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 1D 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                                                              

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