North Africa

Upcoming Events

2021 Mar 19

Women and Ottoman households in Colonial Tunisia (1880s-1920s)

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online (Zoom registration link below)

The CMES Director's Series presents

M'hamed Oualdi
Professor of Modern History of the Maghrib, Sciences Po-Paris; and Principal Investigator of the European Reseach Council project "SlaveVoices" about slave testimonies in 19th century North Africa

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2021 Mar 26

Archives, Revolution and Historical Thinking

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online (facebook streaming link below)

In an effort to mark, interrogate, and reflect on protests, revolutions, and uprisings in the MENA region, this roundtable will address the relationship between archives, historical thinking, and revolution--both past and present.

12-1:30pm EST || 7-8:30pm Beirut & Cairo || Broadcast live at: facebook.com/Jadaliyya

Featuring
Reem Bailony, Agnes Scott College, Rosie Bsheer, Harvard... Read more about Archives, Revolution and Historical Thinking

2021 Apr 01

France and Britain: Their Colonial Footprint in the Middle East

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Online (Zoom link will be available below soon)

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar is pleased to present

Leila FawazLeila Fawaz
Issam M. Fares Professor of Lebanese and Eastern Mediterranean Studies at the Fletcher School and Department of History at Tufts University

Register in advance: https://bit.ly/2OoZJJR.

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News

Deni Hoxha

Crossroads of the Mediterranean: Turkey and Tunisia

February 15, 2021

Deni Hoxha is a senior in Adams House concentrating in economics and pursuing a concurrent AM degree in Middle Eastern studies. As a speaker in the “Destination: World – Student Tales from Beyond the Comfort Zone” event in October 2020, part of Worldwide Week at Harvard, Deni gave a PechaKucha-style PowerPoint presentation about his experiences on CMES Wintersession trips to Turkey (2018) and Tunisia (2019). Here is his talk, edited for the web.... Read more about Crossroads of the Mediterranean: Turkey and Tunisia

Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program

Alumni of the Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program Describe Its Impact

February 11, 2021

Last week, the Mittal Institute collaborated with Network Capital to hold an information session for the upcoming 2021 Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program (CELP), where Harvard faculty and industry members discussed the impact of the program. Numerous former Crossroads students, who now belong to the vast alumni group network of the CELP program, joined the virtual event to...

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Sidi Bou Said Tunisia

Center for Middle Eastern Studies Extends Commitment to Its Tunisia Office for Six Years

January 20, 2021

Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) announced today that it will continue to provide a wide range of research opportunities and programming through its Tunisia Office for a further six years, supported by a $2 million gift from Harvard alumnus Hazem Ben-Gacem ’92. The office, which opened its doors in Tunis in January 2017 with the support of an initial gift from Ben-Gacem, provides students and scholars with a...

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MargaretDene

Rising Tides of Terrorism

July 6, 2020

"COVID-19 has shown that atypical, transnational security issues need to be taken seriously. Man-made threats are not the only forces that can devastate the globe and fundamentally disrupt daily life," writes second-year Center for Middle Eastern Studies AM student Margaret Dene, in an article for the Foreign Policy Research Institute, where she is a summer Research Associate. Read the complete article on the Foreign Policy...

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