Final Conference 'Citizenship after Orientalism'

Thursday, 6 March 2014 (All day) - Friday, 7 March 2014 (All day)
Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Milton Keynes

We are very pleased to announce the final conference of the Citizenship After Orientalism (Oecumene) project funded by the European Research Council (ERC).

Please note that attendance at both the conference and the international school are free.  However, places are limited, so please register as soon as possible. 

The 2- day conference will be webcast live from the Berril Lecture Theatre with the opportunity to ask live questions.

Please follow these links:

Day 1 (Thursday 6 March)

Day 2 (Friday 7 March)

Preliminary Programme

Thursday 6 March 2014

09:00 – 09:30 Coffee and Registration
09:30 – 10:00 Welcome by Tim Blackman (Pro Vice-Chancellor, The Open University)
10:00 – 10:30 Engin Isin Why Citizenship after Orientalism?
10:30 – 13:00 Session 1: Performing Citizenship: Gendered Challenges to Orientalism
14:00 –  16:30 Session 2: Decolonizing the Lineages of Citizenship
16:30 – 18:00 John Clarke (OU) In Conversation with Humeira Iqtidar (King’s College) and Gada Mahrouse (Concordia University)

18:00  –  19:30 - Evening Reception

Friday 7 March 2014

10:15 – 10:30 Introduction by Jef Huysmans (Director CCIG)
10:30 – 13:00 Session 3: Deconstructing Secular Citizenship
14:00 – 16.30 Session 4: The Indebted Citizen: Inheriting Orientalism

To register for this conference please email:



International Postgraduate School - March 2014.pdf324.85 KB
Oecumene Final conference A4 poster.pdf124.93 KB
Programme - Final Conference.pdf468.6 KB

Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour ERC-AG-SH2).

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