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Leiden Yemeni Studies Lecture Series: Mapping the Past, Imagining the Future: Heritage Politics in Ḥūthī Yemen, June 24, 2024

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From Ekaterina Pukhovaia at the Leiden University (see here):

Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that this spring Leiden University will host the first round of a series of online talks about Yemen. The series, running from January 2024 till June 2025 and sponsored by the Horizon-2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions project EMStaD YEMEN, brings together experts on various aspects of Yemen’s history, art and archaeology, politics, economics, sociology, anthropology, and literature, creating an interdisciplinary dialogue about the region.

All talks take place online (zoom) at 16.00 Central European Time [10.00 AM Eastern Time], registration is available through the individual pages of the events on the series webpage.

The schedule for the spring is the following:

January 22, 2024 – Bernard Haykel (Princeton University), Keynote lecture: Zaydis, Salafis and Houthis and their Engagement with the Islamic Tradition in Yemen.

February 19, 2024 – Ewa Strzelecka (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Reimaging Peacemaking: Gender, Diaspora, and Peace Democratization in Yemen / discussant: Elham Manea (University of Zurich)

March 25, 2024 – Mahmood Kooria (Edinburgh University), Indian Problems, Yemeni Solutions? Legal Exchanges in the Sixteenth Century / discussant: Roxani Eleni Margariti (Emory University)

April 22, 2024 – Zacharie Mochtari de Pierrepont (University of Liège), Blessed Aristocracies: Charismatic authority, rural elites, and historiography in Medieval Yemen (6th-9th/12th-15th c.) / discussant: Vincent Cornell (Emory University)

May 20, 2024 – Ingrid Hehmeyer (Toronto Metropolitan University), History of Water Management in Yemen: An Interdisciplinary Study / discussant Daniel Varisco (American Institute for Yemeni Studies)

June 24, 2024 – Marieke Brandt (Austrian Academy of Sciences), Mapping the Past, Imagining the Future: Heritage Politics in Ḥūthī Yemen / discussant Noha Sadek