Mehat schedule for fall 2014

Middle East History and Theory Workshop fall schedule

 

All meetings scheduled for 12-1:30 in Pick 218 unless otherwise noted.

 

October 23

Ed Hayes (Nelc)

The historical genesis of the wikāla-network and the development of its legal foundations with the Imami theory of zakāt and khums

Discussant: Rodrigo Adem (Nelc)

 

Tuesday November 4 (with the Jewish Studies and Western Mediterranean workshops)

Ryan Szpiech (Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan)

Rethinking ‘Abrahamic’ Communities: Polemical Writing and Comparative Religious Studies

Location TBD

 

November 6

Nate Miller (Nelc)

Tribal Geography: Seasonal Rains, Migration and Trade Patterns in the Poetry of Hudhayl (c. 550-700 CE)

Discussant: Süleyman Dost (Nelc)

 

November 20 (with the Islamic Studies Workshop)

Cam Cross (Nelc)

Finding Romance

Discussant: Austin O’Malley (Nelc)

 

Tuesday November 25 (with the Islamic Studies and Medieval Studies workshops)

Eduardo Manzano (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid)

The role of the umma in the institutional configuration of early Islam

Discussant: Tim Gutmann (Div)

 

December 4

Anna Hazard (CMES)

Power and Propaganda Written with the Female Image: Depictions of Women in the Post-Revolutionary Iranian Posters

Discussant: TBD

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May 29: Ferenc Csirkes, “Messianic Oeuvres in Interaction: Misattributed Poems by Shah Ismail and Nesimi”

Ferenc Csirkes

University of Chicago (NELC)

“Messianic Oeuvres in Interaction: Misattributed Poems by Shah Ismail and Nesimi”

Discussant: Christopher Markiewicz (University of Chicago, NELC)

Thursday, May 29th 12 pm to 1.30 pm

Pick 218, 5828 S. University Avenue

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May 15: Sam Hodgkin, “Revolutionary Springtimes: Reading Soviet Tajik Poetry, from Ghazal to Lyric”

Sam Hodgkin

University of Chicago (NELC)

“Revolutionary Springtimes: Reading Soviet Tajik Poetry, from Ghazal to Lyric

Discussant: August Samie

Thursday, May 15th 12 pm to 1.30 pm

Pick 218, 5828 S. University Avenue

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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