Events archive

MEC Seminar
29 April 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Middle East Centre Board Room, St Antony's College
With the author Sylvie Thénault (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) Book launch: Les ratonnades d’Alger, 1956. Une histoire sociale du racisme colonial (Seuil, 2022) (Algiers’ lynching, 1956. A social... Read more
Contemporary Islamic Studies Programme
Janet O’Brien, The Courtauld , Azfar Moin, University of Texas-Austin
27 April 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Virtual: Zoom Webinar
A fortnightly seminar on political thought hosted by the Middle East Centre at St. Antony's College, Oxford. Convened by Faisal Devji (St Antony's College) and Usaama al-Azami (St.Antony's College).... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Helen Lackner (Associate Researcher at SOAS and a visiting fellow at ECFR)
11 March 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre and Zoom
Biography Helen Lackner has a long association with the Middle East Centre. She is an associate researcher at SOAS and a visiting fellow at ECFR, as well as a TNI associate. She has worked in and on... Read more
SEESOX
Dimitar Bechev (Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA))
9 March 2022 - 5:00pm
ESC Seminar Room and Zoom
SEESOX Homepage To attend this event in person, please register here. To attend this event online, please register here. On the occasion of the publication of Turkey Under Erdogan: How a Country... Read more
Contemporary Islamic Studies Programme
Mohammad Fadel (University of Toronto) , Lena Salaymeh (University of Oxford)
9 March 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Seminar 5 - Law Mohammad Fadel (University of Toronto) speaking on ‘The Protean Sovereign of Sunni Law’ Lena Salaymeh (University of Oxford) speaking on ‘Reconsidering the Political in Premodern... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Ibrahim Olabi (Syrian British Council), Ms Waad Alkhatib (Film Maker, For Sama)
4 March 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre and Zoom
Ms Waad Alkhatib (Film Maker, For Sama) Waad is a Syrian film maker and one the main characters in the documentary For Sama. The documentary, which captures life under siege in Aleppo, has won an... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Joseph Sassoon (Director of the Centre for Contemporary Arab Studies and Professor of History and Political Economy at Georgetown University
25 February 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St.Antony's College
Abstract: The Global Merchants: The Enterprise and Extravagance of the Sassoon Dynasty Allen Lane (Penguin Group), 2022 The influential merchants of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries... Read more
MEC Seminar
24 February 2022 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St.Antony's College
Director: Krzysztof Dzięciołowski, DOP: Andrew Carter, Producers: Łukasz Bluszcz & Justyna Rutkowska, Editor: Marcin Szulc, Local Producer: Patricia Bou Nassif, Music: Zeid Hamdan, Additional... Read more
MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars
Prof. Esther Hertzog (Social Anthropologist, Zefat Academic College)
23 February 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Biography: I received my PhD in Anthropology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1991. Since then I have studied and taught various topics related to bureaucracy and gender in the contexts of... Read more
Contemporary Islamic Studies Programme
Nesrine Badawi (American University in Cairo) , Murad Idris (University of Michigan
23 February 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Seminar 4 - Violence Nesrine Badawi (American University in Cairo) speaking on ‘Debating Militancy in the Modern World’ Murad Idris (University of Michigan) speaking on ‘Theorizing Colonialism,... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Raphael Lefevre (Senior Fellow at the University of Oxford and Research Associate at the University of Aarhus)
18 February 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
INVESTCORP THEATRE/ ZOOM Online Webinar
Biography: Raphaël Lefèvre investigates Islamist armed groups in the Middle East. His latest book is Jihad in the City: Militant Islamism and Contentious Politics in Tripoli (Cambridge University... Read more
MEC Seminar
Dr Christopher M. Davidson (Associate fellow, RUSI), Dr Guy Burton (Adjunct Professor, Brussels School of Governance), Dr Diana Galeeva (Academic Visitor to St. Antony’s College, Oxford University)
16 February 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:15pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre/ ZOOM Online Webinar
The collapse of the Soviet Union marked the end of the Cold War, ushering in a more unipolar global order, including US hegemony in the MENA region. Over the subsequent twenty years, the unchallenged... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Laurent Mignon (St. Antony's College)
11 February 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Biography Laurent Mignon is Associate Professor of Turkish language and literature at the University of Oxford, a Fellow of St Antony’s College and Affiliate Professor at the Luxembourg School of... Read more
Contemporary Islamic Studies Programme
Neguin Yavari (University of Leipzig) , Samy Ayoub (University of Texas-Austin)
9 February 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Seminar 3 - Sovereignty Neguin Yavari (University of Leipzig) speaking on ‘Islamic imperatives and Islamic rulers’ Samy Ayoub (University of Texas-Austin) speaking on ‘Law and the Exercise of Power:... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr Marilyn Booth (Magdalen College, Oxford)
4 February 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
(HYBRID EVENT) Investcorp Lecture Theatre and ZOOM Online Webinar
Abstract: This book is an intellectual biography of early Arabic feminist Zaynab Fawwaz ( c. 1850-1914) and a study of her life in Ottoman Syria and Egypt, in the context of Arabophone debates on... Read more

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