Events archive

MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars
Dr Joanna De Groot (University of York)
15 November 2017 - 2:00pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
About the speaker: Joanna de Groot has interests in three main areas. Her initial research into the social history of Iran in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries has led to work on various aspects... Read more
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Dr Basma Al Mutlaq (School of Oriental and African Studies)
25 October 2017 - 2:00pm
Board Room, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Abstract: As in other parts of the world, women’s empowerment has gained prominence in today’s Saudi Arabia, with a surge in initiatives and leadership projects – all seeking to address the themes of... Read more
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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
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Stephanie Berry (University of Sussex)
14 November 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows Dining Room, St Antony's College
In its case law, concerning the right of Muslim women to manifest their religion by wearing the hijab, niqab and burqa, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has deferred to the State's... Read more
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Marcia C. Inhorn (Yale)
24 October 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building
MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars
Professor Marilyn Booth (Oriental Institute and Magdalen College)
1 June 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building
MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars
Mehri Zarifi-Kolyane (PhD student at Oxford Centre for Mission Studies in collaboration with Middlesex University, visiting lecturer at University of Westminster in Media Management)
11 May 2016 - 2:00pm
Pavilion Room
MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars
Dr Zuzanna Olszewska (Associate Professor in the Middle East, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford)
24 February 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building
MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars
Sophie Chamas (DPhil candidate in Oriental Studies)
3 February 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building
MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars
Helen Lackner (Independent Researcher, Author of Why Yemen Matters, Saqi Books, 2014)
26 November 2014 - 12:45pm
Middle East Centre, Library Seminar Room
Outline Helen will discuss changes in women’s choices in the past two decades, focusing on the impact of economic difficulties on women’s social and legal status. She will address the changes in... Read more
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Marjaneh Halati (CEO of the OMID Foundations)
5 November 2014 - 5:00pm
Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony’s College, 62 Woodstock Rd. OX2 6JF
The fringes of Iranian society can be a lonely place, especially if you are a teenage girl with few resources to fall back on. The film follows four girls striving to pull themselves out of the... Read more
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Dr Mastoureh Fathi
5 November 2014 - 12:45pm
Library Reading Room at the Middle East Centre, 68 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6JF
Abstract In recent years, there has been a new approach to parenting practices, based on constant surveillance, control, guilt, fear and anxiety. These parenting paradigms, aimed at ‘preventing’... Read more
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Dr Iris Agmon
14 May 2014 - 1:45pm
The Middle East Centre Library, Woodstock Road, 68, OX2 6JF
Topic In October 1917, when the British colonial army advanced from the Sinai Desert into Palestine, the Ottoman government in Istanbul promulgated the Law of Family Rights, followed by a new Law of... Read more
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Professor Henriette Dahan Kalev
5 February 2014 - 12:45pm
68 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6JF, the Middle East Centre
It is impossible to understand Israeli feminism if not in light of the Israeli Palestinian conflict. How was the Israeli feminist agenda formed along historical events? What are the tensions and... Read more
MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars
Mishana Hosseinioun
5 June 2013 - 1:45pm
68 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6JF, the Middle East Centre’s Library
(a light lunch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis) This seminar examines the diffusion and assimilation of universal human rights norms and practices across the Middle East and... Read more

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