The 8th International Conference on Popular Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa

Am Giorgi Tsereteli Oriental Institute der Ilia State University findet vom 28.-30. September 2017 ‚The 8th International Conference on Popular Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa‚ statt. Der Call for Papers ist bis zum 15. März offen. Das Programm wird veröffentlicht, sobald es verfügbar ist.

Der Call for Papers: Weiterlesen

The Avant-garde and its Networks: Surrealism in Paris, North Africa and the Middle East from the 1930s

By Sing - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20763192Das Orient-Institut Beirut hält gemeinsam mit dem Deutschen Forum für Kunstgeschichte Paris vom 14.-15. November 2016 einen Workshop mit dem Thema „The Avant-garde and its Networks: Surrealism in Paris, North Africa and the Middle East from the 1930s„. Der Call for Papers ist bis zum 15. Juni offen. Das Programm ist hier verfügbar.

After the Uprisings: Political, Economic, and Social Transformations in the Middle East and North Africa

Am 31. Mai findet in Edinburgh eine Konferenz zum Thema „After the Uprisings: Political, Economic, and Social Transformations in the Middle East and North Africa“ statt. Ausgerichtet wird sie unter anderem von ArabTrans. Kernthemen sind laut Call for Papers:

  • „Key political, social, and economic transformations in the MENA region: major changes, their significance, and their implications for theoretical frameworks, analytical methods, as well as policy implications for stakeholders (governments. NGOs, IOs, etc.).
  • National and regional trends: homogeneities and heterogeneities among MENA countries (pathways of socio-economic and political transformation, possible future trajectories).
  • Roots of the Uprisings: long-term, structural factors and short-term triggers behind the upheaval in the Arab world.
  • The generational gap: the role of youth and ICTs before, during, and after the Uprisings.
  • Religion and political culture:  the way the Uprisings and subsequent events affected Islamist movements and the relationship between politics and religion generally
  • Europe and the Arab Uprisings: impact of the recent turmoil upon the role of EU relations.“

Regional and Transregional Elites – Connecting the Early Islamic Empire

Das ERC-Projekt „The Early Islamic Empire at Work“ hält vom 7.-8. Oktober 2016 eine Konferenz zu „Regional and Transregional Elites – Connecting the Early Islamic Empire“.

Konferenzschwerpunkte sind:

  • Konzeptualisierung regionaler und transregionaler Eliten aus vergleichender Perspektive
  • Tranregionale und imperiale Eliten
  • Regionale Eliten
  • Regional: Nordafrika und Ägypten; arabische Halbinsel, Syrien, Irak; Iran und Khurāsān