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Europe and the Arabian Peninsula (19th-21th centuries)

Les relations Europe-Arabie (XIXe-XXIe siècle)

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Published on Friday, May 29, 2015 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

This international workshop will deal with the relations between Europe and the Arabian Peninsula in the Modern Era, from the beginnings of globalization until the most recent economic and strategic developments. In order to study both the evolution and the contents of such relations, two main topics will be given a more particular interest: Cultural and Scientific Relations in connection with the change of mutual understanding from the 19th to the 21th century; Evolution of Economic relations from the 19th to the 21th century.

Announcement

Argument

It is widely known that Europe and the Arabian Peninsula sustained ancient and lasting relations both at the cultural and the cultural levels. Following the activities supported by the Chair of Dialogue between Cultures in the field of these relations during Antiquity and Middle Ages, this international workshop will deal more specifically with the relations between Europe and the Arabian Peninsula in the Modern Era, from the beginnings of globalization until the most recent economic and strategic developments.

For 19th century Europeans, the Arabian Peninsula was a far away region on the margins of their colonial empires and of their exchanges with Asia, Africa and America. In the 21st century, it is still a puzzling pattern of economic and political development. In the 19th century Arabian Peninsula, Europe was an imperialist but marginal power as well, in comparison with the Peninsula’s strong connections with Africa and the Indian Ocean. Such was the case until the firm establishment of the British protectorates and, during the 20th century, the expanding and mostly exclusive relations with USA.

And yet, several elements show that Europe-Arabian Peninsula relations in 19th-21th centuries are far from being nominal. The study of their exchange is precisely a way of assessing their relations.

In order to study both the evolution and the contents of such relations, two main topics will be given a more particular interest:

  • Cultural and Scientific Relations (transfer of knowledge, journeys and archaeological missions, exchange programs among universities) in connection with the change of mutual understanding (orientalism and its legacy, the history of media, the question of dialogue between cultures) from the 19th to the 21th century;
  • Evolution of Economic relations (from the 19th century trade between the Mediterranean, the Gulf and the Red Sea to the Modern Islamic Finance) from the 19th to the 21th century : players and produces, flows (quantity and direction of exchange), organization, patterns of development.

Submission guidelines

To share in the worskhop in French, English or Arabic, please send your proposal not exceeding 400 words to: philippe.petriat@univ-paris1.fr or cdc@univ-paris1.fr.

before June 15th.

A reply will be given before July 1st.

Place and date : University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, November, 27-28, 2015

Comité scientifique

  • Dr. Éric Vallet et Philippe Pétriat (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
  • Dr. Françoise Micheau (Paris 1, présidente du comité scientifique de la Chaire de Dialogue des Cultures)
  • Dr. Ibrahim al-Balawi, attaché culturel d’Arabie Saoudite en France
  • Dr. Farhad Ameli (Paris 1, coordinateur de la Chaire Ethique et Normes de la Finance).
  • Dr. Michel Mouton (directeur du CEFAS).

Places

  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - 17 rue de la Sorbonne
    Paris 05 Panthéon, France (75005)

Date(s)

  • Monday, June 15, 2015

Keywords

  • mondialisation, commerce, relation, circulation, savoir, dialogue, finance, islam

Contact(s)

  • Philippe Pétriat
    courriel : philippe [dot] petriat [at] univ-paris1 [dot] fr

Information source

  • Philippe Pétriat
    courriel : philippe [dot] petriat [at] univ-paris1 [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Europe and the Arabian Peninsula (19th-21th centuries) », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, May 29, 2015, https://calenda.org/329727

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