Cbrl conference in association with the London Middle East Institute The past in the present of the Middle East

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CBRL Conference in association with the London Middle East Institute

The past in the present of the Middle East

15 & 16 April 2016 to be held at the London Middle East Institute in SOAS

The Council for British Research in the Levant is pleased to open a call for papers and posters for a two-day conference in association with the London Middle East Institute to be held in London to showcase the work of CBRL and its partners in the region. The conference will present sessions on a number of themes linking the past to the present day in the Middle East.

  • Cultural heritage in conflict

  • Cultural heritage, society and economics

  • Britain and the Levant: Culture and (Mis)Communication

  • The past in the political present: the legacy of colonialism and intervention

  • The Politics of Dissent: challenges to Orientalism and Zionism

  • The impact of research – working with humanitarian agencies/practitioners

Closing session: The future of the past in the Middle East

Participants in the conference will include both invited speakers and participants who respond to this call, including early career scholars sponsored by CBRL to undertake new research, as well as established scholars presenting their own research, and research partners from the region. The conference is intended as an opportunity to speak to a wide audience, not only the academic community but also policy makers, practitioners and members of the public. We believe that this event will make an important contribution to the profile of research in the region.
Please send proposed paper or poster titles and abstracts of no more than 250 words to CBRL@britac.ac.uk by September 7th 2015. We will notify participants whether their paper or poster has been accepted by the end of October.

The conference fee is £50 (with an early bird rate of £40 until 15 January 2016), with a discounted rate of £20 for student participants. The fee will cover attendance at the conference, including lunches during the conference and the conference reception. Registration can be made at http://store.soas.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&deptid=23&catid=218&prodvarid=308

The CBRL is the British Academy-sponsored organization that promotes, sponsors and carries out high-quality research in the humanities and social sciences throughout the countries of the Levant.

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