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Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES)
Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies at the American University of Beirut is a leading center for the interdisciplinary study of the Middle East, the Islamic world and the Arabic language, attracting a diverse group of students and scholars from around the world.
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Roundtable Event: Unpacking Sa'dallah Wannous' Private Library at AUB
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Issam Fares Institute - Auditorium
Speakers: Suzanne Kassab, Farouk Mardam Bey, Dima Wannous
Co-sponsored by the Department of English, the Theater Initiative, and University Libraries

Book Discussion: On Print Cultures in the 19th-Century Islamic World
A discussion of Printing Arab Modernity: Book Culture and the American Press in 19th Century Beirut by Hala Auji
Discussants: Jan van der Putten (University of Hamburg) + Hala Auji (AUB)
Moderator: Bilal Orfali (AUB)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
5:00 PM | Building 37
[Co-sponsored by the Center for Arts and Humanities (CAH) and the Department of Fine Arts and Art History (FAAH)]

Lecture: Manuscript Cultures and the Start of an Indigenous Printing Industry in Maritime Southeast Asia
Jan van der Putten, University of Hamburg
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
6:00 PM | Building 37
Co-sponsored by the Center for Arts and Humanities (CAH) and the Department of Fine Arts and Art History (FAAH)

Majãlis in Islamic Studies: Abbasid Cities (c. 750-950 C.E) and their Slave Markets
Matthew Gordon, Visiting Professor-Howell Chair, Department of History and Archaeology
February 22, 2017
12-2pm, Seminar Room, Building 37 (behind the old Lee Observatory, AUB)
Co-sponsored by the Center for Arts and Humanities (CAH) 

Lecture: Sufi Adab as Pedagogy: Shaykh-Murid Relationship across the Ages
by Alexander Knysh, University of Michigan
February 27, 2017
Auditorium C, West Hall | 5:00 PM
Co-organized by the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages

Call for Participants: Lebanon Dissertation Summer Institute (Beirut, 12-23 June, 2017)
The Arab Studies Institute (ASI) and AUB’s Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES) are pleased to announce the second Doctoral Dissertation Summer Institute on Lebanon. A cohort of PhD students, representing an array of disciplines, research agendas, and institutional affiliations, will be chosen from an open pool of applicants through a competitive selection process. By bringing together PhD students of various disciplinary training and topical foci, this program creates a space to interrogate, modify, and develop critical approaches to the study of Lebanon.
Application Deadline: 5 March 2017

Lecture: Arabic and Translation: Key Moments in Trans-Cultural Connection
Roger Allen, University of Pennsylvania
Thursday March 30, 2017
6:00 PM | Auditorium A, West Hall
Co-sponsored by the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages and the Department of English

Announcement: CAMES Summer Arabic Programs
CAMES is pleased to announce that it will be offering its intensive summer Arabic programs in Arabic Language and Culture and in Lebanese Arabic between June 21 and August 9, 2017. In Summer 2017 the CAMES Arabic programs will be directed by Dr. Mahmoud Al-Batal, one of the coauthors of al-Kitaab Arabic textbook series and will feature an outstanding team of instructors from AUB and other educational institutions in Lebanon, Europe, the US, and the Arab world. In addition, the programs will provide students with opportunities to engage in cultural and community-service activities.  
Application Deadlines:
- Early Deadline: February 15, 2017 - notification by the first week of March
- Regular Deadline: April 12, 2017 - notification by the last week of April

Click here to read about the experience of a student in the 2015 summer Arabic program!



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