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Persian Calligraphy, Nasta'liq Script
14/05/2018 6:30pm - 16/07/2018 8:30pm
London Middle East Institute SIAS
This ten-week exercise-based Persian calligraphy course is a continuation of a previous course suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced levels. It is based on a one-to-one teaching method, so everyone will be given the instructions based on their own level and previous experience. Although previous knowledge of Persian language is not necessary, you will enjoy the course more if you have familiarity with the alphabets and particularly the language.
Government and Politics of the Middle East and Arabic or Persian Language
18/06/2018 9:00am - 19/07/2018 5:00pm
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.
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 are pleased to host the 2018 Annual BRISMES Conference on the theme of ‘New Approaches to Studying the Middle East'. The programme will be released soon. Non-presenters also welcome.
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
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.