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September 2021

Time Will Be the Judge: Tawfiq al-Hakim, Taha Husayn, and the Competing Factions of 1930s Egypt

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Madison, WI United States

Join us for the fall lecture series, featuring Adam Spanos. Registration link coming soon. During the 1930s, Egyptians competed to define the appropriate historical framework in which to situate the country’s identity. As the terms…

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October 2021

Fall Lecture Series with Stéphane Lacroix (TBA)

October 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Madison, WI United States

Registration link and additional information coming soon. Join us for the fall lecture series, featuring Stéphane Lacroix.  

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How to Study Humanism and the Representations of Islam? A Dispatch from the Fronts of Today’s French ‘Culture Wars’

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The French House, 633 N. Frances Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Join the UW French House for a guest lecture from Professor Tristan Vigliano (University Aix-Marselle) on Friday, October 22 at 4pm. French House 633 N Frances Street Madison, WI 53703  

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Waste Siege: The Life of Infrastructure in Palestine

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Madison, WI United States

Registration link coming soon. Based on Sophia's book, Waste Siege: The Life of Infrastructure in Palestine, this talk offers an analysis unusual in the study of Palestine: it begins with the environmental, infrastructural, and aesthetic…

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November 2021

Arab Fairy Tale Feasts: A Delicious Way to Explore Arab Culture

November 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Madison, WI United States

Registration link and additional details coming soon. Karim Alrawi has written for stage, radio and television and is the author of two novels and three children's books. His stage plays have been produced across the…

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Gendering Protest and Revolutionary Moments: the significance of body politics in the Middle East

November 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Madison, WI United States

Registration link and additional details coming soon. Nadje Al-Ali is Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at Brown, where she is also Robert Family Professor of International Studies and Professor of Anthropology and…

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December 2021

Queer-Jewish-Muslim: Constructing Hyphenated Religious Identities through Tactics of Intersubjectivity 

December 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Madison, WI United States

Registration link and additional details coming soon. Katrina Daly Thompson is Professor of African Cultural Studies at UW-Madison, with affiliations in MESP, Anthropology, Religious Studies, and several other programs. Her research concerns language, gender, and…

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Fall Lecture Series with Stéphane Lacroix (TBA)

October 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Oct 25