MESA Conference 2021

Invisible East’s Arezou Azad, Majid Montazer Mahdi and Tommy Benfey to speak MESA 2021 

Middle East Studies Association 2021 
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MESA has been the hub for scholarly exchange on the Middle East and wider Islamicate world for 55 years. This year three Invisible East researchers will be delivering papers on our latest findings as part of two fantastic panels:

Wednesday, 1/12/21 2:00 pm-4:00 pm EST [7-9 pm UK time]

[P6406] The Late Antique in Early Islam: Pre-Islamic Heritage in Early Islamic Politics, Poetics, and Science, chaired by Kyle Longworth
Paper by Tommy Benfey: Astrological History and a Supposedly Sasanian Calendrical Reform in Early ʿAbbāsid Iraq


Thursday, 2/12/21 2:00-4:00 pm EST [7-9 pm UK time]

Paper by Arezou Azad & Majid Montazer Mahdi, Archiving and scribal practices exhibited in Arabic and Persian texts and documents from the pre-Mongol Islamicate East

In the panel [P6510] Notions of the Archive in the Medieval Middle East, chaired by Ahmad Khan


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