All opportunities and due dates.

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 :: UCLA: Librarian for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. The UCLA Library seeks a highly collaborative, knowledgeable, and user-driven librarian to work with students and faculty to advance research, scholarship, and teaching in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies. Applicants should have an ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience). Applicants should be fluent in Arabic and have reading knowledge of Turkish or Persian. Minimum 2 years’ experience in an academic library setting is preferred. Please submit CV, cover letter, and three references by Apr 23. Details.

Call for Papers :: Mosques, Families, and Islamic Law (21-23 Aug 2019 | Gothenburg, Sweden). The purpose of this workshop is to investigate the dimensions of institutional embeddedness of Islam in the Nordic countries, as mosques seek to be responsive institutions for the needs of Muslims, challenged by economic, legal, and political alternatives. How are Muslims in mosques (and beyond) articulating their legal, ethical and normative identities? How many so-called Islamic councils are there in the Nordic countries? What kind of Islamic law and ethics issues are seen by the courts and quasi-courts in the Nordic countries? Please submit abstracts of 300 words and a short CV to Niels Valdemar Vinding ( by May 1. Travel/accommodation will be covered. Details.

Call for Applications :: Mejlis Institute Summer School in Languages (Armenian, Persian, Turkish) and Connected Histories (15 Jul-15 Aug 2019 | Yerevan, Armenia). This four-week intensive summer program will consist of three parallel language courses—Armenian, Persian, and Turkish—and a series of seminars devoted to topics in connected histories of Armenia, Iran, and Anatolia, from the medieval period onward. While applicants of different levels will be considered, preference will be given to those who have already achieved the intermediate or advanced levels. MA and PhD students engaged in research and interested in working on particular sources will also be given an opportunity to receive additional guidance on individual basis. Application deadline is May 1. Details.

Call for Applications :: American University in Cairo Summer Institute for Islamic Studies (Jun-Aug 2019 | Cairo, Egypt). We are pleased to announce the launch of a Summer@AUC Islamic Studies Institute. It includes two four-week programs, each one conducted by international scholars of Qurʾān, ḥadīth, law, and Sufism, combining group lectures with Arabic language tutoring, primary source textual readings, and engagement with scholars in the field. Open to students of all backgrounds and religious affiliations, this is an all-inclusive opportunity as housing, food, field trips, and activities are included ($2,500). Please apply by May 1. Details.

Call for Applications :: Harvard Medieval Studies Undergraduate Essay Prize. The Committee on Medieval Studies will award one prize of $250 for the best paper on any topic in Medieval Studies by a student in Harvard College. Students in all concentrations are eligible for consideration. Please submit information form (on the website), two copies of the paper, and one faculty letter of nomination to by May 3 at 5 pm. Details.

Call for Papers :: Law & Environment in the Indian Ocean World (4-5 Oct 2019 | Philadelphia, PA). The purpose of the workshop is to: 1) Bring together senior and junior scholars of law and/or environment who are working in the newly-vibrant field of Indian Ocean World history; 2) Generate a methodological conversation between legal historians and historians of environment and science anchored on the category of time and how differing notions shape practices of evidence selection, gathering, and testimony in the court and laboratory. We invite abstracts for an exploratory workshop, where we will discuss articles/chapters in progress and which have not been submitted for publication. Interested applicants should submit a 300-word abstract and short CV to Debjani Bhattacharyya ( and Laurie Wood ( by May 15. Article-length papers (8,000-10,000 words) will be due for circulation among participants and invited commentators by Aug 30. Domestic airfare, accommodation, and most meals will be covered. Details.

Call for Applications :: Fellowships for Editing Texts in Islamic Intellectual History (2019-2020 | Bonn, Germany). With the support of the Alexander von Humboldt Kolleg of the Islamicate Intellectual History of the Later Middle and Early Modern Periods at the University of Bonn, scholars are invited to submit a proposal for the critical edition and/or translation into English of a key text of this period—either one of the unpublished parts of Ṣadr al-Sharīʿa’s (d. 747/1347) Taʿdīl al-ʿulūm, or another text freely chosen by the applicant. Please submit CV, proposal (maximum five pages), and three references to by noon on May 17. Fellowship includes 2,650 euros/month plus travel to/from Germany, and typically begins in Oct. Details.

Call for Papers :: Words Laying Down the Law: Translating Arabic Legal Discourse (7-8 Oct 2019 | London, UK). The Governance Programme at the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations invites papers for a two-day conference on translations of legal discourse in Arabic-speaking contexts. What is the impact of translation on the diffusion of legal concepts? Does the translation of legal terminology modify the perception of the corresponding legal phenomena in observable and applied ways? How are words translated from legal discourse into everyday discourse, and does translation happen in the other direction? Our goal is to set up a framework for exploring the effects of translation on how law is applied and understood in Arabic and/or by Arabic speakers. Please send abstracts of 500 words to by May 31. Selected presenters will be notified by Jun 30. Details.

Call for Papers :: Association for Iranian Studies 2020 Conference (25-28 Aug 2020 | Salamanca, Spain). AIS members are invited to submit proposals for a paper, panel, roundtable, or special session (such as an exhibit or performance) by Jul 15. Registration costs $100, or $60 for students. Details.

Call for Applications :: Middle East Studies Association 2019 Awards. MESA is inviting nominations for mentoring and service awards (Jun 1); dissertation awards (Jul 1); graduate student paper prize (Aug 31); and undergraduate education award (Aug 31). Details.

Call for Submissions :: Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition. The International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University invites submissions from law and graduate students for its 10th annual writing competition. Scholarly papers relating to the topic of domestic or international religious liberty, consisting of 9,000-13,000 words, can be emailed to by Jul 1. Seven cash prizes between $1,000 and $4,000 will be awarded. Details.

Call for Nominations :: Harold Berman Prize for Excellence in Law & Religion Scholarship. This annual award, presented by the Association of American Law Schools, Section on Law and Religion, recognizes a paper that “has made an outstanding scholarly contribution to the field of law and religion.” To be eligible, a paper must be published by a faculty member or fellow at an AALS Member School with no more than 10 years’ experience between July 15, 2018 and July 15, 2019. Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations should include the name of the author, the title of the paper, a statement of eligibility, and a brief rationale for choosing the paper for the award, and should be sent to Christopher Lund at by Aug 15. The winner will receive an award plaque at the AALS annual meeting in January 2020. Details.

Call for Papers :: Women and Gender Studies in the Middle East (Mar 2021 | Beirut, Lebanon). The Association for Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS) is inviting submissions for an international conference, in partnership with local universities. A variety of topics are welcome, including politics, economics, history, sexualities, culture, arts, and digital humanities. Please email abstracts (250 words) to by Oct 30. Details.