2016-17

2017 Apr 03

Durability: A History of the Future, 1869-1912

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, Lower Library, Harvard Yard, 35 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Seminar presents

Timothy Mitchell
Professor, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University

Professor Mitchell's talk will focus on Egypt 1869-1912, and construction of durable infrastructure projects such as the first Aswan Dam (1899-1902).

Commentator: Khaled Fahmy...

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2017 Mar 31

Talking Tehran: In conversation with the Rezaians

1:15pm to 3:15pm

Location: 

Sever Hall, Room 113, Harvard Yard (between Widener & Memorial Church), Cambridge, MA

The Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy (JMEPP) and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies present

Jason Rezaian, American journalist, and Yeganeh and Jason Rezaian
Yeganeh Rezaian, Iranian journalist

Jason Rezaian, ex-Tehran bureau chief for the Washington Post, and Iranian journalist Yeganeh Rezaian, will discuss Iran today, including the upcoming Iranian Presidential elections, the aftermath of the Nuclear Deal, and women's rights in Iran.... Read more about Talking Tehran: In conversation with the Rezaians

2017 Mar 30

The Naksa Fifty Years Later: New Sources, Questions and Approaches to the ‘67 War

Thu - Fri, Mar 30 to Mar 31, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: 

Williams James Hall, Lecture Hall B1, Lower Level, 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents a conference

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the June 1967 War, this event seeks to explore new approaches to understand and rethink this pivotal and transformative moment in the history of the modern Middle East. At stake is the search for new sources that can shed light on the war and its long term repercussions for Arab societies.

Organized by: William Granara, Professor of Arabic, Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies; and Khaled Fahmy, Shawwaf Visiting Professor in Modern Middle Eastern History; Professor of History, American University of Cairo... Read more about The Naksa Fifty Years Later: New Sources, Questions and Approaches to the ‘67 War

2017 Mar 27

Fellow's Lecture: The Trial of a Heretic: (Muslim Toledo 11th Century) Judicial Procedure and Political Context

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Wasserstein Hall (WCC) 4059, 1585 Massachusetts Ave, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

ILSP: SHARIAsource, Harvard Law School and the Harvard University Department of History present a Fellow's Lecture

Maribel FierroDr. Maribel Fierro
Director, El Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (CSIC), Madrid; Visiting Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern...

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2017 Mar 24

(Dis)entangling Global Early Modernities, 1300-1800

(All day)

Location: 

Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Asia Center, Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History, Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard Center for African Studies, Harvard History Department, Harvard Early Modern History Workshop, Harvard Medieval Studies Committee, Harvard Center for History and Economics, Mellon Rare Book School, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs present a conference

Penelope unraveling

This event proposes a new concept—“(dis)entanglement”—in order to provide alternative narratives of the early modern world, 1300-1800. Recent scholarship has emphasized the integrative nature of economic, material, and religious developments. In contrast, we will examine what the “global” could mean in intellectual and cultural interactions in terms of both integration and disintegration across multiple continents and oceans. The conference participants will explore how the notion of “(dis)entanglement” allows us to evoke a polycentric early modern world that is simultaneously connecting and disconnecting.... Read more about (Dis)entangling Global Early Modernities, 1300-1800

2017 Mar 23

Examining the Egyptian-Saudi Dispute Over the Red Sea Islands: Political and Legal Implications for the Middle East

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Khaled FahmyKhaled Fahmy
Shawwaf Visiting Professor of Modern Middle East History, CMES; Professor of History, American University in Cairo... Read more about Examining the Egyptian-Saudi Dispute Over the Red Sea Islands: Political and Legal Implications for the Middle East

2017 Mar 22

Islamic Governance, Sharīʿa Interpretation, Imamic Yemen

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South 020, Belfer Case Study Rm, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

Committee on the Study of Religion and Harvard Law School present The Inaugural Lecture of the Harvard Law and Religion Lecture Series with

Brinkley M. MessickMessick
Professor in Anthropology, Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies, Columbia University... Read more about Islamic Governance, Sharīʿa Interpretation, Imamic Yemen

2017 Mar 21

Habib Sarori, Yemeni novelist

11:30am to 1:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

رحلة في أعماق تجربتي في الكتابة عن اليمن، وعن الحروب الروحية

Habib SaroriSuslov's Daughter
Novelist; University Professor, INSA de Rouen

Please note: this talk will be in Arabic, and it has been moved to 11:30 am.... Read more about Habib Sarori, Yemeni novelist

2017 Mar 20

al Bustani's Arabic Encyclopedia (1870s-1880s) and the Global Production of Knowledge in the Late Ottoman Levant

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, Lower Level Library, Harvard Yard, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History presents

Ilham Khuri Makdisi
Associate Professor, Northeastern University

Commentator: Leila Fawaz, Issam M. Fares Professor of Lebanese & Eastern Mediteranean Studies, Tufts University
Graduate student commentator: Joan Chaker, PhD Candidate in History... Read more about al Bustani's Arabic Encyclopedia (1870s-1880s) and the Global Production of Knowledge in the Late Ottoman Levant

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