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Friday, October 30, 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Illini Union, room 210
707 S. Mathews, Urbana

Ganga River Conference

Friday, October 9, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
ACES Library Heritage Room

News & Announcements


Two CSAMES Grad Students Receive Boren Fellowships

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.

Posted Fri, 10 Jul 2015

Umair Rasheed Publishes report on Jamaat-i-Islami Pakistan

Umair Rasheed, SAMES Graduate student, recently published a news report in the Express Tribune on the latest developments in the Jamaat-i-Islami Pakistan. The report focuses just on the decision to integrate minority communities, the revamp of Jamaat's training program, plus changes in organizational structure and expansion of membership.


Posted Wed, 08 Jul 2015

University News Bureau highlights Professor Ken Cuno's book on Egyptian marriage

Mention traditional marriage and family and it’s easy to think you’re talking about age-old customs. Those “traditional” ideals and practices, however, are more likely a product of the last two centuries, says University of Illinois history professor Ken Cuno. Read more...

Posted Wed, 24 Jun 2015

CSAMES receives two-year grant (Oct.1, 2014-Sept. 31, 2016) from the U.S. Department of Education’s Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language program to promote South Asian studies on our campus.

To read about the new grant, click here.

Posted Thu, 14 May 2015

New Book by Dr. Kenneth Cuno featured on Jadaliyya Blog

A new book by Dr. Kenneth Cuno has been featured on the Jadaliyya blog.  The book, Modernizing Marriage Family, Ideology, and Law in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Egypt (2015), 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.

Posted Wed, 13 May 2015

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