Public lectures

Listed below are forthcoming seminars in the Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies. See also the seminars for all of SSIS.

Any SSIS staff or postgrads may always attend. Anyone else should contact the department or the centre in question.

Please also see individual research centre sites for other events.

We hold a mailing list for all forthcoming events if you wish to be added to this list please email

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1 June - 1 September 2017

"Return to Kurdistan" by Richard Wilding

Return to Kurdistan shows Iraqi Kurdistan and Northern Iraq in contemporary photographs by Richard Wilding, alongside historical photographs by Anthony Kersting. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies, The StreetAdd this to your calendar
10 - 11 July 20179:00

2017 Exeter Gulf Conference - "Hegemonic Boundaries and Asymmetric Power in the Gulf"

In recent decades, scholarship on the Middle East has benefited from a dynamic approach to the relationship between identities and boundaries. The post-structural turn encouraged us to think beyond bounded communities to reveal the interconnections, exchanges and forms of relationality that cross and contest perceived cultural and national boundaries. More recently, the Arab revolutions brought our attention to discourses of liberation throughout the region along with collective challenges to hegemonic power and hopes for new moral communities. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar

Past seminars

Details of past seminars can be found here.