The IPG has published a review on Aref Hajjaj’s book ‘Land ohne Hoffnung?‘, published in Paderborn 2017. It was written by Christoph Zöpel. The book is focused on Palestine, Arabic Nationalism and the Mideast conflict.
You can find the review ‘Der Nahost-Konflikt ist lösbar‘ here (German only).
Volume 71 of the Beiruter Texte und Studien ‘Kulturelle Selbstbehauptung der Palästinenser : Survey der modernen palästinensischen Dichtung‘ by Birgit Embaló, Angelika Neuwirth and Friederike Pannewick is now available Open Access on MENAdoc.
The Österreichische Historische Institut in Rom is holding a workshop on ‘Jerusalem and Palestine in the midst of conflicting confessional and political interests. Aspects of a history of relations between East and West in the XIXth century‘ on 28 September 2016. The Programme will be added as soon as it is available.
The University of Vienna is holding a workshop on Rethinking Research in/on Palestine on 25 June 2016. The programme will be added as soon as it is available.The Call for Papers is open until 31 May 2016.
Aims (from the Call for Papers)
Against the backdrop of a lacking institutionalisation of Palestine Studies at European
universities, the workshop will offer an excellent opportunity for advanced MA students, PhD
candidates, and early career researchers from European universities to present and to discuss
one’s own work. It thus aims at providing a space to discuss research projects as well as the
current research environment in order
(1) to develop new ideas about alternative, reflexive ways of producing critical knowledge on
(2) to provide a starting point for establishing a network of PhD students and researchers that
can be further elaborated and institutionalized.
The Department of History of the Ruhr-University Bochum is holding the conference A Player and not just a Payer? The work of German Political Foundations abroad with a special Focus on Israel and the Palestinian Territories from 1-3 June 2016. The programme will be added on http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/political-foundations/ as soon as it is available.
The Orient-Institute Beirut is holding a conference on “Left-Wing Trends in the Arab World (1948-1979): Bringing Transnational Back in” from 12-13 December 2016. The Call for Proposals is open until 26 June 2016. The programme is available here.
There will be a Workshop on “Security & Stability in the Mediterranean and the Middle East” from 26-28 May 2016, organized by the Institute of International Economic Relations.
Core Topics (from the Call for Papers)
“1. Security in the Mediterranean and the Broader Middle East: Problems and Prospects of the South
- The unknown future of Syria
- Iran and Turkey the Middle East: New challenges ahead
- Perspectives on the Israeli –Palestinian conflict
- State and Society in the Middle East: The challenge of the Arab Spring
- Islam and democracy in Arab states
- Economic security and change in the Middle East states
- The United States and Russia as third actors in the Middle East and the Mediterranean
- The International Political Economy of energy security in the Eastern Mediterranean.
2. Migration and Human Security in the Mediterranean and the Middle East
- The political and economic consequences of the refugee crisis
- Problems and prospects for migration in the Mediterranean region
- Irregular migration, state security and human security in the Mediterranean
- Migration, human security and foreign policy
- EU Security and migration policies in the Mediterranean
- Poverty as a major challenge to human security in the Mediterranean area
- Human security and climate change in the Mediterranean
- Parliamentary diplomacy in the Mediterranean: the case of Responsibility to Protect (R2P).
3. The present and future of Euro-Mediterranean relations
- Development and evaluation for the Union for Mediterranean
- Prospects of regional and sub- regional cooperation in the Mediterranean area
- The Europeanisation process of Third Mediterranean Countries
- The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) five years since the beginning of the Arab Spring and its review
- Normative Power Europe and the Mediterranean
- Trade relations between Mediterranean EU countries and other Mediterranean states
- The consequences of the economic crisis for the process of EU- Mediterranean relations
- Cultural Dialogue in the Mediterranean and the role of the EU.”