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Moving through Conflict: Dance and Politics in Israel is a pioneering project in examining the Israeli–Palestinian conflict through dance. It proposes a research framework...
What Trump’s tweet threatening Iran’s cultural sites could mean for Shiite Muslims
The following article written by Kishwar Rizvi, Professor in the History of Art, Islamic Art and Architecture, appeared in The Conversation on January 9, 2020: President...
People light candles at a mourning ceremony for Qasem Soleimani in Tehran, January 2020 (Ahmad Halabisaz / Redux)
The following article written by Nahid Siamdoust appeared in Foreign Affairs on January 6: With the United States and Iran on the brink of war, regime change advocates are...
A member of Iraqi security forces walks past the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, January 2020 (Thaier Al-Sudani / Reuters)
The following article written by Emma Sky, appeared Foreign Affairs on January 3: The assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani on the outskirts of Baghdad was a major...
Dîvân-ı Halîm, Turkish MSS Suppl 48, is collection of poetry by Halim Giray Sultan, who lived from 1772 to 1824 and was a member of the Crimean Khanate, a Turkic state that existed from 1441 to 1783. The illuminated and gilded manuscript is one of 568 Ottoman Turkish manuscripts housed at the Beinecke Library. (Photo credit: Michael S. Helfenbein)
Since last summer, Ozgen Felek has passed many illuminating hours in the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library’s reading room poring over Yale’s collections of Ottoman...
On December 12, the Common Room on the second floor of Luce Hall was filled with the sound of laughter, ping pong balls ringing, and sprinkles pouring as the MacMillan Center...
Ben Taub reporting from the Old City neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq in 2018. (Photo credit: Moises Saman)
Ben Taub, a staff writer for The New Yorker, will deliver a talk on Thursday, Oct. 31 on the political implications of the United States’ withdrawal from Syria and the...