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Book talk: “A Land of Aching Hearts: The Middle East in the Great War” Leila Fawaz

Speaking and signing with author Leila Tarazi Fawaz, Issam M. Fares Professor of Lebanese and Eastern Mediterranean Studies at Tufts University. Prof. Fawaz’s latest book, A Land of Aching Hearts: The Middle East in the Great War traverses ethnic, class, and national borders to recover the personal stories of the civilians and soldiers who endured this [...]

October 31, 2014: 3:00 pm

“What constitutes excellence in Islamic geometric design?” Eric Broug at MIT

AKPIA@MIT presents An Evening With… Eric Broug, Author and educator, UK “What constitutes excellence in Islamic geometric design? Historical and Contemporary Best Practice” What is the difference between good and great Islamic geometric design? Why should some compositions be considered masterpieces and others not? Over the centuries, craftsmen creating Islamic geometric compositions adhered to design [...]

November 03, 2014: 6:00 pm

“Environment, Human Mobility, and the Ottoman State” Andrew Robarts at Brown

Sponsored by the Middle East Studies Luncheon Seminar Series, Brown University. Andrew Robarts is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern History at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).  He has previously taught Middle Eastern and Ottoman history at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) and Central Connecticut State University (CCSU). Drawing upon research [...]

November 05, 2014: 12:00 pm