Literature

2022 Apr 29

Book talk: A Medieval Life in Circumstances

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 262, Bowie-Vernon Room, 2nd floor (registration info below)

The Alwaleed Bin Talal Book Talk Series presents

William E. Granara (Harvard) on his recent publication Ibn Hamdis the Sicilian: Eulogist for a Falling Homeland (2021)

This event is open to Harvard ID holders only due to COVID-19 restrictions. Register here: https://bit.ly/3uSUG7p.... Read more about Book talk: A Medieval Life in Circumstances

2022 Mar 23

Learning Arabic Backwards: Was It Absolutely Frightening?

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Online (Zoom registration info below)

CMES is pleased to present the 2022 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic & Islamic Studies Lecture Series with

Michael Cooperson
Professor of Arabic, University of California, Los Angeles

Register in advance: https://bit.ly/3GVY4Bc

Information about the second lecture in this two-part series can be found here: https://bit.ly/3toGwbU.

Please note: This lecture will be online via Zoom, and everyone wishing to attend should register using the link above. Limited in-person seating for Harvard students and faculty may become available. If so, Harvard students and faculty who have registered will be notified of the campus location for the talk. This process will be by invitation only.... Read more about Learning Arabic Backwards: Was It Absolutely Frightening?

2022 Mar 21

Rethinking Arabic Literary History

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Online (Zoom registration info below)

CMES is pleased to present the 2022 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic & Islamic Studies Lecture Series with

Michael Cooperson
Professor of Arabic, University of California, Los Angeles

Register in advance: https://bit.ly/368RNFq

Information about the second lecture in this two-part series can be found here: https://bit.ly/347scw4​​​​​​​.

Please note: This lecture will be online via Zoom, and everyone wishing to attend should register using the link above. Limited in-person seating for Harvard students and faculty may become available. If so, Harvard students and faculty who have registered will be notified of the campus location for the talk. This process will be by invitation-only.... Read more about Rethinking Arabic Literary History

2021 Apr 09

Yesterday is not Gone: Memories of Slavery in Zanzibar & Oman in Memoirs, Fiction & Film

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online (Zoom registration link below)

The CMES Director's Series presents

Emily Jane O'DellEmily O'Dell
Associate Professor, Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute, People's Republic of China

Register in advance: https://bit.ly/3m0YXzm.

Please note that this event will begin at 12pm Eastern Daylight Time. If you live outside the US, double-check the time difference.... Read more about Yesterday is not Gone: Memories of Slavery in Zanzibar & Oman in Memoirs, Fiction & Film

2021 Apr 22

Translating the World: Contemporary Poetry from Saudi Arabia

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online (Zoom registration link below)

The Arabian Peninsula Studies Lecture Series presents

Moneera al-GhadeerMoneera al-Ghadeer
Senior Advisor, Ministry of Culture, Riyadh

with a reading by poet Dr. Fowziyah A. Abukhalid

Register in advance: https://bit.ly/3fe9Zjn.

Please note: this event will begin at 12pm Eastern Daylight Time. If you live outside the US, double-check the time difference.... Read more about Translating the World: Contemporary Poetry from Saudi Arabia

2020 Oct 02

The Ascendant Field: Critical Engagements with Ottoman Arabic Literature

(All day)

Location: 

Online webinar (RSVP link below)

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC), the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) present the workshop

Ascendant Field posterThe Ascendant Field
Critical Engagements with Ottoman Arabic Literature

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Mediterranean Cousins poster

Mediterranean Cousins: Tunisia and Italy on Opposite Shores

February 21, 2020

In October 2019, CMES Director William Granara spent part of his sabbatical year convening the first international symposium organized by the Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies: Mediterranean Cousins: Tunisia and Italy on Opposite Shores, designed to examine kinship, exchanges, and divides between Tunisia and Italy across time.... Read more about Mediterranean Cousins: Tunisia and Italy on Opposite Shores

Sheng Zhang

Sheng Zhang

AM Candidate in Regional Studies—Middle East
Graduate Associate, Association for Global Political Thought, Harvard University
Non-Resident Research Fellow, Liaoning University Research Base for the Network of China-Japan-Korea Trilateral Cooperation of Think-tanks

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