Elementary Arabic - for beginners.
Classes will commence on Tuesday 7 January, from 4.30 – 6.30pm in the CAIS Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (Building 127) Ellery Crescent, The Australian National University.
The lecturer for the course will be Ms France Meyer.
Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the period 7 January – 6 February, making a total of ten 2-hour classes. The start time for the remaining classes will be determined in consultation with the class at the first lesson.
10am Friday 20 December
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
Graduate and research students, all combined programs and single awards for CAIS
2pm Friday 20 December
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
Undergraduate students in single awards excluding Music and Visual Arts
Conferring of Awards ceremonies are held at Llewellyn Hall. Each ceremony runs for approximately 2 hours and is followed by a reception.
Session One: 9:30-11:00
Redcoats transported: a social history of the military convicts transported to Australia 1788-1868
In the years following the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in 1959, Antarctic affairs developed in a direction not anticipated by its signatories. The 1959 Treaty was negotiated by twelve states to defuse and resolve conflicts over territorial sovereignty and permit peaceful scientific access to the continent. Instead of simply fulfilling and maintaining their original intentions, the Treaty parties slowly built an environmental regime.
The institutionalisation of ‘Kanak identity’ in the New Caledonian Customary Senate and Kanak customary law
Genevieve Jacobs (ABC Canberra) will facilitate a discussion with Professor Amin Saikal AM, FASSA examining the fate of Afghanistan leading up to the 2014 withdrawal of troops.
Afghanistan is the only country in the world to have gained the dubious reputation of having been invaded by all three major powers of the last one and half centuries: Great Britain, the Soviet Union and the United States. Yet all these powers have failed to tame the country according to their ideological and geopolitical preferences.
For more than 80 years the Muslim Brotherhood craved the possibility of ruling Egypt. This difficult and at times seemingly insurmountable goal was finally reached in July 2012 with the historical election of Mohammed Morsi as Egypt’s first civilian president.
Eric Richards will talk about Pat Jalland’s career and the context of her times, especially relating to the lives of migratory historians in Australia and beyond.
At the dawn of the twenty first century the post-colonial Arab and non-Arab societies of the Muslim Middle East have experienced continuous revolutions and military interventions, domestic and foreign, but without any positive effect on their governance. This presentation will explore the role of the power elites’ institutional choices and elements of the political cycle responsible for the creation of a vicious circle of oppression, stagnation and periodic violence and instability in the region.
Conventional wisdom and the historiography of John F. Kennedy’s presidency have deemed his leadership of Congress to have been a failure.
Twenty years since the signing of the Oslo Accords, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi explains what went wrong and what lessons must be learned as negotiations continue today.
This paper is a study of the response of Paul Hasluck, the Minister for External Territories, and his Department to the growing crisis over West New Guinea in 1960. The paper is not another examination of Australia’s policy on Indonesia’s claim to West New Guinea in this era which has already been extensively covered by other historians. Rather it is an exploration of the fascinating solution that Hasluck and his Department proposed to the West New Guinea crisis.
---Independents’ Day: How independent grocers dominated the introduction of barcode, point-of-sale technology into Australian supermarkets
By examining two distinct but related national symbols – the Australian honours system, and the Australian of the Year award – this paper will explore what we are calling ‘the politics of national recognition’ in Australia from the 1970s to the 1990s.
Khayamiya, or Egyptian Tentmaker Applique, is a spectacular art form in danger of extinction. The vibrant colours and intricate designs of contemporary Khayamiya are the result of an entrepreneurial history of adaptation and re-invention, much of which has been forgotten.
Margot Badran sees revolution as a complex process calling the public quest for gender equality and social justice from early last century as the ‘Long Revolution’ encompassing the 1919 Revolution, the 1952 Revolution, and the 2011 Revolution ongoing. She approaches revolution not simply as marked by significant—and named—political revolutions but as the perennial struggle for transformation expressing social and cultural overhaul.
Perhaps because of the current concern over global warming, recent scholarship has focused attention on early modern English understandings of the environment, especially climatic change and its apparent consequences for bodily health and somatic variation.
Dr Jalil Doostkhah is the leading scholar on Shahnameh Studies having spent over 60 years of his life on studying in this area. He has a PhD in Persian language & literature from Tehran University (1969).
Dr Doostkhah was a Professor at the University of Isfahan and a guest Professor at the University of Ahvaz (Jondi Shapour) from 1970 to 1991. In 1976-1977 he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Durham-England.