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Heiko Henkel: Halal as a Double Wedge Issue

Posted on March 20th, 2015 by Guest

May 19, 2015, 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm, Encina Hall West Room 208  Heiko Henkel (Copenhagen University) “At the Edges of Civility: Halal as a Double Wedge Issue” Halal practices are an important element in the endeavors of many Muslims to live proper Muslim lives. Halal practices have also long prompted suspicion and agitation in […]

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She Who Tells a Story Artist Panel

Posted on March 13th, 2015 by Guest

Thursday, March 19, 2015 5:30 pm, Cantor Auditorium This panel discussion, moderated by Iranian-Canadian artist Sanaz Mazinani (Stanford MFA ’11), features two artists whose photographs are included in She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World. Tanya Habjouqa, born in 1975 in Jordan, now residing in East Jerusalem, has six photographs from […]

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Aishwary Kumar: Can the Muslim be a Citizen?

Posted on March 12th, 2015 by Guest

Spring 2015 Workshop Series: Muslims, Civility, and Citizenship  May 6, 2015, 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm, Location: Eninca Hall East, Okimoto Conference Room, 3rd Floor  Aishwary Kumar (Stanford University): “Can the Muslim be a Citizen? Thoughts on Ambedkar’s Thoughts on Pakistan.” Aishwary Kumar is Assistant Professor of Modern South Asian History and Modern Intellectual History at […]

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Dominic Brookshaw: Portraits of Women Writers From Qajar Iran

Posted on March 12th, 2015 by Guest

April 10, 2015, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Encina Hall Philippines Room Dominic Brookshaw (Oxford University) “Seeing Them How They Intended to be Seen: Portraits of Women Writers from Qajar Iran” To what extent did women control and mould their image in Qajar Iran? What can portraits of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Iranian women writers tell us […]

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Arab Studies Table

Posted on March 11th, 2015 by Guest

April 14, 2015, 12:30 pm, Encina Hall West, Room 208  Arab Studies Table Graduate Fieldwork Panel Discussion The Arab Studies Table (AST) at Stanford will be holding a lunch panel discussion on the ins and outs of conducting research in the Middle East, including how to secure funding, when to go, how to make contacts […]

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Munir Jiwa: Muslim Artists in America

Posted on March 11th, 2015 by Guest

April 8, 2015, 6:30 pm, Levinthal Hall Stanford Humanities Center (424 Santa Teresa Street) Munir Jiwa (Graduate Theological Union) “Aesthetics and Politics of Exhibiting Muslim Artists in New York City” This presentation draws on ethnographic fieldwork I have conducted with Muslim visual artists in New York City. Working with artists allows us to think about […]

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Women, Literature and Arts in the Middle East

Posted on March 11th, 2015 by Guest

April 9, 2015, 4:30 pm, Cantor Arts Center Classroom (328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford)  Women, Literature and Arts in the Middle East Attiya Ahmad (George Washington University), “Refracted Images: the Ordinariness of Middle Eastern Gendered Photography in Socio-Historical Context” Attiya Ahmad is an assistant professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at The George […]

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Polyvocal Hindustan: Literatures, Languages, and Publics

Posted on February 19th, 2015 by Guest

March 6 – March 7, Stanford Humanities Center Board Room  The early modern period in India, roughly the 15th-18th centuries, witnessed an explosion of textual production in vernacular languages alongside the ongoing vibrancy of cosmopolitan traditions. These literary trends were accompanied by changes concerning readership communities, circulation patterns and social identities. This conference focuses on […]

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Sherene Seikaly: Egypt’s Bread Intifada

Posted on January 16th, 2015 by Guest

February 17, 2015, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm, Okimoto Conference Room 3rd Floor East Wing Encina Hall (616 Serra Street) Sherene Seikaly (University of California, Santa Barbara) “Egypt’s Bread Intifada: On the Subject of the People” Over the last four years of upheaval in the Arab world, the notion of “the people,” Egyptian and otherwise, has proven […]

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Shelia Carapico: Arab Activism

Posted on January 16th, 2015 by Guest

February 12, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Encina Hall, Ground Floor, Conference Room E008 European and US-based scholars and practitioners have debated the purposes and sometimes the (limited) macro-effects of programs designed to promote transitions from authoritarianism to democracy in Middle East countries. Yet this discussion often lacks analysis of on-the-ground experiences or ignores […]

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