Conference: “China and Iran’s Political and Cultural Relations”

Screenshot Leiden University, Persian and Iranian Studies

Screenshot Leiden University, Persian and Iranian Studies

The conference will be held at the Department of Iranian Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands.

Papers should touch upon Sino-Iranian relations in one of the following areas:

International relations, international political economy of Iran and China across the New Silk Roads (Belt and Road Initiative), Sino-Iranian diplomatic, military, security, or energy relations; China and Iran in relation to third parties such as Turkey, Saudi Arabia, US, Russia, India, Pakistan, or the EU; Sino-Iranian historical, cultural, or civilizational Interactions, Sino-Iranian artistic, literary, and religious interactions throughout history.

Deadline for abstracts: September 25, 2018

Information: m.forough@hum.leidenuniv.nl

2nd International Congress on Ottoman Studies (OSARK)

First International Congress on Ottoman Studies was held between 14–17 October 2015 in Sakarya, Turkey. As a follow-up, the 2nd International Congress on Ottoman Studies will be held in cooperation with the Turkish Historical Society (TTK), between 17–20 October in Tirana, Albania, where Tirana University will be the host of the event. Further details will be announced soon.
The languages of presentations are going to be in Turkish, English and Albanian.

The congress is going to cover mainly the following topics:

  1. Religion & Society
  2. Politics & Law
  3. Economy
  4. Military & War
  5. International Relations & Diplomacy
  6. History, Culture & Arts
  7. Science, Technology & Thought
  8. Education
  9. Health

The fee covers accommodation, lunch, refreshments, gala dinner, congress kit, program book, etc.

Workshop: “Digital Media, Islamism, and Politics in the Middle East”

Flyer Workshop: „Digital Media, Islamism, and Politics in the Middle East“This two-day workshop immerses students in comparative studies of Islamist politics in the Middle East and North Africa through the lens of how violent and non-violent Islamist state and non-actors, as well as their opponents, use and manipulate digital and social media to further their goals. The workshop is specifically interested in exploring themes in how the region’s religious, political and social forces interact and mobilize in digital space, including their competing organizational networks and narrative claims.

As an increasingly more popular and politically-relevant topic in the region and beyond, we seek applicants whose work lie at the intersection of ICTs (information and communication technologies – such as Whatsapp, Signal, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and other web channels) and social media platforms on the one hand, and religion, politics, culture, and mobilization on the other. Those that are interested in, and work on how online and offline mobilization, behaviour and organization interact in the Middle East are particularly encouraged to apply.

Related questions that this workshop will explore include:

  1. The definition of “Islamism,” Islamic vs. Islamist vs. jihadist hierarchies, communication strategies, and organizational networks of influence in the digital world
  2. Digital Surveillance, Censorship, Protest, Voice, and Opposition in the Middle East
  3. Organized Diversion: Fake News, Trolls Bots
  4. Online Radicalization and ICT Use of Extremist Groups

The deadline for the application is August 6, 2018.

Here you find the flyer for this workshop with all the details.

Call for Papers: “China and Iran’s Political and Cultural Relations”

Screenshot Leiden University, Persian and Iranian Studies

Screenshot Leiden University, Persian and Iranian Studies

“China and Iran’s Political and Cultural Relations” – the deadline for abstracts ends for the conference ends on September 25, 2018.

The conference will take place from December 13–14, 2018 at Leiden University.

More details about this conference can be found in our event calendar.

Deadline Extended: Workshop “Digital Media, Islamism, and Politics in the Middle East”


Flyer Workshop: „Digital Media, Islamism, and Politics in the Middle East“The application deadline for the workshop on “Digital Media, Islamism, and Politics in the Middle East” was extended until August 6, 2018. The workshop is aimed at doctoral students and will be held from 28-29. September 2018 in Basel.

Here you will find all the details in our event calendar.

Here you will find the flyer for the event with detailed information.