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via TAYLOR & FRANCIS ONLINE on MARCH 8, 2015: 

Sunday 8th March 2015 is International Women’s Day (IWD). To mark the occasion, Routledge are delighted to offer you free online access to a wide range of articles exploring the role women play in a variety of industries. With access to over 200 articles, we know what you’ll be doing this IWD!

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by KECIA ALI for FEMINISM AND RELIGION (BLOG) on NOVEMBER 18, 2014: 

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Kecia Ali

Ten thousand people descend on San Diego this weekend for the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature joint Annual Meeting. We will present papers, interview and be interviewed, shop for books, and network busily. Many will feel overwhelmed, lost, and/or hungry – convention center food somehow always manages to be lousy and expensive.

I have attended nearly every AAR Annual Meeting since 1999. I have presented papers, spoken on panels, responded to sessions, led tables at pre-conference workshops, and presided at business meetings. I have served on program unit steering committees and chaired a Section. I have gone to editorial board breakfasts and AAR committee meetings.  I have had coffee with editors with whom I’ve gone on to publish books. I have served as a mentor at the Women’s Mentoring Lunch. Though I never used the Employment Center as a job candidate, I have put in cubicle time as part of two search committees.

In other words, I know something about the Annual Meeting. Continue reading

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, TIRN & ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 30, 2014: 

tirn_logo_web[1]Happy Academic Summer!  And thanks for reading our web site. We will be on a limited posting schedule during the Summer 2014 term, but if you subscribe (it’s free!) you WILL get updates in your email when there are new posts.

MEANWHILE: 

1) Please take some time to acquaint yourself with our searchable Directory of Scholars and Experts on Islam and Muslim communities. The primary purpose of this database is to provide a way for other scholars, policymakers and journalists to locate university-based scholars and researchers. We do recognize that not all experts have university affiliations, and therefore we do consider applications from experts outside the academy.

2) AND — Interested in submitting a working paper or a paper you’ve already presented at a conference or workshop that you would like to have published on this TIRN website? Send me an email at julie.harbin@duke.edu.

3) OR, have a new book or publication coming out and want to submit a short summary and submit hook cover image and publish it on this website ? Essays or excerpts from publications are also welcome at our partner site ISLAMiCommentary. Send me an email at julie.harbin@duke.edu if you are interested in these opportunities.

4) ISLAMiCommentary will be continuously updated throughout the summer, so go over and check out it’s original commentaries, featured videos, our new By the Book Q & As and Comics & Dialogue columns, our American Muslims page,  and aggregated analyses based on the news themes of the day.

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by BRIAN CROXALL for CHRONICLE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION/PROF HACKER BLOG on JANUARY 6, 2014: 

It’s no surprise that we here at ProfHacker like Twitter. We’ve covered how to start tweeting (and why you might want to) and practical advice for teaching with Twitter. I’ve found Twitter to be a tremendous boon to developing my professional networks and helping me stay on top of what’s happening in my fields of scholarship. But there’s one place where where Twitter perhaps ends up being more valuable for me than other place: at conferences. Continue reading

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, TIRN, on NOVEMBER 15, 2013: 

Hazine coverHere is the Summary about Hazine from the site’s “About” page: 

In the Ottoman Empire, the hazine was the treasury, a storehouse in which courtiers found books to read, scribes deposited documents, and clerks stowed away precious objects that arrived from around the empire.

We started HAZİNE in the hopes of creating a similar storehouse of information for scholars researching the Middle East and the Islamic world at large. There are so many archives, libraries, museums, and other research centers with material on the Middle East that it is often hard to know where to begin one’s research. At the same time, many smaller archives and collections are overshadowed by the massive resources of state institutions. Instead of each researcher beginning on his or her own, acquiring a few tricks of the trade from more seasoned researchers, we hope researchers will use HAZİNE to acquaint themselves with these collections, large and small, and jump directly into the research. Continue reading