History

Derek Penslar

Herzl Re-imagined: Derek Penslar Weighs the Impact of Theodor Herzl's Personal Power

April 14, 2020
Derek Penslar, William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History at Harvard University, has long studied modern Jewish history from a global perspective. In his new biography of Theodor Herzl, Penslar examines how the founder of modern Zionism’s personal life influenced his political impact. He discussed Theodor Herzl: The Charismatic Leader with the... Read more about Herzl Re-imagined: Derek Penslar Weighs the Impact of Theodor Herzl's Personal Power
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 Oct 23

Palestinian Refugees in International Law: A Tale of Fragmentation and Opportunities

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online webinar (registration link below)

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Francesca Albanese
Human Rights Lawyer & affiliate scholar, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University

Lex Takkenberg
Former Chief, Ethics Office, UNRWA, Amman, Jordan, and Legal Officer, Dutch Refugee Council

Discussant: Susan Akram, Clinical Professor and Supervising Attorney, Boston University International Human Rights Clinical Program, Boston University School of Law

Register: https://bit.ly/33xRobT.
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2020 Oct 20

Book talk: "Archive Wars: The Politics of History in Saudi Arabia"

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online webinar (registration link below)

The CMES Modern Middle East Speaker Series and the Department of History, Harvard University present

Rosie BsheerArchive Wars book cover
Assistant Professor of History, Harvard University

Discussants: Beshara Doumani (Brown), Eve M. Troutt Powell (UPenn), Kirsten Weld (Harvard)

Moderator: Durba Mitra (Harvard)

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2020 Oct 02

The Ascendant Field: Critical Engagements with Ottoman Arabic Literature

(All day)

Location: 

Online webinar (RSVP link below)

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC), the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) present the workshop

Ascendant Field posterThe Ascendant Field
Critical Engagements with Ottoman Arabic Literature

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Mediterranean Cousins poster

Mediterranean Cousins: Tunisia and Italy on Opposite Shores

February 21, 2020

In October 2019, CMES Director William Granara spent part of his sabbatical year convening the first international symposium organized by the Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies: Mediterranean Cousins: Tunisia and Italy on Opposite Shores, designed to examine kinship, exchanges, and divides between Tunisia and Italy across time.... Read more about Mediterranean Cousins: Tunisia and Italy on Opposite Shores

2020 Oct 15

Book talk: "The Moral Triangle: Germans, Israelis, Palestinians"

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

online webinar (registration link below)

The CMES Director's Series presents

Sa'ed AtshanThe Moral Triangle
Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, Swarthmore College; Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology & Visiting Scholar in Middle Eastern Studies, Univ of California, Berkeley (2020-21), and, 

Katharina Galor
Hirschfeld Visiting Assistant Professor at the Program in Judaic Studies, Brown University

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2020 Oct 08

Book talk: "The Crash of Flight 3804: A Lost Spy, A Daughter’s Quest, and the Deadly Politics of the Great Game for Oil"

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Online webinar, registration link below

The CMES Director's Series presents

Charlotte DennettCharlotte Dennett  book cover of The Crash of Flight 3804
Former Middle East reporter, investigative journalist, and attorney; co-author of Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil

Register: https://bit.ly/3ifneyp


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Rosie Bsheer

Q&A With Rosie Bsheer

September 14, 2020

Rosie Bsheer is Assistant Professor of History in the Department of History and a member of the CMES Steering Committee. Her teaching and research interests center on Arab intellectual and social movements, petrocapitalism and state formation, and the production of historical knowledge and commemorative spaces. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on oil and empire, social and intellectual movements, petro­modernity, political economy, historiography, and the making of the modern Middle East. Her first book, Archive Wars: The Politics of History in Saudi Arabia, will be published in fall 2020 by Stanford University Press.... Read more about Q&A With Rosie Bsheer

2020 Nov 12

The Failure of Religious Nationalism in Iran

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

online webinar (registration link below)

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Ali BanuaziziAli Banuazizi
Professor, Department of Political Science, Director of the Program in Islamic Civilization and Societies (ICS), and Chair of the International Studies Academic Advisory Board at Boston College

Discussant: Roy Mottahedeh, Gurney Professor of History Emeritus, Harvard University 

Register: https://bit.ly/374pE0z.

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2020 Sep 22

Perspectives on Linguistic Security in the Arab World: The Quest for Literacy, Stability and Dignity

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

online webinar (registration link below)

The CMES Director's Series presents

Prof. Wafi Haj MajidWafi Majid
Chairman of Arabic & Literature Department, Global University, Beirut

Registration link: 
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