Spring 2018 MEHAT Workshop Schedule

Dear all, 
 
At last we have finalized the Spring 2018 Middle East History and Theory Workshop (MEHAT) Schedule. Please note that the meeting time for all MEHAT workshops this quarter has changed to Wednesdays, 1:30-3:00 PM at Pick Hall Room 218. The schedule is as follows:
 
April 18th: Samuel Lasman (Comparative Literature): “Dangerous Authenticity: What It Means to be from the Iranian ‘Otherworld.'” Discussant: Samantha Pellegrino (Islamic Studies, Divinity School)
 
May 2nd: Kara Peruccio (NELC)  “Bad Romance: Toxic Masculinity and Problematic Relationships in Italian and Turkish Women’s Novels, 1923-1933.” Discussant Claire Roosien (NELC/History).
 
May 16th: Amir Toft (NELC) “A Gentleman and a Scholar: Profiling an Ottoman Judge in the Late Sixteenth Century” Discussant: Dr. Basil Salem (Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Chicago).
 
May 30th: Kareem Rosshandler (CMES) “Arab-Israelis and the ‘Right to Culture’: Obstacles and Progress” (Discussant to be determined)
 
We will also be mixing up the usual food and beverage options! 
 
Hope to see you all there,
Kyle Wynter-Stoner
2017-2018 MEHAT Workshop Coordinator
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April 4th Workshop with Oğuz Alyanak

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March 7th Workshop with Chad Mowbray

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February 28th Workshop with Kyle Wynter-Stoner (NELC)

Hello Middle East History and Theory Workshop attendees, please join us this Wednesday, February 28th at 3:00-4:30 pm in Pick Hall Room 218 for a MEHAT Workshop by me, Kyle Wynter-Stoner (NELC). I will be talking about my paper entitled “The Movement and Destruction of Library Books in Mamluk Cairo.” My discussant will be Arlen Wiesenthal (NELC). And as always, food and beverages will be served!
 
Best,
Kyle Wynter-Stoner
2017-2018 MEHAT Workshop Coordinator.
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February 7th Workshop with Carl Shook

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January 24th Workshop with Theo Beers

Greetings Middle East History and Theory Workshop attendees. Please join us this Wednesday, January 24th at 3:00-4:30 PM in Pick Hall Room 218 for a workshop with Theo Beers (NELC) on his paper: “The Tuḥfah-i Sāmī and the Persian Taẕkirah Tradition.” His discussant will be Sam Lasman. As always, food and soft drinks will be served.

Hope to see you all there,
Kyle Wynter-Stoner
2017-2018 MEHAT Workshop Coordinator
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Winter 2018 MEHAT Workshop Schedule

Hello Middle East History and Theory Workshop attendees. I’m excited to announce that our Winter 2018 schedule is finally ready. Please note that all of the following workshops will be held on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30 PM in Pick Hall, Room 218:

January 24th: Theo Beers (NELC): “The Tuḥfah-i Sāmī and the Persian Taẕkirah Tradition.”

February 7th: Carl Shook (NELC): “Preliminary Conclusions About the Border Formation Process in Mandate Iraq, 1920-1932.”

February 28th: Mustafa Kaya (NELC): Zayn al-Din Khwafi (d. 1435) in the networks of the religious elite from Herat to Bursa.”

March 7th: Chad Mowbray (NELC): “Ambiguity in the ‘Wretched Hunter’ poem of al-Ḥuṭay’a”

As always, there will be food and beverages served. I hope you can all make it!

Best,

Kyle Wynter-Stoner

2017-2018 MEHAT Workshop Coordinator

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CALL FOR PAPERS FOR WINTER QUARTER 2018

The Middle East History and Theory (MEHAT) Workshop is accepting submissions for the Winter 2018 Quarter. We aim to provide a forum for graduate students to present new work, receive feedback, and generate discussion across disciplines. We are eager to hear from historians, anthropologists, sociologists, musicologists, linguists, scholars of religion, and political scientists whose work engages with the Middle East, defined broadly to include the Mediterranean, North and West Africa, and South and Central Asia, over a span of time extending from Late Antiquity and the advent of Islam to the present. 

Drafts of dissertation proposals, chapters, and master’s theses are especially welcome, along with other works in progress. Professors are also encouraged to present their recent work. Papers are generally circulated a week prior to the workshop on the MEHAT listserv to encourage attendance and informed academic discussion. 

Please email abstracts of no more than 300 words to mehat.workshop@uchicago.edu if interested.  We have a few slots remaining for the Winter Quarter. Please note all dates are Wednesdays, between 3:00 and 4:30 PM:

January 24th
March 7th
If none of these dates work for you, you can also present in the Spring Quarter. Please email mehat.workshop@uchicago.edu  and we can arrange a slot for you then.
 
With best wishes, 
2017-18 MEHAT workshop coordinator
Kyle Wynter-Stoner
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MEHAT Workshop 10/18/2017: Rao Mohsin Ali Noor

Dear MEHAT Attendees,
Plean join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop this Wednesday, October 18th, at 3:00-4:30 PM in Pick Hall 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room).
Our speaker is Rao Mohsin Ali Noor (NELC) and he will be discussing his paper: “Of Sonic Pieties and Attendant Anxieties: Religiosity, Aesthetics, and the Political in the Muslim Call to Prayer in Modern Egypt, Turkey, and Pakistan.” His discussant will be Kara Peruccio.
Food and beverages will be served. 
 
Hope to see you all there, 
Kyle
2017-2018 MEHAT Workshop Coordinator
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MEHAT Workshop: Fall 2017 Schedule

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