History

2014 Jul 31

Struggle, Competition and Chaos in the Contemporary Arab Middle East and North Africa

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

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

CMES is pleased to present Roger Owen, AJ Meyer Professor of Middle East History, Emeritus, Department of History, as he leads a discussion on the chaos in the MENA region, with a focus on the process of events since the Arab Uprisings of 2011.... Read more about Struggle, Competition and Chaos in the Contemporary Arab Middle East and North Africa

2014 Apr 26

Beyond Islamic Modernism: Reassessing Cultural Change among the Muslim Communities of Central Asia, Russia, and Western China (19th-20th Centuries)

Sat - Sun, Apr 26 to Apr 27, 9:30am - 4:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Bldg, Belfer Case Study Room 020, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

A conference presented by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies, Harvard University Asia Center, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.... Read more about Beyond Islamic Modernism: Reassessing Cultural Change among the Muslim Communities of Central Asia, Russia, and Western China (19th-20th Centuries)

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...

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

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