EURAMES 04/12

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Dear Madame, dear Sir, dear colleague and friend,

Please find below the following announcements:

CONFERENCES

1. International Conference: “Clerical Authority in Shiite Islam: Studying the Hawza”, 28-30 March 2012, Keble College, Oxford

2. Conference: "Women, Authority and Leadership in Christianity and Islam", London, University of Roehampton, 10-12 Sept. 2012

3. International Conference: "Turkish Migration in Europe – Projecting the Next 50 Years", Regent’s College London, 7-9 December 2012

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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

4. Summer Course on World Literature, Bilgi University, Istanbul, 25 June – 20 July 2012

5. MA Programme on Film and History at SOAS, University of London

Best regards,

Guenter Meyer
Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW),  University of Mainz,  www.ceraw.uni-mainz.de

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CONFERENCES

1. International Conference: “Clerical Authority in Shiite Islam: Studying the Hawza”, Keble College, Oxford, 28-30 March 2012

Keynote addresses by Professor Richard Norton, Sabrina Mervin and Roy Mottahedeh. Details at http://www.thehawzaproject.net/styled/workshops.html

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2. Conference: "Women, Authority and Leadership in Christianity and Islam", London, University of Roehampton, 10-12 Sept. 2012

Deadline for abstracts is 31 May 2012. Further information http://estore.roehampton.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&prodid=85&deptid=164&catid=70

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3. International Conference: "Turkish Migration in Europe – Projecting the Next 50 Years", Regent’s College London, 7-9 December 2012

Organized by Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies (RCTS), London Centre for Social Studies (LCSS), Turkish Migration Studies Group at Oxford University (TurkMIS).

The conference aims at elaborating the patterns of Turkish migration, future prospects, and potential challenges in a changing Europe. We also aim to open up the discussion by including the internal and international migration nexus as well as diverse and potentially competing destination countries as part of the broader Turkish transnational migration experience. Hence we aim to bring new perspectives on mobility and possibilities of (re-)configuration of policies.

Submission of abstracts (500 words) and session proposals (500 words) 15 May 2012. For further information www.turkishmigration.net

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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

4. Summer Course on World Literature, Bilgi University, Istanbul, 25 June - 20 July 2012

Under the Executive Directorship of David Damrosch, Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, and hosted by Murat Belge, Professor of Comparative Literature at Istanbul Bilgi University, the Institute for World Literature is a month-long immersive course for graduate students, college and university faculty, and scholars in the methods and texts of World Literature. During four weeks at the premier university of one of the world’s greatest cities, Istanbul, participants will explore a variety of topics in seminars and lectures, led by some of the leading scholars of World Literature.

Participant applications are due 15 February 2012. Applications and further information at http://iwl.fas.harvard.edu

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5. MA Programme on Film and History at SOAS, University of London

This MA programme provides students with the opportunity to acquire expert knowledge of film in historical context as a means of mastering transferable analytical skills and so prepare students for a variety of professional or research careers. The program can be adapted to meet a wide range of interests. Its bi-directional focus on the disciplines of film and history also provides students with a flexible series of modular units from which to choose. The core course examines the representation of history in film, and film in history by placing filmic representations of the societies and diasporas of/from/between Asia and Africa into historical context. Students will critically evaluate a range of issues relating to the reliability of film as the grounds for making inferences about the national and transnational histories of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East with particular attention to the critical evaluation of film as a source for, and product of, the historian’s accounts of the past.

Students who enroll for this MA will engage in interdisciplinary analysis of film and history alongside SOAS academic who regularly consult for the film and television industries. Students will also be simultaneous members of the History Department and Film and Media Studies Centres which host regular events including roundtables and panel discussions with leading academics and film makers. Internship opportunities also available to students registered on the MA Programme. MA graduates will obtain a nuanced and specialised understanding of interconnectedness of media and history that will serve a variety of career options in business, media, culture and heritage, academia, and the arts.

For further information regarding admissions and degree structure visit: http://www.soas.ac.uk/mafilmandhistory/