Anthropology

2021 Dec 09

Twice Displaced: Syrian Armenian Stories of Resettlement and Revival in Armenia and Abroad

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online (registration information below)

The CMES Armenian Studies Lecture Series presents

Rebecca L. Thomas, MSW, PhD
Professor and Director, Center for International Social Work Studies, University of Connecticut School of Social Work

Anoush Baghdassarian, Harvard Law School 3L; co-founder of ReRooted, a Syrian-Armenian Archive

Ani Schug, co-founder of ReRooted, a Syrian-Armenian Archive

Watch a recording of this event: https://bit.ly/3mfE2Kl

Syria provided a refuge for Ottoman Armenians fleeing the violence in their ancestral villages during the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923. The Syrian Armenian community grew and... Read more about Twice Displaced: Syrian Armenian Stories of Resettlement and Revival in Armenia and Abroad

Myriam Amri

The Red Gold of Tabarka: Tracing Mediterranean Coral Routes

November 2, 2021

In northern Tunisia, seaside Tabarka has played a central role in coral fishing and cross-Mediterranean trade since at least the 15th century. Today, red coral continues to be traded across the sea, despite reef degradation and the informal workings of coral trade networks. In an essay for Mashallah News, CMES PhD candidate in Anthropology and Middle East Studies Myriam Amri followed the Mediterranean red coral trade through time as it made the fabric of the small town of Tabarka in Tunisia. Read the essay at ...

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Recently revived waterway in Omani town

Fieldwork from Afar

January 15, 2021

In spring 2020, Keye Tersmette, PhD candidate in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies, was less than 100 days into what was to be a year of dissertation fieldwork in Oman when Covid-19 hit. Here is his account of research disrupted.

Mere minutes after I purchased my ticket from him, the man behind the desk received a phone call. Soon he was smiling, and began snapping his fingers to draw the attention of his colleagues. The explanation followed the moment the line was disconnected: starting tomorrow, all bus routes would be suspended. While the bus drivers and...

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2020 Nov 18

NEW TITLE: Archipelago of the Maghreb: Conceptualizing Mediterranean Movement between Sicily and Tunisia in the late 19th century

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online webinar (registration link below)

The CMES Director's Series presents

Sarah DeMott, PhDSarah DeMott
Middle East, Near East and Judaica Library Liaison, Librarian for the Freshman Seminar, Harvard College Library

Register: https://bit.ly/3iWVnmH​​​​​​​.

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2020 Nov 02

The Wings of Desire or The Sky over Shatila: Precarity, Hope, and Gender among Palestinian Refugee Young Men in Lebanon

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Online webinar (registration link below)

The CMES Director's Series presents

Gustavo BarbosaThe sky over Shatila
Associate Researcher, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro

Discussant: Steven C. Caton (Harvard)

Register: https://bit.ly/30AkENi.

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2020 Nov 05

How the US Turned Iraq into Iran’s Client State: The Unintended Consequences of a Myopic Foreign Policy

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

online webinar (registration link below)

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Henry MunsonHenry Munson
Professor of Anthropology Emeritus and Cooperating Professor, School of Policy & International Affairs, University of Maine; author, Islam and Revolution in the Middle East

Rescheduled from April 2020.

Register: https://bit.ly/3jZPvKM.

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Tell This in My Memory, Eve Troutt Powell

Readings on Race and Slavery with Specific Relevance for Middle East Studies

July 7, 2020

Rosie Bsheer, Assistant Professor of History, and Cemal Kafadar, Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies, both core faculty members of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, recommend the following books on race and slavery that have special relevance for Middle East studies. For information on locating books at a library near you, visit www.worldcat.org...

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