The project Urban Minorities is laid out for a duration of three years (2012–14). The 2014 program comprises a workshop for students in Madaba/Jordan, a workshop for the promotion of young scientists in Istanbul and a concluding conference in autumn. A publication of the results of the project as well as of the conference is scheduled for 2015. Universities involved are the University of Alexandria, American University Madaba, the German Jordanian University Amman, the University of Tehran and the Istanbul Sehir University.
The project is conducted within the programme “Academic Dialogue with the Islamic World” (Hochschuldialog mit der islamischen Welt) by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and funded by the Foreign Office (AA).
Ahmed Suleiman Mohamed, who participated in two workshops within our
project "Urban Minorities" has recently published an article about his
hometown Alexandria which is available online here.
Hazal Duran, participant in the "Urban Minorties"-Workshop 2014 in
Jordan, has just reviewed a book which is concerned with the highly
sensitive history of the Armenian minority in the founding years of
Final conference Urban Minorities 13./14. November 2014, Weimar
Call for Papers see below
Young Academics Workshop 2014 - Istanbul
Micro-Workshop on Urban Sociology and qualitative Research at the
University of Alexandria (Egypt), 16th to 23rd of March
3. Workshop „Urban Minorities“ at the American University of Madaba (Jordanien) from 7. to 17. March 2014.
Coordination Trip to Jordan
1st workshop “Young Academics” in Weimar with a total of 18 participants from Jordan, Egypt, Gaza and Turkey
Expressions of interest by the Urban Studies Center Istanbul and the Department of Anthropology of the University of Tehran to establish relationships of cooperation in the project “Urban Minorities”
2nd Workshop “Urban Minorities” with 48 participants in Alexandria
Approval of the funding to continue the project by the DAAD
Expressions of interest by the American University Beirut and the German Jordanian University Amman to cooperate in the project “Urban Minorities”
DAAD conference “Arab Higher Education in Times of Change – A New Passage to Transformation” in Berlin, among others with participants from Alexandria and Weimar
1st coordination trip to Egypt in the frame of the project.
Approval of the funding of the project “Urban Minorities” by the DAAD.
Due to the involvement of the PhD students Ossama Hegazy and Aaed Almasri a video conference entitled “Urban heritage in conflict areas” takes place at the Bauhaus University. Live participants were from the University of Alexandria and the Islamic University Gaza.