- CSAMES Brown Bag Lecture: "Dehli Micro/Macrocosm: Understanding My Hometown by Making It My Study Site"
- 11/30/2015, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
- CSAMES Brown Bag Lecture: "Framing Homosexuality in Moral Terms: Patterns of Potential Tolerance in Central Asia"
- 12/7/2015, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
News & Announcements
Two CSAMES Grad Students Receive Boren Fellowships
- Posted Fri, 10 Jul 2015 Umair Rasheed Publishes report on Jamaat-i-Islami Pakistan
- Posted Wed, 08 Jul 2015 University News Bureau highlights Professor Ken Cuno's book on Egyptian marriage
- 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.
- Posted Thu, 14 May 2015 New Book by Dr. Kenneth Cuno featured on Jadaliyya Blog
- Posted Wed, 13 May 2015
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.
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.
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...
To read about the new grant, click here.
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.
Ganga River Symposium 2015 highlights 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 presents The Ganga (Ganges) River Symposium, which will bring 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 and to register, 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 email@example.com
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.