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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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Terror, Freedom, Blasphemy: Reflections on Citizenship in Our Times

Posted on January 16th, 2015 by Guest

January 30, 2015, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm,  Encina Central CISAC Central Conference Room  (616 Serra Street) Join us for a panel discussion on “Terror, Freedom, Blasphemy: Reflections on Citizenship in Our Times” The Panel will be featuring  Thoraya Boumehdi (Stanford Language Center).   Aishwary Kumar (History) Shahzad Bashir  (Religious Studies)  Robert Crews (History) Denis Lacorne (CERI-Sciences Po) and […]

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Rohullah Amin: Afghan Ethnic Relations

Posted on January 13th, 2015 by Guest

January 23, 2015 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Eninca Central CISAC Centeral Conference Room (616 Serra Street) Rohullah Amin (Director of the American Institute of Afghanistan Studies)  “Dehumanizing Stereotypes of the “other” in Afghan Ethnic Relations” An Afghan national, Dr. Rohullah Amin is a medical doctor by training (psychiatrist) and graduated from Kabul Medical University. He […]

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Lawrence Nees:Manuscripts and Ivories during the Reign of Charlemagne

Posted on January 8th, 2015 by Guest

February 26, 2015, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Building 260, Rm. 252 Lawrence Nees (University of Delaware) “Networks or Schools? Production of Illuminated Manuscripts and Ivories during the Reign of Charlemagne”   Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this […]

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Mai al-Nakib: The Hidden Light of Objects

Posted on January 6th, 2015 by Guest

February 24, 2015 Time: TBD, Location: TBD Mai al-Nakib (Kuwait University) “The Hidden Light of Objects” Mai Al-Nakib is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Kuwait University. She received her PhD in English Literature from Brown University. Her book The Hidden Light of Objects (Bloomsbury, 2014), which explores the private struggles of adolescence, […]

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Academic Freedom in Context of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Posted on January 6th, 2015 by Guest

February 19, 2015, 5:30 pm, Encina Central CISAC Conference Room (616 Serra Street) Steven Salaita: Academic Freedom in Context of the Israel-Palestine Conflict A conversation with Steven Salaita, Joel Beinin, and Robert Crews. The discussion will be moderated by David Palumbo-Liu. Steven Salaita received his Ph.D. in Native American, Palestinian and Arab American Literature from University […]

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