vendredi 17 avril 2015

Call for Papers for open panels during the international DAVO Congress in Bochum, 24-27 September 2015

 You are kindly invited to send paper proposals until 8 June 2015 to the chair persons of the open panels of the  "22nd International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO)"

The titles of the open panels are shown in the text below and the detailed descriptions of the panels are attached. Further panel proposals are welcome.

1) Implementing National Spatial and Urban Policies
    Chair: Dr. Sebastian Elbe and Dr. Katrin Bäumer (Darmstadt)

2) The Economic Development Perspective of the Arab States after the „Spring“
    Chair: Salam Said (Erlangen/Bremen)

3) Urban Governance, Housing Policies and Livelihoods in Arab Cities: Revolutionary Times?
    Chair: Maike Didero (Aachen)

4)  Kemalism as a Fixed Variable in the Republic of Turkey? – History, Politics, Society
     Chair: Prof. Dr. Lutz Berger (Kiel)

5)  Sexuality and Marriage in Islamic Communities
     Chair: Thomas Gugler (Münster) and Johannes Rosenbaum (Bamberg)

6) Rethinking Middle Eastern Studies Post-Arab Revolts
    Chair: Ali Fathollah-Nejad (London/Brussels)

7) Towards Critical Iranian Studies: New Perspectives on Post-Revolutionary Iran
    Chair: Ali Fathollah-Nejad (London/Brussels)

8) Four Years After: The Post-Arab Spring Era and its Multifarious Challenges for the European Union
    Chair: Prof. Dr. Annette Jünemann and Julia Simon M.A. (Hamburg)

9) Multiple Forms of Political and Cultural Expression: Youth Cultures in the Arab Gulf States
    Chair: Menno Preuschaft (Münster)

10) Beyond Orient and Occident: Israel’s Cultural Location in the Middle East     Chair: Shelley Harten (Berlin) and Johannes Becke (Heidelberg)

11) Salafism –  An Islamic Fundamentalist Movement in the National and International Spotlight
      Chair: Thorsten Gerald Schneiders (Duisburg) and Dr. Jörn Thielmann (Erlangen)

12) Islamophobia as Research Assignment for Islamic Science
     Chair: Thorsten Gerald Schneiders (Duisburg)

Please note the following deadlines:

- Until 15 May 2015: Further abstracts of proposals for open panels for which papers are invited. These proposals will be forwarded to more than 5500 scholars. Send your proposal (abstract maximum 200 words) to the General Secretary of conference Amke Dietert

- Until 15 June 2015: Proposals for closed panels, papers and posters (abstract up to 200 words).

- Until 15 July 2015: Information about the approval or rejection of the proposals.

- Until 31 July 2015: Registration of participation in the conference at a reduced fee.

- After 31 July 2015: Registration of participation in the conference at an increased fee.

- 24 September 2015: General Meeting of the members of DAVO and the Section Conference of the Islamic Studies Section of the DMG.

Additional information at

Best regards,

Guenter Meyer

Prof. Dr. Guenter Meyer
Director of the Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW),
University of Mainz
55099 Mainz - Germany
Ph. ++49 - 6131 - 39 22701
Fax ++49 - 6131 - 39 24736
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1 commentaire:

  1. Hullo. Can you introduce me please to people who may be interrested in the following conference ? Thank you JOHN BIBBY

    ============= Interdisciplinary Conference/Workshop on 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement and related political and historical themes
    York, England
    17-18 June 2016: Middle Eastern cultural events and Sykes-related trips planned on 16th and 19th.

    This interdisciplinary conference will commemorate the important Sykes-Picot centenary, examining critically its implications for subsequent developments in the region and related themes such as imperialism, post-war development, migrations, ethnicities, etc.), esp. implications for today and tomorrow.

    Sir Mark Sykes lived near York at Sledmere, and his archives are in Hull. Gertrude Bell and Toynbee were from nearby too! We also hope to arrange suitable excursions and exciting and relevant cultural events.

    Still at planning stage - please email me if you would like to suggest ideas or if you want to keep in touch. Please re-distribute to your friends too! Please put "BABITME" in your subject line and email John Bibby at

    All details are provisional. Please re-circulate - see