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Cambridge Shahnama Centre for Persian Studies, Pembroke College

Who's Who: Contested Identities and Alliances in the Shadow of the Arab Uprisings

This conference aims to examine how identities and alliances have evolved in the Arab world since the 2011 uprisings. It will study competing discourses in identity politics and the shifts in alliances across domestic and regional politics.

The conference is followed by a workshop, delivered by leading scholars and publishing experts, that explores the different publishing venues available for junior scholars in the humanities and social sciences to disseminate their work to academic and non-academic audiences alike.

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  • Thursday, 26th April, 2018 from 10am to 6pm
    Seminar Rooms SG1 - SG2, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge, CB3 9DT

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A tribute to Youval Shimoni

An international conference on the works of Israeli author, Youval Shimoni. Shimoni is one of Israel's premier writers, whose works examine some of the deepest existential anxieties of contemporary Israel. 

  • Tuesday, 1st & Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018
    Bawden Room, Jesus College, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BL
    Co-chairs: Prof. Yigal Schwartz, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and Dr Yaron PelegKennedy-Leigh Reader in Modern Hebrew, University of Cambridge
    "The lectures will be in Hebrew and English presented"

Turbulent World seminar series

Centre of Islamic Studies

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Untold | Unheard | Vulnerable | Refugees

Art exhibition showcasing selected artwork of twelve Assyrian and Yazidi artists; members of communities who have suffered persecution and have become forcibly displaced in high numbers. Their artwork visualises the suffering of their people, their fear of extinction and their hopes for the future.

Organised in collaboration with the Museum of World Culture,  by Dr Naures Atto, University of Cambridge and her colleagues Dr Onver Cetrez and Soner Barthoma (Uppsala University). The exhibition runs from on Saturday, 19th May, 2018 at the Museum of World Culture ​ ​ (Världskulturmuseerna) in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The documentary POMEGRANATE: Voices of Sinjar is also shown as part of this exhibition. POMEGRANATE is an eyewitness account by three Yazidi women about their experience​s​ during the Yazidi Genocide at the hands of ISIS.​ Dr Atto has directed this documentary.

The art exhibition and the documentary are part of the Gilgamesh Project through which Dr Atto and her colleagues aim to make the 'untold’​ and often​ ignored experiences of minority refugee populations visible​, and  illustrate how the fear of extinction is expressed in different artistic forms and embedded in the collective narratives of these  peoples.

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The Berber Dynasties of the Medieval Maghrib

History Programme - Guest Public Lecture
Doha Institute School of Humanities & Social Sciences

  • Tuesday, 10th April, 2018 at 12:30pm
    Board Room, Cultural Building, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Doha, Qatar
    Prof. Amira K. Benison, Professor in the History and Culture of the Maghrib, University of Cambridge

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