Middle East

2019 Mar 26

Celebrate Nowruz

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Semitic Museum, 3rd Floor

On March 26, 2019, the Alwaleed Program co-sponsored a celebration of Nowruz, the Persian New Year that takes place on the day of the spring equinox and is celebrated throughout the Persianate world, most of which consists of Muslim-majority countries. 

The event featured a vibrant haft sin table that displayed seven items beginning with the letter sin that symbolize concepts such as abundance, prosperity and new life to usher in the new year. Over 200 guests also enjoyed fresh fruit and Iranian sweets alongside live performances...

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2019 Mar 28

Seminar: City and Countryside as Understood in Medieval Arabic-Persian Dictionaries

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 102

On March 28, 2019, Harvard's own Professor Roy Mottahedeh, Gurney Research Professor of History, presented his new philological research on terms for city and countryside in medieval Arabic-Persian dictionaries for the Alwaleed bin Talal Seminar in Islamic Studies. This lecture was co-sponsored and hosted by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. 

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2019 Feb 25

Middle East Beyond Borders Session II

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Kresge Room (114) of the Barker Center

Speaker: Jenny Peruski (PhD Student, History of Art & Architecture)

Paper: "Sensuous Scripts: A Vocabulary of Islamic Calligraphy beyond the Middle East"

 

The MEBB workshop meets 6:00pm - 7:30pm at the Kresge Room (114) of the Barker Center (Dinner is served). We circulate papers one week before their workshop session. 

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