Near Eastern Studies Seminar Series

The Seminar Series is a weekly lecture and discussion organized by the Near Eastern Studies Department and Program. Leading scholars in the field are invited to speak on a range of topics relating to the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. Previously called the “Brown Bag Lunch Talks,” the series has been running since the 1970’s. It meets on Mondays at noon while the university is in session. The events are open to the public and usually take place in Jones Hall 202. Due to the pandemic, our events will take place virtually in Fall 2020. Registration links can be found in the announcement for each event on this page.

Convener Spring 2021: Jonathan Gribetz

Convener Fall 2020: Lara Harb

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Upcoming Events

Modernity in the Eastern Sephardi Diaspora: The Jews of Late Ottoman Izmir

Mon, Feb 1, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Near Eastern Studies Virtual Seminar by Dina Danon, SUNY Binghamton

Respondent - M. Sukru Hanioglu - Registration required

Location: Zoom
Audience: Open
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Reading the Abbottabad Papers

Mon, Feb 8, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Near Eastern Studies Virtual Seminar by Nelly Lahoud

New America's International Security Program

Respondent - Bernard Haykel - Registration required:

https://princeton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qcu6orDkiHdE0z81FDhB4eIuEYwO_L5Vb...

Location: Zoom
Audience: Open
Speaker(s):

Imperial and Local Horizons in Fifteenth-century Ottoman Architecture

Mon, Feb 15, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

NES Virtual Seminar by Patricia Blessing, Princeton University

Location: Zoom
Audience: Open
Speaker(s):

Wonder as a Problem for Islamic History

Mon, Feb 22, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

NES Virtual Seminar by Travis Zadeh, Yale University

Respondent - Daniel Sheffield

Location: Zoom
Audience: Open
Speaker(s):

Cultural Memories of the Church of Mary in the Valley of Josaphat

Mon, Mar 8, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Near Eastern Studies Virtual Seminar by Mary Farag

Princeton Theological Seminary

Respondent - Jack Tannous

Location: Zoom
Audience: Open
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