Workshop Schedule – Fall 2015

The Middle East History and Theory Workshop Fall 2015 schedule
All meetings scheduled for 12:00–1:30 in Pick 218 unless otherwise noted. Pizza will be served. 

October 1 – We are still seeking a paper for this workshop meeting. If interested, please email mehat.workshop@uchicago.edu with a brief description of your paper.

October 15 – Tunç Şen (NELC)

“Astrology and Politics in the early modern Ottoman almanacs (taqwīms)

October 29 – Theo Beers (NELC)

“The Career of Sam Mirza in the Age of Tahmasb”

November 12 – Marshall Watson (CMES)

“Nablus from Empire to Mandate, 1914-1927″

December 3 – Ida Nitter (CMES)

Title TBA

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2015-16 Call for Papers

The Middle East History and Theory (MEHAT) Workshop is now accepting submissions for the 2015-16 academic year. We aim to provide a forum for graduate students to present new work, receive feedback, and generate discussion across disciplines. We are eager to hear from historians, anthropologists, sociologists, musicologists, linguists, theologians, and political scientists whose work engages with the Middle East, defined broadly to include the Mediterranean, North and West Africa, and South and Central Asia, over a span of time extending from Late Antiquity and the advent of Islam to the present.

Drafts of dissertation proposals, chapters, and master’s theses are especially welcome, along with other works in progress. Papers are generally circulated a week prior to the workshop on the MEHAT listserv to encourage attendance and informed academic discussion.

Please email abstracts to mehat.workshop@uchicago.edu if interested. Our fall meeting dates are tentatively scheduled for October 1, October 15, October 29, November 12, and December 3. We will also be placing papers during Winter and Spring Quarters. Please indicate in which quarter you would prefer to present, and we will try to accommodate your request.

The workshop will meet on alternate Thursdays from 12:00 to 1:30 PM in Pick 218. There will always be pizza.

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