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Easter Term 2017

Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Graduate Research Seminars

MES Graduate Research Seminars are organised by graduate students of the DMES with the aim of fostering academic collaboration and interdisciplinary discussion among our graduates. MPhil and PhD students of the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies are invited to present their work at the seminars. Priority will be given to the DMES graduates, who will be encouraged to present their research in progress and receive feedback from peers and participants from other related departments. Graduates of other departments are also welcome to present their research on the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and Caucasus. MES Research Seminars are organised twice a term, each seminar consisting of two 20 minute presentations followed by 10 minute Q&A session. The seminars end with refreshments and informal discussions.

Unless otherwise noted, seminars take place from 4pm to 5pm in Rooms 8 & 9 at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Sidgwick site) followed by refreshments in the FAMES Common Room.

This series is open to all university members. All MES graduate students interested in presenting their work should contact Aslisho Qurboniev ().

Easter Term 2017

  • Thursday, 27th April, 2017 [ poster • Facebook event ]

    Eliav Grossman, MPhil student, FAMES
    Between Classical Poetry and Popular Song: Aramaic Liturgy from the Genizah

    Dr Ahmed Izzidien, Visiting scholar, Centre of Islamic Studies
    Can an Innate Sense of Fairness Change our Minds? A Neuroscience Investigation on the Cognition of Law & Religion (Islam)

  • Thursday, 1st June, 2017 [ posterFacebook event ]

    Nikta Daijavad, MPhil student, POLIS, Cambridge
    Push & Pull How State & Society Interact to Produce the Enforcement of the Islamic Republic's Hejab Regulations

    Azzam Al-Kassir, PhD student, Univ. of London
    Studying the Translational Network of Salafi-Jihadist Claim-Makers