Digital Forays in Middle Eastern Studies // A year-long series 2020-2021:
This year long series starts from a simple premise: What does it look like to think, engage, and do research in this digital age? This is not a call for researchers to simply produce digital outputs - but we live in an ever increasingly digital world. In order to better activate our scholarship, and to grasp the terrain in which our research questions unfold, we must reimagine our methods, modes of collaboration, and how to participate in a quickly changing digital landscape. See full series overview
SPACE & PLACE I:
CRITICAL MAPPING & COUNTER-CARTOGRAPHY
April 1, 2021 / 12:30-2PM (NYC/EST Time) / Zoom signup
Critical mapping is thought of as a practice that presents maps “against dominant power structures, to further seemingly progressive goals" (Hodgson 2002). How are scholars, practitioners, and activists in the region using digital spatial practices to disrupt, pushback, and flip narratives and think of spatial issues anew? Through questions of history, urbanism, and place these three practitioners illustrate individual & collaborative initiatives currently being realized. Their projects push new boundaries of regional critical/counter/alter/collaborative/re- mapping practices. Through their work - and looking forward - what issues face scholars & activists for future counter spatial representations & research in the region?
Join the Kevorkian Center with Majd Al-Shihabi, Nermin Elsherif, Ghazal Jafari and discussant Timur Hammond on April 1, 2021 at 12:30 pm (EST) to think through these questions and discuss together issues of platforms and publics. To register please follow the link here or copy and paste the link to your browser: bit.ly/NYUKevoDF41