Online Politics and Grassroots Activism

28 April 2017 14:00 to 17:00

16-20 George Square, G.02, Edinburgh


The Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL), Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh are pleased to invite you to a panel on Online Politics and Grassroots Activism.

This event will showcase the research published by Contemporary Levant, an international peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal of the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL), a British Academy-sponsored institute.

Contemporary Levant publishes original research on contemporary politics, society and culture in the Levant region, its diasporas and neighbouring countries that have a clear relevance to it. The journal aims to foster research agendas that engage with and reflect current and emerging issues in the region. The journal welcomes contributions from various disciplines including: anthropology, sociology, politics, religion and theology, cultural studies, modern history, social geography, media, film studies and literature.

Michelle Obeid, the Editor of Contemporary Levant, and Bill Finlayson, the Director of the CBRL, will be present to answer any questions on submissions to the journal and the work of CBRL in supporting UK advanced research in the region.


Online politics and grassroots activism in Lebanon: negotiating sectarian gloom and revolutionary hope - Miriyam Aouragh (University of Westminster)

Ebtihal Mahadeen (University of Edinburgh): response

Thomas Pierret (University of Edinburgh): response


How to publish in Contemporary Levant?

Michelle Obeid (University of Manchester) – Contemporary Levant

Bill Finlayson - CBRL


If you are interested in this event please contact CBRL via email 

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