Events archive

MEC Seminar
Fadi Bardawil, Duke University, Nadia Bou Ali
22 June 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Virtual: Zoom Webinar
**I regret to inform that tomorrow’s above webinar is cancelled due to a Covid breakout. We do hope to be able to reschedule this meeting for next term** A fortnightly seminar on political thought... Read more
MEC Seminar
Diana Buttu (IMEU Communications Director, DAWN Fellow)
16 June 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St.Antony's College
Biography: Diana Buttu is a Palestinian-Canadian lawyer and analyst based in Haifa. Diana previously worked as a legal advisor the Palestinian negotiating team and later to President Mahmoud Abbas.... Read more
MEC Seminar
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Northwestern University, Rushain Abbasi, Stanford University,
15 June 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
Israel Studies Seminar
Ronny Miron (Bar Ilan University) 
7 June 2022 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm
Seminar Room 5, St Anne's College
It is argued that secularization creates a fundamental change, to the point of break, in the history of culture, or alternatively, starts a new history. This statement assumes a relation between... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Haya Fayyad Abu Hussein (Birzeit University/ Palestine)
3 June 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St.Antony's College
Biography Haya Fayyad Abu Hussein is a visiting fellow at St. Antony’s and the Middle East Centre from Birzeit University, Palestine. During her visit to Oxford, Dr. Fayyad Abu Hussein conducted... Read more
MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars
Dr. Ramina Sotoudeh, Nuffield College, University of Oxford
1 June 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Middle East Centre Board Room, St Antony's College & ZOOM
Abstract: Love’s emergence as basis of marriage is a hallmark of modernity. Its compatibility with religious and traditional bases of marriage, however, is less understood. We explore the different... Read more
MEC Seminar
Maria Malmström, Lund University, Usaama al-Azami, University of Oxford
25 May 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
MEC Seminar
Dr. Djene Rhys Bajalan
24 May 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St.Antony's College
The notion that the trajectory of Kurdish political activism inevitably leads to separatism is widely held amongst political elites in Ankara, Tehran, Baghdad, and Damascus. Indeed, in certain ways,... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Gideon Katz (Ben-Gurion University) 
24 May 2022 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm
Seminar Room 5, St Anne's College
The fear of Judaism is an important theme in Israeli culture. By analyzing Israeli dystopias and essays we have the chance to “look” closely at this fear, and its images. The main one is the image on... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Gideon Katz (Ben-Gurion University) 
24 May 2022 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm
Seminar Room 5, St Anne's College
The fear of Judaism is an important theme in Israeli culture. By analyzing Israeli dystopias and essays we have the chance to “look” closely at this fear, and its images. The main one is the image on... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Nitzan Lebovic (Lehigh University, Pennsylvania)
17 May 2022 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm
Seminar Room 5, St Anne's College
The story of the early Zionist settlement in Palestine could be told from the viewpoint of failure and melancholia. An untold history of this period ignores the high rate of suicides and cases of... Read more
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

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