Featured Events

Monday 20th November 2017

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Persian Calligraphy, Nasta'liq Script
25/09/2017 6:30pm - 27/11/2017 8:30pm
This ten-week course is suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced. Although, previous knowledge of Persian language is not necessary for beginners, familiarity with the alphabet is an advantage. This is an exercise-based course on the writing techniques of the Nasta'liq script which is constantly engaged with Persian language and literature. You will also learn about the theory and history of Islamic calligraphy. The course will start with a general introduction to most Islamic calligraphy styles and traditional tools and materials.
2017 Annual Meeting - MESA
18/11/2017 9:00am - 21/11/2017 5:00pm
Middle East Studies Association (MESA)
Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association
Revisiting the legacy of Fred Halliday
20/11/2017 5:00pm
Re-Thinking the Middle East and LSE Middle East Centre
The student-led workshop ‘Rethinking the Middle East' invites you to take part in its inaugural event on ‘Revisiting the Legacy of Fred Halliday.' Fred Halliday was one of the most important scholars of his generation and a leading voice on the study of the Middle East. This event will re-examine Halliday's legacy and his long-life commitment to studying the Middle East within the framework of social science, with reference in particular to his late work.
IMES Research Seminar: Friends, Colleagues and Grand Vezirs: The Ottoman Art of Letter-writing (c. 1600)
20/11/2017 5:15pm
IMES, University of Edinburgh
A free seminar by guest speaker, Dr Christine Woodhead (Durham University)
The Worlds of Mandaean Priests Documenting an Endangered Religion
19/10/2017 9:00am - 22/12/2017 3:00pm
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter
Mandaeans, sometimes called Sabians, practise an ancient and endangered religion. Conflict in the Middle East has forced them out of their homelands in Iraq and Iran in ever greater numbers. Although Mandaeans depend on their priests for preserving religious knowledge and performing complex rituals, fewer than 50 priests now remain worldwide. We have interviewed priests, recorded the key rituals and shot documentary films in the largest communities of Australia and Sweden.
Memory Metamorphosis
25/10/2017 9:00am - 30/11/2017 11:30am
NYU-London and the Centre for Palestine Studies, SOAS
When a people's history, culture and existence are being altered or erased, holding onto memories and passing them down can be an act of resistance. This exhibition explores and preserves Palestinian diasporic memory through art.