RESEARCH GROUP IN
MIDDLE EASTERN AND AFRICAN STUDIES
AHKR, University of Bergen

Ph.D. Seminar in Middle Eastern Studies

Previous activities

Activities specifically set aside for Ph.D. students are marked in boldface.

2008

  • 27 February: Qur'an reading group
          PC Room, Øysteins gt. 3

  • 5 March: Research Seminar, Anne Bang: "Global Cities"
         Seminarrom 2, Øysteinsgt. 3 [3. floor]

  • 12 March: Modern Conceptions of Islam group
          Grønne rommet

  • 13 March: Communal ph.d. lunch
          Grønne rommet

  • 26 March: Qur'an reading group
          PC Room, Øysteins gt. 3

  • 1 April: Ph.D.-Seminar: Marit Vambheim
          Seminarrom 2

  • 2 April: Modern Conceptions of Islam group
          Grønne rommet

  • 8 April: Guest lecture, Annette Haaber Ihle: "Islam, Madrassa and Citizenship in Ghana".
          Seminarrom, SMI

  • 15 April: Research Seminar, Henriette Hafsaas, "The Kingdom of Kush - A Centre on the Periphery of the Bronze Age World System in Afro-Eurasia".
          Seminarrom 2

  • 21 April: Guest lecture, Terence Walz: "Habasha, Sudaniyin, Barabra and Takarna: African Slaves and Freedmen/Women in Cairo as Reflected in the 1848 Census".
          Seminarrom 2

  • 22 April: Guest lecture, Terence Walz: "Egyptian and Sudanese Merchants and Traders in Cairo and Asyut in the mid 19th century".
          Seminarrom 2

  • 29 April: Communal ph.d. lunch
          Grønne rommet

  • 30 April: Qur'an reading group
          PC Room, Øysteins gt. 3,

  • 7-22 May: Global Moments in the Levant: Concluding workshops
          Seminarrom, SMI (for participating scholars)

  • 20 May: Modern Conceptions of Islam group
          Grønne rommet

  • 23-24 May: Seminar, "Power and Powerlessness: Religious Minorities in the Middle East"
          Chr. Michelsens Institute (open to the public: Friday afternoon session)

  • 26 May: Guest Lecture, Yann Richard, "The 1921 coup d'Etat in Iran and its echo in Persian historiography"
          Seminarrom, SMI

  • 26 May: Guest Lecture, Elisabeth Picard, "Lebanon - from Civil War to Crisis"
          Chr. Michelsens Institute

  • 2-8 June: Nordic Ph.D.-seminar in Egypt, "New Arabic Media / How are our sources created?"



  • 26 August: Guest lecture: Ron Shaham, "Modern Medicine and Law: Current Debates on Paternity in Egypt"
          Seminar room, Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, 14.15-16
          (part of the seminar series: "Shari'a, past and present")
  • 4-7 September: Workshop: "Network for the study of Muslim visual expressions"
          Contact Richard Natvig, AHKR.

  • 4 September: Guest seminar: Thomas Pierret: "Ulema-Led Social Movements in Contemporary Syria: Defending Islam, Tradition, and the Merchant Middle-Class's Religious Role"
          Seminar room, Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, 12.15-14
          (from the workshop: "Network for the study of Muslim visual expressions")

  • 5 September: Guest seminar: Simon Stjernholm: "Self, Soul and Society: Aspects of a Contemporary Sufi Movement"
          Seminar room, Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, 12.15-14
          (from the workshop: "Network for the study of Muslim visual expressions")

  • 9 September: Modern Conceptions of Islam group
          Grønne rommet, 14.15-16

  • 18 September: Department lunch, AHKR: Chris Henshilwood: "Origins of human behaviour"
          Seminar Room 1, AHKR, 12.00-13

  • 18-19 September: Workshop: " Islam in Africa"
          Seminar room, Unifob Global, Thursday 12-17; Friday 9-16.30

  • 23 September: Ph.D. seminar: Marianne Bøe
          Grønne rommet, 12.15-14.

  • 24 September: Guest seminar: Munzoul A.M. Assal, "The National Congress Party and the Darfur Crisis"
          Seminar room, SMI/Unifob Global, 12.15-14

  • 24 September: Guest seminar: Kassahun Berhanu Alemu, "Abyei: The Achilles Heel of Peace in Sudan"
          Seminar room, Unifob Global, 14.15-16
          (part of the Nile Basin Research Programme Seminar Series)
  • 7 October: Abdulkadir Hashim: "The administration of Islamic law in East Africa".
          Seminar room, Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, 14.15-16
          (part of the seminar series: "Islam in Africa" and "Shari'a, past and present")

  • 14 October: Modern Conceptions of Islam group
          Grønne rommet, 14.15-16

  • 21 October: Guest lecture: Kai Kresse, "'Sauti ya Haki' - an Islamic newspaper and social debates among Muslims in postcolonial Kenya (1972-1982)"
          Seminar room 1, AHKR, 14.15-16
          (part of the seminar series: "Islam in Africa")

  • 23 October: Two guest lectures: Jerôme TUBIANA, "Chad, another Darfur? Links between two crises", and "Darfur, Chad: Humanitarianism challenged".
          Seminar room, SMI, 14.15-17.

  • 24 October: Islam in Africa Seminar: Abdel Sheriff: "Slavery and Manumission in the Persian Gulf, first half of the twentieth century".
          Seminar room, SMI, 14.15-16.

  • 30 October: Islam in Africa Seminar: Liazzat Bonate, "The regulation of family life among Muslims of Pemba city, northern Mozambique".
          Meeting room, Unifob Global. 14.15-16.
  • 3 November: Islam in Africa Seminar: Jeremy Prestholdt: "The Most Wanted Man in Africa: Fazul Abdullah Muhammad and the Myth of the Master terrorist".
          Seminar room, SMI/Unifob Global. 14.15-16.

  • 4 November: Ph.D. seminar: Eirik Hovden.
          Grønne rommet, 14.15-16.

  • 6 November: Guest lecture: Mathias Rohe: "Sharia in Europe"
          Auditorium Q, Sydneshaugen skole, 14.15-16.
          (part of the seminar series: "Shari'a, past and present")

  • 18 November: Modern Conceptions of Islam group
          Grønne rommet, 14.15-16

  • 5 December: Annual Ph.D. seminar
    Scandic Hotel, Håkonsgt. 2


  • 8-9 December: AHKR Ph.D. School: Seminar on Discourse analysis
    Room 412, Sydnesplass 12/13, AHKR, 12.15.

  • 11-12 December: Ph.D. defence: Ingvild Flaskerud:
    - 11 December: Trial lecture
    - 12 December: Defence of the thesis: "Visualising Belief and Piety. Representation, Reception, and Function of Imagery in Iranian Shiism".
    Opponents: Jürgen Wasim Frembgen, Faegheh Shirazi


Relevant to the ph.d. seminar are also:
  • 6 March: AHKR department lunch, Randi Håland: "Lokale funn i global kontekst; fra Nildalen og Afrika til Levanten og India"
          Seminarrom 1

  • 10 April: AHKR department lunch, Inger Marie Okkenhaug and Karina Hestad Skeie: "Misjon som transnasjonal mobilisering, 1860-1960"
          Seminarrom 1

2007
2006
  • Ph.D. lunches
  • Ph.D. Seminar, Solstrand, December


 

Research Group in Middle Eastern and African Studies, AHKR
Phone + 47 55 58 26 47, fax + 47 55 58 98 91, e-mail: post@ahkr.uib.no
Postal address: AHKR, University of Bergen. PO Box 7800 Bergen, Norway
Visiting address: Øysteinsgt. 3, 5007 Bergen
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