Literature

Harvard Tunisia 2016

Center for Middle Eastern Studies Opens Field Office in Tunisia

January 17, 2017

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) at Harvard University today opened its first overseas office, in Tunisia, home to a tradition of learning and research that extends from Antiquity to the present. The office and the year-round programs run from the location are made possible by the support of Harvard College alumnus Hazem Ben-Gacem ’92.... Read more about Center for Middle Eastern Studies Opens Field Office in Tunisia

2016 Nov 21

The Persian and Afghan Romance of Alexander the Great: Part III “Alexander: God and Mortal”

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

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

The Standing Committee on Medieval Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Aga Khan Fund, & the Association for Central Asian Civilizations & Silk Road Studies

Dr. Michael Barry
Princeton University

When Alexander reached India in 326 BC, connecting Greek and Indian civilizations, austere Brahmins predicted his inevitable death despite all the king’s victories and attempts to be regarded as divine; by the time Alexander returned to Babylon where he died in 323 BC,...

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Audio: A New History of Print in Ottoman Cairo

July 15, 2016

We often regard print as a motor of social change, leaving revolutions in its wake. For historians of the Middle East, this line of thought leads to the (predictable) question: why didn’t Muslims or Ottomans or Arabs adopt print? In a new episode of the series "History of Science, Ottoman or Otherwise," a feature of the Ottoman History Podcast, CMES alumna Kathryn Schwartz (PhD '15) and host Nir Shafir discuss why this question is often poorly posed, and take an in-depth look at how and why people used print in one particular historical context: nineteenth-century Cairo.... Read more about Audio: A New History of Print in Ottoman Cairo

2016 May 10

(Time/Location change) Golha to Golistan: Preserving and Archiving Persian Performing Arts and Literature

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 050, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Jane Lewisohn
Research associate, Department of Music, SOAS, University of London; director, Golha Project

PLEASE NOTE
: this talk will now be from 6-7:30 pm in CGIS Knafel Room 050... Read more about (Time/Location change) Golha to Golistan: Preserving and Archiving Persian Performing Arts and Literature

2016 May 04

DATE CHANGE: Sohbet-i Osmani Panel: Amr Ahmed, Günil Özlem Ayaydin Cebe, Gül Neşe Doğusan Alexander

3:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

The Sohbet-i Osmani Seminar Series presents

Dr. Amr Ahmed, Dr. Günil Özlem Ayaydin Cebe, & Dr. Gül Neşe Doğusan Alexander

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2016 Apr 18

From the National Epic of 'Shahnameh' to the National Satire of the Rhyme of the Mouse and Cat: A Translator's Journey at the Extremes

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Ahmad Sadri
Professor of Sociology, and James P. Gorter Chair of Islamic World Studies, Lake Forest College... Read more about From the National Epic of 'Shahnameh' to the National Satire of the Rhyme of the Mouse and Cat: A Translator's Journey at the Extremes

2016 Apr 17

Feathers of Fire

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Fitzgerald Theatre, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, Cambridge, MA

Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play for all ages. CMES will host four ticketed performances:

Saturday, April 16:  3:00 & 7:00 pm  ||  Sunday, April 17:  3:00 & 7:00 pm... Read more about Feathers of Fire

2016 Apr 17

Feathers of Fire

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Fitzgerald Theatre, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, Cambridge, MA

Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play for all ages. CMES will host four ticketed performances:

Saturday, April 16:  3:00 & 7:00 pm  ||  Sunday, April 17:  3:00 & 7:00 pm... Read more about Feathers of Fire

2016 Apr 16

Feathers of Fire

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Fitzgerald Theatre, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, Cambridge, MA

Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play for all ages. CMES will host four ticketed performances:

Saturday, April 16:  3:00 & 7:00 pm  ||  Sunday, April 17:  3:00 & 7:00 pm... Read more about Feathers of Fire

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