Flyer: First Annual Armenian International Congress on Oriental Studies
The conference aims to provide a unique platform to discuss the most critical problems of contemporary studies in the broad field of Middle Eastern studies.
Deadline for abstracts: 10 September 2018.
More Details: http://www.ysu.am/calendar/en/orientconference
The Oriental Institute at the University of Oxford is hosting a conference on ‘The Levantine Roots of the Armenian Christianity and Georgian Christianity‘ from 16-17 July 2020. Interested participants can register beforehand: Continue reading
The HMML in cooperation with Dumbarton Oaks is offering a Summer School for Syriac and Armenian from 10. July until 12. August 2017. Application is possible until 15 January 2017. You can find the full information here.
The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute is holding a conference on ‘Salonica: a multi-cultural city in the Ottoman Empire and the Greek state between the World Wars‘ from 22-23 May 2017. The Call for Papers is open until 31 October 2016. (Call for Papers on MENALIB)
Core Topics are:
• The formation of Salonica as an Ottoman city – cultural, social, economical and demographic ramifications.
• Salonica’s languages – Greek, Ottoman Turkish, Ladino, Armenian, Italian, French and interlingual encounters.
• Material culture and visual art: architecture, plastic arts, dress, tombstone engravings, manuscripts etc.
• Mystical traditions in Salonica: Sufi groups, Sabbateans, Kabbalistic and Christian beliefs.
• Conversion and interreligious crossings.
• Literature in and about Salonica: popular literature, poetry, journalism, travelogues and modern literary genres.
• The voices of Salonica: the city’s various musical traditions.
• Educational institutions and textbooks.
• The image of multi-cultural coexistence.
• The rise of Greek nationalism in Salonica.
• The economy as a sphere of inter-communal encounters and competition.
• Significant historical events and their influence on cultural trends among the local population, such as the arrival of the exiles from Spain, the Great Fire of 1917, the Greek-Turkish exchange of populations and the influx of refugees from Anatolia.
• The tanzimat and processes of modernization and change in Salonica at the turn of the 20th century.
• The shaping of Salonica-related myths.
• Intercultural trends in Salonica between the wars.