UCL in the Middle East 2017: The Middle East re-mapped
By Clare Burke, on 10 May 2017
5 June 2017 (10am-4pm), Anthropology seminar room, Department of Anthropology
Keynote: Dr Yael Navaro, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge
Reflecting a wider interest in ‘re-mapping area studies’ at UCL, the aim of this workshop is to explore how the Middle East might be rethought and re-drawn today.
There will be contributions from researchers across the social sciences, arts and humanities that address the question of how to map the Middle East, whether conceptually, creatively, or through empirical research.
The workshop will be organised around two broad themes:
- Creatively approaching the Middle East, and
- Outsiders Within and Insiders Without.
Dr Yael Navaro will give a keynote lecture to introduce the event on: ‘Encrypted Arabic: Language as a Materiality at the Contested Turkish/Syrian Frontier’.
The event has been organized by Professor Andrew Barry and Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (UCL Department of Geography), and Professor Ruth Mandel (UCL Department of Anthropology).