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2014 Feb 18

The Middle East Beyond Borders Graduate Workshop Featuring Arafat Razzaque and Kimberly Wortmann

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 208, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The Middle East Beyond Borders: Culture, Religion, Politics, an interdisciplinary graduate workshop is pleased to present

Arafat Razzaque, PhD student, History/MES
"Scandalous Knowledge: Transgression, Social Reputation and the Construction of a Moral Community in Medieval Baghdad," and... Read more about The Middle East Beyond Borders Graduate Workshop Featuring Arafat Razzaque and Kimberly Wortmann

2014 Mar 28

Who Are You Leon Berger? A Story of a Jewish Kapo in Auschwitz, History, Memory and Politics

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

The Israeli Law, Literature, and Society Seminar Series is pleased to present

Tuvia Friling
Professor & Senior Researcher, Ben-Gurion Research institute, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Visiting Professor, Brandeis University... Read more about Who Are You Leon Berger? A Story of a Jewish Kapo in Auschwitz, History, Memory and Politics

Professor Cemal Kafadar and CMES Phd student Aleksander Shopov discuss historic preservation efforts in Istanbul

September 13, 2013

Harvard History PhD graduate Clare Gillis recently interviewed CMES PhD student Aleksander Shopov and Professor Cemal Kafadar for an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education on efforts by scholars for historical preservation in Istanbul:

Another construction project approved in June is the razing and redevelopment of the Yedikule gardens. Yedikule means "seven towers," for the Ottoman-era turrets in the surrounding city walls.

The gardens are on a narrow stretch of land along...

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2013 May 03

Judaism's Embrace of Islam: An Historical Inquiry into the Role of Islam in Modern Jewish Thought

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

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

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is pleased to present the 2013 Hilda B. Silverman Memorial Lecturer

Susannah HeschelSusannah Heschel
Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies, Department of Religion, Dartmouth College

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Professor Eric Chaney discusses his research on Islamic institutions and economic development

September 30, 2010

Eric Chaney, Assistant Professor of Economics at Harvard University and a CMES Steering Committee member, focuses his research on economic history, applied econometrics, development, and Middle Eastern history. In a podcast on Vox, he discusses his research on the evolution of institutions in the Islamic world and the relationship with economic development. Among other things, Professor Chaney discusses the rise and fall of Muslim science and the balance of power between religion and state (din wa dawla)....

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Roger Owen honored by the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies

August 31, 2010

 

CMES faculty member and noted historian E. Roger Owen, A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle East History, was honored with the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) “Award for Outstanding Contributions to Middle Eastern Studies, 2010” in Barcelona on July 20, 2010. This summer marked the first time the award was given jointly to two recipients: Professor Owen and Josef Van Ess, Emeritus Professor of Islamic Studies and Semitic Languages at the University of Tübingen, Germany.

In giving the award to Professor Owen, the nominating committee of WOCMES noted...

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CMES publishes Harvard Middle Eastern Monograph by Alumna Sahar Bazzaz

June 8, 2010

Forgotten Saints: History, Power, and Politics in the Making of Modern Morocco by Sahar Bazzaz (CMES PhD '02), is the latest title in CMES's Harvard Middle Eastern Monograph series. The book is available for purchase through Harvard University Press.

About Forgotten Saints:

In 1894, on the eve of the French conquest of Morocco, a young Muslim...

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Book by CMES Professor Roger Owen to be discussed at Translation Salon during AUC Forum

May 20, 2010

 

CMES Professor Roger Owen's book "Lord Cromer: Victorian Imperialist, Edwardian Proconsul" (Oxford University Press, 2004), will be the subject of a Translation Salon held on May 23rd during the American University in Cairo's (AUC) Seventh Annual Forum On The Economic and Business History of Egypt and the Middle East. The discussant and chair will be Khaled Fahmy, Associate...

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Ekin Tusalp Offered Koç University Fellowship

April 22, 2010

CMES congratulates Ekin Tusalp, who has been offered a Junior Residential Fellowship at Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations. The 9-month fellowship is for study on her dissertation, “'The Kings of the State of Meaning and Discourse': Ottoman Scribal Service in the late 17th century.” The RCAC fellowship is awarded to 10 PhD candidates per year, who are expected to devote themselves full time to their research, and to give 2 lectures on their work during their stay in Istanbul. Ekin is a PhD student in the joint Middle Eastern...

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