Workshops

MEMEAC organizes occasional workshops where faculty and graduate students present their research and senior scholars act as discussants. These workshops are attended by a small number of academics and graduate students keenly interested in the topic.

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Past Workshops and Conferences

 

Title: Workshop: Medicine and Knowledge in the Middle East
Organizers: Seçil Yılmaz and Beth Baron
Date and Location: April 1, 2016; The Graduate Center
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Title: Dissections: Spring 2016
Organizers: MEMEAC and co-sponsored by The Kevorkian Center at NYU
Date and Location: Spring 2016; The Graduate Center
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Title: Dissections: Fall 2015
Organizers: MEMEAC and co-sponsored by The Kevorkian Center at NYU
Date and Location: Fall 2015; The Graduate Center
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Title: Conference on World War I and Beyond:
Armenian, Assyrian, and Greek Minorities
Organizers: MEMEAC and co-sponsored by The Asia Minor and Pontos Hellenic Research Center (AMPHRC) and The Zoryan Institute
Date and Location: May 21-22 2015; The Graduate Center
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Title: Dissections: New Trends in Research on the Middle East and North Africa
Organizers: Arman Azimi, Spencer Bastedo, Jeremy Randall, and Chris Rominger
Date and Location: Spring 2015; The Graduate Center
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Title: Workshop – the ‘Subjects’ of International Law: Autonomy, Extraterritoriality, and the Making of Ottoman Citizens
Organizers: Lale Can and Michael Christopher Low
Date and Location: January 7, 2015; The Graduate Center
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Title: Workshop – Delimiting Egypt: Law, Land, Bodies
Organizers: Claire Panetta and Prof. Beth Baron
Date and Location: February 21, 2014; The Graduate Center
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Title: Dissections: New Directions in Research in the Middle East and North Africa
Organizers: Beth Baron and Melis Sulos
Date and Location: 2012-2013; The Graduate Center
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Title: Dissections: Body, Space and Time in the Middle East and North Africa
Organizers: Beth Baron and Sara Pursley and Secil Yilmaz
Date and Location: 2011-2012; The Graduate Center
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Title: The 100th Anniversary of the First Arab American Novel: Ameen Rihani’s The Book of Khalid 
Date and Location: October 25-28, 2011; The Graduate Center
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Title: The Politics of Conversion: Historical Perspectives, Sociological and Anthropological Insights
Organizers: Ceren Ozgul
Date and Location: October 14, 2011; The Graduate Center
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Title: Diwan: A Forum for the Arts
Organizers: Diwan
Date and Location: March 25-26, 2011; The Graduate Center
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Title: Dissections: Sex, Science, and Medicine in the Middle East and North Africa
Organizers: Beth Baron and Sara Pursley
Date and Location: 2010-2011; The Graduate Center
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Title: The Politics of Conversion: Anthropological, Socioological, and Historical Perspectives
Organizer: Ceren Ozgul
Date and Location: Dec. 3, 2010; The Graduate Center
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Title: The Future of Egypt: A Conference
Organizer: MEMEAC, Alwan for the Arts, and the Alliance of Egyptian Americans
Date and Location: May 15, 2010; The Graduate Center
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Title: Middle Eastern Diaspora Activism
Organizers: Anny Bakalian and Mehdi Bozorgmehr
Date and Location: March 7, 2008; The Graduate Center
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Title: Forgotten Children in the Middle East: The Orphaned and Abandoned
Organizer: Beth Baron, Co-Director, MEMEAC
Date and Location: April 20, 2007; The Graduate Center
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Title: American Foundations, NGOs, and the Middle East: The Politics of Social Welfare
Organizer: Beth Baron, Co-Director, MEMEAC, with funding from the CUNY Faculty Development Grant
Date and Location: April 8, 2005; The Graduate Center
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Title: Middle Eastern Diasporas: (In)visible Minorities
Organizer: MEMEAC and the Council on Middle East Studies at Yale University and funded by Yale University
Date and Location: March 18-20, 2004; Yale University
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Title: A Century of Armenians in America: Voices From New Scholarship
Discussants: Isabel Kaprielian-Churchill, Aghop der Karabetian, Susan Pattie
Participants: Knarik Avakian, George Byron Kooshian, Jr., Ben Alexander, Diana Vartan, Margaret Manoogian, Claudia der Martirosian, Matthew Ari Jendian, Khachig Tölölyan
Date: October 9, 2004
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Title: American Missionaries in the Middle East: Women, Children and Social Welfare
Discussants: Mandana Limbert, Robert Tignor, Elena Frangakis-Syrett
Participants: Eleanor Doumato, Ellen Fleischmann, Heather Sharkey, Barbara Merguerian, Hilmar Kaiser
Date: October 1, 2004
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Title: Race and Slavery Between the Middle East and Africa
Discussants: Khaled Fahmy, Seteney Shami, Robert Tignor
Participants: Emad Helal, Mandana Limbert, Thomas McDow, Eve Troutt Powell, Sara Pursley, Elizabeth Smith
Date: April 23, 2004
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Title: Gendering Middle Eastern History
Discussants: Marnia Lazreg, Rula Abisaab
Participants: Malek Abisaab, Karen Kern, Akram Khater, Lisa Pollard, Sara Pursley
Date: December 12, 2003
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Title: MEMEAC Faculty Workshop
Discussants: Mandana Limbert, Robert Tignor, Elena Frangakis-Syrett
Participants: Simon Davis, Mandana Limbert, Jonathan Shannon, Elhum Haghighat
Date: May 2, 2003
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Title: Law and Order in Egypt
Moderator: Talal Asad
Participants: Hussein Agrama, Beth Baron, Elliott Colla, Amr Shalakany, Mohammed Tabishat
Date: March 14, 2003
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