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 A. Peruccio (NELC)

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

Discussant: Ekin Enacar (NELC)

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: Samantha Pellegrino (Divinity School)

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

Workshop: “Situating the Islamic in Relation to the State: A New Direction in Humanities and Interpretive Social Science Research”

Location: Pick 218, Thursday *4:00 PM*

May 12– Sara Stein (UCLA)

Lecture: “Family Papers: A Sephardic Odyssey Through the Twentieth Century”

Location: Saieh Hall Room 146, Friday *4:30 PM*

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

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: Basil Salem (History)

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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