Film & Visual Art

2017 Apr 07

After Dark: Nocturnal Landscapes and Public Spaces in the Arabian Peninsula

(All day)

Location: 

CGIS South, Rm 020, 1730 Cambridge St; Piper Auditorium, Grad School of Design 48 Quincy St

The Aga Khan Program and The Department of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design and the CMES Arabian Peninsula Studies Series present

AFTER DARK: Nocturnal Landscapes and Public Spaces in the Arabian Peninsula
In the Arabian Peninsula, public spaces are often most used after darkness falls and the temperatures with it. This symposium explores typologies of nocturnal landscapes common in the Peninsula, and similar hot climates. During this interdisciplinary event, we will ask who uses night-time landscapes and public spaces, what activities are peculiar to the night and ultimately, how to design for life after dark?

If you plan to attend this conference, please register here.

Video: CMES Tunisia Office Inaugural Celebration

January 17, 2017

Hear opening remarks from donor Hazem Ben-Gacem AB '92, CMES Director William Granara, Margot Gill, Administrative Dean for International Affairs, Harvard University, and Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life, Harvard University, at the inaugural celebration of the Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University.

Helen Zughaib Migrations

The Everyday Dignity of Helen Zughaib’s Refugees

February 9, 2017

Lebanese-American artist Helen Zughaib's work is on display this month at CGIS, under the auspices of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Her paintings have been displayed widely in public collections, at the White House, the Library of Congress, and elsewhere; they often lend themselves to diplomatic optimism, even as they depict people in desperate situations: fleeing catastrophe in Syria, leaving home to emigrate to America, selling tiny items in the street to feed their families.

Harvard Opens New International Office in Tunisia

January 26, 2017

Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies opened its first field office in Tunisia last Tuesday in an effort to expand Harvard’s global presence and provide resources for scholarship in the Middle East and North Africa region. Read more in the Harvard Crimson.

Center for Middle Eastern Studies Opens Field Office in Tunisia

January 17, 2017

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) at Harvard University today opened its first overseas office, in Tunisia, home to a tradition of learning and research that extends from Antiquity to the present. The office and the year-round programs run from the location are made possible by the support of Harvard College alumnus Hazem Ben-Gacem ’92.

2016 Nov 14

#Khartoon! - @khalidalbaih at Harvard

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

Plese join us as we welcome political cartoonist and artist Khalid Albaih to CMES. The talk will begin with his presentation in room 102 at CMES, and then transition to the CGIS Knafel Concourse to view his works in the gallery space there. 

His #Khartoon! - @khalidalbaih at Harvard exhibit will be on display in CGIS Knafel Concourse November 11-December 19.

@khalidalbaih is a Sudanese artist and political cartoonist born in Bucharest, Romania in 1980. He currently lives and works in Doha, Qatar, where he has been based since 1990. He publishes his cartoons on social media under “Khartoon!,” a word play on cartoon and Khartoum, the capital of Sudan.

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