Events archive

MEC Seminar
23 February 2019 - 9:00am
Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
The following themes are central to the title of the Conference: 1. The New State: what went wrong and why? 2. The Political Future of South Sudan 3. Future Relations between Republic of Sudan and... Read more
MEC Seminar
Dr Eyal Chowers (Tel-Aviv)
19 February 2019 - 2:15pm
Board Room, Kirdar Building, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
MEC Seminar
Elife Biçer-Deveci (St Antony’s College), Philippe Bourmaud (Jean Moulin University Lyon 3), Nicolas Elias ((French School at Athens)
12 February 2019 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Paper titles: Dr Elife Bicer – Deveci Alcohol: A Battlefield between Modernism and Islamism in Turkey Dr Nicolas Elias (French School at Athens): The Drinking Dervishes. Inebriation as disciplinary... Read more
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Professor Guy Burton (Vesalius College)
12 February 2019 - 2:15pm
Board Room, Kirdar Building, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Abstract : How have rising power engaged with the Arab-Israeli conflict? What does this tell us about rising powers and conflict management as well as their behaviour in international politics more... Read more
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Professor Menachem Klein (Bar-Ilan)
5 February 2019 - 2:15pm
Board Room, Kirdar Building, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Abstract : Prof. Klein will present a portrait of Abbas as PA President including in comparison to his predecessor - Arafat. Klein deals with these two leaders in my forthcoming book Arafat and Abbas... Read more
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Relli Shechter (St Antony’s College)
29 January 2019 - 5:00pm
Board Room, Kirdar Building, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the seminar: During the 1970s and early 1980s, Egypt experienced swift economic growth—the result of a regional oil boom. Oddly, this economic growth hardly registered in Egyptian public... Read more
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Dr. Chana Morgenstern (Cambridge)
29 January 2019 - 2:15pm
Board Room, Kirdar Building, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Abstract: This paper will examine the influence of Arab Marxism and the aesthetics of Arab commitment literature on Iraqi Jewish and other Mizrahi literatures in Israel. I will begin by presenting... Read more
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Dr. Khaled Furani (Tel-Aviv)
22 January 2019 - 2:15pm
Board Room, Kirdar Building, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Abstract: The deceits and deficiencies of the workings of sovereignty have received noticeable attention among generations of writers in Israel/Palestine. However, the sovereignty of sovereignty... Read more
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Ms. Netta Cohen (Oxford)
15 January 2019 - 2:15pm
Board Room, Kirdar Building, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Abstract : In my talk at the Israel Studies Seminar, I will present my doctoral research which occupies the intersection between modern Jewish history, climate and environmental history, the history... Read more
MEC Seminar
Brian Klug (Oxford)
27 November 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 seminar: In July 2018 a storm of controversy broke out in the UK when the National... Read more
MEC Seminar
Orna Sasson-Levy (Bar-Ilan)
20 November 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 seminar: Women’s military service has dual meanings: on the one hand, it includes women... Read more
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Adriana X. Jacobs (Oxford)
13 November 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) Abstract: In the early decades of the twentieth century, as the European literary enclaves of... Read more
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Professor Edmund Burke III (UC Santa Cruz)
7 November 2018 - 5:00pm
Board Room, Kirdar Building, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Joint event with Asian Studies Centre. Who was Marshall Hodgson and should he have a claim on our attention today? In a moment of populist nationalisms and deepening Islamophobia, Hodgson’s... Read more
MEC Seminar
Derek Penslar (Harvard)
6 November 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: Derek Penslar is the William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History. His... Read more
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Dr Christian C. Sahner (Associate Professor of Islamic History, Faculty of Oriental Studies)
30 October 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the book : How did the medieval Middle East transform from a majority-Christian world to a majority-Muslim world, and what role did violence play in this process? Christian Martyrs under Islam... Read more

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