Congress: “Inverted Worlds – Congress on Cultural Motion in the Arab Region”

Beirut, 4-9 October 2012, Orient-Institut Beirut The Congress aims to explore arenas and manifestations of cultural change effective in the eventful and disruptive outbursts of the Arab spring.  It addresses the manners and means of articulation and self-imaging, the medial catalysts of change, the framing that encourages both mobilization and individual action towards change, the […]

International Conference: “The Arab East and the Bedouin Component: Features and Tensions from Late Antiquity to the Present”

Orient-Institut Beirut, 29 November – 1 December 2012 The presence of Bedouin groups – nomadic and sedentary – has been a pervasive feature of Arab societies since Late Antiquity and some have played a central role in the history of the Arab lands. Nevertheless, Bedouin are often considered to be marginal groups with little influence […]

Student Conference: “Ninth Beirut Exchange”

Beirut, 10-24 June 2012 The Exchange is an effort by and its partners to promote engagement and understanding through a variety of city-focused, student conferences in and around the Middle East. So far, over 220 students from 44 different countries have participated, with many going on to work as diplomats in their home countries, […]

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities, American University of Beirut

The Fellowships will begin September 2012. The normal duration of appointment will be one year, although some fellows may be considered for a second year at the conclusion of their first semester. The competition is open to recent recipients of the PhD whose research and teaching interests involve one or more of the following disciplines: […]


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