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New Publication: Journal of Islamic Archaeology 8/1

The Journal of Islamic Archaeology is the only journal today devoted to the field of Islamic archaeology on a global scale. The term refers to the archaeological study of Islamic societies, polities, and communities, wherever they are found. It may be considered a type of “historical” archaeology, in which the study of historically (textually) known societies can be studied through a combination of “texts and tell”.

The last issue is available online: https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JIA/issue/view/1954

Contents

The Environment in the Islamic City of Termez (Uzbekistan) Zooarchaeology and Anthracology of a 9th-century tannur

Rodrigo Portero, Agnese Fusaro, Raquel Piqué, Josep M. Gurt, Mikelo Elorza, Sónia Gabriel, Shakir R. Pidaev 1–21

The Different Fates of Architectures

Nicolò Pini 23–51

New Insights from Middle Islamic Ceramics from Jerash

Achim Lichtenberger, Alex Peterson, Silvia Polla, Rubina Raja, Andreas Springer, Heiko Stukenbrok, Carmen Ting 53–86

The Urban Bathhouse in the Islamic Far East Evidence from Kazakhstan

Giles Dawkes, Martin Dow 87–110

Uncovering the Islamic Governmental Citadel of Shahdezh in Isfahan, Iran

Hassan Karimian, Abbasali Ahmadi 111–124

Book reviews:

Dwelling Models of Umayyad Mada’in and Qusur in Greater Syria, by Giuseppe Labisi.

Katarína Mokránová 125–126

Early Islamic North Africa. A New Perspective, by Corisande Fenwick.

Ann Liese Nef 127–129

Broken Cities: A Historical Sociology of Ruins, by Martin Devecka.

Andrew Petersen 130–131

Mercaderes, artesanos y ulemas. Las ciudades de las Coras de Ilbira y Pechina en época Omeya, by Eneko López Martínez de Marigorta.

Elena Salinas 132–134

Islamic Inscriptions in Ferghana and Zhetysu: Arabic-written monuments of the 11th–17th centuries from Kyrgyzstan (Russian), by Vladimir Nastich.

Pierre Simeon 135–137

New publication: Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World n°2

Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World (MCMW) aims to be a new reference for field archaeologists, art historians, anthropologists, curators, and scholars and students of the (art) history, archaeology, architecture, anthropology & ethnography of the Muslim world. This readership represents a new broader definition of material culture that includes not only artefacts, architectural structures and monuments, but also crafts. The journal also aims to inform (other) disciplines and historiographies, by including (unreviewed) archaeological field surveys for example.
The journal focuses on un(der)explored Muslim regions outside of the Middle East and Nord Africa: sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Ocean, Central Asia, India, South-East Asia and Europe.
The journal accepts submissions in English, French, German and Spanish and short reports in Arabic, Persian and Turkish with an English abstract.
Submissions should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief, Stéphane Pradines.
Frequency: 1 volume per year, 2 issues per volume.

Articles are available in open access: https://brill.com/view/journals/mcmw/2/1-2/mcmw.2.issue-1-2.xml

Contents

VOLUME 2, NO. 1–2
Editorial 1
ARTICLES
Cut-Out Calligraphy from the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries:
Discussion of Its Origins and Significance and Observations on the Techniques and Tools Used
3
Amélie Couvrat Desvergnes
Alphabets and “Calligraphy” in the Section on Prayers, Special Characteristics of the Quran and Magic Squares in the Inventory of Sultan Bayezid II’s Palace Library 32
Guy Burak
Flirting with the Radical: Intertextuality, Intervisuality, and Gendered Subversions in Manuscripts of Sūz u Gudāz 55
Michael Chagnon
“Talking” Tiles from Vanished Ilkhanid Palaces (Late Thirteenth to Early Fourteenth Centuries): Frieze Luster Tiles with Verses from the Shah-nama 97
Yves Porter
Preconceptions of the Samarra Horizon, Green Splashed Ware and Blue Painted Ware Revisited through Chinese Ceramic Imports (Eighth to Tenth Centuries) 150
Wen Wen
A Religious and Economic Stopover in the Middle of Khorasan-e Razavi 184
Rocco Rante and Meysam Labbaf-Khaniki
Excavations on the Coral Mosques of the Maldives 200
Stéphane Pradines and Fabien Balestra

Professorship (W1 with Tenure Track) for Islamic Archaeology and Art History

The Institute of Archaeological Sciences, Dept. I: Near Eastern and Classical Archaeology, at the Faculty of Linguistics, Cultures and Arts of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main invites applications for the following position as civil servant or public employee starting at the earliest possible date:

Professorship (W1 with Tenure Track) for Islamic Archaeology and Art History

The initial tenure track appointment as Assistant Professor civil servant is for six years (§ 64 of the Higher Education Act of the State of Hessen (HHG)). Upon positive evaluation, the incumbent will be promoted to a permanent position at a higher level (W2). According to § 64 (3) HHG candidates should not have obtained their PhD at Goethe University Frankfurt or should have worked as a researcher at an external institution for at least two years after their PhD. The doctorate should not date back to more than four years.

The establishment of this professorship has been made possible by a grant of the VolkswagenFoundation (Program “World Knowledge – Structural Support for Rare Subjects“). The successful candidate will work to realize the approved research- and teaching-strategy. This includes above all the development of independent research projects, the consolidation and aggrandizement of the subject and the implementation of an international exchange program in cooperation with the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften / Institute for Advanced Studies.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field of Islamic Archaeology and Art History in research and teaching in its full extent and participate in the establishment of a corresponding BA/MA-curriculum within the archaeological paths of study. The position holder should actively participate in interdisciplinary cooperations of the faculty or the university and the Rhine-Main-University association and in relevant research network initiatives in fields such as History, Art-History, Cultural Anthropology, Byzantine Studies or Islamic Studies. The professorship ought to make intensive efforts to attract third-party funds. Research activities and field-work on an international scale in the relevant areas of the subject are required.

Prerequisites for admission is a doctoral degree in one of the following fields: Archaeology (focus on Islamic Archaeology) or Architectural History / Building History or Art History (focus on Islamic Art History) or Islamic Studies (focus on the material culture of Islam). Besides pedagogic aptitude, knowledge in German language is welcomed; the candidate is expected to be able to hold classes in German after three years. Goethe University emphasis an intensive supervision of students and expects a high presence of its staff at university.
The designated salary for the position is based on the German university pay scale or equivalent. Goethe University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion. In particular, we are welcoming applications by qualified women and people with a migrant background. At Goethe University, a special emphasis is placed on creating and sustaining a family-friendly work and research environment. Where applicants are otherwise equally qualified, preference is given to candidates with disabilities or equivalent. The same applies to women in fields in which they are under-represented. For further information regarding the general conditions for professorship appointments, please see: www.vakante-professuren.uni-frankfurt.de.

Scientists who are excellently qualified in research and teaching and can prove internationally visible research achievements are invited to submit their applications with curriculum vitae, credentials and certificates, list of publication, list of courses taught independently, teaching evaluations, list of previous and current third party funding, concept of research strategy and future research projects until 10.12.2021 via email to the Dean of the Faculty of Linguistics, Cultures and Arts of the Goethe University: berufungen-fb09@dlist.uni-frankfurt.de.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Dirk Wicke: wicke@em.uni-frankfurt.de.

Webinar: “Revisiting the history of medieval libya”

REVISITING THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL LIBYA (7th-16th centuries)

Webinar 2021-2022

Sources, Analyses, Projects

Coordinated by Aurélien MONTEL and Sébastien GARNIER

Although Libya is well studied regarding the Ancient Greco-Latin period, it remains poorly known in the Medieval period. Taking note of this historiographic silence, the webinar Revisiting the History of Medieval Libya (7th-16th centuries) aims to reactivate academic interest in this crucial space within medieval Islam, at the junction of the Maghreb and the East, the Mediterranean and Saharan Africa.

Webinar only, third Wednesday of the month (November to June),
6pm to 7.30pm Central European Time
Webinar login link on request: libyemedievale[at]gmail.com

For programme and informations, see the poster or go to the CIHAM website.