There is a common but mistaken belief that the history of numerical notations is a unilinear progression from simple to advanced and cumbersome to efficient. In the Western scholarly tradition, the Roman numerals are denigrated as a clumsy notation, abandoned because of their inefficiency in favour of the Indo-Arabic (Western) numerals.
Muslims: a European History 16th-21st c.
I would like to share with you that a new translation of al-Mas`udi's Muruj al-dhahab wa-ma`adin al-jawhar has just been concluded by Tarif Khalidi and the massive text can be found on the webpage of the Khalidi Library, Jerusalem (https://www.khalidilibrary.org/en). Here is a direct link to access the pdf file: https://www.khalidilibrary.org//public/files/server/masudi.pdf.
Scholar, curator, teacher, mentor, and trail blazer, Esin Atıl (1937–2019) was all of that and more. Her groundbreaking exhibitions and publications covered a wide range of topics and set new standards in the field of the arts of the Islamic world for their content, design, and presentation. This gathering of leading international art historians will reflect on the remarkable career of one of the first female curators in her field of expertise and assess her success in bringing unrivaled attention to the arts and cultures of the Islamic world.
The 2021 biennial Indonesia Council Open Conference (ICOC2021) will be held 14 - 16 July 2021, hosted by The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia. The conference itself will be held 15-16 July, with a postgraduate workshop on 14 July.
Due to ongoing restrictions, ICOC 2021 will be held in hybrid mode: all events will be held online, with some limited in-person attendance. Registration is FREE; we welcome all academics, students and practitioners working on Indonesia-related research.
The nine-day course will be held in London's Aga Khan Centre. Run by leading experts on gender and Islam, the programme will bring together scholars and students from diverse backgrounds to discuss key issues in the study of gender in Muslim contexts.
The programme is designed in collaboration with Simon Fraser University, Centre for Comparitive Muslim Studies, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and will feature lecturers and guest speakers from partner institutions.
Module topics include:
Gender and Sharia
CA18129 is co-organising Fifteenth International Conference of Iconographic Studies with the Center for Iconographic Studies (University of Rijeka), the Department of Art History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (University of Split), and the Department of Education, Cultural Heritage and Tourism (University of Macerata). There will be 3 sessions within the Conference sponsored by COST Action CA18129 and dedicated to the topics relevant to the Action.
This grant is new in 2021-2022. It is designed for scholars with limited time or limited institutional support for their research. It is open to U.S. citizen postdoctoral, adjunct, community college, HBCU/MSI faculty, and visiting or independent scholars whose access to institutional funding for research travel may be limited. For these scholars, ARCE will offer a short-term travel grant designed to support research travel to Egypt.
Seeking chapters on North Africa, Turkey, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine.