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Department of History

Near & Middle East History Seminar

The Faculty of Arts & Humanities, History Department, African History Seminar Series

Open to members of the public.

Mondays, 17:15 - 19.15

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Previous Events in this series

A Leper Village in Cyprus during the British Period

Senem Gökel, SOAS

28 April 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Becoming an Artist in Late Ottoman Lebanon

Marie Tomb, SOAS

28 April 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

“Bethlehem: The Global Story of a Little Town”

Jacob Norris, University of Sussex

17 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

“Pilgrimage under the Mandate: Jews in South Lebanon, Shia in North Palestine”

Toufoul Abou-Hodeib, University of Oslo

10 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

“History Writing as an Art for Forgetting: The Case of Iran in the Ninth-Eleventh Centuries”

Sarah Savant, AKU-ISMC

3 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

“Travels to Egypt and Syria in Mamluk Times: Some Methodological Remarks”

Stephan Conermann, University of Bonn

24 February 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

“A Hedgehog’s View of the Late Eighth-century Economy of Northern Syria”

Chase Robinson, City University of New York

17 February 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

“Managing the Future: The First Egyptian Five Year Plan (1960-64) in Comparative Perspective”

Valeska Huber, German Historical Institute in London

3 February 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Grudging Rescue: The French Withdrawal from Cilicia and the Exodus of Armenians, 1921

Benjamin White, University of Glasgow

Re-scheduled from October 28th.

27 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

“Universalist and Ecumenical Dimensions of Islamic Messianism: Evidence from the Works of Fadlallah Astarabadi (d. 796/1394)”

Orkhan Mir-Kasimov, Institute for Ismaili Studies

20 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

“Creating an Arab Jahiliyya: the Hajj, Grammar and Brigand Poets”

Peter Webb, SOAS

13 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The Unique Necklace by the Andalusian Ibn Abd Rabbihi: Arab Identity in the Making?

Isabel Toral-Niehoff, AKU-ISMC

9 December 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Ibn al-Muqaffa', a Double Agent between Iran and Islam

István Kristó-Nagy, Exeter

2 December 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The Balkan Wars and Ottoman Diplomacy: A Reassessment

Gül Tokay, Independent Scholar

25 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Love in a Box: Reflections on Youth, Texts and Personhood in Early 20th-Century Egypt; and the Poetics of Archive-Making in the Early 21st

Lucie Ryzova, Oxford

18 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Ideas in Words, Figures and Pictures: The Picture Poems of ‘Abd al- Mun‘im al-Jilyani (6th/12th Century)

Julia Bray, Oxford

11 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The Ottoman empire and the politics of today

Frederick Anscombe, Birkbeck

21 October 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Rebellion` or `Civil War` Circassian Paramilitary Activism During the Turkish - Greek War of 1919-1922

Caner Yelbasi

22 April 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The March on Civilization: The Quest for Modernity in Authoritarian Turkey, 1930-1945

Cihan Celik

22 April 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Russia and the Armenian Reform Agreement in the Ottoman Empire 1912-1914

Erman Sahin

15 April 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Born in the Global Nineteenth Century: The Emergence of Sectarianism in the Modern Middle East

Ussama Makdisi (Rice University)

18 March 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Pietism in Ottoman Islam: The case of Birgivī’s al-Ṭarīqa al-muḥammadiyya

Katharina Ivanyi (Saint Michael’s College, Vermont)

11 March 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The first Muslim empire: re-framing the Umayyads

Andrew Marsham (Edinburgh)

25 February 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Beyond conversion to Islam: identity and social agenda in early Islamic Egypt, the papyrological evidence

Marie Legendre (Oxford)

18 February 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The deposition of Defterdar Ahmed Pasha and the rule of law in seventeenth-century Egypt

James E. Baldwin (Queen Mary)

28 January 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

How did the 1979 Revolution affect the work of Iranian historians writing on the Arab-Islamic conquest of Iran?

Edmund Herzig (Oxford)

21 January 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Remember, remember: the changing memory of World War One in Palestine

Roberto Mazza (Western Illinois University)

14 January 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Why write local history in the early Islamic centuries?

Harry Munt, Oxford

10 December 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Seljuks, Byzantines and nomads in mediaeval Anatolia

Andrew Peacock, St Andrews

3 December 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Before Qasim Amin: Writing 'Local' Histories of Gender in 1890s Egypt

Marilyn Booth, Edinburgh

12 November 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Monuments and Memories in the Caucasus: Yezidis, Kurds and the Republic of Armenia

Christine Allison, Exeter

29 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Representations of history in a Persian mirror for princes: The Tuḥfeh for Atabeg Ahmad of Luristan (r. 1296-1330 or 1333) and its context

Louise Marlow, Wellesley College

22 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Beyond Egypt's borders: The transnational impact of reforms in Islamic education, 1870-1952

Hilary Kalmbach, Oxford

15 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

‘Earnest money’ and the question of the sources of Islamic law

Gerald Hawting, SOAS

8 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

First-year research student presentations

Jacques Rouyer Guillet + Ümit Eser

30 April 2012, Faber Building, B111, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

First-year research student presentations

Talal Al-Rashoud + David Beamish

23 April 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Saddam Hussein's Ba`th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime

Joseph Sassoon, Georgetown University

12 March 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Rulers and Merchants in Pre-oil Kuwait: The Significance of Date Plantations

Eran Segal, SOAS

5 March 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Public Display and Individual Concern: Representing Archaeology in the Turkish Republic

Melania Savino, SOAS

27 February 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Tolerance through Misunderstanding: The Experience of the Catholic Missionaries in Smyrna in the 17th and 18th Centuries

Viviana Tagliaferri, SOAS

20 February 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Politics of Mass Consumption in Egypt and Saudi Arabia during the Oil Boom

Relli Shecther, Ben-Gurion University

6 February 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Finding Common Ground: Cross-cultural Cooperation as a Strategy for Resolving Legal Conflicts in the Toluid Empire

Florence Hodous, SOAS

30 January 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Presenting 'Ottoman Worlds' in Post-Ottoman Autobiographie

Philipp Wirtz, SOAS

23 January 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Globalization, the State and Narrative Plurality: Historiography in Saudi Arabia

Mathias Determann, SOAS

16 January 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Paradox and Passion in the Tower of Babel: on Scientific Translation in the Moroccan Classroom

Charis Boutieri: King's College

12 December 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Is Tebb a Medical System? ‘Islamic Medicine’ from the Medieval to Modern Period

Hormoz Ebrahimnejad: University of Southampton

28 November 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Urban Violence in Pahlavi Abadan

Rasmus Elling: SOAS

21 November 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

State Approaches to Economic Concessions from the late Ottoman Empire to the early Turkish Republic

Kate Fleet: Cambridge University

14 November 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Symbols of Rebellion in Early Islam

Hasan al-Khoee: SOAS

31 October 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

History, Memory and Identity: the Kurds in Post-Soviet Armenia

Christine Allison: University of Exeter

Please note: this lecture has been postponed until term 2 as it clashes with Ilan Pappe's Palestine lecture on the same evening (Room V111, the SOAS Vernon Square Campus (Penton Rise, near King’s Cross)

24 October 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The DeRossetti Affair: Legal Pluralism in 19th Century Egypt

Elizabeth Shlala: London School of Economics

17 October 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The Origin and Development of the Counter-Crusade: A New Perspective

Alexander Mallet: Royal Holloway

10 October 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The bedouin fallahun: Mapping the tribes of medieval Fayyum

Yossi Rapoport, Queen Mary, University of London

21 March 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Abd al-Mu'min, the first Almohad caliph (tbc)

Maribel Fierro, CSIC, Madrid

7 March 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

A pilgrimage to Arawân: salt, oil, manuscripts, and history in northern Mali

Judith Scheele, University of Oxford

28 February 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The Fatimid state as seen by medieval Jews and modern social theorists

Marina Rustow, Johns Hopkins University

21 February 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Forgeries, sacred history and religious minorities: the hidden story of Miguel de Luna

Mercedes Garcia-Arenal, CSIC, Madrid

7 February 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The Histories of Sharaf al-Din 'Ali Yazdi (d. 1454) and Timurid Politics

Evrim Binbas, Royal Holloway, University of London

31 January 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Tripoli Lebanon: Violence and Identity Quest in Post Ottoman Era

Nasser Kalawoun

24 January 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Pre-modern popular Arabic historiography and knowledge construction

Marina Pyrovolaki, SOAS

17 January 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine: Past and Present

Ilan Pappe, University of Exeter

13 December 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Iran's Mongol Experience

David Morgan

6 December 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

'Shaykh al-Mutarbish': Coptic resistance against Hasan al-Banna, the 'Fezzed Shaykh'

Vivian Ibrahim, SOAS

29 November 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Tamsir, decastellamento and integration of monastery lands into early Islamic Balkh

Arezou Azad, SOAS/University of Oxford

15 November 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The Revolt of Sheikh Bedreddin (1416) in its Historical Context

Dimitris Kastritsis, University of St Andrews

1 November 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The cartoonist Naji al-Ali (d. 1987) and Secular Iconography

Sune Haugbolle, University of Copenhagen

25 October 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Rethinking Iranian nationalism

Ali Ansari, University of St Andrews

18 October 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Stories never told: the first Arabic history of the New World, c. 1681

John-Paul Ghobrial, Cambridge Univ

11 October 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Zayra M Badillo Castro (SOAS) and Sotirios Dimitriades (SOAS)

Zayra M Badillo Castro (SOAS) and Sotirios Dimitriades (SOAS)

17 May 2010, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Lauren Banko (SOAS) and Fabian Stremmel (SOAS)

Lauren Banko (SOAS) and Fabian Stremmel (SOAS)

10 May 2010, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Michael Talbot (SOAS) and Sultonbek Aksakolov (SOAS)

Michael Talbot (SOAS) and Sultonbek Aksakolov (SOAS)

26 April 2010, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Defining the Abrahamic Religions

Adam Silverstein, University of Oxford Islamic History

22 March 2010, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Shari'a court in West Jerusalem: a site of Palestinian resistance

Ido Shahar, Queen Mary, University of London

15 March 2010, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Royal justice and religious law: A re-appraisal of siyasa courts under the Mamluks

Yossef Rapoport, Queen Mary, University of London

8 March 2010, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The Qur’anic mushrikun: Where on the religious map of Late Antiquity do they belong?

Patricia Crone, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

1 March 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, 116, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Kirkuk and the Mosul Question, 1918-1926

Arbella Bet-Shlimon, Harvard University

22 February 2010, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The Feeding of the Five Hundred Thousand: supplying very large cities in early Islamic Mesopotamia

Hugh Kennedy (SOAS)

8 February 2010, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The First World War and Arab Society

Eugene Rogan, University of Oxford

1 February 2010, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

New Approaches to the Study of 20th Century Libya

Claudia Gazzini, European University Institute, Florence

25 January 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The purpose of European Liberalisms and Modern Concepts of Liberty in Iran

Homa Khatouzian, University of Oxford

18 January 2010, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Why Write Tafsir, and for Whom? The purpose of Qur'an Commentaries in the 10th - 12th Centuries

Karen Bauer: Institute of Isma’ili Studies

14 December 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

You are either with us or against us. On one way of dealing with Belief and Loyalty in Contemporary Political Islam

Jan-Peter Hartung: SOAS

30 November 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Transmission of the Apocryphal Infancy Gospels in Armenia in the Middle Ages

Igor Dorfmann-Lazarev: SOAS

16 November 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Ahmed Vefik Pasha: A 19th Century Ottoman Statesman and Scholar

Dieter F. Kickingereder: University of Munich

26 October 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Diversity in Safavid Isfahan

Abtin Khanbaghi: Aga Khan University

19 October 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Exaggeration, Alarmism and False Reports: Effects of Misinformation

Abdulhamit Kirmizi: SOAS

12 October 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Jewish intellectuals in Iraq and the nation-building process (1917-1951)

Aline Schlaepfer

Aline Schlaepfer

"Jewish intellectuals in Iraq and the nation-building process (1917-1951)"

18 May 2009, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

18 May 2009, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Archaeology and its Representation in the Turkish Republic

Melania Savino

Archaeology and its Representation in the Turkish Republic

11 May 2009, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Charles Malik’s Lebanon in Theory and in Practice

Tony Nasrallah

Charles Malik’s Lebanon in Theory and in Practice

11 May 2009, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Contemporary Historiography in Saudi Arabia

Matthias Determann

Contemporary Historiography in Saudi Arabia

27 April 2009, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The Ilkhans, the ‘Pax Mongolica’ and the Problem of Extended Lines of Communication, 1258 - 1335

Gillian Batman

The Ilkhans, the ‘Pax Mongolica’ and the Problem of Extended Lines of Communication, 1258 - 1335

27 April 2009, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Remembering the End of Empire in Rumeli

Philipp Wirtz

Remembering the End of Empire in Rumeli

20 April 2009, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

British Employees of the Ottoman Government: the Pashas Hobart and Baker

Yusuf Osman

British Employees of the Ottoman Government: the Pashas Hobart and Baker

20 April 2009, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The Arabists's Contribution to Crusader Studies in the Twentieth Century

Robert Irwin: Senior Research Associate SOAS.

The Arabists's Contribution to Crusader Studies in the Twentieth Century

16 March 2009, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Turkey between Europe and the United States: reviewing Ankara's transatlantic relationship

Gulnur Åybet (University of Kent)

13 March 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, 116, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Part II: The Saga: The Debacle and the Arab Conquests of Iran: A Revised Chronology and its Implications

Parvaneh Pourshariati

Part II: The Saga: The Debacle and the Arab Conquests of Iran: A Revised Chronology and its Implications

11 March 2009, , 4-5 Bedford Sq, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Part I: Prolegomena: Parthian Kingdoms in the Bosom of the Sasanian Empire: The Debacle of a Confederacy

Parvaneh Pourshariati

9 March 2009, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Constitutional Rights and the Development of Civil Law in Iran, 1906-1941

Ali Gheissari: University of San Diego/Oxford University

Constitutional Rights and the Development of Civil Law in Iran, 1906-1941

2 March 2009, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Ataturk's Young Turk years (1906-1919

Professor Erik-Jan Zurcher, IISH, Amsterdam

27 February 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Socioeconomic Dimensions of Opium Production in Qajar Iran.

Ramin Kazeni: Yale University

The Socioeconomic Dimensions of Opium Production in Qajar Iran.

23 February 2009, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Competing Identities among the Alevi and Bektashi Communities

Yuri Stoyanov: Albright Institute /SOAS

Competing Identities among the Alevi and Bektashi Communities
in the Post-Ottoman Period

23 February 2009, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Egypt under Mubarak since 1981: From the legacy of Sadat’s Crony-Capitalism

Thomas Demmelhuber: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Egypt under Mubarak since 1981: From the legacy of Sadat’s Crony-Capitalism to a New Setting of the Business Elite

16 February 2009, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Historical Break and Path-Dependence, or: How the Ottoman Legacy Influenced

Heiko Schuss: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Historical Break and Path-Dependence, or: How the Ottoman Legacy Influenced
the Economy of the Turkish Republic

2 February 2009, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Crisis of Authority: Crisis of Islam

Francis Robinson: Royal Holloway/ Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Crisis of Authority: Crisis of Islam

26 January 2009, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Did the Women Come to the ‘Qâdî's' court under the 'Abbâsids?

Mathieu Tillier: Oxford University/Université de Provence (Aix-en-Provence)

Did the Women Come to the ‘Qâdî's' court under the 'Abbâsids?

19 January 2009, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The Meanings of the Balfour Declaration

James Renton: Edge Hill University/Fellow UCL

The Meanings of the Balfour Declaration

12 January 2009, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Remembering the Arab Conquest of Iran

Sarah B. Savant (Aga Khan University)

Remembering the Arab Conquest of Iran

8 December 2008, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Early Islamic Afghanistan in the Light of New Arabic and Bactrian Documents

François De Blois, SOAS, Dept. of the Study of Religions

Early Islamic Afghanistan in the Light of New Arabic and Bactrian Documents

1 December 2008, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Soldiers’ Diaries and World War I: The End of the Ottoman Era in Palestine

Salim Tamari (Institute of Jerusalem Studies, Ramallah)

Soldiers’ Diaries and World War I: The End of the Ottoman Era in Palestine

17 November 2008, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Spiritual and Eschatological Components of the Counter-Crusade

Osman Latiff (Royal Holloway, Dept. of History)

Spiritual and Eschatological Components of the Counter-Crusade

10 November 2008, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Between the Home and the World: the Political Culture of Lebanese Migrants in Senegal 1921-1939

Andrew Arsan (Cambridge University, Faculty of History)

Between the Home and the World: the Political Culture of Lebanese Migrants in Senegal 1921-1939

27 October 2008, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Money, Trade, Slaves, and Division of Labour: An Early Commercial Revolution in the Islamic Caliphate

Maya Shatzmiller (University of Western Ontario, Dept. of History)

Money, Trade, Slaves, and Division of Labour: An Early Commercial Revolution in the Islamic Caliphate

20 October 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Commentary Culture in Medieval Islam

Lawrence Conrad (University of Hamburg, Asien-Afrika-Institut)

Commentary Culture in Medieval Islam

13 October 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Beyond Batatu's 'The Old Social Classes': Alternative Perspectives on the History of Iraq's 1958 Revolution

Anne Alexander (SOAS, Dept. of Politics and International Studies)

Beyond Batatu's 'The Old Social Classes': Alternative Perspectives on the History of Iraq's 1958 Revolution

6 October 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Levent Akgünlü - An Educational Institution in the Ottoman Empire: Enderun Palace School

Levent Akgünlü (SOAS)

An Educational Institution in the Ottoman Empire: Enderun Palace School

2 June 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Florence Hodous - Encounters with the Law: Trials of Mongols and Top Officials in Ilkhanid Persia and Yuan China.

Florence Hodous (SOAS)

Encounters with the Law: Trials of Mongols and Top Officials in Ilkhanid Persia and Yuan China. 

19 May 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Nada Saliba - The Urban History of Tripoli (Lebanon) during the French Mandate, 1920-1943

Nada Saliba (SOAS)

The Urban History of Tripoli (Lebanon) during the French Mandate, 1920-1943

12 May 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Claire Norton - Imaging the ‘Other’ in Ottoman Fethnames [Victory Missives]

Claire Norton (St Mary’s University College, London)

Imaging the ‘Other’ in Ottoman Fethnames [Victory Missives]

28 April 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Alena Kulinich - Mu’tazilite – Imami Shi’ite Interactions in Imami Exegesis of the Classical Period

Alena Kulinich (SOAS)

Mu’tazilite – Imami Shi’ite Interactions in Imami Exegesis of the Classical Period

21 April 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

John harte - Teaching History in British Mandate Palestine: some Observations on History Textbooks for Use in Arab Schools, 1917-1948

John Harte (SOAS)

Teaching History in British Mandate Palestine: some Observations on History Textbooks for Use in Arab Schools, 1917-1948

10 March 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Caroline Goodson - The Town of Mila (Algeria) and the Early Medieval Maghrib

Caroline Goodson (Birkbeck College)

The Town of Mila (Algeria) and the Early Medieval Maghrib

3 March 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Anne Alexander - Movement Intellectuals in the National Movements of Egypt and Iraq 1945-1958: Technicians, Organisers and Artists of Protest

Anne Alexander (SOAS)

Movement Intellectuals in the National Movements of Egypt and Iraq 1945-1958: Technicians, Organisers and Artists of Protest

25 February 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

James McDougall - Muslim Space, the Secular State and Local Politics in Algeria, 1905-1951

James McDougall (SOAS)

Muslim Space, the Secular State and Local Politics in Algeria, 1905-1951

4 February 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Roberto Mazza - Dining Out in the Holy City: the Spanish Consul in Jerusalem, 1914-1920

Roberto Mazza (SOAS)

Dining Out in the Holy City: the Spanish Consul in Jerusalem, 1914-1920

28 January 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Stefan Weber - Giving History Space: Social Agents, Architecture and the Making of the Ottoman Port City of Sidon

Stefan Weber - Aga Khan University (London)

Giving History Space: Social Agents, Architecture and the Making of the Ottoman Port City of Sidon

21 January 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Negotiating Protection, Jurisdiction and Nationality in the Frontier Societies of the Persian Gulf

Dr Nelida Fuccaro (SOAS)

Routes of the (Dis)Possessed: Slaves, Spirits, and their Musics in North Africa

10 December 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

A Recently Discovered Stele of 1304 CE from Yunnan Province (China), Commemorating Qubilai Khan’s Pacification of the Region

Dr George Lane (SOAS)

A Recently Discovered Stele of 1304 CE from Yunnan Province (China), Commemorating Qubilai Khan’s Pacification of the Region

3 December 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Title To Be Confirmed

Prof. Hugh Kennedy (SOAS)

Title to be confirmed.

26 November 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Saddlers, Sawyers and Scholars: Public Readings of Ibn ‘Asākir’s (d. 571/1175) History of Damascus in the 12th and 13th Centuries

Dr Konrad Hirschler (SOAS)

Saddlers, Sawyers and Scholars: Public Readings of Ibn ‘Asākir’s (d. 571/1175) History of Damascus in the 12th and 13th Centuries

12 November 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Samson in the Qurʾān and Muslim Tradition

Prof. Andrew Rippin (University of Victoria, Canada)

Samson in the Qurʾān and Muslim Tradition

29 October 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Astrology and star-lore in eleventh-century Egypt: a recently discovered unique source

Prof. Emilie Savage-Smith (University of Oxford)

Astrology and star-lore in eleventh-century Egypt: a recently discovered unique source

22 October 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Early Modern English Perceptions of the Spiritual Status of Ottoman Women

Ms Faaeza Jasdanwalla (University of Aberystwyth)

Early Modern English Perceptions of the Spiritual Status of Ottoman Women

15 October 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Nationalism and Urban Elites in Iraqi Kurdistan

Dr Jordi Tejel (Research Fellow at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris)

Nationalism and Urban Elites in Iraqi Kurdistan

8 October 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM