“Will We Talk About ISIS?”

will we talk poster

The formal roundtable participants are:

Oya Topcuoglu, U of C, NELC
Esra Tasdelen, North Central College, Modern and Classical Languages
Alireza Doostdar, U of C, Divinity School
Holly Shissler, U of C, NELC
Noha Forster, U of C, NELC
Richard Payne, U of C, NELC
Annie Greene, U of C, NELC
Madeleine Elfenbein, U of C, NELC
Jessica Sylvan Mutter, U of C, NELC
Timothy Gutmann, U of C, Divinity School
Mariam Sheibani, U of C, NELC

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Workshop 4/14/2016 – Ekin Enacar

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop on Thursday, April 14th, at 12:00 Noon in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room).

Our speaker is Ekin Enacar (NELC) who will present her paper entitled “Political Satire, Cartoons and the Limits of Press Freedom during the First Months of the Young Turk Revolution.” The discussant is Maddy Elfenbein (NELC).

The paper will be distributed on our listserv on Monday. If possible, please try to read the paper in advance for informed discussion.

Pizza and soft drinks will be served. We look forward to seeing you there!

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4/14: Lecture by Dr. Sara Omar

Dear MEHAT Attendees,

We are excited to remind you about the upcoming lecture on Thursday, April 14 in Stuart 101 by Sara Omar (Georgetown), titled “Same-Sex Acts and the Islamic Tradition.” This talk is part of the ongoing Gender & Sexuality in Middle Eastern History lecture series. The talk begins at 4:30 and will be followed by a reception in Pick Lounge.

For more information, please go to our facebook event. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Spring 2016 Workshop Schedule

The Middle East History and Theory Workshop (MEHAT) is pleased to announce our schedule for Spring 2016.

All meetings will be held from 12-1:20pm in Pick 218 unless otherwise noted. Pizza will be served.

Papers will be circulated a week before the workshop meeting via our listserv. If you have any questions, please contact mehat.workshop@uchicago.edu.

March 31 – Timothy Gutmann (Divinity)

“Conscripting Tradition: Knowledge, Sovereignty, and Education Reform in Modern Egypt.”

Discussant: Rachel Schine (NELC)

April 14 – Ekin Enacar (NELC)

Political Satire, Cartoons and the Limits of Press Freedom during the First Months of the Young Turk Revolution.

Discussant: Maddy Elfenbein (NELC)

In addition to the scheduled workshop on April 14, MEHAT would like to announce the following event:

Dr. Sara Omar (Georgetown) will be giving a lecture for the Gender & Sexuality in Middle Eastern History Lecture Series on Thursday, April 14 at 4:30 PM in Stuart 101. Please see our Facebook event for more information.

April 28 – Claire Roosien (NELC/History)

“Cotton and Mass Cultural Media in Soviet Uzbekistan, 1917-1941.”

Discussant: Sam Hodgkin (NELC)

May 19 Dr. Eve Troutt Powell (Penn)

Note: Dr. Troutt Powell’s workshop is in conjunction with her lecture for the Gender & Sexuality in Middle Eastern History Lecture Series.

June 2 – Chris Sheklian (Anthropology)

Vakıfs  and the Material Basis of Minority Community in Istanbul”

Discussant: Tolga Cora (NELC)

 

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