Workshop 3/8/17: Isabel Lachenauer

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop on Wednesday, March 8th, at 3:00 PM in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room).

Our speaker is Isabel Lachenauer (NELC) who will present the paper “Representations of Warrior Women in the Epic Lyric Romances of Fourteenth and Fifteenth Century Anatolia.” The discussant is Prof. Helga Anetshofer-Karateke (NELC).

The paper will be distributed via our listserv. Please try to read it in advance for an informed discussion.

Food and beverages will be served. We hope to see you all there!!

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Workshop 3/1/17: Sotirios Dimitriadis

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop on Wednesday, March 1st, at 3:00 PM in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room).

Our speaker is Sotirios Dimitriadis (International Hellenic University) who will present the paper “The Political Economy of Ottoman Infrastructure: Public Works in fin de siècle Thessaloniki.” The discussant is Madeleine Elfenbein (NELC).

The paper will be distributed via our listserv. Please try to read it in advance for an informed discussion.

Food and beverages will be served. We hope to see you all there!!

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Workshop 2/22/17-Carl Shook

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop on Wednesday, February 22nd, at 3:00 PM in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room).

Our speaker is Carl Shook (NELC) who will present the paper “Border Guards and Bedouin: Transnational Enforcement Regimes on the Iraq-Syria Frontier, 1925-1932.” The discussant is Sami Sweis (NELC).

The paper will be distributed via our listserv. Please try to read it in advance for an informed discussion.

Food and beverages will be served. We hope to see you all there!!

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Workshop 2/8/17-Kyle Wynter-Stoner

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop on Wednesday, February 8th, at 3:00 PM in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room).

Our speaker is Kyle Wynter-Stoner (NELC) who will present the paper “The Development of the Classification of the Sciences in the Mamluk and Ottoman Periods.” The discussant is Aamir Bashir (NELC).

The paper will be distributed via our listserv. Please try to read it in advance for an informed discussion.

Food and beverages will be served. We hope to see you all there!!

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Workshop 1/18/17- Theo Beers

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop on Wednesday, January 18th, at 3:00 PM in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room).

Our speaker is Theo Beers (NELC) who will present his recently published article from  Al-ʿUṣūr al-Wusṭā titled, Taẕkirah-i khayr al-bayān: The Earliest Source on the Career and Poetry of Ṣāʾib Tabrīzī (d. ca. 1087/1676).”

The article has been distributed via our listserv. Please try to read it in advance for an informed discussion.

Food and beverages will be served. We hope to see you all there!!

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Winter 2017 Workshop Schedule

The Middle East History and Theory Workshop (MEHAT) is pleased to announce our schedule for Winter 2017.                                                                                                                        All meetings will be held (mostly) on alternate Wednesdays from 3:00-4:20pm in Pick 218 unless otherwise noted. Food and beverages will be served. Papers will be circulated a week before the workshop meeting via our listserv. If you have any questions, please contact mehat.workshop@uchicago.edu.

January 18 – Theo Beers (NELC)

“Taẕkirah-i khayr al-bayān: The Earliest Source on the Career and Poetry of Ṣāʾib Tabrīzī (d. ca. 1087/1676)”

January 25 – Ekin Enacar (NELC)

“Reform or Revenge: Purging of State Employees after the Young Turk Revolution”

Discussant: Toygun Altıntaş (NELC)

February 8 – Kyle Wynter-Stoner (NELC)

“The Development of the Classification of the Sciences in the Mamluk and Ottoman Periods”

Discussant: Aamir Bashir (NELC)

February 22 – Carl Shook (NELC)

“Border Guards and Bedouin: Transnational Enforcement Regimes on the Iraq-Syria Frontier, 1925-1932”

Discussant: Sami Sweis (NELC)

March 1 – Sotirios Dimitriadis (International Hellenic University)

“The Political Economy of Ottoman Infrastructure: Public Works in fin de siècle Thessaloniki”

Discussant: Madeleine Elfenbein (NELC)

March 8 – Isabel Lachenauer (NELC)

“Representations of Warrior Women in the Epic Lyric Romances of Fourteenth and Fifteenth Century Anatolia”

Discussant: Prof. Helga Anetshofer-Karateke (NELC)

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Upcoming Events: 11/28/16 & 11/30/16

Please join the MEHAT Workshop for two exciting events:

Lecture 11/28/16 – Prof. Sarah Stroumsa (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)—co-sponsored event with the Jewish Studies Workshop *Harper 130, 4:30-6:00 PM

“The Literary Genizot: A Window to a Mediterranean Republic of Letters.”

Workshop 11/30/16 – Madeleine Elfenbein (NELC)

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop on Wednesday, November 30th, at 3:00 PM in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room).

Our speaker is Madeleine Elfenbein (NELC) who will present the paper,“Namık Kemal and the Quest for a New Ottoman Sovereignty.” The discussant is Mohsin Rao (NELC).

The paper will be distributed via our listserv. Please try to read it in advance for an informed discussion.

Food and beverages will be served. We hope to see you all there!!

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Workshop 11/16/16 – Süleyman Dost

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop on Wednesday, November 16th, at 3:00 PM in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room).

Our speaker is Süleyman Dost (NELC) who will present the paper “Enigma Revisited: A Re-evaluation of the al-Shajara al-Nu‘māniyya Through the Commentary of al-Ṣafadī.” The discussant is Carlos Grenier (History).

The paper will be distributed via our listserv. Please try to read it in advance for an informed discussion.

Food and beverages will be served. We hope to see you all there!!

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Upcoming Events: 11/2/16 & 11/4/16

Please join the MEHAT Workshop for two exciting events:

Workshop 11/2/16 – Carol Fan

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop on Wednesday, November 2nd, at 3:00 PM in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room).

Our speaker is Carol Fan (NELC) who will present the paper “Studying Ming-Timurid Relations: Sources and Scholarship in Chinese.” The discussant is August Samie (NELC).

The paper will be distributed via our listserv. Please try to read it in advance for an informed discussion.

Food and beverages will be served. We hope to see you all there!!

*Workshop 11/4/16 – Prof. Rebecca Johnson (Northwestern)*

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop on Friday, November 4th, at 11:30 AM in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room).

We will be joined by Prof. Rebecca Johnson before her CMES lecture at 4:30 in order to discuss her article “Importing the Novel: The Arabic Novel in and as Translation,” and conduct a close reading of an English translation from Aḥmad Fāris al-Shidyāq’s Al-sāq ‘alā l-sāq (Leg over Leg). 

The article, primary source, and an optional reading from Dr. Johnson about Al-sāq ‘alā l-sāq will be distributed in advance. Please try to read some of these materials in advance for a productive workshop.

Food and beverages will be served. We hope to see you all there!!

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Workshop 10/19/16 – Kyle Longworth

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop on Wednesday, October 19th, at 3:00 PM in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room).

Our speaker is Kyle Longworth (NELC) who will present the paper “Islamic Sources and the Syriac Historical Tradition.” The discussant is Süleyman Dost (NELC).

The paper will be distributed via our listserv. Please try to read it in advance for an informed discussion.

Food and beverages will be served. We hope to see you all there!!

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