A sampling of scholarly and literary works and translations that offer new perspectives on the region.
A professor’s visit to a historic church makes him think about using Iraq’s rich history and religious diversity to create economic opportunity.
A new bilingual literary anthology from the Arab renaissance of more than one hundred years ago is filled with writing that still resonates today.
A committee of the country’s ministry of information has the power to ban books, in an affront to the country’s democratic principles.
Works by two artists from the Middle East, recently shown in New York, reflect on the effects of conquest, past and present.
The acclaimed Palestinian-American artist Samia Halaby has stayed connected to the visual and political elements of her homeland while viewing her work as having a broad artistic role.
An exhibition in Rabat showcases publications whose mission was to gather and share the best thinking of its time, despite enormous challenges
Hossam Abouzahr argues that Classical and Colloquial Arabic should be used and studied “side by side.”
Scholars compared the New York Times’s removal of documents to past thefts of artifacts by archaeologists and armies.