Talk: “Chasing Floods: the Ottoman Introduction of Rice in the Balkan Peninsula” by Aleksandar Shopov, CMES, Harvard University, November 15, 2023

From the CMES website: Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 6:00pm to 7:30pm; Location: CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138 The CMES Disaster Studies Initiative is pleased to present Aleksandar Shopov, Visiting Scholar, CMES; Assistant Professor, History, SUNY Binghamton University. For more details, visit here.

Seminar: “Revisiting History: Nurullah Shushtari on Shī’ī Historiography, Taqiyya & The Pre-Savafid Era” by Shahrad Shahvand, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, Harvard University, November 16, 2023

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023, 12:00pm to 1:30pm; Location: TBD Shahrad Shahvand, Alwaleed Bin Talal Postdoctoral Fellow Co-sponsor: Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and Persian and Persianate Studies Seminar, Mahindra Humanities Center RSVP here.

Talk: “The ‘Khitat’ of al-Maqrizi: Narrating History on the Tempo of ‘Kharab’” by Nasser Rabat, CMES, Harvard University, November 28, 2023

From the CMES website: Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2023, 5:00pm to 6:30pm; Location: CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138 The CMES Disaster Studies Initiative presents Nasser Rabbat Aga Khan Professor and Director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture,  MIT Nasser Rabbat is the Aga Khan Professor and Director of the Aga Khan Program for

Talk: “Locusts of Power” by Samuel Dolbee, CMES, Harvard University, November 29, 2023

From the CMES website: Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 6:00pm to 7:30pm; Location: CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138 The CMES Environmental Studies of the Middle East Speaker Series is pleased to present Samuel Dolbee, Assistant Professor of History, Family Dean’s Faculty Fellow in Studies of the Middle East, Vanderbilt University Samuel Dolbee, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt

Seminar: “Ineffability and Adequation: Symmetries between ‘Ayn al-Quḍāt Hamadānī’s Theory of Language, Ontology and Mystical Epistemology” by Nicholas Boylston, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, Harvard University, November 30, 2023

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2023, 12:00pm to 1:30pm; Location: TBD Nicholas Boylston, Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Co-sponsor: Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and Persian and Persianate Studies Seminar, Mahindra Humanities Center RSVP here.

Visiting Researcher: Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, 2024-25, January 15, 2024

Applications for the CMES Visiting Researcher Program<https://cmes.fas.harvard.edu/vr-program> are due January 15. CMES is currently accepting applications for unpaid Visiting Researcher positions for the 2024-25 academic year. The main appointment categories are Visiting Scholar, for tenured and tenure-track faculty members on paid leave from other institutions, and Visiting Fellow, typically specialists in the region who work