Literature

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

2018 Feb 14

A Play within a Play, Khurma, 1918 -- Riyadh, 2015: Abd al-Aziz, Salman, Succession, and Censorship

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

The CMES Arabian Peninsula Studies Lecture Series presents

Benjamin BraudeBenjamin Braude
Associate Professor, Department of History, Boston College; Research Associate, Department of Religion, Smith College... Read more about A Play within a Play, Khurma, 1918 -- Riyadh, 2015: Abd al-Aziz, Salman, Succession, and Censorship

2017 Mar 24

(Dis)entangling Global Early Modernities, 1300-1800

(All day)

Location: 

Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Asia Center, Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History, Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard Center for African Studies, Harvard History Department, Harvard Early Modern History Workshop, Harvard Medieval Studies Committee, Harvard Center for History and Economics, Mellon Rare Book School, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs present a conference

Penelope unraveling

This event proposes a new concept—“(dis)entanglement”—in order to provide alternative narratives of the early modern world, 1300-1800. Recent scholarship has emphasized the integrative nature of economic, material, and religious developments. In contrast, we will examine what the “global” could mean in intellectual and cultural interactions in terms of both integration and disintegration across multiple continents and oceans. The conference participants will explore how the notion of “(dis)entanglement” allows us to evoke a polycentric early modern world that is simultaneously connecting and disconnecting.... Read more about (Dis)entangling Global Early Modernities, 1300-1800

2017 Mar 21

Habib Sarori, Yemeni novelist

11:30am to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

رحلة في أعماق تجربتي في الكتابة عن اليمن، وعن الحروب الروحية

Habib SaroriSuslov's Daughter
Novelist; University Professor, INSA de Rouen

Please note: this talk will be in Arabic, and it has been moved to 11:30 am.... Read more about Habib Sarori, Yemeni novelist

2017 Mar 20

al Bustani's Arabic Encyclopedia (1870s-1880s) and the Global Production of Knowledge in the Late Ottoman Levant

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, Lower Level Library, Harvard Yard, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History presents

Ilham Khuri Makdisi
Associate Professor, Northeastern University

Commentator: Leila Fawaz, Issam M. Fares Professor of Lebanese & Eastern Mediteranean Studies, Tufts University
Graduate student commentator: Joan Chaker, PhD Candidate in History... Read more about al Bustani's Arabic Encyclopedia (1870s-1880s) and the Global Production of Knowledge in the Late Ottoman Levant

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