Call for Papers -- Shii Studies Review (SSR), Volume One, Issue Two, with a monographic section devoted to al-Sharīf al-Murtaḍā (d. 436/1044)

A refereed journal with an international editorial and advisory board, the Shii Studies Review provides a scholarly forum for researchers specializing in all fields of Shii studies. Issued twice a year, the journal publishes peer-reviewed original studies, critical editions of classical and pre-modern texts, and book reviews on Shii law, ḥadīth, Qurʾānic exegesis, philosophy, kalām, ritual and practices, classical and contemporary literature, and other aspects of the history of Shiism.

New Book: Shi'i Cosmopolitanisms in Africa: Lebanese Migration and Religious Conversion in Senegal

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to announce that my book Shi'i Cosmopolitanisms in Africa: Lebanese Migration and Religious Conversion in Senegal has recently been published by Indiana University Press. http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?cPath=1037_3130_3698&products_id=807558

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CfPanelists MESA 2014: Social Approaches to Lebanese Shi'i History

We are seeking abstracts for a panel on Social Approaches to Lebanese Shi'i History Middle East Studies Association 2014 Annual Meeting to be held in washing Washington, DC, 22-25 November 2014.  Please send an abstract (300-400 words) and CV to pascal.abidor@mail.mcgill.ca no later than February 5th.  Authors will be notified by February 8th and have until February 15th to submit their abstract to the MESA annual meeting website.  MESA membership is r

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