Call for Papers: Rethinking Social Movements in the Digital Age: Activism, Dissent and Rebellion in the Post-Arab Springpublished: April 6, 2016
International Conference, Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB), Lebanon
July 29, 2016
This call for papers aims to bring in contributions from scholars across disciplines and social media activists to shed light on the increasing role of the digital in mediating state-society relations, particularly during and after the Arab Spring revolts. Contributions can be theoretical in nature aimed at examining the role of the digital in rethinking social movements and the changing nature of activism, (political) dissent, rebellion and revolutions. They can also be empirical and examine particular venues of the digital or case-studies across the Arab region.
Abstracts will be accepted until May 8, 2016 and applicants will be notified whether their abstract has been accepted on May 11, 2016. Accepted applicants will be required to submit a draft paper for their conference presentations by July 5, 2016, where they will be presenting their work in an international conference organized by the Orient-Institut in Beirut (OIB) on July 29, 2016 in Beirut, Lebanon. After the event, articles will be peer-reviewed and edited accordingly by the authors to be submitted for publication either as a special issue in a peer-reviewed journal or as a book publication by a well-established university press.