Workshop 4/6/17: Gwendolyn Kristy

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop on Thursday, April 6th, at 4:30 PM in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room).

Our speaker is Gwendolyn Kristy (CMES) who will present the paper “The Impacts of Urbanization on Archaeological Site Preservation in Afghanistan.” The discussant is Anthony Lauricella (NELC)(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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Spring 2017 Workshop Schedule

The Middle East History and Theory Workshop (MEHAT) is pleased to announce our schedule for Spring 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.

April 3 – Dr. Ulrich Marzolph (Georg-August-University Göttingen)

Workshop: “Traveling Tales: The Muslim World’s Contribution to World Narrative Lore.” *2:30-4:00 PM, Foster 103*

April 4 – Dr. Ulrich Marzolph (Georg-August-University Göttingen)

Lecture: “Relief and Hardship: The Turkish Ottoman Model for the Thousand and One Days.” *4:30 PM, Swift Lecture Hall, 3rd floor*

Workshop and Lecture organized by the Persian Circle and co-sponsored by MEHAT, COSAS, the Islamic Studies Workshop and the Comparative Literature Department

April 6 – Gwendolyn Kristy (CMES) *4:30-5:50* Pick 218

“The Impacts of Urbanization on Archaeological Site Preservation in Afghanistan”

Discussant: Anthony Lauricella (NELC)

April 19 – Kara Peruccio (NELC)

“Womanhood Mediterranean Style: Patriarchal Authoritarianism and the Politics of Fiction in Italy and Turkey, 1922-1935”

Discussant: Ekin Enacar (NELC)

Co-sponsored event with the Islamic Studies Workshop

May 2 – Dr. Muriel Debié (CNRS, Paris; current fellow at the School of Historical Studies-Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)

Lecture: “Jerusalem in the 7th Century: A Case of Divided Memories.” *3:30-5:00 PM, Classics 21*

Co-sponsored event with the Ancient Societies Workshop and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies

May 3 – Rachel Schine (NELC)

“On the Inception and Perception of the Black-Arab Hero in the Siyyar Sha’abiyya”

Discussant: TBD

May 11– Dr. Anver Emon (University of Toronto)

Workshop: “‘Islam in Relation to the ‘State’: Between Object and Construction”

Location: TBD

May 17 – Dr. Sara Pursley (NYU)

Workshop: “Historiographical Uses of Visual Sources: Jawad Salim’s Monument to Freedom

May 18 – Dr. Sara Pursley (NYU)

Lecture: “Rending the Veils of Time and Space: Conceptions of the Unconscious and the Revolutionary Imagination in 1950s Iraq”. *4:30-6:00 PM, Stuart 105*

Co-sponsored event with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES)

May 31 – Amir Toft (NELC)

“Registered Silence: Institutional Logic in the Ottoman Court Registers”

Discussant: TBD

Please also mark your calendars for the following events the MEHAT workshop co-sponsored events:

Fri. & Sat., May 5 & 6: 32rd Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference

Fri. & Sat., May 12 & 13: The University of Chicago Shi’i Studies Group Symposium

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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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