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Arts & Culture Conflict Refugees Research

Aerial Archaeology Offers New Insights Into Ancient Sites

Edward Fox | 24 Apr 2019

An Oxford-based project collects aerial and satellite photographs of historically important sites across the Middle East and North Africa.

Arts & Culture Gender Liberal Arts

An Adroit Artist Expresses the Breadth of Female Power and Beauty

Heba Elkayal | 19 Apr 2019

A retrospective of works by Mohammad El Rawas melds lifelong themes with big political questions and allusions to the power of female forms.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Profiles

Emirati Artist’s Playful Exhibition Transcends His Local Environment

Heba Elkayal | 12 Apr 2019

Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, a key figure in the Emirates’ avant-garde art scene, uses vivid colors in works that blur the line between painting and sculpture.

Arts & Culture Literature & Translation Profiles

University Press Draws New Readers for Renowned Syrian Playwright

Ursula Lindsey | 04 Apr 2019

The late Saadallah Wannous explored the meaning of human liberation, both personal and political. His work has been collected now for English speakers.

Arts & Culture Gender Liberal Arts

An Artist Claims Her Place With Sculptural Statements

Heba Elkayal | 22 Mar 2019

The Saudi conceptual artist Filwa Nazer redefines herself in works that explore inner spaces and the “skins” people don to protect them.

Academic Freedom Arts & Culture Politics Publishing

Freedom of Creativity Is Under Siege in Egypt

Amr EL-Tohamy | 18 Mar 2019

Publishers, authors and bookstore owners feel pressure as the government clamps down on books with political content.

Arts & Culture Development Liberal Arts

Events Highlight a Thriving Visual Arts Scene in Saudi Arabia

Heba Elkayal | 14 Mar 2019

Jeddah’s “21, 39” art week and a continuing exhibition shed light on an artistic environment that’s been gaining momentum for over a decade.

Arts & Culture Critical Thinking Human Rights

Court Rules to Close Moroccan Cultural Organization, Causing Alarm

Ursula Lindsey | 28 Feb 2019

A judge ordered the organization Racines to dissolve. Advocacy groups protest the ruling as a chilling attack on freedom of expression.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts

The British Museum Offers a Revelatory New Look at Islam and Art

Heba Elkayal | 22 Feb 2019

The institution’s new Albukhary Foundation Gallery focuses on how Islam influenced the aesthetic designs of everyday objects across the Islamic world.

Arabic Arts & Culture Language

Ancient Cousins of Arabic Survive in Oman—but for How Long?

Edward Fox | 18 Feb 2019

A chance meeting with a speaker of Shahri shines light on the value of indigenous languages and the wealth of cultural knowledge and history they embody.




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