Menarg Activities

Activities organized, supported or recommended by the MENARG


Lunch Lecture: Hiking in the West Bank

The Abraham Path Initiative is a non-profit international organization focusing on the development of the Abraham Path that spans across the Middle East. In the Palestinian West Bank the initiative is working as Masar Ibrahim, bringing a different perspective on the Palestinian reality.

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Gender & Fieldwork

This seminar looks at the ways in which gender intersects with fieldwork methods. A fieldworker’s sex and gender (besides his/her class, age, ethnicity...) impact on his/her adjustment to the field setting, on information gathering and on the interpretation and analysis of the data

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Lecture Series “Contemporary Political Islam"

During this lecture series national and international guests will be sharing their insights on contemporary forms of political Islam and the many forms of Islamist activism in Europe and the Arab world in an interdisciplinary manner.

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The governance of the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan

What does the response to the Syrian refugee crisis in the neighbouring states look like, and why? Who responds? How are the numbers and needs of Syrian refugees assessed, decisions taken, and policies designed? What are priorities, catchwords and red lines?

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Eye On Palestine 2016

Eye on Palestine is a festival that promotes quality and stimulating Palestine-related film and arts in Belgium.Born in 2010 the festival has grown from an exclusively film based program to one that also includes visual and live arts, theater and music performances along with lecture and debates.

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The International Jihadi Movement After the Arab Uprisings

MENARG kindly invite you to the following lecture on “Contempory Islam”. During this lecture series national and international guests will be sharing their insights on contemporary forms of Islam and the many forms of being Muslim in Belgium and the Arab world in an interdisciplinary manner.

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Migrants' Associations in Moscow

The increase in the scale of labour migration in Russia, its complex migration regulatory regime and ineffective implementation have led to the formation of various migrants' or diaspora associations which offer a variety of services in the face of weakness of rule of law and civil society organisat

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Syriza: Inside the Labyrinth

Boekvoorstelling “Syriza: Inside the Labyrinth” Gevoolgd door een debat mett Kevin Ovenden, Petra De Sutter, John Crombez, Peter Mertens en Francine Mestrum

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Feminist perspectives on labour

As part of the doctoral course "Conceptualizations and meanings of labour: classical and contemporary perspectives", this workshop looks at a century, feminist discussing on how labour is a crucial site where gender relations are performed.

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21st century universities: exploring alternative futures

The academic world has undergone significant changes over the past fifteen years.Research and education are getting more important, and higher education is evolving in a globalized world. Universities seem to become true multinationals, led by managers and guided by quantitative objectives.

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Re-organizing labour: Perspectives on recent developments

As part of the doctoral course "Conceptualizations and meanings of labour: classical and contemporary perspectives", this workshop focusses on the Marxist conceptualization of labour received an innovative interpretation in the works of the autonomist Marxists.

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Podcasts "Contemporary Political Islam"

During the lecture series on "Contemporary Political Islam" national and international guests will be sharing their insights on contemporary forms of political Islam and the many forms of Islamist activism in Europe and the Arab world in an interdisciplinary manner.

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‘Salafism’ in The Netherlands - Accommodation, Da`wa and Struggle

The global Islamic Salafi movement has slowly but surely established itself in the Netherlands over the last 30 years. One of the features of Salafi religiosity is the often very strict interpretation of particular Islamic traditions, one which is sometimes regarded by other Muslims, and non-Muslims

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Syria Teach-in

MENARG and Ghent University warmly invite you to an afternoon of talks, discussions and films on Syria and geopolitics, history, art, refugees, ISIS, arms, Rojava, resistance, food and more

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Before and after Marx: The centrality of work

As part of the doctoral course "Conceptualizations and meanings of labour: classical and contemporary perspectives", the course begins with a close look at Karl Marx’s contribution to the studies of labour.

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Leerstoelen Hedendaagse Islam aan UGent en UCL

Het Fonds Baillet Latour financiert twee Leerstoelen ‘Hedendaagse Islam’ aan de UGent en de UCL. Doel ervan is de maatschappelijke dynamieken die gepaard gaan met de aanwezigheid van de islam en moslims in Europa, beter te begrijpen.

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Omar Barghouti on the Academic Boycott of Israel

MENARG and CRG kindly invite you to join us on Friday November 27th for a lunch lecture with Omar Barghouti, a renowned Palestinian researcher and human rights activist. He is the co-founder of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the Boycott, Divestme

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18th IADL Congress

Het BRussells Tribunal houdt op 16 en 17 april 2014 een congres om de bestaande initiatieven voor vervolging van oorlogsmisdaden, gepleegd in Irak, te evalueren en een concreet stappenplan uit te werken om verantwoordelijken voor de rechtbank te brengen.

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Eye on Palestine: Master class with Diana Allan on the Nakba Archive

The Nakba Archive is an oral history collective established in Lebanon in 2002. Since then, the Archive has recorded over 650 video interviews with first generation Palestinian refugees. Diana Allan is anthropologist and filmmaker. She works at the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University.

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What does it mean to be a researcher in 21st century Academia?

Recent events, receiving substantial attention in our national media, have caused concerns among academic staff and the general public about research deontology, increasing publication pressure and the changing professional environment in which academics have to work.

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Beyond the straw men

Post-colonial urban theory and ‘Western’ urban theory: perspectives and possibilities

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Wat blijft er over van de Arabische Lente?

Is de Arabische Lente uitgebloeid of is er nog hoop? Zijn we getuige van een vierde democratiseringsgolf? Heeft de Arabische Lente als progressieve revolutie gefaald? Kan Tunesië de Arabische Lente redden? Hoe zit het in de rest van de Arabische Wereld?

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Quantitative research methods and interdisciplinarity. A case study

MENARG AND CRG kindly invite you to the following lectures, which are part of a series of research seminars on “Methods and Ethics in Fieldwork”. During these seminars national and international guests will be sharing their ‘story behind the findings’ with researchers from different departments, to have a profound reflection on methodological and ethical questions in performing empirical research.

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De onzekere politieke transitie in Tunesië

Deze lezing wil dieper ingaan op de uitdagingen waarvoor Tunesië vandaag staat door een analyse van de aard van de gekozen transitie, de belangen van de verschillende politieke en maatschappelijke formaties en de economische beslissingen.

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