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Cyprus workshop: academic program (29-30 April 2022)




29 April 2022



Panel chairs

Khogir W Mohammad (MERIP)

Moh. Othman (MERIP

Synne Bergby (URBAN-A)

Watfa Najdi (AUB)



Jeff Crisp (RCS)

Sari Hanafi (AUB)


Introduction and keynote (09.00 – 10.00)

Introduction - Are Knudsen, Sarah Tobin and Kjersti Berg

Prof. Nicos Trimikliniotis (U Nicosia): Keynote

Panel: Containment and (im-)mobility (10.00-12.15)

Katherine Mackinnon and Ben White (U Glasgow)

Sites of containment: European refugee encampments in North Africa and the Middle East, 1943–46 

Dawn Chatty (RCS)

Refuge in the Middle East:  Post-colonial transnational migration or Supercamp 

Kjersti Berg (CMI)

Choosing immobility? Palestinian refugees from Syria and Syrian refugees in Gaza 

Synnøve Bendixsen (UiB)

The scale of mobility: An ethnographic study of migrants along the Balkan route 






Panel: Urban Displacement and Exile (13.00-16.00)

Ahmet İçduygu and Souad Osseiran (MiReKoc, Koç U)

Exploring Urban Refugee Settlement in Istanbul: The Case of Syrian Refugees 

Robert Forster (CMI)

Under one roof: Resettling the flood-displaced of the Khan al-Askar in Tripoli, Lebanon

Rebecca Bryant (U Utrecht)

Reshaping Place in Exile: Gaziantep as a Syrian-Turkish City 

Sarah A. Tobin (CMI)

Moving Money: Syrian Refugees Surviving Displacement in Jordan

Kamel Doraï (U Poitiers – ifpo)

From forced migrants to necessity entrepreneurs: The case of refugees from Syria in Lebanon 

Roundtable (16.15-16.45)

Comments & discussion





30 April 2022


Session chairs:

S. Tobin and R. Bryant (A)

A. Knudsen and K. Berg (B)




Event organizer

Olga Pushkash (CMI)








 Workshop: day 2

Introduction and keynote – part II (09.00 – 10.00)

Nicoletta Charalambidou (KISA, Cyprus): Keynote

Parallel session (10.15-12.00)

Parallel session (10.15-12.00)

Special journal issue (A) (“URBAN3DP”)

Special journal issue (B)


NSMES Panel, Iceland

NSMES Panel, Iceland

Karine Pierre (Agency photojournalist) (13.00-13.30)

“Shredded lands” –photographing the Gaza buildings, Beirut

Edited book (13.30-14.30)

Edited book (13.30-14.30)

Berghahn: Status and timetable

Berghahn: Status and submission

Concluding remarks

Mete Hatay

(PRIO Cyprus Centre)


 Nicosia Guided Tour

1 May 2022

Varosha excursion

Mete Hatay (PRIO CC)

Rebecca Bryant (U Utrecht)

Varosho excursion