Publications and presentations

Publications

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2017). "Strategies for Reviving the International Relations/Middle East Nexus after the Arab Uprisings". PS: Political Science & Politics,  vol. 50,  no. 3.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2017). "Twittersheiker og tvivlsomme motiver". Weekendavisen, no. 34 (25 August).

  • Fibiger, Thomas & Mark Sedgwick (2016). "Islamforskning på Aarhus Universitet (snart) ti år med ICSRU". Tidsskrift for Islamforskning, vol. 10no. 1. Available here
  • Fibiger, Thomas (2016). “Monumentalt fravær. Kulturarv, erindring og politik i Bahrain”, Nettidsskriftet Baggrund. Available here.
  • Hinnebusch, Raymond (2016). "State Deconstruction in Iraq and Syria,” PVS: Politische Vierteljahreschrift, vol. 57,  no. 4.
  • Hinnebusch, Raymond (2016). "The Sectarian Revolution in the Middle East". R/evolutions: Global Trends & Regional Issues,  vol. 4,  no. 1,  pp. 120-152.
  • Hinnebusch, Raymond, et al. (2016). "Civil Resistance in the Syrian Uprising",  pp. 223-247 in Adam Roberts, Michael J. Willis, Rory  McCarthy & Timothy Garton  Ash (eds.) Civil Resistance in the Arab Spring: Triumphs and Disasters. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Hinnebusch, Raymond (2016). "Sectarian Dangers in the Middle East: A Conversation with Raymond Hinnebusch ". POMEPS Conversations. August 29. Podcast #81. Available here.  
  • Hinnebusch, Raymond (2016). "The sectarianization of the Middle East: Transnational identity wars and competitive interference". Transnational Diffusion and Cooperation in the Middle East and North Africa. No.: June 8-9, 2016 in Hamburg, Germany. Available here.
  • Riexinger, Martin Thomas (2016). "Sekterisme efter det Arabiske Forår". Figenbladet, nr. 79, s. 14-15.
  • Corboz, Elvire (2015). Guardians of Shi‘ism: Sacred Authority and Transnational Family Networks.Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Fibiger, Thomas (2015). “Marjaiyya from below. Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religious Authority”, Journal of Shi’a Islamic Studies 8,4: 473-489.
  • Fibiger, Thomas (2015). “Heritage Erasure and Heritage Transformation. How Heritage is Created by Destruction in Bahrain”. International Journal of Heritage Studies 21(4): 390-404.
  • Hinnebusch, Raymond (2015). “Syria’s Alawis and the Ba’th Party” in Michael Kerr and Craig Larkin, (ed.) The Alawis of Syria: War, Faith and Politics in the Levant. Hurst Publishers and Columbia University Press.
  • Riexinger, Martin Thomas (2015). "Der Islam begann als Fremder, und als Fremder wird er wiederkehren“: Muḥammad b. 'Abd al-Wahhābs Prophetenbiographie Muḫtaṣar sīrat ar-rasūl als Programm und Propaganda' Welt des Islams, vol 55, nr. 1, s. 1-61.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2015). "Det sekteriske Mellemøsten", pp. 215-231 in  Morten Winther Bülow & Tonny Brems Knudsen (eds.) International PolitikNU - magtbalance, værdier og samarbejde. 2nd ed. Aarhus: Systime.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2015). "Reflections on Self-Reflections - On framing the analytical implications of the Arab uprisings for the study of Arab politics". Democratization,  vol. 22,  no. 2

 

 

Presentations

 

2017

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2017). ”Historier fra Libanon - Sekterisk politik”, Public talk at Danmission Unge, Gellerup Kirke, August 22 2017. ("Stories from Lebanon: Sectarian Politics").
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2017). What is so Sectarian about Sectarian Politics?: Identity Politics and Authoritarianism in a Sectarian New Middle East, Presentation at the panel "Sectarianism and Regime Trajectories after the Arab Uprisings",  BRISMES Annual Conference 2017, University of Edinburgh, UK. July 5-7 2017.
  • Fibiger, Thomas & Hasan Hafidh (2017), Civic Space and Sectarianism in GCC States: Dynamics of “Informal” Civil Society in Kuwait and Bahrain beyond State Institutions,  Presentation at the panel "Sectarianism and Regime Trajectories after the Arab Uprisings", BRISMES Annual Conference 2017, University of Edinburgh, UK. July 5-7 2017.
  • Hinnebusch, Raymond (2017). Sectarianism and Governance in Syria and the Levant, Presentation at the panel "Sectarianism and Regime Trajectories after the Arab Uprisings", BRISMES Annual Conference 2017, University of Edinburgh, UK. July 5-7 2017.  
  • Lauritsen, Henrik (2017). The Origins and Evolution of the Saudi-Iranian Rivalry Presentation at the SWAR workshop "IR Theory in a sectarian new Middle East", Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, June 22.
  • Hinnebusch, Raymond (2017).  Sovereignty, Sectarianism and the Post Arab Uprisings Middle East, Presentation at the SWAR workshop "IR Theory in a sectarian new Middle East", Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, June 22.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2017). Dialogues in Sunni-Muslim Politics, Presentation at the SWAR workshop "IR Theory in a sectarian new Middle East", Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, June 22.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2017). Participation in Roundtable on Perspectives from Political Science, Anthropology and Religious Studies, at the conference Sectarian Materiality, Aarhus University, May 30-31.
  • Fibiger, Thomas (2017). Anti- and Intrasectarianism in Kuwait. The case of the Shaykhiyya community in the context of the Imam Sadeq Mosque Attack. Paper presented at the SWAR workshop “Sunni and Shi’i Intra- and Anti-Sectarianism", Aarhus University, June 16.
  • Corboz, Elvire (2017). The Framing of a Shi‘i Discourse on Islamic Unity in the UK. Paper presented at the SWAR workshop “Sunni and Shi‘i Intra- and Anti-Sectarianisms”, Aarhus University, June 16.
  • Riexinger, Martin Thomas (2017). Sectarianism and the Puritanization of Sunni Islam Since the Late 18th-Century.  Presentation at the conference "Invention or Rediscovery? The Emergence of Sunni Identity in the 21st Century", Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore, February 9. 
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2017). (Sectarian) Trans-state Identities in New and Old Regional Cold Wars of the Middle East. Presentation at the conference "The Middle East and North Africa in the Emerging Global Cold War", The Middle East and North Africa Research Cluster, Nottingham Trent University, UK, May 2.
  • Hinnebusch, Raymond (2017)."From Westphalian Failure to Neo-Medievalism in the Middle East," invited lecture to conference “Deconstructing Unitary Statehood: Hybrid Governance in Comparative Perspective, Universita L’Orientale di Napoli, May 5-6.
  • Fibiger, Thomas (2017). When is Some Thing Sectarian? Investigating Sectarian Materialities in Contemporary Kuwait and Bahrain. Paper presented at the conference Sectarian Materialities, Aarhus University, May 30-31.
  • Riexinger, Martin Thomas (2017). Materiality as a sectarian issue. Presentation at the conference "Sectarian Materiality", May 30-31. 
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2017). Identity Politics and Authoritarianism in a New Sectarian Middle East: What is So Sectarian about Sectarian Politics? Presentation at the panel "Dimensions of Authoritarianism - Identity, State, and Regime", as part of the conference "Unlike Twins?! Comparing Autocracies and Democracies", the Section "Comparative Politics" of the German Political Science Association (DVPW), University of Tübingen, Germany, March 15-17.
  • Corboz, Elvire (2017). Participation in Roundtable on Perspectives from Political Science, Anthropology and Religious Studies, at the conference “Sectarian Materiality”, Aarhus University, May 30-31.
  • Fibiger, Thomas (2017). Material Mediation. The Turba Prayer Stone as Traveling Soil. Paper presented at the Gulf Studies Symposium, American University of Kuwait, March 17-19.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2017). Dialogues in Sunni-Muslim Politics. Presentation at the conference "Invention or Rediscovery? The Emergence of Sunni Identity in the 21st Century", Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore, February 9.

2016

  • Valbjørn, Morten & Raymond Hinnebusch (2016). Exploring the Nexus between Sectarianism and Regime Formation in a New Middle East. Presentation at the workshop "SWAR/CODE Workshop on Sectarianism and Regime Formation", Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark, August 16-17.
  • Hinnebusch, Raymond (2016). Presentation “State De-Formation In Iraq And Syria, “Centre For Global Cooperation Research, Duisberg, Germany, January 14.
  • Corboz, Elvire (2016). The Framing of a Shi‘i Discourse on Islamic Unity in the UK. Presentation at the SWAR panel “Inter-disciplinary Explorations into Shia/Sunni Sectarianism” at the Tenth Nordic Conference on Middle Eastern Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, September 22-24.
  • Riexinger, Martin Thomas (2016). Sectarianism – A Blind Spot in the Study of Religion? Presentation at the workshop "Comparative Sectarianism", Aarhus University, November 29. 
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2016). Shia/Sunni Sectarianism in the Middle East. Presentation at the workshop "Comparative Sectarianism", Aarhus University, November 29.
  • Fibiger, Thomas (2016). “Wallahu Alam”. Doubt and Certitude in a Sectarian Setting in Kuwait. Paper presented at the conference Doubt and Certitude in Islam, Aarhus University, December 13-15. 
  • Hinnebusch, Raymond (2016). “Syria: From Civil Resistance To Sectarian War” Presented To Workshop On Political Repression And Violence, Aarhus University, March 14.
  • Corboz, Elvire (2016). The Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq or the Quest for ‘Iraqiness’ of a Formerly Exiled Shi‘i Political Party. Presentation at the conference “Political Parties in the Middle East”, University of Manchester, January 28-29.
  • Riexinger, Martin Thomas (2016). Kongeriget Saudi Arabien, November 3.
  • Hinnebusch, Raymond (2016). “Thinking About Sectarianism: The Case Of Syria, Invited Lecture, Center For Middle East And Islamic Studies, University Of Oslo, April 22.
  • Valbjørn, Morten & Curtis Ryan (2016). Exploring the regime formation/sectarianism nexus in a less likely place – lessons from Jordan. Presentation at the "SWAR/CODE Workshop on Sectarianism and Regime Formation", Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark, August 16-17.
  • Fibiger, Thomas (2016). Proper Religion in the Glocal Gulf Museums. Questions of Inclusion and Exclusion. Paper presented at the Middle East Studies Association Meeting, Boston, November 17-20.
  • Riexinger, Martin Thomas (2016). Sectarianism and the Transformation of Modern Sunni-Islam, Presentation at the SWAR panel “Inter-disciplinary Explorations into Shia/Sunni Sectarianism” at the Tenth Nordic Conference on Middle Eastern Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, September 22-24.
  • Hinnebusch, Raymond (2016). Sectarianism and Syria’s Trajectory: Sectarianization Of Political Culture And Competitive Regime Formation, to Conference On "The Long-Term Impacts Of The Syrian Conflict," Chatham House, London, April 27.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2016). "A Comparative Politics perspective on religion and sectarianism" at Roundtable on inter-disciplinary perspectives on religion and sectarianism, Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University, April 12. 
  • Hinnebusch, Raymond (2016). “Sectarianism in Syria and the Middle East: The Regional Dimension” Presentation To International Relations Workshop, University Of Aarhus, May 2.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2016). Beyond the Beyond(s) – On the (Many) Third Way(s) Beyond Primordialism and Instrumentalism in the Study of Sectarianism. Presentation at the SWAR panel "Inter-disciplinary Explorations into Shia/Sunni Sectarianism’ at the Tenth Nordic Conference on Middle Eastern Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, September 22-24.
  • Hinnebusch, Raymond (2016). “Thinking About Sectarianism: The Case of Syria, invited Public Lecture, University Of Aarhus, May 3.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2016). ”Sekterisk politik: Shia- og sunni-debatten i et nyt Mellemøsten”, presentation at FLSH Annual Meeting, Copenhagen, April 14.
  • Hinnebusch, Raymond (2016). Presentation, “Governance in the Regime Controlled Areas, with special reference to Damascus,” Workshop on post-conflict governance in Syria, Chatham House, June 23.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2016). Revisiting the (Post)Democratization Agenda in a New (Sectarian) Middle East. Paper presented at the workshop "Theorizing Authoritarianism in the Arab Middle East’", Smith College, Northampton, MA, United States, November 11.
  • Hinnebusch, Raymond (2016). Presentation, “Sectarianism and Regime Type: the Case of Syria,” Workshop on sectarianism after the Arab Uprising, Aarhus University, August 16. 
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2016). Syrien: Politiske, religiøse og etniske konflikter, at Folkeuniversitetet, April 7.

  • Hinnebusch, Raymond (2016). Keynote Lecture: “Syria: What Went Wrong, “ Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore, August 31.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2016). Sectarianism as Identity Politics and/or Religious Politics, SWAR-AIC Workshop: Inter-disciplinary Perspectives on Sectarianism in Iraq and Beyond, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, May 24.
  • Riexinger, Martin Thomas (2016) Sectarianism and the role of the near/moyenne/ancient history, SWAR-AIC Workshop: Inter-disciplinary Perspectives on Sectarianism in Iraq and Beyond, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, May 24.  
  • Hinnebusch, Raymond (2016). Presentation, “Thinking About Sectarianism and the Syrian Case, “ Nordic Middle East Studies Association Conference, Odense, University of Southern Denmark, September 22. 
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2016). Weak States and (Sectarian) Trans-state Identities in New and Old Regional Cold Wars of the Middle East. Presentation at the panel "Sectarianism, State Failure and the Regional States System", the 23rd annual congress of DAVO (German Middle East Studies Association), Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen, Germany, October 6-8.      
  • Fibiger, Thomas (2016). Sectarian Anti-Sectarianism. Paper presented at the Nordic Middle East Studies Conference, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, September 22-24.

  • Hinnebusch, Raymond (2016). “MENA’s Sectarian Surge: implications for state formation/de-formation: lessons from Syria,” DAVO, German Middle East Studies Association Conference, Tubingen, Germany, October 5.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2016). Promises, Pitfalls and Possible Avenues for a Stronger Cross-fertilization between IR and CP in the study of Middle East politics at the panel 'Rethinking the IR/Comparative Politics Divide in Middle East Political Science, 7th Annual POMEPS Conference, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA, May 19-20.
  • Hinnebusch, Raymond (2016). Keynote Lecture, “Understanding Civil War and State Failure in Syria,” Hamburg Institute for Social Research, December 7.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2016). Three ways of discussing new identity politics in the International Relations of the Middle East. at the panel "New Identity Politics in the International Relations of the Middle East", International Studies Association's 57th Annual Convention, Atlanta, United States, March 18.

2015

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2015). "Shia- og sunni-debatten i et nyt Mellemøsten", Ældre Sagen, Aarhus, December 14.
  • Corboz, Elvire (2015). Politics of Self-Representation of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq): The Old & New Identity Symbols of a Former Exile Organisation. Presentation at the workshop “Shiite Identity, Party Politics & Militants”, King Faisal Center for Research & Islamic Studies, Riyadh, September 2.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2015). ”IS(lamisme) og Muslim Politics i et nyt (sekterisk) Mellemøsten” Forsvarets Værnsfælles Efterretningsseminar, Flyvestation Skalstrup, November 25.
  • Riexinger, Martin Thomas (2015). The Shia/Sunni Question in a Sectarian Gulf – Politics in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states after the Arab Uprisings. Aarhus University, November 12.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2015). Yemen at War in a ‘Sectarian New Middle East’, Presentation at IP-NU event ‘Yemen at war - regional and domestic dimensions’, Aarhus University, November 16.
  • Hinnebusch, Raymond (2015). Workshop presentation at University of Aarhus, Denmark, “Conceptualizing Sectarianism and the Syrian Case,” November.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2015). “(Inter)disciplinary Perspective on Sectarianism in a New Middle East”, Presentation at the SWAR Workshop “(Inter)disciplinary Perspectives on Sectarianism”, Aarhus University, November 12.
  • Corboz, Elvire (2015). The Life Achievements of the Maraji‘: Claims and Counter-Claims to Authority. Presentation at the workshop “Arab Shī‛a and Shī‛īsm vs. Wilāyat al-Faqīh”, University of Oxford, June 1-2. 
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2015). “The role of (scholarly) identities in the study of identities in Middle East international relations”, EISA Symposium, Rapallo, Italy, November 4-7.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2015). "Sekterisk politik: Shia- og sunni-debatten i et nyt Mellemøsten", Folkeuniversitet i Aarhus, Aarhus University, October 26.
  • Corboz, Elvire (2015). The Transnational Marja‘iyya and the Islamic Republic of Iran: The Dynamics of a Competition. Paper presented at the Shi‘i Studies Symposium “Practical Authority of the Imams and their Representatives”, University of Chicago, April 3-4. 
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2015). Perspectives on the debate about Shia/Sunni sectarianism in a new Middle East. Presentation at the workshop "Modernities and Subjectivities: Social Transformations in the Middle East and the Muslim World", Ca' Foscari University of Venice/The Naval War College - Venice, September 20-26.