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Eighth Nordic Conference on Middle Eastern Studies: Middle Eastern Connectivities

Added by on 2010-01-02

Conference Dates:

Start Date Start Date: 2010-09-24
Last Date Last Day: 2010-09-26
Deadline for abstracts/proposals Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 2010-01-15

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Address Address: University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Conference Description:

The conference is organised by The Nordic Society for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (NSM). NSM organises a Nordic and international conferences every three years. The conferences are open to all scholars in Middle Eastern studies in the humanities and social sciences.

With this conference is intended a focus on the relationship between the peoples and groups within the Middle East and the outside world. The conference will emphasize translocal relations and its effects on social,
cultural, educational, religious and other transformations. Furthermore, the conference will highlight issues of trans-regional relations and exchanges to and from the Middle East and Africa, Asia and Europe both historically and in the present. The conference aims to explore the cultural, political, religious and social changes resulting from these connectivities.

Four keynote speakers confirmed: Professor Judith Tucker (Georgetown University), Professor Jørgen Nielsen (University of Copenhagen), Professor Sabry Hafez (University of Qatar), Professor Zachary Lockman (New York

Deadline for submission of abstracts to 15 January 2010.
Deadline for registration: 1 March 2010.
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