Online Event

04 Mar 2021


France and Britain: Their Colonial Footprint in the Middle East

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Sponsored By: 
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

Issam M. Fares Professor of Lebanese and Eastern Mediterranean Studies at the Fletcher School and Department of History at Tufts University

16 Apr 2021


CERIS Spring 2021 Book Discussion: The Many Faces of Muhammad

14 Oct 2020


Why the Islamic World Is Central to the History of Plague

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Sponsored By: 
McGill Social Studies of Medicine

Historical scholarship on the Black Death, inaugurated in the 1830s by European historians and medical authors, has since developed into one of the most prolific industries serving both the academy and the general public. That body of scholarship—an artifact of nineteenth-century Eurocentric and colonialist historiography—resulted in a virtual consensus, still in force, as to the temporospatial definition of past pandemics, as well as their causes and effects on societies that experienced them.

28 Oct 2020


Responses to Modern-Day Health Crises in the Middle East and Latin America

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Sponsored By: 
University of Arizona

The University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Center for Latin American Studies is offering a 2-part webinar series "Pandemics and Health Crises in the Middle East and Latin America.

Wednesday, October 28, is "Responses to Modern-Day Health Crises in the Middle East and Latin America" by UA faculty Stefanie Graeter and Laura Goffman. Both take place from 4:30-6:00 pm Arizona Time, which is 7:30-9:00 pm Eastern Time.

13 Nov 2020


Iran Colloquium: Hafiz and His Contemporaries: Time, Place, and Dialogue in the post-Mongol Persian Ghazal

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Sponsored By: 
Council on Middle East Studies, Yale University

Dominic Parviz Brookshaw is Associate Professor of Persian Literature at the University of Oxford, and Senior Research Fellow in Persian at Wadham College, Oxford. From 2011-2013, he was Assistant Professor of Persian and Comparative Literature at Stanford University. Dominic currently serves on the Editorial Board of Middle Eastern Literatures and, for a decade (2004-2014), he was Assistant Editor for Iranian Studies. He is a former member of both the Board of the International Society for Iranian Studies, and the Governing Council of the British Institute of Persian Studies.

Contact:, 203-436-2553

25 Sep 2020


Iran Colloquium: Exile and the Nation: The Parsi Community of India and the Making of Modern Iran

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Sponsored By: 
Yale University

Afshin Marashi is the Farzaneh Family Professor of Modern Iranian History at the University of Oklahoma, where he also serves as the director of the Center for Iranian Studies. He is the author of Exile and the Nation: The Parsi Community of India and the Making of Modern Iran, which was published by the University of Texas in 2020. His previous work includes Nationalizing Iran: Culture, Power, and the State, 1870-1940 (University of Washington, 2008), and a co-edited volume titled Rethinking Iranian Nationalism and Modernity (University of Texas, 2014).

20 Oct 2020


Problems of Islamic Reform: Nigeria, Egypt and the United States

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Sponsored By: 
Duke University Islamic Studies Progrqam

Please register here:
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 2 PM – 3 PM

17 Sep 2020


Iran in the Anti-Imperialist Struggle

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Register for the webinar:

Max Ajl
Nina Farnia
Vida Samiian
Micol Savia

23 Sep 2020


Whose Narratives? Gender, Justice, & Resistance: A conversation with Leila Khaled

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Sponsored By: 
Co-Sponsors: Al-Awda: The Palestinian Right to Return Coalition Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine Jewish Voice for Peace- Bay Area Jewish Voice for Peace- Boston Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network SJP at UCLA Work

Join the open classrooms of Professor Rabab Abdulhadi (AMED Studies) and Professor Tomomi Kinukawa (Women and Gender Studies) for a historic roundtable conversation with Palestinian feminist, militant, and leader Leila Khaled, followed by Q&A discussion with students, activists, and scholars at 12:30-2:30 pm PST (3:30-5:30 pm New York, and 10:30pm-12:30 am in Palestine and Jordan).

Register in advance for this webinar:

13 Sep 2020


Common Voices for Human Rights

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Online Conference
Sponsored By: 
City of Bridges Foundation

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh.

Join City of Bridges Foundation, Carlow University and Peace Island Institute for panel discussion on human rights with voices from religious figures, human rights activists and grassroots organizers.



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