Dr. Richard Chambers, 'Middle Eastern Studies Then and Now: An Insider View'
Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Time: 04:00 PM
Location: 205 Gorgas Library
Dr. Richard Chambers, a UA alumnus and noted historian of the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey, will visit The University of Alabama this month to discuss the development of Middle Eastern studies and what it takes to be a specialist in that field.
His lecture, "Middle Eastern Studies Then and Now: An Insider View," will take place on September 26 at 4 p.m. in Room 205 of Gorgas Library on the UA campus. It is free and open to the public.
His visit is sponsored by UA's College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Religious Studies, the Department of History, and the Department of Modern Languages and Classics.
Chambers earned his bachelor's degree in 1950 and his master's degree in 1956, both in history, from the from The University of Alabama. He held academic appointments in the history departments of the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and St. Lawrence University in New York before joining the faculty of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. He taught Turkish history and language there from 1962 to 1995. Since returning to his home state of Alabama in 2002, Chambers has served as a research volunteer at the Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery.
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