This is a collection of papers presented at a 2008 conference sponsored by the American University of Beirut's Sheikh Zayid bin Sultan Chair of Islamic Studies of the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies and the Margaret Weyerhaeuser Jewett Chair of Arabic of the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages. The volume includes sixteen articles by scholars from the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Lebanon, and is divided into two parts: the first dealing with classical and premodern poetry, and the second with modern and contemporary poetry, with three articles focusing on the work of the poet Mahmoud Darwish. It serves to better illuminate some aspects of the relationship between the fields of poetry and history, and represents a significant contribution to the field of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies.
In commemoration of the first 20 years of the Graphic Design Program at the American University of Beirut, this book profiles the professional work of many of its graduates, whose pursuit of excellence in design has transformed the face of the region.
A collection of postcards depicting iconic views of both the AUB campus and Lebanon selected from the Moore Collection. Locations include: 1- Afka, Nahr Ibrahim. 2- Arched window view in Douma. 3- College Hall and lower campus. 4- College Hall from the northwest. 5- Lee Observatory from northwest of Bliss Hall. 6- Maseilha Castle. 7- SPC Medical Gate and Bliss Street. 8- View of Ain Mreisseh area from College Hall tower.
This volume comprises the proceedings of the 4th international conference of The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut. Its twenty-two articles explore various forms of transnational communication and politics as articulated through performance art, hip-hop, music videos, poetry, and literature. They address the mutually dependent relationship between the US and the Arab world, and how American activity in the region is viewed from the perspective of the Arab world.
A selection of 2,200 coins from the total collection of 11,000 coins at the AUB Archaeological Museum is thoroughly catalogued here following the classification system of the British Museum, with photographs and thirty-two plates. The coins are indexed both by emperor and by type.
AUB's 125th anniversary celebrations in 1992 coincided with the beginnings of Lebanon's return to peace after sixteen years of civil war, throughout which AUB continued to function. This book is a special anniversary tribute to the founders of the university, originally the Syrian Protestant College, who laid the foundations on which the college could grow and develop into one of the leading institutions of higher education in the Middle East. The book documents seven of the original faculty: Daniel Bliss, the first president; David Stuart Dodge; Edwin R. Lewis; Harvey Porter; George E. Post; Cornelius Van Dyck; and John Wortabet. Sections in English and Arabic include speeches, official papers, letters, and articles – some contemporary, others more recent – that demonstrate the values and principles these founding fathers sought to put into practice.