September 23, 2016 - Ilham Makdisi (Northeastern University)
"Imperial Connections: The Nahda and Translation Movements between Ottoman Turkish and Arabic, 1860-1914"
October 14, 2016 - Peter Wien (University of Maryland, College Park)
"Cultural History Perspectives on Arab Nationalism: Theoretical and Empirical Approaches"
October 28, 2016 - Fatemeh Keshavarz (University of Maryland, College Park)
“Hubbub in the Wine House: The Mutinous Voice in ʿAttar and ʿEraqi”
November 4, 2016 - Rebecca Johnson (Northwestern University)
"Translated Publics: Theorizing the Nahda's Novel Circulations"
February 3, 2017 - Fred Astren (San Francisco State University)
"Islamic Cities, Chinese Paper, and Jewish Readerships in the Ninth-Century"
February 10, 2017 - Mana Kia (Columbia University)
"Before Nationalism: The Transregional Persianate in the 18th Century"
February 24 - Adam Sabra (University of California, Santa Barbara)
"Household and State in Ottoman Egypt: The Case of al-Sada al-Bakriya"
March 31 - Joel Beinin (Stanford University)
"Workers and Thieves: Labor Movements and Popular Uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt"
4th Annual Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture on Modern Arabic Literature
April 7 - Elizabeth Holt (Bard College)
"Suspicious Readers: Cultural Cold War in the Arabic Press"
April 21 - Aviad Rubin (University of Chicago; University of Haifa)
May 12 - Sarah Stein (UCLA)
"Family Papers: A Sephardic Odyssey Through the Twentieth Century"