NES Special Event Video Recordings


Amazigh Indigeneity: Place, Culture, Language, and the Struggle for the Recognition of Amazigh Peoples

Mar 22, 2022

Moderated by NES lecturer and Amazigh scholar, Dr. Mounia Mnouer

A conversation with Amazigh Scholar, Dr. Brahim El Guabli

Brahim El Guabli is a scholar of comparative literature. His research interests encompass Tamazgha (the broader North Africa), the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa. He probes questions of trauma and memory and the way aesthetics enable various forms of coming to terms with violent pasts. Dr. El Guabli received his PhD in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies and Comparative Literature at Williams College. His forthcoming book is entitled Moroccan Other-Archives: History and Citizenship after State Violence. His journal articles have appeared in Interventions, The Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry, Arab Studies Journal, and The Journal of North African Studies, among others. He is co-editor of Lamalif: A Critical Anthology of Societal Debates in Morocco During the “Years of Lead” (1966-1988) (Liverpool University Press, forthcoming) and Refiguring Loss: Jews in Maghrebi and Middle Eastern Cultural Production (Pennsylvania State University Press, forthcoming). He is currently completing a second book entitled Saharan Imaginations: Between Saharanism and Ecocare. Brahim has been co-editor of the Maghreb page on Jadaliyya since 2011.



Islamic, Byzantine and Latin Exchange Systems in the Mediterranean, 800–1150

February 5, 2021 

Host: Marina Rustow, Princeton University

Speaker: Chris Wickham, University of Oxford and Fellow of All Souls College

Chris Wickham is Chichele Professor of Medieval History emeritus and a Fellow of All Souls College at the University of Oxford, and Director of the British School at Rome  through July 2021. He is the author of numerous books on medieval rural and urban Italy as well as highly acclaimed comparative histories of Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages, most recently Medieval Europe (Yale UP, 2016). He is currently writing a comparative history of the Mediterranean ca. 950–1180, synthesizing textual and archeological evidence for long-distance and regional exchange.