NMCGSA 21st Annual Symposium | Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations Graduate Students’ Association

2016-2017 Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations Graduate Student Symposium

Transformation Across Time and Space:
The Near and Middle East in Context

The NMCGSA Symposium is an annual academic conference organized by the Department of Near and Middle East Civilizations, at the University of Toronto. This year, the 21st Annual Symposium will be held on March 9th, 2017. Guests MUST register for the event on Eventbrite – admission is FREE! A limited number of complimentary lunch and dinner reception tickets are also available upon online registration.

NMCGSA 21 Annual Symposium Poster

 

NMCGSA 21st

For more information, please visit our Facebook page, Facebook event, or e-mail us at: nmcgsasymposium@gmail.com

WE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND OUR GRATITUDE TO OUR SPONSORS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, WITHOUT WHOM ORGANIZING THE EVENT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE: FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE; SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES; GRADUATE STUDENT UNION; DEPARTMENT OF NEAR AND MIDDLE EASTERN CIVILIZATIONS; CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE; DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE; DEPARTMENT FOR THE STUDY OF RELIGION; CENTRE FOR MEDIEVAL STUDIES; DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY.
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Games and Tea Night – 16 Feb ’17

Date: Thursday February 16, 2017
Location:
Bampot at 201 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1H6
Time: 7.30 pm

We’re planning a last minute outing for a Games and Tea Night this Thursday at Bampot for those who can make it!

The NMCGSA will be taking care of the cost of the games’ fees and some tea! Please RSVP by Tuesday night (14 February) using our form if you are able to make it out. The link to our Facebook event is available here.

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Photo by Stuart Crawford from http://bampottea.com/photos/wqjruzjpaxnt0hptcqeluimjr1eeso

Event photo by Stuart Crawford from http://bampottea.com/photos/wqjruzjpaxnt0hptcqeluimjr1eeso.

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Roundup: Preserving the Past to Build a Better Future

Heading into the holiday season, I have been very busy working with my department’s Graduate Student Association to plan our Fall Event. Last year the committee did a fantastic job in organizing an event on the humanitarian crisis in Syria with a focus not only on the cultural heritage situation, but also how the conflict impacted human life and the circumstances . Out of these efforts, a group of my colleagues founded the NMC-Cultural Exchange and Support Initiative, which is an educational and humanitarian initiative providing English language workshops and cultural support for incoming Syrian refugees in Toronto.

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Call for Papers – 21st Anniversary Symposium

Symposium CFP 2017

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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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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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