BRISMES Annual Conference 2016 Networks: Connecting the Middle East through Time, Space and Cyberspace
BRISMES Annual Conference 2016 will take place at the University of Wales Trinity St David, Lampeter Campus, on 13 – 15 July.
The Middle East and North Africa as a region is intimately connected both regionally and to the wider world. This is true historically, where the region has long acted as a crossroads of trade, culture and ideas, as well as in more contemporary contexts – when Arab protest movements inspired similar actions around the world, and migration within and from the region is having a global impact. It is no coincidence that the Middle East is at the forefront of innovative developments in social media and other networks of communication.Papers and panels on historical or contemporary issues are welcome as part of sub-themes such as this one: •Networks within religion: religious communities (ancient and modern), interfaith connections, religious authority and evolving theological interpretations.