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Time and place: June 14, 2019 9:15 AM, Arne Næss auditorium, Georg Morgenstiernes hus

Master Laila Makboul at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages will be defending her thesis "Pious Power: Epistemology, Discourses and Practices of Female Intellectual Preachers in Saudi Arabia" for the degree of PhD (Philosophiae Doctor).

Time and place: May 24, 2019 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus, Aud. 6

A seminar with Postdoctoral Researcher Carl Rommel, University of Helsinki.

Free admission and open to all.

Time and place: May 10, 2019 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus Aud. 6

A seminar with guest researcher at IKOS, Alp Eren Topal (Phd, Bilkent University).

Free admission and open to all.

Time and place: May 3, 2019 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus Aud. 6

A seminar with Associate Professor Einar Wigen, University of Oslo.

Free admission and open to all.

Time and place: Apr. 25, 2019 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus Aud. 6

A seminar with PhD Candidate Laila Makboul, University of Oslo.

Free admission and open to all.

Time and place: Mar. 29, 2019 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus Aud. 6

To mark the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution in 1979, we have invited Professor Mohsen Kadivar (Duke University) who will give a talk about Islamic political philosophy today.

Time and place: Mar. 15, 2019 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM, Scene HumSam, 1 etg. i HumSam-biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups hus

Six years before the Egyptian revolution of January 2011, many young Egyptians had resorted to blogging as a means of self-expression and literary creativity. This resulted in the emergence of a new literary genre: the autofictional blog. Welcome to the launch of Teresa Pepe's new book: Blogging from Egypt.

Time and place: Feb. 15, 2019 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus Aud. 6

A seminar with Dr. Jon Nordenson, University of Oslo.

Free admission and open to all.

Time and place: Feb. 1, 2019 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus Aud. 6

A seminar with Dr. Erlend Paasche, University of Oslo.

Free admission and open to all.

Time and place: Nov. 16, 2018 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus Aud. 5

A seminar with Dr. Lena Larsen, University of Oslo.

Free admission and open to all.

Time and place: Nov. 9, 2018 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus Aud. 5

A seminar with Associate Professor Jacob Høigilt, University of Oslo.

Free admission and open to all.

Time and place: Nov. 2, 2018 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus Aud. 5

A seminar with Senior Lecturer Samad Alavi, University of Oslo.

Free admission and open to all.

Time and place: Oct. 26, 2018 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Scene HumSam, 1. etg. i HumSam-biblioteket

Much has been written about democracy (or the lack of it), political Islam and violence in the Middle East after the ‘Arab Spring’. But how do these aspects relate to the realities of everyday life in the post-revolutionary Arab world? And aren’t there many other matters that are much more important to ‘ordinary’ Arabs than these three catchwords of western media coverage?

Time and place: Oct. 17, 2018 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus Aud. 3

A seminar with Cole Bunzel, Yale University.

Free admission and open to all.

Time and place: Oct. 12, 2018 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus Aud. 5

A seminar with Associate Professor Wendy Pearlman, Northwestern University.

Free admission and open to all.

Time and place: Sep. 21, 2018 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus, Aud. 5

A seminar with Professor Lutz Eberhard Edzard, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Free admission and open to all.

Time and place: Sep. 12, 2018 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus, Aud. 2

A seminar with Elizabeth Hoff, WHO Representative in Syria.

Free admission and open to all.

Time and place: Aug. 30, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus, A-blokka: Auditorium 5

A seminar with Professor Julie Peteet, the University of Louisville, and Professor Rex Brynen, McGill University.

Free admission and open to all.

Time and place: June 8, 2018 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus, Aud. 5

A seminar with Dr. Nadim Farajalla, American University of Beirut.

Free admission and open to all.

Time and place: May 4, 2018 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus Aud. 5

A seminar with Associate Professor Einar Wigen, University of Oslo.

Free admission and open to all.

Time and place: Apr. 24, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, P. A. Munchs hus, seminarrom 1

A seminar with Professor Mohammed Tozy, the University of Hassan II (Casablanca) and Sciences Po Aix (France).

The seminar is primarily aimed at faculty and graduated students, but admission is open to all.

A light lunch and coffee/tea will be served before the seminar from 11.45.

Time and place: Apr. 20, 2018 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus Aud. 5

A seminar with Associate Professor Ragnhild Johnsrud Zorgati, University of Oslo.

Free admission and open to all.

Time and place: Apr. 13, 2018 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus, Aud. 2

Midtøstens dramatiske historie har i stor grad dreid seg om kontrollen over og forbindelsene mellom de klassiske byene i regionen: Jerusalem, Bagdad, Mekka, Kairo og andre. Byene er brennpunkter i det større regionale bildet - liksom Midtøsten selv er et brennpunkt internasjonalt.

Time and place: Apr. 12, 2018 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus Aud. 5

A seminar with Professor Jenny White, Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies.

Free admission and open to all.

Time and place: Apr. 6, 2018 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus Aud. 5

A seminar with Professor Marnia Lazreg, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Free admission and open to all.