This year’s 27th annual Middle East History and Theory (MEHAT)
conference to be held at the University of Chicago (Ida Noyes Hall,
1212 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637) on Friday and Saturday, May
4th and 5th, will feature over twenty panels with papers presented by
graduate students and professors over the course of two days on a
variety of subjects.
Some highlights from this year’s conference include a roundtable
discussion, “Picturing Prophecy: The Falnama (Book of Omens) in
Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Iran and Turkey,” with Kathryn
Babayan (University of Michigan), Serpil Bağcı (Hacettepe University,
Ankara, Turkey), Massumeh Farhad (Freer and Sackler Galleries,
Smithsonian Institution), and Cornell Fleischer (University of
Chicago) and a keynote lecture,”Cultures of Literacy and Social
Practice in Early Modern Isfahan,” by Kathryn Babayan.
Visit http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/mehat/conference for the
complete conference schedule.
For further inquiries, please email the organizers at