International Conference “Neighborliness in Global Perspective”

February 12-14, 2020 – Erfurt/Germany

Evangelisches Augustinerkloster zu Erfurt

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Evangelisches Augustinerkloster zu Erfurt

16:00 – 16.30 Registration
16.30 – 17.15 Welcome and Introduction by Birgit Schäbler (Orient-Institut Beirut)
17.15 – 18:45

Panel 1: Ontological Underpinnings of Neighborliness

Chair: Birgit Schäbler (Orient-Institut Beirut)

Thomas Hieke (Universität Mainz): Differing Concepts of Neighborliness in the Hebrew Bible – A Terminological and Theological Overview

William Melaney (American University Cairo): Jean Luc Nancy’s Political Ontology: Neighborliness as a Condition for World

19:30 Dinner

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Evangelisches Augustinerkloster zu Erfurt

09:00 – 11.15

Panel 2: The Role of the Media – Neighborliness in the Media

Chair: Christiane Kuller (Universität Erfurt)

Simon Unger-Alvi (Deutsches Historisches Institut Rom): The Last Year of Neighborliness: German Media Debates on Anti-Semitism in 1932

Foued Djeddou (Université Mohamed Khider Biskra): The role of social media in promoting neighbourhood from a postmodern perspective. Comparative study between France and Algeria

Maryam Vaziri (University of Mysore): Social Media Interaction between Communities: A Content Analysis on Haj Events between Iranians and Saudis on Facebook

11.15- 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 13.45

Panel 3: Neighborliness across Borders

Chair: Fatih Ermiş (Orient-Institut Beirut)

Christian Methfessel (Universität Erfurt): “Peaceful and neighbourly relations among States”: Concepts of Neighborliness, Territorial Conflicts, and the Global Cold War

Johann Nicolai (Universität Potsdam): A Stranger in the Neighborhood: Israeli Perceptions of Neighborliness

Zeba Khan (Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University): Imagined Encountering the Self: A Case Study of the Syrian Refugees Living in Eastern- Turkish Border Cities of Gazientep, Kilis, Sanliurfa and Osmaniye

13.45 – 14.45 Lunch
14.45 – 17.00

Panel 4: Neighborly Relations on the Ground I

Chair: Katharina Waldner (Universität Erfurt)

Margret Otto (Freie Universität Berlin): „We are all one“. Unity and diversity within the moral framework of neighborly networking in old Khartoum

Derya Özkaya (Freie Universität Berlin): The Diversity and Complexity of Violence Among the Urban Poor: Spatializing Solidarity and Conflict in the Gülsuyu-Gülensu Neighbourhood, Istanbul

Thom Sicking (Saint Joseph University of Beirut): Neighborhood Relations in the City of Beirut

18.00 Dinner

Friday, February 14, 2020

Evangelisches Augustinerkloster zu Erfurt

09.00- 11.15

Panel 5: Neighborly Relations on the Ground II

Chair: Sabine Schmolinsky (Universität Erfurt)

Yunus Ugur (Istanbul Sehir University): Ethno-Religious Differentiation, Residential Profiles and Spatial ReOrganization of Edirne in the late Seventeenth Century

Waqas Halim (Technology University Lahore), Asad Ahmad Khan (Universität Heidelberg): “Hijra Neighborhoods in Mohallas of Lahore: Paragons of safe spaces for vulnerable community”

11.15 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:15

Panel 6: Ancient Rome

Chair: Mara Albrecht (Orient-Institut Beirut)

Johanna Leithoff (Universität Erfurt): „Ties of Neighborhood“– The Importance of vicinitas in Ancient Rome

12.15 – 13.45

Panel 7: Neighborly Relations in Film and Literature

Chair: Mara Albrecht (Orient-Institut Beirut)

Kaveri Mishra (Amity University): Bollywood and Pakistanis’ Romantic Love Affairs

  Sightseeing Program