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Brown Bag Lunch Series, 2014 - 15

Sponsored by the Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies

SPRING 2015

MONDAYS 12 - 1:00PM, JONES HALL, ROOM 202

LIGHT LUNCH PROVIDED

February 2, 2015                        
Nader Sohrabi
Institute for Advanced Study

February 9, 2015                          
Amy Singer
Institute for Advanced Study

February 16, 2015      
Ervand Abrahamian
CUNY

February 23, 2015       
David Katz

Institute for Advanced Study

March 2, 2015                              
Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet 

University of Pennsylvania

March 9, 2015                               
Angelos Ntalachanis
Princeton University

March 16—No BBL Talk—Spring Recess

March 23, 2015                            
Nate Hodson 
Princeton University

March 30, 2015                            
Michael Cohen
Bar-Ilan University

April 6, 2015                                 
Kevan Harris
Princeton University

April 13, 2015                               
Sarah Pursley

Princeton University

April 20, 2015                               
Elektra Kostopoulou
Rutgers University

April 27, 2015                               
Marion Katz

NYU

FALL 2014

MONDAYS 12 - 1:00PM, JONES HALL, ROOM 202

LIGHT LUNCH PROVIDED

September 15th. 2014
Jon Haldon
Princeton University
An Existential Threat? Medieval East Roman (Byzantine) Views on Islam and on Jihād,
 ca 850-950 CE

September 22, 2014
CANCELLED

September 29, 2014
Christa Salamandra
Lehman College and the Graduate Center
The City University of New York
The Persistence of the Real: Syrian Television Drama in the Satellite Era

October 6, 2014
Alan Mikhail
Yale University
Ottoman Iceland: A Climate History

October 13, 2014
Toby Jones
Rutgers University
Energy and America's Long War in the Middle East

October 20, 2014
Roger Allen
University of Pennsylvania
Translating Arabic Fiction into English, with Examples from the Moroccan Tradition


October 27 - Fall Recess - No BBL Talk

November 3, 2014
Nadia Abu El-Haj
Barnard College, Columbia University
History as Tragedy: Ethics, Politics and Responsibility in Late Liberalism

November 10, 2014
Shira Robinson
The George Washington University
The Missing Link in Israel’s Settler Colonial History: Military Rule over the Palestinians Who Remained after 1948

November 17, 2014
Alexa Firat
Temple University
New Papers on an Old Theme: Awraq and the Re-formation of the Syrian Writers’ Collective

November 24, 2014
NO BBL TALK DUE TO MESA MEETING