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23/01/2018 5:45pm - 23/01/2018 7:00pm

Lecture by Macintyre on his latest book Gaza: Preparing for Dawn (Oneworld, 2017) in which he reveals Gaza's human tragedy through the stories of the ordinary people who live and work there. He portrays the suffering through siege and war, the failings - including those of the international community - that have seen opportunities for peace pass by and the fragile, lingering hope that Gaza, with its creativity and resilience, can be part of a better future for the Middle East.
Egypt as Effigy: Hijacked History and Devolution of Revolution
24/01/2018 6:30pm
Middle East Centre, LSE
Eight years since the popular uprising that shook Egypt, the relationships between state, society, social movements and corporate power have been reconfigured, perhaps even disfigured. On the eve of the anniversary of the January 25 revolution, Adel Iskandar reflects on these changes and asks how they have affected our understanding of social, cultural and political life in the country. He argues that Egypt today is a replica of various historic Egypts, each manifesting as an effigy built for either public scrutiny or glorification.
Populist politics and the minority voice: British Muslims, extremisms and inclusion
19/04/2018 9:00am
Muslims in Britain Research Network
Across Europe and North America populist parties and leaders have surged in recent years. This one-day conference on ‘Populist politics and the minority voice' will discuss the effects of these changes on British Muslims, and how the concerns of British Muslims relate to those of other minority groups as well as wider debates about the future of liberal states, free speech and ‘fake news'. Since at least the 1970s, British Muslims – as a group and alongside other minorities – have been involved in a struggle for rights, for media and political representation and for recognition.
New Approaches to Studying the Middle East - BRISMES Annual Conference 2018
25/06/2018 9:00am - 28/06/2018 5:00pm
BRISMES and the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, King's College, London
BRISMES and the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at King's College London invite proposals for the 2018 Annual BRISMES Conference on the theme of ‘New Approaches to Studying the Middle East'. Middle Eastern studies has been undergoing a quiet revolution over the past decade. As scholars have grappled with explaining unfolding events in the region, the field has seen a heightened level of reflection on theoretical models, concepts, sources, and methodologies, as well as on the politics and ethics of Middle Eastern studies. Abstract submissions by 1 December.
Worldviews in World View: Particularizing Secularism, Secularity and Nonreligion
05/07/2018 9:00am - 06/07/2018 5:00pm
Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network
The deadline for abstract submission (250 words max) is 27 October 2017. Please send your abstract and a short biographical note to
HASSAN MASSOUDY Breath, Gesture and Light
07/12/2017 10:00am - 27/01/2018 5:00pm
October Gallery
October Gallery presents a new solo exhibition by master artist-calligrapher, Hassan Massoudy. This will be his second solo exhibition at the gallery. Hassan Massoudy is an artist for whom the word itself remains the most sublime creative force. His work features the texts of a diverse range of writers, from poet, Charles Baudelaire and philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Virgil and Ibn ‘Arabi.