Anthropology

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 Apr 26

Music of Turkish-Ottoman Women Composers

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, Harvard Museum of Natural History, 24 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The CMES Sohbet-i Osmani Lecture Series presents

two_musician_girls by Osman HamdiMusic of Turkish Ottoman Women Composers with

Ceren Turkmenoglu - Violin, Rebab, Bendir, Voice
Volkan Efe - Oud, Ney, Kemence, Voice
Michael Harrist - Yayli Tanbur, Bendir, Double Bass
Tev Stevig - Tanbur, Saz, Oud

Free and open to the public.... Read more about Music of Turkish-Ottoman Women Composers

2018 Mar 23

Growing Up in Contemporary Iraq

9:00am to 5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 262, Bowie-Vernon Room, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Growing Up in Contemporary IraqIraqi Youth center
This one-day symposium will focus on Iraq's youth: what it is like to be one of the 20 million young Iraqis under 30 living in Iraq today.... Read more about Growing Up in Contemporary Iraq

Doherty, Paradoxes of Green

Paradoxes of Green

November 29, 2017
Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State, by CMES Steering Committee member Gareth Doherty, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and director of the Master in Landscape Architecture Program at the Graduate School of Design, has been named one of the top ten books of 2017 by the American Society of Landscape Architects blog THE DIRT. Reviewer Aaron King calls the book "a successful hybrid of landscape writing and... Read more about Paradoxes of Green
2017 Oct 30

Islamists and Spirit Exorcisms in Contemporary Morocco: A Critique of Anthropological Orthodoxy

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

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

The CMES Director's Series presentsEmilio Spadola

Emilio Spadola
Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Tufts University; Associate Professor of Anthropology, Colgate University (on leave, 2017-18); President, Middle East Section, American Anthropological Association, 2016-2018... Read more about Islamists and Spirit Exorcisms in Contemporary Morocco: A Critique of Anthropological Orthodoxy

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