03-08-2018: Cultural Flows Between Tehran and Dubai: New Resources and Inequalities

Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC) Cultural Flows Between Tehran and Dubai: New Resources and Inequalities Thursday, March 8th, 2018, 06:30 PM – 08:00 PM The James Gallery, 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY     Join Amin Moghadam as he discusses his current research on spatial dynamics related …

03-07-2018: Iraqibacter: Ecologies of War and Anthropology of Wounding

Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC) Iraqibacter: Ecologies of War and Anthropology of Wounding Wednesday, March 7th, 2018, 06:30 PM – 08:30 PM Room C205, 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY Iraq’s healthcare has been on the edge of collapse since the 1990s. Once the leading hub of scientific …

02-07-2018: Sourcing Belief: A Conversation with GCC Artists

Please join us Wed, Feb 7th, 2018 at 6:30pm for “Sourcing Belief” a conversation with GCC artists and James Gallery Curator Katherine Carl on art practices from the Gulf Region of the Middle East to GCC’s.  GCC’s art practice often utilizes widely circulating digital imagery, political theater, and contemporary life …

02-06-2018: Foucault’s Orient

Foucault’s Orient A Book Talk with Professor Marnia Lazreg Discussant: Dr. Don Robotham, Anthropology Tuesday February 6, 2018 6:30 – Room C197 Foucault lived in Tunisia for two years and traveled to Japan and Iran more than once. Yet throughout his critical scholarship, he insisted that the cultures of the …

Announcing the Release of Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis’ New Book Bayt Farhi and the Sephardic Palaces of Ottoman Damascus in the Late 18th and 19th Centuries

Bayt Farhi and the Sephardic Palaces of Ottoman Damascus in the Late 18th and 19th Centuries One of the largest and most important palatial houses of late 18th- and early 19th-century Damascus belonged to the Farhi family, who served as financial administrators to successive Ottoman governors in Damascus and Acre. …