Conference Schedule

The schedule is now final (last updated on April 24). For more details on the proceedings, please see the official program; or, for easy reference, the online list of panels.

Friday, May 1

1:00 p.m.: Registration table opens on the ground floor of Stuart Hall (5835 S. Greenwood Ave.)
1:30–2:50 p.m.: Panel session #1 (three concurrent panels in Stuart ground-floor lecture halls)
Coffee and pastries will be provided in Cox Lounge (lower level of Stuart) immediately following Session #1
3:00–4:20 p.m.: Panel session #2 (three concurrent panels in Stuart ground-floor lecture halls)
5:00–6:30 p.m.: Keynote address (“When Muhammad Had to Delegate”) by Prof. Michael Cook of Princeton University, in Social Sciences Research Building room 122 (1126 E. 59th St.)
6:30 p.m.: Post-keynote reception in Cox Lounge (back in Stuart)

Saturday, May 2

7:30–8:30 a.m.: Breakfast in Cox Lounge
8:30–9:50 a.m.: Panel session #3 (two concurrent panels in Stuart ground-floor lecture halls)
10:00–11:20 a.m.: Panel session #4 (three concurrent panels in Stuart ground-floor lecture halls)
11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.: Panel session #5 (four concurrent panels in Stuart ground-floor lecture halls)
12:50–2:00 p.m.: Lunch in Cox Lounge
2:00–3:20 p.m.: Panel session #6 (four concurrent panels in Stuart ground-floor lecture halls)
Coffee and pastries will be provided in Cox Lounge immediately following Session #6
3:30–4:50 p.m.: Panel session #7 (four concurrent panels in Stuart ground-floor lecture halls)

Saturday evening festivities will take place in Ida Noyes Hall (1212 E. 59th St.)

5:00–6:00 p.m.: Happy hour, sponsored and organized by the Committee on Central Eurasian Studies
6:00–7:00 p.m.: Performance by the University of Chicago’s own Middle East Music Ensemble
7:00 p.m.: Lamb roast dinner, sponsored and organized by the Middle Eastern Studies Students’ Association

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