"Migration, Change and Continuity"

The Middle East faces enormous changes, raising hopes and questions about everyday lives of people. Anthropological researches can play significant role in making social and political changes in the Middle East more comprehensible to a wider world.

The IUAES Commission on Anthropology of the Middle East second meeting was held between 7 and 9 August 2016 at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, hosted by the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology. About 30 papers were presented and the conference explored following issues:

1. Migration, Change and Continuity
2. Anthropologists of the Middle East in Retrospect
3. The Emerging Kinship in Changing Middle East
4. Popular Religious Practices and Perceptions
5. Negotiating Political Inclusion: Women and Party Politics in the Middle East and North Africa
6. Beyond Theories: Doing Research in the Middle East
7. Visual Culture, Law and Gender in the Middle East and North Africa


Conference organizers:
Dr. Soheila Shahshahani (ShahidBeheshti University, Chair of the Commission)
Marzieh Kavianara (University of Bristol, Executive Secretary of the Commission)

Scientific Committee:
Dr. Soraya Tremayne (Oxford University)
Professor Mary Hegland (Santa Clara University)
Professor Homa Hoodfar (Concordia University)
Professor Yamagashi (University of Tokyo)
Dr. Danila Mayer (University of Graz)
Dr. Mona Tajali (Agnes Scott College)
Dr. Zahra Maranlu (Rutgers Univeristy)
Dr. Fakhri Haghani (Rutgers Univeristy)

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