Agenda

03/04/2021

Présentation collective des résidents 2020 - 2021

Jeudi 4 mars 2021, 10h-12h - Visioconférence ZOOM

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Présentation collective des résidents 2020 - 2021 

9 résidents rejoignent la promotion de résidents IMéRA 2020-2021 de février à juin/juillet. Ils travailleront sur leurs projets de recherches, ainsi qu'avec des partenaires locaux sur des thématiques variées, inscrites dans les programmes de l’IMéRA (Art, Science et Société ; Méditerranée ; Chemins croisés – Exploration de l’interdisciplinarité ; Phénomènes globaux et régulation). 13 résidents seront alors présents au total, dont deux Senior Fellows (Enrico Donaggio et Frédéric Volpi)

La présentation se tiendra dans le respect des normes sanitaires et gestes barrières en vigueur.


Sobhi BOUDERBALA, Maître assistant en Histoire, Faculté des sciences humaines et sociales de Tunis - Titulaire de la Chaire Averroès (IMéRA/A*MIDEX-AMU)

  • Le discours politique dans l'Islam des origines

Seth HOLMES, Associate Professor and Chair, Medical Anthropology, Society and Environment / University of California Berkeley - Holder of the Paoli Calmettes Institute/IMéRA Chair in Integrated Cancerology

  • Training for Unequal Care: Medical Students, Social Inequalities and the Clinical Gaze

Daniel Monterescu, Associate Professor of anthropology at the Central European University, Budapest/Vienna - Holder of the EHESS/IMéRA chair on transregional studies

  • Food and Borders: Transnational Terroir Across Territory in Europe and the Middle East

Enrico Donaggio, SENIOR FELLOW 2020 -2021 Professeur des universités, Università degli Studi di Torino -Dipartimento di Filosofia e Scienze dell'educazione

  • ArTLib - Atelier de recherche Travail et Libertés

Darien Davis, Professor of history and chair of the history department at Middlebury College, Vermont, USA - Holder of the IMéRA/Fulbright Chair on migration studies

  • Black Orpheus, Migration, and the Circulation of Brasiliana During the Cold War

Michael Dorsch, Associate Professor of Economics, Central European University, School of Public Policy, Budapest - holder of the chair AMSE/IMéRA "un monde en crise"

  • Asylum seekers, voters, and populists: The European refugee crisis in a domestic political context

Tincuta Heinzel, Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University, School of Design and Creative Arts

  • Designano: The Aesthetics of Imperceptibility

Coline Houssais, Auteure, commissaire et chercheuse indépendante - Résidence Mucem/IMéRA

  • Ceci n'est pas un voile - évolutions & représentations du couvre-chef féminin en France et en Méditerranée : approches comparées

Iman Mersal, Poète, essayiste, traductrice et enseignante à l’Université d’Alberta, Canada - Titulaire de la Chaire Camus (IMéRA/A*MIDEX-AMU)

  • Lakna (accent)

Thomas Serres, Politiste et sociologue – Lecturer à l’Université de Californie, Santa Cruz – Politics Department and Center for the Middle East and North Africa

  • "Mobilité, parcours hybrides et reconfiguration de la souveraineté en Méditerranée" - En partenariat avec l'Université d'Edimbourg et Frédéric Volpi, SENIOR FELLOW 2020-2021

Frédéric Volpi, SENIOR FELLOW 2021-2023 - Chair, Islamic and Middle East Studies, & Director, Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Contemporary Islam, University of Edinburgh

  • Initiative Solidarités musulmanes en Méditerranée

Deux autres résidentes arriveront entre mars et mai : 

Karen Barkey, Haas Distinguished Chair in Religious Diversity, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, Barrows Hall - Holder of the Germaine Tillion chair (IMéRA/Région Sud)

  • Pluralisme religieux réussi et concluant : Comment mobiliser la coexistence et la tolérance en Méditerranée et au-delà

Amita Baviskar, Professor of Sociology, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University Enclave, co-holder of the IMéRA/IRD chair on sustainable development

03/19/2021

Atelier de recherche / Styles de vie en Méditerranée / 2021

Vendredi 19 mars 2021, entre 14 h et 17 h 

Partager l’universel ? Entre partage des langues et partage des mémoires en Méditerranée

Longtemps le rapport à l’universel a été univoque, unilatéral et vertical. Une norme, des valeurs, des principes qui s’imposent, comme s’ils étaient hors du temps et de l’histoire. Le temps n’est-il pas venu, alors que s’écrit une histoire monde, une histoire connectée ou une histoire à parts égales, d’imaginer un rapport à l’universel qui soit plus complexe ? Est-il possible d’envisager un autre rapport à l’universel, qui soit plus horizontal et moins unilatéral ? Peut-on partager l’universel ? Sur quelles bases ? Qu’est-ce que cela signifie, plus précisément ? Quel sens donner à ce nouveau rapport à l’universel et quelle portée cela peut-il avoir sur nos styles de vie ? Partager l’universel passe-t-il par un partage des langues et des mémoires ? Telle est la question qui nous servira de fil conducteur durant les six séances de cet Atelier de recherche en 2021.*

Partager et traduire la littérature arabe ? Avec Iman Mersal* et Richard Jacquemond**

À travers la rencontre d’une poète et de son traducteur, il s’agit d’explorer le partage des langues, entre l’arabe et le français, et le partage de l’universel, à partir de l’expérience de la traduction littéraire. Ou comment explorer les chemins inconnus de la langue arabe, par la traduction ?

*Iman Mersal, poète et écrivain, titulaire de la chaire Camus à l’IMéRA en 2021. Elle est notamment l’auteure de l’anthologie poétique Des choses m’ont échappé, Sindbad/Actes Sud, 2008, 128 p ; et d’un recueil à paraître en 2021, aux éditions Actes Sud, traduit également par Richard Jacquemond, Sur les traces d’Anayat El-Zayat (titre provisoire).

**Richard Jacquemond, professeur de littérature arabe à Aix Marseille Université, directeur de l’IREMAM. Il a publié une vingtaine de traductions, d’auteurs presque tous égyptiens, dont huit romans de Sonallah Ibrahim et les poèmes d’Iman Mersal. Il a également publié une monographie Entre scribes et écrivains. Le champ littéraire dans l’Égypte contemporaine, Sindbad/Actes Sud, 2003 (traduit en anglais et en arabe) et dirigé ou codirigé plusieurs ouvrages  collectifs,  notamment Culture and Crisis in the Arab World. Art, Practice and Production in Spaces of Conflict, Londres, I. B. Tauris, 2019 (codirigé avec Felix Lang), et Culture pop en Égypte. Entre mainstream commercial et contestation, Paris, Riveneuve éditions, 2020 (codirigé avec Frédéric Lagrange).

From 09/16/2021 to 09/17/2021

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE « QUESTIONING THE CONSTRUCTION OF AFRICAN MIGRATION POLICIES »

September 16th -17th 2021 at IMéRA, Marseille

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE « QUESTIONING THE CONSTRUCTION OF AFRICAN MIGRATION POLICIES »

CALL FOR PAPERS

Over the last few years, the extensive academic literature on migration controls in North Africa and in the Sahel (Gaibazzi, Bellagamba, Dünnwald 2017) may stem from the growing scientific interest in the issue of “externalization” (Guiraudon 2002, Boswell 2003, Gammeltoft-Hansen 2006, Balzacq 2009). Various scholars have analysed the construction of migration policies on the African continent with reference to the European action. Whereas this concept has been very much relevant to European civil society organizations (Migreurop 2006) in order to explore the transformation of migration laws, norms and practices, it also finds its own limits from an empirical and theoretical viewpoint. In addition to its Euro-centred bias, the reference to “externalization” implies, at least in theory, that third countries, particularly African countries, would constitute homogeneous entities and passive recipients exposed to pressures and normative transfers coming from the European Union, its member states and given international organizations. In other words, this concept overlooks an array of political and social dynamics in African States that need to be addressed. African countries may indeed capitalize on the externalities of the cooperation with a view to buttressing their own position in the field of migration management (Cassarino 2018, El Qadim 2018, Perrin 2020), security (Frowd 2018) and politics. Consequently, international pressures and influences (Geiger and Pécoud 2010) on the construction of African migration policies are embedded in the strategies of state and non-state actors,   at regional, national and local levels, which are part of new paradigms designed to (re)legitimize themselves, to make them a resource, or even to reposition themselves in the international arena. International dynamics are thus integrated into contexts with multiple variables - whether these are connected with society, identity (Bensaâd 2009), and politics. Such international dynamics are also part of mobility and administrative practices that nourish and shape them at the same time.

This conference is aimed at fostering a new academic perspective emphasizing African actors’ referents in the construction of migration policies. By crossing various disciplines and levels of analysis, we seek to investigate the ways in which “externalities”, in the field of migration, are translated in the African social and political “grounds” (Rottenburg, Behrends, Park 2014). This conference is also an opportunity to rethink the dividing line between what can be viewed as being external to the continent and what is “endogenous” in the construction process of migration policies.

The conference will address two levels of analysis.

The first day of the conference will be devoted to the analysis of the state level. African countries’ capacity to negotiate migration agreements, despite their unequal bargaining power, will be studied (Infantino 2019). This endeavour is crucial to unveil the evolution of diplomatic and political strategies resulting from international pressures and regional contexts. It is also important to discuss the consequences of these developments on states especially when considering that their power and territorial sovereignty can be paradoxically reinforced, sometimes without the knowledge and to the detriment of their own population. Concomitantly, their own legitimacy may be buttressed at regional or international level. In this connection, scholar Amitav Acharya (2004) has clearly demonstrated how some states may be in a position to readjust locally norms and practices transferred from abroad, on the one hand, and turn their external relations to their own advantage, on the other hand.

The second day will be devoted to the analysis of the infra- or trans-state level. We will seek to investigate spaces more locally. In these spaces, processes of adherence or compliance can be examined, as well as patterns of (re) appropriation (re)legitimation and even the status quo resulting from international pressures to manage migration. Among others, we need to understand how the judicial, political and security institutions, as well as civil societies, have been transformed in the African context. Just like we need to capture how migrants’ mobility practices have changed, and, from a broader perspective, how this level of interaction tends to reconfigure internal and transnational social and political relationships.

Moreover, we propose to analyse how these dynamics are conducive to migration “markets” (Andersson 2004, Gammeltoft-Hansen 2006) that hinge upon financial or symbolic resources mobilized by international institutions, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.

Finally, this conference will also be an opportunity to question the realization and feasibility of an “African approach” to migration (“African Agenda for Migration”), to explore the “Africanness” that is often highlighted with reference to mobility, and to reflect on processes of “Africanization” in the construction of policies and practices designed to address migration matters.

We solicit proposals for papers from scholars across disciplines (law, political science, anthropology, sociology, geography, history) that explore the research themes mentioned in the two levels of analysis. Submissions from African researchers and scholars are encouraged.

  • HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL:

Please send project proposals of 500 words maximum (in French or in English), and a short biography (200 words) indicating your affiliation,

NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 15 2020 to colloque.mig.africaines2021@gmail.com

Also, please specify your planned cities of departure and arrival.

Your proposal will be examined by the scientific committee and its final decision will be communicated by January 15 2021.

The conference will be held in French and English. Participants are expected to have passive skills in both languages.

  • CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Sophie Bava (LPED, IRD-AMU - SoMuM),
Camille Cassarini (LPED, IRD-AMU),
Jean-Pierre Cassarino (Collège d’Europe, Varsovie),
Chloé Chatelin (SoMuM),
Alizée Dauchy (IEE, USL Bruxelles),
Delphine Perrin (LPED, IRD-AMU).