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  • Kuwait City

    Call for papers - Thought

    Pop Culture in the Arabian Peninsula

    Arabian Humanities No. 14 (Spring 2020)

    The literature on pop culture in the Arabian Peninsula is particularly thin. While a rich scholarship has analyzed oral culture and vernacular poetry, less ink was spilled on those forms of culture that use new media, from tape recording to mobile phone aps and from TV production to YouTube. This issue of Arabian Humanities seeks to fill that gap and to analyze pop culture in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait. 

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - History

    Destroying Cultural Heritage in Syria (2011-2017)

    Les différents intervenants reviendront sur les destructions et déprédations de nombreux sites archéologiques et institutions muséales en Syrie intervenues depuis 2011, ainsi que sur les méthodes et moyens de documentation et d'inventaire développés et mis en œuvre pour sauvegarder ce patrimoine archéologique en péril.

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  • Call for papers - Science studies

    Musicologies / ethnomusicologies : évolutions, problèmes, alternatives

    NEMO-Online, volume 4, n°6 et 7

    These issues continue the debate initiated in NEMO-Online n°5 concerning the usefulness of the science, the problems raised due to powerful and contradictory non-scientific characteristics, and the alternatives which may be proposed.

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  • Paris 05 Panthéon

    Call for papers - History

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

    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.

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  • Rome

    Call for papers - Modern

    Libya in Transition

    Elites, Civil Society, Factionalism and State Reshaping

    Today’s Libya symbolizes the complexity of the transformations which have been modifying and reshaping the southern shore of the Mediterranean since 2011. The current Libyan transition, which is characterized by institutional fragility and has its own historical, political, and economic specificities is, however, part of major and wider dynamics of change that are related to more than a single Arabic country. The Conference therefore aims to discuss the process of Libyan transition from comparative perspectives.

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  • Conference, symposium - Asia

    The Role of Women in Work and Society

    French historians are concerned by women’s history since thirty years, but studies are manly dealing with the Occident. For the ancient Near East, there is now a great deal of limited studies on women and gender history, but few syntheses. Furthermore, economic history is well represented in Assyriology, thanks to the good preservation of dozen of thousands of clay tablets recording administrative operations, contracts and acts dealing with family law. Despite these voluminous sources, the topic of work has not been much addressed. The thirty participants of this conference will examine the various economic occupations involving women, in a gender perspective, over the three millennia of Near Eastern history.

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  • Nablus

    Call for papers - Modern

    Living, Consuming and Action in Glocal Palestine

    More often than not, Palestine, characterised by conflict, is analysed through the sole lenses of its political or cultural idiosyncrasy. Yet, new ways of living, consuming and acting that are embedded in the global reality, have emerged in the previous years and remained understudied. This global dimension may be understood as an imposed and inescapable reality, yet it is also adopted, integrated, amended and applied to a local dimension, so as to create a purely Palestinian form of it.This event will gather mostly researchers and PhD students in social sciences specialised in Palestine but will also pursue a comparative approach by resorting to other cases in the Middle East, North Africa or Europe. The conference also aims at confronting various approaches at the crossroads between art and science, research and action; it will create the frame for a dialogue between social sciences and the works of artists, architects as well as the new actions and philosophy of citizen and activist societies.

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  • Sfax

    Conference, symposium - History

    Al Moltaka 2013 - first young history researchers conference

    L'association nationale des jeunes chercheurs en histoire organise le 20 et le 21 Avril 2013, à Sfax (Tunisie) la première rencontre des jeunes chercheurs en histoire. les communications évaluées par un comité scientifique ont été organisées autour de quatres thèmes majeurs : la société au regard du patrimoine ; relecture des sources de l'hitoire Maghreb ; acteurs dynamique sociale et résistance ; Architecture, lien social et ancrage historique.

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  • Turin

    Conference, symposium - Modern

    Political transfomations and religious revival in the arab world

    Cette conférence internationale est consacrée à l'analyse des dimensions économiques et sociales du « Printemps arabe » et aux significations politiques multiples et plurielles que l'islam peut assumer. Par une approche d'économie politique seront analysées différentes manifestations du religieux dans la société, et diverses configurations sociales au-delà des considérations d'ordre sécuritaire, d'intégration ou de compatibilité entre l'islam et la démocratie. En adoptant une perspective comparative seront explorées, à partir de recherches de terrain en cours et aussi au-delà du monde arabe, des nouvelles façons d'interpréter les transformations politiques en cours et les multiples significations que l'islam peut avoir (et ne pas avoir). 

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  • Bethlehem

    Conference, symposium - Religion

    Violence, Non-Violence and Religion

    The Third Conference on Christian-Muslim Relations

    Bethlehem University, with its tradition of building better relations between Christians and Muslims, according to its values as a Catholic LaSallian Palestinian University, is proposing a conference on Violence and Religion (9-11 February 2011) as a chance to discuss this difficult topic of the relationship between religion and violence. Although the topic may seem vast and complex, the multidisci-plinary approach allows for a better understanding of the topic and an informative exchange among scholars and interested people from all faiths.

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  • Ariel

    Conference, symposium - History

    Monuments, Documents: Interpretation and Overinterpretation

    Une opinion courante aujourd’hui veut qu’il n’y ait pas un instant où l’on ne cesse d’interpréter. Toute expérience d’une chose pourvue de sens nous placerait devant un cas d’interprétation et un produit de celle-ci. La question urgente pour la constitution d’un savoir « scientifique » est donc : y a-t-il une frontière entre interprétation et surinterprétation ? Autant l’interprétation semble légitime, autant la surinterprétation est-elle rejetée comme illégitime. Est-ce parce qu’elle apparaît comme une violence faite à l’objet que l’on cherche à comprendre ? Comme une brusquerie contre le consensus sur lequel la discipline en question est fondée ? Par ailleurs, si tout n’est qu’interprétation, y a-t-il encore place dans nos disciplines pour un réel progrès scientifique, et de quelle nature est-il ? (meilleure compréhension de l’objet, affinement des méthodes ?

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  • Berlin

    Seminar - History

    Ottoman Urban Studies Seminar (2009-2010)

    Post-Ottoman Cities

    What is the historical experience of cities in the former territories of the Ottoman Empire - in the Balkans, Anatolia, the Middle East, and North Africa - in dealing with the impact of global changes and the transformation from Empire to nation States? How did people of different cultural, social and religious backgrounds live together? How are such examples of conviviality, conflict, migration, and urban regimes of governance and stratification conceptualized? And how have urban traditions been reinterpreted, and what bearing does this have on modern conceptions of civil society, multicultural societies, migration, or cosmopolitanism. These and other questions will be addressed in this year’s Seminar in Ottoman Urban Studies. Séminaire organisé par Ulrike Freitag et Nora Lafi.

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