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News by Prof. Jordi Tejel

Recent publications (General outreach activities)

  •  "Old and new challenges for ethnic and religious minorities in the Middle East" in Shahram Akbarzadeh (ed.), Routledge Handbook of International Relations in the Middle East, London: Routledge, 2019, pp. 237-251.
  • 'Married forever', activists forever? What the multi-level and interactionist approaches to the study of 'exit' reveals about disengagement from radical organizations in contemporary Turkey' in Erik Neveu and Olivier Fillieule (eds), Activists Forever? Long-Term Impacts of Political Activism, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019, pp. 181-201. Lien
  •  "Aux origines du conflit kurde (1918-1925)", Revue des Deux Mondes, September 2018, pp. 79-86." Lien
  •  (with Boris James), Les Kurdes en 100 questions, Paris: Tallandier, 2018.
  •  (with Eva Savelsberg) "Re-Considering Minorities’ Position in the Middle East: The Kurdish Case in Syria", in K. Scott Parker & Tony E. Nasrallah (eds), Middle Eastern Minorities and the Arab Spring: Identity and Community in the Twenty-First Century, Piscataway NJ: Gorgias Press, 2017, pp. 17-43.
  • (with Andrea Fischer-Tahir) "Geschichte Kurdistans und der Kurden (bis ca. 1980)", in Paul Ludwig (ed.), Handbuch der Iranistik Band 2, Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 2017, pp. 42-50
  • "Aux origines de la question kurde", Anatoli n° 8, 2017, pp. 59-74. Lien
  • "Le Rojava: heurs et malheurs du Kurdistan syrien (2004-2015)", Anatoli n° 8, 2017, pp. 133-149. Lien

Recent presentations

  • "States of Rumours: Information Orders in the Turkish-Syrian Borderland, 1929-1945", Visiting Speakers Series, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, 13th February 2019.
  •  Research Workshop on Mobility and Borders in the Middle East, University of Neuchâtel, 31st January 2019.
  •  "The Making of the Syrian-Turkish Border through the Lenses of Short Distance Mobilities, 1929-1939 ", Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting, San Antonio (US), 15-18 November 2018. Program
  •  “Short distance mobility across the Syrian-Turkish border, 1929-1939: paradoxes of a global Middle East”, Middle Eastern and Balkan Mobilities in the Interwar Period, The Skilliter Centre for Ottoman Studies, Cambridge University, 13-14 September 2018. Program
  • "State, Migrants, Refugees, and Borders’ Fabric in the Modern Middle East: The Tri-Border Area of Syrian Jazira during the French Mandate, 1920-1946", Presentation at the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) European Conference, 4-6 July 2018, Graz (Austria). Program
  • Refugee Routes - Soirée d'information sur la situation des pays d'origine des réfugiés : histoire, motifs d'exil et condition d'asile en Suisse (OSAR, Lausanne), 26 Avril 2018. Programme - Information - Facebook
  • "The Complex and Dynamic Relationship of Syria’s Kurds with the Syrian Borders: Continuities and Changes". Presentation at Oxford University, 15-16 November 2017. Program
  • "What’s wrong with the Sykes-Picot delusion?" Presentation at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva), 27-28 September, 2017. Program

News by Ramazan Hakki Öztan

Recent publications

Recent presentations

  • “Gunsmiths of Revolution: Weapons Manufacturers and Technology Piracy in the Late Ottoman Balkans,” Workshop titled “Armed Groups, Organized Violence and the Euro-Mediterranean Spaces (1870-1914),” Rome, Italy, 23 January 2019.
  • “Biography of Violence: Naum A. Tufekchiev (1864-1916) and the Making of a Radical in Late Ottoman Europe,” Workshop titled “The Last Ottoman Generation and Interwar Europe,” Copenhagen, Denmark, 5-6 December 2018.  Program
  • “The Great Depression and the Making of Turkey’s Southern Border, 1929-1939,” Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX 15-18 November 2018.Program
  • “Political Economy of Resettlement: Discourses and Practices of Immigration in Turkey, 1929-1939,” Workshop titled ‘Discourses on Refugees, Practices of Belonging: Refugee Regimes in the Making of the Middle East, 1920-1946’, Neuchâtel, 11-12 October 2018. Program
  •  “Mustafa Halid Bey and the informant Vangel Yorgiyef: politics of intelligence in late Ottoman Ruscuk”, Presentation at WOCMES, 16-20 July 2018, Sevilla (Spain). Program
  • (co-presented with Alp Yenen) “Rebels, Revolutionaries, and Rowdies as Relational Elites in the Ottoman Empire and Beyond”, at Bern Workshop, 1st June 2018, University of Bern. Program
  • Macedonian Question and the Global Economy of Revolt at the Turn of the Century - Flyer
  • “The Great Depression (1929) and the Making of Turkey’s Southern Border, 1929-1939”
    Presentation at FoKI Workshop Spring 2018 “Globalization and Regionalization in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies” - Program

News by Victoria Abrahamyan

Recent presentations

  • ‘’Refugees, Domestic Struggle and State-Building: The Case of Armenian Refugees in Syria (1920-1932)’’, Presentation at WOCMES, 16-20 July 2018, Sevilla (Spain). Program
  • ‘’Refugees, Domestic Struggle and State-Building: The Case of Armenian Refugees in Syria (1920-1932)’’, Presentation at the Association for Borderland Studies (ABS) World Conference, 10-14 July 2018, Vienna and Budapest. Program
  • “Refugee Flows and the Making of Modern Day Syria (1920-1939)”
    Presentation at FoKI Workshop Spring 2018 “Globalization and Regionalization in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies” - Program

News by Laura Stocker

Recent presentations

News by César Jaquier

Recent presentations

  • "Trans-Desert Routes, Trans-Border Traffic: Managing the Nascent Iraqi-Syrian Border in the Mandate Period, 1925-1939". Presentation at the Cambridge World History Graduate Conference, Cambridge, 16-17 May 2019. Conference title: "Liminal Borders: Constructing and Deconstructing Borders in World History". Program
  • "Across the Desert in an ‘Antediluvian Char-à-Bancs’: Motor Transport Companies and the Emergence of Contrasting Mobilities between Syria and Iraq, 1923-1939”. Presentation at FOKI Workshop, April 6, 2019.