MESAAS Events

2012 - 2013



Phenomenology of Islamic Prayer

April 26, 2013 9:00am to 6:45pm in 509 Knox Hall

Led by

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

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Armenian Center Book Reading

March 12, 2013 7:30pm in 602 Hamilton Hall

Reading by

Aris Janigian

from his novel

This Angelic Land

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MESAAS Graduate Student Conference

February 28–March 1, 2013

Keynote Address by

Prof. Frederick Cooper, History, NYU

"Paradigmatic Conflict and Crisis"

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MESAAS Open House

March 7, 2013, 4:00-6:00pm, 403 Knox Hall

For Prospective MESAAS Students & Students interested in our Senior Thesis Program & SUMMER FUNDING

Refreshments will be served

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MESAAS Department Colloquium

December 6, 2012, 4:10pm, 208 Knox Hall

Prof. Lila Abu-Lughod, Anthropology and IRWAG

"Literary Trafficking: Moral Authority in the Crusade for Muslim Women"

Paper available in the MESAAS Office. Please join us from 4:10 - 6 pm for discussion.


Armenian Center Lecture

November 30, 2012, 7:00pm, Faculty House

Prof. Sergio La Porta, California State University, Fresno, Armenian Studies

"Networks of Knowledge: Communication and Identity in 12th-14th Century Armenia"

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Maison Française Conference

November 14, 2012, 6:00pm, East Gallery, Buell Hall

Moderator, Prof. Madeleine Dobie, French

"Algeria, History and Historiography"

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MESAAS Department Lecture

*Room Change-509 Knox Hall*

November 14, 2012, 7:00pm, 509 Knox Hall

Prof. Armen Marsoobian, MESAAS

"The Armenian Genocide and its Aftermath: Poetry, Cinema, and a Painter's Life"

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MESAAS Department Colloquium

November 8, 2012, 4:10pm, 208 Knox Hall

Prof. Hamid Dabashi, MESAAS

"Montage, Polyfocality, and Poetic Implosion: Cinematic Allegories from Ferdowsi to Kurosawa"

Paper available in the MESAAS Office. Please join us from 4:10 - 6 pm for discussion.


MESAAS Department Colloquium

October 18, 2012, 4:10pm, 208 Knox Hall

Prof. Manan Ahmed, History

"The Long Thirteenth Century of the Chachnama"

Paper available in the MESAAS Office. Please join us from 4:10 - 6 pm for discussion.


MESAAS Department Colloquium

September 20, 2012, 4:10pm, 208 Knox Hall

Prof. Mahmood Mamdani, MESAAS

"Reading Ibn Khaldun in Kampala"

Paper available in the MESAAS Office. Please join us from 4:10 - 6 pm for discussion.


Maison Française

September 17, 2012, 6pm, East Gallery, Buell Hall

Prof. Anouar Benmalek, MESAAS

"What a strange idea: to be a writer in the Arab world!."

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