Events and Member Activities

President Varisco speaking at the February, 2019 "Culture at Risk: Yemen's Heritage under Threat," forum at theFreer/Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

Conferences/Symposia/Workshops

2020

October 5-17 [Virtual this year]

Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting (Washington D.C.)

June 12-13 [Postponed until further notice]

 Colophons in Middle Eastern Manuscripts.
Conveners: Sabine Schmidtke (School of Historical Studies, IAS, George A. Kiraz (IAS School of Historical Studies) and Beth Mardutho (The Syriac Institute).  Meeting will be held in the White-Levy Room at IAS, Princeton, NJ. Submission deadline: January 15, 2020

February 19

Why Yemen Matters: The Heritage of a Land in Crisis 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 5-6:30 pm 

White-Levy Room, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ 

 

January 21, 23, 27, 28, 30

"Documents/Inscriptions from pre-Islamic Southern Arabia." Series of lectures by Christian Robin in the Near Eastern Studies Workshops, sponsored by Professor Sabine Schmidtke, at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, N.J. Located in Fuld Hall, room 307. For information, contact nitschke@ias.edu

January 3-6

134th annual meeting of the American Historical Society (New York City)
 

 

2019

November 14-17 

Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting (New Orleans)

July 5-6 

International Cultural Seminar on the Ḥaḍramī Musical Genre of Dān, Cairo, July 5-6.

March 29

Seminar on Rasulid Studies , Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg, Bonn Funding for the seminar was provided by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung and the Kolleg.

February 23

"Culture at Risk: Yemen's Heritage under Threat," (Freer/Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.)

Cultural Events and Films

2019

October 25

Vibrations from Yemen: Traditional and New Sounds,

YCIHA, Washington, D.C.

Exhibitions

2020

through September 6

Cosmos Coffee Exhibition, Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany

through January 26

Yemen: Inside a Crisis, Imperial War Museum, London

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Samuel Liebhaber (second from left) of Middlebury College gave a talk  at the Universidad de Navarra in Spain as part of the  project «Discurso público» del Instituto Cultura y Sociedad (ICS) on May, 2019.

AIYS Member Activities

2020

September

• Daniel Martin Varisco presented a ZOOM lecture for the political science class of Dr. Imad Mansur (McGill, Montreal) on "Yemen and the Gulf: A Historical Overview"

June

• Daniel Martin Varisco presented a ZOOM lecture on "Mamluk Egyptian Agriculture in Yemeni Rasulid Sources" for the EGYLandscape Project.

 

February

• Nancy Umm delivered a talk on "From City to Text to Image: Pieter van den Broecke and Safi ibn Vali in Seventeenth-Century Mocha" at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society of the University of Chicago.

• Najwa Adra delivered a talk on "Tribal Dynamics and Nation Building in Yemen" at the Near Eastern and Islamic Studies seminar at the School for Historical Studies of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

 

January

• Bernard Haykel (Princeton University), Gregory Johnsen (Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies) and Asher Orkaby (Transregional Institute, Princeton University) presented on the panel "Late Breaking: Understanding the Conflict in Yemen Through History" at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in New York City.

 

2019

December

• Daniel Martin Varisco delivered a talk on "The Kidnapping of a 14th Century Rasulid Sultan: The Case of al-Malik al-Mujāhid ‘Alī" at the Near Eastern Studies Seminar of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

November  

• Najam Haider, Brinkley Messick and Daniel Martin Varisco presented papers on the panel "From al-Hadi ila al-Haqq to Husayn al-Huthi: The Zaydi Phenomenon in Yemen" at the annual MESA meeting in New Orleans.

• Stacey Philbrick Yadov and Jillian Schwedler organized a special session at the annual MESA meeting entitled "Politics and Prospects for peace and Reconstruction in Yemen." AIYS members participating include Waleed Mahdi and Nathalie Peutz.

• Daniel Martin Varisco's paper "When the Water Runs Out: The Environmental Challenge to the Future of Yemeni Society" was read by Andre Gingrich at the

annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Vancouver, Canada

October

• Daniel Martin Varisco presented "Mapping Rasulid Yemen: An Early 14th Century Yemeni Map of the Realm" at the Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies in Princeton.

 

July

• Sam Liebhaber of (Middlebury College) delivered a talk on the Yemeni poet Muḥammad al-Zubayrī at Leeds University on Saturday, July 13.

May

• Samuel Liebhaber of Middlebury College gave a talk  at the Universidad de Navarra in Spain as part of the  project «Discurso público» del Instituto Cultura y Sociedad (ICS) on May, 2019.

• Daniel Martin Varisco presented "The Mamluk Kidnapping of the Rasulid Sultan al-Malik al-Mujahid in Mecca in 751/1351: Comparing the Sources" at the Bonn-Waseda-Day: Workshop on “Text-Context- Problematic.” Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg, Bonn.
 

• Daniel Martin Varisco presented "The Rasulid Dynasty in Yemen" at the University of Bergen.

April

• Daniel Martin Varisco presented "Trade to and from the Yemeni Port of Aden during the early Rasulid era (late 13th – early 14th centuries)." at the Universität Hamburg, Asien-Afrika-lnstitut, Abt. Vorderer Orient.

March

• Dan Mahoney organized Seminar on Rasulid Studies  at the Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg, Bonn. Papers were presented by Ingrid Hehmeyer, Ellen Kenney, Dan Mahoney, Magdalena Moorthy-Kloss and Dan Varisco.

 

February

• Members presenting at the  “Culture at Risk: Yemen’s Heritage under Threat” Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C.,  included Krista Lewis, Noha Sadek, Daniel Martin Varisco

January

• Daniel Martin Varisco presented "Transcultural Interaction between Mamluk Egypt and Rasulid Yemen 626/1229 - 858/1454" at the Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg Mamluk Studies program.

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