Is there a Middle Eastern Body? Session I + II: August 8th, 2021 @ “The Re-invention of Traditions in the Middle East” conference

“Depersonalisierung” (from 1st shooting series) by Merve Şahinol (copyright, all rights reserved).

Day 2: August 8th, 2021

9:30 UK Time

9:309:40 Registration

9:40-9:50 Dr Soheila Shahshahani: Welcome Note to Participants

9:50: Panel 5:  Is there a Middle Eastern Body?

Convenors: Prof Dr Claudia Liebelt and Dr Melike Şahinol, “Introductory Remarks”

Discussant: Dr Sertaç Sehlikoglu

Session I: Regulating the “Middle Eastern” Body

10:00-10:20 Dr Cimen Gunay-Erkol and Dr Gunes Sezen: “Iskat-I Cenin: Ahmed Rasim’s Critical Approach to Ottoman Bodies”

10:20-10:40 Dr Dani Kranz: “Unwanted Bodies in Israel: Non-Jewish, Female, Partners and Spouses of Israeli Citizens

10:40-11:00 Dr Melike Şahinol and Burak Taşdizen: “Colonizing Men’s Bodies: Nature Culture Metaphors Around Hair Transplantation”

11:00-11:20 Discussion

11:20-11:30 coffee/tea (10 min break)

Session II: (Re)Imagining the “Middle Eastern” Body

11:30-11:50 Dr Mathew Gagne: “Sex apps and the Digital Social Skin of Queer Beiruti Men”

11:50-12:10 Dr Hande Guzel: “(Re)producing the Gendered Middle Eastern Body in Academic Discourse”

12:10-12:30 Kamran Behrouz and Setarreh Fatehi: “a Diasporic Parallax”

12:30-12:50 Discussion



International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences

Commission on the Middle East

in cooperation with Orient-Institut Istanbul

Online via Zoom, August 7-9, 2021

The Re-invention of Traditions in the Middle East

Chair of the Commission: Dr Soheila Shahshahani

Executive Secretary of the Commission: Dr Farniyaz Zaker

Technical Hosting: Dr Katja Rieck


Booklet of abstracts of the panel  Is there a Middle Eastern Body?: