Religion

William Granara on the Ottoman History Podcast

William Granara on the Ottoman History Podcast

February 27, 2020
During the 9th century, Arab armies from North Africa conquered Sicily, leading to four centuries of Muslim history on the island, which is now part of Italy. Sicily during that period has often been portrayed as an interfaith utopia where Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived side by side, giving rise to a cultural synthesis, but as CMES Director William Granara explains, the reality was more complex. In "Muslim Sicily and Its Legacies... Read more about William Granara on the Ottoman History Podcast
2020 Mar 12

**CANCELLED** Alexander in the Graveyard: Persianate Humanism in Literature, Painting, and Architecture

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

The Mahindra Humanities Center Persian and Persianate Studies Seminar presents

Owen T.A. CornwallOwen Cornwall
Tufts University

Please note: due to University precautions surrounding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 2019) outbreak, this lecture has been **CANCELLED** ... Read more about **CANCELLED** Alexander in the Graveyard: Persianate Humanism in Literature, Painting, and Architecture

2020 Apr 01

**POSTPONED** Film screening: "Bab Al-Sama Maftuh (A Door to the Sky)" (Morocco, 1988)

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Belfer Case Study Rm, S020, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The CMES Meet the Director Series presents

Scene from Bab Al-Sama MaftuhBab Al-Sama Maftuh (Morocco, 1988)
(Door to the Sky; Une porte sur le ciel) written and directed by Farida Benlyazid

Please note: due to University precautions surrounding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 2019) outbreak, this event has been **POSTPONED**  

Free admission, open to the public.... Read more about **POSTPONED** Film screening: "Bab Al-Sama Maftuh (A Door to the Sky)" (Morocco, 1988)

Melani Cammett

Insecurity and Political Values in the Arab World

February 5, 2020

Within a few years of the historic Arab uprisings of 2011, popular mobilization dissipated amidst instability in many Arab countries. We trace the relationship between shifting macro-political conditions and individual-level political values in the Middle East, demonstrating that a preference for democracy and political trust are not fixed cultural features of populations but rather can shift rapidly in the face of perceived insecurity. Our empirical analyses employ longitudinal data from the Arab Barometer covering 13 countries and data from the 2015 World Values Survey, which includes...

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2019 Nov 12

Jerusalem: City of the Book

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Common Rm, Center for Study of World Religions, 42 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA

The Center for the Study of World Religions & CMES present

Benjamin Balint, writer based in Jerusalem, andJerusalem: City of the Book

Merav Mack, Research fellow, Truman Institute for Peace, Hebrew University of Jerusalem... Read more about Jerusalem: City of the Book

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