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Reshape of the Congress ‘Islam & Otherness’

The PLURIEL platform, as an inter-university network, has not been spared by the continuing health crisis. Our 3rd International Congress, already postponed by one year during the first European Coronavirus wave, was scheduled to take place in April 2021 in Beirut. In view of the many restrictions still in force in many countries, the Pluriel coordination committee, composed of 11 members from different institutions of the network, decided a reshape of the Congress “Islam and Otherness” in two stages:

  • A first virtual stage on the dates of 13 and 14 April 2021, with part of the initial programme
  • A second stage in Beirut in 2022,

The programme for 13 and 14 April 2021 will soon be adapted to this new timetable. Please keep your availability for these dates. The intention is to keep the entire programme. Speakers will be contacted around mid-January to validate their availability and the mode of communication.

We would like to thank our Lebanese partners for their flexibility and support in these troubled times. This difficult choice is also motivated by the opportunity to develop our online activities within the network and by the hope to organise a first-rate academic meeting in Beirut in 2022.

La plateforme PLURIEL, en tant que réseau inter-universitaire, n’est pas épargnée par la crise sanitaire qui se poursuit. Notre 3è Congrès international, déjà reporté d’un an lors de la première vague européenne de Coronavirus était prévu pour se dérouler en avril 2021 à Beyrouth. Au regard des nombreuses restrictions encore en vigueur dans de nombreux pays, le comité de coordination de Pluriel, composé de 11 membres de différentes institutions du réseau, s’est réuni en visioconférence fin novembre et a décidé un remodelage du Congrès “Islam et altérité” en deux temps :

  • Une première étape en virtuel aux dates prévues les 13 et 14 avril 2021, avec une partie du programme initial
  • Une seconde étape à Beyrouth en 2022

Le programme des 13 et 14 avril 2021 sera adapté prochainement à ce nouvel agenda. Conservez donc vos disponibilités pour ces dates. L’intention est bien de conserver l’intégralité du programme. Les intervenants seront contactés vers la mi-janvier pour valider leur disponibilité et le mode de communication.

Nous souhaitons adresser à nos partenaires libanais tous nos remerciements pour leur flexibilité et tout notre soutien en cette période troublée. Ce choix difficile est aussi motivé par l’opportunité de développer nos activités à distance au sein du réseau et par l’espoir d’organiser une rencontre académique de premier plan à Beyrouth en 2022.

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