Urban Violence in the Middle East. New histories of Place and Event
Conveners: Nelida Fuccaro (SOAS) and Rasmus Christian Elling (SOAS/University of Copenhagen)
In spite of its relevance to contemporary events the history of public violence in Middle Eastern cities has not yet been the subject of systematic academic debate. Building on a workshop held at the Zentrum Moderner Orient Berlin in December 2011, this international conference explores the violent histories of some of these cities from the 18th to the late 20th centuries through a variety of actors, themes and historical processes.
Covering the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, papers feature crowds and elites; urban space, discipline, discourse and ritual performance; empire, colonialism, war and revolution. Speakers include established and young Middle Eastern historians, and a number of academics specialising in other disciplines and regions in order to foster comparative and interdisciplinary understandings of urban violence.
Admission is free, however, pre-registration is required. To register please telephone +44 (0)20 7898 4330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and provisional program: http://www.soas.ac.uk/uvme/
Se also call for papers.