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sultan's harem

Video: Undesired Bodies: Figures of Continuity and Discontinuity in the Mediterranean of Lady Montagu

April 4, 2019

Jocelyne Dakhlia, Director of Studies, Center for Historical Research, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, delivers the second lecture of the 2019 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic and Islamic Studies Lecture Series. Also see a video of Dakhlia's first lecture in the series, and read Youssef Ben Ismail's coverage of both talks.... Read more about Video: Undesired Bodies: Figures of Continuity and Discontinuity in the Mediterranean of Lady Montagu

Frau in Morocco

Video: The Sultanic Harem in Movement: State Logic and Feminine Mobility in Morocco (1500-1800)

April 2, 2019

Jocelyne Dakhlia, Director of Studies, Center for Historical Research, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, delivers the first lecture of the 2019 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic and Islamic Studies Lecture Series. Also see a video of Dakhlia's second lecture in the series, and read Youssef Ben Ismail's coverage of both talks.... Read more about Video: The Sultanic Harem in Movement: State Logic and Feminine Mobility in Morocco (1500-1800)

2019 May 09

Persecution and Persistence: 75th Anniversary of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars in Historical Context

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

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

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents a Crimean Tatar Studies Lecture Series with

Crimean Tatars

Brian Glyn Williams
Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Huseyin Oylupinar
Turkish-Ukrainian-Crimean Tatar Studies Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Hanna Abakunova
Mihaychuk Research Fellow, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute

This panel will be followed by the screening of the docudrama Haytarma (2013): https://bit.ly/2LkgZhk at CMES.... Read more about Persecution and Persistence: 75th Anniversary of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars in Historical Context

2019 May 10

**CANCELLED** A Conversation with Herbert Kelman: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict as a Clash of National Identities: A Path to Reconciliation

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

CMES is pleased to present the 2019 Hilda B. Silverman Memorial Lecture 
with

Herbert C. KelmanHerb Kelman
Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics Emeritus, Harvard University

Please note: This event has been CANCELLED, due to unforeseen circumstances. It will be rescheduled.... Read more about **CANCELLED** A Conversation with Herbert Kelman: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict as a Clash of National Identities: A Path to Reconciliation

2019 Apr 29

Patrimonial Empire-Building and the case of Authoritarian Turkey

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

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

The Sohbet-i Osmani Lecture Series presents

Soli ÖzelAysen CandasSoli Ozel
Professor of International Relations, Kadir Has University, Istanbul; columnist for Habertürk daily newspaper

Ayşen Candaş
Rice Faculty Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor, Yale MacMillan Center, Council on Middle Eastern Studies, Yale University; Associate Professor of Political Science, Bogazici University, Istanbul... Read more about Patrimonial Empire-Building and the case of Authoritarian Turkey

2019 Apr 09

Flowers, Tough Guys, and TOMAs: Police Masculinities and Political Transition in Turkey

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Betül EkşiBetul Eksi
Robert G. James Scholar Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Postdoctoral Research Associate, Global Resilience Institute, Northeastern University... Read more about Flowers, Tough Guys, and TOMAs: Police Masculinities and Political Transition in Turkey

2019 Apr 22

Islamic legalities across the longue durée: A preliminary historical epistemology of Islamic law

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

The Harvard Law and Religion Lecture Series presents

Anver EmonAnver Emon
Professor of Law and History; Canada Research Chair in Religion, Pluralism and the Rule of Law; Director, Institute of Islamic Studies, University of Toronto Faculty of Law... Read more about Islamic legalities across the longue durée: A preliminary historical epistemology of Islamic law

Iranian Oral History update

Iranian Oral History Project Gets an Update

February 11, 2019

The Iranian Oral History Project, launched in 1981 at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and directed by Habib Ladjevardi, recorded the personal accounts of 134 individuals who played major roles in or were eyewitnesses to important political events in Iran from the 1920s to the 1980s. This unique resource, available through Harvard Library, provides scholars and practitioners the opportunity to listen to and read the personal accounts of many of Iran’s former political leaders as they recall the times and events that shaped their lives and the life of their country.... Read more about Iranian Oral History Project Gets an Update

2019 Mar 13

Rethinking Recruited Children: Body Politics of the Devshirme System in the Ottoman Empire

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

The CMES Sohbet-i Osmani Lecture Series presents

Gulay YilmazGulay Yilmaz
Visiting Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University; Associate Professor of Ottoman History, Department of History, Akdeniz University... Read more about Rethinking Recruited Children: Body Politics of the Devshirme System in the Ottoman Empire

2019 Apr 04

Undesired Bodies: Figures of Continuity and Discontinuity in the Mediterranean of Lady Montagu

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

CMES is pleased to present the 2019 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic & Islamic Studies Lecture Series speaker

Jocelyne Dakhliasultan's harem
Director of Studies, Center for Historical Research, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)
... Read more about Undesired Bodies: Figures of Continuity and Discontinuity in the Mediterranean of Lady Montagu

2019 Apr 02

The Sultanic Harem in Movement: State Logic and Feminine Mobility in Morocco (1500-1800)

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

CMES is pleased to present the 2019 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic & Islamic Studies Lecture Series speaker

Jocelyne DakhliaFrau in Morocco
Director of Studies, Center for Historical Research, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)... Read more about The Sultanic Harem in Movement: State Logic and Feminine Mobility in Morocco (1500-1800)

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