• 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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  • Puducherry

    Call for papers - Asia

    Literary Circulations in South Asia: Producing, Translating, Preserving Texts

    This conference aims at strengthening, sometimes even initiating, interdisciplinary discussions around a notion which is crucial for the understanding of literary cultures in South Asia, beyond the chronological, spatial and linguistic boundaries. The “circulation” of persons, groups, things and ideas, has obviously played a major role in shaping the evolution of the South Asian subcontinent since the ancient times up to the contemporary period.

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  • Leeds

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    The medieval horse

    International medieval congress 2018

    Palfreys and rounceys, hackneys and packhorses, warhorses and coursers, not to mention the mysterious “dung mare” – they were all part of everyday life in the Middle Ages. Every cleric and monk, no matter how immersed in his devotional routine and books he would be, every nun, no matter how reclusive her life, every peasant, no matter how poor his household, would have some experience of horses. To the medieval people, horses were as habitual as cars in the modern times. Besides, there was the daily co-existence with horses to which many representatives of the gentry and nobility – both male and female – were exposed, which far exceeds the experience of most amateur riders today.

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  • Pessac

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    South Asian Diasporic Cinema: Encounters

    The fourth issue of /DESI/ will focus on the question of encounters in diasporic South Asian cinema: Afghanistan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, Bangladesh Nepal and Sri Lanka. The transformation of this contemporary human condition into filmic material coincides with a turn in the scientific study of diasporas. Forced migrations, which generate a movement of displacement and settlement in home territories, movements of arrivals, caught in a logic of deterritorialization, diasporas – and more particularly South Asian diasporas – are all relocated in transnational and transcultural spaces. Cinema holds a mirror to this experience of movement through this new “ethnoscape” (Appadurai) made up of shifts and disjunctures, free flows and political hurdles, border-crossings and assignment of identity.

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  • Paris

    Study days - Representation

    Literature and Society in Central Asia

    By focusing on the societal challenges reflected in Central Asian literary production, this workshop would like to bring answers, as well as new kinds of questions regarding the way the various societies and peoples of this geographic area have depicted their history throughout time. With the view of studying the way literature can be used as a source of historiography, and more generally speaking with the aim of assessing the interconnectedness of society and literature, the speakers will devote specific attention to the issue of the relationships between culture and power. In this regard the period covered extends from the 15th century up to the 1990s, beginning with the end of the Medieval Times, when the "Timurid Renaissance" achieved the production of its finest hours of the on-going symbiosis of Turkic and Persian elements, and ending with the Perestroïka looked at from the point of view of Kyrgyz literature.

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  • Paris

    Seminar - Asia

    When Books and Art Hurt

    Censorship, Emotions and Cultural Regulation in South Asia

    This workshop aims at exploring issues of literary and artistic censorship in South Asia (India, Pakistan and Bangladesh) by focusing on the way anticipated "hurt" often justifies the policing and regulation of the artistic sphere (cinema, visual arts, literature). Our point of departure is, in the words of Arjun Appadurai, the observation that culture is today the field "where fantasies of purity, authenticity, borders and security can be enacted" and that the same censors patrol the boundaries of politics and aesthetics (Coetzee). In the Indian subcontinent "hurt feelings" are often reactivated or cultivated, staged and mass-mediatised to claim recognition and legitimacy in the public sphere, to require compensation or "redressal". Many artists, writers and academics point to a politics of ultra-sensitivity and a thriving "marketplace of outrage". Our objective in this workshop is to question the vocabulary, topicality and tangibility of "hurt" in the public sphere on these issues of artistic regulation in South Asia, and to understand what it means to say that words or images wound.

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  • Paris

    Study days - History

    Common Experiences, Common Desires ? Tracing an Intellectual History between China and Africa

    Conférence ANR Espaces de la culture chinoise en Afrique (EsCA)

    In his 1954 presentation to dignitaries from across Asia and Africa, Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai acknowledged the differences between the two cultural spheres; nevertheless, Zhou stressed, a more important factor in all future relations should be the “common experiences and desires” of people from across the two continents to create a new world from the ashes of war and colonialism. Building on Zhou’s insight into commonalities of experience, this presentation will trace the cultural intersections that have existed between China and African since the 1920s.

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  • Leeds

    Conference, symposium - Representation

    War, Memory Amnesia: Francophone Perspectives on postwar Lebanon

    This is the first conference in the UK to bring colleagues from across the globe to discuss francophone memory cultures and has been funded by the Leverhulme Trust, the Society for French Studies, the Institut français, SMLC and our own French subject area. Registration is open at the following site: http://store.leeds.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?catid=480&modid=1&compid=1

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  • Louvain-la-Neuve

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - History

    Pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships in comparative medieval encyclopaedism

    As part of our current research project "Speculum Arabicum - Objectifying the contribution of tha Arab-Muslim world to the history of sciences and ideas: the sources and resources of medieval encyclopaedism" (ARC 2012-2017), we are pleased to announce the availability of 2 fellowships (1 doctoral and 1 post-doctoral) to highly qualified scholars.


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  • Call for papers - Asia

    Arabian Humanities n°2 – Free Articles Section

    Arabian Humanities is an International Journal of Archaeology and Social Sciences focusing on the Arabian Peninsula. It is the continuation of the Chroniques Yéménites, which was the first peer-reviewed academic journal on Yemen, the Arabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa published by the CEFAS between 1993 and 2011. Its editorial board is calling for papers for the Free article Section of the 2nd issue of the journal, devoted to Towns and urbanization in the contemporary Arabian Peninsula and scheduled for Autumn 2013.

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  • Call for papers - Early modern

    On Contemporary Writing in the Arabian Peninsula

    Depuis la fin du XXe siècle, la production littérature de la Péninsule s’est affirmée sur la scène littéraire arabe comme un acteur incontournable du devenir de la littérature arabe, à la fois par ses écrivains, ses structures de légitimation et l’évolution du lectorat présent dans cette région. La contribution de certains pays comme l’Arabie saoudite et le Yémen est notable. Elle a parfois fait oublier l’activité littéraire d’autres pays de la Péninsule et les publications prévues porteront sur l'ensemble de la production des pays de la péninsule Arabique.

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  • Madrid

    Call for papers - Language

    Mediterráneos 2012

    Jornadas internacionales de jóvenes investigadores en lenguas y culturas del Mediterráneo y Oriente Próximo

    We encourage Junior Researchers in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences to participate in the 2nd edition of "MediterráneoS" International Conference, devoted to Mediterranean and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.

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  • Tokyo

    Conference, symposium - Asia

    Keisai (1764-1824) et l'art du livre illustré

    D'Edo à Paris

    Symposium public en japonais sans traduction, à l'occasion de la publication des Dessins abrégés de Keisai (INHA, éd. Picquier, 2011).

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  • Paris

    Lecture series - Asia

    Histoire intellectuelle de la Chine : conférenciers invités (2010-2011)

    Conférenciers invités au Collège de France par Anne Cheng, titulaire de la chaire d'histoire intellectuelle de la Chine.

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  • Kraków

    Call for papers - History

    7th European Conference of Iranian Studies (7th ECIS)

    La septième édition du Congrès européen d’études iraniennes aura lieu du 7 au 10 Septembre 2011, et sera accueillie par l’Institut de philologie orientale, de l’Université Jagellonne de Cracovie, en Pologne.

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  • Brussels

    Call for papers - Language

    Aux marges de la littérature arabe contemporaine

    La marginalité, dans la littérature arabe contemporaine, peut s’entendre à divers niveaux : l’étude des œuvres prenant pour thème la marginalité dans la société arabe, mais aussi les auteurs considérés comme marginaux, les auteurs marginalisés par le pouvoir et la censure, les littératures ou les oeuvres considérées comme géographiquement ou culturellement marginales.

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