Events archive

MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars
Zep Kalb (Oriental Institute)
29 May 2017 - 2:00pm
Board Room, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Iran and the wider Middle East are often blamed for harbouring patriarchal labour markets that inhibit women from exiting the household and taking up independent employment opportunities. This paper... Read more
Professor Aron Shai (Tel Aviv University)
12 May 2017 - 5:00pm
China Centre Lecture Theatre
Abstract The Sino-Israeli story is a most thrilling story. It encompasses unique history, culture, complex diplomacy and worldwide business. This is on the whole a success story. An attempt will be... Read more
Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies (St Antony's College, University of Oxford)
11 May 2017 - 6:15pm to 7:45pm
University College London Department of Political Science
Tariq Ramadan will be giving a lecture at UCL, followed by Q&A session, on the current political developments in the Middle East, covering the relationship between the West and Islam, the... Read more
Dr James McDougall (Trinity College, Oxford)
11 May 2017 - 6:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Folllowed by Drinks Reception in the Investcorp Gallery Covering a period of five hundred years, from the arrival of the Ottomans to the aftermath of the Arab uprisings, James McDougall presents an... Read more
Keith David Watenpaugh (University of California Davis)
11 May 2017 - 5:00pm
Rhodes House, Oxford, OX1 3RG
Co-hosted by the Rhodes Trust and the Middle East Centre, St. Antony's College Registration required! Please register here Since 2013, Keith David Watenpaugh has directed a global project to better... Read more
Lotfi Bouchouchi (the Director)
10 May 2017 - 8:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
Film screening followed by Q&A with the Director Set during the Algerian War of Independence. In the film, the French army surrounds a southern Algerian village where they believe an enemy is... Read more
10 May 2017 - 8:00pm to 12 May 2017 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium
This conference seeks to mark a major shift in the historiography of the Algerian War of Independence (1954–62). Accounts of this war have largely remained confined within, and constrained by, the... Read more
Dr Reza Zia-Ebrahimi (King's College London)
10 May 2017 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium
Joint event with the Oxford University Iranian Society. Reza Zia-Ebrahimi revisits the work of Fath-Ali Akhundzadeh and Mirza Aqa Khan Kermani, two Qajar-era intellectuals who founded modern Iranian... Read more
Professor Tariq Ramadan (St Antony's College)
9 May 2017 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium
Hardly a day goes by without mention of Islam. And yet, for most people, and in much of the world, Islam remains a little-known religion. Whether the issue is violence, terrorism, women's rights or... Read more
Nicola Pratt (Warwick University)
8 May 2017 - 2:00pm
the Board Room, Middle East Centre
Abstract: This paper examines the gendered dimensions of the Arab Uprisings, with a focus on Egypt (and, if there is time) with a comparison of Lebanon and Jordan. I argue that the uprisings shed... Read more
MEC Seminar
Hemin Hawrami (Senior Adviser to President Masoud Barzani) and Ceng Sagnic (Moshe Dayan Centre, Israel)
2 May 2017 - 5:00pm
Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
Ceng Sagnic is a researcher at the Tel Aviv-based Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies (MDC), editor of the monthly MDC publication Turkeyscope and Coordinator of the MDC Kurdish... Read more
Clare Azzopardi (University of Malta Junior College), Yiannis Papadakis (University of Cyprus)
29 April 2017 - 9:30am to 30 April 2017 - 6:00pm
Radcliffe Humanities Building, University of Oxford
Please click here for programme and registration information Participants have been encouraged to think of borders and boundaries not only in geographical terms, but also as a more general category... Read more
Professor Laila Parsons (McGill University)
28 April 2017 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium
Laila Parsons is a historian specializing in the modern Middle East. She received her D.Phil. from Oxford in 1996, and taught at Harvard and Yale before moving in 2004 to McGill University, where she... Read more
28 April 2017 - 9:00am to 18 June 2017 - 8:00pm
Investcorp Lower Gallery, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
OPEN IN TRINITY TERM MONDAY-FRIDAY 9am - 5pm Images from the Syrian Revolution by Maciej Moskwa Syria is plunged in war. A few months before the violence became prohibitively dangerous inside the... Read more
MEC Seminar
Dr Alice Wilson (University of Sussex)
25 April 2017 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium
Alice Wilso n is a lecturer in social anthropology at the University of Sussex, UK. Her research interests span political and economic anthropology, with a particular interest in radical experiences... Read more

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