- CSAMES Brown Bag Lecture: “Between Two Partitions: The Contentious Histories of South Asian Cinema”
- 9/13/2016, 12:00 pm
- CSAMES Brown Bag Lecture: “Symbol, Signature and Trace: The Problem of Individual Identify in Islamic Art”
- 9/20/2016, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
- CSAMES Brown Bag Lecture: “Moriscos, Infamy, and Inquisition in Don Quijote”
- 10/4/2016, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
News & Announcements
- Posted Fri, 29 Apr 2016
- Posted Wed, 30 Dec 2015
- Posted Wed, 30 Dec 2015 Dr. Kenneth Cuno Book wins Hourani Prize
- Posted Fri, 04 Dec 2015 Two CSAMES Grad Students Receive Boren Fellowships
- Posted Fri, 10 Jul 2015
CSAMES Interim Director Dr. Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi was among those honored April 26 for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising at the University of Illinois. Faculty and staff members, and graduate teaching assistants were each recognized during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. Behrooz Ghamari, Associate Professor of History, has a unique teaching philosophy and personal attentiveness that make him a favorite among the students who have taken his courses. He believes it is his responsibility to “create a space in the classroom in which students feel completely safe in speaking their minds.” Earlier this year, Dr. Ghamari-Tabrizi, was chosen as a recipient of the LAS Humanities Council Teaching Excellence Award.
We have been fortunate to have Richard Davis, Emeritus Professor of Persian at Ohio State University on campus for the duration of the Spring 2016 semester. Dr. Davis is a George A. Miller Visiting Professor. He has been teaching two courses on Persian literature, one using texts in Persian (SAME 490) and the other using texts in English.(SAME 199). Dr. Davis is a stellar scholar and expert translator of classical Persian poetry and is a poet in his own right. He manages to translate classical Persian poetry into beautiful English poetry, without losing any of the flavor and idiom of the original Persian—a very difficult task. CSAMES brought him to our campus to give a lecture in February 2013, and we have never seen an audience as enthralled as that one. He was also part of CSAMES' "Celebration of Persian Poetry" held this past October, and presented a CAS/MillerComm lecture April 12 on "Say, man, what do you love?, Persian Poetry and the Varieties of Amorous Experience."
Professor Eric Calderwood Is a recipient of a National Endowent for the Humanities Fellowship for 2016-2017 for his project “The Memory of Al-Andalus and Spanish Colonialism in Morocco, 1859-1956.” Dr. Calderwood is Assistant Professor of Comparative and World Literature at the University of Illinois and CSAMES-affiliated faculty. Congratulations to Dr. Calderwood!
The Middle East Studies Association has awarded the 2015 Albert Hourani Book Prize to Kenneth M. Cuno’s Modernizing Marriage: Family, Ideology, and Law in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Egypt.
The book takes up a fundamental question for political, social, legal, and cultural history: how did we become moderns?
Dr. Cuno is Associate Professor of History at the University of Illinois and CSAMES-affiliated faculty.
University of Illinois graduate students Eduardo Alvarez-Gutierrez and Ambar Flores have received Boren Fellowships from the National Security Education Program (NSEP). Alvarez-Gutierrez and Flores are master’s students in South Asian and Middle Eastern studies. Details here.
Ganga River Symposium 2015 examined the river's past and future
The Ganga (Ganges) River embodies the continuity of the Indic civilization, its religious ethos, and its rich cultural traditions. On October 9, 2015, CSAMES presented The Ganga (Ganges) River Symposium, which brought together presentations on the Ganga's multi-faceted heritage, threats to its sustenance, and planning initiatives to conserve it.
For full details on the symposium, click here
Middle East Expert Behrooz Ghamari-Tabriz discusses the view from Iran with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain: Click here for the story. Dr. Ghamari-Tabrizi is Interim Director of CSAMES.CSAMES MA student Umair Rasheed presented at the 4th Annual University of California Santa Barbara Islamic Studies Graduate Student Conference
Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit reports relating to their research on South Asia and the Middle East, including study abroad courses or projects completed abroad. Photos, charts and maps may be included. Accepted papers will be posted on the CSAMES website. Material should be sent to Angela Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rajmohan Gandhi, research professor at the University of Illinois Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, is featured on "Illinois Innovators."Updated List of Language Programs
Click http://www.csames.illinois.edu/resources/middleeastern/ and http://www.csames.illinois.edu/resources/southasian/ to see the CSAMES updated list of language programs.Middle East Story Time: Refugees
Join us for a Middle East Story Time with activities, music, and stories about refugees on April 16, 2-3pm, at Urbana Free Library.