Spring 2022

February 15, 2022

The IGS Undergraduate Department Representatives held office hours Tuesday, February 15 to Thursday, February 17 for students to learn about the IGS Major and IGS Minor.

April 6, 2022

11:00am-12:30pm | Virtual on Zoom

This virtual roundtable brought together several leading scholars of Egypt to challenge conventional histories of the modern Middle East and to rethink the categories of land, labor, and capital. Aaron Jakes revisted the long history of the Suez Canal to question concepts central to rentier state theory, much of which has been based on claims about the relationships between capital accumulation, state finance, and political representation in the Middle East. Taylor M. Moore focused on the history of magic and the occult, and women occult practitioners in particular, demonstrating their importance to modern Egyptian history. And Ahmad Shokr reconceptualized the institutions that dominated the production and trade of Egyptian cotton as a type of hybrid monopoly, tying developments during the Great Depression to the Nasserist state in the 1950s and 1960s.

Event co-sponsored by the Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies program, International and Global Studies program, and the Department of Sociology at Brandeis.
Ice Cream Social with the IGS UDRs

April 28, 2022

2:30PM-4:30PM | Blue Booths outside the SCC

During this event, students learned about the new IGS concentrations, fall course registration, and enjoyed some delicious ice cream with the IGS UDRs.

May 3, 2022

Undergraduates presented and shared their innovative research and creative projects with Brandeis students, faculty, staff, friends, and supporters during the URCC Symposium. Students from all class years and all Divisions (Creative Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences) participated and represented the wide-ranging scope of disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and creative inquiry at Brandeis.