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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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Spring Update

MEHAT is pleased to begin its Spring quarter programming. While the Workshop schedule is still tentative, we look forward to three special events this quarter. On Thursday, April 18, Serdar Sengul, a visiting scholar from Harvard University, will arrive on campus to … Continue reading

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Winter Quarter Ends

The Winter 2013 quarter has come to a close. We would like to thank all presenters, discussants, and  attendees for all the excellent conversations we have had over the course of this quarter. We will resume with bi-weekly workshops in … Continue reading

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Feb. 18: Guest Speaker Rula Abisaab of McGill University

Please join us for a special guest lecture: Prof. Rula Abisaab (McGill University) “Shi`i Jurisprudence, Sunnism and the Traditionist Thought (akhbārī) of Muhammad Amin Astarabadi (d. 1036/1626-7)” Monday, February 18, at 5:00 p.m. Cobb 103. 5828 S. University Ave.

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MEHAT Workshop: Azad Sadr on “Blood, Murder, and Obedience: Rumi’s Use of Love in ‘The King and the Slave Girl’” (Jan. 30)

Azad Sadr (NELC) “Blood, Murder, and Obedience: Rumi’s Use of Love in ‘The King and the Slave Girl’” Discussant: Maryam Sabbaghi (Divinity) Wednesday, January 30, at 3:00 p.m. Pick 218. 5828 S. University Ave.  For a copy of the paper, please email mehat.chicago@gmail.com.

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MEHAT Workshop: Kaveh Hemmat on the Khitay’namah (Jan. 16)

Kaveh Hemmat (NELC) “Sufi as Ethnographer: The Function of Sufi Poetry in the Khitay’namah, an Early 16th-Century Description of China” Wednesday, January 16, at 3:00 p.m. Pick 218. 5828 S. University Ave.  For a copy of the paper, please email mehat.chicago@gmail.com.

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28th Annual MEHAT Conference Call for Papers

We are pleased to invite students and faculty to submit papers for the 28th Annual Middle East History and Theory (MEHAT) Conference, to be held May 3–5, 2013, at the University of Chicago. We welcome a broad range of submissions from across the … Continue reading

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Fall Quarter Ends

Fall of 2012 has come to a close. We would like to thank all presenters, discussants, and attendees for all the excellent conversations we have had over the course of this quarter. We will resume with bi-weekly workshops in January; … Continue reading

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MEHAT Workshop: Joseph Yackley on Ottoman Bankruptcy Negotiations

Please join us for our second MEHAT event this quarter. Joseph Yackley (NELC) Too Big To Fail: Ottoman Bankruptcy Negotiations (1875-1881) Discussant: Corey Tazzara (Collegiate Assistant Professor in the History Department) Time: Wednesday, October 24, 3:00 PM Location: Pick 218, 5828 … Continue reading

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