2018-19

2018 Oct 23

Vampires, Ghouls, and Alexander the Two-Horned: An Otherworldly Evening of 17th-Century Myth and 21st-Century Music

8:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church of Harvard University, 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is pleased to present for Harvard Worldwide Week

6th-century Persian miniature of genies ("jinn"), helping Alexander build the Iron WallVampires, Ghouls, and Alexander the Two-Horned: An Otherworldly Evening of 17th-Century Myth and 21st-Century Music
Inspired by the Musings of Ottoman Traveler Evliya Çelebi

Note: This event is open to the public; no registration or tickets required. Seating is limited.... Read more about Vampires, Ghouls, and Alexander the Two-Horned: An Otherworldly Evening of 17th-Century Myth and 21st-Century Music

2018 Oct 05

TIME CHANGE: HMECA Book Sale

9:00am to 1:30pm

Location: 

CMES, 38 Kirkland, Room 102, Cambridge, MA 02138

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The Harvard Middle Eastern Cultural Association (HMECA) will be hosting its annual Book Sale on October 4-5, from 12 - 5pm on Thursday, October 4, and 9am - 1:30pm on Friday October 5 (**note, a change in the timing due to President Bacow's inauguration) at CMES. The proceeds will fund HMECA's lectures, guest speaker events, and student social agenda for the 2018-19 academic year

(Note: This event was originally scheduled for Sept 20-21)... Read more about TIME CHANGE: HMECA Book Sale

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CMES Summer in Review 2018

October 3, 2018

Each summer, a number of CMES PhD, AM, and undergraduate students whose interests lie in the Middle East have the opportunity to travel to the MENA region for summer research and language study. A group of these students shared stories from their summer travels at the “CMES Summer in Review” event on Friday, September 21, 2018. In a fast-paced format, over a dozen students shared images and stories, and fielded questions from the audience. With the support of funding including CMES grants and fellowships, students strengthened their language skills, participated in internships...

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2018 Sep 28

Thinking Islam Within Religions Studies: Methods, Histories and Futures

9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Sperry Room, Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program
presents

moroccan tileThinking Islam Within Religious Studies: Methods, Histories and Futures

Professor William A. Graham retired in July 2018 after a long and distinguished career at Harvard. Please join us for a day-long conference in honor of his career and scholarship.... Read more about Thinking Islam Within Religions Studies: Methods, Histories and Futures

2018 Oct 01

Influence of Neighboring Cultures and Languages on Modern Assyrian Music

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

The Mishael & Lillie Naby Assyrian Lecture Fund and CMES
present

Abboud ZeitouneAbboud Zeitoune
Assyrian music specialist; author of Music Pearls of Beth-Nahrin, an Assyrian/Syriac Discography (2007), Modern Assyrian Music (2015), Music Heritage of Mesopotamia (2016)
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