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This is the website for a three-day workshop on colonialism (including Orientalism) related to the past and present of West Asia. For a detailed description about the workshop, please refer to the Call for Papers (also in Arabic, Turkish and Farsi). We welcome researchers, scholars, students, heritage experts, activists and anyone with an active interest in dismantling colonialist and orientalist narratives and practices in the past and present of the region of West Asia.

We are a collective of European scholars trying to support a fruitful discussion about the study of the past and the colonialist connotations of the past and present. We are looking forward to your contributions either as a speaker, commenter or spectator.

The organizers (Bärbel Morstadt, Sebastian Hageneuer, Aris Politopoulos, Aydin Abar)