• Baku

    Conference, symposium - Modern

    Identities on the move: the Caucasus between the local, the regional and the global

    With a focus on Azerbaijan

    Most of the time, the countries of the South Caucasus are being scrutinized from Moscow, Istanbul, and Tehran, the capital cities of the former empires that ruled the region for centuries and struggled for control over these territories. And indeed, be it the Russian, and then the Soviet empires, or the Persian and Ottoman empires, the Caucasus has been, and still is, very much affected by the influence of regional powers in a wide range of areas. As far as identity issues in the Caucasus are concerned, they tend to be studied mainly through post-Soviet lenses due to the influence of the Soviet nationalities policy. Although this inheritance still appears relevant today, the conference aims to put the emphasis on the complex set of processes that shape identities in a broad meaning. 

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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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  • Ariel

    Call for papers - History

    The genesis of Jerusalem

    Constructed spaces and historical communities

    La fondation Calouste Gulbenkian soutient l'organisation d'un colloque international au patriarcat arménien de Jérusalem, les 3 et 4 juillet 2014, sur le thème : « La genèse de Jérusalem : espaces construits et communautés historiques ». Il s'agit de s'interroger sur la construction historique et sociale de la Jérusalem contemporaine en étudiant les relations entretenues par les différentes communautés de la ville avec l'espace qui les entoure, dans leurs multiples dimensions, aussi bien religieuses que séculières. Les organisateurs encouragent une approche pluridisciplinaire. Le colloque est ouvert à toutes les aires culturelles potentiellement concernées, et notamment aux spécialistes en études arméniennes. Il mettra l'accent sur les périodes moderne et contemporaine.

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  • Aleppo

    Call for papers - Asia

    Alep et la Syrie du Nord

    De l’empire aux États, les métamorphoses contemporaines d’une ancienne métropole et de sa région

    Nous souhaitons comprendre comment une ville comme Alep est fabriquée et transformée par ses fonctionnements au quotidien et par l’intervention de mécanismes et de principes d’aménagement et de contrôle, dans son architecture, ses espaces, et dans les liens et les interactions qui la structurent. Nous nous intéressons aussi à sa zone d’influence et d’activité directe, qui constitue une partie de la Syrie : l’identité alépine est un élément de l’identité nationale dans un État-nation en cours d’élaboration. Nous nous intéressons enfin à son réseau d’interaction économique et culturelle à plus longue distance.

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