2020-2021 Schedule

September 25 -  Naghmeh Sohrabi (Brandeis University)
"Does the 1979 Revolution in Iran Still Matter?A Conversation with Naghmeh Sohrabi, Moderated by Alireza Doostdar"

October 23 - Alyssa Gabbay (UNC Greensboro)
"The Anthropologist as Reader"

November 6 - Giancarlo Casale (European University Institute) 
"Flat-earthers in the Observatory: Mathematical Cartography and the Destruction of Takiyuddin's Rasathane (1573-1583)"

November 20 - Zeynep Tufekci  (University of North Carolina)

January 22 - Nina Safran  (Penn State University)
"The Authority of a Fatwa: Ibn al-Hajj's Opinion on the Construction of New Houses of Worship"

February 19 - Scott Lucas (University of Arizona)
"A Guide that is Clear to Zaydi Tafsir: An Introduction to Qur'an Commentaries from northern Yemen"

April 9 - Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture on Modern Arabic Literature - Barbara Romaine (Villanova University)
"On Not Getting it Right: Literary Translation as a Deliberately Imperfect Art"

April 23 - Malika Dekkiche  (University of Antwerp)
“A World of Kings and Realms”

May 21 - Hilary Kilpatrick
"Christian Doctors and Secretaries as Poets in Ottoman Syria (17th and 18th centuries)"