Events archive

MEC Seminar
Zach Vertin (Princeton University)
20 October 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Joint event with Sudanese Programme, African Studies Centre and the Centre for International Studies. Light refreshments will be served betwen 4 and 5pm in the Buttery, Hilda Besse building at St... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
James Barr (King's College London)
19 October 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Abstract: Thanks to the now-infamous 1953 conspiracy to oust Iran’s prime minister, Mohammed Mosaddeq, the prevailing wisdom is that Britain and America colluded in the Middle East. In his talk James... Read more
MEC Seminar
Ghil’ad Zuckermann (Adelaide)
16 October 2018 - 2:15pm
Board Room, Kirdar Building, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Jointly organised by The Middle East Centre & The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA) About the speaker: Ghil'ad Zuckerman is Professor of Linguistics and Endangered Languages and... Read more
MEC Seminar
Yaacov Yadgar (Oxford)
9 October 2018 - 2:15pm
Board Room, Kirdar Building, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Jointly organised by The Middle East Centre & The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA) About the speaker: Yaacov Yadgar is the Stanley Lewis Professor of Israel Studies at the Oxford... Read more
MEC Seminar
Ella Shohat (New York University) and Avi Shlaim (St Antony's College)
14 June 2018 - 2:30pm
St Antony's College
Event jointly organised by Middle East Studies at the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and the Middle East Centre at St Antony's College
MEC Seminar
Jacqueline Rose (Birkbeck), Kfir Cohen (Van Leer Jerusalem Institute), Moshe Behar (The University of Manchester), Hakem Al-Rustom (Michigan) , Ella Shohat (New York University)
13 June 2018 - 5:00pm
Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
Event jointly organised by Middle East Studies at the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and the Middle East Centre at St Antony's College
MEC Seminar
Ella Shohat (New York University)
13 June 2018 - 2:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Abstract: This lecture examines linguistic belonging as invented within national and colonial itineraries. More specifically, it explores the genealogy of the concept of “Judeo-Arabic language” and... Read more
Ezgi Başaran (journalist and author), Professor Deniz Kandiyoti (SOAS University of London), Dr Ceren Lord (St Antony's College, University of Oxford)
11 June 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
The Turkish elections were unprecedentedly brought forward from the scheduled date of November 2019 to 24th June 2018. Why did this happen? Who are the main players? What does this mean for the... Read more
MEC Seminar
Moncef Marzouki (Former President of the Republic of Tunisia, 2011-2014)
7 June 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the speaker: Mohamed Moncef Marzouki was the first democratically elected president of Tunisia after the January 14th Revolution in 2011, a seminal moment in modern Arab history which heralded... Read more
Nicholas Hopton (UK Ambassador to Iran 2016-2018)
4 June 2018 - 5:30pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
About the speaker: Nicholas Hopton is the former Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Islamic Republic of Iran. He has served as ambassador to Qatar and also Yemen, and has worked at the British... Read more
MEC Seminar
Dr. Katrin A. Jomaa (University of Rhode Island)
31 May 2018 - 5:00pm
Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE
Nationalism that developed in Europe reached the Muslim world in the 20th century, and it hardly brought peace as it brought ethnic and religious rivalries to the fore. Simultaneously, the growth of... Read more
MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars
Deena Al Asfoor (St Catherine's College)
30 May 2018 - 2:00pm
Board Room, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Abstract: Oman is a small quite country at the south eastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. Omani’s lives are heavily influenced by tradition and religion, but education that was mandatory since... Read more
MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars
Shahla Tizro (York St John University)
23 May 2018 - 2:00pm
Board Room, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Abstract: This paper is based on a qualitative study conducted in Iran with 62 men, women and judicial officials in relation to domestic violence against women in Iran mainly in Gilan province... Read more

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