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Being Digital Citizens. New book by Engin Isin and Evelyn Ruppert

By Lisa Pilgram · 14 January 2015

Developing a critical perspective on the challenges and possibilities presented by cyberspace, this book explores where and how political subjects perform new rights and duties that govern themselves and others online.

Oecumene Dialogue December 2014

We are very pleased to send you the December edition of Oecumene Dialogues.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. Event: Future Citizen Forum at The Tate Modern
  2. News: Transeuropa Festival publication: Engin Isin on Lampedusa
  3. News: Iker Barbero wins Adam Podgòrecki Prize 2014
  4. News: openDemocracy articles online
  5. Blog: 'Constructing democracy and deconstructing buildings: attempts at a different present and future in Bosnia' by Elena Cirkovic
  6. Publication: What's in a name? Queer Politics and Cultural Translation
  7. Publication: Citizenship and orientalism: Strategies and technologies for the governance of migrations
  8. Publication: The Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies
  9. Publication: Contemporary history of alterity in Spanish immigration law
  10. Publication: Is Torture Part of Your Social Network?
  11. Publication: Orientalism and the Politics of Contemporary Art Exhibitions
  12. Publication: ‘Where is the time to sleep?’ Orientalism and citizenship in Mahasweta Devi's writing

Transeuropa Festival publication: Engin Isin on Lampedusa

By Lisa Pilgram · 25 September 2014

'Lampedusa: A Tragedy in Four Acts' by Engin Isin is part of a publication resulting from the Transeuropa Festival which took place 4-27 October 2013.

The full text article is available online.

Iker Barbero is winner of the Adam Podgòrecki Prize 2014

By Lisa Pilgram · 20 July 2014

Iker Barbero is the winner of the Adam Podgòrecki Prize 2014.

Leticia Sabsay on openDemocracy: The promise of citizenship: autonomy and abject choices

By Lisa Pilgram · 25 March 2014
Leticia Sabsay published an article on ‘the promise of citizenship: autonomy and abject choices’ on Open Democracy (24 March, 2014)

Andrea Mura on openDemocracy: The austerity of the commons: a struggle for the essential

By Lisa Pilgram · 25 February 2014

Andrea Mura and Dario Gentili published an article on 'The austerity of the commons: a struggle for the essential' on openDemocracy (24 February 2014).

Oecumene on iTunes U

By Lisa Pilgram · 25 February 2014

 iTunesU features a collection of podcasts by Oecumene team members. To listen to individual podcasts and for download of transcripts, please visit iTunes U.

Video project: 'Indebted Citizenship'

By Lisa Pilgram · 24 February 2014
Andrea Mura presented a new video project entitled ‘Indebted Citizenship’.

Oecumene Dialogue December 2013

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the December edition of Oecumene Dialogues our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

New publication: 'Islamism Revisited: A Lacanian Discourse Critique'

By Andrea Mura · 10 January 2014

New publication by Andrea Mura. To read this article see the Publications section.

 

Oecumene Dialogue November 2013

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the November edition of Oecumene Dialogues our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. Blog: Why Statelessness? 
  2. Event: 'Segmentary State and fragmented sovereignty: Guru’s informal court in contemporary Karnataka'
  3. Events: Final Conference: International Postgraduate School on Citizenship after Orientalism

Leticia Sabsay on Relationality and the Performativity of Norms in Judith Butler

By Lisa Pilgram · 25 November 2013

Leticia Sabsay published an article in Revista Cult on ‘Relationality and the Performativity of Norms in Judith Butler’ (Relacionalidade e performatividade de normas de Judith Butler), Revista Cult (São Paulo, Brasil), 185, November 2013, pp.

Interview with Antony Hook, Candidate MEP

By Amandine Scherrer · 6 November 2013

This interview with Antony Hook (LibDem Candidate MEP for SE England) was conducted on the 19th of September at The Open University in Milton Keynes, as part of the following event: Enacting European citizenship: Citizen's dialogue with MEPs. 

Interview with Anneliese Dodds, Candidate MEP

By Amandine Scherrer · 6 November 2013

This interview with Anneliese Dodds (Labour Candidate MEP for SE England) was conducted on the 19th of September at The Open University in Milton Keynes, as part of the following event: Enacting European citizenship: Citizen's dialogue with MEPs. 

Interview with Keith Taylor, MEP

By Amandine Scherrer · 6 November 2013

This interview with Keith Taylor (Green MEP for SE England) was conducted on the 19th of September at The Open University in Milton Keynes, as part of the following event: Enacting European citizenship: Citizen's dialogue with MEPs. 

Leticia Sabsay interviewed for Iconos Magazine

By Lisa Pilgram · 28 October 2013

Leticia Sabsay was interviewed by Iconos, the Latin American Review of Social Sciences, on queer politics, sexual citizenship, orientalism, and postcolonial and decolonial perspectives in Latin America.

Oecumene Dialogue October 2013

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the October edition of Oecumene Dialogues our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. Event: Citizenship, Narrative and Neo/colonial Histories
  2. Event: Hamid Dabashi confirmed keynote for Final Conference
  3. Blog: 'Sharing songs: Decolonising ethnography, disrupting scientific orientalism' by Brendan Donegan
  4. News: Videos of Citizens' Dialogue with MEPs available
  5. News: Leticia Sabsay interviewed for Iconos Magazine 
  6. Related projects: First Global Forum on Statelessness

Michael Saward on: What does the EU mean in a changing geopolitical context?

By Amandine Scherrer · 17 October 2013

This video is part of the Event the Oecumene team organised the 19th of September, 2013: Enacting European citizenship: Citizen's dialogue with MEPs. 

This part features Michael Saward (Professor at Warwick University) who adresses the following: 

Niccolo Milanese on: How to shape policy from citizen perspective?

By Amandine Scherrer · 17 October 2013

This video is part of the Event the Oecumene team organised the 19th of September, 2013: Enacting European citizenship: Citizen's dialogue with MEPs.  

MEP candidate Antony Hook: What can citizens do to access the EU?

By Amandine Scherrer · 17 October 2013

 This video is part of the Event the Oecumene team organised the 19th of September, 2013: Enacting European citizenship: Citizen's dialogue with MEPs. 

This third part features Antony Hooks (Liberal Democrat MEP candidate for SE England) who adresses the following:

MEP candidate Anneliese Dodds: What can citizens do to access the EU?

By Amandine Scherrer · 17 October 2013

 This video is part of the Event the Oecumene team organised the 19th of September, 2013: Enacting European citizenship: Citizen's dialogue with MEPs. 

 This part features Anneliese Dodds (Labour MEP candidate for SE England) who adresses the following:

MEP Keith Taylor on: What can citizens do to access the EU?

By Amandine Scherrer · 17 October 2013

This video is part of the Event the Oecumene team organised the 19th of September, 2013: Enacting European citizenship: Citizen's dialogue with MEPs. 

This second part features Keith Taylor (Green MEP for the SE England) who adresses the following: 

Citizens' dialogue with MEPs: Introduction by Engin Isin

By Amandine Scherrer · 17 October 2013

 This video is part of the Event the Oecumene team organised the 19th of September, 2013: Enacting European citizenship: Citizen's dialogue with MEPs. 

This first part features Engin Isin introduction. 

Andrea Mura co-edits openDemocracy guest week

By Lisa Pilgram · 24 September 2013

Andrea Mura co-edited a guest week, together with Dario Gentili, at openDemocracy, entitled ‘Introducing Teatro Valle – searching for a European commons’ for their front page from February 24 to

Oecumene Dialogue September 2013

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the September edition of Oecumene Dialogues our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. Event: Citizenship, Narrative and Neo/colonial Histories
  2. Event: 'Citizenshp after Orientalism' - Final Conference
  3. Publication: 'Two Regimes of Rights?,' by Engin Isin
  4. News: Oecumene featured on OU Spotlight Programme - Part 3

ENACT featured by European Commission Citizenship News

By Lisa Pilgram · 16 September 2013

The European Commission featured ENACT's research in the news section of their website stating 'the Open University in the UK has been leading an FP7-funded research project into Enacting European Citizenship'

Oecumene featured on OU Spotlight Programme - Part 3

By Amandine Scherrer · 4 September 2013

Engin Isin was interviewed by Lucian Hudson, Director of Communications at The Open University. In their conversation they talked about the Oecumene Project, and particularly about the trip the Oecumene team made in China in July 2013.

Oecumene Dialogue August 2013

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,
We are very pleased to send you the August edition of Oecumene Dialogues our monthly newsletter.
Summary of items covered in this issue:
  1. Event: Enacting European citizenship – Citizens' dialogue with MEPs
  2. Event: Citizenship, Orientalism and the Commons - Teatro Valle, Rome
  3. Blog:Will Entrepreneurship Save the Arab World? by Raghda Butros
  4. Related projects: Event: Religion, Self-Government & Private Law - Seminar 3 in 'The Public Life of Private Law'

ENACT project highlighted in EC Policy Review

By Radha Ray · 13 August 2013

The ENACT project is one of fifteen projects highlighted in the publication by European Commission
Co-creating European Union Citizenship – Policy Review, Luxembourg, 2013.

Oecumene Dialogue July 2013

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the July edition of Oecumene Dialogues our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. Event: Enacting European citizenship – Citizens' dialogue with MEPs
  2. Blog: The China Chronicles: Final Reflections
  3. News:  'The Scandal of Rights': Engin Isin's talk at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis
  4. News: 'European Citizenship: How does it (not) work?', presented by Engin Isin at Fudan University
  5. Related projects: Publication: Stateless Citizenship: The Palestinian-Arab Citizens of Israel

'The Scandal of Rights': Engin Isin's talk at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis

By Amandine Scherrer · 18 July 2013

Engin Isin gave a talk at the Annual International Workshop organised by the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (17-19 April 2013).

'European Citizenship: How does it (not) work?', presented by Engin Isin at Fudan University

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By Amandine Scherrer · 12 July 2013

Engin Isin gave a lecture at Fudan University (Shanghai, China) on 7 June 2013. This podcast is the audio recording of the talk. 

Engin Isin's talk at Corvinus University of Budapest

By Amandine Scherrer · 11 July 2013

Engin Isin gave a talk at Corvinus University of Budapest on 27 June, 2013. This podcast is an audio recording of his talk. This conference contributed to the European Year of Citizens 2013 by stimulating debates about the promises and challenges of EU citizenship, notably in a Central and Eastern European context.

Engin Isin took part in the 'Dream Makers Symposium', 25 June 2013

By Amandine Scherrer · 5 July 2013

 Engin Isin participated in the 'Dream Makers Symposium' on the 25th of June.

Dream Makers is a UK-wide project led by young people between the ages of 13 and 19, based around the themes of Identity, Community, Dreams and Aspirations. It has been designed by 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning and Eva Sajovic. 

Oecumene Dialogue June 2013

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the June edition of Oecumene Dialogues our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. Event: ‘Enacting European citizenship’ – Citizens’ dialogue with MEPs
  2. Blog: The China Chronicles
  3. News:  Engin Isin took part in the 'Dream Makers Symposium', 25 June 2013
  4. News: Engin Isin participated in an event on Citizenship in the European Union at Corvinus University of Budapest.  

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Oecumene Dialogue May 2013

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the May edition of Oecumene Dialogues our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

Engin Isin on 'Creating a new sense of citizenship'

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By Amandine Scherrer · 29 May 2013

In this video clip and this audio podcast, Engin Isin exposes his research that concentrates on politics - how do people imagine, or fail to imagine, themselves as citizens.

Oecumene featured on OU Spotlight Programme - Part 2

By Amandine Scherrer · 28 May 2013

Tara Atluri, Alessandra Marino and Lisa Pilgram were interviewed by Lucian Hudson, Director of Communications at The Open University. In their conversation they talked about the Oecumene project, their own research and related activites and events.

'Enacting European Citizenship' is now available

By Amandine Scherrer · 9 May 2013

What does it mean to be a European citizen? The rapidly changing politics of citizenship in the face of migration, diversity, heightened concerns about security, and financial and economic crises, has left European citizenship as one of the major political and social challenges to European integration.

Session at the European Parliament - Part 5, 27 March 2013

By Amandine Scherrer · 9 May 2013

Videos from the Event 'Enacting Citizenship in times of Crisis', Brussels, 27th of March 2013.

Session at the European Parliament - Part 4, 27 March 2013 - Rui Tavares

By Amandine Scherrer · 9 May 2013

Videos from the Event 'Enacting Citizenship in times of Crisis', Brussels, 27th of March 2013.

Session at the European Parliament - Part 3, 27 March 2013 - Engin Isin

By Amandine Scherrer · 9 May 2013

Videos from the Event 'Enacting Citizenship in times of Crisis', Brussels, 27th of March 2013.

Session at the European Parliament - Part 2, 27 March 2013 - Rosi Braidotti

By Amandine Scherrer · 9 May 2013

Videos from the Event 'Enacting Citizenship in times of Crisis', Brussels, 27th of March 2013.

 

The Oecumene team organised an event in Brussels on the 27th of March: 'Enacting Citizenship in times of crisis'.

Session at the European Parliament - Part 1, 27 March 2013 - Introductions

By Amandine Scherrer · 9 May 2013

Videos from the Event 'Enacting Citizenship in times of Crisis', Brussels, 27th of March 2013.

Dialogues on 'Enacting Citizenship in time of crisis' (session at the EESC, 27 March 2013)

By Amandine Scherrer · 9 May 2013

The Oecumene team organised an event held in Brussels on the 27th of March, 2013. This video features the afternoon session dedicated to a dialogue between academics and activists. 

openDemocracy interview with Engin Isin

By Radha Ray · 7 May 2013

Engin Isin was interviewed following the Second Oecumene Symposium - Deorientalizing citizenship? Experiments in political subjectivity held in London on 12-13 November 2012 at the Goodenough College in London. The symposium was organised by the Oecumene: Citizenship after orientalism research project.

Oecumene Dialogue April 2013

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the April edition of Oecumene Dialogues our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. Publication:'Queering the politics of global sexual rights?' by Leticia Sabsay
  2. Blog: 'Mercury and Corporate Citizenship' by Brendan Donegan
  3. Blog: 'Do we really know who can act as a European citizen?'by Michael Saward
  4. News: Interviews with Rui Tavares, Rosi Braidotti, Anais Faure-Atger, Martin Wilhelm

Oecumene featured on OU Spotlight Programme

By Radha Ray · 1 May 2013

Jack Harrington and Zaki Nahaboo were interviewed by Lucian Hudson, Director of Communications at The Open University. In their conversation they talked about the Oecumene project, a key project within Social Sciences. They discussed its impact, their involvement, Zaki’s research into multi-culturalism and his feelings about being a PhD student on the project.

 

Queering the politics of global sexual rights?

By Leticia Sabsay · 29 April 2013

Leticia Sabsay has published ‘Queering the politics of global sexual rights?', Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 13:1, pp. 80-90.  

Interview with Anais Faure-Atger: Enacting Citizenship

By Amandine Scherrer · 24 April 2013

This interview with Anais Faure-Atger (EU Red Cross) was recorded the 27th of March 2013 at the EESC (Brussels).

It took place during an event the Oecumene team organised in Brussels on ‘Enacting Europe in time of crisis’.

Interview with Martin Wilhelm: Enacting Citizenship

By Amandine Scherrer · 24 April 2013

This interview with Martin Wilhelm (Citizen for Europe) was recorded the 27th of March 2013 at the EESC (Brussels).

It took place during an event the Oecumene team organised in Brussels on ‘Enacting Europe in time of crisis’.

Interview with Rui Tavares: Enacting Citizenship

By Amandine Scherrer · 24 April 2013

This interview with Rui Tavares (MEP) was recorded the 27th of March 2013 at the European Parliament (Brussels). It took place during an event the Oecumene team organised in Brussels on ‘Enacting Europe in time of crisis’.

Interview with Rosi Braidotti: Enacting Citizenship

By Amandine Scherrer · 24 April 2013

This interview with Rosi Braidotti (Utrecht University) was recorded the 27th of March 2013 at the European Parliament (Brussels). It took place during an event the Oecumene team organised in Brussels on ‘Enacting Europe in time of crisis’.

Citizenship in the Twilight Zone? Sex Work, the Regulation of Belonging and Sexual Democratization in Argentina

By Leticia Sabsay · 22 April 2013

New publication by Leticia Sabsay: 'Citizenship in the Twilight Zone? Sex Work, the Regulation of Belonging and Sexual Democratization in Argentina', in Sasha Roseneil (Ed.), Beyond Citizenship. Feminism and the Transformation of Belonging. London: Palgrave, 2013, pp. 160-183.

Oecumene Dialogue March 2013

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the March edition of Oecumene Dialogues, our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. Event: Posthuman Citizens, Humanized Animals, Viral Politics - public lecture by Rosi Braidotti, 23 May 2013, London
  2. Event: Edward Said Memorial Conference, 15-17 April 2013, Amsterdam
  3. Publication: 'Cut 'N' Mix King Lear: Second Generation And Asian-British Identities' by Alessandra Marino
  4. Blog: Hope and Despair by Raghda Butros
  5. Blog: What Pussy Riot Know by Rosi Braidotti

Cut 'N' Mix King Lear: Second Generation And Asian-British Identities. New publication by Alessandra Marino

By Lisa Pilgram · 2 April 2013

Alessandra Marino's latest essay deals with the images and sounds of London in the BBC short series Second Generation (2003), where King Lear is appropriated to shed light on the conflicts of Indian-British subjects of different generations.

Oecumene Dialogue February 2013

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the February edition of Oecumene Dialogues, our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. Event: Citizenship after Orientalism: enacting Europe in times of crisis, 27 March 2013, Brussels
  2. Second Symposium video of interviews of speakers available
  3. Publication: Questioning Diversity: Sexual Politics, Identity and Liberal Individuals by Leticia Sabsay
  4. Blog: Mobility is changing the World? Just ask Obama by Iker Barbero

Posthuman Citizens, Humanized Animals, Viral Politics

By Radha Ray · 1 March 2013

Rosi Braidotti is Distinguished University Professor at Utrecht University and the founding Director of its Centre for Humanities. She will give a public lecture on 23 May 2013 in London.

Sukanya Banerjee interviewed by Zaki Nahaboo

By Amandine Scherrer · 27 February 2013

This interview of Sukanya Banerjee ((University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) was undertaken during the Oecumene second symposium held in November 2012.

Bela Bhatia interviewed by Alessandra Marino

By Amandine Scherrer · 27 February 2013

This interview of Bela Bhatia (Tara Institute of Social Sciences) was undertaken during the Oecumene second symposium held in November 2012.

Walter Mignolo interviewed by Leticia Sabsay

By Amandine Scherrer · 27 February 2013

This interview of Walter Mignolo (Duke University) was undertaken during the Oecumene second symposium held in November 2012.

Saba Mahmood interviewed by Deena Dajani

By Amandine Scherrer · 27 February 2013

This interview of Saba Mahmood (University of Berkeley) was undertaken during the Oecumene second symposium held in November 2012.

Engin Isin - Reflections on the second Oecumene Symposium

By Amandine Scherrer · 27 February 2013

Engin Isin shares his toughts about the second Oecumene Symposium held in November 2012. The interview was recorded on the 12 of December, 2012.

ENACT Project selected for success story

By Lisa Pilgram · 22 February 2013

We are very gl

The voice of the body… An Impasse

By Leticia Sabsay · 21 February 2013

Leticia Sabsay has published ‘The voice of the body… An Impasse’, an essay on how we try and fail in making sense of our bodies, in Boca de Sapo. Revista de Arte, Literatura y Pensamiento.

Boca de Sapo. Revista de Arte, Literatura y Pensamiento, XIII-14, December 2012, pp. 48-55.

Vivienne Jabri: The Postcolonial Subject: Between the Universal and the International

By Amandine Scherrer · 1 February 2013

Vivienne's presentation was part of the second Oecumene Symposium, held on the 12 and 13 November 2012. Vivienne participated in Panel III: "The Universal after orientalism"

Antke Engel: Circumcised Citizenship?

By Amandine Scherrer · 1 February 2013

Antke's presentation was part of the second Oecumene Symposium, held on the 12 and 13 November 2012. Antke participated in Panel III: "The Universal after orientalism"

Sudeep Dasgupta: The Contested Spaces of the Politics of Universalism

By Amandine Scherrer · 1 February 2013

Sudeep's presentation was part of the second Oecumene Symposium, held on the 12 and 13 November 2012. Sudeep participated in Panel III: "The Universal after orientalism"

Gurminder Bhambra: Citizens and Others: Beyond Orientalism

By Amandine Scherrer · 1 February 2013

Gurminder's presentation was part of the second Oecumene Symposium, held on the 12 and 13 November 2012. Gurminder participated in Panel III: "The Universal after orientalism"

Charles Hirschkind: Musical Geographies of al-Andaluz

By Amandine Scherrer · 1 February 2013

Charles' presentation was part of the second Oecumene Symposium, held on the 12 and 13 November 2012. Charles participated in Panel II: "Democratizing politics, decolonizing citizenship"

Oscar Guardiola Rivera: To Write for One’s Time: From Rights, Laws, and Revolutions to the Persistence of Politics in the the Americas

By Amandine Scherrer · 1 February 2013

Oscar's presentation was part of the second Oecumene Symposium, held on the 12 and 13 November 2012. Oscar participated in Panel II: "Democratizing politics, decolonizing citizenship"

Bela Bhatia: Footnotes on Citizenship from rural India

By Amandine Scherrer · 1 February 2013

Bela's presentation was part of the second Oecumene Symposium, held on the 12 and 13 November 2012. Bela participated in Panel II: "Democratizing politics, decolonizing citizenship"

Meyda Yegenoglu on "Colonial Spectrality, European Sovereignty and Hospitality"

By Amandine Scherrer · 1 February 2013

Meyda's presentation was part of the second Oecumene Symposium, held on the 12 and 13 November 2012. Meyda participated in Panel I: "Orientalism, colonialism and citizenship"

Alessandra Marino on "The heritage of colonial branding: Mahasweta Devi against legal orientalism"

By Amandine Scherrer · 1 February 2013

Alessandra's presentation was part of the second Oecumene Symposium, held on the 12 and 13 November 2012. Alessandra participated in Panel I: "Orientalism, colonialism and citizenship"

Jack Harrington: "Between Colonizer and Colonized: the Political Subjectivity of the Settler"

By Amandine Scherrer · 1 February 2013

Jack's presentation was part of the second Oecumene Symposium, held on the 12 and 13 November 2012. He chaired Panel I: "Orientalism, colonialism and citizenship"

Questioning Diversity: Sexual Politics, Identity and Liberal Individuals

By Leticia Sabsay · 1 February 2013

This essay by Leticia Sabsay analyses the limits that the liberal imaginary of the subject impose on current reconfigurations of citizenship and democracy when they are defined in sexual terms.

Oecumene Dialogue January 2013

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the January edition of Oecumene Dialogues, our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

Saba Mahmood on Religious Liberty, the Minority Problem and Geopolitics

By Amandine Scherrer · 28 January 2013

This keynote was part of the Oecumene symposium held on the 12-13 November 2012.

Saba Mahmood (University of California, Berkeley) here explores the question of Religious Liberty, the Minority Problem and Geopolitics.

Walter Mignolo on Citizenship, Knowledge and the limits of humanity

By Amandine Scherrer · 28 January 2013

This keynote was part of the Oecumene second symposium held on the 12-13 November 2012.
Walter Mignolo addressed the question of Citizenship, Knowledge and the limits of Humanity.

'The Sinapeles movement as subject of legality' new publication by Iker Barbero

By Iker Barbero · 5 January 2013

From a traditional perspective of Law, the production of legal rules is limited to State powers (legislative, executive and judiciary) as well as to some social agents legitimated through mechanisms of social participation foreseen in the legal system.

'Convergent (il)liberalism in the Mediterranean?' new publication by Andrea Mura

By Andrea Mura · 5 January 2013

The paper explores the hypothesis of a convergence between ‘backsliding’ European liberal democracies and the ‘pseudo-liberalization’ of Middle Eastern authoritarian systems by considering the similarities, beyond the well-known differences, between Italy and Egypt. Teti and Mura suggest that standard indicators of regime type (e.g.

Oecumene Dialogue December 2012

We are very pleased to send you the November/December edition of Oecumene Dialogues, our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. Audio recording available: Symposium 'Deorientalizing citizenship?'
  2. Blog: 'As a citizen of the world...'
  3. Blog: 'Men as People'

openDemocracy front page 'Stories of revolution and rivers that run dry' by Deena Dajani

By Lisa Pilgram · 28 November 2012

Deena Dajani's piece on 'Stories of revolution and rivers that run dry' is featured on the front page of openDemocracy.net on 28 November 2012.

Oecumene guest week on openDemocracy

By Lisa Pilgram · 5 November 2012

Oecumene is running a special guest week on openDemocracy.net. Engin Isin is guest editor and presents a selection of Oecumene articles accompanied by a commentary starting 5 November 2012.

For more information please see http://www.opendemocracy.net/

openDemocracy guest week for Oecumene

By Lisa Pilgram · 5 November 2012

Oecumene articles are being featured on openDemocracy's guest week starting 5 November 2012. Engin Isin's introduction to the week can be accessed via openDemocracy's website.

Oecumene Dialogue October 2012

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the October edition of Oecumene Dialogues, our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. Second Symposium 'Deorientalizing citizenship?', 12-13 November 2012
  2. Book publication: 'Citizens Without Frontiers' by Engin Isin
  3. Blog: 'A critique of Levantine women rights movements'
  4. Blog: 'A response to 'A critique of levantine women rights movements''
  5. News: openDemocracy guest week for Oecumene

'Citizens without frontiers' featured on openDemocracy.net

By Lisa Pilgram · 17 October 2012

'Citizens without frontiers', Engin Isin's inaugural lecture is featured on openDemocracy.net's front page on 17 October 2012.

Read the inaugural lecture by Engin Isin on http://www.opendemocracy.net/engin-isin/citizens-without-frontiers

'The Symbolic Function of Transmodernity' new publication by Andrea Mura

By Andrea Mura · 7 October 2012

In this article In which transmodernity will be described as the symbolic context within which, in the last decades, new formulations of selfhood and community have emerged that challenge consolidated representations of the world.

First collective publication: Special Issue on Citizenship After Orientalism

By Lisa Pilgram · 3 October 2012

The Oecumene Project are pleased to announce their first collective publication, a double Special Issue of Citizenship Studies entitled, ‘Citizenship After Orientalism: An Unfinished Project.’  Published half way through our project, this is its first statement on how citizenship has been understood as a narrowly western concept and what techniques researchers can use to write about citizenship after orientalism. Nine of the eighteen articles are written by members of the Oecumene team.

Iker Barbero received University of the Basque Country PhD Award 2012

By Lisa Pilgram · 3 October 2012

We are delighted to announce that Iker Barbero has received the 'University of the Basque Country PhD Award 2012' in the section of Social Sciences and Law. This award is based on merits and publications arising from the PhD.

Oecumene Dialogue September 2012

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the September edition of Oecumene Dialogues, our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. Second Symposium 'Deorientalizing citizenship?', 12-13 November 2012
  2. First collective publication: Special Issue on Citizenship After Orientalism
  3. Book launch: 'Princely India Re-Imagined' and 'The Guru in South Asia'
  4. News: New team members Tara Atluri and Andrea Mura
  5. News: Iker Barbero received University of the Basque Country PhD Award 2012 

Oecumene Dialogue August 2012

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the August edition of Oecumene Dialogues, our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. Blog on 'Olympic citizenship'
  2. Blog on 'Apples and pears, or, 'Why don't you move to Cuba?'
  3. Event 'Engin Isin in Utrecht: Citizens without Frontiers'
  4. Event '1st International Conference: Thinking Queer from and in Latin America'
  5. News 'Citizens Without Frontiers featured in OpenMinds magazine'
  6. Related events and announcements

Citizens Without Frontiers featured in OpenMinds magazine

By Lisa Pilgram · 2 August 2012

Engin Isin was interviewed on 'Citizens Without Frontiers' (Continuum, forthcoming September 2012) and his inaugural lecture at The Open University for the alumni magazine OpenMin

Oecumene Dialogue July 2012

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the July edition of Oecumene Dialogues, our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. Blog on 'Women as People'
  2. Blog on 'How to recover common property. India's informal courts'
  3. Publication 'The Guru in South Asia: New Interdisciplinary Perspectives'
  4. Publication 'Shakespeare in India'
  5. News 'Coming out of where?' Leticia Sabsay in Soy of Pagina 12'

'Coming out of where?' Leticia Sabsay in Soy of Pagina 12

By Leticia Sabsay · 31 July 2012

Leticia Sabsay published a news article in Soy, the Gay & Lesbian Supplement of Pagina 12, the Argentine national newspaper. 'Coming out of where?' reflects on the 'Coming Out' narratives and the exclusions they entrenched in.

Oecumene Dialogue June 2012

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the June edition of Oecumene Dialogues, our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. Blog on 'Migrant Subjects - Citizenship, Law and Orientalism'
  2. Publication 'Judith Butler en disputa. Lecturas sobre la performatividad' by Leticia Sabsay
  3. News 'Alessandra Marino writes on 'Occupy Movement in India' on OpenLearn'

Alessandra Marino on 'Occupy Movement in India' on OpenLearn

By Alessandra Marino · 20 June 2012

Alessandra Marino's article on 'Occupy Movement in India' is featured on the OpenLearn platform:

On some paradoxes of sexual citizenship

By Leticia Sabsay · 14 June 2012

The article offers a critical reflection on the Argentine process of sexual democratization in light of the Gay Marriage and the Gender Identity laws that have been recently passed in that context.

Sabsay, L. (2012). Algunas paradojas de la ciudadania sexual. Debates & Combates, 3, June-July, pp. 137-162.

Oecumene Dialogue May 2012

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the May edition of Oecumene Dialogues, our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. Registration now open: 2nd Symposium 'Deorientalizing citizenship?'
  2. Blog on 'Reflections on the Arab Citizen'
  3. Blog on 'Activism and Academia: 'We Are Not Border Agents''
  4. Related events and calls

Aya Ikegame on Livemint.com

By Lisa Pilgram · 30 April 2012

On 23 April 2012 Shamsheer Yousaf, livemint.com, writes about the politics of Karnataka’s ‘mutts’ (caste-based monasteries centred around a pontiff).

Oecumene Dialogue April 2012

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the April edition of Oecumene Dialogues, our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. News 'Job opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Associate to join Oecumene team'
  2. Blog on 'Europe, 'Kill Bill' Style'
  3. Blog on 'Religion and Citizenship Workshop'
  4. Podcast 'Engin Isin on Citizens Without Frontiers'

Job opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Associate to join Oecumene team

By Lisa Pilgram · 24 April 2012

We are delighted to announce that Oecumene is recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Associate (duration 18 months starting 1 October 2012).

We are looking for a motivated graduate with a PhD in social sciences background to join the existing research team of 4 Research Associates and 3 PhD students.

Aya Ikegame in The Hindu

By Aya Ikegame · 18 April 2012

Aya Ikegame speaks to Vikhar Ahmed Sayeed from The Hindu on her research interests and her soon to be published book Princely India Re-imagined. She explains that her book 'challenges the idea that British colonialism destroyed princely states leaving them only with their pomp and splendour'.

Podcast: Engin Isin on Citizens Without Frontiers

By Engin Isin · 3 April 2012

Engin Isin talks about his new book Citizens Without Frontiers (Continuum, forthcoming September 2012).

The podcast on Citizens Without Frontiers has been recorded as part of the Democracy After the War on Terror Seminar Series at King's College London on 27 March 2012.

Oecumene Dialogue March 2012

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the March edition of Oecumene Dialogues, our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. Event 'The Second Symposium: Deorientalizing Citizenship', 12-13 November 2012, London
  2. Blog on 'Performance and Political Subjectivity Workshop'
  3. Blog on 'Sexual Democracy, Imperialism and Cultural Translation Workshop'
  4. Discussion 'Second-class citizenship in Bosnia'

Raghda Butros joins Oecumene activist network

By Raghda Butros · 5 March 2012

We are very pleased to announce that Raghda Butros has joined the Oecumene project's activist network. An urban activist and community developer, Raghda Butros is the founder of Hamzet Wasel, a social venture that works to revive and enrich the cultural and social identity of urban communities in the Arab region, beginning with Amman.

Deena Dajani on Russia Today Arabic

By Lisa Pilgram · 29 February 2012

Deena Dajani speaks to Salwa Abdel Tawab from Russia Today Arabic about Arabic story telling, politics and coffee shops.

Oecumene Dialogue February 2012

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues, 

We are very pleased to send you the February edition of Oecumene Dialogues, our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. Blog 'First Symposium Inaugural Lecture: 'Citizens Without Frontiers'
  2. Blog 'First Symposium: Creating publics?'
  3. Oecumene in the news on BBC Radio 4 and Russia Today Arabic
  4. Event 'The Emergence of the Political Subject - Discourse of Politics after Citizenship', 7 March, London

Professor Ranabir Samaddar visits Oecumene

By Lisa Pilgram · 27 February 2012

Professor Ranabir Samaddar, member of the Oecumene Advisory Board, will visit the Oecumene project as Senior Visiting Fellow from 5 - 9 March 2012.

Teresa Pullano joins as Visiting Fellow

By Teresa Pullano · 20 February 2012

We are delighted to announce that Teresa Pullano (Sciences Po Paris/ULB Brussels) has joined the Oecumene research team at The Open University in Milton Keynes as a Visiting Fellow for the period of 3weeks from 6-27 February 2012.

Engin Isin on BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed

By Engin Isin · 16 February 2012

Engin Isin spoke to Laurie Taylor about Citizens Without Frontiers. They discussed the new politics of citizenship and explored the ways in which people embrace acts and causes which transcend national boundaries.

Oecumene in the news on RT Arabic

By Lisa Pilgram · 9 February 2012

Russia Today Arabic covered the First Symposium: Citizenship After Orientalism. For the full report in Arabic please see the Russia Today Arabic website.

Engin Isin on BBC Radio 3 Night Waves

By Lisa Pilgram · 3 February 2012

On 2 February 2012 Engin Isin has been interviewed about the idea of being a global citizen on BBC Radio 3 Night Waves. He talked about the definition of global citizenship and said that many people are living as global citizens, through the exchange of ideas and interest in what happens elsewhere.

Oecumene Dialogue January 2012

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues, 

We are very pleased to send you the January edition of Oecumene Dialogues, our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. Event 'Professor Ranabir Samaddar lecture', 7 March 2012, London
  2. Blog 'Chronicle of a non-violent protest: Christmas in Jobat'
  3. Call for papers 'Global Citizenship Studies Handbook' (Deadline 20 March 2012)

Leticia Sabsay on 'The City and its Caves'

By Leticia Sabsay · 17 January 2012

Leticia Sabsay writes about the dark zones that continue to thrive in spite of the democratic impulse towards the recognition of non-normative genders and sexualities. Even in times of supposed diversity, Buenos Aires city contains geographical sites of enforced exile where trans sex work is secluded.

Bodies living in freedom

By Lisa Pilgram · 12 January 2012

Dr Leticia Sabsay comments on the National Gender Identity Law that was passed in Argentina last November 2011. The article was published in Clarin, a national Argentinian newspaper, on 27 December 2011.

The full text of the article is available in Spanish.

Leticia Sabsay interviewed for Página/12 SOY Supplement

By Lisa Pilgram · 14 December 2011

Página/12 SOY Supplement
Leticia Sabsay on 'Crossing the Border'

During the summer of 2011, Florencia de la V, a transsexual icon of the Argentine mainstream show-business industry accomplished “her dream of becoming a mother”. This immediately caught the attention of the media, who celebrated the event and, with perverse curiosity, followed the story of Florencia and her partner, who were attempting to return to Argentina with two babies that had been surrogated in the US.

Leticia Sabsay analyses current sexual borders

By Lisa Pilgram · 14 December 2011

'Progress and Prostitutes'

Interviewed by Claudia Acuña for the Latin American Cultural Magazine MU, Leticia Sabsay reflects on current debates over sex work laws in Argentina.  Through the interview, she questions the way in which public and media discourses have framed the debate on sex work, the moral sentiment of vernacular left progressivism, and the focus on trafficking (which, according to Sabsay, is being used as a political trick against the rights of sex workers).

Oecumene Dialogue November 2011

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the November edition of Oecumene Dialogues, our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. Blog 'What is 'illegality'?'
  2. Publication 'Topological 'Border' Walls in Indian Visual Art'
  3. Event 'Citizenship and the new Orientalism'

Engin Isin interviewed for Chinese book edition

By Lisa Pilgram · 10 November 2011

An interview with Professor Engin Isin was translated into Chinese language published in Citizenship in the Changing Societies (2011). This publication is a special collection of interviews conducted by Chinese academic Zhonghua Guo, Associate Professor, School of Government, Sun Yat-Sen University.
 

Oecumene Dialogue October 2011

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the October edition of Oecumene Dialogues, our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. Registration now open: Conference 'Opening the Boundaries of Citizenship'
  2. Blog on Women and Citizenship in the MENA
  3. Event on Gurus' Rule: Hindu Monasteries in Liberalizing India

Oecumene Dialogue September 2011

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the August edition of Oecumene Dialogues, our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. Blog 'The clock ticks for Israel'
  2. New discussion topic on Western Balkan Integration
  3. Project flyer and poster online

Oecumene Dialogue August 2011

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the August edition of Oecumene Dialogues, our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. Call for papers closes 12 September
  2. Blog on #Spanishrevolution
  3. Jack Harrington appointed as Publications and Publicity Manager

Discussing the protest in Israel: The formation of Activist Citizenship

By Lisa Pilgram · 17 August 2011

A new discussion topic has been introduced by Gal Levy who comments on the protest in Israel. Gal looks at recent developments from the angle of a formation of 'Activist Citizenship' and sees a 'window of opportunity for a struggle which is civic and citizenship based, and not ethnic or nationalistic'.

Oecumene Dialogue July 2011

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the July edition of Oecumene Dialogues, our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. PhD School, 8 February 2012
  2. Blog post on Copts' Civil Rights in Egypt
  3. Tidita Fshazi joins our activist network

Tidita Fshazi joins Oecumene activist network

By Lisa Pilgram · 11 July 2011

We are very pleased to announce that Tidita Fshazi has joined the Oecumene project's activist network. Tidita works in Tirana for Transparency International Albania. She works on measuring the progress in anti-corruption efforts in the Judiciary, Public Administration and the Parliament.

Oecumene Dialogue June 2011

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the June edition of Oecumene Dialogues, our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. First Symposium: Citizenship after Orientalism, 6-11 February 2012
  2. Recent blogs on South Sudan and on statelessness
  3. 1st Visiting Fellow: Elena Ostanel

Elena Ostanel joins as Visiting Fellow

By Lisa Pilgram · 14 June 2011

We are delighted to announce that Elena Ostanel (Iuav of Venice) has joined the Oecumene research team at The Open University in Milton Keynes as a Visiting Fellow for the period of 2 weeks from 6-20 June 2011. She is presenting her research to the Oecumene group and will work closely with the team to develop her research and opportunities for future collaboration.

Oecumene Dialogue May 2011

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the May edition of Oecumene Dialogues, our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. Recent blogs by team members
  2. Dates set for the 1st Oecumene Symposium 2012
  3. Lead Activist Consultant appointed
  4. Oecumene on Facebook and Twitter
  5. Events

Aya Ikegame in Kannada newspaper 'The Vijaya Karnataka'

By Lisa Pilgram · 16 May 2011

Aya Ikegame was interviewed by a journalist of The Vijaya Karnataka a Kannada daily newspaper. The article appeared in the column of Dr Shivamurti Shivacharya Swamiji, the guru of the Sri Taralabalu Jagadguru Brihanmath, in Sirigere, Karnataka on 12 May 2011. The Vijaya Karnataka is one of the most circulated Kannada newspaper in India.

Oecumene in The Times

By Lisa Pilgram · 7 April 2011

On 23 March 2011 The Times OU Supplement ‘Open Mind’ published an article on the Oecumene project. Under the heading of ‘East or West - We are more alike than we think’ Alan Copps of The Times interviewed Engin Isin and Lisa Pilgram about the reasons for starting this project and why Oecumene is so important, also right now in light of recent developments in the Arab world.

Oecumene Dialogue March 2011

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the first edition of Oecumene Dialogues, our monthly newsletter. You will find below a summary of all items covered in this issue.

  1. Recent blogs by team members
  2. Discussion forum 'Were the Arabs awakened?'
  3. Oecumene on Facebook and Twitter
  4. Activist Consultants joining Oecumene
  5. Advisory Board Members appointed

Three new PhD students appointed

By Anne Paynter · 16 February 2011

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed three stellar PhD students whose work will be related to the Oecumene project. The three PhD students are Zaki Nahaboo (full-time), Lisa Pilgram (part-time) who is also the Senior Project Manager for Oecumene, and Dana Rubin (full-time).

Why an Oecumene website?

Sitting on a bench
By Engin Isin · 25 January 2011
Sitting on a bench

Another project. Another website. News is that we are running out of URL addresses to assign websites. I don’t know how many websites that means but it must be billions. Why add another?

Lisa Pilgram appointed as Project Manager

By Anne Paynter · 18 January 2011

Lisa Pilgram joined Oecumene as Senior Project Manager in July 2010. In October she started her PhD at The Open University which will be closely linked to the research agenda of the project and which will be supervised by Prof Engin Isin and Prof Michael Saward.

Engin Isin in Il Manifesto

By Lisa Pilgram · 16 November 2010

On 4 November 2010 the Italian newspaper Il Manifesto featured Engin Isin in a special report on citizenship.

To read more, see the full article (in Italian language).

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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