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Results: 41 - 60 of 90
Results: 41 - 60 of 90
  • Iran’s Two and Half Revolutions: Tragedies but No Farce?
    17 May 2018 17:00 - 19:00 Lecture
    The Sadighi 9th Annual Lecture (Sadighi Research Fund), will be delivered by professor Abbas Amanat, of Yale University.
  • Islam and Religious Reform
    15 May 2018 17:00 - 19:30 Lecture
    In this lecture, followed by Q&A, Dr. Soroush Dabagh (University of Toronto) will discuss religion' as a socially constructed concept. This means that there are different accounts of religion and religiosity in practice.
  • Nadwa
    24 Apr 2018 17:00 - 20:00 Debate
    The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) is the most prestigious and important literary prize in the Arab world. On 24 April, the winner of the annual prize will be announced at a ceremony in Abu Dhabi. On ...
  • NASA / Room for Discussion / ACMES
    Soennieten versus sjiieten: het eeuwige conflict?
    28 Feb 2018 16:00 - 18:00 Debate
    Sektarische conflicten tussen soennieten en sjiieten lijken het Midden-Oosten te doorsnijden. Op regionaal niveau botst soennitisch Saoedi-Arabië met sjiitisch Iran, en naar aanleiding van de gebeurtenissen in Irak, ...
  • Tehran
    Iran's Culture Wars and Dual Society Syndrome
    15 Dec 2017 16:00 - 18:00 Lecture
    Prince Dr Sabbar Farman - Farmaian Research Project, in collaboration with The Amsterdam Initiative for Iranian Studies (AIIS) and the International Institute of Social History (IISG), is hosting the second annual ...
  • Syria Refugee
    The International and Domestic Dimensions of the Syrian Conflict
    7 Dec 2017 17:00 - 19:00 Debate
    Now in its seventh year, the Syrian conflict has caused the death of more than 400,000 Syrians, injured more than a million and resulted in the displacement of more than half of the country’s pre-war population ...
  • Acmes
    Arts and Politics: Moroccan Visual Arts from the Colonial to the Contemporary
    30 Nov 2017 17:00 - 19:00 Lecture
    Art has always been an important vehicle for political expression. In this lecture, Youssouf Elalamy will delve into the ways art plays this role in contemporary Moroccan society.
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    Muridism and Jihad in Russia’s Caucasus: Continuities and Misconceptions
    23 Nov 2017 17:00 - 19:00 Lecture
    When it comes to Islam, Russia is experimenting. Russia's official Muftiates are all trying to project an Islam that is "traditional to Russia", in order to be accepted by the state, the public, and the Orthodox Church.
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    Managing the Essence of Life. Water Supply in Basra and Baghdad (8th-10th centuries)
    19 Oct 2017 17:00 - 19:00 Lecture
    Managing access to clean water is the biggest challenge the Middle East faces and has faced in the past. Nonetheless, exceedingly large cities succeeded in organizing their water supply in the premodern era.
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    Kurdistan Referendum: To Be or Not To Be?
    28 Sep 2017 17:00 - 19:00 Debate
    The planned Kurdish independence referendum raises many difficult questions. A number of these will be addressed by Joost Hiltermann, Mariwan Kanie, and Ugur Üngör in the upcoming ACMES Round Table.
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    Sexuality in Classical and Contemporary Islam: Continuity or Rupture?
    14 Sep 2017 17:00 - 19:00 Lecture
    Harems, veils, honor killings, sex slaves, stoning of adulterers, homosexuals thrown out of towers... Islam has the reputation of being repressive and violent when it comes to sexuality. But that has not always been ...
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    What happened to the Arab Spring?
    2 Mar 2017 17:00 - 18:30 Lecture
    What happened since the Arab Spring of 2011? It started a long-term revolutionary process, but what have been its consequences? Gilbert Achcar, author of ‘Perilous Power: the Middle East and US Foreign policy', will ...
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    ACMES Discussion Room
    9 Feb 2017 17:00 - 19:00 Debate
    Over 'jihadistisch onderzoek', de vraag 'waarom haten ze ons', en anti-islamitische radicalisering.
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    Medicine and Law in Nineteenth-Century Egypt
    15 Dec 2016 17:00 - 19:00 Lecture
    This last lecture the ACMES Fall Lecture Series will be delivered by Dr. Khaled Fahmyr. Additionally, at this event the annual ACMES Thesis Prize will be awarded to the best UvA BA and MA Thesis of the academic year ...
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    Social Accountability in Morocco: Strengthening State-Society Relations in between Elections?
    1 Dec 2016 17:00 - 19:00 Lecture
    This lecture will start by briefly discussing the process and outcomes of the October 2016 legislative elections, as well as the local elections of September 2015. The latter represented a novelty in Moroccan ...
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    Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah: The United States and Iran in the Cold War
    17 Nov 2016 17:00 - 19:00 Lecture
    Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran, is often remembered as a pliant instrument of American power during the Cold War. Roham Alvandi offers a revisionist account of the Shah's relationship with the United ...
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    Reforms in Morocco since 2011
    7 Nov 2016 17:00 - 19:00 Lecture
    Since 2011, the Moroccan governing coalition is led by the Islamist PJD. To what kind of changes has this led in the political and economic spheres?
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    Text, Image and Power: A Brief History of the Shahnama or Persian Book of Kings
    3 Nov 2016 17:00 - 19:00 Lecture
    Known today as the national epic of Iran, the Shahnama or Book of Kings celebrated its first millennium anniversary in 2010. A thousand years before, it was composed in the eastern part of the caliphate by the ...
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    Renouncing the Hereafter: Perceptions of Paradise and Hell in Sufi Qur'an Commentaries
    20 Oct 2016 17:00 - 19:00 Lecture
    This lecture will discuss approaches to Paradise and Hell in medieval Sufi thought as represented in Sufi Qur'an commentaries from the 11th to the 13th century CE.
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    The Kurdisch Question(s) in the Contemporary Middle East
    6 Oct 2016 17:00 - 19:00 Lecture
    The Kurdish question emerged with the creation of the modern Middle East after the First World War. It has stayed, to a variety of degree, an issue within international relations.