Volume 99 of the Beiruter Texte und Studien ‘The First World War as remembered in the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean‘ ed. by Olaf Farschid, Manfred Kropp and Stephan Dähne is now available Open Access on MENAdoc.
The Center of Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Saint Louis University is holding a conference on ‘Lineage, Loyalty, and Legitimacy in Iberia and North Africa (600-1600)‘ from 19-21 June 2017. The Call for Papers is open until 15 December 2016.
The College of the Holy Cross is holding a conference on “The Globalization of Science in the Middle East and North Africa, 18th-20th Centuries” from 24-25 May 2017. A description can be found at H/Soz/Kult.
The Orient-Institute Beirut and the Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte Paris are holding a workshop on “The Avant-garde and its Networks: Surrealism in Paris, North Africa and the Middle East from the 1930s” from 14-15 November 2016. The Call for Papers is open until 15 June 2016. The programme is available here.
On 31 May 2016, there will be a conference on “After the Uprisings: Political, Economic, and Social Transformations in the Middle East and North Africa”. It is organized by ArabTrans among others. Topics are, from the 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.”
The ERC-Projekt “The Early Islamic Empire at Work” is holding a conference from 7-8 October 2016 on “Regional and Transregional Elites – Connecting the Early Islamic Empire”.
Key Themes are:
- Conceptualization of regional and transregional elites from a comparative perspective
- Transregional and imperial elites
- Regional elites
- Regional: North Africa and Egypt; the Arab Peninsula, Syria, the Jazīra, and Iraq; Iran and Greater Khurāsān