Workshop Schedule – Fall 2015

The Middle East History and Theory Workshop (MEHAT) welcomes you back for another year.  We are pleased to announce our schedule for Fall 2015.

All meetings will be held from 12-1:30pm in Pick 218 unless otherwise noted. Pizza will be served.

Papers will be circulated a week before the workshop meeting via our listserv. If you have any questions, please contact


October 1 Dr. Ghenwa Hayek (NELC)

“Rabī‘ Jābir’s Bayrūt trilogy: Recovering an Obscured Urban History”

October 15 – Tunç Şen (NELC)

“Chronicling the Past, Mirroring the Present, Divining the Future: Taqwims (Almanac-prognostications) in the early modern Ottoman context”

Discussant: Carlos Grenier (History)

October 29 – Theo Beers (NELC)

“Sam Mirza’s Biography and Its Sources”

Discussant: Drew DeRouin (NELC)

November 12 – Marshall Watson (CMES)

“Nablus from Revolution to War: Ihsan al-Nimr and his Local History”

Discussant: Sami Sweis (NELC)

November 19 – Nathan Miller (NELC)

“Hudhayl: The Conversion of a Tribe”

*Co-Sponsored with the Islamic Studies Workshop*

Location Swift Hall 201, 12-1:30pm

December 3 – Ida Nitter (CMES)

“Going to the West: Responses to Orientalist Tropes in the Travels of the Fāriyāq, ̔ Isā ibn Hishām, and ̔ Ismā`īl”

Discussant: Chelsie May (NELC)

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