On conferences

Over a  more than a month ago, I wanted to write about the ISA post-trump executive ban. This would be my second failed attempt this (academic) year to attend a conference in the US. I went through thinking hole, of what made it important initially to think that “I had to” attend at least one […]

Cfp: on Violence and the City in Durham Uni.

Just came to know about this interesting call for a workshop. With an emphasis on everyday experiences, and knowledge, learning and violence, it already seems quite exciting. “Violence and (In-)security in the City: Cities of Violence – Violence of Cities International Workshop at Durham University, UK, 22-23 June 2017″ Further information: https://www.dur.ac.uk/dgsi/insecurity/  


Of course the Arab World  has been constantly changing, constantly losing, literally shuffled- its humans, its space, its time- and also enduring  in a Stoler(ian) sense. Remaining remains both haunt and inspire it. Body remains has been on its news headlines since before 2003. Archeological remains towed in settler colonialism, as well as enduring fascination. Scars […]

Losing Ground: Workshop Submissions

For a while now I have been assisting Marijn Nieuwenhuis  (blog) in organizing the upcoming event ‘Losing Ground: On holes and other absences’.  Below is the call for application with the new date for submissions. Also further information can be found  here. It is quite exciting because besides holes, or rather through holes, one might be […]