Friday 23 April 2021

Wednesday 14 April 2021

Sufism and Gender in Contemporary Societies

The Center for Comparative Studies of Civilisations and Spiritualities at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice has issued a Call for Papers for a conference on Sufism and Gender in Contemporary Societies.
This conference aims to explore these themes of gender and sexuality within contemporary and historical Sufi traditions. Keeping in mind the call to decolonize knowledge production and epistemologies that subvert binaries of “resistance versus subordination” in Muslim women’s life-worlds, we aim to take an expansive discussion of the complex processes of the agentive formation of gendered Sufi subjectivities.
Conference to be held in Venice on 3 December 2021. Abstracts by 1 June 2021. See

Tuesday 13 April 2021

Residential scholarships in Venice

The Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, offers 10 residential scholarships to PhD students and post-doc students who must not be over 40 years old on June 10, 2021, and interested in spending two consecutive months in Venice between January and December 2022. The selected projects have to be connected with Cini's research centres and libraries. Among them, there is the Centre for Comparative Studies and Civilisations that focuses also on spirituality, esotericism, and mysticism.