To attend in Turin: "Italy and the Suez Canal", 23-24 May 2019

The International Conference "Italy and the Suez Canal, a Global History from the mid-19th Century to the Present" will be held in Turin at the University of Turin (Campus Luigi Einaudi, Sala lauree rossa, Lungo Dora Siena 100/A) and the Accademia delle Scienze (Sala dei Mappamondi, via Accademia delle Scienze 6) on May 23 and 24 2019.

The Royal Asiatic Society Special Event (ticketed): Nawal Nasrallah: Treasure Trove of Benefits and Variety at the Table: A Fourteenth-Century Egyptian Cookbook

On Monday 13th of May the Royal Asiatic Society will host an exclusive talk by award-winning researcher and food writer Nawal Nasrallah on the subject of her translation of Kanz al-fawāʾid fī tanwīʿ al-mawāʾid, a fourteenth-century Egyptian cookbook, entitled Treasure Trove of Benefits and Variety at the Table.

New Book: Foreign Policy as Nation Making: Turkey and Egypt in the Cold War

Dr. Reem Abou-El-Fadl, a member of our forum, has published a book that will be of interest to the members of this forum. Details of the book are available on the Cambridge website: Foreign Policy as Nation Making: Turkey and Egypt in the Cold War.

The Royal Asiatic Society Special Event (ticketed): Nawal Nasrallah: Treasure Trove of Benefits and Variety at the Table: A Fourteenth-Century Egyptian Cookbook

On Monday 13th of May the Royal Asiatic Society will host an exclusive talk by award-winning researcher and food writer Nawal Nasrallah on the subject of her translation of Kanz al-fawāʾid fī tanwīʿ al-mawāʾid, a fourteenth-century Egyptian cookbook, entitled Treasure Trove of Benefits and Variety at the Table.

Re: Revisiting the Question of Pre-Columbian Contact between Mayan and Egyptian Cultures

'Hyperdiffusionist' is certainly a 'hyper-misunderstanding' of the course, since I stated that the course was interested in addressing the debates concerning the various views involved, 'debunked' or otherwise. Alongside the history of med, sci & tech in WH itself, I'm interested in helping students understand – among a number of other complex related issues – the historical development of the debates surrounding questions of contact & exchange versus independent development.

Re: Revisiting the Question of Pre-Columbian Contact between Mayan and Egyptian Cultures

Perhaps I misunderstand the objective of this particular course, but the description caught my attention. It reminds me a bit of hyperdiffusionism (not to be confused with diffusion). In the history of anthropology, as you may know, this debunked position is historically exemplified by the Egyptocentric (heliolithic) theory of Grafton Elliot Smith and W.J. Perry in the 1920s. Half a century later, an Afrocentric version appeared in Ivan van Sertima’s “They Came Before Columbus” (1976).

Revisiting the Question of Pre-Columbian Contact between Mayan and Egyptian Cultures

Dear Colleagues,

New Year greetings. I will be teaching 'Medicine, Science and Technology in World History' this semester. Debates over crosscultural contact and exchange versus independent development are central to the undertaking. Among other historical cases, I plan to raise the question of possible pre-Columbian contact between the Mayan and Egyptian cultures. Along these lines, I've come across the following sources in my brief, limited searches thus far:

Travel Fellowships to Attend the 8th Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art Nov 2019 in Doha, Qatar / due Mar 1, 2019

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Fellowship
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December 20, 2018 to March 1, 2019

CFP: “The Ties that Bind”: Structures and Mechanisms of Social Dependency in the Early Islamic Empire

 

As part of the ERC-funded project, “Embedding Conquest, Naturalising Muslim Rule (600-1000)”, at Leiden University, this conference aims to bring together both senior and junior scholars to present research which illuminates the structures and mechanisms that allowed the early Islamic empire to function.

 

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