Film & Visual Art

Moroccan Studies Program hosts filmmaker Nabil Ayouch

September 27, 2013

In March 2013, acclaimed Moroccan filmmaker Nabil Ayouch visited Harvard to screen and discuss two of his films, the documentary film My Land (2011) and his most recent film, shown at Cannes in 2012, Horses of God (2012). Ayouch’s visit was organized by the CMES Moroccan Studies Program and co-sponsored by Dartmouth College. The screenings and discussions were attended by approximately eighty people, including Harvard students and faculty, as well as members of the Moroccan community from the Boston area.

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2013 Jan 15

Islamic Art and Iran: Technology, Visual Culture, and Power (Part I)

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Online

ShahnahmaIn conjunction with In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art, this two-part webinar series for teachers presents a live online discussion with scholars, artists, and educators exploring visual culture and art technologies in Persian history and contemporary Iran. Both sessions will model close looking and object-based learning in the classroom.... Read more about Islamic Art and Iran: Technology, Visual Culture, and Power (Part I)

2013 Jan 22

Islamic Art: Technology, Visual Culture, and Power (Part II) A Two-Part Webinar for K–12 Teachers

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Adobe Classroom

Afrasiyab and Siyavush Embrace (recto), folio from a manuscript of the Shāhnāma by Firdawsi, 1520–40, Tabriz, IranIn conjunction with In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art, this two-part webinar series for teachers presents a live online discussion with scholars, artists, and educators exploring visual culture and art technologies in Persian history and contemporary Iran. Both sessions will model close looking and object-based learning in the classroom.... Read more about Islamic Art: Technology, Visual Culture, and Power (Part II) A Two-Part Webinar for K–12 Teachers

2012 Sep 19

A BILINGUAL MEVLID: Süleyman Çelebi’s masterpiece in Greek and Turkish

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street

Recognized as a classic of Turkish literature, Vesilet’ün Necat, or more commonly known as Mevlid-i Şerif is a long poem commemorating the birth of the Prophet Muhammed written in Turkish in 1409 by Süleyman Çelebi (1351-1422) in Bursa. It is often chanted on special occasions such as the birth of a child or as a commemoration of the dead. Musically, mevlid is a solo form, improvised and unaccompanied, usually performed in conjunction with Koranic chant and informal group singing of devotional songs (ilahi).... Read more about A BILINGUAL MEVLID: Süleyman Çelebi’s masterpiece in Greek and Turkish

2012 Sep 20

Middle East Film Series Presents: A Separation (Iran, 2011)

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Weiner Auditorium, Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School

Join a screening of the academy award winning film A Separation (2011), directed by Asghar Farhadi, 123 minutes. 

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A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.... Read more about Middle East Film Series Presents: A Separation (Iran, 2011)

2012 Apr 05

Garbage City and the Informal Economy: Documentary on Cairo's Manshayet Nasser neighborhood

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Northwest Lab, Rm. 103B (52 Oxford St., Cambridge)

 


Image from "Garbage City"Garbage is the economic engine of Cairo's Manshayet Nasser neighborhood, also known as "Garbage City." This is the home of the Zabaleen – the city's community of traditional garbage collectors. The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, the Outreach Center at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Semitic Museum present film clips and conversation, "Garbage City and the Informal Economy."  This free event will be followed by a public reception.... Read more about Garbage City and the Informal Economy: Documentary on Cairo's Manshayet Nasser neighborhood

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Office of International Education now accepting submissions for 8th Annual International Photo Contest

September 20, 2011

 

The Office of International Education is now accepting submissions for the 8th Annual International Photo Contest. All undergraduate students who have had an international experience in the past year are encouraged to participate. Best in Show, First, Second, Third and special regional prizes—including a CMES-sponsored prize for best photo taken in the Middle East—will be awarded.

Submissions are due by October 10, 2011. 

2012 Apr 03

Harvard at 375: Nothing New to Harvard: An Exploration of Arabic and Islamic Art Collection

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

25 Quincy Street, Harvard Yard, Emerson Hall, Room 105

William Granara, Professor of the Practice of Arabic on the Gordon Gray Endowment, Director of Modern Language Programs

David Roxburgh, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Islamic Art History

Join two Harvard faculty for an exploration of the tradition of Arabic language instruction at Harvard and the development of the Islamic Art collection and teaching about the wider subject of Islamic Art at Harvard.... Read more about Harvard at 375: Nothing New to Harvard: An Exploration of Arabic and Islamic Art Collection

2012 Mar 04

Middle East Film Series Screening: Back Home (2006) Algeria

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Film Archive 24 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA 02138

Join us for a screening of Back Home by Dir. Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche (2006) on Sunday March 4, 2012 at 7 PM at the Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA.

The Middle East Initiative and the Outreach Center at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies are supporting the screening of this film by the Harvard Film Archive by purchasing 40 tickets.  

If you would like to attend the screening, please RSVP (first come, first serve)  to noelle_janka@hks.harvard.edu. After which, your name will be put on a will-call list at the Harvard Film Archive. You can reserve up to two tickets and pick them up from the Harvard Film Archive just prior to the start of the screening.... Read more about Middle East Film Series Screening: Back Home (2006) Algeria

Drawing the Tunisian Revolution

Date: November 14, 2013
Speaker: _Z_

Tunisian political cartoonist _Z_ made his first public appearance at Harvard in November 2013.

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