The Program in Islamic Law is happy to share the Harvard at MESA schedule from CMES:
Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) cordially invites you to the Harvard/CMES Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Reception! The Reception will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 7:00-8:00pm ET. Click here for details.
After the Reception, MESA will host a number of panels throughout October. Below is a list of panels that will feature Harvard-affiliated faculty and/or students, in the following format: Panel code and name / Faculty or student name (in bold) and affiliation / Talk title (with abstract hyperlink) / Date (all times are in ET).
- [P6106] Mobility of Scholars and Knowledge in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire: New Sources and Revisionist Approaches / Didar Akbulut, PhD MES/History Candidate / Between Istanbul and Hejaz: Müneccimbashi Ahmed Dede and Scholarly Connections and Mobility in the Seventeenth Century Ottoman Empire / Thursday, 10/08/20, 1:30 PM.
- [P6176] Ottoman Revival and Return in Turkey / Reilly Barry, AM Candidate / Ottoman Discourse in the Republican Period: A Question of the Rights to Ownership of Ottoman Memory / Saturday, 10/17/20, 1:30 PM.
- [P5991] The Activist- Academic Hyphen / Soha Bayoumi, History of Science Lecturer / What Place for Emotions in Academic Activism? / Monday, 10/5/20, 11:00 AM.
- [P5987] Title: Past as Prelude? Historical Legacies and State Building Across the MENA Region / Youssef Ben Ismail, CMES AM alumni, PhD NELC candidate / Discussant / Saturday, 10/17/20, 11:00 AM.
- [R5886] Archive Wars: The Politics of History in Saudi Arabia / Rosie Bsheer, History Professor / Archive Wars / Thursday, 10/08/20, 1:30 PM.
- [R5806] Ahmet Kuru’s “Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment / Melani Cammett, Government Professor / Cammett will discuss the book in light of her ongoing research / Friday, 10/16/20, 11:00 AM.
- [P5987] Title: Past as Prelude? Historical Legacies and State Building Across the MENA Region / Melani Cammett, Government Professor (and others) / Colonial Legacies and Human Capital Development in the Middle East / Saturday, 10/17/20, 11:00 AM.
- [R5808] AATT Roundtable: Materials, Development, & Design / Meryem Demir, Preceptor in Turkish / ZIP your ZIPIR / Monday, 10/5/20, 11:00 AM.
- [P6032] Islamic Knowledge and the Construction of Religious Authority in the Modern World / Mary Elston, Visiting Fellow / Constructing Turath: Knowledge and Politics at Egypt’s al-Azhar / Tuesday, 10/6/20, 1:30 PM.
- [P6128] Territoriality and Contested Borders / Caroline Kahlenberg, PhD MES/History candidate / Women’s Bodies on the Border: Modesty, Gossip, and National Subject Formation in Early 20th Century Palestine / Friday, 10/16/20, 11:00 AM.
- [P5908] The Fixed and the Changing: From Social Movements to Public Policies Across the MENA Region / Andrew Leber, PhD Government Candidate, recipient of Arabian Peninsula grants / Gaining Rights through Agenda Setting / Monday, 10/5/20, 1:30 PM.
- [P6080] Orientalist Networks and Their Afterlives / Annette Lienau, Comparative Literature Professor / Translation, Orientalist Networks, and the Crisis of Diversity / Thursday, 10/15/20, 1:30 PM.
- [P5928] Towards a History and Interpretations of the “Circle” in the Scientific and Visual Cultures of the Middle East / Maryam Patton, PhD MES/History candidate / Mirror of the Celestial Spheres: Towards Understanding Circles in Islamic Astronomy / Friday, 10/16/20, 1:30 PM.
- [P5891] Decentralization and Local Governance in Tunisia / Muharrem Aytug Sasmaz, PhD Government candidate, work with the Tunisia Office / Discussant / Tuesday, 10/6/20, 1:30 PM.
- [P6128] Territoriality and Contested Borders / Keye Tersmette, PhD MES/Anthropology candidate / Borderline Disorder: the Making of the Omani-Emirati Border / Friday, 10/16/20, 11:00 AM.
- [P6232] Defining Identities, Norms, and Boundaries in Contemporary Tunisia / Laura Thompson, PhD Islamic Studies candidate, work with the Tunisia Office / Protecting God’s Majesty and Public Decency in Contemporary Tunisia: Whom does blasphemy offend? / Saturday, 10/17/20, 1:30 PM.