5/4-5/5 33rd Annual Meeting of the Middle East History and Theory (MEHAT) Conference



The 33rd Annual Meeting of the Middle East History and Theory (MEHAT) Conference will take place at the University of Chicago on:


Friday and Saturday, May 4-5, 2018


This conference, free and open to the public, will feature a keynote address by Dr. James Gelvin (UCLA) and our traditional lamb-roast dinner Saturday night!


Our preliminary schedule is as follows:


Friday, May 4, 2018


“Which Way Forward? Digital Humanities and Middle Eastern Studies”


This round-table discussion features Marlis J. Saleh (Bibliographer for Middle East Studies, University of Chicago Libraries), Miller Prosser (The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago), Oya Topcuoglu (Middle East and North African Studies Program, Northwestern University), and Mohamed El Marzouki (Lewis College of Human Sciences, Illinois Institute of Technology).


4:30pm in Ida Noyes Hall (1212 E. 59th St.)

Reception to follow.



Saturday, May 5, 2018


Registration and all panels take place in Stuart Hall (5835 South Greenwood Ave)


8:00-8:15am                Registration and Coffee

8:15-9:45am                 Session I (Panels 1-3)

10:00-11:30am            Session II (Panels 4-6)

11:45am-12:45pm       Lunch (Complimentary for all participants and attendees)

1:00-2:30pm               Session III (Panels 7-9)

2:45-4:15pm               Session IV (Panels 10-12)

5:00-6:30pm             Keynote Address


Dr. James Gelvin, UCLA

“Theorizing Nationalism in the Arab Middle East: A Personal Story”

Ida Noyes Hall (1212 E. 59th St.)


6:30-8:00pm            Traditional lamb-roast dinner


This dinner, free and open to all conference participants, is made possible by the Middle Eastern Studies’ Students Association (MESSA), University of Chicago.


More news coming soon! In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions at mehatconference@gmail.com. Also, visit the MEHAT conference website for updates.