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Contemporary Ceramic Art From the Middle East Is on View in London

Salah Bisar | 18 Jun 2021

The exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum demonstrates the richness and creativity of contemporary artists in the Arab region.

Arts & Culture Curriculum Faculty Students Teaching

Teaching Middle Eastern History Through Games

Jörg Matthias Determann | 09 Jun 2021

Games are well established as teaching tools, says a history professor in Qatar. Instead of resisting them, educators should be trying to develop better ones.

Arts & Culture Critical Thinking Literature & Translation Profiles Research

Tunisia’s Hichem Djait Dies, Leaving a Prolific Record on the History of Islam

Ahmed El Jechtimi | 08 Jun 2021

The Tunisian thinker and writer Hichem Djait spent nearly half a century investigating Islamic history and Arab culture.

Arts & Culture Development Liberal Arts Profiles Schools

Egyptians Mourn Evelyne Porret, the Pottery Lady Who Changed a Village

Sayyid Mahmoud | 04 Jun 2021

The Swiss artist Evelyne Porret founded a pottery school in the Egyptian village of Tunis that helped rural women use art to change their destiny.

Arts & Culture Finances Profiles Students

Manal Ataya: Director of Sharjah’s Museums Embraces an Educational Role

Melanie Swan | 28 May 2021

Manal Ataya, director general of the Sharjah Museums Authority, finds it fulfilling to make museums more accessible and enrich children’s development.

Arts & Culture Gender Human Rights Liberal Arts Literature & Translation

Palestinian Art Proclaims a People’s Identity in the Conflict With Israel

Salah Bisar | 24 May 2021

An Egyptian artist and critic reviews prominent Palestinian art that focuses on Al-Aqsa Mosque as a national emblem and center of the Arab-Israeli struggle.

Arabic Arts & Culture Language Teaching

Songs From Palestine: A Meaningful Addition to Arabic Language Teaching

Laila Familiar | 21 May 2021

A Palestinian teacher of Arabic uses film, poetry and songs from Palestine to engage students in meaningful conversations.

Arts & Culture Libraries Literature & Translation Publishing

Al-Jahith’s Treasury, an Iconic Library in Downtown Amman, Is Reborn

Roufan Nahhas | 07 May 2021

The iconic Al-Jahith’s Treasury has witnessed a century of history and survived a series of tragedies, including a devasting fire in 2018.

Arts & Culture Libraries Literature & Translation Students Terrorism

Bringing Books Back to Mosul University Library

Olivia Cuthbert | 30 Apr 2021

Ideas Beyond Borders is donating more than 2,500 books to the library, which was among the finest in the Middle East before it was destroyed by ISIS and coalition bombing.

Arts & Culture Conflict Liberal Arts Literature & Translation

A Virtual Gallery Keeps Culture Alive in Crisis-Hit Lebanon

Samar Kadi | 23 Apr 2021

Art Design Lebanon, a digital platform and pop-up gallery, carries forward a project envisioned by a young artist before her death in the Beirut port explosion.




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