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Damascus Exchange

Damascus Exchange

Location: , Syria
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 08-01-2010 Last Day: 08-15-2010 Deadline for abstracts: 06-20-2010
In an effort to further its commitment to promoting dialogue and understanding, Mideastwire.com, in partnership with The Syria Report, is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the first Damascus Exchange, which will engage students from around the world in a multifaceted discussion of some of the key issues facing Syria and the region. The Damascus Exchange program rests on three tracks: Academic - Participants will attend a series of seminars led by leading academics and public intellectuals in Syria. Topics will include: Economic reform challenges; The evolving relationship between Syria and Turkey; Syria's role in the Middle…
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Muslims and political participation in Europe

Location: , Denmark
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 10-06-2010 Last Day: 10-08-2010 Deadline for abstracts: 09-01-2010
Call for papers: “Muslims and political participation in Europe” Copenhagen, 6-8 October 2010 Papers are invited for an international conference to be jointly organized by: - the EurIslam network, based at the University of Strasbourg - http://www.eurislam.info/index_EN.html - Centre for European Islamic Thought (CEIT), at the University of Copenhagen - http://www.teol.ku.dk/english/dept/ceit_eng/ The conference will take place Wednesday to Friday 6-8 October 2010 in Copenhagen. The conference was originally planned for April 2010 but had to be postponed due to the closure of air traffic by volcanic ash. The conference will focus on the following overlapping and interlocking dimensions (these are…
Workshop on Language, Literacy, and the Social Construction of Authority in Islamic Societies

Workshop on Language, Literacy, and the Social Construction of Authority in Islamic Societies

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 03-03-2011 Last Day: 03-04-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 09-01-2010
Call for Papers: Workshop on Language, Literacy, and the Social Construction of Authority in Islamic Societies Stanford University, March 3-4, 2011 (Abstract Submission Deadline: 09/01/2010) The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University invites submission of paper abstracts for a workshop on Language, Literacy, and the Social Construction of Authority in Islamic Societies. The workshop will take place on March 3-4 2011 in Stanford (California, USA) and is a joint project of the Abbasi Program and the Middle East –Mediterranean Studies Program at Sciences Po in Paris. Travel and lodging arrangements for the workshop participants will be provided. The…
2011 ELSI Congress; Exploring the ELSI Universe

2011 ELSI Congress; Exploring the ELSI Universe

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 04-12-2011 Last Day: 04-14-2011
A research community congress to explore ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of the new genomics, hosted by the Center for Genomics and Society at UNC-Chapel Hill with funding from the ELSI Research Program of the National Human Genome Project. Through keynote speakers, plenary panels, and poster presentations, the Congress will provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary and international scholars to reflect upon the most important science of the century, and to envision future directions for ELSI research. the Congress seeks the engagement of researchers and students from inside and outside academia and from multiple disciplines and professions.
The 21st-Century Gulf: The Challenge of Identity

The 21st-Century Gulf: The Challenge of Identity

Location: , United Kingdom
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 06-30-2010 Last Day: 07-03-2010 Deadline for abstracts: 05-01-2010
The 2010 Exeter Gulf Studies Conference “The 21st-Century Gulf: The Challenge of Identity” A cutting-edge interdisciplinary conference of over 60 research papers exploring the challenges of ‘identity’– political, economic, socio-cultural, and international – as the GCC states, Iran, Iraq and Yemen undergo paradigm-shifting changes. Centre for Gulf Studies, IAIS, University of Exeter Keynote Speakers: Prof. Clive Holes (University of Oxford) Prof. Gary Sick (Columbia University / Gulf2000) Dr Ali Al-Khouri (UAE Identity Authority) Dr Neil Partrick (PartrickMideast & RUSI) Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, KCMG (FCO) And including the official opening of the unique exhibition: “Journey of a Lifetime – Photographs taken…
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First International Symposium on Social Theory and Anthropological Challenges of 21st Century

Location: , Russia
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 06-01-2010 Last Day: 06-03-2010
The conference will be held between 1st to 3rd June 2010 in Siberia (Transbaikal Region of) Russia. The chief organizers are Professor Oleg V. Kuznetsov (Chita State University) and Professor Olga Artimova (Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology at Russian Academy of Science). The conference is organized by Chita State University and Russian Academy of Science.
Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics 2011 Call for Papers

Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics 2011 Call for Papers

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 01-06-2011 Last Day: 01-09-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 08-01-2010
The second annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics will be held January 6-9, 2011, at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. We invite paper proposals dealing with any aspect of Muslim ethics. Topics may be theoretical or applied, historical or contemporary, textual or philosophical. Sessions are 90 minutes long and consist of a single presenter or panels of up to three speakers, including a discussant. The goal of SSME sessions is to maximize the opportunity for discussion. Proposals for a single presenter should include the following: • contact information of presenter (name,…
Ethics for an Ageing World

Ethics for an Ageing World

Location: , Germany
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 09-23-2010 Last Day: 09-26-2010 Deadline for abstracts: 08-01-2010
A Conference on Applied and Medical Ethics Global trends in population aging are clear: Population aging anticipated over the next fifty years has been described as unprecedented, pervasive, enduring, and with profound implications for many facets of human life. Our attitudes towards the aging and their social and medical care raise profound questions of ethics and social justice. Particular questions concerning moral and ethical aspects of health care as well as general questions that belong to bioethics or even meta-ethics are to be asked and may be even answered. This occasion may be the right one for these experts to…
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,…
International Conference on Tourism (ICOT 2011): Tourism in an Era of Uncertainty

International Conference on Tourism (ICOT 2011): Tourism in an Era of Uncertainty

Location: , Greece
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 04-27-2011 Last Day: 04-30-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 02-15-2011
Conference Aims and Scope The twenty-first century has brought new challenges for tourism. Climate change, infectious diseases, economic crises, terrorism, globalisation, and entrenched social problems pose threats and create an uncertain tourism environment that affects destinations and their populations in virtually every corner of the contemporary world. To keep pace with these challenges, governments, businesses, communities, and tourism organisations need to continuously assess environmental factors, to identify future trends and to examine various response policies and management techniques to decrease risk and uncertainty. Bearing all these in mind, ICOT 2011 aims to contribute to the debate on tourism in relation…
WALTIC 2010

WALTIC 2010

Location: , Turkey
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 09-02-2010 Last Day: 09-05-2010 Deadline for abstracts: 06-07-2010
EXTENDED DEADLINE: WALTIC 2010 The deadline for abstract submissions have been extended to the 7th of June. Confirmed Key note speakers: Ko Un Renata Salecl --------------------------- We are delighted to announce that on the 2nd – 5th of September 2010, the second Writers´ and Literary Translators´ International Congress will take place at the Bilgi University in Istanbul, Turkey, to manifest the power of words. In 2008 the Swedish Writers´ Union hosted more than 600 authors, translators and scholars from across the globe in the first ever WALTIC. The issues that were raised in Stockholm need further talks and more collaboration.…
International Symposium on Lexicography and Dictionary Research in Türkiye and in the World

International Symposium on Lexicography and Dictionary Research in Türkiye and in the World

Location: , Turkey
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 11-04-2010 Last Day: 11-06-2010 Deadline for abstracts: 03-31-2010
In honor and memoriam of ILHAN AYVERDI (1926-2009) Kubbealti Academy Culture and Art Foundation, that has aimed at perpetuating studies in Turkish language, history, and cultural heritage, has designated the dictionary writing as its primary purpose since its foundation in 1970. At the end of this determined advancement, a Dictionary Division was established within its structure in 2005. In the same year, Great Turkish Dictionary with Examples (3 volumes) was published by late Ilhan AYVERDI who, as the head of the trustee committee, had worked on this dictionary for 34 years. Subsequently, the Foundation has reached its first goal in…
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2nd International Conference of Mediterranean Worlds: The Mediterranean of the Myths, the Myths of the Mediterranean

Location: , Turkey
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 06-03-2010 Last Day: 06-06-2010 Deadline for abstracts: 03-20-2010
An international conference organized by the Department of History of the Eastern Mediterranean University & Department of Historical and Social Sciences of the University of Salerno & Department of History of Istanbul Sehir University. The idea, and the ideal, of 'Mediterranean' have always been hotly debated. From the Pirennian disruption of Mohammed (vis-à-vis Charlemagne), via the Braudelian concept of unity in the long durèe, to the more recent ecological and geographical approaches of Horden and Purcell, 'Mediterraneanism' (the peculiar characteristics that the cultures living around the Mediterranean had, and still have, in common), has stimulated and perplexed the scholarly mind.…
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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…
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Muslim Circuits, Western Spaces

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 11-17-2010 Last Day: 11-21-2010 Deadline for abstracts: 03-08-2010
CFP: Panel for 2010 American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, Nov 17-21. Organizers: Alisa Perkins (UT Austin) and Dr. Zain Abdullah Temple University) The session explores how Muslims are negotiating their identities in the West through circuits of mutual alliance-building, collective and personal identity formation, and cultural border crossings. The diverse ways in which Muslims constitute and are constituted by western spaces is important for how we comprehend group belonging and cultural citizenship, among other things. Since 9/11, the idea of a war between ³the West² and ³the Islamic world² has profoundly affected the encounter between Muslims and non-Muslims in places…
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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Where are the Intellectuals? Culture, Identity and Community in the Modern Middle East

Location: , United Kingdom
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 05-07-2010 Last Day: 05-08-2010 Deadline for abstracts: 03-09-2010
An interdisciplinary workshop to be held in the University of Edinburgh 7-8 May 2010 The role of the Middle Eastern intellectual has long constituted an object of study and fascination for scholars, particularly in colonial and post-colonial contexts, where the intellectual was often seen as the main bridge - or interpreter - between the modernity of the West and the 'traditional' culture of the East. But the study of Middle Eastern intellectuals has come a long way since Albert Hourani's seminal Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age, with much work now examining such complex dynamics as the relationships between intellectuals…
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…
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Society of Biblical Literature's Annual Meeting

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 11-20-2010 Last Day: 11-23-2010 Deadline for abstracts: 03-01-2010
Please submit papers or prearranged panels to the Quran and Biblical Literature Section at the Society of Biblical Literature's annual meeting (November 20-23 Atlanta, GA). The Call for Papers is as follows: Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, critical approaches to the study/analysis of the Qur'an (from both Muslim and non-Muslim perspectives), pedagogy (the Qur'an in the classroom); comparative hermeneutics (ancient, medieval, or contemporary); interfaith dialog; sectarian polemics; gender/sexuality in comparative perspective; Qur'an in the context of late antiquity. Both prearranged panels and individual submissions are welcome. The deadline for submissions is March 1.
2010 Compliance & Ethics Institute

2010 Compliance & Ethics Institute

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 09-12-2010 Last Day: 09-15-2010
SCCE’s Annual Institute is the primary education and networking event for professionals working in the compliance and ethics profession around the world. At this meeting, learn the latest methods and strategies for developing and improving compliance programs in this rapidly growing and evolving profession.

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