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How Much Academic Freedom Should Students Have?

Jörg Matthias Determann | 01 Apr 2021

A history professor at an American university in Qatar explains how his students have free choice of media for their assignments.

Arabic Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Refugees Teaching

Songs of Syria: The Syria Music Map Reconnects Millions Displaced by War

Olivia Cuthbert | 26 Mar 2021

A musical and cultural heritage archive, the Syria Music Map offers displaced Syrians a chance to reconnect with their roots.

Arabic Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Literature & Translation

‘Poetic Justice’: A Snapshot of Contemporary Moroccan Poetry

M. Lynx Qualey | 19 Mar 2021

Deborah Kapchan’s comprehensive new anthology pulls together a rich and varied tapestry of Morocco’s many poetic traditions.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Profiles Students

Zeana Atarbashi: Women and History Inspire an Engineer-Turned-Artist

Gilgamesh Nabeel | 12 Mar 2021

The Iraqi-Canadian artist Zeana Atarbashi draws on the heritage of her hometown, Mosul, and the life-giving power of women.

Arts & Culture Conflict Human Rights Politics

‘Open Gaza’ Seeks to Reconnect Gaza Through Architecture and Imagination

M. Lynx Qualey | 05 Mar 2021

A book and a project, Open Gaza brings together experts from many disciplines to envision a better future for occupied populations everywhere.

Arts & Culture Gender Liberal Arts

Qatari Artist Encourages Others to Find Freedom in Their Work

Melanie Swan | 26 Feb 2021

Art was a saving presence for the multidisciplinary artist Ameera AlAji in her youth. Now she hopes to inspire a new generation of Qatari artists to find a similar freedom.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Literature & Translation Publishing

Crime Fiction From the Maghreb: Not So Hidden After All

M. Lynx Qualey | 19 Feb 2021

Who says the genre barely exists in the region? A little detective work turns up plenty of fictional bodies in the libraries of western North Africa.

Administration Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Literature & Translation

Young Art Executive Has a Key Role in Qatar’s Public Art Scene

Melanie Swan | 12 Feb 2021

As the Qatar Foundation’s senior art specialist, Layla Bacha manages an art portfolio that includes major public artworks and museum collections.

Arts & Culture Democracy Human Rights Politics Terrorism

Making Prisons Visible: The Work of the MENA Prison Forum

M. Lynx Qualey | 05 Feb 2021

The MENA Prison Forum, launched in 2018, researches and documents prisons and prisoners’ experiences across the region. Its resources include art, literature, film and testimonies.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Mental Health

A Dubai Artist Helps Women Process Difficult Times Through Creativity

Melanie Swan | 29 Jan 2021

Art helped Zaahirah Muthy get through challenging times in her own life. She launched a series of art therapy workshops in Dubai to help other women do the same.




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