Sunday, 12 February 2012

Islamic Art - Patrick Ringgenberg wins World Book Prize

To: Members of that University or that Museum looking for an expert in Islamic Art / Islamic Studies

You are wasting your time.
This is the guy you need.

Dr PATRICK RINGGENBERG wins The World Prize for the Book of the Year of the Islamic Republic of Iran for his L'Univers symbolique des arts islamiques, published by Harmattan, Paris (2009). The ceremony took place in February 2012 in Tehran. Congratulations, Dr Ringgenberg ! 

World Prize for the Book of the Year (2012)

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You can buy Patrick Ringgenberg's books from : here here here .

Ladies and gentlemen,

I am going to save you a lot of time. We all know recruiting new staff / faculty is a tiresome process. With each opening, you must seriously consider the wave of Internal applicants, external applicants, equal opportunities, telephone calls from friends in other universities, flow of reference letters, a real invasion into the privacy of an academic's life, interfering with one's teaching and research, and at the end of the day, are all these an opportunity or a threat to your academic vision? It is not always easy to decide.

We will come excited ...
but knowing nothing new about ourselves,
and seeing life with no new eyes
 and hearing it with no new ears.
William Butler Yeats

Now I know that choosing someone recommended by somebody you know might make things easier. Strengthening up your personal connections, enlarging the network is quintessential in this field of work. Ladies and gentlemen, from Harvard to Oxford, from U Chicago to UC Berkeley, from SOAS to The British Museum, from The Metropolitan Museum to CUNY and MIT, I know you are committed to finding true potential for teaching and research. Not just potential. Proven potential. Actual results. You miss choosing the best. Well, this is your chance. Choose the very best.

Ladies and gentlemen, whether or not you have ever had on your desk Dr. Patrick Ringgenberg's application, it does not really matter. Just pick up the phone and see if he is still available to work with you.

This gentleman is the very future of Islamic Studies.

His writing is exquisite, intelligent and sophisticated.

His knowledge, to die for.

This is your opportunity. Take it.

Yours respectfully,

The Bosa Bosa Review

The World Prize for the Book of the Year of the Islamic Republic of Iran has also been awarded to:

Tarif Khalidi representing the editors of Al-Jahiz: A Muslim Humanist for Our Time, published by the German Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB) in 2009 (BTS 119) (2011) (present position: professor at the American University of Beirut)

World Prize for the Book of the Year (2011)

Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani (2009) (present position: founder and owner of Khorasani Consulting specializing in executive coaching, leadership, public speaking and intercultural training, Frankfurt)

Jan Hogendijk (2005) (present position: Full Professor in History of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, University of Utrecht, Netherlands, adjunct professor at the Department of Mathematics of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and the president of the International Commission on History of Science and Technology in Islamic Societies)

The Iran Book News Agency announced the 2012 Laureates here. For the 2011 Laureates, click here.

More names mentioned by Kaveh Farrokh here:

Some of the other distinguished world-class scholars who were awarded the prize were Dr. Nicholas Sims-Williams (SOAS), Dr. Elena E. Kuz`mina (Moscow State University). Dr. Christine van Ruymbeke (University of Cambridge), Dr. John Curtis and Dr. Nigel Tallis (The British Museum), Dr. Juan Martos Quesada (Universidad Compultense de Madrid) and Seyed Ahmad Khezri (Iranian cultural attaché in Madrid), Dr. Mohsen Zakeri (Universität Frankfurt), Dr. István Nyitral (Budapest University), Dr. Peter Avery (University of Cambridge), Dr. Beate Dignas (Sommerville College) and Dr. Engelbert Winter (Westfälische Wilhems-Universität Münster), Dr. Walli Ahmadi (University of California, Berkeley), Dr. Asad Abdolhadi Ghandil (University of Cairo), Dr. Benjamin Jokisch (Albert-Ludwig-Universität Freiburg), and Dr. Robert Gleave (University of Exeter).

The interest in the field of Islamic Art and Architecture / Islamic Studies is growing. This is a short list of Universities and Museums who have been or should be looking for someone like Patrick Ringgenberg (click on links to see the job offers):

Amherst College and Hampshire College, US (at present inviting applications for a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in Islamic Art and Architecture starting July 1, 2012.)

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US (at present inviting applications for a position of Associate/ Assistant Curator of Islamic Art)

University of Florida, US (at present inviting applications for an Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies)

Northern Arizona University, Department of Comparative Cultural Studies, US (at present inviting applications for an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies)
The City University of New York (CUNY), US, posted on home page and with InsideHigherEd (at present inviting applications for an Associate (tenured) or Full Professor – PhD Program in Art History)
University of Zurich - University Research Priority Program (URPP) Asia and Europe, Switzerland (at present inviting applications for a Postdoctoral fellow working on the concept of religions in Islamic Studies)
MIT Libraries, US (at present inviting applictions for an Archnet Digital Library Content Manager, position related to the study of the Islamic World, working with staff from MIT, Aga Khan Trust for Culture, and the Aga Khan Program in Islamic Architecture Documentation Center at Harvard.)

Harvard College Library, US (perhaps still open? Position of Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Art and Architecture, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, posted 2011)

Divinity School, University of Chicago, US (they have invited applications for a position of Professor in Islamic Studies in 2010-2011)
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), the Department of Near Eastern Studies (NES),the Department of Architecture (ARCH), and the Department of the History of Art at UC Berkeley, US (they have invited applications for a Sultan Post Doctoral Teaching Fellow in 2011-2012)

Centre of Islamic Studies, SOAS London, UK (they have invited applications for a Lecturer in Islamic Studies, in 2008)

The British Museum, London, UK (they have invited applications for a curator in Islamic Art position in 2011)

University of California at Berkeley, US (they have invited applications for an Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies, in 2011)

Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, UK (they have invited applications for Two Post-doctoral Research Assistants in 13th to 16th Century Islamic Philosophy and Theology, in 2011)
Bard Graduate Center in New York City, US (they have invited applications for a Postdoctoral fellow in Islamic art and material culture, 2011)

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