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Saturday 2nd December 2017

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The Nomads Tent - Christmas Bazaar 2017
24/11/2017 10:00am - 24/12/2017 4:00pm
The Nomads Tent
Politics of Emotions in Turkey and its Connected Geographies
01/12/2017 9:00am - 02/12/2017 5:00pm
This symposium is being co-organised by the London School of Economics, Contemporary Turkish Studies and the Consortium for European Symposia on Turkey (CEST).
This symposium aims to have a closer look at the politics of emotions and affect from an interdisciplinary perspective. It seeks to inquire the emotional and affective aspects of the political, social, economic, religious, and artistic fields in Turkey and its connected geographies. Deadline for applications is 15 June.
Arab Traditions of Anti-Sectarianism
01/12/2017 9:00am - 02/12/2017 5:00pm
Rice University, Houston
This conference seeks to bring together scholars whose work reflects on different facets of Arab anti-sectarianism. How did Arab political, revolutionary, and intellectual movements, parties, and figures challenge and contest sectarianism?
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.