and teaching experience.
A curriculum vitae.
A detailed statement describing the applicant’s research. The statement should not exceed 2,000 words, including all bibliographic references and supplementary material.
Three references for scholars familiar with the applicant’s research, who will be contacted for shortlisted candidates.
Writing sample.
Proposed class syllabus.

Interviews will be conducted by videoconferencing. Campus visits will be conducted during February-March, 2019.

For further information, please visit the Middle East Studies website (http://www.middleeastbrown.org/). To contact us, send an email to mes_director@brown.edu. Inquiries should be addressed to:

Shahzad Bashir
Director, Middle East Studies
Brown University
111 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02912

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

فرصت مطالعاتی یکساله در مدرسۀ حقوق دانشگاه هاروارد ویژه مطالعات فقه اسلامی

محل برگزاری: هاروارد
تاریخ اعتبار: 1397/10/13


Visiting Fellowships 2019-2020
Applications due February 1, 2019

Harvard Law School’s Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change invites applications for Visiting Fellowships for the 2019-2020 academic year. This fellowship provides opportunities for outstanding scholars and legal practitioners to undertake research, writing, and scholarly engagement on Islamic law and society. We are particularly interested in applicants whose work focuses on human rights, women’s rights, children’s rights, minority rights, animal welfare and rights, constitutional law, food law, environmental law and climate change in particular, migration and refugee studies, LGBTQ issues, and related areas.

We welcome applicants with a JD, LLM, SJD, PhD or other comparable degree who are interested in spending from one month up to one academic year in residence at Harvard Law School working on an independent project. We seek applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, academic traditions, and scholarly interests.

Fellows will receive a stipend of up to $5,000 per month, commensurate with their education and experience. While Fellows will devote the majority of their time to their research projects, they are expected to participate in Program activities and contribute to the intellectual life of the Program.  Fellows are expected to deliver a lecture or workshop related to their topic of interest. Under certain conditions, an ILSP: LSC fellowship may be combined with another fellowship or award.

The deadline to submit all application materials (including letters of recommendation) is February 1, 2019 to be considered for a fellowship term during the 2019-2020 academic year. Click here for additional information and how to apply.

مکتب صوفیه و فلسفه: داد و ستدها

تاریخ اعتبار: 1397/09/24

The intellectual history of Sufism is intertwined with that of philosophy in the Islamic world. This conference will explore and re-examine the relationship between Sufism and philosophy.

From the mystical strains in the writings of Avicenna and Ibn Ṭufayl to the philosophical Sufism of Ibn ʿArabī’s school, the encounter between Islamic mysticism and philosophy has produced a rich nexus of mutual influence and rapprochement, as well as polemical engagement and debate.

Despite the extent and significance of such interactions, modern scholars in the fields of Sufism and Islamic philosophy alike have often been reluctant to venture beyond the conventional boundaries of their respective disciplines and investigate the links that tie Sufi thought to the philosophical traditions of the Muslim world. The aim of this conference is to provide a forum for a cross-disciplinary exploration and re-examination of the relationship between Sufism and philosophy. Key discussion-points include: A) Sufism’s reception of ancient and late antique philosophical traditions. When did this process begin, how did it manifest itself, and through which channels did it occur? B) Falsafa’s interaction with classical Sufism. What impact did the mystical aspects of Avicenna’s thought have on the subsequent development of Islamic philosophy? Have such aspects been over-emphasized or under-estimated? C) ‘Philosophical Sufism’ in the post-classical era. How apt is this label? To what extent did the members of Ibn ʿArabī’s school adopt or engage with theories propounded by al-Fārābī, Avicenna, Suhrawardī or the Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʾ?
Confirmed speakers include:….. بیشتر بخوانید

هفتمین همایش بين المللی فلسفه دين معاصر

هفتمین همایش بين المللي فلسفه دين معاصر
فلسفه دین مقایسه ای (2): مبانی و مسائل
– چیستی فلسفه دین مقایسه ای
– امکان و تحقق فلسفه دین مقایسه ای
– روش فلسفه دین مقایسه¬ای
– پیش فرض های فلسفه دین مقایسه ای
– تاثیر سنخ دین در مسائل فلسفه دین
– تعریف دین در فلسفه دین های مختلف
– مفهوم خدا یا امر متعالی
– براهین اثبات خدا/امر قدسی
– تجربه دینی و وحی
– زندگی پس از مرگ (جاودانگی انسان)
– مساله شر
– عقل و ایمان
– رابطه خدا و طبیعت (نسبت خدا و جهان)
– زبان دین
– معنای زندگی
– حقانیت و نجات و کثرت گرایی دینی
– صفات و افعال الهی
– خاستگاه دین
– انتظار بشر از دین و کارکردهای دین
– گفتگوی ادیان
– دین و اخلاق

……….. بیشتر بخوانید

دومین نشست رمان مهاجرت زنان افغانستان

گروه پژوهشی مطالعات زنان پژوهشکده مطالعات اجتماعی برگزار می کند:

دومین نشست از سلسله همایش های بین المللی زنان و مهاجرت

رمان مهاجرت زنان افغانستان


زهرا محمود آبادی
سرو رسا رفیع زاده
مینو لعل روشن
زهرا نوری
نسرین فقیه ملک مرزبان
تینا محمد حسینی
ریحانه بیانی


چهارشنبه 20 تیر ماه 1397

ساعت 10 الی 13

محل برگزاری:

تهران، بزرگراه کردستان، خیابان آیینه وند، پژوهشگاه علوم انسانی و مطالعات فرهنگی، سالن حکمت


کارگاه یک روزه درباره تقوا در فرهنگ شیعه

محل برگزاری: لیدن هلند
تاریخ اعتبار: 1397/04/24


This one-day workshop brings together graduate students and early career scholars working on topics related to Shiʿism in all periods and from any disciplinary perspective. The workshop is open to work on Zaydi, Twelver, Ismaili and other forms of Shiʿism. The aim is thereby to allow for the discussion both of micro-historical and ethnographic specificities as well as long durée patterns and developments.

The workshop will address the concept of piety in its material expression, its literary representation and its theoretical articulation.

Central topics include:

• Belief and its implications in philosophy, theology, and law
• Rites and rituals in spaces and texts
• Spatial, material, and literary manifestations of piety
• Networks
• Impiety
• The daily lives of pious beings

We particularly welcome scholars working on the intersection between the material expression of piety, and the intellectual or theoretical articulation of what it means to be Shiʿi. Contributions will be expected to be clear in how they define and understand piety, whether a theological conception or as lived tradition.

For consideration, please send a 300-word abstract to lussi@hum.leidenuniv.nl by July 15th.

The language of the workshop will be English. Travel subsidies will be available for participants.

About the Leiden University Shiʿi Studies Initiative

Islamic studies is a flourishing field, but the study of Shiʿi Islam in all its forms still remains underpopulated. The primary objective of LUSSI is to connect scholars and address lacunae in the field by promoting the study of Shiʿism in all its expressions and disciplinary approaches.

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