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Published on Friday, April 06, 2012 by Elsa Zotian

Summary

International Conference organised by the British Institute in Amman, the Faculty of Science of the University of Jordan, theFrench Institute for the Near East ( IFPO) and the University of Bern, from January, 14th to January, 16th.

Announcement


Day 1, January, 14th, 2012

9:00: Registration of participants

9:30: Welcoming addresses by:

  • H. E. Professor Adel Tweissi, President of the University of Jordan
  • Alain Aumis, Cultural counsellor, French Embassy in Amman
  • François Burgat, Director of French Institute for the Near East (Ifpo)
  • Carol Palmer, Director of the British Institute in Amman, Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL)

Introduction

  • 10:00-10:45 Édouard Conte (Bern): A dialogue of disciplines: different methods, common questions

Coffee break 10:45-11:15

Session 1: Epistemologies of reproduction and transmission

  • 11:15-12:00 Adam Kuper (London): Cousin marriage in Victorian England
  • 12:00-12:45 Waleed Gharaibeh (Amman): Subsistence economy, population history and genealogy in the Near East

12:45-14:00 Lunch break

  • 14:00-14:45 John Casterline (Columbus): Fertility decline in the Arab region
  • 14:45-15:30 Carol Palmer (Amman): Demographic transformation through the prism of a life history

Coffee break 15:30-16:00

  • 16:00-16:45 Irène Maffi (Lausanne): Reproduction is “good to think”. Field observations from Jordan

16:45 - 17:30 General discussion

Dinner 20:00

Day 2, January, 15th, 2012

Session 2: Ontologies of nasab

  • 9:15-10:00 Stefan Leder (Beirut): Discourses and practices of nasab today
  • 10:00-10:45 Édouard Conte (Bern): Intisâb: elective affinities and the construction of pedigree

Coffee break 10:45-11:15

  • 11:15-12:00 Saskia Walentowitz (Bern): Dynamics of nasab in a gender-balanced Berber community

Session 3: Alliance, Consanguinity, fertility

  • 12:00-12:45 Édouard Conte (Bern) A review of research on consanguinity and fertility in Iran

Lunch break 12:45-14:00

  • 14:00-14:45 Alison Shaw (Oxford): The persistence of transnational consanguineous marriages among British Pakistanis
  • 14:45-15:30 Marwan Khawaja (Beirut): Consanguinity and fertility among Palestinians

Coffee Break 15:30-16:00

16:00-17:00 Badal, a film by Ibtisam Mara’ana

17:00-18:00 General discussion

Dinner 20:00

Day 3, January, 16th, 2012

Session 4 Marriage and Demographic Processes

  • 9:15-10:00 Fida Adely (Washington, D. C.): Marriage crisis in Jordan: courting, match-making and gendered transformations
  • 10:00-10:45 İsmet Koç (Ankara): Sociodemographic aspects of marital unions in Turkey

Coffee break 10:45-11:15

  • 11:15-12:00 Jamila Bargach (Rabat): Journeys of love and despair for unwed mothers in Morocco

Session 5: Migration and Demography

  • 12:00-12:45 Mehmet Ali Eryut (Ankara): Internal migration and fertility in Turkey

Lunch break 12:45-14:00

  • 14:00-14:45 Jalal Al Husseini (Amman): Migrating in a void: the dynamics of the Palestinian refugee migrations in the Middle East and beyond
  • 14:45-15:30 Philippe Fargues (Florence): Demography, migration, and revolt in the South of the Mediterranean

Coffee Break 15:30-16:00

16:00-18:00: General discussion and conclusion

International Conference co-organized by:

  • British Institute in Amman
  • Faculty of Science of the University of Jordan
  • French Institute for the Near East ( IFPO)
  • University of Bern

and sponsored by the:

  • d’Alembert Fund of the French Foreign Ministry
  • Council for British Research in the Levant-British Academy
  • Cultural Section of the French Embassy in Amman
  • Swiss National Science Foundation
  • University of Bern
  • University of Jordan

Places

  • University of Jordan
    Amman, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Date(s)

  • Saturday, January 14, 2012
  • Sunday, January 15, 2012
  • Monday, January 16, 2012

Keywords

  • consanguinity, fertility, marital unions

Information source

  • Aurélie Flamant
    courriel : aflamant [at] msh-paris [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Demographic Transition in the Middle East and North Africa: Disciplines in Dialogue », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Friday, April 06, 2012, https://calenda.org/208045

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