World congress on middle eastern studies (wocmes)



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and note which workshop you prefer to contribute to when submitting your abstract. Abstracts will only be accepted through online submission.
Conference programme can be viewed here
For questions about the academic program contact Knut Hidle or Yngve Lithman
For general queries, comments or proposals please contact Kjersti Skjervheim For more information please visit the conference web page

29/10/2007

UACES Conference: Exchanging Ideas on Europe: Rethinking the European Union
Edinburgh, UK

1-3 September 2008


PANEL PROPOSAL
Call for Papers for a panel proposal on "Paradoxes and Contradictions in EU Democracy Promotion Efforts in the Middle East"

for the UACES Conference on Exchanging Ideas on Europe: Rethinking the European Union to be held in Edinburgh, UK, 1-3 September 2008.


Paper proposals for this panel must be made by 7 December 2007. Kindly send a title, a 150/200- word abstract, full postal address and notification if you are or are not a UACES member.
Panel Title: Paradoxes and Contradictions in EU Democracy Promotion Efforts in the Middle East
This panel brings together papers on key issues related to the field of EU democracy promotion in the Middle East which generally assumes or asserts a normative dimension. Papers will seek to explore these unchallenged assumptions and assertions which are of crucial importance in both the strategic and tactical pursuit of EU policy in this area and the perception of relevant social actors in the region itself. The main objective of this panel is to identify the self-understanding among EU policy actors of this normative driver of policy and how this understanding is received among actors in the Middle East region. Perceptions within the region of EU democracy promotion policies are undoubtedly negative across the board. Regimes ignore or resist them, liberal social actors question their sincerity and Islamist social actors perceive them to be a new form of colonialism with no credibility or legitimacy. This panel focuses in particular on the way such understandings and perceptions in the EU and the Middle East can be studied from various theoretically-informed and/or multidisciplinary perspectives.
Through its focus on the specific self-understanding of the normative dimensions of EU policy and how this understanding is interpreted by those who are the targets of its policy in the Middle East, this panel aims to bridge the gap between those studies which emphasise the prevalence of the EU's 'normativity' in its democracy promotion policies towards the Middle East and those which maintain that there are region-specific peculiarities for the lack of democratization in the region.
The main substantive focus of this panel is thus to explore the various ways in which International Relations and European Studies can foster an understanding of why the outcome of EU efforts at promoting democracy in the Middle East are inevitably poor and unproductive.
Dr Michelle Pace, Research Councils UK fellow
BISA Working Group on International Mediterranean Studies convenor

www.bisa.ac.uk/groups/ims/ims.htm; ERI seminar series convenor

www.eri.bham.ac.uk/seminars/seminars0708.htm; ERI post-graduate

admissions officer

http://www.eri.bham.ac.uk/study/PhD/PhDProspectiveStudents.htm;

Member, editorial board, Mediterranean Politics

www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13629395.asp
European Research Institute

University of Birmingham

Edgbaston

Birmingham B15 2TT

UK
Tel. +44 (0) 121 414 8222

Fax. +44 (0) 121 414 7329

Email: m.pace@bham.ac.uk

Web: http://www.eri.bham.ac.uk/pace/


28/10/2007

Joint Israeli – Palestinian Summer Programme

Joint Jewish-Christian-Muslim Summer Programme


A Religious Mosaic in the Holy Land

Political Science and Middle East Studies


Galillee College, Israel, July 2nd - August 5th, 2008
It is my pleasure to announce the official opening of registration to the Galillee College 2008 summer programmes.
The main goal of these programmes is to enable participants to form their unique personal impressions of the region, by providing a framework that allows for immediate and unfiltered exposure to the daily realities as experienced by the peoples in the region. Through lectures and study tours, participants will gain a better understanding of the range of responses offered by the religiously and ethnically varied populations to the complex issues routinely encountered in this region.
It would be appreciated if you could bring this programme to the attention of the students at your university. A limited number of tuition scholarships will be available to qualified candidates. Interested students should contact Ms. Shoshi Norman, the Programme Director via e-mail: snorman@galilcol.ac.il.
I thank you for your assistance.

Sincerely yours,


Dr. Joseph Shevel, Galillee College President, Israel

26/10/2007

‘The Politics of Regional Identity. Meddling with the Mediterranean’ by Michelle Pace available in paperback
‘The Politics of Regional Identity. Meddling with the Mediterranean’ was selected for third group of politics titles to be made available in paperback as part of the Routledge Paperbacks Direct programme and is now available from the dedicated website.
Routledge Paperbacks Direct is a recent initiative that makes the best of Routledge hardback research publishing available in paperback format for authors and individual customers. It was formally launched in May 2006 with approximately 100 titles and Routledge are releasing more titles on a regular basis. The paperbacks will be sold to individuals via the dedicated website.

25/10/2007

RENCONTRES "CHANGEMENTS CLIMATIQUES ET FORET MEDITERRANEENNE"

Après le succès des deux premières journées de visite, les inscriptions continuent pour le Colloque final qui aura lieu les 8 et 9 novembre 2007 à l'Hotel de Région à Marseille.


Déjà plus de 200 personnes sont inscrites, mais il reste encore des places :
Programme de ces journées et bulletin d'inscription:

http://www.foret-mediterraneenne.org/evts.htm


25/10/2007

Lecture: "Morocco's Islamists and the Parliamentary Elections of September 2007: The Strange Case of the Party That Did Not Win"
By Michael Willis, St Antony's College
Location: The Library, The Middle East Centre, St Antony's College

68 Woodstock Road, Oxford


On 31 October 2007 at 5.15 p.m.
All welcome
Michael J. Willis PhD

Mohamed VI Fellow in Moroccan and Mediterranean Studies

The Middle East Centre

St Antony's College

Oxford University

Oxford


OX2 6JF

UK
Telephone: (44) 01865 284753

Fax. (44) 01865 274529
23/10/2007

Bulletin of the Association d'Antropologie Mediterranee - new issue


http://adam.mmsh.univ-aix.fr/adam_news/numero_lettres//adam_news_40/adamNews_40.htm
Association of American Geographers 2008: CALL FOR PAPERS

The Med is the Net: Representing and Remaking Mediterranean Geographies


These sessions explore the dynamic geographies of the Mediterranean, its diverse spaces and imaginaries and the forces transforming them. Taking a thematically and geographically relational approach to the Mediterranean - in line with the slogan of the Balearic Shoe company Camper: "La Med es la Red" or "The Med is the Net (or Network)" - we seek papers that engage the ongoing representation and remaking of Mediterranean livelihoods, imaginaries, and spaces. We are particularly interested in the dynamic, dialectical construction of the Mediterranean as space and idea, landscape and discourse, wherever that process be found. We welcome a wide range of topical foci and methodological approaches, and hope session papers look beyond Europe to the entire region. In sum, the sessions ask these questions. In what sense is the Med the Net? In what ways are disparate spatial processes and discourses articulated to organize and make meaning of the Mediterranean?
For consideration please submit queries or abstracts to David Prytherch, Department of Geography, Miami University at prythedl@muohio.edu no later than October 15, 2007.
David
David L. Prytherch

Assistant Professor

Department of Geography

The Miami University

216 Shideler Hall

Oxford, OH, U.S.A. 45056

Phone: (513) 529-9284

Fax: (513) 529-1948

Conference on Conceptualising Balkan Space, University of Birmingham, September 28.
The conference will take place at the Janet Baker Room, on the 3rd floor of the Staff House (R24 on campus map at: http://www.bham.ac.uk/about/maps/edgbastonmap.shtml).
Those who are interested in participating are kindly requested to get in touch with the organiser:
Dr Dimiter G Angelov,Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT
tel: (0121) 414 3731
fax: (0121) 414 3595
email: d.angelov@bham.ac.uk
Conceptualising Balkan Space: Late Medieval & Early Modern

Approaches & Interpretations


September 28, Friday

11:00: Biscuits, Coffee & Tea


11:20: Opening
11:25: Introduction: Framing the Medieval & Early Modern Balkans
1. Empires and identity
11:30-12:10: 'Shifting centres, the Tree of Jesse and rival attractions: dynamics of

power and wealth in southeast Europe after 1204'

Jonathan Shepard (Oxford)
Discussion (moderator: Ruth Macrides)
12:10-12:50: 'Ottoman views of the Balkan peninsula and its peoples'

Dimitris Kastritsis (St Andrews)


Discussion (moderator: Rhoads Murphey)
Lunch
Travellers and identity
2:40-3:20: 'Representations of self and other in early modern travel writing'

Wendy Bracewell (UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies)


Discussion (moderator: Graeme Murdock)
3. Historiography and identity
3:20-4:00: 'What is Balkan history? Observations on recent work'

Alex Drace-Francis (Liverpool)


Discussion (moderator: Dimiter Angelov)
4:00-4:20: Coffee & Tea
Orientalism, Balkanism and identity
Closing discussion
4:20-5:00: Responses to Kate Fleming, 'Orientalism, the Balkans and Balkan Historiography' and Maria Todorova, 'The Balkans as Category of Analysis: Border, Space, Time'

Discussants: Rhoads Murphey (Ottoman history), Elaine Fulton (Habsburg history), Tim Haughton (modern Eastern Europe)


*** 2 SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY PhD SCHOLARSHIPS ON HOME-MAKING AT BOSNIAN BORDERS ***
http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/disciplines/socialanthropology/about/news/
WHAT?

2 PhD scholarships in Social Anthropology, University of Manchester (UK)


WHEN?

September 2008 - August 2011 (three-year scholarships)


WHAT ABOUT?

Under the umbrella of the research project "Transforming Borders: a Comparative Anthropology of Post-Yugoslav Home", co-ordinated by Stef Jansen, the two doctoral studies will investigate home-making at Bosnian borders. Each study will involve a one-year period of ethnographic research in a small town in


Bosnia-Herzegovina: one on the border with Croatia, and one on the border with Serbia (precise locations to be negotiated). Within the parameters of the wider project, the PhD researchers will have considerable room for manoeuvre to develop their research along their own interest.
HOW MUCH?

GBP 15,468 per year for 3 years (funded by the Leverhulme Trust)


DEADLINE?

Initial applications by 21 January 2008


DETAILS?

http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/disciplines/socialanthropology/about/news/


INTERESTED?

Please first read all the information provided on the website. After that, you may contact Stef Jansen by email for clarification or for discussion of your research ideas.


Fourth round of MiReKoc Call for Research Proposals on Turkey-related migration issues. The Migration Research Program at Koç University (MiReKoc, www.mirekoc.com) is a jointly initiated grant-giving program by Koç University (Istanbul) and Foundation for Population, Migration and Environment (Zurich) and invites researchers working on Turkey and migration issues to present their research proposals to the MiReKoc Administration. The Program holds its fourth call for research proposals and calls researchers and scholars to send their research proposals to the MiReKoc Administration until October 22, 2007.
Further information about the application procedure to MiReKoc Call for Proposals is on the attached files and on the MiReKoc website.
A. Biriz KARAÇAY
MiReKoc (Migration Research Program at Koç University)
Administrator
Tel: +90 212 338 1635
Fax: +90 212 338 1642
Email: atokat@ku.edu.tr
Webpage: http://www.mirekoc.com
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A. Biriz KARAÇAY
MiReKoc (Koç Üniversitesi Göç Ara_ t1 rmalar1 Program1 )
0 dari Koordinatör

Tel: +90 212 338 1635


Faks: +90 212 338 1642
E-posta: atokat@ku.edu.tr
Websayfas1 : http://www.mirekoc.com

CEMORE SEMINAR ON CARS, COMFORTS AND CONTESTED FUTURES

September 21st 2007
Welcome and Buffet lunch at 1PM in The Institute for Advanced Studies, Lancaster University
SEMINAR to be held in A40 County South - cost £15.00
To register please email Pennie Drinkall (p.drinkall@lancaster.ac.uk) and send cheque or pay by card on the day.
1 30 welcome/introduction to the main issues from John Urry, Director of CEMORE, Lancaster University
1 45 Greg Noble, Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney: 'Moored in Mobility: The ontology of automotive comfort'
The promise of comfort is a key feature of consumer discourses around cars, although it is rarely given the status of the conventional marketing themes of style, performance and taste. Drawing on an analysis

of car advertisements and on research into the relationships between young people and driving, this paper will explore the ontology of automotive comfort. Cars are not simply about power, freedom or status, but their condition of possibility in an increasingly risky world. In so

far as comfort signifies familiarity and security, it points to

something more than physical ease; indeed, it bundles together a range of existential and social possibilities. Consumer discourses around automotive comfort offer a kind of mooring in mobility: a constancy of environment, agency and sociality. These promises are not about a

withdrawal from risky existence: being comfortable is also the basis of an engagement with the world, or the safety to take risks. Young people echo these possibilities as they fashion an ability to move across social and geographical spaces, forming mobility capital and a disposition to movement necessary in contemporary societies.
3 00 tea coffee
3 15 Kingsley Dennis, CeMoRe Lancaster: 'Cities, Cars, Futures'
Today we don t really live in a civilisation, but in a mobilisation of natural resources, people and products". Where once cities were the cradle of civilisation they are now becoming close to producing disastrous social instabilities and contributing to environmental decline. Cities too are the nodes from which mobility emanates. The cities that are built and the urban lifestyles that these cities will foster will have enormous impact upon succeeding generations, which will go some way to deciding the long-term outlook of the global environment. Cities, as habitats, determine the mobility of lifestyles; and the modes of mobility most favourable to users will largely determine how urban areas are constructed. In this paper I examine some of the transitions around the 'modern city', from concepts of the city in modernity to alternative ideas relating to sustainability and eco-design, with a focus on how mobility in the city has been framed, organised, and experienced. The paper then examines a specific eco-city urban design project in China to analyse how this articulates sustainable city transport mobilities for the future, and the implications this will have for re-configuring urban auto-mobilities. The paper concludes by addressing the scenario of possible future mobilicities ; that is, the requirements for future mobility within a dense urbanised city environment.
4 30 Tim Dant, Sociology Dept, Lancaster University to lead discussion on the 2 papers

Chaired by Monika Buscher, CEMORE/Imagination at Lancaster/Sociology, Lancaster University


5 30 drink in bar

CALL FOR PAPERS


Turismos, patrimonios, identidades y territorios
31 octubre 2007 fecha límite entrega resumen.
Convocatoria de selección de trabajos que tengan como eje central una reflexión sobre la noción de territorio y su vinculación con el turismo, el patrimonio y la identidad. Las comunicaciones seleccionadas formarán parte del seminario Turismos, patrimonios, identidades y territorios que, desde un ámbito pluridisciplinario, pretende ampliar la percepción del concepto territorio y redefinirlo a partir de sus implicaciones en el ámbito del turismo, del desarrollo sostenible y de los procesos de reconstrucción identitaria. Se trata de investigar si hoy, cuando la movilidad afecta más que nunca al turismo, la revalorización del territorio como espacio de identificación social y espacio de desarrollo puede convertirse en fuente de conflictos o, al contrario, un progreso social y económico.
Organiza: Programa Dinámicas Interculturales de la Fundación CIDOB, Universidad de Barcelona, Université de Perpignan y Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier.
Información: Asistencia libre.

CALL FOR PAPERS


The Regional Studies Association (RSA) has established the Mediterranean and Balkan Regional Development Working Group (MedBReD), to explore regional and local development issues in peripheral areas of the European continent. We are therefore happy to announce that we accept papers on the following topic:
IS TOURISM ENOUGH FOR LOCAL DEVELOPMENT?

High expectations and real impact in the periphery of Europe


Traditionally, the third sector, and particularly the hospitality industry, has been regarded as the silver bullet with which to achieve rapid access to prosperity in less developed communities. Many strategies and plans were

drafted in the past decades, either by national overnments or the regional and local authorities, which relied on tourism as the solution of choice, especially in the Mediterranean Sea area. Officials have gone to a great

length to invest public resources and promote their natural and cultural assets in order to attract the global traveler. More recently, the admission into the EU of the relatively poorer Central and East European states has created a new wave of enthusiasm, as most local and regional governments in these countries are frantically preparing tourist-friendly development strategies.
This is probably the right time to look back and learn a number of lessons from the past decades of "growth through tourism" in the periphery of Europe. MedBred invites you to reflect on the ups and downs of such experiences and propose tentative conclusions:

- What worked, what did not work, and why?

- Can one identify different types of tourism-promotion strategies, and if yes, what was their relative economic effect at the local or regional level?

- What impact has tourism, practiced over a long period of time, had on the local culture, urban structure, land use or environment?

- What does sustainability mean in the tourism industry?

- What was the role of local and regional authorities in planning tourism-related policies and was the regulation of development effective / beneficial in the South-European regions with tourist potential?

- Can one identify best practices and worst practices in this respect?

- What role, if any, has the EU regional policy played so far?


MedBReD will be inaugurated with an initial two-day workshop.
We welcome a broad range of contributions, ranging from theory-building articles, to more policy-oriented papers, and especially case studies dealing with the questions mentioned.
In terms of geographic location, the papers submitted should focus on the broader Mediterranean, Balkan & Black Sea area, but other contributions, especially presenting situations from new EU member states, will be accepted

if relevant to the topic. We encourage particularly PhD students in the final stages of their program (for them MedBReD is able to provide a number of bursaries- see below) and young researchers at the beginning of their

career. Nevertheless, the participation is also open to all interested researchers, practitioners from public institutions or civil society organizations and

NGOs who are involved in shaping the local development agenda, in order to better integrate theory and policy.


Abstracts should be submitted to Sorin Ionita at sorin@ionita.eu or to Vasilis Avdikos at medbred@googlemail.com by 30 September 2007.
This workshop is the first in a series of three organized by the MedBReD. It will take place in the University of Cluj, Romania, at 25-27 October 2007, with the support of the Romanian Academic Society (SAR) and the Department of

Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Cluj. Paper presenters will have to arrange for their transport to Cluj, as accommodation will be provided for free by the University of Cluj.


Cluj is the former capital city of the principality of Transylvania under Habsburgs, and the largest city in the North Western Romania. By tradition a mixture of Hungarian, German and Romanian lifestyles, the vibrant local culture and intellectual life (it hosts the largest multicultural university in Central-Eastern Europe) have made from Cluj a regional concentrator of business, research and investment, as well as the natural tourist hub for those who want to visit the medieval villages and castles in the area.
Bursaries MedBReD is able to provide a number of bursaries to PhD students who participate in the workshop with a paper. The bursary will cover travel tickets and accommodation in Cluj. To apply for the bursary, PhD students should send a CV in addition to the submitted abstract. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of September.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Terrorism and Migration
A Two-Day Interdisciplinary Conference at the School of Humanities, University of Southampton, UK.
Saturday November 17th-Sunday November 18th, 2007
Contemporary anxieties about terrorism in the mainstream media and politics have clearly articulated the war against terrorism and the struggle for global security to the control of immigration, as well as the criminalisation of Islam. As A. Sivanandan has argued in a recent article, the war on asylum and the war on terror [& ] have converged to produce a racism which cannot tell a settler from an immigrant, an immigrant from an asylum speaker, an asylum speaker from a Muslim, a Muslim from a terrorist . In response to the conflation of discourses of counter-terrorism, global security and the control of migration, this conference invites papers from any area of the humanities and the social sciences that are related to the following topics:
" Terrorism and Migration in Literature, Film, Visual Art and Music

" Histories of migration, immigration law and political sovereignty

" Migration, Terrorism and the State of Emergency

" Ethnographies of migration and terrorism

" Terrorism, Migration and the Public Sphere

" Asylum, Imperialism and War


Confirmed Speakers include: Margaret Scanlan, Elleke Boehmer, Ranjana Khanna, David Glover and Matthew Gibney.
Please submit a 200-300 word abstract via email or post to the address below by September 1st, 2007:
Sandy White

English, School of Humanities

University of Southampton

Southampton

S017 1BJ

E-mail: sw17@soton.ac.uk

--------------------------------------

Julie Lees

Research Funding Manager

Research Support Office

Room 4069, Building 37

University of Southampton

Highfield

Southampton

SO17 1BJ

UK
Tel: +44 (0) 23 8059 3856

Fax: +44 (0) 23 8059 8671

E-mail:funding@soton.ac.uk

http://www.soton.ac.uk/research/rso

IIIa Escola d'Estudis Econòmics de l'Euram

València, del 12 al 14 de juliol 2007
data: 05/06/2006
La tercera edició de l''Escola d''Estudis Econòmics Euroregió de l''Arc Mediterrani es celebra aquest any a la ciutat de València entre els dies 12 i 14 de juliol. El contingut de les sessions d''aquest any es centraran en la relació econòmica de l''Euram amb les zones del nord d''Àfrica, Àsia i l''Europa de l''est, a més d''una taula rodona dedicada a les infraestructures aèries, portuàries, ferroviàries i de transport per carretera, que estan utilitzant avui les empreses de l''arc mediterrani.
Consulta el programa definitiu i les condicions per a la inscripció a partir del mes d''abril.

Curs amb reconeixement de crèdits de les universitats de la xarxa Joan Lluís Vives.


Qualitative research in the social sciences: innovation, impact and future directions
An Interdisciplinary Seminar Series
The seminars provide a forum for debate and discussion about the present use of, and future directions for qualitative research within the social sciences. The series addresses the ways in which qualitative research is conducted across the social sciences, and how qualitative data are used to inform scholars, practitioners and policy makers. In particular the series considers issues of qualitative research capacity building in the contexts of interdisciplinarity and methodological innovation.
The series is organised by Qualiti, the Cardiff Node of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods, Cardiff School of Social Sciences.
DEVELOPING MOBILE METHODS

Tuesday 12th June 2007, 11.00-4.30

Committee Room 1, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University
Mobile methodologies are being developed, partly in recognition of the importance of generating social scientific understandings of the movement of social actors through and in space. Researching and representing bodies on the move present a range of methodological, representational and technological challenges. Undertaking mobile fieldwork (through walking, cycling, travelling) can also provide interesting new spaces for the development of research relationships and the collection of data. This seminar considers the opportunities afforded by and difficulties associated with undertaking qualitative research *on the move*, bringing together contributors from a range of

social science disciplines.


11.00-11.15 Introduction from Chair Chris Taylor, Cardiff University

11.15-12.00 *We walk the walk, but can we talk the talk (with deference to John Lee Hooker):

walkabouts to understand the lived environment of community* Nick Emmel and Andrew Clark, Leeds

University

12.00-12.45 *On the go: Conducting and Representing Mobilities Research* Nicola Ross,

Cardiff University

12.45-1.30 Lunch

1.30-2.15 *Being there and seeing there: passenger and video ethnographies* Eric

Laurier, University of Edinburgh

2.15-3.00 *Everyday urban mobilities: capturing children*s travel worlds* Mark

McGuinness, Bath Spa University

3.00-3.15 Coffee break

3.15-4.00 *It*s a question of balance: Mobile methodologies and studies involving

movement* Ben Fincham, Brighton University

4.00 Plenary and Close Chris Taylor
The seminar is free to attend. There is no need to formally book a place. However, to help us ensure that there are enough refreshments available and to avoid problems of under-capacity we would be grateful if you could email qualiti@cardiff.ac.uk, telling us if you would like to attend.
www.cardiff.ac.uk/qualiti

17/4/2007

OIL AND POLITICS

10th - 11th May 2007


SOAS, Vernon Square Campus

Pentonville Road, London


Oil is one of the most crucial and controversial substances today. This conference opens up the field to film-makers and artists, social anthropologists, human geographers, and social and cultural theorists in order to connect oil to a wide set of concerns, to make links across seemingly disparate issues, and to begin to develop and explore a variety of methods and methodologies suitable for the investigation of oil.
Topics include: The Business of Oil; Governing Oil in West Africa; Documenting the Politics of Oil; Oil and the New Imperialism
Plenary speakers:

Timothy Mitchell | Politics, New York University

Michael Watts | Institute of International Studies, Berkeley
Speakers:

Andrew Barry | Geography, Oxford

Gavin Bridge| Environment and Development, Manchester

George Frynas | Middlesex University Business School

James Marriott | Platform, London

Martin Skalský | Film-maker, Czech Republic

Alberto Toscano | Sociology, Goldsmiths

Alex Vines | Chatham House, London

Gisa Weszkalnys | Geography, Oxford
Donations of £10 per day (students and unwaged £5 per day) would be very welcome. Please visit http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/csisp/source/events.html#oil for registration details and a provisional schedule. For further information please contact Natalie Warner csisp@gold.ac.uk +44 (0)207 919 7731
This conference is organised and supported by:

The Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process (CSISP),

Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/csisp/

School of Geography, Oxford University

Department of Development Studies, SOAS

The British Academy


Natalie Warner

Research Administrator

Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process (CSISP) Department of Sociology Goldsmiths, University of London New Cross London

SE14 6NW


Tel: +44 (0)20 7919 7731

Fax: +44 (0)20 7919 7713

Web: www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/csisp

10/4/2007

Taula rodona "Les fronteres de la jihad"

Institut Europeu de la Mediterrànea, Barcelona, 6 març 2007

Amb motiu de la recent publicació del llibre Les frontières du jihad, de l'arabista i politòleg francès Jean Pierre Filiu, l'IEMed va acollir una taula rodona el passat 6 de març sobre la situació política actual al Pròxim Orient i el terrorisme d'inspiració islàmica. A més de l'autor hi van participar també Antoni Segura, catedràtic d'Història Contemporània, Nicolàs Valle, periodista de la secció d'internacional de Televisió de Catalunya, i el director general de l'IEMed, Senén Florensa.

10/4/2007

8th International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment

(MEDCOAST 07), Alexandria, Egypt, 13-17 November 2007


Final Call for Papers
The 8th event of the coastal management conference series will be held in Alexandria / Egypt between 13-17 November

2007 at the Sheraton Montazah Hotel. MEDCOAST 07 is being organised in collaboration with three Egyptian institutions: National Institute of Oceanograpy and Fisheries (NIOF), Coastal Research Institute (CoRI) and Arab Foundation for Marine Environment (AFME).


Deadline for submission of abstracts to the 8th International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment (MEDCOAST 07) is Monday, 16th April 2007.
Further details about the conference, including abstract submission, are available on our website: http://www.medcoast.org.tr/

4/2007


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