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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2017-2018 Call for Papers

The Middle East History and Theory (MEHAT) Workshop is accepting submissions for the 2017-18 academic year. 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, theologians, 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. Our Autumn meeting dates are tentatively scheduled for:

October 4 
October 18 

November 1

November 15

November 29 (reserved)


Furthermore, we have dates for Winter and Spring chosen. If you would like to present then, please let me know and I can inform you of them. The workshop will meet on alternate Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:30 PM in Pick 218. There will always be food & beverages. 
 
With best wishes, 
2017-18 MEHAT workshop coordinator
Kyle Wynter-Stoner
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Have a good summer!

Dear MEHAT attendees,

As we are finishing up our last duties for the MEHAT Workshop this year, we wanted to express our gratitude to all who have participated. It has been a very successful, engaging and rewarding year, and we look forward to updates on all of your research projects in the future.
We are happy to hand over the Workshop to Kyle Wynter-Stoner, fellow PhD student in NELC, who will be the coordinator for the academic year 2017-2018. A Call for Papers will be sent out in late summer.

Thank you, and have a great summer!
Best,
Chelsie and Alexandra

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Workshop 5/31/17: Amir Toft

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop on Wednesday, May 31st, at 3:00 PM in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room).

Our speaker is Amir Toft (NELC) who will present the paper “Registered Silence: Institutional Logic in the Ottoman Court Registers.” 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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Lecture 5/18/17: Dr. Sara Pursley

Please join MEHAT and CMES on Thursday May 18th at 4:30 PM in Stuart 105.

Dr. Sara Pursley (NYU) will lecture about “Rending the Veils of Time and Space: Conceptions of the Unconscious and the Revolutionary Imagination in 1950s Iraq.”

A reception will follow.

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Workshop 5/17/17: Dr. Sara Pursley

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop on Wednesday, May 17th at 3:00 PM in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room).

Our speaker is Sara Pursley (NYU) who will present the conclusion to her forthcoming manuscript “Historiographical Uses of Visual Sources: Jawad Salim’s Monument to Freedom.

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 5/11/17: Dr. Anver Emon

Please join MEHAT, the Islamic Studies Workshop, and CMES on Thursday, May 11th starting at 4:00 PM in Pick 218.

Dr. Anver Emon (University of Toronto) will be with us to discuss the paper “Situating the Islamic in Relation to the State: A New Direction in Humanities and Interpretive Social Science Research. ”

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

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Lecture 5/2/17: Dr. Muriel Debié

Please join MEHAT, the Ancient Societies Workshop, and CMES on Tuesday, May 2nd from 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM in Classics 21.

Dr. Muriel Debié (CNRS, Paris; current fellow at the School of Historical Studies-Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) will lecture on “Jerusalem in the 7th Century: A Case of Divided Memories.”

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

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