Art Installation:UNPACKED: Refugee Baggage

UNPACKED: Refugee Baggage seeks to humanize the word “refugee.” Created in 2017, this multi-media installation is the work of Syrian-born, New Haven CT artist and architect Mohamad Hafez and Iraqi-born writer and speaker Ahmed Badr. …

MES Lecture: Miral Al-Tahawy, “Desert Melodies”

Miral Al-Tahawy, “Desert Melodies: Bedouin Women’s Oral Ghazal Poetry” Arizona State University   About the presenter:  Miral Mahgoub al-Tahawy is an associate professor of Modern Arabic literature, an award-winning Egyptian novelist and short story writer, and an affiliated member of the …

MES Lecture: Daniel Stolz, “The Ramadan Debates”

Daniel Stolz, “The Ramadan Debates: Science, Time, and Islamic Law in the Early Twentieth Century.” University of Wisconsin-Madison   Talk description: In the early twentieth century, Muslim jurists and activists across the world debated whether …

MES Lecture: Yael Zerubavel, “Desert in the Promised Land”

Yael Zerubavel, “Desert in the Promised Land: The Politics and Semiotics of Space in Israeli Culture” Rutgers University The lecture draws on Zerubavel’s new book, Desert in the Promised Land, published by Stanford University Press (2019). …

ABBAS KIAROSTAMI at the Cinematheque

MESP is proud to co-sponsor with the UW-Cinematheque: FOUR MOVIES FROM IRANIAN DIRECTOR ABBAS KIAROSTAMI FRI., 9/20, 7 p.m. Kiarostami HOMEWORK (MASHGH-E-SHAB) Iran | 1989 | DCP | 86 min. | Persian with English subtitles …

ABBAS KIAROSTAMI at the Cinematheque

MESP is proud to co-sponsor with the UW-Cinematheque: FOUR MOVIES FROM IRANIAN DIRECTOR ABBAS KIAROSTAMI FRI., 9/20, 7 p.m. Kiarostami HOMEWORK (MASHGH-E-SHAB) Iran | 1989 | DCP | 86 min. | Persian with English subtitles …

ABBAS KIAROSTAMI at the Cinematheque

MESP is proud to co-sponsor with the UW-Cinematheque: FOUR MOVIES FROM IRANIAN DIRECTOR ABBAS KIAROSTAMI FRI., 9/20, 7 p.m. Kiarostami HOMEWORK (MASHGH-E-SHAB) Iran | 1989 | DCP | 86 min. | Persian with English subtitles …

ABBAS KIAROSTAMI at the Cinematheque

MESP is proud to co-sponsor with the UW-Cinematheque: FOUR MOVIES FROM IRANIAN DIRECTOR ABBAS KIAROSTAMI FRI., 9/20, 7 p.m. Kiarostami HOMEWORK (MASHGH-E-SHAB) Iran | 1989 | DCP | 86 min. | Persian with English subtitles …

MES Lecture: Irfan A. Omar – Prophet al-Khidr

“Prophet al-Khidr, Between (the Qur’anic) Text and (the Mystical) Tradition” Al-Khidr is uniquely placed in the Qur’an as a figure who at once unites and divides; is a healer of souls and yet hard to …