Osama Esid, The fantastic Jawa (Cairo Street workers series), 2006 (DR)

Following the life of the Dictionnaire des Orientalistes (we talked about it already), I’ll be participating on the 3rd conference that prepares the new edition of the Dictionnaire with another analytical volume. It’s a three days conference with 60 speakers from both sides of the Mediterranean aiming at shedding light on the old orientalist practices and renewing perspectives. The ultimate goal is to evaluate the dialogue of Orientalism with and within the Orient.

I’ll talk in the F. Pouillon’s round table #2 “inventing the  Tradition” : Cairo’s Museum of Arab Art: Anatomy* of an Orientalist institution in the Orient (1881-2010).

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Kimiko Yoshida - Japon -Les mariées intangibles - Autoportrait, 2005

Few news after a long silence: I moved to Libya where I am working on the creation of the Digital Center for the Conservation of National Archives ( مركز التوثيق الإلكتروني للأرشيف الوطني ).
More about this in a few weeks.






Meanwhile, I will participate to that conference “L’Orient créé par l’Orient” on the 10th of November at the Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris.  I will talk in the second panel: Nouveaux chantiers: archéologie, ethnologie, droit musulman.

Here is the complete program:  click, click

Le mercredi 10 novembre 2010, de 9h30 à 18h30

Institut du Monde Arabe / Institut d’études de l’Islam et des Sociétés du Monde Musulman

Coordinateurs : François POUILLON, EHESS & François ZABBAL, IMA

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