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West Asia in the Center: decolonizing orientalist narratives of the past and present

Bärbel Morstadt, Sebastian Hageneuer, Aris Politopoulos, Aydin Abar (Universities of Bochum, Cologne, and Leiden)

West Asia in the Center is an open and inclusive digital meeting with the aim of breaking existing ideas and patterns of various forms of colonialism (including Orientalism) related to the past and present of West Asia. Researchers, scholars, students, heritage experts, activists and anyone with an active interest in dismantling colonialist and orientalist narratives and practices in the past and present of West Asia is welcomed. People from the broader area of West Asia are particularly encouraged to participate either through presentations or with their attendance. The Colonialisms in the Studies of the ‘Oriental’ Past will include three main themes: Orientalism in the Disciplines of the Past, Orientalism in Heritage Spaces, Orientalism and Media.

Please submit a 250 words abstract in In the abstract please include:

a working title; author name(s); affiliation(s); suggested theme (optional); preference for presentation mode (pre-recorded or live).

The extended deadline for abstract submissions is the 21st February 2022.

The abstract, language of communication, and presentation should be in English, but we are open to alternatives as well; Selected papers from the meeting will also form an edited volume publication
17. Juni 2022 - 19. Juni 2022