Posts by klauria

02-20-2014: The Ecology of Natural Boundaries – Fixing Egypt’s Frontiers

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The Ecology of Natural Boundaries:Fixing Egypt’s Frontiers Keynote lecture by Nancy Reynolds Thursday, February 20, 2014 – 6:30 – 8.00 pm – Room 9207 Perhaps more than other nation state, Egypt has been defined, since antiquity, from its geographical center—the strip of cultivatable land along the Nile River. Scholarship has followed this practice, focusing on urban and rural centers along the river. However, Egypt’s legal frontiers lie far from this arable strip in surrounding deserts. Egyptian, Ottoman, and colonial surveyors worked hard to define, out of “the very...

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02-21-2014: Workshop – Delimiting Egypt: Law, Land, Bodies

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Workshop – Delimiting Egypt: Law, Land, Bodies Organized by Claire Panetta and Prof. Beth Baron Friday, February 21, 2014 – 9:30 am-6:30 pm – Room 9206 Coffee/Tea: 9:30-10:00 10:00-12:00 | Law: Locality and Nationality Will Hanley (History, Florida State University): “What is a Local? Egyptians before Egyptian Nationality.” Jeff Culang (History, CUNY Graduate Center): “The Unmixing of Peoples”: Nationality and Religion in Colonial and Postcolonial Egypt.” Discussant: Robert Tignor (History, Princeton University) Lunch: 12:00-1:00 1:00-3:00...

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02-27-2014: Leveraging your MA and Strategizing for Success

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Leveraging Your MA and Strategizing for Career Success A Workshop with Jennifer Furlong Thursday, February 27, 2014 – 6.30-8.00 pm – MEMEAC Space, Room 6304.24 Getting an MA is a terrific intellectual experience. It doesn’t, however, always provide you with a clear career path. In this session, we’ll talk about how to determine what jobs/sectors might be the best fit for you, how to build a network that can facilitate your move into your chosen field, and how to present yourself to colleagues and potential employers in job search materials and interviews. Please join...

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03-03-2014: Syrian Drama – The Plays of Sa’dallah Wannous

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Syrian Drama – The Plays of Sa’dallah Wannous Monday, March 3, 2014 – 6:30 pm – Segal Theatre Syrian playwright Sa’dallah Wannous (1941-1997) was a central figure in the Arabic theatre of the late twentieth century. His most important works began to appear in the wake of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, and were focused on positive social and political change in the region. The evening celebrates his first collection of works in English translation, Four Plays from Syria, published by the Segal Center (Marvin Carlson, editor). The evening will include excerpts of...

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03-06-2014: Louis Fishman – “Claiming the Homeland: Palestinians and Protests before World War I”

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Claiming the Homeland: Palestinians and Protests before World War I A lecture by Louis Fishman Thursday, March 6, 2014 – 6:30-8:00 pm – Room 9206 While many historians place the emergence of Palestinian nationalism during the post-World War I era, this talk will demonstrate that already in late Ottoman Palestine, just years before the Great War, Palestinians began to unite in protest in order to defend their homeland. Their motivation was not only to block Jewish migration, but also to stem the growing European influence. In addition, Palestinians also joined against issues of...

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