Middle East Studies

Nabil Matar — Mediterranean Captivity through Arab Eyes, 1517-1798

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

5:45 – 7:45 p.m.

Smith-Buonanno, 106 (95 Cushing St.)

Free and open to the public

Department of History Brown University presents The 39th William F. Church Memorial Lecture with Nabil Matar, professor of history and English, University of Minnesota.

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Nabil Matar is Presidential Professor in the President’s Interdisciplinary Initiative on Arts and Humanities and Samuel Russell Chair in the Humanities at the University of Minnesota. His research in the past two decades has focused on relations between early modern Britain, Western Europe, and the Islamic Mediterranean. He is the author of numerous books, most recently A Moroccan Ambassador in the Mediterranean World: Muhammad ibn Uthman al-Miknasi, 1779-1788 (2015) and British Captives in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic: 1563-1760 (2014).