Events

The Institute holds the Gulf Conference and a seminar and lecture series featuring distinguished scholars and public figures from the Islamic world and the West.

The Street Gallery is a dedicated exhibition space within the Institute building and hosts a wide and varied exhibition programme.

See also all events in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies.

Forthcoming events

Past events can be found here.

Audio/Video recordings from previous events and talks can be found here.

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25 January 201717:30

Visiting Speaker - Dr Michael Feener, Sultan of Oman Fellow, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Oxford

This paper explores a diverse range of historic Muslim experiences with and appreciations of pre-Islamic cultural legacies. Full details
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1 February 201717:15

Visiting Speaker - Dr Asghar Seyed-Gohrab, Department of Persian, University of Leiden

In this lecture, I will talk about the romance of Layla and Majnun, which has become a source of inspiration for generations of poets since the seventh century, crossing the boundaries of languages, cultures and religions. Full details
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8 February 201717:15

Visiting Speaker - Professor Christian Lange, Utrecht University

In this talk, I provide, first, an overview of the Muslim literature about paradise and hell up to ca. 250 AH. Full details
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9 February 201718:30

The British School in Kuwait on teaching opportunities in the Middle East

Mr Paul Shropshire, the Principal of the British School of Kuwait (BSK), will be giving a presentation on the theme of opportunities for newly-qualifying teachers and those considering teaching as a career at British-system school overseas, particularly in the Middle East. Full details
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17 February 201715:35

The Refugee Crisis in the Modern World, UNHCR External Relations

Andrej Mahecic is UNHCR spokesman based in London. Formerly a radio and TV journalist, he joined the UNHCR in 1997 and has been working for the UN refugee agency throughout South East Europe, at UNHCR Headquarters in Geneva and in numerous emergency deployments to refugee crises in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Andrej will give a formal module presentation on the Refugee Crisis in the modern world, covering forced displacement. Andrej will also speak about his own personal career journey and the field of external relations. The talk will also cover the broader work of the UNHCR and give tips on career opportunities for graduates. Full details
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22 February 201717:15

Visiting Speaker - Dr Alexis Norman Wick, American University of Beirut

Drawing from my book, The Red Sea: In Search of Lost Space, this lecture hones in on the points of intersection between the Ottoman empire and the oceanic turn by way of an exploration of the history of the Red Sea. Full details
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23 February - 12 May 201716:00

A Tale of Two Rivers: The Lower Wye and the Nubian Nile

The exhibition reflects on how the people of each river valley are dealing with threats to their environment and how they are protecting these outstanding sites of natural beauty and cultural importance. Full details
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23 February 201716:00

Opening of A Tale of Two Rivers: The Lower Wye and the Nubian Nile

The exhibition reflects on how the people of each river valley are dealing with threats to their environment and how they are protecting these outstanding sites of natural beauty and cultural importance. Full details
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26 - 28 June 20179:00

Kurdish Futures In and Outside of Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and Iran: Fresh Hopes or New Tragedies?

Following the success of the last two previous Kurdish studies conferences here in 2012 and 2015 at the University of Exeter Centre for Kurdish Studies, our next conference event will be held over 2.5 days: 26th – 28th June 2017. The theme for this event will be: Kurdish Futures In and Outside of Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and Iran: Fresh Hopes or New Tragedies? Venue: Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, Stocker Rd, Exeter, EX4 4ND Further details: http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/iais/research/centres/kurdish/newsandevents/conferences/ or contact z.humble@exeter.ac.uk - Ms Zoe Humble Full details
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