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Department News

Perlman Defends PhD Dissertation
Aug. 31, 2022

On Monday, August 29, Yaara Perlman successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, “Family Relations and Politics in Early Islam.”

Palombo *2020 to Teach History of Early Islam at Chicago
Aug. 12, 2022

Cecilia Palombo, who earned her Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies in 2020, has been hired to teach the History of Early Islam until 1250 in Chicago’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Palombo, whose advisor was Michael Cook, wrote her dissertation on “The Christian Clergy’s Islamic Local Government in Late Marwanid and Abbasid…

New Publication by Patricia Blessing
Aug. 5, 2022

Patricia Blessing's new book, Architecture and Material Politics in the Fifteenth-century Ottoman Empire, has been published by Cambridge University Press as an e-book.

Upcoming Events

Neither Victim nor Accomplice: The Qizilbash and the Notion of Subjecthood in the Ottoman-Safavid Rivalry
Mon, Sep 26, 2022, 12:00 pm1:20 pm
Location
202 Jones Hall
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The Turkish Civil War 1919-22
Mon, Sep 26, 2022, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
Location
Jones Hall 202
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An Ahrari Mansabdar in Shah Jahan's Court: Sufism, Sovereignty, and Nostalgia in the Mughal Empire
Mon, Oct 3, 2022, 12:00 pm1:20 pm
Location
202 Jones Hall
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Strange War: Why Armenia Failed to Seek a Negotiated Solution Prior to the 2020 Karabakh War
Mon, Oct 10, 2022, 12:00 pm1:20 pm
Location
202 Jones Hall
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Arabic Poetics
Wed, Oct 12, 2022, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
Location
Jones Hall Room 202