Workshop 2/4/2016 – Atoor Lawandow

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop on Thursday, February 4th, at 12:00 Noon in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room).

Our speaker is Atoor Lawandow (CMES Alumna, current Cornell NES PhD Student) who will present her paper entitled “Āzād and Ibn al-Rāʿī: Two Eighteenth-century Udabāʾ and the Expression of Affinity to Homeland before “Modernity.” The discussant is Annie Greene (NELC).

The paper will be distributed on our listserv. 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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Workshop 1/21/16 – Chelsie May

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop on Thursday, January 21st, at 12:00 Noon in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room). 

Our speaker is Chelsie May (NELC) who will present her paper entitled “Intersectionality, Belonging and the Immigration of Arab Jewish Women: Reading Louise Cohen, Shoshana Levy, and Shoshana Almoslino between Iraq and Israel.”  The discussant is Kara A. Peruccio (NELC). 
 
The paper will be distributed on our listserv. 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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1/7/16 – Tolga Cora

Happy New Year and welcome back to campus!

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop on Thursday, January 7th, at 12:00 Noon in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room).

Our speaker is Tolga Cora (NELC) who will present his dissertation chapter entitled “Ottomanism in Practice: Armenian Notables and Imperial Reform in the 1860s and 1870s.” The discussant is Dr. Hakan Karateke (NELC).

The chapter will be circulated via our listserv. If possible, please try to read it in advance for informed discussion.

Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Workshop Schedule – Winter 2016

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

January 7 – Tolga Cora (NELC)

“Ottomanism in Practice: Armenian Notables and Imperial Reform in the 1860s and 1870s”

Discussant: Dr. Hakan Karateke (NELC)

January 21 – Chelsie May (NELC)

“Intersectionality, Belonging and the Immigration of Arab Jewish Women: Reading Louise Cohen, Shoshana Levy, and Shoshana Almoslino between Iraq and Israel”

Discussant: Kara A. Peruccio (NELC)

February 4 – Atoor Lawandow (Cornell NES)

“‘Alī Āzād Bilgrāmī and the Expression of Affinity to Homeland before “Modernity”

Discussant: Annie Greene (NELC)

February 18 – Ekin Enacar (NELC)

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Discussant: Maddy Elfenbein (NELC)

February 25 Dr. Marion Katz (NYU)

March 3 – Aamir Bashir (NELC)

“Early Development of Sunni Fiqh: A Study of Role played by Muhammad b. al-Hasan al-Shaybani (d. 805)”

Discussant: Amir Toft (NELC)

March 8 – “The Provinces Strike Back”

Speakers: Basil Salem (History), Annie Greene (NELC), Tolga Cora (NELC), and Varak Ketsemanian (CMES)

 

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