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Plenary Session III: On Weaving and Deciphering the Biographies of Artists, by Jessica Gerschultz

Third plenary session as part of the Summer School Moving Biography, all welcome Monday, 6 June 2022, 2.30-4pm Sursock Museum Auditorium Plenary session III (moderated […]

Plenary Session II: A Conversation on Social and Literary Biographies in Palestine and Egypt with Marilyn Booth and Salim Tamari

Second plenary session as part of the Summer School Moving Biography, all welcome Friday, 3 June 2022, 5-6.30pm AUB, IFI Auditorium Plenary session II (moderated […]

Plenary Session I: Books/Biographies in the Making, by Daniel Schönpflug and Sherene Seikaly

First plenary session as part of the Summer School Moving Biography, all welcome Thursday, 2 June 2022, 5-7.30pm Orient-Institut Beirut Plenary session I (moderated by […]

Moving Biography Summer School Program

PROGRAM   DOWNLOAD LIST OF ABSTRACTS AND SHORT BIOS HERE: Moving Bio abstracts and bios per Working Group.   Wednesday, 1 June 2022 Arrival of participants […]

Moving Biography Participants

Working Group A Anahi Alviso-Marino / Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech/University Gustave Eiffel, France / Project: Mapping Monument Stories (Find abstract and short bio here: Mapping […]

Protected: Moving Biography Readings

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Contemporary Innovations in Arab Biography: A Conversation

Second keynote lecture in the run up to the Summer School Moving Biography Thursday, 21 April 2022, 4-6pm (UTC+3) American University of Beirut, IFI Auditorium, […]

Tarif Khalidi: The Biographical Tradition in pre-Modern Arabic Literature 

First keynote lecture in the run up to the Summer School Moving Biography Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 6-7.30pm (UTC+3) Orient-Institut Beirut Abstract This is an […]

Moving Biography: An Introduction

LAWHA/Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB), the American University of Beirut (AUB), and the Global (De)Centre (GDC) are convening an international Summer School, entitled Moving Biography, that will […]

Growing up (and old) with Chinese philosopher Li Zehou

By Kwok Kian Chow: Think of how the switching between languages, cultures and epistemologies can itself be an integral part of reading and writing, and […]

Moving Biography: International summer school June 1–8, 2022 | Beirut, Lebanon

Moving Biography is a one-week interdisciplinary summer school bringing together different perspectives, to question disciplinary assumptions and decenter life writing. Convening an interdisciplinary group of […]

Suspension: Mobilities, Aspirations, and Socio-Political Stagnation in China

17-18 September 2018 St Hugh’s College, Oxford, UK Convened by: Biao Xiang, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Oxford, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology […]

GDC Summer School in Budapest, Hungary

The double movement of nationalism and globalization demands that we look closely at how nations and migration are purposely produced by state policies, institutions, and categories aimed at creating “stable” units and unstable flows. This requires a new transnational perspective on global processes.