MEMS Lectures bring in scholars from otherwise disparate fields and regions to broaden and refresh our work and thinking. Teasing apart old sources to reveal such things as the thorny problems of gender, race, colonial appetites, and the interplay of devotional practices and state ideology across the premodern world challenges our reading of texts, artifacts, and the experiences that lay behind them.
October 25 Nazanin Heydayat Munroe (City Universtiy of New York), Sufi Lovers, Safavid Silks, and Early Modern Identity, 4pm in 1014 Tisch Hall
January 17 Rowan Dorin (Stanford University), Mass Expulsion in Medieval Europe, 4pm in 1014 Tisch Hall
March 27 Yanna Yannakakis (Emory University), TBA