Middle East History and Iranian Seminar Programme


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Candlemas Semester 2017

All lectures at 5.15pm in the Old Seminar Room, 71 South Street

Thursday 2 March
Dr Richard Wittmann (Orient-Institut Istanbul)
Mercy for the beast? Two Early Examples of Pathocentric Animal Protection in the Islamic World

Thursday 9 March
Dr Rebecca Darley (Birkbeck)
By Land and Sea: Comparing Byzantine and Sasanian Policies towards Eastern Trade, c. 350-600

Thursday 30 March (Annual lecture of the Centre for Anatolian and East Mediterranean Studies) Venue change - Old Class Library, St John's House
Professor Scott Redford (SOAS)
Artistic Relations between Medieval Anatolia and Syria

Thursday 6 April
Professor Jo van Steenbergen (Ghent)
Narratives of Royal Pilgrimage, Constructions of Muslim Kingship, and Authorship in Late Medieval Egypt

Thursday 13 April
Dr Denis Volkov (Manchester)
‘His stout upholding of Russian interests was only mellowed by the presence of his charming wife’: Russo-British Imperialism and the Intellectual in the Middle East

Thursday 20 April
Dr Chris Markiewicz (Oxford)
The Timurid Vocabulary of Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire of the Sixteenth Century

All Welcome