Past Speakers:

Russell J. Hopley“Sicily:  A Mediterranean Island at the Crossroads of Byzantium and Islam,” November, 2013.

Ali Humayun Akhtar, “Byzantium in Ottoman Clothing:  Greeks of Istanbul and the Music of Rembetiko,” November, 2013.

Maria Georgopoulou, “Venice, Byzantium, and Islam:  Trade and the Arts in the Medieval Mediterranean,”  October, 2013.

Michelle Campos“Between Empire and Nation:  Muslims, Christians, and Jews and the end of the Ottoman Empire.”  April, 2013.

Ali Humayun Akhtar“Post-Graffiti Damascus and Cairo:  Arab Street Art as a Global Aesthetic.”   March, 2013.   

Nebahat Avcioglu“Turquerie and Orientalism:  Cultural Transfer between Europe and the Ottoman Empire in the 18th and 19th Centuries.”  March, 2013. 

David Rodríguez-Solás“Coming to Terms with Islamic Spain:  Contemporary Stagings of Early Modern Spanish Theatre.”  March, 2013.

Jeffrey Jackson, “Paris Under Water.  How The City of Light Survived the Great Flood of 1910.”  April, 2010.