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2014-2015

Note: This year was run on half schedule due to Director's sabbatical leave.

"Imperial Russia’s Muslims: Islam, Empire, and European Modernity"

Mustafa Tuna, Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian and Central Eurasian History and Culture, Slavic and Eurasian Studies, Duke University

"Moblizing Mimesis: Public Statuary Contested in the 19th-Century Middle East"

Finbarr Barry Flood, William Kenan Professor of the Humanities, Professor of Art History, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University

"Turkish Berlin"

Annika Hinze, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Fordham University

"Punctuated Humanitarianism: Between the Catastrophic and the Cruddy in Gaza"

Ilana Feldman, Associate Professor, Anthropology, History and International Affairs, George Washington University

"Metropolitan Amman: Emerging Urban Identity of Cultural Production in Jordan’s Capital"

Aseel Sawalha, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Sociology and Anthropology, Fordham University

"Rare Islamic Books in the Olin Library Collection"

Laurent Ferri, Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Cornell University and Ali Houissa, Curator, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Cornell University

"Politics in a Grey Zone: Connivance Militancy in Tunisia and Malaysia"

Sophie Lemiere, Postdoctoral Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute (Florence, Italy)

"The Pilgrimage to Mecca and Colonial Secularism, Algeria 1830–1962"

Ben Brower, Associate Professor, History, University of Texas at Austin

"Theater and Islam: Tradition and Reflexive Modernity in Colonial Indonesia"

Matthew Isaac Cohen, Professor of International Theatre, Drama and Theatre, Royal Holloway, University of London