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SMMAC 2021-2022 : The stories we tell - Engaging archives otherwise

Publié le 7 janvier 2022 Mis à jour le 10 janvier 2022

The stories we tell matter. It matters not only what they say about others and ourselves but also how we craft them. This seminar series engages scholars and artists of the Middle East working across disciplines and national boundaries for a set of crossed conversations on critical and creative archival practices

The current political moment and the ravages of Empire across the region demand that we unlearn and rethink forms of knowing to foreground histories and struggles on the margins. They envisage this series as a way to collectively explore methods and approaches at the intersection of social science and art-based research that can nourish and transform historical and ethnographic storytelling. In doing so they consider what constitutes an archive and what are the challenges of producing, collecting and interpreting primary sources – from state collections, canonical texts and journals to family histories, folk songs, audiovisual material, urban sites and seeds.

Contemporary Arab and Muslim Worlds Seminar Series of the Observatory of the Arab and Muslim Worlds - Program 2021-2022

  • Wed 3rd November  2021 | 5.30 pm
  • Online on ZOOM
   
  • Wed 15th December 2021 | 12.00 pm
  • Room R3.105 - Building R (ULB-Solboch)

Printscapes of Solidarity: Palestine, Art and Revolution in Beirut’s long '60s" & "Pedagogies and Archives of Solidarity: the case of Tokyo Posters
with Zeina Maasri [University of Brighton] Mohanad Yaqubi [Subversive Film, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts] & Reem Shilleh [Subversive Film, Luca School of Arts]

  • Wed 26th January 2022 | 12.00 pm
  • Room R3.105 - Building R (ULB-Solboch)

Monument Stories: Cities of the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula through Monument Biographies & A Decolonial Rage Against Monuments
with Anahi Alviso-Marino [Université Gustave Eiffel] & Joachim Ben Yakoub [Luca School of Arts]

  • Wed 16th February 2022 | 12.00 pm
  • Room R3.105 - Building R (ULB-Solboch)

Reading with Children of the Nakba" & "The Impossibilities of Representation: Frictional Conversations in Burj al-Shamali Camp
with Mezna Qato [University of Cambridge] & Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh [Arab Image Foundation]

  • Wed 16th March 2022 | 12.00 pm
  • Room R3.105 - Building R (ULB-Solboch)

Could the Archives Lie? The Disappeared Train" & "Historicizing Egypt’s Aswan High Dam as a story within a story within a story
with Salim Tamari [Birzeit University] & Alia Mossallam [Alexander von Humboldt Foundation]

  • Wed 27th April 2022 | 12.00 pm
  • Room R3.105 - Building R (ULB-Solboch)

Seed Conservation; Creating New Worlds" & "Couscous: Seeds of Dignity
with Vivien Sansour [Harvard University] & Habib Ayeb [Observatoire de la Souveraineté Alimentaire et de l’Environnement]

   
The Observatory of the Arab and Muslim Worlds (OMAM) is a transdisciplinary study entity that is part of the Maison des Sciences Humaines, with a research focus around transversal issues shaping the contemporary Arab and Muslim worlds.
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Date(s)
Le 15 décembre 2021
Lieu(x)
Bruxelles, Campus du Solbosch
Plan d'accès

Online on zoom

This public seminar series will be both virtual and in-person at Université libre de Bruxelles.

Date(s)
Le 30 novembre 2021
Lieu(x)
Bruxelles, Campus du Solbosch
Plan d'accès

Online on zoom

This public seminar series will be both virtual and in-person at Université libre de Bruxelles.

Date(s)
Le 3 novembre 2021
Lieu(x)
Bruxelles, Campus du Solbosch
Plan d'accès

Online on zoom

This public seminar series will be both virtual and in-person at Université libre de Bruxelles.

Date(s)
Le 26 janvier 2022
Lieu(x)
Bruxelles, Campus du Solbosch
Plan d'accès

Online on zoom

This public seminar series will be both virtual and in-person at Université libre de Bruxelles.

Date(s)
Le 27 avril 2022
Lieu(x)
Bruxelles, Campus du Solbosch
Plan d'accès

Online on zoom

This public seminar series will be both virtual and in-person at Université libre de Bruxelles.

Date(s)
Le 16 mars 2022
Lieu(x)
Bruxelles, Campus du Solbosch
Plan d'accès

Online on zoom

This public seminar series will be both virtual and in-person at Université libre de Bruxelles.

Date(s)
Le 16 février 2022
Lieu(x)
Bruxelles, Campus du Solbosch
Plan d'accès

Online on zoom

This public seminar series will be both virtual and in-person at Université libre de Bruxelles.

Contact
Sahar Aurore Saeidnia & Omar Jabary Salamanca : s.saeidnia@gmail.com & omarjabary@gmail.com