2009-10 Events

October 6, 2009, 3:15 pm, Pigott Hall (Bldg. 260) , Rm. 216
Samia Kassab-Charfi (University of Tunis), “Quelle culture habiter? Les dialogues d’identités (tunisienne, juive, française) dans les rècits de Colette Fellousi
[Co-sponsored with the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Center for African Studies, the Department of French and Italian]

October 7, 2009, noon, Encina Hall Central, Rm. 464
Samia Kassab-Charfi (University of Tunis), “From Minor Key to Major one: The Story of a Black Slave Transfiguration in the Tunisian Sixteenth Century. A Postcolonial Reading of a Tunisian Novel”
[Co-sponsored with the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Center for African Studies, the Department of French and Italian]

October 27, 2009, 5:00 pm, Encina Hall West, Rm. 208
Asli Igsiz (The University of Arizona), “Grounds for Comparison: Jewish and Christian Converts to Islam within the context of 1923 Greco-Turkish Compulsory Religious Minority Exchange”

November 6, 2009, noon, Lane History Corner (Building 200), Rm. 307
Hussein Fancy ( University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), “Theologies of Violence: Muslim Soldiers in Medieval Catalonia”
[Co-sponsored with the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and the Center for European Studies]

November 10 , 2009, noon, Pigott Hall (Bldg. 260), Rm. #252
Carles Torner (Institut Ramon Llull), “Shoah: The Excavating Gaze”
[Co-sponsored by Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures, Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Department of French and Italian]

December 4, 2009, 12 noon – 1pm, Encina Hall West, Rm. 208
CREEES Roundtable Session on The Quest for Energy in Eurasia

  • Suhnaz Yilmaz, Associate Professor International Relations, Koc University (Istanbul), Turkey’s Role in Eurasian Energy Policy”
  • Scott Littlefield, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Cambridge, “Identity Politics of Energy Policy: Ukraine and Russia”

[Co-sponsored by the Center for Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies]

January 25, 2009, noon- 1:30 pm, Encina Hall East, Room E008
Ahmet Evin (Sabanci University, Turkey), “Trans-Atlantic Academy: The Regional Context of Turkey’s Foreign Policy”
[Co-sponsored by the Center for International Security and Cooperation]

January 29-30, 2010, Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall
Workshop on Early Modern Things
[Co-sponsored by the Department of History, Center for European Studies]

February 17, 2010, 8:00 -10:00 pm, Campbell Recital Hall
Newpoli, Southern Italian Folk Ensemble, ‘An Evening of Traditional Neapolitan Music’
[Co-sponsored by the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies]

February 22, 2010, 5:00- 6:30 pm, Stanford Humanities Center
Laurent Cohen-Tanugi (2009-10 Humanities Center International Scholar), “Bridge over Troubled Water: The Union for the Mediterranean?”
[Co-sponsored by Stanford Humanities Center]

March 8, 2010, noon- 1:30 pm, Lane History Corner (Bldg. 200), Room #307
Roundtable on Approaches to Ottoman History

  • Heather Ferguson (Abbasi Program Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of History), “Problems of Periodization: A non-Teleological Approach to Early Ottoman History”
  • Hans-Lukas Kieser (Visiting Professor, Department of History), “Opening Black Boxes: Late Ottoman and early post-Ottoman studies since the 1990s”
  • Alan Mikhail (Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities, Department of History), “Back and Forth in the Ottoman Empire: Archives and Imperial Rule”
  • Discussant: Joel Beinin (Donald J. McLachan Professor in History and Professor of Middle Eastern History, Department of History)

[Co-sponsored by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies]

April 27, 2010, noon- 1:30 pm, Building 260, Room 216
Lital Levy (Princeton University), “Hebrew, Arabic, and Whatís In-Between: Language and Metalanguage in the Literature of Israel/Palestine”
[Co-sponsored by the Taube Center for Jewish Studies]

April 29, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, Cummings Art Building, Room AR2
Gulru Necipoglu (Harvard University), “Aesthetics of Ornament in the Ottoman and Safavid Regimes of Visuality”
[Co-sponsored by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Department of Art& Art History, Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies]

April 30, noon, Cummings Art Building, Room 103 (435 Lasuen Mall)
Gulru Necipoglu ( Harvard University), “The Dome of the Rock as Palimpsest: Abd Al-Malik’s Grand Narrative and Sultan Suleyman’s Glosses”
[Co-sponsored by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Department of Art& Art History, Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies]

May 18, 5:00- 6:30 pm, Encina Hall West, Room 208
Erdag Goknar ( Duke University), “Orhan Pamuk Reimagines the Ottoman Legacy”
[Co-sponsored by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and Stanford Humanities Center]

May 27, 5:00- 6:30 pm, Encina Hall West, Room 208
Banu Gokariksel (University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill), “‘Islamic-ness’ in the life of a commodity: Veiling-fashion in Turkey “
[Co-sponsored by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and Stanford Humanities Center]