CEMAT is inviting abstracts for its 2019 summer symposium bringing together social scientists and legal scholars interested in notions of state, state-building, as well as debates surrounding the concept of legitimacy. Derived from research and discussions about these issues from a Maghrebi perspective, we invite abstract submissions from scholars interested in North Africa but also comparatively in the Middle East and the Mediterranean.
We are pleased to invite contributions to an edited volume on the theme of Slavery in the Middle East and North Africa in the 19th and 20th Centuries. The volume will be edited by Janet Afary and Eric Massie and will be published by I.B. Tauris as part of its series on Sex, Marriage, and the Family in the Middle East (Series Editors: Janet Afary and Claudia Yaghoobi).
‘Narratives of Forced Migration in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries’
University of Stirling, 16-18 September 2019.
While scholarship on the eighteenth-century Middle East and North Africa has at last shorn itself of an Orientalist historiography laden with visions of political and economic decline and intellectual and cultural stagnation, it has nevertheless acquired a no less restrictive and ideologically-induced set of narrative constraints.