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2016 Apr 18

From the National Epic of 'Shahnameh' to the National Satire of the Rhyme of the Mouse and Cat: A Translator's Journey at the Extremes

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Ahmad Sadri
Professor of Sociology, and James P. Gorter Chair of Islamic World Studies, Lake Forest College... Read more about From the National Epic of 'Shahnameh' to the National Satire of the Rhyme of the Mouse and Cat: A Translator's Journey at the Extremes

2016 Apr 13

Ritual (Cem), Worship-place (Cemevi), and Identity Formation: The Alevi Question of Turkey

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

The Seminar on Turkey in the Modern World presents

Riza Yildirim
Associate Professor & Vice-chair, Department of History, TOBB University of Economics & Technology, Ankara; Fulbright Visiting Professor, Department of Religion, Boston University... Read more about Ritual (Cem), Worship-place (Cemevi), and Identity Formation: The Alevi Question of Turkey

2016 Mar 28

TIME CHANGE: Schooling the State: A Transnational History of Public Education and Governance in the 20th century Middle East

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Hilary Falb-Kalisman
Visiting Post-doctoral Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

PLEASE NOTE: this talk will now take place at 12:00 pm.
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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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2016 Mar 08

Book talk: "The Emergence of Modern Shi'ism: Islamic Reform in Iraq and Iran"

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Harvard Iranian Students Association present

Zackery M. Heern
Assistant Professor, Middle East and Islamic Studies, Department of History, Idaho State University

After the talk (5:45-6:15), Professor Heern will be selling and signing copies of The Emergence of Modern Shi'ism: Islamic Reform in Iraq and Iran at the Harvard Coop in Harvard Square.... Read more about Book talk: "The Emergence of Modern Shi'ism: Islamic Reform in Iraq and Iran"

2016 Mar 07

Blood Ties: Religion, Violence, and the Politics of Nationhood in Ottoman Macedonia

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The CMES Sohbet-i Osmani Seminar Series presents

İpek Kocaomer Yosmaoğlu
Assistant Professor, History, Northwestern University

İpek Yosmaoğlu (Ph.D. Princeton, 2005) is an historian of the late Ottoman Empire. She taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton before joining the history department at Northwestern in 2010. Her research interests include nationalism, violence, political legitimacy and state modernization. She has completed a book entitled Blood Ties:...

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2016 Mar 03

Subterfuge and Deception in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean

Thu - Sat, Mar 3 to Mar 5, 4:00pm - 12:00pm

Location: 

CMES, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The Mediterranean Seminar and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies present

Subterfuge and Deception in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean
The Winter 2016 Workshop

Program
Thursday, March 3, 4:00 pm
“What is Mediterranean Studies and Why?”
Brian A. Catlos (Religious Studies, CU Boulder)
Sharon Kinoshita (Literature, UC Santa Cruz)
This...

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