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Lunch and a Lecture featuring John Dechant

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 1:00pm

On Tuesday, February 4th, CSME will be sponsoring its first “Lunch and a Lecture” for 2014. John Dechant will be presenting his research on Iranian Sufi Ahmad-i Jam (c. 1059-c. 1139). Mr. Dechant will discuss how Ahmad-i Jam became a saint and the large family that he fathered, the Shaykhs of Jam. This family became important local players on the political and religious scene, particularly in the 14th and 15th c. With the geo-political changes in the region at the beginning of the 16th c., their power and influence wanes, but they have survived to the present day.

Haleh Esfandiari "Iran and the US: Breakthrough or False Hope?"

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 5:30pm

Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, is reaching out with energy to the United States and the West. President Obama has welcomed this initiative. But serious problems in the relationship remain. Dr. Esfandiari will discuss prospects for a rapprochement between the two countries and the problems President Rouhani faces at home.

John Dechant "Ahmad-i Jam and the Use of Miracle Stories in Hagiographic Literature"

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

John Dechant, a doctoral student in NELC, with minors in CEUS and Religious studies,  will be discussing his research on "Ahmad-i Jam and the Use of Miracle Stories in Hagiographic Literature" on November 4th, noon to one in the Charter Room in the IMU.

Michael Morony "The New Social Order(s): Social and Economic Realities in the Early Islamic World"

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 5:30pm

Professor Michael Morony will be giving a lecture entitled "The New Social Order(s): Social and Economic Realities in the Early Islamic World." Professor Morony, of UCLA, specializes in social and economic history of the early Islamic Near East, particularly Iraq and Syria. He is the author of several books, including a translation of a portion of the History of al-Tabari, as well as a historical study on early Islamic Iraq.

This event is co-hosted by:

Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center

Department of Central Eurasian Studies

Submission Deadline of Twenty First Annual Association of Central Eurasian Students Conference

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 4:53pm


Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2013

The Association of Central Eurasian Students (ACES) at Indiana University invites panel and individual paper proposals for the Twentieth Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference to be held Saturday, March 8th, 2013 on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University.

Offside (Movie)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 7:00pm

A winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, this Iranian film explores gender politics in a Muslim world. A group of girls tries to make their way into the men's world of an Iranian soccer stadium in order to watch the Iranian team play against Bahrain in a qualifying match for the World Cup. Writer/Director Jafar Panahi drew inspiration from his daughter, who broke the law to attend a game. Though shot in Iran, the film, like others by Panahi, has been banned there. In 2010 the director was charged with propaganda against the Iranian government and, despite protests from human rights organizations from around the world, is currently serving a 6 year prison sentence. In Persian language with English subtitles. (35mm presentation)

Graduate Student Brown Bag Talks

Graduate Student Brown Bag Talks

A Conversation about Iran with Lee Hamilton

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 5:30pm

A Conversation about Iran with Lee Hamilton

Bloomington, IN. -- Former Congressman Lee Hamilton will discuss the prospect for diplomacy with Iran in a program at the Monroe County Public Library Auditorium on Thursday, October 17th at 5:30 p.m.   There will be ample time for questions from the audience.

Springs and Their Offspring: The International Consequences of Domestic Uprisings

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 5:30pm

On Friday, October 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Wylie Hall 005, John Owen will be presenting "Springs and Their Offspring: The International Consequences of Domestic Uprisings". The poster for this talk is attached.

Persian Literature in Translation

This course carries Culture Studies & A & H Distribution credit

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