A program of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, with the generous support of Carolina Seminars.

The seminar offers two forums for current research in Middle East Studies: 1) graduate students make presentations on their dissertation research, and 2) faculty members lead discussion of a reading on the state of the field from the perspective of their discipline.

This seminar replaces the long-running Carolina Seminar on Comparative Islamic Studies (2004-2014).

Convenors: Carl Ernst, Professor of Religious Studies and Charles Kurzman, Professor of Sociology


The Carolina Seminars are supported by the Massey-Weatherspoon Fund at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For further information about the Carolina Seminars Program, please contact the Program at 7001 Davis Library, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5120; phone 919-962-2502.