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June 2017

The Political Economy of the Canaanite Palace of Kabri

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Flyer Tel Kabri, in the western Galilee of modern day Israel, is a large, 34 ha site, surrounded by rich agricultural land. During the Middle Bronze Age it was the center of a Canaanite polity. Its location, 5 km from the Mediterranean coast, facilitated its connections to major land routes, as well as to the Mediterranean Sea. The palace of Kabri, a vast structure, covering up to 6000 m2, was extensively excavated over the last decade by an expedition…

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Abbas Kiarostami: The Man and His Arts

June 11 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

On Kiarostami’s Poetic Landscapes Shiva Balaghi Abbas Kiarostami: The Belated Poet Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak The Artful Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami Hamid Naficy Take Me Home (2016) Film screening and remarks by Ahmad Kiarostami Roundtable discussion Moderated by Nayereh Tohidi *Presentations in English followed by a Roundtable Discussion in Persian Shiva Balaghi is a cultural historian, focusing on the visual arts of the contemporary Middle East. For nearly two decades, she taught history and art history at NYU and Brown University. Her…

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