Call for applications

Call for applications

Librarian focused on the Arabic language library collection at the La Pira Library on the history and doctrines of Islam (Palermo)

Selection is open for the position of librarian at the Giorgio La Pira Library and Research Centre.
Applications can be sent to no later than 2 p.m. on Nov. 30, 2022.
For more information, see the call for applications.

Unconventionally “Mendicant”
Genesis and Phenomenology of a Name
and a Reality between XIII and XIV Century

The Qsrm issue dedicated to the Unconventionally “Mendicant” will be number 2, 2024. Due to the large number of proposals received, it will also be possible to extend the issue to 1, 2025.
In order for them to be subjected to revision, essays submission must be made by October 2023 (a potential second issue would foresee submission by February 2024).
The deadline for the admission of proposals to the project is on the June 30, 2022.
A proposal title with a brief research abstract must be submitted to the editorial team (Maria Teresa Dolso and Andrea Tilatti) by this date.
Other than Italian, the essays may be written in English, French or Spanish.
As a guideline, the essays (in the absence of other requirements) should be 60,000 characters (spaces and footnotes included) following the editorial norms of Qsrm, which will be sent to all participants.
It will be possible to provide illustrations, pull-outs and graphics, in agreement with the editors. The editors will be available for further clarification.
For more information please check the call for papers and the bibliography.

Applications are open for n.2 positions of librarian (Arabic and Persian languages) at the Giorgio La Pira Library and Research Centre.
Applications may be sent to by 14:00, Sunday, 10 April 2022.
More details here.

The cataloguing in SBN of the ancient classics collection at the Dossetti Library

Applications are open for a cataloguer who can systematize in SBN the ancient classics collection at the Dossetti Library on a CCC contract (collaborazione coordinata e continuativa). To apply, send an application with a CV attached to with CC to; for postal applications, send to via San Vitale 114, 40125 Bologna. The application must be received by 12:30pm, Tuesday, 15 February 2022.
More details here.

International Qur’anic Studies Association 2022, annual meeting

This year, the International Qur’anic Studies Association’s annual meeting will be hosted in Palermo by the La Pira Library from the 5th to the 7th of September, 2022. Proposals for presentations should be submitted to by March 7, 2022. The 2022 annual meeting welcomes presentations on any topic encompassed by the range of interests of the Qur’anic text.
More details here.
If you require further information about the submission process and the panels organization, please contact Alba Fedeli and Devin Stewart. Any other questions concerning logistics of the conference in Palermo should be addressed to Francesca Badini and concerning registration and payment should go to

International Fellowships

The International Fellowships call is always open.
More details here.

Closed calls

FSCIRE and banca d’Italia offer a Postdoctoral Fellowship on Theology, economic thought and commercial practices: feneratio, ribā and interest rate in Christianity and Islam.


Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual fellowship


Call for Research fellowships

Call 2021/2

Call 2021/1

Call 2020 for Senior Research Fellowships 2020.

Call 2019 for Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Call 2018.

Call 2017.