About the Conference
Despite the growing academic interest that Middle Eastern minorities have continued to receive over the decades since the publication of Albert Hourani's Minorities in the Arab World in 1947, the theme of minoritization has remained a marginal topic in Middle Eastern and North African studies. In this international conference that builds on a series of workshops and lectures funded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation over the last two years, we revisit from multidisciplinary, geographic and historical perspectives the concept of minority (ethnic and religious). Our objective is to engage with minorities from the angles of the humanities and social sciences by considering the histories, ethnographies, and artistic approaches of ethnic and religious groups, and to interrogate the concept of minority itself.
Minorities in the Middle East and North Africa Resource Page