SOAS University of London

London Middle East Institute

Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East

Tuesdays, 5.45pm (unless stated otherwise), Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS

All lectures in this series are free and open to all

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Culture, Time and Publics in the Arab World: Media, Public Space and Temporality

Tarik Sabry, Omar al-Ghazzi, Helga Tawil-Souri and Ramy Aly

In this revealing new study, the authors preside over an original new exploration of Arab culture. They employ subjects as varied as anthropology, media studies, philosophy, political economy and cultural studies to illuminate the relationship between culture, time and publics in an Arab context, whilst also laying the foundations for a much more nuanced picture of Arab society.

7 January 2020, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT), 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Draw Me a Revolution: Aesthetics of Solidarity in the Trenches of Arab Hanoi

Dr Zeina Maasri (University of Brighton)

Mobilised by radical networks of solidarity, stretching from Cuba, through Algeria and all the way to Vietnam, an anti-imperialist revolutionary subjectivity was being constituted through a global flow of discourses and associated translocal visuality.

14 January 2020, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT), 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Women, Religion and the state in Israel

Professor Nira Yuval-Davis (SOAS)

The lecture outlines the Zionist project and its relationship with the Jewish religion and then how this was institutionalized and transformed in different periods in the history of the state of Israel, focusing on the transformation of Israel into an (atypical) neo-liberal state.

21 January 2020, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT), 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM