Religion

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 Apr 05

Gibb lecture: Designing Transcendence: Light in Islamic Architecture

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Rm 020, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

CMES is pleased to present the 2018 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic & Islamic Studies Lecture Series speaker

Nasser RabbatArches in the hall of lions, Alhambra
Aga Khan Professor and Director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, MIT

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Insight on Syria: A Quagmire of Warring Religious Groups? Why the Western View Is Misguided

Insight on Syria: A Quagmire of Warring Religious Groups? Why the Western View Is Misguided

September 26, 2017

CMES Steering Committee member Melani Cammett, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs in the Department of Government, clarifies the role of sectarianism in the Syrian War in a post on Epicenter, an online publication of Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

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Roy Mottahedeh, Maribel Fierro, William Granara

Video: Scholars and Rulers in Al-Andalus: A Christian Emperor for the Muslims? Heraclius in Al-Andalus

March 9, 2017

Maribel Fierro, Research Professor, Centre of Human and Social Sciences, Higher Council for Scientific Research, Madrid, delivers the second lecture of the 2017 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic and Islamic Studies Lecture Series. Also see a video of Fierro's first lecture in the series, and read Arafat Razzaque's coverage of both talks.... Read more about Video: Scholars and Rulers in Al-Andalus: A Christian Emperor for the Muslims? Heraclius in Al-Andalus

Roy Mottahedeh, Maribel Fierro, William Granara

The Middle East and the Islamic West: Maribel Fierro's View of Medieval Spain

May 23, 2017

Maribel Fierro, Research Professor at the Centre for Human and Social Sciences of the Spanish National Research Council, and Visiting Scholar at CMES and Senior Scholar at the Islamic Legal Studies Program at HLS in spring 2017, was the distinguished speaker this year for the H.A.R. Gibb Arabic and Islamic Studies Lecture Series, established in 1964 in honor of Sir Hamilton A.R. Gibb, who was a director of CMES as well as University Professor and James Richard Jewett Professor of Arabic at Harvard. Arafat Razzaque, PhD candidate in History and Middle East Studies, covered the lectures for CMES.... Read more about The Middle East and the Islamic West: Maribel Fierro's View of Medieval Spain

2017 May 08

Why France fears Islam: Religion, Democracy and human rights in the time of elections

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Jocelyne Cesarimusulman et citoyen
Professor of Religion and Politics, Department of Theology and Religion, Director of Research, Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion, University of Birmingham...

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