Events

The circulation of knowledge and globalisation of knowledge systems: a sociological question​ - Rigas Arvanitis​

A lecture sponsored by SOAM and Lebanese Sociological Association, organized by Dr. Sari Hanafi.

October 30, 2019 at 5:00 pm - IFI Auditorium​

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​​​Viability as an Anthropological Problematic - Dr. Ghassan Hage​

​A talk sponsored by SOAM, and organized by Dr. Sylvain Perdigon.

October16, 2019  at 6:00 pm -  West Hall (Auditorium B)

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Border Lives: An Ethnography of a Lebanese Town in Changing Times - Michelle Obeid



September 5, 2019 at 5:00 pm - Auditorium A (West Hall)

Co-organized by CAMES and organized by Dr. Elizabeth Saleh.

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“The Unliveable City": Materiality, Politics and everyday urban Space - Alice Stefanell​


April 23, 2019 at 5:30 pm - Building 37

Co-organized by CAMES as part of the Assembling the Middle East: Materiality, Infrastructure and Ecology Lecture Series, organized by Dr. Elizabeth Saleh.

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“Building Islamic Modernity: Pilgrimage, Space and Power in Post-Revolutionary Iran - Alex Shams


April 16, 2019 at 5:30 pm - Conference room, 4th floor at IFI. 

Co-organized with CAMES as part of the Assembling the Middle East: Materiality, Infrastructure and Ecology Lecture Series, organized by Dr. Elizabeth Saleh and Dr. Kouross Esmaeli.

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“The Religious in Transition in the Mediterranean and the Middle East" 

​Workshop co-sponsored by SOAM and CAMES, co-organized by Dr. Sylvain Perdigon, Thierry Boissiere, Yoann Morvan.​

April 15 and 16, 2019 -  Building 37

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"Steps to an ecology of refuge (along with a manifesto for the Environmental Humanities at AUB)"  - Dr. Sylvain Perdigon

April 5, 2019 at 12:00 noon - Building 37

Co-organized with Center of Arts and Humanities

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"'Buying Passports': Becoming a European Citizen in Cyprus"​ - Dr. Theodoros Rakopoulos

April 3, 2019 at 5:30 pm - Building 37

Co-organized with CAMES as part of the Assembling the Middle East: Materiality, Infastructure and Ecology Lecture Series, organized by Dr. Elizabeth Saleh.
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“America's Wars and Refugees' Wars: Vulnerability and Health on the Margins," ​- Dr. Marcia Inhorn


March 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm - West Hall, Auditorium A

Co-organized with CASAR and FHS​

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"Mystical Bodies: Sufi Ritual and Embodiment in Pre-War Aleppo." -  ​Dr. Paulo Pinto​

March 20, 2019 at 12:30 pm - Nicely 204

Part of a SOAM Brown Bag series. Organized by Dr. Sylvain Perdigon.

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"Maintenance, Decay and Deliberate Debris​" - Dr. Samar Kanafani



March 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm - Building 37

Co-organized by CAMES as part of the Assembling the Middle East: Materiality, Infrastructure and Ecology Lecture Series

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“Research Priorities in Islamic Studies"​

February 9-10, 2019

Workshop co-sponsored by SOAM and Nouhoudh Studies for Research and Publications, organized by Dr. Sari Hanafi.

"Relating to Islam in Iraqi Kurdistan: Beyond the Piety of Sufis and Islamists" - Dr. Andrew Bush

 February 6, 2019 at ​6:00 pm - Nicely 103

Part of a series of Job Talks. Organized by Dr. Livia Wick.​

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"Of Vineyards and Scrapyards: Markets as Social Experiments"- Dr. Elizabeth Saleh

February 5, 2019 at 5:00 pm - Building 37

Part of a series of Job Talks. Organized by Dr. Livia Wick.

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"Psychiatry's cultural authority: Diagnosing and debating the women patients of Asfouriyeh hospital" - Dr. Lamia Moghnieh

February 1, 2019​​ at 5:00 pm - Building 37

Part of a series of job talks. Organized by Dr. Livia Wick.

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"Feeling like an activist: an ethnography of experience in Beirut" - Dr. Fuad Musallam

​January 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm - Building 37

Part of a series of job talks organized by Dr. Livia Wick.

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Beyond the Anthropocene ​- Bernard Stiegler


November 28, 2018

Building 37 at 5:00 pm



"Shadows of the Syrian Disappeared: Testimonies of Female Relatives Left with Loss and Ambiguity ." ​

November 13, 2018

One day seminar. Co-sponsored by SOAM, Dawlaty, Women Now for Development, co-organized by Dr. Muzna Masri and Dr. Livia Wick.


"W. E. B. Du Bois at the Center: From Science, Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter" - Dr. Aldon Morris

November 7, 2018 at 5:00 pm - West Hall, Auditorium B

Part of the Making and Unmaking of the Social World Lecture Series, Organized by Dr. Anaheed Al-Hardan.

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"Post-2011 female citizenship under varieties of authoritarian rule in MENA," - Dr. Rania Maktabi.

​October 10, 2018 at 5:00 pm, Nicely 105: 

Part of the SOAM brown bag series, organized by Dr. Sari Hanafi. ​


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