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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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