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8 October
A Literature for All Its Citizens: Aesthetics of Co-Existence in Israel/ Palestine

This current research project and manuscript in progress is the first chronicle of the shared history of anti-colonial resistance literature and radical aesthetic practices initiated by Palestinians and Jews in Israel/Palestine. A Literature for All Its Citizens unearths the connections between
Palestinian and Jewish Israeli writers and literary circles in their joint engagement with political resistance, anti-racism, anticolonialism
and anti-separatist thought in a global context, thus challenging the disconnect of regional communities and cultures.
Venue: CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Time: 12.30 PM – 2.00 PM
Entry: Free; email to book. A sandwich lunch and refreshments are provided.
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19 – 20 October
Celebrating the Islamic world: gallery opening weekend

Celebrate the global diversity and breadth of Islamic cultures to mark the opening of the Museum’s newest gallery – the Albukhary
Foundation Gallery of the Islamic world.
The programme includes themed talks, performances, music and food and pop-up curator talks in the gallery throughout the
evening. More information will be available online in September.
Venue: Great Court and galleries, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG
Time: 6.00 PM – 9.30 PM
More info: on/events_calendar/


22 & 23 October
Ethical Finance 2018 (UK Islamic Finance Council)

Growing awareness of UNSDGs, sustainability, climate change and social justice issues, combined with concerns around
trust arising from the 2008 financial crisis, have raised questions around the integrity, transparency and accountability of financial
institutions and driven consumer expectation for finance to be social cognisant.
Venue: Royal Bank of Scotland Conference Centre, Edinburgh, 175 Glasgow Rd, EH12 9SB
Time: 8.00 AM – 5.30 PM
Tickets: £300 – £500
More info: https://www.eiseverywhere. com/ehome/ethical-finance-2018/summary/


27 October
The Idea of Iran: The Safavid Era (symposium)

The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries saw the establishment of the new Safavid regime in Iran. What did the idea of Iran
mean at this period? Can we discern the ways that contemporaries viewed their traditions and their environment (natural or
built)? What was the view of outsiders? And how does modern scholarship define the distinctive aspects of the period?
Venue: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, 10 Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Time: 9.45 AM – 6.00 PM
Fee: 20£ (standard); £10 (conc. and LMEI affiliates); students free
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