Urban Studies Seminar, ZMO, Berlin, 2 lundis par mois, 15h-17h, du 18/11/2013 au 14/07/2014

Chaired by Prof Ulrike Freitag and Dr Nora Lafi
Annual Theme 2013/14: The City and its Margins

November 18th, Introduction:

The City and its Margins: historiography and research perspectives
by Ulrike Freitag and Nora Lafi (both Zentrum Moderner Orient Berlin)

December 9th

Naomi Davidson (University of Ottawa / EUME-Fellow 2013- 2014 at ZMO Berlin):
Urban Coexistence and its Margins: Muslim-Jewish Relationships in the French Mediterranean

January 13th

Michelle Campos (University of California, Gainesville):
Operation Muharram: Communal Boundaries and Urban Unmixing in Ottoman and Mandatory Jerusalem

January 27th

Ulrike Freitag (ZMO Berlin):
A wall marking the border: urban Jeddah and its margins
Nora Lafi (ZMO Berlin):
The marginalization of the centre: The Tunis medina between patrimonialization and abandon February 10th,
Mohamed Elshahed (NYU / EUME-Fellow 2013-2014 at ZMO Berlin):
From Cairo to the urban margins of Egypt: centralization, local administration and developmentalism 1945-1965

April 28

Robert Gleave (Institut of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter):
Violence on the Margins: Locating punishment in late-medieval fiqh

May 12th

Wendy Pullan (Center for Architecture and Urban Studies, University of Cambridge):
The migration of frontiers in contested cities

May 26th

Sanaa Alimia (ZMO Berlin):
At the Margins of Urban Pakistan: The question of Afghan refugees

June 16th

André Chappatte (ZMO Berlin):
Exploring the city’s margins: night life in two small towns of Muslim West Africa

June 30th

Wai Weng Hew (ZMO Berlin):
From Margin to Centre: Muslim Gated Communities in Contemporary Sub-urban Indonesia

July 14th

Ali Sipahi (University of Michigan):
When the Margin Becomes the Centre: Suburbanization in the Ottoman East
The Urban Studies Seminar is a joint activity of the Zentrum Moderner Orient
(ZMO) and ‘Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe’ (EUME) a
research program at the Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin. It is part of the
EUME research field, « Cities Compared ». The seminar aims at presenting and
discussing ongoing research of scholars working on cities in regions with Muslim
societies and an emphasis on Urban Studies in a comparative perspective

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