Three Languages - Three Cultures: Narratives from the Middle East

Presenter/s: Dr Stefano Carboni; Associate Professor Hakeem Kasem; Dr Ali Mozaffari; Dr Banu Senay; Dr Michael King; Dr Bahar Davary; Dr Aydogan Kars; Associate Professor Adrian Jones; Dr Majdi Faleh; Dr Yaghoob Foroutan; Dr Heydar Shadi; Dr Hamish McGregor

Event type: Conference

Event date: Thursday, 22 November 2018 - 8:30am to Friday, 23 November 2018 - 3:15pm

Event venue: Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies #127, Ellery Crescent, Canberra

The Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (CAIS) at the Australian National University (ANU) is proud to host the 2018 Conference, ‘Three Languages - Three Cultures: Narratives from the Middle East’.

This interdisciplinary conference welcomes academics of all related subject areas and is open to all scholars, students, professionals and members of the public with an interest in the three Middle Eastern languages: Arabic, Persian and Turkish as well as their respective cultures.

Language is a vessel of communication through which humans have defined their worlds and shaped their cultural identities. In fact, every language via the extension of its discourse is engaged in the evolutionary process of the modern world. This conference seeks to provide insight into the shifting identities of the Middle East, through the lenses of these three widely spoken languages and influential cultures. The conference will delve into the complexity and the diversity of the region and will investigate both the synchronic and diachronic characteristics of the three languages selected. This will reveal new insights into the various aspects of Art, Culture, Gender, Identity, Language, Literature, Media and Communication, Comparative Studies as well as Language Teaching and Planning.

This conference, the first in Australia to simultaneously cover these three languages, will ignite your imagination and enrich your understanding of the region. It will include renowned keynote speakers who will examine the rich languages and cultural content of the Middle East: the poetry, calligraphy, art and literature.

Please register for the conference here.

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