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  • Algiers

    Call for papers - Thought

    "The Balfour Declaration" : What centenary

    In order to address this notorious Declaration, we propose a debate on the historical, political and geostrategic circumstances that led to the Balfour Declaration, and how  practical  politics  influences the making of Britain’s foreign policy. The Balfour Declaration and its ramifications at the local and global levels could be tackled with reference to a myriad of theoretical frameworks such as the postcolonial/political theory, new historicism, ethnography, to name but a few.

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  • Paris

    Seminar - History

    Operative knowledges of matter, from Renaissance to industrialization

    Following the renewal of the history of Technology and of the history of chemistry, this Research Seminar intends to explore operative knowledge in chemistry in connection with several fields including economics, political management, consumption and production processes. It seeks to shed a light, since the Early modern period, on various configurations where experimentation, exploration, transformation of Matter were held, through a wide range of technical devices.

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  • Zurich

    Miscellaneous information - Education

    Teaching Gender. Theory and society in the classroom

    Now more than ever, gender as an analytical concept is being heavily contested from diverse quarters inside as well as outside academia. The panel discussion addresses key questions of how to teach gender as  critical theory in the light of current societal and political tensions on the one hand and institutional constraints inside the university on the other hand. How can we teach “critique”? What does teaching gender mean in terms of methods and topics? And how can we engage in critical research and teaching while responding to societal expectations as to relevant output and knowledge transfer?

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  • Rome

    Call for papers - History

    In partibus fidelium - missions in the Levant and knowledge of the Christian East

    19th-21st centuries

    Ce colloque international se penchera sur l’assimilation en Europe de connaissances relatives aux cultures chrétiennes-orientales, à partir surtout du dernier tiers du XIXe siècle, et sur le rôle que les missions ont joué dans ce processus. Ces connaissances nouvelles sont fondées en grande partie sur les travaux menés sur le terrain, au Moyen-Orient, en particulier sur les manuscrits conservés dans les monastères et les patriarcats, et plus généralement sur le patrimoine littéraire, linguistique, archéologique, cartographique et musicologique, des communautés chrétiennes installées.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Science studies

    The oriental fable - perspectives on the Middle East in the classical age (1630-1780)

    Regards sur le Moyen-Orient à l’âge classique (1630-1780)

    « On attribue ordinairement l’origine des fables à l’imagination vive des orientaux », affirme Fontenelle dans De l’origine des fables (1724), faisant écho à une idée formulée avec éclat dès 1670 par Huet dans son Traité de l’Origine des romans, publié en tête de la mauresque Zayde de Mme de Lafayette. Orient et fabulation sont indissolublement liés pour la conscience occidentale à l’âge classique. C’est ce rapport du Moyen-Orient et de la fable, entendue en son sens le plus large, qu’il s’agit ici d’explorer : on se propose non seulement d’examiner pourquoi la pensée occidentale s’est alors plu à imputer aux orientaux l’invention des mythes et des fables originaires, mais aussi et surtout de s’interroger sur les mille et une manières dont l’imaginaire de l’Occident classique (singulièrement en France) n’a cessé de fabuler autour du Moyen-Orient.

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  • Paris

    Seminar - Science studies

    "Arabic" Mathematics

    This monthly seminar will aim to invite researchers to come and present their work in progress or recently published that address the "Arab mathematics", understood in a broad sense to be studied not only mathematics itself, but science "mathematized" of the era, such as astronomy, optics and static; Furthermore, we do not restrict themselves to only written in Arabic mathematics, but we can address their writings in other languages extensions, like Latin, Hebrew and Farsi. The texts studied will be discussed at sessions of three hours. Emphasis on reading and commenting on sources.

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  • Tunis

    Call for papers - History

    Revisiting the history of sciences, knowledge, techniques and the arts in the Middle Age

    Le Laboratoire du Monde arabo-islamique médiéval (Université de Tunis) organise son VIIIe colloque international biennal sur l'histoire des sciences, des savoirs, des techniques et des arts au Moyen Âge.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - History

    Modernizers: Changing science and society in the Middle East and North Africa (1870s-1930s)

    Re-constructing a local genealogy of the scientific modernization in North Africa and the Middle East is still a pending task. Research on modern Arab-Islamic scientists, physicians and engineers will help expand the collective memory of modernization in those countries by adding new, often badly-known or forgotten actors to its ranks. Biographies will also help illuminate the intrinsic connection existing between science and society, showing how science has always been a necessary element in plans for national independence, social change and democratic rule. This conference will focus on the biographies of some late 19th-early 20th century scientists from Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Science studies

    Henri Seyrig conference (1895-1973)

    Henri Seyrig est étudiant à Oxford en 1914 lorsqu’éclate la guerre. Il s’illustre sur le front de l’Est puis rejoint l’armée d’Orient en Macédoine en 1917. Dès lors passionné par la Grèce, il entre à l’Ecole d’Athènes en 1922 et effectue trois voyages en Syrie entre 1924 et 1928. Directeur des Antiquités de Syrie et du Liban sous mandat français entre 1929 et 1941, il organise les fouilles archéologiques du temple de Bel à Palmyre, du Krak des Chevaliers et du sanctuaire d’Héliopolis à Baalbek. Il encourage l’installation de nombreuses missions étrangères (dont, à Doura Europos, M. Rostovtzeff, Université de Yale). En 1946, la fin des mandats français le conduit à créer l’Institut français d’archéologie à Beyrouth dont il est directeur de sa fondation à 1967. Cette carrière grecque et syrienne a fait d’Henri Seyrig l’un des pères de l’archéologie du Proche-Orient.

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  • Puducherry

    Study days - Science studies

    Low-Tech / High-Tech

    We intend in this workshop to reconsider how new technologies flow and circulate around the globe. One cannot ignore the obvious fact that we are seeing the emergence of new technological and industrial centres which accompany the rapid redistribution of economic power around the world; but one should also take into account the fact that technology is – and has always been – flowing and circulating in much more unexpected ways than predicted by the old-fashioned diffusionist models which are still prevalent, even in these times of globalisation. By privileging in this workshop (and in our collective project) a comparative approach between three very different geographical regions – South Asia, the Middle East and Europe – we hope to be able to propose an approach to technological flow, which will be sufficiently global and comparative, for going beyond the specificities of any particular culture or society, and which may really better help us understand the dynamics of technological circulations and the processes by which technologies are reinvented in different locations.

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  • Damascus

    Conference, symposium - History

    Translation, Tranmission, Transformation: the roots of medieval Arabic medicine

    Colloque « Traduction, transmission, transformation: les racines de la médecine arabe médiévale » Samedi 8 et dimanche 9 mai 2010, Damas, Ifpo Abu-Roumaneh, organisé par Peter Poormann (University of Warwick), Nashat Hamarneh (Damas) et Pauline Koetschet (Ifpo)

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  • Aleppo

    Study days - Science studies

    La médecine arabe à l’époque de la transmission : des sources grecques aux traductions arabes

    Journée d'étude à l'Institut français du Proche-Orient, antenne d'Alep - Dar Hammad le 20 juin 2009.

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  • Paris

    Study days - History

    La mesure : espaces, hommes et techniques

    Programme de la journée d’étude du CFMH organisée sous l'égide du CRHQ (Caen), de l'IRHIS (Lille 3) et du LAMOP (Paris I)Samedi 2 décembre 2006 à partir de 9 h 45, Sorbonne, Salle Perroy, Université de Paris I,1 rue Cujas, 75005 PARIS.

    Cette journée permettra un tour d’horizon de la recherche historique sur le thème de la mesure envisagée dans les domaines européen et moyen oriental

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