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New Approaches to Quran and Exegesis

New Approaches to Quran and Exegesis

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 10-23-2010 Last Day: 10-24-2010
New Approaches to Qur'an and Exegesis Center for Global Islamic Studies Fall Conference, 2010 October 23, 2010 - October 24, 2010 (Harris Theater) This conference will bring together international scholars working on the Qur'an and its classical commentary tradition (tafsir). The presenters will discuss how new scholarly approaches to the Qur'an and the tafsir tradition have led to an increasing appreciation for the diversity of ways in which the Qur'an has been received and interpreted by Muslims, and the significance of this research for contemporary Muslim understandings of the text. Keynote Speaker: Seyyed Hossein Nasr University Professor, George Washington University…
Byzantine and Ottoman Civilizations in World History

Byzantine and Ottoman Civilizations in World History

Location: , Turkey
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 10-21-2010 Last Day: 10-24-2010 Deadline for abstracts: 10-01-2009
A Symposium Sponsored by Istanbul Sehir University and the World History Istanbul Sehir University and the World History Association proudly announce a symposium focusing on the world-historical significance of Byzantine and Ottoman civilizations, 330-1922. The symposium will consist of approximately 30 papers by Turkish and international participants, plus a keynote address and several other plenary sessions. The official languages of the symposium are English and Turkish. Panel and paper proposals dealing with Byzantine and/or Ottoman civilizations in the context of world history and across all relevant disciplines are invited and should be submitted electronically *using this form only *no later…
Iran Ideology Conference 2010

Iran Ideology Conference 2010

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 10-09-2010 Last Day: 10-09-2010
In the summer of 2009, Iranians took to the streets in protest, an event that some have described as akin to the American civil rights struggle during the 1960s. A younger generation, between the ages of 15 and 29, stands at the forefront of these events, often defining the movement's terms, slogans and direction while taking yesterday's politicians in their tow. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, an intense political struggle has ensued between major players from competing factions of the previous revolutionary guard. At stake in this struggle is the very meaning of the 1979 revolution, an event whose significance has…
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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…
Building Bridges, Crossing Borders: Gender, Identity, and Security in the Search for Peace

Building Bridges, Crossing Borders: Gender, Identity, and Security in the Search for Peace

Location: , Canada
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 10-01-2010 Last Day: 10-02-2010 Deadline for abstracts: 03-15-2010
The 8th Annual Conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association October 1-2, 2010 Menno Simons College and the Global College Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Submission Deadline – March 15, 2010 The PJSA Program Committee invites submissions for the 2010 Annual Meeting of the PJSA, to be held on the campuses of Menno Simons College and The Global College, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on Friday October 1 and Saturday October 2, 2010. We welcome proposals from a wide range of disciplines, professions, and perspectives that address issues related to gender, identity, and security in the search for peace. We seek to…
Islam and Muslims in America

Islam and Muslims in America

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 09-28-2010 Last Day: 09-30-2010
The Organization of Islamic Conference in Cooperation with the American Islamic College presents: Conference on “Islam and Muslims in America” Agenda 28 September, Tuesday 7:00 pm*Grand opening of the Dormitory and the Auditorium of the College* with Keynote Address by Secretary General of the OIC H.E. Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu 29 September, Wednesday 8:30 am Registration 9:00 am Welcoming Speech: Dr. H. Ali Yurtsever, American Islamic College 9:10 am Protocol Speeches 10:00 am 1st Panel: The Role of the OIC & The Scope for its Relations with American Muslims Moderator: Mr. Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago Amb. Ufuk Gokcen, Ambassador…
Eighth Nordic Conference on Middle Eastern Studies: Middle Eastern Connectivities

Eighth Nordic Conference on Middle Eastern Studies: Middle Eastern Connectivities

Location: , Norway
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 09-24-2010 Last Day: 09-26-2010 Deadline for abstracts: 01-15-2010
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…
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…
The 17th International Congress of the German Middle East Studies

The 17th International Congress of the German Middle East Studies

Location: , Germany
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 09-20-2010 Last Day: 09-24-2010 Deadline for abstracts: 04-01-2010
31st German Oriental Studies Congress and 17th International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO), Marburg, 20-24 September 2010 On behalf of the board of the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (DMG, German Oriental Studies Society), we kindly invite you to the 31st German Oriental Studies Congress. The Congress is convened regularly every three years. The event will take place in Marburg, September 20-24, 2010, after a 60-year break since the last Congress in this town. The decision to hold the most important congress of German Oriental Studies in Marburg has been prompted by the recent establishment of the Center…
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.
Europe Meets Latin America: A Forum for Young Leaders:"Emphasizing Commonalities or Differences: New Perspectives on European-Latin American Relations"

Europe Meets Latin America: A Forum for Young Leaders:"Emphasizing Commonalities or Differences: New Perspectives on European-Latin American Relations"

Location: , Germany
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 09-12-2010 Last Day: 09-17-2010
The strong cultural and historical links between Europe and Latin America play an important role in determining the nature of contemporary relations between the two regions, and between individual countries within the regions. Recently, however, scholars and key stakeholders have emphasised the importance of treating the two regions as distinct entities, and highlighting the differences between the two. Doing so, it is argued, allows for a more pragmatic, forward thinking approach to foreign policies and regional agreements. In addition to looking at this history and development of cultural diplomacy and its application in bi-regional relations, the forthcoming EMLA Weeklong Seminar…
The Turks and Islam

The Turks and Islam

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 09-11-2010 Last Day: 09-11-2010 Deadline for abstracts: 05-01-2010
The Indiana University Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies Chair will host a multidisciplinary international conference entitled “The Turks and Islam” on September 11, 2010 in Bloomington, IN, USA. The conference will explore the many aspects of the Turkic-speaking peoples’ interactions with Islam throughout the centuries. Scholars, independent researchers, and advanced graduate students of all disciplines are encouraged to send paper proposals (approximately 200 words) along with brief CVs to Professor Kemal Silay (tsp@indiana.edu). All papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in an edited volume. Deadline for proposals: May 1, 2010.
The September Session of the ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy: “Assessing the Societal, Political and Economic Benefits of Arts & Culture”

The September Session of the ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy: “Assessing the Societal, Political and Economic Benefits of Arts & Culture”

Location: , Germany
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 09-07-2010 Last Day: 09-12-2010
The Academy Session will explore the history and development of the field of cultural diplomacy and will provide a platform for discussions on a diverse range of related issues including immigration and integration, language and identity, citizenship, and the role of civil society in building bridges between cultural communities. In addition to looking at the history and development of the field of cultural diplomacy and its contemporary application across the world, the forthcoming Academy Session will focus on the societal, economic, and political benefits of arts and culture. In particular, it will consider how artistic and other cultural initiatives can…
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.…
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The Culture of the Qur'an and Tafsir Studies in Ottoman Period (13th-18th Centuries)

Location: , Turkey
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 08-02-2010 Last Day: 08-06-2010 Deadline for abstracts: 12-31-2009
The Culture of the Qur'an and Tafsir Studies in Ottoman Period (13th-18th Centuries) 0L0M YAYMA VAKFI THE QUR’AN AND TAFSIR ACADEMY The Culture of the Qur'an and Tafsir Studies in Ottoman Period (13th-18th Centuries) ISTANBUL, 2-6 August 2010 CALL FOR PAPERS Background-Context “The Qur’an and Tafsir Academy” is funded by Ilim Yayma Foundation aimed at providing a support for academicians who work on the Qur’anic studies. The aim of the program is to promote PhD candidates and also post-doctoral scholars. The applicant's doctorate should have been completed no earlier than 2005. “The Qur’an and Tafsir Academy” invites scholars in all…
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…
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…
WCAHSS 2010 - World Congress on Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

WCAHSS 2010 - World Congress on Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Location: , France
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 06-28-2010 Last Day: 06-30-2010 Deadline for abstracts: 02-28-2010
The International Conference on Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences aims to bring together academic scientists, leading engineers, industry researchers and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted. PAPER SUBMISSION All full paper submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability. The full paper submissions will be chosen based on technical merit, interest, applicability, and how well they fit a coherent and balanced technical program.…
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Food, Power & Meaning In the Middle East and the Mediterranean

Location: , Israel
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 06-15-2010 Last Day: 06-16-2010 Deadline for abstracts: 02-01-2010
This workshop will explore the ways in which the food and foodways partake in the production, reproduction, negotiation and subversion of power and meaning in the Middle East and Mediterranean. Papers are invited that approach the culinary sphere as an active arena of cultural production, that perceive of culinary artifacts as cultural icons that define different aspects of identity and that highlight power and power relations as tangible social forces. The workshop will be held in Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel (in the English language). Submission of Paper Proposals: Researchers (including postgraduates and early career researchers), theoreticians and…
Veiled Constellations

Veiled Constellations

Location: , Canada
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 06-03-2010 Last Day: 06-05-2010 Deadline for abstracts: 10-01-2009
The Veil, Critical Theory, Politics, and Contemporary Society This conference offers a forum to problematize the prevailing surrounding the veil while exploring the veil's subversive potential.The extent to which the veil can erode, or even invert power and oppression is, with the exception of various Islam-inspired positions, an overlooked and under-explored area of academic theorizing. We ask what new insights may be unearthed in moving beyond the impetus to repudiate, fear, or adore the veil. This conference is a unique opportunity to discuss those contested voices situated within the interstices of the liberal, conservative and Islamic constellations, and, in the…

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