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:
- Blog: Why Statelessness?
- Event: 'Segmentary State and fragmented sovereignty: Guru’s informal court in contemporary Karnataka'
- Events: Final Conference: International Postgraduate School on Citizenship after Orientalism
1. Blog: Why Statelessness?
By Laura van Waas
Throughout my participation in the OECUMENE project, I have endeavoured to help shed light on different aspects of the issue of citizenship by way of an analysis, from different angles, of the phenomenon of statelessness. In this context, a question which I have repeatedly asked and answered is ‘why statelessness?’
2. Event: 'Segmentary State and fragmented sovereignty: Guru’s informal court in contemporary Karnataka'
Aya Ikegame speaks on 'Segmentary State and fragmented sovereignty: Guru’s informal court in contemporary Karnataka’ at the workshop 'Why History? On the relevance of cultural history for the study of contemporary India' being held in Oslo on 10-12 December 2013.
3. Event: Final Conference: International Postgraduate School on Citizenship after Orientalism
The Oecumene project offers a two-day postgraduate school as part of the final conference that takes place on 6-7 March 2014 in Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes. Those who are registered for the school are expected to attend both the school and the conference for the entire experience. The school features four three-hour seminars over two days as follows.
To register for both the school and the conference, please email: Oecumene-Project@open.ac.uk
Please note that attendance at both the international school and the conference are free. However, places at the international school are limited, so please register as soon as possible.