Science and the Middle East

Harun Küçük, Director of the Middle East Center and Assistant Professor of History and Sociology of Science
Oct 19, 2021 at | Camden County College Blackwood Campus; Civic Hall, CON 105 | 200 College Dr, Blackwood, NJ

Join us for a very special evening, featuring the new director of the Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Harun Küçük. Dr. Küçük will be discussing the role and importance of science in Middle Eastern…

From Khurasan to Baghdad via Maragheh: Elite Scholarly and Administrative Circles in Mongol Iran

Hadi Jorati, Assistant Professor of History & Near Eastern Studies at University of Massachusetts Amherst
Oct 21, 2021 at | Houston Hall 218 - Ben Franklin Meeting Room

In this talk, Professor Jorati will put the narratives of the Mongol Campaigns in the West and the establishment of the Ilkhanate under scrutiny, with a focus on the career of the thirteenth century mathematician, Nasir…

Social Change and Contentious Politics: Joel Beinin and Rashid Khalidi

"Social Change and the Global Middle East" Series with the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy
Joel Beinin, Rashid Khalidi, and moderator Sean Yom
Oct 21, 2021 at - | The Forum (Room 250), Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics

The Middle East has a longstanding reputation as a place of contention, where ethnic groups and global powers alike have struggled over land, trade routes and, more recently, valuable resources such as oil. The Arab…


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