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Conference "Pluralism(s) in Emergencies: Movement, Space, and Religious Difference" in Tunis

Vanaf:wo 11-07-2018
Tot en met:do 12-07-2018
Waar:Tunis, Tunisia

The Institute for Religion, Culture & Public Life and Columbia Global Centers are organizing a conference entitled " Pluralism(s) in Emergencies: Movement, Space, and Religious Difference " in Tunis, Tunisia on July 11-12, 2018. The project is being organized with support from the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS) at the University of Oslo; and the Centre for Religion, Conflict, and Globalization at the University of Groningen.

Below is a small excerpt from our call for papers to give you some information on the project. The complete text can be found here.

"Pluralism(s) in Emergencies: Movement, Space, and Religious Difference" is the second conference in a series that explores pluralism as it emerges in response to contemporary global crises in the Middle East and North Africa. The conference situates Tunis  as a historical epicenter of human, commodity, and capital mobility and, as such, pluralism. “Pluralism” is commonly understood as the recognition and affirmation of diversity within a governing body or set of institutional arrangements. Thinking of pluralism as a technology of power that helps to organize, exclude, and delimit people and their relationships, and is often articulated with special attention to religious difference, this conference addresses how pluralism becomes activated in emergency situations, utilized in different ways and towards different ends. The conference will interrogate the historical, social, and religious underpinnings of the so-called migrant and refugee crisis in order to position this moment as a state of pluralism in emergence, rather than a state of emergency.

Deadline extended! The deadline for final paper submission will be June 8, 2018