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Friday 1st September 2017

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One Thousand and One Nights : Comparative Perspectives on Adaptation and Appropriation
31/08/2017 9:00am - 01/09/2017 6:00pm
University of St Andrews
The proposed conference will try to bring old and new together by exploring parallels to and possible origins of tales of 1001 Nights, as well as the wealth of modern and contemporary material that it has originated and continues to inspire. Proposals (of no more than 250 words) for 20-minute papers that address the theory and practice of adaptations and appropriations of 1001 Nights into any type of literary text and media should be submitted to Dr Orhan Elmaz at by 31 October 2016.
"Return to Kurdistan" by Richard Wilding Exhibition of Contemporary Photographs of Iraqi Kurdistan and Northern Iraq
01/06/2017 9:00am - 01/09/2017 5:00pm
Institutte of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter
Return to Kurdistan shows Iraqi Kurdistan and Northern Iraq in contemporary photographs by Richard Wilding, alongside historical photographs by Anthony Kersting. Richard Wilding's photographs of Iraqi Kurdistan explore the region's ancient civilisation, documenting its religious and ethnic diversity, history of persecution and renewal.
Living Histories ? Recent Acquisitions of Works on Paper by Contemporary Arab Artists
05/06/2017 9:00am - 22/10/2017 4:00pm
Arab British Centre and
This display highlights recent acquisitions of posters, prints, drawings, photographs and artists' books. Many of the artists come from Syria, their work produced following the uprisings that began in 2011 that have since resulted in full scale civil war.
Fahrelnissa Zeid Retrospective
13/06/2017 10:00am - 18/10/2017 4:00pm
Tate Modern
This is the first major retrospective of Turkish artist Fahrelnissa Zeid, an important figure in the Turkish avant-garde of the 1940s and the École de Paris (School of Paris) in the 1950s. Trained in Paris and Istanbul, her work is infused with Islamic, Arab, Persian and European influences. Her monumental abstract works reveal her obsession with dramatic lines and exuberant colour.
Architecture that Fills my Eye: Building in Yemen
12/07/2017 12:00pm - 23/09/2017 6:00pm
MBI Jaber Foundation
Curated by Trevor H.J. Marchand, Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology, SOAS Yemen possesses one of the world's finest treasure-troves of architecture. Three of its ancient cities – Shibam, Sana and Zabid – are UNESCO's World Heritage sites, and a number of other towns and building complexes around the country await inclusion.