Life of a Professor

Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée

The stunning Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée

Glenn Bowman was recently promoted to Professor in Socio-Historical Anthropology. Here Glenn gives you a snap-shot into what he’s been up to in the last few months …

The following publications have all been released this year:

  • Bowman, Glenn 2014 “Violence before Identity: an Analysis of Identity Politics”. The Sociological Review 62: S2, 152-65.
  • 2015. “Grounds for Sharing — Occasions for Conflict:  An Inquiry into the Social Foundations of Cohabitation and Antagonism” in Shared Spaces and their Dissolution: Practices of Coexistence in Cyprus and Elsewhere. ed. Rebecca Bryant, 321-43. New York and Oxford: Berghahn.
  • 2015 “Encystation: Containment and Control in Israeli Ideology and Practice”. Journal of Palestine Studies XLIV: 3, 6-16.
  • 2015. “”À l’ombre de Rachel”” in Lieux Saints Partagés (catalogue of MuCEM exhibition) (trans. Jean-Francoise Allain), 70-74. Marseilles/Arles: MuCEM/Acts Sud.

The last paper (in French) comes out of a major exhibition in Marseilles at MuCEM (Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée) for which I was a scientific advisor and whose catalogue, Lieux Saints Partagés, won the 2015 Prix Méditerranée du livre d’art. We had an International Colloquiem around the exhibitions’ opening on the 4th-5th of June at which I gave a paper on Rachel’s Tomb.

In May (16th-18th) there was a conference in Cairo at the American University entitled “Excavating Absences: Histories of the (Im)material” and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation at which I gave a keynote address called “Sharing Borders, Crossing Boundaries”

On the 13th of June I gave a summing up paper at at a London conference “Sharing the Holy Land: Perceptions of Shared Sacred Space in the Medieval and Early Modern Eastern Mediterranean” sited at the Warburg Institute. The paper was called “Modern Perspectives on Sharing the Sacred in the Middle Ages”.

Since January I’ve also been promoted to Professor, examined three PhD theses (Aberdeen, SOAS, and University of the Basque Country) and presented a seminar at the Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies in Edinburgh.

Glenn with colleagues in Marseilles

Glenn with colleagues in Marseilles


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