Preserving the Past to Build a Better Tomorrow – 4 Dec ’16

Time: 2pm – 4pm
Location: Royal Ontario Museum: Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre, Level 1B
RSVP (free entry): Click here

Event Poster Final

International scholars Dr. Monica Hanna and Dr. Anne Porter investigate the positive work currently being undertaken in the Middle East to protect local antiquities and sites, and the changing levels of engagement of archaeologists with local communities. Hanna and Porter will shine a light onto the current state of archaeology and heritage preservation, but also address what local Canadian communities can do to participate in global solutions.

Faculty and students at the University of Toronto’s Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations and the Royal Ontario Museum have been working actively to promote a better understanding of the long and coloured histories within countries such as Syria, Iraq, Egypt, and Afghanistan.

This event is a collaboration between the NMCGSA, NMCSU, and the Royal Ontario Museum. The organizers gratefully acknowledge the support received by the NMC department, UofT’s Faculty of Arts & Science, and the Arts & Science Student Union.

This event will also be a fundraiser in support of the NMC-CESI initiative. Please visit the link for more information about this exciting and important initiative!

RSVP HERE (entry free):
https://www.rom.on.ca/en/whats-on/preserving-the-past-to-build-a-better-tomorrow

Programme

Dr Monica Hanna “The situation of Egypt’s Heritage post 2011”

Dr Anne Porter “Learning from Life on the Middle Euphrates, Syria”

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Call for Papers – 21st Anniversary Symposium

Symposium CFP 2017

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CGSM Writing Workshop – 17 Nov ’16

Date: Thursday November 17, 2016
Location: Room 200B, 4 Bancroft Avenue
Time: 5pm – 6pm

We will have CGSM/SSHRC award winners volunteering to provide constructive criticism for your CGSM Program of Study. Please prepare your Program of Study in advance and bring a few copies to the workshop!

We encourage everyone applying to CGSM, whether in their final year of undergrad or in the first year of their MA, to take advantage of this opportunity – every bit of constructive criticism counts towards having a better application and increases your chances of having a successful application.

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Halloween Movie Night and Potluck – 27 Oct ’16

Date: Thursday October 27th, 2016
Location: Room 200B, 4 Bancroft Avenue
Time: 7 – 10 pm

Vote for a movie you’d like to watch or suggest an option on our form. We’ll have drinks, a popcorn machine, and other surprises!! As this will be a potluck event, please bring something you’d like to share.

We also have a Facebook event available here.

Give yourself a break, bring your friends, and come hang out with us!

We can’t wait to see everyone (and your costumes!!).

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SSHRC Writing Workshop – 27 Sep ’16

Date: Tuesday September 27, 2016
Location: Room 200B, 4 Bancroft Avenue
Time: 4pm – 5pm

We will have SSHRC award winners volunteering to provide constructive criticism for your SSHRC Program of Study.

We encourage everyone applying to SSHRC, whether MA or PhD, to take advantage of this opportunity – every bit of constructive criticism counts towards having a better application and increases your chances of having a successful application.

 

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Movie Night – 29 Sep ’16

You’re invited to the NMCGSA’s first Movie Night for the Fall 2016 semester!

Date: Thursday September 29, 2016
Time: 7 pm
Location: Room 200B, 4 Bancroft Avenue

We’ll have drinks, pizza, and a popcorn machine!! Vote for a movie you’d like to watch or suggest an option in the form below. ’nuff said.

Please let us know if you’re able to make it by RSVP’ing on our form or Facebook event. Give yourself a break, bring your friends, and come hang out with us!

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

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NMC Graduate Orientation – 15 Sep ’16

NMC Graduate Orientation 2016 Flyer

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Casual Caffeine Social Invite – 8 Sep ’16

You’re invited to the NMCGSA’s first event to kick off our Fall 2016 semester!

Date: Thursday September 8, 2016
Time: 2 – 4 pm
Location: Simit & Chai Co.

A link to directions on Google Maps can be found here.

Image via http://www.blogto.com/bakery/simit-chai-toronto.

This year’s Orientation is scheduled after classes have started. Hence, we figured it’d be fun to meet up and get to know each other before then. You’ll also be welcome to your choice of a cup of coffee or tea on us.

The NMCGSA will be hosting regular get-togethers throughout the year so don’t worry if you aren’t able to make it out to this first event.

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Please let us know if you’re able to make it by RSVP’ing on our form or on our Facebook event.

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NMCGSA 20th Annual Symposium

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The Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations Graduate Students’ Association (NMCGSA) invites you to save the date, and to join us on occasion of the 20th Anniversary Graduate Students’ Symposium to be held at Hart House on Thursday, March 3, 2016.

The Symposium will run from 10am–5pm, with reception to follow. All students and faculty that register to attend will be provided with a complimentary lunch at Hart House in the spacious Debates Room, as well as a fully catered buffet dinner to follow in the Music Room.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite:  https://nmcgsasymposium.eventbrite.com/

For more information please contact: nmcgsasymposium@gmail.com

Programme Schedule:

Two concurrent sessions will be running throughout the day at Hart House:

  • 10 am to 1 pm – Morning Programme (Two sessions)
  • 1 pm to 2 pm – Lunch (Registration required)
  • 2 pm to 5 pm – Afternoon Programme (Two sessions)
  • 5 pm to 9 pm – Reception (Registration required)

*Full programme will be posted in late February

WHEN
Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST) Add to Calendar
WHERE
Hart House – 7 Hart House Circle Toronto, ON M5S 3H3 CA – View Map
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