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Summer Qur’anic Arabic

University of Toronto Mississauga Language Academy

The University of Toronto Mississauga Language Academy (UTMLA) invites participants to an exciting new summer Qur'anic Arabic program with Prof. Walid Saleh (UofT). During 6 weeks (July 2- August 6, 2024) everyday from Monday to Thursday, Prof. Saleh leads a small cohort of reading group to explore the language of the Qur’an aiming to help them become familiar with the vocabulary of the Qur’an and its syntax, variant readings and style and be independent readers of the Qur’an. Participants will learn to use the tools that are used to analyze the Qur’an and its language.

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Iran and China: Common heritage and contemporary relations

University of Groningen

Since ancient times, connections between Iran and China have flourished through trade and literature. This has resulted in significant mutual influence on the artistic, cultural, and political development and histories of various peoples residing in the Iranian plateau, China, and Central Asia. Today a large amount of extant tangible and intangible cultural heritage exists in both Iran and China attesting to this shared history. Both forms of heritage are often referenced, put on display, and mobilized in support of a range of political and personal projects. Given its historical significance and contemporary relevance, the goal of this conference is to bring together scholars considering these common ties of cultural heritage, as well as how they are situated in contemporary academic, political, or cultural debates. We invite papers on any aspect of the common heritage of Iran and China, due May 25, 2024.

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Call for Submission - Exilium

Edward Said Chair at Federal University of São Paulo - Brazil

EXILIUM – Journal of Contemporary Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal from the Edward Saïd Chair at the Federal University of São Paulo/Brazil is welcoming submissions, in a continuous flow, original articles and essays as well as other types of texts and various materials.

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CfA: Iran, the Holocaust, and World War II Research Workshop and Consultation

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Levine Institute for Holocaust Education at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invites applications for a research workshop and consultation on the connections between Iran, the Holocaust, and World War II. Arash Azizi, Department of History and Geography, Clemson University, and Lior Sternfeld, Department of History, Penn State University, will serve as co-convenors for the program. The program will be held September 11-13, 2024, at the Museum. 

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Second Edition of the Mediterranean Awards

Fundación Tres Culturas del Mediterráneo / Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation

The Junta de Andalucía (Regional Government of Andalusia, Spain), through the Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation, has the honour to present the call for the 2nd Edition of the Mediterranean Awards, under the auspices of the Intermediterranean Commission of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions. 

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Prize for Arabic to English Translators

DarArab for Publishing & Translation

The Bait AlGhasham DarArab Translation Prize proudly invites translators and authors to participate in an enriching cultural exchange that celebrates Arabic literary heritage. This annual prize is designed to recognize and promote Arabic literature by facilitating its translation into English, thereby making these works accessible to a global audience.

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Call for Papers: Medieval Academy of America 2025 Conference

Medieval Academy of America (and Standing Harvard Committee on Medieval Studies)

The Centennial Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America will take place on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, hosted by Harvard University, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Fitchburg State University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stonehill College, Tufts University, and Wellesley College. The Program Committee invites proposals for papers and panels on any topic from scholars studying the medieval world in all its variety, in all disciplines, regions, and periods of Medieval Studies.

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Arabic Manuscripts Codicology and Philology

Aga Khan University (International) in the United Kingdom

The Aga University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (London), in cooperation with the Academy of Science (Portugal), is pleased to announce an advanced training course entitled Manuscripts for Research: An Advanced Course in Arabic Manuscript Studies, which will be held at the prestigious Library of the Academy of Science of Lisbon (founded on 24 December 1779). The course will take place from 8-11 July 2024.

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Sectarianism, Proxies & De-sectarianisation Project

Call for Papers: Workshop on "State Islam and Authoritarian Rule: Comparing Control Over Religious Institutions in Muslim-majority states"

The Sectarianism, Proxies & De-sectarianisation Project (SEPAD) at Lancaster University, UK, is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for a workshop on "State Islam and Authoritarian Rule: Comparing Control Over Religious Institutions in Muslim-majority states" to be held on 11th December 2024.

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