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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.
Palaces and Water in the Early Alhambra
21/06/2018 5:45pm
MBI Al Jaber Foundation
The Partal Palace in the Alhambra has often been described as the damaged remnants of what was once a larger palace - a stunted portico of a lost, courtyard residence from the early fourteenth century. In this reframing of the architectural patronage of the early Nasrids, Anna McSweeney will examine the Partal as a complete pavilion structure, an important building in the new landscape of the Alhambra that was laid out under the reign of Muhammad III (r.1302-09).
Rap Beyond Resistance: Staging Power in Contemporary Morocco
21/06/2018 6:00pm
Middle East Centre, LSE
This talk launches Cristina Moreno-Almeida's book, ‘Rap Beyond Resistance: Staging Power in Contemporary Morocco'. In the book, Moreno-Almeida argues for a new way of looking at cultural resistance in the Arabic-speaking world that goes beyond secular liberal ideas of resistance. In doing, so, she provides an in-depth look at rap culture in Morocco, bringing light to a vibrant and varied rap scene, and uncovering the many ways in which young artists are being political beyond ‘radical lyrics'.
21/06/2018 6:00pm
he Aga Khan University-Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
This lecture addresses this relatively new pattern of migration traversing the Mediterranean shores. More specifically, it considers what makes Tangier one of the most attractive cities for migrants preparing to cross to Europe. Many live in the city for several years before they cross and many others return after leaving, or get stuck in the city for longer than they expect. The event is free to attend, but registration is required.
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.