A thorough assessment of jihadist images and videos reveals a great multiplicity of textual, verbal, and visual figurations, symbols, and patterns of appropriation. Groups and movements such as the ‘Islamic State’ articulate their claim on hegemony also by absorbing and appropriating these codes and symbols. Despite the fundamental polysemy of these signs, Jihadists seek to classify them as unambiguous and interpret them corresponding to their own ideology.
The South Atlantic Modern Language Association/SAMLA 90 conference on Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and their Allies will be held at the Sheraton Birmin
19th Annual Africa Conference at The University of Texas at Austin
Between the 16th and the 19th century, a new awareness and new uses of the nighttime slowly but unmistakably spread through different parts of the world, whereby new regimes of temporality redefined the spheres of work and leisure, of activity and repose. Social life, as well as labor and entertainment, spilled over into the night hours, inviting the use of psychotropic substances such as coffee and tea and a sense of the manipulability of the architecture of night and day.
Announcing Journal of West African History, Volume IV, Issue I
Presenters: Professor Robyn Sloggett AO (Director of the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Material Conservation, University of Melbourne) & Dr Stefano Carboni (Director of Art Gallery of Western Australia).
The programme includes a Persian musical performance with Timothy Johannessen and poetry recital with Professor Amir Zekrgoo - Wednesday 27th June 6pm.
The SAMLA 90 Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and their Allies will be held at the Sheraton Birmingham in Birmingham, AL, from November 2-4, 2018.
The H-Mideast-Politics is seeking review editors who will oversee the publication of book reviews for their network.