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