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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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Inaugural MEHAT Workshop: Wednesday, October 10th at 3pm

Dear friends and colleagues, Please join us this Wednesday, October 10th at 3pm in Pick 218 for the first MEHAT gathering of the year, a roundtable with NELC professors discussing the graduate experience then and now. Some of the topics … Continue reading

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May 26: Dima Orsho

Dear friends, as we wrap up the Spring quarter I would like to invite you to our second-to-last event: Dima Orsho, Syrian vocalist Noontime Concert Series Famous Songs from the Middle East Thursday, May 26 at 12:15 pm Fulton Recital … Continue reading

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MEHAT 2011 Schedule Online

Dear friends, it is a pleasure to announce that our official program for the 26th Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference has gone live. You can find all of the details at our Conference page, or just click the … Continue reading

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Poetry Night this Friday – NELC profs reading poetry

In honor of National Poetry Month the Faculty of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization will have a poetry reading night, in which scholars will read poems (in the Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Hittite, and Armenian and in translation) … Continue reading

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Upcoming events for the Spring Quarter

Dear friends, We’re excited to announce the first two weeks of our MEHAT schedule for the Spring Quarter. Mark your calendars! We will provide separate announcements for each individual event. Thursday, March 31, 12:00–1:30, Pick 218: Catherine Bronson. Paper title … Continue reading

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Feb 23: Karla Mallette

The Western Mediterranean Culture Workshop is proud to present this upcoming workshop, which we at MEHAT heartily endorse and encourage all to attend: Karla Mallette Associate Professor of Italian and Near Eastern Studies, Associate Director of the Center for Middle … Continue reading

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Two new workshops scheduled with the Western Mediterranean Culture Workshop

I’m pleased to announce the addition of two more workshops to our schedule, in co-sponsorship with the Western Mediterranean Workshop: Mohamad Ballan (Graduate Student, Social Sciences, University of Chicago) will be presenting his paper entitled “Between Castilian Reconquista and Ottoman … Continue reading

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Getting started up

Welcome back! سال نوی غربی مبارک باد ، وكل سنة وأنتم بخير We are pleased to announce our call for papers for the 2011 MEHAT conference, which you can see over at our conference page. It’ll be a fun quarter … Continue reading

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October 21 Shi’ism workshop: Nahj al-balagha

Shi’ism Discussion Group: Thursday, 10/21, 12:00 pm noon-1:30 This Thursday, October 21, from 12:00 p.m. noon until 1:30 in Pick Hall Room 218, the Shi’ism Discussion Group will be hosting the following presentation by Tahera Qutbuddin, Associate Professor of Arabic … Continue reading

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