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duz Breitengrad: Beirut

duz Deutsche Universitätszeitung: duz Magazin Ausgabe 08/2016 vom 22. Juli 2016 Breitengrad: Irgendwo ist auch der Staat Im Libanon macht sich ein neues Interesse an Kulturpolitik bemerkbar, sagt Nadia von Maltzahn, die am Orient-Institut Beirut arbeitet.

Ausschreibung: Wissenschaftliche/r Forschungskoordinator/in (Beirut)

Bewerbungsschluss: 15. April 2016 Beim Orient-Institut Beirut, einem Forschungsinstitut der bundesunmittelbaren Max Weber Stiftung, ist die Stelle einer wissenschaftlichen Forschungskoordinatorin  / eines wissenschaftlichen Forschungskoordinators ab dem 01.07.2016 zu besetzen. Die Stelle ist in Vollzeit auf 6 Monate befristet. Dienstort ist in … Weiterlesen

Call for Applications: „Language, Science and Aesthetics“ Summer Academy in Beirut

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ACADEMY FOR DOCTORAL AND POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS As a member-institute of the Max Weber Foundation – German Humanities Institutes Abroad, the Orient-Institut Beirut along with the Forum Transregionale Studien would like to invite scholars from the fields of Literature, Philology, History, Art History, Cultural Anthropology, History of Science and Musicology to apply for an international Summer Academy that will convene from 11 to 19 September 2014 in Beirut on the topic: LANGUAGE, SCIENCE AND AESTHETICS – ARTICULATIONS OF SUBJECTIVITY AND OBJECTIVITY IN THE […]

Hiba Bou Akar/ Hampshire College: Beirut’s Geographies of the ‘War Yet to Come’

This paper discusses how Beirut’s post civil war peripheries, previously conceived as poor and informal, have been transformed through contested planning exercises by religious political organizations into frontiers of violence and growth. The paper focuses on two contested southern peripheries of Beirut, Sahra Choueifat and Doha Aramoun, that provide possibilities for those who cannot afford living in the city, while being simultaneously spaces where the contours of the futures of violent engagements, militarization, and displacements are being drawn and redrawn every day. The paper […]

Nada Moumtaz / The Ohio State University: Practices of Commoning: Public utility and religious interest in the waqfs of contemporary Beirut

One key debate during the reconstruction of Beirut’s city centre after the civil war revolved around the ‘privatization’ of this process and the contradictions emerging from the expropriation of private lands, in the name of public utility, by a private real-estate company, Solidere. While the bulk of the critical commentary echoes common warnings about the consequences of the privatization of public space under neoliberal regimes for citizenship and the democratic process, this formulation leaves unexplored the possibilities of contestations around the notion of the […]

Mathew Gagné/ University of Toronto: Expanding Queer Spaces in Beirut: Mobile communications technologies and contestations to heteronormative space

Recent histories of neo-liberal governance and reconstruction in Beirut have created new types of public, commercial, and virtual spaces that have opened up to new forms of queer sexualities. Emergent forms of queer practices and socialities enabled through new Internet technologies render public spaces semi-private queer spaces, including commercial bars, restaurants, and clubs, as well as queered public areas. Appropriations and contestations of public spaces are expanding due to the growing popularity of mobile communications technologies. Smartphone applications, like Grindr and Scruff, disrupt the […]