Author Archives: Maddy

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 … Continue reading

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March 13: Prof. Ellen Amster on “Healing the Body, Healing the Umma: Sufi Saints and God’s Law in a Corporeal City of Virtue”

  Prof. Ellen Amster History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee “Healing the Body, Healing the Umma: Sufi Saints and God’s Law in a Corporeal City of Virtue” Wednesday, March 13, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Pick 218, 5828 S. University Ave. To request a … Continue reading

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March 6: Elham Mireshghi on “Sacred Knowledges and Expert Opinions: Understanding the Fatwas on Kidney Sales in Iran”

Elham Mireshghi Ph.D Student, Medical Anthropology, University of California, Irvine “Sacred Knowledges and Expert Opinions: Understanding the Fatwas on Kidney Sales in Iran” Discussant: Madeleine Elfenbein (NELC) Wednesday, March 6, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Pick 218, 5828 S. University Ave. … Continue reading

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Two Shi’ism Studies Group Events: Feb. 26 and March 1

Judith Pfeiffer (Oxford) “Confessional Ambiguity vs. Confessional Polarization: Twelver Shi’i Reactions to Mongol Rule in the Later Middle Period of Islamic History” Tuesday, February 26th, at 4.30 p.m. (Room TBA)   A discussion between Robert Gleave (Exeter) and Alireza Doostdar (U … Continue reading

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February 13: Sami Sweis on “Transjordanian Mukhtars: The Coalescence of State and Tribe”

Sami Sweis (CMES ’12) “Transjordanian Mukhtars: The Coalescence of State and Tribe” Discussant: Carl Shook (NELC) Wednesday, February 13, 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: Esra Tasdelen on Cultural Nationalism and Turkish Language Reform (Nov. 28)

Esra Taşdelen (NELC) Ahmet Hikmet Müftüoğlu’s “Cultural Nationalism” and His Views on Turkish Language Reform at the Beginning of the 20th Century Wednesday, November 28, at 3:00 p.m. Pick 218. 5828 S. University Ave.  For a copy of the paper, please … Continue reading

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MEHAT Workshop: Lotte Fasshauer on Ghassan Salhab’s Film and Video Works (Nov. 14)

The Middle East History and Theory Workshop is pleased to present: Lotte Fasshauer (Freie Universität Berlin) Lyricism, Performativity and Melancholy in Ghassan Salhab’s Film and Video Works Wednesday, November 14, at 3:00 p.m. Pick 222, 5828 S. University Ave. For … Continue reading

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Workshop: Daniel Mahoney on “The Utilized Landscape” (Nov. 7)

Please join us next Wednesday 3pm for our next MEHAT workshop, a rare presentation on Islamic archaeology by NELC’s own Dan Mahoney. The paper is attached. For this session, we’re happy to have the co-sponsorship of the the Interdisciplinary Archeology Workshop, and … Continue reading

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Joint MEHAT and LANTBYZ Workshop 10/30

The Workshop on Late Antiquity and Byzantium, in conjunction with the Middle East History and Theory workshop, presents: Down to Downtown:   Jericho in Late Antiquity and the recent excavations  at Tell al-­‐Hassan   Anthony Lauricella and Michael Jennings (NELC) Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Workshop Schedule for Autumn 2012

Wednesday, October 24: Joseph Yackley (NELC) on Ottoman bankruptcy negotiations; with Corey Tazzara (Collegiate Assistant Professor in History) as discussant Tuesday, October 30: Special joint workshop with LANTBYZ: Anthony Lauricella and Michael Jennings (NELC) present “Down to Downtown: Jericho in Late … Continue reading

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