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Brown Bag Lunch Series, 2018-19

FALL 2018

MONDAYS 12 - 1:30PM, JONES HALL, ROOM 202 *Unless otherwise noted.

LIGHT LUNCH PROVIDED

September 17, 2018
Amir Moosavi
Rutgers University
"Chronic Wounds: Debating the Legacy of the Iran-Iraq War in
Arabic and Persian Literatures"

September 24, 2018
Hala Halim
NYU
"Translating the Afro-Asian"

October 1, 2018
Tommaso Tesei
Van Leer Jerusalem Institute & IAS
"Byzantine War Propaganda and the Origins of the Qur'ânic Concept of Fighting Martyrdom"

October 8, 2018
Scott Lucas
University of Arizona & IAS
"Qadi Ja'far and the Revival of Zaydi Islam in 6th/12th century Yemen."

October 15, 2018
Kristina Richardson
CUNY
"The Medieval Bulhãn: An Unrecognized Genre of Illustrated Astrological Books"

October 22, 1018
Talk Cancelled--No BBL Talk

OCTOBER 29, 2018--FALL RECESS: NO BBL TALK

November 5, 2018
Pier Mattia Tommasino
Columbia University & IAS
“Francesco Pecorini’s Letter in Arabic to
Francesco Redi (Florence, 1667) —
an exercise in Microhistory and World
Philology”

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Maha Nassar
University of Arizona and IAS
"Brothers Apart: Palestinian Citizens of
Israel and the Arab World"
*To be held in JONES 102

November 12, 2018
Geoffrey Moseley
Sewanee University of the South & Vanderbilt University
"The Arabic Plato: Problems and Prospects"

November 19, 2018--MESA: NO BBL TALK

November 26, 2018
Christian Mauder
University of Leipzig & IAS
“Courtly Identities in Mamluk Egypt: Law, Gender, and Theology in the majālis of
Sultan Qāniṣawh al-Ghawrī (r.1501–1516)”

December 3, 2018
Marilyn Booth
Oxford University & IAS
"Girlhood Translated? Fénelon’s Traité de l’éducation des filles (1687) as a Text
of Egyptian Modernity (1901, 1909)"

December 10, 2018
Abigail Balbale
New York University
"Reimagining the Reconquista: Problems in the Arabic Historiography
of al-Andalus"