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Brown Bag Lunch Series, 2017-18

FALL 2017



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