2022-2023 Schedule

September 23, 2022 -  Orit Bashkin (University of Chicago)
"Ottoman Purim: Jewish Memories of an Ottoman Past""

October 14, 2022 - Abdel Razzaq Takriti (University of Houston)
"Reframing Palestine: Towards an Anti-Colonial History "

October 21, 2022 - Heba Gowayed (Boston University)
"Refuge: How the State Shapes Human Potential"

November 4, 2022 - Mohamad Ballan (Stony Brook University)
"Borderland Hybridities: Genealogical Politics and the Racialization of Religion in Nasrid Granada"

November 11, 2022 - Fahad Bishara (University of Virginia) 
"Monsoon Voyagers: The Indian Ocean and Other Arab Worlds"

January 6, 2023 - Hassan (Husni) Haddad Memorial Lecture - Hanan Hammad  (Texas Christian University)
“Layla Murad: The Jewish-Muslim Star of Egypt”

January 27, 2023 - Dana Sajdi (Boston College)
"A Flower from Every Meadow: The History Collection from the Library of Ahmad Pasha al-Jazzar of Acre"

March 31, 2023 - Amidu Sanni (Fountain University)
"The Arabic-Islamic Heritage of Sudanic Africa: Old Sources and New Challenges of a Documentary Tradition"

April 7, 2023 - Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture on Modern Arabic Literature -  Samah Selim (Rutgers University)
"A Tale of Two Cities: the Scales of Literary History and the Ends of Comparison"

April 14, 2023 - Charles Hirschkind (University of California, Berkeley)
"Divine Presences and Absences in the Anthropology of Islam"

April 28, 2023 - Ziad Fahmy (Cornell University)
"Street Sounds: Listening to Everyday Life in Modern Egypt"