CONFERENCE: Centennial of the 1919 Egyptian Revolution

Centennial of the 1919 Egyptian Revolution May 24, 2019 The Graduate Center, CUNY The 1919 Egyptian Revolution changed Egypt, affecting politics, culture, history, and art, and reverberating globally. Speakers at this conference will cover the impact of the 1919 Egyptian Revolution on society and memory 9:30 – 10:00 | Registration …

Committee on Academic Freedom: Calling on Kingsborough Community College to defend faculty free speech rights and academic freedom

MEMEAC supports the Committee on Academic Freedom’s call for Kingsborough Community College, CUNY to respect free speech rights and academic freedom   Dr. Claudia V. Schrader President, Kingsborough Community College President@kbcc.cuny.edu, Claudia.Schrader@kbcc.cuny.eduDr. Vita C. Rabinowitz Interim Chancellor, The City University of New York chancellor@cuny.edu, Vita.Rabinowitz@cuny.eduDear President Schrader and Chancellor Rabinowitz: …

Professor Elhum Haghighat Releases New Book

Demography and Democracy: Transitions in the Middle East and North Africa The Middle East and North Africa have recently experienced one of the highest population growth rates in the world, something which has profoundly affected the wider region and its institutions. In addition, the recent period of unprecedented political turbulence …

04-11-2019: Bayt Farhi and the Sephardic Palaces of Ottoman Damascus: A Book Talk with Prof. Elizabeth Macaulay Lewis

Bayt Farhi and the Sephardic Palaces of Ottoman Damascus: A Book Talk with Prof. Elizabeth Macaulay Lewis Thursday, April 11 2019 at 6:30 PM in Room C197 One of the largest and most important palatial houses of late 18th- and early 19th-century Damascus belonged to the Farhi family, who served …

03/21/2019: Sharia Scripts: A Historical Anthropology – Prof. Brinkley Messick in conversation with Prof. Mandana Limbert

Sharia Scripts: A Historical Anthropology – Prof. Brinkley Messick in conversation with Prof. Mandana Limbert Thursday, March 21 2019 at 6:30 PM in Room 9205 A case study in the textual architecture of the venerable legal and ethical tradition at the center of the Islamic experience, Sharīʿa Scripts is a …

02-28-2019: Book Salon: Writing on the Wall: Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity

Book Salon: Writing on the Wall: Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity Thursday, February 28th at 6:00 PM in Room 9206/9207 of the Graduate Center, CUNY Join Professors Karen B. Stern (History, Brooklyn College), Robert Hoyland (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU), and Annette Y. Reed …

MEMEAC Alumni Spotlight: Sara Pursley

MEMEAC is excited to announce that Sara Pursley (PhD in History, 2012) has published her first manuscript Familiar Futures Time, Selfhood, and Sovereignty in Iraq (Stanford University Press, 2019). Iraq was the first postcolonial state recognized as legally sovereign by the League of Nations amid the twentieth-century wave of decolonization movements. …

MEMEAC Alumni Spotlight: Deen Sharp

In 2018, Deen Sharp (PhD in Earth & Environmental Sciences, 2018) has achieved several professional milestones. In July, he published his first peer-reviewed academic journal in Progress in Human Geography on the relationship between geography and area studies. On September 4,  he successfully defended his PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences …