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January 2020

The Arabicization of Christian Egypt: Reframing the Debate

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
365 Kaplan Hall,

The linguistic evolution of Egypt has been studied at some length, and with the invaluable evidence offered by the papyrological sources it has been possible to make very fine and detailed observations on the chronology and distribution of linguistic change. The different linguistic balance established by the Egyptian language with the two imperial languages that entered the country by conquest and served for centuries as languages of power is very striking: while Egyptian was used alongside Greek for a millennium…

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September 2019

Applying for Jobs and Life After the Dissertation

September 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Kaplan Hall 365,

Join NELC faculty Dr. Cate Bonesho, Dr. Kara Cooney, and Dr. Bill Schniedewind for a workshop and discussion of applying for jobs and life after the dissertation.   Event Flyer RSVP Below:  

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May 2019

Multilingualism in Early Islamic Egypt: The View from Papyri

May 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Kaplan 365,

After Arab armies conquered Egypt in the mid-seventh century, the country's linguistic landscape changed only gradually. Greek, preeminent for centuries as a language of high culture and governance, faded as Arabic advanced to fill these niches. Coptic, which until then had functioned largely as a vernacular, became in its turn a language of culture and administration. This talk traces the three languages’ variable coexistence in a time of political and social change through the papyri and literary sources. Sponsored By:…

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Using Documents in the Study of Early Islam: A Brief Introduction

May 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Kaplan 365,

Come hear papyrologist Dr. Naïm Vanthieghem discuss the use of documents, particularly papyri, in the field of Islamic Studies. This informal talk is designed with graduate students in mind and will include ample time for discussion, Q & A, and even trying your hand at deciphering documentary sources. Dr Vantheighem brings experience working directly on papyrus fragments of the Quran, the earliest calendars used by Muslims, and notebooks compiled by students of the early hadith transmitters. Dr. Naïm Vanthieghem is…

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November 2016

The Arabic Freud: Psychoanalysis and Islam in Modern Egypt

November 10, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
NELC Seminar Room (Humanities 365), 365 Humanities
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Presented by Omnia El Shakry, Associate Professor of History at UC Davis What might it mean to think through psychoanalysis and Islam together, not as a problem, but as a creative encounter of ethical engagement? Traversing literatures minor and major, Omnia El Shakry shows how postwar thinkers in Egypt translated and blended psychoanalytic theories with classical Islamic concepts. El Shakry explores how Freudian ideas of the unconscious were crucial to the formation of modern discourses of subje ctivity in fields…

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October 2016

I Can Hear The Barbarians

October 6, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NELC Seminar Room (Humanities 365), 365 Humanities
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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November 2015

Philosophy in Context: Arabic and Syriac Manuscript Transmissions in the Mediterranean

November 9, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
NELC Seminar Room (Humanities 365), 365 Humanities
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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This European funded project aims at understanding the conditions of the reception and transmission of philosophy of Greek tradition in the Arabic and Syriac languages in the geographical frame of the Mediterranean World, and describing the vast amount of philosophical works preserved in libraries around the Mediterranean in a systematic way. The codicological description is integrated in a database that will be open to the scholarly community.

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