North Africa

Nasser Rabbat Gibb Lecture

Variations on a Theme: 2018 H.A.R. Gibb Lectures Delivered by Nasser Rabbat

May 1, 2018

Nasser Rabbat, Aga Khan Professor and Director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT, 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. Meredyth Lynn Winter, PhD Candidate in History of Art and Architecture and Middle Eastern Studies, covered the lectures for CMES.... Read more about Variations on a Theme: 2018 H.A.R. Gibb Lectures Delivered by Nasser Rabbat

Houssem Chachia

Profile: Houssem Chachia

May 4, 2018

In 2017-18, Houssem Chachia was the inaugural recipient of the CMES Tunisia Postdoctoral Fellowship, part of the CMES Tunisia Office and related programming made possible by the support of Harvard College alumnus Hazem Ben-Gacem '92. The fellowship brings Tunisian scholars, especially those whose research includes Tunisia and North Africa, to Harvard for an academic year, to pursue their research and teach a course in their area of specialization.... Read more about Profile: Houssem Chachia

2018 Mar 28

Egyptian Composer Aziz El-Shawan’s Career and the Loeb Musical Library Collection of El Shawan's Musical Manuscripts

4:15pm to 6:15pm

Location: 

Davison Room, Loeb Music Library, 3 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Harvard Music Department and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies present

Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-BrancoSalwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco
Professor of Ethnomusicology, Director of the Instituto de Etnomusicologia – Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal; and President of the International Council for Traditional Music.

Please join us for a reception following the talk in the Spalding Room, Loeb Music Library.... Read more about Egyptian Composer Aziz El-Shawan’s Career and the Loeb Musical Library Collection of El Shawan's Musical Manuscripts

Said Hannouchi

Multilingual Education in Morocco: Back to the Future?

January 19, 2018

"Language education in Morocco reflects a complex interplay between ethnic diversity/identities, political interests, and language ideologies and attitudes," writes Said Hannouchi, Preceptor in Arabic in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. "Economic realities and development in Morocco’s particular context also play a significant role in shaping education policy broadly, and language policy specifically. Above all, any discussion of the status of language education policy in Morocco must be conducted against the backdrop of the country’s historical experience...

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2017 Oct 30

Islamists and Spirit Exorcisms in Contemporary Morocco: A Critique of Anthropological Orthodoxy

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

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

The CMES Director's Series presentsEmilio Spadola

Emilio Spadola
Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Tufts University; Associate Professor of Anthropology, Colgate University (on leave, 2017-18); President, Middle East Section, American Anthropological Association, 2016-2018... Read more about Islamists and Spirit Exorcisms in Contemporary Morocco: A Critique of Anthropological Orthodoxy

Eugene Rogan 2017

Q&A with Eugene Rogan

October 19, 2017

Eugene Rogan is Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History and Director of St. Antony’s Middle East Centre at the University of Oxford. He is the author of The Arabs: A History, which has been translated into ten languages and was named one of the best books of 2009 by the Economist, the Financial Times, and the Atlantic Monthly. He completed his AM in Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard in 1984 and his PhD in History and Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard in 1991. Rogan returned to the Center for Middle Eastern Studies on September 21, 2017, to talk...

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