Departmental Colloquium

The Departmental Colloquium takes place on various Thursday evenings at 208 Knox Hall 606 West 122nd Street, 4:00 p.m. The idea of the colloquium is to enable everyone in the department, both faculty and graduate students, to get together once every few weeks for a shared discussion. To maximize the time for discussion, we will read a paper in advance and ask the author to not deliver or summarize it at the meeting.

The paper for each session will be circulated by email. Printed copies will also be available in the department office.

We have chosen speakers and topics that we hope will appeal across the department's different areas of interest.

Upcoming Colloquia

 

 

Recent Colloquia


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.


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.