Research Seminar

Each semester, the history program hosts a research seminar which is designed to facilitate discussion about current and innovative research with students, faculty, and the local academic community.

Unless otherwise noted, all seminar meetings will be held at the NYUAD Saadiyat Campus on Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm.

Spring 2020

April 21, 2020

Gaurav Churiwala Garg (NYU and NYUAD)

"Calcutta: From India’s Largest and Most Industrialized Urban Conglomerate to the 'World’s Worst City'" 

April 13, 2020

Sara Pursley (NYU)

“Familiar Futures: Time, Selfhood and Sovereignty in Iraq”

Co-sponsored with the Arab Crossroads Studies Program and the Humanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World

March 12, 2020

Angelina Lucento (National Research University-Higher School of Economics, Moscow)

“Tatar Avant-Garde, Jadidism, and Anti-Imperial Modernisms”

Co-sponsored with Global Asia Initiative, Art and Art History

March 11, 2020

Sarah Hillewaert (University of Toronto, Mississauga)

“Youth, language, and Islam at the Swahili Coast. Notes from Morality at the Margins” 

Sponsored by Arab Crossroads Studies with African Studies

March 9, 2020

Zekeria ould Ahmed Salem (Northwestern University)

“Global Shinqit: How Mauritania became a major center of Islamic knowledge and authority in the 21st century” 

Co-sponsored with African Studies

March 4, 2020

Andrew Sartori (NYU)

"Colonial Racial Slurs in Nineteenth-Century India" 

March 3, 2020

Elena Korchmina (NYUAD)

“Denmark and Russia: What can we learn from the historical comparison of two great Arctic agricultural empires?”
Social Science Seminar

March 1, 2020

"Signs of Life in Kinshasa: Writers Reading with Yoka Lye Mudaba and Sinzo Anzaa"

Co-sponsored with African Studies

March 1, 2020

Duncan Yoon (NYU)

“Africa, China, and the Global South Novel: In Koli Jean Bofane’s Congo Inc” 

Co-sponsored with African Studies and Global Asia Initiative

February 26, 2020

Frank Fehrenbach (University of Hamburg)

"Leonardo da Vinci’s Natural Theory of Images"

Co-sponsored with Art History

February 20, 2020

Victoria Jackson, sports historian and clinical assistant professor of history in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies (Arizona State University)

"Sport Matters: Taking Sport Seriously On and Off the Field of Play"

Co-sponsored with NYUAD Athletics and The Sports Majlis

Feb 16 to Feb 19, 2020

Events with Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate and Distinguished-Writer-in-Residence, NYUAD

February 16: Movie Screening
Negritude: A Dialogue Between Wole Soyinka and Leopold Sedar Senghor

February 17: Panel Discussion
“Dialogues on Africa” 
Hosted by student interest group Africa Global

February 18: NYUAD Institute Lecture
"A Conversation with Wole Soyinka"
Moderated by Tishani Doshi, visiting assistant professor of practice NYUAD)

February 19: Master Class with Wole Soyinka

February 16, 2020

Rosemary Byrne (NYUAD), Stephanie McCurry (Columbia University), Jane Ohlmeyer (Trinity College Dublin)

"Political Investigations, Legal Archives and Women’s Testimonies of Sexual Violence"

Co-sponsored with Legal Studies Program

February 16, 2020

Tariq Tell (American University of Beirut), with Nora Barakat (NYUAD)

“Ottoman Borderlands”

Global Asia Initiative

February 4, 2020

Jeff Jensen and Giuliana Pardelli (NYUAD)

"State Capacity, Labor Coercion and Political Control: Evidence from the US South and Brazil”

Social Science Seminar

February 3, 2020

Green New Deal: Twentieth-Century: Shadows on Climate Crisis

NYUAD Institute

Past Seminars