Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 4 Jan 2013

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In this issue:

  • Poll
  • Books
  • New Journal
  • Festival
  • Call for papers
  • Jobs

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Race, Religion, and The Haitian Revolution: Essays on Faith, Freedom, and Decolonization

Description: I am pleased to announce the publication of my new  book, Race, Religion, and The Haitian Revolution: Essays on Faith, Freedom, and Decolonization. Race, Religion, and the Haitian Revolution explores the intersections of history, race, religion, decolonization, and revolutionary freedom leading to  th …

Contact: celucien_joseph [AT]


Announcement ID: 199820


The British Society for Middle Eastern Studies invites you to view Volume 2 (2012) of New Middle Eastern Studies (NMES), the innovative new e-journal run by BRISMES scholars and graduate students.  NMES welcomes submissions for the new year, especially in the field of religion.


‘Consuming Revolution: Ethics, Art and Ambivalence in the Arab Spring’

Author: Nancy Demerdash


‘The Iranian Electric Power Industry after the Islamic Revolution: Nuclear Developments and Current Conditions’

Author: Denis Volkov


‘Rethinking neo-Salafism through an Emerging Fiqh of Citizenship: The Changing Status of Minorities in the Discourse of Yusuf al-Qaradawi and the “School of the Middle Way”’

Authors: David H. Warren and Christine Gilmore


‘The Ideological Framing of the National Outlook Parties in Turkey’

Author: Feriha Perekli


‘The Reagan Administration and the Origins of the War on Terror: Lebanon and Libya as Case Studies’

Author: Mattia Toaldo


Review of The Second Ottoman Empire: Political and Social Transformation in the Early Modern World by Baki Tazcan

Reviewer: Abdurrahman Atçıl


Review of Ottoman Nizamiye Courts: Law and Modernity by Avi Rubin

Reviewer: Omar Y. Cheta


Review of The Middle East in Modern World History by Ernest Tucker

Reviewed by Murat Yaşar


Review of As if Silent and Absent: Bonds of Enslavement in the Islamic Middle East by Ehud Toledano

Reviewed by Tobias P. Graf

Review of Women and Slavery in the Late Ottoman Empire: The Design of Difference by Madeline C. Zilfi

Reviewed by Nur Sobers-Khan

Review of Esclavages et abolitions en terres d’islam: Tunisie, Arabie Saoudite, Maroc, Mauritanie, Soudan by Roger Botte

Reviewed by Marta García Novo

Review of Holy War and Human Bondage: Tales of Christian-Muslim Slavery in the Early Modern Mediterranean by Robert C. Davis

Reviewed by Will Smiley

Review of Ransom Slavery along the Ottoman Borders (Early Fifteenth – Early Eighteenth Centuries) edited by Géza Dávid and Pál Fodor

Reviewed by Joshua Michael White

Review of Race and Slavery in the Middle East: Histories of Trans-Saharan Africans in Nineteenth-Century Egypt, Sudan and the Ottoman Mediterranean edited by Terence Walz and Kenneth M. Cuno

Reviewed by Jennifer Lofkrantz



Middle East Festival 2013

For details of various events, workshops etc, MESP 2013 Festival Website:

Saturday 23 February – Sunday 17 March 2013


CFP: Philosophical Investigation of the Hebrew Scriptures, Talmud and Midrash

Date: 2013-02-15

Description: Announcement of a conference on the topic: Philosophical Investigation of the Hebrew Scriptures, Talmud and Midrash The Hebrew Bible occupies an anomalous position on the contemporary academic landscape. The field of biblical studies produces a steady stream of works on the compositional history, ph …

Contact: meiravj [at]


Announcement ID: 199806

CFP: The Musical Worlds of Polish Jews, 1920-1960: Identity, Politics and Culture

Location: Arizona

Date: 2013-03-30

Description: Call for Papers Arizona State University, November  17-18, 2013 The Center for Jewish Studies and the School of Music at Arizona State University in collaboration with The

OREL Foundation announce an international conference devoted to the musical world of Polish Jews from 1920 to 1960.

Contact: Anna.Holian [at]

Announcement ID: 199718

CFP: Witchcraft, Magic and Popular Religion – XI Gustav Vasa seminar

Date: 2013-06-11

Description: The Eleventh annual Gustav Vasa seminar focuses on the themes of popular religion, witchcraft and magic. We invite papers to discuss these themes in multidisciplinary perspectives, e.g. from the fields of history, anthropology, religious science and archaeology. .

Contact: jari.eilola [at]


Announcement ID: 199426

ECPR conference, Bordeaux:

4-7 Sept 2013

Post-Secular Cosmopolitanism?

Rethinking Religion and Liberal Philosophy and Policy Beyond Kant

How to submit your paper proposal via MyECPR:

1) Log in to your myECPR account, or create an account here.

2) Follow the links to the Bordeaux General Conference home page and then select ‘Propose a

Paper’ from the menu.

3) From the dropdown box, select the Panel to which you wish to propose a paper.

4) Select 3-6 keywords from the list which best describe the field to which your paper relates

(this is key to ensuring your paper is allocated to the correct Panel).

5) Upload/insert an abstract of no more than 300 words.

6) Provide the e-mail addresses of any co-authors to the paper. To enable us to find them in

the system, these addresses must be the ones they have used to create their myECPR

account (if they do not already have an account, please ask them to create one.)

7) Attach the full paper proposal in pdf format. (Please note, this can also be done at a later

stage via myECPR under the ‘My Events’ page up until the deadline below.)

The deadline for paper proposals is 1 February 2013.


Courtauld Institute of Art – Lecturer in Buddhist Art and its Conservation

Kobe College – Drake Visiting Professor in Environmental Sustainability

University of Virginia – Richard Lyman Bushman Chair of Mormon Studies



Announcement: Research Fellowships and Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Philosophical Investigations of the Hebrew Scriptures, Talmud, and Midrash

Date: 2013-01-31

Description: Announcement of research fellowships and post-doctoral fellowships on: Philosophical Investigation of the Hebrew Scriptures, Talmud and Midrash The Institute for      Advanced Studies at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem, in partnership with the John Templeton Foundation, will provide up to two one-year res …

Contact: ilanite [at]


Announcement ID: 199807

Thomas Arthur Arnold Post-doctoral Fellowships in Historical studies

Date: 2013-03-10

Description: The Thomas Arthur Arnold Fund for Excellence in Historical Research at the School of History, Tel Aviv University, Israel, will award two post-doctoral fellowships in historical studies. The one-year fellowships of $30,000 each will be awarded for the 2013-2014 academic year. Fellows will work with  …

Contact: EilatS [at]

Announcement ID: 199837