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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Beirut

    Call for papers - Representation

    Militant cinema in the Arab world (from the 1960s to the present day)

    What about militant cinema today, in the Arab world? Are its objectives and modalities the same regarding the current political and social realities? What does commitment and activism mean today in a region witnessing during the last decade multiple revolutionary movements, generating as much enthusiasm as disenchantment, and a violent reality that casts a doubt on any hope of change? 

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  • Beirut

    Call for papers - Representation

    Locating the Lost Archive of Arab Cinema

    This special issue asks how our histories of Arab cinema might change if we tackle the problem of Arab cinema’s lost archive(s). From most of the films made in Lebanon prior to 1975 to the cinemas of Iraq, Yemen, Palestine, Sudan, and elsewhere, there are many reasons why films and their histories may have been lost to current memory. From structural and environmental issues and the lack of investment in proper storage facilities and maintenance.

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  • Beirut

    Call for papers - Representation

    Narrative forms and co-production in Arab cinemas

    Norms, constraints, and margins of freedom

    Film industry in the Arab world remains generally underdeveloped. Arab countries still depend on international film support funds, mainly European. This puts Arab producers, scriptwriters and filmmakers in a subaltern position in relation to European producers and funders, whose expectations in terms of content as well as narrative and aesthetic forms end up strongly impacting the film creation process. On the other hand, margins of freedom and resistance can be created within this system. This edition of Regards aims at addressing the complex relation between Arab cinemas and international film support funds.

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  • Amman

    Call for papers - Modern

    Puppets on screen

    In this symposium project, puppets are considered through their tangible links with a manipulator who could be visible, hidden by a classical stage device (curtain, base...) or acting off-camera, “between the frames” (stop motion). It excludes, at first glance, the 3D modeled figurines, even if they often are mentioned as “puppets”. These creatures, made of foam, wood, paper, and who can be realistic or abstract, are considered through a media existence (television, cinema, web) which has enriched the subgenres of post-war fiction, deals with subjects that could not be filmed in real capture, or offers the opportunity to experiment a great variety of tones and points of view in video practice, without geographical or temporal restrictions. Thus, the symposium will provide the opportunity to explore fields on the margins of research as well as to present the current knowledge on the topic, eventually opening new perspectives in the studies.

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  • Amman

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Modern

    Post-doctoral grant in contemporary studies

    L’Ambassade de France à Amman et l’Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo) proposent une allocation post-doctorale pour un séjour de recherche de quatre mois en Jordanie durant l’année 2019, sur l’une des thématiques suivantes : la question palestinienne en Jordanie face à la politique américaine actuelle dans le conflit israélo-palestinien ; les différentes facettes de la politique turque actuelle en Jordanie ; réformes politiques et contestation sociale en Jordanie.

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  • Beirut

    Conference, symposium - Epistemology and methodology

    New Middle-Eastern digital research archives - sound, image, film and web

    Data sharing between Lebanon, Jordan and Syria

    Les chercheurs en sciences humaines et sociales qui ont choisi le Proche-Orient comme terrain d'investigation scientifique depuis le XIXe siècle ont constitué des fonds documentaires comprenant tous les types de sources. Chercheur·e·s libanais·es, syrien·nne·s ? Jordannien·ne·s et Français·es ont produit et mobilisé des corpus de notes et carnets de terrain ou de fouilles, photographies, films et enregistrements sonores, sites web... Ces ensembles constituent des collections qui sont susceptibles d'éclairer l'histoire de la région et d'aider à la compréhension du temps présent. Ces collections restent pourtant souvent difficilement accessibles, parfois même inconnues du monde académique et culturel et bien plus encore des différents publics concernés.

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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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  • Beirut

    Call for papers - Representation

    The Body in all its states. Aesthetics of the body in the Arab World

    "Regard" Journal

    The current issue of Regards will focus on the relations between the arts (cinema, theater, dance, visual arts…) and the body in the Arab societies and, more broadly, in the Mediterranean region. This sensitive subject suffers from prejudgment and prejudice in both audience’s and critics’ minds.

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  • Tokyo

    Conference, symposium - History

    Otherness and religious deviance - for a comparative approach to heresy in the history of religions

    Pour une approche comparatiste de l’hérésie en histoire des religions

    Ce colloque international réunira des conférenciers japonais et européens. Le but est d'entamer une réflexion sur l'hérésie comme catégorie conceptuelle en histoire et en histoire des religions, avec une vaste ouverture chronologique (de l'Antiquité au XIXe siècle) et géographique (Japon et Europe). Selon la méthode comparatiste, il s’agira d’affiner ou de nuancer la compréhension de son propre domaine en se confrontant à une matière différente. Une telle approche permettra de proposer de nouvelles perspectives afin de dépasser les acquis de domaines restés longtemps en vase clos. Cette conférence s’inscrit dans le cadre du projet de recherche Pouvoir, hérésie et religion dans l'Occident et le Japon médiéval : étude comparée mené à l'université de Neuchâtel soutenu par le Fonds national suisse de la recherche scientifique (FNS).

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  • Nagoya

    Conference, symposium - History

    The discourses of heresy - East-West comparison exercises

    Exercices de comparaison Est-Ouest

    Ce colloque international réunira des médiévistes japonais et européens, dont les recherches portent sur la légitimation religieuse de la violence, la répression de la dissidence ou sur des formes de religiosité ayant été considérées comme déviantes dans leurs contextes respectifs. Les différentes contributions porteront sur des aspects particuliers tirés des recherches personnelles des conférenciers. Selon la méthode comparatiste définie par M. Détienne et affinée par P. Borgeaud, il s’agira de se confronter à une matière différente de son aire de spécialité, dans le but d’affiner ou de nuancer la compréhension de son propre domaine. Une telle approche permettra de proposer de nouvelles perspectives afin de dépasser les acquis de domaines restés longtemps en vase clos.

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  • Istanbul

    Call for papers - Modern

    International migration in the 21st century

    La quatrième conférence intitulée « Migrations internationales au XXIe siècle » du Centre de recherche sur l’éducation et culture globales de l’université Yeditepe avec la participation des académiciens et spécialistes de migration internationale, aura lieu les 10-11 octobre 2019 dans le campus de l’université Yeditepe à Istanbul.

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  • Istanbul

    Call for papers - Modern

    Litera: the research journal of language, literature and culture – Varia section

    Volume: 29, no. 1, Year: 2019

    L’objectif de la revue est de publier des recherches disciplinaires et/ou interdisciplinaires, méthodologiques et/ou appliquées autour de la littérature, de la linguistique, de la culture, du média, de la traductologie et de l’enseignement de langue étrangère, focalisées sur les langues et littératures occidentales.

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  • Ariel

    Summer School - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Mapping Ancient Gods

    ERC Advanced Grant MAP project (Mapping Ancient Polytheisms. Cult Epithets as an Interface between Religious Systems and Human Agency)

    The ERC Advanced Grant MAP project (Mapping Ancient Polytheisms. Cult Epithets as an Interface between Religious Systems and Human Agency; 741182; http://map-polytheisms.huma-num.fr1) works on the naming systems for the divine in the Greek and Western Semitic worlds, from 1000 BCE to 400 CE and views them as testimonies to the way in which divine powers are constructed, arranged and involved within ritual. The analysis deals both with the structural aspects of the religious systems and with their contextual appropriation by social participants. Considered to be elements of a complex language, the onomastic channels are related to the gods, therefore providing access to a mapping process of the divine, to its ways of representation and to the communication strategies between men and gods.Within this framework, the MAP Team proposes a Summer School in collaboration with the French Research Centre in Jerusalem (http://www.crfj.org) which covers the project’s themes and tools.

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  • Tel Aviv | Paris

    Conference, symposium - Representation

    The Renaissance of origins

    Beginnings, genesis and creation in 15th-16th century arts

    Cette manifestation, ouverte gratuitement au grand public, souhaite interroger les multiples et diverses modalités de représentation des origines au sein des arts figuratifs à la Renaissance. Quelles sont les conditions d’émergence et d’existence d’un discours figuré sur les origines ? Y-a-t-il des thèmes, motifs ou figures qui invitent plus spécifiquement à une telle mise en scène ? Quelles sont les fins de la convocation de ces figures de l’origine ? Le colloque aura lieu au mois de juin 2018, à Tel Aviv puis à Paris, le temps de quatre journées et réunira une trentaine de spécialistes principalement français et israéliens.

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  • Kaohsiung City

    Call for papers - Language

    Euro-Asian Overlook on the Innovation and Development of the Teaching of European Languages and Literature

    2018 International Conference on European Asian Languages ​

    This symposium focuses on the Innovation and Development of the Teaching of European Languages and Literature in European-Asian, in which scholars and experts from Euro-Asian countries/areas focusing on various strands in French, German and Spanish are invited to deliver a wide range of talks on related topics.

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  • Bangkok

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Modern

    Fieldwork grants in South East Asia, 2018

    L’Irasec met à concours chaque année deux bourses d’aide à la recherche sur le terrain. Ces bourses s’adressent en priorité à des doctorant·e·s et à des post-doctorant·e·s français ou étrangers (inscrits dans une université française pour les doctorant·e·s ou associé à un laboratoire de recherche français pour les post-doctorant·e·s) poursuivant des recherches sur l’Asie du Sud-Est contemporaine. Elles sont destinées à mener des enquêtes de terrain sur la thématique du doctorat, approfondir des recherches déjà engagées en thèse ou entamer un nouveau terrain post-doctoral. Les problématiques doivent apporter une perspective originale et novatrice sur l’Asie du Sud-Est, relevant des champs disciplinaires suivants : sciences politiques, sciences économiques, sciences sociales (anthropologie, sociologie, géographie, droit, histoire contemporaine).

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  • Beirut

    Summer School - History

    Reading and analysing Ottoman manuscript sources

    During the four-day programme we will introduce young researchers (mostly MA and PhD candidates, but postdocs may also apply) to reading, combining and analysing manuscript sources from various archives of the Ottoman era, produced at local, provincial and imperial levels. We concentrate mainly on materials from the 16th and 20th centuries, but welcome also explorations into earlier archives.

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