[Parution] Eyal Poleg, « A Material History of the Bible, England 1200-1553 »

This book is the first in-depth study of the production and use of Bibles in late medieval and early modern England. Over three and a half centuries, from the nascent universities and Latin Bibles of the thirteenth century to the death of Edward VI in 1553, it puts a new perspective on the advent of moveable type print and religious reform. Based on the analysis of hundreds of biblical manuscripts and prints it reveals how scribes, printers, readers, and patrons have reacted to religious and political turmoil. The material evidence undermines traditional narratives, revealing, for example, evidence of Church worship in English prior to the Reformation, or seeing Henry VIII’s Great Bible as a useless book.

Eyal Poleg is a Senior Lecturer in Material History at Queen Mary University of London. His work combines the analysis of books and objects with the study of pre-modern religion. He trained in history, photography, comparative religion, and book history, all invaluable in the study of the medieval and early modern Bible. He explores how Bibles were created and used, and how people, lay and religious alike, got to know their Bibles in the Middle Ages and early modernity. He is fascinated by the information contained in medieval books and objects, and develops new means for their analysis, often in collaboration with scientists, curators, and librarians.

Informations pratiques :

Eyal Poleg, A Material History of the Bible, England 1200-1553, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2020 (British Academy Monographs). 256 Pages | 46 colour images. 246x189mm ISBN: 9780197266717. Prix : 67 £.

Source : Oxford University Press via RMBLF

Matthias GILLE LEVENSON

Doctorant, philologie et littérature médiévale castillane. Casa de Velázquez, ENS de Lyon

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[Webinaire] Études sur le manuscrit Semur-en-Auxois, BM, 1

Eduardo Henrik Aubert (LATHIMM – USP), Maria Cristina Pereira (LATHIMM – USP),  Eliana Magnani (CNRS – LaMOP), Daniel Russo (Université de Bourgogne)

Ce séminaire vise à initier les étudiants de master et/ou en doctorat, à l’approche des manuscrits médiévaux à travers une étude de cas, centrée sur le manuscrit 1 de la Bibliothèque municipale de Semur-en-Auxois, livret hagiographique datant des alentours de l’an mil. Réunissant des spécialistes de différentes disciplines, le manuscrit peut être abordé sous des angles variés et complémentaires. L’objectif est de former les étudiants à une approche globale des manuscrits, en étant conscients des instruments et des procédures de recherche possibles pour leur analyse.

Six rencontres de 3 heures, les mardis 15 septembre, 29 septembre, 13 octobre, 27 octobre, 10 novembre et 24 novembre 2020.

15h-18h (heure de Paris), 10h-13h (heure de São Paulo)

Les séances se tiendront en portugais (brésilien) et en français.

Les intéressé.e.s sont prié.e.s de contacter : mariacristinapereira@yahoo.com et/ou eliana.magnani@univ-paris1.fr

Source: LaMOP

Matthias GILLE LEVENSON

Doctorant, philologie et littérature médiévale castillane. Casa de Velázquez, ENS de Lyon

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[Workshop] Arabic Pasts: Histories and Historiographies, Londres, 22-24 oct 2020.

Arabic Pasts: Histories and Historiographies Programme Schedule

Venue:

The Aga Khan Centre
10 Handyside Street, N1C 4DN, King’s Cross, London

Day One Thursday, 22 October 2020

1:30 PM

Welcome remarks by Hugh Kennedy, James McDougall, & Sarah Savant

1:45 PM

Session 1

Deciphering the “Invisible East”: Texts from pre-Mongol Afghanistan and Central Asia
Chair, Leif Stenberg, AKU-ISMC

Introduction to the ‘Invisible East’ programme

Arezou Azad, Oxford University

A New Arabic Historical Fragment of Sāmānid History from Afghanistan

Hugh Kennedy, Tommy Benfey and Sarah Bowen Savant

Bilingualism, Piety and Islam: Considering the Meaning of Arabic Passages in a 13th-century Persian Khurāsānī Text
Majid Montazermahdi and Arezou Azad

3:30 PM

Tea and Coffee break

3:45 PM

Session 2
Crossing Languages

Chair, Julia Bray, University of Oxford

Are You Experienced? Ibn Funduq al-Bayhaqī Reads Arabic History

Andrew McLaren, Columbia University

Common Knowledge in Arabic and Latin Historiography from Ninth- Century Spain
Ann Christys, Independent scholar

Representations of Religious Leadership, Minus Representativity: Stories of Provincial Governance in Christian Sources from Early Abbasid Egypt Cecilia Palombo, Leiden University

5:30 PM

End of Day One

 

Day Two Friday, 23 October 2020

9:30 AM

Session 1 Across Time

Chair, Konrad Hirschler, Freie Universität Berlin

Writing the History of a Text: Tracing Reception Histories and Readership through the Manuscripts of Sirr al-Asrar
Neelam Hussain, University of Birmingham

The Mobilisation and the Use of the 1st/7th – 2nd/8th centuries in the Mamluk Sources as an Ideal Past: a Propaganda and Critical Tool of the Writing of History in the Mamluk period
Mehdi Berriah, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Re-Imagining Pearling in the Gulf: The End of Happiness and the Production of a National Imaginary
Alexandre Caeiro, Hamad Bin Khalifa University

11:15 AM

Tea and coffee break

11:30 AM

Session 2 Working Methods

Chair, Fozia Bora, University of Leeds

The Life and Works of Qaṭarī Ibn al-Fujā`ah, Poet and Leader of the Azraqites: An Application of Source-Critical Methodologies in Khārijite Historiography Talha Ahsan, SOAS, University of London

Conceptualizations of Islamic Pasts: Khālid al-Qasrī Khālid

Rebecca Ruf, Leiden University

A Tunisian Historian in the Orientalist Den: Djaït and the Decolonization of Early Islam from Paris (1960s-80s)
Idriss Jebari, Trinity College Dublin

1:15 PM

Lunch Break

 

2:00 PM

Session 3 Reading Texts

Chair, Harry Munt, University of York

The Tragedy of al-Andalus and the Excesses of Adab

Gretchen Head, Yale University

Reassessing the Kalbids of Sicily: Ismaili Source Readings

Shainool Jiwa, Institute of Ismaili Studies

“Substitution of States”: Quṭb al-Dīn Askevārī’s Historiography of ḥikma (philosophy) in Maḥbūb al-qulūb
M. Fariduddin Attar, McGill University

3:45 PM

Tea and Coffee break

4:00 PM

Session 4
Caliphs and Sultans

Chair, Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila, University of Edinburgh

Abbasid Caliphs and the Desire for Historical Knowledge (4th/10th Century)

Rémy Gareil, Lumière Lyon University

Mu‘ayyad al-Din Muhammad Ibn al-‘Alqami (d. 1258): Hero/Culprit of the Mongol Invasion of the Abbasid Caliphate (1258)
Nassima Neggaz, New College of Florida

Evolving Discourses of Sultanic Assassination in Late Medieval Arabic Historiography
Daniel Mahoney, University of Ghent

5:45 PM

End of Day Two

 

Day Three Saturday, 24 October 2020

9:00 AM

Session 1 Particular Memories

Chair, Marie Legendre, University of Edinburgh

Shaping a Sectarian Memory through History Writing: An Appraisal on 8th Century Ibāḍī Siyar
Enki BAPTISTE, Université Lumière Lyon

Family discourse and the past: the case of the Zubayrid family in al-Zubayr Bakkār’s Ğamharat Ansāb Qurayš wa Aḫbāruhā
Hassan Bouali, University of Paris Nanterre

Historiography in a time of crisis A ḥ mad al Š ar ğī’ s reconstruction of sacred narratives in 9th /15 th century Yemen
Zacharie Mochtari de Pierrepont, Ghent University

11:00 AM

Tea and coffee break

11:15 AM

Session 2
Views from Social History

Chair, Andrew Marsham, University of Cambridge

What Can Revolts Tell Us about Rural Society in the Early Islamic Period?

Christian C. Sahner, University of Oxford

Reconstruction of the Networks of the Arab and Iranian Maritime Merchants in South East Asia between the 6th and 11th Centuries AD Based on Literary and Archaeological Sources
Yoones Deghani Farsani, University of Berlin

‘Aqām al-ḥajj Fulān’: The Leaders of the ‘Abbasid Pilgrimage in the Early Islamic Annalistic Tradition
Leone Pecorini Goodall, University of Edinburgh

1:15 PM

End of Conference

Thank you for attending the conference!

Organised by: The Aga Khan University (International), Institute for Islamic Studies and Muslim Civilisations, and the SOAS, University of London

Enquiries to:

Sarah Bowen Savant, sarah.savant@aku.edu
Hugh Kennedy, hk1@soas.ac.uk
James McDougall, james.mcdougall@trinity.ox.ac.uk

Venue:

The Aga Khan Centre,
20 Handyside Streent, N1C 4DN, London

Arabic Pasts Schedule_2020 – Programme Agenda

Enki Baptiste

Doctorant en Histoire médiévale (Université Lumière Lyon 2 - CIHAM UMR 5648 / CEFAS USR 3141)

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[Séminaire] CONNECTA AMB L’EDAT MITJANA


Seminaris virtuals organitzats pel Grup de Recerca Consolidat en Estudis Medievals “Espai, Poder i Cultura” de la Universitat de Lleida

Les sessions es duran a terme de forma virtual, per participar-hi és obligatòria la inscripció prèvia tot indicant la sessió a la que es vulgui participar.
Per participar-hi i rebre l’enllaç de la videoconferència cal escriure  a: medieval@historia.udl.cat
 

CALENDARI 
(totes les sessions tindran lloc a les 17:00h)
 
SESSIÓ 1:  22 de setembre 2020

JESÚS BRUFAL (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Reflexions sobre el Medievalisme en temps de pandèmia

SESSIÓ 2: 13 d’octubre 2020
 
ISAAC LAMPURLANÉS (Università degli Studi di Padova), La història d’un text: la traducció llatina de les Extractiones de Talmud dins del seu context i la seua evolució
 
SESSIÓ 3: 27 d’octubre 2020
 
ALBERT CASSANYES (Universitat de Lleida), La provisió de prebendes a la Seu de Lleida al segle XV: una qüestió d’amistat

SESSIÓ 4: 10 de novembre 2020

LUIS M. PÉREZ ZAMBRANO (Universitat de Lleida), Los frailes medievales en el Nuevo Reino de la Tierra Firme

SESSIÓ 5: 15 de desembre 2020

MARIA LÓPEZ (Universitat de Lleida), La Matière de Bretagne en la Corona de Aragón: aproximación a las fuentes literarias catalanes

SESSIÓ 6: 19 de gener 2021

NÚRIA PREIXENS (Universitat de Lleida), Aproximació a l’Almoina de Lleida del segle XIV

SESSIÓ 7: 9 de febrer 2021

ELISABETH BONILLA (Universitat de Lleida), Apropar-se a la cosmovisió alt medieval: el cas dels Comtats d’Osona i Manresa
 
SESSIÓ 8: 23 de febrer 2021

ROGERIO R. TOSTES (Foundation of Social Studies of Paraná), El ‘vinculum’ de la consciència i el control de la culpa dins dels escrits de Jean Gerson

SESSIÓ 9: 16 de març de 2021

GUILLEM ROCA (Universitat de Lleida), El llinatge del notari Pere Sanç: fundadors i administradors d’hospitals a la Lleida del segle XIII

SESSIÓ 10: 20 d’abril de 2021

SERGI TELLA (Universitat de Lleida), Repensant l’època comtal: mites de la Catalunya dels segles IX-X

SESSIÓ 11: 18 de maig de 2021

ÀNGELA GONZÁLEZ CENTELLES (Universitat de Lleida), L’estudi micro-regional del poblament rural durant l’Antiguitat Tardana


Matthias GILLE LEVENSON

Doctorant, philologie et littérature médiévale castillane. Casa de Velázquez, ENS de Lyon

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[Bourse post-Doc] ACSS-FMSH Short-Term Postdoctoral Mobility Fellowship Program in the Social Sciences and Humanities (lim. 7 déc. 2020)

The Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) and the Arab Council for the Social Sciences are pleased to announce the third call for applications for their joint program titled “Short-Term Postdoctoral Mobility Fellowship Program in the Social Sciences and Humanities.”

This program aims to:

  • Support postdoctoral fellows from Arab countries and enable them to conduct research or research-related activities in France.
  • Strengthen research networking and collaborations between Europe and the Arab region.     

Short-term fellowships (2-3 months) will be available to individual researchers who 1) are citizens and nationals of the Arab region, 2) have received their PhD degree within 0-6 years, and 3) and wish to conduct research in France (including field research, networking, library and archival work, as well as other types of data collection.) 

Fellowship Details

Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 1,600 € (paid at the beginning of each month of stay in France). The stipend is intended to cover accommodation, living and transportation costs, as well as research costs. The ACSS and FMSH will also cover the cost of one roundtrip ticket for each successful applicant from their country of residence to France and back.

FMSH will also provide support for obtaining a visa to France and guide potential fellows to plan the logistics of their stay. This includes help with finding accommodation, contact with French research centers, and letters to libraries and archives.

The fellowship period is designed to accommodate two groups of fellows: the first group can take up their fellowship between March 2021 and June 2021, and the second can take up their fellowship from September 2021 to November 2021. Fellows could stay in France for a minimum of two months and a maximum of three months.  

Eligibility Criteria

Nationality/Residence: Applicants must be citizens of an Arab country (defined as a member of the League of Arab States) or refugees and/or stateless individuals from Arab countries, who are currently residing in the Arab region. This program does not fund scholars who reside and/or work outside the Arab region. Priority will be given to scholars who are marginalized, at risk, or dispossessed. 

[1] Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.

Education: This program targets scholars who are 0-6 years out of a PhD program in the social sciences or humanities. Applicants should have obtained their PhDs at the time of application. In case the PhD was obtained from a university outside the Arab region, the applicant should have been a resident in the Arab region for at least the previous 2 years at the time of application. The program does not have any age restrictions. 

Discipline

This program is open to PhD holders in the social sciences or humanities fields. This includes disciplines such as anthropology, demography, economics, history, political science, psychology, sociology, geography, law, and philosophy. Interdisciplinary fields are also accepted and include gender studies, cultural studies, media studies, development studies, and urban studies. Due to French funding restrictions, the program is not open to linguistics, archaeology, literary studies, and arts.

Position and Employment: Applicants can be affiliated with a public or private research institution in the Arab region, but they do not necessarily need to have a permanent position. However, applicants should be engaged in research in addition to teaching. The proposed project could be either ongoing or new. 

French Host Institution: Before submitting their application, applicants must find a French research institution willing to host them during the time of their fellowship. Applicants must submit a letter from the hosting institution addressed to the FMSH and the ACSS expressing the institution’s willingness to host the applicant during the time of the fellowship and showing its ability to provide academic support and supervision to the prospective fellow during the period of his/her fellowship. Applicants who are not able to make contact with a French institution can visit ScanR, where all French research centers are listed, or contact FMSH to ask for assistance at the following email: atlas@msh-paris.fr.

Requirements of the Fellowship

  • During the fellowship period in France, fellows are required to attend two one-day training workshops organized by the FMSH on Zotero and international application writing.
  • One month after completing the fellowship period, fellows will submit a short narrative report detailing the work done and progress made during the fellowship period. In addition, each fellow will be requested to contribute an abstract concerning their project to the FMSH and ACSS websites. 
  • Fellows must submit a working paper to the ACSS Working Paper Series (Please see the guidelines for the Working Paper Series on this page.)
  • Fellows will be invited to present their research project at the ACSS Research Forum that is organized in an Arab country every two years. Participation costs will be covered by the ACSS, and dates of the event will be communicated well in advance to fellows.

Application Process

Applicants must submit an online application (including research proposal and appendices) through the FMSH website, AND fill out a profile page on the ACSS website. Applications will be open as of September 07, 2020. Completed proposals can be uploaded to the application portal at any time before the application deadline on December 07, 2020 at 17:00 (Paris time).

Application materials (proposal and attachments) can only be submitted in French or English and they should be written in only one of these languages; mixing different languages in the same proposal will disqualify the application. Only fully developed proposals will be examined by the Selection Committee. Final proposals should include all information and details necessary for the Selection Committee to understand the research ideas and plans. The final proposal should not exceed 3-5 pages (typed, double-spaced pages, 12-point font). 

Guidelines for Writing the Proposal

  1. The body of the proposal should include the following components with a minimum length of 3 pages and a maximum length of 5 pages (spaces and references included):
  2. Aims of the research project, specific research questions, review of the literature, type of data to be collected, methodology, and anticipated results.
  3. A detailed plan of the activities to be conducted during the fellowship period, including places and institutions to be visited, contacts, type of data collection, and work plan (the detailed plan should be well thought out and must be commensurate with the fellowship period in France) 
  4. A bibliography of relevant sources of the research project.
  • In case of questions concerning the content of the proposal, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). If additional clarification is needed, please contact the FMSH at atlas@msh-paris.fr and the ACSS team at grants@theacss.org

 

Required Appendices

  • Curriculum vitae (2 pages maximum)
  • Copy of the PhD diploma
  • Proof of citizenship or long-term residence in an Arab country
  • An official letter from the hosting research center in France addressed to the Arab Council for the Social Sciences and Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme expressing the center’s willingness to host the applicant during the time of fellowship and to provide academic mentoring. You can use the ACSS-FMSH program letter addressed to institutions to help you obtain the required official letter from the hosting research center in France.
  • Reference letter from the head of the institution in the region to which the applicant is affiliated explaining the research activities the applicant has been engaged in during their tenure at the institution. 

 

Application Steps

Step 1: Apply on the FMSH Website:

  1. Access the online application form and enter «Researcher Workspace».
  2. You have to be registered on the online platform in order to use it. If you haven’t created an account yet, you will be asked to.
  3. Create your profile by filling in all your personal information and then enter “create a new application”.
  4. Select “Atlas Programme incoming 2021” and then the specific call « FMSH-ACSS: Arab countries > France».
  5. Fill in all the information tabs.
  6. In the “Documents” final tab, you will need to upload your research proposal and the appendices into one single PDF document:
    1. Research proposal
    2. Curriculum vitae
    3. Copy of your PhD diploma
    4. Proof of citizenship or long-term residence in an Arab country
    5. Letter from the director of the host laboratory/center of research in France
    6. Reference letter from the head of the institutional affiliation.
  7. You can save your application and complete it later as many times as you wish, until the closure of the call for applications. Once you have submitted your application, you will no longer be able to amend it. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automatic email confirming the submission.

For any information on the application platform or in case you face difficulties using it, please contact fadili@msh-paris.fr.

Step 2: Fill out a profile page on the ACSS website:

  1. Go to the profile platform
  2. Register to create your profile. If you haven’t created an account yet, you will be asked to.
  3. Create your profile by providing the requested information. All fields should be completed in the profile.

Applications not submitted, incomplete applications or applications that do not match the above description will not be considered. Fellows who already benefited from this program can apply three years after their fellowship completion date. 

Note: Since this is a joint program, all applicants are required to fill in a profile with the ACSS. This can be done after completing the FMSH application. All applications will be cross checked. Applicants who have not completed both steps will not be considered.

 

Selection Process

A multi-disciplinary Selection Committee composed of distinguished Arab and French scholars with established research and publication records will review and select proposals for funding. The selection procedures abide by the highest standards of academic and ethical judgment. Final decisions are based on the following evaluation criteria:

  • Research proposal’s contribution to knowledge, which includes the clarity of the research questions, the significance of the project, its quality and originality.
  • The competence of the applicants, which includes academic credentials and promise.
  • The candidate’s postdoctoral plan, which includes the relevance and significance of the selected host institution and the fellowship plan outlined in the proposal.
  • Expected outputs, which includes the planned activities, publications and career development plans.

Timeline

September 07, 2020: Application materials are available online.

September 07, 2020– December 07, 2020: Prospective applicants may approach FMSH or the ACSS with questions about any aspect of the competition. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions before contacting the ACSS or FMSH. You may find the answers to your questions there. If you have questions about the details of the proposal, please email the ACSS at grants@theacss.org. If you have questions about filling out the online application, please email FMSH at fadili@msh-paris.fr.

December 07, 2020: Final and complete proposals are due before 17:00 pm (Paris Time). Only candidates whose proposals are complete and ready for examination by the Selection Committee will be contacted by the Secretariat. Incomplete proposals will not be considered for funding.

Beginning of February 2021: Decisions will be communicated to applicants via email.

March 2021 to June 2021: First cohort of fellows may conduct their fellowship.

September 2021 to November 2021: Second cohort of fellows may conduct their fellowship.

For more information, contact:

Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH): Mrs Alexandra Duperray (atlas@msh-paris.fr)

Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS): Farah Al Souri, ACSS Grants Unit (grants@theacss.org)

Enki Baptiste

Doctorant en Histoire médiévale (Université Lumière Lyon 2 - CIHAM UMR 5648 / CEFAS USR 3141)

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[Bourse post-doctorale] Researcher in Islamic Manuscripts of Sumatra, SOAS University of London (lim. 5 oct. 2020)

SOAS University of London

Location:

London

Salary:

£37,360 to £43,886 (Inclusive of London Allowance)

Hours:

Full Time

Contract Type:

Fixed-Term/Contract

Placed On:

4th September 2020

Closes:

5th October 2020

Job Ref:

002214

       

Contract Type: 3 years Fixed-term

Location: Bloomsbury, London

Hours: 35 per week 

We are seeking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Researcher (PDR) in Islamic Manuscripts of Sumatra to contribute full time for three years on the Leverhulme Research Leadership Award project, “Mapping Sumatra’s Manuscript Cultures.” 

 About the Role 

In this role, you will be responsible for co-leading Case Study 1 (Acehnese private collections digitised in EAP329), including the following deliverables: 

  • Research and writing of an article on the manuscripts from this case study;
  • Project website development and provision, including database and website design, organising manuscript digitisation, developing the online Jawi teaching module, and collation and analysis of manuscript metadata;
  • Assisting the PI in running the community-sourcing element of the project, including conducting outreach events, either in South East Asia or online;
  • Assisting in organising and running the workshop in Year 2 of the project, and in producing the resulting publication;
  • Contributing to research and dissemination related to the project’s other case studies;
  • Collaborating with the PI on producing finished transcriptions and editions of key texts. 

You will be expected to conduct field and archive research as necessary, of about two-three months during the duration of the project. Additional travel may be required to help disseminate the work and results of the project at related workshops and conferences. 

You will need to support the Principal Investigator in realising the overall vision for the project, to demonstrate creativity and initiative, and to work effectively and collaboratively with other members of the team. 

About you 

Ideally you will

  • Hold a PhD, or be very close to completion of a PhD, in a relevant subject (i.e. philology, codicology, textual or literary analysis, history and/or ethnography utilising Islamic manuscripts in Malay and/or Arabic and/or other relevant languages).
  • Demonstrate evidence of excellent analytical skills in PhD thesis and other publications
  • Show a clear understanding of the culture and environment of a research-intensive university or similar research or enterprise organisation
  • Have specialist knowledge of and interest in Islam and manuscript studies in South East Asia, including advanced proficiency in Indonesian/Malay
  • Be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing in English and Indonesian/Malay
  • Have advanced proficiency in Arabic
  • Have experience working on digital humanities projects, or willingness to learn the necessary skills
  • Show evidence of the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, students and external funders. 

How to Apply 

To apply, please upload a copy of your CV and supporting statement in one document. Please also include a copy of one recent publication, ideally as a single author. Further information can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities.  

Closing date: Monday 5th October 2020

Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date of to be considered. 

 Interviews will be held: w/c  19th October 2020 

Further information 

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Dr Mulaika Hijjas (mh86@soas.ac.uk)

If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact hr-recruitment@soas.ac.uk

For information on how and why SOAS processes personal data about its job applicants, please read our Job Applicant Notice

Enki Baptiste

Doctorant en Histoire médiévale (Université Lumière Lyon 2 - CIHAM UMR 5648 / CEFAS USR 3141)

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[Contrat doctoral] Les apôtres de Jésus (ḥawāriyyūn) dans l’exégèse coranique, UCLouvain (lim. 15 oct. 2020)

Les apôtres de Jésus (ḥawāriyyūn) dans l’exégèse coranique

The Apostles of Jesus (ḥawāriyyūn) in Islamic Exegesis

الحواريون في التفسير الإسلامي

Contrat doctoral (Exégèse coranique)

L’Université de Louvain la Neuve (UCLouvain), l’Institut RSCS et la Faculté de théologie, offre une bourse doctorale financée par le Seedfund FSR (Université Catholique de Louvain). La mission principale du candidat retenu consistera à réaliser un projet de recherche doctoral. Il/Elle participera parallèlement à l’élaboration et à la conduite de projets dans le domaine des études coraniques (séminaires, colloque). Ces tâches seront réalisées sous la responsabilité du Prof. Mehdi Azaiez.

L’objectif de la recherche doctorale intitulée « Les apôtres de Jésus (ḥawāriyyūn) dans l’exégèse coranique » consistera, pour le/la candidat.e, à répondre aux questions suivantes : Que nous disent les exégèses classiques, modernes et contemporaines les plus autorisés sur les disciples de Jésus ? Quelles sont les représentations qui leur sont attachées ? Décèle-t-on une différence de traitement de ces figures selon les grands courants ou tendance de l’exégèse islamique, c’est à dire entre le sunnisme, le chiisme, le soufisme ou encore les mouvements rationalistes ? Jouent-t-ils un rôle spécifique et stratégique dans la perception du Christianisme tel que présenté par les exégètes musulmans ? Leur présence dans le Coran et l’exégèse coranique permet-elle d’engager une nouvelle réflexion sur les enjeux théologiques du dialogue interreligieux ?

Contrat

– Durée : 24 mois. Démarrage : 1er janvier 2021 Fin : 31 décembre 2023 (prolongeable d’un an en cas d’évaluation positive. La prolongation éventuelle est conditionnée par la soumission/sélection du projet de recherche auprès de différents organismes de financement tels que F.R.S.-FNRS, FRESH ou les fonds internes de l’université (FSR).

– Rémunération : Le salaire est conforme aux règlements de l’UCLouvain pour les bourses de doctorat. La bourse est gratuite mais inclut les frais de sécurité sociale.

– Date limite de candidature : 15 octobre 2020

– Date de début du contrat : 1er janvier 2021

– Domaines de spécialisation : Études coraniques et islamiques (et notamment l’exégèse), linguistique arabe, théologie islamique avec intérêt pour les questions interreligieuses.

Compétences attendues

– Le/La candidat(e) doit être titulaire d’un Master dans les domaines suivants : langue et littérature arabes, islamologie. Il doit être capable de lire facilement les sources arabes classiques et en particulier les sources classiques, modernes et contemporaines Tafasīr.

– Il/elle peut travailler aussi bien individuellement que dans une équipe multidisciplinaire.

– Il/elle parlera couramment l’Anglais et le Français. La connaissance de l’allemand sera considérée comme un atout.

– La thèse de doctorat pourrait être rédigée en français ou en anglais.

Calendrier

Date d’ouverture des candidatures : 1er septembre 2020

Date limite de dépôt des candidatures : 15 octobre 2020 à minuit (heure de Bruxelles).

Analyse des candidatures et entretiens des candidats par vidéoconférence : 15 octobre au 15 novembre 2020.

Annonce des résultats : 1er décembre 2020.

Début du contrat de doctorat : 1er janvier 2021.

Début de l’examen des candidatures : 1er octobre 2020.

Les candidats doivent soumettre :

– Une lettre de candidature,

– CV,

– Table des matières, introduction et conclusion de leur mémoire de master, ou une publication universitaire (si possible)

– Deux lettres de recommandation

L’ensemble doit être transmis au Pr. Mehdi Azaiez à l’adresse mehdi.azaiez@uclouvain.be, Département de théologie, Université de Louvain la Neuve, Belgique.

Pour plus d’informations sur cette bourse doctorale, veuillez lire les informations complémentaires (PDF) et/ou écrire à Mehdi Azaiez à mehdi.azaiez@uclouvain.be.

English

The UCLouvain in Belgium, RSCS Institute and Faculty of Theology, invites applications for one doctoral fellowship funded by the Seedfund FSR (Université Catholique de Louvain).

The main assignment will consist in carrying out a research project by writing a PhD dissertation. The candidate will also participate in the elaboration and conduct of projects in the field of Quranic and Islamic Studies (Seminar, Colloquim). These tasks will be supervised by Prof. Mehdi Azaiez.

Your dissertation will be devoted to the subject of Jesus’ Apostles (ḥawāriyyūn) in Islamic exegesis. The doctoral student will contribute to illuminating the place and the treatment of the apostles of Jesus in the history of Qur’ānic exegesis and more broadly in the Islamic Tradition. The topic has yet to receive a full treatment, making this an important career opportunity and desideratum for the field. The objective of this research will consist in answering the following questions: How do classical, modern and contemporary Islamic exegetical traditions engage the theme of the disciples of Jesus? What representations, images and ideas are attached to them? Is there any difference in the treatment of these figures according to the major trends or tendencies in the Islamic exegesis traditions, i.e. between Sunnism, Shiism, Sufism, the ‘rationalist’ tendencies? Do the apostles play a specific and strategic role in the perception of Christianity as presented by Muslim exegetes? What does their presence in the Qur’ān and Qur’ānic exegesis suggest for the historical-theological commitments of interreligious dialogue?

Contract

– Duration: 24 months. Starting: January 1, 2021 Ending: December 31, 2023 (extendable for 1 year upon positive evaluation. The potential extension is conditioned by the submission/selection of the research project to different funding bodies such as F.R.S.-FNRS, FRESH or the university internal funds (FSR).

– Remuneration: The salary is according to UCLouvain regulations for PhD scholarship. The fellowship is free of charge but includes social security costs.

– Deadline for application: 15 October 2020

– Contract start date: January 1, 2021

– Areas of specialization: Qur’ānic and Islamic studies (and particularly exegesis), Arabic linguistics, Islamic theology; interreligious theology and dialogue.

Required Qualifications

– The candidate must hold a Master’s degree, preferably in classical Arabic. He/she must be able to read easily classical Arabic sources and in particular classical, modern and contemporary Tafasīr.

– He/She can work both individually as in a multidisciplinary team

– He/She will be fluent in English and French. Knowledge of German will be considered an asset.

The PhD Dissertation will be written in French or in English.

Calendar

Application opening date: 1st september 2020

Application closing date: 15 October 2020 at midnight (Brussels time).

Analysis of applications and video-conference interviews of candidates: 15 October to 15 November 2020.

Announcement of results: 1st December 2020.

Start of the doctoral contract: 1 January 2021.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2020. Applicants for this position should submit:

– A motivation letter,

– CV,

– Table of contents, Introduction and Conclusion from the Master’s thesis, or an academic publication (if possible)

– Two letters of recommendation to Prof. Mehdi Azaiez at mehdi.azaiez@uclouvain.be, Department of Theology, University of Louvain la Neuve, Belgique.

For more information about the fellowship, please read additional information (PDF) and/or write to Mehdi Azaiez at mehdi.azaiez@uclouvain.be.

 

عقد دراسات عليا (منحة دكتوراه)

في حقل الدراسات القرآنية

يعلن كل من معهد أبحاث الديانات والروحانيّات والثقافات والمجتمعات (RSCS)، وكلّية اللاهوت في جامعة لوفين الجديدة (Université de Louvain la Neuve) عن منحة لتحضير شهادة الدكتوراه. إلى جانب إعداد أطروحته/ا، يتعيّن على الطالب/ة الباحث الممنوح إعداد وصوغ وتنفيذ مشاريع علميّة في ميدان الدراسات القرآنيّة (حلقات بحث، ندوات، محاضرات، إلخ)، وذلك تحت إشراف الأستاذ مهدي عزيِّز.

يحمل مشروع الأطروحة عنوان “حواريو المسيح في التفاسير القرآنية” ويهدف إلى استقصاء سرديّات المفسّرين الأكثر تأثيرًا في العصور الوسطى والحديثة والمعاصرة حول تلامذة المسيح ودراسة التصوّرات المرتبطة بهذه الشخصيّات. كما يعمل البحث على تحديد الاختلافات، إن وجدت، بين تيّارات التفسير الإسلامي الكبرى السنّيّة والشيعيّة والصوفيّة والعقلانيّة، في تعاملها مع الحواريين. ويسعى البحث إلى معرفة ما إن كانت التصوّرات حول الحواريين قد لعبت دوراً خاصًّا مُهِمّ في تشكّل نظرة المفسّرين المسلمين إلى المسيحيّة بصورةٍ عامّة، لعلّ مقاربة موقع الحواريين في القرآن وتفاسيره تفتح الباب لتأمّلات جديدة حول التحدّيات اللاهوتيّة التي يثيرها سؤال حوار الأديان.

مدّة العقد 24 شهرًا تبدأ في 1 جانفي/كانون الثاني 2021 وتنتهي في 31 ديسمبر/كانون الأوّل 2023، مع إمكانيّة تمديد البحث سنةً إضافيّة واحدة، شريطة حصول الطالب/ة الباحث/ة على تقييم إيجابيّ وعلى موافقة مختلف هيئات التمويل المعنيّة بالمشروع سواء من داخل الجامعة (FSR) أو من خارجها (F.R.S.-FNRS, FRESH).

يتلقّى الطالب/ة الباحث/ة دخلاً شهريًّا حسب القوانين المعمول بها في جامعة لوفين الجديدة فيما يتعلّق بمنح الدراسات العليا. يعفى هذا الدخل من الضرائب لكنّه يخضع لاقتطاعات التأمين الاجتماعي.

تندرج الأطروحة في كلّ من حقول الدراسات الإسلاميّة والقرآنيّة، خاصّة دراسات التفسير، والألسنيّات العربيّة واللاهوت الإسلامي، وتهتمّ بأسئلة حوار الأديان.

المؤهلات المطلوبة:

يشترط بالمترشّح/ة

أن يكون حاصلاً على درجة الماستر أو ما يعادلها في حقل الدراسات العربية والإسلاميّة.

أن يتقن العربيّة الفصحى الكلاسيكيّة والحديثة بما يكفي لقراءة وتحليل المصادر خصوصًا في حقل التفسير.

أن يتقن الفرنسيّة والإنكليزيّة، وهما لغتا البحث، وتُترك للطالب/ة الباحث/ة حريّة كتابة أطروحته باللغة التي يشاء منهما. ستولى عناية خاصّة للمشاريع التي يلمّ أصحابها بالألمانيّة إضافةّ إلى هاتين اللغتين.

أن يكون قادرًا على حدّ سواء على العمل بمفرده وضمن فريق متعدّد الاختصاصات.

الجدول الزّمني:

تاريخ فتح الترشّح: 1 سبتمبر 2020.

تاريخ الإقفال: 15 أكتوبر/تشرين الأوّل 2020 منتصف اللّيل (بتوقيت مدينة بروكسل).

فرز الترشّحات ومقابلة المترشّحين عن طريق التّداول بالفيديو: من 15 أكتوبر/أيلول إلى 15 نوفمبر/تشرين الأوّل 2020.

الإعلان عن النّتائج: 1 ديسمبر/كانون الأوّل 2020،

بداية العقد: 1 جانفي/كانون الثاني 2021.

يجب على المترشّحين تقديم الوثائق التّلية:

رسالة ترشُّح

سيرة حياة مهنيّة (CV)

فهرس ومقدّمة وخاتمة رسالة الماستر أو ما يعادلها، أو نسخة من عمل جامعيّ منشور.

رسالتا توصية.

يرسل ملف الترشّح إلى الأستاذ مهدي عزيِّز على العنوان التّالي:

mehdi.azaiez@uclouvain.be

يمكن الحصول عل معلومات أكثر بخصوص هذه المنحة بالكتابة على العنوان إيّاه.

شكراً لناصر بن رجب وإياس حسن على مساعدتهم في الترجمة

Enki Baptiste

Doctorant en Histoire médiévale (Université Lumière Lyon 2 - CIHAM UMR 5648 / CEFAS USR 3141)

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[Journée d’étude] La liberté humaine en islam classique : approches plurielles, Paris (IISMM),18 nov. 2020

Le mercredi 18 novembre 2020 (9h – 17h) à Paris (54 Boulevard Raspail, 6e arr., Salle 9)

Organisée par :

Amal Belkamel, doctorante – EPHE

Mehdi Berriah, assistant professor – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Pierre Lory, directeur d’études – EPHE

Argumentaire

La liberté humaine est une notion fondamentale au cours de l’histoire de la pensée islamique. Elle fut, au fil des siècles, l’objet de controverses et se situa au cœur de décisions politiques importantes.

Sur le plan politique, l’existence et la reconnaissance, en terre d’islam, des catégories dites des Gens du Livre (ahl al-kitāb), corrobore l’idée d’une liberté de croyance et de culte en islam. Pourtant, dès la mort de Muḥammad (m. 632), Abū Bakr entrepris des actions contre ceux qui se détournèrent de l’allégeance à la religion, ce qui pose le questionnement de la place de la liberté humaine dans son rapport au divin. Plus tard se développera le questionnement autour du statut du musulman « pervers » dans ses actions (fāsiq) ou dans sa doctrine (zindīq). Une seconde question, plus théologique (relative au qadāʾ wa-l-qadar), se pose en parallèle : les hommes sont-ils libres de leurs croyances et de leurs actes ou n’ont-ils aucune marge de manœuvre face à la décision divine ? Peut-on parler d’une volonté humaine en face de la volonté de Dieu ? Nous trouvons dans le Coran des versets qui cautionnent la préséance de la toute-puissance divine et d’autres versets qui prônent le prisme de la volonté humaine. Mais à chaque fois ces versets sont pris et examinés à part, sans faire référence aux versets qui les précèdent. Ainsi, au cœur de l’arbitrage suite à la bataille de Ṣiffīn (37/657) opposant ʿAlī et Muʿāwiyya, les Khārijites isolèrent un verset coranique menant à rompre toute possibilité de consensus et déclenchant une scission dans la umma. Sous le règne du calife abbasside al-Ma’mūn (m. 833), le primat de la raison humaine et de la doctrine de la création du Coran établit les fondements d’une nouvelle dogmatique avant de voir resurgir, quelques années plus tard, le dogme de la toute-puissance divine. Alors que le pouvoir politique n’a cessé d’être à la fois le précurseur et le pourfendeur de ces doctrines, qu’en est-il des positions parmi les théologiens et penseurs de l’islam ?

Dans une approche islamologique pluridisciplinaire, cette journée d’étude proposera quelques éclairages sur les sens qu’a pu revêtir la notion de liberté pendant la période dite de l’islam médiéval (VIIe-XVe siècle) aussi bien chez les juristes, à travers le statut de celui qui délaisse la prière (tārik al-ṣalāt), chez les théologiens du kalām où elle s’articule principalement autour de la volonté divine (mashīʾa) et de la volonté humaine (irāda) dans son rapport avec la capacité (qudra) et du choix (ikhtiyār); et chez les mystiques et les philosophes. 

Programme Journée Liberté août 2020-2

Enki Baptiste

Doctorant en Histoire médiévale (Université Lumière Lyon 2 - CIHAM UMR 5648 / CEFAS USR 3141)

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