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Postdoctoral Fellowship: Byzantine Studies

December 5, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Byzantine Studies

Deadline to apply: January 31, 2019

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University invites scholars to submit applications for a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University in the area of Byzantine studies. The call for applications is open to scholars in the Humanities or Social Sciences who have received their PhD within the last five years. The fellowship extends for 12 months, from approximately September 1, 2019, to August 31, 2020. The successful candidate will reside in the greater...

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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.  
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Ana Sortun, Cemal Kafadar, Bedriye Poyraz

In the Kitchen with Kafadar

September 13, 2018

“Speaking about food or looking at old menus to explain the way culinary culture changes is one thing,” says Cemal Kafadar, Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies. “Hands-on exposure is another.” And so one evening in April, Kafadar led students in his course History 1878B: Ottoman State and Society, along with guests including CMES Visiting Researchers Bedriye Poyraz and Nil Tekgül, out of the classroom and into an industrial kitchen beneath freshman dining facility Annenberg Hall. There, under the guidance of acclaimed chef Ana Sortun—whose Cambridge-area restaurants Oleana, Sofra...

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