All opportunities and due dates.

Princeton University: Near Eastern Studies Librarian. Details. University of Exeter: Postdoctoral Fellows, Shīʿī Islamic Studies (applications due Oct 17; one position available immediately, two positions available starting Apr 1, 2019). Details. Wellesley College: Assistant Professor, Islamic Art (applications due Oct 29). Details. Princeton University: Postdoctoral Researcher, Modern Iran (applications due Oct 31; position starts Sep 1, 2019). Details. Boise State University: Assistant Professor, Middle Eastern History (applications due Nov 1; position starts Aug 14, 2019). Details. American University of Sharjah: Professor, Middle Eastern History (applications due Nov 1; position starts Fall 2019). Details. University of Chicago: Postdoctoral Researcher, History of Knowledge (applications due Nov 1; position starts July 1, 2019). Details. Hampden-Sydney College: Assistant Professor, Islamic History (applications due Nov 15). Details. American University of Beirut: Chair, Arabic and Islamic Studies (applications due Nov 15; position starts Aug 15, 2019). Details. American University of Beirut: Professor, Modern Middle East/Arab History (applications due Nov 30; position starts Aug 15, 2019). Details. American University of Beirut: Chair, History and Archaeology (applications due Nov 30; position starts Aug 15, 2019). Details. Yale University: Postdoctoral Fellow, Iranian Studies (applications due Dec 1; position starts Aug 2019). Details. University of Wisconsin–Madison: Assistant Professor, Gender in the Middle East (applications due Dec 15; position starts Aug 2019). Details.

Calls for Applications :: The Maydan’s mapping/database project provides application deadline information and program webpages for graduate and undergraduate programs in Islamic/Middle Eastern Studies.

Calls for Applications :: See a list of upcoming application deadlines for LL.M. programs at U.S. law schools here.

Call for Applications :: Arabian Peninsula Research Travel Grants. The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University announces travel research grants per Wintersession and summer research for Harvard students (undergraduate or graduate, any school) engaging in research in the Arabian Peninsula (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Yemen, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman). The application requires a proposal (maximum 750 word), budget, letter of recommendation from Harvard professor, and unofficial transcript (from most recent university if first year graduate student). Details.

Call for Applications :: Mellon Fellowships in Critical Bibliography (2019-2020). The Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography works to advance the study of texts, images, and artifacts as material objects through capacious, interdisciplinary scholarship. This fellowship is open to early-career scholars and includes tuition waivers for two Rare Book School courses, as well as funding for scholars to participate in the Society’s Annual Meeting and Orientation. Additional funds are available for fellows to organize symposia at their home institutions, and fellows will have the option of attending a bibliographical field school to visit libraries, archives, and collections in New York City. Online applications due Nov. 1. Details.

Call for Papers :: Criminal Law Developments in Muslim-Majority Countries (5-6 Mar 2019 | Tehran, Iran). The Research Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Tehran is inviting abstracts for an international conference on “Criminal Law Developments in the Muslim-Majority Countries in the Light of Interaction between Shari’a and Law.” The judicial and legal structures of Muslim-majority countries have changed drastically in the recent decades. Importantly, the experience of modern criminal law in the context of constitution-making processes in Muslim countries has not been thoroughly discussed yet, particularly from a comparative perspective. Against this background, this conference aims to make a strong contribution to the debate on criminal law reform in the context of public demand for Islamic justice. Please submit abstracts (700-1,000 words) online by Nov 15. Details.

Call for Papers :: School of Mamluk Studies Conference (15-17 Jun 2019 | Tokyo, Japan). The first day of the conference will be under the theme “The Sacred in Mamluk Society.” The sacred may be interpreted in a variety of ways, from spaces that were believed to be sacred to those which had any relationship with the sacred, as well as the rituals and/or practices that enabled and maintained the sacred. Paper proposals for the themed day must be submitted online by Oct 31. The following two days of the conference will be structured in panels, which may focus on any aspect of the intellectual, political, social, economic, and artistic life of the Mamluk period. Panel proposals must be submitted online by Nov 30. The conference registration fees will be 7000 yen (approximately $63) for participants and attendees. Details.

Call for Papers :: The Qurʾān and Ethiopia: Context and Reception (8 Apr 2019 | Washington, DC). Connections between the Qurʾān and Ethiopia are vast and varied. On the one hand, Ethiopia provides an important historical context (among many others) for understanding the Qurʾān in its Late Antique milieu. After all, throughout Late Antiquity, Ethiopia was a major political power, situated just across the Red Sea from the Arabian Peninsula. On the other hand, the Qurʾān also had—and still has—a reception in Ethiopia. This one-day symposium aims to locate the Qurʾān in Ethiopia, both as a context for its early development and as a location for its later reception. Abstracts describing the precise topic treated with a length of approximately 200-300 words can be sent as an electronic version (PDF and Word) to Aaron Butts ( The deadline for submission is Nov 1. Papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in an edited volume, which aims to make this interesting topic available to a wider audience. Details.

Call for Applications :: American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) Fellowships (2019-2020 | Turkey). Grants are available for advanced PhD students and post-doctoral scholars for research in Turkey, related to all fields of the humanities (history, art, literature, etc.) and social sciences. Terms range from one month to a year. Online application form and three letters of recommendation are due by Nov 1. Details.

Call for Papers :: Law and Society Association (LSA) Conference (30 May-2 Jun 2019 | Washington, DC). The theme of the 2019 annual meeting is “dignity.” Dignity is a core idea in many different legal traditions and is shaped by a variety of struggles. It provides a bridge across cultures intersecting with diverse values and identities. Topics include dignity and judging, dignity and austerity, dignity and lawyering, dignity and the unwritten code of democracy, dignity and corruption, and dignity and social movements. Individual papers, as well as proposals for panels, are invited and should be submitted online by Nov 7. As in previous years, the Islamic Law and Society Collaborative Research Network would like to sponsor 2-3 panels. You can list Islamic Law and Society as your preferred designation in your direct submission to the LSA and the organizers, Tamir Moustafa ( and Intisar Rabb (, will endeavor to build panels from these individual submissions. Also, please let them know if you are interested in serving as a chair/discussant. Details.

Call for Applications :: Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Fellowships (2019-2020 | Harvard University). Applications are invited from a broad range of researchers (faculty and post-docs) and practitioners who will work over the course of the year on pressing issues in ethics. The general theme will be “Ethics of Technological and Biomedical Innovation.” Applications due Nov 15. Details.

Call for Applications :: Endangered Archives Programme (2019-2020). The EAP has been running at the British Library since 2004 with the aim of preserving rare vulnerable archival material around the world. There three main types of grant: Pilot projects investigate the potential for and/or feasibility of a major grant. A pilot can also be a small digitization project. They should last for no more than 12 months and have a budget limit of £15,000. Major projects gather and copy material. This type of grant may also relocate the material to a more secure location/institution within the country. These projects usually last 12 months, or up to 24 months and have a budget limit of £60,000. Area grants will be awarded for larger scale projects. They are similar to a major grant, but larger in scale and ambition. Applicants must demonstrate an outstanding track record of archival preservation work and be associated with an institution that has the capacity to facilitate a large-scale project. The EAP will only award a maximum of two area grants in each funding round. They can last for up to 24 months and have a budget limit of £150,000. A further type of grant will be introduced in 2019: Rapid-response grants can be used to safeguard an archive which is in immediate and severe danger. These grants are intended for the most urgent situations where a delay in the decision process could result in extensive damage to the material. These grants are not subject to the time restrictions of the yearly EAP funding cycle and can be applied for at any time. They must last for less than 12 months and have a budget limit of £15,000. See website for instructions on how to submit an application by Nov 19. Details.

Middle East Beyond Borders Graduate Student Workshop (Sep-Nov 2018 | Harvard University). This workshop aims to foster an interdisciplinary community of scholars working on the past and present of the Middle East. It takes as its founding premise the idea that the “Middle East” as an object of inquiry must fundamentally engage notions of boundaries, mobility, and transformation. Its goal is to offer a platform for collaboration and discussion to all Middle East scholars at Harvard, across a wide range of academic fields and disciplines. If you are interested in workshopping a dissertation/book chapter or PhD prospectus draft this Fall 2018, please get in touch as soon as possible. Workshops are scheduled for 6:00 pm on alternating Mondays during the months of September, October, and November. If you would like to present, please email Johannes Makar ( or Armaan Siddiqi ( with your preferred month and a working title of your paper.

Call for Papers :: British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS) Conference (15-16 Apr 2019 | Nottingham, UK). The organizers invite proposals for whole panels or individual papers for their sixth annual conference. Islamic Studies is broadly understood to include all disciplinary approaches to the study of Islam and Muslim societies (majority and minority), modern and premodern. Plenary lectures will be delivered by Maribel Fierro (CSIC, Madrid), Khaled Fahmy (University of Cambridge), and Alison Scott-Baumann (SOAS, London). Please submit a 200-word abstract using the online form to by Nov 30. Details.

Call For Papers :: Ibadi Manuscripts and Manuscript Cultures (5-6 Apr 2019 | Ifrane, Morocco). This workshop aims to highlight the importance of the cultures of producing, using, buying, selling, endowing, and transmitting Ibadi manuscripts from the earliest history of the community to the 20th century. The intention is to bring those interested in Ibadi manuscripts together in order to workshop drafts of short research articles on different aspects of this topic, which will later be proposed for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Islamic Manuscripts. Please send proposals (max. 500 words) by Dec 1 to Paul Love ( or Soufien Mestaoui ( Applicants will be notified by early Jan 2019. Participants will be asked to submit working drafts of their articles (in Arabic, English, or French) by Mar 1, 2019. Housing and meals at Al Akhawayn University are covered. Details.

Call for Applications :: Bibliographical Society of America Fellowships (2019-2020). Each year, the Society funds a number of fellowships designed to promote bibliographical inquiry and research. Supported projects may range chronologically from clay tablets and papyrus rolls to contemporary literary texts and born-digital materials. Topics relating to books and manuscripts in any field and of any period are eligible for consideration as long as they include analysis of the physical object—that is, the handwritten, printed, or other textual artifact—as historical evidence. Application form, proposal, CV, and two letters of recommendation are due Dec 1. Details.

Call for Applications :: Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History (9-22 Jun 2019 | Madison, WI). The American Society for Legal History and the Institute for Legal Studies at the University of Wisconsin Law School are pleased to invite applications for the tenth biennial Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History. The two-week program features presentations by guest scholars, discussions of core readings in legal history, and analysis of the work of the participants in the Institute. It will be led by Mitra Sharafi, Professor of Law and Legal Studies at UW-M. Scholars in law, history, and other disciplines pursuing research on legal history of any part of the world are eligible to apply (preference will be given to applications from scholars at an early stage of their career: beginning faculty members, doctoral students who have completed or almost completed their dissertations, and J.D. graduates with appropriate backgrounds). Travel, hotel room, and most meals will be provided. Submit the following in a single attachment to CV and Statement of Purpose (maximum 500 words) describing your current work, specific research interests, and the broader perspectives on legal history that inform your work. In addition, arrange to have two letters of recommendation emailed by the deadline of Dec 3. Details.

Call for Papers :: Symposia Iranica (9-10 Apr 2019 | Cambridge, UK). For the 4th Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies, hosted by the University of Cambridge at St. John’s College, we are welcoming proposals that engage with any aspect of Iranian studies within the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Topics include history, politics, law, cultural heritage, literature, media, and comparative studies. Online submissions due Dec 30. Details.

Call for Applications :: Spring Seminar: The Corporation in Early Modern Political Thought (Feb-Apr 2019 | Washington, DC). The corporation was a foundation of medieval and early modern political, religious, and commercial life and a central feature of early modern European thought about overseas expansion. This seminar will trace the evolution of the corporation as an idea and an institution, particularly in relation to European commerce and empire in Asia, Africa, the Atlantic, and Mediterranean worlds. It will engage with questions about legal and institutional pluralism and the composite nature of imperial sovereignty, the intimate relationship between political economy and political thought, the development of ideas about the distinctions between “public” good and “private” interest, and the ways in which encounters with other Europeans as well as indigenous peoples outside Europe influenced European political and economic thought. Apply online by Jan 7 at Details.

Call for Papers :: Law and Development Institute Conference (6 Dec 2019 | Dubai, UAE). Law, legal frameworks, and institutions have a significant impact on economic and social development. This tenth annual international conference will focus on the role of law and legal institutions for development in the Islamic world. Interested speakers should email a one-page abstract by Feb 1 to Details.

Call for Applications :: American Center of Oriental Research Fellowships (2019-2020 | Amman, Jordan). Funding/residential fellowships are available for graduate students and scholars in all areas of Middle Eastern studies, including archaeological fieldwork. Apply online by Feb 1. Details.