Events archive

MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars
Professor Nacim Pak-Shiraz (Chair in Cinema and Iran, and Head of the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies,University of Edinburgh)
11 May 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Middle East Centre Board Room, St Antony's College and ZOOM
By examining a number of contemporary Iranian films, this paper will present the legal, social, and pollical challenges that woman face in accessing space in Iranian society. These filmic... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Tony Shaw (Hertfordshire), Giora Goodman (Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee)
10 May 2022 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm
Seminar Room 5, St Anne's College
From Frank Sinatra's early pro-Zionist rallying to Steven Spielberg's present-day peace-making, Hollywood has long enjoyed a 'special relationship' with Israel. Based on a newly-published book by... Read more
MEC Seminar
Roger Hardy (Former Middle East analyst with the BBC World Service)
3 May 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre
‘A History of Palestine in Twelve Photographs’ Roger Hardy Photography is an underused resource in the study of modern Palestine. Photographers, both Western and local, suffered from religious,... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Matan Flum (UCL)
3 May 2022 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm
Seminar Room 5, St Anne's College
The Israeli ma’abarot (transition camps) are one of the most ignored chapters in Israeli political, historical and cultural discourse. In 1952 there were 132 ma'abarot in Israel and 250 thousand... Read more
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

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