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Karène Sanchez

Senior University Lecturer

Name
Dr. K.M.J. Sanchez
Telephone
+31 71 527 2175
E-mail
k.sanchez@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Research

  • Sociolinguistic- French in the Levant
  • European Cultural and Linguistic policies in the Levant
  • Language acquisition and competition in European and indigenous schools in the Middle East
  • French Catholic missions in the Middle East mid XIXth-mid XXth
  • British and French Missions in Palestine mid XIXth-mid XXth
  • Christian missions and humanitarianism in the Near East

Curriculum Vitae

For more information, please see CV

Research projects

- Dec. 2017- Dec. 2022: PI VIDI project, NWO (The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research), ‘European cultural diplomacy and Arab Christians in Palestine. A connected history during the formative years of the Middle East (1918-1948)’

- 2018: PI Van Morsel  project, NWO (The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research), 'Between the Holy Land and the World. A connected history of Christian communities in the Near East via the unpublished photographic collections (1900-1948)'

- EFR Scholar in residence at the EFR (Ecole française de Rome); senior researcher fellowship April- July 2019

- Research Fellow/ Associate at the IFPO (Institut français du Proche Orient) Jerusalem/ Beyrouth (2018-2022)

- Jan. 2017- Dec 2021: Co applicant of the international project (in cooperation with EFR Rome, IFEA Istanbul, IFAO Cairo, IFPO Amman, FSCIRE Bologna) ‘Christian missions and societies in the Middle East: organizations, identities, heritagization (XIXth-XXIth centuries)’

- 2015-2018: Main applicant of the NWO Internationalization project ‘Engaging Europe in the Arab World: European missionaries and humanitarianism in the Middle East (1850-1970)’ (in cooperation with IEG Mainz and IISMM Paris)

- 2012-2017: Co applicant of the NWO (Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek) project “Arabic and its alternatives. Religion and Language Change in the Formative Years of the Modern Middle East (1920-1950)”

- 2008-2011: Member of the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique) ANR (Agence Nationale pour la Recherche) International project ‘Archiver: les pratiques historiographiques dans le Moyen-Orient contemporain. Faiseurs d’histoire, faiseurs d’archives’ (LAU-IIAC, UMR 8177, CNRS-EHESS-Culture)

- 2006-2008: Main applicant of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs archival project, (Archivistes sans frontières- section France), ‘Archives de l’enseignement du français en Palestine’

- Participant in the project Fonds d’Alembert (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs) ‘Etudes palestiniennes en France’ (2009)

- 2003-2006: Project of academic cooperation of FFL (French as Foreign Language) and history of French in the Levant ‘New archives and preservation of francophone heritage of the Ottoman and British Palestine’, French Ministry of Education and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

Last Publications

Sanchez, K., Frijhoff, W, M.C. Kok Escalle.; ‘Multilingualism, Nationhood & Cultural identity; Northern Europe 16th-19th Centuries’, introduction ‘Languages and Culture in History- A New Series’, Amsterdam University Press, series Languages and Culture in History, 2017, p 7-14.

Sanchez, K.; Linguistic diversity and ideologies among the Catholic minority in Mandate Palestine. Fear of confusion or powerful tool?, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies BJMES special issue coordinated by J. Tejel and B. White, ‘The Fragments imagine the Nation’, vol 43, issue 2, 2016, 191-205.

Sanchez, K.; ‘Preserving Catholics of the Holy Land or integrating them into the Palestine nation? Catholic communities, language, identity and public space in Jerusalem (1920-1950)’, in Modernity, Minority, and the Public Sphere: Jews and Christians in the Middle East, H. Murre-van den Berg & S. Goldstein-Sabbah (eds), 2016, p 121-151, Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Sanchez, K. and Frijhoff, W. (eds); ‘The Foreign linguistic and cultural policies of the European States (XVIIIth-XXth centuries)’, Amsterdam university Press, series Languages and Culture in History, 2017.

Teaching

Cultural and Colonial/ Post colonial History of France

History of the French cultural, linguistic and religious policies and interaction with the Arab world (colonial and post colonial settings); minorities in the Middle East, ‘Islam et monde arabe dans la pensée française (1860-1960)’, ‘Politique culturelle et diplomatie de la langue. La France en Orient et les identités confessionnelles’, ‘L’empire immatériel de la langue française en méditerranée orientale (milieu du XIXe-milieu du XXe siècles)’, ‘La France au miroir du Maghreb et du Levant’

History of minorities in the Middle East; European linguistic and cultural policies (colonial and post colonial settings), ‘Linguistic imperialism’, ‘Language and minorities’, ‘Language and religion’, ‘Language policy, nationalism and identity’, ‘Language and conflicts’

Last Papers and Conferences

2018

    IFEA (Institut français d’Etudes anatoliennes), MisSMO (Christian missions and societies in the Middle East XIX-XXth centuries), 26-27 October 2018, Missionnaires en qualité d’experts : réseaux religieux, connaissance de terrain et action publique au Moyen-Orient (19e-21e siècle) (co-organizer and discutant)

   University of Venise Ca’Foscari, ERC project Open Jerusalem‘Tracing Historical Paths through the Jerusalem Archives Digital Platform’, invited panellist

    Leiden University, ‘Cultural diplomacy, soft/ smart/ intelligent power and beyond’, 13-14 September 2018, Leiden University, VIDI NWO project European cultural diplomacy and Arab Christians in Palestine. A connected history during the formative years of the Middle East (1918-1948)

    WOCMES (World Congress of Middle East Studies) V, Sevilla, 16-22 July 2018, Chair of MisSMO panel Cultural Diplomacy and missions in the Middle East, XIXth-XXth c., Paper: ‘Crossroads- Cultural diplomacy and Arab Christianity in interwar Palestine’

   Sorbonne University, 13 June 2018, LabEX EHNE/ TEMOS/ NWO Workshop, ‘L’humanitaire, nouveau champ de recherche pour l’histoire de l’Europe’

  Leiden University, 17-18 June 2018, Panel discussion ‘The Making of (Trans)National Jewish and Christian Identities:
 Language, Religion, and Community in and out of the Middle East (1850-1950)’, NWO project Arabic and its alternatives: Religious minorities and their languages in the emerging Nation States of the Middle East (1920-1950)

    Sorbonne Nouvelle University, CLIODIL /DILTEC (Didactiques des langues et des cultures), 21 March 2018, Une fabrique de l’histoire pour la didactique des langues et des cultures, ‘Diplomatie culturelle et Arabes chrétiens en Palestine, pour une histoire connectée’

2017

Ecole française de Rome, 27-29 November 2017, Rome, Italy, MisSMO project (Christian missions and societies in the Middle East XIX-XXth centuries), ‘In partibus fidelium. Missions in the Levant and knowledge about the Christian Orient, XIX-XXth c.’, (co-organizer)

Austrian Historical Institute in Rome, 28-30 September 2017, Conference Jerusalem and Palestine in the midst of conflicting confessional and political interests. History of relations between East and West in the XIXth century; Paper: ‘Catholic Arab Christians of Palestine and European cultural diplomacy, for a connected history (1880–1920)’

European Academy of Religion, Research on the religious fields, 18-22 June 2017, Bologna, Italy, Panel ‘European projects on Eastern Christianity (Modern Times)’, presentation of the MisSMO ‘Christian missions and societies in the Middle East: organizations, identities, heritagization; XIXth-XXIth centuries’ and ‘Engaging Europe in the Arab World: European missionaries and humanitarianism in the Middle East (1850-1970)’ projects

University of Athens (Greece), 11-13 May 2017, ‘La culture dans l’enseignement du français langue étrangère: conceptions théoriques, programmes et manuels aux XIX et XXe siècles’, Paper: ‘Culture et soft power au Levant: la culture dans l’enseignement du français et de l’italien à Jérusalem dans les années 1930’ (with C. Rubbio)

IISMM (Institut d’études de l’Islam et des mondes musulmans), Paris, 26-28 January 2017, ‘Missions as 'best practices' for governmental approaches and non- religious networks?’, international project (NWO) ‘Engaging Europe in the Arab World: European missionaries and humanitarianism in the Middle East (1850-1970)’ (introduction and moderator)

2016

Leibniz Institute of European History, ‘For God and the Kaiser? German missionaries, images and European concurrence in the Holy Land (1880-1920-)’, Conference ‘Menschen – Bilder – Eine Welt. Menschenbilder in Missionszeitschriften aus der Zeit des Kaiserreichs’, Mainz, 6-8 October 2016 

Leiden University, ‘The imagined Catholic oecumene? Catholics of the Holy Land and Arabic (1918-1948)’, conference ‘Arabic and its alternatives: Religious minorities and their languages in the emerging Nation States of the Middle East (1920-1950)’, Leiden, 15-17 June 2016

Leiden University, ‘Missionaries and their apostolate, towards a humanitarisation?’, introduction, NWO project ‘Engaging Europe in the Arab World: European missionaries and humanitarianism in the Middle East (1850-1970)’, Leiden, 14-15 April 2016

ESSHC (European Social Science History Conference), panel ‘Comparing Educational Reform in the Middle East and East Asia during the late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century’, Paper ‘Education, Languages and Power in Missionary schools in Palestine (1905-1925), Valencia, 1-2th April 2016

ZECO (Zentrum zur Erforschung des Christlichen Ostens- Center for the Study of Eastern Christianity), Middle Eastern Christians and Europe: Diasporas - Relations - Entangled Histories, ‘Engaging Europe in the Arab World: European missionaries and humanitarianism in the Middle East (1850-1970)’, Salzburg, 18-19 February 2016

EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales), séminaire Chrétiens d’Orient (B.Heyberger), Paris, 27 January 2016, Paper: ‘Les enjeux de la présence missionnaire britannique à Hébron: de la ville des Patriarches aux portes du sud de la Palestine musulmane (1900-1950)’

Senior University Lecturer

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Leiden Univ Centre for Linguistics
  • LUCL Frans

Work address

van Wijkplaats
Van Wijkplaats 2
2311 BX Leiden
Room number 1.04b

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