CFP - "Muslim Maritime Violence in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean (650-1650)" (MESA, Montreal, 2-5 November 2023)

“Muslim Maritime Violence in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean (650-1650)”

The Mediterranean Seminar invites paper proposals for a panel to be proposed for the 2023 MESA Annual Meeting to be held on November 2-5 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

papers of Dr Gotthelf Bergsträsser

Dr Gotthelf Bergsträsser was an important scholar who disappeared in 1933 while hiking in Bavaria. Does anyone on the list have information about where his papers, his literary Nachlass, are housed (if they are at all preserved)? I am particularly interested in an Arabic alchemical manuscript, K. Inkishaf al-sirr al-maktum, which was in his possession; no other copy seems to be known. J. Ruska saw it and provides information in his Tabula Esmeralda, and this info is repeated by Manfred Ullmann in his handbook n the occult sciences. Many thanks!

British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS) Prize in the Study of Islam and the Muslim World: 2023 round open for submissions

We are delighted to announce that the 2023 round of the British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS) Prize in the Study of Islam and the Muslim World is now open for submissions.

This international prize is awarded annually to the best doctoral thesis or unpublished first monograph based on a doctoral thesis. The award includes a cash prize of £1000 which will be officially presented at the Annual Conference of BRAIS. 

The deadline is Tue 28 February 2023, 5pm GMT.

REMINDER Heid Research Fellowship (University of Michigan Library)

Just a reminder of this fellowship opportunity --- applications open through 1 February 


fyi --- the Heid fellowship supports onsite work with special collections, including the Islamic Manuscripts Collection. Please share widely!


Ralph C. and Mary Lynn Heid Rare Materials Research Fellowship

Jackson Lecture in Byzantine Art: Dr. Andrea Achi, "Byzantium and Africa (4th—15th centuries CE)" (Friday 3 February 2023)

You are cordially invited to 
The Jackson Lecture in Byzantine Art
Dr. Andrea Myers Achi
"Byzantium and Africa (4th—15th centuries CE)"

Friday, February 3, 2023, 3:30 PM EST

Dr. Andrea Achi will speak on the art and visual culture of Africa and Byzantium, the topic of her upcoming 2023 exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The talk is free and open to the public.


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