Conference: Rethinking Nationalism, Sectarianism and Ethno-Religious Mobilisation in the Middle East (Day 3)

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Conveners: Alex Henley (Pembroke), Ceren Lord (SIAS) and Hiroko Miyokawa (SIAS)

Speakers: Teije Hidde Donker, Fiona McCallum, Yasuyuki Matsunaga, Sule Can, Maria Kastrinou, Fouad Marei, Gaetan du Roy, Marina Calculli, Hiroko Miyokawa, Dylan O'Driscoll, Michael Willis, Alex Henley (Chair), Walter Armbrust (Chair), Ahmed Al Shahi (Chair)

The final day of a three-day event generously supported by Pembroke College, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, the Middle East Centre at St Antony's College, and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH).  PLEASE NOTE THAT DAYS 2 and 3 OF THE CONFERENCE ARE NOW SOLD OUT

9.30-9.45 Coffee and pastries

9.45-11.15 Panel 8: Placing Religion in Protest and Social Movements

Chair: Alex Henley

Teije Hidde Donker: Jihadism and Governance in Northern Syria

Fiona McCallum: The Changing Nature of Coptic Protest in Egypt

Yasuyuki Matsunaga: A Processual Sociological Perspective on Sectarian Insurgency in Iran’s Two Border Areas

11.30-13.00 Panel 9: Everyday Sectarianism in the Reimagination of Boundaries

Chair: Walter Armbrust

Şule Can: Vahed! Nihna u Suriyah Vahed!: Shifting Ethno-Religious Boundaries and Politicization at the Turkish-Syrian Border

Maria Kastrinou: From a Window in Jaramana: Sectarianism, Religion and the Impact of War on a Druze Neighbourhood in Syria

Fouad Marei: Theatres of Resistance: Shi‘i Ritual Practice as Politics and Performance

Gaétan du Roy: Everyday Religious Boundaries: Reassessing Religious Revivals from Shubra, Cairo

13.00-14.00 Lunch (provided for speakers)

14.00-15.30 Panel 10: Reconciling State and Sub-State Identities in Contested National Spaces

Chair: Ahmed al-Shahi

Marina Calculli: Hezbollah’s Phoenicianism: From Threat to the Guardian of the ‘Lebanese Nation’

Hiroko Miyokawa: Coptic Historiography in Colonial Egypt: From the History of Patriarchs to the History of Coptic Nation

Dylan O’Driscoll: Iraq, Subnationalism and Militias

Michael Willis: Enemies, Allies or Competitors? Islamist-Amazigh Movement Relations in Morocco and Algeria

15.30-16.00 Closing remarks and coffee

Further Information

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