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  • Prof. Jordi Tejel

    Recent presentations

    • "From Imperial to National Frontiers? Rethinking the Making of State Boundaries in the Interwar Middle East", Joint Doctoral Program in Global History of Empires, University of Torino, 3rd June 2021 (Virtual Presentation). 

    • "First Encounters with the USSR: the Kurdish nationalist movement in Syria and Lebanon, 1927-1946," Workshop titled 'Kurdish transnational networks between Western Europe, the Communist world and the Middle East in the 20th century'. 12-13 December 2019, Istanbul. Program Flyer

    • "The Ararat Revolt and Paradoxes of the Global Middle East, 1927-1932," Third International Congress of Kurdish Studies, 1-5 November 2019, Koya University and Zakho University. Program

    • "Introduction to the workshop," Conference titled 'Borders, Mobilities and State formation in the Middle East, 1920-1945,' 10-11 October 2019, Neuchâtel. Program

    • "States of Rumours: Information Orders in the Turkish-Syrian Borderland, 1929-1945," Visiting Speakers Series, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, 13 February 2019, Exeter.

    • Research Workshop on Mobility and Borders in the Middle East, University of Neuchâtel, 31 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, 15-18 November 2018, San Antonio. Program

    • "Introduction to the workshop," Workshop titled ‘Discourses on Refugees, Practices of Belonging: Refugee Regimes in the Making of the Middle East, 1920-1946,’ 11-12 October 2018, Neuchâtel. Program

    •  “Short distance mobility across the Syrian-Turkish border, 1929-1939: paradoxes of a global Middle East,” Conference titled 'Middle Eastern and Balkan Mobilities in the Interwar Period,' The Skilliter Centre for Ottoman Studies, 13-14 September 2018, Cambridge. 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," Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) European Conference, 4-6 July 2018, Graz. 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, 26 April 2018, Lausanne. Programme - Facebook
       
    • "The Complex and Dynamic Relationship of Syria’s Kurds with the Syrian Borders: Continuities and Changes," Coference titled 'Exploring Syria's borders & boundaries,' 15-16 November 2017, Oxford. Program
       
    • "What’s wrong with the Sykes-Picot delusion?" Conference titled 'Elusive State-building. The Middle East and North Africa 1917-2017,' 27-28 September, 2017, Geneva. Program
  • Dr. Ramazan Hakki Öztan

    Recent presentations

    • “The Turkish-Syrian Border: The Making of a Post-Ottoman Illicit Zone”, Lecture Series of the CCDP and the University of Neuchâtel, 24 February 2021 (virtual presentation) Program

    • "Rethinking the Settlement Law of 1934 and the Kemalist Population Politics," Middle East Studies Association, Annual Meeting, 14-17 November 2019, New Orleans. Program

    • “The Last Ottoman Merchants: Regional Trade in Aleppo’s Hinterland, 1920-1945,” Conference titled "Borders, Mobilities and State formation in the Middle East, 1920-1945,' 10-11 October 2019, Neuchâtel. Program

    • "Japanese Textiles, Tariffs, and Smugglers: The Making of the Middle Eastern Border Regimes, 1920-1939," Workshop titled 'Neither Near, Nor Far: Encounters and Exchanges between Japan and the Middle East,” 23-26 May 2019, Oxford. Program

    • “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),' 23 January 2019, Rome. Program

    • “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,' 5-6 December 2018, Copenhagen.  Program

    • “The Great Depression and the Making of Turkey’s Southern Border, 1929-1939,” Middle East Studies Association, Annual Meeting, 15-18 November 2018, San Antonio.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,’ 11-12 October 2018, Neuchâtel. Program

    •  “Mustafa Halid Bey and the informant Vangel Yorgiyef: politics of intelligence in late Ottoman Ruscuk,” WOCMES, 16-20 July 2018, Sevilla. Program

    • (Co-presented with Alp Yenen) “Rebels, Revolutionaries, and Rowdies as Relational Elites in the Ottoman Empire and Beyond,” Workshop, University of Bern, 1 June 2018, Bern. Program

    • "Macedonian Question and the Global Economy of Revolt at the Turn of the Century," Presentation at the Seminar für Nahoststudien der Universität Basel, 3 April 2018, Basel. Flyer

    • “The Great Depression (1929) and the Making of Turkey’s Southern Border, 1929-1939,” FoKI Workshop Spring 2018 titled 'Globalization and Regionalization in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies', Basel. Program

  • Victoria Abrahamyan

    Recent presentations

    • "The Impact of the Armenian Refugees on the Syrian Hosts during the French Mandate, 1920–1936", First Annual International Seminar in Historical Refugee Studies, 'Historicizing the Refugee Experience, 17th-21st Centuries, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut, Essen, 12-15 October 2021 (upcoming). Program

    • "Le rôle ambivalent des réfugiés arméniens dans la Grande Révolte syrienne contre le pouvoir mandataire français", in Congrès des études sur le Moyen-Orient et mondes musulmans, 28-30 juin 2021, Aix-en-Provence.

    • "Citizen Strangers: Identity Labelling and Discourse in the French Mandatory Syria, 1920-1932", Migration History Seminar Series: Forced Migration and Modern Refugeedom in the Middle East, University of Neuchâtel and the NCCR – On the move, 24 February 2021 (Virtual seminar). Program

    • "First ever Armenian participation in the elections in Aleppo 1926-1928",  in the framework of weekly talks organized by the Aleppo Armenian community, 30 January 2021 (Virtual seminar). 

    • "Armenians, communists and the Syrian Great Revolt, 1925-1926," Séminaire de la Maison des sciences historiques, 17 November 2020, (Virtual presentation).

    • "Refugees, Doctors, and Diseases in the Making of Post-Ottoman Levant," Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting, 5-17 October 2020 (Virtual Conference). Program

    • Annual MUBIT Doctoral Workshop titled 'Arab Marxism: The Global History of Revolutionary Movements in the Middle East in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries,’ 25-26 September 2020, Basel. Program

    •  "Refugees, Domestic Struggle and State-Building:The Case of Armenian Refugees in Syria 1920-1939," Colloque des mémoirant-e-s et doctorant-es- en histoire (COMDOC), 17 November 2019, Neuchâtel.

    • ¨Refugee Flows and the Making of Modern Day Syria (1920-1932),’’ Middle East Studies Association (MESA), Annual Meeting,15-18 November 2018, San Antonio. Program

    • "Citizen Strangers: Identity Labelling and Discourse in the French Mandatory Syria, 1920-1932," Workshop titled ‘Discourses on Refugees, Practices of Belonging: Refugee Regimes in the Making of the Middle East, 1920-1946,’ 11-12 October 2018, Neuchâtel. Program

    • ‘’Refugees, Domestic Struggle and State-Building: The Case of Armenian Refugees in Syria (1920-1932),’’ WOCMES, 16-20 July 2018, Sevilla. Program
       
    • ‘’Refugees, Domestic Struggle and State-Building: The Case of Armenian Refugees in Syria (1920-1932),’’  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),” FoKI Workshop Spring 2018 titled 'Globalization and Regionalization in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies,' 24 March 2018, Basel. Program
  • Laura Stocker

    Recent Presentations

    • "'The Camel Dispute': Cross-border Mobility and Tribal Conflicts in the Iraqi-Syrian Borderland, 1929- 1934", Lecture Series of the CCDP and the University of Neuchâtel, 20 May 2021 (virtual presentationProgram

    • "Bedouins, States and Modern Territoriality in the Iraqi-Syrian Borderland, 1920-1946", Colloque des mémoirant-e-s et doctorant-es- en histoire (COMDOC), 29 April 2021, Neuchâtel.

    • "Scheichs und Schafe: Umbrüche in der Nordsyrischen Steppe der 1930er und 1940er Jahre," Workshop titled 'Umbrüche im neuzeitlichen Syrien: Quelle, Akteure, Handlungsräume (1750-1950),' 24-25 October 2020, Heidelberg. 

    • "Bedouin Mobility, Tribal Conflicts and State formation in the Northern Bādīya," Middle East Studies Association (MESA), Annual Meeting, 5-17 October 2020 (Virtual Conference). Program

    • "Drought and Patterns of Bedouin Mobility: Politics of State Control in the Iraqi-Syrian Borderlands, 1920-1939," Conference titled 'Borders, Mobilities and State formation in the Middle East, 1920-1945', 10-11 October 2019, Neuchâtel. Program

    • "Policing the Livestock: War Economy, Environment and Border Regimes in the Middle East during World War II (1939-1945)," Environmental History Workshop 2019: Flows, 13 September 2019, Newcastle (UK). Program

    • "Policing the Livestock: Bedouins and the Colonial State in the Iraqi-Syrian Borderland, 1919-1939," Eleventh Nordic Conference on Middle Eastern Studies titled 'Breaking and Creating Boundaries in the Middle East', 14-16 August 2019, Helsinki. Program

    • International doctoral workshop titled 'La tribu au pluriel: Penser et décrire les réalités tribales en sciences humaines et sociales', 28 April 2019, Erbil. Program

    • “Policing the livestock: Animals, Bedouins and the Colonial State in the Iraqi-Syrian borderlands (1920-1945),” FoKI Workshop, 6 April 2019, Neuchâtel. Program

  • César Jaquier

    Recent presentations

    • "Une frontière réseau avant la ligne frontière : enjeux des contrôles frontaliers entre l’Irak et la Syrie, c. 1923-1939", rencontre scientifique 'la frontière au quotidien: identité, organisation sociale et mobilités en territoires frontaliers du XVe siècle à nos jours', Musée d'histoire de la Chaux-de-Fonds, 8 September 2021. Program

    • "En voiture entre la Syrie et l’Irak : Problèmes et aspects pratiques des contrôles aux frontières (1920-1940) ", 4e Congrès des études sur le Moyen-Orient et les mondes musulmans, 30 June 2021 (Virtual Conference). Program

    • "Motor Transport and Mobilities across Iraq and Syria: Transdesert Passengers, Imperial Interests and the Business of Travel, 1923-1945", Colloque des mémoirant-e-s et doctorant-es- en histoire (COMDOC), 26 November 2020, Neuchâtel.

    • "La guerre du transport transdésertique" : Politique de la route et transport automobile entre la Syrie et l’Irak, 1930-1935," Historiales 2020 (journée des doctorant.e.s en histoire contemporaine), 13 November 2020, (Virtual conference). Program

    • "From a Desert Track to a Highway? The Making of the Baghdad-Damascus Motor Route, 1923-1939," Middle East Studies Association (MESA), Annual Meeting, 5-17 October 2020 (Virtual Conference). Program

    • "Travellers across the Middle East: Rethinking Tourism in the 'Age of Speed', 1923-1939," Rencontres scientifiques de la Maison d'Analyse des Processus Sociaux (MAPS), Neuchâtel, 10 March 2020.

    • "‘They squeeze the pilgrims for as much as they can’: Channelling Automobile Traffic between Iraq and Syria, 1925-1934," Conference titled 'Borders, Mobilities and State formation', 10-11 October 2019, Neuchâtel. Program

    • "Trans-Desert Routes, Trans-Border Traffic: Managing the Nascent Iraqi-Syrian Border in the Mandate Period, 1925-1939," Cambridge World History Graduate Conference titled 'Liminal Borders: Constructing and Deconstructing Borders in World History,' 16-17 May 2019, Cambridge. 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”,  FoKI Workshop, 6 April 2019, Neuchâtel. Program

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