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Affective Authoritarianisms - Affect, Emotions and Authoritarian Governance in Global Perspectives

The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics and the Project C01 of the CRC "Affective Societies" organize an international Workshop on “Affective Authoritarianisms” Affect, Emotions and Authoritarian Governance in Global Perspectives.

April 7th, 18:00 | Mohammed Bamyeh on "The Rise and Fall of Postcolonial Charisma

When: Thursday, April 7th,
18:15-20:00 (followed by a reception)

Where: FU Berlin Seminarzentrum L116 (Ground floor), Otto-von-Simson Str. 26 (also online via Webex)

Podcast: Talk "Mit Wundern Rechnen" at the Deutsches Theater

In the series "Mit Wundern Rechnen" at the Deutsches Theater, Prof. Cilja Harders talks with changing interlocutors about current social and political topics from the Collaborative Research Center 1171 "Affective Societies". The talks are now also available as a podcast.

Panel discussion "Political participation in Egypt: How activists confront closing spaces"

We kindly invite you to join the panel discussion with Dina Wahba on the spontaneous protests in Egypt in September last year at Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung on January 29.

Keynote "Affective Regimes in Turkey and Beyond"

We are happy to invite you the Keynote "Affective Regimes in Turkey and Beyond" by Yael Navaro on December 5, 6-8pm at Seminarzentrum, FU Berlin. The keynote takes place in the context of our CRC Project's workshop "Affective Politics and Political Transformation in Turkey and Egypt" (December 5-6th, 2019 at Freie Universität Berlin).

Keynote and panel discussion "Heimat.Heimaten.Hymat. Das neue Interesse an Heimat und die Kulturpolitik"

On June 27th 2019 Bilgin Ayata will give a keynote speech and participate in the first panel of the 10th cultural-political federal congress "KULTUR.MACHT.HEIMATen" of Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft e.V.

Poster session and panel discussion "Doing Gender/Intersectional Research in International Contexts"

Dina Wahba in the Research Poster Session and Panel Discussion on the topic:

"Doing Gender/Intersectional Research in International Contexts"

The exhibition organized by the Margherita von Brentano Center for Gender Studies addresses the question about how do gender and diversity aspects matter in the context of international fieldwork from an interdisciplinary and critical perspective.

ACSS Panel "Affect in (Counter)Revolutionary Times: Moments, Actors and Practices"

Between 12 and 14th April 2019 the project C01 participated the 4th ACSS conference titeled “Power, Borders and Ecologies in Arab Societies: Practices and Imaginaries” in Beirut. Cilja Harders and Dina Wahba gave talks in the panel “Affect in (Counter)Revolutionary Times: Moments, Actors and Practicest”.

Workshop "Post-2011 Arab Diaspora and Home - Making in Berlin"

Dina Wahba and Nayera A. Soliman convened an interactive workshop that seeks to examine the various ways leaving home can represent a disruption in one’s life but also possibilities for new connections and practices for home-making. It aims at investigating home-making practices among post-2011 diaspora in Berlin.

Series of events "Wer Wen" at Deutsches Theater

We kindly invite you to the series "Wer Wen" at Deutsches Theater!

The event is arranged in cooperation with the CRC "Affective Societies", and funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

"Gender Lunch Talks" in the winter semester 2018/19

Dina Wahba in the lecture series "Gender Lunch Talks" with her talk "A thug, a revolutionary or both? Negotiating masculinity in post-revolutionary Egypt" on December 13th, 2018 at Freie Universität Berlin.

Lecture "From Bystanders to the Protagonists: Provincializing the Gezi Uprisings"

Derya Özkaya participates with a talk at (Un)Konferenz "Urban Struggles in the Mediterranean Cities", May 31th - June 3th, 2018, Athens.

Lecture "The War at Home: Reading the Syrian War through the Neighbourhood"

Derya Özkaya gives a lecture in the Panel "Neighbourhoods in the Making" of the workshop "Neighbourhoods at Times of Change and Crisis" May 7 -18, 2018 at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient.

Keynote response "Deheimatize Belonging" and round table

On June 1th 2018 SAVVY Contempory organized a Long Night of Ideas "Caressing the Phantom Limb: Heimat – Progression, Regression, Stagnation?". Bilgin Ayata will give a keynote response "Deheimatize Belonging" and participate in a conversation with Arjun Appadurai, Margarita Tsomou, Vassilis Tsianos and Njamy Sitson.

Keynote at the symposium "Politics of Emotions in Turkey and Its Connected Geographies"

On Januar 11th 2018 Bilgin Ayata gives a keynote speech in the context of the interdisciplinary symposium „Politics of Emotions in Turkey and Its Connected Geographies” at the London School of Economics

Series of events "Welche Zukunft" at Deutsches Theater

This series at Deutsches Theater investigates the role of emotions and affect for various socially relevant fields with a focus on the role emotions play in the emerge of right-wing populisms.

Colloquium „Politik von unten“

On November 27th 2017 Cilja Harders gives the talk "Movements, Participation, Emotion, and Affect: Understanding Tahrir 2011" at the colloquium "Politik von unten" of the Arbeitskreis soziale Bewegungen

Workshop with Deborah Gould

From November 16 to 17, 2017, the project C01 conducted a workshop and data session with Professor Deborah Gould, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Long Night of Science 2017

In the context of the CRC 1171's event "Emotionen und Affekte als Kern von Sozialität" Derya Özkaya, Dina Wahba, Cilja Harders and guest researcher Nabil El-Kot discuss "Politics, Transformation and Emotions in Egypt".

Guest lecture at the Department of Political Science at Stockholm University

On May 7th 2017 Cilja Harders gives a guest lecture "Politics, Emotion and Transformation in Egypt" at the Department for Political Science at Stockholm University.

Lecture at Orient-Institut Istanbul

On May 8th 2017 Derya Özkaya gives a talk "The Poor of 'Gezi' and the 'Gezi' of the Poor: Affective and Emotional Dynamics for Political Participation of the Urban Poor in the Gezi Park Protests" at Orient-Institut Istanbul.

ACSS Panel "The Politics of Protest and Solidarity"

The Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) held its Third Conference titled "State, Sovereignty and Social Space in the Arab Region: Emerging Historical and Theoretical Approaches” on March 10-12, 2017 in Beirut. The Conference's theme reflected the Council's desire to study new approaches and paradigms emerging across the disciplines of the social sciences and humanities to analyze historical and new forms of state structures, forms of governmentality and political power and their intersections with spatial, economic and socio-cultural dynamics.

Lecture at Interdisziplinäre Forschungskolloquium Gender Studies

On March 1, 2017, Dina Wahba gives a lecture "Politics and emotions in Egypt during the revolutionary moment and it's aftermath" at the Interdisziplinäre Forschungskolloquium Gender Studies (FS 17) at the University of Zurich.

Series of events "Keine Angst vor niemand" at Deutsches Theater

This series at Deutsches Theater focuses on fear and its current social relevance. The events have a close look on developments and causes of these fears. Cilja Harders moderates four talks and three discussions.

MESA Panel "Emotion, Affect and Political Transformations in the Middle East"

The C01 project participated in the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Conference, which took place from 17-20 November 2016 in Boston Massachusetts. The panel entitled “Emotion, Affect and Political Transformations in the Middle East” explored the role of emotions and affect in the context of mass mobilization and political transformation in Egypt and Turkey.

Podium discussion at "Sidewalk Stories"

Dina Wahba participates the discussion "More than a Side Story – Women’s Rights, Gender Politics, and the Egyptian State" at "Sidewalk Stories" at Werkstatt der Kulturen Berlin, June 22, 2016.

Lecture and discussion "Instrumentalising Women's Rights – Between Feminism and Anti-Racism in Germany"

Dina Wahba givies a lecture "Instrumentalising Women's Rights – Between Feminism and Anti-Racism in Germany" and discusses at Arbeitsgemeinschaft Politische Psychologie of Leibniz Universität Hannover.

Workshop "Political Participation, Emotion and Affect in the Context of Socio-Political Transformations"

The C01 project organized a workshop under the title “Political Participation, Emotion and Affect in the Context of Socio-political Transformations” on the 3rd of December 2015. The workshop aimed at introducing sub-project to fellow scholars who work on the MENA region, social movements as well as affect and emotions.