TALK by Dr. Sarah Tobin
Understanding Early Marriage: Amplified Agency, Decreased Regulation, and Structural Violence of Syrian Refugees in Za’atari
Wednesday, 14 March 2018
Location and time: B5.12 at 17:00 – 18:30
See abstract of presentation: Sarah Tobin Talk Announcement and Abstract
SYMPOSIUM Navigating Displacement and Humanitarian Responses: Discourses and Experiences of Syrian Refugees and Aid Providers in Jordan
Thursday, 15 March 2018
Roeterseiland Campus, University of Amsterdam
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018WV Amsterdam
See full program, presentations and information here: Displacement and Humanitarian Responses Program
Since the outbreak of the civil war in 2011, many Syrians have been displaced inside and outside of the country. Jordan has been one of the major receiving states, and refugees have settled in camps, as well as in urban and rural areas throughout the Kingdom. In fact, Jordan has a long history of hosting refugees from the region, such as Palestinians and Iraqis. Development and aid organizations have played an important role in managing and providing services to refugees in Jordan. As elsewhere, these organizations have affected, shaped, and transformed refugees’ experiences of displacement (Olivius 2017; Shabaneh 2010). Refugees themselves have also devised strategies of survival and adaptation to their new circumstances, often actively approaching and challenging these organizations (Cabot 2016; 2012; Gabiam 2012; Jansen 2008; Malkki 1996).
This workshop seeks to generate a critical conversation on the interaction between displaced communities in Jordan, particularly Syrians, with development and humanitarian organizations that offer them various services. It has become increasingly crucial to examine these interactions given the precarious and vulnerable position of refugees, and the pressures under which aid organizations, as well as hosting communities, find themselves.
CONFERENCE Religious Marriages in the Mediterranean
20-21 March 2018
Mediterranean Institute, University of Malta.
This two-day conference is organised by the University of Malta through the Department of Civil Law and the Mediterranean Institute research group on Belief, Identity and Exchange in conjunction with the ERC-funded research project on ‘Problematizing “Muslim Marriages”: Ambiguities and Contestations’ hosted by the University of Amsterdam.
For conference announcement and more information, visit the website of the University of Malta.
This multidisciplinary conference seeks to bring together researchers who have engaged in research on religious marriages in the Mediterranean.