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Another devastating natural disaster has struck North Africa this week, occurring shortly after the calamity in Morocco. Our hearts go out to the people of Derna, where two dams collapsed during heavy storms, resulting in catastrophic flooding,…
The devastation and loss of life caused by Friday's earthquake in Morocco weigh heavily on our hearts. With a reported loss of 2,900 lives and 5,500 injuries, along with the collapse of historic structures and homes, the situation is profoundly…
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The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies is pleased to announce that Ali Yaycıoğlu, Associate Professor of History, is its new Faculty Director.Born and raised in Ankara, Turkey, Ali Yaycıoğlu studied International Relations at the Middle East…

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Mon October 2nd 2023, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Stanford Humanities Center

The Stanford Humanies Center and History Department  present:

Nora Barakat (Stanford) in conversation with Dr. Ussama Makdisi ( UCBerkeley)…

Tue October 3rd 2023, 4:30pm
Encina Commons
615 Crothers Way, Stanford, CA 94305

Speaker: Louis Fishman is an associate professor in the history department at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. He is the author of…

Thu November 30th 2023, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Nineteenth-century Persian history writing has attracted surprisingly little attention in modern scholarship despite the profound formalistic and…