North Africa

Myriam Amri

The Red Gold of Tabarka: Tracing Mediterranean Coral Routes

November 2, 2021

In northern Tunisia, seaside Tabarka has played a central role in coral fishing and cross-Mediterranean trade since at least the 15th century. Today, red coral continues to be traded across the sea, despite reef degradation and the informal workings of coral trade networks. In an essay for Mashallah News, CMES PhD candidate in Anthropology and Middle East Studies Myriam Amri followed the Mediterranean red coral trade through time as it made the fabric of the small town of Tabarka in Tunisia. Read the essay at ...

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2021 Apr 28

Tunisian-Libyan Relations in the Time of Libya's Rebuilding and National Reconciliation

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Online (registration info below)

The Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University presents the "Tunisia Newsreel, Notes From the Ground" with

Mr. Khemaies Jhinaoui, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia in conversation with

Prof William Granara, Director, CMES

Register in advance: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AEryGWPfQfqy01alguXJeA.

Please note: this event will begin at 3:30pm Eastern Daylight Time. If you live outside the US, double-check the time difference.... Read more about Tunisian-Libyan Relations in the Time of Libya's Rebuilding and National Reconciliation

2021 Mar 16

In Search of Other Maps of Egypt

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Online (registration link below)

The Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University presents

“The Urban in North Africa”

حديث في العمران

A Webinar Series with

Nermin Elsherif
Ph.D. Candidate of Cultural Studies, University of Amsterdam- School of Heritage, Memory, and Material Culture

In dialogue with Myriam AmriPh.D. Candidate, Anthropology, Harvard University

Register in advance: https://bit.ly/3rL19NO.

Please note that 01:00-2:30 PM (ET) is the correct time of this event. (The first announcement we made did not take into consideration the switch to daylight-saving time in the US. Thank you for your understanding.)
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2021 Apr 01

France and Britain: Their Colonial Footprint in the Middle East

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Online (Zoom registration link below)

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar is pleased to present

Leila FawazLeila Fawaz
Issam M. Fares Professor of Lebanese and Eastern Mediterranean Studies at the Fletcher School and Department of History at Tufts University

Register in advance: https://bit.ly/3caLpy1.

Please note that this event will begin at 4:30pm Eastern Daylight Time. If you live outside the US, please double-check the time difference.

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2021 Mar 26

Archives, Revolution, and Historical Thinking

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online (facebook streaming link below)

In an effort to mark, interrogate, and reflect on protests, revolutions, and uprisings in the MENA region, this roundtable will address the relationship between archives, historical thinking, and revolution--both past and present.

12-1:30pm EDT || Broadcast live at: https://www.facebook.com/Jadaliyya/ or https://www.youtube.com/user/Jadaliyya.

Please note that this event will begin at 12pm Eastern Daylight Time. If you live outside the US, please double-check the time difference.

Featuring
Reem Bailony, Agnes Scott College, Rosie Bsheer, Harvard... Read more about Archives, Revolution, and Historical Thinking

Deni Hoxha

Crossroads of the Mediterranean: Turkey and Tunisia

February 15, 2021

Deni Hoxha is a senior in Adams House concentrating in economics and pursuing a concurrent AM degree in Middle Eastern studies. As a speaker in the “Destination: World – Student Tales from Beyond the Comfort Zone” event in October 2020, part of Worldwide Week at Harvard, Deni gave a PechaKucha-style PowerPoint presentation about his experiences on CMES Wintersession trips to Turkey (2018) and Tunisia (2019). Here is his talk, edited for the web.... Read more about Crossroads of the Mediterranean: Turkey and Tunisia

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Alumni of the Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program Describe Its Impact

February 11, 2021

Last week, the Mittal Institute collaborated with Network Capital to hold an information session for the upcoming 2021 Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program (CELP), where Harvard faculty and industry members discussed the impact of the program. Numerous former Crossroads students, who now belong to the vast alumni group network of the CELP program, joined the virtual event to...

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2021 Mar 19

Women and Ottoman households in Colonial Tunisia (1880s-1920s)

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online (Zoom registration link below)

The CMES Director's Series presents

M'hamed Oualdi
Professor of Modern History of the Maghrib, Sciences Po-Paris; and Principal Investigator of the European Reseach Council project "SlaveVoices" about slave testimonies in 19th century North Africa

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Sidi Bou Said Tunisia

Center for Middle Eastern Studies Extends Commitment to Its Tunisia Office for Six Years

January 20, 2021

Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) announced today that it will continue to provide a wide range of research opportunities and programming through its Tunisia Office for a further six years, supported by a $2 million gift from Harvard alumnus Hazem Ben-Gacem ’92. The office, which opened its doors in Tunis in January 2017 with the support of an initial gift from Ben-Gacem, provides students and scholars with a...

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2020 Nov 18

NEW TITLE: Archipelago of the Maghreb: Conceptualizing Mediterranean Movement between Sicily and Tunisia in the late 19th century

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online webinar (registration link below)

The CMES Director's Series presents

Sarah DeMott, PhDSarah DeMott
Middle East, Near East and Judaica Library Liaison, Librarian for the Freshman Seminar, Harvard College Library

Register: https://bit.ly/3iWVnmH​​​​​​​.

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2020 Oct 07

Sustaining Democracy in Time of Pandemic: Tunisia's Challenges and Successes - Q&A with Hedi Larbi

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online webinar (registration link below)

Tunisia Newsreel poster

The Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University invites you to the opening session of its fall 2020 webinar series:

Tunisia Newsreel 2020 - Tunisia in the Post-2011 Era - Notes From Ground

SUSTAINING DEMOCRACY IN TIME OF PANDEMIC: TUNISIA’S CHALLENGES AND SUCCESSES

Q&A with: HEDI LARBIEconomist; Tunisia’s Former Minister of Economic Infrastructure, Regional Planning and Sustainable Development (2014-15); Former Regional Director and Advisor to the Middle East and North Africa Vice President at the World Bank; Associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs’ Middle East Initiative and former Kuwait Foundation Visiting Scholar (2015-2016)

Introductory remarks by Professor William Granara (CMES).

Discussant: Aytug Sasmaz, PhD candidate, Harvard University Department of Government; 
Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Middle East Initiative

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zzPig-AyRZ29VC95UX6h_w

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Mediterranean Cousins: Tunisia and Italy on Opposite Shores

February 21, 2020

In October 2019, CMES Director William Granara spent part of his sabbatical year convening the first international symposium organized by the Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies: Mediterranean Cousins: Tunisia and Italy on Opposite Shores, designed to examine kinship, exchanges, and divides between Tunisia and Italy across time.... Read more about Mediterranean Cousins: Tunisia and Italy on Opposite Shores

MargaretDene

Rising Tides of Terrorism

July 6, 2020

"COVID-19 has shown that atypical, transnational security issues need to be taken seriously. Man-made threats are not the only forces that can devastate the globe and fundamentally disrupt daily life," writes second-year Center for Middle Eastern Studies AM student Margaret Dene, in an article for the Foreign Policy Research Institute, where she is a summer Research Associate. Read the complete article on the Foreign Policy...

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