Insaniyyat, the recently formed Society of Palestinian Anthropologists, invites participants to submit abstracts, attend roundtables, and participate in the society’s second gathering. Papers and roundtables should address the subject of Palestine and Palestinian communities anywhere as topics of anthropological inquiry. The conference is in collaboration with the PhD program in inter-disciplinary social sciences at Birzeit University. For its three-day conference, Palestinian Anthropology: Thinking Without a State, Insaniyyat invites participants to explore the following questions: How can we cultivate and enrich a Palestinian anthropology? What are the theoretical and/or political, ethnographic contributions of anthropological research on Palestine to the discipline? What are the thematic intersections that do or should command ethnographic attention in a sovereignless Palestine? In what ways might Palestine as an epistemic site offer critical reflections on the modern enterprise of studying the Other that is arguably anthropology? What are the challenges of conducting fieldwork in Palestine and among Palestinian communities in diaspora?
Abstracts can be submitted in either Arabic or English, and should be no longer than 500 words.
Send your abstract to: email@example.com
NEW Deadline for submission: 25 October, 2018
Through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Program in Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities, Columbia Global Centers | Amman has established a fellowship program starting on January 1, 2019 that offers 12-month fellowships for emerging displaced scholars interested in the humanities to continue and further develop their scholarly pursuits.
Eligible candidates are PhD students who have had their doctorate disrupted, post-doctoral fellows who were awarded a doctorate in the humanities or humanistic social sciences, or early career scholars who were employed at an accredited institution of higher learning and were forcibly uprooted from their home countries and respective academic institutions for reasons related to the emergence of security concerns and/or armed conflict.
Please direct any inquiries regarding eligibility to Dr. Ahmad Mousa, Programs Manager, T: +962 6 5777955, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for the application is October 16, 2018.
The Language Maintenance Tutorial (LMT) Program can be extremely beneficial for Columbia’s graduate and professional school students. The LMT program is designed to facilitate students of foreign languages who are looking to maintain (and in so doing, improve) their knowledge of the language.
Registration for Fall 2018 is open from now until September 28th. Tutorials will begin within the first few weeks of October, at the latest. We are looking for students interested in taking tutorials, as well as students with native or near-native proficiency to tutor for us.
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Ehsan Yarshater on September 2, 2018 in Fresno, California.
Endowed with a rare combination of a bold and broad scholarly vision, immense erudition, and unfailing determination, Professor Ehsan Yarshater transformed Iranian studies, creating an enduring legacy at Columbia University which advanced the scholarship and understanding of the histories, cultures and accomplishments of Iranian peoples.
September 6, 2018 at 6:00 PM
The Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011
The New University in Exile Consortium, (New UIE Consortium), is an initiative created by The New School to confront today’s surging threats to scholars around the world. The New UIE Consortium is a group of like-minded colleges and universities, each of which is committed to hosting at least one endangered scholar. The founding member institutions are: Barnard College, Brown University, Columbia University, Connecticut College, Georgetown University, George Mason University, The New School, Rutgers University - Newark, Trinity College, and Wellesley College.
This event will feature distinguished speakers—witnesses to the dangers of authoritarian governments and wars around the world—in conversation on the protection of scholars and other refugees. It will also feature comments by some of the endangered scholars themselves who will be hosted at New UIE Consortium institutions.
Wednesday September 12 at 5.30 pm
Dana Room, John Cotton Dana Library
185 University Avenue
Moderated by: Nermin Allam, Rutgers University
Asli Zengin, Brown University
Maya Mikdashi, Rutgers University
Zahra Ali, Rutgers University
This seminar provides students with an introduction to key concepts, theories and debates in Islamic Studies, broadly conceived. Required for students in the MA Program in Islamic Studies, this course is also suitable for graduate students in other departments who study the Middle East, South Asia & Africa or are interested in Islam as a global phenomenon. Qualified undergraduate may register with the permission of the instructor.
October 22, 2018 - March 1, 2019
Rare Book & Manuscript Library (6th Floor East) - Chang Octagon Exhibition Room
Butler Library, 535 W. 114 St., New York, NY 10027
Following the introduction of lacquer-painting in the 15th century, bookbindings became a rejuvenated site for creative expression in Iran. ‘In the School of Wisdom’ presents over thirty examples, representing the diversity of the art as it developed from the late Safavid to Qajar eras and contextualizing it within a changing landscape of libraries and book culture.
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The 2017-2018 Annual Report is available here.
This Annual Report includes sections on the institute’s programming initiatives, including our unique Sharī`a Workshop, which completed its third year; research on Islam in Africa, featured in the long-standing Ifriqiyya Colloquium; our Visiting Scholars; the programming of the affiliated Center for Palestine Studies; and the major upgrades to the institute’s federally mandated efforts in outreach to schools and the public.
This course, offered at Teachers College, will provide a foundation of frameworks to read, study, teach, and think critically about the Middle East. In today’s Trumpian era, misinformation about the Middle East and Islam is rampant. This course will attempt to de-excpetionalize and de-mystify the study of the Middle East. It will provide a historical overview of the region as well as discuss its most pressing social, historical, and political issues. It will primarily offer content knowledge for pre-and-in-service teachers but will also cover suggestions for age-appropriate readings and pedagogical approaches for teaching grades 7-12 students.