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2013 Mar 13

POSTPONED to March 13: Why there was no Arab Spring in Palestine

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is pleased to present

Salim Tamari
Director, Institute of Palestine Studies, and adjunct professor at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University; Spring 2013 Shawwaf Visiting Professor at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.... Read more about POSTPONED to March 13: Why there was no Arab Spring in Palestine

2012 Sep 19

A BILINGUAL MEVLID: Süleyman Çelebi’s masterpiece in Greek and Turkish

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street

Recognized as a classic of Turkish literature, Vesilet’ün Necat, or more commonly known as Mevlid-i Şerif is a long poem commemorating the birth of the Prophet Muhammed written in Turkish in 1409 by Süleyman Çelebi (1351-1422) in Bursa. It is often chanted on special occasions such as the birth of a child or as a commemoration of the dead. Musically, mevlid is a solo form, improvised and unaccompanied, usually performed in conjunction with Koranic chant and informal group singing of devotional songs (ilahi).... Read more about A BILINGUAL MEVLID: Süleyman Çelebi’s masterpiece in Greek and Turkish

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