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Public Lectures 2017-18

SPRING 2018


May 4, 2018 at 4:30pm

Ertegun Foundation Lecture
"An Imported Cultural Tradition in Material Abundance:
the Islamic Gravestones of Ottoman Crete"

Antonis Anastasopoulos
University of Crete

102 Jones Hall

April 26, 2018 at 4:30pm
"Naqshbandi Sufi and Qing Aristocrat: Kafshin Khoja and His Hagiographic Works"
David Brophy
University of Sidney
202 Jones Hall

April 18, 2018 at 4:30pm
"Medieval Kashan"
Roy Mottahedeh
Gurney Professor of History Emeritus, Harvard University
102 Jones Hall

March 29th. 2018 at 4:30pm
Ertegun Foundation Lecture
"Turkey and the West: Navigating a Troubled Relationship"
Kemal Kirisci
The Brookings Institution

102 Jones Hall

February 12th. 2018 at 4:30pm
202 Jones Hall

"Representations of Some Rare Manuscripts Kept at the Royal Library in Rabat"
Dr. Khalid Zahri
Assistant Director, Royal Library of Morocco

February 20th at 12pm
102 Jones Hall
"The Semitic ‘Perfect' and the Problem of 3rd Person Zero" 
Na'ama Pat-El
Chair, Dept. of Middle Eastern Studies & Associate Professor, Semitic  Languages
The University of Texas at Austin
Cosponsored with the Program in Linguistics
Light Lunch Served

February 20th at 4:30pm
202
 Jones Hall
"Hebrew and Aramaic: Siblings, Neighbors, Authoritative Languages"
Na'ama Pat-El
Chair, Dept. of Middle Eastern Studies & Associate Professor, Semitic  Languages
The University of Texas at Austin

February 21st at 4:30pm
102 Jones Hall
"Colloquial Arabic and Comparative Semitics in the Quest for Proto Arabic"
Na'ama Pat-El
Chair, Dept. of Middle Eastern Studies & Associate Professor, Semitic  Languages
The University of Texas at Austin

Light Lunch Served

Fall 2017


October 2, 4:30pm
Ertegun Foundation Lecture
Banu Turnaoglu
Cambridge University

"The Formation of Turkish Republicanism"
Jones 202

October 9, 4:30pm
Robertson Hall, Bowl 016

"The Mapmaker's Daughter:
Finding the Unanswered Question"
Katherine Nouri Hughes, MA '84
A Discussion and Book Signing
Cosponsored by WWS Office of Public Affairs and Communications,
The Program in Near Eastern Studies, and Labyrinth Books

November 16, 2017, 4:30pm
Ilana Pardes
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"The Book of Ruth & the Question of Migration"
Jones 102
Cosponsored with the Program in Judaic Studies

November 30, 2017, 4:30pm
Ertegun Foundation Lecture
M. Talha Cicek

Istanbul Medeniyet Univesity
"Empire and Its Nomads: Ottomans and the Arab Bedouin in the Modern Era"
Jones 202