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2016-2017 Seminar

The starting point of this seminar is in the expressions of traveling theories which, where a conceptual chain was lacking (exiles, wars, and displacements, situations of subalternization in life, law, and the language, separations), is written in a cartography of narratives where statements and utterances can not be disjointed. These narratives are the concrete syntagms resulting from the encounter, the forms of life, their persistence, and the form of their historicity.
On the other hand, the conflicts that cross the Middle East today are not separable from the history of the Sykes-Picot agreements. It is also necessary to approach them from a broader analysis of the conditions of globalization, this other name of colonization, in its political, social, economic, etc. dimensions.
It is from a constant decentering, a decentering from which derives a difference in which the other names of history are inscribed, that the possible new forms of politics could be said.
From there, this seminar focuses on the new forms of political agency and the post-national theoretical productions, the genealogies of violence and the languages ​​of memory, the construction of multiple affiliations, the experience of borders, the politics of knowledge and translation.

Seminar at Paris 8 Saint-Denis University, 2 rue de la Liberté 93526 Saint-Denis (France).



October 20, 2016 — Amphi B106 (Building B, 2nd floor) from 12:00 to 18:00

  • Morad Farhadpour (Porsesh Institute): Translation-Thinking
  • Amir Kianpour (LLCP-Paris 8), Zahra Pourazizi (EHESS), Mansur Tayfuri (LLCP-Paris 8),
  • Bahar Majdzadeh (Paris 1): Researches in progress
    Oreste Scalzone: Leviathan in the language

November 17 2016 — Room C103 (Building C, 1st floor) from 12:00 to 18:00

  • Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun (Paris 7 / Medfil Humanities Institute): The State: From the colonial enterprise to the decolonial vision
  • Éléonore Merza and Eitan Bronstein Aparicio (Laboratory De-colonizer): Cartographies of Palestine
  • Naji El Khatib (Institute of Medfil Humanities): Stateless people and the legacy of Sykes-Picot

February 2 2017 — The Hall Room from 15:00 to 18:00

  • Camille Fauroux (CRH-EHESS / Lille 3) : Gender Production, War Production
  • Somayeh Rostampour (GTM-Paris 8) : Non-mixity in the Kurdish Women Movement
  • Naïssam Jalal and Samuel Leroux : The Way of Freedom — Words of Syrian Revolutionaries (Projection)

February 16 2017 — Room C103 (Building C, 1st floor) from 12:00 to 16:30

  • Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun (Paris 7 / Medfil Humanities Institute): Women’s political agency in the Arab and Muslim Worlds
  • Hamit Bozarslan (Director of Studies at EHESS): Ibn Khaldûn and the issue of violence

March 2 2017 — The Hall Room from 15:00 to 18:00

  • Collectif Solidarité Femmes Kobanê: Letters to the women political prisoners in Turkey
  • Serdar Ay (INALCO): Politics of Kurdish Languages ​​and Literatures
  • Rojda Alaç (EHESS): Life Strategies and redefinition of the “home”: The case of the displaced Kurdish population in their own region in Turkey

April 19 2017 — Room A028 (RDC Building A) from 12:00 to 16:30

  • Rony Férat and Marina Nebbiolo (Institute of Medfil Humanities): Partitions / Apartheid / Translations in language and history – Reflections from Nurith Aviv’s films
  • Fabio Mengali (University of Trento): Zionist colonization in the mirror of the European class conflict / The external war and the internal war

June 1st 2017 — The Hall Room from 11:00 to 17:00

  • Philippe Rekacewicz (Crosslocations-Helsinki University / Visionscarto): Counter-cartographies
  • Camille Fauroux (CRH-EHESS / Lille 3), Çıngı Kocadost (University of Lausanne / EHESS), Clotilde Fauroux (Paris X), Magdalena Brand (Cresppa-CSU), Türkan Yıldız (EHESS), Somayeh Rostampour (Labtop -Paris 8): Reading in solidarity with women political prisoners imprisoned in Turkish and Israeli prisons

June 29 2017 — Room C103 (Building C, 1st floor) from 12:00 to 15:00

  • Aram Taha Ahmed, Hoshman Jalal Mohammed, Rewaz Hama Salih (Sorhawardi Center for the Study of Myths and Religions & Ghazalnoos Editions): Ideologies, Cultures, Religions
  • Sahar Yazdani (Paris 8 University): Who is the political subject?



Political studies in the Near and Middle-East
Political studies free seminar — Paris 8 Saint-Denis University

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