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ILCAA Joint Research Project

Human Mobility and Multi-ethnic Coexistence in Middle Eastern Urban Societies

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Beirut in the early 20th century

Keywords

  • urban studies
  • ethnicity
  • human mobility
  • Muslim
  • the Middle East

Areas

  • Middle Eastern

Website

http://meis2.aacore.jp/jr_me_urban_societies-lang=en.html

About the Project

Project term: April, 2010–March, 2013

Summary of the project: By analyzing human mobility and the spatial expansion of major Middle Eastern cities (Beirut, Aleppo,Istanbul, and Tehran), this project will elucidate the process of development of multi-ethnic relations and their influence on political and social movements in the modern period. The results of studying the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims in the Middle East will be of value to the civilizational strategy of Muslim and non-Muslim coexistence in global society, and also to multi-ethnic studies in general. Using the Japan Center for Middle Eastern Studies (JaCMES) in Beirut as the study base, this project will bring together researchers from multi-disciplinary fields (history, geography, anthropology, political science, urbanism, etc.) from Japan and abroad.

Hidemitsu Kuroki, Project Coordinator (ILCAA)

Members

Coordinator

  • Hidemitsu KUROKI (ILCAA)

ILCAA Staff

  • Masato IIZUKA (Sub-coordinator)
  • Aiko NISHIKIDA
  • Nobuaki KONDO
  • Yoichi TAKAMATSU

Joint Researchers

  • Aïda KANAFANI-ZAHAR
  • Akira USUKI
  • Bernard HOURCADE
  • Kaoru YAMAMOTO
  • Kousuke MATSUBARA
  • Masayuki UENO
  • Sari HANAFI
  • Stefan KNOST
  • Takayuki YOSHIMURA
  • Taku OSOEGAWA

Outputs

Meetings

The 5th meeting

  • Date/Time:1 February 2013 (Fri.) 14:00-18:00, 2 February 2013 (Sat.) 14:00-17:00
  • Venue:Room 303 (Large Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Language: English
  • Presentations by all of the joint-researchers and ILCAA staff members on their papers to be contributed to a volume on the schedule of publishing
  • The 4th meeting

    • Date/Time:3 February 2012 (Fri.) 14:00-18:00
    • Venue:Room 303 (Large Conference Room), ILCAA
    • Kaoru YAMAMOTO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
      Aida KANAFANI-ZAHAR (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
      Akira USUKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Japan Women’s University)
      Aiko NISHIKIDA (ILCAA)
      Taku OSOEGAWA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
      Takayuki YOSHIMURA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
      Bernard HOURCADE (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
    • Date/Time:4 February 2012 (Sat.) 14:00-17:30
    • Venue:Room 303 (Large Conference Room), ILCAA
    • Stefan KNOST (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Orient-Institute Beirut)
      Hidemitsu KUROKI (ILCAA)
      Yoichi TAKAMATSU (ILCAA)
      Masato IIZUKA (ILCAA)
      Kosuke MATSUBARA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of Tsukuba)
      Discussion on “Multilayered Basemap System” and our activities of the fiscal year 2012

    The 3rd meeting

    • Date/Time:1 September 2011 (Thu.) 14:00-17:30
    • Venue:Room JaCMES, Beirut
    • Language: English
    • Kaoru YAMAMOTO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
      “Fragmented City, Fragmented Narrative: Lebanese Novels in Wartime”
      Aida KANAFANI-ZAHAR (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
      “Coexistence in Beirut (post-Ta’if agreement) and the role of civil actors”
      Taku OSOEGAWA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
      “The impacts of the Middle East regional dynamics on Beirut’s inter-sectarian relations since 1990”
      Takayuki YOSHIMURA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
      “The establishment of the Armenian communities in Lebanon and Syria”
      Bernard HOURCADE (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
      “The Turks Azeris of Tehran: Elites and marginality”
      Nobuaki KONDO (ILCAA)
      “Urban space and coexistence: Non-Muslims in Tehran in 1880”
    • Date/Time:2 September 2011 (Fri.) 10:00-14:00
    • Venue:JaCMES, Beirut
    • Language: English
    • Stefan KNOST (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Orient-Institute Beirut)
      “Urban space and coexistence: The Christian neighbourhoods of Aleppo”
      Hidemitsu KUROKI (ILCAA)
      “Urban space and coexistence: Presence of a Muslim notable family in ‘Christian quarters’ of Ottoman Aleppo”
      Masayuki UENO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, The University of Tokyo)
      “Subjecthood/nationality of trans-imperial migrants to the Ottoman Empire in 1850s and 1860s”
      Yoichi TAKAMATSU (ILCAA)
      “Greek Orthodox population in the mid-nineteenth-century Istanbul”
      Kosuke MATSUBARA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of Tsukuba)
      “A case study for Multilayered Basemap System: Taking an example of J.C.David, ‘Politique et urbanisme a Alep, Le projet de Bab al Faradj’, 1986”

    The 2nd meeting

    • Date/Time:4 February 2011 (Fri.) 14:00-18:00, 5 February 2011 (Sat.) 11:00-18:00
    • Venue:Room 303 (Large Conference Room), ILCAA
    • Presentations by all the members on “Human Mobility and Construction of New Identity”

    The 1st meeting

    • Date/Time:7 August 2010 (Sat.) 14:00-18:30
    • Venue:JaCMES
    • Hidemitsu KUROKI (ILCAA)
      “Aims of the Project”
      On Beirut: Sari HANAFI (American University of Beirut), Aiko NISHIKIDA (ILCAA), Akira USUKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Japan Women's University), Aida KANAFANI-ZAHAR (ILCAA Joint Researcher, CNRS), Taku OSOEGAWA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, The Institute of Energy Economics), Kaoru YAMAMOTO (ILCAA), Kosuke MATSUBARA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tsukuba University), Takayuki YOSHIMURA (ILCAA)
      On Tehran: Bernard HOURCADE (ILCAA Joint Researcher, CNRS), Nobuaki KONDO (ILCAA)
      On Aleppo: Stefan KNOST (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Orient Institute Beirut), Hidemitsu KUROKI (ILCAA)
      On Istanbul: Masayuki UENO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
      On the Middle East in general: Masato IIZUKA (ILCAA)
      Discussion

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