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2018 Dec 03

How to Read Armenian (Art)

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

The 2018-19 CMES Armenian Studies Lecture Series presents

Christina MaranciArmenian illustrated manuscript
Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian Art and Architectural History, Tufts University... Read more about How to Read Armenian (Art)

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 Dec 05

Cancelled: The Dragoman’s Proposal: Creating a Road Network in the Early Modern Mediterranean

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center 133, Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Seminar on Migration and the Humanities presents

Jesse HowellJesse Howell
Post-doctoral fellow, Mahindra Humanities Center; Harvard PhD 2017 (CMES alum)

** This event has been cancelled; it will be rescheduled for Spring 2019. **

RSVP to Andrea Volpe to attend and to receive a copy of the paper in advance of the seminar: alvolpe@fas.harvard.edu.  
Seating is limited.... Read more about Cancelled: The Dragoman’s Proposal: Creating a Road Network in the Early Modern Mediterranean

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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 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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2018 Sep 26

The Comparative Study of the Abrahamic Religions: Heuristic Gains and Cognitive Pitfalls

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Sperry Room, Andover Hall, 45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Center for the Study of World Religions, John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue, Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies present a lecture by

Guy Stroumsareligious architecture
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Oxford University

Response by Jon Levenson, Harvard Divinity School;
Opening Remarks by Charles Stang, Harvard Divinity School, and Adam Afterman, Tel-Aviv University
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2018 May 14

The Many Faces of Arab Refugeehood: Survival, Stress, and Seeking a Home

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

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

The Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies (BCARS) and American University of Beirut (AUB) present a roundtable discussion with

Dr. Sawsan Abdulrahim (AUB), Dr. Denis J. Sullivan (Northeastern Univ), Dr. Rim Saab (AUB), and Alice Verticelli (BCARS, AUB)

Register here.
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