Programme 2017

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Wednesday 5 July

8.15: Tea/Coffee
9.00: Plenary No. 1: Jaakko Hameen Anttila: ‘Imagined Empires: How Pre-Islamic Historiography Influenced the Arab Worldview’

10.15: Coffee Break
10.45 – 12.45: Panel 1

1A Chronicles and Curation: Documenting Cultural Transitions in the Wider Middle East (Part 1)
1B Workers, Elites and Identity in Lebanon
1C Authoritarianism and Resistance in the Maghreb
Movement, Mobilities and Migration in Ottoman and Turkish Literatures
1E Political Agency and the Construction of Every-day Life in Israel and Palestine
1F Egypt After the Revolution
1G Religion in the Middle East: Folk Traditions and Interfaith Dialogue
1H Authority always in Mutation: Performing Contestation in the Mediterranean
1I Jewish Migration and Identity
1J The Shahname and the Heroic Epic in Iran

12.45 – 13.45: Lunch
13.45 – 15.45: Panel 2

2A Chronicles and Curation: Documenting Cultural Transitions in the Wider Middle East (Part 2)
2B Tunisia After the Revolution
2C The Refugee Crisis: Protection, Borders and European Responses
2D Rethinking Justice, Rights, Resistance and Solidarity in Israel-Palestine
2E Scotland’s Muslim Communities
2F Writing the Middle East into Settler Colonial Studies: A Transnational Perspective (Roundtable discussion)
2G From Migrants to Diaspora: Middle Eastern Communities in the West
2H Syria: The Dialectics of Meddling and Exodus
2I Nativists, Nations and Knowledge: Arab Agency in the Archaeology and Anthropology of pre-1948 Palestine
2J Control and Resistance in Jordan
2K Bodiless Heads; Chapter Four: Ideas in Flux 

15.45 – 16.15: Coffee break
16.15 – 18.15: Panel 3

3A BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions): Palestine, Israel and Middle East Studies Roundtable Discussion)
3B Managing the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey
3C Examining the AKP Era in Turkey
3D Citizenship in the Middle East: Dynamics of Exclusion and Inclusion
3E Perspectives on Gender in Displacement and Resistance
3F Iraq: Resistance, Displacement, and Identity
3G Religion on the Move: Faith among Migrants of the Ottoman and post-Ottoman Middle East
3H Migrations in the Maghreb and in the Middle East: The Time of the Revolutions
3I Middle Eastern Christians in Diaspora: Dialectics of Integration
3J Movement and Interactions in the Modern Imperial History of the Middle East
3K New Directions in Safavid Studies

19.30 – 22.00: Conference Dinner

Thursday 6 July

8.30: Tea/Coffee
9: 00 – 11.00: Panel 4

4A A Gendered Approach to Employment of Syrian Refugees
4B Transformations within Islam
4C Palestine and Israel in the World: Diplomacy, Branding and Education
4D In-between Borders: Practices, Spatialities and Fragmented Politics
4E The Politics of Iran in the Middle East: Domestic affairs and foreign policy
4F Art, Architecture and Heritage in the Middle East
4G Movement and Migration in the Ottoman Empire I
4H Thinking about the Middle East through Movement
4I Migration in the Middle East: Perspectives from Saudi Arabia
4J Who To Be in Exile? Perspectives on Refugee Identity

11.00 – 11.30: Coffee Break
11.30 – 13.30: Panel 5

5A Iran in the World
5B A Life Abroad? Social Practices and Experiences of Migrants and Refugees in the Arab World
5C Local and International Dimensions of the Syrian Civil War
5D The (Settler)Colonial Present in Palestine/Israel: Realities and Resistance
5E At the Edge of What? Borders, Territory, and Mobility in the Levant
5F Kurdish Identity, Mobilisation and State-Building
5G Movement and Migration in the Ottoman Empire II
5H Music and Movement in the Middle East
5I How to Get Published – IB Tauris    

13.30 – 15.00: Lunch
14.00 – 15.00: BRISMES AGM
15.00 – 17.00: Panel 6

6A The Transformation of Syrian Communities through Expatriation: Continuity and Change
6B Migrant Identity Formation, Agency and Activism
6C Sectarianism and Regime Trajectories after the Arab Uprisings
6D Transnational Solidarity Between Oppressed Groups: Emerging Avenues of Change for Status Quo Oppressive Politics
6E Internal Networks of Opposition and Opportunity in the Gulf
6F Migration in Fiction and Cultural Narratives
6G Education and Political Thought Within Islam
6H Palestinian Migration, Resistance and Rentierism
6I Cultural Connections and Transitions
6J The Mediterranean Rim Economies: Time for a Re-think
6K The Far-Reaching Influences of the Ottoman State
6L Differing Approaches to Understanding the Securitisation of MENA Migration in Europe

17.00 – 17.30: Coffee Break
17.30 – 18.30: Plenary No. 2: Laurie Brand: ‘Migrants and Refugees:  Making and Unmaking the Middle Eastern State’
18.30 – 21.00: Conference Drinks Reception

Friday 7 July

8.30: Tea/Coffee
9.00 – 11.00: Panel 7

7A Syrian Refugees in Turkey: Integration, Education and Employment
7B Theories and Practices of Political Movements and State Formation in Egypt and the Middle East
7C Culture Navigating Between East and West
7D Juxtaposing Identities: Migration, Minorities and Language
7E Transformation and Movement in the Literature of the Middle East
7F Yemen: Conflict, Identity and Change
7G Demographic Imbalances in the Gulf States
7H Islamic Law and Intellectualism
7I The Struggle to Define a Nation: Rethinking Religious Nationalism in the Contemporary Islamic World
7J Political Islam: Modern Discourses

11.00 – 11.30: Coffee Break
11.30 – 13.30: Panel 8

8A Forces for Change in the Post-Arab Spring Middle East
8B The Discourse and Propaganda of ‘Islamic State’
8C Democracy, Authoritarianism and State Institutions in the Middle East
8D Movement, Development and Intervention in the International Relations of the Middle East
8E Beyond Vulnerability: The Creative Use of Social Capital and Habitus Among Middle Eastern Immigrants and Refugees
8F The Politics of Drama, Culture and Tradition
8H Towards an Appropriate Pedagogy in the United Arab Emirates: Local vs. International Educational Models
8I Transottomanica: Eastern European-Ottoman-Persian Mobility Dynamics
8J Workers on the Move: Labour, Capital and the State in the Contemporary Middle East

13.30: End