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February 2018

MES Lecture Series: Aili Mari Tripp

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Aili Tripp

Title: “Women's Rights Reform in Algeria: Why the Maghreb Differs from the Middle East” The talk looks at women's rights reforms in Algeria since the Black Decade (1992-2002) to show how Algeria is converging with Tunisia and Morocco…

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MES Lecture Series: Philip Hollander

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Philip Hollander

Title: "Postmodernism Doesn’t Equal Post-Zionism: Hanokh Bartov and the Advent of Israeli Postmodernist Fiction" In this lecture, I contest the scholarly view that Israeli postmodernist fiction emerged alongside post-Zionism, an intellectual movement that challenges major…

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March 2018

MES Lecture Series: Bican Sahin

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Bican Sahin

Title: "An Assessment of Democracy in Turkey from A Liberal Perspective" The presentation will consist of an analysis of the current  state of democracy in Turkey from the perspective of liberal democratic values such as the principle…

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MES Lecture Series: Jennifer Pruitt

March 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Jennifer Pruitt

Title: "Rebuilding Islamic Jerusalem, ca 1035" Professor Pruitt will present her research into the Fatimid dynasty's rebuilding of Jerusalem in ca. 1035.  Focusing on the restorations of the Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the…

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April 2018

MES Lecture Series: Geoffrey Levin

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Geoffrey Levin

Title: "The Palestinianization of American Jewish Anti-Zionism, 1942-1977" About the presenter: Geoffrey Levin is a PhD candidate in Hebrew & Judaic Studies and History at New York University. His dissertation, titled "Another Nation: Israel, American Jews,…

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MES Lecture Series: Katrina Thompson

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Katrina Thompson

Title: "Categorizing Muslims: Tactics of Intersubjectivity in a Progressive Muslim Community of Practice" Drawing on data from a multi-sited linguistic ethnography of progressive Muslims, I explore how participants labeled themselves and others through talk-in-interaction and…

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MES Lecture Series: Ahmed El Shamsy

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

Title: "Islamic reform and print, 1880-1920"  Half a century after the large-scale adoption of print in the Arab world, Muslim reformers began to make use of the new technology for their own purposes. They published…

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