samedi 14 mai 2016

Call for Papers for Open Panels During the Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO) in Tuebingen on 6-8 October 2016

Papers are invited for the following open panels (see also the complete announcement with the panel abstracts at 

Please send your abstracts (up to 300 words) to the panel convener(s) and to Amke Dietert ( before 15 June 2016. Papers can be presented in English or German. Please fill in the form for contributions which is available on the Congress website at

1) Current Re-Configurations of the Urban in the MENA Region
Organizers: Christian Steiner, Catholic University Eichstaett ( and Steffen Wippel, Philipps-University Marburg (, DAVO Working Group “Middle Eastern Economies”

2) Urban Policy Making and Implementation in the Arab World
Organizer: Mennatuallah Hendawy, Cairo (

3) Visions of the State: People’s Perception of State Responsibilities in the MENA Region and Beyond
Organizer: Tina Zintl, University of Tuebingen (

4) Arabellion: Social Change in the Context of Uprise and Violence
Organizer: Helmut Dietrich, Rabat (

5) Beyond Oil: The Politics of Energy in the MENA Region
Organizer: Marie Duboc, University of Tuebingen (

6) Social Movements on the "Move”: Lessons from South Africa for the Palestinian BDS Movement
Organizer: Sara El-Madani, University of Flensburg,

7) Studying Palestine in Germany – an Inventory
Organizers: Sarah El Bulbeisi ( and Amir Hamid (, University of Munich

8) Women`s Rights in Iran: Flexibility in Religious Legal Opinions
Organizer: Golrang Khadivi, University of Hamburg (

9) Ritual and Politics in Turkey
Organizer: Charlotte Joppien (

Deadline for abstracts of other papers and panels is 20 June 2016. See Congress website at

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