MAMEIS

The Midwest Association for Middle East and Islamic Studies

MAMEIS 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
"Geography and the Environment in MENA"

Islamic Studies Program
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, NE
April 29th – May 1st, 2016

 

ISLAMIC INTELLECTUAL HISTORY 9AM-10:15AM

Cathy Bronson, Notre Dame, “Early Islamic Women’s Literature”

Navid Saberi-Najafi, University of California – Davis, “Ibn Sina and Suhrawardi: A New Interpretation of The Epistle of the Bird.”

 

THE ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES IN IRAN 10:30AM-12:00PM

James M. Gustafson, Indiana State University, “Environment and History in Modern Iran”

Vahid Abedini, Florida International University, “The Politics of the Environment in Iran”

Hassan Vaezi, Florida International University, “The Effects of International Economic Sanctions on Iran’s Nuclear Program and Economy”

 

MEDIA STUDIES 1PM-2:15PM

Kristian Petersen, University of Nebraska Omaha, “Muslim Places in Western Cinema”

Dan Clanton, Doane College, “Teaching Muslim Comics in Rural Nebraska, or, Marji and Kamala Come to Crete”

 

CROSSING IMPERIAL FRONTIERS 2:30PM-4:00PM

Marian Smith, University of Michigan, “Images of Timur’s Sacred Kingship: ‘Abd Allah Hatifi’s Timurnameh and its Manuscript Tradition in Early Modern Eurasia”

Jusuf Salih, University of Dayton, “The Sultan’s Mufti and His Borderless Call: Mustafa Sabri Efendi”

 

DELINEATING THE NATION STATE 4:30-6:00PM

Ramazan Kilinc, University of Nebraska at Omaha, “The Regulation of Religion in Competitive Authoritarianism: The Turkish Case”

Yuval Ben Bassat, UC Berkeley/Haifa, “The Solidification of the Border between Palestine and Egypt”

Jim Tallon, Lewis University, “Defining and Claiming Space: The Convention of Tripoli 1910 and the Anglo-Ottoman Convention of 1913”

 

MAMEIS - the Midwest Association for Middle East and Islamic Studies - is a nonprofit organization which promotes and fosters community among the many scholars of Middle East and Islamic Studies based at institutions throughout the Midwest. MAMEIS is concerned with promoting the study of the Middle East and Islamic world and does not subscribe to any particular religious or political viewpoints or agenda. Our aim is to develop an open forum for discussion of scholarly issues, share news and information about regional events, and support collegial ties among our members.

For questions or other correspondence please contact:

Dr. James M. Gustafson
President, MAMEIS
James.Gustafson@indstate.edu
 

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James M. Gustafson
President, MAMEIS
Assistant Professor of History
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809
(812)237-2549