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The Umayyads: History, Art and Culture in the First Century of Islam

The Umayyads: History, Art and Culture in the First Century of Islam

Location: , United Kingdom
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 06-24-2011 Last Day: 06-25-2011
The Umayyads (AH 41–132/ 661–750 CE) were the first great Islamic dynasty. Under their rule, the Islamic polity was transformed from a loose military confederation into a world empire. Enduring foundations were laid for such fundamental aspects of the nascent civilisation of Islam as politics, art, architecture and religious dogma. At the same time, the Umayyad period was one of great cross-cultural influence, appropriation and experimentation, and the dialogue between Muslims, Christians and Jews that lay at the heart of cultural life in this period gives it further resonance in today’s world. In the last two decades, fresh insights into…
International Conference of BRISMES, EURAMES and AFMA: "The Middle East: Aspirations and Challenges"

International Conference of BRISMES, EURAMES and AFMA: "The Middle East: Aspirations and Challenges"

Location: , United Kingdom
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 06-27-2011 Last Day: 06-29-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 01-10-2011
International Conference of BRISMES, EURAMES and AFMA: "The Middle East: Aspirations and Challenges" - University of Exeter, 27-29 June 2011 The British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) organizes its annual conference 2011 at the University of Exeter in association with the European Association for Middle Eastern Studies (EURAMES) and the Association of Far Eastern Middle Eastern Studies Associations (AFMA). The event will be hosted by the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS) at the University of Exeter. Main theme ŚThe Middle East: Aspirations and Challenges with sub-themes, organised by the BRISMES research networks on: - Clerical Authority in…
7th UK Social Networks Conference 2011

7th UK Social Networks Conference 2011

Location: , United Kingdom
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 07-07-2011 Last Day: 07-09-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 04-30-2011
We invite submissions of extended abstracts (3 pages max. )on theories, methods, or applications of social network analysis. 30 April 2011 - Abstract submission deadline Pre-conference workshops will be available on software packages useful for social network analysis (SNA). Including sessions on theories and models on SNA.
The EU as a Global Actor

The EU as a Global Actor

Location: , Germany
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 07-07-2011 Last Day: 07-10-2011
Call for Applications ****** The EU as a Global Actor From the Inside Out: The Internal Development of the European Union and its Future Role in an Interdependent World (Berlin, International Conference, July 7th - 10th, 2011) Cultural Diplomacy in Europe A Forum for Young Leaders (CDE) (Berlin, Weeklong Seminar, July 4th – 10th 2011) Europe Meets Russia A Forum for Young Leaders (EMR) (Berlin, Weeklong Seminar, July 4th – 10th 2011) ****** Dear Friends & Colleagues, On behalf of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, I am writing to bring to your attention the following major programs hosted by us…
12th International Congress of Ottoman Social and Economic History

12th International Congress of Ottoman Social and Economic History

Location: , Austria
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 07-11-2011 Last Day: 07-15-2011
The 12th International Congress of Ottoman Economic and Social History (ICOSEH) will be held in Retz (http://www.telebuero.at/retz/), a small medieval town some 80 kms to the NW of Vienna and 5kms from the border of the Czech Republic, which is easily accessible from Vienna. Arrangements for this meeting are being handled under the auspices of International Association of Ottoman Social and Economic History (IAOSEH) chaired by Professor Halil Inalcik. The local organizers are Claudia Römer and Gisela Procházka-Eisl of the Oriental Institute of Vienna University. As in previous meetings, papers are expected to be on aspects of the economic and…
3rd International Travelers’ Philanthropy Conference

3rd International Travelers’ Philanthropy Conference

Location: , Costa Rica
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 07-20-2011 Last Day: 07-23-2011
The 3rd International Travelers’ Philanthropy Conference will be held in San Jose and Monteverde, Costa Rica July 20 – 23, 2011. There will be plenary sessions, workshops & site visits in the cloud forest destination of Monteverde. The conference will explore evolving best practices in travelers’ philanthropy, including how your business, non-profit, or destination can set up and manage a giving program, and how to maximize benefits for community and conservation while avoiding common pitfalls.
XXII International Congress of Byzantine Studies

XXII International Congress of Byzantine Studies

Location: , Bulgaria
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 08-22-2011 Last Day: 08-27-2011
The congress is organized by the Bulgarian Association of Byzantinists and Medievists, a collective member of the Association Internationale des Études Byzantines. Patron: President of the Republic of Bulgaria Georgi Parvanov. For more information: http://cim.bg/index.php/en/view/organizing-congress-byzantine-studies/
2011 annual conference of the Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA)

2011 annual conference of the Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA)

Location: , Netherlands
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 09-05-2011 Last Day: 09-08-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 03-15-2011
2011 HDCA CONFERENCE THEME: ‘Innovation, Development & Human Capabilities’ Bringing about human development for all is a challenge. It is not sufficient to investigate how human capabilities are expanded or diminished by our current policies, institutional arrangements, incentive structures, social practices, infrastructures and technologies. Grounded in our understanding of these realities, we also need to be creative and innovative in order to bring about change. The 2011 conference theme ‘Innovation, Development and Human Capabilities’ is an invitation to discuss and reflect on this. Whether it concerns social or technological innovation, grassroots innovation or innovation policy – to make innovation truly…
Middle Eastern and North African Popular Culture

Middle Eastern and North African Popular Culture

Location: , Austria
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 09-07-2011 Last Day: 09-10-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 02-01-2011
The Sixth International Conference on "Middle Eastern and North African Popular Culture" Vienna, Austria, 7 - 10 September 2011 The Institute of Oriental Studies at the University of Vienna and the University of Oxford, UK, are organising this Conference. One of the objectives is to debate both the continuing cultural specificities of the peoples and cultures of the region, as well as the effects of globalisation in bringing more contact and convergence between them. Popular culture has had a great and lasting impact on the way of life of the populations of the Middle East and North Africa. While the…
The Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Growth Network (PEGNet) conference 2011: “Poor Countries, Poor People, and the New Global Players”

The Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Growth Network (PEGNet) conference 2011: “Poor Countries, Poor People, and the New Global Players”

Location: , Germany
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 09-07-2011 Last Day: 09-09-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 04-12-2011
The Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Growth Network (PEGNet) conference 2011 on poor countries, poor people, and the new global players will be held at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, Germany, September 7 to 9, 2011. The Conference will provide a platform for high-level dialogue between development researchers, practitioners and policy-makers. The conference days will feature parallel-sessions based on invited and contributed papers and project presentations. These will be complemented by a debate, a roundtable discussion, and keynote speeches by renowned speakers from academia, economic policy and development practice. Confirmed speakers include Justin Lin (World Bank),…
The Sino Global Discourse//Europe Meets China

The Sino Global Discourse//Europe Meets China

Location: , Germany
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 09-12-2011 Last Day: 09-18-2011
Call for Applications ****** The Sino-Global Discourse - "The Growing Prominence of China on the World Stage: Exploring the Political, Economic, and Cultural Relations of China and Global Stakeholders" (International Conference, Berlin, September 15th - 18th, 2011 - Held Parallel to the "Berlin - Asia Pacific Weeks Conference 2011") www.icd-cdea.org Europe Meets China: A Forum for Young Leaders (EMC) (Weeklong Seminar, Berlin, September 12th - 18th, 2011 – Held Parallel to the “Berlin - Asia Pacific Weeks Conference 2011”) www.icd-emc.org The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy is currently accepting applications for the events outlined above, all of which will take place…
A World Without Walls

A World Without Walls

Location: , Germany
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 09-12-2011 Last Day: 09-18-2011
Call for Applications ***** Is diplomacy a viable tool of statecraft in the Mediterranean? What is the role of religion in shaping the relations between Mediterranean countries? What potential actors and opportunities can be identified as stakeholders of peace in the Mediterranean region? “A World without Walls 2011” - “Promoting Peace and Stability in the Mediterranean: An International Peacebuilding Congress” (Barcelona, International Conference, September 22nd - 25th, 2011 - Held Parallel to “La Merce Festival 2011”) www.world-without-walls.org To apply please visit: http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/academy/index.php?en_conferences_ipc2011_application-form “Cultural Diplomacy in the Mediterranean” - A Forum for Young Leaders (Weeklong Seminar: Barcelona, September 22nd – 28th,…
Islam and Muslims in America

Islam and Muslims in America

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 09-17-2011 Last Day: 09-17-2011
Panels: American Foreign Policy & The Muslim World Winds of Change in the Muslim World; Implications for Democracy Islam in the American Context Imagining Our Future Free Music Performance (7:30 PM)
The Conference on Islam in America

The Conference on Islam in America

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 09-23-2011 Last Day: 09-24-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 05-20-2011
This annual academic conference will serve the needs of scholars and activists researching, writing and speaking on Islam in America. This inaugural conference in 2011 whose theme for the year is “representation”. We are particularly concerned that since September 11th many of the voices that draw the attention of scholarly and popular media have little concern for representing Islam in America in its long history, internal diversity and contributions to American society. Some questions guiding our conversations are: What major themes have characterized news and media representations of Islam and Muslims? Who is authorized to speak about Islam and Muslims,…
Social Values and Competitiveness Development in EU

Social Values and Competitiveness Development in EU

Location: , Bulgaria
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 10-07-2011 Last Day: 10-08-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 09-30-2011
MAIN TOPICS Economic clusters and sustainable competitiveness in EU Social and economic strategies for a sustainable society The effect of competitiveness development on social values Institutional factors for social capital enhancement Social and political influences on the economic and financial crisis in Europe Redesign of stability and growth pact. External stability pact Language English will be the working language of the conference Venue The conference will be held at Arena di Serdica Hotel in Sofia, Bulgaria Deadlines Proposals for paper contributions have to be sent before June 30, 2011 to our e-mail address: conference@feb.uni-sofia.bg Notification to the selected participants will…
International Conference on Social Sciences: ICSS

International Conference on Social Sciences: ICSS

Location: , Turkey
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 10-08-2011
This is a conference for those, who are interested in presenting paper in all fields of social sciences. The conference topic areas especially focus on such disciplines as economics, business, corporate and public governance, political science, sociology etc. The aim of the conference was to bring together a wide audience of academicians, policy makers and practitioners around clearly circumscribed topics, engage participants in fruitful debate, and facilitate mutual understanding.
Ethics, Religion, and Civil Discourse

Ethics, Religion, and Civil Discourse

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 10-13-2011 Last Day: 10-15-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 07-15-2011
The National Endowment for the Humanities is sponsoring a two-year project based in the Philosophy Department at Fresno State to research increased religious diversity in public schools. This call for papers is for our inaugural academic conference, which will be followed by an edited volume and summer workshop for teachers including curricular recommendations. In 1955 Will Herberg defined Religion in America as Protestant-Catholic-Jew following the successful integration of Catholic and Jewish immigrants. Then the Immigration Reform Act of 1965 led to the arrival of thirty million new non-European immigrants. In our classrooms we often remain ignorant about the traditions of…
2nd World Congress of Forensics  (WCF2011)

2nd World Congress of Forensics (WCF2011)

Location: , China
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 10-19-2011 Last Day: 10-21-2011
Welcome to the 2011 WCF meeting. The meeting this year, with the theme “Science, Justice and Peace”, promises to be exciting and informative. Last year, the WCF welcomed many forensic practitioners with a keen interest in international cooperation and the exchange of knowledge in many fields. I and all the participants thoroughly enjoyed that conference; we found it to provide excellent insight into the current status of forensic science and future applications in various disciplines. This year the focus is on High-tech implementation used for identification, environmental issues and forensic microbiology. This is an opportunity for experts from around the…
Reforming Social Protection Systems in Developing Countries

Reforming Social Protection Systems in Developing Countries

Location: , Germany
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 10-20-2011 Last Day: 10-21-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 07-15-2011
The Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) at the Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany, together with the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is convening the International Conference on 'Reforming Social Protection Systems in Developing Countries'. The event will take place from 20 - 21 October 2011 in Bochum, Germany. The Bochum Conference will provide an international platform for academics, policy-makers, and experts from public and private bodies. It aims at analyzing ongoing reforms of social protection systems in developing countries from both a political economy and legal point…
Annual International Conference on Political Science, Sociology and International Relations  (PSSIR 2011)

Annual International Conference on Political Science, Sociology and International Relations (PSSIR 2011)

Location: , Singapore
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 11-07-2011 Last Day: 11-08-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 08-23-2011
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Political Science Political theory Political philosophy Political systems Policy analysis Policy studies Public policy Public administration Ideology Game theory Political economy Geopolitics and political geography Policy studies and public policy analysis Comparative politics National systems Courts and Judicial Politics Democratic Innovations Green Politics Cross-national political analysis Supranational and intergovernmental politics Political development Foreign policy analysis Analytical Politics Intelligence Governance Peace studies, conflict analysis, international law and politics, public administration and local government studies Political psychology, bureaucratic, administrative and judicial behaviour Legislative processes and public law Political Methodology Interdisciplinary Perspective on Violence…

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