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1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States

January 2020

MES Lecture: “The Salafi Mystique: The Rise of Gender Segregation in the 20th Century Middle East “

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Aaron Rock-Singer (History, UW-Madison). About the talk: In this lecture, I trace the emergence of gender segregation within Salafism, Islam’s fastest growing movement. To do so, I focus on Egypt, examining the interaction between Salafism’s…

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February 2020

On Barak: “Powering Empire: “How Coal Made the Middle East and Sparked Global Carbonization”

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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“Powering Empire: How Coal Made the Middle East and Sparked Global Carbonization” On Barak, Tel Aviv University   About the talk: The Age of Empire was driven by coal, and the Middle East—as an idea—was…

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MES Lecture: “Powering Empire: “How Coal Made the Middle East and Sparked Global Carbonization”

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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On Barak, Tel Aviv University.   About the talk: The Age of Empire was driven by coal, and the Middle East—as an idea—was made by coal. Coal’s imperial infrastructure presaged the geopolitics of oil that…

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March 2020

MES Lecture: “Mosques and Islamist Activism: Spatial Evidence from Interwar Cairo”

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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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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April 2020

MES Lecture: “Partial wholes: descriptions of early modern Africa (Leo Africanus, Ramusio, Mármol)”

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Steven Hutchison (Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Madison).   About the talk: This presentation would look at how Africa, known and unknown, was “described” both in cartography and geographies of that era.   About the presenter: Steven Hutchinson…

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