Events archive

Oxford Political Thought Seminar
Armando Salvatore (McGill University), Winnifred Fallers Sullivan (Indiana University)
30 November 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Virtual: ZOOM Webinar
A fornightly seminar on political thought hosted by the Middle East Centre at St Antony's College, University of Oxford. Guest speakers: Armando Salvatore (McGill University), ‘Multiple Secularities... Read more
MEC Seminar
Rasmus Christian Elling (University of Copenhagen)
29 November 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
Abstract: What can historians working on Iran gain from new insights generated in sprawling fields associated with global history such as global urban history and global intellectual history; and... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr Elvire Corboz, University of Edinburgh
25 November 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St. Antony's College
Abstract: In contrast to the ever-growing scholarship dedicated to sectarianism in the Middle East, relations between Sunni and Shi‘a Muslims in European contexts remain understudied. In Britain, the... Read more
Oxford Political Thought Seminar
Nuha al-Sha’ar (Institute of Ismaili Studies and American University of Sharjah), SherAli Tareen (Franklin & Marshall College),
23 November 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
A fornightly seminar on political thought hosted by the Middle East Centre at St Antony's College, University of Oxford. Guest speakers: Nuha al-Sha’ar (Institute of Ismaili Studies and American... Read more
MEC Seminar
Hicham Alaoui
22 November 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
Abstract: This talk focuses on the speaker's recently published book, Pacted Democracy in the Middle East: Tunisia and Egypt in Comparative Perspective (Palgrave, 2022) . It provides a new... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Professor Rachel M Scott, Professor of Islamic Studies, Virginia Tech
18 November 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St. Antony's College
It has often been argued that the concept of an Islamic state is difficult to reconcile with full and equal citizenship for non-Muslims. It is also widely assumed that a type of individualist... Read more
MEC Seminar
Dalal Musaed Alsayer (Kuwait University), Samia Henni (Cornell University), Menna Agha (Carelton University), Ariella Aïsha Azoulay (Brown University)
15 November 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre
3 of the 4 co-authors that are presenting tonight will join us online from the USA. Abstract: (taken from publisher's website) Colonial and imperial powers have often portrayed arid lands as “empty”... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr Joas Wagemakers (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
11 November 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre
Abstract: The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood ideologue Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966) is seen by many scholars as an important intellectual source of radical Islamism. His reception among violent Islamist... Read more
MEC Seminar
Dr John McManus, Associate Fellow, British Institute at Ankara
8 November 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St. Antony's College
Abstract: The small Gulf nation of Qatar will soon play host to the world’s largest event — the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup. But what is life really like in this nation that, just 75 years ago, was a... Read more
Various speakers
5 November 2022 - 9:00am to 7:00pm
Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford
Ecological Impacts of Proposed Jonglei Canal, National Identity Crisis, Communal Conflicts and the Peace in South Sudan Saturday 5th November 2022 - 1-Day Conference Provisional programme flyer... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr Katerina Dalacoura (Associate Professor in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science)
4 November 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
All welcome, no registration needed, just turn up. Abstract: Katerina Dalacoura will present her research project entitled ‘The International Thought of Turkish Islamists’, funded by a Leverhulme... Read more
Oxford Political Thought Seminar
Associate Professor Fadi Bardawil, Associate Professor Nadia Bou Ali
2 November 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Virtual: ZOOM Webinar
A fornightly seminar on political thought hosted by the Middle East Centre at St Antony's College, University of Oxford. Fadi Bardawil (Duke University) speaking on ‘Nation, Class, Community:... Read more
MEC Seminar
Helen Lackner (SOAS University of London)
1 November 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
Book abstract: Focusing on the fundamental reasons underlying the lasting crisis of the Yemeni Civil War, this book frames contemporary Yemen and assesses prospects beyond the conflict, identifying... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Stéphane Lacroix (Sciences Po, Paris, France)
28 October 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre
Abstract: Salafism was the religious idiom that dominated Egypt's aborted political transition in the wake of the 2011 revolution and up to the 2013 military coup. The leading political actors of the... Read more
MEC Seminar
Dr Aaron White Rock-Singer (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
26 October 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
ZOOM Online
Registration essential, register here to receive your personal ZOOM link Abstract: Salafis explicitly base their legitimacy on continuity with the Quran and the Sunna, and their distinctive practices... Read more

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