Three items forwarded below
1) "Invitation to Participate in the Online EWIC SCHOLARS DATABASE
We are writing to request your participation in the EWIC Authors Database, an invaluable listing (we believe the largest) of over 3,000 scholars from all over the world and all disciplines whose work focuses on women, gender, and Islamic cultures.
We have transformed the Author's database into the EWIC Scholars Database which is now published, as a searchable database, available on line for free public access.
The new EWIC Scholars Template is easy to complete, just visit our site at http://sjoseph.ucdavis.edu/ewic/author/template.htm and submit as much information as you wish. Only the new template that you submit at this time will be published. We believe scholars, students, publishers, NGO's, government agencies and many others will find this database very useful.
Please join us in this exciting effort at networking.
Suad Joseph, University of California"
2. "MA in Muslim Cultures: "New Approaches to Muslim Realities and Memories", The Aga Khan University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC)
AKU-ISMC invites you to learn more about its MA in Muslim Cultures which offers a distinctive way of understanding the cultures of Muslims as they have evolved over time. Employing the tools of the humanities and social sciences as a framework for learning, the MA stresses the plurality and complexity of past and present Muslim cultures, studying them as part of world cultures.
Students study arts, architecture, literature, history of science, economics and the social conditions of Muslims alongside the more contemporary disciplines of jurisprudence, doctrine, religious practices and political sciences. A four-week field-based language immersion programme, co-curricular activities and field work, coupled with the development of research tools are integral components of the MA. This exciting Master's degree is taught by international experts and attracts a student body from around the world to its London-based campus.
Application forms and details about financial assistance are available on our website: www.aku.edu/ismc/ma.shtml .
Deadline for applications: 2nd February for September start"
3. "Position: Associate Professorship in Arab and Islamic Studies
at Aarhus University, Denmark
For details, see the announcement at http://www.teo.au.dk/en/news/arab. This is a tenured position within a large department for the study of religion, located in the small but growing Arab and Islamic Studies Unit. For the unit, see http://www.teo.au.dk/aisu. Aarhus University is the second largest university in Denmark, located in the country's second largest city.
As the announcement says, the successul candidate will "demonstrate teaching skills in Islam, Arab history and contemporary Arab society and culture, and he or she will also be expected to contribute to the teaching of Arabic language, including classical Arabic. In addition, the preferred candidate will be able to demonstrate research skills in pre-modern Islam." Further, "Candidates should be able to document research and teaching qualifications equivalent to those obtained by satisfactorily holding a post as assistant professor, researcher or postdoctoral scholar, though these may also be obtained otherwise." For non-EU citizens, the university will arrange the necessary residence and work permits.
Please note that the application deadline is 23 February 2009.
Formal enquiries should be sent to the department chair, Anders Klostergaard Pedersen (firstname.lastname@example.org);
informal enquiries may be sent to Mark Sedgwick, PhD , MJS@teo.au.dk "