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  • Arbil Governorate

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    From the disconnected letters to the science of letters: a meeting of knowledges in the Middle East

    In order to interpret the disconnected letters of the Qur’an (ḥurūf muqaṭṭa‘a), Muslim thinkers have based their work on esoteric concepts, sometimes handed down from Antiquity, which have flourished in Islamic lands under the name of the science of letters (‘ilm al-ḥurūf). This international symposium aims to study the various representations of the mysterious letters within the wider framework of the science of letters, and to put them in perspective against similar readings from languages and cultures close to Arabic. Part of the symposium will be held in the historic citadel of Erbil in the heart of ancient Mesopotamia, “the land of the two rivers”, the cradle of early writing.

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  • Tokyo

    Call for papers - Geography

    Japan and its doubles. Study and representation of Japan’s territory and spatial planning through art and literature

    « Ebisu. Études japonaises » – special issue

    This special issue of Ebisu. Études japonaises focuses on the hypothetical heuristic value and the equally hypothetical performative role that artistic and literary representations, and even myths, play in the making of Japanese territory and the evolution of the reasoning and principles of their planning. Conversely, this issue also seeks to measure and analyse the impact of the dynamics of spatial planning on Japanese artistic and literary production, and even on possible inflections of the great myths that structure them.

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  • Beirut

    Call for papers - Representation

    What future for Theater in the Arab World?

    Practices, movements and perspectives in the perpetuation of Theater production in the Arab World

    The ephemeral dimension of Theater is often considered as an obstacle for a pertinent account of past representations, hence the difficulty of writing the history of a practice when we cannot consider every moment of its creative process. We cannot also apprehend clearly its future. However, even if it does not pretend to predict the future, this call for papers wishes to question the long-term effects and the procedures that contribute to the perpetuation of Theatrical currents and productions in the Arab World.

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  • Ariel

    Call for papers - History

    History of prehistory in Palestine – Israel

    International workshop

    Our workshop aims to shed light on the various actors and institutions who shaped the field of prehistory from the 19th century until our days. They will allow us to grasp the establishment and development of prehistoric international and local networks on the longue durée. We encourage participants to address the socio-political and cultural contexts in which prehistory was practiced and knowledge produced. Many answers to the above questions and topics of research may be uncovered in personal, institutional, and administrative archives, while others are revealed in excavation reports. This brings us to the last section of our workshop: what sources for the history of Prehistory and how can they be used? Has the writing of a renewed history of the discipline affected today’s research and how?

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  • Aubervilliers | Delhi

    Conference, symposium - Political studies

    Engaging with categories in South Asia: processes, challenges and implications

    22nd International Workshop by the Youth Association for Indian Studies

    As researchers in social sciences, we are constantly confronting categories. While categorization is an inevitable process, the division and classification of the social world is not neutral. It entails choices and has implications. Some of these choices may be determined by institutions, others informally emerge within society, and still others are made by researchers for analytical purposes. In any case, categorisation can leave a lasting imprint on social and political structures, as in the South Asian context.

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  • Lahore

    Call for papers - Asia

    Understanding Gradients of Political Engagements

    Citizenship and Identity in South Asia

    Historian and political scientists of South Asia have been dealing with the ascent of postcolonial state and the form of citizenships in South Asia. The meteoric rise of postcolonial theory, subaltern school of historiography to be precise made efforts in bringing the role of ideas and culture in shaping state, community and political narratives. Notwithstanding these insights still this literature failed to bring in one very important thing; a comparative lens to study informal politics in the region. The social transformation and process of democratization has appeared to be inching ahead across the region from Nepal to Bangladesh. Therefore, increasingly a cross country perspective is required combining interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies (qualitative, quantitative) to develop a comparative perspective of way social and cultural factors influence informal politics in South Asia.

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  • Beirut

    Conference, symposium - Religion

    Islam et altérité

    True acceptance of otherness in a globalized and pluralistic world allows us to measure the capacity of religious, philosophical or political thought to fit in and assume the contemporary societal dynamics inherent to globalization (Taylor). This acceptance is not devoid of resistance that stem from the rise of entrenched identity expressions founded in particularly on a vision of equality that is based on the “similar” which assumes a historical-ethnic or religious identity. (Pierre Rosanvallon, La Société des égaux, Paris, Seuil, 2011.). The congress “Islam and Otherness” proposes to reflect on how Islam fits into this societal movement beyond identity resistance.

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  • Haifa

    Call for papers - History

    Travelling Matters: rereading, reshaping, reusing objects across the Mediterranean

    The workshop “Travelling matters: rereading, reshaping, reusing objects across the Mediterranean” intends to tackle objects as sources and subjects of the history of cross-cultural encounters in innovative ways. We intend to discuss a most diverse array of objects flowing in all directions and to concentrate on the “second-handedness” of displaced objects: how and why moving objects acquire new functions and new meanings, and with what consequences for the relations between the communities involved? These perspectives demand a broad chronology, extending from antiquity to the present-day, and for the intersection between different time frames, from the relatively narrow scale of individual objects being displaced across the Mediterranean to the much larger one of the histories of their reinterpretation and repurposing.

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  • Beirut

    Call for papers - Thought

    Les séries télévisées sous le scalpel des sciences humaines

    Depuis deux décennies, les séries télévisées s’affirment à l’échelle mondiale en tant qu’objet culturel. L’objectif de la thématique de ce numéro est de croiser les regards des chercheurs issus des humanités autour des écritures sérielles. Les auteurs sont appelés à s’intéresser à ce nouveau matériau en analysant par exemple les personnages, la gestion spatio-temporelle, la fonction des paysages, la production du scénario, au public-cible… de manière à croiser les regards disciplinaires sur ce nouveau produit culturel que la recherche marginalise.

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  • Istanbul

    Summer School - Urban studies

    Patrimoine et environnement dans l’espace urbain

    École doctorale GIS MOMM / Institut français d’études anatoliennes

    Le groupement d’intérêt scientifique Moyen-Orient et mondes musulmans (GIS MOMM, CNRS UAR 2999) et l’Institut français d’études anatoliennes (IFEA) organisent une école doctorale sur le thème « patrimoine et environnement dans l’espace urbain ». Cette école doctorale s’adresse aux étudiantes et étudiants inscrit-e-s en doctorat, année préparatoire au doctorat (APD) ou dernière année de master-recherche dans la perspective de préparer un doctorat ; dans toutes les sciences humaines et sociales (sociologie, science politique, géographie, ethnologie, anthropologie, histoire, histoire de l’art, architecture, urbanisme, droit) ; et dont les travaux sont consacrés aux aires géographiques turque, centrasiatique, kurde, ottomane et post-ottomane (méditerranéenne, balkanique ou caucasienne).

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  • Beirut

    Call for papers - Modern

    Screening Crime in the Arab World

    This conference will focus on Arab crime films and TV series, by which are meant, broadly, works of fiction centering on crimes, criminals and criminal investigations (by law enforcement agencies or ordinary citizens), from the beginning of Arab cinema to the present. The aim of the conference is to study these crime dramas in their historical contexts of production and reception and to reflect on the multiple dimensions – narrative, cultural, social, legal, political, etc. – of crime and, where appropriate, of criminal investigations in Arab movies/shows.

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  • Beirut

    Call for papers - Representation

    Whither the Spiritual? Rethinking Secularism’s Legacy in post-Ottoman Art

    This dossier examines—and challenges—the implications of art history’s secular tilt—what Shaw has called an over-reliance on “Christian-based ideas of visuality” - on the study of modern and contemporary art from the Middle East. It aims to consider what new explorations in this field can offer for rethinking both art history and spirituality’s relationship to empirical argument and experience as cornerstones of modernity in a western modality.

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  • Konya

    Call for papers - Epistemology and methodology

    Social sciences and Humanities: between constant/static and changing/change

    This forum represents a process of developing the field of social and human sciences, as it is a gathering of disciplines and addresses an important problem in scientific research, which is the way the researcher sees the curricula used in this field with different specializations (political gloom, international relations, economics, law, advertising and communication, Sociology, psychology, history, geography, archeology, anthropology, literature, linguistics, sports sciences), and what they represent in terms of relativity according to the background of the vision, subjectivity and objectivity of the researcher, and the extent to which, he is able to enforce the theoretical framework of the various purities since they depend on the complexity of In terms of understanding, analyzing and interpreting the phenomenon, and in terms of intertwining between disciplines, one phenomenon is cross-disciplinary and overlaps between them.

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  • Konya

    Call for papers - Education

    Social sciences and Humanities: between constant/static and changing/change

    This forum represents a process of developing the field of social sciences and humanities, as it is a gathering of disciplines and addresses an important problem in scientific research, which is the way the researcher sees the curricula used in this field with its different specializations (political sciences, international relations, economics, law, media and communication, Sociology, psychology, history, geography, archaeology, anthropology, literature, linguistics, sports sciences), and what they represent in terms of relativity according to the background of the vision, subjectivity and objectivity of the researcher, and the extent to which he is able to explain the theoretical framework of different phenomena since they depend on the complexity of In terms of understanding, analyzing and interpreting the phenomenon, and in terms of intertwining between disciplines, one phenomenon is cross-disciplinary and overlaps between them.

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  • Tokyo

    Call for papers - Religion

    Spirituality, Healthcare And Social Movements In East Asia

    A Transnational Perspective

    East Asian Network for the Academic Study Of Esotericism - EANASE's first conference aims to offer the chance to reflect on the intertwined relationship between spirituality, healthcare and social movements in East Asia from a trans-national/local/cultural perspective. The emergence of new religious movements like Theosophy, Falungong and Taireido, or the worldwide popularisation of, for instance, acupuncture, reiki and hypnosis, challenge reductionist binary views of East/West, tradition/modernity, science/religion. Likewise, the recent dissemination of New Age practices across East Asia or the ongoing study of Buddhist meditation by American and European psychiatrists seem to reflect broader concerns that, for the past two centuries or so, have ignored national and cultural borders – and whose wider social implications are now more visible than ever.

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  • Beirut

    Call for papers - Language

    Languages, translation, ICTE and distance learning

    “Al-Kīmiyā”, the Journal of the Faculty of Languages and Translation at the Saint Joseph University of Beirut (issue21)

    The theme chosen for issue 21 of Al-Kīmiyā, the Journal of the Faculty of Languages ​​and Translation (FdLT – Faculté de langues et de traduction) of Saint Joseph University of Beirut (USJ – Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth) is " Languages, translation, ICTE and distance learning". The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the lives of everyone around the world and the repercussions on the field of education are undeniable. Indeed, teachers and learners quickly found themselves forced to switch to a mode of teaching that had until then been reserved for special cases. Distance learning (DL) has therefore become the norm. This sudden shift certainly led to an increased use of digital tools for which users were not always well-prepared. Whatever mode schools and universities chose, synchronous or asynchronous, a forced and urgent adaptation was inevitable. Issue 21 of our journal proposes to carry out this reflection which could deal with the various challenges and risks that go along with distance education and/or the use of ICTE. 

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  • Da Nang

    Call for papers - History

    From the Port to the World. A Global History of Indochinese Ports (1858-1956)

    In order to pave the way for the writing of a global history of Indochinese ports under colonial rule, a two-day international conference will be held October 27-28, 2022 at the University of Đà Nẵng in Việt Nam. By bringing together researchers from Việt Nam, France and beyond, this conference will aim to establish the current state of research on a question that remains largely unexplored. It will address the ports of the Indochinese Union (Việt Nam, Laos, Cambodia) in all their aspects (colonial and imperial, economic, social and cultural, military and strategic, etc.), at the crossroads of different historiographies, different disciplines, and with a comparative approach in mind

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  • Marseille | Cassis | Brussels | Ramallah

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Asia

    If there were a there, it would be…

    Residency in tribute to the heritage of Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish

    Cet appel est ouvert aux artistes et chercheurs de tous les pays et de toutes les nationalités de la région MENA (Moyen-Orient et Afrique du Nord) et sa diaspora. La chaire Mahmoud Darwich, Bozar, la fondation A. M. Qattan, la fondation Camargo et le Mucem unissent leurs forces pour lancer le premier appel à candidatures en l’honneur de l’héritage du poète palestinien Mahmoud Darwich. Cet appel a pour but d’encourager les résonances contemporaines de l’œuvre du poète palestinien Mahmoud Darwich et de ses influences sur la création artistique et intellectuelle dans le monde contemporain arabe,européen et méditerranéen. Ce premier appel à candidatures est accompagné d’un propos curatorial d’Elia Suleiman.

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  • Kaslik

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    "Images and the imagination of the city" - the case of Beirut

    Cette séance mettra l’accent sur le Liban, en scrutant le cas de la ville de Beyrouth. La stratification urbaine qu’a connue Beyrouth à travers son histoire complexe,et les mutations brutales qu’ont subi le paysage urbain, ainsi que les formes architecturales et le tissu social ont généré une multitude d’images de la ville qui se confrontent encore actuellement. Nous retrouvons, entre autres, une Beyrouth contée par des habitants témoins des âges prospères d'une ville vivante, active, ou une Beyrouth portant les stigmates d’une nouvelle cartographie imposée par les violences d’une guerre civile ou encore une Beyrouth aseptisée, promue par des bailleurs privés. Face à ces identités conflictuelles, et à une privatisation progressive, due à une politique d'état conciliante, les espaces de la ville ont davantage de mal à accueillir un débat politique(au sens large du terme) libre et accessible à tous.

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  • Beirut

    Call for papers - Epistemology and methodology

    Traumatic catastrophes

    Le 4 août 2020, à 18h07, au Liban, une double explosion secoue le port de Beyrouth. 2 700 tonnes de nitrate d'ammonium partent en fumée, dévastant sur leur chemin des quartiers entiers. Plus de 200 morts, plus de 6000 blessés, plus de 7000 familles se retrouvant sans abri : tel est le triste bilan de cette catastrophe. En prenant appui sur cet évènement mais sans vouloir s’y limiter, ce numéro d’InteraXXIons se propose d’interroger cette thématique à la lumière des sciences humaines. À travers l’histoire, plusieurs catastrophes semblables ont eu lieu (à Toulouse, à Fukushima, à Gênes, à Tchernobyl…). Au-delà de la lamentation, de la fascination, de la sidération, de la déploration, du ressentiment, que diffuse la catastrophe ?

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