Research & Career Development Workshop

Date: 31 October – 1 November 2015

Venue: Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter

 

The workshop is a two-day event and is organised as follows:

 

Day 1: “Career Development”

Presentations and roundtables on the following topics:

  • Middle Eastern Studies Today
  • Research Impact & Relevance
  • Getting Published
  • Careers with a Middle Eastern Studies PhD
  • Digital Networking and Social Media
  • Research Problems

Confirmed speakers include:

 

Day 2: Academic Conference

  • 15 participants present papers on any aspect of their research.
  • Each paper will receive detailed feedback from a senior academic (this is in addition to feedback and comments offered by the audience on the day).
  • All areas of Middle Eastern Studies are welcome.
  • Panels will be decided upon receipt of abstracts.

 

B1 - Beyond Arabised-Jews: Radical Mizraḥim and Arabness in Israel

Zachary Smith, University of Pennsylvannia, USA
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B2 - Algeria: Nation-building and the Recovery of National Personality after Independence

Idriss Jebari, University of Oxford, UK
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B3 - Political Recognition through Democratization: the Case of Turkey's Kurds

Elsa Tulin Sen, King’s College London, UK
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B4 - State Discourses and Ethnicity: Two Different Forms of 'Kurdishness'

Ceren Şengül, University of Edinburgh, UK
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B5 - Creating An Intellectual Muslim Space in Interwar Western Europe: The Lahori Ahmadiyya in Britain

Sophie Spaan, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
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C1 - “Living the High Life”: The Radical Reconfiguration of Palestinian Space in Larissa Sansour’s Nation Estate

Sophia Brown, University of Kent, UK
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C2 - Confluence of Nationalism and Art in Palestine. Representing Palestine as Motherland: Sliman Mansour “The Village Awakens”

Danae Fonseca, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
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C3 - Turkey and World War I: Literature as Propaganda

Aslihan Agaoglu, King’s College London, UK
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