IUAES, Commission on Anthropology of the Middle East
Fortitude in Face of Turmoil
4-6th September, 2024
Institut Francais d’Etudes Anatolienne
This is the first message of the Commission on Anthropology of the Middle East conference to be held in Istanbul next year, 4–6th of September 2024.
Please note that the panels listed are only suggestions at this stage. You can suggest other panels, you can change the title of the panel you would like to chair; then you would have to send us your proposed panel and a Call for Panel (CFP) to share with everyone.
At this stage we need convenors for all panels (some are already listed). Later we will contact you with more complete proposals and finally ask you to send us your Call for Panel, i.e. a paragraph explaining your panel. It would be very good if you could include a group of scholars for your proposed panel.
By the 10th of January we need to have all your panel proposals, by the 15th of April we should have your final version of the panel CFP and by the 30th of June we should have the names of all the scholars participating in your panel and the titles of their papers. By the 15th of July, we should have their individual abstracts and bios. Please note all these dates.
We look forward to your cooperation so that we can have another strong conference for our Commission on Anthropology of the Middle East.
Please note that Dr. Farniyaz Zaker for personal and professional reasons will no longer be our Executive Secretary, and Dr. Magdalena Rodziewicz has been elected as our new Executive Secretary.
We both look forward to hearing from you.
All the best,
Soheila Shahshahani (Chair of the Commission on Anthropology of the Middle East)
Magdalena Rodziewicz (Executive Secretary)
List of panels:
Where have the children gone? Reflections on Demographic Transition and Population Decline in the Middle East, Prof. Soraya Tremayne
A-Evolution of Kinship and Changes in Choice of Spouses in the Middle East
B-Gender Role Evolutions in the Middle East, Prof. Christian Bromberger
Games and Sports in Middle Eastern societies, Prof. Christian Bromberger
Social Media: New Radios / Podcasts etc. The role of each of these in informing and educating the public, inciting them to action.
Urban Anthropology/Urban Displacement, Dr. Are J. Knudsen
Movement of Cars like the Blood in the veins of the city, or even Rural and Nomadic Areas, Dr. Amin Hosseini
Music and its Adaptation to Urban Life
Food: Local meaning, and its importance for migrating populations. Food practice within households, and in stores and restaurants, Dr. Susan Rottman
“We’re Moving Back”: Researching Internal Migration and Return to one’s Origins in the Middle East, Dr. Danila Mayer
Gift-giving: Economic Anthropology, Prof. Anne H. Betteridge & Dr. Hsain Ilahiane
Visual Anthropology, Prof. Nacim Pak-Shiraz
Re-Inventing Rituals: Changing Sacred Meanings and Practices, Prof. Paolo Pinto
Medical Anthropology / Migration to South East Asia, Dr. Sachiko Hosoya
Disaster Anthropology: The case of specific environments, countries, cities and rural areas.
Religion and Business in the 20th and 21st centuries, Dr. hab. Bozena Gierek
Ethno-History of the Middle East, Dr. Fakhri Haghani
Curating Desert Culture: The Role of Museums for Making and Teaching Heritage in Middle East and North Africa, Prof. Aref Abu-Rabia & Dr. Emilie LeFebvre
The Uprooting of the Middle East Cultural Traditions, or Finding Cultural Confidence in the midst of war and destruction? Dr. Soheila Shahshahani