AMERICAN ORIENTAL SOCIETY
NUMBER 22 __________________NOVEMBER 1996
Table of Contents
INTERNATIONAL DUNHUANG PROJECT
AN AMERICAN COMMITTEE FOR SOUTH ASIAN MANUSCRIPTS (ACSAM)
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, PROGRAMS, ETC.
JOURNALS, SERIES, ETC.
NEWS OF AOS MEMBERS
Chinese Central Asia, now largely occupied by the most forbidding desert in the world, was once
an area brimming with life as communities thrived on agriculture and the trade of the merchants
travelling the silk route. But climate changes and invasions forced the people of these
communities to abandon their once fertile lands and the sands covered their homes, the Buddhist
shrines and, in time, even the garrison forts of the invaders.
Dunhuang was the town where the northern and southern silk routes rejoined in the east for the
final leg of the arduous journey into China's capital. Buddhist monks and devotees hewed scores
of cave temples out of a cliff face nearby but the site lay empty and ignored after the eleventh
century until a secret sealed-up cave was found crammed with ancient manuscripts and printed
documents. Their discovery coincided with a great period of international archaeological research
in the area and Sir Aurel Stein was the first on the scene in 1907. Among the thousands of
manuscripts he sent back to London was a copy of a famous Buddhist text, the Diamond Sutra,
printed on fine yellow paper. Dated 868, several centuries before either printing or the use of
paper was known in the West, this is the earliest printed book in the world.
Archaeologists from France, Russia, Germany, Japan and China were also drawn to the region
and collections from this one cave and from numerous other lost cities in the desert are now
scattered across the world. The largest collections from the cave at Dunhuang are in Beijing,
Paris, London and St. Petersburg, but documents and paintings from Turfan, Khotan, and other
silk route towns are to be found more widely throughout Europe and Asia. Over the last decade
conservators and curators have been working to make the collection safe for future scholars and
accessible to a wider public through the development of conservation techniques and the
publication of facsimile editions. Some of the Dunhuang manuscripts are being photographed and
published in China with the cooperation of the various European holders. Soon the entire
collection of non-Buddhist manuscripts and fragments from London, all the manuscripts (Chinese
and non-Chinese) from Paris and Beijing, and over 300 scrolls in St. Petersburg will be available
in this high quality facsimile form.
But this is just a start. The collections deserve the widest possible access: they are a treasury not
only for the Buddhist scholar and the historian of China and Central Asia, but also for those
interested in the development of printing, ink and paper technology - scientific analysis of the
exquisite pastel pink, blue and yellow dyes is in progress - and anyone who wishes to get a
glimpse into religious and secular life in these thriving communities.
Early contracts for sale and hire: of donkeys, bolts of silk, and slaves; poetry: some, like the
famous 9th century narrative poem lamenting the sacking of the capital by rebels, previously
thought to be lost for ever; illustrated medical texts; census documents; personal letters;
children's writing exercises - the whole world is here. Perhaps they were placed with the
Buddhist temple for safe-keeping; perhaps collected because paper with writing on it was
venerated and could be recycled, even as early as the eleventh century.
More recently the British Library, the Bibliothèque Nationale, and other centres have been
turning to computer technology, not only to computerise their catalogues but also to digitise the
manuscripts, providing images in many cases clearer than the originals on a computer screen.
Exciting new software offers the potential for automatic indexing of the complete text and
flexible retrieval, making human-created indexes a thing of the past.
The International Dunhuang Project plans to build on the new spirit of international co-operation
and to exploit these computer systems so as to be able to offer access to the legacy of the deserts
of Chinese Central Asia on an unprecedented and truly international scale.
The International Dunhuang Project was established following a meeting of conservators from all
over the world to promote the study and preservation of the Dunhuang legacy through
The objectives of the International Dunhuang Project are:
- To establish the full extent of the documentary legacy from Dunhuang and other Central Asian
Sites and to share that information through the development of an international database.
- To develop new techniques for the preservation of the original documents through close
collaboration with research chemists and paper technologists.
- To promote common standards of preservation methods and documentation.
- To catalogue the material according to common or compatible standards.
- To store the documents in the best possible environment and reduce handling to a minimum.
- To stimulate research on the material and increase access through the production of surrogate
forms, facsimile publication, microfiche, and computer stored images.
The International Dunhuang Project consists of a small steering group and an active membership
of all curators and conservators concerned with Dunhuang and similar materials. It has wide links
with those involved in computer development in related fields and with scientists. The Project
produces an occasional newsletter and holds a bi-annual conference (1993: Sussex, UK; 1995:
If you wish to receive the newsletter or would like more information, please contact: Susan
Whitfield, IDP, The British Museum, Oriental and India Office Collections, 197 Blackfriars Road,
London SE1 8NG, UK [tel.: 44 171 412 7647/7650; fax: 44 171 412 7858; e-mail:
An American Committee for South Asian Manuscripts (ACSAM) has been founded under the
aegis of the American Oriental Society. Its purpose is to locate, catalogue, microfilm, and prepare
digital images of all manuscripts in the United States or Canada. Since all Arabic and Persian
manuscripts must be investigated to determine whether or not there are grounds for believing that
they were copied in South Asia, the planned Union Descriptive Catalogue will include the entire
corpus of those manuscripts as well as all the manuscripts in other languages used in South Asia,
but the microfilming and digitizing of the manuscripts not actually copies in South Asia will
depend on our securing adequate funding.
The plan which we will follow is to advertise extensively for information concerning South Asian
manuscripts in institutions and in private collections; to train Graduate Students knowing the
relevant languages in the necessary paleographical and cataloguing skills; and to employ them,
primarily during their vacations, to do the work of gathering the data for the catalogue,
rationalizing the collections, and preparing catalogue entries, all under the supervision and with
the help of members of ACSAM. The Graduate Students will be paid for their work. ACSAM
will have professional firms do the microfilming and create the digital images from the films. The
project will probably take between 15 and 20 years to complete; we now know of about 35,000
manuscripts, and expect to find many more. The Mellon Foundation has expressed initial interest
in funding at least part of this project.
At this time we ask the readers of this Newsletter to send us what information they can about any
manuscripts in their possession or that they are aware of written in a South Asian language or in
Arabic or Persian so that we may begin assembling the data we need to organize the
implementation of this project. Please send this information to: ACSAM, Box 1900, Brown
University, Providence, RI 02912 [e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org]. Also, if anyone with
expertise in South Asian manuscripts is interested in joining in the work of ACSAM, we would
welcome their joining the committee.
Semple Symposium, University of Cincinnati
The Classics Department of the University of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati chapter of AIA are
pleased to announce a three-day international conference to be held 18-20 April 1997 at the
University of Cincinnati on "The Aegean and the Orient in the Second Millennium." For further
information contact Dr. Diane Harris-Cline, Dr. Eric Cline, Conference Coordinators, Classics
Department, M.L. 0226, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0226.
Concerning a Conference on the Medieval Caucasus:
"The Caucasus: A Unique Meeting point of Ancient Cultures"
We would like to inform you that the Organization Committee of the Conference entitled "The
Caucasus: A Unique Meeting point of Ancient Cultures (From the Early Middle Ages to the
Caucasian Wars)", organized by the Central European University (Budapest College), has decided
to postpone the conference from its originally intended date, September 1996, to July 7-12, 1997.
We were prompted to do so because our conference was partly overlapping with the 35th
ICANAS (International Congress of Asian and North African Studies) organized for Summer
1997 by the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) and the Körösi Csoma Society. Thus, it has
seemed reasonable to join the two enterprises in one. This collaboration presents advantages for
both parties. We shall be able to organize a larger conference using the ICANAS network in the
organization process, and our colleagues coming from the Caucasus will have the opportunity to
meet many scholars coming from all over the world, experts in Caucasian and other Oriental
For further information contact: Istvan Perczel, CEU-Medieval Studies, Nador utca 9, H-1051
Budapest, Hungary [fax: 36 1 327 30 55; e-mail email@example.com].
Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion
The Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion will hold an international conference in Calcutta
from 1-4 August 1997. The Conference theme is "Relativism: Science, Religion and Philosophy".
For further information contact: Dr. Chandana Chakrabarti, CB 2336, Elon College, Elon
College, NC 27244 [tel.: (910) 538-2705; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org].
Dunhuang and Turfan
Symposium of the International Dunhuang Project
This symposium is part of the 35th ICANAS to be held in Budapest in July 1997. The
symposium will concentrate on the archaeology of the Silk Road, particularly on the manuscript
finds from Dunhuang and Turfan, and recent research and initiatives. For further information
contact: Dr. Simone-Christiane Raschmann, Katalogisierung der Orientalischen Handschriften in
Deutschland Arbeitsstelle Berlin II: Turfan, Unter den Linden 8, D-10117 Berlin, Germany [fax:
49 30 20370 467]; or Dr. Susan Whitfield, The International Dunhuang Project, OIOC, The
British Library, 197 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NG, UK [fax: 44 171 412 7858; e-mail:
7th International Congress of Mongolists
The Seventh International Congress of Mongolists is tentatively scheduled for 11-15 August
1997 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. A general theme for the forthcoming congress has been
formulated: "Topical Problems for Mongolian Studies". For further information contact:
Secretariat, International Association for Mongol Studies, Suhbaatar Square 3, Ulaanbaatar 20A,
Mongolia [e-mail: email@example.com].
4th International Conference of the International Society for
The 4th International Conference of the International Society for Shamanic Research will be held
from 1-5 September 1997 in Chantilly, France. The general subject of the conference will be
"Shamanism in Religious and Political Perspectives". The main sessions will be held on
"Shamanism and world religions" and "Shamanism and ethnicity". For further information
contact: Conférence sur le Chamanisme, Comité d'organisation (R. Hamayon), École pratique des
hautes études, 5e section, Sorbonne, 45 rue des Écoles, F-75005 Paris, France [tel.: 33 1 40 46 31
37; fax: 33 1 40 46 31 41; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org].
The Middle West Branch of the American Oriental Society and the Midwest Region of the
Society of Biblical Literature, together with Middle West members of the American Schools of
Oriental Research jointly announce the annual meeting to be held from 16-18 February 1997 at
Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. A special session will be included: "The Late Bronze Age in
Retrospect: An International Symposium". For further information contact: Richard E.
Averbeck, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2065 Half Day Road, Deerfield, IL 60015 [tel.:
708 317 8017; fax: 708 317 8141; e-mail: email@example.com]; for further
information on the symposium contact: Prof. Mark W. Chavalas, Department of History,
University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, La Crosse, WI 54601 [tel: 608 785 8350; fax: 607 785
8486; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org].
The Warring States Working Group
The Warring States Working Group, an inter-university scholarly collaboration organized in 1993
now numbers some 60 corresponding members in Sinological and cognate disciplines. It held its
6th meeting at the University of Massachusetts on 4-5 May 1996. For information on this
meeting, the publication of papers, and future meetings contact: Warring States Project 39
Hillside Road University of Massachusetts at Amherst Northampton, MA 01060 [tel.: 413 584
1810; fax: 413 586 1890].
NACAL 25: Call for Papers
The twenty-fifth annual meeting of the North American Conference on Afro-Asiatic Linguistics,
March 21-23, 1997 (Abstract deadline 15 January, 1997)
The 1997 meeting of the North American Conference on Afro-Asiatic Linguistics will be held in
Miami, Florida, on March 21-23, prior to the annual meeting of the American Oriental Society
(March 23-26). NACAL deals with the structure and history of the languages of the Afro-Asiatic
(Hamito-Semitic) linguistic group, which encompasses the Berber, Chadic, Cushitic, Egyptian,
and Semitic families.
Communications dealing with the linguistic investigation of these languages are solicited. Please
send three copies of a one-page abstract to the following address by 15 January, 1997:
David Testen NACAL 25
Department of Linguistics
University of Pennsylvannia
Williams Hall 619
36th and Spruce Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA 19104 Abstracts may also be submitted via electronic mail to
Eleventh Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics
Call For Papers
The Arabic Linguistic Society and Emory University announces the Eleventh Annual Symposium
on Arabic Linguistics to be held Friday, February 28th and Saturday, March 1, 1997 (with a
workshop, Sunday morning, March 2, 1997) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Papers are invited on topics that deal with the application of current linguistic theories and
analyses to Arabic. Research in the following areas of Arabic linguistics is encouraged:
grammatical analysis (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics), sociolinguistics,
psycholinguistics, discourse analysis, historical linguistics, etc.
Persons interested in presenting papers are requested to submit a one-page abstract giving the title
of the paper, a brief statement of the topic, and a summary clearly stating how the topic will be
developed (the reasoning, data, or experimental results to be presented). Authors are requested
to be as specific and as explicit as possible in describing their topic.
Abstracts may be submitted by mail or e-mail. If submitted by mail, names are not to appear on
the abstract; instead a 3X5 card should be enclosed with the author's name, affiliation, address,
phone number, and the title of the paper. If submitted by e-mail, the top lines of the message
should contain the author's name, affiliation, address, phone number, the title of the paper and the
session to which it is submitted. The body of the abstract should then follow after 4 blank lines.
The heading will be omitted before it is sent to the members of the paper selection committee.
Twenty minutes will be allowed for each presentation. Selected papers from the symposium will
Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts is November 30, 1996 (note separate deadline for Workshop
Abstracts and other inquiries should be addressed to: Dilworth B. Parkinson, 4072 JKHB,
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602-6117 [Tel: (801) 378-4684; Fax: (801) 378-5866;
A Workshop for Sunday Morning, March 2, 1997 is also being planned. The workshops are
intended to be data-oriented, and will revolve around a set of prepared questions that each
participant will address, usually from the point of view of a particular dialect or form. This year's
topic will be Question Formation in Fusha and the Dialects. Those interested in participating in
the workshop should contact Mushira Eid before November 1, 1996 (Dept. of Languages and
Literature, 1400 LNCO, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, Phone:
801-581-7561/5994, Email: email@example.com, Fax: 801-581-7581).
Twelfth World Congress of Jewish Studies
The Twelfth World Congress of Jewish Studies will take place in Jerusalem, from July 29 through
August 5, 1997. The Congress comprises five Divisions:
Jerusalem July 29-August 5, 1997
- Division A: The Bible and its World
- Division B: The History of the Jewish People
- Division C: Rabbinical Literature, Jewish Law, and Jewish Thought
- Division D: Literature, Languages, and Arts
- Division E: Contemporary Jewish Society.
During the Congress special attention will be paid to several research topics: Jerusalem, the
Persecutions of 1096, the Cairo Genizah (one hundred years after its discovery), and the First
Zionist Congress (marking one hundred years to its gathering).
Scholars wishing to lecture in one of the divisions of the Congress are invited to submit two
titles, accompanied by a descriptive outline of one-half page for each proposal. Time allowed for
each presentation is 20 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes devoted to discussion. Each panel
will include four lectures. Those interested in suggesting subjects for a session of four lectures are
requested to include the names of lecturers willing to participate in this panel and suggested
lecture titles (along with the appropriate descriptions).
Proposals are due on December 1, 1996 and should be submitted to the General Secretary of the
Proposals will be discussed by the various Division Committees. The General Secretary will
inform you about the decision of the Committee. As in the past, the Committees will be open to
all proposals; however, special preference will be given to lectures containing innovations which
will be of interest to the scholarly community. The Committees are not obligated to accept every
World Union of Jewish of Studies, 46 Jabotinsky St. POB 91043, Jerusalem Israel [E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org].
German-American Academic Council Foundation
The Stiftung Deutsch-Amerikanisches Akademisches Konzil/German-American Academic
Council Foundation has announced its TransCoop Program 1997/1 for Transatlantic research
cooperation among German, U.S., and/or Canadian scholars in the Humanities and Social
Sciences. The deadline for application is 15 December 1996. For further information,
applications, future programs, contact: German-American Academic Council Foundation, 1055
Thomas Jefferson St., NW, Suite 2020, Washington, DC 20007 [tel.: 202 296 2991; fax: 202 833
Woodrow Wilson Fellowships
The deadline for Woodrow Wilson Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences 1997-1998
was 1 October 1996. For future fellowships contact: The Fellowships Office, The Woodrow
Wilson Center, 1000 Jefferson Drive SW, SI MRC 022, Washington, DC 20560 [tel: 202 357
2841; fax: 202 357 4439; e-mail: email@example.com; WWW: http://wwics.si.edu].
Woodrow Wilson Fellows for 1996-97 with projects of interest to AOS members include:
- Carter L. Jackson (Harvard University), "Militarism and national development in Korea,
- Dale F. Eickelman (Dartmouth College), "Re-imagining religion and politics in the Muslim
world: print Islam, mass communications, and civic pluralism"
- Anne Feldhaus (Arizona State University), "Religious geography and regional consciousness in
- Dennis H. Kux (US Department of State), "History of relations between the United States and
- Gilbert Rozman (Princeton University), "The Northeast Asian region: localism, great power
nationalism, and regionalism in China, Japan, and Russia".
National Humanities Center Fellowships
The deadline for National Humanities Center Fellowships 1997-1998 was 15 October 1996. For
information on future fellowships contact: National Humanities Center, 7 Alexander Drive, PO
Box 12256, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 [tel.: 919 549 0661].
1996-1997 Fellows and Associates with topics that may interest AOS members are:
- Ranon Katzoff (Bar Ilan University), "The Law of Documents of the Judean Desert"
- Donald S. Lopez (University of Michigan), "Prisoners of Shangri-la: Tibetan Buddhism and the
- Wing Chung Ng (University of Texas at San Antonio), "Chineseness in Diaspora: The Cultural
Politics of Chinese Identity in Canada"
- Lucy Carroll Stout (independent scholar), "Muslim Family Law in South Asia"
- Stephen G. Vlastos (University of Iowa), "Radical Agrarianism in Prewar Japan".
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
The NEH has announced that its 30th Annual Report is now available; it contains brief
descriptions of Endowment programs as well as a complete listing of all Endowment grants. You
may download the report by visiting the NEH website: http://www.neh.fed.us or a free hard copy
(while they last) may be obtained by writing: NEH 1995 Annual Report, Room 402, 1100
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20506 [or by request on e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org].
American Research Center in Egypt
The American Research Center in Egypt has announced its Fellowships in Egypt 1997-1998
with an application deadline of 1 November 1996. For further information and future fellowship
competitions contact: The American Research Center in Egypt, 30 East 20th Street, Suite 401,
New York, NY 10003-1310 [tel.: 212 529 6661; fax: 212 529 6856; e-mail
The American Institute for Yemeni Studies
The American Institute for Yemeni Studies Fellowships for Research and Study in Yemen,
1996-97 has been announced with an application deadline of 1 November 1996. For further
information and future competitions contact: The American Institute for Yemeni Studies, PO
Box 311, Ardmore, PA 19003-0311 [tel.: 610 896 5412; fax: 610 896 9049; e-mail:
Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA)
CASA has announced the following two programs: (1) College-Level Summer and Full-Year
Programs 1997-1998 and (2) 1997 Refresher Course for Professors of Humanities and Social
Sciences. The application deadline for both programs is 31 December 1996. For further
information contact: Center for Arabic Study Abroad, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced
International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20036-1983 [tel.: 202 663 5751; fax: 202 663 5764].
American Center for Oriental Research, Amman, Jordan
The American Center for Oriental Research, Amman, Jordan has announced the following
fellowships: Samuel H. Kress Foundation Research Fellowship 1997-98 (application deadline: 1
February 1997); USIA Fellowships 1997-98 (application deadline: 1 February 1997); Near and
Middle East Research & Training Program, Pre-Doctoral Fellowships 1997-98 (application
deadline: 1 February 1997); Jennifer C. Groot Fellowships in the Archaeology of Jordan 1997-98
(application deadline 1 February 1997); Senior Post-Doctoral Research Grants 1997-98
(application deadline 1 February 1997); National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships (application deadline 1 February 1997). For further
information or applications for any of these grants or fellowships contact: ACOR, 656 Beacon
Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02215 [tel.: 617 353 6571; fax: 617 353 6575; e-mail:
American Council for Learned Societies (ACLS): US-China
Scholarly Exchange; Conferences on China
The ACLS now administers the National Program for Advanced Study and Research in China and
the Chinese Fellowships for Scholarly Development. These programs were formerly administered
at the Washington office of the Committee on Scholarly Communication with China (CSCC),
which has been closed. The following competitions will be held for the 1997-98 academic year:
National Program for Advanced Study and Research in China (deadline was 15 October 1996);
Chinese Fellowships for Scholarly Development (deadline was 1 November 1996).
For further information regarding future competitions contact: Office of Fellowships and Grants,
ACLS, 228 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017-3398 [fax: 212 949 8058 attn. Fellowship
Office; e-mail: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.acls.org].
Support for Conferences on China: The ACLS will offer funds in support of collaborative projects
intended to promote the development of scholarship on China in any discipline of the humanities
or social sciences. Funding for this program is provided by the Henry Luce Foundation. The
program does not support regularly scheduled meetings or conferences. Grants are available to
support Research Conferences and Workshops as well as Planning Meetings to organize such
conferences or workshops. The application deadline in 31 January 1997. For further information
contact: China Conference Grants, ACLS, 228 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017-3398
[fax: 212 949 8058 attn. China Conference Grants; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org].
American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT)
ARIT has announced the following fellowship competitions: NEH/ARIT Post-Doctoral
Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 1997-98 (application deadline 15 November 1996); ARIT
Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 1997-98 (application deadline 15 November 1996);
Kress/ARIT Fellowship for Research in Archaeology and Art History (application deadline 15
November 1996); Mellon Fellowships for Research in Turkey by East European Scholars
(application deadline 5 March 1997).
For further information on any of these fellowships and/or future competitions contact: American
Research Institute in Turkey, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3rd and Spruce Streets,
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324 [tel.: 202 898 3474; fax: 215 898 0657; e-mail:
Persian Heritage Foundation
The Center for Iranian Studies, Columbia University, with support from the Persian Heritage
Foundation, provides aid for publication to authors and translators for:
- 1. Scholarly works in English dealing with Iranian humanities when they qualify as original
research or synthesis of a high standard;
- 2. Translations into English of works of merit from Persian or other Iranian languages which
conform to the required standards of accuracy and readability;
- 3. Critical editions of texts in Iranian languages.
For further information on these awards, contact: Committee on Awards, Center for Iranian
Studies, 450 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10027.
The American Numismatic Society Graduate Seminar
The Forty-fifth Graduate Seminar in Numismatics will be held at the Museum of the American
Numismatic Society from June 17 through August 16, 1996. The purpose of the Seminar is to
familiarize students with numismatic methodology and scholarship and to provide them with a
deeper under- standing of the contributions made by numismatics to other fields of study.
The seminar is an intensive program of study including lectures and conferences conducted by
specialists in various fields, preparation and oral delivery of a paper on a topic of the student's
choice, and actual contact with the coinages related to that topic. Curators of the American
Numismatic Society and experts from this country and abroad will participate in the seminar.
Applications are accepted from students of demonstrated competence who will have completed at
least one year of graduate work in classical studies, history, art history, economic history, or
related disciplines. Applications are also accepted from junior faculty members with an advanced
degree in one of these fields.
Stipends of $2,000 are available to qualified applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of
the United States or who are affiliated with colleges and universities in the United States and
Canada. The Society will endeavor to provide round-trip travel fare from each student's home
Applications are also accepted from outstanding students from foreign institutions, who have
completed the equivalent of one year's graduate work, who are affiliated with a museum or
institution of higher learning, and who are able to demonstrate fluency in English. No financial aid
Information and application forms may be obtained from the Society, Broadway at 155th Street,
New York, NY 10032. Applications must be completed by March 1, 1997, and announcement of
the awards will be made by April 1.
Duke Study in China Program
Duke University, in association with Smith College, Washington University, St. Louis and
Wesleyan University, offers an annual program of study at Capital Normal University (in Beijing)
and Nanjing University in the People's Republic of China. The program combines an eight-week
summer course of intensive Chinese language study in Beijing with a fall semester of courses in
language, history/anthropology, and directed study on a topic of the student's choice, at Nanjing
University. The program is supervised by a Resident Director from the Dulce faculty. who also
teaches a course and supervises the directed study projects. Duke University grants academic
credit for six semester-courses (the equivalent of one summer term and one semester) upon
successful completion of the program. Interested undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in
colleges and universities who will have taken at least one year of college-level Chinese or its
equivalent by the commencement of the program are encouraged to apply.
During its sixteen years of operation, participation has come from students at many colleges and
universities including: American, Amherst, University of Arizona, Barnard, Brandeis, Carleton
College, Claremont McKenna, Colby, Colgate, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, George Washington,
Hobart, Johns Hopkins, McGill, M. I. T., Mount Holyoke, Southwestern at Memphis, Smith,
Stanford, Tufts, U.N.C. - Chapel Hill, UC - Berkeley, U. of Virginia, U. of Tennessee, U. of
Washington, Wellesley, Vanderbilt, Washington, Wesleyan, William and Mary, Wittenberg, and
Yale. Inquiries concerning the summer-fall 1997 program should be sent to the following address:
Duke Study in China Program, Asian/Pacific Studies Institute, Duke University, 2111 Campus
Drive, Box 90411, Durham, NC 2770-0411 [Tel: (919) 6842604; Fax: (919) 681-6247].
Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco
Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI) offers an intensive Arabic language and culture summer
program for non-native speakers to be held from June 8 to July 25, 1997.
Arabic Language and Culture Program: Modern Standard Arabic
for Non-native Speakers
Summer 1997 June 8 - July 25
- Level 1: Beginning Arabic: This level is for students with little or no prior knowledge of
Arabic. By the end of this course, students are expected: a) to follow and understand a simple
conversation in Arabic; b) to read and write Arabic; c) to acquire a vocabulary of about 1400
words. It includes the following courses: AFL 1201: Listening and Speaking (2 credits; 90
minutes a day; 52.5 contact hours total) AFL 1202: Reading and Writing (2 credits; 90 minutes
a day; 52.5 contact hours total) AFL 1203: Grammar and Vocabulary (2 credits; 90 minutes a
day; 52.5 contact hours total)
- Level 2: Intermediate Arabic: Students admitted to this level will have studied Arabic for
approximately 150 contact hours. By the end of the course, students are expected: a) to read
Arabic texts of a manageable degree of difficulty reasonably well; b) to write Arabic for
various basic purposes; c) to understand and discuss materials on cultural, educational, and
political issues; d) to acquire a vocabulary of about 2000 words. It includes the following
courses: AFL 1210: Listening and Speaking (2 credits; 90 minutes a day; 52.5 contact hours
total) AFL 1211: Reading and Writing (2 credits; 90 minutes a day; 52.5 contact hours total)
AFL 1212: Grammar and Vocabulary (2 credits; 90 minutes a day; 52.5 contact hours total)
- Level 3: Advanced Arabic: This level is designed for students who have accumulated at least
300 hours of Arabic instruction. The objectives of the course are: a) to acquire advanced skills
in written and oral communication; b) to attain advanced proficiency in the skills of reading and
listening comprehension of contemporary materials in various fields. It includes the following
courses: AFL 1250: Listening and Speaking (2 credits; 90 minutes a day; 52.5 contact hours
total) AFL 1251: Reading and Writing (2 credits; 90 minutes a day; 52.5 contact hours total)
AFL 1252: Grammar and Vocabulary (2 credits; 90 minutes a day; 52.5 contact hours total )
The program also offers the following language and culture courses: AFL 1110/1010: Elementary
Moroccan Arabic and Moroccan Culture. (1 or no credit; 1 hr. a day, Monday through Thursday;
28 contact hours total): a course on the basics of Moroccan Arabic and on Moroccan culture in
general, including at least 2 three-day homestays with families. AFL 1111/1011: Colloquia in
Arab and Islamic Culture. (1 or no credit): a series of weekly lectures in Arabic and English on
topics in Arab and Islamic civilization and culture.
Students who take 6 credits of language instruction are eligible to take one or both cultural
component courses for no credit and at no additional charge. Those who register for less than 6
credits of language instruction may take one or both culture component courses for credit and pay
for the additional credit unit(s).
Credits are transferable, upon satisfactory completion of the courses, to the student's home
These will include: a. film and documentary shows and various musical and entertainment events,
b. day trips to the imperial cities of Fes, Meknes, and Volubilis and to the souks (weekly markets)
of Azrou and neighboring towns, c. outdoor sports activities.
- Tuition: $277.00 per credit unit ($1662.00 for 6 credits)
- Special activities fee (including satellite TV and full Internet and e-mail access): $186.00
- Limited health insurance: $61.00
- Books and library fee: $70.00
- Room: Students will be housed on campus in single or double occupancy rooms. Double
occupancy: $165.00; single occupancy: $330.00
- Board: 5 day three-meal plan (Monday through Friday): $338.00; 5 day two-meal plan
(continental breakfast plus one meal) $194.00
Application forms may be obtained from: Office of the Dean, School of Humanities and Social
Sciences, Al Akhawayn University, Avenue Hassan II, P.O. Box 104, Ifrane. 53000, Morocco.
Phone: (212 5) 862427. Fax: (212 5) 56 71 40. E-mail: shss@AlAkhawayn.ma. Application
deadline: March 1, 1997, but early applications are encouraged.
Washington University/Arab Language Institute in Fez
Washington University, St. Louis, and the Arab Language Institute in Fez, Morocco announce the
Advanced Intensive Arabic Language and Islamic Studies Spring Semester Abroad in Fez,
Morocco, January 6-June 5, 1997.
Students must have completed three years of university Arabic study or its equivalent and be
citizens of the United States. Students must pass an Arabic Language exam. Housing options
include homestays with a Moroccan family. Full travel and fellowship support available covering
basic living expenses, travel and health insurance.
Application Deadline: November 1, 1996.
For further information contact: Professor Peter Heath, The Center for the Study of Islamic
Societies and Civilizations, Washington University, Campus Box 1230, One Brookings Drive, St.
Louis, Missouri 63130-4899 [Tel: 314-935-4325; Fax: 314-935-7462; e-mail:
ACLS/SSRC International Postdoctoral Fellowships 1996-1997
This competition will provide approximately 15 postdoctoral fellowships of $20,000 each to
support scholars doing humanistic research on the societies and cultures of Asia, Latin America,
and sub-Saharan Africa. The fundamental criteria for selection of awards will be the intellectual
value of the proposed research and the likelihood that the research will produce significant and
innovative scholarship on foreign societies, scholarship which makes important theoretical or
substantive contributions to particular disciplines, or to multidisciplinary or comparative research.
This competition is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
These fellowships are intended as salary replacement, although travel funds may also be
requested, to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and
writing. Tenure of the grant may begin no earlier than July 1, 1997 and no later than February 1,
US citizens, permanent residents, and others who have resided in the US for at least three
consecutive years at the time of application are eligible to apply. All applicants must have the
Ph.D. or its equivalent by the application deadline.
Interested scholars should apply to the ACLS. Completed application forms must be postmarked
not later than December 1, 1996. To request an application form, please send the following
information: (1) Highest academic degree held and date received; (2) Academic or other position;
(3) Geographical area(s) of research; (4) A brief, descriptive title of the proposed research; (5)
Country of citizenship or permanent residence; (6) Proposed date for beginning tenure of the
award and duration requested; (7) Specific award program for which application is requested;
(8) Full name and mailing address. You may send that information by any one of the following
means: 1. writing: Office of Fellowships and Grants, ACLS, 228 East 45th, Street, New York,
New York 10017-3398; 2. fax: (212) 949-8058; 3. e-mail: email@example.com
Note: Application forms will be sent only by U.S. Postal Service first-class mail, or air mail to
addresses abroad. Application forms will not be sent or accepted by fax or other electronic
Social Science Research Council
The following is a list of fellowships and grants for research and training on the Near and Middle
east available from the Social Science Research Council. The contact at SSRC is Jennifer
Henderson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Telephone: 212 377-2700. The address is the following: The
Near and Middle East Program, Social Science Research Council, 810 Seventh Avenue, 31st
Floor, New York, NY 10019.
Research and training on the Near and Middle East
Fellowships for Graduate Students
1. Pre-Dissertation Research and Training Fellowships are offered to graduate students to spend
from 4 to 9 months engaged in direct preparation for their dissertation research through training
and study in the Middle East. Language training may be required as one component of the
fellowship where appropriate. This is for grad students who are US citizens, are enrolled in a
PhD program, have completed at least 2 academic years in the program, and are not candidates.
The deadline for application receipt is 1 November 1996.
2. Dissertation Research Fellowship in the Social Sciences and the Humanities Fellowships are
offered to grad students in the social sciences and humanities, who have completed all PhD
requirements except their dissertation, to spend 4 to 9 months engaged in dissertation research
requiring fieldwork in the Middle East. Applicants must be US citizens, enrolled in full-time PhD
programs, and will have completed all PhD requirements except their dissertation by 1 March
1997 in order to apply. The application receipt deadline is 1 November 1996.
Fellowships for Scholars
Advanced Research Fellowships in the Social Sciences and Humanities Fellowships are offered
form periods from 4 to 9 months to scholars in the social sciences and humanities engaged in
advanced research requiring fieldwork in the Middle East. Applicants should be scholars with
demonstrated competence for research on the area and who intend to make continuing
contributions to the field. Scholars who are US citizens and who hold a PhD in the social
sciences or humanities are eligible. The application receipt deadline is 1 December 1996.
Current eligible locales for overseas research are Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait,
Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
Those interested in countries not listed should contact SSRC staff.
All research projects must be concerned with the period since the beginning of Islam.
The publishing house Harrassowitz (Wiesbaden) announces a new scientific journal to be
published from 1997 on Turkic Languages, edited by Lars Johanson.The journal Turkic
Languages aims at presenting work of current interest on a variety of subjects and thus welcomes
contributions on all aspects of Turkic language studies. Turkic Languages will contain articles,
review articles, reviews, discussions, reports, and surveys of publications. Turkic Languages will
be published in one volume of two issues per year with approximately 300 pages. It will be
devoted to descriptive, comparative, synchronic, diachronic, theoretical and methodological
problems of linguistic Turcology including questions of genetic, typological and areal relations,
linguistic variation and language acquisition. The journal will use a referee system in selecting
articles for publication. The preferred language of publication will be English.
Contributions to the first volume should be submitted as soon as possible. A style sheet is
available and will be sent on request. Manuscripts for publication, books for review, and
correspondence concerning editorial matters should be sent to: Prof. Dr. Lars Johanson, Turkic
Languages, Institute of Oriental Studies, University of Mainz, D-55099 Mainz, Germany [fax: 49
6131 368662; e-mail: email@example.com].
Subscription orders may be placed with booksellers and agencies. For further information,
contact: Harrassowitz Verlag, Postfach 292, D-65019 Wiesbaden, Germany [fax: 49 611 530570;
New Serial in Islamic Studies
A new serial is underway in Islamic studies covering the period A.D. 1500 to 1800 and concerned
primarily with the five post-Caliphal, post-Mongol states: the Ottomans, the Mamluks,the
Safavids, the Uzbeks, and the Mughals. The serial will be in the form of an annual, each issue
containing a number of articles related to a particular topic. Each volume will have a specific title,
based on the general content of the articles. The publisher will be the University of Utah Press.
For further information contact: Michel Mazzaoui, Department of History, University of Utah,
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 or the University of Utah Press, 101 University Services Building, Salt
Lake City, UT 84112 [tel.: 801 581 6771; fax: 801 581 3365].
American Oriental Society Greenfield Prize
The American Oriental Society is pleased to announce the establishment of a new prize to honor
the memory of the eminent Semitist and long-term AOS member, Jonas C. Greenfield. The
"Greenfield Prize" carries a cash award of $1000 and will be granted biannually to a scholar under
40 at the time of sub-mission, for the best published article in any area of Semitic studies that has
appeared during the 2 year period of review. The selection will be made by recommendation of
an AOS committee and the announcement of the first award will be made in October 1997.
Scholars are invited to submit offprints of their articles and a Curriculum Vitae to the American
Oriental Society, Harlan Hatcher Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205.
Please clearly mark the envelope "Greenfield Prize." Deadline for submission for the first award is
May 15, 1997. Further information may be obtained by sending e-mail to the AOS Office in Ann
Arbor: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in the subject line: Greenfield Prize.
Modern Language Association (MLA) Book Prizes
For a list of MLA Book Prizes 1996-97 or for information on individual prizes and eligibility
contact: Office of Special Projects, MLA, 10 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003-6981 [tel.: 212
614 6406; fax: 212 533 0680 or 212 477 9863; e-mail: email@example.com].
Society of Architectural Historians
The Society of Architectural Historians has announced for the 47th Annual Alice Davis Hitchcock
Book Award, the Fourth Annual Spiro Kostof Book Award for Architecture and Urbanism, the
8th Annual Architectural Exhibition Catalogue Award, and the Antoinette Forrester Downing
Award. For further information on these awards contact Society of Architectural Historians,
1365 North Astor Street, Chicago, IL 60610-2144 [tel.: 312 753 1365].
Columbia University Awards Franz Rosenthal the Doctor of
Letters, honoris causa
On May 15, 1996, at its commencement, Columbia University awarded Franz Rosenthal the
Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, for a lifetime of work in Arabic and Islamic studies. The degree
was presented by George Rupp, President of the University, and the citation read as follows:
"Inspiring teacher and author, preeminent scholar of Islamic intellectual and social history, your
astonishing erudition and penetrating vision have illuminated the study of Islamic civilization for
more than half a century. In a time of enormous need for greater cultural knowledge, you have
inspired generations of students to assume leadership in Islamic and Semitic studies. Your
participation in the Tabari Translation Project at Columbia has assured success for this
monumental undertaking. For your extraordinary contributions, Columbia is very pleased to
bestow upon you the degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa."
University of Michigan
The University of Michigan, through its International Institute, and with the participation of
departments in the College of Literature, Science & the Arts, seeks applicants and nominations for
a Chair in Korean Studies. This chair is tenure track with rank open, and may be located in the
departments of Anthropology, Art History, Asian Languages and Culture, Comparative
Literature, History, and Sociology. Applicants are expected to demonstrate and to show promise
for outstanding research and teaching, and to have an apptitude for leadership in Korean studies.
Preference will be given to applicants with broad interests and who are able to speak across the
disciplines. Teaching responsibilities will be negotiated with the appointee. Depending on the
experience and rank of the person appointed, the holder may be asked to assume leadership
responsibilities in the Korean Studies Program. Applicants must hold the Ph.D. degree in an
appropriate discipline. Materials received before January 31, 1997 will receive first consideration,
but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Send application materials, including three references, or nominations to: Korean Studies Chair
Search Committee, The International Institute, The University of Michigan, 340 Lorch Hall, 611
Tappan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1220, USA.
The University of Michigan is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
Staff Associate -- Experienced editor for learned articles in English. Familiarity with either
French or German, preferably both, as well as familiarity with a Middle Eastern language (Persian
or Arabic) will be a plus. Computer competency (Macintosh system) is required; experience in
desktop publishing is a plus. Must provide sample editing. Salary is commensurate with
experience and qualifications. Application review starts August 1, 1996 and will continue until
position is filled.
Associate Research Scholar (Assistant Editor) -- Ph.D. or equivalent in a field of Iranian
studies, proficiency in Persian and a knowledge of Persian history, literature & bibliography.
Native or near-native fluency in written and spoken English. Familiarity with Arabic. Editorial
experience and utmost accuracy in proofreading is required and samples in both respects will be
needed. A knowledge of Old or Middle Iranian languages and/or French or German will be a plus.
Publications to support proficiency in the above requirements would be helpful. Computer
competency (Macintosh system). Academic references within field will be required. Salary is
commensurate with experience and qualifications. Application review starts August 1, 1996 and
will continue until position is filled.
Senior Research Scholar (Sr. Assistant Editor) -- Ph.D. or equivalent in a field of Iranian
studies. A solid background in Persian history and culture, a thorough knowledge of Persian
language or Middle or Old Iranian languages. A good knowledge of at least two research
languages from among German, French, Russian. Publications to support above requirements and
to demonstrate scholarship at professional rank. Editorial skills (in English) as evidenced by
sample editing. Computer competency (Macintosh system). He/she would be required to deal
with all editorial aspects of the Encyclopædia Iranica and report to the editor. Salary is
commensurate with experience and qualifications. Application review starts August 1, 1996 and
will continue until position is filled.
All responses should be mailed to Center for Iranian Studies, Columbia University, attn.:
Director, 450 Riverside Drive, no. 4, New York, NY 10027.
The American University in Cairo
Arabic Literature -- two definite openings for Arabists specializing in classical Arabic literature:
1) Teach courses in Islamic institutions, Muslim historical literature and classical Arabic texts,
and seminar in Islamic studies. Teaching advanced Arabic through set texts may also be required.
2) Teach courses in pre-Islamic and early Islamic literature, Arabic grammar, syntax, and
prosody, seminar in classical Arabic literature and history of Arabic literary criticism. Both
positions also require teaching survey courses both in Arabic and in translation. For both,
participation in core curriculum seminar may also be required. There are also two definite
openings for Arabists specializing in modern Arabic literature: 1) Teach courses in nineteenth
century poetry and prose, modern Arabic poetry and the novel, linguistics or Arabic, modern
Arabic literary criticism, and seminar and special studies in modern Arabic literature. 2) Teach
courses such as selected topics in modern Arabic literature (prose, poetry, drama), Arabic prose
writing and colloquial Arabic poetry and prose. Both positions require teaching survey courses in
both Arabic and in translation. For both, participation in core curriculum interdisciplinary seminar
may also be required. Qualifications required for all literature positions are B.A., M.A., and
Ph.D. in appropriate field, teaching proficiency in both Arabic and English, familiarity with Arabic
primary sources, and university teaching and research experience.
Arabic/Islamic History -- One definite opening for a historian in Arab/Islamic history from the
rise of Islam to the 19th century and with a specialization outside Egypt to teach undergraduate
and graduate courses in Middle East history and a required survey of Arab history. Teaching
assignment also includes participation in a general interdisciplinary seminar for undergraduates.
M.A. and Ph.D. in appropriate fields required. Excellent command of English and Arabic
Anthropology -- Applications are invited for two positions for anthropologists with the ability to
teach cultural anthropology in the framework of a liberal arts curriculum. One position requires
ability to teach the anthropology of the Arab world and Middle East. Additional specialities for
either position may include sociolinguistics, psychological anthropology, medical anthropology,
theory and method, and areas outside the Arab world, especially Asian societies and cultures.
Sociology -- There are two openings for sociologists. 1) to teach introduction to sociology in
the framework of a liberal arts curriculum, as well as theory and methods. Other specialties open,
ability to teach courses on Arab society and culture a plus; and 2) to teach theory and methods,
and also in the core curriculum. Familiarity with Arab culture and societies, and specialization in
development, minorities, gender or medical sociology will be a plus.
Normal teaching load is 9 hours per semester. All are two-year appointments (renewable)
beginning September 1997. Rank, salary according to qualifications and experience. For
expatriates, housing, round-trip air travel to Egypt, plus schooling for up to two children
included. Write with curriculum vitae to: Dr. Andrew Kerek, The American University in Cairo,
866 United Nations Plaza, Suite AO-517, New York, NY 10017, before November 30, 1996.
AUC is an equal opportunity employer.
Lecturer in Islamic Studies
a. Research in and teaching of Islamic and Arabic texts. Special field of research in either of the
following subjects: Qur'an exegesis, tradition, law, theology and philosophy, relations between
Islam and Judaism.
b. Knowledge of Hebrew.
Lecturer in Modern Arabic Literature
a. Research in and teaching of modern Arabic literature. Special field of research in either of the
following subjects: poetry, prose (short stories, novels), history of literature.
b. Knowledge of Hebrew.
Bar-Ilan is a Jewish religious institution.
Rank will be determined according to qualifications. Last date for submitting applications: 31
Send C.V., list of publications, three letters of recommendation and samples of publications in the
area of specialization to Professor Binyamin Abrahamov, Head of the Department of Arabic,
Bar-Ilan University, 52900 Ramat-Gan, Israel.
The Ohio State University
The Department of Near Eastern, Judaic, and Hellenic Languages and Literatures (which is in the
process of being renamed) at The Ohio State University announces a search for a department
chair. The Department intends to make a senior appointment at a competitive salary to an
established scholar who can provide energetic leadership to an expanding program. Faculty of the
Department teach Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish, and ancient Near Eastern languages and
cultures, and their research interests cover a wide range of disciplines. Applicants, therefore,
should possess a broad understanding of the diversity of the cultures of the Near East. The
language and disciplinary specializations are open, but fluency in at least two Near Eastern
languages and a strong interdisciplinary or comparative interest are desirable. The duties of the
new chair will include development of a comprehensive graduate program.
Application letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference should be submitted by January
2, 1997 to:
Department Chair Search Committee
Dept of Near Eastern, Judaic, and Hellenic Languages and Literatures
203 Botany and Zoology Building
1735 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1293
The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women,
minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.
Ohio State University
The Department of Near Eastern, Judaic, and Hellenic Languages and Literatures (which is in the
process of being renamed) of The Ohio State University is seeking applications for a tenure-track
position in Modern Hebrew literature at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to begin
September 1997. Teaching competence and evidence of high scholarly potential must be
demonstrated. The candidate must be able to teach courses in Modern Hebrew literature. Ability
to teach courses in other periods of Hebrew literature as well as Hebrew language and Culture of
Contemporary Israel is desirable. Salary range is competitive and commensurate with rank,
experience, and academic record. Ph.D. is required for appointment.
Assistant or Associate Professor
Application letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference should be submitted to: Hebrew
Search Committee Chair, Dept. of Near Eastern, Judaic, and Hellenic, Languages and Literatures,
The Ohio State University, 203 Botany and Zoology Building, 1735 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH
Review of applications will begin on December 13, 1996 and continue until the position is filled.
The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. Women,
minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks a specialist in Biblical, Second Temple/Hellenistic, or
Rabbinic Judaism. Appointee will chair a six-member Department of Classics, and participate in
interdisciplinary programs in Judaic Studies and Religious Studies. Preference is for an
established scholar possessing close familiarity with the basic religious texts of Judaism, and
competence in Hebrew and affiliated biblical/post-biblical languages. Knowledge of Greek or
Latin language and literature also desirable. Teaching responsibilities might include Introduction
to Religion, courses in Judaism, and biblical Hebrew. Appointment will be made at Associate or
Full Professor rank.
Classics/Judaic Studies/Religious Studies
Send letter of interest, CV, and names and addresses of five references to Professor John D.
Turner, Search Committee, Department of Classics, 238 Andrews Hall, University of
Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68588-0337. Nominations also encouraged. Review of
applications and nominations will begin October 15th and will continue until the position is filled.
Preliminary interviews for applicants will be conducted as possible at the annual meetings of the
AAR/SBL, AJS, and Amer. Philological Association. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is
committed to a pluralistic campus community through Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity
and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. We assure reasonable accommodation
under the Americans with Disabilities Act; contact John D. Turner at (402) 472-7008,
For further information about the Judaic Studies program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
please phone the Director, Prof. Alan E. Steinweis, at (402) 472-9561, or send e-mail to
Wayne State University
The Department of Near Eastern & Asian Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position
in Arabic, starting Fall 1997. Ph.D. required. Applicants must be able to handle
proficiency-based and content-based teaching of Modern Standard Arabic at the basic and
intermediate levels, as well as Formal Spoken Arabic. Knowledge of computerized instruction,
and the use of interactive computer program is most desired.
Tenure-track Assistant/associate Professor of Arabic Language
The successful applicant must also be able to conduct upper--level courses in Arabic. Areas of
specialization preferred: applied linguistics, second language acquisition, foreign language
pedagogy, and Arabic culture. Must be able to work well with undergraduates.
Send letter of applications, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references by
December 1, 1996 to: Aleya Rouchdy, Chair, Department of Near Eastern & Asian Studies,
College of Liberal Arts, 437 Manoogian Hall, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, (313)
577-3015; Fax (313) 577-3266.
Wayne State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and
minorities are especially invited to apply.
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, seeks
Assistant or Associate Professor of Arabic for tenure-track position beginning September 1, 1997.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Arabic or related discipline, extensive experience teaching
language, and demonstrated qualifications in Arabic language pedagogy. Primary responsibilities
are teaching Arabic at all levels and coordinating Five College Arabic program. Send applications
including vitae, three letters of recommendation, and sample publications to Arabic Search
Committee, Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, Herter Hall, Box 33935, University
of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-3935 by December 1, 1996.
University of Michigan
The Department of Near Eastern Studies of the University of
Michigan announces a tenure-track appointment in Egyptology. The
position is authorized at the Assistant Professor level, but
senior candidates may be considered. Applicants must hold the
PhD degree and be able to teach undergraduate and graduate
courses in Ancient Egyptian language (Middle Egyptian and other
phases) and culture. The applicant will also be expected to
demonstrate expertise in teaching/research of one or more of the
following topics: archaeology, art, literature, history,
religion. Applicants should identify their research interests
within Egyptological studies and describe the language and
lecture courses they wish to teach at both undergraduate and
Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, including
bibliography, as well as no more than three samples of their
published work, along with three letters of reference to Chair,
Egyptology Search Committee, Department of Near Eastern Studies,
3074 Frieze Bldg., University of Michigan, An Arbor, MI 48109. WWW: http://www.umich.edu/~neareast/].
We shall begin examining dossiers on Jan. 15, 1997.
The University of Michigan is an affirmative action, equal
All items for the Newsletter of the American Oriental Society should be sent to:
Ruth I. Meserve, Editor
Newsletter of the American Oriental Society
Department of Central Eurasian Studies
Goodbody Hall 157
Bloomington, IN 47405
All materials for the next Newsletter (Number 23, May 1997) must be sent to the Editor no
later than 15 April 1997.
The Newsletter of the American Oriental Society is published two times a year in May and
November by the American Oriental Society, Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is available only through membership in the AOS. Membership dues
are $50 per calendar year, payable in advance by December 31 of the preceding year. Special
membership dues for students, professors emeriti, and members of the armed forces on duty are
$25 per calendar year. Joint memberships (equivalent of enrolling two corporate memberships
but carrying only one subscription to the Journal) are available to members and their partners
upon payment of $60 per calendar year. Bulk rate postage is paid at Ann Arbor. Postmaster:
Send address changes to: Newsletter of the American Oriental Society, Hatcher Graduate
Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109--1205.
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