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Negotiating Multiple Islams: Societies, Traditions, and Cultures in Context

Negotiating Multiple Islams: Societies, Traditions, and Cultures in Context

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 04-04-2009 Last Day: 04-05-2009
6th Annual Duke-UNC-CH Graduate Islamic Studies Conference The Duke-UNC Islamic Studies Conference is an annual international conference drawing graduate students from programs such as religious studies, history, comparative literature, Islamic studies, anthropology, political science, sociology, and cultural studies. Negotiating Multiple Islams: The study of Islam today has moved well beyond early Orientalist assumptions of seeing it as a monolithic religious entity. Static and reductionist categories have been replaced in order to account for the dynamic and "lived" aspects of Islam, bringing into focus its multiple interpretations and manifestations that transcend cultural boundaries. "Lived Islam" includes the variety of ways that…
Global Conference on Global Warming 2009

Global Conference on Global Warming 2009

Location: , Turkey
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 07-05-2009 Last Day: 07-09-2009 Deadline for abstracts: 05-25-2009
The primary themes of the conference are global warming and climate change, not only in engineering and science but also in all other disciplines (e.g. ecology, education, social sciences, economics, management, political sciences, and information technology). It covers a broad range of topics on energy and environment policies, energy resources, energy conversion technologies, energy management and conservation, energy security, renewables, green technologies, emission reduction and abatement, carbon tax, sustainable development, pollution control and measures, policy development, etc. Therefore, papers on related topics are solicited from all relevant disciplinary areas, ranging from current problems, projections, new concepts, modeling, experiments and measurements,…
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TIMA 2009 Islamic Codicology Workshop

Location: , United Kingdom
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 09-07-2009 Last Day: 09-11-2009
The Islamic Manuscript Association, in conjunction with the University of Cambridge, announces the third annual workshop on Islamic codicology, to be held 7-11 September 2009 at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and the Cambridge University Library. The workshop will be led by Professor François Déroche, Director of Studies at the Ecole Practique des Hautes Etudes in Paris and author of the book Islamic Codicology: an Introduction to the Study of Manuscript in Arabic Script. The five-day programme will provide an overview of Islamic codicology with a comparative focus on the methods of localising and dating Islamic manuscripts.…
Darwin's Impact on Science, Society and Culture: A 21st Century Reassessment

Darwin's Impact on Science, Society and Culture: A 21st Century Reassessment

Location: , Portugal
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 09-10-2009 Last Day: 09-12-2009 Deadline for abstracts: 07-10-2009
The world changed dramatically after Darwin, and we are still coming to terms with the Darwinian revolution, as well as its impact on virtually every domain of human culture. We will reassess this impact especially on science (Biology, genetics, Artificial Life, Psychology and Linguistics), philosophy (Anthropology, Ethics, Epistemology, Aesthetics), and religion (Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and other religious faiths). The reception of Darwinism in the different countries and cultures will also be a major issue that is to be addressed in the Congress. The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 10 July 2009. Main key speakers: Michael Ruse, George Coyne, Francis Ayala,…
EBEN Annual Conference 2009

EBEN Annual Conference 2009

Location: , Greece
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 09-10-2009 Last Day: 09-12-2009 Deadline for abstracts: 05-15-2009
”Pathos for Ethics; Leadership, Excellence and the Quest for a Sustainable Future” According to the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, the existence of leadership pre-assumes three elements: Ethos for promoting Business Ethics, Logos and Logic for promoting Business Excellence and Pathos for Ethics being vital for the Sustainability of Business Excellence. The international economic status and its implications to employees The international economic uncertainty has a direct impact on economic structure affecting everyone’s business life. At the time of writing this article, the European consumers whether employees, investors or pensioners are very anxious due to the following reasons: increase in unemployment,…
Aspen Cultural Diplomacy Forum

Aspen Cultural Diplomacy Forum

Location: , Spain
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 09-15-2009 Last Day: 09-17-2009
Join world leaders, policy makers, corporate and media executives, diplomats, artists, cultural entrepreneurs, and philanthropists as they discuss the role of media, arts, and culture in promoting mutual understanding and sustainable human security. A very limited number of public passes will be made available. The Aspen Institute and Centro Niemeyer are pleased to announce the second edition of the Aspen Cultural Diplomacy Forum to be held from September 15 to 17, 2009, in Aviles, Asturias, Spain. This premier convening on cultural diplomacy is an independent and worldwide program of the Aspen Institute's Global Initiative on Culture and Society. It will…
Waste Management and Remediation of Legacy Contamination

Waste Management and Remediation of Legacy Contamination

Location: , Kazakhstan
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 09-16-2009 Last Day: 09-16-2009 Deadline for abstracts: 07-31-2009
WasteTech Central Asia 2009 Main Topics of the Conference: 1. Waste management strategy in the Republic of Kazakhstan 2. Further development of legislation in the sphere of waste management 3. Best practices for waste recovery, recycling, treatment 4. Methods and technologies for remediation of legacy contamination (permanent biocontamination, heavy metals, oil products, anthropogenic mineral wastes) 5. Economical stimulus in waste management Participants: - manufacturers of equipment, traders, suppliers of goods and services, developers of waste management technologies and legacy contamination remediation, engineering and - consulting companies - industrial company’s managers (oil & gas, mining, food, pharmaceutical and other sectors) -…
ECOA

ECOA

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 09-23-2009 Last Day: 09-25-2009
ABECC is the world’s largest, multi-industry gathering of ethics and compliance officers. Distinguished keynote speakers, leading subject matter experts, and the most prominent ethics and compliance officers in the field will address critical issues facing ethics and compliance practitioners today. ABECC provides the perfect opportunity for the exchange of creative ideas, and proven methods for implementing and maintaining ethics, compliance and business conduct programs.
2nd International Seminar on Islamic Thought (ISoIT2 2009)

2nd International Seminar on Islamic Thought (ISoIT2 2009)

Location: , Malaysia
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 10-06-2009 Last Day: 10-07-2009
Welcome to the Second International Seminar on Islamic Thought (ISoIT2 2009). It is a medium of discussion for all Muslims over the world the issues pertaining to the Muslim and Islam. It is a place where the Muslim scholars, researchers, academicians meet every five years to discuss the global issues related to Islam and non-Muslim counterparts. The Seminar will provide 3 Main Sessions for paper presentations by reputable scholars from renowned institutions and 16 Parallel sessions, comprising papers on different topics crossing through various academic disciplines and intellectual fields. In addition to the theoretical and practical disciplinary thrust reflected in…
African Identities in the Age of Obama

African Identities in the Age of Obama

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 10-08-2009 Last Day: 10-10-2009 Deadline for abstracts: 07-05-2009
To provide a critical forum for the continued examination of African identities, the African and African American Studies program at George Mason University will host a multidisciplinary conference titled "African Identities in the Age of Obama." On January 20, 2009, the first African-American president Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in as the President of the United States of America. His inauguration as the 44th president reminds us that beliefs about persons of African ancestry based on their phenotypical appearance are precarious at best. We should not assume, for example, that the black skin of the newly-elected leader of the United…
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The Path to alliance of Civilizations through the Asian Community

Location: , Indonesia
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 11-04-2009 Last Day: 11-06-2009 Deadline for abstracts: 09-01-2009
The University of Indonesia is jointly organizing the Fourth International Conference of the Asian Philosophical Association (ICAPA 2008) in Jakarta, Indonesia on 4-6 November 2009 in cooperation with Fatih University of Turkey, DaeDong Philosophical Association of Korea. The sessions will be arranged thematically and each paper will be allowed twenty minutes for presentation. The languages of the conference are English, Bahasa Indonesia, Korean and Turkish. Accepted papers will be published in a proceedings volume one week before the conference will take place. Prospective participants are invited to send abstracts of their proposed papers by 1 September 2009 to the following…
7th Asian Youth Forum

7th Asian Youth Forum

Location: , Philippines
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 12-01-2009 Last Day: 12-06-2009 Deadline for abstracts: 08-01-2009
The Asian Youth Forum (AYF) is a college-aged students and young people’s network organization founded in 1999 by Professor Kip Cates of Tottori University (Japan) together with the help of language educators and academic professionals who have been actively part of the Pan Asian Conference (PAC) and are members of international language (English) associations in the Asian region. The idea of the AYF is to bring together college and university students and young people from all over the Asian region to an international convention to meet with other youth and educators and provide them a venue where they could share…
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Contemporary Events in Iran in Light of the Iranian Revolution

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 12-05-2009 Last Day: 12-05-2009
Contemporary Events in Iran in Light of the Iranian Revolution Saturday, 5 December 09 Chase Auditorium Haverford College 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with lunch served 10:00 a.m. Said Arjomand. Stony Brook University. "The Iran [post-election] Crisis - the Perspective of the Sociology of Revolution." Misagh Parsa. Dartmouth College. "Challenges against the Islamic Republic and Continuation of the Conflicts of the Iranian Revolution." Mark Gould. Haverford College. Chair 12:30 p.m. Lunch- Center for Peace and Global Citizenship Café/Stokes 104 2:00 p.m. Narges Erami. Yale University. "The Bazaar and the Politics of Protests." Ahmad Ashraf. Columbia University. "Reflections on Iran's Post-Election…
International Dialogue Between Islam & Oriental Religions

International Dialogue Between Islam & Oriental Religions

Location: , India
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 02-20-2010 Last Day: 02-21-2010 Deadline for abstracts: 01-22-2010
The issues to be discussed at this interfaith conference will be: Basics of dialogue between Islam and Eastern religions; Shared values between Islam and Eastern religions; Areas of cooperation between Muslims and believers in Eastern religions Relationship between Muslims and others Commonality of beliefs and shared ideas between Islam and Eastern religions, their stress on humane and civilised behaviour, tolerance, and important teachings of each religion for coexistence among people and nations.
No!:  Subjectivity and Agency in Muslim Rights/Rites of Negation

No!: Subjectivity and Agency in Muslim Rights/Rites of Negation

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 02-27-2010 Last Day: 02-28-2010 Deadline for abstracts: 12-15-2009
7th Annual Duke-UNC Graduate Islamic Studies Conference: "No!: Subjectivity and Agency in Muslim Rights/Rites of Negation" Graduate students in Islamic Studies at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are now accepting papers for the following conference: Keynote Speaker - Kecia Ali, Boston University The concept and practice of “No!” can establish barriers and break them down. As Georges Bataille explained, “No” can be passive negation or active rebellion. Who gets to refuse and how they do so involves subjectivity—ways in which individuals relate to themselves and the other. The act of negation enacts the affirmation…
2010 Western Commission for the Study of Religion (WECSOR)

2010 Western Commission for the Study of Religion (WECSOR)

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 03-13-2010 Last Day: 03-15-2010 Deadline for abstracts: 09-30-2009
The Islamic Studies section encourages the submission of proposals that are related to the academic study of Islam. We are particularly interested in papers that touch directly or indirectly on the 2010 AAR/WR theme of "La Frontera” (border, boundary, or frontier). This theme calls for analysis of the many types of boundaries, including geographical, spiritual, cultural, chronological, theological, transformational, and theoretical, that are found in our societies and in our lives. You are also welcome to submit papers having to do with Islamic Studies that are unrelated to the topic of the conference. Proposals, no more than two pages in…
Islam and Latin America

Islam and Latin America

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 03-26-2010 Last Day: 03-26-2010
The Middle East Studies Center (MESC) at Florida International University (FIU) is hosting a one day conference on Islam and Latin America in late March. Audio/video materials from the conference will be available on the website http://mesc.fiu.edu/homePage.php You may contact the MESC's program coordinator Frank Ortoleva (fortolev@fiu.edu) for more details.
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Middle Eastern Literatures of the 18th Century. A Departure towards Modernity?

Location: , Germany
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 03-26-2010 Last Day: 03-28-2010
The Seminar for Christian Oriental Studies and the Seminar for Arabic and Islamic Studies as part of the Oriental Institute at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg are organising a conference on Middle Eastern literatures in the Ottoman Empire in the 18th century, with special reference to a comparison of Muslim, Christian and Jewish authors. The basic question is whether in 18th century Middle Eastern literatures aspects of modernity are visible. The conference aims at overcoming the disciplinary barriers between Islamic Studies, Christian Oriental Studies and Jewish Studies in order to get a better grasp of the whole range of literary production in the…
European Spring Institute 2010

European Spring Institute 2010

Location: , Czech Republic
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 03-27-2010 Last Day: 04-03-2010 Deadline for abstracts: 03-08-2010
The Prague's Centre for Public Policy (Centrum pro verejnou politiku - CPVP) is pleased to announce the forthcoming European Spring Institute 2010 (ESI 2010) on the Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels Where? Prague, Czech Republic When? March 27 - April 3, 2010 Who? Prague's Centre for Public Policy (Centrum pro verejnou politiku - CPVP) has teamed up to organize the tenth institute On the Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels (ESI2010). Why? The European Spring Institute 2010 is a seven-day academic program designed to bring together 30 undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy…
Weaving a Net of Accountability: Taking on extraordinary rendition at the state and regional levels

Weaving a Net of Accountability: Taking on extraordinary rendition at the state and regional levels

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 04-08-2010 Last Day: 04-10-2010
A public conference identifying and exploring means to achieve accountability for extraordinary rendition in North Carolina and at the regional level. In extraordinary rendition, the U.S. government has "disappeared" detainees and secretly transported them to places abroad where they are held incommunicado and tortured during interrogation. *** INTERFAITH SERVICE ON TORTURE, 5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Thursday, April 8, Goodson Chapel, Duke Divinity School, Westbrook Bldg., 403 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC *** KEYNOTE ADDRESS, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 8, "The Unresolved Legacy of Guantánamo," Scott Horton, Contributing Editor, Harper's Magazine, Love Auditorium, Levine Science Research Center, 308 Research Drive, Duke University,…

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