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  • Call for papers - Political studies

    China in the Mediterranean

    Revue Confluences Méditerranée journal

    Rachat de ports ou d’entreprises énergétiques, redéploiement de la route de la Soie, proposition d’un plan de paix dans le conflit israélo-palestinien, la politique chinoise en Méditerranée est souvent analysée à l’aune de l’émergence d’un nouvel acteur faisant preuve d’activisme dans la région. Elle fait l’objet de beaucoup de fantasmes. Le mégaprojet « Belt and Road Initative » (BRI) lancé par le président chinois Xi Jin-Ping en 2013 suscite bien des attentions et des spéculations. Si le projet est impressionnant par son ampleur, les dynamiques sociospatiales qu’il implique ne sont pourtant pas forcément nouvelles. L’objectif de ce numéro est d’étudier les modalités différenciées de la présence chinoise sur les deux rives de Méditerranée.

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  • Dakar

    Call for papers - Africa

    Research-actions and social transformations - international doctoral conference

    Doctoriales internationales

    Ces doctoriales internationales veulent en effet placer les étudiant·e·s, dans une perspective de pensées critiques face aux questions des prédicats de leur recherche et des conceptualisations et face à l’usage social et politique des méthodes de recherche et des résultats de recherche. Seront également discutés, les méthodes de recherche dans et pour l’intervention locale, les méthodes de recherches sur les populations versus les méthodes de recherche avec les populations, mais aussi le rôle et la forme de la recherche-action en faveur de l’émancipation des populations et de la place de l’expérience dans la transformation sociale.

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  • Call for papers - Representation

    Portraits/autoportraits in the artistic practices of the Mediterranean region: an overlooked site?

    The journal focuses on Film Studies, Theater Studies and Visual Arts in general, in the MENA region as well as Mediterranean countries. It is published twice a year and is trilingual (French, English and Arabic). It comprises a call for papers section, a Varia section and a reviews section. For its second issue, Regards launches a call for papers for its thematic dossier as well as for its Varia section.

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  • Call for papers - Religion

    "Iǧtihād" and "taqlīd" in Sunni and Shiite Islam

    L'histoire de la pensée musulmane montre que la relation entre le taqlīd et l’iǧtihād est complexe. Le dossier de ce MIDÉO se propose d’approfondir les deux logiques à la lumière du patrimoine islamique. Les contributions pourront souligner les discours théologiques de légitimité ou de réfutation, mais aussi leur articulation. Au-delà de la rivalité entre les deux logiques, il conviendra de vérifier si l’on reste bien dans un continuum, et de vérifier que si les perspectives hégémoniques sont rivales, elles ne sont pas incompatibles.

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  • Turin

    Call for papers - Political studies

    Far from the eyes, far from the agenda?

    Political parties and activism in the MENA: between innovation, resistance and resilience

    The 14th Conference of the Italian Society of Middle East Studies will focus this year on the topic of  “Paths of Resistance in the Middle East and North Africa”. With our panel “Far from the eyes, far from the agenda? Political parties and activism in the MENA: between innovation, resistance and resilience” we seek original papers that elaborates on new, renewed or long-standing parties in the above contexts and that contribute theoretically, empirically and/or methodologically to understand the different trajectories of change and continuity.

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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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  • Call for papers - Representation

    Images in memory, memory in images

    Representations of conflicts in Arabic countries during the 2010s

    La revue Regards – revue des arts du spectacle est une revue pluridisciplinaire publiée par l’Institut d’Etudes Scéniques, Audiovisuelles et Cinématographiques (IESAV) de l’Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth (USJ). Pour son premier numéro, la revue Regards lance un appel à contribution pour la section « Dossier thématique » : Images en mémoire, mémoires en image – Les représentations des conflits dans les pays arabes durant les années 2010. Ce dossier traitera de la place qu’occupe le cinéma, la vidéo et les arts visuels dans la vie culturelle et sociale des pays arabes, ainsi que des différents moyens engagés par les cinéastes et artistes de la région pour représenter les conflits en cours ou passés.

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  • Amman

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Contemporary Amman and the Right to the City

    A city of four million inhabitants today, Amman’s expansion has become disproportionate to its urban history. Amman has experienced an impressive urban growth over the past fifty years, driven by forced migration and market laws. Developing from a small rural settlement at the end of the 19th century, Amman evolved into a regional crossroad at the end of the 20th century, and has become today a symbol for the consolidation of Hashemite rule, and as a result, the site of its contestation. Amman’s exceptional position among other regional capitals and its recent urban history has forced its inhabitants to create narratives concerning the city’s foundation, invent urban traditions, and negotiate ways of socialization.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Political studies

    The Arab world and parallel diplomacies

    Annual conference of the Cercle des chercheurs sur le Moyen-Orient

    Ébranlé par les soulèvements populaires de 2011, le monde arabe a vécu une séquence appelée à le marquer, en tant que tel et dans son rapport au monde. Pourtant, après une (re)découverte des sociétés, de leurs dynamiques et des registres de mobilisations d’acteurs nonétatiques, nombre d’analyses sont rapidement retombées dans des logiques plus traditionnelles. En effet, objet central des relations internationales, le monde arabe a le plus souvent été abordé selon des prismes bien particuliers.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - History

    Roads, communication and circulation - comparative approaches

    Asia and the Mediterranean world from the 4th millenium BC to the 5 century AD

    Cette rencontre a pour objectif de permettre à des doctorants et jeunes chercheurs d'échanger sur les notions de transport et de circulation terrestres, dans un espace géographique et chronologique large : de l’Orient au monde méditerranéen, du IVème millénaire avant notre ère au XVème siècle de notre ère. Cette approche transversale, spécifiquement voulue et développée pour cette journée d’étude, a pour objectif de rassembler les communicants autour des questions de méthode d’analyse tant archéologiques, qu’iconographiques ou philologiques.

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  • Zurich

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    No country for anthropologists?

    Contemporary ethnographic research in the Middle East

    Many parts of the contemporary Middle East are confronted with war, sectarianism, transnational interferences, uprisings, and a comeback of authoritarian regimes. This brings about various difficulties for ethnographic research as a practice of knowledge production based on the immersion of researchers in given social contexts and the subsequent writing up and publishing of texts. The international conference No country for anthropologists? Contemporary ethnographic research in the Middle East explores the obstacles to do ethnography in the Middle East and take them as the starting point for reflection upon the role of anthropology with a view to the Middle East of today.

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  • Tunis

    Call for papers - History

    The family in the Arab-Islamic medieval world - parenthood, power and marginality

    Parenté, pouvoir et marginalité

    La famille dans le monde arabo-islamique médiéval suscite toujours l’intérêt des historiens médiévistes puisqu’elle représente encore un thème de recherche important et peu étudié au Moyen Âge, malgré les travaux bien connus déjà réalisés. Nous envisageons d’approfondir la recherche sur ce thème autour de trois axes : la parenté, le pouvoir et la marginalité. Dans une perspective pluridisciplinaire et comparative, notre appel à communication est adressé aussi aux chercheurs des autres spécialités et des autres périodes historiques.

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  • Call for papers - Political studies

    Security issues relating to desert environments

    Averroès issue 7 - the journal of the Arab world

    La revue Averroès est une revue en ligne de jeunes chercheurs spécialisée sur le monde arabe. Le Sahara, les déserts du Sahel et du Sinaï, sont autant d’exemples d’étendues mobiles, fébrilement animées par les flux mouvants qui les traversent. C’est à l’aune d’une diplomatie des sables troublée par l’enracinement croissant de menaces à l’intégrité des États qui les partagent, que la revue souhaite consacrer son prochain numéro aux « enjeux sécuritaires propres aux milieux désertiques ».

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  • Florence

    Call for papers - Epistemology and methodology

    Constructing Kurgans

    Burial mounds and funerary customs in the Caucasus, Northwestern Iran and Eastern Anatolia during the Bronze and Iron Age

    The tradition of burying the dead in burial mounds (kurgans), usually consisting of a funerary chamber limited by stone or brickslabs and covered by dirt and gravel, started in the fourth millennium BCE in the northern Caucasus and then spread south to the rest of the Caucasus regions, eastern Anatolia and northwestern Iran during the Bronze Age and Iron Age. The spread of the kurgan tradition, as well as the territorial, political, social, and cultural values embedded in their construction and their symbolic relation to the surrounding landscape are under debate. The workshop aims to examine chronological issues, cultural dynamics at inter-regional scale, rituals and burial patterns related to these funerary structures. The beliefs and ideologies that possibly connected the "kurgan people" over such a wide geographical area, as well as past and present theoretical frameworks, will also be discussed.

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  • Louvain-la-Neuve

    Call for papers - Thought

    Philosophical hermeneutics in the Islamicate context

    This conference would like to engage with one specific context among all those which were and still are, as it were, “affected” by philosophical hermeneutics: the Islamicate context. The latter seems particularly relevant: on the one hand because it is intimately intertwined with the Western context; on the other hand because the Islamicate context retains a clear reference to religion that makes its entanglement with philosophical hermeneutics a burning challenge for all parties involved. The universality of the hermeneutic order should be put to the test of the Islamicate context within three different angles: the interpretative dimension, to address contemporary thinkers from the Islamicate world who have engaged with philosophical hermeneutics; the comparative dimension, in order to deal with possible transactions on the basis of common traits and divergences; and the creative dimension, to present attempts at using philosophical hermeneutics in order to develop new interpretations of canonical or traditional ensembles of texts.

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  • London

    Call for papers - Asia

    Art and History Museums in the Middle East as places of social and political production

    This panel aims at studying how works of art are defined in Middle Eastern museums and how this definition encompasses their political project. We would like to study how museums are perceived, socially and politically, including on a commercial level, by local and international audiences.

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  • Algiers

    Call for papers - Thought

    "The Balfour Declaration" : What centenary

    In order to address this notorious Declaration, we propose a debate on the historical, political and geostrategic circumstances that led to the Balfour Declaration, and how  practical  politics  influences the making of Britain’s foreign policy. The Balfour Declaration and its ramifications at the local and global levels could be tackled with reference to a myriad of theoretical frameworks such as the postcolonial/political theory, new historicism, ethnography, to name but a few.

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  • Marburg

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Representations of Change

    Time, Space, and Power in Qualitative Research on the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Region and Europe

    Since the start of the 21st century seemingly unpredictable change, in all its different guises, has fueled the preoccupations of academic and non-academic publics. The financial crisis, the “Arab Spring”, protest movements in southern Europe, the rise of Daesh and right-wing populism, as well as the environmental crisis all make it very difficult to rely on Francis Fukuyama’s theory of “end of history”, which now seems to merely reflect the euphoria of liberal elites following the collapse of the Soviet Union (1992). This workshop intends to reflect more closely on the webs of power affecting both the researcher and‚ the researched when they intend to represent change.

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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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  • Kuwait City

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Urban Images and Imaginaries: Cities of the Arabian Peninsula through their representations

    Arabian Humanities Journal, n.11 - Special issue

    Four years after a special issue of Arabian Humanities tackled the subject of cities and urban dynamics in the Arabian Peninsula, the present call for papers aims to take another look at the specific urban forms of the region, this time through the lens of the images and imaginaries of the city.

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