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Government and Politics of the Middle East and Arabic or Persian Language
18/06/2018 9:00am - 19/07/2018 5:00pm
SOAS
This course serves as an introduction to the politics of North Africa (Maghreb), the Arab East (Mashriq) including the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula, Israel, Turkey and Iran. It gives - on a country by county basis - an overview of the major political issues and developments in the region since the end of the First World War and addresses key themes in the study of contemporary Middle East politics, including: the role of the military, social and economic level.
Seminar for Arabian Studies
03/08/2018 9:00am - 05/08/2018 5:00pm
Seminar for Arabian Studies
This is the only annual forum for the presentation of the latest academic research on the Arabian Peninsula, including archaeology, history, epigraphy, languages, literature, art, culture, ethnography, geography, etc. from the earliest times to the present day or, in the case of political and social history, to the end of the Ottoman Empire (1922).
Iberian (In)tolerance: Minorities, Cultural Exchanges, and Social Exclusion in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Era
08/11/2018 9:00am
LAHP Funded Postgraduate Students-led Conference
During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, minorities in the Iberian peninsula experienced both peaceful coexistence and, at times, violent intolerance. But despite restrictions, persecutions, and forced conversions, extensive cultural production and exchange among Jews, Christians and Muslims defined the life in towns and cities across the centuries, particularly in Al-Andalus. In this context of religious (in)tolerance, the question of limpieza de sangre (blood purity) played an important role in preventing newly converted Christians from occupying high social positions.
Kahlil Gibran: A Guide For Our Times
06/08/2018 9:00am - 10/08/2018 4:30pm
CARAVAN
A CARAVAN peacebuilding touring exhibition inspired by the universal message of peace and harmony found in Kahlil Gibran's poetry, writing and art, such as in his best-selling book The Prophet, which celebrates its 95th publishing anniversary this year. The exhibition visually highlights how Kahlil Gibran, a supreme East-West figure, can be an unparalleled guide for our times, related to peace, harmony and the building of bridges between the creeds and cultures of the Middle East and West. Features over 35 contemporary artists from the Middle East.