Literature

Village of Roussillon summer 2018

Arab and European Interactions in Aix-en-Provence

January 25, 2019

In summer 2018, Gordon Gray Professor of Arabic and CMES Director William Granara, along with Khaled al-Masri, Associate Professor of Arabic at Swarthmore, led undergraduates on a Harvard Summer School program in Aix-en-Provence, France. The program, which Granara has led for several years, brings together students of Arabic and French language and culture to examine historical, literary, and cultural aspects of Arab and European interactions in the colonial and postcolonial eras. Andrew Aoyama ’21 wrote about his experience on the trip.... Read more about Arab and European Interactions in Aix-en-Provence

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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2019 Feb 21

The Transregional Politics of Literary Language: Comparative Work across African and Asian Contexts

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Rm S250, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Asia Center Seminar Series, CMES, and the Department of Comparative Literature present a panel on the politics of literary language with

Shaden Tageldin, University of Minnesota
Nergis Ertürk, Pennsylvania State University
Fallou Ngom, Boston University
Henk Maier, University of California Riverside, Emeritus... Read more about The Transregional Politics of Literary Language: Comparative Work across African and Asian Contexts

2018 Oct 23

Vampires, Ghouls, and Alexander the Two-Horned: An Otherworldly Evening of 17th-Century Myth and 21st-Century Music

8:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church of Harvard University, 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is pleased to present for Harvard Worldwide Week

6th-century Persian miniature of genies ("jinn"), helping Alexander build the Iron WallVampires, Ghouls, and Alexander the Two-Horned: An Otherworldly Evening of 17th-Century Myth and 21st-Century Music
Inspired by the Musings of Ottoman Traveler Evliya Çelebi

Note: This event is open to the public; no registration or tickets required. Seating is limited.... Read more about Vampires, Ghouls, and Alexander the Two-Horned: An Otherworldly Evening of 17th-Century Myth and 21st-Century Music

2018 Apr 13

Sharḥ: Two Kinds of Sociality and Two Ways of Reading in Three Mughal Commentaries on Sa‘di’s Gulistān

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

The CMES Director's Series and the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations present

Prashant KeshavmurthyMughal Gulistan manuscript page
Associate Professor of Persian-Iranian Studies, McGill University... Read more about Sharḥ: Two Kinds of Sociality and Two Ways of Reading in Three Mughal Commentaries on Sa‘di’s Gulistān

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