Conference at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient
Visions of justice have history and contexts, and so do experiences and perceptions of injustice. They are all informed and shaped by local traditions, conditions and needs, but also by translocally circulating concepts and practices. This interdisciplinary, international conference investigates what happens when different ideas and practices of justice encounter each other, in past and present
scenarios. Such encounters can be shaped by friction but also by accommodation. They may involve processes of conflict, exchange, as well as localization. Recent years have witnessed a rise in populism, authoritarian movements and rule, as well as actors and movements across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East challenging them. Calls and actions in the name of justice have multiplied, often making mutually opposed claims. Under such conditions, it is necessary to carry out research that is both analytical, providing an understanding of the claims and ideas, as well as committed to identifying injustices and documenting struggles to overcome them.
Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin