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)
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)”
Sami Sweis (CMES ’12)
“Transjordanian Mukhtars: The Coalescence of State and Tribe”
Discussant: Carl Shook (NELC)
Azad Sadr (NELC)
“Blood, Murder, and Obedience: Rumi’s Use of Love in ‘The King and the Slave Girl’”
Discussant: Maryam Sabbaghi (Divinity)
Kaveh Hemmat (NELC)
“Sufi as Ethnographer: The Function of Sufi Poetry in the Khitay’namah, an Early 16th-Century Description of China”
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 disciplines, including (but not limited to) anthropology, art history, cinema and media studies, economics, history, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, sociology, or any other topic concerning the Middle East from the advent of Islam to the present day.
Those wishing to participate should send a 250-word abstract to the conference organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15, 2013. We will accept both individual papers and prearranged themed panels; the latter is especially encouraged.
More information about the conference and submission process can be viewed at our Conference page: http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/mehat/conference/.
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; a partial schedule will be posted in coming weeks.
Since there are still a few open slots for Winter Quarter, we look forward to receiving additional papers for discussion. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com if you would like to present during the Winter or Spring.
Esra Taşdelen (NELC)
Ahmet Hikmet Müftüoğlu’s “Cultural Nationalism” and His Views on Turkish Language Reform at the Beginning of the 20th Century
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 a copy of the paper, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Tony Lauricella serving as discussant.
Daniel Mahoney (NELC)
Discussant: Anthony Lauricella (NELC)
Wednesday, November 7, at 3:00 p.m.
Pick 218, 5828 S. University Ave.
For a copy of the paper, please email email@example.com.