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November 2020

Christopher Livanos: “Biblicist Bias in Qur’anic Studies from the Middle Ages to the Present”

November 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Madison, WI United States + Google Map

Christopher Livanos University of Wisconsin, Madison Virtual lecture  About the talk: Western Qur’ānic studies continue to be affected by prejudices that the Western academy inherited from ancient and medieval heresiologists due to the academy’s origins…

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December 2020


December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
Virtual Madison, WI United States

Please join UW-Madison’s Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) for a discussion on Somali refugee communities as explore through literature. Safiya Jama, graduate student in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at UW-Madison, will speak on When…

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February 2021

Walid El Khachab: “Mystical Patriotism: Palestine and the Politics of the National Dress”

February 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Madison, WI United States + Google Map

Walid El Khachab Arabic Studies, York University Virtual lecture  About the talk: The production of the “virtual” nation of Palestine in film is associated with fabric artifacts, such as rugs and dresses, since the inception…

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Nilay Özok-Gündoğan: “A Gordian Knot in the Ottoman East: Kurdish Nobility, the Ottoman State, and the Question of Fiscal Autonomy in the Long Nineteenth Century”

February 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Madison, WI United States + Google Map

Nilay Özok-Gündoğan Ottoman and Middle East History, Florida State University Virtual lecture  About the talk: Kurdish principalities came under the Ottoman rule in the sixteenth century within the context of the Ottoman-Safavid imperial rivalry and…

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March 2021

Marwa Shalaby “Female Political Representation under Authoritarianism in the Middle East and North Africa”

March 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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  Marwa Shalaby Departments of Gender & Women Studies and Political Science UW-Madison   About the talk: TBA   About the presenter: Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Shalaby was the Fellow for the…

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April 2021

Steven Brooke: “Mosques and Islamist Activism: Spatial Evidence from Interwar Cairo”

April 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Madison, WI United States + Google Map

Steven Brooke (Political Science, UW-Madison) About the talk: Why do Islamists mobilize in some mosques, but not others? We answer this question by matching a list of mosque-based lectures, sermons, and collections carried out by…

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