From the migration of Lebanese migrants to the Americas in the 19th century, to the mass movements of North Africans to France in the 20th century, to the displacement of millions of Palestinian, Syrian and Iraqi refugees in more recent times, themes of movement, exile and diaspora have been an integral part of Middle Eastern and North African experiences in modern times. The digital age has transformed the possibilities, as well as presented new challenges, for documenting these experiences.
The symposium Digital Arab Diasporas brings together projects which employ digital technologies to record and share the stories of migrants and diaspora communities from the Arabic-speaking countries of the MENA region.
The symposium will consist of presentations of 20-30 minutes followed by discussion. Presentations can be either individually delivered or as a team of presenters. We welcome proposals from practitioners in the fields of archiving, museums and digital storytelling as well as university-based researchers.
Deadline for proposals: no later than 31 January 2019.
Submissions: Please send a summary of no more than 400 words as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funds: Limited funds are available to assist with the travel and accommodation of presenters.
Informal queries: For any informal queries about the event, please contact Jacob Norris at: J.Norris@sussex.ac.uk
The international conference aims at approaching, exchanging and debating theoretical foundations, analytical resources and research results of studies on political change processes and territorial conflicts in MENA countries.
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