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22 Jul 2013
New book release: Visual Culture in the Modern Middle East
21 Jul 2013

By Christiane Gruber and Sune Haugbolle (editors)

376 pages, 22 color illus., 79 b&w illus.

ISBN: 978-0-253-00888-6

Syrian activist artist Youssef Abdelke is captured
18 Jul 2013

The Syrian artist Youssef Abdelke (b. 1951) was captured on Thursday 18 July by the Syrian regime.

In solidarity with the imprisoned artist, signs of conflict digs out from its archive Youssef Abdelke’s political posters for the Lebanese Communist Party, dating to the 1980s during his short passage to Beirut while on his way to exile, as well as some of his illustrated children's books for Dar al-Fata al-Arabi.

Check our blog post.

Call for Papers: Cultures of Resistance: The Case of Palestine and Beyond.
28 Feb 2013

Arab Studies Journal invites submissions analyzing contemporary and historical forms of popular cultural resistance on the topic of "Cultures of Resistance: The Case of Palestine and Beyond." Papers should be between 6,500 and 10,000 words, double-spaced, including endnotes.



AFAC launches the "Why Culture?" poster design competition
28 Feb 2013

Why does culture matter? And how would you communicate the value of culture? Calling on your creativity, humor and wit, AFAC invites you to submit a compelling graphical design and slogan - a poster - on why culture makes a difference.


Activist arrested in New York for defacing anti-Muslim poster
27 Sep 2012
Mona Eltahawy arrested after painting over American Freedom Defense Initiative poster that equates Muslims with savages. The Guardian

SoC website reviewed in Al-Akhbar newspaper (Arabic)
22 Aug 2012 in The Daily Star
11 Aug 2012

Challenges in archiving living memory August 11, 2012

By Jim Quilty
The Daily Star

(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News ::
Not, not Arab.
24 Jul 2012

Special issue of Third Text

Volume 26, Issue 4, 2012

Edited by Walid Sadek

Beirut Design Week
27 Jun 2012

June 27: The Future of Design Education

Organized by MENA Design Research Center

Conference. What a Story: Politics in Children's Literature
16 Jun 2012

2nd Conference on Politics in Children's Literature.

Organized By Bahithat

Venue: Lebanese University, Hadath Branch

Conference. The Longevity of Rupture: 1967 in Art and Its Histories
01 Jun 2012

Organized by the Association for the Study of Modern & Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA)

June 1-2 2012

Held at Bathish Auditorium, West Hall, the American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Free and open to the public


Khatt: Contemporary Arabic Book Design
29 Mar 2012

Khatt Foundation Panel at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2012.

Time: from 16:15 to 17:45. Venue: Capital Suite 19, first floor of the exhibition centre

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