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 …

03-01-2018: Charity as Politics Writ Small in Gulf Monarchies

Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC) Charity as Politics Writ Small in Gulf Monarchies Thursday, March 1st, 2018, 06:30 PM – 08:00 PM The James Gallery, 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY   Join Miriam Lowi (Political Science, The College of New Jersey) as she discusses the politics of …

02-15-2018: Oman, Zanzibar, and the Politics of Becoming Arab

Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC) Oman, Zanzibar, and the Politics of Becoming Arab Thursday, Feb 15, 2018, 06:30 PM – 08:00 PM The James Gallery, 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY Join Mandana E. Limbert (Anthropology, The Graduate Center, CUNY) and the Middle East and Middle Eastern American …

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 …

02-01-2018: Belief in the Power of Believe by GCC: Exhibition Reception

Please join us Thursday, February 1st, 2018 from 6 to 8pm in the James Gallery for the opening reception of “GCC: Belief in the Power of Believe,” which investigates cultural heritage of the Gulf region of the Middle East through this project of relief sculptures by the artist collective GCC. …

11-13-2017: Remembering as a Cure for Post-Truth and Populism

Remembering as a Cure for Post-Truth and Populism Ece Temelkuran discusses her new novel The Time of Mute Swans with Professor Anthony Alessandrini as discussant Monday November 13, 2017 6:30 – Room C205 Around the globe the same questions seem to emerge from political and literary thinking, “Who are we now?” …

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. …