• Beirut

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Challenging Power and Inequality: Gender and Social Justice in the Middle East

    Lebanon Support is seeking submissions for the 2021 issue of the Civil Society Review on Challenging Power and Inequality: Gender and Social Justice in the Middle East. This CSR issue is interested in exploring the current landscape of gender and social justice activism both in Lebanon and across the MENA region through the lens of the myriad power dynamics embedded within the fields of “gender” and “gender equality” work and activism. 

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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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  • Arbil Governorate

    Conference, symposium - Asia

    Christianity in Iraq at the turn of Islam

    The collapse of the Persian Empire and the retreat of the Byzantine Empire after the Muslim conquest led to important institutional changes for the Christians of the conquered areas. In Iraq, the Church of the East was no longer limited by the Sassanian Empire ruled by the Zoroastrians and gained new opportunities to expand. Nevertheless, it is difficult to restitute the reality of this ancient Christianity and to assess the modifications resulting from the conquests.

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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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  • Call for papers - Thought

    Education in the Arabic peninsular - narratives, political issues and social dynamics (19th-21st centuries)

    Arabian Humanities no. 13 - theme issue

    Ce dossier d’Arabian Humanities vise à renouveler les études portant sur l’éducation dans la péninsule Arabique à partir d’une variété d’approches disciplinaires (histoire, éducation, sociologie, anthropologie, géographie…).

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  • Cairo

    Call for papers - Epistemology and methodology

    The emergence of the Ḥadīṯ as the authority of knowledge, 4th/10th and the 8th/14th century

    2ᵉ Colloque de l'Idéo au Caire

    One of the questions raised today by some Egyptian religious authorities is on the lawfulness and relevance of using intellectual tools foreign to the Islamic tradition to read and interpret the Qurʾān and texts of the classic Islamic heritage. Is it permissible and appropriate to use contemporary human sciences to study the texts of the Arab-Islamic patrimony or should it be limited to the Ḥadīṯ? IDEO would like to contribute to this debate by studying the emergence of the Ḥadīṯ as the authority of knowledge in the Islamic sciences between the 4ᵗʰ/10ᵗʰ and the 8ᵗʰ/14ᵗʰ century.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    The associative sector in Lebanon: economies and networks of dependency

    Civil Society Review

    The polysemic nature of the concept of civil society refers to a diversity of social actors other than the state, and to multiform practices, strategies, and modes of action. This has lead to a myriad of publications by practitioners and academics. This call for papers does not seek to further investigate the associative sector in Lebanon conceptually nor in practice. We rather seek to critically explore the underlying intricate relations, economies, and networks of dependency, as identified by actors.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Modern

    Secrecy in the Middle East

    Le cercle des chercheurs sur le Moyen-Orient, en partenariat avec l'Institut de recherches et d'études Méditerranée Moyen Orient (IREMMO) et le Centre Thucydide de l'université Paris 2, organise le mercredi 26 octobre prochain son grand colloque annuel à l'Hôtel de Ville de Paris. Il portera sur : « le Moyen-Orient du secret » et fera intervenir une vingtaine de spécialistes.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Asia

    Uyghur study week

    Parij Uyghurshunasliq Heptiliki

    Les Ouïghours sont un peuple vivant dans l’Ouest de la Chine, au sein de la région autonome ouïghoure que traversait jadis la route de la soie. L’exceptionnelle richesse de leur culture est un domaine d’étude que privilégient les universitaires de nombreux pays. La semaine d'études ouïghoures à Paris (INALCO, EPHE / GSRL / CNRS, Sciences-Po / CERI / GRAC et université Paris 7) aura lieu du 18 au 22 novembre, et sera l'occasion d'un colloque international, d'ateliers (lectures, calligraphie, cuisine et danse), de dégustation de la cuisine ouïghoure et de deux concerts.

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  • Beirut

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Light in the Religions of the Book: A Multidisciplinary Approach

    If light is a valuable tool for the development of buildings, it also meets the requirements of practical and functional needs.  Beyond its purely aesthetic role, it is indeed a way to delineate the space and to organize its occupation by defining spatialities and temporalities adapted to the functions of the building. In order to assess the significance of spatial and temporal dimensions of light, a cross-reading of architectural, archaeological, textual and iconographic sources might be particularly fruitful. The theme of light which, somewhat complex, constitutes a privileged entry point not only to the study of man's relationship to space and the sacred, but also to the development – within or between monotheisms – of influences, exchanges, ruptures, continuities and legacies. The goal of the conference is to explore the theme of light in the East and in the West, during the Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, in a transdisciplinary perspective and within five thematic panels.

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