Two conferences on Space and the Middle East

It is quite exciting to see space, place, political geography meet Middle East Studies, below are two call for papers. It is also noticeable how the two calls make an objective of linking institutions, people, and theories..I hope the end result would be challenging an area-studies “exceptionalism” and a more nuanced engagement with and challenging mainstream theoretical accounts of space,place, territories and borders.

The first is : “State, Sovereignty and Social Space in the Arab Region: Emerging Historical and Theoretical Approaches” . The second is the CEDEJ led conference Borders and territorial reconfigurations in the Middle East and the Sahel” with a approaching deadline of the first of July.