Mar
01

Oral History and Research Methods Workshop

1:30 - 3 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

Join CMES Visiting Scholar Dr. Ozlem Ezer (Bogazici University) for a hands-on, interactive, interdisciplinary workshop that will benefit graduate students new to fieldwork or seasoned interviewers. In addition to some key works/readings of oral history, participants will tackle a variety of provocative scenarios inspired by real-life situations and questions. Discussion will mainly focus on…

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Mar
02

Flood in Ba’ath Country

5:30 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

Flood in Ba’ath Country (2003, Omar Amiralay) Contemporary Syrian Documentaries curated by Nathalie Khankan (Near Eastern Studies) in partnership with the Arab Film Festival Part of “To Aleppo Gone:” Syrian Culture Today, series of programs exploring the arts in Syria.

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Mar
06

The Native and the Refugee

12 - 1:30 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

Please join the CMES for a talk by Malek Rasamny, a researcher, writer, filmmaker and programmer based in New York and Lebanon. Rasamny was a founding member of the Red Channels Film Collective and the LERFE space in Harlem, New York. He is the co-founder of The Native and the Refugee along with his collaborator … Continued

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Mar
08

Sergio La Porta

4 - 6 p.m.
Stephens Hall 270

On October 24, 1170, a Muslim convert to Christianity called Joseph was martyred by the Turkish Atabeg of Azerbaijan for apostasy in the city of Duin. Joseph’s martyrdom is just one of a series of martyrdoms from the second half of the twelfth century preserved in Armenian synaxaria and homiliaries. This presentation will argue that … Continued

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Mar
09

Our Terrible Country

5:30 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

Our Terrible Country (2014, Ali Atassi) Contemporary Syrian Documentaries curated by Nathalie Khankan (Near Eastern Studies) in partnership with the Arab Film Festival Part of “To Aleppo Gone:” Syrian Culture Today, series of programs exploring the arts in Syria.

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Mar
14

Mecca’s Perspective as Symbolic Form

5 - 7 p.m.
Stephens Hall 470

The “Sacred” and the “Holy” (<i>haram</i> in Arabic and, to some extent, <i>al-quds</i> or <i>al-muqaddas</i>), are Semitic words (see <i>Herem</i> and <i>Kadosh</i> in Hebrew) denoting the act of separation, parting, or setting aside, and imply the apparent human faculty of setting distinctive borders between holy and profane zones. Constrained to time, these spaces become chronotopes. … Continued

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Mar
16

Houses Without Doors

5:30 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

Houses Without Doors (2016, Avo Kaprealian) Contemporary Syrian Documentaries curated by Nathalie Khankan (Near Eastern Studies) in partnership with the Arab Film Festival Part of “To Aleppo Gone:” Syrian Culture Today, series of programs exploring the arts in Syria.

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Mar
22

Choreographing the Disabled Body

12 - 1 p.m.
Barrows Hall 254

By focusing on the work of the Jewish-Israeli dancer Tamar Borer (b. 1965, in 1990 was involved in a car accident that left her paralyzed in both legs), this talk examines the implications of disability in Israeli society. The talk looks into ways in which disability is not a condition to overcome, but rather a … Continued

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Mar
22

Peter Cowe

12 - 2 p.m.
Stephens Hall 270

Situated on a major thoroughfare between East and West and on the intersection of sea and land routes running North and South, the Levant has always been a locus of encounter and exchange. Adopting the insights of Braudel (1966) and more recently Horden and Purcell (2000), this paper views the medieval Armenian experiment with statedom … Continued

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