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CSAMES endorses the recent American Historical Association statement regarding the President's Executive Order provisionally barring refugees and visa-holders from seven majority-Muslim nations from entering the United States. The statement can be found here.

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Upcoming Events

Isabel Hofmeyr - "A History of the Indian Ocean World in Five Objects"
9/7/2017, 5:30 pm
Film Screening: Gandhi's Gift
9/7/2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CSAMES Brown Bag Lecture: "The Conversion of Muslims in Iberia and Their Visual Representation (15th-17th Centuries)"
9/12/2017, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
CSAMES Brown Bag Lecture: Jayalalithaa’s Journey From Movie Star to Political Queen
9/19/2017, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
CSAMES Brown Bag Lecture: "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Reproductive Health and HIV Awareness in Central Asia"
10/3/2017, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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News & Announcements

"Unbroken Glass" a film by Dinesh Sabu dealing with mental health issues

Posted Sun, 16 Apr 2017

Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute offering 2017 summer language and study abroad programs

The Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute is still accepting applications on a rolling basis, for its 2017 summer language and study abroad programs until May 10th.

CLI offers intensive courses in 10 critical languages and study-abroad programs in 6 locations. Participants earn 8--13 credits and cover a minimum of 2 semesters of material. 

Participants pay a flat fee of $900 (plus study-abroad fees if applicable) instead of tuition.

Visit http://cli.asu.edu for details.
Deadline: May 10, 2017

Languages include:Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Hebrew, Indonesian, Persian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Uzbek

Posted Wed, 05 Apr 2017

AIIS Book Prize: Announcing 2017 Recipients and Call for Submissions Item Title

For complete information, click here

Posted Tue, 04 Apr 2017

Silva and Sinha Publish Cultural Landscapes of South Asia

Cultural Landscapes of South Asia: Studies in Heritage Conservation and Management, edited by Amita Sinha and Kapila D. Silva has been published by Routledge. It has chapters on six countries--Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka--of the region.

Dr. Sinha is a professor in Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois and a CSAMES Affiliated Faculty member.

Posted Mon, 06 Mar 2017

New Director for CSAMES

Hadi Esfahani, Professor of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Illinois, is the new Director of the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Dr. Esfahani is a distinguished scholar and educator in economics with a long and successful career at Illinois. He also was Director of the center from 2009 to 2011. Esfahani will succeed Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi, who has served as Interim Director for the past year and a half. We sincerely appreciate Behrooz’s work for the center and his able leadership of its programs.

Posted Thu, 23 Feb 2017

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