Paradigms for a Nomadic Mode of Living: Tenets and perils of coexistence


Venue: Leucorea, Collegienstr. 62, 06886 Wittenberg, Audi-Max
Date: November 30th - December 2nd, 2007

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November 30th, 2007
Leucorea, Collegienstr. 62, 06886 Wittenberg, Audi-Max

The Politics of Resources:
Strategies of Access and Exploitation

2.00 p.m.

Opening and Chair:
Jörg Gertel (Leipzig)

2.10 p.m.

Leif Manger (Bergen)
Livestock, Land and Weapons: Understanding Resource-Based Conflicts between Agro-Pastoral Groups in Western Sudan

2.50 p.m.

Fred Zaal (Amsterdam)
Co-Management Conflicts: Institutional Conflict over Key Wetland and Forest Resources in a Pastoral Community, Kenya

3.30 p.m.

Melvyn C. Goldstein (Cleveland)
Changing Patterns of Resource Use and Pastoral Management in Western Tibet over the Past Half Century: A Case Study of the Nomads of Phala

4.10 p.m.

Coffee break

4.25 p.m.

Sören Stark (Halle)
Resource Exploitation and Settlement Dynamics in High Mountain Areas: The Case of Medieval Ustrushana, Northern Tajikistan

5.05 p.m.

Wolfgang Holzwarth (Halle)
Central Asian Sheep and Russian Railways: Expanding Eurasian Lamb-Skin and Meat Markets in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

5.45 p.m.

Ingo Breuer, Andreas Gruschke (Leipzig)
Pastoral Resources in Morocco and Tibet: Local Livelihoods in Global Contexts

6.25 p.m.


6.30 p.m.

Ecological Perspectives:
Benno Pilardeaux (Berlin)
Climate Change and New Security Risks in Drylands

7.30 p.m.



December 1st, 2007
Leucorea, Collegienstr. 62, 06886 Wittenberg, Audi-Max

Imposed Rules, Administered Interests:
Intersections between the Two Spheres

Kurt Franz (Halle)

8.30 a.m.

Françoise Métral (Lyon)
The Contrôle bédouin in Mandatory Syria

9.10 a.m.

Brit Kärger (Leipzig)
Imposition of Political Interests, Trials of Control: Numhâ and Yamūt-ba’al under the Influence of the Mariote, Assyrian and Other Local Kingdoms

9.50 a.m.

Thomas Brüggemann (Halle)
Nomads under Control? Settlement Policy and Nomadic Response in the Byzantine Empire

10.30 a.m.

Coffee break

10.45 a.m.

Kurt Franz (Halle)
Ambiguities of Arbitration between Autonomous Tribes and Suzerain State: The Ayyubid and Mamluk Experience

11.25 a.m.

Sebastian Maisel (Allendale, Mich.)
Who is Right? Legal Transformations within the Saudi Arabian Tribal Community

12.05 p.m.

Svetlana Jacquesson (Halle)
Nomad–State Relations in the Tian Shan Mountain Region and the Kyrgyz Population, Late 19th to 20th century

1.00 p.m.


Shared Space, Divided Territories:
The Appropriation and Organization of Spaces

Stefan R. Hauser (Halle)

2.30 p.m.

Ian Straughn (Providence, R.I.)
Contingent Spatialities and Imperial Immaturities: Landscape Practices of the Umayyad Dynasty in Greater Syria

3.10 p.m.

David Durand-Guédy (Paris/Tehran)
Where Did the Saljuqs Live? The Example of Sultan Mas‘ūd b. Muḥammad (1134–1152)

3.50 p.m.

Andreea Bretan (Leipzig)
Constructed Spaces, Contested Meanings: The Syrian Steppe, the Bedouins and the Development Discourse

4.30 p.m.

Coffee break

4.45 p.m.

Guma Kunda Komey Kola (Halle/Khartoum)
Autochthonous Land Claims and Counter-Claims in the Relations of the Sedentary Nuba and the Nomadic Baqqara of the Nuba Mountains, Sudan

5.25 p.m.

Kyrill Istomin, Joachim Otto Habeck (Halle)
Spatial Cognition and Orientation among Noymadic and Settled Groups in the Tundras of Northern Russia

6.05 p.m.

Beate Pongratz-Leisten (Princeton)
Mental Maps

7.30 p.m.



December 2nd, 2007
Leucorea, Collegienstr. 62, 06886 Wittenberg, Audi-Max

Mental Representations:
Myths, Discourse, Encounters

Stefan Leder (Halle)

8.30 a.m.

Beate Eschment (Halle)
Neither Barbarians nor Noble Savages: The Russian View on the Kazakhs of the Empire

9.10 a.m.

Thomas Barfield (Boston)
Contrasting the State-Building Capacity of Nomads in the Near East and Inner Asia: Hierarchical versus Egalitarian Tribal Ideologies in Establishing Political Leadership and Dynastic Rule

9.50 a.m.

Alexander Diener (Malibu)
Hybridity in the Mongolian Steppe: Modernization, Nationalization and the Changing Role of Nomadic Tradition

10.30 a.m.

Coffee break

10.40 a.m.

Ute Pietruschka (Halle)
Gog and Magog: Reflections of Nomadic Incursions in the Syriac Literature

11.25 a.m.

Sarga Moussa (Lyon)
Le mythe des Bédouins à l’aube du XIXe siècle: L'exemple de Dom Rafaël de Monachis

12.05 p.m.

Alexander Weiß (Leipzig), Stefan Leder (Beirut/Halle)
Myths of Nomads and their Use: Two Cases in Trans-Cultural Perspective

1.00 p.m.