4/14: Lecture by Dr. Sara Omar

Dear MEHAT Attendees,

We are excited to remind you about the upcoming lecture on Thursday, April 14 in Stuart 101 by Sara Omar (Georgetown), titled “Same-Sex Acts and the Islamic Tradition.” This talk is part of the ongoing Gender & Sexuality in Middle Eastern History lecture series. The talk begins at 4:30 and will be followed by a reception in Pick Lounge.

For more information, please go to our facebook event. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Spring 2016 Workshop Schedule

The Middle East History and Theory Workshop (MEHAT) is pleased to announce our schedule for Spring 2016.

All meetings will be held from 12-1:20pm 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 mehat.workshop@uchicago.edu.

March 31 – Timothy Gutmann (Divinity)

“Conscripting Tradition: Knowledge, Sovereignty, and Education Reform in Modern Egypt.”

Discussant: Rachel Schine (NELC)

April 14 – Ekin Enacar (NELC)

Political Satire, Cartoons and the Limits of Press Freedom during the First Months of the Young Turk Revolution.

Discussant: Maddy Elfenbein (NELC)

In addition to the scheduled workshop on April 14, MEHAT would like to announce the following event:

Dr. Sara Omar (Georgetown) will be giving a lecture for the Gender & Sexuality in Middle Eastern History Lecture Series on Thursday, April 14 at 4:30 PM in Stuart 101. Please see our Facebook event for more information.

April 28 – Claire Roosien (NELC/History)

“Cotton and Mass Cultural Media in Soviet Uzbekistan, 1917-1941.”

Discussant: Sam Hodgkin (NELC)

May 19 Dr. Eve Troutt Powell (Penn)

Note: Dr. Troutt Powell’s workshop is in conjunction with her lecture for the Gender & Sexuality in Middle Eastern History Lecture Series.

June 2 – Chris Sheklian (Anthropology)

Vakıfs  and the Material Basis of Minority Community in Istanbul”

Discussant: Tolga Cora (NELC)

 

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Upcoming Events – February and March 2016

Here is MEHAT’s updated calendar for the rest of our Winter Quarter events. We hope you can attend.

Thursday, February 25
     Dr. Marion Katz (Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYU; Chicago NELC alumna) will be giving a workshop on sources and methodology pertaining to gender and early Islamic legal history. Materials for the workshop will be circulated shortly.
We invite all who are interested to attend, but please RSVP by Monday, February 22nd, so that we can have an accurate head count for catering. The workshop will be from 12-1:20pm in Pick 218.

At 4:30pm, Dr. Katz will be giving a lecture for the Gender & Sexuality in Middle Eastern History Lecture Series. Please see our Facebook event for more information.

Thursday, March 3
 Aamir Bashir (NELC) will present his paper, “Early Development of Sunni Fiqh: A Study of Role played by Muhammad b. al-Hasan al-Shaybani (d. 805).” The discussant is Amir Toft (NELC). The paper will be circulated prior to the workshop. We will meet at 12pm in Pick 218, and lunch will be served.

Tuesday, March 8
MEHAT is excited to host “Can the Provinces Speak?: A Roundtable Discussion on Writing Ottoman Provincial History.” Our speakers are Tolga Cora (NELC), Annie Greene (NELC), Varak Ketsmanian (CMES), and Basil Salem (History). There will be a light reception following the event. Please see the poster below for more information.

March 8 Provinces Poster

Please let us know if you have any questions (email us at mehat.workshop@uchicago.edu), and we hope you can attend!

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Workshop 2/4/2016 – Atoor Lawandow

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop on Thursday, February 4th, at 12:00 Noon in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room).

Our speaker is Atoor Lawandow (CMES Alumna, current Cornell NES PhD Student) who will present her paper entitled “Āzād and Ibn al-Rāʿī: Two Eighteenth-century Udabāʾ and the Expression of Affinity to Homeland before “Modernity.” The discussant is Annie Greene (NELC).

The paper will be distributed on our listserv. If possible, please try to read the paper in advance for informed discussion.

Pizza and soft drinks will be served. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Workshop 1/21/16 – Chelsie May

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop on Thursday, January 21st, at 12:00 Noon in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room). 

Our speaker is Chelsie May (NELC) who will present her paper entitled “Intersectionality, Belonging and the Immigration of Arab Jewish Women: Reading Louise Cohen, Shoshana Levy, and Shoshana Almoslino between Iraq and Israel.”  The discussant is Kara A. Peruccio (NELC). 
 
The paper will be distributed on our listserv. If possible, please try to read the paper in advance for informed discussion.
 

Pizza and soft drinks will be served. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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1/7/16 – Tolga Cora

Happy New Year and welcome back to campus!

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop on Thursday, January 7th, at 12:00 Noon in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room).

Our speaker is Tolga Cora (NELC) who will present his dissertation chapter entitled “Ottomanism in Practice: Armenian Notables and Imperial Reform in the 1860s and 1870s.” The discussant is Dr. Hakan Karateke (NELC).

The chapter will be circulated via our listserv. If possible, please try to read it in advance for informed discussion.

Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Workshop Schedule – Winter 2016

The Middle East History and Theory Workshop (MEHAT) is pleased to announce our schedule for Winter 2016.

All meetings will be held from 12-1:20pm 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 mehat.workshop@uchicago.edu.

January 7 – Tolga Cora (NELC)

“Ottomanism in Practice: Armenian Notables and Imperial Reform in the 1860s and 1870s”

Discussant: Dr. Hakan Karateke (NELC)

January 21 – Chelsie May (NELC)

“Intersectionality, Belonging and the Immigration of Arab Jewish Women: Reading Louise Cohen, Shoshana Levy, and Shoshana Almoslino between Iraq and Israel”

Discussant: Kara A. Peruccio (NELC)

February 4 – Atoor Lawandow (Cornell NES)

“‘Alī Āzād Bilgrāmī and the Expression of Affinity to Homeland before “Modernity”

Discussant: Annie Greene (NELC)

February 18 – Ekin Enacar (NELC)

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Discussant: Maddy Elfenbein (NELC)

February 25 Dr. Marion Katz (NYU)

March 3 – Aamir Bashir (NELC)

“Early Development of Sunni Fiqh: A Study of Role played by Muhammad b. al-Hasan al-Shaybani (d. 805)”

Discussant: Amir Toft (NELC)

March 8 – “The Provinces Strike Back”

Speakers: Basil Salem (History), Annie Greene (NELC), Tolga Cora (NELC), and Varak Ketsemanian (CMES)

 

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12/3/15 – Ida Nitter

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop on Thursday, December 3rd, at 12:00 Noon in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room).

Our speaker is Ida Nitter (CMES) who will present her paper entitled“Going to the West: Responses to Orientalists in the Travels of the Fārīyaq, Īsā ibn Hishām, and the Pāshā.” The discussant is Chelsie May (NELC).

The paper will be circulated via our listserv. If possible, please try to read it in advance for informed discussion.

Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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11/12/15 – Marshall Watson

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop on Thursday, November 12th, at 12:00 Noon in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room).

Our speaker is Marshall Watson (CMES) who will present his paper entitled“Nablus from Revolution to War: Ihsan al-Nimr and his Local History.” The discussant is Sami Sweis (NELC).

The paper will be circulated via our listserv. If possible, please try to read it in advance for informed discussion.

Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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10/29/15 – Theo Beers

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop on Thursday, October 29th, at 12:00 Noon in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room).

Our speaker is Theo Beers (NELC) who will present his paper entitled “Sam Mirza’s Biography and Its Sources.” The discussant is Drew DeRouin (NELC).

The paper will be circulated via our listserv. If possible, please try to read it in advance for informed discussion.

Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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