Events archive

20 January 2016 - 7:30pm
Investcorp Auditorium
Week theme: Foreshadowing the Syrian Uprising A Flood in Baath Country (2003; 59 minutes) – Omar Amiralay In 1970, Omar Amiralay released the short film Film Essay on the Euphrates Dam, which... Read more
Alaa Al Aswany (Author of The Yacoubian Building, former columnist at al-Masry al-Youm and founding member of Kefaya)
19 January 2016 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Professor Ali Ansari (University of St Andrews)
4 December 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Middle East Centre Lecture Theatre, Investcorp Building
Sune Haugbolle (Roskilde University / St. Catherine’s College, Oxford), Miriam Younes (Roskilde University), Nate George (Rice University), Sophie Chamas (St. Antony’s College, Oxford), Mastan Ebtehaj (St Antony’s College, Oxford), Toby Matthiesen (St. Antony’s College, Oxford), Helen Lackner (Oxford), Neil Ketchley (Sociology, Oxford)
3 December 2015 - 11:00am
Fellows’ Dining Room, St. Antony’s College
New approaches to the Arab Left Fellows’ Dining Room, St. Antony’s College Thursday 3 December 11.00-16.00 11.00 - 13.00 Sune Haugbolle (Roskilde University / St. Catherine’s College, Oxford)... Read more
Alexandre Toumarkine, (Orient-Institut, Istanbul), Dilek Sarmış, (CETOBAC- EHESS, Paris), Aysuda Kölemen, (Kemerburgaz University, Istanbul), Till Luge (University of Pennsylvania and Orient-Institut, Istanbul), Andrew Hammond (St Antony’s College), Liana Saif (Oriental Institute, University of Oxford), Thiago Alves Pinto (St Peter’s College)
2 December 2015 - 2:00pm
Fellows’ Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building
2.00pm Panel New Religions and Politics in Turkey Alexandre Toumarkine, (Orient-Institut, Istanbul): Marrying Kemalism and Spiritism: On the Reenchantement of Atatürk Dilek Sarmış, (CETOBAC- EHESS,... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Professor Gareth Stansfield (University of Exeter)
27 November 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Middle East Centre Lecture Theatre, Investcorp Building
Norman Davies, FBA
25 November 2015 - 5:00pm
Auditorium, Investcorp Building 68 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6JF
Formed in Russia in August 1941, the Army of General Anders was drawn from a huge pool of Polish citizens who had spent the previous two years in the Soviet Gulag, in POW camps, or in forced exile,... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr Glen Rangwala (Trinity College, University of Cambridge)
20 November 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Middle East Centre Lecture Theatre, Investcorp Building
MEC Seminar
Roger Hardy (former Middle East and Islamic affairs analyst with the BBC World Service)
17 November 2015 - 5:00pm
Lecture Theatre, Investcorp Building, Middle East Centre
The BBC's worldwide authority is based on its claim to be balanced and impartial -- and to speak truth to power. Roger Hardy -- who was for twenty-four years a Middle East and Islamic affairs analyst... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Karen Armstrong (author of "Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence)
13 November 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Middle East Centre Lecture Theatre, Investcorp Building
MEC Seminar
Fadi Zaghmout (author of "The Bride of Amman")
10 November 2015 - 5:00pm
Lecture Theatre, Investcorp Building, Middle East Centre
Join Fadi Zaghmout and translator Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp for a frank discussion of LGBT and women’s rights, as they present the new English translation of The Bride of Amman , a fast-paced novel... Read more
MEC Seminar
Guney Yildiz (Journalist, BBC News), Laurent Mignon (Associate Professor of Turkish; Fellow in Turkish, Middle East Centre, St Antony’s College), Gamon McLellan (Teaching Fellow in Turkish, SOAS)
9 November 2015 - 5:00pm
Auditorium, Investcorp Building
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr Alia Brahimi (Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Changing Character of War Programme)
6 November 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Middle East Centre Lecture Theatre, Investcorp Building
MEC Seminar
David Sims (author of "Egypt's Desert Dreams: Development or Disaster")
3 November 2015 - 5:00pm
Lecture Theatre, Investcorp Building, Middle East Centre
In Egypt, informal (illegal) development now produces housing for the great majority of urban inhabitants, and in Tunisia it is approaching a majority. These two countries – the only Arab Spring... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Professor Fawaz Gerges (Professor of International Relations and Emirates Chair in Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies, LSE)
30 October 2015 - 5:00pm
Lecture Theatre, Investcorp Building, Middle East Centre

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