American Univesity of Beirut


​​​​​​CAMES Lecture Series - Spring 2021 - Program​​​​​​​

Thursday March 4 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM YouTube Link
مناقشة كتاب
نحو إعادة بناء الدراسات الإسلامية
مع المحررين
رضوان السيد | ساري حنفي | بلال الأرفه لي​​
 الجامعة الأمريكية في بيروت 
باسم عيتاني - عميد كلية الدعوة الإسلامية | وجيه قانصوه - الجامعة اللبنانية 
تدير النقاش
 هبة خضر - الجامعة الأمريكية في بيروت

Thursday, March 18 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM YouTube Link
مفهوم الدولة المدنية وتجاوز التقابل القطبي بين الدولة العلمانية والدولة الدينية
 حسام الدين درويش - جامعة لايبزك
 بشار حيدر - الجامعة الأمريكية في بيروت

Monday, April 19 | 8:30 – 10:30 PM YouTube Link​
مناقشة كتاب - بالعربي 
وجوه عالقة للتحرر العربي
«Libérations arabes en souffrance» 
 (Le prix Phénix de littérature 2020)
مع المؤلف
أحمد بيضون - الجامعة اللبنانية
​​ باسكال لحود - نائب رئيس الجامعة الأنطونية في لبنان | نجو​ى بركات - روائية ​

Wednesday, April 28 | 8:30 – 10:30 PM YouTube Link​
Book discussion
Religion, Modernity, Globalisation: Nation-State to Market
With the author
François Gauthier - University of Fribourg
Hossein Radmard | Sari Hanafi 
American University of Beirut 
Hiba Khodr
American University of Beirut​

CAMES Lecture Series - November 2020 - Program

*Lecture 1:  Tuesday, November 10, 7 p.m.
The Insomniac Feast: Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq's Literary Digest
Dr. Rana Issa, Department of English, AUB


*Lecture 2:  Wednesday, November 18, 7 p.m.

Video Dealers in Iran: The Labor of Informal Media Distribution

Dr. Blake Atwood, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies, AUB


*​Lecture 3: Friday, November 27, 6 p.m.

Worlds in Motion: Al-Bustani's Arabic Encyclopedia (Da'irat al-Ma'arif) and the Global Production of Knowledge in the Late Ottoman Levant and Egypt (1870s-1900)

Dr. Ilham Khuri-Makdisi, Department of History and Archaeology, AUB

​​CAMES Events 2019

LECTURE: Nazira Zeineddine:Pioneer of Islamic Feminism
Miriam Cooke
Duke University
Tuesday February 19, 2019 | 5.30pm | College Hall B1
Cosponsored by the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages and the Women and Gender Studies Initiative at AUB

​​​Professor Robert Carter
UCL Qatar
​Friday, February 22, 2019 | 5:00 PM | Auditorium B, West Hall

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: The Middle East in 1958: Reimagining a Revolutionary Year
March 22-23, 2019​

NTS: Anis Frayha: Personality of the Year 2019
The Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (AUB) in collaboration with the Institute for Lebanese Thought (Notre Dame University) is organizing a series of academic panels and cultural events​ throughout 2019 in honour of the late Professor Anis Frayha (Syriac and Semitic Languages, AUB 1938-1967).

​CAMES LECTURE SERIES  2019: Assembling the Middle East: Materiality, Ecology and Infrastructure

LECTURE 1: Maintenance, decay and deliberate debris: Implicating matter in contests over dwelling in Beirut
Samar Kanafani
American University of Beirut & Arab Council for Social Sciences 
Tuesday March 19th, 2019

LECTURE 2: Confessionalism and Urban Smellscapes: The Case of the Rum Orthodox in Beirut
Roxana Maria Aras
American University of Beirut & University of Michigan
Tuesday March 26th, 2019 

LECTURE 3: “Buying passports”: Becoming a European citizen in Cyprus
Theodoros Rakopoulos
University of Oslo 
Co-organized with SOAM, AUB
Wednesday April 3rd, 2019

LECTURE 4: The “Unliveable City”: materiality, politics and the everyday urban experience
Alice Stefanelli
Durham University
Co-organized with SOAM, AUB
Tuesday April 23rd, 2019​

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