Arabian Peninsula Studies Lecture Series

Rosie Bsheer Mecca keynote

Reflecting on the Many Faces of Mecca, the Lived City

June 28, 2019

“Mecca is lived, experienced, and documented differently by different people,” began Rosie Bsheer, Assistant Professor of History at Harvard and author of the forthcoming “Archive Wars: Spectacle, Speculation, and the Politics of History in Saudi Arabia,” in her keynote address to the colloquium Mecca: The Lived City, hosted by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies in May.

Mecca is characterized by plurality. In two days of lectures, speakers drew on academic, professional, and personal experiences to explore disparate visions of Mecca. The city’s social,...

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2018 Feb 14

A Play within a Play, Khurma, 1918 -- Riyadh, 2015: Abd al-Aziz, Salman, Succession, and Censorship

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

The CMES Arabian Peninsula Studies Lecture Series presents

Benjamin BraudeBenjamin Braude
Associate Professor, Department of History, Boston College; Research Associate, Department of Religion, Smith College... Read more about A Play within a Play, Khurma, 1918 -- Riyadh, 2015: Abd al-Aziz, Salman, Succession, and Censorship

Arab Peninsula after dark

After Dark in the Arabian Peninsula

May 5, 2017

On April 7-8, 2017, scholars of history, architecture, design, film, and anthropology gathered to explore nighttime landscapes and public spaces in the Arabian Peninsula at the symposium "After Dark: Nocturnal Activities and Public Spaces in the Arabian Peninsula," organized by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Aga Khan Program at the Graduate School of Design. Michelle Y. Raji covered the symposium for the Harvard...

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2017 May 03

Saudi Arabia’s Development Model, 1950-2016: A Critical Analysis

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, Lecture Hall B-1, lower level, 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies Arabian Peninsula Studies Lecture Series presents

Dr. Abdulaziz M. AldukheilAldukheil
Chairman, Aldukheil Financial Group, a leading financial advisory firm based in Riyadh; former Saudi Deputy Minister of Finance... Read more about Saudi Arabia’s Development Model, 1950-2016: A Critical Analysis

2016 Mar 23

Oman, Zanzibar, and the Politics of Becoming Arab

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, Room B1, 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The CMES Arabian Peninsula Studies Lecture Series presents

Mandana Limbert
Associate Professor, Anthropology, Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

Mandana Limbert is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. She received her PhD in Anthropology and Near Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan in 2002 and joined CUNY the same year. Her publications include her monograph In the Time of Oil (Stanford University Press, 2010), a co-edited volume Timely Assets (School of...

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