by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 17, 2015: 

We at the Duke Islamic Studies Center are pleased to announce that the work of the Carnegie Corporation of New York-supported Transcultural Islam Project (ISLAMiCommentary and TIRN) has been highlighted in a new report by the Social Science Research Council — “Religion, Media and the Digital Turn.” The report surveyed 160 digital projects and documents the effects that digital modes of research and publication have on the study of religion.

“While our primary goal is to chronicle emerging forms of intellectual production shaping the study of religion, we hope that a greater awareness of this new work will generate more recognition of the high quality and innovative work that already exists,” report authors Chris Cantwell (University of Missouri) and Hussein Rashid (New York University) write, explaining that “the most innovative digital projects are often those that creatively combine a number of these models or genres.”

ISLAMiCommentary was mentioned at the top of several subsections, for this reason, and a lengthy case study of ISLAMiCommentary and TIRN has been included in the report (in Appendix 1) because, as the report authors told us, they find the project “exemplary.” Other projects highlighted with lengthy case studies (in Appendix 1) include the Center for the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion (MAVCOR) at Yale, the Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project at the University of Loyola; and Mapping Ararat — a project of York University, the University of Toronto and Emerson College.

Appendix 2 lists the 160 projects surveyed.

The report can be downloaded HERE.

CALL FOR PAPERS | SYMPOSIA IRANICA
SECOND BIENNIAL IRANIAN STUDIES CONFERENCE

Hosted by the University of Cambridge, 8-9 April 2015

***Deadline: 15 November 2014***

Applications are warmly invited for papers that relate to any aspect of Iranian studies in any discipline within the humanities and social sciences. This includes but is by no means limited to: ancient through to contemporary history and historiography; anthropology; archaeology; cultural heritage and conservation; social and political theory; Diaspora and area studies; ecology and the environment; economics; historical geography; history of medicine; art and architecture history; education; international relations and political science; epigraphy, languages, literature, linguistics and philology; new media and communication studies; philosophy; religions and theology; classical studies; sociology; film studies and the performing arts. Comparative themes and interdisciplinary approaches are also very welcome. Continue reading

by GARY WOOD and TURGUL KESKIN for  SOCIOLOGY OF ISLAM LIST and SOCIOLOGY OF ISLAM JOURNAL (BRILL) on AUGUST 29, 2013:

The Sociology of Islam Journal (http://www.brill.com/publications/journals/sociology-islam) invites article submissions.

We are delighted to announce the founding of the peer-reviewed, academic journal, the Sociology of Islam (SOI) to be published by Brill which will include four issues per year beginning in the Spring of 2013. Since Max Weber’s groundbreaking research on the sociology of religion, sociologists have grappled with aspects of religion both at the theoretical and empirical levels. While an increasing number of social scientists, particularly in recent decades, have employed innovative sociological frameworks for the study of Islam and Muslim Societies, this promising sub-discipline has so far lacked its own academic journal. The Sociology of Islam is intended to bridge this gap by functioning as an academic forum for the publication of innovative contributions to the study of Islam and Muslim societies. We welcome article contributions that address theoretical and empirical dimensions of the sociology of Islam and Muslim societies.

You can find submission guidelines and submit your article using the following website: http://www.editorialmanager.com/soi/default.asp

Contacts: Tugrul Keskin or Gary Wood

Editor Email: sociologyofislam@yahoo.com

Book Review editors: 

Mustafa Gurbuz (mustafa.gurbuz@uconn.edu) and

Joshua D. Hendrick (jdhendrick@loyola.edu

Via ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS , MAY 1, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 4.52.52 PMThe mirror of health: discovering medicine in the golden age of Islam
An exhibition revealing the development of medical tradition in Europe and the Middle East from the collections of the Royal College of Physicians
May 1 thru  October 25, 2013

The Royal College of Physicians holds a rare collection of Islamic medical manuscripts dating from the 13th century. Continue reading