In the framework of the research program “Europe in the Middle East – the Middle East in Europe” (EUME) the Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien, the Max Weber Stiftung – German Humanities Institutes Abroad, and the École de Gouvernance et d’Économie in Rabat invite scholars from the fields of Comparative Literature, Cultural Anthropology, Middle East Studies, Political Science, History, Geography, Urban Studies and Sociology to apply for an international Summer Academy that will be convened from 25.8. – 5.9. 2014 at the École de Gouvernance et d’Économie (EGE) in Rabat on the theme
CONFLICT AND MOBILITY IN THE CITY:
URBAN SPACE, YOUTH AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATIONS
(Closing date: 31 March 2014)
The Summer Academy is chaired by a group of scholars that includes Fadma Ait Mous (EGE, Rabat), Michael Allan (University of Oregon), Baudoin Dupret and Zakaria Rhani (both Centre Jacques Berque, Rabat), Hakan Ergul (Hacettepe Universitesi, Ankara), Ulrike Freitag and Nora Lafi (both Zentrum Moderner Orient/ZMO, Berlin), Rachid Ouaissa and Friederike Pannewick (both from the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies/CNMS, Philipps-University Marburg).
It is held in cooperation with the Centre Jacques Berque in Rabat, the Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique in Benguerir, the CNMS, the research network “Re-Configurations: History, Memory and Transformation Processes” of Philipps University Marburg.
24 doctoral and postdoctoral scholars from different countries and academic backgrounds will be given the opportunity to present and discuss their current research in an international and multi-disciplinary context. Intellectuals, writers and scholars from Morocco will also participate in the discussions and events of the Summer Academy. The Summer Academy is designed to support scholarly networks and contribute to closer ties among research activities in and outside Europe and the Middle East. In order to promote intensive debate and encourage new perspectives, the Summer Academy is structured around four main elements: presentations of individual research projects in small groups, working group sessions for the participants, general lectures, and panel discussions open to a wider public.
The Summer Academy aims to explore these questions across time and place with attention to the differing contours and uses of urban space. It hopes to draw together scholars who consider cities in the Middle East and North Africa as well as in neighbouring regions or countries (such as Spain, Greece, Turkey and Iran).
Read the full call for applications at: http://www.eume-berlin.de/de/call-for-application-ausschreibung.html#c1223
CONDITIONS OF APPLICATION AND PROCEDURE
Participants receive a stipend covering travel and accommodation. The program targets doctoral and postdoctoral researchers of Comparative Literature, Cultural Anthropology, Middle East Studies, Political Science, History, Geography, Urban Studies and Sociology, who wish to present their ongoing projects in a comparative perspective in relation to the questions raised above. The researchers’ work should be clearly relevant to the themes of the Summer Academy. While the focus of the Summer Academy will be the Arab world, comparative perspectives on the relation of aesthetics and politics from other regions are welcome, transregional comparative approaches being especially encouraged. The working language is English.
The application should likewise be in English and consist of
– a curriculum vitae
– a three to five-page outline of the project the applicant is currently working on, with a brief summary thereof
– the names of two university faculty members who can serve as referees (no letters of recommendation required)
SENT BY EMAIL as ONE PDF FILE or in ONE WORD DOCUMENT.
The application should be submitted in English and should be received by March 31, addressed to:
Attn: Georges Khalil
Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe
c/o Forum Transregionale Studien
Wallotstrasse 14, D-14193 Berlin