Welcome to H-Mideast-Medieval, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. H-MidEast-Medieval is a digital network for scholars and others interested in the study of the Islamic lands of the Middle East during the medieval period (defined roughly as 500-1500 C.E.). The network is sponsored by Middle East Medievalists (MEM).

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Register now: The 16th Arabic Papyrology Webclass: Arabic Documents Referring to Jerusalem (7th - 16th centuries)

Although literary sources provide a very rich image of Muslim Jerusalem (7th-16th centuries), they mostly focus on religious buildings and feasts. In contrast to this, papyri and papers have a clear interest in routine economy. In order to  understand how markets and main streets worked; what houses and garden looked like; where food and water came from; how immigrants and residents interacted, etc., we will combine both. - We will read (mostly published) documents and discuss recents scholarship.

Cfp: 'The Qur'an: Text, Translation, and Culture' Conference, 9-10 November 2018


‘The Qur’an: Text, Translation, and Culture’
Friday 9–Saturday 10 November 2018
SOAS, University of London

Convenors: Prof. M.A.S. Abdel Haleem and Dr Mustafa Shah

Deadline for abstracts: 30 April 2018


Call for Applications: Transregional Academy “Infrastructures, Regions and Urbanizations”

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Stiftung – Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland in cooperation with the National University Singapore (NUS) cordially invite doctoral and postdoctoral scholars from the humanities and social sciences to apply for a Transregional Academy. It will be convened from September 29th to October 7th 2018 at NUS in Singapore on the topic of “Infrastructures, Regions and Urbanizations” and chaired by Andreas Eckert (Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin), Weiqiang Lin, James D.

Publication announcement: Le waqf de la mosquée des Omeyyades de Damas. Le manuscrit ottoman d'un inventaire mamelouk établi en 816/1413

Dear colleagues,

we are pleased to announce the publication of Le waqf de la mosquée des Omeyyades de Damas. Le manuscrit ottoman d'un inventaire mamelouk établi en 816/1413 (Presses de l'Ifpo, Feb. 2018). Complete information is available on the Presses de l'Ifpo website.

Call for Graduate Applications – Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations, The American University in Cairo (deadline: 1 April 2018)

The Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations (ARIC) at the American University in Cairo (AUC) is pleased to announce its Fall 2018 graduate admissions cycle (deadline: 1 April 2018).
MA students my chose one from the following areas of specialization:
- Middle East History
- Islamic Art and Architecture
- Arabic Literature (classical and modern)