February 18-19, 2024
The Middle Eastern Studies Department at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), in partnership with the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), is organizing the second edition of its two-day conference in Doha, Qatar on the topic of Gender, Technology, and Digital Cultures in the Middle East. The opportunity to attend the conference will be offered in person and online.
I am delighted to welcome you to our second international Middle East Conference, organized in partnership with the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The conference is hosted by our Middle Eastern Studies Department (MESD) at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS). It will be delivered in person in Doha and online.
CHSS was established with a vision to enrich and empower society in Qatar and across the wider region. Another international conference on the Middle East, held in the Middle East, is a timely initiative for understanding the complexities and challenges our region faces, at a time when it continues to be in the spotlight.
The theme of the conference - Gender, Technology, and Digital Cultures in the Middle East
I look forward to hosting you at this special event in February, whether in person or online.
We are delighted to welcome you to our conference on "Gender, Technology, and Digital Culture in the Middle East" hosted by CHSS’ Middle Eastern Studies Department at HBKU, in partnership with the LSE's Middle East Centre.
At a time when the Israeli settler-colonial regime continues its genocidal attacks on Gaza and wider Palestine, we, as the conference organizing team, find it paramount to stress our solidarity with Palestinians. We have dedicated substantial parts of the conference to the Palestinian struggle, highlighting digital activism, gender, and cultural production, as well as media representations and practices as potential sites of Palestinian resistance against Israeli settler state violence and oppression. We embrace this focus not only as a scholarly endeavor but more importantly as an act of solidarity aimed at amplifying and strengthening Palestinian voices for justice and freedom.
We look forward to you joining us.