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German Middle East Studies Association in Bochum,Ruhr University in Bochum (RUB) on 24-26 September 2015

Call for Papers for new open panels during the international Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association in Bochum

Dear Colleagues,

You are kindly invited to send paper proposals until 8 June 2015 to the chair persons of the open panels to be presented during the "22nd International Conference of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO)" combined with the "First Section Conference of the Islamic Studies Section of the German Oriental Society (DMG)" and the "Fourth PhD Conference on International Development" at the Ruhr University in Bochum (RUB) on 24-26 September 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7) Towards Critical Iranian Studies: New Perspectives on Post-Revolutionary Iran
    Chair: Dr. 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 Juenemann and Julia Simon M.A. (Hamburg)

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

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

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

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

13) Fiscal and Regional Crises in the Gulf: Political and Economic Challenges since 2008
    Chair: Prof. Dr. Thomas Demmelhuber (Hildesheim) and Thomas Richter (Hamburg)

14) Muḥammadan Ways: Prophet, Self and Community in Early Modern and Modern Islam
      Chair: Dr. Rachida Chih (Paris), Prof. Dr. Nelly Amri (Tunis), Prof. Dr. Stefan Reichmuth ( Bochum)

15) Questioning the 'Muslim Field' in Germany and Europe: Critical Perspectives
       Chair: Fatih Abay (Frankfurt (Oder)/Paris), Ayse Almila Akca (Berlin) and Zubair Ahmad (Berlin)

16) Studying Palestine in Germany – an Inventory
       Chair: Sarah El Bulbeisi (Munich)

17) Turning Post-/Decolonial: Islamic Studies in a Colonial/Modern World
       Chair: Zubair Ahmad (Berlin)

18)  Tunisia in Transition
       Chair: Dr. Ramsi Ben Amara (Sousse), Amir Hamid (Munich) and Rasmus Brand (Zurich)
19) Media and Violence in MENA
       Chair: David Arn (Munich)  
Please note the following deadlines:

- Until 15 June 2015: Proposals for closed panels, papers and posters (abstract up to 200 words, to be send to the General Secretary of the Congress Amke

- 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.

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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