March 13: Orit Bashkin, “When Jerusalem and London Mattered to Khanaqin: A Few Comments on Jews in Northern Iraq, 1921-1932″

Orit Bashkin

University of Chicago (Assoc. Prof., NELC)

“When Jerusalem and London Mattered to Khanaqin: A Few Comments on Jews in Northern Iraq, 1921-1932″

Discussant: Annie Greene (University of Chicago, NELC)

Thursday, March 13th 12 pm to 1.30 pm

Pick 218, 5828 S. University Avenue

To request a copy of the paper, please email mehat.chicago@gmail.com.

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Feb 20: Elizabeth Lhost, “Qazis, Controversy, and Bureaucratic Governance in British Bombay, c. 1837–1866″

Elizabeth Lhost

University of Chicago (SALC-History)

“Qazis, Controversy, and Bureaucratic Governance in British Bombay, c. 1837–1866″

Discussant: Timothy Gutmann (University of Chicago, Divinity School)

Thursday, Feb 20th 12 pm to 1.30 pm

Pick 218, 5828 S. University Avenue

To request a copy of the paper, please email mehat.chicago@gmail.com.

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Feb 6: Zahit Atcil, “The Evolution of the Vizierate and the Rise of the Ottoman Indigenous Bureaucratic Class”

Zahit Atcil

University of Chicago (NELC)

“The Evolution of the Vizierate and the Rise of the Ottoman Indigenous Bureaucratic Class”

Discussant: Mohamad Ballan (University of Chicago, History)

Thursday, Feb 6th 12 pm to 1.30 pm

Pick 218, 5828 S. University Avenue

To request a copy of the paper, please email mehat.chicago@gmail.com.

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Jan 9: Kara Peruccio, “Per un’ora di luce, un’ora di tenebra”: Sibilla Aleramo and Halide Edib on the Eve of Mussolini and Atatürk”

Kara Peruccio

University of Chicago (CMES)

“Per un’ora di luce, un’ora di tenebra”: Sibilla Aleramo and Halide Edib on the Eve of Mussolini and Atatürk”

Discussant: Ekin Enacar (University of Chicago, NELC)

Thursday, Jan 9th 12 pm to 1.30 pm

Pick 218, 5828 S. University Avenue

To request a copy of the paper, please email mehat.chicago@gmail.com.

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Dec 5: Sabahat Adil, “Al-Maqqarī on the Move: Imagining Al-Andalus in the Eastern Mediterranean”

Sabahat Adil

University of Chicago (NELC)

“Al-Maqqarī on the Move: Imagining Al-Andalus in the Eastern Mediterranean”

Discussant: Jamal Abd Rabbih (University of Chicago, History)

Thursday, Dec 5th 12 pm to 1.30 pm

Pick 218, 5828 S. University Avenue

To request a copy of the paper, please email mehat.chicago@gmail.com.

 

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Nov 21: Chris Markiewicz, “Realm of Generation and Decay: Idris Bidlisi’s Formative Years in Iran-Zamin”

Chris Markiewicz

University of Chicago (NELC)

“Realm of Generation and Decay: Idris Bidlisi’s Formative Years in Iran-Zamin”

Discussant: Andrew Derouin (University of Chicago, NELC)

Thursday, Nov 21st 12 pm to 1.30 pm

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To request a copy of the paper, please email mehat.chicago@gmail.com.

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Oct 31: Basil Salem, “The Culture of the “Notables” in Eighteenth Century Ottoman Syria”

Basil Salem

University of Chicago

“The Culture of the “Notables” in Eighteenth Century Ottoman Syria: An Analysis of Muḥammad Khalīl al-Murādī’s Silk al-durar fī a‘yān al-qarn al-thānī ‘ashar”

Discussant: Jawad Qureshi (University of Chicago, Divinity School)

Thursday, Oct 31st, 12 pm to 1.30 pm

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To request a copy of the paper, please email mehat.chicago@gmail.com.

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Oct 17: Saud al-Zaid “Salafi Aesthetics”

Saud al-Zaid

Freie Universität Berlin

“Salafi Aesthetics”

Discussant: Tom Maguire (PhD), Associate Director of CMES

Thursday, Oct 17th, 12 pm to 1.30 pm

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To request a copy of the paper, please email mehat.chicago@gmail.com.

 

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May 2: Matthew Gillman, “”Beyond Narratives of Text and Image: A Safavid Khamseh as Comprehensive Object”

Matthew Gillman

CMES, University of Chicago

“Beyond Narratives of Text and Image: A Safavid Khamseh as Comprehensive Object (BnF suppl. pers. 1029)”
Discussant: Meekyung Macmurdie, Art History

Thursday, May 2nd, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Pick 218, 5828 S. University Ave.

To request a copy of the paper, please email mehat.chicago@gmail.com.

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April 18: Serdar Şengül on the Kurdish Madrasa

Serdar Şengül

Harvard University, Visiting Scholar

“Studying Kurdish Madrasa in the Shadow of Methodological Nationalisms”

Thursday, April 18, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Pick 218, 5828 S. University Ave.

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