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15 Mar 2022

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Contemporary Middle East in Context Spring Webinar Series

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 5:00pm

Between February and April 2022, K-14 educators in the U.S. and around the world are invited to a three-part webinar series exploring certain current issues in the Middle East with a focus on historical context. Each 90-minute session will feature a different issue that demonstrates how understanding the past is essential for comprehending today’s Middle East. Content experts will introduce important contemporary issues before delving back into the past to explore how we arrived at our present moment.

16 Mar 2022

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Reckoning with the Past III: Reparations to the Victims of Colonial Violence

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 12:00pm
Online

For the 2021-22 academic year, the European Studies Center has announced its annual programmatic theme: “Recovering Europe.” Many of this year’s virtual roundtables will speak to this theme. In the Fall semester, sessions will explore economic and public health issues related to Europe’s recovery from the pandemic. In the Spring semester, sessions will consider different, and often uneven, attempts to reckon with and recover from the enduring legacies of European colonialism. The series will be bookended by sessions devoted to important elections impacting Europe.

19 Mar 2022

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Painting the Middle East

Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 5:45pm to 7:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Muslim Studies Program, Michigan State University

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

The Inaugural Malcolm and Ann Kerr Muslim Studies Community Lecture

22 Mar 2022

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My First and Only Love with Translator Aida Bamia

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
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Sponsored By: 
Michigan State University

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

Join via Zoom for a special event with the translator of My First and Only Love, an historical Palestinian novel written by Sahar Khalifeh. Dr. Aida Bamia will give a short lecture about the book and her work as its translator, which will be followed by facilitated small group discussions of the book.

23 Mar 2022

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Destabilizing Religion in the Medieval Middle East

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 1:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
U Penn Religious Studies Department

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh
Heleen Murre - Van Berg, Radboud University to present
'Republic of Letters: Religious communities and their literatures in the Ottoman Empire"

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/destabilizing-religion-in-the-medieval-midd...

23 Mar 2022

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Dungan Folktales and Legends

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Indiana University’s Islamic Studies Program

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

Kenneth J. Yin (City University of New York) joins us to discuss the folk narratives of the Dungans, Chinese-speaking Muslims who fled Northwest China for Russian Central Asia after the failure of the Dungan Revolt (1862-1877) against the Qing dynasty.

Register here: https://events.iu.edu/islamic/event/460770

23 Mar 2022

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Horizons of Israeli-Palestinian Relations After the Peace Process

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
U Penn Department of Political Science

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

Over the past two decades, the Oslo peace process and Two-State Solution have been pushed aside as the dominant frames for thinking about the future of Israeli-Palestinian relations. How are Israelis and Palestinians adapting to the disappearance of this pathway and outcome? In what new ways are they thinking about the future? This talk will survey and assess a range of views that have emerged on the ground in recent years.

23 Mar 2022

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Race and Islam: Global Histories, Contemporary Legacies

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 9:00pm to Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 5:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
The Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

For more information about conference session register here:https://gmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEucu2trTojHdOf7Kw72IOLZcfkjgfuF_ld

Contact: 
avacgis@gmu.edu

25 Mar 2022

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MasterClass on Eurasia: Oral History as a Neglected Methodology in Eurasian History

Friday, March 25, 2022 - 12:00pm
Online

1991 ushered in the so-called "archival revolution," allowing scholars if Russia and Central Asia to access written sources that had been inaccessible to international scholars. The end of the Cold War also allowed first-hand engagement with people living throughout Eurasia. however, this paradigm shift has not been matched by methodological reflection on how best to combine oral history with more traditional methods.

25 Mar 2022

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Colonial Legacies, Religion, and Politics in the Maghrib: Reflections on Morocco and Algeria

Friday, March 25, 2022 - 12:00pm
Online

Speaker: Mary Jane C. Parmentier
Description: Colonial legacies, and the integration of religious and political systems is a common theme across the Maghrib, and is one aspect that characterizes the region. The nature of these legacies and current dynamics vary significantly, however, from how colonialism affected the societies, to how religious and political institutions are mutually constructed. This talk will contrast historical themes in in de-colonization and state-building in Morocco and Algeria, and how these histories have resulted in the current nation-states.

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