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27 May 2016: Nora Zaki

In the coming weeks, we will be updating the Arabic Circle website and posting several recordings from the past few months.
Nora Zaki, currently an M.Div. student at the University of Chicago, delivered a presentation on the topic of “Animals in … Continue reading

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22 Jan. 2016: Richard Nedjat

Richard Nedjat, currently an MA student in the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) at the University of Chicago, delivered a presentation about Arabic dialects spoken in various Gulf countries. Click here to access an audio recording of his remarks and … Continue reading

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15 Jan. 2016: Mahmoud Saeed

Mahmoud Saeed, a well-known Iraqi author and longtime friend of Arabic Circle, recently gave a presentation on the practice of hijab in the pre-modern Arab world, especially as reflected in the works of the medieval artist Yaḥyá ibn Maḥmūd al-Wāsiṭī.
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Three new recordings: Amani Aseel, Lakhdar (Elkhidr) Choudar, Hala El Badry

We have recordings of three recent Arabic Circle meetings available for download:
23 Oct. 2015: Amani Aseel, “The Development of Women’s Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” Click here to listen.
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9 Oct. 2015: Tim Friese

At our second meeting of the 2015–16 academic year, we heard from Tim Friese, a UChicago alumnus who now works as a professional Arabic–English translator (among other things). Click here to visit his website. The title of Tim’s presentation was “The … Continue reading

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2 Oct. 2015: Kay Heikkinen, Noha Forster, Hala Abdel Mobdy

At our first meeting of the 2015–16 academic year, we heard from three UChicago Arabic lecturers—Dr. Kay Heikkinen, Noha Forster, and Hala Abdel Mobdy—all of whom spent time in Egypt over the summer. The title of their joint presentation was … Continue reading

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