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Audio: A New History of Print in Ottoman Cairo

Audio: A New History of Print in Ottoman Cairo

July 15, 2016

We often regard print as a motor of social change, leaving revolutions in its wake. For historians of the Middle East, this line of thought leads to the (predictable) question: why didn’t Muslims or Ottomans or Arabs adopt print? In a new episode of the series "History of Science, Ottoman or Otherwise," a feature of the Ottoman History Podcast, CMES alumna Kathryn Schwartz (PhD '15) and host Nir Shafir discuss why this question is often poorly posed, and take an in-depth look at how and why people used print in one particular historical context: nineteenth-century Cairo.

Congratulations, 2015-16 CMES Graduates!

June 3, 2016

CMES is pleased to congratulate this year's graduating class of twelve students who earned a master's degree in Regional Studies—Middle East and its graduating PhD students.

Q&A with Sheida Dayani

May 12, 2016

Sheida Dayani is a Preceptor in Persian in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Her research is on modern theatre and playwriting in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Iran.