Im Museum für Islamische Kunst der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin ist eine Stelle als
Museolog:in (m/w/d) zu besetzen.

Das Museum für Islamische Kunst im Pergamonmuseum gehört zu den bedeutendsten und ältesten Sammlungen islamischer Kunst außerhalb der islamisch geprägten Welt. Im deutschen Sprachraum ist das international renommierte Haus einzigartig. Es beherbergt in enzyklopädischer Weise Meisterwerke der Kunst und Objekte materieller Kultur mehrheitlich muslimischer Gesellschaften und der mit ihnen lebenden christlichen und jüdischen Gruppen – einschließlich bedeutendster Architekturzeugnisse. Im Rahmen der anstehenden Baumaßnahmen im Pergamonmuseum werden die Sammlungsbestände umgelagert. Zur Unterstützung bei der Vorbereitung und Begleitung der Umzüge suchen wir eine:n Museolog:in.

Bewerbungsfrist: 24.04.2023

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Islamic Art in Exchange – Call for Papers

18th Colloquium of the Ernst Herzfeld-Gesellschaft | Ernst Herzfeld Society

Munich (Germany), Museum Fünf Kontinente 6–8 July 2023

Sometimes marked as the ‘global shift’ or the ‘decolonial turn’, fields within the Humanities have, since the 1980s, gradually opened up for cultures in regions beyond the West. Art History and Archaeology concerned with the so-called Islamic world, too, have experienced increased interest in exchange – be it an interaction of different places, cultures and/or times within regions dominated by Muslims, or communication with areas beyond the main lands of Islam. Of particular interest in these scholarly investigations are the nature of the transfer as well as the various levels of cultural appropriation or translation taking place when things and ideas travel from one cultural area to the next.

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Graduate Student Meeting – Call for Papers

18th Colloquium of the Ernst Herzfeld-Gesellschaft | Ernst Herzfeld Society

Munich (Germany) 6 July 2023

Are you a graduate student in Islamic Art, Architecture, or Archaeology? Are you interested in meeting other students working on related topics? Would you like to discuss your research with your peers? How about making a pitch or presenting a paper based on your research at the graduate student meeting of the Ernst Herzfeld Society? How about participating in both sections?

The graduate student meeting offers an opportunity for graduate students in the fields of Islamic Art History, Archaeology, and Architecture to present their ongoing research while providing a platform for discussion and networking. It is organized by Suzanne Compagnon of the University of Vienna. It will take place at the Museum Fünf Kontinente (Museum Five Continents) in Munich (Germany) on Thursday 6 July 2023 in conjunction with the 18th Colloquium of the Ernst Herzfeld Society.

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Ernst Herzfeld Award for Master Theses in Islamic Art History and Archaeology – Call for Applications

Deadline: November 13th, 2022

The Ernst Herzfeld-Gesellschaft für Islamische Kunst und Archäologie | Ernst Herzfeld Society for Studies in Islamic Art and Archaeology is pleased to announce the third edition of the Ernst Herzfeld Award for Master Theses in Islamic Art History and Archaeology. The aim of the award is to encourage and support emerging scholars in Europe who are working on visual and material culture of Islamic countries in the fields of Art History, Archeology, and Historical Building Research. The Ernst Herzfeld Award highlights the diversity and innovation of current research in these growing fields. The successful candidate is honored at the annual colloquium of the Ernst Herzfeld Society, offered a full travel grant to present her/his master thesis at the colloquium, and is granted publication of the presented paper in the series of the Society, Beiträge zur Islamischen Kunst und Archäologie (BIKA).

Information on how to apply can be found here.

Conference Registration open for “Stucco Decoration in the Architecture of Iran and Neighbouring Lands”

University of Bamberg, May 4th – 7th 2022
Participation is possible both on-site and remotely

Registration is open until May 1st 2022. To register, please provide your contact data, academic affiliation and modality of participation (in presence or online) via e-mail to Ana Marija Grbanovic (ana-marija.grbanovic@uni-bamberg.de)

Preliminary Programme

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Global Displays of Islamic Art Today – Virtual Panel & Discussion

Global Displays of Islamic Art Today: Agency, Identity, and Politics
Virtual Panel & Discussion sponsored by the Islamic Art and Material Culture Collaborative (IAMCC), Toronto
February 12th, 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (EST, Toronto)

Since the early 2000s, numerous museums around the world have reinstalled their collections of Islamic art as new galleries or created entire museums focusing on the arts and cultures of the Islamic world. During the same period, methodological interventions building on post-structuralist and post-colonial theory have begun to challenge long-standing formal and regional categories defining the field of Islamic art history and have impacted the display strategies of new displays of Islamic art. As a central interface between the academic study of the Middle East, its global representation, and the general public, the approaches these museums adopt to mediate between art, material culture, and Islamic or regional cultures play a central role in shaping discussions about the region. At the same time, Islamic art displays are also embedded in heterogeneous local politics and social discourses that serve local, regional or national agendas.

Through a series of case studies from both public and private museums in Turkey, Qatar, France, Spain, Canada and Iran, this panel of international doctoral candidates examines curatorial practice and agency vis-à-vis the politics of museum display and art discourses from 2000 until today. Rather than interpreting Islamic art displays as passive and neutral representations of the past, this panel theorizes them as a contemporary cultural practice that stages spatialized and immersive, ideological narrations of culture and identity. The papers examine new and complex ways in which museums and galleries of Islamic art use objects today to communicate broader ideas and narratives in various global contexts.

Register for free here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/global-displays-of-islamic-art-today-agency-identity-and-politics-tickets-247387612007


10:00 – Welcome and Introductions

10:05 – 10:20 — Objects Between Secularism and the Sacred at Istanbul’s Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art

Beyza Uzun, Doctoral Candidate, IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy

10:20 – 10:35 — The Cultural Diplomacy and Contested Modernity of Museological Development in Qatar

Abdelrahman Kamel, Doctoral Candidate, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

10:35 – 10:50 — Displaying the Transcultural History of Objects: Shaping a French Islamic Heritage?

Constance Jame, Doctoral Candidate, University of Heidelberg, Germany

10:50 – 11:05 – Short Break

11:05 – 11:20 — Configuring Multiculturalism: Heritage and Narrative at Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum and Granada’s Museo de la Alhambra

Philip Geisler, Doctoral Candidate, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz (Max-Planck-Institut), Italy & Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Germany

11:20 – 11:35 — Political Dynamics of Curation and Waqf: The Malek National Library and Museum

Leila Moslemi Mehni, Doctoral Candidate, University of Toronto, Canada

11:35 – 12:00 – Audience Q&A and Discussion

The panel will be chaired by Dr. Fahmida Suleman, Curator of the Islamic World collections at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, and co-chair of the IAMCC.

About the IAMCC: The Islamic Art and Material Culture Collaborative (IAMCC), is a research network based in Toronto that brings together the capacities and resources of the University of Toronto (UofT), the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), and the Aga Khan Museum (AKM).

About the IIS: The Institute of Islamic Studies (IIS) at the University of Toronto offers a unique, multi-perspective view of Canadian society through the advanced study of Islam and Muslims.

Call for Papers: Deutscher Orientalistentag (Sept. 12th – 19th, 2022)

The Deutscher Orientalistentag 2022 will take place at the Freie Universität Berlin. Between 12th and 17th September, German and international researchers will examine a broad variety of topics in the form of lectures and discussion groups. We cordially invite both established and up-and-coming researchers of Islamic art history and archaeology, material culture and museum studiees to register a contribution!

Deadline for abstract submission: December 31st, 2021

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Job Announcement

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.

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Application Deadline: Dec. 10th 2021


September 18th 2021 – January 16th 2022
Strasbourg, Bibliothèque Nationale et Universitaire Strasbourg

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the National Library and the University of Strasbourg, the exhibition “L’Orient Inattendu, Du Rhin À L’Indus” (The unexpected Orient, from the Rhine to the Indus) offers a new look on the history of Strasbourg, Alsace and the Rhine region from the perspective of their relations with the Orient and more specifically the lands of Islam. It aims to present an overview of these relations from the medieval period up to the 20th century, through works that are mostly unknown or even unpublished.

An event in partnership with the Museums of Strasbourg and the Louvre Museum.

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Job Announcement

Im Museum für Islamische Kunst der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt die Stelle einer/eines Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin/Mitarbeiters (w/m/d) bis 10. März 2022 für 39h/Woche und anschließend mit 19,5h/Woche zu besetzen. Hier weiterlesen…

Application Deadline: October 15th, 2021