Department Announcements

2022 Nov 17

Christianity in Iraq: Challenges and Hopes



Williams Chapel, Swartz Hall 212, 45 Francis Avenue

His Excellency Archbishop Bashar Warda, Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Erbil, Iraq

Christianity in Iraq is on the brink of erasure. Once home to some of the world’s oldest Christian sites and communities, Iraq and the greater Levant has witnessed an onslaught of instability and violence targeting minority religions. Despite these challenges, leaders of Iraq’s Christian community have risen to become a voice for persecuted religious groups across the region. Archbishop Bashar Warda is a face of these efforts, and his remarks will draw upon both his experience...

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2022 Nov 10

Seminar: Manifesto of the Great Resurrection (Qiyāmat-i buzurg)

4:00pm to 5:30pm


CGIS South S354, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
"Manifesto of the Great Resurrection (Qiyāmat-i buzurg): Examining a rare subaltern Nizari Ismaili Shi'i treatise from the 12th century " 

Thursday, November 10, 2022 | 4-5:30pm | CGIS South S354

Shiraz Hajiani
Alwaleed Bin Talal Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
Research Associate in Transcendence and Transformation, Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School

Co-sponsor: Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations 

Alwaleed Bin Talal Seminar In Islamic Studies

The Ummah and the Arabs: Ethnicity and Ideology under the Umayyads

Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 4:00-5:30pm | Sackler Lecture Hall | RSVP Here
Sean Anthony, Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, The Ohio State University
Co-sponsor: Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations