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Film screening: Disturbing the Peace
27/04/2018 5:00pm
St Antony's College, Oxford
DISTURBING THE PEACE is about people born into conflict, sworn to be enemies, who challenged their fate. The film follows everyday people who took extraordinary actions by standing for what they believe in, just like those who came before them. The movie challenges all of us – to understand the narratives we live within, to look at our current roles in our societies, and to decide what role we are going to play in creating a more humane world, for all. Introduction by Professor Eugene Rogan.
Panel discussion - Greek-Turkish tensions: Impending conflict?
30/04/2018 5:00pm
St Antony's College, Oxford
Panel discussion with Othon Anastasakis (St Antony's College, Oxford) Ezgi Basaran (St Antony's College, Oxford) Katerina Dalacoura (LSE) Yaprak Gürsoy (Aston University) Mehmet Karli (St Antony's College, Oxford) Kalypso Nicolaidis (St Antony's College, Oxford) All welcome.
Arab Media in the New Age
01/05/2018 5:00pm
St Antony's College, Oxford
George Hawatmeh is currently the Chairman of the Board of Jordan Radio and Television Corporation. Before his appointment to head the state-owned JRTVC in June 2016, he was an independent communications and media consultant. In this capacity, and as president of AWAN, Arab Media Consultants, a firm he founded in 2007, Hawatmeh publishes three Arabic online news websites and a fourth in English. Since 1998, he also has been working on developing a Web-based encyclopedia on the Arab World.
Film screening: Nasser's Republic, The making of Modern Egypt
03/05/2018 5:00pm
St Antony's College, Oxford
"Nasser's Republic, the Making of Modern Egypt", 82 minutes, © 2016 Producer/director: Michal Goldman; English and Arabic with English subtitles. This film was made possible primarily by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Film screening: 1948
11/05/2018 5:00pm
St Antony's College, Oxford
Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, 1948: Creation & Catastrophe reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in the most controversial conflict in the world. It tells the story of the establishment of Israel as seen through the eyes of the people who lived it.
Film Screening: Through Ottoman Eyes
18/05/2018 5:00pm
St Antony's College, Oxford
Through Ottoman Eyes is a visual documentation of one of the most controversial Ottoman sultans, Abdulhamid II - and how he stayed in power for 33 years, governing an empire through photographs. It is the visual story of the magnificent Yildiz Palace photography collection that was created as a result. Through Ottoman Eyes takes viewers on a journey back in time to the 19th century, and introduces them to never-shown-before photographs.
Women's Rights Research Seminar: The Archaeology of Experience of Domestic Violence against women in Iran
23/05/2018 2:00pm
St Antony's College, Oxford
This paper is based on a qualitative study conducted in Iran with 62 men, women and judicial officials in relation to domestic violence against women in Iran mainly in Gilan province situated in the north of Iran. The interviewees were mainly from different towns with different socio-economic backgrounds.
Women's Rights Research Seminar: Tale of two Omani women
30/05/2018 2:00pm
St Antony's College, Oxford
Oman is a small quite country at the south eastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. Omani's lives are heavily influenced by tradition and religion, but education that was mandatory since the early 1970's had its role in re-shaping the society. Human rights in this country is primarily determined by a visionary leadership, empowered by legislations and driven by Islamic rules and longstanding traditions. These may be at times conflicting, and women in Oman are confronted with many challenges.
The Question of Judeo-Arabic: Nation, Partition, and the Linguistic Imaginary
13/06/2018 2:00pm
Stanley Lewis chair of Israeli Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and the Middle East Centre at St Antony's College.
This lecture examines linguistic belonging as invented within national and colonial itineraries. More specifically, it explores the genealogy of the concept of "Judeo-Arabic language" and its axiomatic definition as a cohesive (specifically Jewish) unit separate from Arabic, and classifiable under the historically novel rubric of isolatable "Jewish languages" severed from their neighboring dialect/languages.