Arthur Millner – Damascus tiles: some enduring questions

Event Date: 8 December 2016 
 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Arthur Millner (Independent Scholar) – Damascus tiles: some enduring questions Introduction by Dr Gordon Johnson (President, RAS): Talk: Questions: share this entry:

James Baldwin – Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo

Event Date: 29 November 2016 McCrea 336 Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Royal Holloway University of London Department of History 
Departmental Research seminars 2016/2017 Dr James Baldwin (RHUL) – Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo Islamic law is often portrayed as the quintessential jurists’ law, developed through an intellectual conversation between scholars, outside the purview …

The Politics of Change in the MENA Region

    Event Date: 14 October 2016 Trevelyan College Durham University Elvet Hill Road Durham DH1 3LN Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at Durham University presents: The Politics of Change in the MENA Region Friday 14th October is the re-launch of our Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, focussing on ‘The Politics of Change in the MENA …

Konrad Hirschler – Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library

Event Date: 13 June 2016 
 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: BOOK LAUNCH Professor Konrad Hirschler (SOAS) – Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library The written text was a pervasive feature of cultural practices in the medieval Middle East. At the heart of book circulation stood libraries …

George Manginis – Mount Sinai

Event Date: 25 May 2016 
 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: George Manginis – Mount Sinai Mount Sinai examines the history of Hagia Koryphē (in Greek) and Jabal Mūsā (in Arabic): a mountain peak above the Monastery of St Catherine at South Sinai in Egypt. Known for centuries as the …

The Crisis in the Greater Middle East: War, Geopolitics and the Challenge of ISIL

Event Date: 12 November 2015 Room 152/153 Birkbeck University of London Malet Street London, WC1E 7HX Birkbeck Department of Politics presents: The Crisis in the Greater Middle East: War, Geopolitics and the Challenge of ISIL The unending Syrian civil war and the accompanying rise of  the  Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) have generated a profound crisis for the …

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Equal Rights for All – A New Path for Israel-Palestine

Event Dates: 14 – 16 March 2015 Room B01 Clore Building and Room B34 Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX   Independent Jewish Voices and the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities present: Equal Rights for All – A New Path for Israel-Palestine The failure of the Kerry peace plan, the devastating bombardment of Gaza in …

The Arab Spring: Between Authoritarianism and Revolution

Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World in partnership with the Al-Saba Programme     Event Date: 12-13 March 2012 Durham University, United Kingdom The Arab Spring: Between Authoritarianism and Revolution   The recent uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) represent an unprecedented political shift in the Arab world. The long standing regimes in Tunisia and …

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City/ State/ Resistance: Spaces of Protest in the Middle East and Mediterranean

Event Date: 1 December 2011 Royal Holloway University of London 2 Gower Street London WC1E 6DP City/ State/ Resistance: Spaces of Protest in the Middle East and Mediterranean Interdisciplinary workshop from Royal Holloway University Sponsored by The British Academy Convenor: Dr Sara Fregonese   Since Mohamed Bouazizi sparked the Tunisian uprising one year ago, protests against authoritarian regimes and calls …