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Benoit Challand has co-organised the following conferences:

In 2013
With Daniel Monterescu, he organized a panel entitled "The Violence of Pluralism: Urban Transformations and New Political Subjectivities in the Rebellious Mediterranean" (Workshop 11), at the annual Med Programme Conference from the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS, Florence).
To read the full description of the workshop, click here.
This year (20-23 March) the conference will be hosted by Mersin University (Turkey).
The call for paper runs until 15 Sept. 2012. Click here to apply and submit an abstract.

In 2012:
With Elvire Corboz, he organized a panel entitled "The Chain of Islamic Charity: Contemporary Practices and Evolving Discourses" at the annual MESA conference (Middle East Studies Association, Denver CO - November) - 5 speakers.

In 2011:
18-19 January
Exploratory workshop on Zakat in a Comparative Light, Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Geneva, 8 speakers.

In 2009:
29-30 May 2009     
Co-convener of a conference on Enclaving identity, remaking borders: The politics of symbolic differentiation in the circum Mediterranean, Mediterranean Programme, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence. 12 speakers.

In 2008:
Images of Europe: Myths and Maps, New York University in Prague, Prague. 6 speakers

In 2007:
25-26 January 2007
Politics as Struggle over Imagination. European University Insitute, History Department, 15 participants

For the full presentation, click here.

29 March 2007
Myths and Maps of Europe, European University Institute, History Department. 10 participants

In a time when the meaning of the European construction is being debated, questions about its boundaries, identities and projects arise. What is Europe? Where does it come from? Which are its boundaries? The aim of this workshop is to face these questions by looking at the ways in which Europe has been perceived in both its spatial and mythical dimension.
Maps of Europe, as a first-hand way to approach spatial representations of Europe, have appeared relatively early in history. There exists a vast literature on the broad variety of historical, thematic and topographical maps (or atlases) that convey specific images of Europe. Today, cartography understands itself as a mainly mathematics-oriented discipline, perfectionalising and rationalising its techniques of measuring and representing space.

For more details on the conference, click here

28-29 September 2007
Traumas in the Eastern Mediterranean:  Between Family, Civil Society and State
Mediterranean Programme, European University Institute, Florence. 8 participants

This workshop, convened with Marcella SIMONI (Unversita di Venezia Ca' Foscari) explores the potential role of civil society for psychosocial collective change and eventually conflict transformation. To what extent can transnational civil society constitute a site for biosocial regeneration  in the face of collective trauma as a result of war, displacement and dislocation? Can civil society also play a role in post-conflict situations as one of the sites where the collective traumas which fuel the conflict are elaborated, and sometimes overcome? If civil society stands as a middle term between the Family and the State, what are the roles of the two latter entities in the elaboration of collective traumas? Is there a competition between them for sheltering and transmitting memory and traumas at an individual and collective level?


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