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Academic Expo

Sep 14, 2015  ·  10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.  ·  TBD

European Cultural Studies

Reception of the Bible in Islam

Sep 21, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.  ·  Jones Hall, Room 202

Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies
Brown Bag Lunch Series, 2015-16
Sabine Schmidtke, Institute for Advanced Study

The Art of Mistranslation

Sep 21, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication
Translation Lunch Lecture Series
Reif Larsen, Author

Title TBA

Sep 21, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:20 p.m.  ·  3rd floor Atrium, Aaron Burr Hall

Lily L. Tsai, MIT
Fung Global Fellows Program Public Seminar Series

Empire by Treaty: A Comparative Analysis of Imperial Treaty-Making Activity

Sep 23, 2015  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

PIIRS research community, Empires: Domination, Resistance and Collaboration
Edward Keene, University of Oxford

Elementary, My Dear Hardless! Race, Detectives and Forensic Science in British India

Sep 24, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:20 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in South Asian Studies
Projit Mukharji, University of Pennsylvania

U.S. - Iran: The Nuclear Talks and Beyond

Sep 28, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.  ·  Jones Hall, Room 202

Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies
Brown Bag Lunch Series, 2015-16
Richard Nephew, Columbia University

How to Count Like Jean Valjean

Sep 28, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication
Translation Lunch Lecture Series
David Bellos, Princeton University

Postcolonial Modernism: Art and Decolonization in Twentieth-Century Nigeria

Sep 29, 2015  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:15 p.m.  ·  219 Aaron Burr

Program in African Studies
African Studies Open Seminar
Chika Okeke-Agulu, Princeton University

Xenophobia and Social Integration

Oct 2, 2015  ·  9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.  ·  219 Aaron Burr

PIIRS Workshop
Organizers: John Borneman and Serguei Oushakine
Various speakers - Panel discussions

When the Dust Never Settles: Literary Narratives of Loss after the Iran-Iraq War

Oct 5, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.  ·  Jones Hall, Room 202

Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies
Brown Bag Lunch Series, 2015-16
Amir Moosavi, NYU

Creating Copyright for Translators in the Nineteenth Century

Oct 5, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication
Translation Lunch Lecture Series
Michael Hoffheimer, University of Mississippi School of Law

Politics and Welfare in the Middle East

Oct 5, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:20 p.m.  ·  3rd floor Atrium, Aaron Burr Hall

Melani Cammett, Harvard University
Fung Global Fellows Program Public Seminar Series

"Msimulizi" and the Everyday Narration of Community in Eastern Africa, 1888-1896

Oct 6, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in African Studies
Indaba
Morgan Robinson, Ph.D. Candidate, History

The True Story of the Belle Epoque

Oct 7, 2015  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

The Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society
Dominique Kalifa, University of Paris

What is an Empire? What is a Global Regime?

Oct 7, 2015  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  219 Aaron Burr

PIIRS research community, "Empires: Domination, Resistance and Collaboration"
Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale University

Toward a Prosopography of the Mandatory Civil Service

Oct 12, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.  ·  Jones Hall, Room 202

Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies
Brown Bag Lunch Series, 2015-16
Geoffrey Schad, University of Pennsylvania

The Translatability of Gods in the Ancient World and the Question of Tolerance

Oct 12, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication
Translation Lunch Lecture Series
Jan Assman, University of Konstanz

Queer Questions for African Literary Studies: Responses, Futures, and Debates

Oct 13, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in African Studies
African Studies Open Seminar
Taiwo Adetunji Osinubi, University of Western Ontario

In 2013, Professor Taiwo Adetunji Osinubi decided to put together one of the first journal issues devoted to figuring the queer in African literary studies. Over the process of putting together the issue,he developed a broad view of the emerging research in this new field addressing queer questions in African literatures. His paper will present an overview of theoretical frameworks deployed in African queer studies, the cultural and political stakes of defining queerness in Africa, and also will address the relationships between the emerging queer studies and African feminist scholarship. While work has been done in the social sciences on African gender and sexualities, frequently driven by wellness concerns, there has been no consolidated attempt by scholars to locate the responses to, debates on, and the futures of queer African literary studies.

The Global 1860s

Oct 16, 2015  ·  9:00 a.m. 6:30 p.m.  ·  219 Aaron Burr

A PIIRS conference ~
Organizers, Professors Linda Colley and Matthew Karp
Various speakers

Translating Old Plays into Early Modern Hits: Flexible Texts and the Primacy of Audience in Li Yu’s Leisure Notes (Xianqing ouji, 1671)

Oct 19, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication
Translation Lunch Lecture Series
Sarah Kile, University of Michigan

ETHNICITY, INC: The Political Economy of Identity

Oct 19, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:20 p.m.  ·  3rd floor Atrium, Aaron Burr Hall

Jean Comaroff, Harvard University
Fung Global Fellows Program Public Seminar Series

The Trans-Saharan Slave Trade and the Bubonic Plague in the Late Eighteenth-Century Egypt

Oct 20, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in African Studies
Indaba
Edna Bonhomme, Ph.D. Candidate, History of Science Program

Romanticism in Literature

Oct 20, 2015  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  106 McCormick Hall

European Cultural Studies
John T. Hamilton, Harvard University
Eberhard L. Faber IV 1915 Memorial Lecture
Open to the Public

The Feminine Mystique: Salafism in Egypt and the Rise of Gender Segregation, 1970-1981

Oct 26, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.  ·  Jones Hall, Room 202

Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies
Brown Bag Lunch Series, 2015-16
Aaron Rock-Singer, Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

Translating Dagestan

Oct 26, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication
Translation Lunch Lecture Series
Carol Apollonio, Duke University

Film Screening: "Last Words" by Mark Janse

Oct 27, 2015  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  Scheide Caldwell House, Room 103

Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies
Film Screening

Mark Janse, "The X-Position: 'Disjunctive' ΔΙΑ in Aristophanic Compounding"

Oct 28, 2015  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  East Pyne, Room 010

Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies
Mark Janse, Lecture

Empires and the Law of Nations: A Contribution to the Critical History of International Law

Oct 28, 2015  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

PIIRS research community, Empires: Domination, Resistance, and Collaboration
Jennifer Pitts, University of Chicago

Henry Richardson Labouisse '26 Prize Fellowship Information Session

Nov 6, 2015  ·  4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.  ·  303 Aaron Burr Hall

The Labouisse Fellowship, in the amount of $30,000, will be awarded annually to a graduating Princeton senior who wishes to work or study abroad on matters in keeping with the spirit of Labouisse's life, broadly conceived. The donors hope that independent projects of some practical nature, or ones carried on within some established institutional framework, will be supported by the fellowship.

Arabic Medical Commentaries from the Mamluk Era

Nov 9, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.  ·  Jones Hall, Room 202

Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies
Brown Bag Lunch Series, 2015-16
Nayan Fancy, Institute for Advanced Study

Emily Dickinson and the Translation of Scriptural Form

Nov 9, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication
Translation Lunch Lecture Series
Karen Emmerich, Princeton University

Army and Nation: Making Ethnically Imbalanced Armies Safe for Democracy

Nov 9, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:20 p.m.  ·  3rd floor Atrium, Aaron Burr Hall

Steven Wilkinson, Yale University
Fung Global Fellows Program Public Seminar Series

F.W. Mote Memorial Lecture

Nov 11, 2015  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  Jones Hall, Room 202

East Asian Studies
Susan Naquin, Professor Emerita

Colonial Sociologists in the French and British Empires, 19302-1960s: Between Scientific Dependency and Intellectual Autonomy

Nov 11, 2015  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

PIIRS research community, Empires: Domination, Resistance and Collaboration
George Steinmetz, University of Michigan

Hedging the Future

Nov 12, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in African Studies
African Studies Open Seminar
Charles Piot, Duke University

The Gujarat Model Revisited

Nov 12, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:20 p.m.  ·  219 Aaron Burr

Program in South Asian Studies
Christophe Jaffrelot, CNRS & Sciences Po (France); Princeton Global Scholar

Understanding Inter-rebel War: Some Evidence from the Kurdish Rebellions in Iraq

Nov 16, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.  ·  Jones Hall, Room 202

Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies
Brown Bag Lunch Series, 2015-16
Costantino Pischedda, Columbia University & Niehaus Fellow, Princeton University

Natural Resources, Ethnicity and Colonial Investments

Nov 17, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in African Studies
Indaba
Joan Ricart-Huguet, Ph.D. Candidate,Politics

Empire: The Key Cause of the First World War?

Nov 18, 2015  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

PIIRS Empires research community, Empires: Domination, Resistance and Collaboration
Dominic Lieven, London School of Economics and Political Science

An Intimate Market: State, Space and Capital in Colonial Delhi, 1860-1947

Nov 19, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:20 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in South Asian Studies
Anish Vanaik, Purdue University

Sectarianism Among South Asian Muslims

Nov 20, 2015  ·  9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Workshop
Program in South Asian Studies
Organizer: Christophe Jaffrelot, CNRS & Sciences Po (France); Princeton Global Scholar

Cultural Transfer between Late Antiquity and the Arabic-Islamic Culture

Nov 23, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.  ·  Jones Hall, Room 202

Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies
Brown Bag Lunch Series, 2015-16
Carlo Sardino, Heinrich Heine University Dussledorf

George Eliot in 19th Century Russia: Views Defining Vision

Nov 23, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication
Translation Lunch Lecture Series
Olga Demidova, University of St. Petersburg

Becoming Black Political Subjects: Global Alignments and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil

Nov 23, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:20 p.m.  ·  3rd floor Atrium, Aaron Burr Hall

Tianna Paschel, University of California, Berkeley

Oilcraft

Nov 30, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.  ·  Jones Hall, Room 202

Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies
Brown Bag Lunch Series, 2015-16
Bob Vitalis, University of Pennsylvania

Lines of Flight: Marcel Bois Translates Waciny Laredj Translates Tahar Ouettar

Nov 30, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication
Translation Lunch Lecture Series
Jill Jarvis, Ph.D. Candidate, Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Diverging memories of Angolan and Mozambican Labor Migration to the German Democratic Republic: Public and Private Remembrances and Silences

Dec 1, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in African Studies
Indaba
Marcia Schenck, Ph.D. Candidate, History

TBA

Dec 3, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:20 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in South Asian Studies
Benjamin Hopkins, George Washington University

Translating Greek Literature in Late Antiquity: The Case of Plutarch, Lucian, and Themistius in Syriac

Dec 7, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication
Translation Lunch Lecture Series
Alberto Rigolio, Princeton University Society of Fellows

How Strong are Ethnic Preferences?

Dec 7, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:20 p.m.  ·  3rd floor Atrium, Aaron Burr Hall

Daniel N. Posner, UCLA
Fung Global Fellows Program Public Seminar Series

Memory, Reconciliation and Peacebuilding in Post-Civil War South Eastern Nigeria

Dec 8, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in African Studies
Open Seminar
Godwin Onuoha, African Humanities Post-Doctoral Research Associate, PIIRS

TBD

Dec 14, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication
Translation Lunch Lecture Series
Speaker TBD

Palm Wine Drinkers

Feb 2, 2016  ·  12:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in African Studies
Indaba
Achille Tenkiang '17

TBD

Feb 9, 2016  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in African Studies
African Studies Open Seminar
Elena Gadjanova, Fellow, Fung Global Fellows Program

TBD

Feb 16, 2016  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in African Studies
Indaba
Speaker TBD

TBD

Feb 23, 2016  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in African Studies
African Studies Open Seminar
Jemima Pierre, UCLA

Marius B. Jansen Memorial Lecture

Feb 24, 2016  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  Jones Hall, Room 202

East Asian Studies
Professor Carol Gluck of Columbia University

TBD

Mar 1, 2016  ·  12:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in African Studies
Indaba
Sarah Jappie, Ph.D. Candidate, History

TBD

Mar 22, 2016  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in African Studies
Indaba
TBD

Pharaoh Alexander the Great: The Egyptian background of the Alexander Romance

Mar 29, 2016  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in African Studies
African Studies Open Seminar
Jacco Dieleman, UCLA

The Alexander Romance is an ancient popular narrative about the conquests and legendary exploits of Alexander the Great (356-323 BCE). Likely composed from various sources in Greek in Alexandria in the Roman period, it was translated throughout Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages into Latin, Armenian, Coptic, Syriac, Arabic, Persian, Ge’ez, and other languages, and expanded with every new recension. According to this tale, Alexander was not the son of King Phillip of Macedon (382-336 BCE), but of Pharaoh Nectanebo II (360-342 BC), the last native pharaoh of Egypt. This preposterous claim is obviously unfounded, but not fully without historical merit. A careful analysis of the motifs of this birth-legend against the background of indigenous Egyptian literature of the Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman periods shows that the birth-legend is likely the product of a careful negotiation about political legitimacy and cultural authenticity between Egyptian elites and their new Greek rulers following Alexander’s conquest of Egypt in 332 BCE.

Cosponsored by the Program in the Ancient World and the Department of Classics

Senior Thesis Presentations

Apr 5, 2016  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in African Studies
Indaba
TBD

TBD

Apr 12, 2016  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in African Studies
African Studies Open Seminar
Amy Niang

Making Buddhist Kingdoms across the Indian Ocean, 1200-1500

Apr 14, 2016  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  1879 Hall, Rm. 137

Anne Blackburn, Cornell University
Cosponsored by the Buddhist Studies Workshop, Center for the Study of Religion, and the Program in South Asian Studies

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