Calendar of Events

Upcoming Middle East and Islamic Studies events around the Midwest.

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Conversations on Europe. "Sovereignty in the Imperial Mediterranean: The Case of Tunisea."

Dec 5th, 2013. 4-5:30PM. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Professor Lewis will draw heavily from her new book, Divided Rule: Sovereignty and Empire in French Tunisia, 1881-1938,(University of California Press, 2013) in her Conversations on Europe talk.
Speaker: Mary Lewis, professor of history, Harvard University

Workshop Fall 2013 Indiana Seminar in Arabic Poetry and Theory

Dec 6th-7th, 2013. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
*All activities and presentations are conducted completely in Arabic. All events are free and open to the public.
All venues are fully accessible—contact NELC at if you need accessibility information.
Director: Professor Suzanne Stetkevych, Indiana University
Associate Director: Prof. Hussain Abulfaraj, King Abulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

ASP Lecture. "Between Religious and Secular: Impact of the 1908 Revolution on Religious Politics in the Ottoman Empire."

Dec 12th, 2013. 4-6PM. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
The lecture deals with the ways in which the Young Turk Revolution of 1908 led to changes in the dynamics of power among non-Muslim religious communities of the Ottoman Empire. It will demonstrate the ways in which the revolution influenced ecclesiastic politics in Istanbul, Mount Lebanon, and Jerusalem.
Speaker: Bedross Der Matossian, assistant professor of history, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Art Exhibit: Culture and Spirituality in the Art of North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia

Jan 17th, 2013 09:00 AM - Feb 17th, 2013 04:30 PM. University of Louisville, Louisville KY
The exhibition of over 100 works of art and artifacts includes a wide variety of textiles, and examples of craftwork in leather, metal, glass, jewelry, felt, stone and clay.

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James M. Gustafson
President, MAMEIS
Assistant Professor of History
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809