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Brown Bag Lunch Series, 2017-18

SPRING 2018

MONDAYS 12 - 1:30PM, JONES HALL, ROOM 202

LIGHT LUNCH PROVIDED

February 5, 2018
Natasha Wheatley
Princeton University

"The Mandate System as Law and as History"

February 12, 2018
Heather Sharkey
University of Pennsylvania
"Exceptionally Religious? The History of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East"

February 19, 2018
Zeynep Celik
NJIT & Rutgers Newark
"Politics of Archeology in the late Ottoman Empire"

February 26, 2018
Judith Surkis
Rutgers University

"Sex, Law and Sovereignty in French Algeria, 1830-1930"

March 5, 2018
Guillaume Calafat
Université Paris & IAS
"The Corsican Connection. Trade, Norms and Christian-Muslim Relations

in the Mediterranean (1550-1650)"

March 12, 2018
Alexei Abrahams
Princeton University Niehaus Center
"Not a Cycle of Violence: An episodic Analysis of the Israel-Gaza Conflict"

March 19, 2018 -  SPRING BREAK - NO BBL TALK 

March 26, 2018
Joshua Schreier
Vassar
"The Merchants of Oran: A Jewish Port at the Dawn of Empire"

April 2, 2018
Amin Pérez
IAS
"Founded Utopias For Emancipation: The Algerian Liberation War as the

Mecca of a Scientific Revolution"

 April 9, 2018
Safwan M. Masri
Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
'Understanding the Tunisian Anomaly:
An Inquiry into a History of Reform"

April 16, 2018
Dana Lee

Princeton University
"When the Starving May 'Steal':  Necessity and the Persistence
of a Paradigm in the Shāfiʿī School"

April 23, 2018
Sara Farris
University of London & IAS
"Islamophobia in the Name of Women's Rights"

April 30, 2018
Augustin Jomier
INALCO, Paris & Princeton University
"Islamic Reform in Colonial Algeria: A Hybrid Phenomenon"


 

 

FALL 2017

MONDAYS 12 - 1:30PM, JONES HALL, ROOM 202

LIGHT LUNCH PROVIDED

September 18, 2017
George Kiraz
Founder, Gorgias Press
Member, Institute for Advanced Study

“In the evening, I am a Nabīṭ [an Aramaic speaker]… In the morning, I am an Arab.”Multilingualism in the Middle East and Syro-Arabic Contact Before the Abbasids"

September 25, 2017
Mathew Melvin-Koushki
University of South Carolina
"Islamic Philosophy as Occult Practice: The Case of Safavid Iran"

October 2, 2017
Charles Haberl
Rutgers University
"A Sixth Century Chronicle of the Sasanian Empire"

October 9, 2017
Nura Hossainzadeh
Princeton University

"The Constitutionalism of Ruhollah Khomeini's Political Thought"

 October 16, 2017
Johan Mathew
Rutgers University
“On Principals and Agency: Reassembling Trust along the Arabian Littoral”
 
October 23, 2017
Will Hanley
Florida State University & IAS
"Structuring Middle East Historical Data”
 
 October 30   Fall Break  No BBL Talk
 
November 6, 2017
Minoru Inaba
Kyoto University & IAS
"The Islamic History of Bāmiyān Buddhas" 
 
November 13, 2017
Zachary Lockman
New York University
"Rethinking the History of Area Studies/Middle East Studies in the United States"
 
 November 20  MESA  No BBL Talk
 
November 27, 2017
Daniella Talmon
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
"Sacred Time in Islamic Thought and Practice: the Case of the Month of Rajab"
 
December 4, 2017
Aline Schlaepfer
Princeton University
"What Remains of the Ottomans? Heritage and Memories in Hashemite Iraq"
 
December 11, 2017
Wasim Shiliwala
Princeton University
"Islamic Legal Responses to Modernization: 3 Cases from the Fatwa Literature"