Center for Middle Eastern Studies

2020 Oct 02

The Ascendant Field: Critical Engagements with Ottoman Arabic Literature

(All day)

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Virtual event

A two-day symposium on Arabic literature of the pre-nahda Ottoman era (1516-1789), featuring a keynote address by Hilary Kilpatrick (Independent Scholar) and presentations by Helen Pfeifer (Cambridge University), Ghayde Ghraowi (Yale University), Theodore Beers (University of Chicago), Rachida Chih (EHESS-CNRS, Paris), Hakan Özkan (University of Münster), Ozzy Gündüz (Harvard University), and Alev Masarwa (University of Münster). Sponsored by the Harvard University Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, the Prince...

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2020 Apr 24

Center for Middle Eastern Studies Postdoctoral Lectures

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Virtual lecture
Nathanael Aschenbrenner (CMES Byzantine Postdoctoral Fellow), Universal Monarchy Between Sultan and Pope: Reorienting Constantinople in the Fifteenth-Century Mediterranean and Siren Çelik (CMES Byzantine Postdoctoral Fellow), Manuel II Palaiologos (1350-1425): A Byzantine Emperor in a Time of Tumult; response by Dimiter Angelov (Harvard University). Research supported by grant number 41600623 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a collaboration between the Byzantine Studies Research Center at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies... Read more about Center for Middle Eastern Studies Postdoctoral Lectures
2019 Dec 07

The Transmission and Reception of the Qurʾān in Light of Recent Scholarship

(All day)

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Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street
A day-long symposium featuring presentations by Shady Nasser (Harvard University), Gabriel Said Reynolds (University of Notre Dame), Walid Saleh (University of Toronto), Devin Stewart (Emory University), Behnam Sadeghi (Oxford University), François Déroche (Collège de France), Alba Fedeli (University of Hamburg), Geoffrey Khan (Cambridge University), and Intisar Rabb (Harvard Law School). Sponsored by the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Center for Jewish Studies, the Harvard Law School's Program in Islamic Law, and the Center for... Read more about The Transmission and Reception of the Qurʾān in Light of Recent Scholarship
2019 Mar 28

Hrant Dink Memorial CMES Fund for Armenian Studies Symposium

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall
Ahead of Time: Exploring the Relationship Between Ancient and Modern Armenian Studies, a panel discussion featuring presentations by Christina Maranci (Tufts University), David Zakarian (Pembroke College, Oxford University), Marie-Aude Baronian (University of Michigan), and Sylvia Alajaji (Franklin & Marshall College). Co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR).
2018 Sep 28

Thinking Islam Within Religious Studies: Methods, Histories and Futures

(All day)

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Sperry Room, Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue
A symposium celebrating the career of William Graham, Murray A. Albertson Research Professor of Middle Eastern Studies; featuring presentations by Ali Asani, Diana Eck, Mohsen Goudarzi, Elizabeth Lee-Hood, Tarek Masoud, Jane McAuliffe, Roy Mottahedeh, Shady Nasser, Ahmed Ragab, Walid Saleh, and Guy Stroumsa. Sponsored by the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program, Harvard Divinity School, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Center for the Study of World Religions, the Science, Religion, and Culture Program at Harvard Divinity School, and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and... Read more about Thinking Islam Within Religious Studies: Methods, Histories and Futures