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Brown Bag Lunch Series, 2015-16

Sponsored by the Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies

SPRING 2016

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

LIGHT LUNCH PROVIDED

February 1, 2016
"The Iran Nuclear Deal and US Foreign Policy"
Rashid Khalidi
Columbia University
Cosponsored with The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani
Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies
 
February 8, 2016
"Vessels in Motion: Raqqa Ceramics in the Indiana University Art Museum"
Margaret Graves
Indiana University

February 15, 2016
"La Politique Musulmane. Muslim Soldiers in the French Army in 1914-1918"
Jerzy Zdanowski
The Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures at the Polish Academy of Sciences

February 22, 2016
"Claiming the Homeland: Palestinians and Protest before World War One"
Louis Fishman
CUNY

February 29, 2016
"The Remembered Imam: Musa al-Kazim in Early Muslim Rhetorical Historiography"
Najam Iftikhar Haider
Barnard College & IAS

March 7, 2016
"Understanding Inter-rebel War: Some Evidence from the Kurdish Rebellions in Iraq"
Costantino Pischedda
Columbia University and Princeton University Niehaus Fellow

March 14--No BBL Talk: Spring Break

March 21, 2015
"Herbert Spencer's Global Afterlives: The Russo-Japanese War and the Posthumous Reconstruction of Spencer's Social Theory and Critique of European Imperialism in Japan, Egypt, and Mexico, 1904-1906"
Edgar Melgar
Princeton University

March 28, 2016
"Cosmopolitan Conceptions in Global Dubai?
Reprotravel, Biopolitics, and the Emirati State"

Marcia Inhorn
Yale University

April 4, 2016
"Reading Rooms and Print Culture in Late Qajar Iran"

Negin Nabavi
Montclair State University & IAS
Cosponsored with The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani
Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies

April 11, 2016
"The Maqamat between Philology and World Literature"
Maurice Pomerantz
New York University

April 18, 2016
"The Letters of the Persian King -
Communication and Ideology in Ancient Iran"

Andrea Piras

University of Bologna & IAS
Cosponsored with The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani
Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies

April 25, 2016
Michael Gilsenan
New York University
"The Arcade and The Big House: An Elite Arab Diasporic Family in Singapore
in the High Imperial Age"

FALL 2015

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

LIGHT LUNCH PROVIDED

September 21, 2015
An Anonymous Jewish Refutation of Samawʾal al-Maghribī's (d. 1175) Ifḥām al-yahūd
Sabine Schmidtke
Institute for Advanced Study


 September 28, 2015
U.S. - Iran: The Nuclear Talks and Beyond
Richard Nephew
Columbia University
Cosponsored with The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani
Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies

October 5, 2015
Talk Cancelled!

October 12, 2015
Toward a Prosopography of the Mandatory Civil Service
Geoffrey Schad
Uinversity of Pennsylvania

October 19, 2015
Passing through the Persian Gulf: Histories of Commerce and Consumption
Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet
University of Pennsylvania
Cosponsored with The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani
Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies

October 26, 2015
The Salafi Mystique: The Rise of Gender Segregation in 1970's Egypt
Aaron Rock-Singer

Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

NOVEMBER 2 - FALL RECESS--NO BBL TALK

November 9, 2015
The Physics of Motion in the Arabic Medical Commentaries on the Canon
and Its Abridgements, 1200-1520
Nayan Fancy
Institute for Advanced Study

November 16, 2015
Slaves, Fashion, and Globalization: African Pearl Divers in Eastern Arabia in the Age of Empire
Matthew Hopper
Institute for Advanced Study

November 23, 2015
Cultural Transfer between Late Antiquity and the Arabic-Islamic Culture

Carlo Sardino
Heinrich Heine University Dussledorf

November 30, 2015
Oilcraft
Robert Vitalis
University of Pennsylvania

December 7, 2015
The Crisis of Legitimacy of Muslim Marriage in Central Russia at the Turn of the Twentieth Century”
Rozaliya Garipova
University of Pennsylvania

December 14, 2015
Sayyid Genealogy, Narrative Tradition and the Sacred Landscape in Badakhshan
Jo-Ann Gross
The College of New Jersey  
   
Cosponsored with The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani
Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies