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SYMPOSIUM FOR AFRICAN WRITERS

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

UNB 3.502 and CLA 1.302E

SYMPOSIUM FOR AFRICAN WRITERS

Historical Linguistics Round Table

Thursday, November 20, 2014 • 3:30 PM

College of Liberal Arts (CLA 4.716)

Wanderwörter in the northern Amazon: Insights into language contact and indigenous histories

Historical Linguistics Round Table

TURKISH FILM: BAL

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • 6:30 PM

MEZ 1.306

TURKISH FILM: BAL

Islamic Studies Book Club: Islam in America

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • 12:30 PM

CAL 515 (MES Meeting Room)

Islamic Studies Book Club: Islam in America

Ancient Near East Series: Ezra’s Relationship to the Pentateuch: The New Perspective

Monday, November 3, 2014 • 6:00 PM

Glickman Conference Center (CLA 1.302B)

A lecture by Richard Bautch, St. Edward’s University

Ancient Near East Series: Ezra’s Relationship to the Pentateuch: The New Perspective

Theorizing the Soul: Psychoanalysis and the Psyche in postwar Egypt

Thursday, October 30, 2014 • 4:00 PM

CLA 1.302B, UT Campus, Austin

Theorizing the Soul: Psychoanalysis and the Psyche in postwar Egypt

Workshop on Late Antiquity: The Invention of Voluntary Martyrdom in Early Christianity

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • 5:00 PM

MEZ 1.306

A lecture by Candida Moss, University of Notre Dame

Workshop on Late Antiquity: The Invention of Voluntary Martyrdom in Early Christianity

Islamic Studies Book Club: Islam in America

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • 12:30 PM

CAL 515 (MES Meeting Room)

Islamic Studies Book Club: Islam in America

IRAQ Lecture Series presents Writing Iraq in Exile

Friday, October 24, 2014 • 2:00 PM

UTC 1.104

a lecture by Swedish novelist and journalist Ali Abdulal


Religious Pluralism and Pragmatic Governance: The Fatimid Mediterranean Experience

Thursday, October 23, 2014 • 2:00 PM

CLA 1.302B, UT Campus, Austin

Religious Pluralism and Pragmatic Governance: The Fatimid Mediterranean Experience

TURKISH FILM: UZUN HIKAYE

Saturday, October 18, 2014 • 6:30 PM

MEZ 1.306

TURKISH FILM: UZUN HIKAYE

Historical Linguistics Round Table

Thursday, October 16, 2014 • 3:30 PM

College of Liberal Arts (CLA 4.716)

The Semitic Perfect and the Problem of Third-Person Zero Morpheme

Historical Linguistics Round Table

Islamic Studies Book Club: Islam in America

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • 12:30 PM

CAL 515 (MES Meeting Room)

Islamic Studies Book Club: Islam in America

Workshop on Late Antiquity: Of Wolves and Worms: Affect Theory, The New Materialism, and Early Christianity

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 • 5:00 PM

College of Liberal Arts (CLA 1.302B)

A lecture by Patricia Cox Miller

Workshop on Late Antiquity: Of Wolves and Worms: Affect Theory, The New Materialism, and Early Christianity

IRAQ Lecture Series

Friday, October 10, 2014 • 10:00 AM

SAC - Legistlative Assembly (2.302)


Ancient Near East Series: Twins, Mimesis and the Construction of Israelite Identity in the Jacob Cycle

Monday, October 6, 2014 • 6:00 PM

Glickman Conference Center (CLA 1.302B)

A lecture by Suzie Park of Austin Seminary

Ancient Near East Series: Twins, Mimesis and the Construction of Israelite Identity in the Jacob Cycle

Islamic Studies Book Club: Islam in America

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • 12:30 PM

CAL 515 (MES Meeting Room)

Islamic Studies Book Club: Islam in America


TURKISH FILM: Kelebegin Ruyasi

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • 6:30 PM

Jackson Geological Sciences Building (JGB 2.216)

The Butterfly’s Dream (Kelebeğin Rüyası), 2013, 138 min., Director: Yılmaz Erdoğan

TURKISH FILM: Kelebegin Ruyasi

Historical Linguistics Round Table

Thursday, September 18, 2014 • 3:30 PM

College of Liberal Arts (CLA 4.716)

Interpreting the (Im)probability of Proto-Mayan Diversification

Historical Linguistics Round Table

Islamic Studies Book Club: Islam in America

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • 12:30 PM

CAL 515 (MES Meeting Room)


Islamic Studies Book Club: Islam in America

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • 12:30 PM

CAL 515 (MES Meeting Room)

Islamic Studies Book Club: Islam in America

Turkish-Ottoman Lecture Series: What's Going On in the Middle East?!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 • 6:30 PM

MEZ 1.306

A lecture by Dr. Gokhan Bacik

Turkish-Ottoman Lecture Series: What's Going On in the Middle East?!

Poets and Teachers in Hades: The Katabasis as Authorial Satire

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 • 5:00 PM

CLA 0.112

Workshop on Late Antiquity presents Ingela Nilsson Ph.D.

Poets and Teachers in Hades: The Katabasis as Authorial Satire

The Way I See It: Reflections of an Arab-American Journalist on the Middle East, Media, and the State of Journalism

Thursday, April 24, 2014 • 5:00 PM

BMC 5.102 Reception to follow at the Littlefield House

Institute for Communication on Media in the Middle East presents Ayman Mohyeldin

The Way I See It: Reflections of an Arab-American Journalist on the Middle East, Media, and the State of Journalism

ARTIST TALK BY RABIH MROUÉ + LINA SANEH

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • 3:00 PM

AVAYA Auditoritum (POB 2.302)

ARTIST TALK BY RABIH MROUÉ + LINA SANEH

Vocal Artistry Across Borders

Thursday, April 17, 2014 • 7:30 PM

Bates Recital Hall - Butler School of Music

Presented byUT Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music and UT Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Vocal Artistry Across Borders

Late antique churches in early medieval Syria

Monday, April 14, 2014 • 4:00 PM

DFA 2.204

Workshop on Late Antiquity presents Mattia Guidetti an Independent Scholar

Late antique churches in early medieval Syria

Leaving Iberia: A Muftī, His Fatwās, and the Islamic Obligation to Emigrate

Monday, April 14, 2014 • 3:00 PM

The Union - Sinclair Suite (3.128)

History Lecture Series presents Jocelyn Hendrickson Ph.D.

Leaving Iberia: A Muftī, His Fatwās, and the Islamic Obligation to Emigrate

“Namely” or “Forsooth”? The Disturbing History of the Syriac Particle LAM

Thursday, April 10, 2014 • 5:00 PM

MEZ B0.306

Workshop on Late Antiquity presents Na'ama Pat-El Ph.D.

“Namely” or “Forsooth”? The Disturbing History of the Syriac Particle LAM

The Debate over Islam's Origins and an Enigmatic Arabic Papyrus

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 • 3:30 PM

GAR 4.100

History Lecture Series presents Fred Donner Ph.D.

The Debate over Islam's Origins and an Enigmatic Arabic Papyrus

The History Behind the Hustle: Petrodollars, Abscam, and Arab-American Political Activism, 1973-1981

Thursday, March 20, 2014 • 4:00 PM

GAR 1.102

Policy Lecture Series presents Dr. Salim Yaqub

The History Behind the Hustle: Petrodollars, Abscam, and Arab-American Political Activism, 1973-1981

HiStories of an imperial and colonial landscape? An archaeological study of the mountains of the southern Black Sea during the Achaemenid Persian period

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 • 12:00 PM

CAL 516: Reading Room

Ancient Near East Lecture Series presents Peri Johnson Ph.D.

HiStories of an imperial and colonial landscape? An archaeological study of the mountains of the southern Black Sea during the Achaemenid Persian period

Headscarf Controversies Go Global

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 • 2:00 PM

SAC: Legislative Assembly (2.302)

The Turkish Ottoman Lecture Series presents Hilal Elver Ph.D.

Headscarf Controversies Go Global

Panel: Approaches to Religious Freedom and Secularism

Monday, March 3, 2014 • 3:45 PM

School of Law, Eidman Courtroom (CCJ 2.306)


Climate, the Little Ice Age, and Ottoman History

Friday, February 21, 2014 • 3:00 PM

MEZ B0.306

The Turkish Ottoman Lecture Series presents Sam White Ph.D.

Climate, the Little Ice Age, and Ottoman History

Place, Memory, and the Miraculous Image: A Political Ecology of Anatolian Rock Monuments

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 • 12:00 PM

CAL 516: Reading Room

A lecture by Omur Harmansah

Place, Memory, and the Miraculous Image: A Political Ecology of Anatolian Rock Monuments

Women Prophets in Early Christianity

Thursday, February 13, 2014 • 6:30 PM

JGB 2.324 Boyd Auditorium

Ancient Near East Lecture Series presents Adela Yarbro Collins Ph.D.

Women Prophets in Early Christianity

Torah and Jewish Identity in Second Temple Judaism

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • 6:30 PM

AVAYA Auditoritum (POB 2.302)

Ancient Near East Lecture Series presents John Collins Ph.D.

Torah and Jewish Identity in Second Temple Judaism

Transcultural Lenses on Islam

Friday, February 7, 2014 • 8:30 AM

SAC 3.112 Balcony Room B


Islamic Studies Book Club: Islam and Scientific Inquiry

Thursday, February 6, 2014 • 1:00 PM

CAL 515 (MES Meeting Room)

Islamic Studies Book Club: Islam and Scientific Inquiry

Elites, Monks, and the Making of Christian Counterculture in the 370s

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 • 5:00 PM

The Texas Union - Chicano Culture Room

The Workshop on Late Antiquity presents Edward Watts Ph.D.

Elites, Monks, and the Making of Christian Counterculture in the 370s

Home Life and Mass Media In Modern Iran

Monday, February 3, 2014 • 3:00 PM

SAC: Legislative Assembly (2.302)

History Lecture Series presents Pamela Karimi Ph.D.

Home Life and Mass Media In Modern Iran

Rewriting Women into the Iran-Iraq War Narrative

Friday, January 31, 2014 • 12:00 PM

GAR 1.102

The Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality Presents: Shaherzad Ahmadi Ph.D. Student History Department

Rewriting Women into the Iran-Iraq War Narrative

Secrets of Arab-Israel Cooperation on Environmental Quality in the Middle East

Friday, January 24, 2014 • 3:30 PM

SRH 3.124

A lecture by Alon Tal

Secrets of Arab-Israel Cooperation on Environmental Quality in the Middle East


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