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Islamic Studies Reading Group

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 • 2:00 PM

CAL 516

Islamic Studies Reading Group

Melancholy and Zionism: A Case Study

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 • 12:00 PM

RLP 1.302D

Melancholy and Zionism: A Case Study

Sounds of the Homeland: Resonances from Iran and Palestine

Thursday, November 14, 2019 • 7:30 PM

Bates Recital Hall

Sounds of the Homeland: Resonances from Iran and Palestine

Writing the History of Modern Iran: A Westerner’s Endeavor

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 • 5:00 PM

CAL 516

Writing the History of Modern Iran: A Westerner’s Endeavor

Discussion of Iranian Identity

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 • 12:30 PM

MEZ 1.210

Discussion of Iranian Identity



Islamic Studies Reading Group

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 • 2:00 PM

CAL 516

Islamic Studies Reading Group

2019 Mock MESA Presentations

Thursday, October 31, 2019 • 2:00 PM

CAL 516


The Levitical Jubilee and the Utopian Present

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 • 2:00 PM

CAL 516

The Levitical Jubilee and the Utopian Present

Islamic Studies Reading Group

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 • 2:00 PM

CAL 516

Islamic Studies Reading Group




Arabic Film Screening: Excuse My French (2014)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 • 5:00 PM

CAL 516

Arabic Film Screening: Excuse My French (2014)

Islamic Studies Reading Group

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 • 2:00 PM

CAL 516

Islamic Studies Reading Group

Hebrew Gothic: History and the Poetics of Persecution

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 • 2:00 PM

CAL 516

Hebrew Gothic: History and the Poetics of Persecution


Arabic Film Screening: Wa Hala' La Wein? (2011)

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 • 5:00 PM

CAL 516

Arabic Film Screening: Wa Hala' La Wein? (2011)


The Invention and Early History of the Alphabet: New Data and New Perspectives

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 • 5:00 PM

RLP 1.302B

The Invention and Early History of the Alphabet: New Data and New Perspectives

A Conversation on Middle East Security with Major General Amos Yadlin

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 • 5:30 PM

Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ School of Public Affairs

A Conversation on Middle East Security with Major General Amos Yadlin

Islamic Studies Reading Group

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 • 2:00 PM

CAL 516

Islamic Studies Reading Group

Film Screening: Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 • 7:00 PM

AFS Cinema, 6406 N IH-35 Suite 3100, Austin, Texas 78752

Film Screening: Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf


Learning via Subtitling (LvS) in the Turkish Language Classroom

Friday, September 20, 2019 • 3:00 PM

CAL 516

Learning via Subtitling (LvS) in the Turkish Language Classroom

Film Screening: 3 Faces

Thursday, September 19, 2019 • 7:00 PM

AFS Cinema, 6406 N IH-35 Suite 3100, Austin, Texas 78752

Film Screening: 3 Faces

Sephardic Songs: Myths and Realities

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 • 3:00 PM

Bates Recital Hall, UT Butler School of Music

Sephardic Songs: Myths and Realities

Akrahak! Critique and Affection in the Egyptian Appropriation Film

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 • 2:00 PM

CAL 516

Akrahak! Critique and Affection in the Egyptian Appropriation Film

Workshop with Bereket Middle Eastern Ensemble: Sephardic Songs

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 • 7:00 PM

Butler School of Music | MRH 2.614

Workshop with Bereket Middle Eastern Ensemble: Sephardic Songs

Film Screening: Harmonia

Thursday, September 12, 2019 • 7:00 PM

AFS Cinema, 6406 N IH-35 Suite 3100, Austin, Texas 78752

Film Screening: Harmonia

Islamic Studies Reading Group

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 • 2:00 PM

CAL 516

Islamic Studies Reading Group

Film Screening: Capernaum

Thursday, September 5, 2019 • 7:00 PM

AFS Cinema, 6406 N IH-35 Suite 3100, Austin, Texas 78752

Film Screening: Capernaum

QFI Arabic Summer Institute

Monday, July 29, 2019

Glickman Conference Center/AT&T Conference Center

QFI Arabic Summer Institute

World Music Night

Friday, May 10, 2019 • 4:00 PM

Central Market North

World Music Night


Linguistic Style and Cultural Performance in Moroccan Verbal Art

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 • 12:30 PM

CAL 516

Linguistic Style and Cultural Performance in Moroccan Verbal Art

A Marriage of Cultures: Wedding Traditions of the Middle East and Beyond

Saturday, April 27, 2019 • 8:00 PM

Bates Recital Hall

A Marriage of Cultures: Wedding Traditions of the Middle East and Beyond

Islamic Studies Reading Group

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 • 12:00 PM

CAL 515

Islamic Studies Reading Group

“Islamic Democracy” Arrested? Resistance to Authoritarian Transition in Turkey

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 • 5:00 PM

Eidman Courtroom (CCJ 2.306), Texas Law

“Islamic Democracy” Arrested? Resistance to Authoritarian Transition in Turkey



Who Owns the Bible? An Unauthorized Scholarly Tour of D.C’s Museum of the Bible

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 • 5:00 PM

AVAYA Auditorium, POB 2.302

Who Owns the Bible? An Unauthorized Scholarly Tour of D.C’s Museum of the Bible

Genesis Remixed: Aseneth among Jews and Gentiles

Monday, April 15, 2019 • 5:00 PM

RLP 1.302B

Genesis Remixed: Aseneth among Jews and Gentiles

Towards Broadening Iranian Studies: One Student’s Journey

Monday, April 15, 2019 • 5:00 PM

RLP 1.302E

Towards Broadening Iranian Studies: One Student’s Journey

Sex and Self-Interest in the Book of Leviticus

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 • 12:00 PM

CAL 516

Sex and Self-Interest in the Book of Leviticus

Islamic Studies Reading Group

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 • 12:00 PM

CAL 515

Islamic Studies Reading Group

MES Honors Thesis Symposium 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 • 4:00 PM

CAL 516

MES Honors Thesis Symposium 2019



Beyond Borders: An Evening with Bahman Maghsoudlou

Monday, April 1, 2019 • 5:30 PM

Joynes Reading Room, 2501 Whitis Avenue

Beyond Borders: An Evening with Bahman Maghsoudlou

Aliens, Atlantis, and Aryanism: Fake News in Archaeology and Heritage

Saturday, March 30, 2019 • 10:00 AM

DFA 2.274

Aliens, Atlantis, and Aryanism: Fake News in Archaeology and Heritage

Islamic Studies Reading Group

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 • 12:00 PM

CAL 516

Islamic Studies Reading Group

Philo of Alexandria and the Jewish Appropriation of Greek Myth

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 • 5:00 PM

BUR 214

Philo of Alexandria and the Jewish Appropriation of Greek Myth

The Case for American Muslim Arbitration

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 • 12:00 PM

CAL 516

The Case for  American Muslim Arbitration

Islamic Studies Reading Group

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 • 12:00 PM

CAL 515

Islamic Studies Reading Group




Islamic Studies Reading Group

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 • 12:00 PM

CAL 515

Islamic Studies Reading Group

Cairo: Urban Space, Surveillance, and the State

Monday, February 18, 2019 • 4:00 PM

RLP 1.302B

Cairo: Urban Space, Surveillance, and the State

The Science of Arabic Eloquence

Thursday, February 14, 2019 • 4:00 PM

1.203B

The Science of Arabic Eloquence


40 Years Later: Continuing Legacies of the Iranian Revolution

Monday, February 11, 2019 • 12:00 PM

CAL 516

40 Years Later: Continuing Legacies of the Iranian Revolution

Poetic Geographies: Regional Identity in Pre-Islamic Arabia

Thursday, February 7, 2019 • 4:00 PM

Union Eastwoods Room (UNB 2.102)

Poetic Geographies: Regional Identity in Pre-Islamic Arabia

Islamic Studies Reading Group

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 • 12:00 PM

CAL 515

Islamic Studies Reading Group

Aural Memorabilia

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 • 5:00 PM

RLP 1.302B

Aural Memorabilia

Religious Flexibility: A Case Study From The Ancient Middle East

Monday, January 28, 2019 • 5:00 PM

RLP 1.302D

Religious Flexibility: A Case Study From The  Ancient Middle East

Workshop on Integrated Spectral Reflectance Transformation Imaging (Spectral RTI)

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 • 9:00 AM

Perry-Castañeda Library, The University of Texas at Austin

Workshop on Integrated Spectral Reflectance Transformation Imaging (Spectral RTI)


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