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Jun.-Prof. Dr. Laila Prager

June 2014 "What is ethnology?" as part of the lecture series "What are the humanities? Theory and practice of the humanities" at the University of Hamburg, June 26, 2014.

June 2014 "Displaying Tribalism: From Static Representation to the Living Museum" Museum in Arabia Conference, Doha, Qatar. Financed by UCL Qatar, June 13-16, 2014.

April 2014 Bedouin Soap Operas in the Near and Middle East: Cultural Heritage between particularism, nationalism and transnationalism as part of the institute colloquium of the Institute for Ethnology at the University of Hamburg, April 15, 2014.

February 2014 "Reshaping Tribal Identities in the Contemporary Arab World", Sociology Department of the University in al-Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 18, 2014

December 2013 "Alawitic Pilgrimage Locations and Interreligious Conflicts in Southeast Turkey (Hatay)". Lecture as part of the institute colloquium of the Institute for Ethnology at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, December 16, 2013

December 2013 "Female centered households and emerging forms of women's political agency", workshop: Regime Change and the Participation of Women in Decision-Making other New Avenues for Political Influence for Women in the Arab Region. "in Tunis (Tunisia); financed by the Center of Arab Women for Training & Research, December 7-8, 2013

October 2013 "Struggling for masculinity in the modern world: The case of urban middle class Palestinians in Amman." Panel: The Anthropology of Men, Family and Parenting in the Contemporary Middle East at the Middle East American Association (MESA) conference, New Orleans, October 10-13, 2013

November 2012 "'Mourners' - Mourning Rituals in Islam." In the context of ethnology in school and adult education e.V., Mourning Hall Münster, November 18, 2012

November 2012 "Controversial 'holy' places: Alawite ziyāra-Tradition and interreligious conflicts (Christians, Sunnis, Alawites) in the contemporary Hatay region (Turkey), guest lecture at the Oriental Institute, University of Leipzig, November 14th, 2012

October 2012 "Villages of Women Left Behind Uni-sex Migration and the Redefinition of Gender Among the Alawi (Nusairy) of Southeast Turkey": Panel: Gender Concepts in Turkey. DAVO Congress, Erlangen, October 4th, 2012

July 2012 "Transnational Relations: The Example of the New Immigration Act of 2008", Colloquium of Ethnology in School and Adult Education e.V., University of Münster, July 2nd, 2012

June 2012 "After Orientalism: Challenges of a Contemporary Ethnology of the Near and Middle East." University of Hamburg, June 22nd, 2012

December 2011 Organization of the workshop (with Patrick Franke): Beyond the 'patriarchal family': Forms of uxori- / matrilocality and matrifocality in Islamic Societies. Past and Present, University of Bamberg, December 9-10, 2011

December 2011 "Women on their own: Recasting Gender and Family in the Middle East"; Workshop: Beyond the 'patriarchal family': Forms of uxori- / matrilocality and matrifocality in Islamic Societies. Past and Present, University of Bamberg, December 10, 2011

November 2011 "From Shared 'Blood' to 'Religious Genes': Modern Bio-medical Discourses and Changing Practices of Cousin Marriage in Southeastern Turkey." Seminar series: Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group ("Cousin Marriages and the Mediaclization of Spouse Selection") University of Oxford, 07.11.2011

September 2011 "Transnational Connections and the Paradoxes of Immigration policy: The case of the Turkish Alawi Migrants in Germany"; Panel: The "Integration Debate" and Modes of Incorporation - Looking at Diasporas from Turkey; DGV Conference, Vienna, September 16, 2011

November 2010 Organization of the panel: Contextualizing Bedouin History in the 21st Century: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives; MESA (Middle East Studies Association), San Diego, November 19, 2010

November 2010 "Performing Tribal Histories in Bedouin TV-series (musalsal bedawi). Diverging Aims, Addressees and Self-Perceptions of Tribal Film Making in Syria and Jordan"; MESA San Diego, 11/19/2010

September 2010 "The signs of rebirth: body, stigmata and religion among the Alawites / Nusairians"; Panel: Body, Sexuality and Medicine in Islamic Cultures, Orientalist Days (DAVO) Marburg, 23.09.2010

July 2010 "Alawi ziyara Tradition and its Inter-religious Dimensions: Sacred Places and Their Contested Meanings in Contemporary Hatay (Turkey) "; Panel: Late Ottoman / Post-Ottoman Heterodox Communities at the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, Barcelona, ​​July 23, 2010

November 2009 Organization of the workshop (with Nadine Quenouille): "Representation" of the SFB 586: Difference and Integration; Hall, November 6, 2009

November 2009 "The camel race in Tadmur / Palmyra (Syria). Representation of Bedouin identity in modern times"; Workshop: "Representation" of the SFB 586: Difference and Integration; Hall, November 6, 2009

September 2009 "'Depression' and the Unspeakable: Migration, Conflict, and Gendered Healing Among the Alawi / Nusairy of Southeast Turkey"; Panel "Troubled Lives - Healed Bodies: Perspectives on Conflict, Suffering and Compassion in the Middle East and Western Asia"; Conference: "Medical Anthropology at the Intersections", Yale University, 09/26/2009

November 2008 "A Society of" Wives without Husbands ", Panel: (NP07) Contemporary Ethnography from the Middle East at the MESA Conference, Washington D.C., November 23, 2008

May 2007 Des âmes sexuées et des gènes religieux: procréation, substance et mjétempsychose chez les Alawites / Nosairis (Turquie) ", panel:" Pour une Anthropologie du Souffle "; in the Center Louis Gernet, Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art, organized by Manrique & Barra, Paris 05/02/2007