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  • Hammamet

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Urban and architectural identities in Mediterranean cities

    Identités urbaines et architecturales dans les villes méditerranéennes

    The architectural and urban diversity characterising mediterranean city is inseparable from their identity. It seems clear at that this diversity and multiplicity of different identities shoud be considered as one of the greatest cultural and human values. The coexistence of forms in time and space, the blending of urban and architectural cultures, influences and contaminations, even the contrast and and contradictions of identity that are revealed in the mediterranean urban  territory reflect the stratification of the city in its pragmatics implications and its identity meanings. Today, in a context of a competition and attractiveness betwen territories, several mediterranean cities are going through a period of profound changes. Faced with these transformations, the reference to "identity territories" (Troin, 2004) and the ability of the city to build an identity and speared it among the population are called into question.

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  • Amman

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Contemporary Amman and the Right to the City

    A city of four million inhabitants today, Amman’s expansion has become disproportionate to its urban history. Amman has experienced an impressive urban growth over the past fifty years, driven by forced migration and market laws. Developing from a small rural settlement at the end of the 19th century, Amman evolved into a regional crossroad at the end of the 20th century, and has become today a symbol for the consolidation of Hashemite rule, and as a result, the site of its contestation. Amman’s exceptional position among other regional capitals and its recent urban history has forced its inhabitants to create narratives concerning the city’s foundation, invent urban traditions, and negotiate ways of socialization.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Urban studies

    Cosmopolitanism revisited

    Comparative Perspectives on Urban Diversity from the Gulf and Beyond

    This conference aims to revisit the notion of cosmopolitanism in Gulf cities and other regional areas from a comparative perspective. It will be a unique opportunity for scholars of the Gulf and other world regions to engage with cosmopolitanism or otherwise probe the intersection of global studies, urban studies and migration studies from a range of disciplines. More specifically, panels will be organized around the following research themes:“cosmopolitan canopy”, cosmopolitanism in theoretical and comparative perspectives, new geographies of cosmopolitanism in Gulf cities.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Sociology

    Transformed urban spaces and gender issues in Arab and Mediterranean societies

    Tout en privilégiant la prise en compte des rapports de genre et les approches comparatives, le colloque insistera sur les processus de transformation des espaces et de leurs fonctions. L’espace est ici entendu dans un double sens : celui qui l’indexe aux lieux et aux paysages, celui qui renvoie à une délimitation abstraite pour dire, par exemple, l’espace politique ou l’espace littéraire. Les contributions de chercheurs, mais aussi d’autres types d’acteurs (associations, artistes …), ayant pour terrain les sociétés arabes et méditerranéennes seront privilégiées sans exclure d’autres régions du monde.

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  • Rethymno

    Conference, symposium - History

    Revealing Ordinary Jerusalem (1840-1940): New archives and perspectives on urban citizenship and global entanglements

    Open Jerusalem international symposium

    Open Jerusalem first international symposium, entitled “Revealing Ordinary Jerusalem (1840-1940): New archives and perspectives on urban citizenship and global entanglements,” is taking place at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies in Rethymno (Greece) on 10-12 May 2016. It aims to serve as a forum for deepening discussions and initiating scientific debates, with contributions from members of the Open Jerusalem team, scholars specializing in related topics, urban historians and specialists of the region.

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  • Berlin

    Seminar - Urban studies

    Refugees in the City

    The Urban Studies Seminar is a joint activity of the Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) and 'Europe in the Middle East - The Middle East in Europe' (EUME), a research program at the Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin. It is part of the EUME research field, «Cities Compared». The seminar aims at presenting and discussing ongoing research of scholars working on cities in regions with Muslim societies with an emphasis on Urban Studies in a comparative perspective.

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  • Ivry-sur-Seine

    Study days - History

    Taez and its territory in the Middle Ages

    La province de Taez est aujourd'hui l'une des plus peuplées du Yémen. Elle est aussi l'une des plus dynamiques sur le plan économique, social et culturel. Elle reste pourtant l'une des villes et des régions les moins bien connues du Yémen du point de vue de son histoire, de son patrimoine mais aussi de sa vie contemporaine.

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  • Istanbul

    Conference, symposium - History

    When Women take over the Public Stage

    Men and family in female architectural patronage in the East and West

    Colloque organisé à Istanbul par l'Ifea (Institut français d'études anatoliennes) et l'EPHE (Ecole pratique des hautes études), avec le soutien et la participation du Centre d'études sur la Renaissance (Fondation Carisbo) et le NIT (Netherlands Institute in Turkey). Kadinlar kamusal alana müdahil olduğunda... Doğu ve Batı'da kadınların mimari patronajı kapsamında erkekler ve aileler.

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  • Damascus

    Call for papers - History

    Urban and social development in Damascus from medieval to modern times (early 12th - mid 19th centuries)

    Call for papers for the Bulletin d'Etudes Orientales 2011

    Par ce numéro thématique du Bulletin d'études orientales portant sur l'histoire sociale et urbaine de Damas du début du XIIe à la fin du XVIIIe siècle, nous nous proposons dans un premier temps de combler un vide historiographique. En effet, malgré les nombreux travaux, ouvrages et articles régulièrement publiés, entre autres à l’Institut, il n'existe pas à ce jour de publication scientifique ayant pour objectif de fournir au lecteur, spécialiste ou non, aussi bien un état de la recherche actuelle qu'une synthèse thématique, diachronique et pluridisciplinaire ayant pour objet, l'histoire de la ville de Damas et les modalités de son développement aux époques médiévale et moderne.

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