Colloquium, Fall 2016


Fall 2016
Talks are usually scheduled for 3pm on Friday afternoons in Marshall 490. Please check individual talk webpage for date/time/location details as they may change.


September 9: Integrating the Genre-Based Approach into Teaching Writing in Arabic as a Foreign Language

Mahmoud Azaz, Assistant Professor of Arabic Language & Linguistics, MENAS, UA


September 23: Comparing the Persian and Sanskrit worlds, 1000-1800: a framework for historical writing

Richard Eaton, Professor of History, UA


September 30:Yemeni Treasures in Indiana: Zaydi Manuscripts at Notre Dame University

Scott Lucas, Associate Professor Islamic Studies, MENAS, UA


October 7: Text Rating: How to select appropriate supplementary texts

Kamran Talattof, Professor of Persian Language and Literature, MENAS, UA


October 14: A Statue of Alexander the Great (?) and an Acrolithic Colossos from the Roman Acropolis of Ancient Scythopolis (Beth Shean, Israel) 

Irene Romano, Professor of Art and Professor of Anthropology, UA

In collaboration with the Archaeological Institute of America’s International Archaeology Day 2016


October 21: Russian Exiles and 'Enlightened Intercessors': Literature and Cultural Exchange on the Russian Empire's Muslim Frontiers

Naomi Caffee, Visiting Assistant Professor Russian/ Slavic Studies, UA


October 28: Regime Change and Continuity in Turkey under the AKP Rule

A. Tolga Turker, Ph.D., Independent Scholar


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