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Janet Abu-Lughod Library Seminar: Discussion and Closing Celebration

  • Sijal Institute for Arabic Language and Culture #1 15 Umar Ibn al-Khattab Street Amman Jordan (map)

In March 2016, Studio-X Amman, in partnership with Sijal Institute for Arabic Language and Culture, has launched the first iteration of the Janet Abu-Lughod Library seminar. This series of discussions was led by Zachary Sheldon, a doctoral student in Socio-cultural and Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Chicago, Fulbright Research Fellow in Amman. On June 22nd, you are invited to join us for discussions and celebration where ideas and explorations that came up during the seminar will be shared in public, where participants will discuss how the readings have influenced their own personal work and their understanding of the city. 

We will start at 6:00PM with opening remarks by Nora Akawi and an overview of the seminar syllabus and discussions by Zachary Sheldon. Once iftar is served, three seminar participants will share their work and how it relates to issues raised by the readings. Attending seminar participants include: Myriam Ababsa, Hamza Abuhamdia, Zenobia Azeem, Rana Beiruti, Sally Ejeilat, and Allison Hartnett.

This program is possible thanks to the generous donation of the Janet Abu-Lughod Library, presented to Columbia University by Professor of Anthropology and Women's Studies, Lila Abu-Lughod and her family.