Moving Biography Summer School

Beirut, 1-8 June 2022

International Summer School in Beirut

Moving Biography is a one-week international Summer School convened by LAWHA/Orient-Institut Beirut, the American University of Beirut (AUB) and the Global (De)Centre. It will take place in Beirut/Lebanon from 1 to 8 June 2022. Moving Biography brings together different perspectives to question disciplinary assumptions and decenter life writing. It focuses on three main themes: (1) questions of data (2) the act of creation, and (3) the importance of the social and historical context of biographies. Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and bringing together an interdisciplinary group of students and faculty, Moving Biography is organised around a combination of plenary talks, working sessions, and workshops.

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]