History

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)
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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)

Byzantine Studies Initiative

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Byzantine Studies Research Center (BSRC) at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul have been awarded a three-year research grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a joint initiative providing enhanced and extended opportunities for teaching and research on the Byzantine Empire, placed in the larger context of the medieval Eastern Mediterranean world, with a strong focus on cross-cultural contacts and comparative perspectives.

One of the primary goals of the collaboration is to contribute to the development of the newly...

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