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

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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