Paris 8 University
2, rue de la Liberté – 93526 Saint-Denis

The starting point of the research 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, the research 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.

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): The stateless people and the legacy of Sykes-Picot


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

  • Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun (Paris 7 / Medfil Humanities Institute): Polical women agency in the Arab and Muslim worlds
  • Hamit Bozarslan (Director of Studies at EHESS): Ibn Khaldûn and the issue of violence


March 2, 2017 – Room A070 (Building A, ground floor) from 12:00 to 15:00

  • Solidarity with the Women in Kobanê Collective: Letters to 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 Kurdish population displaced in their own region in Turkey


April 19, 2017 – Room A028 (Building A, ground floor) 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 (Surhawardi House): Ideologies, Cultures, Religions
  • Sahar Yazdani (Paris 8 University): Who is the political subject?