Wednesday, 2 June 2010

“e-Arabic and Cyberspace: the Marginalized Voices” on 10th and 11th June

“e-Arabic and Cyberspace: the Marginalized Voices” on 10th and 11th June
Venue: School of Government and International Affairs, Al-Qasimi Building, Elvet Hill Road, Durham DH1 3TU, UK

Thursday 10th June

09:30-10:00 Welcome: Prof. Anoush Ehteshami (SGIA), Prof. Paul Starkey (MLAC) and Dr. Anissa Daoudi (MLAC)

Panel 1: e-Arabic and Literature/language
10:00-10:30 Keynote Address: Prof. Sabry Hafez “Al-Kalimah and Modern Arabic Literature in Cyberspace” Department of English Literature and Linguistics, SOAS & Qatar University, QATAR
10:30-11:00 Noureddine Miladi ''Spaces of engagement in the Arab blogosphere: Case study Aljazeera Talk', University of Northampton, UK

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
e-Arabic and Linguistics/Sociolinguistics
11:30-12:00 Ivan Panovic “Wikipedia Masry between political correctness and sociolinguistic dissidence” University of Oxford, UK.

12:00-12:30 Muayyed Juma & Dareen Othman “A Sociolinguistic Case Study of the Arabic Chat Communicative System (ACCS)” Al Rustaq College of Applied Sciences, SULTANATE OMAN
12:30-13:00 Yume Ishii “Why did we compile and publish our research activities in the Middle East in Egyptian Arabic and English?” Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, JAPAN

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

Panel 3: e-Arabic and Social Movements in Egypt
14:00-14:30 Ahmed Tohami “Youth activists and the use of social networking technologies in civil society and political opposition movements” SGIA, Durham University, UK
14:30-15:00 Somaia Metwalli “Social Networks and opposition groups' performance in Egypt" Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, EGYPT
15:00-15:30 Adel Iskander “Pharaohnic excision: Coptic e-Arabic, between identification and community-building” Georgetown University, USA.
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

Panel 4: Round Table Discussion
16:00-17:00 : Current approaches and theoretical perspectives to analyzing Arabic cyberspace and ICTs in the Arab world by:
Dr. Dina Matar (SOAS), Dr. Ahmed Al-Issa (American University of Sharjah, UAE), Prof. Emma Murphy (SGIA), Dr. Khaled Hroub (Cambridge) and Dr. Anissa Daoudi (MLAC).

Dinner at: Fallen Angel Restaurant, 34 Old Elvet, Durham
***End of Day One***

Friday 11th June

Panel 3: e-Arabic and the Cyberspace: the Maghreb
9:00-9:30 Thuraiya Tidjani “Ethnic minorities in the Arab world: the Internet in Algeria”University of Algiers, ALGERIA
10:00-10-30 Abdelkader Charef “Call to the Colours in the Cyber Sphere: Amazigh World and Rachad vs. Algerian State Propaganda” Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Limerick, IRELAND
10:30-11:00 Valentina Bartolucci "e-Arabic and Cyberspace: Moroccan Marginalised Voices on 'terrorism'" Bradford University, UK
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

Panel 4: Cyberspace: marginalized voices in the Middle East11:30-12:00 Anna Betz “Othering and marginalisation in the context of Saudi Arabian culture: a socio-pragmatic perspective” Prince Sultan University, SAUDI ARABIA
12:00-12:30 Anita Greenhill “The Impact of Weblogging in Oppressive Regimes: The Case of China and Iran” Manchester Business School
12:30: 13:00 Fatima Zaki Khalil “The use of social networking technologies in civil society and political opposition movements” King’s College, London, UK
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
Panel 5: Cyberspace: Minority Voices in the Levant and Diaspora
14:00-14:3 0 Una McGahern “The Limits of Cyber Dissent: The Case of Palestinian Arab Media in Israel” SGIA, Durham University
14:30-15:00 Luisa Gandolfo “Spreading the (cyber)Word: Christian Movements and Online Activism” SGIA/MLAC, Durham University
15:30-16:30 Lucy M. Abbott “Jordanian Youth in Cyberspace: Modes of Expression in the Arab Public Sphere” SGIA, Durham University
16:30-17:00 Mira Nabulsi “Social Media and Palestinian Activism” Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative, San Francisco State University, USA
17:00- 17:20 Closing Remarks: Dr.Anissa Daoudi
Dinner at the Seven Stars at 7:00 pm

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