Lecture Series 2017
Sixth annual lecture series will commence on 14 September
Between 14 September and 7 December 2017 the sixth ACMES Lecture Series will take place. Everyone with an interest in the Middle East, North Africa, and/or Islam is warmly invited to attend.
This year's opening lecture will be delivered by Michiel Leezenberg. He will sexuality in classical and current Islam. Islam has the reputation of being repressive and violent when it comes to sexuality. But that has not always been the case, as Leezenberg will show in his lecture. Leezenberg's lecture will be followed by six (roughly) biweekly lectures by prominent scholars from various national and international universities, discussing topics as varied as the Kurdish question, medieval water management in the Middle East, and artistic policital activism in Morocco, to name but a few. The final event will be held on 7 December. A panel of experts, including A. Nacrour (Former Head of the EU Delegation to Syria) and M. Kanfash (UNHCR), will discuss the international and domestic dimensions of the Syrian conflict. During this panel discussion, we will also hold the awards ceremony for the ACMES Thesis Prizes for the best BA and best MA thesis. More information about the Thesis Prize can be found here.
You can download the complete programme from the link below. All lectures will be held in English and are followed by a reception.