DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 23 AUGUST 2019

HS 2019
Call for Applications: Values and Status Negotiation: Media in the Middle East and North Africa

BASEL, 18-19 October 2019

The Inter-University Doctoral Cooperation in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (MUBIT) is pleased to hold its 7th Annual Doctoral Workshop at the University of Basel between October 18th-19th, 2019. The Workshop is entitled "Values and Status Negotiation: Media in the Middle East and North Africa“ and will be offered by our guest lecturer Dr. Roxane Farmanfarmaian (University of Cambridge). 


In this workshop, students will engage with understandings of the media in the Middle East and North Africa from the perspective of the role media plays in society, and the position it commands in relation to power. This re-conceives the study of media as a political project on grounds that the media reflects the society that produces it and operates as a socially symbolic resource.
Values and Status Negotiation is therefore a framework for understanding the media from the inside, and in terms of their own environments. In today’s increasingly polarized political atmosphere, scholarly interrogation of the media’s rights and appropriate roles in social context is increasingly relevant, and we seek applicants whose work sets out to discover how these are understood, rationalized, exercised, negotiated and found appropriate and useful within different social milieux. Those interested in the practices and power of media across platforms, within both the private and public spheres, who seek fresh approaches to the media’s engagement with audience norms and historical experiences from perspectives that arise from within the Middle East and North Africa, are particularly encouraged to apply.
Related questions that this workshop will explore include: 

1. Defining Free Expression and the Meaning of a Free Media

2. Conceptualizing the Profession of Media and its Instrumental Role in Society

3. The Relationship between Local, Regional and International Media

4. How has the Role of Media changed since the Arab Uprisings?

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HS 2018

Digital Media, Islam, and Politics in the Middle East

BASEL, 28-29 September, 2018

Call for Applications for the 6th Annual MUBIT Doctoral Workshop in Late- and Post-Ottoman Studies in Basel, a workshop with Assistant Professor Dr. H. Akın Ünver (Kadir Has University/Oxford University/Alan Turing Institute) 

This two-day workshop immerses students in comparative studies of Islamist politics in the Middle East and North Africa through the lens of how violent and non-violent Islamist state and non-actors, as well as their opponents, use and manipulate digital and social media to further their goals. The workshop is specifically interested in exploring themes in how the region’s religious, political and social forces interact and mobilize in digital space, including their competing organizational networks and narrative claims.

As an increasingly more popular and politically-relevant topic in the region and beyond, we seek applicants whose work lie at the intersection of ICTs (information and communication technologies – such as Whatsapp, Signal, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and other web channels) and social media platforms on the one hand, and religion, politics, culture, and mobilization on the other. Those that are interested in, and work on how online and offline mobilization, behaviour and organization interact in the Middle East are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Related questions that this workshop will explore include: 

1. The definition of "Islamism," Islamic vs. Islamist vs. jihadist hierarchies, communication strategies, and organizational networks of influence in the digital world
2. Digital Surveillance, Censorship, Protest, Voice, and Opposition in the Middle East
3. Organized Diversion: Fake News, Trolls Bots
4. Online Radicalization and ICT Use of Extremist Groups

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FS 2018

Doktoratskolloquium Basel/ Bern/ Zürich

Das komplette Programm kann hier heruntergeladen werden.

 

HS 2017

Workshop: Urban Transformations and Cultural Practices Letters to the Governor; Death, Mobility, and Claims of the City

BASEL, 7 December, 2017

Based on Sayed Aweys's two books: Cries of the Silents: the phenomenon of writing on vehicle structures in modern Egyptian society & One of the features of modern Egyptian society; the phenomenon of sending messages to the shrine of Imam Shafi'i, the workshop will try to explore two field sites where people work on the creation of new participatory spaces.

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From Unionism to Kemalism: Social and Political Transformation of Turkey

BASEL, 27-28 October, 2017

Call for Applications for the 5th Annual MUBIT Doctoral Workshop in Late- and Post-Ottoman Studies in Basel: "From Unionism to Kemalism: Social and Political Transformation of Turkey" with Prof. Dr. Asim Karaömerlioglu (Bogazici University) and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kuyas (Galatasaray University).

An international workshop organized by MUBIT Inter-University Doctoral Cooperation in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Basel/Zurich & Middle Eastern Studies, The Graduate School of Social Sciences (G3S), University of Basel, Switzerland.


This workshop intends to shed light on specific historiographical questions emerging from the interactions of political developments, demographic realities and social mobilization in Turkey from the Unionist through the Kemalist era (1908-1945). By examining such interactions, we aim to reassess and rethink some of the dominant viewpoints and paradigms relating to the general contours of Turkish history.

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FS 2017

Doktoratskolloquium Basel/ Bern/ Zürich

Das komplette Programm kann hier heruntergeladen werden.

 

HS 2016

Konflikt und Kooperation auf der "Balkanroute" 
Der Flüchtlingstransit durch den Balkan und seine politischen und gesellschaftlichen Folgen

BASEL, 27. September 2016

Die SUK-Doktoratskooperation Basel / Zürich (MUBIT) lädt zu einer Veranstaltung mit Dr. phil. Andreas Ernst (Korrespondent der Neuen Zürcher Zeitung für den Westbalkan) ein.

Die Wanderung Hunderttausender Flüchtlinge über den Balkan hat die betroffenen Staaten und Gesellschaften vor neuartige Herausforderungen gestellt. Wie gehen die Regierungen und wie die Bürger damit um? Wie wird die Wanderung logistisch bewerkstelligt und wie politisch verarbeitet? Welche legalen und illegalen Netzwerke unterstützen den Transit  - und wie organisieren sich die Flüchtlinge selber? Interessant sind aber auch die Folgen der “Flüchtlingskrise” für die Beziehungen zwischen der Anrainerstaaten und deren Verhältnis zur EU.

Geboren 1960 in Zürich. Studium der Geschichte in Zürich und Berlin. Lebt seit 1999 zuerst in Skopje dann in Belgrad. 2007 Nationalfonds-Projekt zum «State Building» in Kosovo seit 1999 (zusammen mit Prof. Nada Boskovska, Universität Zürich). 2012 Visiting Fellow Center for South-Eastern European Studies, Universität Graz. 2013 Journalistenpreis der Südost-Europa Gesellschaft (München). 2014 Istanbul-Reisestipendium der Landis und Gyr-Stiftung.

Mehr Informationen zur Veranstaltung und zur Anmeldung finden sie hier.


FS 2016

The Main Intellectual Currents in the Late Ottoman Empire

BASEL, 20 - 21 May 2016


Call for applications for the 4th Annual MUBIT Doctoral Workshop in Late- and Post-Ottoman Studies in Basel: “The Main Intellectual Currents in the Late Ottoman Empire”
 with Prof. Dr. Sukru Hanioglu (Princeton University).

An international workshop organized by MUBIT Inter-University Doctoral Cooperation in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Basel/Zurich & Middle Eastern Studies, The Graduate School of Social Sciences (G3S), University of Basel, Switzerland.
 

This two-day workshop will concentrate on the major intellectual currents of late Ottoman history. The main thread of the workshop will follow intellectual history in a broad sense, but other topics including social, religious, and political history will receive some coverage as well.

Mehr Informationen zur Veranstaltung und zur Anmeldung finden Sie hier.

İmparatorluğun Hafızası: Osmanlı Arşivi

BASEL, 22 Nisan 2016

Osmanlı Arşivi’nde araştırma yapacak bir araştırmacının arşivden nasıl yararlanacağı, belge türleri, Osmanlı bürokrasisinin işleyişi ve Osmanlı Arşivi’nin tanıtımı bu seminerin temel konusudur. Seminerin birinci b.lümünde; Osmanlı’da Hazine-i Evrak olarak adlandırılan modern arşivin nasıl kurulduğu ve günümüzde nasıl işlediği ele alınacaktır. Araştırmacının arşiv belgesini değerlendirirken, belgenin türünü, hangi bürokratik işlemlerden geçtiğini ve Osmanlı bürokrasisinin nasıl işlediğini bilmesi oldukça önemlidir. Osmanlı bürokrasisinde yaşanan değişimin belgelere nasıl yansıdığı, örnek belge türleri üzerinden anlatılacaktır. Seminerin ikinci b.lümünde ise; Osmanlı Arşivi’nde bulunan defter ve belge tasniflerinin tanıtımı yapılarak, araştırmacının arşivde hangi fonlarla karşılaşabileceği üzerinde durulacaktır. Ayrıca Osmanlı Arşivi’nin dışında Türkiye’de bulunan diğer arşivlere de kısaca değinilecektir.

Prof. Dr. Fatmagül Demirel, lisans, master ve doktora eğitimini İstanbul Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Tarih Bölümünde tamamladı. İstanbul Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Arşivcilik bölümünde çalıştı. Halen Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi, İnsan ve Toplum Bilimleri Bölümü’nde öğretim üyesi olarak çalışmaktadır. Uzmanlık alanı olan Osmanlı hukuk ve basın tarihi üzerine yayınlanmış kitap ve makaleleri bulunmaktadır.

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From the Middle East to Northern Europe: Forced Migration, Asylum and Transnational Networks

BASEL, 16. März 2016

An international workshop with Kamel Doraï organized by MUBIT Inter-University Doctoral Cooperation in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Basel/Zurich & Middle Eastern Studies, The Graduate School of Social Sciences (G3S), University of Basel, Switzerland.
 

Based on two case studies, Palestinian and Iraqi refugees, this workshop proposes to analyse the role of networks in the migration process in the Middle East and towards Northern Europe and the way it contributes to the current theoretical debate in the field of forced migration studies.

Mehr Informationen zur Veranstaltung und zur Anmeldung finden sie hier.

 

HS 2015

Zeitgeschichtliche Weichenstellungen in der Türkei von 2015

BASEL, 24. September 2015 

Die SUK-Doktoratskooperation Basel / Zürich (MUBIT) lädt zu einer Veranstaltung mit Prof. Dr. Mithat Sancar (Universität Ankara) ein. 

Mithat Sancar ist Professor für Rechtswissenschaft an der Universität Ankara und Parlamentsabgeordneter der Demokratischen Partei der Völker (HDP). Er wird über das sehr aktuelle Thema: "Zeitgeschichtliche Weichenstellungen in der Türkei von 2015" sprechen.

Mehr Informationen zur Veranstaltung finden Sie hier.

 

FS 2015

Doktoratskolloquium Basel / Bern / Zürich

Das komplette Programm kann hier heruntergeladen werden.

A Modern World in Flux. Studying Migration, Refugees, and Settlement Regimes from the Middle East and Beyond

BASEL, 29.-30. Mai 2015

Die SUK-Doktoratskooperation Basel / Zürich lädt zu einem Workshop mit Prof. Dr. Isa Blumi (Georgia State Universitym Atlanta) ein.

Der zweitägige Workshop wird auf interdisziplinäre Weise die Folgen grosser Migrationsströme in der Moderne diskutieren, theoretisieren und historisieren. Dabei sind sowohl die Migrationsbewegungen von ImmigrantInnen und Geflüchteten wie auch die Reaktionen von Regierungen auf solche Migrationsbewegungen Gegenstand der Analyse. Diskutiert werden zudem die Folgen dieser Prozesse auf die globale Entwicklung.

Weitere Informationen zur Anmeldung finden Sie hier.

Arab Revolutions of 2010-2011

BASEL, 21. Januar 2015

Gastdozent: Prof. Dr. Jack A. Goldstone (George Mason University and Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars) 

Der Workshop befasst sich mit den Ursachen und Wirkungen der Revolutionen und Aufstände, welche den Nahen Osten und Nordafrika von 2010-2011 bewegt haben.

Weitere Informationen zur Veranstaltung finden Sie hier.

 

HS 2014

Arab Nationalism: From Ottoman Empire to Colonial Mandates

BASEL, 11 - 12 September 2014

The 2nd Annual MUBIT Doctoral Workshop in Late- and Post-Ottoman Studies in Basel, "Arab Nationalism: From Ottoman Empire to Colonial Mandates", is a two-day intensive seminar (September 11-12, 2014) organized by Prof. Dr. Maurus Reinkowski, Dr. Selen Etingü, and Alp Yenen, M.A., Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Social Sciences at the University of Basel. Two leading scholars of Ottoman-Arab history will take over the instruction of the seminar: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hasan Kayalı and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Michael Provence, University of California, San Diego. The objective of the workshop is for participants to acquire advanced knowledge of the history and historiography of Ottoman-Arab nationalism.

Find further information here.

 

FS 2014

Doktoratskolloquium Basel/Bern/Zürich

Finden Sie das Programm für das Doktoratskolloquium hier.

Der frühe türkische Nationalismus und die Kizilbaş-Aleviten 

BASEL, 15. Mai 2014

Die SUK-Doktoratskooperation Basel / Zürich lädt zu einem Workshop mit Dr. Markus Dreßler (zurzeit wissenschaftlicher Assistent und Habilitand an der Universität Bayreuth (Religionswissenschaft)) ein.

Der Workshop wird sich (anhand einer Analyse der türkisch-nationalistischen Beschäftigung mit den Kızılbaş-Aleviten in der jungtürkischen und frühkemalistischen Periode) mit den politischen und diskursiven Hintergründen der Ambivalenz beschäftigen, welche die öffentliche Debatte über die religiösen und ethnischen Charakteristika der Kızılbaş-Aleviten bis heute prägt. Grundlage des Workshops und zugleich Teilnahmebedingung sind die Lektüre von zwei Kapiteln aus der Monographie von Markus Dreßler, Writing Religion: the Making of Turkish Alevi Islam (2013). Die Kopien werden allen Teilnehmenden elektronisch zur Verfügung gestellt.

Weitere Informationen zur Veranstaltung finden Sie hier.

The Politics and History of Implementing sharīʿa in Modern Egypt

BASEL, 18 February 2014

SUK-Doktoratskooperation Islamwissenschaft (MUBIT) invites you to a workshop with Prof. Dr. Khaled Fahmy (Department of History, The American University in Cairo).

The topic to be discussed in this workshop is The Politics and History of Implementing sharīʿa in Modern Egypt. Based on Professor Fahmy’s research in the Egyptian National Archives (ENA) on the history of siyāsa in nineteenth century Egypt, he has realised siyāsa playing an integral role in sharīʿa. The workshop will reflect on the results of this research in what turned out to be nothing less than an entire archive of the siyāsa system that existed in Egypt during the nineteenth century. 

Weitere Informationen zur Veranstaltung finden Sie hier.

 

HS 2013

Das komplette Programm aller Veranstaltungen im Herbstsemester 2013 können Sie auch hier herunterladen.

BASEL:Violence and Social Order in the Middle East since 1914: Turkey, Palestine and Syria (in englischer Sprache). Seminar mit Dozent PD Dr. Hans-Lukas KieserTeilnehmendenzahl begrenzt. Vorrang haben Mitglieder von (1) MUBIT (Basel / Bern / Zürich) und (2) G3S.  Für Basler MA- und Doktoratsstudierende ist reguläre Anmeldung dennoch via MOnA (mit 3 KP, mit Voranmeldung) möglich. Für weitere Informationen kontaktieren Sie bitte Hans-Lukas Kieser.

BERN: Islam, Welten, Umwelten
Seminar mit Prof. Reinhard Schulze 

ZÜRICH: Aktuelle Forschungsdebatten über Mohammed

Do 16-18, Seminar (ECTS: 4 KP) mit Prof. Dr. Ulrich Rudolph / Prof. Dr. Christoph Uehlinger
Ort: Asien-Orient-Institut, Abteilung Islamwissenschaft, Wiesenstrasse 7-9, 8008 ZH
In Ergänzung sind 4-5 Gastvorträge unter der Gesamtüberschrift "Positionen zur Mohammed-Forschung" geplant, jeweils Do 18-20 (wobei an diesen Tagen das Seminar ausfallen wird).

Turkish Nationalism: Approaching Ottoman and Islamic Legacies beyond Ethnicity, Secularism, and Westernism

BASEL, 13-14 September 2013

The doctoral seminar Turkish Nationalism: Approaching Ottoman and Islamic Legacies beyond Ethnicity, Secularism, and Westernism will explore the complex relationship between Turkish nationalism and Islam, which is further complicated by the Ottoman imperial legacy. The seminar is a two-day intensive seminar (September 13-14, 2013) hosted and organized by Prof. Dr. Maurus Reinkowski and Alp Yenen, M.A., from the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Basel. Two leading scholars of Turkish nationalism will take over the instruction of the seminar. Prof. Dr. Erik J. Zürcher (University of Leiden), one of the leading scholars of the political and intellectual history of the late Ottoman and early Republican era, will introduce an advance study of the emergence and development of Turkish nationalism from empire to republic. Prof. Dr. M. Hakan Yavuz (University of Utah), a political scientist renowned for his study of political Islam and conservative nationalist movements in Turkey, will lecture on nationalism theories and the complex relationship between nationalism and Islam in the Turkish Republic. The objective of the seminar is for participants to acquire an advanced knowledge of the history, historiography, and theories of Turkish-Muslim nationalism. In addition, the seminar aims to enhance the skills of doctoral candidates in writing, presenting, and discussing conference papers.

For more information see here.

FS 2013

The Kurdish Issue. The Transnational Nature of Ethnic Conflicts and Their Impact on Regional Politics.

BASEL, 22 May 2013

SUK-Doktoratskooperation Islamwissenschaft (MUBIT) invites you to a workshop with Prof. Dr. Kemal Kirişci (TÜSIAD Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, Washington D.C.)

Further information is available here.