Historical Studies

Near Eastern Studies Lecture

April 19, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

While the burning of banned writings receives a great deal of attention into our days, the phenomenon of collecting these texts has only been gaining access to research for the last 20 years. Analogous to the exhibition and actions against...

Near Eastern Studies Lecture

March 23, 2022 | 12:00pm

Björn Bentlage, Orientalisches Institut, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg 

A rare find from the late Mamluk period offers new insights into the origins of a literary form and practice which, over the next centuries, would continue to...

Near Eastern Studies Lecture

February 23, 2022 | 12:00pm

Ali Yaycıoğlu, Associate Professor of Ottoman & Middle Eastern history at Stanford and a Visiting Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University (2021-2022).

At the center of this talk is a fiscal codex (defter), housed in the Ottoman...

Near Eastern Studies Lecture

February 16, 2022 | 12:00pm

Paul Babinski, University of Copenhagen

How did orientalists read, learn languages, and produce dictionaries, editions, and other works? Annotated manuscripts in particular offer a glimpse into the orientalist’s study, showing the sources they used...