By Khadija Mohamed Embaby and Amira Mittermaier. In times of profound uncertainty, what does God offer to believers? And how does uncertainty affect believers’ ideas about, and relations to, God?
Verschlagwortet: Arab spring
By Randa Abou Bakr, Ulrike Freitag, and Sarah Jurkiewicz. The uprisings in the Arab region in late 2010 and early 2011 took many observers of the political scene by surprise, given the authoritarian nature of most regimes in the area. However, the roots and reflections of these uprisings can be found in the social, cultural, and artistic spheres of these locations, as we argue in our book, Spaces of Participation: Dynamics of Social and Political Change in the Arab World (Cairo, AUC Press 2021).
“In the face of a systematic erosion of memory, I was intrigued by the preservation of what was gone” – 5in10 with Sana Tannoury-Karam
Sana Tannoury-Karam is a historian of the modern Middle East, writing on the intellectual history of the Left in the Levant. She is a EUME fellow 2020-2021 at the Forum Transregionale Studien.
“A Major Task is to Challenge our own Positionality on an Ongoing Basis” – Interview with Mohammed Bamyeh
Mohammed Bamyeh is a Sociologist from the University of Pittsburgh and has been working with the Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe (EUME) program of…
By Tarek El-Ariss When looking at the Arab world since 2010, we experience both exhilaration and complete despair. Whereas the Arab uprisings initially brought about great hope with the initial…
This article is part of the TRAFO series “Emerging Topics. Insights from ‘Behind the Scenes’”. Today, we put the spotlight on the symposium, Revisiting Archive in the Aftermath of Revolution,…
By Behrooz Moazami The 1979 revolution in Iran is often identified as a pivotal moment in the Islamization of political and social movements in the Middle East, representing the forceful…
Dina Mansour-Ille, currently a reserach fellow with the Orient-Institute Beirut (OIB), holds a PhD in “Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability” with a specialization in political economy and human rights from…
Shadow Zones: Contraband and Social Contract in the Borderlands of Tunisia In the aftermath of the 2011 Arab Spring revolutions, scholarly and journalistic analyses have singled out Tunisia for its “successful”…
CfP: Rethinking Social Movements in the Digital Age: Activism, Dissent and Rebellion in the Post-Arab Spring
International Workshop Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB) July 29, 2016 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Laila Shereen Sakr Assistant Professor of Film & Media Studies University of California, Santa Barbara The pivotal and unprecedented role that digital technology has played in instigating, as well … Continue reading →
Call for Papers: Rethinking Social Movements in the Digital Age: Activism, Dissent and Rebellion in the Post-Arab Spring (International Conference, July 29, 2016, Beirut)
Deadline: May 8, 2016 Venue: Orient-Institut Beirut Keynote Speaker: Dr. Laila Shereen Sakr, Assistant Professor of Film & Media Studies (University of California, Santa Barbara) The pivotal and unprecedented role that digital technology has played in instigating, as well as … Weiterlesen →
Cooperative research on developments in the Arab world is a challenge for all concerned The transformation processes in the Arab world triggered by the ‘Arab Spring’ 2010/2011 are also an…
Panel III: Minderheiten, Konflikte und neue Einflüsse/Minorities, conflicts and new impacts Chair: Dr. Thomas Scheffler, Beirut Die folgenden Vorträge waren Teil der Konferenz “Wohin treibt der Nahe Osten? Ethno-religiöse Minderheiten im Nahen Osten zwischen Verfolgung und Selbstbehauptung”, die vom 30. … Continue reading →
Panel II: Minderheiten, Verfolgung und politische Interaktion/Minorities, persecution and political interaction Chair: Dr. Rolf Hosfeld, Potsdam/Dr. Thomas Scheffler, Beirut Die folgenden Vorträge waren Teil der Konferenz “Wohin treibt der Nahe Osten? Ethno-religiöse Minderheiten im Nahen Osten zwischen Verfolgung und … Continue reading →
Protected: Why Egypt Ranked Last: Educational Privatization and the Collapse of State Institutions under Mubarak
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Thursday, 12 December 2013, 16.00-17.30 @ Warehouse
Bilal Hamad / Mayor of Beirut
Amira Solh / Senior Urban Planner, Solidere
Zaven Kouyoumdjian / Television Host, Producer and Media Consultant
Omar AbiAzar / Zoukak Theatre Company
Rami G. Khouri…
Thursday, 12 December 2013, Panel I: Claims and Agency, 10.30-12.45 @ Warehouse Since the 2011 revolution we are witnessing a powerful growth of urban activism in Egypt, especially in Cairo. This paper will examine conditions for the emergence of this particular form of activism at the political, social and territorial levels. These conditions include the opening of the scope of activism, the diversification and ‘pluralisation’ of civil society, and the urban roots of the revolutionary moment. A typology will be established according to the […]