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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Comparative Muslim Societies Program

Institute for European Studies

4:30 pm

Virtual

At the turn of the twentieth century, thousands of Central Asians made the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Traveling long distances, many lived for extended periods in Ottoman cities dotting the routes. Though technically foreigners, these hajjis often blurred the lines between pilgrims and migrants. Not quite Ottoman…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Comparative Muslim Societies Program

Institute for European Studies

South Asia Program

4:30 pm

Virtual

‘Our parents couldn’t teach us what Islam actually is!’ This assertion, made by a 24-year-old youth, epitomizes the critical stance of second-generation Italian-Bangladeshis towards the religiosity of first-generation migrants. Based on ethnographic research within the Bangladeshi community in Rome, this…

Past Events

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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Institute for European Studies

3:00 pm

Virtual

This panel is organized to bring together museum directors, curators, architects, and scholars to comment on the recent discussions on repatriation and restitution as a form of reparation to colonized and looted lands.

While museums in Europe and North America have occasionally returned objects to their…

Institute for European Studies

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

9:30 am

Virtual

This panel is organized to bring together architects and planners to comment on the ongoing reconstructions in Beirut after the deadly explosion of August 4, 2020, by contextualizing it in the city’s urban development and the relatively recent urban reconstruction of its center after the civil war. How, when, and…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

Southeast Asia Program

Institute for European Studies

11:15 am

Virtual

Studying the ties and practices that bind Tamils to the districts they inhabit or visit is essential to understand not the ways Tamils use and transform space in diaspora. The territorialization of Tamil identity, that is, their spatial extension and the continuation of their socio-cultural practices, is not always…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Latin American Studies Program

Southeast Asia Program

Institute for African Development

Institute for European Studies

11:00 am

Virtual

Over the past decade, democracy has been in retreat in a large number of countries in different regions, at least partially reversing the wave of democratization that swept across much of the world in the late 20th century. This webinar explores patterns of "democratic backsliding" in different world…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Institute for European Studies

12:00 pm

Virtual

This panel is organized to bring together scholars and analysts to comment on the recent conversion of the Hagia Sophia from a museum into a mosque from the perspective of architectural history in geopolitical context.

What is the building’s significance for Byzantine, early and late Ottoman, Republican and…