Events archive

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
MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars
Janet Afary (Mellichamp Chair, Professor of Religious Studies, University of California Santa Barbara), Roger Friedland (Dept of Sociology, University of California Santa Barbara)
2 February 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Registration required: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sFVhJ8iaRwi5VNdBfN1lQA Biography: Janet Afary holds the Mellichamp Chair in Global Religion and Modernity at the University of... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr Neil Ketchley (Associate Professor in Politics, St Antony’s College)
28 January 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Virtual: Zoom Webinar
Biography Neil Ketchley is Associate Professor in Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations, the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, and a Fellow of St Antony's College... Read more
Contemporary Islamic Studies Programme
Madawi al-Rasheed (LSE) , Pascal Menoret (Brandeis University)
26 January 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Seminar 2 - Religion Madawi al-Rasheed (LSE) speaking on ‘Islamic Reform in Saudi Arabia between “the Violence of the Minority and the Apathy of the Majority”’ Pascal Menoret (Brandeis University)... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Usaama Al-Azami (St.Antony's College)
21 January 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Registration essential: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SgcuI3sLTGOvosKzlfGU9Q Abstract: The Arab revolutions of 2011 were a transformative moment in the modern history of the Middle East... Read more
Elizabeth Alexandrin (University of Manitoba), Hüseyin Yilmaz (George Mason University)
12 January 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Seminar 1 - Caliphate Elizabeth Alexandrin (University of Manitoba) speaking on ‘Empire of the End Time: Fāṭimid Sovereignties in the 4th Century AH/11th Century CE’ Hüseyin Yilmaz (George Mason... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr Christian Henderson, Assistant Professor at Leiden Institute for Area Studies, Leiden University
3 December 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Credit: AFP via Getty Images Bio: Christian Henderson is assistant professor at Leiden Institute for Area Studies at Leiden University, Netherlands. His research focusses on the agrarian political... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Haggai Ram (Ben Gurion University) 
30 November 2021 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
After a century of prohibition, we are witnessing a dramatic shift in cannabis culture and policy around the world from a “killer weed” and a cause of racial degeneration to an accepted recreational... Read more
MEC Seminar
Faika Çelik, Aliye Gamze Sarıtunalı, Amy Kallander, Hannah Elsisi Ashmawi
29 November 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Part of the The Middle East c.1960-1980 Global and Transnational Perspectives Webinar Series ​(Supported by Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute) Talk details: Decentering Second Wave Feminism: The... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr Netta Cohen (Christ Church, Oxford University)
26 November 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
In 1981 the Israeli columnist and artist Amos Kenan wrote in his non-fiction essay book Your Land, Your Country : The summer is the season in which we do not know how to live in this country. It is... Read more
MEC Seminar
Dr Ibrahim al-Marashi , Kate Clark
25 November 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Abstracts: Ibrahim Al-Marashi - Contesting the "Graveyard of Empires" Trope: Situating Afghanistan within Middle East History" First, this talk will examine the relevance of history, particularly... Read more

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