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Thursday 30th November 2017

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The Nomads Tent - Christmas Bazaar 2017
24/11/2017 10:00am - 24/12/2017 4:00pm
The Nomads Tent
Responses to Displacement in the Middle East
30/11/2017 8:45am - 30/11/2017 5:15pm
Middle East Centre, LSE
Internal displacement is a global humanitarian, human rights and security issue. Contrary to popular belief, there are far more IDPs than refugees in the world today, and the scale of the problem is challenging the capacity of humanitarian organisations and governments to respond to the needs of both IDPs and local populations. Conflict and violence being the main triggers of internal displacement, a significant proportion of IDPs are in the Middle East, especially in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Turkey.
"Religious? Secular? Re-thinking Islam and Space in Europe"
30/11/2017 9:00am - 01/12/2017 5:00pm
University of Cambridge
This workshop offers a much-needed opportunity to evaluate questions of space within the study of Islam in Europe. It will take place at the University of Cambridge on 30th November - 1st December, bringing together established academic speakers and postgraduate researchers.The workshop will be inter-disciplinary in character, connecting fields such as religious studies, geography, politics, anthropology, and architecture. Proposals by 17 September.
Muslims on the Belt and Road: New Silk Road Social Transformations in Inner Asia: Four Talks and a Film Clip Screening
30/11/2017 10:00am - 30/11/2017 7:00pm
Aga Khan University's Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
This workshop facilitates an open dialogue on the local and trans-local ground effects of China's Belt and Road Initiative in local Muslim communities in Xinjiang, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and Tajikistan. It aims at bridging empirical and local research perspectives with a more holistic and broader understanding of socio-economic transformation, moral discourses and power dynamics between centres and peripheries. The workshop features four public talks with commentary and discussion and a sneak preview screening from the film project AAA Cargo followed by a discussion in the evening.
On Libya: Constitution Making and Sustaining Rights Movements
30/11/2017 5:00pm
SOAS, Centre for Gender Studies
A talk by Elham Saudi (Director, Lawyers for Justice in Libya) Chaired by Awino Okech Further info: genderstudies@soas.ac.uk
The Worlds of Mandaean Priests Documenting an Endangered Religion
19/10/2017 9:00am - 22/12/2017 3:00pm
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter
Mandaeans, sometimes called Sabians, practise an ancient and endangered religion. Conflict in the Middle East has forced them out of their homelands in Iraq and Iran in ever greater numbers. Although Mandaeans depend on their priests for preserving religious knowledge and performing complex rituals, fewer than 50 priests now remain worldwide. We have interviewed priests, recorded the key rituals and shot documentary films in the largest communities of Australia and Sweden.
Memory Metamorphosis
25/10/2017 9:00am - 30/11/2017 11:30am
NYU-London and the Centre for Palestine Studies, SOAS
When a people's history, culture and existence are being altered or erased, holding onto memories and passing them down can be an act of resistance. This exhibition explores and preserves Palestinian diasporic memory through art.