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  • Call for papers - Asia

    Aswat - Creation and Alternative Scientific Writings in the Arab World

    Aswat, festival for Creation and Alternative Scientific Writings in the Arab World, is conceived as a meeting place between research, sound and visual creation communities, and a wider public, َAswat aims to show and discuss works made by/with researchers from all disciplines as well as documentary filmmakers working in and on the Arab world.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - History

    Women and Diplomacy in the Late Bronze Age

    Egypt and Ancient Near East

    Diplomatic marriages are attested in the Ancient Near East between the 3rd millennium BCE and the middle of the 1st. They took place after numerous negotiations and exchanges of gifts, and made it possible to seal or strengthen alliances with powers of the same rank or with vassal kingdoms. Thanks to the intervention of specialists of the Late Bronze Age in Egypt and the Ancient NearEast, and through the examination of textual, archaeological and iconographic sources, this symposium will analyse the place of women of the royal entourage in international relations.

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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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  • Call for papers - History

    Euro-Mediterranean Entanglements in Medieval History

    The German Historical Institutes of Paris and Rome are launching a second online seminar series on Euro-Mediterranean Entanglements in Medieval History in the academic year 2022/2023. The events will take place every two months. They are aimed at both young scholars and established scholars from all medieval disciplines. The aim is to create an international and interdisciplinary forum where diverse topics and methodological approaches can be presented and discussed.

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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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  • Brussels

    Conference, symposium - Middle Ages

    Early Islamic Agriculture and Water Management: Talking about a “Revolution”

    Second Ḥajar Online Workshop

    In the workshop organized by Hajar, three archaeological case studies which relate to agriculture and/or water management during Early Islam will be presented, followed by responses and a discussion. These will enable another examination of Andrew Watson’s arguments from the 1980s about an “Arab agricultural revolution” or “green revolution” - this time from an archaeological perspective.

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  • Aix-en-Provence

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Intimacies under Tension from, and In, the Arab-Muslim Worlds

    Since the advent of the affective turn, when the humanities and social sciences began to pay increased attention to the objectification of emotions, studies on the “intimate” have increased exponentially. As an analytical category, intimacy allows to question dominant and normative visions of the private and the public spheres, and to understand how they are reproduced, challenged, and/or transgressed. Intimacy can therefore be considered as a political process. By encouraging the exploration of new methods of field research, this issue of L’Année du Maghreb is also opening up to “alternative” forms of ethnographic restitution.

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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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  • Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Configuring Monastic Architectural Settings: Early Medieval Experiments

    Fenestella - Inside Medieval Art, issue 3/2022

    Fenestella is a scholarly, multilingual, and peer-reviewed open access journal. Fenestella publishes scholarly papers on medieval art and architecture, between Late Antiquity and c. 1400, covering the Latin West, the Byzantine East and medieval Islam. We are now accepting proposals for the 2022 Thematic Issue: Configuring Monastic Architectural Settings: Early Medieval Experiments.

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  • Aix-en-Provence

    Study days - History

    Articuler l’histoire sociale et environnementale

    Proche-Orient, Maghreb, Afrique (XIXe-XXe siècles)

    Cette journée d’étude a pour objectif de rassembler des historien·ne·s contemporanéistes spécialistes du Proche-Orient, du Maghreb et de l’Afrique travaillant dans une optique environnementale. Si la trame politique globale de l’histoire moderne et contemporaine de ces régions est bien connue (domination impériale ottomane ou monarchique locale, tutelle coloniale européenne, accession à la souveraineté nationale), les dynamiques sociales, juridiques et environnementales sont sous-documentées. Cette rencontre ambitionne de renforcer les liens entre des « aires » habituellement séparées tout en englobant une diversité de zones climatiques et d’écosystèmes, des côtes méditerranéennes aux forêts tropicales, en passant par les milieux désertiques.

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  • Lyon

    Study days - Europe

    Habiter l’unité domestique

    Regards croisés sur les fonctions et l’organisation des maisons

    Si l’habitat a d’abord été réduit à sa plus simple fonction, à savoir abriter ses occupants pendant les périodes de repos journaliers, il est rapidement aussi devenu le lieu où ses occupants se sustentent, font leur toilette et leurs besoins, et enfin également celui où ils travaillent, reçoivent, se divertissent, etc. Cette journée d’étude s’attachera à penser l’intérieur des maisons en s’interrogeant sur la fonctionnalité des espaces domestiques, sur leur spécialisation et sur leur dénomination. Ces questionnements intégreront aussi bien des réflexions sur l’architecture que sur le mobilier.

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  • Brussels

    Conference, symposium - Middle Ages

    Ancient mosques in their spatial context

    Mosques are one of the physical representations of Islam and of Muslim communities in the archaeological record. The workshop will present a number of archaeological case studies in the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, Africa, and Spain between the seventh and the thirteenth centuries. Mosques will be introduced in relation to water systems and burials, to earlier and later structures, and to specific types of settlements. In particular, the workshop will treat the question of Islamization, the definitions of the term, and its validity. The event will also include launching a database for excavated mosques until the 9th century in OpenContext.org and discuss methods and approaches for open data in archaeology.

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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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  • Lyon

    Study days - Asia

    Aramaic in Greek script: epigraphy and code-switching in the Roman Near East

    Épigraphie et interférences linguistiques au Proche-Orient sous l’Empire romain

    The international round table follows two Lyon symposia on the epigraphy of the Near East (2015) and Jordan (2017). It will bring Hellenists into dialogue with specialists in Semitic languages in order to draw up an assessment of the linguistic interference between Aramaic and Greek in the Near East during the Roman Empire. Together with a workshop devoted to the inscriptions of the Bayt Ras tomb, this scientific event will provide a unique opportunity to put into perspective the ongoing study of this exceptional monument.

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  • Agadir

    Call for papers - Africa

    From one crisis to another: politics, Russia-Ukraine war, Covid-19 and the future of tourism

    Post Crisis Tourism: Resilience, Transformation, or Evolution?

    The covid-19 pandemic has plummeted the tourism sector into a serious and unprecedented crisis. For the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) the covid-19 pandemic is «by far the most serious crisis that international tourism has faced since records began (1950) [...] The impact will be felt to varying degrees in different regions of the world." In the first three months of 2020, the tourism industry lost $80 billion, and several million jobs are at risk. As we begin to talk about decontamination, Global tourism may be facing a new challenge: the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. From soaring oil prices to sanctions, declining tourist numbers, etc., the escalating conflict in Ukraine will have an impact on tourism. Thus, after the coronavirus crisis, the Russian-Ukrainian conflict is becoming a new challenge for the tourism sector. Several questions arise that we would like to explore. Rather than adopting a developmental approach, we propose to adopt a reflexive approach instead. The expected contributions will combine empirical work and theoretical reflections and can be anchored in a variety of disciplinary fields in the humanities and social sciences.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - History

    Floods and Other Destructions. Stories about the End in the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean

    Le colloque porte sur la pratique de mise en récit des moments de crise, de destruction et de désagrégation sociale au sein de différentes civilisations du pourtour de la Méditerranée orientale ancienne (IIe-Ier millénaire av. J.-C.). À travers l’analyse des convergences et des divergences entre les modèles narratifs concernés – issus de la Grèce ancienne et de la Mésopotamie, du Levant et de l’ancien Israël – on examinera les éléments linguistiques et les conceptions mobilisés afin de décrire ce qui détruit – mais aussi, en contre-jour, ce qui fonde – l’identité d’une société et de ses institutions, ainsi que sa manière de se mettre en relation avec le divin et la sphère religieuse. La perspective transversale et interdisciplinaire du colloque permettra également de discuter la possibilité d’inscrire les récits et discours analysés dans un horizon culturel partagé, où chaque civilisation vient inscrire ses spécificités.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Urban studies

    The public space and private spaces in the light of the Arab Spring

    À rebours des représentations officielles, médiatiques et néo-orientalistes de la division entre espace public et espace(s) privé(s), l’objectif de ce huitième colloque du Cerle des chercheurs sur le Moyen-Orient (CCMO) est d’analyser leurs chevauchements, leurs imbrications et leurs interactions, voire leur caractère interchangeable. Un espace privé est susceptible, à tout moment, de se muer en espace public et inversement, un espace public pouvant épouser des logiques de privatisation et d’appropriation particulariste par un clan, une milice, une faction ou encore des groupes porteurs de causes spécifiques liées au genre, à la classe d’âge, à l’origine sociale ou encore à l’appartenance locale. Ce colloque invite à complexifier et à déconstruire cette opposition rigide entre espace public au singulier et espaces privés au pluriel, en interrogeant notamment la manière dont le politique se déploie dans des espaces privés ou semi-privés.

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  • Call for papers - Africa

    Commitment in the face of disorder and tumult in contemporary Arab society

    LiCArC journal - the journal of contemporary Arab literature and culture

    Le numéro 10 de la revue LiCarC, revue de littérature et de culture arabes contemporaines, publiera des contributions sur lengagement face aux désordres et tumultes dans la société arabe contemporaine. Du dernier quart du XXe siècle à aujourd’hui, les sociétés arabes n’ont de cesse de provoquer des crises puis de lutter pour les surmonter, se réformer, s’adapter et se réinventer, tantôt en s’inspirant des traditions les mieux ancrées, tantôt en empruntant des éléments exogènes, tantôt enfin en créant et innovant, par déformation, dénaturation, travestissement, caricature, ou parodie. L’inventivité et la créativité dont font preuve romanciers, poètes, artistes ou anonymes mobilisés pour défendre la liberté ou lutter contre toute forme de discrimination ou de dictature confèrent à l’engagement critique dans le monde arabe une réelle efficacité, souvent redoutée, parfois jusqu’à la censure

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - History

    Jews of the Arab world, why did they leave?

    Dans la seconde moitié du XXe siècle, la quasi-totalité des populations juives ont quitté le monde arabe, dans un contexte de bouleversements entraînés notamment par la destruction des juifs d’Europe, la création de l’État d’Israël, la décolonisation et les guerres israélo-arabes. Les causes et les circonstances de ces émigrations, complexes et très diverses selon les pays, restent mal connues, mal comprises, et donnent lieu à des instrumentalisations de tous bords. Ce colloque se propose de rouvrir le dossier du départ des juifs du monde arabe dans une perspective comparatiste et ouverte aux spécialistes internationaux, à distance des usages politiques de l’histoire, pour dresser un état des lieux des connaissances sur la question.

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  • Aix-en-Provence

    Conference, symposium - Africa

    4th congress of Middle Eastern Studies and the Islamic worlds

    Comme les années précédentes, le congrès est une invitation à dépasser les cloisonnements disciplinaires et institutionnels, en rassemblant des contributeurs d’horizon divers, travaillant en France et partout dans le monde. Le congrès présentera un panorama riche et foisonnant des questionnements actuels, des travaux de recherche personnels et collectifs, achevés ou en cours, portant sur le Moyen - Orient, le Maghreb, ainsi que sur l’islam et les musulmans dans le monde.

     

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