Upcoming Events – February and March 2016

Here is MEHAT’s updated calendar for the rest of our Winter Quarter events. We hope you can attend.

Thursday, February 25
     Dr. Marion Katz (Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYU; Chicago NELC alumna) will be giving a workshop on sources and methodology pertaining to gender and early Islamic legal history. Materials for the workshop will be circulated shortly.
We invite all who are interested to attend, but please RSVP by Monday, February 22nd, so that we can have an accurate head count for catering. The workshop will be from 12-1:20pm in Pick 218.

At 4:30pm, Dr. Katz will be giving a lecture for the Gender & Sexuality in Middle Eastern History Lecture Series. Please see our Facebook event for more information.

Thursday, March 3
 Aamir Bashir (NELC) will present his paper, “Early Development of Sunni Fiqh: A Study of Role played by Muhammad b. al-Hasan al-Shaybani (d. 805).” The discussant is Amir Toft (NELC). The paper will be circulated prior to the workshop. We will meet at 12pm in Pick 218, and lunch will be served.

Tuesday, March 8
MEHAT is excited to host “Can the Provinces Speak?: A Roundtable Discussion on Writing Ottoman Provincial History.” Our speakers are Tolga Cora (NELC), Annie Greene (NELC), Varak Ketsmanian (CMES), and Basil Salem (History). There will be a light reception following the event. Please see the poster below for more information.

March 8 Provinces Poster

Please let us know if you have any questions (email us at mehat.workshop@uchicago.edu), and we hope you can attend!

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Workshop 2/4/2016 – Atoor Lawandow

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop on Thursday, February 4th, at 12:00 Noon in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room).

Our speaker is Atoor Lawandow (CMES Alumna, current Cornell NES PhD Student) who will present her paper entitled “Āzād and Ibn al-Rāʿī: Two Eighteenth-century Udabāʾ and the Expression of Affinity to Homeland before “Modernity.” The discussant is Annie Greene (NELC).

The paper will be distributed on our listserv. If possible, please try to read the paper in advance for informed discussion.

Pizza and soft drinks will be served. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Workshop 1/21/16 – Chelsie May

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop on Thursday, January 21st, at 12:00 Noon in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room). 

Our speaker is Chelsie May (NELC) who will present her paper entitled “Intersectionality, Belonging and the Immigration of Arab Jewish Women: Reading Louise Cohen, Shoshana Levy, and Shoshana Almoslino between Iraq and Israel.”  The discussant is Kara A. Peruccio (NELC). 
 
The paper will be distributed on our listserv. If possible, please try to read the paper in advance for informed discussion.
 

Pizza and soft drinks will be served. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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1/7/16 – Tolga Cora

Happy New Year and welcome back to campus!

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop on Thursday, January 7th, at 12:00 Noon in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room).

Our speaker is Tolga Cora (NELC) who will present his dissertation chapter entitled “Ottomanism in Practice: Armenian Notables and Imperial Reform in the 1860s and 1870s.” The discussant is Dr. Hakan Karateke (NELC).

The chapter will be circulated via our listserv. If possible, please try to read it in advance for informed discussion.

Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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